New “Call Of Duty” Video Game Encourages Support For The White Helmets — June 9, 2019

By Caitlin Johnstone

The official trailer for the latest Call of Duty was released a few days ago, and it features the Syria narrative management operation known as the White Helmets depicted in heroic roles. Characters wearing the organization’s signature headgear are seen clearing rubble in part of the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Read more & videos: “The White Helmets Are A Propaganda Construct” (34:09) and “War games: Pentagon/CIA push Venezuela regime-change propaganda in video games” (6:12) via New “Call Of Duty” Video Game Encourages Support For The White Helmets —

UN Special Rapporteur on torture: “Collective persecution of Julian Assange must end now” — NewsVoice.se – June 7, 2019

Professor Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on torture. Pressfoto: Eskinder Debebe for UN (News.un.org)

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“In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law,”says Mr Nils Melzer“The collective persecution of Julian Assange must end here and now!”.

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UN Torture Report: “Demonized” Assange Has Faced “Psychological Torture” — Activist Post – May 31, 2019

By Joe Lauria

(CN) — The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for “deliberately” exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” which can only be described as “psychological torture.”

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Death Of Press Freedoms? Julian Assange Charged Under The Espionage Act On 17 Counts — May 23, 2019

By Aaron Kesel

WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange has been charged under The Espionage Act on 17 new counts in a superseding indictment for his role in obtaining and publishing classified military and diplomatic documents prior to his extradition hearing on May 30th, Reuters reported.

Read more & videos: “LIVE: Wikileaks Editor in chief holds press briefing on Assange’s “new criminal case” (1:02:46) ; “Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Maguire, accepts GUE/NGL Prize on behalf of Julian Assange” (10:24) ; “Daniel Ellsberg On Assange Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom” (21:12) via Death Of Press Freedoms? Julian Assange Charged Under The Espionage Act On 17 Counts —

UN Human Rights Council Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza — The Anti-Media – March 23, 2019

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(ANTIWAR.COM) — In a 23-8 vote, the UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to endorse a report on Israel’s treatment protests along the Gaza Strip, which determined that the government’s actions amounted to war crimes against civilians in Gaza.

The report itself was published in late February, and found that Israel intentionally shot both children and journalists in the Gaza Strip during those protests. They noted that 154 out of 183 people killed at the time had been unarmed.

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Trump Administration Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes — March 16, 2019

By Jessica Corbett

Human rights defenders expressed outrage on Friday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the Trump administration is revoking or denying visas for any International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel who try to investigate or prosecute U.S. officials or key allies for potential war crimes.

Read more & video: “Secretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks to the Media” (7:16): Trump Administration Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes 

As A Direct Result Of Violence & Malnutrition, It’s Estimated That 165,000 Have Died In Yemen — February 12, 2019

By Joziah Thayer

According to a report from Save The Children, it’s estimated that 80,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the war started. Save The Children estimates that 85,000 children alone have died from starvation as a direct result from the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Meaning since the war started in 2014, 165,000 men, women, and children may have been killed in this continuing conflict that has displaced millions. Read more

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