2019-01-30: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-01-30). UAE Slammed After Crowd Violence Against Qatari Team. telesurenglish.net Football fans on social media are imploring FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to punish the UAE after Emirati fans pelted Qatari players with shoes and bottles during the Asian Cup semi-final Tuesday. | RELATED: | Twitter Explodes Over Male UAE Gender Equality Award Winners | Emirati fans began the game by booing the Qatari national anthem and ended it by throwing bottles and shoes at the players, who beat the host UAE team 4 – 0. The atmosphere in the stadium becam…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-30). "Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies on Social Media. globalresearch.ca It is all a rather sorry tale. Molly Russell, another teenager gorged on social media content, sharing and darkly revelling, took her own life in 2017 supposedly after viewing what the BBC described as "disturbing content about suicide on …

Tyler Durden (2019-01-30). In First Phone Call, Trump Congratulates Guaido on Becoming President of Venezuela. theantimedia.com (ZH) — President Trump started a Tuesday morning twitter storm with a tweet warning that Maduro will be "willing to negotiate" after the US starves his teetering regime of badly needed funding via the sanctions that were levied earlier this week. Maduro willing to negotiate with opposition in Venezuela following U.S. sanctions and the cutting off of …

amnesty (2019-01-30). Indonesia: Further information: Sentenced to one year in prison for posting FB video: Agustinus Yolemal. amnesty.org Agustinus Yolemal, a Papuan pro-independence activist was convicted for inciting hatred and hostility and sentenced to 1 year's imprisonment by the Timika District Court in Papua Province on 14 January 2019. He has decided not to file appeal as he is concerned about the safety of his family as well as the boy who was implicated in the video he posted on Facebook. Detained since September 2018, Agustinus Yolemal will serve another 8 months in prison.

amnesty (2019-01-30). Indonesia: Condenado a un año de cárcel por publicar un vídeo en Facebook. amnesty.org Agustinus Yolemal, activista papú independentista, fue declarado culpable de incitación al odio y la hostilidad y condenado a un año de cárcel por el Tribunal de Distrito de Timika, en la provincia de Papúa, el 14 de enero de 2019. Agustinus ha decidido no recurrir, ya que le preocupa la seguridad de su familia y de su hijo, que aparece en el vídeo que publicó en Facebook. El activista, que está detenido desde septiembre de 2018, cumplirá otros ocho meses de cárcel.

RT (2019-01-30). Socialism-bashing Texas Republicans blame 'Leftism' for Holocaust. rt.com Texas Republicans took Holocaust Remembrance Day as an opportunity to blame their political enemies for the Holocaust in a bizarre Facebook post warning "Leftism kills". All because the Nazis had 'socialism' in their party name.

ACLU (2019-01-29). Trump Says 58,000 Texans Voted Illegally. Here's What Actually Happened. aclu.org Voter fraud is extremely rare. States using unreliable data to justify purges of eligible voters, unfortunately, is not. | The president of the United States is once again spreading unsubstantiated claims about rampant voter fraud and undermining faith in the integrity of our democracy. This time, he's claiming that 95,000 noncitizens were registered to vote in Texas and more than half have actually voted. These numbers,…

RT (2019-01-29). 'Come back, global waming!' Trump tweet on cold snap causes Twitter meltdown. rt.com US President Donald Trump has caused a meltdown on Twitter with a post asking where "global waming" had gone, in response to a vicious cold snap hitting the Midwest. |

Reese Erlich (2019-01-25). Foreign Correspondent: Does Cuba Censor the Internet? Think Again. progressive.org So far, U.S. government attempts to kickstart a Twitter revolution have failed.

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-25). Egypt's LGBT Crackdown Expands to Stifle Journalists. hrw.org | | Screenshot of an August 2018 television segment in which Egyptian anchor Mohamed Al-Ghaity interviewed an unidentified gay guest. Al-Ghaity was sentenced to one year in prison for the interview in January 2019. | © 2018 LTC TV/YouTube | An Egyptian television anchor was unexpectedly sentenced to one year in prison for interviewing a gay man on TV last week. The conviction of Mohamed Al-Ghaity,…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-01-24). Anti-LGBT Activist Explores Pedophilia Myth With Disgraced Far-Right Provocateur. splcenter.org An anti-LGBT, Catholic YouTube show interviewed far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay man who spent time in the spotlight thanks to the election of Donald Trump but is now reported to be millions of dollars in debt. During the show he repeated the long-circulated lie about a link between pedophilia and homosexuality.

John Dougherty and Michael Edison Hayden (2019-01-23). How Gab Has Raised Millions Thanks to This Crowdfunding Company. splcenter.org Three months after a man radicalized on Gab.com killed 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the social media website that has become a hub for white nationalists and neo-Nazis remains financially viable thanks to an Obama-era law and an online crowdfunding broker, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.

splcenter (2019-01-22). Spring 2019 edition of Teaching Tolerance magazine examines menstrual equity movement in schools. splcenter.org When middle school teacher Kristin Heavner shared a photo on social media of a colorful makeup bag filled with disposable menstrual products, she had no idea how people would react.

pip.hinman (2019-01-22). Uniting against racism. greenleft.org.au A collective of alt-right and neo-Nazi groups organised what they called a "political meeting" at St Kilda beach on January 5. It came a week after the neo-Nazi Neil Erikson led a group of acolytes down to the same beach to harass and film African Australians in an attempt to incite violence. | Various hate-filled Facebook pages promoted the "meeting", including one described as "Rise Up Australia — Romper Stomper 2.0", a reference to a film about white supremacists in Footscray who attacked and violently assaulted Vietnamese Australians. | The event was not a "political meeting" nor was it ever intended to…

pip.hinman (2019-01-17). January 26: Join the Invasion Day protests and events. greenleft.org.au [Please send additional Invasion Day protest and event details to ] | Adelaide : | 11am-6.30pm: 2019 Survival Day concert, MacDonald Park, Semaphore Beach
| Hosted by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Facebook | Armidale: | 11am: Macdonald Park, Waterfall Way, Armidale
| Hosted by Anaiwan Language Revival Program
Facebook | Brisbane: | 10am: Emma Miller Place, Roma Stre…

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