Daily Archives: October 12, 2021

2021-10-12: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-12). Whistleblower testimony launches bipartisan campaign for Facebook censorship. wsws.org The Senate testimony by former Facebook employee Frances Haugen has intensified the bipartisan drive to clamp down on left-wing and socialist political content on social media platforms.

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-12). Haugen Isn't Really a 'Facebook Whistleblower'. counterpunch.org The enthusiasm with which much of the media and political establishment have characterised Frances Haugen as a "Facebook whistleblower" requires that we pause to consider what exactly we think the term "whistleblower" means. Haugen has brought to the surface a fuzziness in what many of us understand by the idea of whistleblowing.

Jeff Mackler (2021-10-12). Julian Assange and the CIA-USA Daily Wars Against Humanity. counterpunch.org [Introductory note: The weekend of October 23-25, in anticipation of a UK court convening to re-consider a previous lower court decision to refuse Julian Assange's extradition to the U.S., Assange supporters will be mobilizing across the U.S. and worldwide demanding: Free Julian Assange! Drop the Charges! No to Extradition! Free Speech! Free Press! Free Journalists!

Editor (2021-10-11). Deathly Silence: Journalists who mocked Assange have nothing to say about CIA plans to kill him. mronline.org It would seem that covert plans for the state-sanctioned murder on British soil of an award-winning journalist should attract sustained, wall-to-wall media coverage.

Dennis Bernstein (2021-10-11). Daniel Ellsberg On The CIA Plan To Kidnap And Possibly Kill Julian Assange, The End Of The Afghanistan Occupation, And The Ongoing Us Drone War. counterpunch.org There are many things to say about Legendary Whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg. First and foremost of course is that he blew the whistle on the big lies behind the US Justification for the Vietnam war. Indeed, in 1967 while at the Rand Institute Daniel Ellsberg worked on the top-secret McNamara Study, US Decision Making in Vietnam, which

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