2019-10-18: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-10-18). UN official's briefing on torture of Assange boycotted by US media. wsws.org The media silence is a continuation of its complicity in what UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer has described as the "public mobbing" of Assange.

orion edmonson (2019-10-18). Basta Weekly Save Chelsea from Torture and Death Vigil&Music. indybay.org MacArthur & Fruitvale Oakland 94602…

Staff (2019-10-18). Is Trump More Concerned With Erdoƒüan Relationship Than With Kurdish Lives? truthout.org After meeting with Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara on Thursday, Turkish officials agreed to temporarily pause Turkey's invasion of the Rojava autonomous region in northeast Syria in exchange for the lifting of U.S. sanctions. While the agreement may prevent further bloodshed and blunt a growing humanitarian crisis, it represents a victory for Turkey's authoritarian president and a setback for Syrian Kurdish militias that allied with the United States in the fight against ISIS. | The Syrian D…

Matthew Cole (2019-10-17). Trump Sent Attorney General William 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.

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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