Daily Archives: February 28, 2020

2020-02-28: News Headlines

RT (2020-02-28). 'Don't you dare buy these': Sneaker fans warn resellers as Nike releases pics of special edition Kobe 5 'Lakers' basketball shoes. rt.com Sportswear giants Nike are set to release a special edition version of their hugely-popular "Kobe 5" basketball shoes to honor the late NBA superstar, but fans are already worried about the cynical motives of the reseller market. | Images of the "Lakers" edition of the Kobe Bryant-inspired "Kobe 5" sneakers were posted online by noted sneaker-fan Twitter account @J23app. | But, while the fan excitement about the possibility of owning a special pair of tribute sneakers was palpable online, there were also those who warned resellers to steer clear from trying to profit from the NBA superstar's death. | Also on r…

RT (2020-02-28). 'Must be parody': George W Bush's brother ridiculed online after moaning about 'incredibly rude' BBC bias against BoJo's Tories. rt.com Jeb Bush, younger brother of former US President George W Bush, has been mercilessly mocked on Twitter, after accusing the BBC of being "biased" in their news coverage and "incredibly rude to Conservative MPs." | The former 2016 US Republican presidential candidate took to social media on Thursday night to reveal that he was in the UK capital and wasn't best pleased with the British broadcaster's attitude towards PM Boris Johnson's Tory Party. | Bush insisted that he enjoyed the BBC's world coverage, but questioned the "vitriol" when it came to its UK political coverage. | Every time I visit London, I am amaze…

Fight Back (2020-02-28). Amy Klobuchar's wrongful convictions, Twitterstorm will demand justice for Myon Burrell. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On Friday, February 28, activists will be making noise on Twitter and other social media platforms to demand freedom for Myon Burrell and urging voters to reject Amy Klobuchar, who is responsible for his wrongful conviction. The Twitterstorm is being initiated by Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J) using the hashtags #FreeMyon and #NoAmyK to spread their message. | Organizers say presidential hopeful Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has used Myon's case – a case full of holes – to claim success as Hennepin County attorney and as an example of her work for the African American c…

The Canary (2020-02-28). Chris Packham criticises anti-bird netting on Cambridge University trees. thecanary.co Chris Packham has branded Cambridge University's move to cover a row of trees with nets to stop birds from nesting as "absolutely outrageous", with activists from Extinction Rebellion responding by tearing some of the netting down. | The conservationist's social media post was prompted by photographs of the trees, with their branches completely encased in He wrote: "Seriously? I thought we'd been through this last year! This is absolutely outrageous!" | Seriously ? I thought we'd been through this last year ! This i…

Tom Clifford (2020-02-28). Corona and Flu in Beijing: a Report From the Chinese Capital. counterpunch.org Beijing. There is no room for complacency or outright fear. The new coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, sounds menacing and is. But there's another viral epidemic hitting countries around the world: the flu. COVID-19 has, since December, led to more than 75,000 illnesses and 2,000 deaths, primarily in mainland China. But, statistically the flu is more menacing. The Centers

Santa Cruz News Network (2020-02-28). Coonerty Appointee Bullies County Health Officer. indybay.org Damon Bruder, Santa Cruz County Supervisor Ryan Coonerty's appointee to the County's Syringe Services Program (SSP) Advisory Commission, has made harassing and bullying statements on social media directed at Rachel McCullough-Sanden, an Epidemiologist and HIV Surveillance Coordinator at the County Health Services Agency (HSA). On February 14, a disparaging screen capture of McCullough-Sanden taken from video of a Board of Supervisors meeting was posted to the Santa Cruz, CA: Keepin' It Real Facebook page. The photo was featured on the blog along with criticism of the County Health Department for being late in pos…

Ron Jacobs (2020-02-28). Bloomberg's Billionaire BS. counterpunch.org We've all seen them. They are on television, on Instagram and every other social media platform. Like the flu virus, they have infected almost every facet of the public square. As the date for the Super Tuesday nears, their numbers seem like they will overwhelm the airwaves. Every day, another infected person acknowledges that they

pip.hinman (2020-02-28). Protesters demand Julian Assange be set free. greenleft.org.au

