Daily Archives: May 2, 2020

2020-05-02: News Headlines

MoveOn (2020-05-02). MoveOn Protest: Twitter Rally to Demand #RealReliefNow during COVID-19. indybay.org Protest online via Twitter…

WSWS (2020-05-02). Trump tweets support for armed right-wing protesters in Michigan. wsws.org The right-wing demonstration in the Michigan state Capitol is part of a high-level campaign to force a return to work in the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

RT (2020-05-02). Over 240,000 Covid-19-linked deaths globally — AFP tally. rt.com The global coronavirus death toll is approaching the 250,000 mark, an AFP tally indicates. The disease that has threatened to bring the global economy to a standstill has infected more than 3.3 million people worldwide. | The deaths of over 240,000 people have now been tied to the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, the agency said on Saturday. More than 141,000 have died in Europe and some 65,000 in the United States. | #BREAKING More than 240,000 coronavirus deaths worldwide: AFP tally pic.twitter.com/Cej5aj3Wp8— AFP news agency (@AFP) RT (2020-05-02). 'It's a Swift reference': Alex Jones says 'eat my neighbors' rant was SATIRE to highlight people 'starving' in Covid-19 lockdown. rt.com Infowars founder Alex Jones says his viral "eat my neighbors" rant was taken out of context by the media, insisting it's a reference to satirist Jonathan Swift and a way to bring attention to what he calls "population control." | Through his son Rex's Twitter account, Jones said on Saturday that his viral rant was an homage of sorts to the 1729 essay 'A Modest Proposal' by Swift in which the author recommends the poor use their children as food to sell to the rich to help with their economic burdens. | Not many would likely compare Jones to Swift, Irish writer and cleric, on any normal occassion, but the Infow…

RT (2020-05-02). Twitter locks out Candace Owens for call to 'stand up' to Michigan governor over Covid lockdown — Trump supporters scream BIAS. rt.com Outspoken Trump supporter Candace Owens was locked out of her Twitter after she slammed the governor of Michigan as a "dictator," calling to defy her Covid-19 lockdown orders. Now Don Jr. is leading a chorus of many, crying bias. | "Candace tweeted that people in Michigan should go back to work. What rule did she break? Not even Twitter can say," tweeted Turning Point USA chief creative officer Benny Johnson on Saturday, along with a screenshot of the Owens tweet and an apparent message from Twitter saying it violates the platform's "rules," but not naming any specific ones. | The tweet from Owens slams Michig…

RT (2020-05-02). Musk says he's 'selling all' for 'FREEDOM' as Tesla loses $14 BILLION on his tweets… Now it all makes sense! rt.com If Elon Musk believes his freedom depends on wiping Tesla's market value, he is now certainly far less constrained by the burden of worldly possessions. The company's worth plunged $14 billion on his Friday tweets. | The stock of the electric car manufacturer dropped over 10 percent at the close of Nasdaq trading. The CEO, who triggered the nosedive by tweeting that Tesla share price was too high, got a $2.4 billion hole in his fortune, according to a Forbes estimate. | The tweet was one in a barrage unleashed by Musk on Friday, escalating an already stange week in the life of the eccentric billionaire. He als…

RT (2020-05-02). Trump corrects Capitol Hill MD who says Covid-19 testing 'NOT available' for all senators — but critics are still not impressed. rt.com US President Donald Trump touted the "tremendous coronavirus testing capacity" in the White House ahead of senators returning to work, but it's not enough for his critics, who are asking, "What about the rest of the country?" | "There is tremendous coronavirus testing capacity in Washington for the senators returning to Capital [sic] Hill on Monday," the president tweeted on Saturday. Predictably, Trump's misspelling of 'Capitol' was not missed by critics, including Rep. Justin Amash (L-Michigan), who announced his intention this week to run against the president in November on the Libertarian Party ticket.

