2019-01-08: Social Media Postees

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Brazil: Environment Agency Head Resigns After Bolsonaro Attack
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-08
Suely Araujo, the head of Brazil's environmental protection agency the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) resigned Monday after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the amount of money it spends to rent vehicles, his latest attack on the agency. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Defends Indigenous People After Bolsonaro Ally's Racist Slur | An Ibama spokeswoman said that Araujo, who led the agency since 2016, resigned after Bolsona…
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Peru: Top Attorney Resigns Over Corruption Probe
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-08
Peru's Attorney General Pedro Chavarry caved under mounting pressure by an investigation of several public offices under his charge and demands for his resignation for 'obstructing' a corruption-related investigation involving campaign financing, Monday. | RELATED: | Peru Attorney General Clings To Post As Offices Raided | Chavarry's announcement came on Monday through social networks. | The twitter communique states: "In honor of the autonomy of the Public Ministry and with the aim of…
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Rashida Tlaib: The Senate's Anti-BDS Bill Is an Unconstitutional Attack on Free Speech
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-08
A new Senate bill would allow state and local governments to boycott any U.S. companies which are engaged in a boycott against Israel. We speak with Congressmember Rashida Tlaib, who has come out out against the bill, tweeting, "They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away."
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Bolsonaro Shuts Down Official Indigenous Cryptocurrency Project
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-08
In another blow to Brazil's Indigenous people just one week after taking office, the newly-elected President Jair Bolsonaro's administration has blocked an initiative of the previous government that would create a cryptocurrency intended to facilitate transactions between Indigenous communities. | RELATED: Brazil: Environment Agency Head Resigns After Bolsonaro's Trump-like Tweetstorm Attack | Damares Alves, the head of the newly-established Ministry of Women…
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The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace
Medea Benjamin, Alice Slater | commondreams.org | 2019-01-08
We cannot tolerate a new Democratic-controlled Congress continuing to do business as usual, with a military budget of over $700 billion and a trillion dollars projected for new nuclear weapons over the next ten years. (Photo: Alejandro Alvarez/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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How we can defeat the neo-Nazis
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-08
On January 5, convicted neo-Nazi criminals Blair Cottrell, Neil Erikson and their followers, gathered on the foreshore of St Kilda Beach to vilify Sudanese Australians and once again scapegoat that community as "African gangs". | The group of 100 to 150 predominantly white males from various neo-Nazi gangs — The Lads, Soldiers of Odin and the Proud Boys — were racist and hostile towards the gathering counter protesters. | Erikson, a convicted stalker and former head of the neo-Nazi group the United Patriot Front, knows how to do hate speech and play the game on social media. The rally to "reclaim St K…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-we-can-defeat-neo-nazis

'You rapist!': Irate woman vaults airline check-in counter, claims to be armed (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-08
An unnamed female passenger has become the latest viral airline passenger for all the wrong reasons after mounting the check-in counter and calling a staff member a rapist before claiming to be armed and homeless. | …
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We Should Be Able to Take Facebook to Court
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-01-07
A privacy violation is a real harm, never mind what the social media giant argues. | This piece originally appeared at The New York Times. | After The New York Times revealed last month that Facebook continued to share personal information of millions of consumers with companies like Netflix, Yahoo, Spotify and Google — despite contrary assertions to Congress — man…
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The Return of the Strike
Steven Greenhouse | zcomm.org | 2019-01-07
This year, thousands of teachers, hotel workers, Google employees, and others walked off the job and won major gains. Which raises two questions: Why now? And will this continue?
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If China is Suffering So Much From Trump's Trade War, Why is Its Surplus Up So Much?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-07
Donald Trump has made his tariffs against China and other countries a big part of his agenda as president. He even went so far as to dub himself "Tariff Man" on Twitter. The media have been quick to assume that Tariff Man is accomplishing his goals, especially with regard to China. It is standard for…
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Schumer says 'enough with the memes' in attack on Trump, gets bombarded by sea of memes
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-07
US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer inadvertently activated the meme-generating powers of President Donald Trump's supporters after criticizing his handling of the government shutdown on Twitter. | …
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A Tough Time to Be a Spy, NPR Reports – Current and former CIA officials are only sources for story on espionage getting harder
Belen Fernandez | fair.org | 2019-01-06
NPR ( 1/3/19) reports on the CIA finding it harder to sneak into other countries to commit espionage. | Imagine, for a moment, that a prominent media outlet in Iran decided to produce a story about the trials of being an Iranian spy in this technological day and age–in which the all-pervasiveness of surveillance mechanisms and social media complicates slightly the process of entering other countries under false identities. | It's safe to assume that the United States would find this…
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'Gender parity in torture': Twitter unimpressed as Maddow celebrates CIA's all-female leadership
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-06
Women now control all three directorates of the CIA — a historic milestone for gender equality in the clandestine regime change/assassination sector. Rachel Maddow seems to be celebrating, but why is Twitter full of party poopers? | …
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Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-04
Trending rights tweets this week: Netflix agreed to censor a comedy episode because Saudi Arabia complained about it; powerful film showing China's detention of upwards of one million Uighur Muslims for forced indoctrination; the Democratic Republic of Congo's elections marred by systemic irregularities; and everyday people who inspired HRW in 2018.
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Netflix Censors Hasan Minhaj in Saudi Arabia, Sparking Backlash over Khashoggi Killing, War in Yemen
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-03
Netflix is under fire for pulling an episode of U.S. comedian Hasan Minhaj's show "Patriot Act" from Saudi Arabia, after officials from the kingdom complained to the streaming company that it violated Saudi cybercrime laws. The episode was posted in late October, a few weeks after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Hasan Minhaj sharply criticized the Saudi royal family and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The censored episode has been viewed more than 1.6 million times on YouTube, where it remains available to viewers in Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday, Minhaj tweeted, "Clea…
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Episode Three: The Patels
Murderville, GA | theintercept.com | 2019-01-03
Subscribe to the Murderville podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, iHeart Radio, and other platforms. | Shaliesh Patel was visiti…
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Five Weeks After The Guardian's Viral Blockbuster Assange-Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged — Just Stonewalling
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-01-02
The U.S. media is very adept at being outraged when they're denounced as "fake news." They should think more about why that attack resonates for so many. | The post Five Weeks After The Guardian's Viral Blockbuster Assange-Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged — Just Stonewalling appeared first on The Intercept.
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STRATCOM Wishes You a Very Scary New Year
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-01
The U.S. Strategic Command has deleted a New Year's tweet that revealed its true values, as Caitlin Johnstone explains. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com U.S. Strategic Command (or "Stratcom" if you're trying to make a nuclear-capable arm of the U.S. Defense… Read more ?…
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#LogOutFacebook: Because of You, We Did. Thank You!
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2018-12-27
Thank you. During the week-long #LogOutFacebook protest, you were joined by thousands of advocates, celebrities, elected officials and partners to take a stand, to let Facebook know that they need to do better. You made it known that you will no longer tolerate privacy breaches, hate speech, bias, and misinformation. This logout cycle is done, but our […] | The post #LogOutFacebook: Because of You, We Did. Thank You! appeared first on NAACP.
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Longtime antigovernment militia organizer calls for 'lone wolf' action against antifa
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-20
An antigovernment extremist who has called Islam a mental disorder and urged his followers to shoot black women and children has issued another call to violence, posting a video on his Facebook page urging members of the Patriot movement to engage in "lone wolf" action against antifa.
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Hatewatch Headlines 12/20/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-20
Facebook's moment of reckoning arrives; Advertisers abandon Tucker Carlson; ADF seeks expansion of Jim Crow-era exemption; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/20/hatew…

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