2020-07-07: News Headlines

RT (2020-07-07). CNN's Don Lemon clashes with actor Terry Crews: Is BLM about police brutality, or problems in the black community? rt.com Actor Terry Crews faced an angry backlash after voicing concerns about the radicalization of the BLM movement. His clash with CNN's Don Lemon on why black-on-black crime is not part of the agenda split society even further. | Last Saturday, Crews, who is also a human rights activist, tweeted that he saw good people as allies regardless of the color of their skin, adding that he was "prepared to die on this hill." He previously expressed concern that the Black Lives Matter movement might slide into black supremacy. | July 4, 2020 | On Monday, Crews RT (2020-07-07). WATCH protesters carried on hood as car tries to break through blocked road in Bloomington, Indiana. rt.com At least two protesters were left clinging to a vehicle for dear life after they attempted to block the car from driving through the scene of a protest in Bloomington, Indiana, videos posted to social media show. | It's not clear what provoked the altercation. After a passenger in the car gets out to clear a scooter placed in the middle of the road, a woman can be seen attempting to physically block the car from proceeding any further. | Here is the full video of the passenger that hit the protester in Bloomington!!!

RT (2020-07-07). US 'certainly looking' at banning TikTok & other Chinese social media apps, says Pompeo. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed Washington is considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, including the ultra-popular TikTok, apparently inspired by a similar ban in India and Australia's threat to do the same. | Speaking with Fox News, Pompeo affirmed "we're certainly looking at" banning TikTok and other Chinese apps, following the lead of India, which banned 59 Chinese apps after border skirmishes with Beijing, and Australia, which has threatened to do the same. Americans should download the apps "only if you want your information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party," he smirked.

RT (2020-07-07). 'Wish I was that oppressed': Colin Kaepernick's lucrative Disney deal mocked on social media (with a hefty helping of envy). rt.com Ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has signed with Disney to produce a documentary about his life for ESPN Films. His growing net worth isn't sitting well with those sick of his victim persona, however. | While no dollar amount was given regarding the first-look docuseries deal, it's safe to say that the agreement — which includes "scripted and unscripted stories that deal with race, social injustice and the quest for equity" and will "work to showcase directors and producers of color" — has the potential to make Kaepernick a very rich man (though as the face of Nike, he's presumably…

The Canary (2020-07-07). London mayor and Met chief remember victims on 15th anniversary of 7/7 blasts. thecanary.co Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick have paid tribute to the 52 people who died in the 7 July bombings, on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.A series of explosions ripped through London in co-ordinated terrorist strikes in 2005.The attacks on three London Underground trains and a double-decker bus killed 52 people as well as the bombers, and more than 700 people were injured.Dick and Khan laid wreaths at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park at 8.50am on Tuesday — the time of the first bomb. | #LondonBombings pic.twitter.com/YoW…

RT (2020-07-06). White supremacy, or harmless gesture? Oregon police say cop accused of racist hand signal was simply checking protester was OK. rt.com An Oregon trooper was accused of dog whistling a counter-protester at a Black Lives Matter event in Salem, but state police said it was just an innocent OK gesture. 4Chan pranksters who started the hand sign confusion may rejoice. | The Oregon State Police (OSP) said their investigation into a viral video allegedly showing a white power gesture shown by an officer to an opponent of BLM demonstrators has revealed no wrongdoing. | Footage from the anti-racism protest in Salem on Saturday shows cops on the scene tasked with separating BLM demonstrators from groups of counter-protesters. The video shows one of the…

_____ (2020-07-06). Ambassadors Are Not Completely Useless, It Seems. Many Are Getting Their Hands Dirty in New Diplomacy. strategic-culture.org Diplomacy is in a crisis, re-emerging as something else more sinister and darker for its ambassadors. From Venezuela to Lebanon though, their time is up. Their dirty game is no longer a secret and it will be the starving Lebanese who will unseat them. | Diplomacy has been in the news quite a bit in late June. Yet it has still left many of us wondering if there is ever a real role for diplomats to play in this junk-news, social media-obsessed world which has reduced them to mere "waiters who are occasionally allowed to sit down" as Peter Ustinov once put it. | But Venezuela's President Nicholas Maduro, who the We…

RT (2020-07-06). Country music legend Charlie Daniels dies at 83. rt.com 'Devil Went Down to Georgia' singer Charlie Daniels has died at 83 after suffering a stroke. Messages of love for the man's music and his political activism, especially against Hillary Clinton, have been flooding social media. | Don Murry Grubbs, the publicist for Daniels, confirmed the passing on Monday. The country singer is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son, Charlie Daniels Jr. He passed away at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. | Daniels was best known for his 1979 hit 'Devil Went Down to Georgia,' which he continued to play at concert venues. Before that early hit, however, the skilled…

RT (2020-07-06). 'Get a noose': Alleged attempted lynching investigated in Indiana (VIDEO). rt.com Officers with Indiana's Department of Natural Resources are investigating an alleged lynching attempt directed at a black man over the weekend, after multiple videos of the incident surfaced online. | Vauhxx Booker from Bloomington claims that on July 4 he was attacked by five white men while walking in a wooded area near Lake Monroe, simply because he's black and they were "looking to provoke a conflict." | "Get a noose," Booker alleges he heard one of them say after the men set upon him. | www.facebook.com/vauhxx/posts/10222147157086001 | At least three eyewitness videos have surfaced of the inciden…

Alan Macleod (2020-07-06). Guaido Representative Threatens FBI Investigation Into Journalists Exposing Her Dealings. mintpressnews.com From the Twitter account of her communications firm, Asymmetrica, Vanessa Neumann accused four journalists of a "criminal conspiracy" to support Venezuelan vice-president Delcy Rodriguez. "There is a price on your head," she threatened.

news.un (2020-07-06). UNAIDS report: COVID-19 pandemic derails 2020 HIV targets. news.un.org HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached, owing in part to deeply unequal access to antiretroviral therapy and service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UNAIDS report released on Monday.

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Turkey busts gang coordinating with drug sellers. yenisafak.com At least 59 suspects have been remanded in Turkey as part of an operation to bust a large gang that was coordinating with drug sellers on streets, according to the country's interior minister on Monday."Blow to 'Albaylar Gang' coordinating street sellers as a result of one-year surveillance…" Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter, adding the gang was active in the Aegean province of Izmir.Soylu thanked all officials who took part in the operation.Crackdown on drugs, has, over the years, helped Turkey deal with narcoterrorism, or profits for terrorist groups from the illegal trade.

