Daily Archives: September 21, 2019

2019-09-21: News Headlines

Edward Snowden (2019-09-21). Why I Decided Not To Delete My Old Internet Posts. theintercept.com While working for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden helped build a system to enable the United States government to capture all phone calls, text messages, and emails. Six years ago, he provided documents about this electronic panopticon to journalists, and the shocking revelations that ensued set off massive changes — changes in attitudes and behaviors, in policies and technologies, across private industry and the public sector, in the U.S. and around the world. | Now, in his new memoir " Permanent Record," Snowden explains how his revol…

WSWS (2019-09-21). Chelsea Manning imprisoned without charge for six months for refusing to testify against Julian Assange. wsws.org Manning helped expose the vast scale of the violence unleashed upon the people of the Middle East by the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Labor Video Project (2019-09-21). Who Is Michael Horowitz, The OSC, Inspector Generals, Whistleblowers & Cover-ups. indybay.org OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman looks at who the Department of Defense Inspector General Michael Horowitz is and how he has obstruction the investigation and defense of many Federal whistleblowers complaints of retaliation.

Jimmysllama (2019-09-20). Through the Eyes of Jesselyn Radack: A Look at the Vital Role of Whistleblowers and Their Attorneys. mintpressnews.com "By protecting whistleblowers, sources, and online activists, we facilitate robust investigative journalism, hold government to account, protect the freedoms of speech, privacy and the press, and foster the most critical component of democratic society: an informed citizenry." — Whistleblower and Source Protection Program…

RT (2019-09-20). US media LAUGHING STOCK of the world: Trump accuses 'fake news' of gutting their credibility. rt.com US President Donald Trump called the US media the "laughing stock of the world" and a "joke" over reports of a spy whistleblower alarmed by his conversations with a foreign leader, which he dismissed as "a political hack job." | Speaking at the Oval Office on Friday, after a meeting with Australian PM Scott Morrison, Trump said he did not know who the alleged whistleblower was, calling the story "ridiculous" and yet another attempt by the "fake news" to make him look bad. | Things get TENSE between President Trump and media… | "Our media has become the laughingstock of the world. When you look at what they d…

Staff (2019-09-20). Trump Urged Ukraine to Investigate Biden's Son. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump. | It was the latest revelation in an escalating controversy that has created a showdown between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration, which has refused to turn over the formal complaint by a national security official or even describe its contents. | Trump defe…

Alex Emmons (2019-09-20). William Barr Has Long Tried to Limit What a President Must Share With Congress. The Whistleblower Complaint is No Exception. theintercept.com Barr has been a strong proponent of the "unitary executive," a legal theory that states the president has near absolute authority over the executive branch.

Tyler Durden (2019-09-20). Yemen's Houthi Halt All Attacks on Saudi Arabia With Ballistic Missiles and Drones. theantimedia.com Yemen's Houthi have announced at the end of a dramatic week following the early Saturday aerial attacks on two Saudi oil facilities.

Federico Pieraccini (2019-09-20). Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster. globalresearch.ca On Saturday September 14, Yemen's Houthi rebels announced that they had conducted a massive attack on several Aramco plants in Saudi Arabia, including the largest oil refinery in the world in Abqaiq, using 10 drones. On Twitter, dozens of videos …

John Nichols (2019-09-20). Edward Snowden Is a 2020 Election Issue. thenation.com Edward Snowden Is a 2020 Election Issue…

Staff (2019-09-20). Headlines for September 20, 2019. democracynow.org Students Across the World Walk Out of Classes in Global Climate Strike, Two Die in Texas as Storm Dumps 40 Inches of Rain on Houston Area, Red Cross: 2 Million Need Humanitarian Aid Every Week Due to Climate Crisis, Bird Population in U.S. & Canada Dropped by Nearly 3 Billion Since 1970, Benny Gantz Declares Victory, Rejects Overture from Netanyahu, Trudeau Apologizes Again as New Blackface Photos Emerge, Funeral Held in Afghanistan After U.S. Drone Strike Killed 30 Civilians, Mostly Farmers, Kashmiris Sue Modi in U.S. Court as Trump Prepares to Appear with Indian PM at Texas Rally, Report: Whistleblower Complain…

