Daily Archives: 2022-08-17

2022-08-17: News Headlines

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2022-08-17). CovertAction Bulletin: Everything you need to know about the Espionage Act & Trump — with John Kiriakou. covertactionmagazine.com After news broke of the investigation into Trump under the Espionage Act, we reached out to speak with Espionage Act expert, John Kiriakou to tell us what the act is about and who is really punished under it. John is a member of the Editorial Board of CovertAction Magazine and was himself charged and sent to prison under the Espionage Act for exposing the CIA's torture program. | Also, this month is Black August. Begun in the 1970s, Black August is a month to commemorate political prisoners. For prisoners, it is a month of political education. It marks the anniversary of the killing of George Jackson and his brot…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-17). Iran ready for swift implementation of prisoner deal with US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Kan'ani announced Iran's readiness to immediately implement the agreement with the United States on the prisoners.

WSWS (2022-08-17). Michigan Medicine nurses' union blocks strike action with unfair labor practice filings. wsws.org In its latest effort to block strike action by 6,200 Michigan Medicine nurses, who have been working without a contract since July 1, the MNA-UMPNC has filed an unfair labor practices charge and a supporting lawsuit against the University of Michigan.

_____ (2022-08-16). Pompeo Sued Over Surveillance Of Assange Visitors. popularresistance.org Four U.S. citizens who were surveilled by the C.I.A. during visits to WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in the Ecuador embassy in London have sued the C.I.A, former C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo, the Spanish security firm UC Global and its director David Morales Guillen for allegedly violating their constitutional rights protecting them from illegal searches and seizure. | The lawsuit was filed at 8 a.m. Monday in the Southern District of New York federal court. | Assange spent seven years in the embassy as a political asylee. He is being held on remand in London's Belmarsh prison after the U.S. indicted him in 20…

Kevin Gosztola (2022-08-16). Judge Assigned To Lawsuit Alleging CIA Spied On Assange Visitors Previously Upheld WikiLeaks' Right To Publish. thedissenter.org Judge John Koeltl (Profile photo from NYU Law and fair use for the purpose of news reporting.) | Judge John Koeltl, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, was assigned to a lawsuit filed on behalf of journalists and attorneys, who claim the CIA and former CIA director Mike Pompeo spied on them when they visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. | Attorney Richard Roth, who is representing plaintiffs in the lawsuit, welcomed the assignment. | "Appointed to the bench in 1994, Judge Koeltl is a bright, experienced, and hard working judge in the Southern District," Roth said. "He has…

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

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…

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.

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.

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