2019-02-03: News Headlines

Consortiumnews (2019-02-03). CN Radio: Australian Ambassador Tony Kevin's Plan to Free Assange. consortiumnews.com Tony Kevin, a former Australian ambassador, defends Julian Assange & WikiLeaks & reveals a plan to get him safely from Ecuador's London embassy back to Australia. He is interviewed by CN Editor Joe Lauria for Unity4J. Read more →

Kurt Nimmo (2019-02-03). Bolton: I'll Send Maduro to Guantanamo. globalresearch.ca On Friday, the neocon running Trump's foreign policy, John Bolton, threatened to send the elected president of Venezuela to the indefinite torture camp at Guantanamo. | Maduro should be relieved. The previous neoliberal regime in DC had the disfavored leader …

Labor Video Project (2019-02-03). Follow The Money: SF Hunters Point Shipyard Contamination & Safety Whistleblowers. indybay.org On MLK day commemoration in San Francisco, community members from Hunters Point Shipyard/Bayview, attorneys representing community members and Tetra Tech radiation safety whistleblowers and advocates for the community talk about the cover-up of the $1 billion dollar Eco-fruad and the systemic cover-up and corruption of San Francisco political representatives.

Direct Action Everywhere (2019-02-03). Biohazard Suit Protest Inside SF Costco After $331,000 Restitution Ruling Against Animal Activists. indybay.org Activists demand Costco "tell the truth" as factory farm whistleblowers face potential bankruptcy…

WSWS (2019-02-02). John Pilger to speak at March 3 Sydney rally to defend Julian Assange. wsws.org As well as John Pilger, the Sydney rally will be addressed by SEP national secretary James Cogan. Cogan will also be the main speaker at the demonstration in Melbourne on March 10.

Consortiumnews (2019-02-01). Watch 15th Vigil for Assange. consortiumnews.com Consortium News webcast the 15th Unity4J online vigil on Friday. Watch the replay here. Guests: Brian Becker, Cathy Vogan, Gareth Porter, Lee Stranahan and Tony Kevin. Read more →

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-01). ICE Force-feeding Immigrant Detainees on Hunger Strike. hrw.org | | Screenshot from a 2013 video of Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) volunteering to undergo the standard operating procedures for force-feeding of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. | © 2013 The Guardian/YouTube | ICE officials are force-feeding six immigrant detainees who are on hunger strike in Texas, according to an investigation published by the Associated Press. | The AP reported indications that nearly 30 men — mostly from India an…

WSWS (2019-02-01). Immigrants in US subjected to nasal force-feeding at ICE detention center. wsws.org The Trump administration has imported the savage tortures carried out at Guantanamo Bay and other CIA prisons, for use against immigrants and refugees.

Jessica Corbett (2019-02-01). Bolton Threatens to Send Venezuela's Maduro to Guantanamo Bay Prison. theantimedia.com (CD) — National Security Adviser John Bolton—the neoconservative who's played a key role in the Trump administration's effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government—suggested on Friday that President Nicolás Maduro could find himself locked away in the U.S. military prison at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba if he does not soon step aside. Bolton—who has repeatedly threatened U.S. military action to force …

Sarah Aziza (2019-02-01). Mohammed bin Salman Is Running Saudi Arabia Like a Man Who Got Away With Murder. theintercept.com The Saudi monarch is pursuing Hollywood stars for the country's "Year of Entertainment," while women activists are being tortured behind bars.

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 →

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. …

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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