2019-05-16: Social Media Postees

Torture report reveals German authorities' brutal methods during deportations
wsws.org | 2019-05-16
The Committee for the Prevention of Torture detailed methods that are both brutal and shocking.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/16/tort…

Nicaragua: The War of 2018
Roger Stoll | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-16
Nearly all US regime-change wars (Venezuela, Syria, Honduras, Ukraine, Libya, Yugoslavia, etc.) are wars of deception, fabrication, propaganda, coups and false flags. Sometimes there is a direct US military assault, more often not. These wars are waged by proxies, media puppets, hired hit-men, torturers, rapists, vandals, saboteurs, death squads and criminal gangs, through mock or …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/nicaragua-the…

How Assad's Torture Machine Crushed Dissent in Syria
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-16
A shocking exposé by the New York Times looks at how Bashar al-Assad's government has jailed and tortured tens of thousands of Syrians since the uprising began in 2011. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, nearly 128,000 people have disappeared. They are presumed to be either dead or still in custody. The group estimates almost 14,000 individuals have died under torture. The detentions are continuing even as the fighting winds down. More than 5,600 Syrians were reportedly arbitrarily detained last year in a 25 percent jump from the previous year. While the Syrian government has denied runni…
truthout.org/video/how-assads-torture-ma…

"Inside Syria's Secret Prisons": A Harrowing Account of How Assad's Torture Machine Crushed Dissent
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-16
A shocking exposé by the New York Times looks at how Bashar al-Assad's government has jailed and tortured tens of thousands of Syrians since the uprising began in 2011. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, nearly 128,000 people have disappeared. They are presumed to be either dead or still in custody. The group estimates almost 14,000 individuals have died under torture. The detentions are continuing even as the fighting winds down. More than 5,600 Syrians were reportedly arbitrarily detained last year in a 25 percent jump from the previous year. While the Syrian government has denied running a secre…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/16/inside_sy…

Empty Calls for Bipartisanship Could Doom Us All
Edward Burmila | thenation.com | 2019-05-16
Empty Calls for Bipartisanship Could Doom Us All…
thenation.com/article/bipartisanship-tru…

Truth, Justice and Declassification: Secret Archives Show US Helped Argentine Military Wage 'Dirty War' that Killed 30,000
Prof. Rut Diamint | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-16
History books may never tell the full story of the dictatorship that terrorized Argentina from 1976 to 1984. | But newly declassified United States military and intelligence documents recently delivered to Argentina offer new details about the country's brutal military junta….
globalresearch.ca/secret-archives-show-u…

Don't Give John Bolton His War With Iran
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-16
Once again, the United States is lunging toward war in the Middle East. A military attack against Iran appears imminent, despite the fact that the alleged "threat" is based on shoddy intelligence and is not supported by allies. Included in the mix is an easily manipulated president whose foreign policy ignorance is made more dangerous by his deliberate ignorance of his own ignorance, r…
truthout.org/articles/dont-give-john-bol…

The Threat of Political Climate Change
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-15
In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the "pink tide" of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere. In Europe, with the recent exception of Spain, the left has been banished to the political margins. In Africa and Asia, socialism has devolved into nationalism, authoritarianism,…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/15/the-threat-o…

Intelligence and Local Cooperation Guide Precise Houthi Drone Attack on Saudi Pipeline
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-14
Saudi and UAE vital strategic targets are all within the range of fire and Houthi sources have warned that they should expect more attacks on their oil infrastructure should the Saudi-led Coalition continue its aggression and siege on the Yemeni people.
mintpressnews.com/intelligence-and-local…

Trump Steps up War on Whistleblowers: Air Force Vet Daniel Hale Arrested For Leaking Drone War Info
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-10
A former U.S. intelligence analyst was arrested Thursday and charged with violating the Espionage Act for allegedly leaking documents about the secretive U.S. drone program. | Daniel Hale, 31, was arrested in Nashville. He faces up to 50 years in prison. Hale is accused of disclosing 11 top secret or secret documents to a reporter. The indictment does not name the reporter but unnamed government sources have told media outlets that the reporter is investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. In 2015, The Intercept published a special report called the Drone Papers exposing the inner workings of the U…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/10/trump_ste…

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