Daily Archives: September 1, 2018

2018-09-01: News Headlines

ESCJ (2018-09-01). Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Brett Kavanaugh. indybay.org Kavanaugh worked with G W Bush for the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture of prisoners. He supports big business over employees, wardens over prisoners, the rights of the wealthy to steal elections. He refused a detained teen the right of an abortion. He ratified a DC agency forcing medical procedures on the disabled against their will.

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Elissa Slotkin: A CIA Democrat runs for Congress in Michigan. wsws.org Slotkin puts herself forward not as a representative of a party, let alone an advocate for any specific program, but as a representative of the military-intelligence apparatus.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-31). Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa's Last Colony. truthout.org In this exclusive broadcast, Democracy Now! breaks the media blockade and goes to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco's violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1,700-mile wall divides Sahrawis who remain under occupation from those who fled into exile. The international media has largely ignored the occupation — in part because Morocco has routinely blocked journalists from entering Western Sahara. But in late 2016 Democracy Now! managed to get into the Western Saharan city of Laayoune, becoming the first international news team to report from the occupied territory in years. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: Today a Democracy Now! exclusive: "Four Days in…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-31). Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa's Last Colony. democracynow.org In this exclusive broadcast, Democracy Now! breaks the media blockade and goes to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco's violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1,700-mile wall divides Sahrawis who remain under occupation from those who fled into exile. The international media has largely ignored the occupation—in part because M…

The Conversation (2018-08-31). Former Prisoner Diagnoses the Systemic Sickness of Florida's Penitentiaries Through Art. alternet.org While imprisoned, he created a series of pencil drawings on the back of stray sheets of paper to document the brutality of his time spent behind bars. | In 2007, Haitian-American artist Moliere Dimanche was sentenced to 10 years in Florida state prisons, where he ended up serving eight-and-a-half years. While imprisoned, he made art — a series of pencil drawings on the back of stray sheets of paper — to document the brutality of. . .

RT (2018-08-31). US has already drafted list of targets for potential strike in Syria — report. rt.com The US military and intelligence have already compiled a list of preliminary targets they would strike in response to another chemical-weapons incident in Syria, CNN reported, citing US administration officials. |

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-28). Facebook & Google Play the Censor: Are our Civil Liberties Endangered? therealnews.com Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi joins us to examine the dangerous juncture our freedom finds itself in when Facebook, Twitter, and Google work with the government and its intelligence services to control what we see and hear

Democracy Now! (2018-08-28). Headlines for August 28, 2018. democracynow.org U.N. Accuses U.S.-Backed, Saudi-led Coalition of Possible War Crimes in Yemen, North Korea Warns Denuclearization Talks in Jeopardy, Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina's Gerrymandered Voting Map, U.S. Student Loan Watchdog Accuses Trump Administration of Siding with Predatory Lenders, Facebook Bans Burmese Army Commander-in-Chief After U.N. Genocide Report, U.S. and Mexico Reach Agreement to Revise Portions of NAFTA | , Trump Breaks Near-Silence on Death of Sen. John McCain, Study Links Air Pollution to Reduction in Intelligence, Bloomberg Reassigns Journalist Who Exposed Wells Fargo's Ties to Gun Industry…

Eric Ortiz (2018-08-28). How the Department of Homeland Security Created a Deceptive Tale of Russia Hacking US Voter Sites. consortiumnews.com The narrative about Russian cyberattacks on American election infrastructure is a self-interested abuse of power by DHS based on distortion of evidence, writes Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter Special to Consortium News The narrative of Russian intelligence attacking state and… Read more →

Briahna Gray (2018-08-26). Beware the Race Reductionist. theintercept.com A hostage situation has emerged on the left. And progressive policies like "Medicare for All," a $15 minimum wage, free public education, a "Green New Deal," and even net neutrality, are the captives. | The captors? Bad-faith claims of bigotry. | According to an increasingly popular narrative among the center-left, a dispiriting plurality of progressives are "class reductionists" — people who believe that economic equality is a cure-all for societal ills, and who, as a result, would neglect policy prescriptions which seek to remedy identity-based disparities. | Of course, race and class are so interwoven that any political project that aims to resolve one while ignoring the other does a disservice to both. As Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., presumptive leader of the progressive movement, put it this spring when I asked him about the never-ending race versus class debates: "It's not…

RT (2018-08-25). Did CIA's Kremlin sources 'go quiet' or is NYT seeking excuses for lack of fresh 'meddling' rumors? rt.com US intelligence is 'in the dark' about Russian intentions towards the November midterm elections, the New York Times reports, offering some explanations as to why this might be the case, while ignoring the most obvious one.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-24). James Risen: Reality Winner's Sentence Is One of the Worst Miscarriages of Justice in Recent History. democracynow.org NSA whistleblower Reality Winner was handed the longest sentence ever imposed in federal court for leaking government information to the media Thursday. She is the first person to be sentenced under the Espionage Act since President Trump took office. Winner was arrested by FBI agents at her home in Augusta, Georgia, on June 3, 2017, two days before The Intercept published an exposé revealing Russian military intelligence conducted a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software company just days before the U.S. presidential election. The exposé was based on a classified NSA report from May 5, 2017, that shows…

Reese Erlich (2018-08-06). The American Psychological Association Struggles with its Policy on Torture. progressive.org Should psychologists be allowed to counsel detainees at Guantanamo and other sites where torture has taken place?

