Remarks by President Erdoğan During TRT World Forum 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made striking statements in his keynote speech during the virtual TRT World Forum 2020. Drawing attention to the role of Western media in the delivery of misinformation, he said, ‘It is disgraceful how media outlets continue to be the standard-bearers of anti-Islamism and xenophobia. The filth that has been exhibited under the guise of freedom
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Media Claims North Korea Launched a Cyberattack Against Covid Vaccine Developer AstraZeneca

Also on Friday, a UK regulator confirmed that it had received a formal request from the Government to assess the prospective Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. Earlier, an executive from British-Swedish pharma giant said its vaccine could be approved even if its efficacy is no higher than 60 percent.
| Tech |

CTOs and CIOs list the most important tech trends of 2021

CTOs and CIOs had to deal with an unprecedented level of digital transformation in 2020 New IEEE study examines the challenges IT pros faced in the face of a major pandemic 31% of UK CIOs and CTOs foresee AI and machine learning as the most important technologies of 2021 READ NEXT Ransomware lessons from Emsisoft CTO Fabian Wosar
| Insights, Latest, Artificial Intelligence |

Could vaccine endeavors be undermined by ransomware?

Companies developing vaccines like Pfizer and BioNTech, among others elsewhere, are some of the hottest targets for cyberattacks right now North Korea and Russi’s State-backed hackers have been targeting organizations working on a coronavirus vaccine – some successfully, according to Microsoft An attack on Covid-19’s cure Ransomware takes mental toll on cybersecurity pros
| Latest, CIO, Security |

Are you driving your IT team towards burnout?

Digital transformation has gone wild in 2020, due to the sudden transition to remote work and increased dependence on information technology Business leaders are expecting a lot from their IT teams, but a new study suggests they aren’t providing more support or resources in return As IT becomes a ‘critical’ business function, there’s a danger IT teams could burn-out or
| Latest, CIO, Digital Transformation |

QAnon promoter wins seat in US Congress

Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who had never run for political office before, was well ahead and projected to win her race for US House District 14. A Georgia woman who has promoted the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory won a seat in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, meaning the controversial and widely debunked movement will
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Video: I Discuss the Guantánamo Files Released by WikiLeaks and Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing with Action4Assange and Juan Passarelli

A screenshot of the Action4Assange show on October 17, 2020, featuring guests Andy Worthington and Juan Passarelli. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over the next three months of the Trump administration. If you can help, please click
| Andy Worthington's TV and radio appearances, Guantanamo, Guantanamo media |

(PG VERSION) Honest Government Ad | Q

(PG VERSION)  The US Government has made an ad about QAnon and it’s surprisingly honest and informative. You can find the uncensored version of this video here You can find more PG versions of our videos here For sources and further reading see the YouTube video description PODCAST PG VERSIONS SUPPORT US MERCH
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After Years in Secret Prisons, UAE Threatens Unsafe Repatriations to Yemen for Former Guantánamo Prisoners

Photos of 16 of the 18 Yemenis sent from Guantánamo to Yemen between 2015 and 2017, who were imprisoned instead of, as promised, being given new lives, and who are now being threatened with being sent back to Yemen, despite the dangers involved. The photos are taken from the classified military files from Guantánamo that were released by Wikileaks in
| Afghans in Guantanamo, Guantanamo, Guantanamo lawyers |

Honest Government Ad | QAnon

The US Government has made an ad about QAnon and it’s surprisingly honest and informative. For sources and further reading see the YouTube video description . CREDITS Produced by Patrons of The Juice Media Written and created by Giordano for The Juice Media Performed by Ellen Burbidge Script support by Dbot, Scott and Damian Research support by
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Africa: United Nations Secretary-General Calls for Individual Action to Combat Misinformation

[Africa Renewal] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will launch a groundbreaking global online action tomorrow (21 October), calling on people around the world to #PledgetoPause before they share content online. The activation is part of a wider behavior change campaign that aims to create a new social media norm to help combat the rising impact of viral misinformation.
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True Q: Elements of Truth in the QAnon Conspiracy, by Thomas Dalton

What can be more fun than a conspiracy? Conspiracies are sneaky, salacious, cryptographic, lurid, and enticing. They promise secret knowledge of the inner workings of society—knowledge that only a relative few possess, thus empowering the knower. They claim to identify and expose evil wrongdoers, thus holding out hope for retribution, true justice, and a better...
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“The Guardian’s Silence has let the UK trample on Assange’s Rights in Effective Darkness”

