2019-11-07: News Headlines

Staff (2019-11-07). Facebook Sues Israeli Cyber Security Co. NSO Over WhatsApp Surveillance. therealnews.com Shir Hever discusses the strategy of the Israeli offensive cyber company NSO, its roots in the notorious Israeli "8200" military intelligence unit, and how it crossed a line that very few companies dare cross.

RT (2019-11-07). 'This is not a MAGA rally!' The View hosts triggered by Donald Trump Jr. guest appearance (VIDEO). rt.com Promoting his book 'Triggered,' President Donald Trump's son made waves on ABC's The View, sparring with the hostile host panel which had to repeatedly tell the studio audience to stop cheering (and booing). | Don Junior and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle were the show's guests on Thursday, and got into many back-and forths with Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Abby Huntsman and Meghan McCain. | @WhoopiGoldberg can't even say @realDonaldTrump or @DonaldJTrumpJr<...

RT (2019-11-07). Rapper T.I. faces huge backlash after admitting taking his 18yo daughter to obgyn to 'check her hymen'. rt.com Rapper T.I. has sent Twitter into overdrive after he revealed that he takes his teenage daughter to a gynecologist to check if her hymen is intact. The bizarre admission has prompted accusations of abuse. | "Not only have we had the conversation [about sex], we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen," T.I. said, with his confession leaving podcast hosts Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham somewhat dumbfounded. | The musician, however, did not stop at that, making sure nobody got the impression he was just messing with the presenters. | "Right after the birthday we celebrate. And usually like the da…

RT (2019-11-07). Democrats turn on Bill Gates after billionaire hints he's not a fan of Warren's wealth tax. rt.com Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates was eviscerated on social media after balking at some Democratic candidates' wealth tax and hinting he'd vote for whoever is "more professional," which some took as a dog whistle for Trump. | Gates expressed some apprehension about the "wealth tax" proposed by Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, admitting he'd only be willing to fork over so much of his massive fortune. "I've paid over $10 billion in taxes, I've paid more than anyone in taxes! I'm glad to have—If I had to pay $20 billion, it's fine," he told the New York Times DealBook Conference on Wednesday.

Eric Alterman (2019-11-07). Why Facebook Is Soliciting Lies. thenation.com Why Facebook Is Soliciting Lies…

Edward Curtin (2019-11-07). What's Joker's Joke? globalresearch.ca "Cause how many times can you wake up in this comic book and plant flowers?" — Rodriguez, "Cause" | It's not funny, that's for sure. | When I went to see Joker, the new Todd Philips' film, there were five other people …

Staff (2019-11-07). Ex-Twitter Workers Charged for Aiding Saudi Arabia's Crackdown on Dissent. truthout.org The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two former Twitter employees with helping Saudi Arabia spy on thousands of the kingdom's critics. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo are accused of giving the Saudi government detailed information about users, including telephone numbers and email addresses linked to the accounts, as well as internet protocol addresses that could be used to identify a user's location. The charges are being filed just over a year after the brutal murder of Saudi journalist and…

Staff (2019-11-07). Ex-Twitter Workers Charged with Spying for Saudis as part of Kingdom's Growing Crackdown on Dissent. democracynow.org The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two former Twitter employees with helping Saudi Arabia spy on thousands of the kingdom's critics. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo are accused of giving the Saudi government detailed information about users, including telephone numbers and email addresses linked to the accounts, as well as internet protocol addresses that could be used to identify a user's location. The charges are being filed just over a year after the brutal murder of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey. A new report by Human Rights Watch fin…

Staff (2019-11-07). Headlines for November 7, 2019. democracynow.org Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Next Week, Sessions to Run for Old Senate Seat; Pressley Endorses Warren, Trump Expands Military Mission in Syria Aimed at Controlling Oil Fields, Esper to Urge Trump Not to Intervene in Cases of Soldiers Accused of Murder, Judge Voids Trump Rule Allowing Medical Workers to Deny Care on Religious Grounds, ProPublica: Pence's Office Meddled in Foreign Aid Money to Favor Christians, DOJ Charges Ex-Twitter Employees; California Investigates Facebook, New Zealand Approves Landmark Climate Legislation Aimed at Zero Carbon Emissions, U.S.-Manufactured Ammunition Used in Massacre of…

Fred_F (2019-11-07). Something in the air. greenleft.org.au international solidarity Peter BoyleIssue 1244 AustraliaNovember 7, 2019Looking through a collection of street art shared on social media from the Lebanese rebellion against corruption and inequality, I was reminded of the similar explosion in street art during the Sudanese rebellion, just a few months ago. | A quick online se…