RT (2019-09-19). Russiagate's last stand? #Resistance works itself up over whistleblower complaint on Trump's alleged 'favor to foreign leader'. rt.com Just when you thought the Russiagate horse was well and truly dead, count on House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff to whip it back into life with another saucy tale of collusion, conspiracy and cover-up. | President Donald Trump's alleged "collusion" with Russia to swing the 2016 election has largely been absent from the news of late. After the Mueller Report cleared the president of wrongdoing, and after the damp squib that was Special Counsel Mueller's testimony before Congress in July, the story finally exited the news cycle. | Here comes Congressman Schiff (D-California), determined to breathe new life into…

MBNJSD (2019-09-19). Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel? dissidentvoice.org On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia's oil production by half, from about ten million to five million barrels per day. On September 18, the Trump administration, blaming Iran, announced it was …

Aaron Maté (2019-09-19). UK worsens Julian Assange's persecution as US seeks extradition. thegrayzone.com Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, says that UK authorities are holding Julian Assange in worse conditions than accused terrorists and…

Mac Slavo (2019-09-19). "Killer Robots" Could Commit "Atrocities" Says Former Google Engineer. globalresearch.ca Laura Nolan, a former Google software engineer who left the company in protest of Project Maven, Google's since-abandoned artificial intelligence development program for military drones, says killer robots could commit atrocities. If governments turn control of their weapons …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2019-09-19). Who Needs John Bolton? Trump's Neocons Are Determined to Go to War Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Following John Bolton's departure from the White House, Saudi Arabia's oil facility was attacked by drones operated by the Houthi rebels of Yemen. Trump and his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo once again claimed that it was the Iranians …

D.D. Guttenplan (2019-09-19). Edward Snowden Speaks. thenation.com Edward Snowden Speaks…

Staff (2019-09-19). Headlines for September 19, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Secretary of State Blames Iran for "Act of War" Against Saudi Oil Facility, WaPo: Whistleblower Reported "Troubling" Promise from Trump to Foreign Leader, Trump Names Robert O'Brien as Fourth National Security Adviser, U.S.-Backed Forces Kill 30 Afghan Civilians; Taliban Truck Bomb Kills 20, Thousands Fall Ill as Indonesian Fires Spread Toxic Haze, Thousands Lose Power as Hurricane Humberto Lashes Bermuda, Youth Activist Greta Thunberg to U.S. Lawmakers: Listen to Climate Scientists, University of California to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies, Israeli Election Challenger Gantz Rejects Call to Join Netanyah…

RT (2019-09-18). Big Brother is watching you (from afar): US spies seek long-range facial recognition capabilities. rt.com US intelligence agencies are looking to enhance their facial recognition capabilities with technology that can identify people from hundreds of meters away, potentially transforming drones into biometrically accurate spy cameras. | The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) wants any and all information that could help current biometric surveillance tech overcome the inaccuracy that comes with distance, according to a request for information posted by the In…

Media Lens (2019-09-18). Stockholm Syndrome: Julian Assange And The Limits Of Guardian Dissent. dissidentvoice.org Nothing happened on September 2 in central London. Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, did not initiate a protest outside the Home Office. He did not sing and play the Floyd classic 'Wish You Were Here', or say: Julian Assange, we are with you. Free Julian Assange! The renowned journalist and film-maker John Pilger did …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-09-17). Trump Brushes Israeli Dragnet Surveillance of D.C. Under the Rug. mintpressnews.com "Donald Trump has had a closer relationship with Israeli leaders than any president in American history. I think he genuinely doesn't care that the Israelis spy on the United States. I think he doesn't see the harm in this and does not feel threatened by it." — CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou…

RT (2019-09-17). 'Very high probability' Iran behind Saudi attack, say anonymous US officials. rt.com While Saudi Arabia is holding off on assigning blame for the attack on its oil facilities, the US media are pointing the finger at Iran, citing anonymous government officials allegedly familiar with the ongoing investigation. | US and Saudi investigators have determined "with very high probability" that Saturday's strike was launched from an Iranian base close to the border with Iraq, CNN reported, based on these anonymous sources. | Both drones and cruise missiles were used to attack the refinery at Abqaiq and the Khurais oil field, flying over southern Iraq and Kuwait to avoid Saudi air defenses, according t…

Fight Back (2019-09-17). Yemeni forces strike Saudi Arabia; U.S. blames Iran. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – In the early morning hours of September 14 ten drones carried out an intensive bombing of two of the world's largest oil refineries, both located in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais were decimated, crippling the productive capabilities of the oil manufacturers in the country. The Air Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees have announced that these strikes are a part of what they're calling the 2nd Operation of Balanced Deterrence. | The attacks serve as the latest in an ongoing war of resistance by Yemen that began nearly five years ago. On one side, there a…