RT (2020-02-27). Turkey in social media BLACKOUT amid fears of all-out war in Syria. rt.com Social media platforms across Turkey winked out after reports of an airstrike in Syria killing dozens of Turkish soldiers fueled rumors of an all-out war. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and YouTube were all reported down. | Twitter was the first to go, with national provider Turk Telekom

RT (2020-02-27). 'Defund racist border wall!' Warren's 'solution' to coronavirus crisis causes mass eye-rolling on Twitter. rt.com Senator Elizabeth Warren announced a bill that would use funding for President Donald Trump's "racist border wall" to combat the coronavirus outbreak — a plan that is earning plenty of eye rolls on social media. | Warren is not letting the coronavirus crisis go to waste. The Massachusetts senator tweeted on Thursday a bill that would move funding from construction of the southern border wall in the US to the Department of Health and Human Services and US Aid to fight the disease. | The senator warned that the virus poses a "serious health, diplomatic and economic threat." Her bill would remove "all fundi…

RT (2020-02-27). Earth has had TWO MOONS for past three years… and no one noticed. rt.com The boffins at the Catalina Sky Survey have stumbled upon an amazing and slightly goofy discovery, apparently Earth has had a second moon for the past three years and nobody noticed. | This 'mini-moon' is actually an asteroid, measuring between 1.9 and 3.5 metres (6.2 and 11.5 feet) in diameter, that was temporarily captured by our planet's gravity. Named 2020 CD3, we picked up our second moon some time in 2017 but, given how vast the sky is and how dark the moon is, it never caught anyone's attention, until now. | pic.twitter.com/zLkXyGAkZl— Kacper Wierzchos (@WierzchosKacper) RT (2020-02-27). Facebook adds fuel to coronavirus panic by CANCELING 'in-person' part of developer conference. rt.com A developer conference hosted by Facebook is the latest victim of growing international alarm over the spread of coronavirus, with the tech giant calling off the 'in-person' part of the event a month before it is to take place. | The F8 Facebook Developer Conference is scheduled to run on May 5 and 6 in San Jose, California. | "This was a tough call to make," Facebook's director of developer platforms and programs Konstantinos Papamiltiadis said in a company blog

Brian Horejsi (2020-02-27). Dancing Bears Weren't Having Fun. counterpunch.org People send me all sorts of wildlife related videos. Most recent was a series of bears dealing with an itch by rubbing parts of their body against a tree. When people watch a YouTube video, complete with music and voice over, of a bear "dancing", I get it that some people think this is "cool"

sputniknews (2020-02-27). Best Friends Forever: Two Donkeys Melt Twitter Users' Hearts With Their Cute Gimmicks. sputniknews.com The two animals reside at the Donkey Sanctuary located in the town of Sidmouth, in Devon, South West England. The organisation is an international charity that, as stated in the description on the official website, "has made a profound difference to the lives of donkeys and people all over the world".

sputniknews (2020-02-27). Indian Cricketer Shakes A Leg to Bollywood Song In Australia. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The latest release "Love Aaj Kal" featuring Bollywood stars Kartik Aryan and Sara Ali Khan might not have struck the right chord with moviegoers, but its song "Haan Main Galat" did manage to get some fan following for its peppy beats.

sputniknews (2020-02-27). Supermodel Heidi Klum Posts an Intimate Image of Herself With Husband. sputniknews.com The 46-year-old judge of the show America's Got Talent dated the star of German band Tokyo Hotel for 15 months, before the happy coupled tied the knot at a private ceremony, held on a yacht in Italy.

sputniknews (2020-02-27). Bollywood Star Salman Khan Shows His 'Being Human' Side, Adopts Flood-Hit Village in Maharashtra. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has not only earned the tag of one of the most bankable actors in the movie business with films like "Maine Pyar Kiya", "Hum Aapke Hain Koun", "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", and "Wanted" but is also appreciated for his humanitarian work through his Mumbai-based charity foundation "Being Human".

