Daily Archives: October 24, 2019

2019-10-24: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-24). Pence blasts US corporations for bowing to China — says they should bow to Washington instead. rt.com US corporations "should stand up for American values," but instead they are "wholly owned" by the "authoritarian regime" in China, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech, singling out Nike and the NBA for criticism. | China has been trying to export its domestic censorship by playing on corporate greed and pressuring corporate America to toe the party line, the VP argued, in a speech on US-China relations on Thursday. As examples, he brought up the basketball league penalizing a manager after comments made in support of protesters in Hong Kong, at which Chinese authorities were offended. | "Some of the NBA…

Nozomi Hayase (2019-10-24). Assange's Extradition Is a Case About the Crimes of Empire. commondreams.org UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, who has been deeply concerned about the treatment of Assange and his health, has been warning the public that Assange has been subjected to psychological torture.(Photo: David G Silvers. Cancillería del Ecuador) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/14933990406_d5246b7349_c.jpg

orion edmonson (2019-10-24). Basta friday Weekly Save Chelsea from Torture and Death Vigil&Music. indybay.org MACARTHUR AND FRUITVALE OAKAND 94602…

James C. Nelson (2019-10-24). A Blatant Disregard for Human Dignity. counterpunch.org It says a lot about one's government when ordinary citizens petition the United Nations stop human torture by their government's leaders. Yet that is exactly what a number of Montanans have done. On Oct. 9, 149 ordinary Montana citizens sent their letter to the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights. The letter asks her More

Staff (2019-10-24). Turkish Invasion of Syria Is Latest Chapter in History of US Betraying Kurds. truthout.org Janine Jackson: As we record on October 17, Turkey continues its offensive in northern Syria, a move seen as greenlighted by Donald Trump's early October removal of some US troops from the area. Trump's acti…

Staff (2019-10-24). Headlines for October 24, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Lifts Sanctions on Turkey, Citing Ceasefire Agreement, Republican Lawmakers Disrupt Closed-Door Impeachment Hearing, Trump's Lawyer Argues the President Can't Be Prosecuted for Murder, Death Toll in Chile Protests Rises to 18 as Human Rights Groups Allege Torture, Spain Removes Remains of Francisco Franco from National Mausoleum, Julian Assange Appears Frail and Confused in London Court Hearing, 39 Bodies Found in Tractor-Trailer in Southeast England, Honduran Woman's Lawsuit Claims Years of Sexual Assault by ICE Agent, Immigrant Worker Injured in New Orleans Hotel Collapse Arrested by ICE, California Utili…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-23). Betty McCollum Is Pushing Congress to Stop Subsidizing the Torture of Palestinian Children. mintpressnews.com "The legislation I am introducing is expressly intended to end U.S. support and funding for Israel's systematic military detention, interrogation, abuse, torture, and prosecution of Palestinian children." – Betty McCollum…

RT (2019-10-23). Republicans STORM secure Capitol chamber where Democrats held 'impeachment' hearing. rt.com Demanding transparency in the impeachment probe of US President Donald Trump, GOP lawmakers stormed the secure room inside the Capitol where Democrats were interrogating a Pentagon official, derailing the proceedings. | Led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), two dozen Republican members of Congress made their way into the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) on Wednesday, as House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-California) was about to open a hearing where Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Laura Cooper was due to testify. | "Adam Schiff's impeachment inquiry has been marked by secret intervi…

Staff (2019-10-23). Republicans Storm Closed Door Impeachment Hearing. therealnews.com Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Cooper arrives to testify at deposition as part of Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill in Washington REUTERS/Carlos Jasso | Republicans stormed the House Intelligence Committee's Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on Wednesday as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper was due to testify at a closed-door deposition. Cooper's testimony, which was delayed as a result of Wednesday's actions but resumed later that afternoon, is part of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. | It happened a day after William B. Taylor Jr., the acting U.S. ambassador to Uk…

teleSUR (2019-10-23). Chile Protesters Tortured, Sexually Abused by Police: Report. telesurenglish.net The National Institute of Human Rights in Chile (INDH) has confirmed that they have received cases of possible torture at the hands of the authorities amid protests that began against public transport fare hikes but have extended into an uprising against President Piñera's neoliberal policies. | RELATED: | Chile: General Strike Begins as Piñera Asks for Forgiveness

