2021-10-14: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-14). Australian government, Labor silent over revelations CIA planned to kill or kidnap Assange. wsws.org Hardly any media outlets have even asked whether the Australian authorities knew about the US plans to murder or kidnap an Australian citizen and journalist.

Todd Miller (2021-10-14). "Smart Borders?" High-Tech 'Virtual' Walls Are Even More Invasive Than Iron Walls. counterpunch.org The border wall is more than just a physical barrier; it is also a system of video surveillance systems, unmanned aerial systems (or drones), and license plate readers, which are part of a broadening biometric collection strategy that has grown "big time" for CBP since 9/11.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Turkey expands combat drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco: report. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Which have been used to murder people in Iraq, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria and the Ukraine to date. *** Turkey expands armed drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco — sources Turkey has expanded its exports of armed drones by negotiating sales deals with Morocco and Ethiopia after their successful use in international conflicts, according to four …

Janet Parker (2021-10-13). Break the media monopoly over women's bodies. greenleft.org.au Whistleblower Frances Haugen has called out Facebook and its sister site Instagram for exacerbating body image and mental health issues in teenage girls. Janet Parker argues it helps feminists campaign against the system that commodifies women's bodies.

_____ (2021-10-13). Assange's Father On US Government's 'Scandalous' Plan To 'Murder' His Son. popularresistance.org One of the biggest moments in Julian Assange's trial is slated to happen next month, when the embattled and imprisoned WikiLeaks founder's final extradition hearing is held in Great Britain. And as host Lee Camp points out before introducing his guest in this clip from "Redacted Tonight," there have been some stunning developments recently in Assange's story—namely, the revelation that the U.S. government and a certain three-letter intelligence agency were ginning up possible plans to assassinate Assange. | If ever there were an expert on Julian Assange, it would surely be Camp's guest, John Shipton—A…

Moderator (2021-10-13). Julian Assange's Father, John Shipton, on the U.S. Government's 'Scandalous' Plan to 'Murder' His Son. scheerpost.com One of the biggest moments in Julian Assange's trial is slated to happen next month, when the embattled and imprisoned WikiLeaks founder's final extradition hearing is held in Great Britain. And as host Lee Camp points out before introducing his guest in this clip from "Redacted Tonight," there have been some stunning developments recently in …

Patrick Bond (2021-10-13). The latest Bretton Woods bean-counting scandal nearly evicts IMF director Georgieva. zcomm.org "Torture the data until they confess" (or until you're busted), economists profess…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-13). Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages" globalresearch.ca

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2021-10-13: News Headlines

Janet Parker (2021-10-13). Break the media monopoly over women's bodies. greenleft.org.au Whistleblower Frances Haugen has called out Facebook and its sister site Instagram for exacerbating body image and mental health issues in teenage girls. Janet Parker argues it helps feminists campaign against the system that commodifies women's bodies.

Moderator (2021-10-13). Julian Assange's Father, John Shipton, on the U.S. Government's 'Scandalous' Plan to 'Murder' His Son. scheerpost.com One of the biggest moments in Julian Assange's trial is slated to happen next month, when the embattled and imprisoned WikiLeaks founder's final extradition hearing is held in Great Britain. And as host Lee Camp points out before introducing his guest in this clip from "Redacted Tonight," there have been some stunning developments recently in …

Patrick Bond (2021-10-13). The latest Bretton Woods bean-counting scandal nearly evicts IMF director Georgieva. zcomm.org "Torture the data until they confess" (or until you're busted), economists profess…

Project Censored (2021-10-12). Anti-Social Media: Can Our Already Volatile Political Culture Transcend a Facebook World? projectcensored.org In the aftermath of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony to Congress, Mickey and his guests look at the ongoing issues of social media's social responsibility, or lack thereof. Given many…

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.

_____ (2021-10-12). Haugen Isn't Really a 'Facebook Whistleblower' — and It's Dangerous to Imagine She Is. strategic-culture.org Haugen isn't really a 'Facebook whistleblower' — and it's dangerous to imagine she is | By Jonathan COOK | The enthusiasm with which much of the media and political establishment have characterised Frances Haugen as a " Haugen has brought to the surface a fuzziness in what many of us understand by the idea of whistleblowing. | Even Russell Brand, a comedian turned soothsayer whose c…

_____ (2021-10-12). Who Will Step Up In Biden's DOJ To Save Julian Assange? popularresistance.org Last month Biden's Haitian envoy resigned on principle. Is there someone in Biden's Justice Department who would push the attorney general to drop the prosecution of Julian Assange? | Last month the U.S. special envoy to Haiti quit in protest over the Biden administration's decision to repatriate thousands of Haitian migrants from the United States. In his letter (pdf) of resignation to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Daniel Foote wrote, ""I will not be associated with the United States' inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti, a country wher…

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!

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