If you only watch one video before voting, make it this one
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-12-12
There's been a lot of incredible video content this election. But if there's one video everyone should watch and share before voting, it's this one. Because it lays bare the choice we're facing: | If you're not sure who to vote for, watch this. pic.twitter.com/rBCBLzfoRp | — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) December 11, 2019 | "Inequality is essential"
Outrage as UN Climate Talks Kick Out Civil Society, Not the Polluters
Andy Rowell | commondreams.org | 2019-12-12
The statement highlighted that this had never happened before in 25 years of negotiations, but yet, there "could be no better symbol of this crisis we face. People around the world are crying out for justice, and fighting oppression, while those in power attempt to shut us out." (Photo: Theo C. Mouze via Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-12-12_at_10.21.59_am.png …
Mexico Passes Amnesty Law To Release People For Minor Offenses
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-12
The Chamber of Deputies of Mexico approved on Wednesday a new amnesty law that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ( AMLO ) called for and whose objective is to benefit people from vulnerable groups. | RELATED: | Mexico's Ex-Head Of Public Security Took Bribes From Cartel | In a message posted on Twitter, the lower house of the Mexican legislative branch said that "with 306 votes in favor, 129 against and 4 abstentions, it was generally endorsed to issue the Amnesty Law."
'Chill Greta, Chill!' Trump blasts Thunberg on Twitter after she's named TIME Person of the Year
rt.com | 2019-12-12
US President Donald Trump suggested that famed 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg has anger issues and advised her to chill out after TIME magazine named her Person of the Year. | "So ridiculous," Trump tweeted on Thursday while commenting on a tweet by actress and producer Roma Downey, in which she congratulated Thunberg on topping the TIME list of most influential people for 2019. | "Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!" | So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashion…
Greta Thunberg responds to Trump's advice to 'chill out' with Twitter bio change again
rt.com | 2019-12-12
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has hit back and sarcastically changed her Twitter bio after US President Donald Trump told her to "chill out" and work on her "anger management problem." | Trump offered the unsolicited advice to Thunberg on Twitter after she was named TIME magazine's Person of the Year — a decision which he slammed as "ridiculous." In the tweet, Trump said the teen activist "must work on her Anger Management problem" and "then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!" | "Chill Greta, Chill!" he added. | The Swedish teen acknowledged Trump's tweet indirectly by changing her…
After TIME Selects Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year Over Him, Trump Lashes Out in Tantrum Against 16-Year-Old Activist
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-12
Thunberg did not reply directly to the President of the United States, but nonetheless made her feelings known on social media. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greta_0_0.png …
#RefundPete Trends as Early Backers Request Donations Back After Learning Buttigieg Not So Progressive After All
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-12
After initially viewing South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg as an intriguing, bold outsider when he began his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign early this year, some donors on Wednesday alerted others on social media to the fact that contributors can get refunds from the campaign if they no longer support Buttigieg. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11923976111.jpg …
Profit problem: If they can't kill it, capitalists will co-opt Green New Deal
Donald Donato | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-11
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Sen. Bernie Sanders recently tweeted, "A Green New Deal is not radical or extreme. What's radical and extreme is allowing fossil fuel companies to cause the displacement and deaths of millions of people in order to turn a profit." The Vermont senator's tweet encapsulates the urgency of …
Devin Nunes' Cow Has a First Amendment Right to Call Rep. Nunes a 'Treasonous Cowpoke'
Brian Hauss | aclu.org | 2019-12-11
You might think that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the | Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, would be too busy to file baseless | defamation lawsuits against anonymous Twitter accounts. But you'd be wrong. | Last year, Rep. Nunes sued a number of people who were | mean to him online, including the Twitter parody accounts Devin Nunes' Mom and | Devin Nunes' Cow. Now, he's trying to unmask the Cow by subpoenaing the | author's identity from a local law firm. The ACLU and Public Citizen have filed…
With one photo, Jeremy Corbyn sums up 'nine years of Boris Johnson's Conservatives'
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-12-11
Just hours before we go to the polls, Jeremy Corbyn summed up nine years of Tory rule in one picture. | "Boris Johnson's Conservatives": | The Labour leader shared a heartbreaking image of Boris Johnson and a gaggle of Tory aides walking past a homeless man: | Nine years of Boris Johnson's Conservatives, summed up in one picture. pic.twitter.com/CXWCih0pkC | — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) December 11, 2019 | And he's spot on. This really does sum it all up. Not least b…
Aung San Suu Kyi appears at ICJ as UN rights expert urges greater protection for Myanmar activists
news.un.org | 2019-12-10
Authorities in Myanmar and social media companies are being urged to take greater action to protect activists in the south-east Asian country who are fighting for justice and accountability for crimes committed against the minority Rohingya population in 2016 and 2017.
CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…