Daily Archives: October 11, 2019

2019-10-11: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-11). What Fourth Amendment? Court ruling says FBI snooped on private data of MILLIONS of Americans. rt.com The phone records, emails, and data of millions of American citizens collected by the NSA haven't just been sitting in a vault somewhere. Rather, they've been searched and pored over by the FBI, apparently unconstitutionally. | According to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court ruling, issued last year and declassified this week, the FBI has been searching through records collected by the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance program. By searchi…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-11). Administrative Torture: Free Heba al-Labadi, a Jordanian Citizen in Israeli Prison. counterpunch.org On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system, joining 413 Palestinian prisoners who are currently held in so-called administrative detention. On September 26, Heba and seven other prisoners declared a hunger strike to protest their unlawful detention and horrific conditions in Israeli prisons. Among the prisoners is More

Marc Vandepitte (2019-10-11). China Will Shake the Whole World: About Farmers and Artificial Intelligence. globalresearch.ca For the first time in recent history, a poor, underdeveloped country has in no time developed into an economic superpower, with a major impact on world affairs. How has this been made possible? What does this mean for the rest …

WSWS (2019-10-11). Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany. wsws.org The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.

ORION (2019-10-11). Basta Save Chelsea from Torture and Death Vigil&Music. indybay.org FRUITVALE&MACARTHUR OAKLAND 94602…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-10-11). Affirming Trump 'Is Not a King,' Federal Court Rules President Acted Unlawfully by Declaring Emergency to Obtain Wall Funding. commondreams.org "Trump circumvented Congress in an authoritarian power grab and stole military money to pay for his ridiculous vanity wall," said Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.). "I welcome this ruling." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/border.wall__0.jpg

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Progressives Condemn Murder of Peasant Leader in Honduras. telesurenglish.net Activists denounced a recent murder of a peasant leader. The dead leader was identified as Marcos Tulio Cruz Cruz, who was a farmer linked to land recovery processes and a victim of violent eviction. | RELATED: | Honduran Environmentalist Killed, UN Demands Investigation | According to the report of the Center for the Study of Democracy (Cespad), the victim's body was found in a dump, with signs of torture and wounds from machete and bullets. | Cruz Cruz was kidnapped Tuesday from…

Staff (2019-10-10). Rojava Defends Feminist Revolution Against Turkish Invaders. truthout.org | | Up to 60,000 civilians are fleeing the border area between Turkey and the autonomous region of Rojava in northeast Syria, where clashes between Kurdish militias and Turkish forces entered their third day on Friday. The Turkish invasion threatens the radically decentralized and democratic social revolution in Rojava, including women-led political movements and projects that have inspired activists across the globe, and stand in sharp contrast to the patriarchy and authoritarianism that defines much of t…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-10). Administrative Torture: Free Heba al-Labadi, a Jordanian Citizen in Israeli Prison. dissidentvoice.org On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system, joining 413 Palestinian prisoners who are currently held in so-called administrative detention. On September 26, Heba and seven other prisoners declared a hunger strike to protest their unlawful detention and horrific conditions in Israeli prisons. Among the prisoners is …

Trevor Aaronson (2019-10-10). A Declassified Court Ruling Shows How the FBI Abused NSA Mass Surveillance Data. theintercept.com The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found that the FBI may have violated the rights of potentially millions of Americans — including its own agents and informants — by improperly searching through information obtained by the National Security Agency's mass surveillance program. | U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg, who serves in the District of Columbia and the FISA court, made his sweeping and condemnatory assessment in October 2018 in a 138-page ruling, which was declass…

WSWS (2019-10-10). FISA court documents expose illegal FBI mass surveillance. wsws.org The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a series of previously classified documents and secret rulings that provide details of illegal spying on US citizens by the federal agency.

