2019-12-10: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-12-10). Experience of four-year-old Jack example of what is happening in NHS — Corbyn. thecanary.co Jeremy Corbyn has insisted the experience of a four-year-old boy lying on a pile of coats to keep warm while he waited for a hospital bed is a political issue.A photograph of Jack Williment-Barr, who was waiting for treatment for suspected pneumonia at Leeds General Infirmary, was widely circulated on social media.Boris Johnson came in for heavy criticism on Monday when he initially refused to look at the photo on an ITV reporter's phone before taking the phone and putting it in hi…

Impeach Piñera (2019-12-10). "The Oppressive State is a Macho Rapist" Chilean flashmob dance comes to San Francisco. indybay.org The viral anti-state, anti-femicide dance flashmob from Chile has come to San Francisco.

Tracy Keeling (2019-12-10). Boris Johnson's Brexit department fears his deal will be too much of a 'major challenge' to implement. thecanary.co Boris Johnson's main argument in the general election is that he is the man to "get Brexit done". He's hammered home to voters that he has an " oven-ready" deal that can be done and dusted quickly if they make him PM. | But Johnson's own Brexit department doesn't appear to share his faith. In fact, according to the Financial Times, it…

RT (2019-12-10). Mass shooting suspect, who killed 6 in Czech hospital, takes own life while being chased by police. rt.com The suspect in Tuesday's mass shooting at the University Hospital Ostrava in the Czech Republic has committed suicide. He had allegedly gunned down six people at the facility, police said. | Officers have discovered the body of the 42-year-old alleged perpetrator, who had shot himself in the head, police tweeted. | They had earlier released two photos of the suspect. One photo appeared to have come from a document, while another was taken from CCTV footage of the suspect walking down the hospital hall. The poli…

RT (2019-12-10). 'It sent me into a mini coma!' Russian Slapping Champion 'Dumpling' KO'd & hospitalized in defeat (VIDEO). rt.com Russia's slapping champion behemoth Vasiliy 'Dumpling' Khamotiskiy, who shot to fame as the vicious viral star of a crazy new Russian sport, has been sensationally slapped unconscious in a recent shocking defeat. | READ MORE: 'We need this in the Olympics ASAP!': Russian 'male slapping championships' proves huge hit (VIDEO) | Dumpling, a farmer from the small Siberian village of Ilansky, became a viral hit when footage of him knocking out rivals on his way to winning the inaugural 'Russian Slapping Ch…

Robert Fisk (2019-12-09). Meet the Controversial Actor and Businessman Standing Up Against Egypt's el-Sisi. counterpunch.org Mohamed Ali infuriates Field Marshal President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt. His waspish, cruel, outrageously funny, solemnly pedantic videos and social media messages transmitted from his self-exile in Spain, mocking the man who overthrew Egypt's first elected president, even brought demonstrators back on to the streets of Cairo in September. But the 45-year-old actor and More

Ed Sykes (2019-12-09). A reporter perfectly captures what must be Boris Johnson's last weekend as prime minister. thecanary.co ITV's Hannah Miller met Boris Johnson on 7 December. And her reporting on his visit to the North West of England surely captures why this past weekend really must be Johnson's last as prime minister. | Doing the media profession proud: | Miller excelled during an interview with Johnson on 7 December. By holding him and his party to account, she really made him squirm. | She first quoted a letter from the Seashell Trust, a charity which supports "children and young adults with profound disabilities and additional…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-12-09). Stage-Managing the Pensacola Naval Base Shooting: Mollycoddling the Face of Evil. globalresearch.ca As should be expected, the government is attempting to stage-manage the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Base. The Pentagon said sailors killed by a Saudi student reportedly angry over the serial murder of Muslims by the US government "showed exceptional …

