2019-01-14: News Headlines

Consortiumnews (2019-01-14). The Twitter Smearing of Corbyn and Assange. consortiumnews.com Historian and U.K. analyst Mark Curtis checks out the Twitter accounts of journalists whose names have been associated with the Integrity Initiative, a British "counter disinformation" program. By Mark Curtis British Foreign Policy Declassified The U.K.-financed Integrity Initiative, managed by… Read more →

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-01-14). A New Narrative Control Firm Works to Destroy Alternative Media. globalresearch.ca The frenzied, hysterical Russia narrative being promoted day in and day out by western mass media has had two of its major stories ripped to shreds in the last three days. | A report seeded throughout the mainstream media by anonymous …

kathy_f (2019-01-14). Danny Lim brutalisation puts NSW Police on notice. greenleft.org.au The brutalisation of former Strathfield councillor now full-time solo protester Danny Lim sparked a snap protest on January 13 called by a young man who had also been harassed by the police. | About 150 people gathered outside NSW Police Command near Darling Harbour following news of the 74-year-old's bashing by police a couple of days earlier at Barangaroo. Video footage of the bashing, his calls for help and his subsequent bruising went viral. Lim was also concerned…

Red Latina sin fronteras (2019-01-14). ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 11Enero. indybay.org comunicaciones e información para la liberación | redlatinasinfronteras.sur@gmail.com | twitter.com/#!/RedLatinaSinFro

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-01-14). As Congresswoman 'Keeps Kicking Ass' on Social Media, Ocasio-Cortez Rejects Idea 'Some Subjects Too Complex for Everyday People'. commondreams.org "I inherently reject the paternalistic idea that some subjects are too complex for everyday people to engage. If we present compelling, solid info plus commonsense arguments, we can win," the New York congresswoman wrote on Twitter | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-01-14). Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston in hot water over disabled role in 'The Intouchables' remake. rt.com Actor Bryan Cranston is facing a social media backlash for playing a disabled character in his latest movie because he is not actually disabled — a casting decision which some people have found highly problematic.

RT (2019-01-14). 'Captain America' lambastes Sen. Graham on Twitter, calling him the Smithers to Trump's Mr. Burns. rt.com Actor Chris Evans, aka Captain America, has launched a scathing attack on South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham on Twitter over the Republican's perceived "shameful 180" on President Donald Trump and his policies.

RT (2019-01-14). Trump savages 'Elizabeth Warren beer catastrophe,' as shutdown debate drags on. rt.com Against the backdrop of a government shutdown and withdrawal from Syria, President Trump still found time to engage in his favorite, least presidential hobby: insulting political rival and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. |

Shared by candice (2019-01-14). How Not to Build a "Great, Great Wall": A Timeline of Border Fortification. truthout.org The point was less to actually build "the wall" than to constantly announce the building of the wall. "We started building our wall. I'm so proud of it," Donald Trump tweeted. "What a thing of beauty." | In fact, no wall, or certainly not the " big, fat, beautiful" one pr…

teleSUR (2019-01-13). Egypt University Expels Woman Student for Hugging Male Friend. telesurenglish.net Egypt's Al-Azhar university on Sunday said it had expelled a female student after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of undermining the school's reputation. | RELATED: | Saudi Woman Arrives in Canada After Being Granted Asylum | The video, which went viral earlier this month, showed a young man carrying a bouquet of flowers kneeling before a young woman and then hugging her in what appeared to be a marriage proposal.

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.

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). '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). 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.

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). '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.'

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

Reed Richardson (2019-01-10). Corporate Press Stoops to Absurdity to Balance Trump's Border Wall Lies – Factcheck false equivalence, the sequel. fair.org Last month, FAIR ( 12/7/18) examined the absurd false equivalence that some factchecking sites, including the Washington Post's Fact-Checker, sometimes engage in by comparing imprecise or accidental misstatements by left-wing politicians with the unprecedented and willful lies and conspiracy theories emanating from the current occupant of the Oval Office. | Coincidentally, the Post rolled out a new, even more extreme "Bottomless Pinocchios" rating ( 12/10/18)—which only…

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…

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…

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…

WSWS (2018-01-14). Thousands of French teachers join "Red Pens" protest on Facebook. wsws.org The growing movement of French teachers is developing on social media and largely independently of the national education unions.

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