Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

2020-10-07: News Headlines

Media Lens (2020-10-07). "None Of It Reported": How Corporate Media Buried The Assange Trial. dissidentvoice.org One of the most imposing features of state-corporate propaganda is its incessant, repetitive nature. Over and over again, the 'mainstream' media have to convince the public that 'our' government prioritises the health, welfare and livelihoods of the general population, rather than the private interests of an elite stratum of society that owns and runs all …

Daniel Ellsberg (2020-10-07). On the Assange Extradition and Growing Fascism. zcomm.org If Assange is found guilty of the charges the U.S. government has laid against him, it means that whistleblowing and the publishing of whistleblowers revelations is dead…

Jonathan Cook (2020-10-07). George Monbiot's Excuses for Not Speaking out Loudly in Defence of Assange Simply Won't Wash. dissidentvoice.org Faced with a barrage of criticism from some of his followers, George Monbiot, the Guardian's supposedly fearless, left-wing columnist, offered up two extraordinarily feeble excuses this week for failing to provide more than cursory support for Julian Assange over the past month, as the Wikileaks founder has endured extradition hearings in a London courtroom. The …

MEE staff (2020-10-07). Alleged Islamic State 'Beatles' executioners set to face trial in US, says report. middleeasteye.net Alleged Islamic State 'Beatles' executioners set to face trial in US, says report | El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey face charges in the US over the alleged beheading of a number of journalists and aid workers | Wed, 10/07/2020 – 09: 34 | Pictures of El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey released shortly after their capture by Syrian Kurdish-led forces (AFP) | Two alleged members of an Islamic State (IS)…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-07). Bangladesh erupts against repeated incidents of sexual abuse against women. peoplesdispatch.org On October 5, Monday, hundreds of people protested in Shahbag area of Bangladeshi capital Dhaka after a video of a woman being gangraped and tortured by at least nine men went viral on social media. The incident reportedly took place in Noakhali district's Begumganj upazila on September 2. The victim's 65-year-old father was also assaulted by some of the alleged rapists at his house in Jagannathpur upazila of Sumangunj, as per reports. | Protesters on Monday carried banners demanding the resignation of home minister Asadduzzam Khan for the government's failure to stop sexual violence against women in the country.

Peoples Alliance (2020-10-07). Tuesday 10/13: Authoritarianism: U.S. vs Peoples Republic of China. indybay.org Online. Please use this registration link to get your login information: | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrde-gpzwiE9SU4RKKHdydTu22VpG-z5TW

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-06). A Wrong Turn At Albuquerque: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com If all your rabbit holing through information about conspiracies and establishment power leads you to believe that the world is being secretly rescued by the president of the United States, you made a wrong turn at Albuquerque. | ~ | Really sucks how the US intelligence cartel is going to claim a rival nation interfered in the election no matter who wins in order to advance pre-planned geostrategic agendas and everyone's just going to accept it on faith because they learned nothing these last four years. | Not looking forward to Trump supporters unquestioningly swallowing the narrative that China interfered for B…

Charles Glass (2020-10-06). The Unprecedented and Illegal Campaign to Eliminate Julian Assange. zcomm.org Assange would never receive a fair trial in the U.S., but he's not receiving one in Britain either.

WSWS (2020-10-06). Australian government silent on calls to intervene in defence of Julian Assange. wsws.org The silence of the government and Labor has been a green light for the abuses that Assange has been subjected to over the past month, and the entire US-led campaign to destroy him.

Margaret Flowers (2020-10-06). Julian Assange's Extradition Hearing: The Only Just Outcome Is His Freedom. dissidentvoice.org The testimony portion of the extradition hearing of Julian Assange, taking place in the United Kingdom, concluded after four weeks. Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who presided over the hearing, will not announce her decision until January. Until then, Assange will remain in detention in Belmarsh Prison. Under conditions that violated Assange's rights and his ability to …

WSWS (2020-10-06). Grayzone questions US intelligence claim of "Russian influence campaign" run by PeaceData. wsws.org An article published by Grayzone shows that the website PeaceData—which US intelligence claims was part of a Russian misinformation campaign—was likely a false flag operation aimed at linking left-wing websites with the Moscow government.

