2020-09-10: Social Media Postees

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'Nothing nefarious at all': Backlash as ex-NSA chief, involved in mass surveillance revealed by Snowden, joins Amazon board
rt.com | 2020-09-10
General Keith Alexander, ex-director of the National Security Agency, who oversaw illegal mass spying on Americans, has been appointed to Amazon's board of directors, drawing the ire of privacy advocates, including Edward Snowden. | Amazon announced that Alexander, who served as NSA director from 2005 up to his retirement in March 2014, will join the company's board on Wednesday. | "We're thrilled to elect a new member to our Board of Directors this month. Welcome, General Keith Alexander!" the tech giant said in a statement on Twitter. | However, some, including the ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden, were less…

U.S. govt-linked PR firm ran fake news networks for right-wing Latin American regimes
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2020-09-10
A major U.S. PR firm located just a few blocks from the White House has been caught running an industrial grade propaganda operation on social media.

New: Simón Bolívar Institute For Peace And Solidarity Among Peoples
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
Caracas, VZ – On Sunday, September 6, 205 years since the publication of the Jamaica Letter, the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples was inaugurated as a new space for the research, dissemination, debate, solidarity and strengthening of international relations. | The inauguration took place via YouTube on the Institute's Spanish and English channels. | "Our institute is formally inaugurated today, but the truth is that it already existed. The peoples have raised their voices in favor of Venezuela, and we at the same time have raised our voices for humankind's great causes," said the Pre…

Arab League slammed for not condemning UAE-Israel deal
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
The Arab League faced fierce criticism on social media platforms after it dropped a Palestinian draft resolution condemning the UAE-Israel normalization deal. | On Wednesday, an Arab League meeting at the level of foreign ministers was held via video conference after days of ambiguity and division over Palestine's request for an emergency meeting to reject Emirati normalization with Israel. | According to the Arab media outlets, the Palestinian request was met with objection by the tiny kingdom of Bahrain. | In a move that sparked outrage on the social media platforms, the final statement of the Arab ministerial…

As COVID spreads: Epidemic of evictions goes viral
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-09-10
Houston — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a federal eviction moratorium on Sept. 1 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Coming several months into the pandemic, it may help keep many in their homes — but only until Dec. 31. This is very much a case . . . | Continue reading As COVID spreads: Epidemic of evictions goes viral at Workers.org

Trump lied, Americans died
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
WASHINGTON–There's a hashtag flying fast around Twitter that says all you need to know about the top revelation in Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, containing interviews with and about Oval Office occupant Donald Trump: "#TrumpLiedAmericansDied" it reads. Because that, according to 18 tape-recorded interviews Woodward had with Trump, which are now playing on the Internet, …

Flight Attendants warn layoffs could end any hope of economic recovery
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
WASHINGTON–Facing massive layoffs at the end of September, the nation's Flight Attendants hit the U.S. Capitol on September 9 to demand solons save airline jobs, and the services the carriers provide. Making the point that without planes flying, medicines, anti-viral supplies, food and other goods wouldn't get to people who need them, members of the …

'Green' Billionaires Behind Suppression Of 'Planet Of The Humans'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
It is hard to think of an American film that provoked a greater backlash in 2020 than "Planet of the Humans." Focused on the theme of planetary extinction and fanciful proposals to ward it off, the documentary was released for free on YouTube on April 21. The date was significant not only because it was the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but because a global pandemic was tearing through America's social fabric and exposing the human toll of the country's globalized, growth-obsessed economic model.

French Neocolonialism–MES EP.71
Marwa Osman | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-10
Emmanuel Macron returned to Paris after a three-day journey to Beirut and Baghdad during which he played the role of a modern-day Lawrence of Arabia, promising sovereignty to the long-suffering citizens of Lebanon and Iraq. But can he do it alone? Better yet, how does he plan to do it? To discuss this issue with us from Beirut is Mohamad Kleit, journalist and photographer. | If you follow my twitter account, you must have seen the video that I leaked last week of former US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell elaborating about how the US bullies its allies into submission. If you haven't seen it yet, here's is y…

Be a viral superspreader
Tom H. Hastings | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-10
We can do this, if we remain nonviolent, committed, and unified.

