2021-09-17: News Headlines

_____ (2021-09-17). Entire Staff Of A Burrito Restaurant In Georgia Quit. popularresistance.org The staff of a burrito restaurant in Georgia quit by posting a sign claiming they had worked seven days a week for a month with "barely any time off." | Employees at the Barberitos restaurant on New Street in Macon, central Georgia, said they quit over "pay" and "lack of appreciation," per a photo of the sign shared on Facebook that was first reported by WGXA News. | "We have worked 7 days a week for the past month and barely any time off. We are so sorry and love you all! old Barbs family, out," the sign read. | A spokesperson for Barberitos, which has 50 branches across southeastern states, confirmed the sign's…

Tamara Pearson (2021-09-17). A Journalist Dissects a Biased Chart of Media Biases. counterpunch.org Only 29% of people in the US trust the news. Some 37% of Mexicans do, and 43% of Australians. That figure drops even further when it comes to social media. Some 18% of Australians trust news there, and 13% of people in the US do. People are being inundated with content, marketing, and headlines, and

_____ (2021-09-17). Historic Africa/CARICOM Summit. popularresistance.org It was an idea whose time had come. On Tuesday, September 5 this idea took material form at the first Africa/CARICOM Summit conducted virtually and broadcast to the world via the Web and social media. | Participants at the historical event included heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the African Union, chairs of Caricom and the African Union Commission, the Africa Regional Economic Communities, the Secretaries General of Caricom and the Organization of the African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), and the president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). | The Summit was chaired by P…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-17). 'Leftists' Holler as PSUV's Pedro Carreño Trends on Social Media. orinocotribune.com The name of Venezuelan PSUV deputy Pedro Carreño became a trending topic on Venezuela's social media platform recently following comments issued in the National Assembly session this Wednesday, September 15, regarding the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), Oscar Figuera. | The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) parliamentarian Carreño had strong words for the position taken by Figuera against the discourse and the political guidelines of the PSUV, even while Figuera insists that he supports the revolutionary interests. | "Then there is this puppet from the Central Intelligence Ag…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-09-17). Fireworks at the Select Committee on the Capitol Riot. counterpunch.org The House select committee on the January 6 capitol riot finally kicked into gear. In August, the committee requested telecom companies to preserve phone and social media records of certain congress critters. Suddenly the likes of Mo Brooks, Marjorie Taylor Green, Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar and Lauren Boebert quivered with anticipation: were they targets of

_____ (2021-09-17). Trans Mountain Loses 16th Insurer. popularresistance.org The world's biggest publicly-traded provider of property and casualty insurance, Chubb, has become the 16th insurer to declare that it won't back the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline, a coalition of climate and Indigenous campaigners announced yesterday. | The flurry of social media activity was triggered by a single tweet from Financial Times insurance correspondent Ian Smith, with no elaborating news story as The Energy Mix went to virtual press Tuesday evening. "Chubb does not provide insurance coverage for any tar sands projects," a spokesperson told Smith, following a protest at the U.S. Open tennis tou…

Yves Engler (2021-09-17). Canadian Imperialism in Africa. orinocotribune.com By Yves Engler — Sep 15, 2021 | Canadian imperialism in Africa has had a rare social media moment. | On Twitter, K. Diallo recently posted a map of the continent with the sum of Canadian mining investment in each African country under the words "75% of mining companies globally are now Canadian. Canada is a great source of corporate neocolonialism expansion." The tweet received 25,000 likes and 8,500 retweets. | But the map is dated. It said there was $31.6 billion worth of Canadian mining investment in Africa yet Natural Resources Canada put the number at $37.8 billion in 2019. The scope of Canadian resourc…

Mistahi Corkill (2021-09-16). Big Tech Cartels Versus Freedom of Speech, Culture and Conscience. dissidentvoice.org I released a song called Rome is Burning to most streaming platforms on March 1, 2021. The next day the video of the song was posted on YouTube. The song and accompanying video are based on the mass protests that took place in 2020 against state organized racist violence and oppression triggered by a bystander's …

_____ (2021-09-16). We Need a National Rite of Passage That Doesn't Include War. commondreams.org The new study coincided with Facebook's new initiative to combat climate lies, which civil society groups criticized as "too little, too late."

