Avoiding the Climate Catastrophe Starts With Divesting From the War Machine
Jodie Evans | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
Jane Fonda and her Fire Drill Fridays are linking social movements across issues, eyeing the connections between the myriad problems we see causing climate chaos, many of them rooted in capitalist consumer culture. (Photo: Twitter/CodePink) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/codepink.jpeg …
NYC: Subway protest vs. cop brutality
Workers World staff | workers.org | 2019-11-06
Over 1,000 militant activists streamed into main streets in downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 1 to protest recent police attacks on people of color and young people. A few days before, a video went viral that exposed New York Police Department cops attacking a group of teenagers at a Brooklyn subway . . . | Continue reading NYC: Subway protest vs. cop brutality at Workers.org…
Jeremy Corbyn dismantles an entire front page tantrum by the Telegraph in a single tweet
Kerry-anne Mendoza | thecanary.co | 2019-11-06
The front page of 6 November's Telegraph newspaper reads like the nightmare of paranoid billionaires. Because it is. And Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn didn't waste a moment in pointing that out. | The nonsense the super-rich will come out with to avoid paying a bit more tax… pic.twitter.com/FlUl29ksvz | — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 5, 2019Dam…
'Ban things I don't like': Elizabeth Warren slams Twitter's new ban on political ads after urging Facebook to censor opponents
rt.com | 2019-11-06
Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren can't seem to make up her mind on the correct course for big tech, first attacking Facebook's ad policies as too lax, then Twitter's as too strict. Perhaps they should make her CEO. | Senator Warren (D-Massachusetts), who has vowed to break up tech giants she deems too large or powerful, took to Twitter on Tuesday to denounce the platform's upcoming policy change banning all political ads, arguing the new rule helps the spread of misinformation about climate change. | "Twitter's new ad policy will allow fossil fuel companies to buy ads defending themselves and spreading…
Thousands Could Be Kicked Out of Privatized Affordable Housing in Los Angeles
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-06
After seven months of intense struggle, we in the Hillside Villa Tenants Association thought we had a deal to keep hundreds of people in their homes. | On July 3, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo posted a picture of himself on Facebook shaking hands with Tom Botz, the owner and landlord of the 124-unit Hillside Villa Apartments in Los Angeles's Chinatown. | "Councilmember Cedillo was able to reach a deal,"
People taking the mick out of Jo Swinson's battle bus is just beautiful
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-11-06
It's officially an election now that the first battle bus has been revealed. Unfortunately for Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats, though, the big reveal got off to a bad start; because people soon took to social media to take the piss. Fortunately for the rest of us, it provided some much-needed comic relief at the expense of the party that just can't seem to stop misleading voters about marginal constituencies or fabricating quotes. | It's a failed band!: | The bus, e…
Time to 'Break Facebook Up,' Sanders Says After Leaked Docs Show Social Media Giant 'Treated User Data as a Bargaining Chip'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
After NBC News on Wednesday published a trove of leaked documents that show how Facebook "treated user data as a bargaining chip with external app developers," White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that it is time "to break Facebook up." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-962130594_0_0.png …
'Huge Win for Democracy': Nationwide Celebrations as NYC Residents Approve Ranked-Choice Voting Ballot Measure
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-06
Voting rights advocates celebrated a "huge win for democracy" Tuesday after New Yorkers approved a ballot measure that would establish ranked-choice voting in the nation's most populous city. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/public_advocate_twitter.jpg …
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…
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…
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…
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.
Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Deportation Order Against Human Rights Watch Director
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-05
The Israeli Supreme Court, Tuesday, upheld deportation orders against Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir for the occupied Palestinian territory for his alleged support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. "Breaking: Israeli Supreme Court upholds my deportation over my rights advocacy," said Shakir in a tweet.
'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…
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…
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 …
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.
Trump calls for US troops to wage "war" on drug cartels in Mexico
wsws.org | 2019-10-06
Trump tweeted: "This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth."