Daily Archives: May 1, 2020

2020-05-01: News Headlines

MoveOn (2020-05-01). MoveOn Protest: Twitter Rally to Demand #RealReliefNow during COVID-19. indybay.org Protest online via Twitter…

Cindy Harper (2020-05-01). Police Asks Brits to Call Them If 'Friends or Family' Repeat Conspiracy Theories. anti-empire.com Asking people to call the police on family engaging in "conspiracy theories" is an idea that sounds like it comes out of China's social credit system. | But it's not. It's happening in the United Kingdom. | Police in Manchester, England, are engaging in a social media campaign, requesting local residents to call police if any of their friends and family are engaging in "conspiracy theories." | "Online platforms can be a fun world. Unfortunately, they can also be used to exploit vulnerable people. If you are worried that one of your friends or family is showing signs of radicalisation seek advice or call police…

Paul Wilcox (2020-05-01). Big banks soak up small business relief funds in feeding frenzy. liberationnews.org How the banks diverted the funds for small businesses.

Diana Block (2020-05-01). What Cuba Has to Teach, in Pandemic Times and Beyond. counterpunch.org In July 2019, I visited the Cuban Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) as part of the 50th Anniversary Venceremos Brigade. We were impressed by the many scientific advances that the Institute had achieved, including the development of interferons to successfully fight viral diseases such as dengue and ebola. Little did we imagine that

Staff (2020-04-30). Trump's Immigration Suspension Doesn't Prevent Unemployment or COVID-19 Spread. truthout.org Late on the evening of April 20, President Trump tweeted that he was Government officials had to scramble to make sense of Trump's tweet, but by April 22, the White House staff had…

RT (2020-04-30). WATCH: Stunning forked lightning envelops entire Oklahoma sky as US states battered by bizarre weather. rt.com A severe thunderstorm has served up an extraordinary sight in the skies above Oklahoma, with exceptional eyewitness footage showing lightning enveloping the entire countryside. | A barrage of thunderstorms blasted through Oklahoma bringing heavy hail, the threat of tornadoes and flooding, and even left extraordinary orange clouds in its wake. | The highlight of the wild weather was caught on camera by storm chaser Jake Heitman, who shared the amazing natural light show on Twitter. | The sky has a striking orange hue as the lightning rips through the atmosphere and unleashes ferocious peals of thunder. | Crazy…

RT (2020-04-30). 'Dirty cop Comey got caught!': Trump unloads on FBI after documents reveal effort to set up General Flynn. rt.com President Donald Trump has bashed former FBI Director James Comey, after unsealed documents revealed an agency plot to entrap Gen. Michael Flynn in a bid to take down the Trump presidency. | "DIRTY COP JAMES COMEY GOT CAUGHT!" Trump tweeted on Thursday morning, in one of a series of tweets lambasting the FBI's prosecution of retired army general Michael Flynn, which he called a "scam." | DIRTY COP JAMES COMEY GOT CAUGHT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Flynn served as Trump's national sec…

Andrey Areshev (2020-04-30). Big Pharma Beware: Dr. Montagnier Shines New Light on COVID-19 and The Future of Medicine. strategic-culture.org This April 16th, Dr. Luc Montagnier became a household name around the world. This occurred as the controversial virologist decided to publicly state his support for the theory that Covid-19 is indeed a laboratory-generated creation and not a naturally occurring effect of viral evolution. | Referring to

Ramzy Baroud (2020-04-29). Hating Arabs as a Common Ground: Why Israel's Coalition Government is Likely to Survive. dissidentvoice.org Shortly after an agreement to form a "national emergency government" in Israel, leader of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) party, Benny Gantz, tweeted triumphantly that 'democracy' in Israel has been 'safeguarded'. But how is a deal that would grant Israel's right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a veto power over the very judicial system which …