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Germany has only a few hundred doses of remdesivir, says health minister. yenisafak.com Germany has only a few hundred doses of COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir, the country's health minister Jens Spahn told European Union lawmakers on Monday, urging to move production of the drug to Europe."We do not have a huge inventory now, (it's) a few hundred doses that we have," he said at a video-conference hearing organised by the European Parliament.Spahn said he was working to ensure the drug could be produced in Europe. Its manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc has no production facilities for remdesivir in Europe.

sputniknews (2020-07-06). Video: US Sandwich Chain Fires Employees, Manager Seen Performing Mock Lynching. sputniknews.com Jimmy John's has fired at least one manager and several employees after staff members at a Georgia franchise were viewed using the sandwich shop's bread dough to perform a mock lynching on social media, which many have deemed racist.

sputniknews (2020-07-06). US Tech Giants Pause Hong Kong User Data Requests in Wake of New Security Law. sputniknews.com US-based tech companies Facebook, Twitter and Google have suspended processing demands for user data from Hong Kong authorities following Beijing's imposition of a new national security law last week.

Staff (2020-07-06). Facebook and Its Big Tech Cronies Are Upgrading Their Anti-Union Tools. truthout.org Recently, Facebook unveiled its new

David Hart (2020-07-05). As 'Annexation' Looms, Let's Expand Our Compassion to Include Palestinians. commondreams.org A demonstrator holds up a sign during an anti-annexation protest in Tel Aviv on June 6th, 2020. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/palestine-wecantbreath-955px.jpg

_____ (2020-07-05). Facebook Groups Pivot To Attacks On Black Lives Matter. popularresistance.org A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice. | These groups, which now boast a collective audience of more than 1 million members, are still thriving after most states started lifting virus restrictions. | And many have expanded their focus. | One group transformed itself last month from "Reopen California" to "California Patriots Pro Law…

RT (2020-07-05). 'We're in your house': Armed black protesters march through Georgia Confederate park. rt.com Scores of armed black protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park in Georgia, calling for the removal of an infamous Confederate monument and warning "redneck" militias that "we're in your house." | Footage from the march, which brought out 100 to 200 demonstrators, showed heavily-armed black protesters marching through the park on Independence Day, leading some on social media to react with worry at what appeared to be a volatile situation as protests across the country have descended into violence. | "Threat. Counter threat. Because threats don't mean s**t to us. Ya'll been threatening us since Birmingham…

RT (2020-07-05). Anti-Trump brigade rushes to school president over misleading clip implying he said Desert Storm op was in 'jungles of Vietnam'. rt.com Trump critics were very quick to give the US president a history lesson after he seemingly mistook the Vietnam War for the Gulf War during his Independence Day speech… except that he didn't. | A short clip circulating on social media seemed to suggest that Donald Trump mistakenly said that Operation Desert Storm — an offensive against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the 1990 Gulf War — actually took place in "the dense fields and jungles of Vietnam" during his July 4 address. | Some Twitter warriors quickly jumped in to blast and mock the president for what looked like an embarrassing gaffe on Indep…

RT (2020-07-05). Turkey successfully tests its first homegrown anti-ship cruise missile (VIDEO). rt.com Turkey's domestically built anti-ship cruise missile has passed its final test, hitting a target some 200km away, the country's defense industry has said. It's expected to be adopted by the military shortly. | Footage of the ATMACA missile trials has been shared on Twitter by the head of Turkey's Defense Industries, Ismail Demir. | The short video shows the missile being launched from a test ground ashore and scoring a hit on a mock target. | "ATMACA flew a long distance this time. It successfully hit a target over 200km away and is ready to enter the weapons inventory," Demir wrote. | The video also shows…

Gordon Duff (2020-07-05). Facebook: A real and present danger to democracy. thealtworld.com Guardian: In every political debate since Facebook began to dominate democracy, the company has placed itself on the wrong side of history. The social media firm cannot be

yenisafak (2020-07-05). UAE restructures government, seeking more agility as it deals with coronavirus impact. yenisafak.com The United Arab Emirates announced a broad government restructuring on Sunday, merging government entities and appointing new economy and industry ministers, and giving it a year to achieve new targets.The head of Abu Dhabi's national oil company ADNOC, Sultan al-Jaber, was named as industry and advanced technology minister and Abdullah al-Marri was appointed economy minister, as part of the restructuring announced by UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum on his official Twitter account.The energy and infrastructure ministries were merged under a single portfolio to be headed by the current ene…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Pakistan: Opposition leader recovers from COVID-19. yenisafak.com Pakistan's main opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif has recovered from coronavirus after a weeks-long battle, the party announced on Sunday.Sharif, the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), tested positive for the novel virus last month."By the grace of Allah, and nation's prayers, President, Pakistan Muslim League (N), Shehbaz Sharif's (latest) coronavirus test result is negative," party's spokeswoman Marriyum Aurungzeb said on Twitter.The doctors, she said, advised Shehbaz, who previously served the country's largest Punjab province as its chief minister thrice, to get his antibodies tests done for th…

The Canary (2020-07-05). Acting Lib Dem leader calls for Farage to be investigated over trip to the US and breach of quarantine rules. thecanary.co Acting Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey has called on police to investigate whether Nigel Farage has broken quarantine rules. The former cabinet minister has written to the chief constable of the Kent constabulary questioning whether the Brexit Party leader had contravened coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines. | The move followed the reopening of pubs across England on 4 July and a tweet from Farage from a bar. Farage insisted he had been back from a trip to the US for two weeks and had tested negative for coronavirus. | Letter to chief constable: | Davey wrote to chief constable Alan Pughsley, stating: I wri…

_____ (2020-07-04). Seattle Activists Share Their Vision For Black Trans Pride. popularresistance.org In recent years, trans issues have broken into the mainstream. It didn't happen overnight; it's been a long time coming. Trans activists have been at the center of the fight for LGBTQ rights since before Stonewall, decrying discrimination and violence against their peers for decades. | Now, between Pride Month and protests centering on Black lives, these issues are in the spotlight again. Black trans activists have taken to social media and the streets, bringing attention in particular to the growing number of murdered Black trans women within their community. | For many who've criticized the commodification of P…

RT (2020-07-04). WATCH Antifa members brawl and erect barricades in downtown Portland on Independence Day. rt.com Activists were filmed fist-fighting and erecting barricades across the streets in central Portland, Oregon. They'd attacked the city's courthouse and clashed with US marshals the previous night. | Journalist Andy Ngo shared clips of protesters, whom he identified as local Antifa members, picking up fence sections and roadblocks and using them to erect barricades. | pic.twitter.com/UFEmfJkW9c— Andy Ngॠ(@MrAndyNgo) Antifa in downtown Portland are making their wall taller.

