Daily Archives: October 10, 2020

2020-10-10: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-10-09). After the Assange hearing—the fight against imperialism. wsws.org What took place at London's Old Bailey was a process of vicious retribution against a journalist who exposed the barbarism of the ruling class before the world.

CounterSpin (2020-10-09). Mary McCord on Unlawful Militias, Chip Gibbons on Assange Extradition. fair.org Media…

pip.hinman (2020-10-09). Greg Barnes: 'The government must act to help Julian Assange'. greenleft.org.au

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-10-09). Roaming Charges: A Fly in the Anointment. counterpunch.org A return to normalcy, you say? Normalcy brought us the Iraq War, torture, assassination by drone, 607 billionaires & 600k homeless, the gutting of welfare, warrantless wiretaps, militarized police, the war on drugs, globalized fracking, the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico & an atmospheric C02 level of 411.08 ppm and rising. Screw normalcy.

Jonathan Cook (2020-10-09). George Monbiot's Excuses for Not Speaking Out Loudly in Defense of Assange Simply Won't Wash. counterpunch.org Faced with a barrage of criticism from some of his followers, George Monbiot, the Guardian's supposedly fearless, leftwing 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

Ali Harb (2020-10-09). Trump says Iran is on notice not to 'f**k around' with US. middleeasteye.net Trump says Iran is on notice not to 'f**k around' with US | President Donald Trump says 'you don't see terror' in Middle East because of his sanctions against Iran | Fri, 10/09/2020 – 22: 36 | Atlantic Council's Barbara Slavin says sweeping sanctions against Iran show lack of imagination and 'real sadistic streak' (AFP/File photo) | US President Donald Trump talked up his Iran policy in a profanity-laden tirade o…

RT (2020-10-09). ISIS 'Beatles' plead NOT GUILTY to killings of US hostages, request jury trial. rt.com Two British Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants have appeared before a court in Virginia in the US, pleading not guilty to charges relating to murder of several American hostages by the terrorist group. | The two accused, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, were brought before court on Friday. Both pleaded not guilty to the charges and requested trial by jury. They are expected to appear before court in January to have the date of trial set. | Earlier this week, the duo was charged on eight terrorism-related counts over the killing of four US hostages, two of whom were beheaded on camera. While the…

Reese Erlich (2020-10-09). Foreign Correspondent: Rightwing Populism Will Make You Sick—Really. progressive.org The world's worst outbreaks are occurring in nations with authoritarian leaders, like Trump.

ACLU (2020-10-09). Why Are Police the Wrong Response to Mental Health Crises? aclu.org Over the last months on our podcast, At Liberty, we've explored different conversations on the subject of policing: abolition, violence and accountability, protest, and activism. This week, we dug into a topic that has gained more attention in the wake of Daniel Prude's death in March at the hands of the Rochester Police Department: the startling connection between mental health-related 911 calls and police brutality. , , Studies show that nearly 50 percent of victims of police brutality are living with a disability, predominantly a mental health disability. In many ways, 911 has become the only option for peo…

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 …

WSWS (2020-10-08). "We need to take away the children": Top Justice Department officials drove Trump's anti-immigrant family separation policy. wsws.org While the specific officials mentioned in the report are no longer leading the department, the Trump administration's cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants has continued unabated.

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 …

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…

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)…

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). '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). 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.

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.

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.

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