2018-12-16: News Headlines

The Iranian (2018-12-16). Reza Pahlavi's Remarks At The Washington Institute. iranian.com Former Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, son of Iran's late shah, sat down yesterday for a rare interview with the Washington Institute. Below are his remarks and interview, followed by a range of social media/journalist reactions. ***** I'm very happy to be here today and I express my gratitude to the Washington Institute for hosting this […]

STAFF (2018-12-15). Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Step Down. truthdig.com After racking up 17 federal investigations into suspected ethics violations and facing likely questioning by a House panel over his conduct in office, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to resign from the Trump administration at the end of the year. | President Donald Trump announced Zinke's impending departure in a tweet Saturday morning, saying that a replacement would be announced next week. | Ethics watchdogs and climate action groups alike appl…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-12-15). "Feel-Good" Holiday Stories Are Actually Just a Symptom of a Crumbling Society. truthout.org This article was published by TalkPoverty.org.Over the Black Friday weekend, Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery saw a need on the popular education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose, where teachers request financial assistance for classroom supplies. For 22 hours, Jeffery tweeted out fundraiser after fundraiser, until her followers raised $60,000 by responding to the lone Twitter thread. They sent paper and pencils to San Francisco, books to fire evacuees in Chico, an instructor's computer…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-12-15). Facing 17 Ethics Investigations, Ryan Zinke Set to Resign. truthout.org After racking up 17 federal investigations into suspected ethics violations and facing likely questioning by a House panel over his conduct in office, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to resign from the Trump administration at the end of the year. | President Donald Trump announced Zinke's impending departure in a tweet Saturday morning, saying that a replacement would be announced next week. | Ethics watchdogs and climate action groups alike a…

David Swanson (2018-12-14). The Abolition of War Requires New Thoughts, Words, and Actions. counterpunch.org Remarks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 12, 2018 Video is uploading now, at airplane internet speed, to Youtube.com/WorldBeyondWar There's action happening now in the U.S. Senate on ending U.S. participation in the war on Yemen. There's a big loophole in the bill. There's the matter of selling Saudi Arabia its weapons. There's the House of Misrepresentatives More

Mnar Muhawesh (2018-12-14). Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship. mintpressnews.com Our future depends on your support. We need your financial help to not only sustain MintPress operation costs but to help us make a comeback against the powers that be who are trying to silence us — before these social media giants wipe us off the map.

Mnar Muhawesh (2018-12-13). Watch | Israeli Lobby Groups Trying To Get Marc Lamont Hill Fired. mintpressnews.com MintPress editor in chief, Mnar A. Muhawesh exposing the groups behind CNN's firing of Marc Lamont Hill, and the Israel lobby groups trying to get him fired from Temple University. | Top Photo | Activist, author, and now former CNN host Marc Lamont Hill gestures during an interview with VladTV. YouTube | VladTV | Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her caree…

Human Rights Watch (2018-12-13). Ethiopia's Torture Problem and the Court of Public Opinion. hrw.org Ethiopia's state broadcaster EBC aired a documentary this week, detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. Many Ethiopians were shocked and outraged. | | | Screenshot from EBC documentary detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. | © 2018 EBC/YouTube | These allegations are not new. Human rights groups have …

Hatewatch Staff (2018-12-11). Hatewatch Headlines 12/12/2018. splcenter.org Conspiracy theories still thriving on YouTube; Columbia student's race rant goes viral; Trump's 'disease' attack echoes Nazi propaganda; and more.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-12-10). Hatewatch Headlines 12/11/2018. splcenter.org Terror plots targeted bar, synagogue; McInnes banned from YouTube now; Miami Proud Boys hoping to take hate mainstream; and more.

pip.hinman (2018-12-06). Gender violence awareness and murders are both on the rise. greenleft.org.au As part of #16daysofactivism, a global campaign to highlight gender-based violence, Domestic Violence NSW (DV NSW) hosted a panel of journalists and rights advocates to address the difficulties in reporting sexual assault and domestic and family violence on November 29. | Jenna Price from the University of Technology in Sydney and co-creator of Destroy the Joint's "Counting Dead Women" project spoke alongside artist, advocate and survivor of family violence Amani Haydar, author and journalist Jess Hill, journalist and advocate against gender-based violence N…

stuart_m (2018-11-30). US condemned for tear-gassing refugees, children. greenleft.org.au Legal experts and human rights advocates have denounced the tear gassing of children and other asylum seekers by US forces at the Mexico border on November 25. | "The migrants at our southern border include mothers and small children exercising their legal, human right to seek asylum," declared the ACLU in a tweet on November 26. It told the US Customs and Border Protection agency: "Tear gassing children is out…

