2022-08-16: News Headlines

____ (2022-08-16). China imposes sanctions on seven Taiwanese officials: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) — China has said it is blacklisting seven Taiwan officials over their alleged support for the self-ruled island's independence.

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

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.

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-08-16). ONU insta a defender derechos de mujeres y niñas afganas. telesurtv.net Este lunes se cumplió el año del regreso al poder de los talibanes, tras vencer a las FF.AA. afganas respaldadas por EE.UU.

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.

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-15). Austria Committed to Military Neutrality Despite Ukraine War. news.antiwar.com While historically neutral Finland and Sweden have moved to join NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Austria remains committed to military neutrality and has no plans to join NATO, As an EU member, Austria has joined in on sanctions against Moscow but has not sent weapons to Ukraine. Vienna has only provided Kyiv with humanitarian aid and non-lethal military equipment. | Al Jazeera reported Monday that 80% of Austrians support military neutrali…

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-15). One Year After Taliban Takeover, US Refuses to Release Afghan Funds. news.antiwar.com Monday marked one year since the Taliban entered Kabul and the now defunct US-backed Afghan government officially collapsed. There has been drastically less violence in the country since the US troops left, but Afghans are now facing a dire humanitarian crisis that is being exacerbated by US sanctions and Washington's seizure of Afghan central bank funds. | The Wall Street Journal

Diegoramos718 (2022-08-15). CIA, Pompeo Sued for Allegedly Spying on US Attorneys and Journalists Who Met With Assange. scheerpost.com By Kevin Gosztola / The Dissenter 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 Pompeo spied on them in violation of their privacy rights. Undercover …

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 …

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.

____ (2022-08-15). Sleeping at the Wheel: The Uber Files, the Media, and the Coup against Labor Rights. transcend.org 9 Aug 2022 – Uber's entire model has been about breaking—if not smashing—labor law (and worker power) through systematic misclassification.

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."

_____ (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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