Daily Archives: July 19, 2020

2020-07-19: News Headlines

RT (2020-07-19). 'Not comfortable having them in our space': Portland mayor orders feds to be kicked out of police incident HQ as riots grip city. rt.com Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said he has banned federal officers, who were deployed to the city to protect federal property, from sharing headquarters with police amid claims they whisk "peaceful protesters" away in unmarked cars. | "Earlier today I directed that staff who are part of federal agency operations are no longer allowed to co-locate with the police bureau's incident command," Wheeler tweeted on Saturday. | Although the Democrat mayor acknowledged that "sharing a space" advanced cooperation between local and federal law enforcement, allowing for clearer communication, he said that "recent actions" by…

RT (2020-07-18). PHOTOS of burnt Nantes cathedral show fire started in SEVERAL places, as arson probe launched. rt.com Images showing the charred interior of the 15th-century cathedral in Nantes, France, appear to point at three separate outbreaks of flames having damaged the Gothic gem on Saturday. Arson is being investigated. | The diocese of Nantes released images on Facebook in the wake of the blaze. It completely destroyed the grand organ at the Cathedral of St. Pierre and St. Paul, blew out the stained glassed windows at the front of the building, and consumed a valuable 19th-century painting that had been sent from Rome. | | © Facebook / Diocese of Nantes | Locals quickly spotted that, judging by the photos, ther…

RT (2020-07-18). Leader of radical black-only militia NFAC 'believes in violence' & wants a real-life Wakanda for every black person in America. rt.com NFAC, the masked, armed black militia that recently marched through a park in Georgia, deems violence and killing an acceptable response to oppression. Their end goal is to break away from the US as their own black-only nation. | The NFAC (Not F*cking Around Coalition) grabbed plenty of attention on social media with a high-profile public debut on July 4. The sight of an all-black militia, clutching rifles and handguns, marching in the heartland of the Ku Klux Klan at Stone Mountain caused plenty of ripples. | But very little is known about them, despite a frenzy of speculation. It's not even clear when they w…

RT (2020-07-18). Dem off the deep end? Former DNC chairman Dean calls for ARREST & JAIL TIME for DHS chief amid Portland riots. rt.com In the competition among prominent Democrats to see who can show the most outrage over the role of federal law enforcement in trying to help quell anarchist riots in Portland, former party chairman Howard Dean may be the winner. | After Oregon's largest city was subjected to its 50th straight night of violent unrest, Dean focused his ire on acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Chad Wolf. "This guy needs to be arrested, prosecuted and, if convicted, imprisoned for a very long time," Dean tweeted on Saturday. | This guy needs to be arrested, prosecuted, and if convicted, imprisoned for a very long…

RT (2020-07-18). CBP says Portland protester in viral 'kidnapping' clip was assault & vandalism suspect, denies officers wore no insignia. rt.com The US Customs and Border Protection agency has taken credit for a Portland protester's hot-button arrest this week, saying the man was a criminal suspect, while refuting claims he was 'kidnapped' by agents wearing no insignia. | The CBP sought to address the incident in a statement on Friday, noting that the protester arrested one day prior was suspected of vandalism and attacks on agents amid anti-police brutality demonstrations, which it said were organized by "violent anarchists." | "CBP agents had information indicating the person… was suspected of assaults against federal agents or destruction of feder…

WSWS (2020-07-18). US moving to ban China-based TikTok social media app. wsws.org There is bipartisan support in Congress for the Trump administration's aggressive efforts against the Chinese app.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-18). Saudi sponsored TV channel showed utter obscenity: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to UK Hamid Baeidinjad reacted to the live broadcast of the gathering of MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq) terrorist group on the Iran International Channel in his Twitter account.

_____ (2020-07-18). We Reviewed Police Tactics Seen In Nearly 400 Protest Videos. popularresistance.org As protests denouncing police brutality against unarmed Black people spread to thousands of cities, it was videos of police violence — this time, directed at protesters — that went viral. Clips showed officers launching tear gas canisters at protesters' heads, shooting pepper spray from moving vehicles and firing foam bullets into crowds. | ProPublica looked at nearly 400 social media posts showing police responses to protesters and found troubling conduct by officers in at least 184 of them. In 59 videos, pepper spray and tear gas were used improperly; in a dozen others, officers used batons to strik…

sputniknews (2020-07-18). Wave of Condemnation Hits Trump as He Tweets Condolences Over Death of Dem. Rep. John Lewis. sputniknews.com Democratic House Representative John Lewis was a civil rights leader awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and famous for playing a key role in ending legalized racial segregation in the United States. He was a part of the "Big Six" – a group of prominent civil rights leaders behind Washington's 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom.

sputniknews (2020-07-18). Florida Senator Marco Rubio Lambasted for Honoring Memory of John Lewis With Wrong Photo. sputniknews.com US Democratic Representative John Lewis, a prominent civil rights advocate, died of cancer on Friday at the age of 80. Flags at the White House were lowered to half-mast in memory of the lawmaker, and President Donald Trump sent his condolences, receiving a wave of criticism for the comments.

