Daily Archives: September 4, 2018

2018-09-04: News Headlines

George Eliason (2018-09-04). Beyond The DNC Leaks — Funding the Hacks and Sedition. mintpressnews.com Any DNC server leak in 2016 could have been a patriotic act to counter Ukrainian Intel operators access inside the DNC and US Government servers at the State Department. | The big take away from the part 1 article is Ukrainian Intelligence was hired as opposition research by Alexandra Chalupa and they hacked the DNC. And they hacked the RNC. They were probably given the passwords to US Dept of State Top Secret information just as a matter of course to do their jobs. Clinton kept six State Department password slots from 2013 to 2016 for her researchers. Ukrainian Intel hackers included Russian traitors Shaltai Boltai. And they hacked. | If Chalupa didn't give the hackers access, getting it was as simple as doing your job using someone else's login. This means someone with the password physically typed it in and the…

Linn Washington Jr. (2018-09-04). Judicial Bias Blocks Justice for Abu-Jamal. counterpunch.org In July 1987 Philadelphia's then District Attorney lashed out at local judges in an unusual verbal assault where that DA castigated what he said was the "historic" practice of judges in Pennsylvania's largest city to acquit police officers in cases where evidence clearly showed officers engaged in "egregious" brutality. That DA, Ronald Castille, told a More

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-09-04). A Right-Wing Musician Cut Up His Nike Socks To Protest Kaepernick — And Was Immediately Mocked by the Internet. alternet.org Country musician John Rich apparently does not understand how boycotts work. | In response to Nike's new ad campaign featuring NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the 30th anniversary of their "Just Do It" campaign, Republicans opposed to his protest of police brutality and civil rights injustice are fu. . .

ESCJ (2018-09-04). 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.

MintPress News (2018-09-03). Yemen Hits Saudi Warship After Saudi Strikes On Fishing Boats. iranian.com The United States has provided the bulk of bombs and weapons to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for over three years. Washington also provides logistical and intelligence support for selecting airstrike targets. The war against Yemen would not be possible without U.S. support. [dropcap]Y[/dropcap]emen's navy targeted a Saudi warship off Jizan on Saudi Arabia's southwestern […]

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Seymour Hersh's Reporter: A life exposing government lies and crimes. wsws.org Seymour Hersh, the investigative journalist who played a leading role in exposing the 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the Bush Administration's torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, has published a long-awaited autobiography.

RT (2018-09-02). Desperate for collusion proof, FBI 'tried & failed to recruit Russian oligarchs' — report. rt.com FBI agents tried to turn Russia's once-richest man into a US mole, according to an explosive NYT report. It claims that Oleg Deripaska was one of six oligarchs targeted for information in a Russiagate-related intelligence flop.

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.

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…

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. |

amnesty.org (2018-08-30). Soudan: Un cybermilitant détenu au secret depuis plus d'un mois. amnesty.org Ahmed Al Dai Bushara Joudah, un journaliste et militant actif sur les réseaux sociaux, a été soumis à une arrestation arbitraire le 16 juillet à Omdurman, au Soudan, par des agents du Service national de la sûreté et du renseignement (NISS). Il est actuellement détenu sans inculpation au centre de détention du NISS à Khartoum-Nord. Il n'a toujours pas été autorisé à s'entretenir avec un avocat ni avec sa famille. Il risque d'être soumis à la torture et à d'autres formes de mauvais traitements en détention.

amnesty.org (2018-08-30). Sudan: Online activist held incommunicado over a month: Ahmed Al-Dai Bushara Joudah. amnesty.org Ahmed Al-Dai Bushara Joudah, a journalist and social media activist, was arbitrarily arrested on 16 July in Omdurman, Sudan by National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) agents. He is currently being held without charge at the NISS detention centre in Khartoum North. He has been denied access to a lawyer and family. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.

aclu.org (2018-08-28). More Than 60 Years After His Brutal Murder, Emmett Till Deserves Justice. aclu.org The Justice Department has reopened the Emmett Till case at a time when we're constantly reminded of how much racial injustice persists in the US. | Sixty-three years ago, Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley made the unbearably painful decision to have an open coffin funeral for her 14-year-old son Emmett. On Aug. 28, 1955, Emmett was tortured and murdered by white men in Mississippi for allegedly acting disrespectfully toward a white woman. | The sight of Emmett's body, mutilated beyond recognition, spread throughout the world in photographs published in Jet Magazine and other outlets. The shocking sight so outraged pe…