RT (2020-07-04). LA mayor warns citizens to cancel Fourth of July plans to 'save lives,' but supports Black Lives Matter protests. rt.com Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning citizens to avoid Fourth of July celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic, yet is fully in support of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and was even pictured at one not wearing a mask. | "We're going to have to celebrate differently this year. Everyone should cancel plans with others for the 4th of July. You shouldn't gather with anyone who doesn't live in your household," Garcetti He followed up on the actual holiday with multiple tweets doubling dow…

RT (2020-07-04). Clinton says she could beat Trump in 2020, would have handled Covid-19 pandemic better. rt.com Despite losing to Donald Trump in 2016, Hillary Clinton maintains she could defeat him if she were standing in 2020, and would have done a better job handling the Covid-19 pandemic, setting off a ripple of mockery on social media. | Asked by the 'Awards Chatter' podcast about the possibility of a rematch against Trump in November and if she could theoretically win it, Clinton responded with a definitive "yes." | "You know, when he ran before, people who knew him mostly knew him from reality TV. He'd been in their living rooms, and he was a businessman, and he looked like a billionaire, and he rode around in hi…

RT (2020-07-04). Wacky Hollywood: Tim Robbins blasts ICE as 'SS' in charge of 'ethnic cleansing'. rt.com 'Shawshank Redemption' star Tim Robbins has compared US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Nazis, and claimed the agency's goal is to target people of color and give America an "ethnic cleansing." | "ICE are massively funded, militarized police whose function is to deport people of color. Ethnic cleansing in America," tweeted the actor in reaction to a story about President Donald Trump designating ICE a "security agency" in an effort to protect the identities of its employees. | "Now they are a massively funded, militarized SECRET police (SS) that don't have to identify themselves or answer to anyon…

RT (2020-07-04). 'Anybody need any ventilators?' Trump says huge US Covid numbers are due to testing but FAKE NEWS media won't tell the story. rt.com President Donald Trump has tweeted that the high number of Covid-19 cases in the US is actually a good thing as it is due to expanded testing, but the "fake news media" refuses to cover the shrinking mortality rate. | "Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn't test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News," the president tweeted on Saturday. | He continued: "In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media al…

yenisafak (2020-07-04). Qatar hails strategic relations with Turkey. yenisafak.com Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has hailed his country's strategic relations with Turkey."Strategic relations between Qatar and Turkey are growing day by day, particularly in the fields of economic, investment, commercial, energy and defense cooperation to serve the common interests of our nations," bin Abdulrahman said on Twitter on Friday.On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Qatar for talks with emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.Erdogan was accompanied by Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with Communications…

yenisafak (2020-07-04). Yemeni rebels say 3 oil tankers arrived in Hudaydah. yenisafak.com In a tweet, Yahya Sharaf al-Din, deputy chief of the Red Sea Ports Corporation, said the tanker Syosset loaded with 29,134 tons of gasoline had arrived at the port.The Sea Heart tanker, which carries 27,000 tons of diesel, and Hafiz tanker loaded with 26,953 tons of diesel, also docked at the port, he said.On Thursday, the Yemeni government agreed to allow the entry of four fuel vessels to the rebel-held port upon a request from UN special envoy Martin Griffiths.Last month, the Houthi-run oil company accused the Saudi-led coalition of seizing 15 fuel vessels carrying nearly 420,000 tons of fuel and fuel derivativ…

sputniknews (2020-07-04). Nigel Farage Causes a Stir On Social Media By Posting a Picture From a Pub. sputniknews.com The development comes as England announces a major relaxation of safety measures introduced to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and even cinemas have been allowed to open, as well as places of worship.

sputniknews (2020-07-04). 'Lined Out': Video of Yankees' Tanaka Pounded by Line Drive Ball Goes Viral. sputniknews.com In baseball, a line drive refers to a ball that was batted in a low, fast arc, and is often dangerous for field players and even spectators. If a player gets hit by a line drive, he may be said to have been "lined out".

RT (2020-07-03). Piers Morgan slammed for hypocrisy after blasting pubs opening but supporting son's BLM protest. rt.com Broadcaster Piers Morgan is being branded a hypocrite for blasting the reopening of pubs as "insane," after praising his own son for attending a Black Lives Matter protest, where many flouted social distancing guidelines. | Morgan has won a lot of grudging admirers for repeatedly highlighting the failures of the UK government during the coronavirus pandemic. But the Good Morning Britain host has now found himself at the receiving end of criticism for his, seemingly contradictory, positions on people gathering in public. | "WHAT? This is insane," the outspoken commentator wrote on Twitter in response to news of…

RT (2020-07-03). WATCH: Police 'army' blasts non-lethal rounds at BLM protesters in Portland as riot declared. rt.com For the second night in three days, Portland police have declared a riot in the city, opening fire on protesters with non-lethal munitions outside the Multnomah County Justice Center. | The demonstration had remained peaceful throughout the night but then all hell broke loose when, at 11: 45pm local time, a group of protesters set fire to a piece of wood, prompting a police response which escalated as people refused to leave the area and continued protesting. | @PortlandPolice central precinct, police responded and were promptly surrounded by an angry mob. pic.twitter.com/y…

CounterSpin (2020-07-03). Jessica González on Facebook's Promotion of Hate. fair.org Media…

Staff (2020-07-03). Cop Pulled A Gun On Woman's Unarmed Son, Then Used Facebook Posts Against Her In Court. therealnews.com PAR investigates police use of Facebook posts in the cases of Korryn Gaines, Arturo Adame, and Michael Avery, and follows Erica Hamlett's fight for accountability for an off-duty officer who pulled a gun on her child while he waited for a bus.

