2021-01-15: News Headlines

Anthony DiMaggio (2021-01-15). A (Not-So-New) Profile of the American Right: On the Authoritarian-Fascist Crisis. counterpunch.org Following the January 6th neofascistic attacks on Capitol Hill, Americans are quickly waking up to the realities of growing extremism on the right. There is now a large share of reactionaries in this country who are drawing false equivalencies between Antifa and Black Lives Matter on the left, and the neofascists on the right. What

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-15). Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia’s Complicity. counterpunch.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.”

Derek Royden (2021-01-15). Assange extradition: Justice denied or just delayed? nationofchange.org “The American public needed urgently to know what was being done routinely in their name, and there was no other way for them to learn it than by unauthorized disclosure.”

Melvin Goodman (2021-01-14). Bibi and Jonathan Pollard: Two Anti-American Peas in Their Own Pod. counterpunch.org Last month, the New York Times described the hero’s welcome in Israel for Jonathan Pollard, who served 30 years in jail for spying for Israel, as “relatively subdued.” In view of the fact that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led this “subdued” reception, it is time to throw some shade on Bibi and Jonathan. After all, the United States has supplied Israeli with huge amounts of military and economic aid as well as intelligence support over the years with very little return.

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.

commondreams (2021-01-14). Government Report Reinforces That Cruelty Drove Family Separations. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-14). ACLU Comment on Scathing Family Separation Watchdog Report. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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…

teleSUR (2021-01-14). US Places Sanctions on China, Cuba, Iran, Russia and Venezuela. telesurenglish.net “We cannot allow the foreign military and intelligence organizations of our adversaries in China, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela, and Iran (…) to benefit from U.S. technology,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement Thursday. | RELATED: | According to the note, these new controls linked to U.S. technologies prevent those countries’ military intelligence industries from “benefiting.” | A week before…

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.

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…

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