teleSUR (2020-05-02). Brazil: Prisoners Riot in Manaus and Take Hostages. telesurenglish.net Inmates at the Puraquequara prison in Manaus city started a riot on Saturday morning and took seven prison officers hostage. They demand better living conditions inside the prison, which have been notoriously degraded because of the COVID-19 crisis. | RELATED: | "Through social media, the prisoners indicated that they want improvements such as light, mattresses, fans, good food, and medicine for the sick," local outlet UO…

Emily Apple (2020-05-02). Tom Watson's tweet to Matt Hancock is utterly vomit-inducing. thecanary.co On 1 May, health secretary Matt Hancock claimed that the government had reached its testing target of 100,000. Except it didn't. Or it did if you're happy with the government

RT (2020-05-02). Hillary ditches pantsuits for Covid face-mask with a message, is immediately MEMED to death with reminders of scandals. rt.com Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to show off her new facemask wardrobe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with a political message attached, but the pic quickly became easy cannon fodder for hungry meme-creating trolls. | "No makeup? No pantsuit? No problem," Clinton tweeted on Saturday. "I've got the must-have accessory for spring." | She then included a photo of her with her arms crossed donning a black facemask with the words "VOTE" written on it. | Unfortunately for the failed presidential candidate, the large black cloth mask has proven an irresistible target for meme-crafters online, who used it to…

RT (2020-05-01). 'These are very good people': Trump urges Michigan governor to 'make a deal' with capitol protesters. rt.com US President Donald Trump has instructed Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to "make a deal" with the protesters who have been demonstrating against her decision to prolong the state's coronavirus lockdown measures. | While the atmosphere has been fraught in Michigan's state capitol, President Trump suggested that the matter could be resolved quite easily in a tweet on Friday. | "The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry," he said. "They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal." | The Governor of Michigan…

RT (2020-05-01). Alex Jones threatens to EAT GLOBALISTS (and neighbors) to keep children from starving amid Covid-19 pandemic. rt.com InfoWars founder Alex Jones is trending on social media and making waves with critics, including his ex-wife, thanks to a video rant in which he says he's ready to cannibalize his neighbors to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. | "I'll admit it. I will eat my neighbors. I'm not letting my kids die. I'm just going to be honest," Jones said during a live broadcast of his show this week. | Jones continued to rant about having a "few years" worth of food stored up, but he doubled down on the promise to "eat" his neighbors should it come to that. | "I'm literally looking at my neighbors now, going, 'Am I ready to hang…

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.

RT (2020-05-01). Remdesivir approved for emergency use for Covid-19 treatment in US despite lackluster clinical trials. rt.com The antiviral drug remdesivir has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use for Covid-19 treatment, despite mixed clinical results and lingering scientific questions. | Remdesivir, made exclusively by Gilead, received FDA approval for emergency use on Friday after appearing to show clinical benefit in a single trial conducted by the National Institute for Allergy and Infections Disease (NIAID). Gilead has pledged to donate 1.5 million doses of the drug, and the stockpile currently on hand will be distributed to hospitals starting on Monday, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-05-01). Hating Arabs as a Common Ground: Why Israel's Coalition Government is Likely to Survive. counterpunch.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

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

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

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.

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-24). Dr. Rashid Buttar Interview — Why COVID-19 Is Not What You Think. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today to discuss further some of the very relevant and important points we went over during our recent roundtable (www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO2Fh3ThKoE) is Dr. Rashid Buttar. We discuss the very obvious way in which it seems we are all being deceived, and the many and varied ways in which that deception is taking place. (d.tube/c/tlavagabond) …

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.

Whitney Webb (2020-04-22). Is Trump's "Shoot Down And Destroy" Tweet About Boosting Oil Prices Or A Harbinger Of War With Iran? thelastamericanvagabond.com Trump's recent tweet to "shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships" has sparked concern over a new war in the Middle East. However, the more immediate effect of Trump's tweet has been a big boost in oil prices and a rise in the stock market. Was that Trump's …

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.

