Daily Archives: October 8, 2020

2020-10-08: News Headlines

Media Lens (2020-10-08). 'None of It Reported': How Corporate Media Buried the Assange Trial. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-10-08). Racism and the Death Penalty. globalresearch.ca Christopher Vialva, 40, was executed by the United States government on September 24 in Terra Haute, Indiana. | Vialva was the first Black person put to death by the federal criminal justice system since the resumption of executions by Washington earlier …

Badri Raina (2020-10-08). Déjà vu: Does History Set to Repeat Itself in the Ongoing Public Resistance Movement? zcomm.org The protests against Hathras brutality and anti-farmer agriculture laws passed by the Centre have been similar to the kind of resistance that had been built against CAA and NRC. But questions remain if this public resistance can be sustained…

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). Protests against police brutality continue in Chile. peoplesdispatch.org The protests against the Chilean national police force, the Carabineros of Chile, continued on October 5. Since October 3, citizens have been demonstrating across the country against police brutality and are demanding the resignation of Mario Rozas, the director general of the Carabineros, after the violent incident of October 2. | On October 2, a 16-year-old minor was pushed from the Pío Nono bridge into the Mapocho river in the capital city Santiago by a Carabineros official, when the police were repressing a social demonstration. The young protester, Antony Araya, who suffered head injuries and limb fractures…

RT (2020-10-07). 'You will never live in peace': DoJ announces terrorism indictments of 2 Islamic State 'Beatles' over US hostage killings. rt.com The US Justice Department has indicted two British Islamic State terrorists on charges related to the killing of several hostages, warning others in the group will be "pursued to the ends of the earth" if they harm any Americans. | Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, two members of a "notoriously brutal" Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) cell nicknamed 'the Beatles' for their British accents, have been charged with eight terror-related counts stemming from the murder of four American hostages, Attorney General for National Security John Demers told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday. The…

RT (2020-10-07). 'A huge oversight': Rihanna forced to apologize after lingerie fashion show featuring sacred Islamic verse sparks ire. rt.com Pop megastar and fashion entrepreneur Rihanna has apologized after a fashion show for her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty featured music that included an Islamic verse, drawing a huge backlash online. | The 32-year-old singer used the song 'Doom' by London producer and vocalist Coucou Chloe, which incorporates a rendition of a Muslim text known as a Hadith. | Also on rt.com | | In a statement posted on her Instagram stories on Tuesday, Rihanna said the choice of music f…

RT (2020-10-07). Russian monastery run by excommunicated criminal cop-turned-monk under investigation for torture & systematic beating of children. rt.com Russian authorities have opened a child torture criminal case against the Sredneuralsk Convent, an Orthodox Christian community run by the controversial excommunicated monk Sergius. The clergyman already has a murder conviction. |

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.

Raven Hodges (2020-10-07). Equity Through Accuracy: Changes to Our Hate Map. splcenter.org In pursuit of a more accurate and more just hate map, the Intelligence Project (IP) has committed to collapsing the Black Separatist listing. We will still monitor these groups, but we will be transferring them to hate ideologies, including antisemitism, that better describe the harm their rhetoric inflicts.

Jeff Abbott (2020-10-07). The Other Americans: Police Violence Isn't Just on the Rise in the United States. progressive.org Decades of police brutality in Guatemala have led to an all-time high in human rights violations and other forms of police violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2020-10-07). Inquiry hears that Manchester Arena bomber was on radar of UK intelligence for seven years. wsws.org The inquiry heard from MI5 that bomber Abedi came to their attention 18 times before he perpetrated his horrific crime.

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…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-10-06). The Assange Extradition Case is an Unprecedented Attack on Press Freedom, So Why's the Media Largely Ignoring It? counterpunch.org The Assange case creates a precedent that mortally threatens freedom of the press in Britain. If Assange is extradited then any journalist who publishes information that the American authorities deem to be classified, however well-known or harmless it may be, will risk being extradited to face trial in America. The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, says that non-Americans like Assange do not enjoy First Amendment rights to free expression.

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

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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.