Daily Archives: May 3, 2021

2021-05-03: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-03). World Celebrates Press Freedom Day, Julian Assange Remains In Belmarsh Prison. popularresistance.org As people worldwide celebrate the UN's World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange remains incarcerated. | The US continues to demand Assange's extradition for his role in obtaining and publishing national defence documents from 2009 to 2011. The leaks, provided by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, are known as the Guantanamo Files, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and the US diplomatic cables (aka Cablegate). | There are noteworthy parallels which can be drawn between Assange's case and that of famed US Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg w…

_____ (2021-05-03). Whistleblower Daniel Hale, The Drone Program And The War On Our Right To Know. popularresistance.org The United States' drone assassination program is illegal under international law, but the whistleblower who exposed it, Daniel Hale, is being prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Chip Gibbons of Defending Rights and Dissent describes who Daniel Hale is and why his act of leaking information about the program to a journalist is akin to Daniel Ellsberg leaking the Pentagon Papers. Gibbons also places Hale's action in the broader context of FBI surveillance, the war on whistleblowers and other truthtellers, such as Julian Assange, and the assault on our right to know.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Allies of Julian Assange Demand His Liberty on Press Freedom Day. sputniknews.com Supporters of the whistle-blowing website's founder highlighted the hypocrisy of US, British and European Union leaders' pious words on World Press Freedom Day, when they have contributed to Julian Assange's ongoing imprisonment.

Editor2 (2021-05-03). Revealed: The UK Government Campaign to Force Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy. orinocotribune.com By Matt Kennard — Apr 28, 2021 | A wide-ranging UK government campaign was brought to bear on Ecuador to press it to hand over WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, new information reveals. | ‚Ä¢ Prime minister Theresa May was told in March 2018 to 'butter up' Ecuador's president in order to get Assange out of Ecuadorian embassy in London | ‚Ä¢ Later in the year, May's government spent £20,000 to bring Ecuadorian officials and defence minister to UK | ‚Ä¢ British foreign minister arranged Daily Mail hit piece on WikiLeaks publisher days after his eviction f…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-03). Free Julian Assange protesters urge on World Press Day. greenleft.org.au World Press Freedom Day on May 3 was marked in many places, including outside the ABC Centre and Channel 7 studios where campaigners for Julian Assange's release gathered. Stephen Langford reports.

WSWS (2021-05-03). This week in history: May 3-9. wsws.org 25 years ago: Bosnian war crimes trials open in The Hague On May 7, 1996, the first in a series of war crimes trials stemming from the war in Bosnia opened in the international court at The Hague, Netherlands. Dusan Tadic, a Bosnian Serb, stood accused of carrying out atrocities against Bosnian civilians, including murder, rape and torture.

Staff (2021-05-03). US not close to returning to JCPOA: Biden to Mossad chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — US President Biden told the director of Israeli regime's intelligence service, Yossi Cohen, on Friday that the US has a long way to go in talks with Iran before it agrees a return to full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). Science Saturday: Using AI to reveal causes of complex diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Researchers within Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can uncover causal drivers and relationships embedded within complex biomedical data. Nicholas Chia, Ph.D.,?John Kalantari, Ph.D., and Kia Khezeli, Ph.D., recently tested their machine-learning framework, called Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform (CRISP) on multiomic colorectal cancer samples alongside …

_____ (2021-05-02). On Contact: Police Abuse And Torture. popularresistance.org Chris Hedges discusses police abuse and torture with civil rights attorney Flint Taylor. Taylor's new book is 'The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago'. With his colleagues at the People's Law Office, Taylor has argued landmark civil rights cases exposing the corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department and throughout the city's political machine, from the alderman to the mayor's office. The book takes the reader from the 1969 murder of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and Panther Mark Clark — and the historic 13-year trial that followed — to the pursuit of…

Shabbir H. Kazmi (2021-05-02). Saudis And Israelis Don't Approve Of JCPOA Talks — OpEd. eurasiareview.com According to media reports, with Iran and world powers resumed nuclear talks, Saudi Arabia and Israel also have intensified consultations. Washington and Tel Aviv on the one hand and Washington and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council on the other hand are having extensive talks. | Both, Israel and Saudi Arabia want to influence any US move to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which they have publicly opposed right from the beginning. | As the Iranian negotiating team head to the Austrian capital of Vienna, a senior Israeli delegation comprising of Mossad Chief Yosef Cohen, Head of Military Intelligence Ta…

Haris Bilal Malik* (2021-05-02). US Intelligence Report On South Asia: Dynamics And Probability Of War And Escalation Between India And Pakistan — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The South Asian region is widely regarded as one of the most volatile regions in the world. This is primarily because of the hostile nature of the relationship between the two arch-rivals India and Pakistan. The regional security dynamics have remained complex given the asymmetric military equation between India and Pakistan. Over the years, both countries have remained involved in various conflicts ranging from full-fledged wars to limited conventional conflicts and even now sub-conventional conflicts. Likewise, the overt nuclearization of South Asia in 1998 has since then emerged as the most crucial dynamic…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-02). US Military Intelligence Chief: Russia Poses Existential Threat From North to South Pole. news.antiwar.com Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, presented his agency's annual World Threat Assessment before the Senate Armed Forces Committee on April 29. The transcript of his testimony runs to fifty-seven pages and is broad in its scope and often detailed in its descriptions, so what follows is a précis and one …

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