Paul A Gastañaduy, Umesh D Parashar (2020-02-20). [Comment] Efficient transmission of viral gastroenteritis in Dutch households. thelancet.com Community cohorts of acute gastroenteritis, such as the one presented by Franke Quee and colleagues1 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, provide a crucial opportunity to understand the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of different enteric viruses that could be targeted to prevent diarrhoea in vulnerable populations.

yenisafak (2020-05-02). Afghan spox says Taliban attacks kill over 350 civilians, injure hundreds. yenisafak.com Afghanistan on Saturday claimed that over 1,000 civilians have been killed or wounded in attacks by the Taliban over the last two-plus months.In the past 70 days, the Taliban killed 387 civilians while wounding 590 and abducting 200 others, Tariq Aryan, Interior Ministry spokesman, told a press conference in the capital Kabul."In response to these attacks, Afghan forces while maintaining a posture of defensive offense killed around 1,400 Taliban," he added.The news follows the top US envoy on Friday urging the warring parties once again to reduce violence and ultimately reach a ceasefire.In a series of tweets, Za…

yenisafak (2020-05-02). Turkey sends Somalia domestic ventilators to tackle virus. yenisafak.com Turkey on Saturday sent a shipment of medical supplies, including new Turkish-made ventilators, to Somalia to help the Horn of Africa country combat the coronavirus outbreak.The ventilators, made through recent technological advances, will be "breath of life for our Somali brothers," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter.Sending the aid is not a matter of civilization but of conscience, he added, stressing how the capability and conscience of the Turkish nation stands with the oppressed and the needy.After Turkey's all-out effort to develop its own ventilators, which bore fruit last month, Somali…

sputniknews (2020-05-02). David Icke Booted From Facebook For Spreading COVID-19 'Conspiracy Theories'. sputniknews.com David Icke is no stranger to controversy, and has in the past, among other things, claimed that the world in governed by a secret cabal of extraterrestrial reptiles and that the British Royal Family are lizards.

sputniknews (2020-05-02). 'Entirely Inappropriate': FT Reporter Caught Hacking Zoom Calls Resigns. sputniknews.com Mark Di Stefano joined the Financial Times from Buzzfeed in January – he revealed on Twitter 1st May he was "going to take some time away and log off".

sputniknews (2020-05-02). Some Like it Freaky: Virtual Reality Strip Club Offers Alien and Cyborg Dancers. sputniknews.com Adult entertainment websites have become extremely popular during the coronavirus lockdown. Not willing to miss out on the chance to rake in some cash during the pandemic, industry players are adapting to the new reality, where close contact is off the table.

RT (2020-05-01). Forget #BelieveWomen, 'I Believe Biden' is trending! Democrats rush to defend sex assault denial — but they won't like the results. rt.com Joe Biden on Friday finally addressed a sexual assault allegation leveled against him by former staffer Tara Reade, prompting '#IbelieveBiden' to trend on Twitter. But the messages were far from an endorsement of the Democrat. | "I'm saying unequivocally: it never, never happened," the presidential hopeful said of the allegations, during a The performance was enough to get Democr…

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…

2020-05-02: Social Media Postees

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MoveOn Protest: Twitter Rally to Demand #RealReliefNow during COVID-19
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2020-05-02
Protest online via Twitter…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/30/18832707.php

Trump tweets support for armed right-wing protesters in Michigan
wsws.org | 2020-05-02
The right-wing demonstration in the Michigan state Capitol is part of a high-level campaign to force a return to work in the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/02/lans-m02.html

Brazil: Prisoners Riot in Manaus and Take Hostages
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-02
Inmates at the Puraquequara prison in Manaus city started a riot on Saturday morning and took seven prison officers hostage. They demand better living conditions inside the prison, which have been notoriously degraded because of the COVID-19 crisis. | RELATED: | Brazil: Manaus Collapses as COVID-19 Hits Indigenous People | "Through social media, the prisoners indicated that they want improvements such as light, mattresses, fans, good food, and medicine for the sick," local outlet UO…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Prisoners-Riot-in-Manaus-and-Take-Hostages-20200502-0003.html