Tracy Keeling (2019-12-09). Group backed by Rachel Riley exploits veteran to spread smears about Jeremy Corbyn. thecanary.co A group called Mainstream UK has exploited a veteran to spread vicious smears against Jeremy Corbyn. The group, which has attracted support from serial Corbyn critic Rachel Riley and a number of disgruntled ex-Labour MPs, paid to spread a video around Facebook about the Labour leader on 7 December. | Mai…

Mike Watson (2019-12-09). Momentum's meme campaign can win. Here's why. thecanary.co Since the general election was called, the establishment media has consistently talked up the probability of a Tory win, although those following the Labour campaign closely have reason to be positive. | Campaigning: | Behind the scenes, volunteers for the campaign group Momentum have coordinated a nationwide effort using online forums to organise phone banking parties, doorstep canvassing, and the creation of viral memes. This blend of online tactics with traditional face-to-face campaigning borrows from the experience of the 2016 US Presidential campaign, which is widely believed to have been swung in T…

Alan Macleod (2019-12-09). Newsweek Journo Quits After Editors Kills Report On Syria Chemical Attack Scandal. mintpressnews.com "I have collected evidence of how they [Newsweek] suppressed the story in addition to evidence from another case where info inconvenient to US government was removed, though it was factually correct."

Brian Finlay (2019-12-09). SNP MP candidate roasts Lib Dem tax plans for low earners branding them 'absolute cruelty'. thecanary.co On 8 December, SNP MP candidate for Central Ayrshire Dr Phillippa Whitford took part in Channel 4's 'Everything but Brexit' debate. She roasted the Lib Dem's tax plans. And Whitford didn't hold back. She even branded the tax plans "absolutely cruelty": | @Dr_PhilippaW puts Labour, Liberal Democrats and Tories to shame by listing progressiv…

teleSUR (2019-12-08). Evo Morales Vows to Return to Bolivia After Right-Wing Coup. telesurenglish.net The democratically elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, congratulated the Movement for Socialism (MAS) Party after having successfully completed its assembly, in which he endorsed its democratic vocation and presented its plan of political struggle to recover the government from the new far-right regime. | RELATED: | Bolivia: MAS Appoints Morales as Director of its 2020 Campaign | Through his Twitter account on Sunday, Morales said: "We are not alone in Bolivia or in the w…

Brian Finlay (2019-12-08). Here's one of the most 'disgraceful' Tory moments of the election so far. thecanary.co On 6 December, Tory candidate Darren Henry, standing in the Broxtowe constituency in Nottinghamshire, shocked his hustings audience. He posed a "disgraceful" solution for families relying on foodbanks. Owen Jones shared a video on Twitter of Henry's ignorant claims: | Oh wow. The Tory candidate for Broxtowe says that people driven to food banks should just get a pay day loan. A party with genuine contempt for victims of their own policies. pic.twitter.com/vxIxHy82fn | — Owen Jones🌹 (@O…

RT (2019-12-08). FBI confirms identity of Pensacola shooter, US Navy says slain sailors confronted him before demise (PHOTO). rt.com The FBI has released a photo of the Saudi gunman who killed three people at a US naval base in Florida on Friday, formally identifying him as Mohammed Alshamrani and asking the public for tip-offs about his "activities." | "The NAS Pensacola shooter is identified as Saudi national Mohammed Alshamrani," the FBI field office in Jacksonville said in a statement on Twitter, accompanying it with a photo of the attacker that has been widely circulated on social media. | The NAS Pensacola shooter is identified as Saudi national Mohammed Alshamrani. Anyone with information regarding his activites is encouraged to call…

Mehdi Hasan (2019-12-07). Dear Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Is an Engine of Anti-Muslim Hate the World Over. Don't You Care? theintercept.com What happened to the guy who told his Muslim employees in 2015 that he would "fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment"?

