2020-05-02: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media! (Copy the text of the postee below, then paste it on social media and the story images will also appear.)

MoveOn Protest: Twitter Rally to Demand #RealReliefNow during COVID-19
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2020-05-02
Protest online via Twitter…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/30/18832707.php

Trump tweets support for armed right-wing protesters in Michigan
wsws.org | 2020-05-02
The right-wing demonstration in the Michigan state Capitol is part of a high-level campaign to force a return to work in the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/02/lans-m02.html

Brazil: Prisoners Riot in Manaus and Take Hostages
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-02
Inmates at the Puraquequara prison in Manaus city started a riot on Saturday morning and took seven prison officers hostage. They demand better living conditions inside the prison, which have been notoriously degraded because of the COVID-19 crisis. | RELATED: | Brazil: Manaus Collapses as COVID-19 Hits Indigenous People | "Through social media, the prisoners indicated that they want improvements such as light, mattresses, fans, good food, and medicine for the sick," local outlet UO…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Prisoners-Riot-in-Manaus-and-Take-Hostages-20200502-0003.html

'It's a Swift reference': Alex Jones says 'eat my neighbors' rant was SATIRE to highlight people 'starving' in Covid-19 lockdown
rt.com | 2020-05-02
Infowars founder Alex Jones says his viral "eat my neighbors" rant was taken out of context by the media, insisting it's a reference to satirist Jonathan Swift and a way to bring attention to what he calls "population control." | Through his son Rex's Twitter account, Jones said on Saturday that his viral rant was an homage of sorts to the 1729 essay 'A Modest Proposal' by Swift in which the author recommends the poor use their children as food to sell to the rich to help with their economic burdens. | Not many would likely compare Jones to Swift, Irish writer and cleric, on any normal occassion, but the Infow…
rt.com/usa/487644-alex-jones-swift-eat-my-neighbors/

Hillary ditches pantsuits for Covid face-mask with a message, is immediately MEMED to death with reminders of scandals
rt.com | 2020-05-02
Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to show off her new facemask wardrobe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with a political message attached, but the pic quickly became easy cannon fodder for hungry meme-creating trolls. | "No makeup? No pantsuit? No problem," Clinton tweeted on Saturday. "I've got the must-have accessory for spring." | She then included a photo of her with her arms crossed donning a black facemask with the words "VOTE" written on it. | Unfortunately for the failed presidential candidate, the large black cloth mask has proven an irresistible target for meme-crafters online, who used it to…
rt.com/usa/487643-hillary-clinton-coronavirus-facemask-memes/

Musk says he's 'selling all' for 'FREEDOM' as Tesla loses $14 BILLION on his tweets… Now it all makes sense!
rt.com | 2020-05-02
If Elon Musk believes his freedom depends on wiping Tesla's market value, he is now certainly far less constrained by the burden of worldly possessions. The company's worth plunged $14 billion on his Friday tweets. | The stock of the electric car manufacturer dropped over 10 percent at the close of Nasdaq trading. The CEO, who triggered the nosedive by tweeting that Tesla share price was too high, got a $2.4 billion hole in his fortune, according to a Forbes estimate. | The tweet was one in a barrage unleashed by Musk on Friday, escalating an already stange week in the life of the eccentric billionaire. He als…
rt.com/usa/487635-musk-wipes-tesla-value-freedom/

Musk says he's 'selling all' for 'FREEDOM' as Tesla loses $14 BILLION on his tweets… Now it all makes sense!
rt.com | 2020-05-02
If Elon Musk believes his freedom depends on wiping Tesla's market value, he is now certainly far less constrained by the burden of worldly possessions. The company's worth plunged $14 billion on his Friday tweets. | The stock of the electric car manufacturer dropped over 10 percent at the close of Nasdaq trading. The CEO, who triggered the nosedive by tweeting that Tesla share price was too high, got a $2.4 billion hole in his fortune, according to a Forbes estimate. | The tweet was one in a barrage unleashed by Musk on Friday, escalating an already stange week in the life of the eccentric billionaire. He als…
rt.com/usa/487635-musk-wipes-tesla-value-freedom/

Tom Watson's tweet to Matt Hancock is utterly vomit-inducing
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-05-02
On 1 May, health secretary Matt Hancock claimed that the government had reached its testing target of 100,000. Except it didn't. Or it did if you're happy with the government fiddling the figures

