2020-01-25: News Headlines

Orion the Elder (2020-01-25). Basta Thanks Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange for Revealing Bush's War Crimes. indybay.org MacArthur&Fruitvale…

WSWS (2020-01-25). 999 Canada and the persecution of Assange. wsws.org

WSWS (2020-01-25). French "yellow vests" protest for Assange outside Belmarsh prison in London. wsws.org The protests point to the deeply-rooted opposition among workers internationally to US and European governments' relentless campaign to destroy Assange.

WSWS (2020-01-24). As extradition hearing dates are set, US Department of Justice argues Assange has no First Amendment rights. wsws.org The latest evidence submitted by the US government underscores the fundamental democratic issues at stake in the decade-long illegal persecution and witch-hunting of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

South Front (2020-01-24). Video: Turkey's Military Industrial Complex. globalresearch.ca Turkey is working to develop its national industry and reequip its armed forces with modern military equipment. The worth of projects in this field is estimated to be around $77 billion. Ankara is paying special attention to the modernization and …

Jess Franklin (2020-01-24). Globalizing the War on Indigenous People: Bolsonaro and Modi. counterpunch.org A man who has repeatedly romanticized dictatorship and advocated the use of torture seems like an odd choice for guest of honor at the annual celebration of the constitution in the biggest democracy in the world. However, it makes perfect sense that Brazil's notorious President, Jair Bolsonaro, has been invited to India's Republic Day parade

Staff (2020-01-22). A Torturer Meets His Victims: CIA Psychologist Defends Brutal Methods at Guantánamo Military Hearing. democracynow.org On Tuesday, the psychologist identified as the "architect" of the CIA's torture program testified for the first time to the war court at Guantánamo Bay. James Mitchell was in the courtroom for a pretrial hearing for five 9/11 suspects who had been subject to torture, euphemistically called "enhanced interrogation techniques." Mitchell and his partner, Dr. Bruce Jessen, were paid $81 million to help design the CIA's torture methods, including some of the agency's most abusive tactics. The pair had no prior experience in interrogation. At the hearing, Mitchell reportedly told defense lawyers he only came to Guantán…

Staff (2020-01-22). Headlines for January 22, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Approves Rules for Trump's Impeachment Trial, Spain Declares Climate Emergency & Readies Climate Legislation, Australian Wildfires Release Massive Amounts of Greenhouse Gas, Airstrikes in Syria Kill 40 People, Including Children, in Idlib, Protesters Denounce Lebanon's Newly Formed Government, U.S. Deports Honduran Children Seeking Asylum to Guatemala Despite Being Ill, Hillary Clinton Slams Bernie Sanders in New Documentary But Says She Will Support Democratic Nominee, Architect of CIA's Torture Program Testifies in War Court at Guantánamo Bay, The Guardian: Bezos's Cellphone Was Allegedly Hacked by Saudi…

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French "yellow vests" protest for Assange outside Belmarsh prison in London
wsws.org | 2020-01-25
The protests point to the deeply-rooted opposition among workers internationally to US and European governments' relentless campaign to destroy Assange.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/25/yell-j25.html

999 Canada and the persecution of Assange
wsws.org | 2020-01-25
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/25/cana-j25.html

Basta Thanks Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange for Revealing Bush's War Crimes
Orion the Elder | indybay.org | 2020-01-25
MacArthur&Fruitvale…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/24/18830062.php

As extradition hearing dates are set, US Department of Justice argues Assange has no First Amendment rights
wsws.org | 2020-01-24
The latest evidence submitted by the US government underscores the fundamental democratic issues at stake in the decade-long illegal persecution and witch-hunting of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/24/assa-j24.html

Video: Turkey's Military Industrial Complex
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-24
Turkey is working to develop its national industry and reequip its armed forces with modern military equipment. The worth of projects in this field is estimated to be around $77 billion. Ankara is paying special attention to the modernization and …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkeys-military-industrial-complex/5701581

Globalizing the War on Indigenous People: Bolsonaro and Modi
Jess Franklin | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-24
A man who has repeatedly romanticized dictatorship and advocated the use of torture seems like an odd choice for guest of honor at the annual celebration of the constitution in the biggest democracy in the world. However, it makes perfect sense that Brazil's notorious President, Jair Bolsonaro, has been invited to India's Republic Day parade…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/24/globalizing-the-war-on-indigenous-people-bolsonaro-and-modi/

Murdoch University drops suit against academic
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-24
freedom of speech Mark Tan & Alex SalmonIssue 1250 Australia Whistleblowers PerthJanuary 24, 2020Mudoch University's decision on January 13 to drop its lawsuit against Associate Professor Gerd S…
greenleft.org.au/content/murdoch-university-drops-suit-against-academic

OPCW investigator testifies at UN that no chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-22
In testimony before the United Nations Security Council, former OPCW inspection team leader and engineering expert Ian Henderson stated that…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/22/ian-henderson-opcw-whistleblower-un-no-chemical-attack-douma-syria/

A Torturer Meets His Victims: CIA Psychologist Defends Brutal Methods at Guantánamo Military Hearing
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-22
On Tuesday, the psychologist identified as the "architect" of the CIA's torture program testified for the first time to the war court at Guantánamo Bay. James Mitchell was in the courtroom for a pretrial hearing for five 9/11 suspects who had been subject to torture, euphemistically called "enhanced interrogation techniques." Mitchell and his partner, Dr. Bruce Jessen, were paid $81 million to help design the CIA's torture methods, including some of the agency's most abusive tactics. The pair had no prior experience in interrogation. At the hearing, Mitchell reportedly told defense lawyers he only came to Guantán…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/22/cia_torture_program_guantanamo_bay