Christopher A. Martin, David R. Jenkins, Jatinder S. Minhas, Laura J. Gray, Julian Tang, Caroline Williams, Shirley Sze, Daniel Pan, William Jones, Raman Verma, Scott Knapp, Rupert Major, Melanie Davies, Nigel Brunskill, Martin Wiselka, Chris Brightling, Kamlesh Khunti, Pranab Haldar, Manish Pareek, Leicester COVID-19 consortium (2020-07-17). [Original Research] Socio-demographic heterogeneity in the prevalence of COVID-19 during lockdown is associated with ethnicity and household size: Results from an observational cohort study. thelancet.com In individuals presenting with suspected COVID-19, those from ethnic minority communities and larger households had an increased likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 PCR positivity. Pandemic control measures may have more rapid impact on slowing viral transmission amongst those of White ethnicity compared to ethnic minority groups, Research is urgently required to understand the mechanisms underlying these disparities and whether public health interventions have differential effects on individuals from ethnic minority groups.

Monika Zgustova (2020-07-17). In Lockdown With Edward Hopper's Prophetic Paintings. counterpunch.org When I lived in Chicago, I often went to the Art Institute to admire the paintings of Edward Hopper, especially Nighthawks. Later on, I would do the same thing in New York, at the Whitney; both galleries have excellent Hopper collections. I remembered those visits when, in full lockdown, social media were flooded with images

ACLU (2020-07-17). Padma Lakshmi on Immigration, Food, and Authorship. aclu.org Recently, we've seen a reckoning in the culinary world around the whitewashing and co-opting of ethnic food. The industry has long been controlled by a limited number of people — many of them white — who have authored and then profited from the foods we eat and the stories we share. But the tide is turning. And our guest for this episode, Padma Lakshmi, is part of that movement., , You've likely seen her tasting and critiquing some of the best chefs in the U.S. on Top Chef, sharing her favorite recipes across social media and advocating for immigrants rights and women's rights. Pa…

RT (2020-07-17). Connecticut Catholic church defaced with SATANIC & ANARCHIST symbols, as spate of vandalism attacks targets Christian sites. rt.com A Catholic church in Connecticut was vandalized sometime between Wednesday night and early Thursday, possibly becoming the latest casualty in a US culture war that has increasingly targeted Christian figures in recent days. | Masses and other activities were canceled at least through Thursday at St. Joseph's Church in New Haven as parish leaders assessed the damage, including what appear to be satanic and anarchist symbols painted on the building's doors, the Rev. John Paul Walker said in a Facebook

RT (2020-07-17). Two arrested after Black Lives Matter mural near Trump Tower in NYC vandalized for second time this week (VIDEO). rt.com At least two people were arrested after vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural near Trump Tower in New York City, prompting a heavy police response and a face-off with activists in the mural's second defacing in a matter of days. | A group of some 10 people gathered around the art installation in New York City's Midtown on Friday — a massive street painting of the words "Black Lives Matter" — splashing blue paint across part of the mural. The incident was captured in footage shared to social media. | One of those reportedly taken into custody wore a shirt with the words "All Lives Matter" and donned…

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-17). Portland Mayor Condemns Masked Federal Agents Abducting Protesters. thealtworld.com Human rights groups, activists, and local politicians are decrying what appears to be the Trump administration's latest tactic to crush nationwide protests that erupted in late May over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. | MPN— Anonymous masked federal agents in military uniforms jump out of unmarked minivans, abducting seemingly random people on the street in Portland, frightening new viral videos show. Officers from the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group and Customs and Border Protection's BORTAC have been sent to the city to tamp down of 49 days of continuous demonstrations against raci…

Claud Fullwood (2020-07-17). It's time for white people to get off the plinth. thecanary.co On 15 July, Artist Marc Quinn Many people greeted the statue with fierce joy. Dr Lola Solebo tweeted: | #MarcQuinn and team — Dr Lola Solebo (@lolaeyedoc)

RT (2020-07-17). 'Toronto is in Canada, Laura': Internet goes wild after Laura Ingraham slams Biden & Trump for not caring about Canuck Catholics. rt.com Fox News' Laura Ingraham has been mercilessly mocked for accusing Donald Trump and Joe Biden of not protecting religious liberty, after Catholic churches were advised to suspend communion during the Covid-19 pandemic… in Canada. | Ingraham tweeted on Friday that there is "not a prayer" of a chance that Democrat candidate Biden would do more to protect religious liberties than Trump if elected president. In…

RT (2020-07-17). CNN's Acosta mangles White House quote on science & reopening schools, corrects himself ONLY after misleading tweet goes viral. rt.com White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was lambasted online after relaying the president's support for reopening schools this fall, but a quote singled out by critics was deceptively stripped of all context. | The row was sparked during a White House presser on Thursday, after a reporter asked McEnany about how parents might approach the upcoming academic year, as a growing number of school districts around the country move to full-time virtual learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. | "The president has said unmistakably that he wants schools to open," McEnany replied. "I was just in the Oval talking to…

RT (2020-07-17). MASSIVE outage hits Cloudflare, sends Discord & other service-powered sites DOWN. rt.com A major outage has reportedly struck Cloudflare, a website-security company that caters to an array of websites, shutting down a large chunk of the Internet, including the popular chat service Discord. | Users of Discord, Riot Games, Patreon, Gitlab and various others websites have reported problems with accessing the platforms after Cloudflare, the US-based company that offers DDoS protection to its customers, reportedly came under a distributed denial of service cyber attack itself. | In a statement released shortly after disgruntled users started flocking to Twitter, which itself is still reeling from a maj…

RT (2020-07-17). Twitter piles on 'Gestapo' tactics as DHS chief vows to never surrender Portland to 'violent extremists'. rt.com The acting head of the Department of Homeland Security has praised federal officers who face off Portland protesters. Tensions in the city are high, as netizens repost images of unmarked agents, comparing them to the Gestapo. | "Our men and women in uniform are patriots. We will never surrender to violent extremists on my watch," Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf wrote on Twitter. | Sharing photographs of him meeting with law enforcement and inspecting vandalized buildings, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief said that police and federal officers would "prevail" against the "violent anar…

WSWS Repost (2020-07-17). Amid Sri Lankan elections, YouTube censors Tamil-language WSWS posts. indybay.org Amid national elections, YouTube, the San Bruno, California subsidiary of Google, has been continually removing Sri Lankan World Socialist Web Site and Socialist Equality Party videos at its website.

