The Apotheosis of Emperors
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
Sometimes it may be instructive to look beyond foreign policy and pay attention to the actors and their words. I was struck by one of Trump's tweets of this week not because of the threatening reference to Turkey ("I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey") or the reason given (if Turkey…considers to…
Florida police respond to mall 'shooting' in Boca Raton
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Police and federal agencies have responded to a supposed active shooter at a shopping mall in Boca Raton, Florida. Local media reports one person shot, though cops say no shooter was found. | Boca Raton Police responded to the "active incident" at around 3pm on Sunday and urged anyone still inside the mall to remain sheltered in place. Footage shared on social media showed shoppers hurrying away from the scene as SWAT teams approached the building. | All persons in Town Center Mall shelter in place while @bocapolice and SWAT teams conduct search…
Just Rumors or Is Hillary Clinton Seriously Considering Another Run for U.S. President in 2020?
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
"Don't tempt me. Do your job" Hillary Clinton responded in a tweet to Trump when he said that "I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren." In …
Crocodile tears? Hillary Clinton tweets that 'sickening horror' in Syria is 'one man's fault' and gets reminded of her deeds
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Hillary Clinton has retweeted a post by an NBC correspondent about 'atrocities' unleashed by Turkey's incursion in Syria, hinting that it's all President Donald Trump's fault. Twitter sent her down Memory Lane. | "This sickening horror is one man's fault," she tweeted on Saturday night, commenting on a tweet by NBC's Richard Engel, who said US military officials are concerned that the Turkish offensive "opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda." | This sickening horror is one man's fault. t.co/iMe5cCPkDm– Hillary Clinton (@…
Warren Campaign Beats Facebook's Shady Ad Policies at Their Own Game
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-13
Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week targeted Facebook's advertising policy–which allows politicians to circulate lies–with an ad of her own, which falsely claims that the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election. | The Massachusetts Democrat, who is now the frontrunner in her party's 2020 presidential primary, took to Twitter Saturday to share her campaign's Facebook ad that aims to draw attention to the so…
'Dozens' of soon-to-be-released videos document political bias at 'the highest levels of CNN', Project Veritas claims
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Secret recordings of senior staff at CNN reveal a clear political agenda at the network, Project Veritas has declared. The soon-to-be-released tapes have inspired a trending hashtag, #ExposeCNN, on Twitter. | In the coming days, Project Veritas, a conservative watchdog group, plans to release "dozens of recordings made of officials at the highest levels of CNN, revealing a political agenda, bias and misconduct hidden from public view," said James O'Keefe, the group's founder. | In a country governed by public opinion, and where public opinion is largely governed by the press, isn't it critical to understand wh…
PM is a no-show and Downing Street Black History Month event fools no one
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-10-13
On 10 October 2019, Downing Street hosted a reception for Black History Month. While the mainstream media hasn't reported on the news, the Twitter account for 10 Downing Street shared photos of the event. | However, given the racist track record of both PM Boris Johnson and chancellor Sajid Javid, no one was too impressed: | Because we know…
The home secretary's mask slip was so obvious that even Andrew Marr couldn't let it slide
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-10-13
Home secretary Priti Patel's mask slipped on the 13 October edition of the Andrew Marr Show. Patel couldn't seem to stop smirking at the risks of a Tory-managed Brexit to the majority of UK people. Even Marr, who's notoriously soft on Conservatives, couldn't let it slide. | Seriously?: | People on Twitter noted the exchange: | Priti Patel smirking while Marr reads out horrific Brexit predictions is another low. To the point where Marr states: "I can't see why…
'They've come for SpongeBob': Twitter weirded out by professor calling beloved cartoon character 'RACIST COLONIZER'
rt.com | 2019-10-12
Who lives in a klavern under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants, apparently. Beloved by children and stoners the world over, the wacky adventures of the animated sea sponge actually mask a "violent," "racist" message, one prof claims. | "SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends play a role in normalizing the settler colonial takings of indigenous lands while erasing the ancestral Bikinian people from their nonfictional homeland," University of Washington anthropology professor Holly M. Barker wrote in her paper called 'Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Viol…
