2021-04-11: News Headlines

Anish R M (2021-04-11). On second anniversary of Julian Assange's arrest, demand for his freedom echoes around the world. peoplesdispatch.org Demonstrations and vigils are being held across the world demanding freedom for Julian Assange who continues to be in jail as US authorities challenge the rejection of their extradition plea…

_____ (2021-04-11). How Bellingcat Launders National Security State Talking Points. popularresistance.org Investigative site Bellingcat is the toast of the popular press. In the past month alone, it has been described as "an intelligence agency for the people" (ABC Australia), a "transparent" and "innovative" (New Yorker) "independent news collective," "transforming investigative journalism" (Big Think), and an unequivocal "force for good" (South China Morning Post). Indeed, outside of a few alternative news sites, it is very hard to hear a negative word against Bellingcat, such is the gushing praise for the outlet founded in 2014. | This is troubling, because the evidence compiled in this investigation suggests Bell…

Shane Quinn (2021-04-10). Western Intelligence Operations to Oust Assad in Syria. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — Apr 7, 2021 | In October 2011 and February 2012 the US-NATO alliance, with the support of the Gulf autocracies, tried to obtain UN Security Council resolutions, which in all probability would have served as a pretext for an invasion of Syria. | These efforts replicated the underhand game that the United States, Britain and France had played in securing a resolution regarding Libya, on 17 March 2011, which they immediately violated in bombing that country. By the autumn of 2011, the Russians and Chinese knew that US-NATO was attempting the same deception again, in their desire to topple Syria…

A Guest Author (2021-04-10). Venezuela has its strategy: Bolivarian Shield. workers.org By Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein/Guest Commentary The writer was the director of international relations in Venezuela's presidential office and the country's ambassador to Nicaragua. Translation: John Catalinotto. President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela April 7 — Throughout its history the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), founded in 1947, has been the main actor . . . |

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). Saudi Arabia Executes Three Of Its Soldiers Convicted Of 'High Treason'. southfront.org Saudi troops at their base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden in 2015. IMAGE: Reuters | On April 10, the Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia announced that three of its soldiers were executed after being convicted of committing "high treason". | In a brief statement, the ministry said that the three soldiers had collaborated with an "enemy" and acted against the interests of the Kingdom."The three soldiers were convicted of high treason following the investigation which uncovered their collaboration with the enemy over pl…

Staff (2021-04-10). Customs and Border Protection Plans Vast Expansion of Tech-Based Surveillance. truthout.org The United States government plans to expand a program for monitoring the Mexico border through cutting edge artificial intelligence technology. | At the vanguard of the project is Anduril, a nerd-chic tech firm with ties to Palantir. Delivery orders, statements of work, and contracts obtained by Shadowproof help to illustrate the scope and potential outcomes of Anduril's work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). | The project, which involves migrant-tracking artificial intellige…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-10). Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers accused of 'high treason'. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers accused of 'high treason' | The kingdom carried out 27 executions in 2020, down from 185 the previous year | Sat, 04/10/2021 – 11: 13 | Saudi soldiers seen during the withdrawal of fighters loyal to Yemen's separatist Southern Transitional Council in Yemen's Abyan province in December 2020 (AFP) | Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed three soldiers found g…

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