WSWS (2020-07-17). Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts hacked in "coordinated social engineering attack" wsws.org The social media site was the target of a coordinated cyberattack on Wednesday in which the accounts of well-known individuals were taken over as part of a scheme to dupe the public out of their Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Andy Rowell (2020-07-17). ACT NOW in the Philippines: We Need You to Stand Against the #JunkTerrorLaw. commondreams.org "We thus demand the Duterte administration, through the Philippine Congress, to repeal the Anti-Terrorism law and stop it becoming effective next week." (Photo: Twitter, @ICHRPGlobal) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-07-17_at_11.21.24_am.png

RT (2020-07-16). Trump turns to Facebook to announce replacement of Brad Parscale as campaign manager after huge Twitter hack & account lockdown. rt.com US President Donald Trump has tapped a new campaign manager, but deprived of his Twitter handle following a major hack on the platform, decided — or was forced by a shutdown of verified accounts — to declare the move on Facebook.

Eds. (2020-07-16). Police surveilled George Floyd protests with help from Twitter-affiliated startup Dataminr. mronline.org The monitoring seems at odds with claims from both Twitter and Dataminr that neither company would engage in or facilitate domestic surveillance following a string of 2016 controversies.

RT (2020-07-16). Nick Cannon dubs Jews 'magnificent people' in long apology after anti-Semitism charges, stays mum about calling whites 'savages'. rt.com Entertainer Nick Cannon has offered a lengthy apology after creating a wave of controversy with anti-Jewish remarks in a recently published interview, but offered no mea culpa for similar inflammatory comments about white people. | "First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin," Cannon said in the first of a series of tweets on Wednesday night, adding that he is "ashamed" his comments "reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people."

RT (2020-07-16). Trump critics 'slutshame' Hope Hicks after Lincoln Project founder posts rumor of an affair with Brad Pascale. rt.com A tweet claiming Donald Trump's former counselor Hope Hicks was seen in the company of freshly fired campaign manager Brad Pascale might have passed by as a bizarre joke, until it was shared by the Lincoln Project's co-founder. | The narrative seems to have originated in a humorous Twitter conversation between Rick Wilson, a co-founder of the prominent anti-Trump project, and YS, a popular account associated with conspiracy theories. | Ooooof that would make TWO other Trump world people VERY angry. | Only in DC, kids. Only in DC.

RT (2020-07-16). 'Coordinated social engineering attack': Twitter confirms employees with access to internal systems targeted in bitcoin scam hack. rt.com Twitter has said that alleged bitcoin scammers targeted some of its employees to get access to "internal systems and tools," which they then apparently used to hack into high-profile accounts, such as Joe Biden's. | We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) Noting that it is still investigating the circumstances behind the hack,…

RT (2020-07-16). 'Tough day for us at Twitter': Twitter unmutes most blue checks after bitcoin scammer hack, says 'functionality may come & go'. rt.com The majority of the verified accounts that were silenced by Twitter as it dealt with its most prominent hack to date — allegedly by bitcoin scammers — have been unlocked, the site said, noting that the issue is not yet resolved.

RT (2020-07-16). Twitter employee COLLUDED with bitcoin scammers in takeover of high-profile accounts, hacker sources say. rt.com A Twitter insider "literally did all the work" for the bitcoin scammers who hijacked dozens of celebrities' accounts, sources claiming responsibility for the hack have claimed, saying the employee was paid to enable the takeover. | The massive attack on verified accounts belonging to high-profile figures was achieved using an internal Twitter tool, several sources claiming to be behind the hack

RT (2020-07-16). Saying 'pro-life' is racist and should be banned, says Rolling Stone writer. rt.com Staying woke on what's acceptable and what's racist is an ongoing process of shifting standards, as a Rolling Stone writer proved with the latest addition to terms that have surprisingly been branded as bigotry: "pro-life." | Jamil Smith, a senior writer who covers "the intersection of politics and identity" for the magazine, opined on Twitter Wednesday that the term "pro-life" deserves to be banished along with other recently outlawed characters and words. A wave of racial sensitivity brought on by the Black Lives Matter protest movement has already brought down decades-old consumer products brands such as Un…

The Canary (2020-07-16). EU court of justice strikes down data-sharing pact with US over snooping fears. thecanary.co The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled an agreement that allows big tech companies to transfer data to the United States is invalid.It said national regulators need to take tougher action to protect the privacy of users' data.The ruling to invalidate Privacy Shield will complicate the transfer of a lot of data outside the EU and it could require regulators to vet any new transfers due to concerns the US government can snoop on people's data for national security reasons.Companies such as Facebook routinely move data between servers around the world (Dominic Lipinski/PA)It will no longer simpl…

