2019-04-14: News Headlines

Jonathan Cook (2019-04-14). After 7 Years of Deceptions About Assange, the US Readies for Its First Media Rendition. globalresearch.ca For seven years, from the moment Julian Assange first sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, they have been telling us we were wrong, that we were paranoid conspiracy theorists. We were told there was no real threat of …

Tom Burghardt (2019-04-14). The WikiLeaks 2010 Release: U.S. Complicity and Cover-Up of Iraq Torture Exposed. globalresearch.ca This article which reveals the historical background of the Wikileaks affair was first published by Global Research on October 24, 2010 | On October 22nd [2010], the whistleblowing web site WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 classified Iraq war documents, the largest leak …

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-04-14). Assange Has Been Arrested for US Extradition. indybay.org Extradited for journalism. In a blur, everything that Assange and WikiLeaks have been warning about for years has been proven correct, contrary to mountains of claims to the contrary by establishment loyalists everywhere. The same government which tortured Chelsea Manning is in the process of extraditing her publisher so that they can silence him forever.

teleSUR (2019-04-13). Sudan's Intelligence Chief Quits, Protesters Keep up Pressure. telesurenglish.net Sudan's security and intelligence chief quits Saturday, one day after the defense minister stepped down abruptly as the nation's interim leader and following the military overthrow of autocratic president, Omar al-Bashir. | RELATED: | Sudan: Military Council Promises a Civilian Government in 2021 | Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, known as Salah Gosh, who headed the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and was once the most influential person in the country after Bashi…

Christopher Brauchli (2019-04-13). Trump and High Level Intelligence. commondreams.org "Mr. Trump's comments on matters scientific certainly show that he has an instinct," the author writes. (Photo: Shane Adams/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-04-13). Ghana, Google to Open Africa's First AI Research Lab. telesurenglish.net In a historic first for the continent, Ghana and Google have cooperated to open Africa's first artificial intelligence research laboratory, which, experts hope, will take on some of the region's struggles. | RELATED: | Nigeria's Affordable Solar Energy-Using ISP Expands to Ghana | "Africa has many challenges where the use of AI could be beneficial, so…

WSWS (2019-04-13). German interior minister tables Intelligence Services "Enabling Act" wsws.org The new law would provide the three intelligence agencies with almost unlimited powers to monitor and spy on domestic and foreign citizens.

WSWS (2019-04-13). Spain seeks rebellion charges against Catalans for complaining of police violence. wsws.org In the Orwellian atmosphere being stoked up by the ruling class in the run up to the April 28 general election, it is the victims of police brutality that are denounced as aggressors.

WSWS (2019-04-13). Australian intelligence chief says no need for "reset" after New Zealand fascist attack. wsws.org The ASIO director-general's testimony raises further questions about how the violent plans of an Australian fascist supposedly went unnoticed by the state agencies.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-04-12). Roaming Charges: Tongue-Tied and Twisted. counterpunch.org The main difference between the anonymous leaks from US intelligence officials about RussiaGate peddled nightly on MSDNC, CNN, the NYT and the Washington Post and Julian Assange's exposure of US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan is that what Wikileaks published turned out to be true. In this system, you're only held accountable for exposing the truth about imperial power. More

Jonathan Cook (2019-04-12). After 7 Years of Deceptions About Assange, the US Readies for Its First Media Rendition. counterpunch.org For seven years, from the moment Julian Assange first sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, they have been telling us we were wrong, that we were paranoid conspiracy theorists. We were told there was no real threat of Assange's extradition to the United States, that it was all in our fevered imaginations. For More

Michelle Chen (2019-04-12). Women Will Face Disproportionately Negative Consequences from AI. thenation.com Women Will Face Disproportionately Negative Consequences from AI…

Derrick Broze (2019-04-12). The US Government is Still Fighting to Keep the Truth About CIA Torture Secret. theantimedia.com The U.S. government is still afraid to reveal the full extent of torture used on terror suspects in the years following the 9/11 attacks, but do the American people even care anymore? (TMU) — A recent report by The New York Times explores the case of Majid Khan, a prisoner of the United States who plead …

Nafeez Ahmed (2019-04-12). Former Commander Reveals Turkey's Close Ties with ISIS in Syria. mintpressnews.com In an explosive interview, a former ISIS commander has claimed that the terror group cooperated directly with Turkish state intelligence agencies for years on areas of "common interest". | The source said that senior Turkish government officials had numerous meetings with ISIS representatives to coordinate activities and that this also involved providing support and safe harbour to foreign fighters in the country. President Erdogan "was working hand in glove with ISIS" according to the US government counter-terrorism consultants who interviewed the ex-ISIS official. | The relationship raises questions about Turke…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-04-12). Threatening 'Swift' Retaliation if US, Israel, or Allies Probed, Trump Celebrates ICC's Rejected War Crimes Probe as 'Major International Victory'. commondreams.org Victims' advocates called the court's decision "a grave disappointment for survivors of war-on-terror era torture who have waited nearly two decades for justice" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2019-04-11). The U.S. Government has been monitoring Venezuela's electricity system for over a decade. mronline.org The North American intelligence agencies and their government's attention and monitoring of the electricity situation in Venezuela is long-standing. This was confirmed by more than 1,000 documents released by Wikileaks which mention the status of the National Electric System in Venezuela and the Simón Bolívar Hydroelectric Plant located in Guri. | Source

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.

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