2020-04-02: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media!

It's Time to Clean Ecofascism Out of Environmentalism
Stephen Corry | counterpunch.org | 2020-04-02
The coronavirus pandemic is lethal, but could there be a silver lining beyond the pain? Social media is awash with how the newly cleaned environment is hosting wildlife not seen for years. Dolphins are swimming in Venetian canals: except they aren't, they're really near Sardinia as usual. Swans? Yes, but they've always been there. The…

Indivisible: Using Social Media to Build Community and Take Action (webinar)
Individible | indybay.org | 2020-04-02
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Indivisible: Using Social Media to Build Community & Take Action (webinar)
Indivisible | indybay.org | 2020-04-02
Online via Zoom…

Facebook Removes Bolsonaro Videos for 'Misinformation'
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-02
Facebook followed in the footsteps of Twitter Monday by removing video posts in which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro challenged the isolation measures defended by the health authorities to combat the coronavirus pandemic. | RELATED: | Brazil Confirms First COVID-19 Case in Isolated Tribe | In a statement, Facebook reported that it decided to delete…

'Criminal blockade': Cuba outraged as delivery of Covid-19 aid from Alibaba chief aborted 'at the last minute' due to US sanctions
rt.com | 2020-04-02
Cuba has slammed the US' "criminal blockade" of the country after the embargo stood in the way of the delivery of Covid-19 test kits and ventilators donated by Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma. | "The criminal blockade of the imperial government violates the human rights of the Cuban people," President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted on Wednesday. | #NoMásBloqueo #CubaSalvaVidas The criminal blockade of the imperial government violates the hu…

COVID-19: China Sends $3 Million in Medical Aid to Pakistan
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-02
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases, with the nationwide tally of confirmed cases crossing 2,000. The viral infection has claimed 26 lives in the country so far.

Twitter Takes Down 20,000 Accounts Allegedly Linked to Saudi, Egyptian, Serbian Governments
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-02
The US-based microblogging and social networking service regularly responds to requests to delete content and accounts, including information posted by officials or media services of countries with whom Washington has strained relations.

Prince Charles Will Reportedly Cover Part of Harry and Meghan's Security Costs after Trump Refuses
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-02
The bombshell decision by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to lay down their royal duties and move to Los Angeles unsurprisingly inflicted some additional security costs, and according to the US president's recent Twitter rant, he was not about to pay for the couple's protection in their newly found home.

US Blockade Prevents Medical Supplies From Reaching Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-01
Cuba was unable to receive a plane with medical supplies and aid from China on March 31 because of the U.S. blockade. The resources were sent by the Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist Jack Ma. | RELATED: | St. Kitts and Nevis Thanks Cuba for Its Aid Against COVID-19 | According to the official Twitter profile of the Cuban President, Cuba announced that the donation of medical supplies from the Alibaba Foundation to the Island-Nation to combat the COVID19 has not been able…

'Upon information & belief': Trump warns of potential Iran 'sneak attack' on US forces in Iraq
rt.com | 2020-04-01
While both the US and Iran are battling coronavirus, belligerent words haven't been forgotten. President Donald Trump claimed Iran could be planning an attack on US forces in Iraq and warned it would pay a "very heavy price." | "Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on US troops and/or assets in Iraq," Trump warned on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. | He added that if such an attack happens, Iran will pay a "very heavy price." | Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq. If this happens, Iran will pay a…

Despite Calls for Global Ceasefire, Trump Threatens War With Iran Amid COVID-19
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-04-01
"Unsatisfied with a global pandemic and an economic collapse, Trump wants to add a major war into the mix." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-threat-iran-tweet.jpg

Video of flour truck being looted goes viral; 'no wrong was done,' says truck owner
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-03-31
'I believe that they have done no wrong because there is widespread hunger [amidst the lockdown] and people are helpless.'…

Chris Cuomo of CNN tests positive for coronavirus after scolding people who don't self-isolate
rt.com | 2020-03-31
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is self-quarantining after testing positive for coronavirus, his brother New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed, proving that even spreading hysterical fear of the virus is no protection from it. | The journalist revealed he had tested positive in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday, and his older brother confirmed the diagnosis during his morning coronavirus press conference in Albany, waxing poetic about how the virus was "the great equalizer" even as he reassured reporters that the yo…

On the Need for Dissent and Debate in These Urgent Times
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2020-03-31
On the Need for Dissent and Debate in These Urgent Times…

Germany confirms first INSTEX transaction
IRNA | iranian.com | 2020-03-31
The Federal Foreign Office of Germany in a tweet confirmed the first transaction with Iran through the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) on Tuesday. The Federal Foreign Office of Germany wrote in its Twitter page, "France, Germany and the United Kingdom confirm that INSTEX has successfully concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export …

[Obituary] Aron Goldhirsch
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2020-03-28
Medical oncologist specialising in breast cancer. Born on April 25, 1946, in Landsberg am Lech, Germany, he died on Feb 26, 2020, in Lugano, Switzerland, aged 73 years.

[Correspondence] COVID-19: consider cytokine storm syndromes and immunosuppression
Puja Mehta, Daniel F McAuley, Michael Brown, Emilie Sanchez, Rachel S Tattersall, Jessica J Manson, HLH Across Speciality Collaboration, UK | thelancet.com | 2020-03-16
As of March 12, 2020, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been confirmed in 125 048 people worldwide, carrying a mortality of approximately 3 ∑7%,1 compared with a mortality rate of less than 1% from influenza. There is an urgent need for effective treatment. Current focus has been on the development of novel therapeutics, including antivirals and vaccines. Accumulating evidence suggests that a subgroup of patients with severe COVID-19 might have a cytokine storm syndrome. We recommend identification and treatment of hyperinflammation using existing, approved therapies with proven safety profiles to addre…