Don Wiener, Alex Kotch (2020-07-16). American Legislative Exchange Council Backs Trump on Confederate Monuments, Policing. commondreams.org Trump has failed to address the connection of many of the monuments to slavery, retweeted a video showing one of his supporters yelling "White power!" earlier this month, and defended people who fly the Confederate flag on July 15. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump-flag-900×508.jpg

teleSUR (2020-07-16). Venezuela Denounces US Destroyer Incursion in Contiguous Zone. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza Thursday denounced to the international community that the USS Pinckney (DDG-91) warship sneaked into the "contiguous zone" of this South American country. | RELATED: | "It is an inexcusable act of provocation that aims to undermine our sovereignty and territorial integrity," Arreaza tweeted. | He also stressed that this act of "erratic and childish" provocati…

sputniknews (2020-07-16). New Tell-All Book by Niece Sets Sales Record as Buyers Eager to Read Up on Trump. sputniknews.com Book publisher Simon & Schuster revealed that the new book by US President Donald Trump's niece, titled "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," set a sales record for the company, with 950,000 copies sold through Tuesday, when it was released.

yenisafak (2020-07-16). Italy imposes travel ban on 3 more Balkan nations. yenisafak.com Italy on Thursday imposed a travel ban on three more Balkan nations due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country's heath minister said.Italy's list of high-risk countries now contains 16 nations with new additions; Kosovo, Serbia, and Montenegro, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Facebook.Travelers, who had been in these countries in the last 14 days, will not be able to enter Italy.The list of restricted countries included Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo.Since originati…

yenisafak (2020-07-16). Facebook studying EU court ruling on data transfer. yenisafak.com Facebook said on Thursday it was looking at the implications of a European court ruling that deemed a transatlantic data transfer deal invalid because of concerns about U.S. surveillance.The ruling effectively ends the privileged access companies in the United States had to personal data from Europe and puts the country on a similar footing to other nations outside the 27-country bloc."Like many businesses, we are carefully considering the findings and implications of the decision of the Court of Justice in relation to the use of Privacy Shield and we look forward to regulatory guidance in this regard," Eva Nagle…

yenisafak (2020-07-16). Azerbaijani group slams 'pro-Armenian' US lawmakers. yenisafak.com Calling Representatives Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Judy Chu, TJ Cox and Senator Andreas Borgeas "pro-Armenian" on Twitter, the community accused the lawmakers of "supporting invasion and ethnic cleansing of Azerbaijan by Armenia."The community urged "all" friends of Azerbaijan to condemn such remarks.The members of the Congress described the tension between the two countries as "provocation of Azerbaijan," claiming Armenia is suffering the violence.On Sunday, the Armenian army attempted to attack Azerbaijani positions with artillery fire in the northwestern Tovuz border region and withdrew after suffering losses…

RT (2020-07-15). Candace Owens slams Charlamagne tha God's claim that 'Jews have the power' after his friend Nick Cannon's firing. rt.com Conservative pundit Candace Owens has called out radio host Charlamagne tha God after the DJ defended his friend (and fellow media personality) Nick Cannon's anti-white and anti-Semitic comments, which triggered Cannon's firing. | Owens took issue with Charlamagne pointing out that Cannon being fired by a Jewish-run media conglomerate for making unflattering comments about Jews meant that "Jews do, in fact, have the power," hitting back on Wednesday against what she saw as a double-standard. | "ONE black man gets fired and now it's 'the Jews have power?'" Owens tweeted in disbelief, even while insisting she "r…

The Canary (2020-07-15). Five words from Boris Johnson at PMQs show he's treating coronavirus as one big joke. thecanary.co Labour leader Keir Starmer challenged Boris Johnson over his handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic at PMQs on 15 July. | But instead of answering Starmer's questions, Johnson treated his interrogation as a joke, stating that Starmer has: more briefs than Calvin Klein. | But while the PM might have received cheers from his Tory colleagues, many social media users were unimpressed: | #pmqs — David Schneider (@davidschneider)

yenisafak (2020-07-15). Turkish Foreign Ministry marks 2016 defeated coup. yenisafak.com Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday shared a video to mark the fourth anniversary of the 2016 defeated coup."Four years ago an attempted military coup perpetrated by FETO terrorist organization was stopped by the Turkish nation. Turkish people united against the traitors and protected their democracy. Turkish people's #VictoryofDemocracy," read a tweet by the ministry along with the video.The video revolves around a young Turkish pupil studying abroad, who delivers a powerful response to his professor's remarks on coup attempts around the world.The professor says: "According to an article, there have been 236…

2020-07-19: Social Media Postees

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'Not comfortable having them in our space': Portland mayor orders feds to be kicked out of police incident HQ as riots grip city
rt.com | 2020-07-19
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said he has banned federal officers, who were deployed to the city to protect federal property, from sharing headquarters with police amid claims they whisk "peaceful protesters" away in unmarked cars. | "Earlier today I directed that staff who are part of federal agency operations are no longer allowed to co-locate with the police bureau's incident command," Wheeler tweeted on Saturday. | Although the Democrat mayor acknowledged that "sharing a space" advanced cooperation between local and federal law enforcement, allowing for clearer communication, he said that "recent actions" by…
rt.com/usa/495201-portland-federal-forces-cooperation-mayor/

US moving to ban China-based TikTok social media app
wsws.org | 2020-07-18
There is bipartisan support in Congress for the Trump administration's aggressive efforts against the Chinese app.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/18/tikt-j18.html

Saudi sponsored TV channel showed utter obscenity: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-18
TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to UK Hamid Baeidinjad reacted to the live broadcast of the gathering of MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq) terrorist group on the Iran International Channel in his Twitter account.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161112/Saudi-sponsored-TV-channel-showed-utter-obscenity-envoy

