2018-09-14: News Headlines

teleSUR (2018-09-14). Argentine Teacher Tortured, Her Flesh Carved With Threat. telesurtv.net

South Front (2018-09-14). Video: Turkey Abducts Suspect of 2013 Reyhanli Bombing in Lattakia. globalresearch.ca On September 12, Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) announced that it had abducted Yusuf Nazik, a …

Vote Down Kavanaugh (2018-09-14). Brett Kavanaugh: Opposed To The Concept Of Animal Rights. indybay.org The public knows Kavanaugh is a Bush operative warmonger, a thief who stole the election from Gore, a Republican henchman who tried to impeach Clinton for private consensual sex acts, a torture advocate, foe of net neutrality, denier of the right of abortion to a teen, a judge who forces handicapped victims of guardianship to undergo medical procedures they don't want. Fewer know his anti-animal record.

Philip Giraldi (2018-09-13). Bringing Down a President? globalresearch.ca If anyone doubted that the top level of the intelligence agencies in Washington have dedicated themselves …

Vijay Prashad, Independent Media Institute (2018-09-12). The Looming Brutality In Syria Will Reveal How Little Power the US Has on the World Stage. alternet.org Hundreds of thousands may be displaced. | Already 30,000 people have fled their homes in northwestern Syria in anticipation of battles that are seen as inevitable. These people—according to the United Nations—have moved across the province of Idlib, which borders Turkey, many entering camps set up by humanitarian organizations. The United Nation's Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs says that as many as 800,000 people might be disp. . .

Democracy Now! (2018-09-11). John Bolton Threatens International Criminal Court Judges for Probing U.S. Torture in Afghanistan. democracynow.org President Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, has threatened U.S. sanctions against International Criminal Court judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In 2016 an ICC report accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report also accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at CIA prison sites in Afghanistan, Poland, Romania and Lithuania. Bolton said in a speech at the Federalist Society Monday, "We will let the ICC die on its own. After…

Rebecca Gordon (2018-09-11). Psychologists Are Standing Up Against Torture at Gitmo. thenation.com Psychologists Are Standing Up Against Torture at Gitmo…

aclu (2018-09-11). Trump Administration Threatens International Criminal Court Judges and Prosecutors for Doing Their Jobs. aclu.org John Bolton's threats against ICC judges and prosecutors give solace and comfort to war criminals. | In an unprecedented attack on one of the most important judicial bodies in the world, National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday threatened to sanction the International Criminal Court and its staff if the court approves a full investigation into U.S. torture in Afghanistan. The U.S. is not a member of the court, but it has supported the court's efforts to hold perpetrators of war crimes accountable — as long as those efforts don't involve U.S. or close allies. | In a RT (2018-09-11). AI detects 'mysterious repeating' signals from 'alien galaxy' 3 billion light years away. rt.com Researchers at Breakthrough Listen, a project involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), have used AI to study signals from distant galaxies and found that we may have missed a lot in the hunt for alien life.

aclu (2018-09-09). An Insider's Account of the NFL Players' Take-a-Knee Movement. aclu.org I worked at the NFL. The players were never protesting the military, but racial injustice — police brutality, mass incarceration, and systemic racism. | I started my professional career in the communications department of the National Football League. It was a dream job right out of college. I grew up a passionate New York Giants fan, but more importantly, I recognized the invaluable experience I'd gain working for an organization that managed to draw more than 100 million viewers to the Super Bowl each year. | This is not a novel observation, but the NFL is more than a sports organization. Football is [md…

aclu (2018-09-07). Repealing the Death Penalty in New Hampshire Is Personal. aclu.org The state's legislature has an opportunity to override the governor's veto and finally repeal the death penalty. | New Hampshire is the only state in New England that still puts people to death. The Northeast region, and much of the nation, has recognized capital punishment for what it is: a practice of a bygone era that is inherently unjust, often racially charged, and has resulted in the torture of individuals put to death. | This could change for New Hampshire on Sept. 13, when state legislators have an opportunity to override

Democracy Now! (2018-09-06). The Kavanaugh Cover-up? Role in Torture & Domestic Spying Policy Remains Unknown as Papers Withheld. democracynow.org Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing enters its third day today. On Wednesday Capitol Police arrested 73 people protesting Kavanaugh's nomination. The protests began almost immediately when Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley tried to start the hearing. Protesters included Women's March organizers from 26 states. Among them was a teenager who stood on a chair and said, "I'm 18, and I'm here for the youth of the country. You're ruining my future." We speak to Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project, and Vince Warren, executive direct…

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