RT (2019-12-07). 'People are flushing toilets 10 times': Trump mulls pouring conservation rules down the drain & Twitter cannot hold it. rt.com President Donald Trump is taking aim at water efficiency laws, arguing that they paradoxically encourage waste due to weak water pressure. He vowed to seek "commonsense" solutions to America's toilet troubles. | Despite ongoing Democratic impeachment efforts in Washington, a trade row with Beijing and another war of words heating up with Iran, the president took time on Friday to address a problem much closer to home — perhaps lurking in your very own bathroom. | "We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers, and other elements of bathrooms," the president said. "You turn on…

RT (2019-12-06). That's a bit rich: Biden says paycheck doesn't matter, jobs are 'about dignity'. rt.com Democrat hopeful Joe Biden says jobs aren't just about money, but his words rang hollow for critics who shot back with reminders about low wages and the former vice president's son getting a cushy gig at a Ukrainian oil company. | Biden's latest pitch to voters promised to bring "dignity" back to the working middle class. | "A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about dignity. It's about being able to look your kid in the eye and say everything is going to be okay — and mean it. Too many people today can't do that," Biden tweeted on Friday. | A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about…

Cora Currier (2019-12-05). Filmmakers Sue to Shield Visitors to U.S. From Social Media Vetting. theintercept.com A filmmaker working on a documentary that's critical of U.S. policies. A writer who operates a pseudonymous Twitter account to evade an authoritarian regime in their home country. An activist who uses Facebook to organize protests at the U.S.-Mexico border. | These are the kinds of people who might not want U.S. immigration agents poring over their social media profiles before deciding whether they should be allowed into the country. Yet that's exactly what the State Department now requires as part of the Trump administration's "extreme vetting" of millions of visa applicants. As of May, people who need a visa to…

news.un (2019-12-05). Measles 'misinformation campaigns' through social media, fuel rising toll. news.un.org Measles deaths and infections in 2019 are set to "substantially exceed" last year's toll when more than 142,000 people died from the preventable disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Matt Bruenig (2019-12-01). The Usual Incoherence on Student Benefits Is Back. peoplespolicyproject.org Of all the welfare state topics, student benefits manages to consistently attract the most incoherent and weird arguments, and the recent spate of arguments on this front are no exception. In the last week, a student benefit dustup has been instigated by Pete Buttigieg ostensibly being against free public college for millionaires and billionaires while Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are ostensibly for it. | This has set off the usual round of commentary about how Buttigieg is arguing for means-testing while Warren and Sanders are arguing f…

Ashoka Mukpo (2019-11-27). "If I Could Just Look at Her" aclu.org Watch the journey of two separated parents trying to cross the border and reunite with their children.: | " data-whitelisted="false" data-domain="www.youtube.com"> | In October, the Trump administration admitted that in a 12-month period, beginning in July 2017, it separated 4,370 immigrant children from their parents at the border. Since then, over 1,000 more have been separated under a dubious loophole that all…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying. peoplespolicyproject.org It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…

2019-12-10: Social Media Postees

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Experience of four-year-old Jack example of what is happening in NHS — Corbyn
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-10
Jeremy Corbyn has insisted the experience of a four-year-old boy lying on a pile of coats to keep warm while he waited for a hospital bed is a political issue.A photograph of Jack Williment-Barr, who was waiting for treatment for suspected pneumonia at Leeds General Infirmary, was widely circulated on social media.Boris Johnson came in for heavy criticism on Monday when he initially refused to look at the photo on an ITV reporter's phone before taking the phone and putting it in hi…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/12/10/experience-of-four-year-old-jack-example-of-what-is-happening-in-nhs-corbyn/

"The Oppressive State is a Macho Rapist" Chilean flashmob dance comes to San Francisco
Impeach Piñera | indybay.org | 2019-12-10
The viral anti-state, anti-femicide dance flashmob from Chile has come to San Francisco.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/07/18828719.php