We Reviewed Police Tactics Seen In Nearly 400 Protest Videos
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-18
As protests denouncing police brutality against unarmed Black people spread to thousands of cities, it was videos of police violence — this time, directed at protesters — that went viral. Clips showed officers launching tear gas canisters at protesters' heads, shooting pepper spray from moving vehicles and firing foam bullets into crowds. | ProPublica looked at nearly 400 social media posts showing police responses to protesters and found troubling conduct by officers in at least 184 of them. In 59 videos, pepper spray and tear gas were used improperly; in a dozen others, officers used batons to strik…
popularresistance.org/we-reviewed-police-tactics-seen-in-nearly-400-videos/

Portland Mayor Condemns Masked Federal Agents Abducting Protesters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-18
Anonymous masked federal agents in military uniforms jump out of unmarked minivans, abducting seemingly random people on the street in Portland, frightening new viral videos show. Officers from the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group and Customs and Border Protection's BORTAC have been sent to the city to tamp down of 49 days of continuous demonstrations against racist police brutality. The move appears to be the Trump administration's latest tactic to crush the nationwide protests that erupted in late May over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police.
popularresistance.org/portland-mayor-condemns-masked-federal-agents-abductingers/

PHOTOS of burnt Nantes cathedral show fire started in SEVERAL places, as arson probe launched
rt.com | 2020-07-18
Images showing the charred interior of the 15th-century cathedral in Nantes, France, appear to point at three separate outbreaks of flames having damaged the Gothic gem on Saturday. Arson is being investigated. | The diocese of Nantes released images on Facebook in the wake of the blaze. It completely destroyed the grand organ at the Cathedral of St. Pierre and St. Paul, blew out the stained glassed windows at the front of the building, and consumed a valuable 19th-century painting that had been sent from Rome. | | © Facebook / Diocese of Nantes | Locals quickly spotted that, judging by the photos, ther…
rt.com/news/495186-nantes-cathedral-fire-arson/

Leader of radical black-only militia NFAC 'believes in violence' & wants a real-life Wakanda for every black person in America
rt.com | 2020-07-18
NFAC, the masked, armed black militia that recently marched through a park in Georgia, deems violence and killing an acceptable response to oppression. Their end goal is to break away from the US as their own black-only nation. | The NFAC (Not F*cking Around Coalition) grabbed plenty of attention on social media with a high-profile public debut on July 4. The sight of an all-black militia, clutching rifles and handguns, marching in the heartland of the Ku Klux Klan at Stone Mountain caused plenty of ripples. | But very little is known about them, despite a frenzy of speculation. It's not even clear when they w…
rt.com/usa/495109-nfac-black-militia-blm/

Dem off the deep end? Former DNC chairman Dean calls for ARREST & JAIL TIME for DHS chief amid Portland riots
rt.com | 2020-07-18
In the competition among prominent Democrats to see who can show the most outrage over the role of federal law enforcement in trying to help quell anarchist riots in Portland, former party chairman Howard Dean may be the winner. | After Oregon's largest city was subjected to its 50th straight night of violent unrest, Dean focused his ire on acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Chad Wolf. "This guy needs to be arrested, prosecuted and, if convicted, imprisoned for a very long time," Dean tweeted on Saturday. | This guy needs to be arrested, prosecuted, and if convicted, imprisoned for a very long…
rt.com/usa/495198-dean-howard-portland-jail/

CBP says Portland protester in viral 'kidnapping' clip was assault & vandalism suspect, denies officers wore no insignia
rt.com | 2020-07-18
The US Customs and Border Protection agency has taken credit for a Portland protester's hot-button arrest this week, saying the man was a criminal suspect, while refuting claims he was 'kidnapped' by agents wearing no insignia. | The CBP sought to address the incident in a statement on Friday, noting that the protester arrested one day prior was suspected of vandalism and attacks on agents amid anti-police brutality demonstrations, which it said were organized by "violent anarchists." | "CBP agents had information indicating the person… was suspected of assaults against federal agents or destruction of feder…
rt.com/usa/495138-portland-border-patrol-arrests/

Wave of Condemnation Hits Trump as He Tweets Condolences Over Death of Dem. Rep. John Lewis
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-18
Democratic House Representative John Lewis was a civil rights leader awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and famous for playing a key role in ending legalized racial segregation in the United States. He was a part of the "Big Six" – a group of prominent civil rights leaders behind Washington's 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom.
sputniknews.com/us/202007181079924968-wave-of-condemnation-hits-trump-as-he-tweets-condolences-over-death-of-dem-rep-john-lewis/

Florida Senator Marco Rubio Lambasted for Honoring Memory of John Lewis With Wrong Photo
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-18
US Democratic Representative John Lewis, a prominent civil rights advocate, died of cancer on Friday at the age of 80. Flags at the White House were lowered to half-mast in memory of the lawmaker, and President Donald Trump sent his condolences, receiving a wave of criticism for the comments.
sputniknews.com/viral/202007181079925098-marco-rubio-lambasted-for-honoring-memory-of-john-lewis-with-wrong-photo/