RT (2019-10-09). Defense Intelligence Agency worker arrested, accused of leaking top secret information to journalists. rt.com An analyst with the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) employee has been arrested and indicted on federal charges of leaking top secret classified information to a journalist he was reportedly intimately involved with. | Henry Kyle Frese, a 30-year-old counter-terrorism analyst, had a top secret clearance at the DIA and worked there as a contractor since January 2017 before becoming a full-time employee. | A criminal indictment made public on Wednesday says that one reporter wrote at least eight articl…

Alex Emmons (2019-10-09). The Espionage Act Is Again Deployed Against a Government Official Leaking to the Media. theintercept.com The Justice Department on Wednesday announced its eighth prosecution under President Donald Trump for leaking sensitive information to the media, expanding a crackdown on press disclosures that began during the Obama administration and has only accelerated under Trump. | In an eight-page indictment unsealed on Wednesday, prosecutors alleged that Henry Kyle Frese, a 30-year-old counterterrorism analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, accessed intelligence reports unrelated to his job and discussed their contents with two reporter…

Fight Back (2019-10-04). Labor unions to join national civil rights conference with Angela Davis in November. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Unions are on the march in defense of their members across the country, with the autoworker strike against GM and strike authorization votes by teachers and other city employees in Chicago. Unions are also defending their members when they leave work and find their lives in danger from the very people paid to protect them: the police. | Labor is joining a new effort to hold the police accountable for the killing, wrongful conviction, and even torture of young Blacks and Latinos. On November 22-24, veteran human rights activist Angela Davis will be in Chicago to re-establish the National Alliance Ag…

Fight Back (2019-10-03). Young Lords remember martyrs and march for the future. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – A standing room only crowd filled the Holy Covenant United Methodist Church on September 29 to commemorate Reverend Bruce Johnson and Eugenia Johnson. The reverend and his wife Eugenia were remembered for supporting the Young Lords and their role in the struggle against poverty, war and oppression. They were savagely murdered in their own home 50 years ago, stabbed to death, during a U.S. government campaign of repression known as COINTELPRO or the Counterintelligence Program. | Ministers of the United Methodist Church, the Bishop of Chicago's Episcopal Church and leaders from the Presbyterian McCo…

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Administrative Torture: Free Heba al-Labadi, a Jordanian Citizen in Israeli Prison
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system, joining 413 Palestinian prisoners who are currently held in so-called administrative detention. On September 26, Heba and seven other prisoners declared a hunger strike to protest their unlawful detention and horrific conditions in Israeli prisons. Among the prisoners is…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/11/administrative-torture-free-heba-al-labadi-a-jordanian-citizen-in-israeli-prison/

China Will Shake the Whole World: About Farmers and Artificial Intelligence
Marc Vandepitte | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
For the first time in recent history, a poor, underdeveloped country has in no time developed into an economic superpower, with a major impact on world affairs. How has this been made possible? What does this mean for the rest …
globalresearch.ca/china-farmers-artificial-intelligence/5691635

Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany
wsws.org | 2019-10-11
The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/11/hall-o12.html

What Fourth Amendment? Court ruling says FBI snooped on private data of MILLIONS of Americans
rt.com | 2019-10-11
The phone records, emails, and data of millions of American citizens collected by the NSA haven't just been sitting in a vault somewhere. Rather, they've been searched and pored over by the FBI, apparently unconstitutionally. | According to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court ruling, issued last year and declassified this week, the FBI has been searching through records collected by the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance program. By searchi…
rt.com/usa/470676-fbi-spy-millions-americans/

Basta Save Chelsea from Torture and Death Vigil&Music
ORION | indybay.org | 2019-10-11
FRUITVALE&MACARTHUR OAKLAND 94602…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/11/18827200.php

Affirming Trump 'Is Not a King,' Federal Court Rules President Acted Unlawfully by Declaring Emergency to Obtain Wall Funding
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
"Trump circumvented Congress in an authoritarian power grab and stole military money to pay for his ridiculous vanity wall," said Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.). "I welcome this ruling." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/border.wall__0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/11/affirming-trump-not-king-federal-court-rules-president-acted-unlawfully-declaring?cd-origin=rss

Progressives Condemn Murder of Peasant Leader in Honduras
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Activists denounced a recent murder of a peasant leader. The dead leader was identified as Marcos Tulio Cruz Cruz, who was a farmer linked to land recovery processes and a victim of violent eviction. | RELATED: | Honduran Environmentalist Killed, UN Demands Investigation | According to the report of the Center for the Study of Democracy (Cespad), the victim's body was found in a dump, with signs of torture and wounds from machete and bullets. | Cruz Cruz was kidnapped Tuesday from…
telesurenglish.net/news/Progressives-Condemn-Murder-of-Peasant-Leader-in-Honduras-20191010-0012.html

