2019-02-12: Social Media Postees

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Rare footage of Arizona ocelot shows what could be lost by border wall
Olivia Rosane | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-12
Feline conservation group Conservation CATalyst released what it says is the first-ever trail camera footage of an endangered ocelot in Arizona on Sunday, at what the group said on its Facebook page is a "critical point" in the species' conservation. That is partly because of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, which would restrict the …
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How Donald Trump Finally Won Over "Liberal" Media
CJ Hopkins | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-12
Maybe Donald Trump isn't as stupid as I thought. I'd hate to have to admit that publicly, but it does kind of seem like he has put one over on the liberal corporate media this time. Scanning the recent Trump-related news, I couldn't help but notice a significant decline in the number of references to Weimar, Germany, Adolf Hitler, and "the brink of fascism" that America has supposedly been teetering on since Hillary Clinton lost the election. | I Googled around pretty well, I think, bu…
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The Real Reason Ilhan Omar Is Being Smeared by the Entire Political Establishment
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-12
(CJ Opinion) — Well, now we all know what happens when a public official criticizes AIPAC. And of course, that was the whole idea. Listening and learning, but standing strong üí™üèΩ pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019 Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has published an apology for making self-evident observations about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), …

The Real Reason Ilhan Omar Is Being Smeared by the Entire Political Establishment

#StandwithIlhan: Social media users defend Ilhan Omar after her forced apology over anti-Semitism
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-12
Social media users are flocking to #StandwithIlhan after Rep. Ilhan Omar was pressured to issue an apology for her tweets about the Israel lobby's influence over US politicians, after she was accused of anti-Semitism. | …
rt.com/usa/451279-standwithilhan-support…

'Sorry, not sorry?' Ilhan Omar apologizes for 'anti-Semitic' tweet, reigniting controversy
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-12
Freshman Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been forced to apologize by senior House Democrats for a series of "anti-Semitic" tweets — but her apology has set off another round of hysteria for not being apologetic enough. | …
rt.com/usa/451236-ilhan-omar-anti-semiti…

An Open Letter to the People of the U.S.from President Nicolas Maduro
repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-12
"Disinformation by Omission": Not a single Western mainstream media has published, quoted or commented on President Nicolas Maduro's Open Letter to the People of the United States (see Google search). Please forward this text far and wide.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/09/1882105…

'Ah, Yes,' Says Ocasio-Cortez of Trump After Jab at Green New Deal, 'A Man Who Can't Even Read Briefings Written in Full Sentences'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-12
Responding to a comment President Donald Trump reportedly made to Breitbart News denigrating the Green New Deal resolution she introduced to Congress last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) late Monday night offered no quarter to buffoonery of the president and reminded people on Twitter the president is a person who famous for not reading things and someone who fails to prove basic comprehension of complex (and simple) subjects on a near constant basis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Retailer pulls 'fake news' shirt after journalist's Twitter meltdown
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-12
Luxury retailer Bloomingdale's has yanked a t-shirt reading "Fake News" from their stores, after a journalist called them out on Twitter, sparking a massive backlash. | …
rt.com/usa/451240-fake-news-tshirt-bloom…

BBC Journalist Violently Attacked at Texas Rally After Crowd 'Whipped Up Into a Frenzy' by Trump's Anti-Press Rhetoric
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-12
A BBC correspondent shared on social media a video of his colleague being attacked at President Donald Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas Monday night, laying blame with the now-common anti-media rhetoric the president spouts at his public appearances, including at this one. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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BBC Journalist Violently Attacked at Rally After Trump's Anti-Press Rant
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-02-12
A BBC correspondent shared on social media a video of his colleague being attacked at President Donald Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas, Monday night, laying blame with the increasingly anti-press rhetoric the president spouts at his public appearances, including at this one. | Around the time Trump told the crowd that a wall at the southern U.S. border would cut down on violent crime in the U.S., cameraman Ron Skeans was violently shoved by a Trump supporter wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. The attacker was filmed shouting, "F…
truthout.org/articles/bbc-journalist-vio…

Twitter lambastes Esquire for feature on Trump-supporting white teen during Black History Month
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-12
Esquire magazine has stepped on something of a cultural landmine with its latest feature piece, detailing the life of a young white, middle-class teenage boy. Both the timing and the article's subject have irked many on Twitter. | …
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Bolivia Calls for Global Support of Venezuelan Peace Talks
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-11
In a continued call for peaceful dialogue, Bolivia says it will not be responsible for a war in Venezuela, President Evo Morales via a Twitter post-Monday. | RELATED: | Evo: History Shows That US Interventions Never Solve Problems | "We call on the presiding brothers of Latin America and the world to continue looking for a peaceful solution to the situation in Venezuela. We can not be responsible for a war between brothers which would also violate the norms of international law,"
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UN Secretary General Meets with Venezuelan Foreign Minister
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-11
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza met Monday the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in order to strengthen programs of cooperation with health, food and education, among others. | RELATED: | Venezuela: Long Lineups to Sign for Peace | Arreaza thanked the UN official from his Twitter account, saying that "multilaterism needed to be strengthened in order to defend the principles of the UN Chart: Peace, Development and H…
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Glenn Greenwald Defends Rep. Ilhan Omar: Criticizing Israeli Lobby & AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-11
Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing criticism today after commenting on a tweet by Glenn Greenwald. On Sunday, Greenwald tweeted, "GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans." Rep. Omar retweeted his post and added the line: "It's all about the Benjamins baby." She later named AIPAC as the organization paying American politicians to be pro-Israel.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/11/glenn_gre…

