2020-07-04: Social Media Postees

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Seattle Activists Share Their Vision For Black Trans Pride
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-04
In recent years, trans issues have broken into the mainstream. It didn't happen overnight; it's been a long time coming. Trans activists have been at the center of the fight for LGBTQ rights since before Stonewall, decrying discrimination and violence against their peers for decades. | Now, between Pride Month and protests centering on Black lives, these issues are in the spotlight again. Black trans activists have taken to social media and the streets, bringing attention in particular to the growing number of murdered Black trans women within their community. | For many who've criticized the commodification of P…

Bone-chilling video shows speeding car hit 2 BLM protesters on freeway in Seattle
rt.com | 2020-07-04
A speeding car, which drove around vehicles blocking a road in Seattle in an area where a Black Lives Matter protest was taking place, has hit and seriously injured two women. The terrifying moment was caught on camera. | The two victims of the hit-and-run were taken to the Harborview medical center, one of them with life-threatening injuries, Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter. | The graphic video shows a white car maneuvering around a couple of vehicles blocking the road…

LA mayor warns citizens to cancel Fourth of July plans to 'save lives,' but supports Black Lives Matter protests
rt.com | 2020-07-04
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning citizens to avoid Fourth of July celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic, yet is fully in support of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and was even pictured at one not wearing a mask. | "We're going to have to celebrate differently this year. Everyone should cancel plans with others for the 4th of July. You shouldn't gather with anyone who doesn't live in your household," Garcetti tweeted on Friday. | He followed up on the actual holiday with multiple tweets doubling dow…

Qatar hails strategic relations with Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-04
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has hailed his country's strategic relations with Turkey."Strategic relations between Qatar and Turkey are growing day by day, particularly in the fields of economic, investment, commercial, energy and defense cooperation to serve the common interests of our nations," bin Abdulrahman said on Twitter on Friday.On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Qatar for talks with emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.Erdogan was accompanied by Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with Communications…

Yemeni rebels say 3 oil tankers arrived in Hudaydah
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-04
In a tweet, Yahya Sharaf al-Din, deputy chief of the Red Sea Ports Corporation, said the tanker Syosset loaded with 29,134 tons of gasoline had arrived at the port.The Sea Heart tanker, which carries 27,000 tons of diesel, and Hafiz tanker loaded with 26,953 tons of diesel, also docked at the port, he said.On Thursday, the Yemeni government agreed to allow the entry of four fuel vessels to the rebel-held port upon a request from UN special envoy Martin Griffiths.Last month, the Houthi-run oil company accused the Saudi-led coalition of seizing 15 fuel vessels carrying nearly 420,000 tons of fuel and fuel derivativ…

Clinton says she could beat Trump in 2020, would have handled Covid-19 pandemic better
rt.com | 2020-07-04
Despite losing to Donald Trump in 2016, Hillary Clinton maintains she could defeat him if she were standing in 2020, and would have done a better job handling the Covid-19 pandemic, setting off a ripple of mockery on social media. | Asked by the 'Awards Chatter' podcast about the possibility of a rematch against Trump in November and if she could theoretically win it, Clinton responded with a definitive "yes." | "You know, when he ran before, people who knew him mostly knew him from reality TV. He'd been in their living rooms, and he was a businessman, and he looked like a billionaire, and he rode around in hi…

'Anybody need any ventilators?' Trump says huge US Covid numbers are due to testing but FAKE NEWS media won't tell the story
rt.com | 2020-07-04
President Donald Trump has tweeted that the high number of Covid-19 cases in the US is actually a good thing as it is due to expanded testing, but the "fake news media" refuses to cover the shrinking mortality rate. | "Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn't test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News," the president tweeted on Saturday. | He continued, "In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media al…

