Daily Archives: February 10, 2019

2019-02-10: News Headlines

repost (2019-02-10). An Open Letter to the People of the U.S.from President Nicolas Maduro. indybay.org "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.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-02-10). 'He's Making Fun of Genocide': Trump Appears to Joke About Trail of Tears in Tweet Mocking Elizabeth Warren. commondreams.org "Putting particular emphasis on the word 'TRAIL' when mocking Natives is a sure nod to the Trail of Tears where thousands of Native people died." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Social Media Analysis (2019-02-10). Problems With Facebook. indybay.org Facebook helps the government promote war and destabilization, violates client privacy, censors posts and fails to notify users when it does so, protects corporations over consumer activists etc.

AFSCME en Español (2019-02-09). Sindicatos apoyan la legislación para reconstruir nuestras escuelas. peoplesworld.org AFSCME apoya una propuesta de ley presentada en el Congreso para mejorar la educación pública de nuestro país. Llamada Rebuild America's Schools Act, hace un llamado por una muy necesaria inversión de 100 mil millones de dólares en las escuelas públicas de Estados Unidos. "No hay nada más importante para la fuerza de nuestras comunidades …

STAFF (2019-02-09). Report: Trump Administration Holding Talks With Venezuelan Military. truthdig.com In an effort to encourage defections from Venezuela's elected President Nicolas Maduro, the Trump administration is reportedly holding secret talks with members of the Venezuelan military as top U.S. cabinet officials continue to issue aggressive threats and push for regime change. | According to Reuters, which cited an anonymous senior White House official,…

RT (2019-02-09). 'What if Hitler wanted to make Germany great?' Candace Owens thumped after old remark goes viral. rt.com Conservative provocateur Candace Owens has been raked over the Twitter coals after comments she made about nationalism and Hitler during a launch event for Turning Point UK were dredged up by BuzzFeed.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-02-09). Elizabeth Warren Is Not a Socialist, But She Still Makes Wall Street Squirm. truthout.org Lawrence, MA — Not long ago, a presidential bid announcement by Elizabeth Warren would've been the biggest event of the year for many progressives. When she entered the national political scene more than a decade ago, her aggressive (if wonkish) critique of Wall Street greed resonated with liberals and rankled Republicans. Warren made financial regulations sound almost fun; she has PowerPoint presentations with more than a million views on YouTube. Soon groups like the Progressive Change Campaign Committee began to describe the left flank of the D…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-02-09). Imagine Being Homeless During the Polar Vortex. truthout.org It was noon one recent Saturday in Northern Michigan, and temperatures were 30 degrees below 0. | Winter storm warnings were blaring about the necessity of staying indoors, with dire reminders of the lethal consequences for being outside. People had 10 minutes at best before frostbite set in, they warned. | I logged onto Facebook and saw many posts reminding folks to bring pets inside — "if you're cold, they're cold." I love animals, but I couldn't help remembering that an awful lot of humans needed shelter too. | I decided to conduct an informal study to see what it would be like to find shelter in Trav…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-02-08). As Abbas Ages, Fatah Moves to Consolidate Power. counterpunch.org Five years after spearheading what is inaptly referred to as a 'government of national reconciliation', Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, has finally resigned. "We put our government at the disposal of President Mahmoud Abbas and we welcome the recommendations of the Fatah Central Committee to form a new government," Hamdallah tweeted, shortly after Abbas had More

RT (2019-02-08). Boiling Water challenge sends 8 to hospital, sparks warning against dangerous trend. rt.com Burn doctors are urging people not to participate in the 'Boiling Water Challenge' after eight participants were hospitalized after attempting the viral trend.

The Mind Unleashed (2019-02-08). NYPD Orders Google to Stop Showing People Where Cops Are At. theantimedia.com (TMU) — The New York Police Department (NYPD) sent a cease and desist letter to Google last week, demanding that the company stop allowing its customers to report police checkpoints using their GPS apps. The report mentioned Google Maps and Waze, the popular GPS app that allows users to share information about hazards on the road, …

stuart_m (2019-02-08). Roger Waters on US coup: 'Leave Venezuela alone'. greenleft.org.au 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…

RT (2019-02-08). The response to Ocasio-Cortez's viral 'corruption game' that's not being mentioned. rt.com Newly elected representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned ethics experts on campaign finance laws and her ability to show how it's "super legal" for "bad guys" to get into office has gone outrageously viral.

