Arab MK forced out of Israel parliament after dispute over Gaza offensive

Yuli Edelstein, speaker of the Israeli Knesset, yesterday dismissed Arab MK Ahmed Tibi from the Knesset plenum after he heckled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, local media reported. Arab member of the Knesset shouted “you are lying and inciting against us” during Netanyahu’s speech in which he accused them of encouraging terrorism. Tibi was subsequently sent of out the chamber. Other MKs walked out as Netanyahu continued his speech. Netanyahu was addressing the Knesset about the military campaign against the besieged Gaza
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Paul Manafort’s Lurid Shadow Hangs Over Impeachment

The commencement of public impeachment hearings has already yielded all manner of questions, details—and inane Republican theatrics—centered on the revelation that President Donald Trump tried to extort Ukraine into launching an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. This is all unprecedented: It’s the first time that a sitting U.S. president has ever pressured a foreign government to smear a political rival, resulting in the first time an American impeachment process has ever been predicated on national security grounds.
| The Commons, Politics, Paul Manafort |

Assange, Zuckerberg and Free Speech

“That philosophy died yesterday, since Hegel or Marx, Nietzsche, or Heidegger—and philosophy should still wander toward the meaning of its death—or that it has always lived knowing itself to be dying… that philosophy died one day, within history, or that it has always fed on its own agony, on the violent way it opens history More The post Assange, Zuckerberg and Free Speech appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

Evening call: Are the polls tightening?

A pair of surveys have shown the Tory lead cut to six points. But don't get too excited just yet. There’s a rule round these parts: we don’t write up individual polls. When you get an interesting poll of voting intention, it’s more likely to be an outlier or a cock-up than a sign that things are actually changing.
| News |

What does and doesn’t matter about the cyberattack on Labour headquarters

A serious cyberattack has happened on a political party – an argument over how Labour describes it is pointless.  The Labour Party’s website has come under what the party has described as a “sophisticated and large scale cyberattack”, which has re-ignited the row over the government’s delay in publishing a parliamentary select committee’s report into the scale of Russian attempts to
| News |

[PG VERSION] Honest Government Ad | Julian Assange

(PG VERSION) The British, Australian, Ecuadorian and US Governments have made an ad about Julian Assange’s arrest and it’s surprisingly honest and informative! You can find the uncensored version here You can find more PG versions of our videos here You can thank us by leaving us a tip! The post [PG VERSION] Honest Government Ad | Julian Assange appeared first on The Juice Media .
| 2019, Teacher |

U.S. National Guard ready for potentially devastating domestic cyberattack

The U.S. National Guard has confirmed that it is ready to mobilize its cyberdefenses in case of a potentially devastating domestic attack. Everyday the National Guard and other state agencies are preparing and battle to protect and deter malicious cyberattacks to U.S. cyberinfrastructure, according to a recent service news release. “When I first joined the […]
| Army, News, USA |

FISA Renewal Controversy: The Suddenly Very Conspicuous Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act – Analysis

By George W. Croner* (FPRI) — For quite some time now, it has been virtually impossible not to hear or The post FISA Renewal Controversy: The Suddenly Very Conspicuous Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act – Analysis appeared first on Eurasia Review .
| 1, Analysis, World News |

A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State’s War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power

What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence of a new kind of tyranny. The choice is ours. — John Pilger, investigative journalist […]
| Censorship, Chelsea Manning, Courts and Judges |

The “Deep State” Is a Political Party

It was, in the eyes of Trump World, the very clubhouse of the Deep State: the plush, blue-carpeted, wood-paneled 13th floor auditorium of the National Press Club, located in the heart of the Washington swamp, just two blocks from the White House. The Halloween-eve panel discussion featured a line-up of heinous perps indicted by the “stable genius” of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: On the far left sat the bulky former CIA Director John Brennan (“ the worst CIA Director in our
| The Insecurity Complex, National Security, John Brennan |

A New Kind Of Tyranny: The Global State’s War On Those Who Speak Truth To Power – OpEd

By John W. Whitehead* “What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten The post A New Kind Of Tyranny: The Global State’s War On Those Who Speak Truth To Power – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
| 1, Opinion |

Former CIA Employee Who Allegedly Disclosed ‘Vault 7’ Files To WikiLeaks Challenges Espionage Act Charges

Former CIA employee Josh Schulte, who is accused of leaking the “Vault 7” files to WikiLeaks, urged a federal court to rule the Espionage Act is unconstitutional and dismiss the charges against him. The post Former CIA Employee Who Allegedly Disclosed ‘Vault 7’ Files To WikiLeaks Challenges Espionage Act Charges appeared first on Shadowproof .
| Dissenter Featured, Latest News, The Dissenter |

