2019-10-31: News Headlines

Barrett Brown (2019-10-31). An Open Letter To Twitter Regarding The Safe Space It's Created for Nazis. counterpunch.org Text of email sent to press@Twitter.com, 10/25/2019 Sirs- This is Barrett Brown. I'm a longtime journalist and the recipient of the National Magazine Award for commentary, the New York Press Club award for humor, the Folio award for best local coverage, and other such awards in recognition of my journalism and opinion writing. I'm also More

The Canary (2019-10-31). Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook decision to run political ads. thecanary.co Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has stood by his company's decision to run political adverts after Twitter announced it would ban them.Twitter boss Jack Dorsey said in a series of tweets on 30 October that all political advertising on the social media platform would cease on 22 November.It came as Facebook faced criticism after disclosing it would not fact-check most political ads, instead only banning adverts containing claims debunked by third-party fact-checkers. | We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bo…

Staff (2019-10-31). Facebook Under Pressure to Follow Twitter Lead on Political Ads. truthdig.com But CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubles down after Twitter announces a ban on the ads, saying Facebook is loath to interfere with political speech.

Andrew Quilty (2019-10-31). A CIA-Backed Militia Targeted Clinics in Afghanistan, Killing Medical Workers and Civilians. theintercept.com On the night of March 8, 2019, four staffers at a Swedish-run health clinic in Afghanistan's Wardak Province ate together, talked around a thermos of tea, and bedded down for the night in the guard's room. They were awakened some time later by the thump of helicopter rotors followed by distant explosions echoing from farther up the Tangi Valley. The sounds were not unusual in Wardak, where for 20 years there has been little respite from war, and the four went back to sleep. | The men were jolted awake again sometime after midnight. The main gate to the clinic, which was next to the guard's room, had been blown in…

RT (2019-10-31). Trump says Melania 'wouldn't cry her eyes out' if he were shot — joke explodes on Twitter. rt.com US President Donald Trump has, apparently, confirmed that his wife Melania would not be moved to tears if he happened to get shot — and Twitter has quickly taken it as a window into the first couple's much-discussed marriage. | Speaking to a Republican audience at a private fundraiser at the Trump Hotel in Washington on Tuesday, Trump brought up the 2017 shooting of House minority whip Steve Scalise. | Trump recalled that, when he visited Scalise in hospital, the politician's wife had "cried her eyes out" — a reaction he would not, apparently, expect from Melania — or most wives, for that matte…

RT (2019-10-31). Starbucks fired manager 'because she was white,' lawsuit claims in wake of infamous Philadelphia store arrest of 2 black men. rt.com A former regional manager has sued Starbucks for racial discrimination, claiming she was fired because she was white after two black men were arrested for "trespassing" at a Philadelphia location she oversaw. | Shannon Phillips, a 13-year Starbucks employee, has sued the chain, alleging she was fired for being white after video of a seemingly racially-biased arrest at one of the stores she managed went viral and triggered mass outrage against the coffee behemoth. If she was not white, Phillips charged in the suit filed in the US District Court of New Jersey earlier this week, she would still have her job, havi…

Staff (2019-10-31). White House Lawyer Rushed to Hide Transcript of Ukraine Call: Report. truthdig.com According to The Washington Post, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman informed attorney John Eisenberg that "what the president did was wrong."

Zenei Cortez (2019-10-31). Patient Crisis Obscured By Cost Talk on Medicare for All. commondreams.org Americans are fed up with a callous, often cruel system that treats them as collateral damage and a "medical loss ratio." (Photo: National Nurses United/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/medicare_for_all_4_1_0.jpeg

