Rojava, Syria, Erdogan,Turkey, US military


Why Trump’s Betrayal Of The Kurds In Syria Is Such A Big Deal

Rafael Correa- Lenin Moreno has fallen …Ecuador at risk of civil war!


Going Underground ~ Afshin Rattansi interviews Rafael Correa, John Shipton

‘Julian Assange is disturbed by the ceaseless and intensifying persecution of him that’s gone on now for 9 years…he still spends 22 hours a day in solitary.’  –Julian Assange’s father John Shipton hours after visiting his son.


Gov. Evers signs order for Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Wisconsin


Gov. Tony Evers  signed an order Tuesday that officially cements ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ in Wisconsin.

According to a press release, Gov. Evers recognized the importance of the Native Nations to Wisconsin and reaffirmed the significance of Native Nations’ sovereignty, culture, and history.

Gov. Evers signs order for Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Wisconsin

A Growing US Left ~ Prof RD Wolff


Democracy at Work:  Economic Update ~ Prof RD Wolff

This week on Economic Update Professor Wolff delivers updates on California events (LA Times labor union, 80,000 Kaiser workers to strike, new state public banking law), gross inefficiency of private car industry, anti-left politics in US labor history, wide global use of wealth taxes vs “conservative” claims.

In the second half of this week’s show, Professor Wolff interviews Michael Brooks, the host of “The Michael Brooks Show” about his podcast and the state of the state today.

Britain’s Unconvicted Prisoner: Keeping Assange on lockdown for neocons in Washington


This article is a second piece focusing on Belmarsh prison, where the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, continues to be arbitrarily detained by the British government.  The first part showed how Belmarsh prison has been systematically denying Assange access to justice by restricting all the means through which he could prepare his defence; access to and possession of legal documents, talking to his US lawyers, restricted meetings with his UK lawyers, and access to a laptop as a basic means to prepare his defence.  These restrictions have been imposed in contradiction to all legislation and standards regarding the rights of the prisoner. This piece looks at the weaponizing of Category A prison security and the use of prison healthcare isolation as part of a program of the state-sponsored abuse of a journalist imprisoned for releasing prima facie evidence of US war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Britain’s Unconvicted Prisoner: Keeping Assange on Lockdown for Neocons in Washington

The father of whistleblower Julian Assange, John Shipton, and deputy leader of Die Linke Sevim Dagdelen hold a joint press conference at the German Bundestag on Wednesday, October 2. WikiLeaks’ founder Assange is currently serving a 50-week sentence at Belmarsh prison for breaching bail in 2012. He is facing a US extradition request on espionage charges related to the publication of classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010.


The Netherlands-Ukraine “Secret Agreement” Regarding the July 2014 Shoot Down of Malaysian Airlines MH17


The Netherlands Government is resisting an effort by Dutch victims’ families to find out why Ukraine’s Government, on 17 July 2014 — when the Malaysian airliner MH17 was shot down while flying over Ukraine’s civil-war zone — this passenger-plane had been guided by Ukraine’s air-traffic control to fly through, instead of around (as it instructed other airliners), the war-zone.