_____ (2021-09-16). Analysis Shows Facebook Allows 99% of Climate Disinformation to Go Unchecked. commondreams.org "The announcement of the new Australia, Britain, and U.S. military alliance—AUKUS—represents a serious escalation of the new Cold War on China."

Ann Brown (2021-09-16). Black America Tells The NAACP There Is No Such Thing As A Black Agenda Without Reparations. moguldom.com Black America seems to be losing patience with longtime civil rights organization the NAACP over the issue of reparations. The group is promoting a Black Agenda and has publicly announced it is pro-reparations, but many say it isn't doing much to push the issue forward. This sentiment played out recently on Twitter. The NAACP tweeted, …

Anonymous669 (2021-09-16). Rocket Attack Hit Power Plant Near Afghanistan's Kabul (Videos). southfront.org File image. | Late on September 16, a rocket attack targeted the Afghan capital, Kabul, which was captured by the Taliban more than a month ago. | According to several news sources, a number of rockets landed near a power plant in Khair Khana, a residential suburb located to the northwest of Kabul. | No causalities were reported as a result of the attack. However, at least some of the rockets damaged several civilian homes in Kabul's PD-17. | pic.twitter.com/gdVDQfil35 | — FJ (@Natsecjeff) Anonymous669 (2021-09-16). French Troops Killed ISIS Leader In Greater Sahara: Macron. southfront.org Lehbib Ould Ali Ould Said Ould Yumani, aka Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi. Click to see full-size image. | Early on September 16, France's President Emmanuel Macron announced that French troops had killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi leader of ISIS in the Greater Sahara (IS-GS). | "This is another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel," Macron said on Twitter. "With our African, European and American partners, we will continue this fight." | IS-GS has been active across large swathes of the Sahel region,…

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2021-09-17: Social Media Postees

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Entire Staff Of A Burrito Restaurant In Georgia Quit
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-09-17
The staff of a burrito restaurant in Georgia quit by posting a sign claiming they had worked seven days a week for a month with "barely any time off." | Employees at the Barberitos restaurant on New Street in Macon, central Georgia, said they quit over "pay" and "lack of appreciation," per a photo of the sign shared on Facebook that was first reported by WGXA News. | "We have worked 7 days a week for the past month and barely any time off. We are so sorry and love you all! old Barbs family, out," the sign read. | A spokesperson for Barberitos, which has 50 branches across southeastern states, confirmed the sign's…
popularresistance.org/entire-staff-of-a-burrito-restaurant-in-georgia-quit/

"Does Not Present Sufficient Cause"
Walker Bragman | dailyposter.com | 2021-09-17
Click to share this on FacebookPresident Joe Biden has been touring climate-ravaged areas of America, warning that climate change is a "code red" emergency for the planet. And yet, his administration has continued to boost fossil fuel projects and is now preparing to vastly expand offshore drilling.The White House argues that a court order it opposes and is appealing requires federal officials to lease more than 78 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico for foss…
dailyposter.com/does-not-present-sufficient-cause/

'Leftists' Holler as PSUV's Pedro Carreño Trends on Social Media
José Manuel Blanco Diaz | orinocotribune.com | 2021-09-17
The name of Venezuelan PSUV deputy Pedro Carreño became a trending topic on Venezuela's social media platform recently following comments issued in the National Assembly session this Wednesday, September 15, regarding the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), Oscar Figuera. | The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) parliamentarian Carreño had strong words for the position taken by Figuera against the discourse and the political guidelines of the PSUV, even while Figuera insists that he supports the revolutionary interests. | "Then there is this puppet from the Central Intelligence Ag…
orinocotribune.com/leftists-holler-as-psuvs-pedro-carreno-trends-on-social-media/

A Journalist Dissects a Biased Chart of Media Biases
Tamara Pearson | counterpunch.org | 2021-09-17
Only 29% of people in the US trust the news. Some 37% of Mexicans do, and 43% of Australians. That figure drops even further when it comes to social media. Some 18% of Australians trust news there, and 13% of people in the US do. People are being inundated with content, marketing, and headlines, and…
counterpunch.org/2021/09/17/a-journalist-dissects-a-biased-chart-of-media-biases/

