2019-04-10: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-04-10). WikiLeaks Says Assange Spied On in Ecuador Embassy. telesurenglish.net A surveillance operation against Julian Assange in Ecuador embassy in London was uncovered by WikiLeaks, the whistleblower group said Wednesday and added that Images, videos, and documents gathered during the operation were offered for sale. | RELATED: | UN Torture Expert Urges Ecuador Not to Expel Assange | WikiLeaks that Spanish police undertook a sting operation against some unnamed people in Madrid who offered to sale the gathered intelligence. | WikiLeaks, during a press conferenc…

Steven Sahiounie (2019-04-10). Western Spies Among the Jihadis in Idlib: Planning A New Drama? A Chemical Attack? globalresearch.ca There are spies among the Jihadis in Idlib. Movements, storages and plans are well known to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Russian allies. Recently, the Russian Defense Ministry warned that European intelligence agents were inside Idlib, and planning …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-10). RAY McGOVERN: Unaccountable Media Faced with Dilemma in Next Phase of Deep State-gate. consortiumnews.com Now that the media has been exposed for wrongly siding with the intelligence agencies, how will it handle Devin Nunes's criminal referrals in Deep State-gate?, asks Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News Readers of The Washington Post on… Read more →

plenglish (2019-04-10). ICT, Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence at Forum in Geneva. plenglish.com Geneva, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The applications of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to reduce the risks of climate change, and the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence were the focus of debates here at the 10th Forum of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS 2019) on Wednesday.

RT (2019-04-10). 'Spying did occur' by intelligence agencies on Trump campaign — AG Barr. rt.com Attorney General William Barr told a Senate committee that he believes FBI "spying did occur" on the Trump campaign in 2016. Trump himself has called on Barr to investigate the FBI's counterintelligence probe. |

James Wright (2019-04-08). UN special rapporteur warns the Tory government about torture and press freedom. thecanary.co United Nations special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer has warned Britain's Conservative government about possible violations of the human rights of a journalist. Melzer … | Read more UN special rapporteur warns the Tory government about torture and press freedom | By James Wright

Consortiumnews (2019-04-06). Consortium News' Record on Russia-gate—How CN Covered the 'Scandal': No. 5—'Spooks Spooking Themselves'. consortiumnews.com On Thursday Daniel Lazare wrote a review of a book about how intelligence agents set up aspects of the "collusion" story. But in May 2018 Lazare had already begun figuring out the story for himself. By Daniel Lazare Special to… Read more →

Liliana Segura (2019-04-06). When It Comes to the Death Penalty, the Supreme Court Legalized Torture Long Ago. theintercept.com Months before the U.S. Supreme Court sparked fresh outrage over the death penalty by upholding the planned execution of a man who risks drowning in his own blood, Justice Stephen Breyer invited Missouri Solicitor General D. John Sauer to consider the matter "as a person rather than a lawyer." | It was November 2018. Oral arguments in Bucklew v. Precythe were about halfway done. The issue at hand: Russell Bucklew, condemned to die for a murder and rape committed in 1996, suffered from a rare medical condition calle…

Michael Edison Hayden, Intelligence Project (2019-04-05). Twitter locked me out of my account for reporting on extremists. splcenter.org Twitter temporarily suspended my account this week after I posted a tweet that opposed far-right extremism.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-04-03). Supreme Court Deems Torture Of Prisoners During Executions Permissible. shadowproof.com The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Missouri may use lethal injection against a prisoner with a medical condition that will cause him to choke to death on his blood.

splcenter (2019-03-28). Solitary Confinement: Inhumane, Ineffective, and Wasteful. splcenter.org Around the world and increasingly in the United States, there's a growing consensus that solitary confinement of incarcerated persons is, at best, an ineffective and inhumane practice with little or no carceral benefit and, at worst, outright torture.

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