2020-07-17: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-17). The Downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17: The Quest for Truth and Justice. Review of the Evidence. globalresearch.ca The MH17 Inquiry has been conducted in an insidious fashion. Important pieces of evidence including eye witness reports, audio & video material transmitted through Ukraine Intelligence (SBU) have been manipulated or excluded from the Dutch inquiry, which largely endorses Washington's accusations directed against Moscow.

Staff (2020-07-17). Police Punish And Wall Street Profits. therealnews.com Taxpayers are paying double for police brutality settlements thanks to local governments buying bonds from Wall Street to cover payouts. San Diego cop watcher Kat from Irate Productions discusses recent police harassment of unarmed residents.

Helen Buyniski (2020-07-17). "The Russians Are Coming", Again! Poorly Understood Cybercrimes Play Perfectly into Political Agendas. globalresearch.ca Foreign hackers are determined as ever to steal technology, meddle in elections and skew foreign policy, but fear not! The CIA has apparently been authorized to deliver preemptive cyber-strikes based on partisan mythmaking. | US, UK and Canadian intelligence dropped a …

Claudia Drdul (2020-07-16). Thousands gather in Martinez to condemn white supremacy and police brutality. liberationnews.org A July 12 action in Martinez, California, protested against white-nationalist fliers distributed within the small Bay Area community.

WSWS (2020-07-16). Federal agents in Portland, Oregon shoot and critically injure protester. wsws.org Portland is being used by the Trump administration as a test case for the deployment of heavily armed federal agents to suppress popular protests against police brutality.

Ken Klippenstein (2020-07-16). US Intelligence Turns to the Boogaloo Movement. thenation.com US Intelligence Turns to the Boogaloo Movement…

Fred Weir (2020-07-15). For Russian Experts, Taliban Bounty Report Just Doesn't Make Sense. anti-empire.com From the very start of the American-led invasion of Afghanistan almost 19 years ago, Russian experts were shaking their heads and However, the Kremlin warmly welcomed the occupation. It provided intelligence and

RT (2020-07-15). Russia to blame for landmines found in Libya, says US Africa Command in another self-serving 'bombshell'. rt.com As warring Libyan factions seek aid from Turkey and Egypt, AFRICOM is blaming Russia for landmines that were found near Tripoli in yet another alarmist 'intelligence assessment' aimed at getting US troops sent back to Africa. | On Wednesday, AFRICOM posted four photos of booby-trapped debris found between Tripoli and Sirte last month, as the Libyan National Army (LNA) retreated before the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). The landmines used to rig the explosives were "assessed to have been introduced into Libya by the Wagner Group," a mercenary outfit AFRICOM insists is acting on behalf of th…

Jeffrey C. Isaac (2020-07-15). The 'Letter on Justice and Open Debate' Should Be Seen as a Stance Against Trumpian Authoritarianism. commondreams.org Protesters marched in Manhattan in May of 2017 to protest a presidential visit. (Photo: Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/sad_0.jpg

Teddy Duncan (2020-07-15). The terms of the protests: Systemic and institutional reform. nationofchange.org People may even want different things, such as more radical change like abolishing the police entirely, but these ten proposed changes are a crucial contribution to the conversation of what to do about police brutality in America.

WSWS (2020-07-15). German state intelligence agency deletes data of right-wing extremists. wsws.org There are close links between Germany's secret services, its government and the right-wing extremist milieu not only in Saxony, but throughout the country.

WSWS (2020-07-15). The blinding of Gustavo Gatica and the return to unrestrained police state violence in Chile. wsws.org The Chilean security forces enjoy a level of immunity not seen since the 17-year military dictatorship, when thousands were arrested, tortured, killed and disappeared.

_____ (2020-07-15). NYT Acknowledges Coup In Bolivia While Shirking Blame For Its Supporting Role. popularresistance.org The New York Times (6/7/20) declared that an Organization of American States (OAS) report alleging fraud in the 2019 Bolivian presidential elections—which was used as justification for a bloody, authoritarian coup d'etat in November 2019—was fundamentally flawed. | The Times reported the findings of a new study by independent researchers; the Times brags of contributing to it by sharing data it "obtained from Bolivian electoral authorities," though this data has been publicly available since before the 2019 coup. | The article never uses the word "coup"—it says that President Evo Morales was "pu…

sputniknews (2020-07-15). Trump Says Cities Run by Dems Are 'Out of Control', Like 'War Zones', Vows to Take Action Next Week. sputniknews.com On Monday, US President Donald Trump said that federal forces could be sent to major cities to quell a wave of criminal violence, which, he said, is "worse than Afghanistan, worse than any war zone", accusing Democratic lawmakers of exploiting resentment caused by nationwide anti-racism and anti-police-brutality protests for political gain.

sputniknews (2020-07-15). George Floyd's Family Files Lawsuit Against Minneapolis, Ex-Police Officers Over Fatal Arrest. sputniknews.com The killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis in May triggered nationwide anti-police-brutality protests in the US and in many major cities around the world. The four officers involved in the killing were fired and later charged with criminal counts, with the officer filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck charged with second-degree murder.

RT (2020-07-14). The future is here? Lifelike robot said to resemble 'average Russian woman' takes up civil service role in Urals. rt.com A humanoid robot, apparently modeled on a typical Russian woman, has begun providing services to the public at a government office in Perm, a large city approximately 1,100 kilometers east of Moscow. | The 'bionic person' was designed with bureaucracy in mind. Adopting the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk, it could signal yet another example of what humanity faces in a post-Covid world. | According to its creators from Russian robotics startup Promobot, the robot's appearance was generated by artificial intelligence analysis of thousands of females. | The robot, with long blond hair and brown eyes, is capa…

Fight Back (2020-07-14). Cop tells man he's about to kill, 'You're about to die, my friend'. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Protesters gathered in front of Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill's office, July 8, to demand justice for Bryan Valencia and Chad Breinholt and all victims of police violence. Protesters chanted, "Justice for Chad Breinholt!" and "Justice for Bryan Valencia," as posters with the same demands were hung on the DA's office building. | Utah Against Police Brutality (UAPB) called the rally to bring attention to these two local cases that have not had the same spotlight as some other local and national police killings. | Breinholt was killed by West Valley City police inside of West Valle…