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…

Gideon Polya (2022-08-17). Student union passes pro-Palestine motion a second time. greenleft.org.au The University of Melbourne Student Union recently passed a motion condemning Israeli apartheid and urging support for the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the "settler colonial apartheid state". Gideon Polya reports.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-08-17). California poised to celebrate 2022 International Day for People of African Descent. indybay.org Together, we will call for the Great State of California to stand in solidarity with H. Res 615. People of African descent and friends across the diaspora stand against systemic racism and supports the transformational agenda for racial justice and equality as identified in the Systemic Racism Report, and implemented through the subsequent Human Rights Council Resolution and the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent.

____ (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.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-16). US Loses Chinese Cooperation In Countering Fentanyl. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageWashington provocations against China may have narcotic catastrophe as side effect. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | Tensions between China and the US are getting worse. Since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taipei, Beijing has imposed several sanctions on the US, being the banning on anti-drug cooperation the first of them. The impact of this sanction is extremely relevant fo…

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…

WSWS (2022-08-16). Eight murder convictions overturned due to Chicago police corruption and torture. wsws.org The latest exonerations bring the total related to former Chicago detective Reynaldo Guevara's misconduct to 35, and follow four years of the state leading in exonerations after violent police abuse resulted in false convictions.

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.

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