Daily Archives: February 11, 2019

2019-02-11: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2019-02-11). Glenn Greenwald Defends Rep. Ilhan Omar: Criticizing Israeli Lobby & AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic. democracynow.org 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.

Juan Cole (2019-02-11). Senate Guts First Amendment to Guard Israel from Boycott, But Ilhan Omar Can't Bring Up AIPAC? commondreams.org "Whatever one thinks of one tweet by a first-term congresswoman," writes Cole, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) "is doing us a favor to provoke the forbidden discussion" about AIPAC. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-02-11). US: Pro-Israel Lobby Accuses Ilhan Omar Of Anti-Semitism. telesurenglish.net Democratic Rep. from Minnesota, United States, Ilhan Omar was accused of anti-Semitism Sunday for criticizing Israel's influence in the U.S. Congress. | RELATED: | Israel Top Court Liable For War Crimes For Forcibly Transferring Palestinians: Rights Group | She said that the members of Congress support Israel because of money they receive from the pro-Israel lobby which sparked a Twitter battle. She tweeted that support for Israel was "all about the…

STAFF (2019-02-11). What's Really Driving the Latest Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar. truthdig.com Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has stirred controversy by replying to scurrilous statements of her Republican opponents in Congress by suggesting that they are shilling for anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim lobbies that back the right wing Likud government of Israel to the hilt because they receive campaign contributions from the Israel lobbies. | It's all about the Benjamins baby t.co/KatcXJnZLV | — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019 | When Rep. Omar was criticized for this tweet,…

teleSUR (2019-02-11). Cuba Rips US Security Council Resolution on Venezuela in UN. telesurenglish.net Foreign Affairs Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez came out on Twitter to admonish the United States for its cynical use of a resolution in the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council pushing for "humanitarian aid" in Venezuela in order to get access to the country and continue its policy of "anty means necessary" intervention in the country. | RELATED | SADC Condemns Intervention, Interference in Venezuela | Security Council representatives met behind closed doors Friday afternoon to discu…

teleSUR (2019-02-11). Trapped Emirati Woman Rejected Asylum in Macedonia. telesurenglish.net An Emirati woman who fled her family is currently trapped in a detention center in North Macedonia where her claim for asylum has been rejected. | RELATED: | Saudi Woman Arrives in Canada After Being Granted Asylum | The woman's friends claim her request for asylum was rejected because of pressure by the Emirati government on Macedonia's authority, accord…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-02-11). Ilhan Omar's Criticism of Israeli Lobby and AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic. truthout.org 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. | Transcript: | AMY GOODMA…

RT (2019-02-11). 'The real Donald': Twitter loses it over photoshopped Trump (IMAGES). rt.com 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 (2019-02-11). Fish stick collusion? CNN story on Russian pollock in US school lunches cracks up Twitterati. rt.com 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.

repost (2019-02-11). 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.

RT (2019-02-11). 'All about the Benjamins': Ilhan Omar sparks Twitter backlash over 'anti-Semitic' post. rt.com 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 (2019-02-11). 'Germs aren't real': Fox host says he hasn't washed hands in 10 yrs, Twitter freaks out (VIDEO). rt.com 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.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-02-11). In Twitter Thread, Rep. Jayapal Rips Trump's "Wild Claims and Lies" on Manufactured Border Crisis. commondreams.org Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) took to social media on Monday to debunk President Donald Trump's "wild claims and lies" about asylum-seekers at the southern border. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-02-10). Twitter erupts after 'snowflakes' force Rob Lowe to delete Warren 'chief' tweet. rt.com 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 (2019-02-10). Joe Biden reminded of past 'humanitarian' actions after he blasts Maduro over aid block. rt.com 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.

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 …

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.

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, …

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…

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…

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

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…

unitedEditor (2019-02-05). " God chose Trump, and Trump chose Venezuela!" uwidata.com 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 […]

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.

2019-02-11: Social Media Postees

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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…

US: Pro-Israel Lobby Accuses Ilhan Omar Of Anti-Semitism
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-11
Democratic Rep. from Minnesota, United States, Ilhan Omar was accused of anti-Semitism Sunday for criticizing Israel's influence in the U.S. Congress. | RELATED: | Israel Top Court Liable For War Crimes For Forcibly Transferring Palestinians: Rights Group | She said that the members of Congress support Israel because of money they receive from the pro-Israel lobby which sparked a Twitter battle. She tweeted that support for Israel was "all about the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Pro-Israel-Lobby…

Senate Guts First Amendment to Guard Israel from Boycott, But Ilhan Omar Can't Bring Up AIPAC?
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-02-11
"Whatever one thinks of one tweet by a first-term congresswoman," writes Cole, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) "is doing us a favor to provoke the forbidden discussion" about AIPAC. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/02/11/senate…

What's Really Driving the Latest Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-11
Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has stirred controversy by replying to scurrilous statements of her Republican opponents in Congress by suggesting that they are shilling for anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim lobbies that back the right wing Likud government of Israel to the hilt because they receive campaign contributions from the Israel lobbies. | It's all about the Benjamins baby t.co/KatcXJnZLV | — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019 | When Rep. Omar was criticized for this tweet,…
truthdig.com/articles/the-crucial-caveat…

Cuba Rips US Security Council Resolution on Venezuela in UN
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-11
Foreign Affairs Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez came out on Twitter to admonish the United States for its cynical use of a resolution in the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council pushing for "humanitarian aid" in Venezuela in order to get access to the country and continue its policy of "anty means necessary" intervention in the country. | RELATED | SADC Condemns Intervention, Interference in Venezuela | Security Council representatives met behind closed doors Friday afternoon to discu…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Rips-US-Sec…

'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…

'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…

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-…

In Twitter Thread, Rep. Jayapal Rips Trump's "Wild Claims and Lies" on Manufactured Border Crisis
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-11
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) took to social media on Monday to debunk President Donald Trump's "wild claims and lies" about asylum-seekers at the southern border. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/02/11/twitter…

An Open Letter to the People of the U.S.from President Nicolas Maduro
repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-11
"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…

Ilhan Omar's Criticism of Israeli Lobby and AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.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. | Transcript: | AMY GOODMA…
truthout.org/video/ilhan-omars-criticism…

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-…

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…

'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…

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

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

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…

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

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…

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…