2019-10-30: News Headlines

Sam Knights (2019-10-30). Extinction Rebellion: We Need To Talk About The Future. commondreams.org Extinction Rebellion protesters in London. (Photo: Jess Nyman, Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/xr.protest.jpeg

RT (2019-10-30). 'Rupublicans' should fight 'infair' impeachment: Trump tweet typos set Resistance tongues wagging again. rt.com US President Donald Trump has urged his party to push back on the "impeachment nonsense" — but his early morning typos are feeding the trolls and the online 'Resistance,' convinced that they will get him this time. | Tweeting on Wednesday morning, Trump repeated that the transcript of his July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was "totally appropriate" and called the Democrat-led impeachment process "just a continuation of the Witch Hunt Hoax" — meaning the debunked Russian collusion conspiracy. | He managed to misspell a few things, however. | | In the sea of hostile responses ever…

Staff (2019-10-30). Who Elected Zuckerberg Head of the Thought Police? therealnews.com Facebook removed an ad by Adriel Hampton showing Sen. Lindsey Graham backing the Green New Deal, so now he's running for governor of California to advertise lies until Facebook cleans up its act.

Staff (2019-10-30). Who Appointed Mark Zuckerberg Head of the Thought Police? truthdig.com Facebook broke its own rules by removing a political ad. Now Adriel Hampton is running for governor until the site cleans up its act.

The Canary (2019-10-30). Facebook agrees to £500,000 fine over personal data use in political campaigns. thecanary.co Facebook has agreed to pay a fine of £500,000 following an investigation into the misuse of personal data in political campaigns. | The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced on Wednesday that the tech giant had withdrawn its appeal against the "monetary penalty notice" and would accept the fine without admitting any liability. | In 2017 the ICO opened a wide-ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes and issued the penalty to the tech giant in October 2018. | The investigation found that between 2007 and 2014 Facebook processed user data by letting third-party ap…

Staff (2019-10-30). Trump Says the President Is Above the Law. Don't Let This Doctrine Stand. truthout.org Donald Trump's lawyer appeared in court last week to explain an extraordinary new doctrine of presidential infallibility. Trump could, attorney William Consovoy argued before the Second Circuit's court of appeals, murder someone and be unindictable while in office. Even in a crass echo chamber era shaped by reality TV, rant-radio and social media — an echo chamber in which shamelessness has somehow, for many, m…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-30). 'Woah': Twitter to End Paid Political Advertising on Platform, CEO Says. commondreams.org "This isn't about free expression," said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. "This is about paying for reach." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tweet.jpg

Emily Apple (2019-10-30). One statement from Jo Swinson shows why the Lib Dems can't be taken seriously. thecanary.co Just hours after MPs voted to hold a snap general election on 29 October, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson appeared on ITV News. And she used her appearance to make a totally ridiculous statement. Swinson claimed that: I am standing in this election as candidate to be prime minister. | It seems that Swinson appears to have forgotten that the Lib Dems only have 19 MPs.

Jonah Raskin (2019-10-29). More Mural Fever in San Francisco: Arnautoff Controversy Goes Viral. counterpunch.org Students and faculty members gathered in the auditorium at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) recently to hear a panel discussion about "public art." They were joined by citizens concerned about the controversial murals at George Washington High School, which were painted in the 1930s, by WPA artist and Communist Party member Victor Arnautoff who More

RT (2019-10-29). 'Why are so many people listening in on me?' Trump slams Ukrainegate witness as 'Never Trumper,' questions call procedure. rt.com US President Donald Trump has questioned the reliability of a White House official set to testify to Congress about his infamous call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, calling the witness a "Never Trumper." | The tweet is part of the Ukrainegate impeachment saga, which the Democrats have been focusing on ever since Russiagate fizzled out. The allegation is that Trump pressured Zelensky into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden over his role in ending a corruption probe into a Ukrainian energy company where his son sat on the board — and that Trump made US aid to Kiev dependent on such an…