Wind causes more fires in California; Oregon at risk
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
Strong winds may allow many fires to grow significantly in the US state of California, according to forest and fire protection officials, while its northern neighbor Oregon faces a massive risk from blazes.The CalFire department said in a statement Wednesday it is close to containing many of last month's fires, but several new wildfires were ignited and fanned by strong gusts that reach up to 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) per hour in mountain and foothill areas.CalFire said on Twitter that the creek fire northeast of Shaver Lake in Fresno County is 166,965 acres, and the major fires in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra C…

'Getting pretty apocalyptic': California skies turn orange as awestruck residents fear the wrath of wildfires
rt.com | 2020-09-10
California residents are fearing impending doom as wildfire smoke has shifted the skies to an ominous orange hue across the Bay Area hundreds of miles away. | The wildfire smoke turned the skies a yellowish hue on Tuesday but the skies have since turned noticeably darker in color, shifting to an eerie orange worthy of a dystopian sci-fi thriller. | pic.twitter.com/GEf0sqdu59– Zach Wigal üëæ (@ZachWigal) September 9, 2020 North Beach today at 12: 30 pm pic…

The government continues to scapegoat the public to cover the fact that it's useless
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-09-10
As #BorisTheLiar trends on Twitter, people are outraged that the government is scapegoating the public as coronavirus (Covid-19) figures rise again. | From Monday 14 September, gatherings in England of more than 6 people who are outside of your household will be banned. The government has stated that: [It] will be against the law to meet people you do not live with in a group larger than 6 (unless you are meeting as a household…

Big Tech's Global Reach
Deborah Brown | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-09
Billions of people around the world have come to rely on the services Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google provide to exercise their basic human rights. But for many people, both within and outside the U.S., the concentration of power in these companies has meant considerable harm. It's nearly impossible to avoid using one of these…

Neo-Nazi Collaborator Jack Posobiec Crosses One Million Twitter Followers
splcenter.org | 2020-09-09
One American News Network (OANN) correspondent Jack Posobiec reached one million Twitter followers over Labor Day weekend. He has repeatedly used the website to promote hate and disinformation and is currently promoting unsubstantiated and potentially inflammatory claims suggesting that Democrats are plotting to steal the 2020 election from President Trump.

Is Repealing Section 230 the Way to Fix Facebook? Exchange with Siva Vaidhyanathan
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-09-09
This is the first part of a four part exchange with Siva Vaidhyanthan, a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. Professor Vaidhyanathan will write a response. I will then draft a rejoinder and he will get the last word. Repeal Section 230 to Fix Facebook Many people are worried that Facebook …

Canadian Troops in Saudi Arabia a Legacy of Support for Iraq War
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-09
The revelation that Canadian soldiers have been in Saudi Arabia for 17 years highlights Canada's ties to the repressive monarchy, contribution to the Iraq war and hollowness of Canadian foreign policy mythology. | Recently researcher Anthony Fenton tweeted, | " raise your | …

Canadian Troops in Saudi Arabia a Legacy of Support for Iraq War
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-09
The revelation that Canadian soldiers have been in Saudi Arabia for 17 years highlights Canada's ties to the repressive monarchy, contribution to the Iraq war and hollowness of Canadian foreign policy mythology. Recently researcher Anthony Fenton tweeted, "raise your hand if you knew that there was a 'Detachment' of Canadian soldiers serving under US auspices …

'I'm Charlie F***ing Manson's Daughter!': Woman Lashes Out at Taco Bell Staffers Over Order Price
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-09
A video of a woman lambasting Taco Bell staffers because of the price of tacos was first shared on Reddit on Tuesday before going viral. Apart from spewing insults at the employees, the customer also claimed that she is a daughter of Charles Manson – a US-born criminal and cult leader.

'Height of cowardice': Mother accused of using baby as human shield at BLM protest in LA
rt.com | 2020-09-09
Black Lives Matter protesters have taken to the streets of LA for the fourth consecutive night, but footage of a mother holding her infant has sparked Twitter allegations of human shields and terrorist tactics being used. | The crowd of at least 100 protesters gathered near the South LA sheriff's deputy station for the fourth straight night of demonstrations, with police declaring an unlawful assembly shortly thereafter, amid a torrent of vile verbal abuse from several protesters. | LA protester to police: "Use a f*cking donut as a flesh light" pic.twitter.com/oheyuNoEZx[m…

Pandemic Reflexes: Lockdowns and Arrests in Victoria, Australia
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-09
Ugly. Rough. Police in the Australian state of Victoria muscling their way in. The father and children watching. It had all arisen because the pregnant mother in question had engaged in conduct defined as incitement. In a post on her Facebook page, Zoe Buhler had urged Victorians to protest the coronavirus lockdown rules over the…

Rafael Correa barred from contesting in the 2021 elections in Ecuador
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-08
The court of cassation of the National Court of Justice of Ecuador, on September 7, ratified the 8-year prison sentence against former president Rafael Correa and 15 other officials from his government in the "Bribes 2012-2016" case. The court also confirmed that Correa will be barred from electoral politics for the next 25 years. With the confirmation of the sentence, Correa is officially and definitively disqualified from contesting as a vice-presidential candidate in the 2021 general elections in Ecuador. | The former president, who is currently residing in Belgium, rejected the ruling through his Twitter acco…