'It's a Swift reference': Alex Jones says 'eat my neighbors' rant was SATIRE to highlight people 'starving' in Covid-19 lockdown
rt.com | 2020-05-02
Infowars founder Alex Jones says his viral "eat my neighbors" rant was taken out of context by the media, insisting it's a reference to satirist Jonathan Swift and a way to bring attention to what he calls "population control." | Through his son Rex's Twitter account, Jones said on Saturday that his viral rant was an homage of sorts to the 1729 essay 'A Modest Proposal' by Swift in which the author recommends the poor use their children as food to sell to the rich to help with their economic burdens. | Not many would likely compare Jones to Swift, Irish writer and cleric, on any normal occassion, but the Infow…
rt.com/usa/487644-alex-jones-swift-eat-my-neighbors/

Hillary ditches pantsuits for Covid face-mask with a message, is immediately MEMED to death with reminders of scandals
rt.com | 2020-05-02
Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to show off her new facemask wardrobe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with a political message attached, but the pic quickly became easy cannon fodder for hungry meme-creating trolls. | "No makeup? No pantsuit? No problem," Clinton tweeted on Saturday. "I've got the must-have accessory for spring." | She then included a photo of her with her arms crossed donning a black facemask with the words "VOTE" written on it. | Unfortunately for the failed presidential candidate, the large black cloth mask has proven an irresistible target for meme-crafters online, who used it to…
rt.com/usa/487643-hillary-clinton-coronavirus-facemask-memes/

Musk says he's 'selling all' for 'FREEDOM' as Tesla loses $14 BILLION on his tweets… Now it all makes sense!
rt.com | 2020-05-02
If Elon Musk believes his freedom depends on wiping Tesla's market value, he is now certainly far less constrained by the burden of worldly possessions. The company's worth plunged $14 billion on his Friday tweets. | The stock of the electric car manufacturer dropped over 10 percent at the close of Nasdaq trading. The CEO, who triggered the nosedive by tweeting that Tesla share price was too high, got a $2.4 billion hole in his fortune, according to a Forbes estimate. | The tweet was one in a barrage unleashed by Musk on Friday, escalating an already stange week in the life of the eccentric billionaire. He als…
rt.com/usa/487635-musk-wipes-tesla-value-freedom/

Musk says he's 'selling all' for 'FREEDOM' as Tesla loses $14 BILLION on his tweets… Now it all makes sense!
rt.com | 2020-05-02
If Elon Musk believes his freedom depends on wiping Tesla's market value, he is now certainly far less constrained by the burden of worldly possessions. The company's worth plunged $14 billion on his Friday tweets. | The stock of the electric car manufacturer dropped over 10 percent at the close of Nasdaq trading. The CEO, who triggered the nosedive by tweeting that Tesla share price was too high, got a $2.4 billion hole in his fortune, according to a Forbes estimate. | The tweet was one in a barrage unleashed by Musk on Friday, escalating an already stange week in the life of the eccentric billionaire. He als…
rt.com/usa/487635-musk-wipes-tesla-value-freedom/

Tom Watson's tweet to Matt Hancock is utterly vomit-inducing
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-05-02
On 1 May, health secretary Matt Hancock claimed that the government had reached its testing target of 100,000. Except it didn't. Or it did if you're happy with the government fiddling the figures

'These are very good people': Trump urges Michigan governor to 'make a deal' with capitol protesters
rt.com | 2020-05-01
US President Donald Trump has instructed Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to "make a deal" with the protesters who have been demonstrating against her decision to prolong the state's coronavirus lockdown measures. | While the atmosphere has been fraught in Michigan's state capitol, President Trump suggested that the matter could be resolved quite easily in a tweet on Friday. | "The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry," he said. "They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal." | The Governor of Michigan…
rt.com/usa/487562-trump-michigan-governor-deal-capitol-protesters/

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/

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-01
One year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. | MPN– Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he announced on social media last night, "To the…

