Report On CIA Plans To Kidnap Assange Shows Clearest Evidence Yet Of Improper Pressure On Prosecutors

29 September 2021 — The Dissenter

PompaoScreen shot from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event, where CIA Director Mike Pompeo singled out WikiLeaks. | Fair use for news commentary.

Though District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled against the United States’ extradition request, she rejected the argument from the legal team for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that hostility within U.S. intelligence agencies “translated into improper pressure on federal prosecutors to bring charges.”

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UK: Putting money before life

29 September 2021 — GMWatch

UK government’s response to public consultation on gene editing is scientifically indefensible and a slap in the face for democracy

The UK government has released its response to the public consultation on its plans to deregulate gene editing – but only AFTER all the morning news broadcasts hyping the potential of the technology.

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Afghanistan News Links 28-29 September 2021

29 September 2021 • 21:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Saudi Arabia & Iran may re-establish relations after series of discrete meetings – reports
https://www.rt.com/news/536186-iran-saudi-relations-talks/

Taliban Accuses US Of Violating Afghanistan’s Airspace With Drones
https://southfront.org/taliban-accuses-us-of-violating-afghanistans-airspace-with-drones/

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To Disparage Taliban NYT, CNN Quote Hoax Twitter Account, Create Fake Story

28 September 2021 — Moon of Alabama

Gareth Porter has described how Corporate media stirred global terror hysteria to push postwar hostility toward new Afghan govt:

Following the Taliban’s victory over the U.S. military, U.S. corporate media has churned out a new narrative about the imminent threat of terrorism from Afghanistan that sets the stage for future military interventions. Blasted out in a stunningly disciplined fashion, the media has demonstrated as clearly as ever its coordination with the national security state and advancements of its interests.

The badmouthing of the Taliban government continues.

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