Former CIA Employee Who Allegedly Disclosed ‘Vault 7’ Files To WikiLeaks Challenges Espionage Act Charges

Former CIA employee Josh Schulte, who is accused of leaking the “Vault 7” files to WikiLeaks, urged a federal court to rule the Espionage Act is unconstitutional and dismiss the charges against him. The post Former CIA Employee Who Allegedly Disclosed ‘Vault 7’ Files To WikiLeaks Challenges Espionage Act Charges appeared first on Shadowproof .
| Dissenter Featured, Latest News, The Dissenter |

Israel’s top court clears way for deportation of Human Rights Watch official

Israel’s Supreme Court upheld a government decision to deport a Human Rights Watch (HRW) official accused of backing an international pro-Palestinian boycott campaign, an edict he said was aimed at stifling criticism of Israel. The court ratified an Interior Ministry refusal to renew the work visa of Omar Shakir, a U.S. citizen representing New York-based HRW in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and ordered him to leave within 20 days. Israel says he supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
| News |

Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other Deserves All the Prizes

Bless the artist whose work is so sui generis that there’s no noun to accurately describe it. I’m thinking of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood , often called a “nonfiction novel” for taking liberties with reality, or Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle , in which part of the struggle is finding a term that encompasses what that series of books aims to do. The writer Ntozake Shange coined “choreopoem” for her 1975 work f or colored girls who have
| Culture, Books, the Booker Prize |

Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other Deserves All the Prizes

Bless the artist whose work is so sui generis that there’s no noun to accurately describe it. I’m thinking of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood , often called a “nonfiction novel” for taking liberties with reality, or Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle , in which part of the struggle is finding a term that encompasses what that series of books aims to do. The writer Ntozake Shange coined “choreopoem” for her 1975 work f or colored girls who have
| Culture, Books, the Booker Prize |

IOM urges South Sudan group to free volunteer worker, child

October 2, 2019 (JUBA) - The International Migration for Migration (IOM) on Friday called for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who've been missing since a gun battle in South Sudan at the weekend that claimed the lives of three humanitarian workers. Those killed, IOM said, were caught in the crossfire between two armed groups in South Sudan's Central Equatoria's Morobo county. The volunteers had been manning an Ebola virus screening point in border areas between South
| News |

An Apology to Christine Assange

After review of Diana Johnstone’s piece, The Lynching of the Charismatic Geek, we agree that the assertions regarding Christine Assange are unnessarily provocative. While Ms. Johnstone was making a point about the nature of counter culture eccentrics against the mind numbing conformity required to maintain the world largest police state, we see how her portrayal … Continue reading "An Apology to Christine Assange" The post An Apology to Christine Assange appeared first on
| Uncategorized |

Julian Assange's Life Is at Risk, Says United Nations Expert, Condemning Detention After Exposing War Crimes

Andrea Germanos, staff writer "He continues to be detained under oppressive conditions of isolation and surveillance, not justified by his detention status," special rapporteur Nils Melzer said of Assange.
| News |

UN expert on torture sounds alarm again that Julian Assange’s life may be at risk

UN expert on torture sounds alarm again that Julian Assange’s life may be at risk The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, has expressed alarm at the continued deterioration of Julian Assange’s health since his arrest and detention earlier this year, saying his life was now at risk. Mr. Assange was sent to a UK...
| Civil Rights, News, Politics |

UN expert on torture sounds alarm again that Julian Assange’s life may be at risk

UN expert on torture sounds alarm again that Julian Assange’s life may be at risk The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, has expressed alarm at the continued deterioration of Julian Assange’s health since his arrest and detention earlier this year, saying his life was now at risk. Mr. Assange was sent to a UK...
| Civil Rights, News, Politics |

Tamba: Senegal's migration starting point – photo essay

People of Tamba is a project by the Italian artist Giovanni Hänninen, consisting of 200 portraits taken across the Tambacounda region in Senegal and accompanied by Senegal/Sicily, a series of documentaries created with the film-maker Alberto Amoretti, courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Le Korsa Exhibited at Also Known as Africa (AKAA) art and design fair, 8-11 November 2019, Paris People of Tamba, inspired by German photographer August Sander’s seminal work, People
| [object Object], [object Object], [object Object] |

Killing Julian Assange: Justice Denied When Exposing Official Wrongdoing

The hideous treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues and many observers are citing his case as being symptomatic of developing “police state” tendencies in both the United States and in Europe, where rule of law is being subordinated to political expediency. Julian Assange was the founder and editor-in-chief of the controversial news and information […]
| Commentary & Analysis, Philip Giraldi |

Killing Julian Assange: Justice Denied When Exposing Official Wrongdoing

The hideous treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues and many observers are citing his case as being symptomatic of developing “police state” tendencies in both the United States and in Europe, where rule of law is being subordinated to political expediency. Julian Assange was the founder and editor-in-chief of the controversial news and information […]
| Commentary & Analysis, Philip Giraldi |

