Daily Archives: September 15, 2018

2018-09-15: News Headlines

Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story (2018-09-15). Trump's Insults Against His 'Hillbilly' Base Are Making Them Turn on Him: NYT Column. alternet.org New polls show that Donald Trump's base is beginning to turn against him — and it may be related to his continual insults on their intelligence. | "A raft of new polls show that some of the most hard-core Trumpsters are starting to get a clue," nonfiction author Timothy Egan wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Friday, adding that the revelation is akin to "discovering that climate change is. . .

wsws (2018-09-15). Australian government and Labor Party back prosecution of whistleblower who revealed Timor bugging. wsws.org There is a bipartisan attempt to cover up and protect the operations of the Australian intelligence agencies.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-14). John Bolton Escalates Blackmail to Shield US War Criminals. truthout.org Once again, the United States is blackmailing countries that would send Americans to face justice in the International Criminal Court. Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton is leading the charge to shield US and Israeli war criminals from legal accountability. | On September 10, Bolton told the right-wing Federalist Society that the United States would punish the ICC if it mounts a full investigation of Americans for war crimes committed in Afghanistan or of Israelis for human rights violations committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. | ICC Prosecutor Has "Reason to Believe" US Military Committed Torture: | Last fall, Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the ICC, recommended to the court's Pre-Trial Chamber that it open a full investigation into the possible commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by parties to the war in Afghanistan, including US persons.

John Colarusso, The Conversation (2018-09-14). How Putin Could Be Planning to Make a Fool Out of Trump — and Throw the United States into Chaos. alternet.org Three top Russian officials came to the U. S. capital in January for a mysterious visit. | Like a modern, dark inversion of the fable of the Three Wise Men from the east, the end of last January saw the three heads of Russian intelligence Robert Scheer (2018-09-14). Fans Outraged by Willie Nelson's Politics Haven't Been Paying Attention. truthdig.com In light of the dust the country music legend has kicked up by playing a benefit concert for Ted Cruz's Democratic Senate challenger, here's a look back at Nelson's in-depth interview on "Scheer Intelligence."

Al Neal (2018-09-14). NFL season kicks off with fresh protests against racism and police brutality. peoplesworld.org Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson started their 2018 regular football season—facing the Tennessee Titans—by kneeling in protest during the national anthem. Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn raised his fist during the song. Stills and Wilson both kneeled throughout the pre-se…

aclu (2018-09-14). Off-Duty Cop Tasing an 11-Year-Old Should Provoke a Clear Wakeup Call for Police Reform. aclu.org The brutal use of force against an 11-year-old Cincinnati girl reveals how desperately we need to stop police brutality. | How young is too young for a person to be tased? In Cincinnati, the answer disturbingly seems to be 7 years old. This is as shocking as it is unacceptable. | The city is purportedly reviewing its policy on the use of force, s…

Justin Anderson (2018-09-12). Establishment Media Shy Away From Claims of Perjury by Kavanaugh. fair.org Daily Beast ( 9/7/18) | Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh was subject to a wringer of testy Senate confirmation hearings last week. The current DC Circuit Court judge has come under fire from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee for his stances against the landmark pro-abortion decision Roe v. Wade, affirmative action and programs for Native Hawaiians, as well as his support for torture. | But some Democrats have also said that Kavanaugh lied under oath in both current and past hearings, and groups like Free Speech for People, Demand Justice, MoveOn and NARAL Pro-Choice America have all advocated perjury probes against him. However, these serious allegations of perjury have received sparse coverage from establishment media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and NPR. | Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy noted that while Kavanaugh was…

Rebecca Gordon (2018-09-11). Psychologists Are Standing Up Against Torture at Gitmo. thenation.com Psychologists Are Standing Up Against Torture at Gitmo appeared first on The Nation.

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…

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.