It owes him a huge debt for allowing it to share in the journalistic glory of Wikileaks’ revelations. It owes him a duty of care as its partner in publishing the logs. It owes him its voice loudly denouncing the abuse of a fellow journalist for doing the essence of journalism – holding the powerful to account. It owes him
| Belmarsh Prison, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser, Extradiction |

Video: The War on Journalism – The Case of Julian Assange

The poster for ‘The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange’, directed by Juan Passarelli, and released in August 2020, and a screenshot of Andy Worthington, one of the WikiLeaks experts interviewed for the film. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on
| Andy Worthington's TV and radio appearances, Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, FBI/CIA |

Radio: I Talk to Scott Horton About the Injustice of Julian Assange’s Extradition Case and the Importance of the Leaked Guantánamo Files

A supporter of Julian Assange outside the Old Bailey in London on October 1, 2020, the last day of his extradition hearing. The balloons were part of an initiative celebrating the 14th anniversary of the founding of WikiLeaks, on October 4. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support
| American torture, Andy Worthington's TV and radio appearances, Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition |

UN Chief calls for global ceasefire

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of Non-Violence, 2 October 2020, called for ceasefire to focus on COVID-19. According to the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran, the UN Secretary-General in his message in marking the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, this International Day highlights the remarkable power of non-violence and peaceful protest. It also
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History, the Assange Happening: An Interview with Nozomi Hayase

In Western societies, where there is a notion of free press, governments don’t engage in outright violence. Instead they engage in secrecy and manipulation of public perception, as Noam Chomsky documents in his seminal book “The Engineering Consent”, which fits into this category. Assange through his work with WikiLeaks defended the public’s right to know. By publishing material that is verified
| articles 2015 |

An Assessment of the Importance of the Classified Guantánamo Military Files Released by WikiLeaks and My Role in Analyzing Them

A screenshot of the front page of WikiLeaks’ publication of the classified military files from Guantánamo that were released in 2011, and on which I worked as a media partner. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over the
| American torture, Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Bradley Manning |

How QAnon Conspiracy Theories Spread in My Colorado Hometown

Once a fringe conspiracy theory among Trump’s most ardent supporters, QAnon’s latest iteration is taking over white women in suburban communities, particularly mothers. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images “As a Trump supporter, I kinda feel like I’m alone most of the time in my beliefs. But this one I feel like I’m part of the majority because everyone is kind of
| Politics |

RSF’s #FreeAssange campaign targeted by spambot attack

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has become aware of an online attack on the #FreeAssange petition and other areas of the RSF website. No data has been compromised and RSF took immediate action to secure its petition tool. The heavy targeting of the #FreeAssange petition suggests a deliberate attempt to undermine the campaign, but RSF is more determined than ever
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Accessibility of Vaccines & Commitment to Ceasefire – Priority Focuses for 75th UNGA

Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned against the rapid rise in misinformation campaigns about vaccines, leading to “vaccine hesitancy and igniting wild conspiracy theories”. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS Related Articles Will Trump Threaten to Pullout or De-fund the United Nations? If Trump Delivers His Last Hurrah to an Empty United Nations, Will
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The Ongoing and Unjustifiable Persecution of Julian Assange

A van bearing the message ‘Don’t extradite Assange’, photographed today, September 9, 2020, in Waterloo (Photo: Andy Worthington). Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over the next three months of the Trump administration. If you can help, please
| Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Bradley Manning, Donald Trump |

The Case for Israel as a Criminal Enterprise

Twenty years since I (Rasmiya Barghouti had seen Northern Galilee, I was finally given a permit by the Israeli military authorities to visit. I decided to take two of my daughters with me. It took less than three hours to reach Safed, renamed Tsvat by Israel after 1948. The van stopped in front of the white stone home that held childhood
| Corruption, Crime, Crimes against Humanity |

RSF renews calls for the release of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange as his US extradition hearing resumes in London

News With Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing set to resume on 7 September, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) renews calls for his immediate release. RSF representatives will attempt to monitor the hearing in person, and will deliver a petition at 10 Downing Street with over 80,000 signatures calling for the UK authorities not to extradite Assange to the United
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West African experts share ideas on how to halt abuse of journalists during COVID-19 pandemic

