Daily Archives: September 24, 2018

2018-09-24: News Headlines

Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-09-24). Chechnya Forms Concentration Camps for Gays. alternet.org Chechnya has begun the torture of LGBTQ people, creating the first concentration camps in Europe since World War II. | According to a report in The Week, 100 gay men were detained — and three killed — in concentration camps in the last week. Those detained in the camps are forced to agree to leave Chechnya.

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-09-23). Ex-Assistant FBI Director Details How Trump's Treatment of AG Sessions Is 'An Extension of the Mob Family Mentality'. alternet.org "We are clearly headed toward a firing of the attorney general and likely [Rod] Rosenstein. " | Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on Sunday warned that Donald Trump's behavior in the White House—and particularly his treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions—is an "extension of the mob family mentality," insisting "we're in a danger zone" if the president moves to fire either hi. . .

wsws (2018-09-21). The CIA Democrats: A balance sheet of the primaries. wsws.org Candidates with a military-intelligence background have won the Democratic congressional nomination in 30 districts considered competitive by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

RT (2018-09-20). US slaps Chinese arms procurer with sanctions for buying advanced Russian weapons. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials and entities to the ever-growing US sanctions list and also targeted a Chinese military entity for buying Russian arms.

aclu (2018-09-19). Trump Is Unshackling America's Drones Thanks to Obama's Weakness. aclu.org Obama didn't do enough to curtail America's drones. Now expansion under Trump could have devastating consequences. | The piece was originally published by The Guardian. | For more than a decade, the worst-kept secret in the world has been the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency owns and operates lethal drones outside of recognized battlefields abroad. Newspapers blare it from their RT (2018-09-18). '71 yrs of spying & regime change': CIA tweets about birthday, gets trolled in comments. rt.com The CIA has tweeted a GIF marking its 71st birthday — and while some folks on Twitter took the opportunity to express their sincere thanks to the intelligence agency for the work it does, others were, let's just say, not so kind.

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…

2018-09-24: Social Media Postees

Chechnya Forms Concentration Camps for Gays
Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-09-24
Chechnya has begun the torture of LGBTQ people, creating the first concentration camps in Europe since World War II. | According to a report in The Week, 100 gay men were detained — and three killed — in concentration camps in the last week. Those detained in the camps are forced to agree to leave Chechnya.
alternet.org/chechnya-forms-concentratio…

Ex-Assistant FBI Director Details How Trump's Treatment of AG Sessions Is 'An Extension of the Mob Family Mentality'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-23
"We are clearly headed toward a firing of the attorney general and likely [Rod] Rosenstein. " | Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on Sunday warned that Donald Trump's behavior in the White House–and particularly his treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions–is an "extension of the mob family mentality," insisting "we're in a danger zone" if the president moves to fire either hi. . .
alternet.org/ex-assistant-fbi-director-d…

The CIA Democrats: A balance sheet of the primaries
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-21
Candidates with a military-intelligence background have won the Democratic congressional nomination in 30 districts considered competitive by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/21/ciad…

US slaps Chinese arms procurer with sanctions for buying advanced Russian weapons
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-20
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials and entities to the ever-growing US sanctions list and also targeted a Chinese military entity for buying Russian arms.
rt.com/usa/438964-us-puts-33-russian-int…

'71 yrs of spying & regime change': CIA tweets about birthday, gets trolled in comments
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-18
The CIA has tweeted a GIF marking its 71st birthday — and while some folks on Twitter took the opportunity to express their sincere thanks to the intelligence agency for the work it does, others were, let's just say, not so kind.
rt.com/usa/438751-cia-birthday-tweet-tro…

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…

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