Daily Archives: March 17, 2023

2023-03-17: News Headlines

Staff (2023-03-17). Julian Assange's Father & Brother Speak Out on His Jailing, Press Freedom & New Documentary "Ithaka" democracynow.org We continue our coverage of the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by looking at the imprisonment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been jailed for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. One video released by WikiLeaks showed a U.S. helicopter gunship in Baghdad slaughtering a dozen civilians, including a Reuters journalist. Assange has been held in London's Belmarsh prison since 2019 as he fights the U.S. campaign to extradite him to face espionage charges. If convicted, the publisher faces as much as 175 years behind bars. His legal fight is documented in the new film Itha…

John Pilger (2023-03-16). John Pilger: The betrayers of Julian Assange. greenleft.org.au The campaign to free Julian Assange is about our most precious human right: to be free, writes John Pilger.

Toward increased Networking (2023-03-16). Online events w) Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Rob Hopkins, Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, etc. indybay.org Here are about 12 online events taking place over the next 2 weeks (and starting at 11: 30 am tomorrow, Tuesday, 3/14), featuring people such as John and Gabriel Shipton (Julian Assange's father and brother, respectively), India Walton, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Peter Linebaugh, Rob Hopkins, Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Alan MacLeod, Mintpress News. (2023-03-16). From Georgetown To Langley. popularresistance.org If you have ever wondered, "where do America's spies come from?" the answer is quite possibly the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University. It is only a modestly-seized institution, yet the school provides the backbone for the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, State Department, and other organs of the national security state. | From overthrowing foreign governments and conducting worldwide psychological operations to overseeing drug and gun smuggling and a global torture network, the CIA is perhaps the world's most controversial and dangerous organization.

Anonymous669 (2023-03-16). Elite Undercover Israeli Force Kills Four Palestinians In New Jenin Raid (18+ Videos). southfront.org Screengrab, via Twitter. | On March 16, four Palestinians, including a teenager, were killed by undercover Israeli officers during a raid in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. | The Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet security service and police said in a joint statement that members of the elite Yamam counter-terrorism unit "neutralized" two wanted Palestinian gunmen inside Jenin after receiving intelligence about their whereabouts. | The gunmen were identified as Yusuf…

ecns.cn (2023-03-16). U.S., Russia trade blows over drone downing near Crimea. ecns.cn Russia and the United States on Wednesday offered different accounts of the downing of a U.S. intelligence drone in the Black Sea, as the incident added to tensions between Moscow and Washington over the Ukraine crisis.

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2023-03-17). Spying on Americans in Plain Sight. globalresearch.ca

The Associated Press (2023-03-17). Top Court Ruling Unleashes Permit Upheaval in Puerto Rico. latinorebels.com A ruling by Puerto Rico's Supreme Court has thrown into limbo hundreds of thousands of business and construction permits issued by a U.S. territory already struggling to attract investors amid an economic crisis.

Ramzy Baroud (2023-03-16). Israel's Supreme Court is No Friend of the Palestinian People. dissidentvoice.org As hundreds of thousands, throughout Israel, joined anti-government protests, questions began to arise regarding how this movement would affect, or possibly merge, into the wider struggle against the Israeli military occupation and apartheid in Palestine. Pro-Palestine media outlets shared, with obvious excitement, news about statements made by Hollywood celebrities, the likes of Mark Ruffalo, about …

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