Peter Ford (2019-11-07). Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump's Syria Oil Grab. mintpressnews.com The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: | We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants, protect critical infrastructure, & deny ISIS access to revenue sources…

RT (2019-11-06). 'Ban things I don't like': Elizabeth Warren slams Twitter's new ban on political ads after urging Facebook to censor opponents. rt.com 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…

Workers World staff (2019-11-06). NYC: Subway protest vs. cop brutality. workers.org 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

Tom Anderson (2019-11-06). Israeli tear gas and concussion grenades are just a part of daily life for Palestinians in occupied Hebron. thecanary.co This week, the Israeli military fired live ammunition, tear gas, and concussion grenades at children in Hebron as they walked to school. This one incident is shocking. And even taken on its own, it should lead us to condemn the UK government's policy of continuing to arm Israel. But as one activist told The Canary, this incident is part of an ongoing pa…

Staff (2019-11-06). Thousands Could Be Kicked Out of Privatized Affordable Housing in Los Angeles. truthout.org 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,"

WSWS (2019-11-06). Trump calls for US troops to wage "war" on drug cartels in Mexico. wsws.org 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."

teleSUR (2019-11-06). 2 Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face United States charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials according to a complaint filed Wednesday by the Justice Department. | RELATED: | Repression Deepened Under Saudi Crown Prince MBS: Report | The story, which was broken by the Washington Post, reveals that the U.S. is charging Saudi citizen Ahmad Abouammo and U.S. citizen Ali Alzabarah, both of whom previ…

Staff (2019-11-06). NYC Scores Win for Democracy by Approving Ranked-Choice Voting Ballot Measure. truthout.org 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. | With 90% reporting as of Wednesday morning, New York City's Ballot Question 1 won approval from 73.5% of voters. | NYC's ranked-choice voting (RCV) measure was supported by a number of advocacy groups, politicians, and even The New…

Kerry-anne Mendoza (2019-11-06). Jeremy Corbyn dismantles an entire front page tantrum by the Telegraph in a single tweet. thecanary.co 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…

Emily Apple (2019-11-06). People taking the mick out of Jo Swinson's battle bus is just beautiful. thecanary.co 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…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-06). Time to 'Break Facebook Up,' Sanders Says After Leaked Docs Show Social Media Giant 'Treated User Data as a Bargaining Chip'. commondreams.org 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

RT (2019-11-05). 'Do your job and print his name:' Rand Paul urges media to OUT whistleblower, says they worked for Biden. rt.com Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) fired up crowds at President Donald Trump's rally in Kentucky, alleging that the Ukrainegate whistleblower's name has been an open secret. He called on the media to finally make it public. | Paul, who has represented Kentucky in the Senate since 2011, was invited on stage by President Trump during an election-eve rally in Lexington on Monday, in a bid to drum up support for Republican Governor Matt Bevin. | üö®WOWüö® @RandPaul on The Whistleblower: | "I say tonight to the media: D…

Zoe PC (2019-11-05). Bolivian right-wing activates 'electoral fraud' contingency plan against Morales. mronline.org President Evo Morales emerged victorious in the first round of presidential elections in Bolivia held on October 20 but the opposition is set on rejecting the results | Source

teleSUR (2019-11-05). One Dead, 45 Injured in Grenade Attack in Kashmir's Srinagar. telesurenglish.net 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…

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-05). Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Deportation Order Against Human Rights Watch Director. imemc.org 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.

Emily Apple (2019-11-05). A handmade poster at a bus stop is going viral and it's the perfect way to defeat Boris Johnson. thecanary.co A handmade poster stuck up at a bus stop is going viral on social media.

Lucas Koerner (2019-11-05). Media Conceal Chile's State Criminality, Delegitimize Bolivian Democracy. fair.org 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…

Ed Sykes (2019-11-05). Corbyn brilliantly breaks down Labour Brexit policy for the media hacks too dim to get it. thecanary.co Since media hacks seem not to understand Labour's policy on Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn has broken it down for them in the simplest of terms: | Secure a credible deal in three months. | Put it to the people for the final say, with the option to remain, in six months. | That's our Brexit policy. | — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 5, 2019 | Simple choice: "Thatcherism on steroids" or a Labour government 'immediately carrying out' the decision of a sen…

RT (2019-11-04). Facebook re-brands in all caps, failing to defuse internet ire over monopoly status, fake news, and privacy predation. rt.com 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…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-11-02). How an Occupy ICE Activist and DACA Recipient Was Deported for Tweeting. theintercept.com 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…

Gary Olson (2019-11-02). The Empire, Trump and Intra-Ruling Class Conflict. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

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.

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.

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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