First Thoughts: The Barclay Brothers, scrapping SUVs and Britain’s sporting prowess

Once respected for its wide-ranging news coverage, the Telegraph became a sectarian, propagandist rag under the Barclays. Nobody should mourn the decision of the twin brothers David and Frederick Barclay to sell the Daily Telegraph and its Sunday sister. Though always diehard Tory in opinion, the Telegraph was once widely respected for the range and
| News |

Lebanon's people are finally rejecting their country's entrenched political elite

Widespread protests show the Lebanese people have had enough of the country's suffocating sectarian system of patronage.  In the midst of the massive anti-government protests that have swept across Lebanon over the past 12 days, bringing over a quarter of the population onto the streets, something unexpected began to play out across the country. From Tripoli in the north –
| News |

Case Mismanagement in London: Julian Assange, Political Offences and Surveillance

While Australian journalists bonded and broke bread in condemning national security legislation that some of them had previously supported, one figure was barely mentioned. Julian Assange was making his first public appearance since April for a case management hearing at the Westminster Magistrates Court. Those in attendance were disturbed. Craig Murray professed to being shaken. More The post Case Mismanagement in London: Julian Assange, Political Offences and Surveillance appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

Case Mismanagement In London: Julian Assange, Political Offences And Surveillance – OpEd

While Australian journalists bonded and broke break in condemning national security legislation that some of them had previously supported, one The post Case Mismanagement In London: Julian Assange, Political Offences And Surveillance – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
| 1, Opinion, Social Issues |

Police botched investigation into shooting of Arab MK, report finds

Human rights group demands Israel Police reopen its case into the 2017 shooting of Joint List Chairman Ayman Odeh in the head with a sponge-tipped bullet after finding the initial investigation was ‘negligent.’ The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel is appealing Israel Police’s investigation of its officers’ conduct during a home demolition in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm […] The post Police botched investigation into shooting of Arab MK, report finds appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| Analysis, Local Call, News |

As a Frail and Confused Julian Assange Appears in Court, It’s Time For the UK to Stop His Proposed Extradition to the US

The latest news regarding Julian Assange, held at Belmarsh maximum-security prison since April, pending his proposed extradition to the US, to face trumped-up espionage charges regarding WikiLeaks' work as a publisher, making available classified US documents - including the Guantánamo files, which I worked on with WikiLeaks as a media partner - for which there is a compelling case that the public should be informed. Assange's role was as a publisher, and his proposed extradition is a chilling assault on
| Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Bradley Manning |

As a Frail and Confused Julian Assange Appears in Court, It’s Time For the UK to Stop His Proposed Extradition to the US

The latest news regarding Julian Assange, held at Belmarsh maximum-security prison since April, pending his proposed extradition to the US, to face trumped-up espionage charges regarding WikiLeaks' work as a publisher, making available classified US documents - including the Guantánamo files, which I worked on with WikiLeaks as a media partner - for which there is a compelling case that the public should be informed. Assange's role was as a publisher, and his proposed extradition is a chilling assault on
| Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Bradley Manning |

Open Letter to PM Boris Johnson, Priti Patel, Sajid Javid, and Kevin Hollinrake

Dear Boris Johnson, Priti Patel, Sajid Javid and Kevin Hollinrake, I feel compelled to write to you over my extreme concern regarding the health and well-being of Julian Assange. Please see the link below regarding the psychological torture that Julian Assange has been subjected to, both before leaving the Ecuadorean Embassy and since during his […]
| Boris Johnson, Courts and Judges, Incarceration |

Israel’s president wants an end to ‘boycotts’ in political horsetrading — except of Palestinians

Benny Gantz's best hope of becoming Israeli PM is to threaten to make a center-left minority government with outside help of Palestinians. The threat would cause Netanyahu's defense line to crumble at last, and Likud members would join Gantz. So Palestinians are just a pawn in the game, never allowed near real power.
| Media Analysis, Avigdor Lieberman, Ayman Odeh |

Assange in Court

I was deeply shaken while witnessing Monday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first thing I must note was […]
| CIA, Courts and Judges, Extradiction |

Headlines for October 24, 2019

Trump Lifts Sanctions on Turkey, Citing Ceasefire Agreement, Republican Lawmakers Disrupt Closed-Door Impeachment Hearing, Trump's Lawyer Argues the President Can't Be Prosecuted for Murder, Death Toll in Chile Protests Rises to 18 as Human Rights Groups Allege Torture, Spain Removes Remains of Francisco Franco from National Mausoleum, Julian Assange Appears Frail and Confused in London Court Hearing, 39 Bodies Found in Tractor-Trailer in Southeast England, Honduran Woman's Lawsuit Claims Years of Sexual Assault by ICE Agent, Immigrant Worker Injured in
| News |

