2020-11-19: 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.)

Saudi court sentences Salman al-Odah's brother to five years in prison
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-19
Saudi court sentences Salman al-Odah's brother to five years in prison | Khaled al-Odah's sentencing comes three and a half years after he was detained for showing solidarity with his brother on social media | MEE staff | Thu, 11/19/2020 – 17: 39 | Khaled al-Odah was also issued a travel ban preventing him from leaving the country (Abdullah Alaoudh/Twitter) | Saudi Arabia sentenced the brother of jailed cleric Salman al-O…

Saturday 11/21: Learn about and support the Amah Mutsun Tribal Land Trust
Wendy Snyder | indybay.org | 2020-11-19
Virtual event on Zoom and Facebook…

Over 200 Venezuelan Citizens Return to the Country From Panama
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-18
A group of 211 Venezuelans, stranded in Panama, early Wednesday morning returned to their country on three Conviasa flights to Caracas, Valencia, and Maracaibo thanks to Venezuela's 'Return to the Homeland' Plan. | RELATED: | Venezuela Announces International Lawsuit Against US | Venezuela's Foreign Ministry announced the citizens' arrival on Twitter as It emphasized that the humanitarian action was possible thanks to President Nicolas Maduro's Government. | "This humanitarian action a…

Socialist Party's Moe Manir expels London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee leader from Facebook group
wsws.org | 2020-11-18
The Socialist Party promotes the dangerous illusion that mass pressure from below can transform the unions into fighting organisations. But in every country the trade unions respond to mass pressure from workers by deepening their collusion with the companies and the state, and by stamping out any semblance of democracy.

Abdicating to Boeing: An Open Letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-18
November 13, 2020 Stephen Dickson, Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) U.S. Department of Transportation 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Dickson, It is now abundantly clear that instead of clearing out top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operatives who have worked to make the FAA safe for Boeing, you have thrown in your…

Saturday 11/21: Learn about and support the Amah Mutsun Tribal Land Trust
Wendy Snyder | indybay.org | 2020-11-18
Virtual event on Zoom and Facebook…

NYC schools to close 'indefinitely' as city's weekly Covid-19 positive rate reaches 3%
rt.com | 2020-11-18
New York City's public-school system is to close its doors "indefinitely," officials announced, after the city's seven-day coronavirus positive rate hit three percent. They won't necessarily open their doors when it dips, either. | Schools will suspend all in-person instruction on Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed via tweet on Wednesday. The mayor's announcement came after schools chancellor Richard Carranza sent an email to principals warning them that New York had "reached [the three percent] threshold of test positivity citywide." | In-person classes are not expected to begin again anyt…

The Media's Quadrennial Eclipse
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-18
Whatever will he do next? The cable newscasters cry, eager to ply their audiences with more of the drip, drip that keeps advertisers hooked. If you're feeling withdrawal from Disaster Don's tweets, there are pictures of his golf cart and non-news of his non-lawsuits. And Joe, oh Joe, and the next four years. How will…

Jordanian children's channel 'servant' song causes backlash online
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-18
Jordanian children's channel 'servant' song causes backlash online | The song has been condemned as racist and accused of dehumanising domestic workers | Nadda Osman | Wed, 11/18/2020 – 12: 06 | Many have demanded that the video is removed for its derogatory and offensive content towards domestic workers (Screengrab/Twitter) | A children's song played on the Jordanian children's channel Karameesh, in which children si…

Oxygen pipe EXPLODES in Moscow's top Covid-19 hospital, plumes of 'smoke' caught on VIDEO
rt.com | 2020-11-18
Clouds of what appeared to be "smoke" have been filmed billowing over Kommunarka Hospital — the largest Covid-19 treatment facility in Moscow — after an oxygen delivery pipe exploded. Luckily, no casualties have been reported. | A witness living in a nearby apartment told RBC business daily on Wednesday evening he had heard a "loud noise" resembling an explosion before seeing "smoke" rising over the hospital facilities. Social media clips showed large black and gray plumes billowing over the so-called reserve section of the hospital. The extra facilities were added to accommodate the rising number…

Chile: Two Minors Shot by Police, Protests Sparked
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-18
Two minors were shot by carabineros (Chilean police) during an operation on Wednesday at the Sename residence in Tahualcano, south of the country. The police brutality has caused turmoil in social media. | RELATED: | Chile: Second Fund Withdrawal Bill Goes Into a Debate | The lawyer and children's advocate in Chile, Patricia Muñoz, denounced that…

'More Room For Mischief': Internet Explodes as Twitter Introduces Its Own Stories Named 'Fleets'
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-17
It was Snapchat that in 2013 first introduced the idea of temporary posts that disappear after 24 hours – with the trend later adopted by Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and many other social media platforms.

Like Year, Like Tree: Twitterati Mock Rockefeller Centre 2020 Christmas Tree
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-17
The tree has been ironically compared by social media users to that decorated by the comic character Charlie Brown, who chose a small and sad-looking scanty tree to decorate for the winter holiday.

The discreet charm of social media and the choices we don't have
Julia Rone | zcomm.org | 2020-11-17
The curious co-existence on Netflix of 'Emily in Paris' and 'The Social Dilemma' reveals the choices that are not available to us…

Scores of Israelis evicted from former settlement in West Bank
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-17
Scores of Israelis evicted from former settlement in West Bank | Around 20 families, including a Likud MP, ejected from Sa-Nur by the military 15 years after first being expelled | MEE staff | Tue, 11/17/2020 – 12: 14 | Israeli settlers inside a property in the former settlement of Sa-Nur north of the occupied West Bank (Twitter\@EladHumi) | Scores of Israeli settlers attempting to repopulate an illegal settlement near th…

Covid in Lebanon: Minister's 'let women cook' in lockdown comment causes uproar
Nur Ayoubi | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-17
Covid in Lebanon: Minister's 'let women cook' in lockdown comment causes uproar | Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi also said women 'too timid' to be prime minister, sparking widespread backlash | Nur Ayoubi | Tue, 11/17/2020 – 12: 51 | Mohammed Fahmi has come under fire for his comments (Reuters) | Social media users in Lebanon have organised a campaign challenging controversial comments made by caretaker Interior Minis…

2021 Declared International Year of Health and Care Workers
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-16
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday that 2021 was designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers, "recognizing the dedication and sacrifice of the millions of health and care workers at the forefront of the Covid-19 pandemic." | RELATED: | WHO: Health Systems Collapsing in Latam Amid COVID-19 Pandemic | The WHO Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said via Twitter that he was "very pleased to see the decision to designate next year as…