Warren Challenges Facebook's Political Advertising Policy—With Ad That Falsely Claims CEO Zuckerberg Endorsed Trump
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week targeted Facebook's advertising policy—which allows politicians to circulate lies—with an ad of her own, which falsely claims that the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/elizabeth_warren_gottleib_pfizer_0.jpg …
2 wounded in New Hampshire wedding shooting, NYPD counter-terrorism bureau 'closely monitoring'
rt.com | 2019-10-12
Two people have been injured in a shooting incident in a church in the town of Pelham, New Hampshire. The shooter opened fire during a wedding ceremony. | Pelham Police Department officers responded to the incident at the New England Pentecostal Church just after 10 am, and found the gunman being subdued by wedding guests. | The suspect was placed under arrest and the two injured people were brought to nearby hospitals for treatment. | Video from Pelham, NH scene. A number of ambulances, state, and local police pic.twitter.com/uyQ2cOeoT0– Korey O'Brien (@koreyobrienT…
Twitter Tips the Scale Toward Incumbents by Refusing to Verify Primary Challengers
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-10-11
Twitter is refusing to verify the accounts of primary challengers running for Congress in 2020, a policy that many candidates say is hurting their campaigns and helping keep the same handful of politicians in power. | Cori Bush, a community activist who challenged 10-term incumbent William Lacy Clay in the St. Louis-based district last cycle, still hasn't been verified on Twitter. She's running in Missouri's 1st Congressional District again in 2020, and even starred in a documentary about her first attempt. "Knock Down the House," the Rachel Lears film Netflix bought for a record $10 million, followed the insurge…
'This is the Left': Police intervene after violence & MAGA hat burning mars anti-Trump protest in Minneapolis (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2019-10-11
Police were forced to intervene after a demonstration against Donald Trump's campaign stop in Minneapolis turned ugly. Videos show protesters assaulting the president's supporters and burning stolen MAGA hats. | Trump gave a stump speech at the city's Target Center on Thursday — but those who wanted to hear the president speak first had to brave the thousands of protesters who had surrounded the arena. | Footage shared on social media shows demonstrators burning a pile of MAGA hats which had been forcibly taken from Trump supporters, according to multiple eyewitnesses. The Minneapolis Star Tribute reporte…
Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.
Why Trump Is Facing Impeachment
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-11
The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE….. — Tweet, Donald J. Trump, October 9, 2019. Granted …
As Dems Focus on Impeachment, Trump Heads to "Imperial Governance"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-10
The Trump administration is undermining our nation from immigration to the environment, while his tweets and impeachment distract us. Add it all up, says our guest, we can see how he threatens what remains of U.S. democracy.
Russian social media debate: clickbait or information warfare?
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-09
What is the Internet Research Agency, and are the claims of a Russian influence campaign against the U.S. well-founded? Aaron…
Mark Zuckerberg Buckles and Will Testify to Congress on Facebook's Cryptocurrency
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-10-09
The hearing comes after Chair Maxine Waters and committee Democrats sent a letter to Facebook calling on the company to suspend plans to launch the cryptocurrency, Libra.
China vs NBA: That Tweet Is No Slam Dunk
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-08
A tweet from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey provoked Chinese TV into banning an upcoming NBA game. So instead of talking about Uighur concentration camps, the murder of Chinese protestors, or the upcoming trade war, US media is asking about the future of NBA-China relations.
Militia Movement Rhetoric Elevated to National Level
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-03
A weekend tweet by President Donald Trump mirrors the language of a militia movement that has been calling for civil war for at least three years and gives extremist groups a powerful seal of approval.
Black Dean of Students Jamie Riley fired in Alabama for telling the truth
Rob Dunn | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-02
Riley fired for tweets about racist foundations of US society.