Wacky Hollywood: Tim Robbins blasts ICE as 'SS' in charge of 'ethnic cleansing'
rt.com | 2020-07-04
'Shawshank Redemption' star Tim Robbins has compared US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Nazis, and claimed the agency's goal is to target people of color and give America an "ethnic cleansing." | "ICE are massively funded, militarized police whose function is to deport people of color. Ethnic cleansing in America," tweeted the actor in reaction to a story about President Donald Trump designating ICE a "security agency" in an effort to protect the identities of its employees. | "Now they are a massively funded, militarized SECRET police (SS) that don't have to identify themselves or answer to anyon…

WATCH: Police 'army' blasts non-lethal rounds at BLM protesters in Portland as riot declared
rt.com | 2020-07-03
For the second night in three days, Portland police have declared a riot in the city, opening fire on protesters with non-lethal munitions outside the Multnomah County Justice Center. | The demonstration had remained peaceful throughout the night but then all hell broke loose when, at 11: 45pm local time, a group of protesters set fire to a piece of wood, prompting a police response which escalated as people refused to leave the area and continued protesting. | @PortlandPolice central precinct, police responded and were promptly surrounded by an angry mob. pic.twitter.com/y…

Piers Morgan slammed for hypocrisy after blasting pubs opening but supporting son's BLM protest
rt.com | 2020-07-03
Broadcaster Piers Morgan is being branded a hypocrite for blasting the reopening of pubs as "insane," after praising his own son for attending a Black Lives Matter protest, where many flouted social distancing guidelines. | Morgan has won a lot of grudging admirers for repeatedly highlighting the failures of the UK government during the coronavirus pandemic. But the Good Morning Britain host has now found himself at the receiving end of criticism for his, seemingly contradictory, positions on people gathering in public. | "WHAT? This is insane," the outspoken commentator wrote on Twitter in response to news of…

Twitter targets accounts of MintPress and other outlets covering unrest in Bolivia
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-07-03
MintPress News, along with a number of independent Bolivian news outlets and journalists covering the unrest there, were all targeted for suspension at the same time.

India's Modi Terminates His Weibo Diplomacy
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-03
What started out as a promising relationship with China is now one struggling to find a direction | MK BHADRAKUMAR | The common perception among Indian analysts, widely articulated in the country's media, is that the government's options to "hit back" at China for whatever has happened in eastern Ladakh during the past two months are very limited. | The reported erasure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "official page" on the Chinese social media website Weibo can only reinforce that impression. It simply doesn't add up. | If reports are to be believed, Modi's official page on Weibo "went blank" on Wednesday with…

Family of 65-year-old Kashmiri civilian says he was killed by security forces
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-03
A civilian was allegedly killed by the Indian security forces in the Sopore district of Kashmir, according to his family. Following the incident, pictures of the deceased's grandson sitting on top of his dead body drenched in blood went viral on social media, triggering widespread condemnation…

Perhaps it's time those accusing the left of antisemitism look in the mirror
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-07-03
Labour leader Keir Starmer recently sacked shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey after she shared an interview on social media that he said contained an "antisemitic conspiracy theory". Starmer claims he wants to se…

Drawn Away from Reality in Plain View
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-03
"By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain," several false posts on Facebook and Twitter stated." "An extremely credible source has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud."

Jessica González on Facebook's Promotion of Hate
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-07-03

Cop Pulled A Gun On Woman's Unarmed Son, Then Used Facebook Posts Against Her In Court
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-03
PAR investigates police use of Facebook posts in the cases of Korryn Gaines, Arturo Adame, and Michael Avery, and follows Erica Hamlett's fight for accountability for an off-duty officer who pulled a gun on her child while he waited for a bus.

Pakistani FM Qureshi tests positive for COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-03
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to reports.'This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive for Covid 19. By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic," Qureshi said on Twitter.He said he will continue to carry his duties from his home and requested the public to keep remember in their prayers.Previously, the country's two former prime ministers, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, several cabinet members, lawmakers, and politicians ha…

EU grants conditional clearance to COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-03
The EU executive said the drug, produced by Gilead Sciences Inc, was the first medicine authorised in the European Union for treating COVID-19 following a "rolling review" begun by the European Medicines Agency at the end of April.The agency reviews data as they become available on a rolling basis, while development is still ongoing.The Commission said on Wednesday it was in negotiations with Gilead to obtain doses of remdesivir for the 27 European Union countries.However, that may prove difficult after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it had secured all of Gilead's projected production…

Hygiene First: Spanish Politician Offers to Resign After Showering During Gov't Video Meeting
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-03
In a bid to slow the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people around the world have shifted to remote study and work, a new experience for many. There are many stories of funny incidents associated with the practice of virtual employment, and here is a fresh example, straight out of Spain.