Mass shooting suspect, who killed 6 in Czech hospital, takes own life while being chased by police
rt.com | 2019-12-10
The suspect in Tuesday's mass shooting at the University Hospital Ostrava in the Czech Republic has committed suicide. He had allegedly gunned down six people at the facility, police said. | Officers have discovered the body of the 42-year-old alleged perpetrator, who had shot himself in the head, police tweeted. | They had earlier released two photos of the suspect. One photo appeared to have come from a document, while another was taken from CCTV footage of the suspect walking down the hospital hall. The poli…
rt.com/news/475475-czech-shooting-suspect-suicide/

'It sent me into a mini coma!' Russian Slapping Champion 'Dumpling' KO'd & hospitalized in defeat (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-12-10
Russia's slapping champion behemoth Vasiliy 'Dumpling' Khamotiskiy, who shot to fame as the vicious viral star of a crazy new Russian sport, has been sensationally slapped unconscious in a recent shocking defeat. | READ MORE: 'We need this in the Olympics ASAP!': Russian 'male slapping championships' proves huge hit (VIDEO) | Dumpling, a farmer from the small Siberian village of Ilansky, became a viral hit when footage of him knocking out rivals on his way to winning the inaugural 'Russian Slapping Ch…
rt.com/sport/475374-slapping-champion-dumpling-ko-knockout/

Meet the Controversial Actor and Businessman Standing Up Against Egypt's el-Sisi
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-09
Mohamed Ali infuriates Field Marshal President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt. His waspish, cruel, outrageously funny, solemnly pedantic videos and social media messages transmitted from his self-exile in Spain, mocking the man who overthrew Egypt's first elected president, even brought demonstrators back on to the streets of Cairo in September. But the 45-year-old actor and…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/09/meet-the-controversial-actor-and-businessman-standing-up-against-egypts-el-sisi/

Group backed by Rachel Riley exploits veteran to spread smears about Jeremy Corbyn
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-12-09
A group called Mainstream UK has exploited a veteran to spread vicious smears against Jeremy Corbyn. The group, which has attracted support from serial Corbyn critic Rachel Riley and a number of disgruntled ex-Labour MPs, paid to spread a video around Facebook about the Labour leader on 7 December. | Mai…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/12/09/group-backed-by-rachel-riley-exploits-veteran-to-spread-smears-about-jeremy-corbyn/

Momentum's meme campaign can win. Here's why
Mike Watson | thecanary.co | 2019-12-09
Since the general election was called, the establishment media has consistently talked up the probability of a Tory win, although those following the Labour campaign closely have reason to be positive. | Campaigning: | Behind the scenes, volunteers for the campaign group Momentum have coordinated a nationwide effort using online forums to organise phone banking parties, doorstep canvassing, and the creation of viral memes. This blend of online tactics with traditional face-to-face campaigning borrows from the experience of the 2016 US Presidential campaign, which is widely believed to have been swung in T…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/12/09/momentums-meme-campaign-can-win-heres-why/

Evo Morales Vows to Return to Bolivia After Right-Wing Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-08
The democratically elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, congratulated the Movement for Socialism (MAS) Party after having successfully completed its assembly, in which he endorsed its democratic vocation and presented its plan of political struggle to recover the government from the new far-right regime. | RELATED: | Bolivia: MAS Appoints Morales as Director of its 2020 Campaign | Through his Twitter account on Sunday, Morales said: "We are not alone in Bolivia or in the w…
telesurenglish.net/news/Evo-Morales-Vows-to-Return-to-Bolivia-After-Right-Wing-Coup–20191208-0003.html

Here's one of the most 'disgraceful' Tory moments of the election so far
Brian Finlay | thecanary.co | 2019-12-08
On 6 December, Tory candidate Darren Henry, standing in the Broxtowe constituency in Nottinghamshire, shocked his hustings audience. He posed a "disgraceful" solution for families relying on foodbanks. Owen Jones shared a video on Twitter of Henry's ignorant claims: | Oh wow. The Tory candidate for Broxtowe says that people driven to food banks should just get a pay day loan. A party with genuine contempt for victims of their own policies. pic.twitter.com/vxIxHy82fn | — Owen Jones?? (@O…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/12/08/heres-one-of-the-most-disgraceful-tory-moments-of-the-election-so-far/

FBI confirms identity of Pensacola shooter, US Navy says slain sailors confronted him before demise (PHOTO)
rt.com | 2019-12-08
The FBI has released a photo of the Saudi gunman who killed three people at a US naval base in Florida on Friday, formally identifying him as Mohammed Alshamrani and asking the public for tip-offs about his "activities." | "The NAS Pensacola shooter is identified as Saudi national Mohammed Alshamrani," the FBI field office in Jacksonville said in a statement on Twitter, accompanying it with a photo of the attacker that has been widely circulated on social media. | The NAS Pensacola shooter is identified as Saudi national Mohammed Alshamrani. Anyone with information regarding his activites is encouraged to call…
rt.com/usa/475308-shooter-identified-sailors-confronted/

Dear Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Is an Engine of Anti-Muslim Hate the World Over. Don't You Care?
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-12-07
What happened to the guy who told his Muslim employees in 2015 that he would "fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment"?
theintercept.com/2019/12/07/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-muslims-islamophobia/

'People are flushing toilets 10 times': Trump mulls pouring conservation rules down the drain & Twitter cannot hold it
rt.com | 2019-12-07
President Donald Trump is taking aim at water efficiency laws, arguing that they paradoxically encourage waste due to weak water pressure. He vowed to seek "commonsense" solutions to America's toilet troubles. | Despite ongoing Democratic impeachment efforts in Washington, a trade row with Beijing and another war of words heating up with Iran, the president took time on Friday to address a problem much closer to home — perhaps lurking in your very own bathroom. | "We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers, and other elements of bathrooms," the president said. "You turn on…
rt.com/usa/475256-trump-toilet-flushing-regulations/

That's a bit rich: Biden says paycheck doesn't matter, jobs are 'about dignity'
rt.com | 2019-12-06
Democrat hopeful Joe Biden says jobs aren't just about money, but his words rang hollow for critics who shot back with reminders about low wages and the former vice president's son getting a cushy gig at a Ukrainian oil company. | Biden's latest pitch to voters promised to bring "dignity" back to the working middle class. | "A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about dignity. It's about being able to look your kid in the eye and say everything is going to be okay — and mean it. Too many people today can't do that," Biden tweeted on Friday. | A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about…
rt.com/usa/475247-biden-paycheck-job-ukraine/

Filmmakers Sue to Shield Visitors to U.S. From Social Media Vetting
Cora Currier | theintercept.com | 2019-12-05
A filmmaker working on a documentary that's critical of U.S. policies. A writer who operates a pseudonymous Twitter account to evade an authoritarian regime in their home country. An activist who uses Facebook to organize protests at the U.S.-Mexico border. | These are the kinds of people who might not want U.S. immigration agents poring over their social media profiles before deciding whether they should be allowed into the country. Yet that's exactly what the State Department now requires as part of the Trump administration's "extreme vetting" of millions of visa applicants. As of May, people who need a visa to…
theintercept.com/2019/12/05/us-visa-social-media-screening/

Measles 'misinformation campaigns' through social media, fuel rising toll
news.un.org | 2019-12-05
Measles deaths and infections in 2019 are set to "substantially exceed" last year's toll when more than 142,000 people died from the preventable disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1052801

"If I Could Just Look at Her"
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2019-11-27
Watch the journey of two separated parents trying to cross the border and reunite with their children.: | " data-whitelisted="false" data-domain="www.youtube.com"> | In October, the Trump administration admitted that in a 12-month period, beginning in July 2017, it separated 4,370 immigrant children from their parents at the border. Since then, over 1,000 more have been separated under a dubious loophole that all…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/if-i-could-just-look-at-her

CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/caps-topher-spiro-is-trying-to-deceive-journalists-by-lying/