2019-11-25: News Headlines

RT (2019-11-25). World Wide Web creator wants 'Contract for the Web,' but crowd-pleasing solutions backed by Big Tech leave many questions. rt.com Internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee has unveiled a nine-point plan to "save the internet." Cooked up with the help of some of the web's biggest players, it has something for everyone, but begs the question of who will enforce it. | "If we leave the web as it is, there's a very large number of things that will go wrong," Web inventor Berners-Lee told the Guardian on Sunday, after his Web Foundation published the plan, the product of a year of work from some 80 collaborating organizations. | We could end up with a digital dystopia if we don't tu…

John Wojcik (2019-11-25). Trump's firing of Navy Secretary yet another threat to democracy. peoplesworld.org President Trump has been recognized as a leader of the authoritarian mindset that has been operating in this country to win Senate and House seats, to control state legislatures, and to take over the federal courts. His recent pardoning of war criminals in the military, capped by his firing of Secretary of the Navy Richard …

Al Neal (2019-11-25). Taking down "The Boss": RICO and the crimes of a corrupt president. peoplesworld.org Rep. Kevin Buck, R-Colo.: "Could you charge him (Trump) after he left office?" Robert Mueller: "Yes." Buck: "For obstruction of justice? Mueller: "Yes." Last week saw quite a whirlwind of testimony in the Trump impeachment hearings before the House Intelligence Committee. Former National Security Council staffer Fiona Hill and foreign service officer David Holmes closed out the final …

WSWS (2019-11-25). Clinical Psychologist Lissa Johnson on Julian Assange: "A maximum security prison is no place to treat a torture victim" wsws.org Australian clinical psychologist Lissa Johnson is a lead signatory to the open letter by medical doctors in defence of Julian Assange.

WSWS (2019-11-25). South Korea extends military intelligence sharing agreement with Japan. wsws.org The US exerted a great deal of pressure on Seoul to ensure the tensions between South Korea and Japan do not affect Washington's war drive against China.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-25). Warning Julian Assange 'Could Die in Prison', 60+ Doctors Demand Immediate Medical Attention for WikiLeaks Founder. commondreams.org Following an urgent warning from the United Nations that Julian Assange's treatment in prison may amount to life-threatening torture, more than 60 doctors from around the world called on British officials to ensure the Wikileaks founder receives medical attention, at the risk that he may otherwise die in prison. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/free_assange.jpg

RT (2019-11-22). Stunning explosive bombshell! Impeachment-pushing CNN & MSNBC fire up the crowds with deluge of flashy words in hilarious VIDEO. rt.com The impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump are hardly the epitome of high drama — but count on the mainstream media to hype up the snoozefest, with every witness dropping "bombshells" and every statement "explosive." | How many times can you repeat a word before it loses all meaning? Throughout four days of witness testimony before the House Intelligence Committee this week, anchors at CNN and MSNBC did their best to strip all impact from the words "stunning," "explosive" and "bombshell" to describe the events on Capitol Hill. | SUPERCUT: Media trying their best to hype "Bombshell!" "Explosi…

RT (2019-11-22). Who needs a trial? Just impeach the guy already, says Hillary Clinton. rt.com If all the legalities of finding grounds for impeachment are making your head hurt, Hillary Clinton has got you covered. Trump "has committed impeachable crimes," she says, and needs to be booted already — no trial required. | The ongoing impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump is just the first step in a drawn-out process. After gathering information and grilling witnesses, the House Intelligence Committee will send a report to the House Judiciary Committee, which will then draft articles of impeachment accordingly. The house will then vote on these articles and Trump can only then be remo…

RT (2019-11-22). IED, not IUD! Style mag issues correction after cocking up impeachment witness Vindman's injury story. rt.com Did a roadside bomb or a female contraceptive device cause star impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's war wounds? One magazine was forced to clear things up as the internet laughed. | Vindman testified before the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment inquiry against President Trump on Wednesday. Weeks beforehand, GQ magazine profiled the National Security Council adviser, but must have mistook his military service for military cervix. | Initially, the article read that Vindman "has a Purple Heart for an IUD injury in Iraq." Evidently realizing that the colonel had been struck by an improvised e…

Staff (2019-11-22). U.N. Rapporteur: Julian Assange Has Faced Psychological Torture; He Should Not Be Extradited to U.S. democracynow.org This week Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation into sexual assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, stemming from 2010. Assange, who has always denied the allegations, took refuge inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over seven years to avoid extradition to Sweden on the charges. British authorities dragged him out of the Ecuadorian embassy in April and he has since been jailed in London's Belmarsh prison on charges related to skipping of bail in 2012, when he first entered the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden over the now-dropped sexual assault charges. The United States…

Neema Singh Guliani (2019-11-21). Congress Just Temporarily Extended the Government's Spying Powers. aclu.org Congress today temporarily extended the NSA's spying powers that time and again have been used to violate our rights. Disturbingly, this three-month extension was snuck into a broader funding bill, forcing members of Congress to choose between extending this program and causing a government shutdown. The extension is an unnecessary lifeline to spying programs that are plagued with compliance violations, have no proven intelligence value, and violate our rights. | Under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, one of the spying | powers extended, the government believes it has the right to collect our | personal inform…

Staff (2019-11-18). Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the Country. democracynow.org An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence reports from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The documents from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times on reporting the story. The leak includes 700 pages of intelligence documents from 2014 to 2015. The documents reveal that a number of Iraqis who once worked with the CIA went on to work with Iranian intelligence. We speak with Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept…

Christine Harrison (2019-11-16). Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House. splcenter.org Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-21). Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

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