'These are very good people': Trump urges Michigan governor to 'make a deal' with capitol protesters
rt.com | 2020-05-01
US President Donald Trump has instructed Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to "make a deal" with the protesters who have been demonstrating against her decision to prolong the state's coronavirus lockdown measures. | While the atmosphere has been fraught in Michigan's state capitol, President Trump suggested that the matter could be resolved quite easily in a tweet on Friday. | "The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry," he said. "They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal." | The Governor of Michigan…
rt.com/usa/487562-trump-michigan-governor-deal-capitol-protesters/

Hating Arabs as a Common Ground: Why Israel's Coalition Government is Likely to Survive
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-01
Shortly after an agreement to form a "national emergency government" in Israel, leader of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) party, Benny Gantz, tweeted triumphantly that 'democracy' in Israel has been 'safeguarded'. But how is a deal that would grant Israel's right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a veto power over the very judicial system which…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/01/hating-arabs-as-a-common-ground-why-israels-coalition-government-is-likely-to-survive/

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-01
One year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. | MPN– Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he announced on social media last night, "To the…

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-01
Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he announced on social media last night,…
mintpressnews.com/juan-guaido-trying-to-overthrow-venezuela-government/267201/

Alex Jones threatens to EAT GLOBALISTS (and neighbors) to keep children from starving amid Covid-19 pandemic
rt.com | 2020-05-01
InfoWars founder Alex Jones is trending on social media and making waves with critics, including his ex-wife, thanks to a video rant in which he says he's ready to cannibalize his neighbors to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. | "I'll admit it. I will eat my neighbors. I'm not letting my kids die. I'm just going to be honest," Jones said during a live broadcast of his show this week. | Jones continued to rant about having a "few years" worth of food stored up, but he doubled down on the promise to "eat" his neighbors should it come to that. | "I'm literally looking at my neighbors now, going, 'Am I ready to hang…
rt.com/usa/487595-alex-jones-eat-neighbors-coronavirus/

What Cuba Has to Teach, in Pandemic Times and Beyond
Diana Block | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-01
In July 2019, I visited the Cuban Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) as part of the 50th Anniversary Venceremos Brigade. We were impressed by the many scientific advances that the Institute had achieved, including the development of interferons to successfully fight viral diseases such as dengue and ebola. Little did we imagine that…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/01/what-cuba-has-to-teach-in-pandemic-times-and-beyond/

Big Pharma Beware: Dr. Montagnier Shines New Light on COVID-19 and The Future of Medicine
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-04-30
This April 16th, Dr. Luc Montagnier became a household name around the world. This occurred as the controversial virologist decided to publicly state his support for the theory that Covid-19 is indeed a laboratory-generated creation and not a naturally occurring effect of viral evolution. | Referring to a study published at the Kusama School of Biology in New Dehli on January 31st, Montagnier (the 2008 Nobel Prize winner for his 1983 discovery of the HIV virus) made the po…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/04/30/big-pharma-beware-dr-montagnier-shines-new-light-on-covid-19-and-the-future-of-medicine/

Hating Arabs as a Common Ground: Why Israel's Coalition Government is Likely to Survive
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-04-29
Shortly after an agreement to form a "national emergency government" in Israel, leader of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) party, Benny Gantz, tweeted triumphantly that 'democracy' in Israel has been 'safeguarded'. But how is a deal that would grant Israel's right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a veto power over the very judicial system which …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/04/hating-arabs-as-a-common-ground-why-israels-coalition-government-is-likely-to-survive/

Threatening Retaliation for Protected Activity Is No Joke
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2020-04-29
Last week, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded that the Federalist's top manager, Ben Domenech, violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when, on the same day as a 2019 Vox Media union walkout, Domenech tweeted "FYI @fdrlst first one of you tries to unionize I swear I'll send you back to the salt mine." | This is an obviously correct decision that is consistent with both the statute and the NRLB case law. Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA declares that it is an unfair labor practice to "i…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2020/04/29/threatening-retaliation-for-protected-activity-is-no-joke/

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Therapy Noninferior to Daily Pills
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-04-28
A pair of trials in the New England Journal of Medicine found that long-acting monthly injectable therapy for HIV-1 infection was noninferior to standard daily oral regimens for maintaining viral suppression.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2764996

