2019-01-13: News Headlines

aljazeera (2019-01-13). Trump: 'No idea' if deal can be made as shutdown sets new record. aljazeera.com As partial government shutdown slips into record books, Trump says federal workers could be 'out for a long time'.

Red Latina sin fronteras (2019-01-13). ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 11Enero. indybay.org comunicaciones e información para la liberación | redlatinasinfronteras.sur@gmail.com | twitter.com/#!/RedLatinaSinFro

RT (2019-01-13). 5 dead after massive snowstorm pummels US Midwest (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com A winter storm that buried the US Midwest in snow has resulted in at least five roadway deaths. Photos and videos posted to social media show the storm's chaotic aftermath.

Margery Eagan (2019-01-12). 'Extremists' Like Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Are Actually Closer to What Most Americans Want. commondreams.org "Socialist." "Radical." "Extreme." Google U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the whirling, twirling, dancing phenom out of the Bronx. You'll see words like those. But are Ocasio-Cortez's positions all that "fringe" in 2019? I don't think so.

Andrew Korybko (2019-01-12). Social Media Might Ban the Pakistani Map at India's Behest. globalresearch.ca An alarming piece of legislation is about to enter into force in India next month mandating that social media platforms such as Facebook remove "unlawful content" such as posts that affect the "sovereignty and integrity of India", meaning that this …

aljazeera (2019-01-12). 'Brave new Canadian': Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun arrives in Canada. aljazeera.com Rehaf Alqunun, whose Twitter posts for help captured global attention after she fled her family, gets asylum in Canada.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-01-12). Stop Defending Abusers. Listen to Black Women. truthout.org Starting last week, Lifetime Network has been showing a six-episode docu-series titled "Surviving R. Kelly" that gives more details about what many of us have been saying for years: Robert Kelly is a serial rapist. For many Black women, the last few days have seen a blur of unintentional (and intentional) denials of our reality and triggering social media posts. | The de-prioritization of Black women's and girls' experiences isn't new to us. | My mind cannot help but drift to the lack of outrage for 17-year-old Nia Wilson, who was attacked by 27-year-old John Cowell last year and died at the scene. | Cowell's…

Tyler Durden (2019-01-12). AT&T Stops Selling Location Data of Americans to Bounty Hunters. theantimedia.com (ZH) — After Motherboard gave a bounty hunter a phone number and a few hundred bucks, their contact responded with a screenshot of Google Maps, containing a highlighted circle indicating the phone's exact location. Motherboard then released a report on Tuesday, showing how T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling their customers' location data, and some of that data was ending up in the hands of bounty …

RT (2019-01-12). 'Like virus telling you not to wash hands': Lee Camp checks WHO's behind Senate Russiagate report. rt.com A recent report for US Senate claimed that the apparently all mighty 'Russian trolls' had their fingers in 2016 elections, even using Pokemon Go for their cause. Lee Camp takes on the supposedly biased free 'bombshell.'

RT (2019-01-12). 'Going gay for a month?' YouTuber Logan Paul roasted again, 1yr after 'suicide forest' fiasco. rt.com Perennial attention-seeker Logan Paul has outdone himself by claiming he is going to spend March living as a gay man, on a podcast that has drawn withering responses from the internet as he tries to one-up last year's scandal.

RT (2019-01-12). 'Bird Box challenge' craze: Blindfolded US teen crashes car into oncoming traffic. rt.com A Utah teen attempting to drive while blindfolded has caused a highway crash, jettisoning common sense in her enthusiasm to participate in the viral 'Bird Box challenge' based on the Netflix horror film.

RT (2019-01-12). 'No chaos at White House, but me almost alone with a plan' — Trump. rt.com Donald Trump went on a morning Twitter rant against media bias and Democrats who refuse to solve the border wall problem as the government shutdown breaks the record as the longest in history.

RT (2019-01-12). Twitter erupts after NYT reveals FBI probe into Trump-Russia links that lead… nowhere. rt.com Russiagate disciples are squealing with joy after the New York Times wrote about the FBI apparently probing if Trump was secretly working for the Russians. In fact, the article states there is no evidence to support the theory.

