2020-05-03: Social Media Postees

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Cuba Condemns Foiled Terrorist Plot Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez rejected Sunday the foiled terrorist attack against Venezuela, expressing his support to Nicolas Maduro's government and Bolivarian Revolution. | RELATED: | Cuba Willing to Help Investigate Attack on Its US Headquarters | "We strongly condemn the armed mercenary incursion into Venezuela" the diplomat tweeted, adding that "all our solidarity and support for President Nicolas Maduro and the civic-military union of the Bolivarian an…
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Bolivian Military Aircraft Crashes During Aid Mission: 6 Killed
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
A Bolivian air force plane crashed during a humanitarian mission, killing all six people on board, said the Defence Ministry on Saturday. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Self-Proclaimed President Rejects New Electoral Law | The tragedy occurred near the north-central city of Trinidad, the country's Air Force wrote on Twitter, confirming that two Bolivian crew and four Spaniards deceased. | The twin-engine propeller plane would have arrived in the country's largest city of Santa Cruz, where t…
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Bolivian Military Aircraft Crashes During Aid Mission: 6 Killed
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
A Bolivian air force plane crashed during a humanitarian mission, killing all six people on board, said the Defence Ministry on Saturday. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Self-Proclaimed President Rejects New Electoral Law | The tragedy occurred near the north-central city of Trinidad, the country's Air Force wrote on Twitter, confirming that two Bolivian crew and four Spaniards deceased. | The twin-engine propeller plane would have arrived in the country's largest city of Santa Cruz, where t…
telesurenglish.net/news/bolivian-military-aircraft-crashes-during-aid-mission-6-killed-20200503-0006.html

Why You Should Oppose The Censorship Of David Icke (Hint: It's Got Nothing To Do With Icke)
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-03
Within 48 hours both Facebook and then Youtube have deleted the accounts of David Icke for posting "content that disputes the …

Why You Should Oppose The Censorship Of David Icke (Hint: It’s Got Nothing To Do With Icke)

Bolsonaro Heads Anti-Democratic Rally Amid Brazil's Crisis
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
Far-right Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro took to the streets Sunday to attack Congress and the courts in a speech to hundreds of his supporters, mentioning once again the backing he continues to have with the armed forces. | RELATED: | Brazil: Moro Testifies Against Bolsonaro Who Calls Him 'Judas' | "We have the armed forces at the people's side: the side of order, democracy, liberty," Bolsonaro said in a speech transmitted live on Facebook, underlining the former army captain's in…
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Gogglebox is doing a better job holding the government to account than the mainstream media
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-05-03
Twitter users have noticed something disturbing about Channel 4's Gogglebox. Namely that the participants on the show seem to be doing a better job at holding the government to account than the mainstream media: | Surely we should be worried when #Gogglebox is the best journalism and social commentary we've had in this country for about 15 years. |

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…
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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…
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'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/

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

Big Pharma Beware: Dr. Montagnier Shines New Light on COVID-19 and The Future of Medicine
Matthew J. L. Ehret | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-02
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/big-pharma-beware-dr-montagnier-shines-new-light-on-covid-19-and-the-future-of-medicine/

'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/

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/

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

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/

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/

Remdesivir approved for emergency use for Covid-19 treatment in US despite lackluster clinical trials
rt.com | 2020-05-01
The antiviral drug remdesivir has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use for Covid-19 treatment, despite mixed clinical results and lingering scientific questions. | Remdesivir, made exclusively by Gilead, received FDA approval for emergency use on Friday after appearing to show clinical benefit in a single trial conducted by the National Institute for Allergy and Infections Disease (NIAID). Gilead has pledged to donate 1.5 million doses of the drug, and the stockpile currently on hand will be distributed to hospitals starting on Monday, according to Vice President Mike Pence.
rt.com/usa/487596-remdesivir-approved-fda-testing/

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/

Turks turn to minimalism amid coronavirus lockdown
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-03
More and more people in Turkey are leaning into minimalism and consuming less as the world takes a giant pause due to the novel coronavirus, according to one local minimalist.Hale Acun Aydin, founder of the Turk Isi Minimalizm (Turkish Way Minimalism) website and related social media sites, said interest in minimalism had already risen in the last couple of years before recently skyrocketing as residents face a long lockdown at home."It doesn't matter how many shoes we have now, we only use one pair of shoes to go to the supermarket," Aydin told Anadolu Agency.Populations across the world, as well as in Turkey, a…
yenisafak.com/en/life/turks-turn-to-minimalism-amid-coronavirus-lockdown-3518514

'Erdogan, Turkey will continue to help its allies fight coronavirus'
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-03
Turkey will continue to support its allies, friends, and those in need around the world amid the global coronavirus outbreak, Turkey's communications director said on Sunday."We hear a lot of positive feedback and praise about our humanitarian aid to close to 60 countries so far," Fahrettin Altun said on Twitter, adding that even before the pandemic Turkey had been leading the world in the ration of its humanitarian aid ratio to GDP.Altun also said that Turkey's aid shipment to Somalia included for the first time Turkey's locally manufactured ventilators."This is not a matter of politics but our President [Recep…
yenisafak.com/en/world/erdogan-turkey-will-continue-to-help-its-allies-fight-coronavirus-3518523

Fans Flood Reddit With Memes Over Pewdiepie's Accidental Youtube Upload From Nine Years Ago
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-03
Famous Swede and the most-subscribed Youtuber, Felix Kjellberg, who is best known under his nickname PewDiePie, rarely fails to delight his devoted fans with new quality content. However, the Youtube star has accidentally uploaded a video from nine years ago and naturally Internet users just could not just let go off this mishap.
sputniknews.com/viral/202005031079181189-fans-flood-reddit-with-memes-over-pewdiepies-accidental-youtube-upload-from-nine-years-ago/

Halle Berry Uploads a Shower Selfie, Prompts Comments About Her 'Ageless' Beauty
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-03
The Oscar-winning actress regularly updates her 6-million audience on Instagram with photos featuring her curves.
sputniknews.com/viral/202005031079181647-halle-berry-uploads-a-shower-selfie-prompts-comments-about-her-ageless-beauty/

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…
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