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-08). Morocco: Free Facebook Commentator. hrw.org (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…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-02-08). "Inspired and Inspiring": 10-Year-Old Boy Scout Wins Praise After Taking a Knee During Pledge of Allegiance. commondreams.org A 10-year-old Boy Scout won the praise of a local mayor as well as online observers Friday when the story of his decision to peacefully protest during the Pledge of Allegiance went viral. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-02-08). WATCH: While Trump 'Sadly and Pathetically' Denies Climate Crisis, Sanders 'Proud' to Co-Sponsor Green New Deal. commondreams.org "This is a very big deal," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says about the official Green New Deal proposal—of which he is a "proud" original co-sponsor—in a new video shared to his social media profiles on Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-07). Global Tech Companies Renew Push for Control Over All Data. therealnews.com 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

RT (2019-02-07). Russia exploited 'racist, sexist, anti-Semitic' US to divide people, tweets 'insane' Kamala Harris. rt.com A California senator and media-appointed frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination has finally managed to unravel the conundrum of so-called Russian 'interference' in the 2016 election — it's so simple you won't believe it.

RT (2019-02-07). Call the meme police: BuzzFeed wants to ban tweets that offend Democrats. rt.com 2019 hasn't started well for BuzzFeed, After false articles and staff layoffs, the clickbait-merchant-turned-liberal-news-outlet has now taken to trying to ban memes that offend America's Democratic party. |

Fred_F (2019-02-07). Student climate strike: 'It's our future'. greenleft.org.au 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…

Fight Back (2019-02-05). Green Bay, WI protests after DA refuses to charge killer cop. fightbacknews.org Green Bay, WI – After months of waiting for a decision, on February 1, the family, friends and supporters of Jonathon Tubby heard District Attorney David Lasees' refusal to charge Officer Erik O'Brien. His decision has left many with questions, anger and confusion — not the answers they had sought. | Tubby, a member of the Oneida Nation, was known as a warm, funny person who cared deeply for his friends and family. In pictures shared on his Facebook and other social media pages, his smile is the first thing that catches one's eye. | On the evening of October 19, Tubby was taken to the Brown County…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-05). UPDATE: Hundreds of Teachers Protest at Baltimore County. therealnews.com Baltimore County public school teachers will rally at a Baltimore County Board of Education meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 5 to protest austerity measures, including budget and staff cutbacks. | The Real News will be covering events live on Twitter and the District will livestream the meeting, which begins at 6: 30. | Teacher protests have swept the nation over the past year—most recently in Virginia, where teachers staged a one-day walkout, and Los Angeles, where teachers won pay raises and class size…

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

Olivia Herken (2019-02-01). Black Feminism and the Internet. progressive.org In 'Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets,' Feminista Jones chronicles how a political philosophy and social movement has grown online.

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.

2019-02-10: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media!

Problems With Facebook
Social Media Analysis | indybay.org | 2019-02-10
Facebook helps the government promote war and destabilization, violates client privacy, censors posts and fails to notify users when it does so, protects corporations over consumer activists etc.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/07/1882101…

'He's Making Fun of Genocide': Trump Appears to Joke About Trail of Tears in Tweet Mocking Elizabeth Warren
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-10
"Putting particular emphasis on the word 'TRAIL' when mocking Natives is a sure nod to the Trail of Tears where thousands of Native people died." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/02/09/hes-mak…

An Open Letter to the People of the U.S.from President Nicolas Maduro
repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-10
"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…

'What if Hitler wanted to make Germany great?' Candace Owens thumped after old remark goes viral
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-09
Conservative provocateur Candace Owens has been raked over the Twitter coals after comments she made about nationalism and Hitler during a launch event for Turning Point UK were dredged up by BuzzFeed. | …
rt.com/usa/451034-candace-owens-hitler-n…

Elizabeth Warren Is Not a Socialist, But She Still Makes Wall Street Squirm
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-02-09
Lawrence, MA — Not long ago, a presidential bid announcement by Elizabeth Warren would've been the biggest event of the year for many progressives. When she entered the national political scene more than a decade ago, her aggressive (if wonkish) critique of Wall Street greed resonated with liberals and rankled Republicans. Warren made financial regulations sound almost fun; she has PowerPoint presentations with more than a million views on YouTube. Soon groups like the Progressive Change Campaign Committee began to describe the left flank of the D…
truthout.org/articles/warren-is-not-a-so…

Imagine Being Homeless During the Polar Vortex
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-02-09
It was noon one recent Saturday in Northern Michigan, and temperatures were 30 degrees below 0. | Winter storm warnings were blaring about the necessity of staying indoors, with dire reminders of the lethal consequences for being outside. People had 10 minutes at best before frostbite set in, they warned. | I logged onto Facebook and saw many posts reminding folks to bring pets inside — "if you're cold, they're cold." I love animals, but I couldn't help remembering that an awful lot of humans needed shelter too. | I decided to conduct an informal study to see what it would be like to find shelter in Trav…
truthout.org/articles/imagine-being-home…

