Category: CAPITALIST FRONTS

‘No Prisoners, Only Bodies’: US Declassified Documents Expose Argentine Dictatorship Crimes

MAX BLUMENTHAL—”The amount of information the intelligence agencies had sent shivers through one’s spine,” he said. “Imagine what it meant to know about atrocities in real time.”The records confirm that dozens of people who disappeared at the time were assassinated at the hands of the state. More than 1.500 former officials in the country have been put on trial for crimes including torture, thousands of forced disappearances and executions and the abduction of hundreds of babies. The records contain specific information that may help Argentina’s legal system close at least 400 pending investigations.The local Argentine outlet Pagina12 published an article Saturday detailing some of the findings its journalists uncovered from the declassified documents.

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CIA’s Vault 7 Files Launched New Case Against Assange – Attack Intends To Prevent Further Leaks

MoA—The Obama administration, not known for reluctance to go after whistleblowers, had already weighed the ‘conspired’ case and decided against prosecuting it.It is thus likely that the case, as unsealed now, is only a pretext to extradite Assange from Britain. The real case will only get unsealed if and when Assange is in U.S. custody.National security reporter William Arkin, who left NBC News over its warmongering, is likely right when he writes that the issue behind this is Wikileaks’ publishing of the CIA’s hacking tools known as Vault 7.

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Yellow Vest Movement Struggles to Reinvent Democracy as Macron Cranks Up Propaganda and Repression

RICHARD GREEMAN—After five months of constant presence at traffic circles, toll-booths and hazardous Saturday marches,  the massive, self-organized social movement known as the Yellow Vests has just held its second nationwide “Assembly of Assemblies.” Hundreds of autonomous Yellow Vest activist groups from all over France each chose two delegates (one woman, one man) to gather in the port city of St. Nazaire for weekend of deliberation (April 5-7).After weeks of skirmishing with the municipal authorities, the local Yellow Vests were able to host 700 delegates at the St. Nazaire “House of the People,” and the three-day series of general meetings and working groups went off without a hitch in an atmosphere of good-fellowship. A sign on the wall proclaimed: “No one has the solution, but everybody has a piece of it.”

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