Anne Khodabandeh (2020-02-27). America's Iran Policy Backed Into a Corner By MEK in Albania. iranian.com Since well before President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, the U.S. and Iran have been in a de facto state of non-military warfare with sanctions, economic sabotage, cyber-attacks, disinformation campaigns and social media attacks the weapons of choice. Both countries have exploited conflict in the region, especially after the rise …

RT (2020-02-27). Brightly burning meteor lights the sky BLUE as it streaks across the heavens (VIDEOS). rt.com Early risers in Arizona were treated to some celestial fireworks earlier this week when a suspected meteor lit up the entire sky, and in spectacular fashion, giving a brief, blue hue to the morning. | The American Meteor Society received multiple reports of sightings from across the state around 5: 30am local time on Wednesday. Eyewitness footage, from doorbells, dashcams and everything in between, shows this meteor went out with a bang! | #phoenix #meteor captured by my

Staff (2020-02-26). Bloomberg Campaign Deletes Tweets of Fake Quotes of Sanders Praising Despots. truthout.org Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign came under fire after posting a series of now-deleted tweets that included fake quotes of 2020 Democratic front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders praising authoritarianism. | As Common Dreams

Media Lens (2020-02-26). With Head Lowered And Eyes Averted: Israeli Racism And The "Honourable" Robert Peston. dissidentvoice.org Robert Peston is one of the UK's most high-profile broadcast journalists, renowned for his theatricality and… curious… halting… delivery. As political editor of ITV News he has enormous influence, including 1 million followers on Twitter, just behind the BBC's political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, with 1.1 million. He also hosts a weekly ITV political discussion show, …

Matthew Hoh (2020-02-26). Heaven Protect Us From Men Who Live the Illusion of Danger: Pete Buttigieg and the US Military. counterpunch.org #CIAPete has been trending on social media this past month as stories and commentaries have emerged telling and re-telling Pete Buttigieg's role as a naval intelligence officer in Afghanistan, his duties in his assignment in Kabul as a member of the Afghan Threat Finance Cell, and his relationship to CIA colleagues. This would be all rather amusing and just another dust speck of non-sense in the vast universe of inanity that is the US presidential race, if it were not for Buttigieg's own use of his time in uniform and in Afghanistan as a cudgel to silence others from both an informed and moral perspective on issu…

Staff (2020-02-26). Multiple People Dead in Milwaukee Shooting at Molson Coors. truthdig.com MILWAUKEE — Multiple people were killed Wednesday in a shooting on the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. | The dead include the shooter, said Barrett, who did not give an exact number of people killed. | "It is a horrible, horrible day for the employees here. It's a very rough day for anyone who is close to this situation," the mayor said. | Police tweeted that there was no longer an active threat. Authorities did not immediately release details about the shooter or how the shooting unfolded. | It occurred at a sprawling complex that includes a mix of corporate offices and b…

The Iran Project (2020-02-26). JCPOA Members Remain Committed to the Deal: Russian Official. iranian.com The Permanent Representative of Russia to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said on Wednesday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is regarded as an important part of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Mikhail Ulyanov made the remarks in tweet about the meeting of the Joint Commission of the …

RT (2020-02-25). 'Delete his entire campaign': Bloomberg gets roasted after tweeting, then scrubbing, fake Bernie quotes praising 'despots'. rt.com Billionaire-turned-Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has taken a severe thrashing on social media, after his campaign posted, and then deleted, fake Bernie Sanders quotes hailing alleged "despots. " | Bloomberg's social media team took aim at the Vermont senator with a series of tweets mocking his factually accurate statement that literacy in Cuba skyrocketed under Fidel Castro. | The official 'Team Bloomberg' Twitter account shot off a series of posts in which they imagined what Sanders perhaps thinks of other "famous despots." The fake quotes included flattering remarks about Stalin ("[he]…

RT (2020-02-25). 'Cringeworthy' Biden attack ad ahead of South Carolina vote says Sanders didn't back Obama's 2012 run, Twitter collectively groans. rt.com Hoping to sink Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders ahead of the South Carolina primary, a new ad from former VP Joe Biden accused the Vermont senator of a plot to run against Obama in 2012 — but netizens had trouble buying it.

Miko Peled (2020-02-25). Viral Video Exposes Israeli Practice of Holding and Desecrating Palestinian Bodies. mintpressnews.com The Israeli PR machine is making attempts to obfuscate and justify the public desecration of the body of a Palestinian man shot and killed by Israeli forces.

