2018-12-16: News Headlines

The Iranian (2018-12-16). Reza Pahlavi's Remarks At The Washington Institute. iranian.com Former Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, son of Iran's late shah, sat down yesterday for a rare interview with the Washington Institute. Below are his remarks and interview, followed by a range of social media/journalist reactions. ***** I'm very happy to be here today and I express my gratitude to the Washington Institute for hosting this […]

STAFF (2018-12-15). Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Step Down. truthdig.com After racking up 17 federal investigations into suspected ethics violations and facing likely questioning by a House panel over his conduct in office, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to resign from the Trump administration at the end of the year. | President Donald Trump announced Zinke's impending departure in a tweet Saturday morning, saying that a replacement would be announced next week. | Ethics watchdogs and climate action groups alike appl…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-12-15). "Feel-Good" Holiday Stories Are Actually Just a Symptom of a Crumbling Society. truthout.org This article was published by TalkPoverty.org.Over the Black Friday weekend, Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery saw a need on the popular education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose, where teachers request financial assistance for classroom supplies. For 22 hours, Jeffery tweeted out fundraiser after fundraiser, until her followers raised $60,000 by responding to the lone Twitter thread. They sent paper and pencils to San Francisco, books to fire evacuees in Chico, an instructor's computer…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-12-15). Facing 17 Ethics Investigations, Ryan Zinke Set to Resign. truthout.org After racking up 17 federal investigations into suspected ethics violations and facing likely questioning by a House panel over his conduct in office, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to resign from the Trump administration at the end of the year. | President Donald Trump announced Zinke's impending departure in a tweet Saturday morning, saying that a replacement would be announced next week. | Ethics watchdogs and climate action groups alike a…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-12-15). An Empire of Bases Poisons Water, Threatening Its Own Collapse. truthout.org Per-flouro octane-sulfo-nate or PFOS, and Per-flouro-octa-noic acid or PFOA, are the active ingredients in the foam routinely used to train soldiers to extinguish aircraft fires at US military bases around the world. The toxic chemicals are allowed to leach into surrounding soil to poison groundwater. The result is one of the greatest water contamination epidemics in human history. | Doubt that? Click on Google News and enter: "PFOS PFAO Military Base." Then, come back and read the rest of this article — and brace yourself. It's bad. | The water in thousands of wells in and around US military installation…

David Swanson (2018-12-14). The Abolition of War Requires New Thoughts, Words, and Actions. counterpunch.org Remarks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 12, 2018 Video is uploading now, at airplane internet speed, to Youtube.com/WorldBeyondWar There's action happening now in the U.S. Senate on ending U.S. participation in the war on Yemen. There's a big loophole in the bill. There's the matter of selling Saudi Arabia its weapons. There's the House of Misrepresentatives More

Mnar Muhawesh (2018-12-14). Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship. mintpressnews.com Our future depends on your support. We need your financial help to not only sustain MintPress operation costs but to help us make a comeback against the powers that be who are trying to silence us — before these social media giants wipe us off the map.

Mnar Muhawesh (2018-12-13). Watch | Israeli Lobby Groups Trying To Get Marc Lamont Hill Fired. mintpressnews.com MintPress editor in chief, Mnar A. Muhawesh exposing the groups behind CNN's firing of Marc Lamont Hill, and the Israel lobby groups trying to get him fired from Temple University. | Top Photo | Activist, author, and now former CNN host Marc Lamont Hill gestures during an interview with VladTV. YouTube | VladTV | Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her caree…

Human Rights Watch (2018-12-13). Ethiopia's Torture Problem and the Court of Public Opinion. hrw.org Ethiopia's state broadcaster EBC aired a documentary this week, detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. Many Ethiopians were shocked and outraged. | | | Screenshot from EBC documentary detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. | © 2018 EBC/YouTube | These allegations are not new. Human rights groups have …

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-13). Russian Company Accidentally Reveals Secret Military Bases in Turkey and Israel. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Yandex Maps, Russia's leading mapping service and its equivalent of Google Maps, has mistakenly revealed the locations and details of various military-related sites in Turkish and Israeli territory, as well as two major NATO bases. According to a report by Matt Korda of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), the …

Hatewatch Staff (2018-12-11). Hatewatch Headlines 12/12/2018. splcenter.org Conspiracy theories still thriving on YouTube; Columbia student's race rant goes viral; Trump's 'disease' attack echoes Nazi propaganda; and more.

