2021-10-28: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-28). Assange's brother Gabriel Shipton speaks to the WSWS: "The CIA plan to kidnap Julian is continuing under a veil of legality" wsws.org "I like the David and Goliath metaphor. There's this blind giant that's fighting against a tiny man locked inside a prison cell. Eventually the giant is going to destroy itself. It's showing that all of these institutions are corrupt."

sputniknews (2021-10-28). Second Day of Appeal Hearing on Julian Assange's Extradition. sputniknews.com In January, Judge Vanessa Baraister decided that the WikiLeaks founder should not be extradited to the US, where he faces up to 175 years of imprisonment, due to the high risk of him committing suicide.

Staff (2021-10-28). Tariq Ali: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Must Not Be Extradited for Exposing War Crimes in Afghanistan. democracynow.org As an appeals court in London is deciding whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes, we go to London to speak with British writer and activist Tariq Ali. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the U.S. under the Espionage Act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ali calls the case "a political trial" and a "punitive attempt by the British government … to try and punish Julian on behalf of the United States." We also discuss the significance of Wiki…

ecns.cn (2021-10-27). U.S. has notorious records on arbitrary detention: Chinese envoy. ecns.cn The United States has notorious records with regard to arbitrary detention and the Meng Wanzhou incident is a typical case of arbitrary detention, Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.

ecns.cn (2021-10-27). Washington should stop politicizing market economy rules. ecns.cn Common sense teaches that a market economy always features openness, fairness and the principle of non-discrimination.However, in recent years, those rules have been largely abused by the United States as a political tool to rake in self-interests in global competition.

Staff (2021-10-27). Lawyer Steven Donziger, Who Sued Chevron over "Amazon Chernobyl," Ordered to Prison After House Arrest. democracynow.org The environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger joins us just before he is ordered to report to jail today, after a years-long legal battle with the oil company Chevron and 813 days of house arrest. In 2011, Donziger won an $18 billion settlement against Chevron on behalf of 30,000 Indigenous people in Ecuador for dumping 16 billion gallons of oil into their ancestral land in the Amazon. Since the landmark case, Donziger has faced a series of legal attacks from Chevron and a New York federal judge, who has employed a private law firm linked to the oil company to prosecute him. Earlier this month, he was…

WSWS (2021-10-27). Death and horror in New York City's Rikers Island jail. wsws.org Rikers Island, the infamous prison complex in New York City, is the scene of death, disease and mayhem greater than at any time in its sordid history.

Staff (2021-10-27). White Nationalists on Trial in Charlottesville over Deadly Rally After Victims Sued Under KKK Act. democracynow.org Four years after the deadly white supremacist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a federal civil trial charges the organizers with an unlawful conspiracy to commit violent acts. Defendants include Jason Kessler, the main organizer, and Richard Spencer, a white nationalist who spoke at the event. Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields, who slammed his car into a crowd of antiracist counterprotesters during the rally and killed activist Heather Heyer, has already been sentenced to life in prison. Plaintiffs in the case cite the careful advance planning done in online chatrooms to wreak irreparable harm. We l…

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