2019-04-17: News Headlines

Consortiumnews (2019-04-17). VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal To Interview Assange. consortiumnews.com The bug in Mueller's report to be released Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in… Read more →

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-17). Julian Assange's Victory. dissidentvoice.org Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, exposing lies, confronting the brutality and depravity. Some have fought against insane and corrupt rulers …

WSWS (2019-04-17). Over 140 attend lecture by Christoph Vandreier in Michigan on "The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It" wsws.org Vandreier, deputy national secretary of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, and WSWS chairman David North related the arrest and persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the global turn to authoritarianism.

WSWS (2019-04-17). Unsealed affidavit demonstrates US seeking to prosecute Assange for his journalism. wsws.org The extradition request is a pseudo-legal figleaf for an extraordinary rendition operation.

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

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.

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.

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 …

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.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-11). Sudanese Military Topples Omar al-Bashir as Anti-Government Protesters Vow to Stay in Streets. democracynow.org After months of protest, the Sudanese military ousted President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday, ending his nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in celebration on the streets of Sudan. The military has set up a transitional military council to rule the country for two years, according to a televised statement by Sudan's minister of defense. The news comes after months of protests demanding al-Bashir's resignation. Protesters have been staging a massive sit-in in the capital, Khartoum, since Saturday. Rights groups say at least 50 people have been killed in Sudanese protests si…

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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