RT (2019-10-29). A 'woke' remake of 'Baby It's Cold Outside': What's next, a climate-change one? rt.com Super-woke musician John Legend has reportedly "updated" a 1940s classic love song for modern liberal sensibilities, in a downright Orwellian twist to the ongoing US culture war that consumes everything it touches. | "Baby It's Cold Outside," first recorded in 1944, has been covered by many a celebrity duet since — until it ran into the #MeToo minefield last year, and got canceled because some people complained very loudly on social media that its lyrics were about "date rape." Or as CNN chose to phrase it, "some ob…

RT (2019-10-29). Putin always on his mind? Trump refers to Ukraine's Zelensky as 'new Russian president'. rt.com Donald Trump has galvanized Russiagate diehards lurking on social media, after mistakenly referring to Volodymyr Zelensky as the new leader of… Russia. | The US president made the slip-up while defending his relationship with Kiev, which is currently being scrutinized by Democratic lawmakers. The impeachment inquiry is trying to determine if Trump tried to pressure Zelensky to open an investigation into the son of Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden. | Trump told reporters on Monday that the accusations were based on a "false narrative" of a phone conversation he had with the Ukrainian president &#1…

teleSUR (2019-10-29). Venezuela Boosts Ties of Brotherhood With US Indigenous People. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza spoke Tuesday with indigenous representatives from the United States to strengthen ties of brotherhood in the context of the First International Meeting of Native Peoples. | RELATED: | Argentina: Fernandez Thanks Maduro For Congratulating Him | Arreaza met with Professor Nick Estes and the team of The Red Nation, an American organization dedicated to promoting the liberation of the natives from capi…

WSWS (2019-10-29). GM fires Flint workers over social media posts during strike. wsws.org Flint Assembly workers, including a 19-year veteran of GM, have been targeted in a campaign of retaliation aimed at silencing opposition to the corporations and the UAW.

Staff (2019-10-29). Headlines for October 29, 2019. democracynow.org Pentagon: U.S. Will Fight for Control of Oilfields in Syria, Ukraine Expert Who Listened to Trump Phone Call to Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Iraq: Death Toll from Month of Anti-Government Protests Tops 220, Trump Officials Join Industry Executives at Davos in Desert, Boeing CEO to Testify to Congressional Committees, Sanders Endorses Chesa Boudin for San Francisco District Attorney, Facebook Workers Call on Zuckerberg to Reverse Policy of Allowing Politicians to Lie in Ads, North Carolina Court Rules Against State's Gerrymandered Congressional Maps, U.S. Extends Deportation Relief to Salvadorans to 2021, Mexi…

Emily Apple (2019-10-29). Twitter users are sharing vital information to stop Boris Johnson celebrating Christmas in Downing Street. thecanary.co The Labour Party has announced it will now back Boris Johnson's call for an election in December 2019. So, with an early election looking inevitable, people are taking to social media with a simple message: register to vote. | This election couldn't be more important. Not because of Brexit — although stopping a Johnson no-deal UK sell-off Brexit i…

RT (2019-10-28). MARS RESISTS! NASA probe backs out of hole while burrowing into red planet's surface. rt.com NASA's months-long endeavor to burrow a hole into Mars has hit a snag, after the device charged with digging into the planet's surface suddenly retreated about half way out of the ground. | NASA's InSight lander is trying to insert a temperature-monitoring probe deep under Mars' soil — but the excavation project has apparently encountered resistance from the red planet. | "Mars continues to surprise us," the NASA InSight team wrote in a tweet published on Sunday. "While digging this weekend the mole backed about halfway out of the ground." | Mars continues to surprise us. While digging this weekend the mo…

RT (2019-10-28). Doglassified: Trump releases picture of canine hero who 'cornered' ISIS leader Baghdadi. rt.com President Donald Trump has released an image of the canine who he said chased Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into a tunnel before the terrorist chief killed himself. The dog's name, however, remains a national secret. | "We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!," Trump tweeted on Sunday, along with a photograph of an alert-looking dog, apparently a Belgian Malinois. | We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in ca…

