Trump backs armed gun-rights rally in Richmond, Virginia
wsws.org | 2020-01-21
For the second time in three days, President Donald Trump tweeted support as thousands of gun-rights activists, many of them carrying semi-automatic weapons, descended on Virginia's capital, Richmond.
Break of Dawn After Storm: EXO Chen Announces New Duo After Marriage Controversy
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-21
The news of marriage and fatherhood of the boy band's main vocalist created a furore among the fandom and the K-pop world, but peace could soon break out as a new song is set to be released.
A Challenger Appears? Angelina Jolie's Lookalike From Russia Steals the Spotlight Online
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-21
While some social media users praise the Russian beauty's stunning good looks and marvel at her resemblance to the Hollywood celebrity Angelina Jolie, there are also those who claim that her appearance is merely a product of plastic surgery.
Iowa is not the Twitterverse
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-21
It was a balmy 70 degrees in New York City last Saturday, and the excited green croci began tipping through the earth. Now, that same ground is icy, and those tips are frozen stiff, and I've been fearing that the same fate might befall hopeful progressive voters in the wake of the Warren/Sanders tiff. The…
Our Generation is Kind of Stuck Between Progression, Regression: Bollywood's Ashwini Iyer Tiwari
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-21
New Delhi (Sputnik): Director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari believes in highlighting the Indian women's struggle through her projects, from depicting a mother's role in motivating her daughter to study in the film "Neil Battey Sannata" to presenting the story of a national level Kabaddi player who gave up her dreams, after becoming a mother in "Panga".
Facebook Pledges 1,000 New London Hires to Improve Online Safety
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-21
The social media giant's announcement comes amid vocal concerns from business leaders regarding the lack of certainty over the UK's post-Brexit relationship with the European Union.
Protests against violence in Sri Lankan university expose government's privatization agenda
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-20
Students of Sri Lanka's University of Colombo are up in arms against the university management after a video circulated on social media showing a student being severely beaten up by a group inside the campus premises, on January 15. Following this attack which took place in a suburb of the capital, twelve students were arrested by the state police and presented before the Colombo Chief Magistrate. They were later released on bail. As per the Colombo National Hospital officials, the injured student has been discharged. | Protesting students claim that they are feeling intimidated by the growing number of confronta…
Trump Showed Us Who He Was Before He Became President
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-20
The long record of this presidency's transgressions now includes the open dog-wagging assassination
Oxfam Report Contains Dire Warning for Global Capitalism
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2020-01-20
"I don't think 500 billionaires are the reason we're in trouble," former Vice President Joe Biden told an audience at the Brookings Institute in 2018. It was a few months before he'd officially declare his candidacy for president, but Biden's position was clear: "The folks at the top aren't bad guys." | After Bernie Sanders said that " Billionaires should not exist" during a 2019 New York Times interview, Facebook CEO Mark Zu…
As neo-Nazis head to Richmond, Trump boosts gun-rights rally
wsws.org | 2020-01-20
The president's tweet is a declaration of solidarity with ultra-right forces on the eve of his impeachment trial.
Three Rockets Land Near US Embassy in Baghdad
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-20
Three Katyusha rockets fell on Tuesday inside Baghdad's Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions, according to Iraqui police sources. | The three rockets were launched from Zafaraniyah district outside Baghdad, the sources said, adding that two rockets landed near the U.S. embassy. | Sirens went on as rockets landed on the perimeter of the US embassy in Baghdad green zone. Video was distributed in WhatsApp. pic.twitter.com/kWzv2tVm0y
'Sit This One Out': FBI Slammed for Social Media Shoutout to Martin Luther King Jr
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-20
"FBI, translated: Of all the people we have wiretapped, blackmailed, and tried to drive to their deaths through suicide, there are none we think more highly of than Dr. King." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mlk_mugshot_birmingham2.jpg …
Gremlin in the sky: Pentagon contractor shows maiden flight of its new 'swarm' drone
rt.com | 2020-01-19
Swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles overwhelming enemies' defenses with sheer numbers might soon be part of the US combat strategy. Footage of the first flight of one such drone has just been showcased by a Pentagon contractor. | A video published on YouTube by an applied science and IT company, Dynetics, shows a drone, which looks roughly like a large air-to-surface missile, being drop-launched from under the wing of a US transport Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft. | The drone designated X-61A then releases small wings and ignites its rocket engine, setting off for an autonomous flight. Media reports sugges…
China Reports 136 New Cases of 'Sars-Type' Virus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-19
Chinese authorities have confirmed 136 new cases diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia in central China that has already killed three people, according to the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. | RELATED: | 'Sars-Type' Virus Claims 2nd Victim in China, 41 Infected So Far | In total, 198 cases of the new coronavirus have been identified in the city of Wuhan, where the virus appears to have originated. At least a half-dozen countries in Asia and three U.S. airports have started sc…
Woodland camo in space, you sure? US Space Force roasted online after it premiers first-ever uniform
rt.com | 2020-01-18
US President Donald Trump's recently inaugurated Space Force has faced a torrent of mockery online after it unveiled its brand new woodland-patterned camouflage uniform, raising quite a few eyebrows. | The US Space Force, Trump's beloved brainchild and now one of the eight uniformed services in the country, has finally got its own gear. | "The first #SpaceForce utility uniform nametapes have touched down in the Pentagon," the newest branch of the US military tweeted, accompanying the message with a photo of what appears to be a standard US Army woodland camo jacket, sporting a US Space Force patch on its sleev…
'Rigging election again': Trump says impeachment all a ploy to… shaft Bernie Sanders
rt.com | 2020-01-17
The impeachment trial against Donald Trump is not just a "witch hunt," but a ploy to "rig" the Democratic nomination against Bernie Sanders and in favor of Joe Biden, the US president has claimed. | "They are rigging the election again against Bernie Sanders, just like last time, only even more obviously," Trump tweeted on Friday. | They are rigging the election again against Bernie Sanders, just like last time, only even more obviously. They are bringing him out of so important Iowa in order that, as a Senator, he sit through the Impeachment Hoax Trial. Crazy Nancy thereby gives the strong edge to Sleepy…[m…
Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-17
Keeping with its Crackdown on Alternative Voices, Google Deletes Press TV from YouTube
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-15
Without warning, tech giant Google "permanently removed" Iranian government-owned media channel Press TV UK's YouTube channel Monday night amid increasing American hostility to Iran. | "This attack on the freedom of speech of Press TV's journalists seems to be part of an anti-Iran purge as the West sets its sights on regime change in Iran," Press TV said. Its content, in its own words, focuses on "anti-imperialis…
The Montessori Schools Set to Track Students' Every Move
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2020-01-14
At schools that were meant to foster self-paced learning in the natural world, the billionaires behind Facebook and Amazon are funding new data-seeking tech.
Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-13
As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with…
More Rockets Fired At US Embassy, US Iranians Detained & Trump Says Twitter Is "Notifying Congress"
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/5/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …