Media Conceal Chile's State Criminality, Delegitimize Bolivian Democracy
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2019-11-05
by Lucas Koerner Chilean protester beaten by government forces (Twitter, 10/21/19) | Chile's anti-neoliberal rebellion is entering its third week, and the brutal crackdown continues. Hard-right President Sebastian Piñera and his generals have effectively decreed the country's oligarch-dominated democracy out of existence by sending soldiers into the streets to kill, maim and torture their own people. | And, for the most part, the Western corporate media blackout persists unabated. | October 25's historic 1.2 million–person march in Sa…
A handmade poster at a bus stop is going viral and it's the perfect way to defeat Boris Johnson
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-11-05
A handmade poster stuck up at a bus stop is going viral on social media.
One Dead, 45 Injured in Grenade Attack in Kashmir's Srinagar
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-05
One person died and at least 45 were injured on Monday in a grenade attack in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Indian officials said, in the bloodiest incident since New Delhi stripped the region of special status on Aug. 5. | RELATED: | Kashmir: 1 Million Tweets Critical of India Removed by Twitter | The injured, including three Indian paramilitary police, have been admitted to one of three hospitals after the blast on Hari Singh High Street in the center of…
Case Closed. There's No Question the Founding Fathers Would Impeach Trump
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2019-11-05
You don't have to be a so-called "originalist," interpreting the Constitution according to what the founders were trying to do at the time, in order to see how dangerous it is to allow a president to seek help in an election from a foreign power. (Photo: Screenshot/Youtube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-11-05_at_5.17.44_pm.png …
Mark Zuckerberg is a Rich Jerk
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-05
Last week, New York Times columnist Timothy Egan had a piece headlined "Why Doesn't Mark Zuckerberg Get It?" The piece then goes on to document how Facebook has become a medium for spreading lies and nonsense all over the world, that many ill-informed users have come to believe. This is what Egan wants Zuckerberg to…
Facebook re-brands in all caps, failing to defuse internet ire over monopoly status, fake news, and privacy predation
rt.com | 2019-11-04
Facebook has rebranded as all-caps FACEBOOK in order to remind people "which company makes the products they use," inviting mockery from social media as it dodges the problems plaguing the billion-user mega-platform. | Facebook will slap the new all-caps logo in a thin-lettered typeface on its subsidiaries, while its old logo will remain the identifier for the Facebook app and social network, the social media behemoth announced on Monday. | As for the issues that have seen CEO Mark Zuckerberg hauled into Congress and raked over the coals by Facebook users? Those can wait for another day, apparently. | Also on…
Tory cabinet member 'breaches antisemitism code' while accusing Labour of being antisemitic
Kerry-anne Mendoza | thecanary.co | 2019-11-04
Conservative cabinet minister Michael Gove appeared to breach the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of antisemitism during a late-night Twitter spat at the weekend. Gove began peppering left-wing accounts with tweets about antisemitism on Sunday, following a Sunday Telegraph front page on the issue. However, Gove himself breached the IHRA definition of antisemitism in at least one of the tweets, by conflating Jewish people with Israel. | Whereby…
Two Hunger Striking Jordanian Detainees To Be Sent To Amman
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-04
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has reported, Monday, that the two hunger-striking detainees Hiba al-Labadi and Abdul-Rahman Mer'ey, will be released by Israel and sent back to Amman before the end of this week. On his Twitter account, Safadi stated that the Jordanian government, as instructed by King Abdullah, has …
Israel To Release Heba Al-Labadi After 42 days on Hunger Strike
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-04
Israel will release "before the end of the week" Heba Al-Labadi and Abdul Rahman Miri, two Jordanians citizens held without charges and for over two months in Israel, according to Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi. | RELATED: | Repression Deepened Under Saudi Crown Prince MBS: Report | Safadi said on Twitter that the Jordanian government "pursued the case from the start under direct instructions from His Majesty King Abdullah to take all necessary steps to release them whatever…
'What race are you guys?': Buffalo Wild Wings employees fired after asking party to move to appease racist regulars
rt.com | 2019-11-04
Two managers at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in a Chicago suburb were fired after asking a group of multiracial customers to change tables, in order to appease two "racist" customers who regularly visit. | Buffalo Wild Wings in Naperville, Illinois fired a service manager and shift manager that were working at the time of the incident, following a complaint made by Mary Vahl on Facebook. | According to…
How an Occupy ICE Activist and DACA Recipient Was Deported for Tweeting
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-11-02
Sergio Salazar awoke around 8 a.m. on a strip of grass outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Antonio. It had been a heady summer for the 18-year-old. President Donald Trump, as part of his ongoing border crackdown, had separated thousands of migrant children from their parents. Viewing the policy as the latest in a string of assaults on immigrant communities, Salazar and his friends organized an occupation outside the ICE office in the midsummer heat. | In the weeks that followed, Occupy ICE SATX was visited by both TV crews and a raiding party of masked neo-Nazis, who stormed through the t…
The Empire, Trump and Intra-Ruling Class Conflict
Gary Olson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-02
Over the past few months President Trump has unilaterally by Tweet and telephone begun to dismantle the U.S. military's involvement in the Middle East. The irony is amazing, because in a general overarching narrative sense, this is what the marginalized antiwar movement has been trying to do for decades.1 Prof. Harry Targ, in his important …
Twitter Just Banned Political Ads. Hold Your Applause
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-11-01
Twitter Just Banned Political Ads. Hold Your Applause.
Who Elected Zuckerberg Head of the Thought Police?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-30
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.
YouTube Yanks Second Red Ice Channel
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-10-23
YouTube has taken down a second Red Ice channel after the hate network tried to circumvent the media giant's initial ban.
YouTube Takes Down Red Ice's Main Channel
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-10-18
YouTube removed one of the most prominent video news outlets for white nationalists, Red Ice, from its platform.