RT (2020-04-29). #Resistance & MAGA crew both lose it over independent US congressman's third-party presidential bid. rt.com Liberals and conservatives have finally agreed on something about the 2020 US presidential election — neither want ex-Republican (and current independent) Michigan Congressman Justin Amash to run on the Libertarian ticket. | Amash announced on Tuesday night via Twitter that he was forming an "exploratory committee" to look into running for president under the Libertarian Party's banner. Posting a link to a campaign website that featured little beyond a "DONATE" button, the newly-minted candidate vowed to bring "practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people" to the table. | Today, I launc…

RT (2020-04-29). 'FREE AMERICA': Elon Musk divides opinions after calling for lockdown to be lifted and tweeting 'give people their freedom back!'. rt.com Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has come out in favor of reducing restrictions on freedoms and businesses, sparking a fierce debate on Twitter. Some lauded him and others chastised him for putting profits ahead of people's safety. | The Tesla and SpaceX founder called on Wednesday for the US to lift the lockdown, tweeting "FREE AMERICA NOW" and "Give people their freedom back!" | FREE AMERICA NOW— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) He also attached links to a Wall Street Journal article suggesting lockdowns were ine…

Fight Back (2020-04-28). Minnesotans protest Trump's threats on Iran. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – Over 30 cars occupied the parking lot of Minnesota Senator Tina Smith, April 26, to call on her to denounce President Trump's attacks and sanctions on Iran. Trump has escalated the threats against Iran by announcing on Twitter, April 22, that he told the Navy "to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea." Unlike Minnesota's Representative Ilhan Omar, Senator Smith has remained silent while Trump again threatened Iran with further acts of war. | The safe-distance car protest was the first Twin Cities anti-war action during the coronavirus pandemic. It was o…

Slomski A. (2020-04-28). Long-Acting Injectable HIV Therapy Noninferior to Daily Pills. jamanetwork.com A pair of trials in the New England Journal of Medicine found that long-acting monthly injectable therapy for HIV-1 infection was noninferior to standard daily oral regimens for maintaining viral suppression.

Hatewatch Staff (2020-04-23). Oath Keepers Chaplain Quits Over Leader's COVID Response. splcenter.org Chuck Baldwin, who has served as the national chaplain of the antigovernment Oath Keepers since 2013, announced his resignation early Tuesday morning on Facebook.

Hannah Gais (2020-04-16). Hate Groups and Racist Pundits Spew COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media Despite Companies' Pledges to Combat It. splcenter.org Hate groups and racist pundits have pushed misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic on mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube throughout the crisis, despite companies pledging to fight fake news about the virus.

yenisafak (2020-05-01). Turkey | develops video conferencing app 'Dialogue' amid worldwide | security concerns. yenisafak.com Turkish defense technologies company HAVELSAN announced on Friday that it has begun to develop a new domestic video conferencing service, in a bid to offer alternatives to leading platforms such as "Zoom" amid rising concerns about privacy and security issues.Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, the general manager of Havelsan, said on his official Twitter account that the company is working on a project called "Dialogue," which is expected to be launched in the near feature.He also criticized recent security breaches and data protection problems of popular video conferencing services.The video conferencing app, Zoom, has soared…

yenisafak (2020-05-01). COVID-19: Turkey to send medical supplies to Somalia. yenisafak.com Turkey will send medical supplies to Somalia to help the country combat the novel coronavirus outbreak, the presidential spokesman said on Friday."Today, by instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a cargo load of medical supplies, masks, overalls, test kits and other equipment is going to Somalia to help them against COVID-19," Ibrahim Kalin said on Twitter."Turkey stands together with Somalia and Africa against all calamities," Kalin added.Recalling Erdogan's first visit to Somalia in 2011 when "tens of thousands of people had died because of the famine," Kalin said: "The visit drew the world's attentio…

sputniknews (2020-05-01). 'Breathe in the COVID-19 Air': Madonna Tests Positive for Coronavirus Antibodies. sputniknews.com People around the world are suffering due to the virus and even those who are self-quarantining in the safety of their own homes are under constant stress. And this includes celebrities, who might have vast houses, but are still trapped inside, waiting for the disease to pass.