'Astounding' admission as minister confirms proposed change to Brexit deal would breach international law
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-08
A government plan to override elements of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with Brussels would breach international law, a senior minister has confirmed. | The comment by Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis provoked a furious reaction, including from some Tory MPs, and followed news that the head of the Government Legal Department had resigned amid reports he was "very unhappy" with the proposal. | Lewis told MPs legislation to ensure Northern Ireland could continue to enjoy unfettered access to markets in the rest of the UK would breach international law in a "very specific and limited way". | pic.twitter.com/VQ…

Facebook's Political Ad Ban Could Inhibit Ability to Spread Accurate Voting Info
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-08
Facebook this week said it would bar political ads in the seven days before the presidential election. That could prevent dirty tricks or an "October surprise" and give watchdogs time to fact-check statements. But rather than responding with glee, election officials say the move leaves them worried. | Included in the ban are ads purchased by election officials — secretaries of state and boards of elections — who use Facebook to inform voters about how voting will work. The move…

Turkish first lady marks International Literacy Day
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-08
Turkey's first lady marked the International Literacy Day on Tuesday with a vow to continue efforts for education in the country."The literacy campaign in our country will continue until every individual's world is illuminated by the light of letters. Happy #InternationalLiteracyDay," Emine Erdogan said in a message on Twitter.In the message, which was posted along with a video clip commemorating the day, she also congratulated "all citizens who participated in the literacy campaign."Sept. 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of lite…

Facebook announces political censorship plan in advance of US presidential election
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The new measures are aimed at protecting the capitalist two-party system and labeling left-wing political ideas as the work of "Russian interference."

'Like a Boss': Twitter Hyped by Kamala Harris' Milwaukee Chuck Taylor Converse Look
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-07
The fact that Joe Biden's running mate Kamala Harris wore sneakers for her working visit to Milwaukee drew a wave of enthusiasm on Twitter, with netizens praising her for neglecting "disabling" shoes and suggesting that Harris has endorsed a revolution in political dress for women.

Twitter Ridicules UN Chief's Claim That 'Patriarchy' Worsened COVID-19 Pandemic
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-07
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres claimed that sexism in the design of protective equipment placed women health workers at greater risk of catching the coronavirus, and said economic problems stemming from the pandemic were an opportunity for social justice.

Trump to hold Labor Day news conference at White House
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
President Donald Trump on Monday said he will hold a news conference at the White House during the Labor Day holiday at 1 p.m. (1700 GMT)."Will be having a Labor Day News Conference today at the White House, 1: 00 P.M.," Trump said in a post on Twitter. "Jobs number, and the Economic comeback, are looking GREAT."

GOAT on rampage raids cop car, destroys paperwork & takes down officer (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-09-07
It turns out you can quite easily get away with leaping into a police cruiser, destroying documentation within and even assaulting an officer — if you're a goat — according to hilarious bodycam footage filmed in the US. | Footage of the bizarre altercation was shared online by the Douglas County Sheriff Department, and promptly went viral. The video was captured by the body cam of a deputy as she was out delivering some civil papers in Douglasville, Georgia. | The officer had unwarily left her car door open — and it did not escape the notice of a sneaky goat, which decided to get in. On notici…

Man suspected of serially MUTILATING horses is detained in France
rt.com | 2020-09-07
Police in France have detained a man suspected of attacking and mutilating horses. The country has been shocked by a nationwide string of vicious attacks on the animals over the past few months. | The suspect, reportedly a 50-year-old man, was detained on Monday in France's eastern department of Haut-Rhin. | The man was apprehended after law enforcement circulated a computer-generated image of the suspect, a police source told AFP, based on information from an eyewitness. | www.facebook.com/gendarmeriedelyonne/posts/3347195265326859 | The police sketch was created after two men infiltrated a stable in…

Sputnik V questions ANSWERED: Head of team financing world's first Covid-19 vaccine explains formula to critics
rt.com | 2020-09-07
Since the launch of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by scientists from Moscow's Gamaleya Center, Russia has seen immense interest and expressions of hope from many countries and has received requests for 1 billion doses. | However, it has also faced criticism and questions from some Western countries and companies, especially those developing their own vaccines–often based on technologies yet to be proven for safety and efficacy, such as mRNA or monkey adenoviral vector-based platforms. Following the publication of the results of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials of Sputnik V in The Lancet, last w…

'Why is CNN meddling in swing races?' Republicans roast Jake Tapper for trying to 'influence' congressional election
rt.com | 2020-09-07
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has accused CNN of "meddling in swing races" due to a report that anchor Jake Tapper tried convincing Sean Parnell to avoid running in a district where he could flip a seat. | "So how many other districts has @jaketapper pulled this crap with? Why is CNN meddling in House swing races? This is absurd," the NRCC tweeted. | The message was in response to a Breitbart report claiming Tapper had tried on multiple occasions to convince congressional candidate and conservative author/veteran Sean Parnell to give up running in Pennsylvania's 17th district and inste…