[Original Research] Socio-demographic heterogeneity in the prevalence of COVID-19 during lockdown is associated with ethnicity and household size: Results from an observational cohort study
Christopher A. Martin, David R. Jenkins, Jatinder S. Minhas, Laura J. Gray, Julian Tang, Caroline Williams, Shirley Sze, Daniel Pan, William Jones, Raman Verma, Scott Knapp, Rupert Major, Melanie Davies, Nigel Brunskill, Martin Wiselka, Chris Brightling, Kamlesh Khunti, Pranab Haldar, Manish Pareek, Leicester COVID-19 consortium | thelancet.com | 2020-07-17
In individuals presenting with suspected COVID-19, those from ethnic minority communities and larger households had an increased likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 PCR positivity. Pandemic control measures may have more rapid impact on slowing viral transmission amongst those of White ethnicity compared to ethnic minority groups, Research is urgently required to understand the mechanisms underlying these disparities and whether public health interventions have differential effects on individuals from ethnic minority groups.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30210-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Portland Mayor Condemns Masked Federal Agents Abducting Protesters
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-17
Human rights groups, activists, and local politicians are decrying what appears to be the Trump administration's latest tactic to crush nationwide protests that erupted in late May over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. | MPN– Anonymous masked federal agents in military uniforms jump out of unmarked minivans, abducting seemingly random people on the street in Portland, frightening new viral videos show. Officers from the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group and Customs and Border Protection's BORTAC have been sent to the city to tamp down of 49 days of continuous demonstrations against raci…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/portland-mayor-condemns-masked-federal-agents-abductingers

Good News from Washington: AIPAC, Israel Losing to Progressive Democrats
Ramzy Baroud | commondreams.org | 2020-07-17
More sobering news is that Israel's traditional stronghold over the country's Jewish communities is faltering—and quickly so. (Photo: Screen shot / Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pale_1_2.jpeg
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Amid Sri Lankan elections, YouTube censors Tamil-language WSWS posts
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-07-17
Amid national elections, YouTube, the San Bruno, California subsidiary of Google, has been continually removing Sri Lankan World Socialist Web Site and Socialist Equality Party videos at its website.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/16/18835127.php

In Lockdown With Edward Hopper's Prophetic Paintings
Monika Zgustova | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-17
When I lived in Chicago, I often went to the Art Institute to admire the paintings of Edward Hopper, especially Nighthawks. Later on, I would do the same thing in New York, at the Whitney; both galleries have excellent Hopper collections. I remembered those visits when, in full lockdown, social media were flooded with images…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/17/in-lockdown-with-edward-hoppers-prophetic-paintings/

Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts hacked in "coordinated social engineering attack"
wsws.org | 2020-07-17
The social media site was the target of a coordinated cyberattack on Wednesday in which the accounts of well-known individuals were taken over as part of a scheme to dupe the public out of their Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/17/twit-j17.html

Padma Lakshmi on Immigration, Food, and Authorship
aclu.org | 2020-07-17
Recently, we've seen a reckoning in the culinary world around the whitewashing and co-opting of ethnic food. The industry has long been controlled by a limited number of people — many of them white — who have authored and then profited from the foods we eat and the stories we share. But the tide is turning. And our guest for this episode, Padma Lakshmi, is part of that movement., , You've likely seen her tasting and critiquing some of the best chefs in the U.S. on Top Chef, sharing her favorite recipes across social media and advocating for immigrants rights and women's rights. Pa…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/padma-lakshmi-on-immigration-food-and-authorship

It's time for white people to get off the plinth
Claud Fullwood | thecanary.co | 2020-07-17
On 15 July, Artist Marc Quinn filled the vacant plinth of slaver Edward Colston with a sculpture of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protester Jen Reid. | Many people greeted the statue with fierce joy. Dr Lola Solebo tweeted: | #MarcQuinn and team #FifthPlinth t.co/Q5KZ5IsZMo | — Dr Lola Solebo (@lolaeyedoc)

ACT NOW in the Philippines: We Need You to Stand Against the #JunkTerrorLaw
Andy Rowell | commondreams.org | 2020-07-17
"We thus demand the Duterte administration, through the Philippine Congress, to repeal the Anti-Terrorism law and stop it becoming effective next week." (Photo: Twitter, @ICHRPGlobal) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-07-17_at_11.21.24_am.png
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The Great American Firewall: On The Question Of Censorship
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-17
The Great Firewall in China is a hot button subject that unites the most hawkish and militarist forces of the state with the so-called U.S. left. China's legal exclusion of Google, Facebook, and other American corporate media from acceptable consumption is often viewed as the most obvious example of "authoritarianism." Few in the U.S., even on the left, analyze censorship as a political question. Many instead debate the issue from the lens of American exceptionalism. Censorship is "bad" because it violates the right to "free speech"–which is supposedly a laudable feature of U.S. society. Yet the United Stat…
popularresistance.org/the-great-american-firewall-on-the-question-of-censorship/

Connecticut Catholic church defaced with SATANIC & ANARCHIST symbols, as spate of vandalism attacks targets Christian sites
rt.com | 2020-07-17
A Catholic church in Connecticut was vandalized sometime between Wednesday night and early Thursday, possibly becoming the latest casualty in a US culture war that has increasingly targeted Christian figures in recent days. | Masses and other activities were canceled at least through Thursday at St. Joseph's Church in New Haven as parish leaders assessed the damage, including what appear to be satanic and anarchist symbols painted on the building's doors, the Rev. John Paul Walker said in a Facebook post. Once ser…
rt.com/usa/495006-chuch-anarchist-satanic-symbols-vandals/

Two arrested after Black Lives Matter mural near Trump Tower in NYC vandalized for second time this week (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-07-17
At least two people were arrested after vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural near Trump Tower in New York City, prompting a heavy police response and a face-off with activists in the mural's second defacing in a matter of days. | A group of some 10 people gathered around the art installation in New York City's Midtown on Friday — a massive street painting of the words "Black Lives Matter" — splashing blue paint across part of the mural. The incident was captured in footage shared to social media. | One of those reportedly taken into custody wore a shirt with the words "All Lives Matter" and donned…
rt.com/usa/495130-blm-mural-vandalized-second-time/