Ryan Gallagher (2018-12-11). Google CEO Hammered by Members of Congress on China Censorship Plan. theintercept.com Google CEO Sundar Pichai came under fire from lawmakers on Tuesday over the company's secretive plan to launch a censored search engine in China. | During a hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee, Pichai faced sustained questions over the China plan, known as Dragonfly, which would blacklist broad categories of information about democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. | The hearing began with an opening statement from Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who said launching a censored search engine in China would "strengthen China's system of surveillance and repression." McCarthy questioned whether it was…

Ryan Gallagher (2018-12-11). Rights Groups Turn Up Pressure on Google Over China Censorship Ahead of Congressional Hearing. theintercept.com Google risks being "complicit in human rights violations" if it brings censored search back to China, said a global coalition of over 60 groups.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-12-10). Hatewatch Headlines 12/11/2018. splcenter.org Terror plots targeted bar, synagogue; McInnes banned from YouTube now; Miami Proud Boys hoping to take hate mainstream; and more.

pip.hinman (2018-12-06). Gender violence awareness and murders are both on the rise. greenleft.org.au As part of #16daysofactivism, a global campaign to highlight gender-based violence, Domestic Violence NSW (DV NSW) hosted a panel of journalists and rights advocates to address the difficulties in reporting sexual assault and domestic and family violence on November 29. | Jenna Price from the University of Technology in Sydney and co-creator of Destroy the Joint's "Counting Dead Women" project spoke alongside artist, advocate and survivor of family violence Amani Haydar, author and journalist Jess Hill, journalist and advocate against gender-based violence N…

stuart_m (2018-11-30). US condemned for tear-gassing refugees, children. greenleft.org.au Legal experts and human rights advocates have denounced the tear gassing of children and other asylum seekers by US forces at the Mexico border on November 25. | "The migrants at our southern border include mothers and small children exercising their legal, human right to seek asylum," declared the ACLU in a tweet on November 26. It told the US Customs and Border Protection agency: "Tear gassing children is out…

stuart_m (2018-11-30). Israel escalating the demolition of Palestine. greenleft.org.au When it comes to the infrastructure of genocide, you could illustrate it using almost any photo of a school, house, shop or village in the West Bank. You could bookmark a Google maps page of a particular West Bank town — then look again in three or six months time and note the destruction wrought. | This is one way of keeping track of the demolitions of Palestinian homes and Israel's attempts to impose an "Israeli only" identity on the landscape. | There has been a redoubling of Israeli efforts to evict Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and deny remaining Palestinian residents the right to a livelihoo…

Mark Ames (2018-10-29). ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and Neocons Collaborated with the Most Influential ISIS Propagandist on Twitter. grayzoneproject.com How some of the best known Syria regime-change hustlers and "experts" helped transform the @ShamiWitness account from a cretinous troll into a…

2018-12-16: Social Media Postees

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Reza Pahlavi's Remarks At The Washington Institute
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-12-16
Former Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, son of Iran's late shah, sat down yesterday for a rare interview with the Washington Institute. Below are his remarks and interview, followed by a range of social media/journalist reactions. ***** I'm very happy to be here today and I express my gratitude to the Washington Institute for hosting this […] | The post Reza Pahlavi's Remarks At The Washington Institute appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/15/reza-pahlavis-rem…

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Step Down
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-15
After racking up 17 federal investigations into suspected ethics violations and facing likely questioning by a House panel over his conduct in office, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to resign from the Trump administration at the end of the year. | President Donald Trump announced Zinke's impending departure in a tweet Saturday morning, saying that a replacement would be announced next week. | Ethics watchdogs and climate action groups alike appl…
truthdig.com/articles/interior-secretary…

"Feel-Good" Holiday Stories Are Actually Just a Symptom of a Crumbling Society
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-12-15
This article was published by TalkPoverty.org.Over the Black Friday weekend, Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery saw a need on the popular education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose, where teachers request financial assistance for classroom supplies. For 22 hours, Jeffery tweeted out fundraiser after fundraiser, until her followers raised $60,000 by responding to the lone Twitter thread. They sent paper and pencils to San Francisco, books to fire evacuees in Chico, an instructor's computer…
truthout.org/articles/feel-good-holiday-…

Facing 17 Ethics Investigations, Ryan Zinke Set to Resign
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-12-15
After racking up 17 federal investigations into suspected ethics violations and facing likely questioning by a House panel over his conduct in office, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to resign from the Trump administration at the end of the year. | President Donald Trump announced Zinke's impending departure in a tweet Saturday morning, saying that a replacement would be announced next week. | Ethics watchdogs and climate action groups alike a…
truthout.org/articles/facing-17-ethics-i…

An Empire of Bases Poisons Water, Threatening Its Own Collapse
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-12-15
Per-flouro octane-sulfo-nate or PFOS, and Per-flouro-octa-noic acid or PFOA, are the active ingredients in the foam routinely used to train soldiers to extinguish aircraft fires at US military bases around the world. The toxic chemicals are allowed to leach into surrounding soil to poison groundwater. The result is one of the greatest water contamination epidemics in human history. | Doubt that? Click on Google News and enter: "PFOS PFAO Military Base." Then, come back and read the rest of this article — and brace yourself. It's bad. | The water in thousands of wells in and around US military installation…
truthout.org/articles/an-empire-of-bases…