As Abbas Ages, Fatah Moves to Consolidate Power
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
Five years after spearheading what is inaptly referred to as a 'government of national reconciliation', Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, has finally resigned. "We put our government at the disposal of President Mahmoud Abbas and we welcome the recommendations of the Fatah Central Committee to form a new government," Hamdallah tweeted, shortly after Abbas had…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/08/as-abbas-age…

The response to Ocasio-Cortez's viral 'corruption game' that's not being mentioned
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-08
Newly elected representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned ethics experts on campaign finance laws and her ability to show how it's "super legal" for "bad guys" to get into office has gone outrageously viral. | …
rt.com/usa/451017-ocasio-cortez-aoc-camp…

NYPD Orders Google to Stop Showing People Where Cops Are At
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-08
(TMU) — The New York Police Department (NYPD) sent a cease and desist letter to Google last week, demanding that the company stop allowing its customers to report police checkpoints using their GPS apps. The report mentioned Google Maps and Waze, the popular GPS app that allows users to share information about hazards on the road, …

NYPD Orders Google to Stop Showing People Where Cops Are At

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

Boiling Water challenge sends 8 to hospital, sparks warning against dangerous trend
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-08
Burn doctors are urging people not to participate in the 'Boiling Water Challenge' after eight participants were hospitalized after attempting the viral trend. | …
rt.com/usa/450980-boiling-water-challeng…

"Inspired and Inspiring": 10-Year-Old Boy Scout Wins Praise After Taking a Knee During Pledge of Allegiance
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-08
A 10-year-old Boy Scout won the praise of a local mayor as well as online observers Friday when the story of his decision to peacefully protest during the Pledge of Allegiance went viral. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/02/08/inspire…

WATCH: While Trump 'Sadly and Pathetically' Denies Climate Crisis, Sanders 'Proud' to Co-Sponsor Green New Deal
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-08
"This is a very big deal," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says about the official Green New Deal proposal—of which he is a "proud" original co-sponsor—in a new video shared to his social media profiles on Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/02/08/watch-w…

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…
hrw.org/news/2019/02/08/morocco-free-fac…

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…

Call the meme police: BuzzFeed wants to ban tweets that offend Democrats
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-07
2019 hasn't started well for BuzzFeed, After false articles and staff layoffs, the clickbait-merchant-turned-liberal-news-outlet has now taken to trying to ban memes that offend America's Democratic party. | …
rt.com/usa/450920-buzzfeed-twitter-ban-m…

Russia exploited 'racist, sexist, anti-Semitic' US to divide people, tweets 'insane' Kamala Harris
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-07
A California senator and media-appointed frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination has finally managed to unravel the conundrum of so-called Russian 'interference' in the 2016 election — it's so simple you won't believe it. | …
rt.com/usa/450919-kamala-harris-russia-t…

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

Green Bay, WI protests after DA refuses to charge killer cop
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-05
Green Bay, WI – After months of waiting for a decision, on February 1, the family, friends and supporters of Jonathon Tubby heard District Attorney David Lasees' refusal to charge Officer Erik O'Brien. His decision has left many with questions, anger and confusion — not the answers they had sought. | Tubby, a member of the Oneida Nation, was known as a warm, funny person who cared deeply for his friends and family. In pictures shared on his Facebook and other social media pages, his smile is the first thing that catches one's eye. | On the evening of October 19, Tubby was taken to the Brown County…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/5/green-bay…

" God chose Trump, and Trump chose Venezuela!"
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-05
US President Donald Trump, who has left multiple countries in a state nervous suspense from the first day of his presidency, continues to threaten the world community like some kind of petty Mafioso, this time setting the crosshair on Venezuela. Like president, like press secretary While Trump continues to tweet scattered threats to people across […] | The post " God chose Trump, and Trump chose Venezuela!" appeared first on United World International.
uwidata.com/1905-god-chose-trump-and-tru…

UPDATE: Hundreds of Teachers Protest at Baltimore County
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-05
Baltimore County public school teachers will rally at a Baltimore County Board of Education meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 5 to protest austerity measures, including budget and staff cutbacks. | The Real News will be covering events live on Twitter and the District will livestream the meeting, which begins at 6: 30. | Teacher protests have swept the nation over the past year–most recently in Virginia, where teachers staged a one-day walkout, and Los Angeles, where teachers won pay raises and class size…
therealnews.com/columns/baltimore-county…

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

Black Feminism and the Internet
Olivia Herken | progressive.org | 2019-02-01
In 'Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets,' Feminista Jones chronicles how a political philosophy and social movement has grown online.
progressive.org/magazine/how-a-political…

Anti-LGBT Activist Explores Pedophilia Myth With Disgraced Far-Right Provocateur
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-01-24
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.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/01/25/anti-…