2021-01-24: News Headlines

Partner Program (2021-01-24). Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer — Michael Ratner. theanalysis.news Michael Ratner (1943—2016) was one of America’s leading human rights lawyers. Michael won the seminal case in the Supreme Court guaranteeing the right of habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees. From the torture of prisoners after 911 to the massive racial profiling by the New York Police Department, Michael’s voice and vision continue to resonate. His last case, which he worked on until he died, was representing Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks. In a series of interviews with attorneys who knew Michael’s work, Law and Disorder hosts Heidi Boghosian and Michael Smith interviewed some of Michael Ratner’

Peter Koenig (2021-01-24). We Are at War. globalresearch.ca We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian and tyrannical elitist Globalist system, reigned by a small group of multi-billionaires, that planned already decades ago to take power over the people, to control them. That’s why vaccination is needed to inject us with transgenic substances that may change our DNA…

Rod Driver (2021-01-24). The Illusion of Democracy: Power and Secrecy. globalresearch.ca In 2003, millions of people protested against the invasion of Iraq. If Britain and the US had genuine democracies, where the views of ordinary people matter, the invasion, slaughter and torture in Iraq would not have happened. Our governments ignored …

Skip and Cedella Marley (2021-01-23). Get Up Stand Up feat. Skip and Cedella Marley. zcomm.org We invite you to enjoy this 2020 Song Around The World rendition of “Get Up Stand Up” that premiered during our recent Peace Through Music global event…

_____ (2021-01-23). Biden Administration Announces Plan To Combat ‘Domestic Extremism’. popularresistance.org On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that President Biden ordered three US intelligence agencies to review the threat of “domestic violent extremism.” | Since pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the US Capitol building on January 6th, calls to combat “domestic terrorism” have been growing. Before January 6th, Biden’s transition team had said they were planning to pass laws against domestic terrorism, and the Capitol incident has made it a top priority. | “The January 6th assault on the Capitol and the tragic deaths and destruction that occurred underscored what we have long known. The rise of do…

Staff (2021-01-22). The Eric Brandt story: How a controversial cop watcher became one of the most successful police reformers in the US. therealnews.com Known for his role in the Occupy Denver movement and his controversial, even profane, manner of exercising his First Amendment rights, Eric Brandt has been arrested roughly 200 times while protesting police brutality and advocating for reform. But he’s also quietly racked up key victories in court.

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-01-22). You Counter Trumpism By Ending The Conditions Which Created It, Not With Authoritarian Policies. thealtworld.com The US political/media class have been

WSWS (2021-01-22). Ferdinand von Schirach’s Enemies: German public television puts police torture up for consideration. wsws.org The German public television network ARD began the new year with a controversial programme examining the value of police using torture to compel suspects to confess.

Sapan Maini-Thompson (2021-01-21). Assange cannot be extradited, but free speech arguments dismissed — an extended look. ukhumanrightsblog.com In The Government of the United States v Julian Assange (2021), the District Judge sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court discharged the American extradition request against the founder of WikiLeaks because there is a substantial risk that he would commit suicide. Given Julian Assange’s political notoriety as an avowed whistle-blower, however, the judgment is significant for …

Whitney Webb (2021-01-21). Another Mega Group Spy Scandal? Samanage, Sabotage, and the SolarWinds Hack. thelastamericanvagabond.com The devastating hack on SolarWinds was quickly pinned on Russia by US intelligence. A more likely culprit, Samanage, a company whose software was integrated into SolarWinds’ software just as the “back door” was inserted, is deeply tied to Israeli intelligence and intelligence-linked families such as the Maxwells. In mid-December of 2020, a massive hack compromised

sputniknews (2021-01-21). Mike Pompeo Hints at 2024 Presidential Run in Cryptic Tweet. sputniknews.com Mike Pompeo served as the 70th US Secretary of State from 2018 to 2021 under the leadership of Donald Trump. He also served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2017 to 2018.

Pip Hinman (2021-01-21). Medevac refugees released from torture centres, activists vow to continue the campaign. greenleft.org.au The release of refugees from detention has given activists hope that there will be a change in policy. But, as Chloe DS writes, they won't stop organising until all refugees are released from onshore and offshore prisons and given permanent protection.

WSWS (2021-01-21). Philippine military breaks longstanding agreement, returns forces to campuses. wsws.org The return of the Philippine military to the University of the Philippines campuses is both a salvo in the ongoing struggle between rival factions of the elite and another step towards authoritarian rule.

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