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-03). Twitter targets accounts of MintPress and other outlets covering unrest in Bolivia. mronline.org MintPress News, along with a number of independent Bolivian news outlets and journalists covering the unrest there, were all targeted for suspension at the same time.

RT (2020-07-03). 'Great news!' Trump hails falling coronavirus daily death counts, brushes off concerns over spike in cases. rt.com US President Donald Trump has argued that the recent surge in coronavirus cases is explained by "massive" and ramped up screenings for the illness, while celebrating the fall in daily fatalities as "great news." | The president took to Twitter late on Thursday night to repurpose what has been widely deemed gloomy news about the course of the pandemic, saying the case spike is, in fact, a function of expanded testing around the country. | "There is a rise in coronavirus cases because our testing is so massive and so good, far bigger and better than any other country. This is great news, but even better news is…

RT (2020-07-03). No more slaves and masters: Twitter engineers BAN whole range of terms in fight for 'more inclusive language'. rt.com Twitter's engineering team will systematically purge a list of offensive terms from its source code and internal documents in the name of political correctness. Terms like "master" and "slave" will go, as will gendered pronouns. | "We're starting with a set of words we want to move away from using in favor of more inclusive language," Twitter Engineering announced on Wednesday. | Among the terms to be terminated are "whitelist" and "blacklist," "master" and "slave," which will be replaced with "allowlist" and "denylist," and "leader" and "follower" respectively. Gendered pronouns such as "guys" will be swapped…

_____ (2020-07-03). India's Modi Terminates His Weibo Diplomacy. strategic-culture.org What started out as a promising relationship with China is now one struggling to find a direction | MK BHADRAKUMAR | The common perception among Indian analysts, widely articulated in the country's media, is that the government's options to "hit back" at China for whatever has happened in eastern Ladakh during the past two months are very limited. | The reported erasure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "official page" on the Chinese social media website Weibo can only reinforce that impression. It simply doesn't add up. | If reports are to be believed, Modi's official page on Weibo "went blank" on Wednesday with…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-03). Family of 65-year-old Kashmiri civilian says he was killed by security forces. peoplesdispatch.org A civilian was allegedly killed by the Indian security forces in the Sopore district of Kashmir, according to his family. Following the incident, pictures of the deceased's grandson sitting on top of his dead body drenched in blood went viral on social media, triggering widespread condemnation…

Joseph Natoli (2020-07-03). Drawn Away from Reality in Plain View. counterpunch.org "By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain," several false posts on Facebook and Twitter stated." "An extremely credible source has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud."

yenisafak (2020-07-03). Pakistani FM Qureshi tests positive for COVID-19. yenisafak.com Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to reports.'This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive for Covid 19. By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic," Qureshi said on Twitter.He said he will continue to carry his duties from his home and requested the public to keep remember in their prayers.Previously, the country's two former prime ministers, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, several cabinet members, lawmakers, and politicians ha…

yenisafak (2020-07-03). EU grants conditional clearance to COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir. yenisafak.com The EU executive said the drug, produced by Gilead Sciences Inc, was the first medicine authorised in the European Union for treating COVID-19 following a "rolling review" begun by the European Medicines Agency at the end of April.The agency reviews data as they become available on a rolling basis, while development is still ongoing.The Commission said on Wednesday it was in negotiations with Gilead to obtain doses of remdesivir for the 27 European Union countries.However, that may prove difficult after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it had secured all of Gilead's projected production…

sputniknews (2020-07-03). Hygiene First: Spanish Politician Offers to Resign After Showering During Gov't Video Meeting. sputniknews.com In a bid to slow the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people around the world have shifted to remote study and work, a new experience for many. There are many stories of funny incidents associated with the practice of virtual employment, and here is a fresh example, straight out of Spain.

sputniknews (2020-07-03). Trump Denounced as 'America's No.1 Traitor' as #BenedictDonald Trends Worldwide. sputniknews.com In a new online frenzy inspired by a video advert from VoteVets, netizens have equated US President Donald Trump to Benedict Arnold – a controversial 18th century US general, whose name has long been associated with treason, as he defected from the Continental Army to the British side during America's War of Independence.

sputniknews (2020-07-03). UN Staffers Put on Leave Over Video of Sex Act in Official Car. sputniknews.com The head of the United Nations was "shocked and deeply disturbed" by the contents of a video that showed an apparent sex act in a UN official car in Tel Aviv, Israel. The video quickly went viral.

2020-07-07: Social Media Postees

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WATCH protesters carried on hood as car tries to break through blocked road in Bloomington, Indiana
rt.com | 2020-07-07
At least two protesters were left clinging to a vehicle for dear life after they attempted to block the car from driving through the scene of a protest in Bloomington, Indiana, videos posted to social media show. | It's not clear what provoked the altercation. After a passenger in the car gets out to clear a scooter placed in the middle of the road, a woman can be seen attempting to physically block the car from proceeding any further. | Here is the full video of the passenger that hit the protester in Bloomington!!! pic.twitter.com/4FHf6rOobF– Nathan Dimoff ‚&…
rt.com/usa/493990-bloomington-car-hit-protesters/

'Wish I was that oppressed': Colin Kaepernick's lucrative Disney deal mocked on social media (with a hefty helping of envy)
rt.com | 2020-07-07
Ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has signed with Disney to produce a documentary about his life for ESPN Films. His growing net worth isn't sitting well with those sick of his victim persona, however. | While no dollar amount was given regarding the first-look docuseries deal, it's safe to say that the agreement — which includes "scripted and unscripted stories that deal with race, social injustice and the quest for equity" and will "work to showcase directors and producers of color" — has the potential to make Kaepernick a very rich man (though as the face of Nike, he's presumably…
rt.com/usa/493988-kaepernick-disney-deal-oppressed/

US 'certainly looking' at banning TikTok & other Chinese social media apps, says Pompeo
rt.com | 2020-07-07
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed Washington is considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, including the ultra-popular TikTok, apparently inspired by a similar ban in India and Australia's threat to do the same. | Speaking with Fox News, Pompeo affirmed "we're certainly looking at" banning TikTok and other Chinese apps, following the lead of India, which banned 59 Chinese apps after border skirmishes with Beijing, and Australia, which has threatened to do the same. Americans should download the apps "only if you want your information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party," he smirked.
rt.com/usa/493991-pompeo-threatens-tiktok-china/