Staff (2019-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Rejects Talks with U.S. Following Disputed Drone Attacks in Saudi Arabia, Israelis Head to Polls to Decide Netanyahu's Fate, Afghanistan: Blast Near Presidential Rally Kills Dozens Amid Mounting Violence, Massive Blackout Hits Four Central American Nations, 2 Italian Officials Indicted over Migrant Deaths from 2013 Shipwreck, 2019 Was Northern Hemisphere's Hottest Summer on Record, Autoworkers Continue Strike with Support from Dems, Environmental Activists, Manhattan DA Subpoenas Trump Tax Returns, Acting Intelligence Dir. Refused to Turn Over Whistleblower Complaint That Could Involve Trump, House Dems Inve…

Staff (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" Involving U.S. & Iran. democracynow.org President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, the attacks decreased Saudi's daily oil output by nearly 6 million barrels. While the United States has been quic…

Staff (2019-09-16). Headlines for September 16, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Threatens Military Action Against Iran After Oil Attacks in Saudi Arabia, United Auto Workers Strike to Demand Fair Wages, Healthcare & Job Security from GM, Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy, Calls Mount to Impeach Justice Kavanaugh After NYT Report on Sexual Misconduct, Hong Kong Protesters Appeal to U.S., U.K. as Uprising Shows No Sign of Slowing Down, Outsiders Lead Tunisia's Presidential Exit Polls, Algeria Announces Elections Amid Ongoing Protests Against Ruling Elite, U.K. Judge Says Julian Assange a Flight Risk, Must Remain in Prison, Appeals Court Revives Emoluments Case Against Trump, Felicity Huf…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-14). Ex-CIA analyst on why he predicted John Bolton's firing. thegrayzone.com Ex-CIA analyst John Kiriakou discusses why he accurately predicted John Bolton's ouster as National Security Adviser; who might replace him;…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-06). Embassy insider exposes CNN lies about Julian Assange. thegrayzone.com A "bombshell" CNN report claimed to show how Wikileaks founder Julian Assange published stolen Democratic Party emails in 2016 in…

ACLU (2019-08-27). New Resource Tool Sheds Light on Government's Prepublication Review System. aclu.org Millions of current and former government employees are subjected to this far-reaching censorship system. | This piece was originally published in Just Security. | For more than three years, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University have been litigating a series of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to "prepublication review." Under this far-reaching censorship system, millions of current and former government employees, con…

2019-09-21: Social Media Postees

Chelsea Manning imprisoned without charge for six months for refusing to testify against Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-09-21
Manning helped expose the vast scale of the violence unleashed upon the people of the Middle East by the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/21/pers-s21.html

Who Is Michael Horowitz, The OSC, Inspector Generals, Whistleblowers & Cover-ups
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-09-21
OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman looks at who the Department of Defense Inspector General Michael Horowitz is and how he has obstruction the investigation and defense of many Federal whistleblowers complaints of retaliation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/18826513.php

Why I Decided Not To Delete My Old Internet Posts
Edward Snowden | theintercept.com | 2019-09-21
While working for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden helped build a system to enable the United States government to capture all phone calls, text messages, and emails. Six years ago, he provided documents about this electronic panopticon to journalists, and the shocking revelations that ensued set off massive changes — changes in attitudes and behaviors, in policies and technologies, across private industry and the public sector, in the U.S. and around the world. | Now, in his new memoir " Permanent Record," Snowden explains how his revol…
theintercept.com/2019/09/21/edward-snowden-permanent-record-book/

Through the Eyes of Jesselyn Radack: A Look at the Vital Role of Whistleblowers and Their Attorneys
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-20
"By protecting whistleblowers, sources, and online activists, we facilitate robust investigative journalism, hold government to account, protect the freedoms of speech, privacy and the press, and foster the most critical component of democratic society: an informed citizenry." — Whistleblower and Source Protection Program…
mintpressnews.com/jesselyn-radack-whistleblowers-attorneys/261941/

US media LAUGHING STOCK of the world: Trump accuses 'fake news' of gutting their credibility
rt.com | 2019-09-20
US President Donald Trump called the US media the "laughing stock of the world" and a "joke" over reports of a spy whistleblower alarmed by his conversations with a foreign leader, which he dismissed as "a political hack job." | Speaking at the Oval Office on Friday, after a meeting with Australian PM Scott Morrison, Trump said he did not know who the alleged whistleblower was, calling the story "ridiculous" and yet another attempt by the "fake news" to make him look bad. | Things get TENSE between President Trump and media… | "Our media has become the laughingstock of the world. When you look at what they d…
rt.com/usa/469267-trump-fake-news-whistleblower/

