Daily Archives: 2022-08-16

2022-08-16: News Headlines

James Patrick Jordan (2022-08-16). While Claiming to Defend Freedom Around the World, the U.S. Has Dozens of Political Prisoners—and the Majority are People of Color. globalresearch.ca

| Reuters | (2022-08-16). Father and son linked to murders of Muslims in New Mexico. tribune.com.pk Police believe the son of the prime suspect in the killings of four Muslim men may have played a role in the murders, which have shaken the Muslim community in New Mexico's largest city. | Cellphone data shows Shaheen Syed, 21, was in the same "general area" of Albuquerque as his father at the time of the Aug. 5 killing of 25-year-old trucking entrepreneur Naeem Hussain, according to a filing by federal prosecutors for a Monday detention hearing during which Syed was denied bail. | Syed's attorney John Anderson said the allegations were "exceedingly thin and speculative." | Police last week charged Shaheen Sye…

John Kiriakou (2022-08-16). Former CIA Officer Joshua Schulte Faces as Many as 80 Years in Prison After Being Convicted For Providing Information to WikiLeaks. covertactionmagazine.com A federal jury in New York last month convicted former CIA officer Joshua Schulte on nine felony counts under the Espionage Act for providing information to WikiLeaks that became known as Vault 7. Schulte has consistently denied that he was the source of the information. Two years ago, he was convicted on two of the …

Orinoco Tribune2 (2022-08-16). The Australian Government Is Straining Credibility in Insisting the Assange Case Is Not a Political Prosecution. orinocotribune.com By Kellie Tranter &#1 ; Aug 8, 2022 | The difficulty for the Australian Labor government in deciding how to respond to the Assange case is that once a prosecution is characterised as a political prosecution then, by its nature, there can be no expectation of due process. | The US-UK Extradition Treaty forbids extradition in the case of 'political offences'. Former Australian High Commissioner to the UK George Brandis — who was commissioner for almost the entirety of Assange's Belmarsh imprisonment since 2019 — doesn't agree that Assange is a political prisoner. | The Department of Foreign Affairs and…

WSWS (2022-08-16). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org BC government workers began a series of limited strikes over contract issues while Argentine teachers held a two-day strike last week in defense of jailed union leader.

Daniela Gschweng (2022-08-16). Oregon: The toughest heat protection law in the US. indybay.org Heat waves are becoming more frequent and longer | Farm workers, people on construction sites, and even firefighters have been largely dependent on the goodwill of their employers during a heat wave. How long Oregon's heat protection law will remain in effect is an open question. A group has filed a lawsuit against it.

Staff (2022-08-16). Israel rejects Palestine hunger striker's appeal for release. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) — An Israeli military court rejected an appeal for release by a Palestinian prisoner whose health is deteriorating as he continues a 165-day hunger strike to protest being held without charge or trial.

Monica Moorehead (2022-08-15). Inflation Reduction Act: white supremacy and Black farmers. workers.org Black farmers, fighting white supremacists in the South since Reconstruction to try to keep possession of their land, were dealt another blow in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Wording in that legislation, designed to give loan assistance to Black farmers, was rewritten by Democrats to remove discrimination on the . . . |

Kevin Gosztola (2022-08-15). CIA, Pompeo Sued For Allegedly Spying On US Attorneys And Journalists Who Met With Assange. thedissenter.org Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo (Photo: A group of journalists and lawyers, who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange while he was living under political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy, sued the CIA and former CIA director Mike Pompeo. They allege that the agency under Pom…

IMEMC News (2022-08-15). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Injure Many, In Jenin. imemc.org On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in the Jenin governorate in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Silat ath-Thaher town, south of Jenin, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner Samed Bashir …

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-15). CIA 'Blatantly Violated' Rights of Journalists and Lawyers Visiting Assange: Lawsuit. commondreams.org "Contents of the plaintiffs' digital devices were secretly copied by security personnel directed by the CIA," said one attorney. "This was all part of an intentional plan."

WSWS (2022-08-15). Julian Assange's US lawyers sue CIA for violating their Constitutional rights. wsws.org Assange's rights to a fair trial "have now been tainted if not destroyed," US civil rights attorney Robert Boyle told today's press conference.

_____ (2022-08-14). The Growing Movement To Liberate Julian Assange, With John Shipton. popularresistance.org On this week's edition of The Watchdog podcast, Lowkey explores the growing movement to free Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and is joined by his father John Shipton, to do so. Imprisoned in Belmarsh high security prison in London since 2019, and before that confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy, Assange has spent a decade locked up. If extradited to the United States, he faces up to 175 years in prison. | Yet there are signs that his future might be brighter than his past. The global movement to free him, Shipton explains, is growing. In Australia, dozens of members of parliament have come together to lobby for A…

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