Trump Denounced as 'America's No.1 Traitor' as #BenedictDonald Trends Worldwide
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-03
In a new online frenzy inspired by a video advert from VoteVets, netizens have equated US President Donald Trump to Benedict Arnold – a controversial 18th century US general, whose name has long been associated with treason, as he defected from the Continental Army to the British side during America's War of Independence.

UN Staffers Put on Leave Over Video of Sex Act in Official Car
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-03
The head of the United Nations was "shocked and deeply disturbed" by the contents of a video that showed an apparent sex act in a UN official car in Tel Aviv, Israel. The video quickly went viral.

No more slaves and masters: Twitter engineers BAN whole range of terms in fight for 'more inclusive language'
rt.com | 2020-07-03
Twitter's engineering team will systematically purge a list of offensive terms from its source code and internal documents in the name of political correctness. Terms like "master" and "slave" will go, as will gendered pronouns. | "We're starting with a set of words we want to move away from using in favor of more inclusive language," Twitter Engineering announced on Wednesday. | Among the terms to be terminated are "whitelist" and "blacklist," "master" and "slave," which will be replaced with "allowlist" and "denylist," and "leader" and "follower" respectively. Gendered pronouns such as "guys" will be swapped…

'Great news!' Trump hails falling coronavirus daily death counts, brushes off concerns over spike in cases
rt.com | 2020-07-03
US President Donald Trump has argued that the recent surge in coronavirus cases is explained by "massive" and ramped up screenings for the illness, while celebrating the fall in daily fatalities as "great news." | The president took to Twitter late on Thursday night to repurpose what has been widely deemed gloomy news about the course of the pandemic, saying the case spike is, in fact, a function of expanded testing around the country. | "There is a rise in coronavirus cases because our testing is so massive and so good, far bigger and better than any other country. This is great news, but even better news is…

Tweet, Donny, Tweet!
Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-03

British historian slammed online for commenting that there are 'so many damn blacks' in UK and Africa
rt.com | 2020-07-02
Controversial British historian David Starkey has been savaged online after arguing in an interview that slavery wasn't a genocide, because if it was "there wouldn't be so many damn blacks in Africa or in Britain." | Speaking on Tuesday to Reasoned, a YouTube channel dedicated to against-the-grain views, Starkey accused the Black Lives Matter movement of attempting to "delegitimise British history." The historian slammed the activists desecrating statues in London, ridiculed the "arrogant" middle classes supporting the movement, and waved away the notion that Britain's own history of slavery was one of "genoci…

Friday 7/3: Virtual Independence Day Rally: Climate Change & Systemic Racism in America
Fire Drill Fridays, Greenpeace, others | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday/

Protesters Switch Destination at Last Minute, March on Menlo Park Police Station Pt 1
Remembering Black Lives Murdered | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
A June 25 rally was purportedly to target FaceBook for paying for a substation and police salaries near their headquarters in Menlo Park.

America's Two Right-Wing Parties Keep Accusing Each Other Of Being Far-Left
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-02
has a new Spanish-language ad out claiming that President Trump is cut from the same cloth as leftist leaders Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Nicolas Maduro. This is not the first time the Biden campaign has done this, with the same comparison made to Spanish-speaking voters in Florida ads last month. | The hashtag #ComradeTrump is trending on Twitter as of this writing because a

