Daily Archives: September 27, 2018

2018-09-27: News Headlines

Human Rights Watch (2018-09-27). Iran: Targeting Of Dual Citizens, Foreigners. iranian.com Iran's security apparatus has escalated its targeting of Iranian dual citizens and foreign nationals whom they perceive to have links with Western academic, economic, and cultural institutions, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch has documented and reviewed the cases of 14 dual or foreign nationals whom Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) Intelligence Organization […]

wsws (2018-09-27). The fight to drive out the right-wing from the Labour Party and the struggle for socialism. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding a series of meetings explaining the political issues posed by the campaign against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn by the Blairite right in alliance with the Tory government and intelligence agencies. The meetings will discuss the call by the SEP for Labour members and supporters to drive out the right-wing and why Corbyn is opposed to this elementary task.

wsws (2018-09-27). Chilean president praises armed forces amid new convictions of military assassins. wsws.org Piñera's independence day statement came as cases of military assassins and torturers are still being decided by Chile's courts.

Associated Press (2018-09-26). First black starting QB reflects on changes in game, society. peoplesworld.org Marlin Briscoe didn't want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. | Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just getting a chance to prove it took a risky ultimatum. | Briscoe refused to switch positions after being drafted as a cornerback by the Denver Broncos, telling his team that he'd return home to become a teacher if he couldn't get a tryout at quarterback. Denver agreed to an audition, and that season the 5-foot-10 dynamo nicknamed "The Magician" became the first black quarterback to start a game in the American Football League. | "It's just so many different historic things that happened in the year 1968, it was…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2018-09-26). Women Roar in the Face of Men Like Trump, Kavanaugh, Cosby. truthdig.com It is a telling fact that the least surprising news item this week has been President Trump making himself the laughingstock of the world at the United Nations General Assembly. But aside from that predictable outcome of Trump's presidency, several other enormously critical political clashes are expected to take place this week alone that were hard to imagine just a few years ago. | We will, first and foremost, see a fight over how seriously we take violence against women at Thursday's Senate Judiciary hearing, at which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of attempted rape will testify. But at the same hearing, we will find out just how deep Republicans and Trump will sink into a pit of ugliness of their own creation in order to cement the position of a deeply unpopular nominee to the…

Micah Uetricht (2018-09-25). Accused Torturer Jon Burge Died Last Week, but His Legacy of Brutal, Racist Policing Lives on in Chicago. theintercept.com Jon Burge's torture was a particularly morbid symptom of a much larger problem of racism and brutality among Chicago cops.

RT (2018-09-25). Chinese national arrested in US for allegedly acting as agent of Beijing. rt.com In a move likely to hit relations already soured by a bitter trade war and election interference accusations, the US has now arrested a Chinese national it accuses of working as an unregistered foreign agent.

RT (2018-09-25). Amnesty International wants Kavanaugh vetting process halted over alleged role in post-9/11 torture. rt.com The US branch of Amnesty International has dived into the heated debate on whether US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is morally fit for the office, calling for his role in the post-9/11 torture program to be highlighted.

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 Last Process: 10 Citations 2018-09-27 16:36:42 GMT (10:37 MDT)