Volvo Trucks to lay off 700 at New River Valley plant
wsws.org | 2019-12-17
UAW local 2069 still has not made so much as a single Facebook post acknowledging the announced layoffs.
Surprise! Greta Thunberg BIOPIC reveals cameras were rolling from day one of her 'viral' rise
rt.com | 2019-12-17
Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg is the subject of a forthcoming documentary film — made by a crew that has followed her since the early days of her school strike. Still believe her rise to fame was an accident? | Thunberg, recently crowned Time magazine's Person of the Year, can add documentary film subject to her burgeoning resumé. The film, tentatively titled 'Greta,' was announced by Deadline on Monday for a 2020 Hulu premiere. Director Nathan Grossman has followed the young climate prodigy to the ends of the Earth, from her school-striking on the sidewalk in front of the Swedish…
US military under fire for commemorating WWII battle anniversary with photo of Nazi war criminal
rt.com | 2019-12-17
Several US military social media accounts are taking heat online for sharing a colorized image of convicted Nazi war criminal Joachim Peiper, who led a unit that killed dozens of unarmed US POWs during the Battle of the Bulge. | The photo was shared by the official accounts of the Department of Defence, the Army's 10th Mountain Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps to kick-off a photo-series commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory. | | The accompanying text from the now-deleted post was written from the perspective of the Nazis. | "The others were confident. They believed in der Führer.
'C**ts Are Still Running the World' could be UK Christmas No 1 after Tory win
rt.com | 2019-12-17
It's easy to hate Christmas in the UK; it's expensive, it's cold, Brexit is still lingering in the air, and festive songs are repeated so often that you feel like impaling yourself on the nearest Christmas tree. | In a race to get to Christmas number one, classics 'Rocking Around the Christmas Tree,' 'All I Want for Christmas is You,' and favorite 'Stay Another Day' will take on new tracks such as Stormzy's 'Own It' and YouTube star LadBaby's 'I Love Sausage Rolls.' | But fresh from election fever, Darcie Schoenman Molina from Pennsylvania has started an online campaign to get Jarvis Cocker's 2006 single 'Runn…
Viral Chilean feminist anthem reveals powerful international sentiment against sexual violence
Candice Yanez | liberationnews.org | 2019-12-16
The protest song was first performed for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 20 in Valparaíso, Chile.
EXPLAINED: What Really Happened in Jamia?
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-12-16
In the afternoon of December 15, news broke about violent clashes between youths and students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the police in Delhi's Jamia area. What followed was a series of violent attacks and detentions through the evening and night to early Monday morning. As these developments took place, social media started getting flooded with different reports about the events, some true, and some unverified. But what really happened? NewsClick brings to you a timeline of events, as they took place yesterday.
New Bolivian Gov't Leading Country to Bankruptcy: Evo Morales
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-16
Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is now an asylum seeker in Argentina after the coup d'etat against him, warned that the de-facto government is leading the South American country "to bankruptcy" because "they have paralyzed the productive apparatus and halted public investment." | RELATED: | De-Facto Bolivian President to Issue Arrest Warrant for Morales | Using his Twitter account on Monday, the democratically elected President tweeted that the main issue of the economic r…
Surrendering to the 'woke army'? Hallmark apologizes after pulling ad featuring same-sex wedding
rt.com | 2019-12-16
Hallmark has reversed its decision to ax an ad on its network that showed a same-sex female couple, after the move sparked outrage on social media. But not everyone is happy about the backpedaling. | The television channel, known for its corny holiday films, initially came under fire from a conservative group, One Million Moms, for airing a commercial for the wedding site Zola.The ad showed two women tying the knot, leading to accusations that the network had besmirched its "family-friendly" programming. Perhaps naively believing it could avoid a scandal, Hallmark relented and pulled the ad. | It wasn't long b…
What's scarier than racists and Russian trolls on Instagram? Why, 'Russian-influenced racist trolls,' of course!
rt.com | 2019-12-16
The mainstream media censors have hit a brick wall smearing their quarry as "racists" – the overused term no longer packs much of a punch. To really work up a good scare, they're calling the erstwhile racists "Russian-inspired." | The 2020 US election is just around the corner and social media is crawling with wrongthink, according to the Daily Beast. This time, it's not Russian trolls – it's worse. The Russian trolls' ideas have infected so-called "American neo-confederates" and created an unholy hybrid of racist Russian trolls who are unstoppable by the usual mass-deplatforming solutions used to wipe out ent…
Nobody can believe a die-hard Remainer is still trying to blame Corbyn for Brexit
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-12-16
The Labour peer, ex Lib Dem, and former Blair policy adviser Andrew Adonis is trying to blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. But people weren't long in taking to social media to set the Labour lord straight with a few key facts.The most important fact of all — it wasn't Corbyn's fault: | Remain failed because of Corbyn. He didn't campaign in 2016. He didn't lead for remain after the May/Johnson deal collapsed, including this election. He put election before referendum. He wouldn't agree Remain Alliance or stand aside for a unity govt | Brexit is Corbyn's…
Neoclassical Marxism (Christmas Special) with @NMarxism
Maxximilian Seijo | mronline.org | 2019-12-15
This December, we bring you a special Christmas episode of our program, featuring the enigmatic operator behind the increasingly popular Twitter account known as "Neoclassical Marxism," or @NMarxism. @NMarxism is a deeply satirical Twitter project, which deploys Modern Monetary Theory and some very dark humor to critique the neoclassical economics and neoliberal assumptions that unconsciously […] | Source…
'Where's my apology, Jim?' Trump taunts Comey after former FBI chief says sorry for 'sloppy' Russia investigation
rt.com | 2019-12-15
President Donald Trump took to Twitter to demand a personal apology from former FBI Director James Comey, after Comey apologized on TV for his (mis)handling of the 'Russiagate' probe. | "So now Comey's admitting he was wrong," Trump tweeted on Sunday. "Wow, but he's only doing so because he got caught red handed. He was actually caught a long time ago. So what are the consequences for his unlawful conduct. Could it be years in jail? Where are the apologies to me and others, Jim?" | So now Comey's admitting he was wrong. Wow, but he's only doing so because he got caught red handed. He was actually caught a long…
From Facebook as govt tool to Israeli lobby in US: Lee Camp dives into 25 MOST CENSORED STORIES of 2019
rt.com | 2019-12-14
Did you know that Big Pharma denies Americans access to affordable drugs or that slavery is still a thing, even in the US? Those and other stories were shushed in the media, but Lee Camp is here to fill in the gaps. | …
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…
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…