#StopHateforProfit: What Pundits Get Wrong About the Facebook Ad Boycott
Tim Karr | commondreams.org | 2020-07-02
"There's a reason for Facebook's failure that even industry pundits might understand," explains Karr. "Facebook has long been aware that its ad-driven business model was amplifying hateful and divisive posts over users' friendlier fare. But it chose to bury an internal report warning against the use of its engagement algorithms in this way." (Image: Stop Hate for Profit) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/stop_hate_for_profit.jpg

States Might Allow High Doses of Radiation to Public Before Evacuating From a Nuclear Accident During Viral Pandemic
commondreams.org | 2020-07-02

Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
COVID-19 cases were climbing at Michigan's McLaren Flint hospital. So Roger Liddell, 64, who procured supplies for the hospital, asked for an N95 respirator for his own protection, since his work brought him into the same room as COVID-positive patients. | But the hospital denied his request, said Kelly Indish, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 875. | On March 30, Liddell posted on Facebook that he had worked the previous week in both the critical care unit and the ICU and had contracted the virus. "Pray for me God is still in control," he wrote. He died April 10.

PM's father Stanley Johnson's visit to Greece angers MPs
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-02
Boris Johnson's father Stanley has been criticised by MPs after flying to Greece despite government advice urging against non-essential international travel. | The 79-year-old arrived in Athens on Wednesday 1 July to visit his mountain villa. He shared a video of his plane landing in the capital on social media platform Instagram. | He also posted a picture of himself wearing a face mask, which appeared to be taken in an airport. Johnson flew to Athens via Bulgaria, the Daily Mail said, because the Greek government has banned direct flights from the UK until mid-July.

3-year-old Kashmiri boy caught in political web of words
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Disturbing images of a toddler sitting on the chest of his slain grandfather in the Indian-administered Kashmir have stirred a debate, with former government officials, journalists and analysts saying the child has been made a "propaganda tool."Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of the region, said that everything becomes a "propaganda tool" in the bloody violence in Kashmir."A three year old toddler has to have his misery broadcast to the whole world to drive home the "we good they bad" message. We would have got the point without his misery being filmed shared so please don't," Abdullah wrote on Twitter.Amnes…

More Pak-Afghan border points to reopen to boost trade
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Pakistan on Thursday announced it will reopen two more border crossings with Afghanistan to boost trade between the neighbors.Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan's special representative for Afghanistan, said the crossings are likely to be reopened before mid-July."Pakistan will open Angor Adda and Kharlachi border crossings for trade with Afghanistan. After necessary arrangements by both sides, the two crossings are likely to become operational on 12 July," he tweeted.Last month Islamabad reopened the Torkham, Chaman, and Ghulam Khan border crossings, after they were closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic."In the…

SJW mob tears into 'racist' white woman after she holds black woman at gunpoint in viral clip — but full video tells another story
rt.com | 2020-07-02
A face-off in Michigan that culminated with a black woman held at gunpoint has set the internet alight, with Twitter quick to pronounce the incident a hate crime. However, things aren't always so black and white. | The encounter was captured on video by a black woman, with the footage going viral on Thursday. In it, a white woman points a handgun at the black woman filming, screaming at her to "get away," while the black woman calls for the police, and accuses the white woman of trying to hit her with her vehicle. | pic.twitter.com/lWksZwXITDР🦋Makay (@makaysmith10)

All's fair in WAR? Twitter removes Trump's post featuring his OWN IMAGE after NYT files copyright complaint
rt.com | 2020-07-02
Twitter has taken down a post by US President Donald Trump, in which he used a photo of himself to make a meme. The tweet was yanked shortly after the Times, embroiled in a bitter feud with Trump, filed a copyright claim. | …

Dems gloat & hold up former GOP presidential Cain candidate hospitalized with Covid-19 as 'proof' US shouldn't have reopened
rt.com | 2020-07-02
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain attended the first Trump rally since the Covid-19 pandemic and now he's in the hospital. Democrats have been unable to resist connecting the two. | Cain was hospitalized on Wednesday, two days after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement posted to the pizza magnate turned politician turned pundit's Twitter on Thursday. | While his symptoms were said to be "serious," he was not put on a ventilator and is "resting comfortably," the tweet continued. His team asked Cain's followers to pray for him and fellow coronavirus sufferers. | We are sorry…