2018-09-01: Social Media Postees

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Brett Kavanaugh
ESCJ | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Kavanaugh worked with G W Bush for the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture of prisoners. He supports big business over employees, wardens over prisoners, the rights of the wealthy to steal elections. He refused a detained teen the right of an abortion. He ratified a DC agency forcing medical procedures on the disabled against their will.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/1881723…

Elissa Slotkin: A CIA Democrat runs for Congress in Michigan
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
Slotkin puts herself forward not as a representative of a party, let alone an advocate for any specific program, but as a representative of the military-intelligence apparatus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/01/slot…

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara–A Rare Look Inside Africa's Last Colony
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-31
In this exclusive broadcast, Democracy Now! breaks the media blockade and goes to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco's violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1,700-mile wall divides Sahrawis who remain under occupation from those who fled into exile. The international media has largely ignored the occupation–in part because M…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/31/four_days…

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa's Last Colony
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-31
In this exclusive broadcast, Democracy Now! breaks the media blockade and goes to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco's violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1,700-mile wall divides Sahrawis who remain under occupation from those who fled into exile. The international media has largely ignored the occupation — in part because Morocco has routinely blocked journalists from entering Western Sahara. But in late 2016 Democracy Now! managed to get into the Western Saharan city of Laayoune, becoming the first international news team to report from the occupied territory in years. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: Today a Democracy Now! exclusive: "Four Days in…
truthout.org/video/four-days-in-occupied…

Former Prisoner Diagnoses the Systemic Sickness of Florida's Penitentiaries Through Art
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-08-31
While imprisoned, he created a series of pencil drawings on the back of stray sheets of paper to document the brutality of his time spent behind bars. | In 2007, Haitian-American artist Moliere Dimanche was sentenced to 10 years in Florida state prisons, where he ended up serving eight-and-a-half years. While imprisoned, he made art — a series of pencil drawings on the back of stray sheets of paper — to document the brutality of. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/former-pr…

US has already drafted list of targets for potential strike in Syria — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-31
The US military and intelligence have already compiled a list of preliminary targets they would strike in response to another chemical-weapons incident in Syria, CNN reported, citing US administration officials.
rt.com/usa/437374-us-strike-target-list-…

How the Department of Homeland Security Created a Deceptive Tale of Russia Hacking US Voter Sites
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-28
The narrative about Russian cyberattacks on American election infrastructure is a self-interested abuse of power by DHS based on distortion of evidence, writes Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter Special to Consortium News The narrative of Russian intelligence attacking state and… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/08/28/how-the-de…

Headlines for August 28, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-28
U.N. Accuses U.S.-Backed, Saudi-led Coalition of Possible War Crimes in Yemen, North Korea Warns Denuclearization Talks in Jeopardy, Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina's Gerrymandered Voting Map, U.S. Student Loan Watchdog Accuses Trump Administration of Siding with Predatory Lenders, Facebook Bans Burmese Army Commander-in-Chief After U.N. Genocide Report, U.S. and Mexico Reach Agreement to Revise Portions of NAFTA | , Trump Breaks Near-Silence on Death of Sen. John McCain, Study Links Air Pollution to Reduction in Intelligence, Bloomberg Reassigns Journalist Who Exposed Wells Fargo's Ties to Gun Industry…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/28/headlines

Did CIA's Kremlin sources 'go quiet' or is NYT seeking excuses for lack of fresh 'meddling' rumors?
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-25
US intelligence is 'in the dark' about Russian intentions towards the November midterm elections, the New York Times reports, offering some explanations as to why this might be the case, while ignoring the most obvious one.
rt.com/usa/436804-cia-kremlin-sources-qu…

James Risen: Reality Winner's Sentence Is One of the Worst Miscarriages of Justice in Recent History
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-24
NSA whistleblower Reality Winner was handed the longest sentence ever imposed in federal court for leaking government information to the media Thursday. She is the first person to be sentenced under the Espionage Act since President Trump took office. Winner was arrested by FBI agents at her home in Augusta, Georgia, on June 3, 2017, two days before The Intercept published an exposé revealing Russian military intelligence conducted a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software company just days before the U.S. presidential election. The exposé was based on a classified NSA report from May 5, 2017, that shows…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/24/james_ris…

The American Psychological Association Struggles with its Policy on Torture
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2018-08-06
Should psychologists be allowed to counsel detainees at Guantanamo and other sites where torture has taken place?
progressive.org/dispatches/the-american-…