Daily Archives: February 4, 2019

2019-02-04: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-02-04). British MPs: Female Saudi Activist Prisoners Being Tortured. telesurenglish.net A group of women Saudi gender activists in jail since at least last April are being tortured and held in inhumane prison conditions, according to an ad hoc British parliamentary committee. | RELATED: | Saudi Woman Arrives in Canada After Being Granted Asylum | A report released by the special multi-party parliamentary committee found that the group of about 10 Saudi female activists, arrested nine months ago when advocating for women's equality and the right to drive, have been subje…

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Brazil: Dam Tragedy Deaths Reach 121, Vale Held Accountable. telesurenglish.net With 121 people confirmed dead and another 226 still missing, according to the latest tally Saturday, the Brumadinho dam burst could be Brazil's deadliest mine disaster. | RELATED: | Brazil's Vice President Favors Torture, Admires Dictatorships | Brazilian miner Vale needs to change its behavior, cooperate more with authorities, and be more transparent after…

Direct Action Everywhere (2019-02-04). 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…

Craig Baldwin (2019-02-04). David Cox' Assange + Putin + Paglen. indybay.org Other Cinema, 992 Valencia St.

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 →

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 →

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.

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…

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 …

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 →

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.

2019-02-04: Social Media Postees

British MPs: Female Saudi Activist Prisoners Being Tortured
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-04
A group of women Saudi gender activists in jail since at least last April are being tortured and held in inhumane prison conditions, according to an ad hoc British parliamentary committee. | RELATED: | Saudi Woman Arrives in Canada After Being Granted Asylum | A report released by the special multi-party parliamentary committee found that the group of about 10 Saudi female activists, arrested nine months ago when advocating for women's equality and the right to drive, have been subje…
telesurenglish.net/news/British-MPs-Fema…

Brazil: Dam Tragedy Deaths Reach 121, Vale Held Accountable
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-04
With 121 people confirmed dead and another 226 still missing, according to the latest tally Saturday, the Brumadinho dam burst could be Brazil's deadliest mine disaster. | RELATED: | Brazil's Vice President Favors Torture, Admires Dictatorships | Brazilian miner Vale needs to change its behavior, cooperate more with authorities, and be more transparent after…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Dam-Trage…

David Cox' Assange + Putin + Paglen
Craig Baldwin | indybay.org | 2019-02-04
Other Cinema, 992 Valencia St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/03/1882096…

Biohazard Suit Protest Inside SF Costco After $331,000 Restitution Ruling Against Animal Activists
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2019-02-04
Activists demand Costco "tell the truth" as factory farm whistleblowers face potential bankruptcy…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/02/1882095…

CN Radio: Australian Ambassador Tony Kevin's Plan to Free Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-03
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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/02/cn-radio-a…

John Pilger to speak at March 3 Sydney rally to defend Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/02/jass…

Watch 15th Vigil for Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-01
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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/01/watch-15th…

ICE Force-feeding Immigrant Detainees on Hunger Strike
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-01
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…
hrw.org/news/2019/02/01/ice-force-feedin…

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

Bolton Threatens to Send Venezuela's Maduro to Guantanamo Bay Prison
Jessica Corbett | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-01
(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 …
theantimedia.com/bolton-venezuela-maduro…

Judge Denies Request to Unseal Assange Criminal Complaint Saying There is No Proof it Exists
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-31
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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/31/judge-deni…

Allan Nairn: Trump's Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams Is a War Criminal Who Has Abetted Genocide
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-30
In an ongoing effort to topple Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Vice President Mike Pence met with members of the Venezuelan opposition at the White House Tuesday alongside Trump's new special envoy to Venezuela, Elliott Abrams. Elliott Abrams is a right-wing hawk who was convicted in 1991 for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal, but he was later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush. Abrams defended Guatemalan dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt as he oversaw a campaign of mass murder and torture of indigenous people in Guatemala in the 1980s. Ríos Montt was later convicted of genocide. Abrams w…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/30/allan_nai…