2019-04-16: News Headlines

Taryn Fivek (2019-04-16). Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes. workers.org No person who watched "Collateral Murder" could deny the brutality of U.S. imperialism. Smuggled out of Iraq by Chelsea Manning and published by WikiLeaks in 2010, the video reveals the murder of more than a dozen people by occupying U.S. soldiers from Apache helicopters. The video itself is shot from . . . | Continue reading Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes at Workers.org

Eric London (2019-04-16). Julian Assange's Life Is in Danger. globalresearch.ca Following Thursday's arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, the governments of the US, Britain and Ecuador are engaged in a conspiracy to facilitate the whistleblower's extraordinary rendition to the US. Julian Assange's life and liberty are in imminent …

Whitney Webb (2019-04-16). Saudi Arabia, Israel, US All Sought Bashir's Ouster: So How Real Was the Sudan Revolution? mintpressnews.com Last week's events in Sudan appear to be yet another example of foreign governments manipulating real dissent against an authoritarian government in order to install yet another authoritarian government more friendly to their interests but to the detriment of the people.

STAFF (2019-04-16). San Francisco Housing Prices Are Set Based on What Rich Techies Can Pay. truthout.org This video is episode 2 of the series " Priced Out," created by [people. power. media]. | Curtis and Riley with the help of Riley's Artificial Intelligence watch, Olive, meet with condo developer Sumir who tells them how development works.

Lee Ballinger (2019-04-16). None Dare Call It Fascism. counterpunch.org Since being elected in 2018, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has reinstated six deputies who were fired for brutality. He loudly defends his actions. Since January 1, Villanueva has cancelled 45 internal investigations of deputies. Poverty is growing exponentially in Los Angeles County. Thirteen thousand people become homeless every month. An increasingly violent policing More

WSWS (2019-04-16). US workers demand the release of Julian Assange. wsws.org Workers in the United States have reacted with outrage over the jailing of Julian Assange and the efforts of the Trump administration to illegally seize the WikiLeaks founder and subject him to detention, possible torture and even death.

Whitney Webb (2019-04-15). After Assange's Arrest, Ecuador's Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint. mintpressnews.com The recent violation of Assange's rights as both political asylee and citizen of Ecuador sends a chilling message to Ecuadorians who are being increasingly targeted for their political views both within Ecuador and abroad.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-04-15). 'The Twilight Zone': 'Replay' and the real terror of police brutality. peoplesworld.org Editor's note: A review and analysis of Jordan Peele's "The Twilight Zone" episode three. Spoilers ahead. "We're all witnesses." — The Twilight Zone Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone is currently airing weekly on the streaming service CBS All Access. In what is perhaps the best and most powerful story in the series to date, the …

WSWS (2019-04-15). Stop the extraordinary rendition of Julian Assange! wsws.org What is being presented as an extradition request by the US is so loaded with illegality that it would be more precise to call it an extraordinary rendition.

WSWS (2019-04-15). Chicago Symphony Orchestra clarinetist John Bruce Yeh speaks on musicians strike. wsws.org Clarinetist and striking Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musician John Bruce Yeh spoke on the major issues of the strike as well as broader questions of social inequality and authoritarianism.

Alex Emmons (2019-04-15). Secret Report Reveals Saudi Incompetence and Widespread Use of U.S. Weapons in Yemen. theintercept.com Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia could turn to Russia or China for arms, but the French intelligence report emphasizes its dependence on the West.

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.

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