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 →

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…

2018-09-04: Social Media Postees

Beyond The DNC Leaks — Funding the Hacks and Sedition
George Eliason | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
Any DNC server leak in 2016 could have been a patriotic act to counter Ukrainian Intel operators access inside the DNC and US Government servers at the State Department. | The big take away from the part 1 article is Ukrainian Intelligence was hired as opposition research by Alexandra Chalupa and they hacked the DNC. And they hacked the RNC. They were probably given the passwords to US Dept of State Top Secret information just as a matter of course to do their jobs. Clinton kept six State Department password slots from 2013 to 2016 for her researchers. Ukrainian Intel hackers included Russian traitors Shaltai Boltai. And they hacked. | If Chalupa didn't give the hackers access, getting it was as simple as doing your job using someone else's login. This means someone with the password physically typed it in and the…
mintpressnews.com/beyond-the-dnc-leaks-f…

Judicial Bias Blocks Justice for Abu-Jamal
Linn Washington Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
In July 1987 Philadelphia's then District Attorney lashed out at local judges in an unusual verbal assault where that DA castigated what he said was the "historic" practice of judges in Pennsylvania's largest city to acquit police officers in cases where evidence clearly showed officers engaged in "egregious" brutality. That DA, Ronald Castille, told a…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/04/judicial-bia…

A Right-Wing Musician Cut Up His Nike Socks To Protest Kaepernick — And Was Immediately Mocked by the Internet
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
Country musician John Rich apparently does not understand how boycotts work. | In response to Nike's new ad campaign featuring NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the 30th anniversary of their "Just Do It" campaign, Republicans opposed to his protest of police brutality and civil rights injustice are fu. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/right-win…

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Brett Kavanaugh
ESCJ | indybay.org | 2018-09-04
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…

Yemen Hits Saudi Warship After Saudi Strikes On Fishing Boats
MintPress News | iranian.com | 2018-09-03
The United States has provided the bulk of bombs and weapons to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for over three years. Washington also provides logistical and intelligence support for selecting airstrike targets. The war against Yemen would not be possible without U.S. support. [dropcap]Y[/dropcap]emen's navy targeted a Saudi warship off Jizan on Saudi Arabia's southwestern […] | The post Yemen Hits Saudi Warship After Saudi Strikes On Fishing Boats appeared first on
iranian.com/2018/09/03/yemen-hits-saudi-…

Seymour Hersh's Reporter: A life exposing government lies and crimes
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-03
Seymour Hersh, the investigative journalist who played a leading role in exposing the 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the Bush Administration's torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, has published a long-awaited autobiography.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/03/pers…

Desperate for collusion proof, FBI 'tried & failed to recruit Russian oligarchs' — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-02
FBI agents tried to turn Russia's once-richest man into a US mole, according to an explosive NYT report. It claims that Oleg Deripaska was one of six oligarchs targeted for information in a Russiagate-related intelligence flop.
rt.com/usa/437449-trump-fbi-dossier-russ…

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…

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-…

Soudan: Un cybermilitant détenu au secret depuis plus d'un mois
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-08-30
Ahmed Al Dai Bushara Joudah, un journaliste et militant actif sur les réseaux sociaux, a été soumis à une arrestation arbitraire le 16 juillet à Omdurman, au Soudan, par des agents du Service national de la sûreté et du renseignement (NISS). Il est actuellement détenu sans inculpation au centre de détention du NISS à Khartoum-Nord. Il n'a toujours pas été autorisé à s'entretenir avec un avocat ni avec sa famille. Il risque d'être soumis à la torture et à d'autres formes de mauvais traitements en détention.
amnesty.org/en/documents/afr54/8999/2018…

Sudan: Online activist held incommunicado over a month: Ahmed Al-Dai Bushara Joudah
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-08-30
Ahmed Al-Dai Bushara Joudah, a journalist and social media activist, was arbitrarily arrested on 16 July in Omdurman, Sudan by National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) agents. He is currently being held without charge at the NISS detention centre in Khartoum North. He has been denied access to a lawyer and family. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.
amnesty.org/en/documents/afr54/8999/2018…

More Than 60 Years After His Brutal Murder, Emmett Till Deserves Justice
aclu.org | aclu.org | 2018-08-28
The Justice Department has reopened the Emmett Till case at a time when we're constantly reminded of how much racial injustice persists in the US. | Sixty-three years ago, Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley made the unbearably painful decision to have an open coffin funeral for her 14-year-old son Emmett. On Aug. 28, 1955, Emmett was tortured and murdered by white men in Mississippi for allegedly acting disrespectfully toward a white woman. | The sight of Emmett's body, mutilated beyond recognition, spread throughout the world in photographs published in Jet Magazine and other outlets. The shocking sight so outraged pe…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-cr…

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

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…