UN suspends two observers in Israel after viral VIDEO of sex in official car
rt.com | 2020-07-02
Two employees of the United Nations mission in Israel have been suspended without pay after a viral video featured a sex act in their official vehicle, as it drove down a major street in Tel Aviv. | The two men were identified as staff members of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), a military observer mission in Israel, and were placed on unpaid leave on Thursday. | The 18-second video shows a man in a white uniform, in the back seat of the marked UN vehicle, being straddled by a woman wearing a red dress as another man looks on from the front seat. | The incident took place on HaYarkon…

UN suspends two observers in Israel after viral VIDEO of sex in official car
rt.com | 2020-07-02
Two employees of the United Nations mission in Israel have been suspended without pay after a viral video showed a sex act in their official vehicle, as it drove down a major street in Tel Aviv. | The two men were identified as staff members of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), a military observer mission in Israel, and were placed on unpaid leave on Thursday. | The 18-second video shows a man in a white uniform, in the back seat of the marked UN vehicle, being straddled by a woman wearing a red dress as another man looks on from the front seat. | The incident took place on HaYarkon St…

Karma or overkill? Harvard grad fired by Deloitte after threatening to stab anyone who thinks 'all lives matter'
rt.com | 2020-07-02
A Harvard graduate has reportedly lost her job after posting a now-viral TikTok video in which she vowed to assault anyone who didn't support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The internet had mixed feelings about her firing. | Claira Janover became an overnight sensation after several news outlets caught wind of a video in which she threatened to attack anyone "entitled" enough to believe that "all lives matter." | "I'ma stab you, and while you're struggling and bleeding out, I'ma show you my paper cut and say, 'My cut matters too,'" she declared in the TikTok clip. | The video sparked pandemonium on soc…

Tuesday 7/7: It's Not Working! The Erosion of Labor Rights in America (webinar)
KQED | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Livestream: www.youtube.com/KQED

A Trendy Rage: Boycotting Facebook and the Stop Hate for Profit Campaign
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
Rage can be that most trendy of things, and social media rage has become modish. If you dislike something, scream it in a certain number of characters and post it on every network you subscribe to. You might even feel good about it. When the pot is taken off the boil, the matter goes away.

PFAW: Facebook Must Stop Promoting the Spread of Racism and Hatred
commondreams.org | 2020-07-01

Children's Health Defense Responds to Accusation of Spreading "Misinformation" on Facebook
Jeremy R. Hammond | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
In November 2019, the Washington Post and other major news media accused Children's Health Defense (CHD) of using Facebook advertisements to spread "misinformation" about vaccines. The basis for these accusations, which have since continued, is a study published in the …

Gun-lover & presumed QAnon-believer unseats 5-term Colorado congressman in Republican primary upset
rt.com | 2020-07-01
Lauren Boebert, a mother of four with outspoken views on guns and fringe internet theories, has uprooted Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton. Her primary victory is part of a larger political insurgency taking shape across the country. | An unapologetic political outsider, Boebert was declared the winner of Colorado's 3rd congressional district Republican primary on Wednesday. Tipton, the incumbent, had served five terms in Congress and was endorsed by Donald Trump. Apparently unbothered by her victory, the president took to Twitter to congratulate Boebert on her "really great win." | Boebert's colorful political ads a…

Police officer warned after tweeting 'kicking down doors is our favourite thing'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
An officer has been warned after tweeting from a police account that "kicking down doors is probably one of our favourite things to do". | The tweet, which was deleted a short time afterwards, came from the Homerton branch of the Metropolitan Police and showed officers using a battering ram to break down a door. | It continued: "Another warrant conducted on #Victoria ward with the assistance of @MSPHomerton @MPSKingsPark @MPSHackneyWick #knockknock #localpolicing." | @MPSHomerton! (And yes, this is real) pic.twitter.com/ivNebpqSaE | — Owen Jones (@OwenJones84)