A British woman explains why she intended to cut the Gaza fence
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
This week Julia Lister, a British Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested with a group who were on their way to the Israeli fence separating the Palestinians of Gaza from Israel. | Gaza is surrounded by a fence on three sides. Israeli snipers shoot at any Palestinian who dares to go near it. Israeli drones and F-16s patrol the skies and military…
Dilma Rousseff: "Torture is about pain and death. They want you to lose your dignity"
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-18
Fifty years ago today, on Jan. 16, 1970, the 22-year-old militant Dilma Rousseff was arrested by agents of the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from 1964 and 1985, a period when the country faced a crack down on civil liberties and freedom of speech. The regime persecuted political activists and anyone whose behavior was deemed to deviate from the norm. | "Torture is an extremely complex thing. I think that everyone who went through prison will always bear that mark. I don't like to watch movies where there is torture, for example. It's not that I don't like them. I just don't watch them. I don't want to w…
Will Former FBI Director James Comey Be Indicted After New Revelation?
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-18
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Daniel Lazare, a journalist and author of three books
Julian Assange's battle for justice
Vyshakh T | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
Julian Assange's extradition hearing is scheduled to begin on February 25. We bring you a timeline of the major developments in the case since his arrest in April 2019.
Report: Maryland's Governor Used Tax Dollars to Enrich Himself
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-16
Eric Cortellessa and Lisa Snowden discuss new allegations that Larry Hogan siphoned money from public transit projects to build highways that benefited his real estate companies.
Syrian conflict has 'erased' children's dreams: new UN report
news.un.org | 2020-01-16
Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria have robbed boys and girls of their childhood and subjected them to "unabated violations of their rights", including being killed, maimed, displaced, forced to fight or subjected to torture, rape and sexual slavery.
Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-15
Commentary: What justice looks like in Chicago
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-15
Chicago, IL – In a pair of upcoming cases, Associate Judge Thomas Hennelly will have the fate of three wrongfully convicted men in his hands. Given who put them behind bars, his rulings could send a signal that Chicago has firmly turned its back on the legacy of police torture and wrongful convictions that hangs over the city. But, given Hennelly's direct involvement in prosecuting police torture victims and his attempt to hide racist constitutional violations, Chicagoans would be remiss to expect impartiality from the bench. | In one of the cases, that of Gerald Reed, Hennelly is deciding whether a man tortured…
US Military Contractors Exposed For Paying Taliban At US Gov Instruction & Iran False Flag Continues
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-29
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/28/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …