Pete Buttigieg's Progressive Early Backers Demand a Refund
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-13
Though they initially viewed South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg as an intriguing and progressive newcomer when he began his presidential campaign early this year, the #RefundPete hashtag began trending Thursday morning on social media as a growing number of former donors started requesting their donations back in the wake of recent revelations about the 2020 Democratic candidate. | Kristen Hill, a volunteer community leader for the presidential primary campaign of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in North Carolina, was one of the first voters to kick off the viral hashtag #RefundPete. | "If Pete Buttigieg fo…
The Tory War on Truth — and How to Fight Back
Adam Ramsay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-13
"There's all these facts flying around on social media — you don't know what to believe". | Wes lost his job as a builder in the crash and these days works as a receptionist at a major employer in Crewe. He …
Shareholders Call for #RebootFacebook to Put Company on Path to Democracy, Decency, and Disclosure
commondreams.org | 2019-12-13
Trump's War on the Poor
Jesse Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-13
Donald Trump is famed for his head-snapping reversals. One day he's taking troops out of the Middle East; the next he's sending more in. One day he's on the verge of an agreement with China on trade; the next he's tweeting about holding off until after the election. On one thing, however, Trump and his…
Race baiting for fun and profit? Mere reality won't stop #Resistance from blaming 'white supremacy' for Jersey City shooting
rt.com | 2019-12-13
Democratic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib may have been slapped down when she tried to pin responsibility for a mass shooting by a black couple on white supremacy, but while she disavowed her words, others doubled down. | "This is heartbreaking. White supremacy kills," Tlaib had tweeted on Thursday morning in response to a post memorializing Moshe Deutsch, one of the young Jewish victims of Tuesday's shooting at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City. | Rashida Tlaib is a garbage human being, who just tried to tell a bold faced lie to the public that the hate crime that took place in New Jersey yesterday was an act…
Boom Bust investigates how one ad could wipe out $1 billion of Peloton stock
rt.com | 2019-12-13
Fitness firm Peloton's holiday commercial recently caused social media fury, resulting in the loss of nearly $1 billion of market value in a single day. RT's Boom Bust finds out if the firm will ever recover from the scandal. | The online advert featured a grateful owner of a Peloton bike making a video for her husband which shows how her health and fitness has changed over the course of one year, and saying: "A year ago, I didn't realise how much this would change me." | The ad labeled by some as sexist could be a catalyst for the correction of Peloton stock price after the connected-fitness company held its…
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."
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"
'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…
#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 …
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…
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…
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…