Collaboration: There should be strong collaboration among media support organisations, state agencies and other actors to collectively tackle abuses against journalists. Such collaboration must involve regional and sub-regional bodies such as the AU and ECOWAS. There must be a collective position and voice speaking out against abuses against journalists at all times. Analysis and Frameworks: There is a need for
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World Press Freedom Day: The Prosecution of Julian Assange

Video: On World Press Freedom Day, two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and the UK Bureau Director for Reporters without Borders discuss the Trump administration’s indictment of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and its unprecedented charges of Espionage for the publication of truthful information in the public interest.
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WikiLeaks Webinars

As coronavirus containment measures preclude in-person gathering, public campaigning has moved online in a series of webinars focusing on different aspects of WikiLeaks’ impact and Julian Assange’s case
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Nine Years Ago, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Released the Guantánamo Files, Which Should Have Led to the Prison’s Closure

The logo for Wikileaks’ release of the previously classified Guantánamo military files in 2011, on which I worked as a media partner. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over the next three months of the Trump administration. If
| Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Bradley Manning, Guantanamo |

Dissenter Weekly: Dumping Nuclear Waste, COVID-19 Risks From Food

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a group known for its work representing environmental whistleblowers in government agencies, says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to allow “every reactor in the country to dump virtually all its radioactive waste except spent fuel in local regular garbage dumps, which are designed for household trash not for plutonium.”
| Dissenter Featured, Latest News, The Dissenter |

Should I wear a face mask? How the debate puts Hong Kong’s expat community on the spot

Public health professionals around the world can agree on a few key ways to stem the spread of the Coronavirus: wash our hands, avoid touching our faces, and practise social distancing. Putting on a face mask, however, isn’t one of them. Months into the pandemic, social media continues to be flooded by a deluge of articles by medical experts arguing
| Environment & Health, Opinion, 2020 coronavirus |

Gantz will block annexation, Palestinians are at last a ‘player’ — J Street sees upside in Israeli politics

The Israel lobby group J Street had a webinar today in which its leaders declared two silver linings from the stunning elevation of Netanyahu yesterday that ends a year of political stalemate: 1, Benny Gantz may have betrayed the Israeli center that wanted to dethrone Netanyahu, but as Netanyahu’s partner he will prevent the Israeli government from annexing the West
| Media Analysis, Aida Touma-Sliman, Ayman Odeh |

‘I am navigating the Titanic’ — Netanyahu’s coronavirus powergrab

The Israeli political system is in chaos today. Netanyahu’s year-long caretaker government is trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to further stalemate the political process, evidently with the hope of forcing a fourth election in which Netanyahu will campaign as indispensable in the eyes of a worried public. Netanyahu’s chief means of prolonging the stalemate is closing the parliament out
| News, Ayman Odeh, Benjamin Netanyahu |

Why the coronavirus crisis means our BBC is more important than ever

In times of crisis people turn to independent, reliable media, for vital, life saving information . Whether this is available for all of us across the UK in 20 years time, will be determined by whether we can defend our public service broadcaster. Millions are turning to BBC News every day to access
| Media Watch, BBC, BBC Debate |

Assange’s Extradition, Escalation of the US War on Terror

Last week the US District Judge Anthony Trenga released Chelsea Manning from detainment after concluding that the grand jury that she had been subpoenaed to testify before no longer needed her, since it was being disbanded. Manning was incarcerated because of her principled stance against the secrecy of the grand jury and her refusal to … Continue reading "Assange’s
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Judge Orders Chelsea Manning’s Release From Jail for Not Cooperating With WikiLeaks Grand Jury, But Won’t Waive $256,000 Fines

Chelsea Manning, after her release from prison in 2017, and before her re-imprisonment in 2019, for refusing to cooperate with a Grand Jury investigation into Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and
| Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Bradley Manning, Guantanamo |

Chelsea Manning Is Free From Jail, Faces Exorbitant Fines

Alexandria – Yesterday, March 12, prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia ended the grand jury of Julian Assange and Wikileaks in which Chelsea Manning refused to testify. As a result, US District Court Judge Anthony Trenga ordered the immediate release of Chelsea Manning. HUGE NEWS: Chelsea Manning @xychelsea has been ordered FREE after a … Continue reading "Chelsea
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‘NYT’ publishes Netanyahu’s ‘terror’ smear against Palestinian pols and doesn’t seek their response