RT (2019-10-28). Anti-Trump MSNBC host gets destroyed on Twitter for implying 'lock him up!' is a bit much. rt.com The #Resistance has turned on MSNBC host Joe Scarborough after the staunchly anti-Trump pundit slammed the audience at a baseball game as "un-American" for chanting "lock him up!" when the president was shown on TV. | "It's un-American," Scarborough complained on Monday's "Morning Joe" show, referring to the audience's decision to chant "lock him up!" after the president was shown on the large TV screen at the fifth World Series game in Washington, DC. "We are Americans, and we do not do that." | "We are Americans and we do not do that. We do not want the world hearing us chant 'Lock him up' to this president…

RT (2019-10-28). US rapper gets Twitter-roasted after booting fan who refused to say 'F**k Trump' (VIDEO). rt.com American rapper YG has taken a bruising on social media, after the singer kicked a fan from his show for refusing to cuss-out US President Donald Trump. | A video taken at the Mala Luna Music Festival in Texas shows the rapper inviting an audience member up on stage, where he then proceeded to press him about his political beliefs. | "Listen, I spotted you out in the crowd. I asked you if you f**k with Donald Trump, you said you don't know," the Los Angeles rapper could be heard saying. "So, since you don't know, I need you to make up your mind tonight." | US rapper YG boots fan who refused to say 'F**k Trump'

RT (2019-10-28). Spooky spooks: CIA offers disguise tips to kids preparing their Halloween costumes. rt.com The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has offered some disguise pointers to children gearing up for Halloween — a public relations stunt that has elicited groans and taunts on social media. | On its 'Spy Kids' website, the CIA published a helpful guide for "staying covert this Halloween". The agency recommends that any young person who wants to stay under the radar on October 31 should "try wearing a ball cap or hoodie" to hide their hair, or to pad their clothing with extra layers to "appear larger". | According to the CIA, these small cosmetic changes will actually convince other people that you are…

Tracy Keeling (2019-10-28). Author Michael Rosen nails what's behind the Daily Mail's hysterical rugby smear against Corbyn. thecanary.co After England's rugby win on 26 October, the Daily Mail published a truly hysterical piece about Jeremy Corbyn. The tabloid told its readers that — shock, horror — the Labour leader had napped on a long train journey. The Mail said he did so — more shock, horror — while the "rest of the country cheered on England against t…

The Real News Network (2019-10-26). Jane Fonda: Put Oil and Gas Executives on Trial. dissidentvoice.org Before she got arrested at her weekly #FireDrillFriday demonstration, Jane Fonda told TRNN's Dharna Noor that she tried to get Netflix to give her a yearlong hiatus from Grace and Frankie to continue protesting climate inaction.

Staff (2019-10-25). Facebook's Threat to Democracy Could Motivate Redefinition of Anti-Trust Laws. therealnews.com Mark Zuckerberg's Capitol Hill testimony shows just how dangerous Facebook has become to democracy and the need for public debate around how to deal with the company.

Jon Schwarz (2019-10-25). For Some Reason, We Can't Find a Single Leftist Mark Zuckerberg Invited to His Dinners With Pundits From "Across the Spectrum" theintercept.com We asked The Nation, Mother Jones, Jacobin, Black Agenda Report, Chapo Trap House, and more: They all said their invitation from the Facebook CEO never arrived.

Staff (2019-10-25). "You Won't Take Down Lies or You Will?": AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg on Lies in Political Ads. democracynow.org This week, as Facebook said it will not fact check political ads or hold politicians to its usual content standards, the social media giant's CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled for more than five hours by lawmakers on Capitol Hill on the company's policy of allowing politicians to lie in political advertisements, as well as its role in facilitating election interference and housing discrimination. We play highlights from New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ohio Congressmember Joyce Beatty, who asked Zuckerberg about Facebook's record on civil rights, which she called "appalling and disgusting." Bea…

Staff (2019-10-25). Rashida Tlaib to Mark Zuckerberg: Why Haven't You Stopped Hate Groups From Organizing on Facebook? democracynow.org We feature more highlights from the five-hour grilling of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week on Capitol Hill, where Michigan Congressmember Rashida Tlaib said she feared that far-right hate groups were using Facebook event pages to incite violence against Muslims and other minorities — including death threats directed at her office. Tlaib asked to be seen not only as a Congresswoman, but also as "a mother that is raising two Muslim boys in this pretty dark time in our world." Meanwhile, California Congressmember Katie Porter pinned Zuckerberg down on Facebook's privacy policies. "You are arguing in fede…

