Daily Archives: September 9, 2019

2019-09-09: News Headlines

RT (2019-09-09). Another probe?! Democrats to investigate Trump 'pressuring Ukraine' into 2020 election meddling. rt.com Democrat chairs of three House committees have accused the White House of pressuring Ukraine into "politically motivated" investigations into the business dealings of 2020 Democrat presidential frontrunner Joe Biden's son Hunter. | In a letter sent to the White House counsel on Monday, heads of the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees cited a "growing public record" for "nearly two years" that allegedly showed President Donald Trump's personal attorney Ru…

WSWS (2019-09-09). FBI targets groups opposing Trump's concentration camps as "Extremists" wsws.org As the fascist in the White House continues his dictatorial measures on the border, a bipartisan group of politicians and intelligence agents is working to criminalize political opposition.

Philip Giraldi (2019-09-09). Revisiting Stuxnet: The Israeli-American Computer Virus that Started Cyber-Warfare. globalresearch.ca New evidence has surfaced to demonstrate how both American and Israeli intelligence services, aided by European partners, have long been targeting Iran in spite of clear evidence that it constituted no threat. The story involves the Stuxnet virus or "worm," …

teleSUR (2019-09-09). Venezuela Rejects 'Lies' published by Colombian Outlet. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Communication Minister Jorge Rodríguez offered Monday a press conference in which he denied a publication made by the magazine Semana this weekend that allegedly linked the Venezuelan Government to irregular groups in Colombia. | "The publication of Semana magazine is full of lies about the operations of the Venezuelan State," Rodríguez said as he showed evidence that dismantles the report, which he attributed to former Colombian President àÅlvaro Uribe Vélez as an intellectual author. | Rodríguez said the supposed document extracted from Venezuelan intelligence bodies does not correspond to…

Hannah Mowat (2019-09-09). Europeans Must Face Their Own Role in the Destruction of the Amazon. globalresearch.ca Images of the Amazon burning have caused global alarm. They have also, say observers, triggered a response unparalleled in the history of the politics around climate change: the setting of international red lines on environmental destruction. For President Macron …

Matt Field (2019-09-08). Strangelove Redux: US Experts Propose Having Artificial Intelligence (AI) Control Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca Hypersonic missiles, stealthy cruise missiles, and weaponized artificial intelligence have so reduced the amount of time that decision makers in the United States would theoretically have to respond to a nuclear attack that, two military experts say, it's time for …

Staff (2019-09-07). How Pop Culture Tries to Justify Torture. truthout.org | | If you've ever had a conversation about torture, chances are that you know about the ticking bomb scenario, which many people became familiar with after 9/11 through the TV series "24," starring Kiefer Sutherland as the ruggedly uncompromising heroic torturer, Jack Bauer. | The scenario poses the following question: If there was a bomb hidden somewhere in a major city, and you had the person responsible for it in your custody, would you torture them to get the information needed to stop the bomb exploding, preventing a d…

WSWS (2019-09-07). The epidemic of nurse suicides and the US healthcare crisis. wsws.org The tragic rise of nurse suicides is a result of the intersection of the lives and labor of this workforce with the brutality of the capitalist system, which values profit above and the health of the population.

Staff (2019-09-06). Headlines for September 6, 2019. democracynow.org Hurricane Dorian Death Toll in Bahamas Rises to 30, Likely Far Higher, Trump Personally Altered Map to Promote False Hurricane Threat to Alabama, Brazilian Archbishops Denounce Amazon Fires, Brazil's President Taunts U.N. Human Rights Chief over Her Family's Torture by Pinochet, Taliban Suicide Blast Kills 12 in Afghan Capital, Including Two NATO Soldiers, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean Liberation Fighter Turned Dictator, Dies at 95, Mike Pence Stayed in Trump Golf Resort 180+ Miles from Talks with Irish Leaders, Brother of British PM Boris Johnson Quits Parliament over Brexit, Federal Judge Rules Federal Terrorism Wa…

RT (2019-09-05). Big Tech & Big Brother meet at Facebook HQ to discuss how to 'secure' US elections. rt.com Security teams for Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft met with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence's office to coordinate a strategy to secure the 2020 elections. | The tech platforms met with government officials at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters on Wednesday, the company has confirmed, boasting that Big Tech and Big Brother have developed a "comprehensive strategy" to get control of previous election-related "vulnerabilities" while "analyzing and getting ahead of new threats." | Facebook has scrambled to get in front of the 2020 election after being…

United Nations (2019-09-04). New technologies, artificial intelligence aid fight against global terrorism. un.org Although terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other new technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in the fight against them, a top UN counter-terrorism official said this week at a high-level conference on strengthening international cooperation against the scourge.