William Barr Has Long Tried to Limit What a President Must Share With Congress. The Whistleblower Complaint is No Exception
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
Barr has been a strong proponent of the "unitary executive," a legal theory that states the president has near absolute authority over the executive branch.
theintercept.com/2019/09/20/william-barr-has-long-tried-to-limit-what-a-president-must-share-with-congress-the-whistleblower-complaint-is-no-exception/

Trump Urged Ukraine to Investigate Biden's Son
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump. | It was the latest revelation in an escalating controversy that has created a showdown between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration, which has refused to turn over the formal complaint by a national security official or even describe its contents. | Trump defe…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-urged-ukraine-to-investigate-bidens-son/

Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
On Saturday September 14, Yemen's Houthi rebels announced that they had conducted a massive attack on several Aramco plants in Saudi Arabia, including the largest oil refinery in the world in Abqaiq, using 10 drones. On Twitter, dozens of videos …
globalresearch.ca/saudi-arabia-headed-major-disaster/5689730

Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
On Saturday September 14, Yemen's Houthi rebels announced that they had conducted a massive attack on several Aramco plants in Saudi Arabia, including the largest oil refinery in the world in Abqaiq, using 10 drones. On Twitter, dozens of videos …
globalresearch.ca/saudi-arabia-headed-major-disaster/5689730

Yemen's Houthi Halt All Attacks on Saudi Arabia With Ballistic Missiles and Drones
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-20
Yemen's Houthi have announced at the end of a dramatic week following the early Saturday aerial attacks on two Saudi oil facilities.

Yemen's Houthi Halt All Attacks on Saudi Arabia With Ballistic Missiles and Drones

Edward Snowden Is a 2020 Election Issue
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-09-20
Edward Snowden Is a 2020 Election Issue…
thenation.com/article/2020-snowden-election/

UK worsens Julian Assange's persecution as US seeks extradition
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-19
Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, says that UK authorities are holding Julian Assange in worse conditions than accused terrorists and…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/19/uk-worsens-julian-assanges-persecution-as-us-seeks-extradition/

"Killer Robots" Could Commit "Atrocities" Says Former Google Engineer
Mac Slavo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-19
Laura Nolan, a former Google software engineer who left the company in protest of Project Maven, Google's since-abandoned artificial intelligence development program for military drones, says killer robots could commit atrocities. If governments turn control of their weapons …
globalresearch.ca/killer-robots-could-commit-atrocities-says-former-google-engineer/5689671

"Killer Robots" Could Commit "Atrocities" Says Former Google Engineer
Mac Slavo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-19
Laura Nolan, a former Google software engineer who left the company in protest of Project Maven, Google's since-abandoned artificial intelligence development program for military drones, says killer robots could commit atrocities. If governments turn control of their weapons …
globalresearch.ca/killer-robots-could-commit-atrocities-says-former-google-engineer/5689671

Russiagate's last stand? #Resistance works itself up over whistleblower complaint on Trump's alleged 'favor to foreign leader'
rt.com | 2019-09-19
Just when you thought the Russiagate horse was well and truly dead, count on House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff to whip it back into life with another saucy tale of collusion, conspiracy and cover-up. | President Donald Trump's alleged "collusion" with Russia to swing the 2016 election has largely been absent from the news of late. After the Mueller Report cleared the president of wrongdoing, and after the damp squib that was Special Counsel Mueller's testimony before Congress in July, the story finally exited the news cycle. | Here comes Congressman Schiff (D-California), determined to breathe new life into…
rt.com/usa/469202-russiagates-last-stand-trump-favor-schiff/

Who Needs John Bolton? Trump's Neocons Are Determined to Go to War Against Iran
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-19
Following John Bolton's departure from the White House, Saudi Arabia's oil facility was attacked by drones operated by the Houthi rebels of Yemen. Trump and his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo once again claimed that it was the Iranians …
globalresearch.ca/trump-neocons-determined-go-war-against-iran/5689692