Two articles in today’s New York Times show that the paper is belatedly waking up about Palestinian citizens of Israel and their growing role in Israeli elections, but the Times still has a long ways to go before it tells the full truth. Patrick Kingsley’s report does focus on the Joint List, the coalition of “Arab-led” political parties that increased
| Media Analysis, Ayman Odeh, Israel elections |

Assange Extradition: The Armored Glass Box Is an Instrument of Torture

In last Thursday’s separate hearing on allowing Assange out of the armored box to sit with his legal team, I witnessed directly that Baraitser’s ruling against Assange was brought by her into court BEFORE she heard defense counsel put the arguments, and delivered by her entirely unchanged. I might start by explaining to you my … Continue reading "Assange
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Government Accountability Project and Mordechai Vanunu Google Alerts

A Super Tuesday “Mordechai Vanunu Google Alert” led to the Government Accountability Project’s “Arab Daily News: Protecting The Legend of Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower Vanunu Mordechai, JC” By Eileen Fleming On Super Tuesday morning a Mordechai Vanunu Google Alert led to a long forgotten article of mine that was published at the Government Accountability Project... The post Government Accountability
| Arab World, Bloggers, Commentary |

Extradition Background: USA v Julian Assange

A case overview with recommended reading, essential background, commentators, FAQs about the case and directions to Woolwich Crown Court
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A Call for the Mainstream Media to Defend Press Freedom and to Oppose the Proposed Extradition of Julian Assange to the US

A screenshot from a video of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a prison van, as he was returned to Belmarsh maximum security prison from Westminster Magistrates Court after a hearing regarding his proposed extradition to the US. His full extradition hearing begins on February 24, 2020 at Belmarsh. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m
| Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Guantanamo, UK politics |

Why does Blue-White run away from Palestinians in government? Israeli-Jewish xenophobia

Blue-White, the largest Jewish party in Israel, announced last week it renounces the idea of creating a stable government: It declared there is no scenario in which it will accept the Joint List, which represents Israeli Palestinians. Blue White’s leader, Benny Gantz, made it clear (Hebrew) that the Joint List won’t be part of his coalition. Spokespersons for Blue White
| Opinion, Avigdor Liberman, Ayman Odeh |

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Police defend use of protective gear as report claims Force received more than Health Dept.

The Hong Kong Police Force have defended their requests for protective equipment during the coronavirus outbreak, amid criticism that they had been granted more gear than seven other frontline government departments, including – in some cases – the health department. On Saturday, pro-democracy lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki claimed that officers had not participated in tackling the SARS-like outbreak, yet had been
| Environment & Health, Hong Kong, 2020 coronavirus |

Assange’s Extradition Case: Critical Moment for the Antiwar Movement

Last week, Leader of the UK opposition Jeremy Corbyn challenged Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons on the US extradition request for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Corbyn stated that Assange had been charged by the US "for exposing war crimes, the murder of civilians and large-scale corruption". Backing the Council of Europe, … Continue reading "Assange’s
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Israel’s Gantz Vows to Form Government Without Netanyahu

JERUSALEM — Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz is vowing to form a government that will include neither the indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor the predominantly Arab parties in Parliament. In a series of TV interviews two weeks before national elections, Gantz looked to project confidence that the March 2 vote will provide the decisive outcome that eluded the two
| avigdor lieberman, benjamin netanyahu, benny gantz |

Even with Corbyn Gone, Antisemitism Threats Will Keep Destroying the UK Labour Party

If there is one issue that denotes the terminal decline of Labour as a force for change – desperately needed social, economic and environmental change – it is not Brexit. It is the constant furor over an “antisemitism crisis” supposedly plaguing the party for the past five years. The imminent departure of Jeremy Corbyn as leader will
| Articles, Commentary, antisemitism |

‘Burned at the Stake’ – The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Demolishes the Fake Claims Targeting Julian Assange

On the face of it, the task seems almost hopeless. As Tolstoy wrote: ‘The power of the government is maintained by public opinion, and with this power the government, by means of its organs – its officials, law courts, schools, … The post ‘Burned at the Stake’ – The UN
| English, Julian Assange, Nils Melzer |

‘Parasite’ Is a Class-Conscious Climate Parable

What follows is a conversation between Dr. Min Song and Kim Brown of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. KIM BROWN:  Welcome to The Real News. I’m Kim Brown. At the 92nd annual Academy Awards show that aired Sunday, the film
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