David Cantor (2019-09-03). Racist Ideology and Practice Rooted in Speciesism. dissidentvoice.org When perceived authorities like President Trump designate immigrants "animals," they authorize abuse of those officially disparaged people. Conscience-challenged people predictably seek to enhance their status by carrying out apparent or explicit wishes of adored "leaders." Trump probably has not personally killed or rounded up anyone. Neither have many other authoritarian despots whose policies and rhetoric …

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.

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.

2019-09-09: Social Media Postees

FBI targets groups opposing Trump's concentration camps as "Extremists"
wsws.org | 2019-09-09
As the fascist in the White House continues his dictatorial measures on the border, a bipartisan group of politicians and intelligence agents is working to criminalize political opposition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/09/fbir-s09.html

Revisiting Stuxnet: The Israeli-American Computer Virus that Started Cyber-Warfare
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-09
New evidence has surfaced to demonstrate how both American and Israeli intelligence services, aided by European partners, have long been targeting Iran in spite of clear evidence that it constituted no threat. The story involves the Stuxnet virus or "worm," …
globalresearch.ca/stuxnet-israeli-american-computer-virus-cyber-warfare/5688506

Venezuela Rejects 'Lies' published by Colombian Outlet
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-09
Venezuelan Communication Minister Jorge Rodríguez offered Monday a press conference in which he denied a publication made by the magazine Semana this weekend that allegedly linked the Venezuelan Government to irregular groups in Colombia. | "The publication of Semana magazine is full of lies about the operations of the Venezuelan State," Rodríguez said as he showed evidence that dismantles the report, which he attributed to former Colombian President àÅlvaro Uribe Vélez as an intellectual author. | Rodríguez said the supposed document extracted from Venezuelan intelligence bodies does not correspond to…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Rejects-Lies-published-by-Colombian-Outlet-20190909-0006.html

Another probe?! Democrats to investigate Trump 'pressuring Ukraine' into 2020 election meddling
rt.com | 2019-09-09
Democrat chairs of three House committees have accused the White House of pressuring Ukraine into "politically motivated" investigations into the business dealings of 2020 Democrat presidential frontrunner Joe Biden's son Hunter. | In a letter sent to the White House counsel on Monday, heads of the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees cited a "growing public record" for "nearly two years" that allegedly showed President Donald Trump's personal attorney Ru…
rt.com/usa/468432-trump-ukraine-democrats-probe/

Strangelove Redux: US Experts Propose Having Artificial Intelligence (AI) Control Nuclear Weapons
Matt Field | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-08
Hypersonic missiles, stealthy cruise missiles, and weaponized artificial intelligence have so reduced the amount of time that decision makers in the United States would theoretically have to respond to a nuclear attack that, two military experts say, it's time for …
globalresearch.ca/strangelove-redux-us-experts-propose-having-artificial-intelligence-ai-control-nuclear-weapons/5688448

How Pop Culture Tries to Justify Torture
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-07
| If you've ever had a conversation about torture, chances are that you know about the ticking bomb scenario, which many people became familiar with after 9/11 through the TV series "24," starring Kiefer Sutherland as the ruggedly uncompromising heroic torturer, Jack Bauer. | The scenario poses the following question: If there was a bomb hidden somewhere in a major city, and you had the person responsible for it in your custody, would you torture them to get the information needed to stop the bomb exploding, preventing a d…
truthout.org/articles/how-pop-culture-tries-to-justify-torture/

The epidemic of nurse suicides and the US healthcare crisis
wsws.org | 2019-09-07
The tragic rise of nurse suicides is a result of the intersection of the lives and labor of this workforce with the brutality of the capitalist system, which values profit above and the health of the population.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/07/pers-s07.html

Big Tech & Big Brother meet at Facebook HQ to discuss how to 'secure' US elections
rt.com | 2019-09-05
Security teams for Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft met with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence's office to coordinate a strategy to secure the 2020 elections. | The tech platforms met with government officials at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters on Wednesday, the company has confirmed, boasting that Big Tech and Big Brother have developed a "comprehensive strategy" to get control of previous election-related "vulnerabilities" while "analyzing and getting ahead of new threats." | Facebook has scrambled to get in front of the 2020 election after being…
rt.com/usa/468060-big-tech-government-election-security/

New technologies, artificial intelligence aid fight against global terrorism
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-04
Although terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other new technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in the fight against them, a top UN counter-terrorism official said this week at a high-level conference on strengthening international cooperation against the scourge.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1045562

Racist Ideology and Practice Rooted in Speciesism
David Cantor | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-03
When perceived authorities like President Trump designate immigrants "animals," they authorize abuse of those officially disparaged people. Conscience-challenged people predictably seek to enhance their status by carrying out apparent or explicit wishes of adored "leaders." Trump probably has not personally killed or rounded up anyone. Neither have many other authoritarian despots whose policies and rhetoric …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/racist-ideology-and-practice-rooted-in-speciesism/

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/

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/