2020-05-11: Social Media Postees

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"Weaponized and Racialized": Police Departments Use COVID-19 to Target Black & Brown Communities
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-11
Viral images have shone a spotlight on uneven policing. Some show police officers distributing masks to White residents in crowded New York City parks

#WearOrange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2020 (virtual)
MDAEFG | indybay.org | 2020-05-11
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'Binders full of women' anyone? Biden blasted for 'calendar model' VP search
rt.com | 2020-05-11
Joe Biden is getting put through the ringer on social media for his latest reported blunder, comparing vice presidential picks to calendar models, which looks especially bad considering he wants a female running mate. | The tidbit that set social media ablaze was buried in a friendly New York Times piece about Biden picking a vice presidential nominee for November. | "Mr. Biden has likened running-mate evaluation to deciding among calendar models," The Times wrote, going on to describe a three…

National Nurses Day: Not all heroes wear capes
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-11
Photo and article are courtesy of Mayo Clinic News Center andMayo Clinic Employee Facebook. Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear scrubs, protective equipment and step out in difficult times to be there for others. As COVID-19 continues to spread and people heed notices to socially distance themselves and hunker down in their homes, there …

Trumka proposes universal federal jobs payments
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-11
WASHINGTON –Sticking to a here-and-now solution to coronavirus-caused joblessness, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka proposed the federal government guarantee paid employment

Facebook Removes News Outlets in Latest Orwellian Purge
Dave DeCamp | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
Over the past three years, Facebook has been removing accounts for participating in what they call "coordinated inauthentic behavior" (CIB). According to Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, the Orwellian term refers to when "groups of pages or people work together …

Nuclear Weapons: The Anatomy of a U.S. STRATCOM "Disinfographic"
John Krzyzaniak | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
United States Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons, recently released an imperially misleading infographic on Twitter. The graphic is confused–not only about when to use bold typeface, but also about the …

How Much Are You Prepared to Pay for Your 'Free' Press? Arab Media Wars Are Driving Us All Towards Twitter
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-11
In the coming months, it is likely that more Arab media titles in the region will fold following the financial crisis and the vociferous media wars which they conduct which are costly and self-defeating. How do you like your fake news? With or without a media banner? | World Press Day passed like a thief in the night in the Arab world. It's largely seen as something lauded by western countries who use it to chastise what they see as backward countries with authoritarian leaders who only know the one model of journalism in their countries: pay-as-you-go. | Or, if you like, the advanced version of the state dictati…

'We are at war. Make no mistake': WH official kicks anti-China rhetoric up a notch
rt.com | 2020-05-11
The US is currently "at war" with China, White House official Peter Navarro said, insisting it owes compensation for the "damage" caused by Covid-19 as Washington heats up tensions with Beijing over the pandemic. | "We are at war, make no mistake about that. The Chinese unleashed a virus on the world," the Trump adviser told Fox & Friends on Monday. | Navarro also said China will owe the US "some form of compensatory damage" following the pandemic. | pic.twitter.com/Z6Onr98wkn– Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 11, 20…

Colombia: Avianca Airlines Declares Bankruptcy Due to COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-11
Colombian airline Avianca announced Sunday that they are declaring bankruptcy after an 80% income drop due to the health crisis. | RELATED: | Venezuela Seizes Three Combat Boats With Colombian Navy Emblems | Avianca Holdings airline representatives published a communication announcing voluntary bankruptcy declaration to protect future operations. "Today our wings are closed so that tomorrow we can all continue to fly "tweeted Anko van der Werff, Avianca president. | The compa…

Aljazeera's news anchor says he receives death threats from Saudis
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA)

US coronavirus death toll tops 80,000- Reuters tally
rt.com | 2020-05-11
Deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic in the US have topped 80,000, just as some states have begun relaxing lockdown measures and President Donald Trump tweeted the numbers are "looking much better." | WH officials had previously predicted a death total of 100,000 to 240,000 from the virus. Some states have already begun slowly reopening, including New York, which has been the hardest hit state in the US. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday some non-essential businesses will be allowed to reopen on Friday, declaring a partial victory over the virus, saying, "we are on the other side of the mountain." | The p…

US coronavirus death toll tops 80,000
rt.com | 2020-05-11
Deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic in the US have topped 80,000, just as some states have begun relaxing lockdown measures and President Donald Trump tweeted the numbers are "looking much better." | WH officials had previously predicted a death total of 100,000 to 240,000 from the virus. Some states have already begun slowly reopening, including New York, which has been the hardest hit state in the US. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday some non-essential businesses will be allowed to reopen on Friday, declaring a partial victory over the virus, saying, "we are on the other side of the mountain." | The p…

Bahrain Blocks Event Criticizing Normalization With Israel
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-11
Authorities in Bahrain canceled Saturday an online event on the Gulf state's normalization of relations with Israel, shortly after its transmission began on YouTube. | RELATED: | Israel Plans Thousands New Illegal Settlements in the West Bank | The event's organizer, the Bahraini Democratic Youth Society, said it had received a phone call from the security authorities ordering them to stop live-streaming the event "without discussions." | The president of Bahrain's chapter o…

Tyson Opens Slaughterhouse Despite 1,000 Sick Workers
Martha Rosenberg | zcomm.org | 2020-05-11
Is it any surprise that a company that bribes federal officials and regulators, pollutes public waterways, mistreats animals and sells contaminated products would subject workers to a viral outbreak?>…

Nicola Sturgeon just blew a key Johnson coronavirus claim wide open
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-05-10
Just as Boris Johnson launched his contentious new coronavirus (Covid-19) slogan, Nicola Sturgeon blew the whole thing wide open with a single tweet. Because she exposed that, far from being "better united", the Tory-led Westminster government was dancing entirely to its own tune. | Stay what…?: | On Sunday 10 May, Twitter was awash with the Westminster government's new coronavirus 'advice'.