MEE staff (2020-10-06). UK academic Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol. middleeasteye.net UK academic Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol | Hedges was detained by the Emirati government in 2018 and says he was kept in solitary confinement and subject to torture | Tue, 10/06/2020 – 17: 46 | Hedges was detained in 2018 when on a doctoral research trip to the Gulf state (AFP/File photo) | A British academic previously jailed in the United Arab Emirates on espionage charges has crit…

Alan MacLeod (2020-10-05). Reporters Claim Facebook is Censoring Information on Julian Assange Case. thealtworld.com "90% of my traffic has just been cut off by what seems to be a general algorithm command of some kind to downplay Assange." "I think it is as simple as that." | MPN— Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and longtime confidant of Julian Assange, has been fastidiously

Craig Murray (2020-10-05). How a Police State Starts. globalresearch.ca On Saturday a small, socially distanced vigil of 18 people for Julian Assange at Piccadilly Circus was broken up by twice that number of police and one elderly man arrested and taken into custody. | The little group of activists have …

Matt Kennard (2020-10-05). Revealed: Key Assange Prosecution Witness Is Part of Academic Cluster Which Has Received Millions of Pounds from UK and US Militaries. globalresearch.ca One of the US prosecution's key medical witnesses in the Julian Assange hearing, who claimed that Assange's risk of suicide is 'manageable' if extradited to the US, works for an academic institute that is funded by the UK Ministry of …

Global Research News (2020-10-05). Selected Articles: Does Trump Really Have COVID or Just a Nasty Cold? globalresearch.ca By

MEE correspondent (2020-10-05). Egypt executes 15 'political prisoners' in new crackdown. middleeasteye.net Egypt executes 15 'political prisoners' in new crackdown | Latest executions raise the total number of political prisoners killed under Sisi's rule to 79, says monitor
| Mon, 10/05/2020 – 16: 26 | Protesters hold a banner reading 'Sisi kills the youth' in front of the Egyptian consulate in Istanbul during a demonstration against executions in Egypt in March 2019 (AFP) | Egyptian aut…

Staff (2020-10-05). This Is Not a Drill: Towards A New Majority. therealnews.com In the final sprint to election day, most organizers are laser-focused on the imperative of defeating the authoritarian threat represented by a second Trump term.

Ian Schwartz (2020-10-05). CIA Director Haspel Personally Blocking Declassification of Documents that Will Reveal Truth About Russiagate. Federalist's Sean Davis. globalresearch.ca "Federalist" co-founder Sean Davis reports that CIA Director Gina Haspel is personally blocking the release of documents that will show "what actually happened" with Russiagate. | "This isn't just a scandal about Democrat projection, this is a scandal about what was …

WSWS (2020-10-05). Leaked FBI report warns of far-right "Boogaloo" violence in advance of election. wsws.org The leaked report follows earlier intelligence assessments that far-right militia violence remains the greatest domestic terrorist threat.

_____ (2020-10-05). Leaked FBI Report Warns Of Far-Right "Boogaloo" Violence Before Election. popularresistance.org A leaked September 29 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intelligence report prepared by the Dallas, Texas, field office warns that leading up to the November election, "boogaloo adherents" and "militia violent extremists" are increasing "violent and criminal activity" in the Dallas area. | The assessment was made the same day President Donald Trump, in the first presidential debate with his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, refused to condemn white supremacists and militia groups, instead instructing the fascistic street gang the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by."

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Iranian Doctors in US, Canada. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Iranians are among the most talented nations in the world in medical sciences. They have proven that the best results can be achieved by relying on Iranian intelligence and round-the-clock efforts.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-04). The call to free Julian Assange echoes around the world. peoplesdispatch.org Ahead of and during the extradition hearings for Julian Assange, political leaders, activists, journalists and lawyers across the world have condemned the prosecution and demanded the dropping of charges…

_____ (2020-10-04). On Contact: Assange Extradition Hearing. popularresistance.org Chris Hedges discusses with former British ambassador Craig Murray the hearing that just adjourned in London to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Murray's exhaustive reporting, which can be found at craigmurray.org.uk, has become one of the few sources of reliable information about the hearing, which has become notoriously difficult to cover due to court restrictions imposed on the press, and is being ignored by most mainstream news organizations.

_____ (2020-10-04). FBI Seized Legally Privileged Materials From Julian Assange. popularresistance.org The FBI in the United Kingdom enlisted the Ecuador government's help in seizing legally privileged materials from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he was arrested and expelled from their embassy in London on April 11, 2019. | According to Gareth Peirce, one of Assange's attorneys, that day she "made immediate contact with the embassy in regard to legally privileged material, an issue of huge concern." Assange wanted the material—in addition to "confidential medical data"—"identified and released to his lawyers."

Editor (2020-10-04). The 2020 Battle Lines Are Drawn—It's Time for Action. scheerpost.com risingthermals / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Alan Minsky Sometimes, maybe, when a bout of writer's block arrives it's 'cause there's nothing left to say. This morning I woke, stared into the proverbial blank page and quickly came to the conclusion that it was a waste of time to torture myself with words not forthcoming. Here's why: We know the score. The time for words is over. It's time to get in the… |