2020-05-21: News Headlines

Kerbie Joseph (2020-05-20). NYC police brutality masked as 'public health' measure. liberationnews.org The vast majority of enforcement-related summons and arrests were disproportionately of Black and Brown people.

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-05-20). The Case of General Michael Flynn: The Use of Law as a Political Weapon. thealtworld.com The audacious corruption of the FBI and the US Department of Justice (sic) is demonstrated by their frame-up of the three-star general, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump. | US Department of Justice (DOJ) documents that the department was forced to turn over to General Michael Flynn's attorney reveal that the FBI found no wrongdoing by Flynn in its investigation of him and recommended the investigation be closed. Corrupt FBI official Peter Strzok, a leader of the anti-Trump cabal in the FBI, intervened. Strzok convinced the official managing…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-19). Turn Out the Lights, Russiagate Is Over. strategic-culture.org The possibility that Trump will not chicken out this time, and rather will challenge the Security State looms large since he felt personally under attack. | Ray McGOVERN | Seldom mentioned among the motives behind the persistent drumming on alleged Russian interference was an over-arching need to help the Security State hide their tracks. | The need for a scapegoat to blame for Hillary Clinton's snatching defeat out of the jaws victory also played a role; as did the need for the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex (MICIMATT) to keep front and center in the minds of Ame…

Staff (2020-05-20). Trump's Assaults on Government Watchdogs Expose His Authoritarian Ambitions. truthout.org It has nearly reached the point of being a parlor game: Which government watchdog will Donald Trump Before this past Friday, Trump had already sacked three of them. Intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson, who handled the Ukraine whistleblower complaint that led to the impeachment, got bounced on April 3. | Glenn Fine, the Defense Department's acting inspector genera…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-05-20). Podcast: Britain's brains, COVID-19 at the GP, and a green economic recovery. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: Britain's intelligence and mental health, COVID-19's impact on primary care, and a sustainable economic recovery after the pandemic.

RT (2020-05-21). Palestinians 'suspend contacts with CIA' after ending security coordination with US and Israel. rt.com The Palestinians have suspended communications with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after announcing an end to security coordination with Israel and the United States, a Palestinian official said on Thursday. The move comes in protest at Israeli proposals to annex territory in the West Bank, according to Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization. | The official said Washington had been informed of the decision after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday his administration was no longer committed to agreements with Israel and the US, including on security coo…