teleSUR (2020-04-30). Biden to Respond to Sex Assault Allegation in Interview Friday. telesurenglish.net Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden for the first time on Friday is set to personally address a former Senate aide's accusation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993 – a claim that his campaign has denied. | RELATED: | Biden is scheduled to be interviewed about the matter on the MSNBC program "Morning Joe," the cable TV network said on Twitter on Thursday. Biden's campaign did not respond to a request…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-04-30). 'America In the Age of Trump': Armed Gunmen Enter Michigan Capitol Demanding End to Covid-19 Lockdown. commondreams.org Advocates for gun control and safe public health protocols expressed shock Thursday as footage of armed protesters entering the Michigan state Capitol building and demanding to be let into the legislative chamber went viral. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1211398273_1.jpg

2020-05-01: Social Media Postees

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MoveOn Protest: Twitter Rally to Demand #RealReliefNow during COVID-19
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2020-05-01
Protest online via Twitter…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/30/18832707.php

Hating Arabs as a Common Ground: Why Israel's Coalition Government is Likely to Survive
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-01
Shortly after an agreement to form a "national emergency government" in Israel, leader of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) party, Benny Gantz, tweeted triumphantly that 'democracy' in Israel has been 'safeguarded'. But how is a deal that would grant Israel's right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a veto power over the very judicial system which…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/01/hating-arabs-as-a-common-ground-why-israels-coalition-government-is-likely-to-survive/

Police Asks Brits to Call Them If 'Friends or Family' Repeat Conspiracy Theories
Cindy Harper | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-01
Asking people to call the police on family engaging in "conspiracy theories" is an idea that sounds like it comes out of China's social credit system. | But it's not. It's happening in the United Kingdom. | Police in Manchester, England, are engaging in a social media campaign, requesting local residents to call police if any of their friends and family are engaging in "conspiracy theories." | "Online platforms can be a fun world. Unfortunately, they can also be used to exploit vulnerable people. If you are worried that one of your friends or family is showing signs of radicalisation seek advice or call police…
anti-empire.com/police-asks-brits-to-call-them-if-friends-or-family-repeat-conspiracy-theories/

What Cuba Has to Teach, in Pandemic Times and Beyond
Diana Block | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-01
In July 2019, I visited the Cuban Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) as part of the 50th Anniversary Venceremos Brigade. We were impressed by the many scientific advances that the Institute had achieved, including the development of interferons to successfully fight viral diseases such as dengue and ebola. Little did we imagine that…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/01/what-cuba-has-to-teach-in-pandemic-times-and-beyond/

Trump's Immigration Suspension Doesn't Prevent Unemployment or COVID-19 Spread
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-04-30
Late on the evening of April 20, President Trump tweeted that he was temporarily suspending immigration to the United States. For justification he cited what he called "the attack from the Invisible Enemy"

WATCH: Stunning forked lightning envelops entire Oklahoma sky as US states battered by bizarre weather
rt.com | 2020-04-30
A severe thunderstorm has served up an extraordinary sight in the skies above Oklahoma, with exceptional eyewitness footage showing lightning enveloping the entire countryside. | A barrage of thunderstorms blasted through Oklahoma bringing heavy hail, the threat of tornadoes and flooding, and even left extraordinary orange clouds in its wake. | The highlight of the wild weather was caught on camera by storm chaser Jake Heitman, who shared the amazing natural light show on Twitter. | The sky has a striking orange hue as the lightning rips through the atmosphere and unleashes ferocious peals of thunder. | Crazy…
rt.com/usa/487348-stunning-lightning-storm-oklahoma-video/