'Toronto is in Canada, Laura': Internet goes wild after Laura Ingraham slams Biden & Trump for not caring about Canuck Catholics
rt.com | 2020-07-17
Fox News' Laura Ingraham has been mercilessly mocked for accusing Donald Trump and Joe Biden of not protecting religious liberty, after Catholic churches were advised to suspend communion during the Covid-19 pandemic… in Canada. | Ingraham tweeted on Friday that there is "not a prayer" of a chance that Democrat candidate Biden would do more to protect religious liberties than Trump if elected president. In…
rt.com/usa/495097-toronto-is-in-canada/

CNN's Acosta mangles White House quote on science & reopening schools, corrects himself ONLY after misleading tweet goes viral
rt.com | 2020-07-17
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was lambasted online after relaying the president's support for reopening schools this fall, but a quote singled out by critics was deceptively stripped of all context. | The row was sparked during a White House presser on Thursday, after a reporter asked McEnany about how parents might approach the upcoming academic year, as a growing number of school districts around the country move to full-time virtual learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. | "The president has said unmistakably that he wants schools to open," McEnany replied. "I was just in the Oval talking to…
rt.com/usa/495002-press-secretary-quote-context/

MASSIVE outage hits Cloudflare, sends Discord & other service-powered sites DOWN
rt.com | 2020-07-17
A major outage has reportedly struck Cloudflare, a website-security company that caters to an array of websites, shutting down a large chunk of the Internet, including the popular chat service Discord. | Users of Discord, Riot Games, Patreon, Gitlab and various others websites have reported problems with accessing the platforms after Cloudflare, the US-based company that offers DDoS protection to its customers, reportedly came under a distributed denial of service cyber attack itself. | In a statement released shortly after disgruntled users started flocking to Twitter, which itself is still reeling from a maj…
rt.com/usa/495127-discord-cloudfare-outage-down/

Twitter piles on 'Gestapo' tactics as DHS chief vows to never surrender Portland to 'violent extremists'
rt.com | 2020-07-17
The acting head of the Department of Homeland Security has praised federal officers who face off Portland protesters. Tensions in the city are high, as netizens repost images of unmarked agents, comparing them to the Gestapo. | "Our men and women in uniform are patriots. We will never surrender to violent extremists on my watch," Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf wrote on Twitter. | Sharing photographs of him meeting with law enforcement and inspecting vandalized buildings, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief said that police and federal officers would "prevail" against the "violent anar…
rt.com/usa/495075-portland-dhs-wolfers-extremists/

Leicester mayor hits out at lockdown measures being enforced on 'party political' lines
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-17
Leicester's mayor has criticised the government for taking a "sledgehammer approach" to the city's lockdown. It came after Matt Hancock announced only a partial relaxation of the measures imposed more than two weeks ago. | Hancock has announced changes to the lockdown boundary, with the restrictions only applying to the city of Leicester and the borough of Oadby and Wigston from 24 July. | #LockdownLeicester pic.twitter.com/MBUOtOFjly | — Leicester City Mayor (@CityMayorLeic) …
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/17/leicester-mayor-hits-out-at-lockdown-measures-being-enforced-on-party-political-lines/

Venezuela Denounces US Destroyer Incursion in Contiguous Zone
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-16
Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza Thursday denounced to the international community that the USS Pinckney (DDG-91) warship sneaked into the "contiguous zone" of this South American country. | RELATED: | President Maduro Rejects New US Media Campaign Against Venezuela | "It is an inexcusable act of provocation that aims to undermine our sovereignty and territorial integrity," Arreaza tweeted. | He also stressed that this act of "erratic and childish" provocati…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Denounces-US-Destroyer-Incursion-in-Contiguous-Zone-20200716-0002.html

Amid Sri Lankan elections, YouTube censors Tamil-language WSWS posts
wsws.org | 2020-07-16
The move aims to prevent the Socialist Equality Party of Sri Lanka from alerting Tamil-speaking workers internationally in a timely fashion of the political dangers they face.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/16/tami-j16.html

Amid Sri Lankan elections, YouTube censors Tamil-language WSWS posts
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-07-16
Amid national elections, YouTube, the San Bruno, California subsidiary of Google, has been continually removing Sri Lankan World Socialist Web Site and Socialist Equality Party videos at its website.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/16/18835127.php

American Legislative Exchange Council Backs Trump on Confederate Monuments, Policing
Don Wiener, Alex Kotch | commondreams.org | 2020-07-16
Trump has failed to address the connection of many of the monuments to slavery, retweeted a video showing one of his supporters yelling "White power!" earlier this month, and defended people who fly the Confederate flag on July 15. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump-flag-900×508.jpg
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Police surveilled George Floyd protests with help from Twitter-affiliated startup Dataminr
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-16
The monitoring seems at odds with claims from both Twitter and Dataminr that neither company would engage in or facilitate domestic surveillance following a string of 2016 controversies.
mronline.org/2020/07/16/police-surveilled-george-floyds-with-help-from-twitter-affiliated-startup-dataminr/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=police-surveilled-george-floyds-with-help-from-twitter-affiliated-startup-dataminr

Trump turns to Facebook to announce replacement of Brad Parscale as campaign manager after huge Twitter hack & account lockdown
rt.com | 2020-07-16
US President Donald Trump has tapped a new campaign manager, but deprived of his Twitter handle following a major hack on the platform, decided — or was forced by a shutdown of verified accounts — to declare the move on Facebook. | …
rt.com/usa/494877-trump-taps-campaign-manager/