London mayor and Met chief remember victims on 15th anniversary of 7/7 blasts
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-07
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick have paid tribute to the 52 people who died in the 7 July bombings, on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.A series of explosions ripped through London in co-ordinated terrorist strikes in 2005.The attacks on three London Underground trains and a double-decker bus killed 52 people as well as the bombers, and more than 700 people were injured.Dick and Khan laid wreaths at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park at 8.50am on Tuesday — the time of the first bomb. | #LondonBombings pic.twitter.com/YoW…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/07/london-mayor-and-met-chief-remember-victims-on-15th-anniversary-of-7-7-blasts/

White supremacy, or harmless gesture? Oregon police say cop accused of racist hand signal was simply checking protester was OK
rt.com | 2020-07-06
An Oregon trooper was accused of dog whistling a counter-protester at a Black Lives Matter event in Salem, but state police said it was just an innocent OK gesture. 4Chan pranksters who started the hand sign confusion may rejoice. | The Oregon State Police (OSP) said their investigation into a viral video allegedly showing a white power gesture shown by an officer to an opponent of BLM demonstrators has revealed no wrongdoing. | Footage from the anti-racism protest in Salem on Saturday shows cops on the scene tasked with separating BLM demonstrators from groups of counter-protesters. The video shows one of the…
rt.com/usa/493910-oregon-police-white-power/

Guaido Representative Threatens FBI Investigation Into Journalists Exposing Her Dealings
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-06
From the Twitter account of her communications firm, Asymmetrica, Vanessa Neumann accused four journalists of a "criminal conspiracy" to support Venezuelan vice-president Delcy Rodriguez. "There is a price on your head," she threatened.
mintpressnews.com/vanessa-neumann-fbi-investigation-journalists-exposing-her-dealings/269194/

Ambassadors Are Not Completely Useless, It Seems. Many Are Getting Their Hands Dirty in New Diplomacy
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-06
Diplomacy is in a crisis, re-emerging as something else more sinister and darker for its ambassadors. From Venezuela to Lebanon though, their time is up. Their dirty game is no longer a secret and it will be the starving Lebanese who will unseat them. | Diplomacy has been in the news quite a bit in late June. Yet it has still left many of us wondering if there is ever a real role for diplomats to play in this junk-news, social media-obsessed world which has reduced them to mere "waiters who are occasionally allowed to sit down" as Peter Ustinov once put it. | But Venezuela's President Nicholas Maduro, who the We…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/06/ambassadors-are-not-completely-useless-it-seems-many-are-getting-their-hands-dirty-in-new-diplomacy/

UNAIDS report: COVID-19 pandemic derails 2020 HIV targets
news.un.org | 2020-07-06
HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached, owing in part to deeply unequal access to antiretroviral therapy and service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UNAIDS report released on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/07/1067731

Turkey busts gang coordinating with drug sellers
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-06
At least 59 suspects have been remanded in Turkey as part of an operation to bust a large gang that was coordinating with drug sellers on streets, according to the country's interior minister on Monday."Blow to 'Albaylar Gang' coordinating street sellers as a result of one-year surveillance…" Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter, adding the gang was active in the Aegean province of Izmir.Soylu thanked all officials who took part in the operation.Crackdown on drugs, has, over the years, helped Turkey deal with narcoterrorism, or profits for terrorist groups from the illegal trade.
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-busts-gang-coordinating-with-drug-sellers-3533807

Germany has only a few hundred doses of remdesivir, says health minister
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-06
Germany has only a few hundred doses of COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir, the country's health minister Jens Spahn told European Union lawmakers on Monday, urging to move production of the drug to Europe."We do not have a huge inventory now, (it's) a few hundred doses that we have," he said at a video-conference hearing organised by the European Parliament.Spahn said he was working to ensure the drug could be produced in Europe. Its manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc has no production facilities for remdesivir in Europe.
yenisafak.com/en/world/germany-has-only-a-few-hundred-doses-of-remdesivir-says-health-minister-3533819

Video: US Sandwich Chain Fires Employees, Manager Seen Performing Mock Lynching
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-06
Jimmy John's has fired at least one manager and several employees after staff members at a Georgia franchise were viewed using the sandwich shop's bread dough to perform a mock lynching on social media, which many have deemed racist.
sputniknews.com/us/202007061079813997-video-us-sandwich-chain-fires-employees-manager-seen-performing-mock-lynching-/

US Tech Giants Pause Hong Kong User Data Requests in Wake of New Security Law
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-06
US-based tech companies Facebook, Twitter and Google have suspended processing demands for user data from Hong Kong authorities following Beijing's imposition of a new national security law last week.
sputniknews.com/science/202007061079813588-us-tech-giants-pause-hong-kong-user-data-requests-in-wake-of-new-security-law/

Country music legend Charlie Daniels dies at 83
rt.com | 2020-07-06
'Devil Went Down to Georgia' singer Charlie Daniels has died at 83 after suffering a stroke. Messages of love for the man's music and his political activism, especially against Hillary Clinton, have been flooding social media. | Don Murry Grubbs, the publicist for Daniels, confirmed the passing on Monday. The country singer is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son, Charlie Daniels Jr. He passed away at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. | Daniels was best known for his 1979 hit 'Devil Went Down to Georgia,' which he continued to play at concert venues. Before that early hit, however, the skilled…
rt.com/usa/493969-charlie-daniels-dead-benghazi/

'Get a noose': Alleged attempted lynching investigated in Indiana (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-07-06
Officers with Indiana's Department of Natural Resources are investigating an alleged lynching attempt directed at a black man over the weekend, after multiple videos of the incident surfaced online. | Vauhxx Booker from Bloomington claims that on July 4 he was attacked by five white men while walking in a wooded area near Lake Monroe, simply because he's black and they were "looking to provoke a conflict." | "Get a noose," Booker alleges he heard one of them say after the men set upon him. | www.facebook.com/vauhxx/posts/10222147157086001 | At least three eyewitness videos have surfaced of the inciden…
rt.com/usa/493974-attempted-lynching-indiana-bloomington/

