Daily Archives: December 3, 2018

2018-12-03: News Headlines

RT (2018-12-03). Trump ignites bromance with China's Xi, as intel agencies warn of Chinese 'aggression'. rt.com Flames of bromance were stoked at the Argentina G20 summit, with President Trump boasting of a newfound friendship with Chinese presidentt Xi Jinping. To US intelligence agencies though, the friendship could be dangerous. |

RT (2018-12-03). Why the fuss over Michael Cohen? Lying to Congress is an American pastime (VIDEO). rt.com The media wants blood after Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, pled guilty to making false statements to Congress. Apparently, only intelligence agencies can lie to Congress and get away with it. |

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-11-30). NATO & EU Member Poland Collaborates with Fascists & Mandates Holocaust Revisionism. therealnews.com Poland's far-right government, a close US ally, co-sponsored a fascist march after passing a law that makes Holocaust revisionism mandatory. Dovid Katz of Defending History warns Eastern European NATO/EU member states are becoming authoritarian nationalist regimes

Glenn Greenwald (2018-11-30). CNN Submits to Right-Wing Outrage Mob, Fires Marc Lamont Hill Due to His "Offensive" Defense of Palestinians at the U.N. theintercept.com Those who demand that adults be shielded from "offensive" and "traumatic" viewpoints are as craven and toxic as they are authoritarian.

Human Rights Watch (2018-11-30). Morocco: Torture Suspicions Mar Mass Trial Verdicts. hrw.org | | Rabat, Morocco, July 15, 2018: demonstrators protest heavy jail sentences on imprisoned activists by wearing masks showing their faces. | © 2018 Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images | (New York) — The Casablanca Court of Appeals should weigh evidence that the police tortured the defendants when it reviews the convictions of protesters and activists from the Rif region, Human Rights Watch said today. The appeals case began on November 14, 2…

ACLU (2018-11-29). We're Suing the CIA to Find the Body of a Torture Victim. aclu.org The U.S. government's obsessive secrecy has deprived a man's family of basic dignity and closure. | In November 2002, the CIA tortured Gul Rahman to death in a secret prison in Afghanistan. Sixteen years later, Rahman's family is still desperately trying to find out what the CIA did to his body. | To date, the CIA has told his loved ones nothing, and his daughter cannot even give her father a decent burial. | That same month, Gina Haspel oversaw the torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri at a CIA black site in Tha…

Consortiumnews (2018-11-29). Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski Wins 2018 Sam Adams Award. consortiumnews.com Karen Kwiatkowski has won the 2018 Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence award for trying to stop the "shock and awe" attack on Iraq. Kwiatkowski is featured in the film "Shock and Awe" to be shown at an awards ceremony Saturday…. Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-11-29). Should Saudi Crown Prince Be Charged With War Crimes? G20 Host Argentina Considers Probe. democracynow.org Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could face prosecution in Argentina for alleged complicity in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi-led humanitarian crisis in Yemen. On Wednesday, an Argentine prosecutor reportedly accepted a request by Human Rights Watch to prosecute the crown prince, just hours after he landed in Argentina ahead of the G20 summit. Argentina recognizes universal jurisdiction for war crimes and torture, which means it is able to press charges against the crown prince while he is in the country. We speak with Reed Brody, counsel and spokesperson for Human Rights Watch, and…

Alex Emmons (2018-11-29). In Foreign Policy Speech, Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Global Corruption. theintercept.com In a 35-minute speech on Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., laid out a foreign policy vision, linking corruption to the global rise in authoritarianism and calling for U.S. engagement that aggressively fights climate change and corporate power. | Warren, a leading expert on bankruptcy law whose work led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before being elected senator in 2012, is a favorite of many progressives. In 2016, she joined the Senate Armed Services Committee and last year traveled to Afghanistan — signs to many that she was burnishing her foreign policy credentials in…

amnesty (2018-11-29). State of Palestine: Social Justice Activist on Hunger Strike: Suha Jbara. amnesty.org Suha Jbara has been on hunger strike since 22 November in protest against her detention and torture by Palestinian security forces. Her next court hearing is scheduled for 6 December 2018.

