2021-04-13: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-13). Two years of Assange's imprisonment. peoplesdispatch.org Assange is being indicted in the US under the infamous Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He faces a total 18 federal criminal charges, including espionage and cybercrimes, which together carry a maximum sentence of 175 years.

Ian Cobain (2021-04-13). UK bill shielding soldiers from war crimes charges challenged in House of Lords. middleeasteye.net UK bill shielding soldiers from war crimes charges challenged in House of Lords | Lords vote to amend Overseas Opposition Bill to ensure serious offences by military personnel, including genocide and torture, can be prosecuted | Tue, 04/13/2021 – 16: 51 | British soldiers during a training operation in Basra, southern Iraq, in November 2007 (AFP) | The British government's attempts to shield its armed force…

MEE correspondent (2021-04-13). Egypt: IS executes two civilians for collaborating with military in North Sinai. middleeasteye.net Egypt: IS executes two civilians for collaborating with military in North Sinai | The two men were among 23 tribesmen kidnapped by the group in retaliation for acting as covert informants for the Egyptian army | Tue, 04/13/2021 – 10: 17 | Swilam Ahmed Swilam (L) and Mohamed Ibrahim Hamdan have been killed by Islamic State militants over their alleged collaboration with the Egyptian army…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-13). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — April 13, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

_____ (2021-04-12). A History Of The Espionage Act And How it Ensnared Julian Assange. popularresistance.org From its earliest years the United States has found ways to deny the rights of a free press when it was politically expedient to do so. | One of the latest ways was to arrest WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange two years ago today and to indict him — the first time a publisher and journalist has ever been charged under the 1917 Espionage Act for possessing and publishing state secrets. | Though several U.S. administrations had come close to punishing journalists for revealing defense information, they all pulled back, until Assange. They were restrained because of a conflict with the First Amendment, which p…

Kevin Gosztola (2021-04-12). Two Years After Assange's Arrest, Biden Can End Trump's Assault on Press Freedom. globalresearch.ca WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been detained at the high-security Belmarsh …

Sameena Rahman (2021-04-12). "Nuclear terrorism": Behind Israel's latest effort to sabotage global diplomacy. liberationnews.org Iran's key Natanz nuclear site suffered a blackout due to a cyberattack yesterday. Senior Israeli officials hinted at the Mossad intelligence agency's responsibility for this attack while the New York Times cited U.S. and Israeli officials confirming Israel's role. Iran called the attack an act of "nuclear terrorism." This sabotage of the facility's power grid …

Alan MacLeod (2021-04-12). How Bellingcat launders National Security State talking points into the press. mronline.org For a self-proclaimed citizen journalism outfit, an alarming number of Bellingcat's staff and contributors come from highly suspect backgrounds, including high-level positions in military and intelligence agencies. | April 12, 2021 | Newswire…

SATP (2021-04-12). India: Troubled Peace In Jammu And Kashmir — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Ajit Kumar Singh* | On April 8-9, 2021, seven terrorists, including Imtiyaz Shah, the chief of Ansar-ul-Gazwat-ul-Hind (AuGH), were killed in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). In the intervening night of April 7-8, Security Forces (SFs) launched an operation following intelligence inputs that terrorists were hiding inside the Central Jamia Masjid in the Jan Mohalla area of Shopian District. As the terrorists rejected the offer to surrender and opened fire, a gun battle ensued and three terrorists were killed towards the dawn of April 8. Another two terrorists were killed and the Masjid was…

Fight Back (2021-04-12). Tampa rallies against repressive legislation. fightbacknews.org Tampa FL – On Saturday April 10, a crowd of 40 people gathered at Curtis Hixon Park to fight back against the Florida anti-protest bill (HB1/SB484). The bill bypassed one state senate sub-committee hearing and it passed the Appropriations Committee on Friday. | "What HB1 makes clear is that police are not protectors of the community but are, in fact, our enemies. They saw millions rise up against police brutality. They saw African Americans, who have endured years of oppression at the hands of the police and the prison industrial complex, push back against this oppression through organizing and they got scared. T…

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