Oath Keepers Chaplain Quits Over Leader's COVID Response
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-04-23
Chuck Baldwin, who has served as the national chaplain of the antigovernment Oath Keepers since 2013, announced his resignation early Tuesday morning on Facebook.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/23/oath-keepers-chaplain-quits-over-leaders-covid-response

Is Trump's "Shoot Down And Destroy" Tweet About Boosting Oil Prices Or A Harbinger Of War With Iran?
Whitney Webb | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-22
Trump's recent tweet to "shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships" has sparked concern over a new war in the Middle East. However, the more immediate effect of Trump's tweet has been a big boost in oil prices and a rise in the stock market. Was that Trump's …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/foreign-policy/trumps-shoot-destroy-tweet-about-boosting-oil-prices-harbinger-war-with-iran/

Hate Groups and Racist Pundits Spew COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media Despite Companies' Pledges to Combat It
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2020-04-16
Hate groups and racist pundits have pushed misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic on mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube throughout the crisis, despite companies pledging to fight fake news about the virus.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/17/hate-groups-and-racist-pundits-spew-covid-19-misinformation-social-media-despite-companies

Afghan spox says Taliban attacks kill over 350 civilians, injure hundreds
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-02
Afghanistan on Saturday claimed that over 1,000 civilians have been killed or wounded in attacks by the Taliban over the last two-plus months.In the past 70 days, the Taliban killed 387 civilians while wounding 590 and abducting 200 others, Tariq Aryan, Interior Ministry spokesman, told a press conference in the capital Kabul."In response to these attacks, Afghan forces while maintaining a posture of defensive offense killed around 1,400 Taliban," he added.The news follows the top US envoy on Friday urging the warring parties once again to reduce violence and ultimately reach a ceasefire.In a series of tweets, Za…
yenisafak.com/en/world/afghan-spox-says-taliban-attacks-kill-over-350-civilians-injure-hundreds-3518463

Turkey sends Somalia domestic ventilators to tackle virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-02
Turkey on Saturday sent a shipment of medical supplies, including new Turkish-made ventilators, to Somalia to help the Horn of Africa country combat the coronavirus outbreak.The ventilators, made through recent technological advances, will be "breath of life for our Somali brothers," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter.Sending the aid is not a matter of civilization but of conscience, he added, stressing how the capability and conscience of the Turkish nation stands with the oppressed and the needy.After Turkey's all-out effort to develop its own ventilators, which bore fruit last month, Somali…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-sends-somalia-domestic-ventilators-to-tackle-virus-3518466

David Icke Booted From Facebook For Spreading COVID-19 'Conspiracy Theories'
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-02
David Icke is no stranger to controversy, and has in the past, among other things, claimed that the world in governed by a secret cabal of extraterrestrial reptiles and that the British Royal Family are lizards.
sputniknews.com/uk/202005021079171287-David-Icke-booted-Facebook/

'Entirely Inappropriate': FT Reporter Caught Hacking Zoom Calls Resigns
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-02
Mark Di Stefano joined the Financial Times from Buzzfeed in January – he revealed on Twitter 1st May he was "going to take some time away and log off".
sputniknews.com/uk/202005021079172118-di-stefano-resigns-hacking/

Some Like it Freaky: Virtual Reality Strip Club Offers Alien and Cyborg Dancers
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-02
Adult entertainment websites have become extremely popular during the coronavirus lockdown. Not willing to miss out on the chance to rake in some cash during the pandemic, industry players are adapting to the new reality, where close contact is off the table.
sputniknews.com/viral/202005021079171298-some-like-it-freaky-virtual-reality-strip-club-offers-alien-and-cyborg-dancers/

Biden to Respond to Sex Assault Allegation in Interview Friday
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-30
Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden for the first time on Friday is set to personally address a former Senate aide's accusation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993 – a claim that his campaign has denied. | RELATED: | Sanders Endorses Biden to 'Bring Democrats Against Trump' | Biden is scheduled to be interviewed about the matter on the MSNBC program "Morning Joe," the cable TV network said on Twitter on Thursday. Biden's campaign did not respond to a request…
telesurenglish.net/news/Biden-to-Respond-to-Sex-Assault-Allegation-in-Interview-Friday-20200430-0017.html