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-23). She Deserves Our Support: Betty McCollum Wants US to Stop Subsidizing Torture of Palestinian Children. dissidentvoice.org In December 2018, 17-year-old Palestinian teen, Ayham Sabah, was sentenced by an Israeli military court to 35 years in prison for his alleged role in a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli soldier in an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Sabah was only 14 years old when the alleged attack took place. Another alleged attacker, Omar …

The Canary (2019-10-22). Shamima Begum exposed to real risk of torture or death, court told. thecanary.co The decision to revoke the British citizenship of Shamima Begum — one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Isis / Isil) — has exposed her to a "real risk" of torture or death, a court has heard.Begum left the UK in February 2015 and lived under Daesh rule for more than three years. She was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February this year.Former home secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her British citizenship, a decision her lawyers argue was unlawful as it rendered her stateless. Such a decision is lawful only if an individual is entitled to…

Gary Leupp (2019-10-22). The Kurds as U.S. Sacrificial Lambs. counterpunch.org How often have we heard in the last few days—from countless retired military officers and intelligence officials, security analysts, think tank talking heads—that the Kurds in Syria "died for us"? You know, sort of like Jesus on the cross?nAs though in fighting ISIL–a grotesque by-product of the criminal U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003–the Syrian Kurds were doing anything other than protecting their homeland? More

RT (2019-10-22). Pentagon to create 'AI assistant' to help tank crews navigate & MAKE DECISIONS in battle. rt.com The US Army is working on all-seeing artificial intelligence that would analyze combat data and calculate how to gain supremacy in tank warfare. The project was launched amid growing concerns about using AI in real war. | The brand new program, dubbed Project Quarterback, is aimed at providing tank crews with an AI assistant that would gather all available battlefield data, analyze it and suggest the best way to take out an enemy, Defense One reported. The effort would radically speed up the decision-making in combat, as the AI would collect data from satellites, drones, radars and soldiers' body cams. | "Simp…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-21). Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

David Penner (2019-10-21). Drug Dealers, Polluters and Sex Traffickers: Welcome to Oligarch Cloud Cuckoo Land. dissidentvoice.org Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. — Henry VIII (IV.ii.) The notion that American oligarchs amass great wealth due to their extraordinary intelligence has become a deeply engrained tenet of liberal fundamentalist dogma. For in order for neoliberalism to maintain popular support it is necessary that the media relentlessly …

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Assange's Extradition Is a Case About the Crimes of Empire
Nozomi Hayase | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, who has been deeply concerned about the treatment of Assange and his health, has been warning the public that Assange has been subjected to psychological torture.(Photo: David G Silvers. Cancillería del Ecuador) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/14933990406_d5246b7349_c.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/24/assanges-extradition-case-about-crimes-empire?cd-origin=rss

Pence blasts US corporations for bowing to China — says they should bow to Washington instead
rt.com | 2019-10-24
US corporations "should stand up for American values," but instead they are "wholly owned" by the "authoritarian regime" in China, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech, singling out Nike and the NBA for criticism. | China has been trying to export its domestic censorship by playing on corporate greed and pressuring corporate America to toe the party line, the VP argued, in a speech on US-China relations on Thursday. As examples, he brought up the basketball league penalizing a manager after comments made in support of protesters in Hong Kong, at which Chinese authorities were offended. | "Some of the NBA…
rt.com/news/471765-pence-china-nba-nike/

Basta friday Weekly Save Chelsea from Torture and Death Vigil&Music
orion edmonson | indybay.org | 2019-10-24
MACARTHUR AND FRUITVALE OAKAND 94602…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/24/18827571.php

A Blatant Disregard for Human Dignity
James C. Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
It says a lot about one's government when ordinary citizens petition the United Nations stop human torture by their government's leaders. Yet that is exactly what a number of Montanans have done. On Oct. 9, 149 ordinary Montana citizens sent their letter to the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights. The letter asks her…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/24/a-blatant-disregard-for-human-dignity/

Chile Protesters Tortured, Sexually Abused by Police: Report
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-23
The National Institute of Human Rights in Chile (INDH) has confirmed that they have received cases of possible torture at the hands of the authorities amid protests that began against public transport fare hikes but have extended into an uprising against President Piñera's neoliberal policies. | RELATED: | Chile: General Strike Begins as Piñera Asks for Forgiveness…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Protesters-Tortured-Sexually-Abused-by-Security-Forces-Report-20191023-0006.html

