2019-03-07: News Headlines

Brenda Rodriguez Mendoza Presente (2019-03-07). Stand with the Salinas Community Against Police Brutality. indybay.org Closter Park, 401 Towt St., Salinas…

Jake Johnson (2019-03-07). Trump Cancels Report on Civilians Killed by US Drone Strikes. theantimedia.com (CD) — In his latest attack on transparency, President Donald Trump on Wednesday rescinded a rule requiring U.S. intelligence officials to publicly disclose the number of civilians killed by drone strikes. "Shameful, indefensible, dangerous," tweeted Elizabeth Beavers, associate policy director with progressive advocacy group Indivisible. "Time for Congress to step in." Trump used an executive order to scrap the three-year-old rule, …

Sam Biddle (2019-03-07). Should We Trust Artificial Intelligence Regulation by Congress If Facebook Supports It? theintercept.com Last week, several members of Congress began pushing the resolution with the aim of "supporting the development of guidelines for ethical development of artificial intelligence." It was introduced by Reps. Brenda Lawrence and Ro Khanna — the latter of whom, crucially, represents Silicon Valley, which is to the ethical development of software what West Virginia is to the rollout of clean energy. This has helped make Khanna a national figure, in part because, far from being a tech industry cheerleader, he's publicly supported cracking down on the data Wild West his home district helped create. For exa…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-03-06). Assange May Be Elephant in Room as Chelsea Manning a Fights Federal Grand Jury Subpoena. mintpressnews.com "If you end up going to trial rather than taking a plea, they actually use it against you in sentencing. They do something called 'sentencing enhancement' and they call it 'failure to take responsibility.'" — CIA-Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou…

Ian Cobain (2019-03-06). Revealed: British Army Deployed "Interrogators" to Abu Ghraib Despite Abuse Concerns. globalresearch.ca Ministry of Defence refuses to answer MEE's questions about what its personnel were doing and what they saw at height of torture scandal in US-run Baghdad prison | *** | Britain's defence ministry covertly deployed a team of interrogators to Iraq's notorious …

Ryan Grim (2019-03-06). Bernie Sanders Is Beating Kamala Harris 2-1 Among Black Democratic Primary Voters, New Poll Finds. theintercept.com Three weeks after launching his presidential campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading all other announced candidates in support from black voters, a new poll finds. The only potential candidate who polled better with African-Americans than Sanders, according to the poll by Morning Consult, is former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not announced a campaign. | Despite a persistent notion that his supporters are disproportionately white male "bros," the new survey suggests that Sanders is actually slightly…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-05). Headlines for March 5, 2019. democracynow.org Judiciary Committee Launches Probe into 81 Trump Associates and Groups, New Yorker Report Details Trump's Deep Ties to Fox News, Groundwater in 39 States Contaminated by Coal Ash Waste, Dem Leaders Rebuke Alleged Anti-Semitic Remarks by Rep. Omar, U.S. Closes Jerusalem Consulate, Rights Groups Say Jailed Saudi Women Activists Tortured, Sexually Assaulted, Report: Khashoggi's Body Was Burned in Oven at Saudi Diplomat's Home, NYT: Detained U.S. Citizen Allegedly Tortured in Saudi Custody | , South Korea Calls for Resumption of Talks Between Trump and Kim, North Carolina Reschedules 9th District Election After Voter…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-03-05). Universities on the Foreign Payroll. truthout.org After the Central Intelligence Agency found that the crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia likely ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced it would be reviewing its "Institute-level engagements" with the Kingdom. The fallout from the murder of Khashoggi has put a spotlight on Saudi Arabia's extensive financial connections to universities acro…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-03-05). From Guam to the Philippines, the US Ignores Victims of Its Empire. truthout.org How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States. That's the title of a new book examining a part of the U.S. that is often overlooked: the nation's overseas territories from Puerto Rico to Guam, former territories like the Philippines, and its hundreds of military bases scattered across the globe. We speak with the book's author, Daniel Immerwahr, who writes, "At various times, the inhabitants of the U.S. Empire have been shot, shelled, starved, interned, dispossessed, tortured and experimented on. What they haven't been, by and large, is seen." Immerwahr is an associate professor of history at N…

Lucas Koerner — Mint Press News (2019-02-25). The Global Left and the Danger of a Dirty War in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Lucas Koerner warns that the Global North "left" critique of "authoritarianism" in Venezuela serves as ideological cover for the current coup and impending dirty war pushed by Washington.

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