Mark Ames (2018-10-29). ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and Neocons Collaborated with the Most Influential ISIS Propagandist on Twitter. grayzoneproject.com How some of the best known Syria regime-change hustlers and "experts" helped transform the @ShamiWitness account from a cretinous troll into a…

2018-12-16: Social Media Postees

Reza Pahlavi's Remarks At The Washington Institute
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-12-16
Former Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, son of Iran's late shah, sat down yesterday for a rare interview with the Washington Institute. Below are his remarks and interview, followed by a range of social media/journalist reactions. ***** I'm very happy to be here today and I express my gratitude to the Washington Institute for hosting this […] | The post Reza Pahlavi's Remarks At The Washington Institute appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/15/reza-pahlavis-rem…

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Step Down
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-15
After racking up 17 federal investigations into suspected ethics violations and facing likely questioning by a House panel over his conduct in office, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to resign from the Trump administration at the end of the year. | President Donald Trump announced Zinke's impending departure in a tweet Saturday morning, saying that a replacement would be announced next week. | Ethics watchdogs and climate action groups alike appl…
truthdig.com/articles/interior-secretary…

"Feel-Good" Holiday Stories Are Actually Just a Symptom of a Crumbling Society
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-12-15
This article was published by TalkPoverty.org.Over the Black Friday weekend, Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery saw a need on the popular education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose, where teachers request financial assistance for classroom supplies. For 22 hours, Jeffery tweeted out fundraiser after fundraiser, until her followers raised $60,000 by responding to the lone Twitter thread. They sent paper and pencils to San Francisco, books to fire evacuees in Chico, an instructor's computer…
truthout.org/articles/feel-good-holiday-…

Facing 17 Ethics Investigations, Ryan Zinke Set to Resign
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-12-15
After racking up 17 federal investigations into suspected ethics violations and facing likely questioning by a House panel over his conduct in office, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to resign from the Trump administration at the end of the year. | President Donald Trump announced Zinke's impending departure in a tweet Saturday morning, saying that a replacement would be announced next week. | Ethics watchdogs and climate action groups alike a…
truthout.org/articles/facing-17-ethics-i…

Climate Strike: Heeding Call of Greta Thunberg, Polish Students Walk Out of Class
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-14
Fifteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has called for a global climate strike today to protest inaction at the U.N. climate summit. Greta made international headlines after she refused to go to school in August and began a School Strike for Climate. Greta made the call for today's strike in a video posted on Twitter.
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/14/climate_…

Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-14
Our future depends on your support. We need your financial help to not only sustain MintPress operation costs but to help us make a comeback against the powers that be who are trying to silence us — before these social media giants wipe us off the map. | The post Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/help-mintpress-news-fi…

The Abolition of War Requires New Thoughts, Words, and Actions
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-14
Remarks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 12, 2018 Video is uploading now, at airplane internet speed, to Youtube.com/WorldBeyondWar There's action happening now in the U.S. Senate on ending U.S. participation in the war on Yemen. There's a big loophole in the bill. There's the matter of selling Saudi Arabia its weapons. There's the House of Misrepresentatives…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/14/the-abolitio…

Watch | Israeli Lobby Groups Trying To Get Marc Lamont Hill Fired
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-13
MintPress editor in chief, Mnar A. Muhawesh exposing the groups behind CNN's firing of Marc Lamont Hill, and the Israel lobby groups trying to get him fired from Temple University. | Top Photo | Activist, author, and now former CNN host Marc Lamont Hill gestures during an interview with VladTV. YouTube | VladTV | Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her caree…
mintpressnews.com/watch-israeli-lobby-gr…

Ethiopia's Torture Problem and the Court of Public Opinion
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-12-13
Ethiopia's state broadcaster EBC aired a documentary this week, detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. Many Ethiopians were shocked and outraged. | Screenshot from EBC documentary detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. | © 2018 EBC/YouTube | These allegations are not new. Human rights groups have
hrw.org/news/2018/12/13/ethiopias-tortur…

Hatewatch Headlines 12/12/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-11
Conspiracy theories still thriving on YouTube; Columbia student's race rant goes viral; Trump's 'disease' attack echoes Nazi propaganda; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/12/hatew…

Hatewatch Headlines 12/11/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-10
Terror plots targeted bar, synagogue; McInnes banned from YouTube now; Miami Proud Boys hoping to take hate mainstream; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/11/hatew…

US condemned for tear-gassing refugees, children
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
Legal experts and human rights advocates have denounced the tear gassing of children and other asylum seekers by US forces at the Mexico border on November 25. | "The migrants at our southern border include mothers and small children exercising their legal, human right to seek asylum," declared the ACLU in a tweet on November 26. It told the US Customs and Border Protection agency: "Tear gassing children is out…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-condemned-tear-gassing-refugees-children