That was quick! Tesla files LAWSUIT against California county for not allowing factory to reopen after Musk threatens pullout
rt.com | 2020-05-10
Hours after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he would pull the car maker's plant from the Golden State, the company sued Alameda county, accusing officials of "defying" state laws by refusing to allow the facility to reopen. | The lawsuit comes on the heels of a Twitter rant late on Saturday, that saw Musk branding California county's chief health official "ignorant," after the local authorities refused to give the company the green light to reopen its plant with more than 10,000 workers in Fremont due to coronavirus restrictions.

Elon Musk resorts to insults in RUSSIAN to defend capitalism
rt.com | 2020-05-10
As Elon Musk sues Californian authorities for stopping a Tesla factory from reopening, he has found a somewhat novel way of dealing with his critics

NYC more than doubles number of 'social-distancing ambassadors' after cops' enforcement of Covid-19 rules causes backlash
rt.com | 2020-05-10
Following troubling viral videos of arrests and concerns about racial disparity in enforcing Covid-19-related social distancing, Mayor Bill De Blasio says he is increasing "ambassadors" in the city from 1,000 to 2,300. | "Enforcement has always been the last resort," the mayor said at a press conference Sunday. | His comment comes in the wake of the city having come under increased scrutiny thanks to a viral video, of what some have flagged as police brutality, showing NYPD officers arresting several people suspected of breaking social-distancing rules, and also to statistics showing the last few months have s…

Censors crack down on 'Plandemic' conspiracy documentary. What's so dangerous about it?
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Pulled from YouTube, censored in internet searches, and denounced by every single mainstream media outlet, what kind of information could make everyone so mad about 'Plandemic'? We watched it to find out. | A 23-minute teaser clip of the documentary went viral on Wednesday evening, notching up tens of millions of views across multiple platforms. However, a media outcry soon followed, with mainstream media outlets deploying their 'fact-checkers' to debunk its claims, and Facebook and YouTube removing the video, citing their new rules on Covid-19 "misinformation." | Yet censorship is also a sure-fire way to gene…

Trump Isn't the First to Threaten WHO, but His Threat Is the Most Dangerous
John Cavanagh | commondreams.org | 2020-05-09
President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on April 14 that he was "halting funding" for the World Health Organization. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_coronavirus_18.jpg

HIGH-FREQUENCY failure of combination antiretroviral therapy in paediatric HIV infection is associated with unmet maternal needs causing maternal NON-ADHERENCE
Jane R. Millar, Nomonde Bengu, Rowena Fillis, Ken Sprenger, Vuyokazi Ntlantsana, Vinicius A. Vieira, Nisreen Khambati, Moherndran Archary, Maximilian Muenchhoff, Andreas Groll, Nicholas Grayson, John Adamson, Katya Govender, Krista Dong, Photini Kiepiela, Bruce D. Walker, David Bonsall, Thomas Connor, Matthew J. Bull, Nelisiwe Nxele, Julia Roider, Nasreen Ismail, Emily Adland, Maria C. Puertas, Javier Martinez-Picado, Philippa C. Matthews, Thumbi Ndung'u, Philip Goulder, the Ucwaningo Lwabantwana Consortium | thelancet.com | 2020-05-08
The success of early infant testing and cART initiation strategies is severely limited by subsequent cART non-adherence in HIV-infected children. Although there are practical challenges to administering paediatric cART formulations, these are overcome by mothers who themselves are cART-adherent. These findings point to the ongoing obligation to address the unmet needs of the mothers. Eliminating the particular barriers preventing adequate treatment for these vulnerable women and infants need to be prioritised in order to achieve durable suppression of viraemia on cART, let alone HIV cure/remission, in HIV-infecte…

The stock market is not the economy
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-08
For years, Trump has been telling us that when the stock market soars, the economy booms for us all. Whenever the Dow Jones or the S&P 500 hit a new high, we've been expected to clap and cheer for the latest proof that America is "great again." On such occasions, the president has regularly tweeted, …

Technofascism: The Censorship of David Icke is Digital Book Burning in a Totalitarian Age
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-05
CHARLOTTESVILLE ( Rutherford) —-We are fast becoming a nation–nay, a world–of book burners.While on paper, we are technically free to speak–at least according to the U.S. Constitution–in reality, however, we are only as free to speak as the government and its corporate partners such as Facebook, Google or YouTube may allow. | That's not a whole lot of freedom. Especially if you're inclined to voice opinions that may be construed as conspiratorial or dangerous. | Take David Icke, for example. | Icke, a popular c…

Facebook Is Go-To Platform For Organizing Protests Against Social Distancing
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-05-04
As COVID-19 continues to pose a lethal threat worldwide, fringe, right-wing activists are using Facebook to mobilize protests of stay-at-home orders in several states.

Enigmatic Sea Beast's Corpse With 'Teeth on Its Tail' Found on a Beach in England
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
Despite the creature's somewhat unusual appearance, the lady who found it said that someone has already suggested what species of fish it might belong to.