2019-10-17: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-10-17). UN special rapporteur on torture warns: "Assange will not get a fair trial in Virginia" wsws.org A panel discussion at Columbia University on Tuesday laid bare the fraudulent character of the charges brought against Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning and put the spotlight on those who committed the war crimes that WikiLeaks exposed.

orion edmonson (2019-10-17). Basta Weekly Save Chelsea from Torture and Death Vigil&Music. indybay.org MacArthur & Fruitvale Oakland 94602…

WSWS (2019-10-17). Australia: "Four Corners" program promotes anti-China witch-hunt. wsws.org The program underscores the role of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a mouthpiece for the political establishment and the intelligence agencies.

Matthew Cole (2019-10-17). Trump Sent Attorney General Barr to Rome In Search of a Deep State Plot. Italian Intelligence Says There's Nothing There. theintercept.com Italian spies have told their government that they didn't have a relationship with Joseph Mifsud, a mysterious professor at the heart of the Mueller probe.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-17). John Yoo, Infamous Bush-Era Author of Torture Memos, Dunked on for Claiming US Founders Would Oppose Trump Impeachment. commondreams.org John Yoo, the former Justice Department official who became infamous for authoring the "torture memos" during the George W. Bush administration, provoked ridicule on Thursday after he spoke on behalf of the framers of the U.S. Constitution—suggesting they would object to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/7366169750_53f2abb592_o.png

Michael Welton (2019-10-16). Communist Dictatorship in Our Midst. counterpunch.org the Industrial Revolution upset the great dream of the English Levellers, Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln by denying working people opportunities for economic independence. There was little room for egalitarian forms of self-employment. Now, work demanded that those selling their labour power had to subordinate their work-time to authoritarian bosses. More

WSWS (2019-10-16). Mass strikes and protests force Ecuador's president to cancel austerity decree. wsws.org The demonstrations, which only grew and radicalized as the repression and authoritarian measures escalated, demonstrated the enormous social power of the class struggle.

Staff (2019-10-16). Headlines for October 16, 2019. democracynow.org 12 Democratic Candidates Take to the Stage in Ohio, Pence Heads to Turkey as Erdogan Vows No Ceasefire in Northern Syria, State Dept. Official: White House Put "Three Amigos" in Charge of Ukraine Policy, Activists Arrested in D.C. over Trump Plan to Gut Refugee Resettlement, British Family Detained for a Week After Mistakenly Driving Across U.S.-Canada Border, Egypt Tortured Journalist & Activist Esraa Abdel Fattah in Custody, Worst Fires in Decades Rage Across Lebanon, Mexican Senate Slated to Vote on Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Man Launches Hunger Strike Amid Mohawk Land Dispute with Real Estate Developers, Cal…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-10-15). Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising again in Latin America. dissidentvoice.org (Photo from Dissent Magazine) Once again, the left is rising in Latin America as people revolt against authoritarian regimes, many of whom were put in place by US-supported coups. These regimes have taken International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and are under the thumb of international finance, which is against the interests of people.After the embattled …

Jay Stanley (2019-10-15). 'Smart' Cameras Are Now On the Lookout For Distracted Drivers in Australia. aclu.org "Smart" traffic cameras that use artificial intelligence to try to spot people using cell phones while driving are being rolled out in Australia. The devices take a high-resolution photograph through the front windshield of each passing vehicle, and also capture its license plate. Each photograph is then analyzed by an AI algorithm. If the algorithm decides that the driver is touching a mobile phone, tablet, or another device, it then forwards the photograph to a human reviewer who confirms the violation and issues a citation to the car's registered owner along with a hefty fine. | This technology represents…

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