Monthly Archives: August 2019

2019-08-31: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-08-30). US alarmed over end to South Korea-Japan intelligence sharing. wsws.org Seoul's decision to withdraw from a key intelligence-sharing agreement with Tokyo is part of the deepening rift between Washington's two military allies in North East Asia over economic and strategic issues.

RT (2019-08-29). Trump reviews Ukraine aid to ensure it's being used in US' interests — report. rt.com US President Donald Trump is reviewing military aid to Ukraine to ensure American interests are being "prioritized," according to a senior administration official, putting the funding on hold and enraging Russiagate truthers. | Around $250 million in funding for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, earmarked for weapons, training, equipment and intelligence support, has been frozen while administration officials review whether the money is being used "in the best interest of the United States," the official told Politico on Wednesday. Trump reportedly wants to ensure that other nations are "paying their…

José Olivares (2019-08-29). How Solitary Confinement Kills: Torture and Stunning Neglect End in Suicide at Privately Run ICE Prison. theintercept.com Guards at an ICE jail put Efraín Romero de la Rosa in solitary confinement despite a diagnosis of schizophrenia. He killed himself after 21 days.

Aaron Maté (2019-08-28). Russiagate skeptics are vindicated, but conspiracy theorists are rewarded (w/ Glenn Greenwald). thegrayzone.com Glenn Greenwald on Robert Mueller's disappearance; how Andrew McCabe has become the latest former U.S. intelligence official to join either…

Basav Sen (2019-08-24). Brazil Isn't the Only Far-Right Government Destroying the Planet. progressive.org As the Amazon burns, the terrifying parallels between the U.S. and Brazilian governments highlight the damage authoritarian leaders are doing.

Johnny Dwyer (2019-08-23). Unsealed Filings Detail Felix Sater's Work as an Intelligence Asset, With Significant Gaps. theintercept.com Felix Sater was among the most closely held secrets for federal prosecutors and investigators in New York for nearly a decade. Two documents unsealed Friday following a request by The Intercept reveal in greater detail the government's account of his history as an informant and intelligence asset. However, redactions in the release point to ongoing interests in the government maintaining secrecy around a man who has…

2019-08-31: Social Media Postees

US alarmed over end to South Korea-Japan intelligence sharing
wsws.org | 2019-08-30
Seoul's decision to withdraw from a key intelligence-sharing agreement with Tokyo is part of the deepening rift between Washington's two military allies in North East Asia over economic and strategic issues.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/30/skja-a30.html

Trump reviews Ukraine aid to ensure it's being used in US' interests — report
rt.com | 2019-08-29
US President Donald Trump is reviewing military aid to Ukraine to ensure American interests are being "prioritized," according to a senior administration official, putting the funding on hold and enraging Russiagate truthers. | Around $250 million in funding for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, earmarked for weapons, training, equipment and intelligence support, has been frozen while administration officials review whether the money is being used "in the best interest of the United States," the official told Politico on Wednesday. Trump reportedly wants to ensure that other nations are "paying their…
rt.com/usa/467512-trump-freezes-ukraine-aid-review/

How Solitary Confinement Kills: Torture and Stunning Neglect End in Suicide at Privately Run ICE Prison
José Olivares | theintercept.com | 2019-08-29
Guards at an ICE jail put Efraín Romero de la Rosa in solitary confinement despite a diagnosis of schizophrenia. He killed himself after 21 days.
theintercept.com/2019/08/29/ice-solitary-mental-health-corecivic/

Russiagate skeptics are vindicated, but conspiracy theorists are rewarded (w/ Glenn Greenwald)
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-28
Glenn Greenwald on Robert Mueller's disappearance; how Andrew McCabe has become the latest former U.S. intelligence official to join either…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/28/russiagate-skeptics-are-vindicated-but-conspiracy-theorists-are-rewarded-w-glenn-greenwald/

Brazil Isn't the Only Far-Right Government Destroying the Planet
Basav Sen | progressive.org | 2019-08-24
As the Amazon burns, the terrifying parallels between the U.S. and Brazilian governments highlight the damage authoritarian leaders are doing.
progressive.org/dispatches/brazil-far-right-destroying-planet-sen-190824/

Unsealed Filings Detail Felix Sater's Work as an Intelligence Asset, With Significant Gaps
Johnny Dwyer | theintercept.com | 2019-08-23
Felix Sater was among the most closely held secrets for federal prosecutors and investigators in New York for nearly a decade. Two documents unsealed Friday following a request by The Intercept reveal in greater detail the government's account of his history as an informant and intelligence asset. However, redactions in the release point to ongoing interests in the government maintaining secrecy around a man who has…
theintercept.com/2019/08/23/unsealed-filings-detail-felix-saters-work-as-an-intelligence-asset-with-significant-gaps/