Betty McCollum Is Pushing Congress to Stop Subsidizing the Torture of Palestinian Children
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-23
"The legislation I am introducing is expressly intended to end U.S. support and funding for Israel's systematic military detention, interrogation, abuse, torture, and prosecution of Palestinian children." – Betty McCollum…
mintpressnews.com/betty-mccollum-bill-military-aid-to-israel-human-rights/262462/

She Deserves Our Support: Betty McCollum Wants US to Stop Subsidizing Torture of Palestinian Children
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-23
In December 2018, 17-year-old Palestinian teen, Ayham Sabah, was sentenced by an Israeli military court to 35 years in prison for his alleged role in a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli soldier in an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Sabah was only 14 years old when the alleged attack took place. Another alleged attacker, Omar …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/she-deserves-our-support-betty-mccollum-wants-us-to-stop-subsidizing-torture-of-palestinian-children/

Republicans Storm Closed Door Impeachment Hearing
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-23
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Cooper arrives to testify at deposition as part of Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill in Washington REUTERS/Carlos Jasso | Republicans stormed the House Intelligence Committee's Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on Wednesday as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper was due to testify at a closed-door deposition. Cooper's testimony, which was delayed as a result of Wednesday's actions but resumed later that afternoon, is part of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. | It happened a day after William B. Taylor Jr., the acting U.S. ambassador to Uk…
therealnews.com/columns/republicans-upset-house-democrats-closed-door-hearing

Republicans STORM secure Capitol chamber where Democrats held 'impeachment' hearing
rt.com | 2019-10-23
Demanding transparency in the impeachment probe of US President Donald Trump, GOP lawmakers stormed the secure room inside the Capitol where Democrats were interrogating a Pentagon official, derailing the proceedings. | Led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), two dozen Republican members of Congress made their way into the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) on Wednesday, as House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-California) was about to open a hearing where Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Laura Cooper was due to testify. | "Adam Schiff's impeachment inquiry has been marked by secret intervi…
rt.com/usa/471686-republicans-scif-impeachment-congress/

Shamima Begum exposed to real risk of torture or death, court told
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-22
The decision to revoke the British citizenship of Shamima Begum — one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Isis / Isil) — has exposed her to a "real risk" of torture or death, a court has heard.Begum left the UK in February 2015 and lived under Daesh rule for more than three years. She was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February this year.Former home secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her British citizenship, a decision her lawyers argue was unlawful as it rendered her stateless. Such a decision is lawful only if an individual is entitled to…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/22/shamima-begum-exposed-to-real-risk-of-torture-or-death-court-told/

The Kurds as U.S. Sacrificial Lambs
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-22
How often have we heard in the last few days—from countless retired military officers and intelligence officials, security analysts, think tank talking heads—that the Kurds in Syria "died for us"? You know, sort of like Jesus on the cross?nAs though in fighting ISIL–a grotesque by-product of the criminal U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003–the Syrian Kurds were doing anything other than protecting their homeland?
counterpunch.org/2019/10/22/the-kurds-as-u-s-sacrificial-lambs/

Pentagon to create 'AI assistant' to help tank crews navigate & MAKE DECISIONS in battle
rt.com | 2019-10-22
The US Army is working on all-seeing artificial intelligence that would analyze combat data and calculate how to gain supremacy in tank warfare. The project was launched amid growing concerns about using AI in real war. | The brand new program, dubbed Project Quarterback, is aimed at providing tank crews with an AI assistant that would gather all available battlefield data, analyze it and suggest the best way to take out an enemy, Defense One reported. The effort would radically speed up the decision-making in combat, as the AI would collect data from satellites, drones, radars and soldiers' body cams. | "Simp…
rt.com/usa/471489-pentagon-ai-tank-warfare/

Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/turkey-breaks-ceasefire-us-secures-syrias-oil-assanges-torture-violation-of-rights-exposed/

Drug Dealers, Polluters and Sex Traffickers: Welcome to Oligarch Cloud Cuckoo Land
David Penner | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-21
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. — Henry VIII (IV.ii.) The notion that American oligarchs amass great wealth due to their extraordinary intelligence has become a deeply engrained tenet of liberal fundamentalist dogma. For in order for neoliberalism to maintain popular support it is necessary that the media relentlessly …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/drug-dealers-polluters-and-sex-traffickers-welcome-to-oligarch-cloud-cuckoo-land/