Miri Wood (2019-10-31). Syrian Woman to Ivanka: "How Shameless, You Are Proud Your Father Murders Us" globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2017. | Ivanka Trump on Twitter, how shameless you are to be proud of your father's murderous bombings of Syria. Are you both afraid because Syria is protecting Syrians from foreign terrorists armed and funded …

teleSUR (2019-10-31). Trump Says UK Labour Leader Corbyn Would Be 'so Bad' to Britain. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump said the leader of Britain's left-wing opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, would be "so bad" for Britain if he wins December's general election, prompting Corbyn to say Trump was interfering in the contest. | RELATED: | UK Set for December 12 General Election | In an interview with Britain's LBC radio, conducted by the head of the Brexit Party on Thursday, Nigel Farage, Trump also called Prime Minister Boris Johnson a fant…

Tracy Keeling (2019-10-31). Two jaw-dropping minutes in a BBC interview were the best gift Labour could get. thecanary.co BBC radio host Emma Barnett interviewed Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle on 31 October. And the discussion contained two absolutely jaw-dropping minutes after the MP raised one of his party's key messages in the election: that it is on the side of "normal working people", not the tax-dodging billionaire class. | What followed was an absolute gift to the Labour Party: | "I don't think anyone in this country should be a billionaire" "Why on earth shouldn't people be able to be billionaire…

Shahid Mahmood (2019-10-31). Painting Over Greta. commondreams.org Greta has been adamant we need to listen to the science and adhere to regulatory practices. Sadly, the only thing Greta has provided is a platform for politicians to conceptualize the seriousness of it all. (Photo: Andreane Williams/CBC/twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-10-31_at_3.38.27_pm.png

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.

teleSUR (2019-10-30). Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Gets 1-Month Sentence. telesurenglish.net An Israeli soldier who shot dead a Palestinian teenager during the great march of return protest has been sentenced Wednesday to one month of community service. | RELATED: | Sanders Proposes to Give Part of Israel US Military Aid to Gaza | The incident took place on July 13, 2018, when the Israeli soldier shot dead 15-year-old unarmed Othman Rami Halas. | A video uploaded to social media showed the young boy standing by a fence with several women and children waving Palestinian fl…

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…

teleSUR (2019-10-30). Twitter to Ban Political Ads Starting in November. telesurenglish.net United States social media giant Twitter Inc will ban all political advertising globally on its platform next month, the company's Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said Wednesday. | RELATED: | Zuckerberg Defends Facebook Political Ads With Fake Statements | The move comes as social media platforms face pressure to block attempts to steer elections with false information, amid a heated campaign ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. | "We've made the decision to stop…

teleSUR (2019-10-30). Canada's Trudeau Faces First Challenge From Opposition Party. telesurenglish.net Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday faced the first obstacles in launching his new minority government when a small opposition party demanded quick action on two priorities in exchange for its support on progressive policies. | RELATED: | Canadian Liberals Win Minority Government | New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh challenged Trudeau to act immediately on universal coverage for prescription drugs, and insisted the prime minis…

teleSUR (2019-10-30). Kashmir: 1 Million Tweets Critical of India Removed by Twitter. telesurenglish.net Nearly one million tweets criticizing India's government or denouncing the current situation in occupied Kashmir have been removed since 2017 by Twitter, according to a study published Friday by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). | RELATED: | Far-Right EU Lawmakers Visit Occupied Kashmir on 'PR' Trip | The CPJ analysis reveals that the tweets blocked in India since August 2017, under the company's country withheld content policy, were shared by accounts that focus on Kashmir…

RT (2019-10-30). 'Hard-hitting journalism': Reporter FACT-CHECKS blatantly photoshopped image of 'American hero dog' being honored by Trump. rt.com A muckraking reporter was ferociously mocked after he attempted to fact-check when Donald Trump tweeted a clearly photoshopped image of himself putting a medal on the neck of the dog who helped take down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. | Quick off the mark, Voice of America reporter Steve Herman tweeted that he had "requested details" from the White House, noting that there was "no such canine event" on Trump's schedule, though there was a planned Medal of Honor ceremony set for later in the day. A mystery for the ages, indeed. | AMERICAN HERO! pic.twitter.com/XCCa2sGfsZ— Dona…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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 …

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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