2021-01-25: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-25). Activists demand justice for Giulio Regeni who was kidnapped and murdered in Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student at Cambridge University, was kidnapped on January 25, 2016 from Cairo. His body was found a few days later with torture marks. He had been working on Egyptian trade unions for his dissertation…

Anya Parampil (2021-01-25). Pay for pardons? John Kiriakou on Trump’s final flop and Biden’s new intelligence picks. thegrayzone.com CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou details his personal experience dealing with Trump insiders including Rudy Giuliani, to secure a pardon. He says Giuliani demanded $2 million to work on his behalf. Kiriakou also shared his thoughts with Anya Parampil on Biden’s new intelligence picks.

MEE staff (2021-01-25). Amnesty International condemns ‘deplorable’ conditions in Egypt’s prisons. middleeasteye.net Amnesty International condemns ‘deplorable’ conditions in Egypt’s prisons | On anniversary of Arab Spring uprising, rights group says detainees held for years in overcrowded prisons suffered torture and sexual abuse | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 20: 45 | “> | Amnesty International denounced inhumane conditions in Egypt’s prisons on Monday, 10 years after the start of the Arab Spring in the c…

Melanie McFarland (2021-01-25). AMC’s tense “Salisbury Poisonings” shows how easily terror and toxicity almost consumed a small town. salon.com Based on the true story of how a former Russian intelligence officer was targeted in England and what came next…

NOW & Black Women’s Blueprint (2021-01-25). Thursday 2/11: Unspoken Impact of Police Brutality Against BIWOC, TGNC & Latinx Communities. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

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’

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 …

Eds. (2021-01-23). Anger grows within Labour over role of ex-Israeli military intelligence official. mronline.org Senior figures raise concerns over appointment of Assaf Kaplan, who formerly served in unit accused of blackmailing Palestinian civilians.

_____ (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…

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…

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

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.

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.

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