2021-01-14: News Headlines

Raul Diego (2021-01-14). Escaping the Singularity: Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Save the Planet. mintpressnews.com The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act became law on the first day of 2021, opening a backdoor to America’s largest corporations to shield their commercial interests behind the full might of the US government.

Revolution Books (2021-01-14). Sunday 1/17: Andy Worthington on America’s Torture Colony: 19 Years of Guantanamo Online Event. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-14). Israel steps up regional aggression, carries out air raids in Syria, violates Lebanese air space. peoplesdispatch.org According to the reports Israel’s attacks in Syria were aided by information provided by US intelligence agencies. Israel has also been carrying out low altitude flights across the Lebanese air space in the last few days prompting Lebanon to file a complaint in the UNSC…

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-13). The Heat: U.S. & whistleblowers. america.cgtn.com Julian Assange’s extradition to the U.S. was denied by a British judge, but his legal ordeal is far from over. We will take a look at how governments are dealing with whistleblowers.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-13). Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia’s Complicity. dissidentvoice.org Australia’s Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, said little in the statement from her department, which was a good thing, as it might have been dangerously useful. The finding of a UK court on whether Julian Assange would be extradited to the United States was made “on the grounds of his mental health and consequent suicide risk.” …

Ashlie D. Stevens (2021-01-13). Netflix’s grisly “Night Stalker” docuseries ensures the victims aren’t just a body count number. salon.com In 1985, a serial killer murdered at least 14 people, and raped and tortured at least two dozen more in California…

Project Censored (2021-01-12). Kevin Gosztola and Michael D. Knox. projectcensored.org This week’s program begins with Kevin Gosztola’s analysis of the recent UK court rulings about Julian Assange; although the judge refused to allow Assange’s extradition to the U.S., Gosztola says…

Staff (2021-01-12). Will Lisa Montgomery Die Tonight? Sister Helen Prejean Calls for Trump to Halt Execution Spree. democracynow.org A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for Lisa Montgomery, who was set to become the first woman executed by the federal government in 67 years, but the Trump administration is appealing the decision. Two men are also scheduled to die this week. Since July, when the Trump administration revived the federal death penalty, the U.S. government has executed 10 people — more than in any presidency since 1896. “Time is running out for the Trump administration to go through with these three executions, and they know that, which is why they’re very insistent that they happen this week and not after Januar…

Steven Singh (2021-01-12). Protesters take to streets of Modesto to demand justice for Trevor Seever. liberationnews.org Protesters marched alongside the family of Trevor Seever to demand justice and an end to police brutality.

Steven Singh (2021-01-12). Protesters take to the streets of Modesto to demand justice for Trevor Seever. liberationnews.org Protesters marched alongside the family of Trevor Seever to demand justice and an end to police brutality.

Steve Sweeney (2021-01-12). German communists hit out at police brutality on Rosa Luxemburg march. peoplesworld.org Police have been condemned for brutality after attacking a peaceful demonstration in the capital Berlin with pepper spray after communist groups gathered for the annual commemoration of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht who were murdered the same day. Some 3,000 people attended Sunday’s annual march despite coronavirus restrictions; the official ceremony has been delayed until …

Cynthia Chung (2021-01-12). The Origins of America’s Secret Police. dissidentvoice.org Nothing to Excess, Surety Brings Ruin — inscribed at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi Many are aware of the Apollo at Delphi inscription and associate it as words of wisdom; after all, the Temple at Delphi was at the center of global intelligence. Kings, emperors, statesmen, generals from all quarters of the ancient world …

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