Fireworks at the Select Committee on the Capitol Riot
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2021-09-17
The House select committee on the January 6 capitol riot finally kicked into gear. In August, the committee requested telecom companies to preserve phone and social media records of certain congress critters. Suddenly the likes of Mo Brooks, Marjorie Taylor Green, Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar and Lauren Boebert quivered with anticipation: were they targets of…
counterpunch.org/2021/09/17/fireworks-at-the-select-committee-on-the-capitol-riot/

Historic Africa/CARICOM Summit
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-09-17
It was an idea whose time had come. On Tuesday, September 5 this idea took material form at the first Africa/CARICOM Summit conducted virtually and broadcast to the world via the Web and social media. | Participants at the historical event included heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the African Union, chairs of Caricom and the African Union Commission, the Africa Regional Economic Communities, the Secretaries General of Caricom and the Organization of the African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), and the president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). | The Summit was chaired by P…
popularresistance.org/historic-africa-caricom-summit/

Trans Mountain Loses 16th Insurer
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-09-17
The world's biggest publicly-traded provider of property and casualty insurance, Chubb, has become the 16th insurer to declare that it won't back the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline, a coalition of climate and Indigenous campaigners announced yesterday. | The flurry of social media activity was triggered by a single tweet from Financial Times insurance correspondent Ian Smith, with no elaborating news story as The Energy Mix went to virtual press Tuesday evening. "Chubb does not provide insurance coverage for any tar sands projects," a spokesperson told Smith, following a protest at the U.S. Open tennis tou…
popularresistance.org/trans-mountain-loses-16th-insurer/

Canadian Imperialism in Africa
Yves Engler | orinocotribune.com | 2021-09-17
By Yves Engler — Sep 15, 2021 | Canadian imperialism in Africa has had a rare social media moment. | On Twitter, K. Diallo recently posted a map of the continent with the sum of Canadian mining investment in each African country under the words "75% of mining companies globally are now Canadian. Canada is a great source of corporate neocolonialism expansion." The tweet received 25,000 likes and 8,500 retweets. | But the map is dated. It said there was $31.6 billion worth of Canadian mining investment in Africa yet Natural Resources Canada put the number at $37.8 billion in 2019. The scope of Canadian resourc…
orinocotribune.com/canadian-imperialism-in-africa/

We Need a National Rite of Passage That Doesn't Include War
_____ | commondreams.org | 2021-09-16
The new study coincided with Facebook's new initiative to combat climate lies, which civil society groups criticized as "too little, too late."
commondreams.org/views/2021/09/16/we-need-national-rite-passage-doesnt-include-war

Analysis Shows Facebook Allows 99% of Climate Disinformation to Go Unchecked
_____ | commondreams.org | 2021-09-16
"The announcement of the new Australia, Britain, and U.S. military alliance—AUKUS—represents a serious escalation of the new Cold War on China."
commondreams.org/news/2021/09/16/analysis-shows-facebook-allows-99-climate-disinformation-go-unchecked

Black America Tells The NAACP There Is No Such Thing As A Black Agenda Without Reparations
Ann Brown | moguldom.com | 2021-09-16
Black America seems to be losing patience with longtime civil rights organization the NAACP over the issue of reparations. The group is promoting a Black Agenda and has publicly announced it is pro-reparations, but many say it isn't doing much to push the issue forward. This sentiment played out recently on Twitter. The NAACP tweeted, …
moguldom.com/372867/black-america-tells-the-naacp-there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-black-agenda-without-reparations/

Rocket Attack Hit Power Plant Near Afghanistan's Kabul (Videos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-09-16
File image. | Late on September 16, a rocket attack targeted the Afghan capital, Kabul, which was captured by the Taliban more than a month ago. | According to several news sources, a number of rockets landed near a power plant in Khair Khana, a residential suburb located to the northwest of Kabul. | No causalities were reported as a result of the attack. However, at least some of the rockets damaged several civilian homes in Kabul's PD-17. | pic.twitter.com/gdVDQfil35 | — FJ (@Natsecjeff)
New Military Deal With US And UK Hurts Canberra More Than It Helps
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-09-16
Illustrative ImageAustralia will lose partnerships with France and China, resulting in economic damage and military instability. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | A new military deal was announced this week. US President Joe Biden yesterday informed US media on the creation of an alliance between the US, UK, and Australia to share advanced military technology. The group's main objective is to join forces between states with a liberal-democratic tradition in order to respond to the advance of China. The attitude comes as a new stage in th…

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