RT (2020-02-24). MSNBC host Scarborough says Warren and Klobuchar should drop out to help 'consolidate efforts' against Sanders. rt.com MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has added his voice to the network's recent anti-Bernie Sanders chorus, arguing that Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar should drop out of the race in order to "consolidate efforts" against the frontrunner. | The 'Morning Joe' co-host said that, despite how well she has done, "people are talking" about how Minnesota senator Klobuchar, who finished third in the New Hampshire primary, should "get out of the race." | He then moved onto Warren, who "finished weak" in the Nevada primary. Scarborough said "a lot of buzz on Twitter" was suggesting she should throw in the towel too. | Not every…

Hatewatch Staff (2020-02-21). In the Midst of Infighting, Anti-LGBTQ Church Network's Website and Social Media Disappear. splcenter.org The New Independent Fundamental Baptist network, most prominently associated with anti-LGBTQ pastor Steven Anderson, appears to be in turmoil as infighting again erupts, this time between Anderson and fellow pastors in the network.

Staff (2020-02-19). Latinx Group Mijente Backs Bernie Sanders in First-Ever Presidential Endorsement. democracynow.org In its first-ever presidential endorsement, the Latinx and Chicanx organization Mijente endorsed Bernie Sanders on Tuesday ahead of the Nevada caucuses. The group tweeted its decision, saying, "We know that in 2020, Trump's potential re-election is a life-or-death threat for us, for our people, and for our planet. This moment demands a historic mobilization. That's why Mijente is uniting with the movement to elect @BernieSanders." A video accompanied the announcement. After the contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, where the electorate is overwhelmingly white, Nevada is the first election with a diverse population.

2020-02-28: Social Media Postees

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Amy Klobuchar's wrongful convictions, Twitterstorm will demand justice for Myon Burrell
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-28
Minneapolis, MN – On Friday, February 28, activists will be making noise on Twitter and other social media platforms to demand freedom for Myon Burrell and urging voters to reject Amy Klobuchar, who is responsible for his wrongful conviction. The Twitterstorm is being initiated by Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J) using the hashtags #FreeMyon and #NoAmyK to spread their message. | Organizers say presidential hopeful Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has used Myon's case – a case full of holes – to claim success as Hennepin County attorney and as an example of her work for the African American c…
fightbacknews.org/2020/2/27/amy-klobuchar-s-wrongful-convictions-twitterstorm-will-demand-justice-myon-burrell

Chris Packham criticises anti-bird netting on Cambridge University trees
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-28
Chris Packham has branded Cambridge University's move to cover a row of trees with nets to stop birds from nesting as "absolutely outrageous", with activists from Extinction Rebellion responding by tearing some of the netting down. | The conservationist's social media post was prompted by photographs of the trees, with their branches completely encased in netting, on the university's West Campus. | He wrote: "Seriously? I thought we'd been through this last year! This is absolutely outrageous!" | Seriously ? I thought we'd been through this last year ! This i…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2020/02/28/chris-packham-criticises-anti-bird-netting-on-cambridge-university-trees/

'Don't you dare buy these': Sneaker fans warn resellers as Nike releases pics of special edition Kobe 5 'Lakers' basketball shoes
rt.com | 2020-02-28
Sportswear giants Nike are set to release a special edition version of their hugely-popular "Kobe 5" basketball shoes to honor the late NBA superstar, but fans are already worried about the cynical motives of the reseller market. | Images of the "Lakers" edition of the Kobe Bryant-inspired "Kobe 5" sneakers were posted online by noted sneaker-fan Twitter account @J23app. | But, while the fan excitement about the possibility of owning a special pair of tribute sneakers was palpable online, there were also those who warned resellers to steer clear from trying to profit from the NBA superstar's death. | Also on r…
rt.com/sport/481919-nike-kobe-lakers-sneaker-fans-warn-resellers/

'Must be parody': George W Bush's brother ridiculed online after moaning about 'incredibly rude' BBC bias against BoJo's Tories
rt.com | 2020-02-28
Jeb Bush, younger brother of former US President George W Bush, has been mercilessly mocked on Twitter, after accusing the BBC of being "biased" in their news coverage and "incredibly rude to Conservative MPs." | The former 2016 US Republican presidential candidate took to social media on Thursday night to reveal that he was in the UK capital and wasn't best pleased with the British broadcaster's attitude towards PM Boris Johnson's Tory Party. | Bush insisted that he enjoyed the BBC's world coverage, but questioned the "vitriol" when it came to its UK political coverage. | Every time I visit London, I am amaze…
rt.com/uk/481913-jeb-bush-bbc-bias-tories/