'Dirty cop Comey got caught!': Trump unloads on FBI after documents reveal effort to set up General Flynn
rt.com | 2020-04-30
President Donald Trump has bashed former FBI Director James Comey, after unsealed documents revealed an agency plot to entrap Gen. Michael Flynn in a bid to take down the Trump presidency. | "DIRTY COP JAMES COMEY GOT CAUGHT!" Trump tweeted on Thursday morning, in one of a series of tweets lambasting the FBI's prosecution of retired army general Michael Flynn, which he called a "scam." | DIRTY COP JAMES COMEY GOT CAUGHT!– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2020 | Flynn served as Trump's national sec…
rt.com/usa/487394-comey-trump-fbi-documents-flynn/

Big Pharma Beware: Dr. Montagnier Shines New Light on COVID-19 and The Future of Medicine
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-04-30
This April 16th, Dr. Luc Montagnier became a household name around the world. This occurred as the controversial virologist decided to publicly state his support for the theory that Covid-19 is indeed a laboratory-generated creation and not a naturally occurring effect of viral evolution. | Referring to a study published at the Kusama School of Biology in New Dehli on January 31st, Montagnier (the 2008 Nobel Prize winner for his 1983 discovery of the HIV virus) made the po…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/04/30/big-pharma-beware-dr-montagnier-shines-new-light-on-covid-19-and-the-future-of-medicine/

Hating Arabs as a Common Ground: Why Israel's Coalition Government is Likely to Survive
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-04-29
Shortly after an agreement to form a "national emergency government" in Israel, leader of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) party, Benny Gantz, tweeted triumphantly that 'democracy' in Israel has been 'safeguarded'. But how is a deal that would grant Israel's right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a veto power over the very judicial system which …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/04/hating-arabs-as-a-common-ground-why-israels-coalition-government-is-likely-to-survive/

'FREE AMERICA': Elon Musk divides opinions after calling for lockdown to be lifted and tweeting 'give people their freedom back!'
rt.com | 2020-04-29
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has come out in favor of reducing restrictions on freedoms and businesses, sparking a fierce debate on Twitter. Some lauded him and others chastised him for putting profits ahead of people's safety. | The Tesla and SpaceX founder called on Wednesday for the US to lift the lockdown, tweeting "FREE AMERICA NOW" and "Give people their freedom back!" | FREE AMERICA NOW– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2020 | He also attached links to a Wall Street Journal article suggesting lockdowns were ine…
rt.com/usa/487279-elon-musk-coronavirus-free-america/

#Resistance & MAGA crew both lose it over independent US congressman's third-party presidential bid
rt.com | 2020-04-29
Liberals and conservatives have finally agreed on something about the 2020 US presidential election

Threatening Retaliation for Protected Activity Is No Joke
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2020-04-29
Last week, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded that the Federalist's top manager, Ben Domenech, violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when, on the same day as a 2019 Vox Media union walkout, Domenech tweeted "FYI @fdrlst first one of you tries to unionize I swear I'll send you back to the salt mine." | This is an obviously correct decision that is consistent with both the statute and the NRLB case law. Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA declares that it is an unfair labor practice to "i…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2020/04/29/threatening-retaliation-for-protected-activity-is-no-joke/

Minnesotans protest Trump's threats on Iran
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-04-28
St. Paul, MN – Over 30 cars occupied the parking lot of Minnesota Senator Tina Smith, April 26, to call on her to denounce President Trump's attacks and sanctions on Iran. Trump has escalated the threats against Iran by announcing on Twitter, April 22, that he told the Navy "to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea." Unlike Minnesota's Representative Ilhan Omar, Senator Smith has remained silent while Trump again threatened Iran with further acts of war. | The safe-distance car protest was the first Twin Cities anti-war action during the coronavirus pandemic. It was o…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/4/28/minnesotans-protest-trump-s-threats-iran

