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John Pilger: Extradition Process a 'Very Long Uphill Road' for Assange

John Pilger: Extradition Process a ‘Very Long Uphill Road’ for Assange

June 17, 2019

Britain’s Home Secretary signed off on the U.S. request to extradite Julian Assange, and now UK courts will decide his fate. But if the process until now is any indication, he will not receive a fair hearing, says journalist and filmmaker John Pilger

COINTELPRO 2.0: Fighting Government Surveillance of Black and Muslim Organizations

COINTELPRO 2.0: Fighting Government Surveillance of Black and Muslim Organizations

June 14, 2019

The Black Identity Extremist Abolition Coalition (BIEAC) convenes its first conference to collaborate on efforts to fight FBI surveillance and targeting of Black and Muslim activists and communities as “Black Identity Extremists.”

Largest Animal Epidemic in History Is Due to Industrial Farming

Largest Animal Epidemic in History Is Due to Industrial Farming

June 14, 2019

The African Swine Fever outbreak, which has now spread to China, could result in the slaughter of 200 million hogs this year, in an effort to get the disease under control. Rob Wallace of the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps outlines the causes and possible solutions

Reality Asserts Itself - Matthew Fox

June 10, 2019
Former priest Fox talks about questioning the concept of original sin, the assassination of John Paul I, John Paul II reviving the Inquisition led by Cardinal Ratzinger, and the concept that there is no love without justice – Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay
Media's Russiagate Obsession Smears Black Activists

Media’s Russiagate Obsession Smears Black Activists

June 9, 2019

Specious claims that Russians plan to use disaffected African Americans in a covert war against the U.S. reveals the long history of corporate media blaming “outside agitators,” dismissing the Black freedom struggle

UN Torture Expert Says Assange Is Victim of Psychological Torture

UN Torture Expert Says Assange Is Victim of Psychological Torture

June 7, 2019

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer investigated the situation of Julian Assange, despite initial reservations. He says if Assange is extradited he faces a “politicized trial,” part of the unprecedented international effort to silence and imprison him

Canadian Inquiry Demands Justice for Genocide of Indigenous Women and Girls

Canadian Inquiry Demands Justice for Genocide of Indigenous Women and Girls

June 4, 2019

Dr. Pamela Palmater of Ryerson University says PM Justin Trudeau had an opportunity to take the lead on the recommendations of the inquiry, but he didn’t. She has no confidence that the political will exists to end the genocide against Indigenous women and girls.

Anti-Semitism in Germany

Anti-Semitism in Germany

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June 3, 2019

German police say anti-Semitic crime rose by 20% between 2017 and 2018. Many Jews in Germany no longer feel safe. And many must struggle with the question of whether to wear their traditional skullcaps in public. DW met a Jewish man living in Berlin who lives these questions every day

Facial Recognition Technology Ban for Police Is Important, but Not Enough

Facial Recognition Technology Ban for Police Is Important, but Not Enough

May 31, 2019

San Francisco, the ‘Silicon Valley’ city where facial recognition technology has been developed, is one of the first cities to recognize the risk to city residents of false recognition and over-reliance on technology