2020-01-18: News Headlines

Brasil de Fato (2020-01-18). Dilma Rousseff: "Torture is about pain and death. They want you to lose your dignity" peoplesdispatch.org Fifty years ago today, on Jan. 16, 1970, the 22-year-old militant Dilma Rousseff was arrested by agents of the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from 1964 and 1985, a period when the country faced a crack down on civil liberties and freedom of speech. The regime persecuted political activists and anyone whose behavior was deemed to deviate from the norm. | "Torture is an extremely complex thing. I think that everyone who went through prison will always bear that mark. I don't like to watch movies where there is torture, for example. It's not that I don't like them. I just don't watch them. I don't want to w…

Staff (2020-01-17). The Cruelty of US Justice System Exposed in a Single Video. therealnews.com A 19-year-old girl was punished with 9 months in a men's jail for spitting at an officer during a mental health crisis. Video reveals the extreme treatment she received and her exclusive interview reveals how law enforcement officers are badly equipped to treat the mentally ill.

RT (2020-01-17). DOJ investigating Comey over role in classified leaks during Clinton email drama — report. rt.com The US Department of Justice has opened a probe into whether former FBI director James Comey leaked details about classified intelligence to reporters covering the Hillary Clinton email server scandal. | Led by federal prosecutors, the inquiry is focused on two 2017 news stories for which Comey is suspected to have been a source, divulging the contents of a classified intelligence document, according to a New York Times report on Thursday. | The pair of stories, published in the Times and the Washington Post in 2017, cited an alleged Russian intelligence document obtained by Dutch security services, which earl…

news.un (2020-01-16). Syrian conflict has 'erased' children's dreams: new UN report. news.un.org Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria have robbed boys and girls of their childhood and subjected them to "unabated violations of their rights", including being killed, maimed, displaced, forced to fight or subjected to torture, rape and sexual slavery.

RT (2020-01-15). Pelosi announces impeachment managers, House votes to send articles to Senate for trial (VIDEO). rt.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named the House Democrats who will serve as seven impeachment managers — or prosecutors outlining the case — in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump. | The case against Trump will be led by California Rep. Adam Schiff, who as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee led the initial impeachment inquiry against Trump. House Judiciary chair Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY) will act as Schiff's second in command. A long-time opponent of Trump, Nadler's committee drafted the articles of impeachment following Schiff's inquiry. | Democratic Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA),…

Fight Back (2020-01-15). Commentary: What justice looks like in Chicago. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – In a pair of upcoming cases, Associate Judge Thomas Hennelly will have the fate of three wrongfully convicted men in his hands. Given who put them behind bars, his rulings could send a signal that Chicago has firmly turned its back on the legacy of police torture and wrongful convictions that hangs over the city. But, given Hennelly's direct involvement in prosecuting police torture victims and his attempt to hide racist constitutional violations, Chicagoans would be remiss to expect impartiality from the bench. | In one of the cases, that of Gerald Reed, Hennelly is deciding whether a man tortured…

Roger Bybee (2020-01-15). Trump Escalates Authoritarian Tone in Milwaukee Rally. progressive.org In the President's view, the Democratic Party is a malicious, disloyal force with sinister and destructive plans for the nation.

Whitney Webb (2020-01-14). How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov't's Most Classified Networks. mintpressnews.com Through its main investors, SoftBank and Lockheed Martin, Cybereason not only has ties to the Trump administration but has its software running on some of the U.S. government's most classified and secretive networks.

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-09). ROCKETS Fired At US In Iraq, US Contractor Was 'Counterintelligence' & US/Iran Gov Coordination? 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 (1/8/19). 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 …

Megha Summer Pappachen & Aviva Levine (2020-01-05). Rally in Chicago against the CAA and police brutality in India. liberationnews.org "The recent steps taken by the Modi government are disastrous for India's minorities and its consequences will amount to nothing short of ethnic cleansing and genocide," said Azhar Ahmad, an organizer with Stand With Kashmir.

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