Assange’s Extradition Is a Case About the Crimes of Empire

On October 21, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court in his fight against extradition to the United States. Assange has been charged with 17 counts of Espionage in the U.S., where he faces 175 years in prison related to WikiLeaks’ 2010 publication concerning US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Diplomatic Cables and … Continue reading "Assange’s Extradition Is a Case About the Crimes of Empire" The post Assange’s Extradition Is a Case
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“A 1950s show trial”: John Pilger describes ‘disgraceful’ courtroom treatment of Julian Assange by UK judge

© Reuters / Julia Quenzler Veteran British journalist John Pilger has blasted the “atrocious” and “appalling” treatment of Julian Assange by a judge who decided this week to reject the whistleblower’s request to delay his upcoming US extradition hearing. “To say it is surreal is not enough, it is simply appalling,” Pilger, who was present […]
| Courts and Judges, Julian Assange, UK Media |

Whistle-blowing drama Official Secrets: more like a transcript than a thriller

It would be a stretch to imagine a more pedestrian retelling of the 2003 Iraq War leak. Official Secrets is based on events that took place in Britain in 2003, though it could be set on the planet Zog in the year 4097, so different does this country look a mere 16 years later. The film shows rudimentary websites
| News |

“We are pretty invisible in fiction”: Bernardine Evaristo on power, racism and her wild Eighties days

The Booker Prize winner speaks to the New Statesman about her career and the state of modern fiction, three days after she became the first black woman to win the prize. Bernardine Evaristo was in an ebullient mood when she joined me and an audience at a branch of Foyles bookshop in London, three days after she became
| News |

The Last Stand in Lordstown

Chuckie Denison has retired from General Motors, and the auto plant where he worked, in Lordstown, Ohio, has been shuttered since early March. But lately he’s been showing up there nearly every night, reporting for duty: manning the picket line that has run around the clock for the past 38 days, ever since 50,000 GM workers across the country went on strike . “I worked third shift through my career, so it was easy to go back to nights,” Denison said. “Sometimes
| Politics, Ohio, Labor |

Assange in Court: What I Saw

I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first thing I must note was … Continue reading "Assange in Court: What I Saw" The post Assange in Court: What I Saw appeared first
| Uncategorized |

"If they don’t change, we will burn with them": Meet the youngsters manning the frontline of the Hong Kong protests

At the forefront of the pro-democracy protests against Hong Kong's goverment – and China – are the "frontliners" engaged in an increasingly violent struggle with a repressive state.  Paris, a 20-year-old former student, sits on the pavement next to a Hong Kong tram stop defaced with anti-government graffiti, surrounded by hundreds of protesters milling around. The crowd is trapped on all
| News |

Lebanon to cut ministers’ pay in bid to ease protester rage

Lebanon’s cabinet is expected to halve ministers’ wages on Monday among other reforms in a bid to ease an economic crisis and defuse the biggest protests against the ruling elite in decades. Across the country, people blocked roads for a fifth day. Schools, banks and businesses closed. Hundreds of thousands of people have flooded the streets, furious at a political class they accuse of pushing the economy to the point of collpase. Under pressure, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and top
| News |

Ecuador: The Fight against Moreno and the IMF is Far from over

In Ecuador, the fight against IMF austerity measures is far from over. Just a few hours after my article was published on Sunday, 13 October, “Ecuador and the IMF’s Killing Spree,” President Lenin Moreno declared the infamous Decree 883 was canceled; i.e., the astronomical price increases for fuel were reversed, the (police) state of emergency […]
| Ecuador, IMF, Julian Assange |

A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange

Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated, not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained in Pakistan More The post A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

A Coalition Of Support: Parliamentarians For Julian Assange – OpEd

Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. The post A Coalition Of Support: Parliamentarians For Julian Assange – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
| 1, Opinion, Social Issues |

Headlines for October 14, 2019

Syrian Troops Mass at Turkish Border After Striking Deal with Kurds, Pentagon Deploying Additional 1,800 Troops to Saudi Arabia, NYT: Russian Warplanes Bomb 4 Hospitals in Syria over 12 Hours, Appeals Court Rules Trump Must Turn Over Financial Records, Video Shows Fake Trump Shooting Journalists, Political Rivals, Fox News' Shepard Smith Has Quit Network, Hunter Biden to Step Down from Chinese Company Board, White Cop Kills Black Woman by Shooting Through Her Bedroom Window, Japan: 40 Have Died in Typhoon
| News |

A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange

Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained in Pakistan […]
| Australia, Guantanamo, Julian Assange |