2019-01-31: News Headlines

Consortiumnews (2019-01-31). Judge Denies Request to Unseal Assange Criminal Complaint Saying There is No Proof it Exists. consortiumnews.com Judge Leonie Brinkema has denied an application from the Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press to unseal the U.S. government's complaint against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News A U.S. federal judge has ruled… Read more →

aljazeera (2019-01-31). UK urged to apologise to Cyprus torture victims. aljazeera.com UK agreed to pay compensation to those abused during 1950s campaign but still refuses to accept liability.

RT (2019-01-31). 'Trump spars with US intel because he does not trust Deep State' — former CIA analyst to RT. rt.com President Donald Trump's bickering with US intelligence chiefs over Iran is at least in part due to his aversion to career government officials, the 'deep state' that outlived many presidents, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou said.

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-31). US Interrogators Are Working in UAE Prisons in Yemen. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — US interrogators are present in UAE prisons in Yemen, the Daily Beast has revealed today, providing shocking evidence that the American military is a witness to the torture of Yemenis. In a series of interviews, two former detainees have testified to being interrogated by men with American accents, who looked on as they were beaten and electrocuted. …

amnesty (2019-01-31). Free the press in Nigeria. amnesty.org In Nigeria today, journalists are harassed, detained, tortured and killed for doing their job. | And they've had enough. | A free press makes for a free society. The work journalists do is crucial for everyone in Nigeria – and the law should never silence the truth. | Together, journalists and media workers from across Nigeria have written a manifesto calling on the government to ensure their freedom. Freedom to do their vital work and to serve the people of Nigeria. | They need your support to make the government listen. Rise up with them and sign up to make Nigeria a free and open society. | Ensure that media h…

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-28). Syria: Arrests, Torture by Armed Group. hrw.org | | New fighters of the al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by Syrian government forces on northern Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, August 14, 2018. | © 2018 Omar Haj Kadour/Getty Images | (Beirut) — An armed group with links to al-Qaeda has in recent months arbitrarily arrested scores of residents in areas under their control in Idlib, Hama, and Aleppo governorates, Human Rights Watch said today. | Human Rights Watch documented 11 cases in which…

PEDRO (2018-12-06). Palestinians and Brazilians Call For Joint Struggle Against Israel-Bolsonaro Alliance. bdsmovement.net Palestinians and Brazilians Call For Joint Struggle Against Israel-Bolsonaro Alliance: BNC StatementWhile Brazil's new president wants to follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump moving the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem, and Rio de Janeiro's new governor wants to buy Israeli weaponized drones, Palestinian and Rio de Janeiro's favelas' social movements call for a joint and global struggle agains…

Yanis Varoufakis (2018-11-29). On Julian Assange and the Political Economy & future of Europe. zcomm.org Interview on the socio-economic transformations taking place within the core of the European Union and how much time is left until it disintegrates…

Chris Hedges (2018-11-26). Crucifying Julian Assange. zcomm.org Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria, journalist and editor-in-chief, Consortium, discuss efforts to force #WikiLeaks publisher, #JulianAssange, out of the Ecuador Embassy in London and extradite him to the USA to stand trial.

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