2020-07-05: News Headlines

Rod Driver (2020-07-03). The Incredible Stitch-up of Julian Assange. zcomm.org What the US and Britain are attempting is not a legal form of extradition, it is extraordinary rendition — the ILLEGAL transfer of a person from one country to another…

RT (2020-07-03). Star Wars? Russia's new S-500 has SPACE DEFENSE abilities, can destroy hypersonic weapons & satellites in low-Earth orbit. rt.com Russia's upcoming S-500 anti-missile system will be unrivaled by any other similar technology in the world, a top military official has said. It is also the first in a new class of space-defense weaponry. | The main task of the S-500 is neutralizing mid-range ballistic missiles, but it can also bring down the warheads of intercontinental missiles, as well as warplanes, drones and more, Sergey Surovkin, the commander of Russia's Aerospace Forces,

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2020-07-03). The Corruption of the Democratic Party: Talking to Ted Rall about his new book. counterpunch.org Seven Stories Press just released Ted Rall's new book, "Political Suicide: The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party." Rall is a graphic novelist, a syndicated columnist and the author of many books of art and prose, including biographies of Edward Snowden, Bernie Sanders and Pope Francis. You've probably seen his political cartoons, which are often

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-02). "Russia is Paying the Taliban": Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex. globalresearch.ca The latest scandal, like others before it, is based on scant testimony by anonymous officials and has had the effect of pushing liberal opinion on US foreign policy into a far more hawkish direction. | *** | Based on anonymous intelligence …

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights (2020-07-02). Mezan: "Marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan Highlights Abuse of 92 Children Crossing Gaza's Buffer Zone" imemc.org Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: Press Release: To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan highlights its recent monitoring and documentation concerning the torture and abuse of Palestinian children attempting to cross the Israeli-imposed buffer zone, or access-restricted area, in Gaza.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-02). The Kafkaesque Imperium: Julian Assange and the Second Superseding Indictment. counterpunch.org The Kafkaesque Imperium has taken yet another absurd step towards mean absurdity with another superseding indictment against Julian Assange. This move by the US Department of Justice seems to have surprised those involved in his extradition proceedings. Mark Summers QC, one of the members of the Assange legal team, did not conceal his astonishment at

yenisafak (2020-07-01). India using helicopter, drones to stop locust spread. yenisafak.com India has deployed helicopters for spraying pesticides to combat locust swarms attacking crops across nine states.Last week, swarms of locusts landed in Gurugram, a satellite city of the capital Delhi, forcing the authorities to take action."A Bell Helicopter with spray equipment was sent to northern state of Rajasthan on Tuesday. The helicopter stationed at Air Force Station (IAF), Barmer will be used in different areas of the state," said an official statement.The helicopter will carry 250 liters of pesticide in one trip and can cover about 25 to 50 hectares in one flight."Order has also been placed for five ae…

2020-07-04: News Headlines

Rod Driver (2020-07-03). The Incredible Stitch-up of Julian Assange. zcomm.org What the US and Britain are attempting is not a legal form of extradition, it is extraordinary rendition — the ILLEGAL transfer of a person from one country to another…

RT (2020-07-03). Star Wars? Russia's new S-500 has SPACE DEFENSE abilities, can destroy hypersonic weapons & satellites in low-Earth orbit. rt.com Russia's upcoming S-500 anti-missile system will be unrivaled by any other similar technology in the world, a top military official has said. It is also the first in a new class of space-defense weaponry. | The main task of the S-500 is neutralizing mid-range ballistic missiles, but it can also bring down the warheads of intercontinental missiles, as well as warplanes, drones and more, Sergey Surovkin, the commander of Russia's Aerospace Forces,

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2020-07-03). The Corruption of the Democratic Party: Talking to Ted Rall about his new book. counterpunch.org Seven Stories Press just released Ted Rall's new book, "Political Suicide: The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party." Rall is a graphic novelist, a syndicated columnist and the author of many books of art and prose, including biographies of Edward Snowden, Bernie Sanders and Pope Francis. You've probably seen his political cartoons, which are often

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-02). "Russia is Paying the Taliban": Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex. globalresearch.ca The latest scandal, like others before it, is based on scant testimony by anonymous officials and has had the effect of pushing liberal opinion on US foreign policy into a far more hawkish direction. | *** | Based on anonymous intelligence …

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights (2020-07-02). Mezan: "Marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan Highlights Abuse of 92 Children Crossing Gaza's Buffer Zone" imemc.org Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: Press Release: To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan highlights its recent monitoring and documentation concerning the torture and abuse of Palestinian children attempting to cross the Israeli-imposed buffer zone, or access-restricted area, in Gaza.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-02). The Kafkaesque Imperium: Julian Assange and the Second Superseding Indictment. counterpunch.org The Kafkaesque Imperium has taken yet another absurd step towards mean absurdity with another superseding indictment against Julian Assange. This move by the US Department of Justice seems to have surprised those involved in his extradition proceedings. Mark Summers QC, one of the members of the Assange legal team, did not conceal his astonishment at

sputniknews (2020-07-01). 100,000 New Infections Per Day? Coronavirus Second Wave Arriving. sputniknews.com On today's episode of Loud & Clear, John Kiriakou is joined by Ted Rall, an award-winning commentator and editorial cartoonist whose work you can find at www.rall.com.

yenisafak (2020-07-01). India using helicopter, drones to stop locust spread. yenisafak.com India has deployed helicopters for spraying pesticides to combat locust swarms attacking crops across nine states.Last week, swarms of locusts landed in Gurugram, a satellite city of the capital Delhi, forcing the authorities to take action."A Bell Helicopter with spray equipment was sent to northern state of Rajasthan on Tuesday. The helicopter stationed at Air Force Station (IAF), Barmer will be used in different areas of the state," said an official statement.The helicopter will carry 250 liters of pesticide in one trip and can cover about 25 to 50 hectares in one flight."Order has also been placed for five ae…

Alan Macleod (2020-07-01). Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex. mintpressnews.com The latest scandal, like others before it, is based on scant testimony by anonymous officials and has had the effect of pushing liberal opinion on US foreign policy into a far more hawkish direction.