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Therapy Noninferior to Daily Pills
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-04-28
A pair of trials in the New England Journal of Medicine found that long-acting monthly injectable therapy for HIV-1 infection was noninferior to standard daily oral regimens for maintaining viral suppression.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2764996

Oath Keepers Chaplain Quits Over Leader's COVID Response
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-04-23
Chuck Baldwin, who has served as the national chaplain of the antigovernment Oath Keepers since 2013, announced his resignation early Tuesday morning on Facebook.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/23/oath-keepers-chaplain-quits-over-leaders-covid-response

Hate Groups and Racist Pundits Spew COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media Despite Companies' Pledges to Combat It
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2020-04-16
Hate groups and racist pundits have pushed misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic on mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube throughout the crisis, despite companies pledging to fight fake news about the virus.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/17/hate-groups-and-racist-pundits-spew-covid-19-misinformation-social-media-despite-companies

Three civilians killed in Haftar shelling on Zintan
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-01
Three civilians were killed in shelling by forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar in Zintan city, northwestern Libya, on Friday.A medical source, who asked not to be named due to fear of reprisal, told Anadolu Agency the victims were civilians

COVID-19: Turkey to send medical supplies to Somalia
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-01
Turkey will send medical supplies to Somalia to help the country combat the novel coronavirus outbreak, the presidential spokesman said on Friday."Today, by instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a cargo load of medical supplies, masks, overalls, test kits and other equipment is going to Somalia to help them against COVID-19," Ibrahim Kalin said on Twitter."Turkey stands together with Somalia and Africa against all calamities," Kalin added.Recalling Erdogan's first visit to Somalia in 2011 when "tens of thousands of people had died because of the famine," Kalin said: "The visit drew the world's attentio…
yenisafak.com/en/world/covid-19-turkey-to-send-medical-supplies-to-somalia-3518394

Turkey | develops video conferencing app 'Dialogue' amid worldwide | security concerns
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-01
Turkish defense technologies company HAVELSAN announced on Friday that it has begun to develop a new domestic video conferencing service, in a bid to offer alternatives to leading platforms such as "Zoom" amid rising concerns about privacy and security issues.Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, the general manager of Havelsan, said on his official Twitter account that the company is working on a project called "Dialogue," which is expected to be launched in the near feature.He also criticized recent security breaches and data protection problems of popular video conferencing services.The video conferencing app, Zoom, has soared…
yenisafak.com/en/technology/turkeydevelops-video-conferencing-app-dialogue-amid-worldwidesecurity-concerns-3518402

'Breathe in the COVID-19 Air': Madonna Tests Positive for Coronavirus Antibodies
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-01
People around the world are suffering due to the virus and even those who are self-quarantining in the safety of their own homes are under constant stress. And this includes celebrities, who might have vast houses, but are still trapped inside, waiting for the disease to pass.
sputniknews.com/viral/202005011079158504-breathe-in-the-covid-19-air-madonna-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-antibodies/

Biden to Respond to Sex Assault Allegation in Interview Friday
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-30
Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden for the first time on Friday is set to personally address a former Senate aide's accusation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993 – a claim that his campaign has denied. | RELATED: | Sanders Endorses Biden to 'Bring Democrats Against Trump' | Biden is scheduled to be interviewed about the matter on the MSNBC program "Morning Joe," the cable TV network said on Twitter on Thursday. Biden's campaign did not respond to a request…
telesurenglish.net/news/Biden-to-Respond-to-Sex-Assault-Allegation-in-Interview-Friday-20200430-0017.html

'America In the Age of Trump': Armed Gunmen Enter Michigan Capitol Demanding End to Covid-19 Lockdown
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-04-30
Advocates for gun control and safe public health protocols expressed shock Thursday as footage of armed protesters entering the Michigan state Capitol building and demanding to be let into the legislative chamber went viral. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1211398273_1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/04/30/america-age-trump-armed-gunmen-enter-michigan-capitol-demanding-end-covid-19?cd-origin=rss