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-01
Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he announced on social media last night,…
mintpressnews.com/juan-guaido-trying-to-overthrow-venezuela-government/267201/

Alex Jones threatens to EAT GLOBALISTS (and neighbors) to keep children from starving amid Covid-19 pandemic
rt.com | 2020-05-01
InfoWars founder Alex Jones is trending on social media and making waves with critics, including his ex-wife, thanks to a video rant in which he says he's ready to cannibalize his neighbors to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. | "I'll admit it. I will eat my neighbors. I'm not letting my kids die. I'm just going to be honest," Jones said during a live broadcast of his show this week. | Jones continued to rant about having a "few years" worth of food stored up, but he doubled down on the promise to "eat" his neighbors should it come to that. | "I'm literally looking at my neighbors now, going, 'Am I ready to hang…
rt.com/usa/487595-alex-jones-eat-neighbors-coronavirus/

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/

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/

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/

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

Is Trump's "Shoot Down And Destroy" Tweet About Boosting Oil Prices Or A Harbinger Of War With Iran?
Whitney Webb | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-22
Trump's recent tweet to "shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships" has sparked concern over a new war in the Middle East. However, the more immediate effect of Trump's tweet has been a big boost in oil prices and a rise in the stock market. Was that Trump's …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/foreign-policy/trumps-shoot-destroy-tweet-about-boosting-oil-prices-harbinger-war-with-iran/

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

Afghan spox says Taliban attacks kill over 350 civilians, injure hundreds
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-02
Afghanistan on Saturday claimed that over 1,000 civilians have been killed or wounded in attacks by the Taliban over the last two-plus months.In the past 70 days, the Taliban killed 387 civilians while wounding 590 and abducting 200 others, Tariq Aryan, Interior Ministry spokesman, told a press conference in the capital Kabul."In response to these attacks, Afghan forces while maintaining a posture of defensive offense killed around 1,400 Taliban," he added.The news follows the top US envoy on Friday urging the warring parties once again to reduce violence and ultimately reach a ceasefire.In a series of tweets, Za…
yenisafak.com/en/world/afghan-spox-says-taliban-attacks-kill-over-350-civilians-injure-hundreds-3518463

Turkey sends Somalia domestic ventilators to tackle virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-02
Turkey on Saturday sent a shipment of medical supplies, including new Turkish-made ventilators, to Somalia to help the Horn of Africa country combat the coronavirus outbreak.The ventilators, made through recent technological advances, will be "breath of life for our Somali brothers," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter.Sending the aid is not a matter of civilization but of conscience, he added, stressing how the capability and conscience of the Turkish nation stands with the oppressed and the needy.After Turkey's all-out effort to develop its own ventilators, which bore fruit last month, Somali…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-sends-somalia-domestic-ventilators-to-tackle-virus-3518466

David Icke Booted From Facebook For Spreading COVID-19 'Conspiracy Theories'
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-02
David Icke is no stranger to controversy, and has in the past, among other things, claimed that the world in governed by a secret cabal of extraterrestrial reptiles and that the British Royal Family are lizards.
sputniknews.com/uk/202005021079171287-David-Icke-booted-Facebook/

'Entirely Inappropriate': FT Reporter Caught Hacking Zoom Calls Resigns
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-02
Mark Di Stefano joined the Financial Times from Buzzfeed in January – he revealed on Twitter 1st May he was "going to take some time away and log off".
sputniknews.com/uk/202005021079172118-di-stefano-resigns-hacking/

Some Like it Freaky: Virtual Reality Strip Club Offers Alien and Cyborg Dancers
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-02
Adult entertainment websites have become extremely popular during the coronavirus lockdown. Not willing to miss out on the chance to rake in some cash during the pandemic, industry players are adapting to the new reality, where close contact is off the table.
sputniknews.com/viral/202005021079171298-some-like-it-freaky-virtual-reality-strip-club-offers-alien-and-cyborg-dancers/

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