amnesty (2018-11-29). Amnesty International launches worlds biggest human rights campaign. amnesty.org Women human rights defenders around the world are facing unprecedented levels of abuse, intimidation and violence, said Amnesty International as it launched its global Write for Rights campaign, in a bid to shine a spotlight on brave women who have been harassed, jailed, tortured or even killed for their human rights work. | Women continue to face multiple forms of discrimination, targeted because of their gender and other characteristics, as well as for their human rights work. However, women refuse to stay silent and have been at the forefront of the battle for human rights in 2018. | "Across the world, women a…

Fred_F (2018-11-29). Capitalism's abuse of animals degrades us all. greenleft.org.au Humans experience the brutality of capitalism in wars, harsh working conditions and widespread poverty caused by a class-based society. Every minute a child dies a preventable death. | Capitalism has also been waging a war on animals. | The examples are many: | * the butchering of dolphins at Taiji, Japan, where every day between September and March wild dolphins are herded into a cove, where the "prettiest" are captured for marine parks and the rest are brutally hacked to death and sold as pet food; | * the yearly killing of an estimated 100 million sharks for their fins. The finned sharks are often thrown back…

amnesty (2018-11-20). Egypt: Children face shocking violations including torture and enforced disappearance. amnesty.org Update: | On 22 November 2018, Egypt's State Information Service issued a press release in response to Amnesty International's findings denying that any violations against children have taken place. It stated that Amnesty International's information was "not based on well-grounded sources" and did not provide "reliable evidence" to validate its claims of torture and enforced disappearance, arguing that it had comp…

2018-12-03: Social Media Postees

Why the fuss over Michael Cohen? Lying to Congress is an American pastime (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-03
The media wants blood after Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, pled guilty to making false statements to Congress. Apparently, only intelligence agencies can lie to Congress and get away with it. | …
rt.com/usa/445421-mueller-cohen-lies-con…

Trump ignites bromance with China's Xi, as intel agencies warn of Chinese 'aggression'
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-03
Flames of bromance were stoked at the Argentina G20 summit, with President Trump boasting of a newfound friendship with Chinese presidentt Xi Jinping. To US intelligence agencies though, the friendship could be dangerous. | …
rt.com/usa/445471-trump-xi-china-friends…

NATO & EU Member Poland Collaborates with Fascists & Mandates Holocaust Revisionism
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-11-30
Poland's far-right government, a close US ally, co-sponsored a fascist march after passing a law that makes Holocaust revisionism mandatory. Dovid Katz of Defending History warns Eastern European NATO/EU member states are becoming authoritarian nationalist regimes | The post NATO & EU Member Poland Collaborates with Fascists & Mandates Holocaust Revisionism appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/nato-eu-member-p…

Sanders: Senate Rebuked Yemen War After Americans Learned of the Saudi's Brutality
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-11-30
Dr. Cornel West and Senator Bernie Sanders launched the Sanders Institute Gathering by highlighting progressive fights against corporate power and for a more just society | The post Sanders: Senate Rebuked Yemen War After Americans Learned of the Saudi's Brutality appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/sanders-senate-r…

CNN Submits to Right-Wing Outrage Mob, Fires Marc Lamont Hill Due to His "Offensive" Defense of Palestinians at the U.N
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2018-11-30
Those who demand that adults be shielded from "offensive" and "traumatic" viewpoints are as craven and toxic as they are authoritarian. | The post CNN Submits to Right-Wing Outrage Mob, Fires Marc Lamont Hill Due to His "Offensive" Defense of Palestinians at the U.N. appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/29/cnn-submits-…

Morocco: Torture Suspicions Mar Mass Trial Verdicts
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-11-30
Rabat, Morocco, July 15, 2018: demonstrators protest heavy jail sentences on imprisoned activists by wearing masks showing their faces. | © 2018 Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images | (New York) — The Casablanca Court of Appeals should weigh evidence that the police tortured the defendants when it reviews the convictions of protesters and activists from the Rif region, Human Rights Watch said today. The appeals case began on November 14, 2…
hrw.org/news/2018/11/30/morocco-torture-…