Corona and Flu in Beijing: a Report From the Chinese Capital
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
Beijing. There is no room for complacency or outright fear. The new coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, sounds menacing and is. But there's another viral epidemic hitting countries around the world: the flu. COVID-19 has, since December, led to more than 75,000 illnesses and 2,000 deaths, primarily in mainland China. But, statistically the flu is more menacing. The Centers…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/corona-and-flu-in-beijing-a-report-from-the-chinese-capital/

Coonerty Appointee Bullies County Health Officer
Santa Cruz News Network | indybay.org | 2020-02-28
Damon Bruder, Santa Cruz County Supervisor Ryan Coonerty's appointee to the County's Syringe Services Program (SSP) Advisory Commission, has made harassing and bullying statements on social media directed at Rachel McCullough-Sanden, an Epidemiologist and HIV Surveillance Coordinator at the County Health Services Agency (HSA). On February 14, a disparaging screen capture of McCullough-Sanden taken from video of a Board of Supervisors meeting was posted to the Santa Cruz, CA: Keepin' It Real Facebook page. The photo was featured on the blog along with criticism of the County Health Department for being late in pos…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/27/18831084.php

Bloomberg's Billionaire BS
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
We've all seen them. They are on television, on Instagram and every other social media platform. Like the flu virus, they have infected almost every facet of the public square. As the date for the Super Tuesday nears, their numbers seem like they will overwhelm the airwaves. Every day, another infected person acknowledges that they…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/bloombergs-billionaire-bs/

Study Debunks Claims That Led to Bolivian Coup
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-28
A new study released by a pair of MIT researchers Thursday reveals that, contrary to claims from the U.S.-backed Organization of American States, there was no fraud in Bolivia's October 20, 2019 elections–an accusation used by the OAS and others as a pretext for supporting the coup in the country that deposed President Evo Morales and replaced him with an unelected right-wing government. | "Good lord," tweeted MSNBC journalist Chris Hayes. "Given the fact the entire Morales government was toppled over accusations of election fraud, the…
truthdig.com/articles/study-debunks-claims-that-led-to-bolivian-coup/

'Defund racist border wall!' Warren's 'solution' to coronavirus crisis causes mass eye-rolling on Twitter
rt.com | 2020-02-27
Senator Elizabeth Warren announced a bill that would use funding for President Donald Trump's "racist border wall" to combat the coronavirus outbreak

Turkey in social media BLACKOUT amid fears of all-out war in Syria
rt.com | 2020-02-27
Social media platforms across Turkey winked out after reports of an airstrike in Syria killing dozens of Turkish soldiers fueled rumors of an all-out war. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and YouTube were all reported down. | Twitter was the first to go, with national provider Turk Telekom shutting off access around 11: 30pm local time on Thursday. This was shortly after news broke that at least nine

Facebook adds fuel to coronavirus panic by CANCELING 'in-person' part of developer conference
rt.com | 2020-02-27
A developer conference hosted by Facebook is the latest victim of growing international alarm over the spread of coronavirus, with the tech giant calling off the 'in-person' part of the event a month before it is to take place. | The F8 Facebook Developer Conference is scheduled to run on May 5 and 6 in San Jose, California. | "This was a tough call to make," Facebook's director of developer platforms and programs Konstantinos Papamiltiadis said in a company blog post on Thursday. "But we need…
rt.com/usa/481852-facebook-cancels-part-f8-event-coronavirus/

Dancing Bears Weren't Having Fun
Brian Horejsi | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-27
People send me all sorts of wildlife related videos. Most recent was a series of bears dealing with an itch by rubbing parts of their body against a tree. When people watch a YouTube video, complete with music and voice over, of a bear "dancing", I get it that some people think this is "cool"
counterpunch.org/2020/02/27/dancing-bears-werent-having-fun/