Fred_F (2019-10-24). An open letter to a comrade: Why the left must support Rojava's revolutionaries. greenleft.org.au international solidarity John TullyIssue 1242 Australia RojavaOctober 24, 2019Dear Comrade, | As Rosa Luxemburg wrote back in 1916: "Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to socialism or regression into barbarism". Her words have a fresh urgen…

Alan MacLeod (2019-10-24). Media Ignore Unmasking of Twitter Exec as British Psyops Officer – Government penetration and control over media of little interest to those who are subject to it. fair.org Middle East Eye ( 9/30/19) | A recent investigation from independent news outlet Middle East Eye ( 9/30/19) uncovered that a senior Twitter executive is, in fact, an officer in the British Army's 77th Brigade, a unit dedicated to psychological operations (psyops), propaganda and online warfare. Gordon MacMillan, who joined the social media company in 2013, is its hea…

Hannah Gais (2019-10-23). YouTube Yanks Second Red Ice Channel. splcenter.org YouTube has taken down a second Red Ice channel after the hate network tried to circumvent the media giant's initial ban.

Staff (2019-10-23). Headlines for October 23, 2019. democracynow.org Taylor Testifies Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Investigation of Hunter Biden, Trump Tweets Impeachment is a "Lynching," Sparking Widespread Condemnation, Turkey and Russia Reach Agreement on Northern Syria, Protests Erupt in Bolivia Over Allegations of Election Rigging, Chilean President Announces Reforms Aimed to Curb Massive Protests, Boris Johnson Loses Critical Brexit Vote, Canada's New Anti-Immigrant Party Is Crushed in National Elections, UAW Member Dies After Being Struck by Car Near Picket Line, Chicago Teachers Head into Second Week of Strike, New York's Probe of Facebook Backed by 46 Attorneys General, Mexi…

Staff (2019-10-23). Big Tech Platforms Have Had a "Profound Negative Effect on Democracy." Is It Time to Break Them Up? democracynow.org Facebook continues to face growing criticism and demands that it be broken up. Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly called for Facebook and other big tech companies to be broken up on antitrust grounds. Roger McNamee, a Silicon Valley investor who went from being an early supporter of Facebook to a vocal critic, speaks with us about 2020 candidates' platforms on big tech. Antitrust regulation is "the one issue that seems to cut across the entire political spectrum," McNamee says. "People of all political stripes understand that there's a problem here."

Staff (2019-10-23). Mark Zuckerberg's Former Mentor: I Tried to Raise Alarm Over Russian Interference But Was Ignored. democracynow.org Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where he is expected to face questioning about the company's cryptocurrency Libra, among other issues. Zuckerberg has faced scrutiny before, including for Facebook's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. A former mentor of Zuckerberg and longtime Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee speaks out about the company's dismissal of Russian interference in the election. "They treated it like a PR problem, not a business issue," McNamee says.

Staff (2019-10-23). Zucked: Early Facebook Investor Roger McNamee on How the Company Became a Threat to Democracy. democracynow.org Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill as his company's actions face escalating criticism. The focus of today's House Financial Services Committee hearing is on Facebook's plan to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra that would reshape the world's financial system. Meanwhile, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that her probe of Facebook for violating antitrust regulations is now backed by attorneys general from 47 states and territories. Facebook is also facing criticism from several Democratic presidential candidates for refusing to ban political ads from cand…

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-10-20). This MSNBC Clip is Everything Ugly About Russia Smears. theantimedia.com There's a video clip circulating on Twitter right now that simply has to be seen to be believed.

Hannah Gais (2019-10-18). YouTube Takes Down Red Ice's Main Channel. splcenter.org YouTube removed one of the most prominent video news outlets for white nationalists, Red Ice, from its platform.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-04). MSM "Protects" Fake Whistleblower, Twitter Bans Egypt Activists & Iraq In Chaos After Naming Israel. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/3/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-03). Militia Movement Rhetoric Elevated to National Level. splcenter.org 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.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-01). Malaysian PM: "Israel Is The Origin Of Modern Terrorism" & Twitter Exec Is Also Army Psyop Soldier. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/30/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

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