Should Saudi Crown Prince Be Charged With War Crimes? G20 Host Argentina Considers Probe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-29
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could face prosecution in Argentina for alleged complicity in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi-led humanitarian crisis in Yemen. On Wednesday, an Argentine prosecutor reportedly accepted a request by Human Rights Watch to prosecute the crown prince, just hours after he landed in Argentina ahead of the G20 summit. Argentina recognizes universal jurisdiction for war crimes and torture, which means it is able to press charges against the crown prince while he is in the country. We speak with Reed Brody, counsel and spokesperson for Human Rights Watch, and…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/29/should_s…

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski Wins 2018 Sam Adams Award
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-11-29
Karen Kwiatkowski has won the 2018 Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence award for trying to stop the "shock and awe" attack on Iraq. Kwiatkowski is featured in the film "Shock and Awe" to be shown at an awards ceremony Saturday…. Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/11/29/lt-col-kar…

We're Suing the CIA to Find the Body of a Torture Victim
ACLU | aclu.org | 2018-11-29
The U.S. government's obsessive secrecy has deprived a man's family of basic dignity and closure. | In November 2002, the CIA tortured Gul Rahman to death in a secret prison in Afghanistan. Sixteen years later, Rahman's family is still desperately trying to find out what the CIA did to his body. | To date, the CIA has told his loved ones nothing, and his daughter cannot even give her father a decent burial. | That same month, Gina Haspel oversaw the torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri at a CIA black site in Tha…
aclu.org/blog/national-security/torture/…

In Foreign Policy Speech, Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Global Corruption
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2018-11-29
In a 35-minute speech on Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., laid out a foreign policy vision, linking corruption to the global rise in authoritarianism and calling for U.S. engagement that aggressively fights climate change and corporate power. | Warren, a leading expert on bankruptcy law whose work led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before being elected senator in 2012, is a favorite of many progressives. In 2016, she joined the Senate Armed Services Committee and last year traveled to Afghanistan — signs to many that she was burnishing her foreign policy credentials in…
theintercept.com/2018/11/29/elizabeth-wa…

State of Palestine: Social Justice Activist on Hunger Strike: Suha Jbara
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-29
Suha Jbara has been on hunger strike since 22 November in protest against her detention and torture by Palestinian security forces. Her next court hearing is scheduled for 6 December 2018.
amnesty.org/en/documents/mde15/9478/2018…

Amnesty International launches worlds biggest human rights campaign
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-29
Women human rights defenders around the world are facing unprecedented levels of abuse, intimidation and violence, said Amnesty International as it launched its global Write for Rights campaign, in a bid to shine a spotlight on brave women who have been harassed, jailed, tortured or even killed for their human rights work. | Women continue to face multiple forms of discrimination, targeted because of their gender and other characteristics, as well as for their human rights work. However, women refuse to stay silent and have been at the forefront of the battle for human rights in 2018. | "Across the world, women a…
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/11/amnes…

Capitalism's abuse of animals degrades us all
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-29
Humans experience the brutality of capitalism in wars, harsh working conditions and widespread poverty caused by a class-based society. Every minute a child dies a preventable death. | Capitalism has also been waging a war on animals. | The examples are many: | * the butchering of dolphins at Taiji, Japan, where every day between September and March wild dolphins are herded into a cove, where the "prettiest" are captured for marine parks and the rest are brutally hacked to death and sold as pet food; | * the yearly killing of an estimated 100 million sharks for their fins. The finned sharks are often thrown back…
greenleft.org.au/content/capitalism-abuse-animals-degrades-us-all

Egypt: Children face shocking violations including torture and enforced disappearance
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-11-20
Update: | On 22 November 2018, Egypt's State Information Service issued a press release in response to Amnesty International's findings denying that any violations against children have taken place. It stated that Amnesty International's information was "not based on well-grounded sources" and did not provide "reliable evidence" to validate its claims of torture and enforced disappearance, arguing that it had comp…
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/11/egypt…