2021-10-05: News Headlines

Patrick Cockburn (2021-10-05). The CIA Plot to Kidnap or Kill Julian Assange in London is a story that is Being Mistakenly Ignored. counterpunch.org It was revealed this week that a year before the Khashoggi killing in 2017, the CIA had plotted to kidnap or assassinate Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, who had taken refuge five years earlier in the Ecuador embassy in London. A senior US counter-intelligence official said that plans for the forcible rendition of Assange to the US were discussed "at the highest levels" of the Trump administration.

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Impact of Facebook Outage Minimal, Raises Questions About Whistleblower Reports – Expert. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – An hourslong outage that affected Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will have minimal impact, however, the timing of the incident raises questions because it coincides with whistleblower reports that exposed the company engages in unethical practices, University of Florida social media professor, Andrew Selepak, told Sputnik.

sputniknews (2021-10-05). WikiLeaks Turns 15 With Founder Assange Behind Bars as Threat to Powers That Be. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – WikiLeaks marks its fifteenth anniversary with founder Julian Assange jailed in the UK awaiting a US appeal to extradite him to the United States, where he would face up to 175 years in solitary confinement for leaking classified information.

Staff (2021-10-04). Headlines for October 4, 2021. democracynow.org Rallies Across U.S. Call for Reproductive Justice Amid GOP Assault on Abortion, U.S. Tops 700K COVID Deaths; CA Announces Student Vaccine Mandate as NYC Educator Mandate Starts, Major Orange County Oil Spill Blankets Beaches, Kills Wildlife, Pandora Papers Expose Secret Financial Dealings of World Leaders, Billionaires and Other Elites, Facebook Whistleblower Says Co. Repeatedly Put Profit Over Safety, Calls for Regulations, Kabul Blast Kills Five People as Afghan Humanitarian Crisis Grows, 8 Killed at Indian Farmworker Protest, 4,000 Refugees, Including Children, Arrested in Raids by Libyan Authorities, 3 Millio…

sputniknews (2021-10-04). Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Identity, Details How Platform Prioritizes Profit Over Public Safety. sputniknews.com Frances Haugen, a former product manager hired to combat election interference on Facebook, appeared on CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday, outing herself as the whistleblower who supplied the Wall Street Journal with internal Facebook documents that became the framework for a wide-ranging investigative series.

CounterPunch News Service (2021-10-04). Facebook Users Union Launches #FireZuck Campaign. counterpunch.org San Francisco Last night, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told 60 Minutes that Facebook is misleading the public about lies, hate and disinformation on its platform. We wish we were surprised. Time and time again, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has put Facebook's profits ahead of truth, safety, health and democracy. That's why today the Facebook Users

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-04). The CIA Plan to Poison Assange Wasn't Needed. The US Found a 'Lawful' Way to Disappear Him. counterpunch.org Assange has not been deprived of his freedom for more than a decade because of an unimplemented rogue operation by the CIA. Rather, he has been held in various forms of captivity — disappeared — through the collaborations of various national governments and their intelligence agencies, aided by legal systems and the media, that have systematically violated his rights and legal due process.

Mirko C. Trudeau (2021-10-04). Pompeo admitió que la CIA conspiró para secuestrar y matar a Julian Assange. globalizacion.ca Mike Pompeo, exdirector de la CIA y exsecretario de Estado del gobierno de Donald Trump reconoció que cuando la agencia de inteligencia estaba a su cargo, conspiró para secuestrar y matar al fundador de Wikileaks, el australiano Julian Assange, y…

_____ (2021-10-04). CIA Conspiring To Murder Julian Assange Jeopardise US Prosecution Case. popularresistance.org The US prosecution of Julian Assange has been dealt another blow following revelations that the CIA plotted the kidnap and rendition or murder of the WikiLeaks founder. The revelations also directly implicate Mike Pompeo, former CIA director and secretary of state, and US president Donald Trump. | Separately, there's evidence of how cyber activists foiled a 2012 attempt by British police to break into and enter the Ecuadorian embassy where Assange had sought asylum. | In April 2017, Pompeo publicly declared that "WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service". A…

WSWS (2021-10-04). Fifteen years since Assange established WikiLeaks. wsws.org The anniversary is being marked by Assange's continuing imprisonment and a media blackout of revelations that the American government plotted to assassinate the WikiLeaks founder.

Dr. T. P. Wilkinson (2021-10-04). The Military and Intelligence Origins of Public Health. The Pharmaceutical Branch of the Military Industrial Complex. globalresearch.ca

Joan Roelofs (2021-10-04). Addicted to Military Keynesianism: Why Can't Even Our Most Progressive Politicians Break with the Military Industrial Complex? covertactionmagazine.com Over the Mountains and Under the Radar: The Military-Industrial Complex in New Hampshire New Hampshire, like many other states, is …

Sundance (2021-10-04). Video: Attorney Thomas Renz Releases Medicare and Pfizer Whistleblower Data: Vaccine Related Injuries and Deaths Far More Widespread Than Reported. globalresearch.ca

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