Best Friends Forever: Two Donkeys Melt Twitter Users' Hearts With Their Cute Gimmicks
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
The two animals reside at the Donkey Sanctuary located in the town of Sidmouth, in Devon, South West England. The organisation is an international charity that, as stated in the description on the official website, "has made a profound difference to the lives of donkeys and people all over the world".
sputniknews.com/videoclub/202002271078418327-best-friends-forever-two-donkeys-melt-twitter-users-hearts-with-their-cute-gimmicks/

Supermodel Heidi Klum Posts an Intimate Image of Herself With Husband
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
The 46-year-old judge of the show America's Got Talent dated the star of German band Tokyo Hotel for 15 months, before the happy coupled tied the knot at a private ceremony, held on a yacht in Italy.
sputniknews.com/viral/202002271078418659-supermodel-heidi-klum-posts-an-intimate-image-of-herself-with-husband/

Indian Cricketer Shakes A Leg to Bollywood Song In Australia
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
New Delhi (Sputnik): The latest release "Love Aaj Kal" featuring Bollywood stars Kartik Aryan and Sara Ali Khan might not have struck the right chord with moviegoers, but its song "Haan Main Galat" did manage to get some fan following for its peppy beats.
sputniknews.com/viral/202002271078419078-indian-cricketer-shakes-a-leg-to-bollywood-song-in-australia/

Bollywood Star Salman Khan Shows His 'Being Human' Side, Adopts Flood-Hit Village in Maharashtra
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has not only earned the tag of one of the most bankable actors in the movie business with films like "Maine Pyar Kiya", "Hum Aapke Hain Koun", "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", and "Wanted" but is also appreciated for his humanitarian work through his Mumbai-based charity foundation "Being Human".
sputniknews.com/viral/202002271078418575-bollywood-star-salman-khan-shows-his-being-human-side-adopts-flood-hit-village-in-maharashtra/

America's Iran Policy Backed Into a Corner By MEK in Albania
Anne Khodabandeh | iranian.com | 2020-02-27
Since well before President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, the U.S. and Iran have been in a de facto state of non-military warfare with sanctions, economic sabotage, cyber-attacks, disinformation campaigns and social media attacks the weapons of choice. Both countries have exploited conflict in the region, especially after the rise …
iranian.com/2020/02/27/americas-iran-policy-backed-into-a-corner-by-mek-in-albania/

Bloomberg Campaign Deletes Tweets of Fake Quotes of Sanders Praising Despots
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-26
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign came under fire after posting a series of now-deleted tweets that included fake quotes of 2020 Democratic front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders praising authoritarianism. | As Common Dreams reported, Sanders' comments praising former Cuban President Fidel Castro for literacy programs in the island nation echoe…
truthout.org/articles/bloomberg-campaign-deletes-tweets-of-fake-quotes-of-sanders-praising-despots/

With Head Lowered And Eyes Averted: Israeli Racism And The "Honourable" Robert Peston
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-26
Robert Peston is one of the UK's most high-profile broadcast journalists, renowned for his theatricality and… curious… halting… delivery. As political editor of ITV News he has enormous influence, including 1 million followers on Twitter, just behind the BBC's political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, with 1.1 million. He also hosts a weekly ITV political discussion show, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/with-head-lowered-and-eyes-averted-israeli-racism-and-the-honourable-robert-peston/

Heaven Protect Us From Men Who Live the Illusion of Danger: Pete Buttigieg and the US Military
Matthew Hoh | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-26
#CIAPete has been trending on social media this past month as stories and commentaries have emerged telling and re-telling Pete Buttigieg's role as a naval intelligence officer in Afghanistan, his duties in his assignment in Kabul as a member of the Afghan Threat Finance Cell, and his relationship to CIA colleagues. This would be all rather amusing and just another dust speck of non-sense in the vast universe of inanity that is the US presidential race, if it were not for Buttigieg's own use of his time in uniform and in Afghanistan as a cudgel to silence others from both an informed and moral perspective on issu…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/26/heaven-protect-us-from-men-who-live-the-illusion-of-danger-pete-buttigieg-and-the-us-military/

Multiple People Dead in Milwaukee Shooting at Molson Coors
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-26
MILWAUKEE

JCPOA Members Remain Committed to the Deal: Russian Official
The Iran Project | iranian.com | 2020-02-26
The Permanent Representative of Russia to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said on Wednesday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is regarded as an important part of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Mikhail Ulyanov made the remarks in tweet about the meeting of the Joint Commission of the …
iranian.com/2020/02/26/jcpoa-members-remain-committed-to-the-deal-russian-official/

