2020-02-03: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-02-03). Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly calls for Assange's release, condemns threatened extradition. wsws.org Members of the assembly undoubtedly recognised that their report on media freedom would have no credibility if it remained silent on Europe's most famous imprisoned journalist and publisher.

RT (2020-02-03). Russian military shoots down drone approaching Khmeimim Air Base from Med Sea. rt.com An unidentified drone has been intercepted near Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria. The UAV approached the compound from the Mediterranean Sea and was shot down by the base's anti-air defenses. | The flying object came close to the military facility late on Monday, Russia's Defence Ministry has said. The drone was shot down by a Pantsir-S anti-aircraft system before it reached the premises of the base and it did not inflict any materiel damage or casualties. The origin of the drone has not been established yet. | Earlier in the day, Syrian state media reported that at least two drones, launched by the anti-gove…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2020-02-03). The Prosecution of Julian Assange: The War on Journalism, What Is at Stake? indybay.org Sonoma State University- Darwin 102 | 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928…

Labor Video Project (2020-02-03). The War On Whistleblowers, Darrell Whitman & US Inspector General's Obstruction of Justice. indybay.org Former Federal OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman talks about the fight to protect Federal whistleblowers and private industry whistleblowers and the role of US Inspector Generals who have been allowed to operate without oversight. | He also discusses how this has affected the health and safety of workers and the public. He connects the Boeing 737 Max crashes and the failure to enforce regulations by the FAA and their own. inspector general. | He also talks about the criminal fraud at SF Hunters Point and Treasure Island and how these contaminated radioactive dumpsites a…

sputniknews (2020-02-03). Madrid's Barajas Airport to Be Closed for Two Hours Due to Presence of Drones – Transport Ministry. sputniknews.com The Spanish police and the Civil Guard are investigating an incident at the Adolfo Suarez-Madrid Barajas Airport where several drones have reportedly been detected by local pilots.

Derek Royden (2020-02-01). First Assange, now Greenwald: The growing attacks on adversarial journalism. nationofchange.org It's unlikely that Greenwald, who at least has the benefit of widespread fame and international support, will be the last journalist to be targeted.

WSWS (2020-02-01). Assange would be held in "darkest corner of the prison system" if extradited to the US. wsws.org If dispatched to the US, the WikiLeaks founder will be held in extreme isolation—conditions usually inflicted on individuals convicted of terrorism offences.

RT (2020-01-30). Why was Rand banned? Sen. Paul reveals his CENSORED question at Trump impeachment trial. rt.com As Senators gathered for the last day of questioning in President Trump's impeachment trial, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul found his question censored in a way that may have revealed the identity of the mysterious whistleblower. | With the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump nearing its final stages, senators gathered on Capitol Hill on Thursday to question the Democratic prosecution team, and Trump's defense attorneys. However, Paul (R-Kentucky) found his question shot down by presiding Chief Justice John Roberts, who declined "to read the question as submitted." | Paul left the chamber after Roberts' de…

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