French 'Boys' Club' Exposed for Harassing Feminist Journalists
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-11
A group of young French media executives sparked outrage Monday for running a sexist "boys' club" that harassed female colleagues online. | RELATED: | US Singer Chris Brown Investigated Over Rape Accusations | Their closed Facebook group "League of LOL" — made up mostly of privileged white men in their thirties — ridiculed and harrassed women journalists for years, sometimes using pornographic memes to attack them. Women seen as feminist were the group's favouri…
telesurenglish.net/news/French-Boys-Club…

'The real Donald': Twitter loses it over photoshopped Trump (IMAGES)
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-11
A striking photoshopped picture of Donald Trump shows the US president without his signature orange-hued tan and infamous comb-over hairstyle to show what the head of state would look like 'au naturale'. | …
rt.com/usa/451196-real-trump-photoshop-p…

'Germs aren't real': Fox host says he hasn't washed hands in 10 yrs, Twitter freaks out (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-11
Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth made a truly extraordinary remark on Sunday's program that has Twitter in a frenzy of shock, disbelief and disgust; the US Army veteran claims he hasn't washed his hands in a decade. | …
rt.com/usa/451177-fox-host-doesnt-wash-h…

Racism or just an ugly shoe? Katy Perry's new 'blackface' footwear sparks outrage
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-11
Retailers have been removing Katy Perry's new sandals and loafers, designed to resemble a human face, after their 'black' version got slammed for being racially insensitive. The news has received a mixed response on Twitter. | …
rt.com/usa/451232-katy-perry-blackface-s…

Fish stick collusion? CNN story on Russian pollock in US school lunches cracks up Twitterati
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-11
There may be many stinky things about fish sticks in school lunches, but CNN smelled President Donald Trump helping Russians, albeit "inadvertently." Social media responded with some fishy, and hilarious, comments. | …
rt.com/usa/451194-fish-sticks-us-school-…

'All about the Benjamins': Ilhan Omar sparks Twitter backlash over 'anti-Semitic' post
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-11
Rep Ilhan Omar's tweet that US politicians' support for Israel is 'all about the Benjamins' sparked a furious backlash on Twitter, with cries of anti-Semitism from some, while others detailed the Israeli lobby's influence. | …
rt.com/usa/451182-ilhan-omar-israel-lobb…

Joe Biden reminded of past 'humanitarian' actions after he blasts Maduro over aid block
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-10
A former US Vice President has urged Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to step aside for a "democratic transition." Twitter, however, doubted Joe Biden's 'humanitarian' motivation, pointing out his warmongering past. | …
rt.com/news/451150-joe-biden-venezuela-h…

Twitter erupts after 'snowflakes' force Rob Lowe to delete Warren 'chief' tweet
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-10
Actor Rob Lowe's tweet mocking Elizabeth Warren's controversial claims to Native American ancestry was deleted following a wave of outrage, which in turn prompted a heated backlash about "snowflakes" and Hollywood hypocrisy. | …
rt.com/usa/451134-rob-lowe-warren-chief-…

Morocco: Free Facebook Commentator
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-08
(Beirut) — Moroccan authorities should free an entrepreneur who was sentenced to two years in prison in violation of his right to free speech and review his conviction given its abusive nature, Human Rights Watch said today. An appeal of Soufian al-Nguad's conviction is underway and continues on February 11, 2019. | Soufian al-Nguad, from his Facebook account. | © 2018 Private | A court of first instance in Tetouan, a city in northern…
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Roger Waters on US coup: 'Leave Venezuela alone'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-08
British musician and activist Roger Waters has called on people to act against the ongoing United States coup against the elected Venezuelan government. Waters specifically urged people to join the February 4 "emergency demonstration" in front of the US Mission to the United Nations (USUN) located in New York City. | TeleSUR English reported that Waters tweeted his call for people to join the march, organised by the December 12 Mo…
greenleft.org.au/content/roger-waters-us-coup-leave-venezuela-alone

Global Tech Companies Renew Push for Control Over All Data
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-07
Google, Amazon, Facebook, among others, have developed ecommerce rules that would benefit them and, with the help of the US government, hope to have them adopted by the World Trade Organization. CEPR's Deborah James discusses the implications | The post Global Tech Companies Renew Push for Control Over All Data appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/global-tech-comp…

Student climate strike: 'It's our future'
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-07
After the successful School Strike 4 Climate Action last November 30, where more than 15,000 students walked out of school, organisers have called another strike for March 15 as part of a Global Day of Action — and they are asking others to join in. | Richard Lane and Maureen Murphy spoke to Year 9 student Lilly Murphy, who has been involved in the School Strike 4 Climate Action, about the climate strike movement. | *** | How did you get involved with the Student Strike 4 Climate Action? | A few of my school friends knew about it due to social media. There were also a few signs around school. | One of them…
greenleft.org.au/content/student-climate-strike-its-our-future

Twitter Erupts After 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan Accounts Are Deleted
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-04
A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela have been closed accused of "influencing domestic audiences."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14294

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