The Abolition of War Requires New Thoughts, Words, and Actions
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-14
Remarks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 12, 2018 Video is uploading now, at airplane internet speed, to Youtube.com/WorldBeyondWar There's action happening now in the U.S. Senate on ending U.S. participation in the war on Yemen. There's a big loophole in the bill. There's the matter of selling Saudi Arabia its weapons. There's the House of Misrepresentatives…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/14/the-abolitio…

Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-14
Our future depends on your support. We need your financial help to not only sustain MintPress operation costs but to help us make a comeback against the powers that be who are trying to silence us — before these social media giants wipe us off the map. | The post Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/help-mintpress-news-fi…

Climate Strike: Heeding Call of Greta Thunberg, Polish Students Walk Out of Class
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-14
Fifteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has called for a global climate strike today to protest inaction at the U.N. climate summit. Greta made international headlines after she refused to go to school in August and began a School Strike for Climate. Greta made the call for today's strike in a video posted on Twitter.
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/14/climate_…

Watch | Israeli Lobby Groups Trying To Get Marc Lamont Hill Fired
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-13
MintPress editor in chief, Mnar A. Muhawesh exposing the groups behind CNN's firing of Marc Lamont Hill, and the Israel lobby groups trying to get him fired from Temple University. | Top Photo | Activist, author, and now former CNN host Marc Lamont Hill gestures during an interview with VladTV. YouTube | VladTV | Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her caree…
mintpressnews.com/watch-israeli-lobby-gr…

Ethiopia's Torture Problem and the Court of Public Opinion
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-12-13
Ethiopia's state broadcaster EBC aired a documentary this week, detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. Many Ethiopians were shocked and outraged. | Screenshot from EBC documentary detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. | © 2018 EBC/YouTube | These allegations are not new. Human rights groups have
hrw.org/news/2018/12/13/ethiopias-tortur…

Russian Company Accidentally Reveals Secret Military Bases in Turkey and Israel
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-13
(MEMO) — Yandex Maps, Russia's leading mapping service and its equivalent of Google Maps, has mistakenly revealed the locations and details of various military-related sites in Turkish and Israeli territory, as well as two major NATO bases. According to a report by Matt Korda of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), the …

Russian Company Accidentally Reveals Secret Military Bases in Turkey and Israel

Hatewatch Headlines 12/12/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-11
Conspiracy theories still thriving on YouTube; Columbia student's race rant goes viral; Trump's 'disease' attack echoes Nazi propaganda; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/12/hatew…

Google CEO Hammered by Members of Congress on China Censorship Plan
Ryan Gallagher | theintercept.com | 2018-12-11
Google CEO Sundar Pichai came under fire from lawmakers on Tuesday over the company's secretive plan to launch a censored search engine in China. | During a hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee, Pichai faced sustained questions over the China plan, known as Dragonfly, which would blacklist broad categories of information about democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. | The hearing began with an opening statement from Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who said launching a censored search engine in China would "strengthen China's system of surveillance and repression." McCarthy questioned whether it was…
theintercept.com/2018/12/11/google-congr…

Rights Groups Turn Up Pressure on Google Over China Censorship Ahead of Congressional Hearing
Ryan Gallagher | theintercept.com | 2018-12-11
Google risks being "complicit in human rights violations" if it brings censored search back to China, said a global coalition of over 60 groups. | The post Rights Groups Turn Up Pressure on Google Over China Censorship Ahead of Congressional Hearing appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/12/10/rights-group…

Hatewatch Headlines 12/11/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-10
Terror plots targeted bar, synagogue; McInnes banned from YouTube now; Miami Proud Boys hoping to take hate mainstream; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/11/hatew…

US condemned for tear-gassing refugees, children
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
Legal experts and human rights advocates have denounced the tear gassing of children and other asylum seekers by US forces at the Mexico border on November 25. | "The migrants at our southern border include mothers and small children exercising their legal, human right to seek asylum," declared the ACLU in a tweet on November 26. It told the US Customs and Border Protection agency: "Tear gassing children is out…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-condemned-tear-gassing-refugees-children

Israel escalating the demolition of Palestine
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
When it comes to the infrastructure of genocide, you could illustrate it using almost any photo of a school, house, shop or village in the West Bank. You could bookmark a Google maps page of a particular West Bank town — then look again in three or six months time and note the destruction wrought. | This is one way of keeping track of the demolitions of Palestinian homes and Israel's attempts to impose an "Israeli only" identity on the landscape. | There has been a redoubling of Israeli efforts to evict Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and deny remaining Palestinian residents the right to a livelihoo…
greenleft.org.au/content/israel-escalating-demolition-palestine