Who Needs John Bolton? Trump's Neocons Are Determined to Go to War Against Iran
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-19
Following John Bolton's departure from the White House, Saudi Arabia's oil facility was attacked by drones operated by the Houthi rebels of Yemen. Trump and his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo once again claimed that it was the Iranians …
globalresearch.ca/trump-neocons-determined-go-war-against-iran/5689692

Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?
MBNJSD | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-19
On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia's oil production by half, from about ten million to five million barrels per day. On September 18, the Trump administration, blaming Iran, announced it was …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/will-americans-let-trump-start-world-war-iii-for-saudi-arabia-and-israel/

Edward Snowden Speaks
D.D. Guttenplan | thenation.com | 2019-09-19
Edward Snowden Speaks…
thenation.com/article/edward-snowden-memoir/

Stockholm Syndrome: Julian Assange And The Limits Of Guardian Dissent
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-18
Nothing happened on September 2 in central London. Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, did not initiate a protest outside the Home Office. He did not sing and play the Floyd classic 'Wish You Were Here', or say: Julian Assange, we are with you. Free Julian Assange! The renowned journalist and film-maker John Pilger did …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/stockholm-syndrome-julian-assange-and-the-limits-of-guardian-dissent/

Big Brother is watching you (from afar): US spies seek long-range facial recognition capabilities
rt.com | 2019-09-18
US intelligence agencies are looking to enhance their facial recognition capabilities with technology that can identify people from hundreds of meters away, potentially transforming drones into biometrically accurate spy cameras. | The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) wants any and all information that could help current biometric surveillance tech overcome the inaccuracy that comes with distance, according to a request for information posted by the In…
rt.com/usa/469045-facial-recognition-height-surveillance-iarpa/

Trump Brushes Israeli Dragnet Surveillance of D.C. Under the Rug
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-17
"Donald Trump has had a closer relationship with Israeli leaders than any president in American history. I think he genuinely doesn't care that the Israelis spy on the United States. I think he doesn't see the harm in this and does not feel threatened by it." — CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou…
mintpressnews.com/trump-brushes-israel-dragnet-spying-of-d-c-under-the-rug/261913/

Yemeni forces strike Saudi Arabia; U.S. blames Iran
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-17
Milwaukee, WI – In the early morning hours of September 14 ten drones carried out an intensive bombing of two of the world's largest oil refineries, both located in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais were decimated, crippling the productive capabilities of the oil manufacturers in the country. The Air Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees have announced that these strikes are a part of what they're calling the 2nd Operation of Balanced Deterrence. | The attacks serve as the latest in an ongoing war of resistance by Yemen that began nearly five years ago. On one side, there a…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/17/yemeni-forces-strike-saudi-arabia-us-blames-iran

'Very high probability' Iran behind Saudi attack, say anonymous US officials
rt.com | 2019-09-17
While Saudi Arabia is holding off on assigning blame for the attack on its oil facilities, the US media are pointing the finger at Iran, citing anonymous government officials allegedly familiar with the ongoing investigation. | US and Saudi investigators have determined "with very high probability" that Saturday's strike was launched from an Iranian base close to the border with Iraq, CNN reported, based on these anonymous sources. | Both drones and cruise missiles were used to attack the refinery at Abqaiq and the Khurais oil field, flying over southern Iraq and Kuwait to avoid Saudi air defenses, according t…
rt.com/usa/469034-us-blames-iran-saudi-attack/

Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" Involving U.S. & Iran
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-16
President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, the attacks decreased Saudi's daily oil output by nearly 6 million barrels. While the United States has been quic…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/16/saudi_arabia_oil_supply_attacks

Ex-CIA analyst on why he predicted John Bolton's firing
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-14
Ex-CIA analyst John Kiriakou discusses why he accurately predicted John Bolton's ouster as National Security Adviser; who might replace him;…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/14/ex-cia-analyst-on-why-he-predicted-john-boltons-firing/

Embassy insider exposes CNN lies about Julian Assange
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-06
A "bombshell" CNN report claimed to show how Wikileaks founder Julian Assange published stolen Democratic Party emails in 2016 in…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/06/embassy-insider-exposes-cnn-lies-about-julian-assange/

New Resource Tool Sheds Light on Government's Prepublication Review System
aclu.org | 2019-08-27
Millions of current and former government employees are subjected to this far-reaching censorship system. | This piece was originally published in Just Security. | For more than three years, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University have been litigating a series of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to "prepublication review." Under this far-reaching censorship system, millions of current and former government employees, con…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/employee-speech-and-whistleblowers/new-resource-tool-sheds-light-governments