Daily Archives: July 18, 2021

2021-07-18: News Headlines

Staff (2021-07-18). 3 athletes test positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo just days before games, 2 of them diagnosed in Olympic Village. rt.com Three unnamed Olympians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the final days leading up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The upcoming event has been plagued with Covid-19 restrictions and concerns over health safety. | Out of the infected athletes, two tested positive in the Olympic Village, the Japan Times reported on Sunday, citing officials. | Five Olympic Games staff members, a contract worker and a journalist also tested positive on Sunday. | The news comes after a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Ryu Seung-min, tested positive for the virus after landing at Na…

Joe Lauria (2021-07-18). The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — Part 4: In Hot & Cold War. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — Jul 9, 2021 | Part four of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act. | With few exceptions, American newspapers voluntarily censored themselves in the Second World War before the government dictated it. In the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur said he didn't "desire to reestablish wartime censorship" and instead asked the press for self-censorship. He largely got it until the papers began reporting American battlefield losses. | On July 25, 1950, "the army ordered that reporters were not allowed to publish 'unwarranted' criticism of command decisions, and that the army wo…