2020-01-22: Social Media Postees

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The People of Colombia are Cracking the Walls of War and Authoritarianism
Justin Podur | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-22
The protests that started with the national strike called by Colombia's central union on November 21 to protest pension reforms and the broken promises of the peace accords have persisted for two months and grown into a protest against the whole establishment. And the protests have continued into the new year and show no signs…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/22/the-people-of-colombia-are-cracking-the-walls-of-war-and-authoritarianism/

A Torturer Meets His Victims: CIA Psychologist Defends Brutal Methods at Guantánamo Military Hearing
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-22
On Tuesday, the psychologist identified as the "architect" of the CIA's torture program testified for the first time to the war court at Guantánamo Bay. James Mitchell was in the courtroom for a pretrial hearing for five 9/11 suspects who had been subject to torture, euphemistically called "enhanced interrogation techniques." Mitchell and his partner, Dr. Bruce Jessen, were paid $81 million to help design the CIA's torture methods, including some of the agency's most abusive tactics. The pair had no prior experience in interrogation. At the hearing, Mitchell reportedly told defense lawyers he only came to Guantán…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/22/cia_torture_program_guantanamo_bay

Hard Evidence on Torture and Ill-Treatment Against Palestinian Detainees at Israeli Interrogation Centers
Addameer | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
Since its creation, the occupying state developed and enforced laws and practices that led to both the systematic use of torture and to absolute impunity for the perpetrator of this crime. There has never been any individual or agency held …
globalresearch.ca/addameer-collects-hard-evidence-torture-ill-treatment-committed-against-palestinian-detainees-israeli-interrogation-centers/5701367

The Trump Coup to Come
Paul Street | truthdig.com | 2020-01-21
America's political authoritarianism comes in different, yet combined, mutually reinforcing forms. We have the neofascist authoritarianism of the white nationalist Republican Party, its Great Dog-Wagging God in the White House and his cultish, white-Amerikaner base. | Donald Trump may well not leave the White House without a dangerous fight if he is bested in the Electoral College in November. In his book…
truthdig.com/articles/the-trump-coup-to-come/

Following mutiny by al-Bashir loyalists, Sudan appoints new intelligence chief
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-21
The resignation of Sudan's intelligence chief Abu Bakr Mustafa was accepted on January 16, Thursday, after the suppression of the mutiny led by military officers of the country's General Intelligence Service (GIS). The GIS was previously known as the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) under the regime of ousted president Omar al-Bashir. | Lt-Gen Jamal Abdel-Majeed Qasim Alsayed, the head of military intelligence since October 29, 2019, was appointed as the new director of GIS on the same day. Alsayed was a major general in the army when he was removed from the security force by Omar al-Bashir, who…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/21/following-mutiny-by-al-bashir-loyalists-sudan-appoints-new-intelligence-chief/

A Show Trial? As Trump Impeachment Trial Begins, Mitch McConnell Accused of Staging a Cover-Up
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-21
The Senate opens the third impeachment trial of a U.S. president in the country's history Tuesday, marking a historic day in Washington. Under proposed rules by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, each side will be given 24 hours over two days for opening arguments, after which senators will have 16 hours for questions and four hours for debate. The Senate will then vote on whether to hear from any new witnesses. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has said McConnell is trying to rush the impeachment process, while House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff, who is one of the impeachment managers, has accused the…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/21/trump_impeachment_trial_us_senate

'Critical Moment' as Two Key Architects of CIA Torture Program Testify Under Oath in Guantanamo Bay
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-21
Human rights groups marked a significant "moment of reckoning" on Tuesday for the U.S. torture program which was used by the CIA following the September 11 attacks, as the two psychologists who developed the program arrived in Guantanamo Bay to testify under oath. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/torture_protest.jpeg
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The people of Colombia are cracking up the walls of war and authoritarianism
Justin Podur | mronline.org | 2020-01-20
The protests that started with the national strike called by Colombia's central union on November 21 to protest pension reforms and the broken promises of the peace accords have persisted for two months and grown into a protest against the whole establishment. And the protests have continued into the new year and show no signs […] | Source…
mronline.org/2020/01/20/the-people-of-colombia-are-cracking-up-the-walls-of-war-and-authoritarianism/

The People of Colombia Are Cracking Up the Walls of War and Authoritarianism
Justin Podur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-20
The protests that started with the national strike called by Colombia's central union on November 21 to protest pension reforms and the broken promises of the peace accords have persisted for two months and grown into a protest against the …
globalresearch.ca/people-colombia-cracking-up-walls-war-authoritarianism/5701116

Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. | In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented.
imemc.org/article/severe-torture-in-israeli-prisons-targets-palestinian-steadfastness-walid-hanatsheh-samer-arbeed-mays-abu-ghosh-and-more/

The Battle to Impeach Trump Is Part of a Global Struggle for Democracy
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-19
The impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump

Syrian conflict has 'erased' children's dreams: new UN report
news.un.org | 2020-01-16
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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1055412

Trump Escalates Authoritarian Tone in Milwaukee Rally
Roger Bybee | progressive.org | 2020-01-15
In the President's view, the Democratic Party is a malicious, disloyal force with sinister and destructive plans for the nation.
progressive.org/dispatches/trump-launches-new-escalation-of-authoritarian-tone-in-milwaukee-bybee-200115/

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