Tamara Pearson (2019-01-11). Everything the Western Mainstream Media Outlets Get Wrong When Covering Poor Countries. counterpunch.org If you want to find out what's happening in a poor country, be sure to add tourists to your Google News search. "Canadian and Italian tourists feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso," was the recent headline in the BBC, a day after clashes there claimed 46 lives. The BBC didn't cover the clashes online, nor did they More

Whitney Webb (2019-01-11). How a NeoCon-Backed "Fact Checker" Plans to Wage War on Independent Media. globalresearch.ca Soon after the social media "purge" of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was …

Andy Rowell (2019-01-11). "Shameful" Trudeau Accused of Violating First Nations Rights Over Gas Pipeline. commondreams.org Members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation argue that they were never consulted about the pipeline and that it violates their constitutional rights.(Photo: Facebook.) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-01-11). 'Hiring flat-Earther to teach geography': Russiagater to lecture on 'hybrid warfare' at Georgetown. rt.com An "information warfare expert" spending her days spinning anti-Russian rhetoric on Twitter has now gotten the chance to do so in the name of 'education' — teaching a course on "hybrid warfare" at Georgetown University.

Eric Alterman (2019-01-10). Facebook Is a Social Menace. thenation.com Facebook Is a Social Menace…

ACLU (2019-01-10). Pennsylvanians Should Know How the State Police Is Monitoring Social Media. aclu.org The Pennsylvania State Police is blocking access to its social-media-monitoring policy by claiming it could harm "public safety." | "Sunshine is the best disinfectant.", , That's a line that is used so much that it's become almost trite. But it's oft-repeated because it is so true. And here in the Keystone State, the Pennsylvania State Police is doing everything in its power to block access to its policy on monitoring social media. So we're headed to the state Supreme Court to get it. | The ACLU of Pennsylvania's attempt to obtain the st…

Murderville, GA (2019-01-10). Episode Four: Murder in Broad Daylight. theintercept.com Subscribe to the Murderville podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, iHeart Radio, and other platforms. | William Carroll Bennett a…

Tyler Durden (2019-01-10). White House "Prepping Legal Justification" For National Emergency Wall Funding. theantimedia.com (ZH) — White House lawyers are preparing legal justification for a national emergency at the southern US border which would allow President Trump to build his wall. "WH counsel's office is prepping legal justification for national emergency, including advising WH to ramp up talk of a humanitarian & security "crisis"," tweeted CNN Chief National Security Correspondent, Jim Sciutto, adding …

ACLU (2019-01-09). Marco Rubio and His Colleagues Need a Refresher on the First Amendment. aclu.org Rubio took to Twitter to spread a number of downright false statements about the First Amendment and the Combating BDS Act. | This week, amid a partial government shutdown, senators tried to sneak through a bill that would encourage states to suppress constitutionally protected political boycotts of Israel. | Ultimately, the Combating BDS Act failed to make it to the Senate floor, largely because enough people exercised their First Amendment right to protest the bill and educate senators t…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-08). Rashida Tlaib: The Senate's Anti-BDS Bill Is an Unconstitutional Attack on Free Speech. democracynow.org 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."

pip.hinman (2019-01-08). How we can defeat the neo-Nazis. greenleft.org.au 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…

Belen Fernandez (2019-01-06). A Tough Time to Be a Spy, NPR Reports – Current and former CIA officials are only sources for story on espionage getting harder. fair.org 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…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-04). Headlines for January 4, 2019. democracynow.org 116th Congress Sworn In as Nancy Pelosi Elected House Speaker, House Democrats Adopt PAYGO Austerity Spending Rule, House Democrats Approve New Ethics Rules, Form Climate Committee, Trump Repeats Border Wall Demands as Gov't Shutdown Enters 14th Day, Trump Admin Wants to Send More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border, Brazil: President's Assault on Indigenous Rights Threatens Amazon, Mexico: Mayor Assassinated Hours After Taking Office, Trump Administration Threatens Iran over Its Space Program, Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Faces Criminal Inquiry, Google Uses "Double Irish Dutch Sandwich" Scheme to Avoid Taxes, P…

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-12-27). #LogOutFacebook: Because of You, We Did. Thank You! naacp.org 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 […]

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…

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