Facebook and Its Big Tech Cronies Are Upgrading Their Anti-Union Tools
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-06
Recently, Facebook unveiled its new Facebook Workplace, a Slack Connect-like intranet-style chat and office collaboration tool that allows administrators to censor certain words, company spokespeople explained, such as " unionize." The Workplace program with built-in labor suppression is simply the most recent example that suggests, contrary to stereotypes of open and egal…
truthout.org/articles/facebook-and-its-big-tech-cronies-are-upgrading-their-anti-union-tools/

As 'Annexation' Looms, Let's Expand Our Compassion to Include Palestinians
David Hart | commondreams.org | 2020-07-05
A demonstrator holds up a sign during an anti-annexation protest in Tel Aviv on June 6th, 2020. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/palestine-wecantbreath-955px.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2020/07/05/annexation-looms-lets-expand-our-compassion-include-palestinians?cd-origin=rss

Facebook Groups Pivot To Attacks On Black Lives Matter
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice. | These groups, which now boast a collective audience of more than 1 million members, are still thriving after most states started lifting virus restrictions. | And many have expanded their focus. | One group transformed itself last month from "Reopen California" to "California Patriots Pro Law…
popularresistance.org/facebook-groups-pivot-to-attacks-on-black-lives-matter/

'We're in your house': Armed black protesters march through Georgia Confederate park
rt.com | 2020-07-05
Scores of armed black protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park in Georgia, calling for the removal of an infamous Confederate monument and warning "redneck" militias that "we're in your house." | Footage from the march, which brought out 100 to 200 demonstrators, showed heavily-armed black protesters marching through the park on Independence Day, leading some on social media to react with worry at what appeared to be a volatile situation as protests across the country have descended into violence. | "Threat. Counter threat. Because threats don't mean s**t to us. Ya'll been threatening us since Birmingham…
rt.com/usa/493862-stone-mountain-july4-black-militia/

Facebook: A real and present danger to democracy
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-05
Guardian: In every political debate since Facebook began to dominate democracy, the company has placed itself on the wrong side of history. The social media firm cannot be reformed from within because its business model profits from hosting bomb-throwing circuses of hate, humbug and hogwash. The platform harvests users' personal data to algorithmically recommend content bu…
thealtworld.com/gordon_duff/facebook-a-real-and-present-danger-to-democracy

UAE restructures government, seeking more agility as it deals with coronavirus impact
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
The United Arab Emirates announced a broad government restructuring on Sunday, merging government entities and appointing new economy and industry ministers, and giving it a year to achieve new targets.The head of Abu Dhabi's national oil company ADNOC, Sultan al-Jaber, was named as industry and advanced technology minister and Abdullah al-Marri was appointed economy minister, as part of the restructuring announced by UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum on his official Twitter account.The energy and infrastructure ministries were merged under a single portfolio to be headed by the current ene…
yenisafak.com/en/world/uae-restructures-government-seeking-more-agility-as-it-deals-with-coronavirus-impact-3533730

Pakistan: Opposition leader recovers from COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Pakistan's main opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif has recovered from coronavirus after a weeks-long battle, the party announced on Sunday.Sharif, the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), tested positive for the novel virus last month."By the grace of Allah, and nation's prayers, President, Pakistan Muslim League (N), Shehbaz Sharif's (latest) coronavirus test result is negative," party's spokeswoman Marriyum Aurungzeb said on Twitter.The doctors, she said, advised Shehbaz, who previously served the country's largest Punjab province as its chief minister thrice, to get his antibodies tests done for th…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistan-opposition-leader-recovers-from-covid-19-3533733

Anti-Trump brigade rushes to school president over misleading clip implying he said Desert Storm op was in 'jungles of Vietnam'
rt.com | 2020-07-05
Trump critics were very quick to give the US president a history lesson after he seemingly mistook the Vietnam War for the Gulf War during his Independence Day speech… except that he didn't. | A short clip circulating on social media seemed to suggest that Donald Trump mistakenly said that Operation Desert Storm — an offensive against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the 1990 Gulf War — actually took place in "the dense fields and jungles of Vietnam" during his July 4 address. | Some Twitter warriors quickly jumped in to blast and mock the president for what looked like an embarrassing gaffe on Indep…
rt.com/usa/493843-trump-vietnam-desert-storm/

Turkey successfully tests its first homegrown anti-ship cruise missile (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-07-05
Turkey's domestically built anti-ship cruise missile has passed its final test, hitting a target some 200km away, the country's defense industry has said. It's expected to be adopted by the military shortly. | Footage of the ATMACA missile trials has been shared on Twitter by the head of Turkey's Defense Industries, Ismail Demir. | The short video shows the missile being launched from a test ground ashore and scoring a hit on a mock target. | "ATMACA flew a long distance this time. It successfully hit a target over 200km away and is ready to enter the weapons inventory," Demir wrote. | The video also shows…
rt.com/news/493863-turkey-anti-ship-missile/

Acting Lib Dem leader calls for Farage to be investigated over trip to the US and breach of quarantine rules
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-05
Acting Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey has called on police to investigate whether Nigel Farage has broken quarantine rules. The former cabinet minister has written to the chief constable of the Kent constabulary questioning whether the Brexit Party leader had contravened coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines. | The move followed the reopening of pubs across England on 4 July and a tweet from Farage from a bar. Farage insisted he had been back from a trip to the US for two weeks and had tested negative for coronavirus. | Letter to chief constable: | Davey wrote to chief constable Alan Pughsley, stating: I wri…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/05/acting-lib-dem-leader-calls-for-farage-to-be-investigated-over-trip-to-the-us-and-breach-of-quarantine-rules/

Far Right Reading List Shows Link Between Its Literature and Real-World Violence
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-05
On May 4, far right personalities Milo Yiannopoulos and Michelle Malkin published what they call their "America First" reading list as a Google Doc that they then promoted through their social media accounts. Yiannopoulos has recently gained atten…
truthout.org/articles/far-right-reading-list-shows-link-between-its-literature-and-real-world-violence/

Seattle Activists Share Their Vision For Black Trans Pride
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-04
In recent years, trans issues have broken into the mainstream. It didn't happen overnight; it's been a long time coming. Trans activists have been at the center of the fight for LGBTQ rights since before Stonewall, decrying discrimination and violence against their peers for decades. | Now, between Pride Month and protests centering on Black lives, these issues are in the spotlight again. Black trans activists have taken to social media and the streets, bringing attention in particular to the growing number of murdered Black trans women within their community. | For many who've criticized the commodification of P…
popularresistance.org/seattle-activists-share-their-vision-for-black-trans-pride/