Rojava Defends Feminist Revolution Against Turkish Invaders
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| Up to 60,000 civilians are fleeing the border area between Turkey and the autonomous region of Rojava in northeast Syria, where clashes between Kurdish militias and Turkish forces entered their third day on Friday. The Turkish invasion threatens the radically decentralized and democratic social revolution in Rojava, including women-led political movements and projects that have inspired activists across the globe, and stand in sharp contrast to the patriarchy and authoritarianism that defines much of t…
truthout.org/articles/rojava-defends-feminist-revolution-against-turkish-invaders/

Administrative Torture: Free Heba al-Labadi, a Jordanian Citizen in Israeli Prison
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-10
On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system, joining 413 Palestinian prisoners who are currently held in so-called administrative detention. On September 26, Heba and seven other prisoners declared a hunger strike to protest their unlawful detention and horrific conditions in Israeli prisons. Among the prisoners is …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/administrative-torture-free-heba-al-labadi-a-jordanian-citizen-in-israeli-prison/

FISA court documents expose illegal FBI mass surveillance
wsws.org | 2019-10-10
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a series of previously classified documents and secret rulings that provide details of illegal spying on US citizens by the federal agency.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/10/surv-o10.html

A Declassified Court Ruling Shows How the FBI Abused NSA Mass Surveillance Data
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-10-10
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found that the FBI may have violated the rights of potentially millions of Americans — including its own agents and informants — by improperly searching through information obtained by the National Security Agency's mass surveillance program. | U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg, who serves in the District of Columbia and the FISA court, made his sweeping and condemnatory assessment in October 2018 in a 138-page ruling, which was declass…
theintercept.com/2019/10/10/fbi-nsa-mass-surveillance-abuse/

Defense Intelligence Agency worker arrested, accused of leaking top secret information to journalists
rt.com | 2019-10-09
An analyst with the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) employee has been arrested and indicted on federal charges of leaking top secret classified information to a journalist he was reportedly intimately involved with. | Henry Kyle Frese, a 30-year-old counter-terrorism analyst, had a top secret clearance at the DIA and worked there as a contractor since January 2017 before becoming a full-time employee. | A criminal indictment made public on Wednesday says that one reporter wrote at least eight articl…
rt.com/usa/470569-dia-frese-leaks-arrested/

The Espionage Act Is Again Deployed Against a Government Official Leaking to the Media
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-10-09
The Justice Department on Wednesday announced its eighth prosecution under President Donald Trump for leaking sensitive information to the media, expanding a crackdown on press disclosures that began during the Obama administration and has only accelerated under Trump. | In an eight-page indictment unsealed on Wednesday, prosecutors alleged that Henry Kyle Frese, a 30-year-old counterterrorism analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, accessed intelligence reports unrelated to his job and discussed their contents with two reporter…
theintercept.com/2019/10/09/the-espionage-act-is-again-deployed-against-a-government-official-leaking-to-the-media/

Labor unions to join national civil rights conference with Angela Davis in November
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-04
Chicago, IL – Unions are on the march in defense of their members across the country, with the autoworker strike against GM and strike authorization votes by teachers and other city employees in Chicago. Unions are also defending their members when they leave work and find their lives in danger from the very people paid to protect them: the police. | Labor is joining a new effort to hold the police accountable for the killing, wrongful conviction, and even torture of young Blacks and Latinos. On November 22-24, veteran human rights activist Angela Davis will be in Chicago to re-establish the National Alliance Ag…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/10/4/labor-unions-join-national-civil-rights-conference-angela-davis-november

Young Lords remember martyrs and march for the future
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-03
Chicago, IL – A standing room only crowd filled the Holy Covenant United Methodist Church on September 29 to commemorate Reverend Bruce Johnson and Eugenia Johnson. The reverend and his wife Eugenia were remembered for supporting the Young Lords and their role in the struggle against poverty, war and oppression. They were savagely murdered in their own home 50 years ago, stabbed to death, during a U.S. government campaign of repression known as COINTELPRO or the Counterintelligence Program. | Ministers of the United Methodist Church, the Bishop of Chicago's Episcopal Church and leaders from the Presbyterian McCo…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/10/3/young-lords-remember-martyrs-and-march-future