'Delete his entire campaign': Bloomberg gets roasted after tweeting, then scrubbing, fake Bernie quotes praising 'despots'
rt.com | 2020-02-25
Billionaire-turned-Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has taken a severe thrashing on social media, after his campaign posted, and then deleted, fake Bernie Sanders quotes hailing alleged "despots. " | Bloomberg's social media team took aim at the Vermont senator with a series of tweets mocking his factually accurate statement that literacy in Cuba skyrocketed under Fidel Castro. | The official 'Team Bloomberg' Twitter account shot off a series of posts in which they imagined what Sanders perhaps thinks of other "famous despots." The fake quotes included flattering remarks about Stalin ("[he]…
rt.com/usa/481619-bloomberg-sanders-despots-tweets-delete/

'Cringeworthy' Biden attack ad ahead of South Carolina vote says Sanders didn't back Obama's 2012 run, Twitter collectively groans
rt.com | 2020-02-25
Hoping to sink Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders ahead of the South Carolina primary, a new ad from former VP Joe Biden accused the Vermont senator of a plot to run against Obama in 2012

Viral Video Exposes Israeli Practice of Holding and Desecrating Palestinian Bodies
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-25
The Israeli PR machine is making attempts to obfuscate and justify the public desecration of the body of a Palestinian man shot and killed by Israeli forces.
mintpressnews.com/viral-video-exposes-israeli-holding-desecrating-palestinian-bodies/265196/

'Our music is all-inclusive': Village People REFUSE to ban Trump from using their tunes
rt.com | 2020-02-25
Fans of the Village People have called on them to block US President Donald Trump from playing their music, as he did during his visit to India. The disco band has refused, saying that Trump's use was respectful and legal. | Since the music is not used for a specific endorsement, it is perfectly fine for it to be played at Trump rallies, the band said in a Facebook post on Monday, noting they were "inundated" with requests to block the president after 'Macho Man' was heard playing during his trip to India.
rt.com/usa/481594-village-people-trump-music/

MSNBC host Scarborough says Warren and Klobuchar should drop out to help 'consolidate efforts' against Sanders
rt.com | 2020-02-24
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has added his voice to the network's recent anti-Bernie Sanders chorus, arguing that Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar should drop out of the race in order to "consolidate efforts" against the frontrunner. | The 'Morning Joe' co-host said that, despite how well she has done, "people are talking" about how Minnesota senator Klobuchar, who finished third in the New Hampshire primary, should "get out of the race." | He then moved onto Warren, who "finished weak" in the Nevada primary. Scarborough said "a lot of buzz on Twitter" was suggesting she should throw in the towel too. | Not every…
rt.com/usa/481582-joe-scarborough-msnbc-sanders/

New push on cyber 'security' laws
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-21
civil liberties Viv MileyIssue 1254 Australia privacy Bill of RightsFebruary 21, 2020Worried about online privacy? You should be. Not only are social media corporations spying on you, thanks to Australia's dra…
greenleft.org.au/content/new-push-cyber-security-laws

In the Midst of Infighting, Anti-LGBTQ Church Network's Website and Social Media Disappear
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-02-21
The New Independent Fundamental Baptist network, most prominently associated with anti-LGBTQ pastor Steven Anderson, appears to be in turmoil as infighting again erupts, this time between Anderson and fellow pastors in the network.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/02/21/midst-infighting-anti-lgbtq-church-networks-website-and-social-media-disappear

Latinx Group Mijente Backs Bernie Sanders in First-Ever Presidential Endorsement
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-19
In its first-ever presidential endorsement, the Latinx and Chicanx organization Mijente endorsed Bernie Sanders on Tuesday ahead of the Nevada caucuses. The group tweeted its decision, saying, "We know that in 2020, Trump's potential re-election is a life-or-death threat for us, for our people, and for our planet. This moment demands a historic mobilization. That's why Mijente is uniting with the movement to elect @BernieSanders." A video accompanied the announcement. After the contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, where the electorate is overwhelmingly white, Nevada is the first election with a diverse population.
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/19/latinx_groups_back_bernie_sanders