As Black Lives Matter protests continue on US Independence Day, Seattle police are accused of 'emboldening white supremacists'
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-07-04
Two women are in serious condition in a Seattle hospital after a man drove into them at high speed during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest. The women were part of a crowd which had blocked and closed a Seattle freeway in the early hours of 4 July. The devastating video of the hit and run was circulated on social media. | Police did press briefing @ 4am about the hit and run on I5 during the #seattleprotest this morning. I'm surprised anyone lived. | V…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/07/04/as-black-lives-matter-protests-continue-on-us-independence-day-seattle-police-are-accused-of-emboldening-white-supremacists/

Bone-chilling video shows speeding car hit 2 BLM protesters on freeway in Seattle
rt.com | 2020-07-04
A speeding car, which drove around vehicles blocking a road in Seattle in an area where a Black Lives Matter protest was taking place, has hit and seriously injured two women. The terrifying moment was caught on camera. | The two victims of the hit-and-run were taken to the Harborview medical center, one of them with life-threatening injuries, Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter. | The graphic video shows a white car maneuvering around a couple of vehicles blocking the road…
rt.com/usa/493805-seattle-protest-hit-run/

LA mayor warns citizens to cancel Fourth of July plans to 'save lives,' but supports Black Lives Matter protests
rt.com | 2020-07-04
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning citizens to avoid Fourth of July celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic, yet is fully in support of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and was even pictured at one not wearing a mask. | "We're going to have to celebrate differently this year. Everyone should cancel plans with others for the 4th of July. You shouldn't gather with anyone who doesn't live in your household," Garcetti tweeted on Friday. | He followed up on the actual holiday with multiple tweets doubling dow…
rt.com/usa/493832-eric-garcetti-la-july-fourth/

Qatar hails strategic relations with Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-04
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has hailed his country's strategic relations with Turkey."Strategic relations between Qatar and Turkey are growing day by day, particularly in the fields of economic, investment, commercial, energy and defense cooperation to serve the common interests of our nations," bin Abdulrahman said on Twitter on Friday.On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Qatar for talks with emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.Erdogan was accompanied by Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with Communications…
yenisafak.com/en/news/qatar-hails-strategic-relations-with-turkey-3533677

Yemeni rebels say 3 oil tankers arrived in Hudaydah
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-04
In a tweet, Yahya Sharaf al-Din, deputy chief of the Red Sea Ports Corporation, said the tanker Syosset loaded with 29,134 tons of gasoline had arrived at the port.The Sea Heart tanker, which carries 27,000 tons of diesel, and Hafiz tanker loaded with 26,953 tons of diesel, also docked at the port, he said.On Thursday, the Yemeni government agreed to allow the entry of four fuel vessels to the rebel-held port upon a request from UN special envoy Martin Griffiths.Last month, the Houthi-run oil company accused the Saudi-led coalition of seizing 15 fuel vessels carrying nearly 420,000 tons of fuel and fuel derivativ…
yenisafak.com/en/world/yemeni-rebels-say-3-oil-tankers-arrived-in-hudaydah-3533699

Nigel Farage Causes a Stir On Social Media By Posting a Picture From a Pub
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-04
The development comes as England announces a major relaxation of safety measures introduced to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and even cinemas have been allowed to open, as well as places of worship.
sputniknews.com/uk/202007041079795585-nigel-farage-causes-a-stir-on-social-media-by-posting-a-picture-from-a-pub/

'Lined Out': Video of Yankees' Tanaka Pounded by Line Drive Ball Goes Viral
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-04
In baseball, a line drive refers to a ball that was batted in a low, fast arc, and is often dangerous for field players and even spectators. If a player gets hit by a line drive, he may be said to have been "lined out".
sputniknews.com/viral/202007041079795890-lined-out-video-of-yankees-tanaka-pounded-by-line-drive-ball-goes-viral/

Clinton says she could beat Trump in 2020, would have handled Covid-19 pandemic better
rt.com | 2020-07-04
Despite losing to Donald Trump in 2016, Hillary Clinton maintains she could defeat him if she were standing in 2020, and would have done a better job handling the Covid-19 pandemic, setting off a ripple of mockery on social media. | Asked by the 'Awards Chatter' podcast about the possibility of a rematch against Trump in November and if she could theoretically win it, Clinton responded with a definitive "yes." | "You know, when he ran before, people who knew him mostly knew him from reality TV. He'd been in their living rooms, and he was a businessman, and he looked like a billionaire, and he rode around in hi…
rt.com/usa/493830-hillary-clinton-trump-coronavirus/

'Anybody need any ventilators?' Trump says huge US Covid numbers are due to testing but FAKE NEWS media won't tell the story
rt.com | 2020-07-04
President Donald Trump has tweeted that the high number of Covid-19 cases in the US is actually a good thing as it is due to expanded testing, but the "fake news media" refuses to cover the shrinking mortality rate. | "Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn't test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News," the president tweeted on Saturday. | He continued, "In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media al…
rt.com/usa/493837-trump-coronavirus-testing-fake-news/

'Anybody need any ventilators?' Trump says huge US Covid numbers are due to testing but FAKE NEWS media won't tell the story
rt.com | 2020-07-04
President Donald Trump has tweeted that the high number of Covid-19 cases in the US is actually a good thing as it is due to expanded testing, but the "fake news media" refuses to cover the shrinking mortality rate. | "Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn't test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News," the president tweeted on Saturday. | He continued: "In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media al…
rt.com/usa/493837-trump-coronavirus-testing-fake-news/

Wacky Hollywood: Tim Robbins blasts ICE as 'SS' in charge of 'ethnic cleansing'
rt.com | 2020-07-04
'Shawshank Redemption' star Tim Robbins has compared US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Nazis, and claimed the agency's goal is to target people of color and give America an "ethnic cleansing." | "ICE are massively funded, militarized police whose function is to deport people of color. Ethnic cleansing in America," tweeted the actor in reaction to a story about President Donald Trump designating ICE a "security agency" in an effort to protect the identities of its employees. | "Now they are a massively funded, militarized SECRET police (SS) that don't have to identify themselves or answer to anyon…
rt.com/usa/493835-tim-robbins-ice-ss/

