2020-09-02: News Headlines

RT (2020-09-02). Amazon seeks intelligence analysts to track down 'labor organizing threats,' calls job listings a mistake after backlash. rt.com Amazon is in search of "intelligence analysts" capable of tracing "threats" from organized labor, according to two recently surfaced job listings, which the company swiftly deleted after they received attention from the press. | The

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-02). The U.S. is determined to make Julian Assange pay for exposing the cruelty of its war on Iraq. mronline.org On September 7, 2020, Julian Assange will leave his cell in Belmarsh Prison in London and attend a hearing that will determine his fate.

BayAction2FreeAssange (2020-09-02). Monday 9/7: Global Stand 4 Assange- Save His Life & Journalism. indybay.org Please join us live or virtually in vital actions as the farce trial of Assange and journalism starts in the UK: | Sept 7 Noon -2pm Outside: | British Consolute San Francisco | 1 Sansome St. | San Francisco 94104…

Anonymouse (2020-09-02). Monday 9/7: Stand Up for Julian Assange & All Journalists, Sept. 7, 2020, 12 noon. indybay.org Santa Cruz Clock Tower, top of Pacific Avenue, at Front St., Santa Cruz…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2020-09-02). Global Stand 4 Assange- Save His Life & Journalism. indybay.org Please join us live or virtually in vital actions as the farce trial of Assange and journalism starts in the UK: | Sept 7 Noon -2pm Outside: | British Consolute San Francisco | 1 Sansome St. | San Francisco 94104…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2020-09-02). A Call 4 Artists to Bring Your Art to Action. indybay.org Please bring your art to the event: | Global Stand 4 Assange- Save His Life & Journalism | Sept 7 Noon -2pm Outside: | British Consolute San Francisco | 1 Sansome St. | San Francisco 94104…

Jonathan Cook (2020-09-02). For Years, Journalists cheered Assange's Abuse: Now They've Paved his Path to a US Gulag. dissidentvoice.org Court hearings in Britain over the US administration's extradition case against Julian Assange begin in earnest next week. The decade-long saga that brought us to this point should appall anyone who cares about our increasingly fragile freedoms. A journalist and publisher has been deprived of his liberty for 10 years. According to UN experts, he …

Melvin Goodman (2020-09-02). The Twilight of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. counterpunch.org It is time for the United States to debate the downsizing, if not the dissolution, of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). U.S. national security would be strengthened by the demise of NATO because Washington would no longer have to guarantee the security of 14 Central and East European nations, including the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. European defense coordination and integration would be more manageable without the participation of authoritarian governments in Poland and Hungary. Key West European nations presumably would favor getting out from under the use of U.S. military powe…

WSWS (2020-09-02). Trump visits Kenosha to defend killer police and vigilantes. wsws.org Trump's efforts to project an image of authoritarian strength during his visit were belied by the extraordinary security measures taken to wall him off from the population.

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-01). The US is determined to make Julian Assange pay for exposing the cruelty of its war on Iraq. peoplesdispatch.org With Julian Assange's extradition trial set to begin on September 7, Vijay Prashad discusses Assange's heroic work in exposing US war crimes and the heavy price he has paid for it…

Ralph Nader (2020-09-01). Democrats Must Demolish Trump's Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia. zcomm.org Donald Trump continually breaks multiple laws. Yet the serial lawbreaking, lying Trump is playing the "law and order" card against street protestors reacting to fatal cases of police brutality…

WSWS (2020-09-01). New Jersey teen billed $2,500 for organizing a protest. wsws.org Emily Gil, a recent high school graduate, was charged $2,500 for "police overtime" after she organized a protest in the town of Englewood Cliffs calling for affordable housing and an end to police brutality.

WSWS (2020-09-01). Human rights lawsuits used by Chilean "left" to mask preparations for authoritarian rule. wsws.org Amid a growing threat of police-state dictatorship, it once again falls on the Chilean parliamentary "left" and its satellite organisations to conceal the class nature of the capitalist state.

Fight Back (2020-09-01). Denver commemorates 50th Anniversary of Chicano Moratorium. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – On August 29, over 100 people gathered in La Raza Park in Denver to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium and to express solidarity with current movements against police brutality and for social justice. | The Chicano Moratorium was a march held on August 29, 1970 in East Los Angeles to protest against the high casualty rate of Chicanos in the Vietnam War. The protest also denounced the racist military draft and police brutality and oppression of Chicanos. Over 30,000 Chicanos and supporters from all over the U.S. turned out for the historic march. The LAPD and sheriffs brutally…

Miles Mogulescu (2020-09-01). A United Front Is the Right Strategy to Defeat Authoritarianism. commondreams.org "I believe those on the activist and antiracist left must unite with all who are willing to fight Trump—whether they're liberals, moderates, or even anti-Trump conservatives—to defeat Trump in November," writes Mogulescu. (Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/votehimout.jpg

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-31). Waiting for the Old Bailey: Julian Assange and Britain's Judicial Establishment. counterpunch.org On September 7, Julian Assange will be facing another round of gruelling extradition proceedings, in the Old Bailey, part of a process that has become a form of gradual state-sanctioned torture. The US Department of Justice hungers for their man. The UK prison authorities are doing little to protect his health. The end result, should

Emile Schepers (2020-08-31). Fears of a 'police coup' against Black elected officials in Portsmouth, Virginia. peoplesworld.org PORTSMOUTH, Va.—Strange things have been going on in the city of Portsmouth, population 95,000, in southeastern Virginia. There is even talk of a "police coup d'état" to remove Black elected officials from office, and thus to thwart efforts at criminal justice reform in the state legislature. In March, the well-regarded police chief, Toya Chapman, who …

teleSUR (2020-08-31). Tiktok Deal Entails China's Approval Under Revised Catalogue. telesurenglish.net Regarding the selling of TikTok's operation in the United States, its parent company ByteDance will need to comply with approval procedures under China's latest revision to the catalogue of technologies that are subject to export bans or restrictions | RELATED: | "As a fast-growing innovative enterprise, ByteDance has many cutting-edge technologies in artificial intelligence and other fields, and some technologies may have been covered by…

Ed Rampell (2020-08-31). 'Our Battle for Truth': An Interview with Maria Ressa. progressive.org The Filipina journalist discusses "digital authoritarians" and freedom of the press as showcased in new documentary "A Thousand Cuts."

_____ (2020-08-31). Know Your Rights — Don't Talk To Cops At The Airport. popularresistance.org "Have you ever been arrested for a crime?" I wasn't surprised that was the first question. I've said consistently over the past eight years that I wear my conviction for blowing the whistle on the CIA's torture program like a badge of honor. I said so on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and NBC's Today Show. It's no secret. "I'm going to tell you guys exactly the same thing that I tell your friends at Dulles Airport when they harass me. I'm represented by counsel. I don't talk to cops. You have no right to detain me. I'm a journalist and I'm going to write about this incident using your true names. And you have no legal righ…

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Iraqi forces capture 12 ISIL terrorists in Al Anbar Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep.01 (MNA) — Intelligence forces of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior have arrested 12 ISIL terrorist elements in Al Anbar Province.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Video Shows Moment Before Deadly Portland Shooting Amid Rival BLM, Pro-Trump Protests. sputniknews.com A man was shot dead in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night as violence erupted between supporters of President Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters. The city has become a flashpoint for demonstrations against police brutality and racism since the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May.

sputniknews (2020-08-31). Iran's Zarif Blasts Washington's 'All Options on the Table' Approach to Own Citizens in Portland. sputniknews.com Portland became an epicenter of protests against police brutality and racism in the wake of the killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis in late May. The West Coast city has also been a major flashpoint for violence between rioting demonstrators, local police, federal law enforcement, and more recently, pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters.

Staff (2020-08-31). Intelligence Officials Scale Back Election Security Briefings Ahead of Election. truthout.org House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) "This intelligence paid for by taxpayers doesn't belong…

South Front (2020-08-30). Video: UAE and Israel Plan to Create Intelligence Bases on Yemen's Socotra Island. globalresearch.ca Israel and the United Arab Emirates are going to create a military intelligence-gathering infrastructure on Yemen's Socotra Island, according to Arab and French sources. | The 3,650km2 island, located south of the Yemeni mainland in the Indian Ocean, overlooks the Bab …

Fight Back (2020-08-30). Tampa protest demands justice for Jacob Blake and community control of the police. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On August 28, around 70 protesters demanded justice for Jacob Blake at an event by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBCAC). Blake was a Black man shot seven times in the back by Officer Rusten Sheskey in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His murder sparked a massive rebellion in Kenosha and protests in other cities across the country. | In addition to demanding justice Jacob Blake, demonstrators also demanded justice for victims of police brutality in Tampa, including justice for Jonas Joseph, Josiah Pinner and Andrew Joseph III. | David Jones, member of TB…

Donald Monaco (2020-08-30). The Twilight of Democracy in the United States. Architecture of a Totalitarian Police State. globalresearch.ca The United States has erected the legal and institutional architecture of a totalitarian police state. | Institutionally, the national security autocracy has merged with the military, law enforcement and a vast private intelligence network to create a massive physical apparatus of …

R. Robertson (2020-08-30). Protesters in Oakland Decry Police Brutality During Historic Week. indybay.org Moved by anger after police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot Jacob Blake numerous times in the back, protesters demonstrated with outrage on Aug 26 in Oakland. Protests continued through the week.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-08-30). Democrats Condemn 'Shocking Abdication' of Responsibility as Intelligence Officials Scale Back Election Security Briefings. commondreams.org House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) indicated on Sunday that his committee may subpoena intelligence officials, following Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe's announcement that regular election security briefings will be scaled back ahead of the general election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/john_ratcliffe_ron_wyden_0.jpg

_____ (2020-08-29). Assange 'In A Lot Of Pain' Says Partner After Prison Visit. popularresistance.org Julian Assange's partner has visited him in prison for the first time in almost six months, and said he looked much thinner than last time she saw him. | Stella Moris took the couple's two young children to meet their father, who is being held in Belmarsh Prison in south-east London, awaiting an extradition hearing on behalf of the United States government. | Ms Moris and the WikiLeaks founder had to wear face masks and visors for the 20-minute meeting and were not allowed to touch each other. "We had to keep social distancing and Julian was told he would have to self-isolate for two weeks if he touched the child…

WSWS (2020-08-29). Labor MP denounces Australian government's refusal to defend Julian Assange. wsws.org Labor parliamentarian Julian Hill could just as well have condemned his own party's refusal to oppose the unprecedented persecution of the WikiLeaks publisher.

_____ (2020-08-29). Venezuela: Aggression In October? popularresistance.org A US-sponsored military aggression against Venezuela could take place before the November 3 elections in that country. On August 22, Admiral Remigio Ceballos, chief of the strategic operational command of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), said that "The international intelligence agencies allied to Venezuela inform us that Colombia is preparing an aggression, and the FANB will respond with force and forcefulness to any aggression against the sovereignty and independence of Venezuela, under the command of our Commander in Chief Nicolas Maduro Moros". Coinciding with this, they met in Bogotá with Presiden…

WSWS (2020-08-29). US government executes only Native American prisoner on federal death row. wsws.org Under the pro-death penalty, law and order administration of President Trump, the federal government has executed more inmates this year than in all previous 56 years combined.