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…

2018-09-15: Social Media Postees

Trump's Insults Against His 'Hillbilly' Base Are Making Them Turn on Him: NYT Column
Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-09-15
New polls show that Donald Trump's base is beginning to turn against him — and it may be related to his continual insults on their intelligence. | "A raft of new polls show that some of the most hard-core Trumpsters are starting to get a clue," nonfiction author Timothy Egan wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Friday, adding that the revelation is akin to "discovering that climate change is. . .
alternet.org/trumps-insults-against-his-…

Australian government and Labor Party back prosecution of whistleblower who revealed Timor bugging
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-15
There is a bipartisan attempt to cover up and protect the operations of the Australian intelligence agencies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/15/asis…

Fans Outraged by Willie Nelson's Politics Haven't Been Paying Attention
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2018-09-14
In light of the dust the country music legend has kicked up by playing a benefit concert for Ted Cruz's Democratic Senate challenger, here's a look back at Nelson's in-depth interview on "Scheer Intelligence." | The post Fans Outraged by Willie Nelson's Politics Haven't Been Paying Attention appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/fans-outraged-by-w…

John Bolton Escalates Blackmail to Shield US War Criminals
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-14
Once again, the United States is blackmailing countries that would send Americans to face justice in the International Criminal Court. Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton is leading the charge to shield US and Israeli war criminals from legal accountability. | On September 10, Bolton told the right-wing Federalist Society that the United States would punish the ICC if it mounts a full investigation of Americans for war crimes committed in Afghanistan or of Israelis for human rights violations committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. | ICC Prosecutor Has "Reason to Believe" US Military Committed Torture: | Last fall, Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the ICC, recommended to the court's Pre-Trial Chamber that it open a full investigation into the possible commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by parties to the war in Afghanistan, including US persons.
truthout.org/articles/john-bolton-escala…

Off-Duty Cop Tasing an 11-Year-Old Should Provoke a Clear Wakeup Call for Police Reform
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-09-14
The brutal use of force against an 11-year-old Cincinnati girl reveals how desperately we need to stop police brutality. | How young is too young for a person to be tased? In Cincinnati, the answer disturbingly seems to be 7 years old. This is as shocking as it is unacceptable. | The city is purportedly reviewing its policy on the use of force, s…
aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/reform…

NFL season kicks off with fresh protests against racism and police brutality
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-14
Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson started their 2018 regular football season–facing the Tennessee Titans–by kneeling in protest during the national anthem. Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn raised his fist during the song. Stills and Wilson both kneeled throughout the pre-se…
peoplesworld.org/article/nfl-season-kick…

Establishment Media Shy Away From Claims of Perjury by Kavanaugh
Justin Anderson | fair.org | 2018-09-12
Daily Beast ( 9/7/18) | Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh was subject to a wringer of testy Senate confirmation hearings last week. The current DC Circuit Court judge has come under fire from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee for his stances against the landmark pro-abortion decision Roe v. Wade, affirmative action and programs for Native Hawaiians, as well as his support for torture. | But some Democrats have also said that Kavanaugh lied under oath in both current and past hearings, and groups like Free Speech for People, Demand Justice, MoveOn and NARAL Pro-Choice America have all advocated perjury probes against him. However, these serious allegations of perjury have received sparse coverage from establishment media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and NPR. | Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy noted that while Kavanaugh was…
fair.org/home/establishment-media-shy-aw…

Psychologists Are Standing Up Against Torture at Gitmo
Rebecca Gordon | thenation.com | 2018-09-11
Psychologists Are Standing Up Against Torture at Gitmo appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/psychologists-are-…

John Bolton Threatens International Criminal Court Judges for Probing U.S. Torture in Afghanistan
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-11
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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/11/john_bolt…

AI detects 'mysterious repeating' signals from 'alien galaxy' 3 billion light years away
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
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.
rt.com/news/438199-ai-signals-aliens-set…

The Kavanaugh Cover-up? Role in Torture & Domestic Spying Policy Remains Unknown as Papers Withheld
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-06
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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/6/the_kavana…

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