WATCH: Police 'army' blasts non-lethal rounds at BLM protesters in Portland as riot declared
rt.com | 2020-07-03
For the second night in three days, Portland police have declared a riot in the city, opening fire on protesters with non-lethal munitions outside the Multnomah County Justice Center. | The demonstration had remained peaceful throughout the night but then all hell broke loose when, at 11: 45pm local time, a group of protesters set fire to a piece of wood, prompting a police response which escalated as people refused to leave the area and continued protesting. | @PortlandPolice central precinct, police responded and were promptly surrounded by an angry mob. pic.twitter.com/y…
rt.com/usa/493660-riot-declared-portland-blm-protest/

Piers Morgan slammed for hypocrisy after blasting pubs opening but supporting son's BLM protest
rt.com | 2020-07-03
Broadcaster Piers Morgan is being branded a hypocrite for blasting the reopening of pubs as "insane," after praising his own son for attending a Black Lives Matter protest, where many flouted social distancing guidelines. | Morgan has won a lot of grudging admirers for repeatedly highlighting the failures of the UK government during the coronavirus pandemic. But the Good Morning Britain host has now found himself at the receiving end of criticism for his, seemingly contradictory, positions on people gathering in public. | "WHAT? This is insane," the outspoken commentator wrote on Twitter in response to news of…
rt.com/uk/493738-piers-morgan-hypocrisy-son-blm-protest/

Twitter targets accounts of MintPress and other outlets covering unrest in Bolivia
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-07-03
MintPress News, along with a number of independent Bolivian news outlets and journalists covering the unrest there, were all targeted for suspension at the same time.
mronline.org/2020/07/03/twitter-targets-accounts-of-mintpress-and-other-outlets-covering-unrest-in-bolivia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=twitter-targets-accounts-of-mintpress-and-other-outlets-covering-unrest-in-bolivia

India's Modi Terminates His Weibo Diplomacy
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-03
What started out as a promising relationship with China is now one struggling to find a direction | MK BHADRAKUMAR | The common perception among Indian analysts, widely articulated in the country's media, is that the government's options to "hit back" at China for whatever has happened in eastern Ladakh during the past two months are very limited. | The reported erasure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "official page" on the Chinese social media website Weibo can only reinforce that impression. It simply doesn't add up. | If reports are to be believed, Modi's official page on Weibo "went blank" on Wednesday with…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/03/india-modi-terminates-his-weibo-diplomacy/

Perhaps it's time those accusing the left of antisemitism look in the mirror
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-07-03
Labour leader Keir Starmer recently sacked shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey after she shared an interview on social media that he said contained an "antisemitic conspiracy theory". Starmer claims he wants to se…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/07/03/perhaps-its-time-those-accusing-the-left-of-antisemitism-look-in-the-mirror/

Family of 65-year-old Kashmiri civilian says he was killed by security forces
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-03
A civilian was allegedly killed by the Indian security forces in the Sopore district of Kashmir, according to his family. Following the incident, pictures of the deceased's grandson sitting on top of his dead body drenched in blood went viral on social media, triggering widespread condemnation…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/03/family-of-65-year-old-kashmiri-civilian-says-he-was-killed-by-security-forces/

Cop Pulled A Gun On Woman's Unarmed Son, Then Used Facebook Posts Against Her In Court
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-03
PAR investigates police use of Facebook posts in the cases of Korryn Gaines, Arturo Adame, and Michael Avery, and follows Erica Hamlett's fight for accountability for an off-duty officer who pulled a gun on her child while he waited for a bus.
therealnews.com/stories/cop-pulled-a-gun-on-womans-unarmed-son-then-used-facebook-posts-against-her-in-court

Drawn Away from Reality in Plain View
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-03
"By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain," several false posts on Facebook and Twitter stated." "An extremely credible source has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud."
counterpunch.org/2020/07/03/drawn-away-from-reality-in-plain-view/

Pakistani FM Qureshi tests positive for COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-03
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to reports.'This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive for Covid 19. By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic," Qureshi said on Twitter.He said he will continue to carry his duties from his home and requested the public to keep remember in their prayers.Previously, the country's two former prime ministers, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, several cabinet members, lawmakers, and politicians ha…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistani-fm-qureshi-tests-positive-for-covid-19-3533633

EU grants conditional clearance to COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-03
The EU executive said the drug, produced by Gilead Sciences Inc, was the first medicine authorised in the European Union for treating COVID-19 following a "rolling review" begun by the European Medicines Agency at the end of April.The agency reviews data as they become available on a rolling basis, while development is still ongoing.The Commission said on Wednesday it was in negotiations with Gilead to obtain doses of remdesivir for the 27 European Union countries.However, that may prove difficult after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it had secured all of Gilead's projected production…
yenisafak.com/en/world/eu-grants-conditional-clearance-to-covid-19-antiviral-remdesivir-3533623

UN Staffers Put on Leave Over Video of Sex Act in Official Car
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-03
The head of the United Nations was "shocked and deeply disturbed" by the contents of a video that showed an apparent sex act in a UN official car in Tel Aviv, Israel. The video quickly went viral.
sputniknews.com/world/202007031079790475-un-staffers-put-on-leave-over-video-of-sex-act-in-official-car/

Hygiene First: Spanish Politician Offers to Resign After Showering During Gov't Video Meeting
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-03
In a bid to slow the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people around the world have shifted to remote study and work, a new experience for many. There are many stories of funny incidents associated with the practice of virtual employment, and here is a fresh example, straight out of Spain.
sputniknews.com/viral/202007031079790038-hygiene-first-spanish-politician-offers-to-resign-after-showering-during-govt-video-meeting/

Trump Denounced as 'America's No.1 Traitor' as #BenedictDonald Trends Worldwide
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-03
In a new online frenzy inspired by a video advert from VoteVets, netizens have equated US President Donald Trump to Benedict Arnold – a controversial 18th century US general, whose name has long been associated with treason, as he defected from the Continental Army to the British side during America's War of Independence.
sputniknews.com/viral/202007031079789981-trump-denounced-as-americas-1-traitor-as-benedictdonald-trends-worldwide/