Nick Cannon dubs Jews 'magnificent people' in long apology after anti-Semitism charges, stays mum about calling whites 'savages'
rt.com | 2020-07-16
Entertainer Nick Cannon has offered a lengthy apology after creating a wave of controversy with anti-Jewish remarks in a recently published interview, but offered no mea culpa for similar inflammatory comments about white people. | "First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin," Cannon said in the first of a series of tweets on Wednesday night, adding that he is "ashamed" his comments "reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people."
rt.com/usa/494881-nick-cannon-apology-antisemitism/

Trump critics 'slutshame' Hope Hicks after Lincoln Project founder posts rumor of an affair with Brad Pascale
rt.com | 2020-07-16
A tweet claiming Donald Trump's former counselor Hope Hicks was seen in the company of freshly fired campaign manager Brad Pascale might have passed by as a bizarre joke, until it was shared by the Lincoln Project's co-founder. | The narrative seems to have originated in a humorous Twitter conversation between Rick Wilson, a co-founder of the prominent anti-Trump project, and YS, a popular account associated with conspiracy theories. | Ooooof that would make TWO other Trump world people VERY angry. | Only in DC, kids. Only in DC. t.co/067XFoO48t– Rick Wilson…
rt.com/usa/494985-trump-critics-slutshame-hicks/

'Coordinated social engineering attack': Twitter confirms employees with access to internal systems targeted in bitcoin scam hack
rt.com | 2020-07-16
Twitter has said that alleged bitcoin scammers targeted some of its employees to get access to "internal systems and tools," which they then apparently used to hack into high-profile accounts, such as Joe Biden's. | We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools.– Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 16, 2020 | Noting that it is still investigating the circumstances behind the hack,…
rt.com/usa/494879-twitter-employee-attack-bitcoin-scam/

'Tough day for us at Twitter': Twitter unmutes most blue checks after bitcoin scammer hack, says 'functionality may come & go'
rt.com | 2020-07-16
The majority of the verified accounts that were silenced by Twitter as it dealt with its most prominent hack to date — allegedly by bitcoin scammers — have been unlocked, the site said, noting that the issue is not yet resolved. | …
rt.com/usa/494878-twitter-lockdown-hack-bitcoin/

Twitter employee COLLUDED with bitcoin scammers in takeover of high-profile accounts, hacker sources say
rt.com | 2020-07-16
A Twitter insider "literally did all the work" for the bitcoin scammers who hijacked dozens of celebrities' accounts, sources claiming responsibility for the hack have claimed, saying the employee was paid to enable the takeover. | The massive attack on verified accounts belonging to high-profile figures was achieved using an internal Twitter tool, several sources claiming to be behind the hack told Motherboard on Wednesday. The sources supplied screenshots to back up th…
rt.com/usa/494957-twitter-insider-hack-verified-screenshots/

Saying 'pro-life' is racist and should be banned, says Rolling Stone writer
rt.com | 2020-07-16
Staying woke on what's acceptable and what's racist is an ongoing process of shifting standards, as a Rolling Stone writer proved with the latest addition to terms that have surprisingly been branded as bigotry: "pro-life." | Jamil Smith, a senior writer who covers "the intersection of politics and identity" for the magazine, opined on Twitter Wednesday that the term "pro-life" deserves to be banished along with other recently outlawed characters and words. A wave of racial sensitivity brought on by the Black Lives Matter protest movement has already brought down decades-old consumer products brands such as Un…
rt.com/usa/495000-prolife-racist-woke-abortion/

New Tell-All Book by Niece Sets Sales Record as Buyers Eager to Read Up on Trump
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-16
Book publisher Simon & Schuster revealed that the new book by US President Donald Trump's niece, titled "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," set a sales record for the company, with 950,000 copies sold through Tuesday, when it was released.
sputniknews.com/viral/202007161079907746-new-tell-all-book-by-niece-sets-sales-record-as-buyers-eager-to-read-up-on-trump/

EU court of justice strikes down data-sharing pact with US over snooping fears
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-16
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled an agreement that allows big tech companies to transfer data to the United States is invalid.It said national regulators need to take tougher action to protect the privacy of users' data.The ruling to invalidate Privacy Shield will complicate the transfer of a lot of data outside the EU and it could require regulators to vet any new transfers due to concerns the US government can snoop on people's data for national security reasons.Companies such as Facebook routinely move data between servers around the world (Dominic Lipinski/PA)It will no longer simpl…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/07/16/eu-court-of-justice-strikes-down-data-sharing-pact-with-us-over-snooping-fears/

Facebook studying EU court ruling on data transfer
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-16
Facebook said on Thursday it was looking at the implications of a European court ruling that deemed a transatlantic data transfer deal invalid because of concerns about U.S. surveillance.The ruling effectively ends the privileged access companies in the United States had to personal data from Europe and puts the country on a similar footing to other nations outside the 27-country bloc."Like many businesses, we are carefully considering the findings and implications of the decision of the Court of Justice in relation to the use of Privacy Shield and we look forward to regulatory guidance in this regard," Eva Nagle…
yenisafak.com/en/technology/facebook-studying-eu-court-ruling-on-data-transfer-3534651

Italy imposes travel ban on 3 more Balkan nations
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-16
Italy on Thursday imposed a travel ban on three more Balkan nations due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country's heath minister said.Italy's list of high-risk countries now contains 16 nations with new additions; Kosovo, Serbia, and Montenegro, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Facebook.Travelers, who had been in these countries in the last 14 days, will not be able to enter Italy.The list of restricted countries included Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo.Since originati…
yenisafak.com/en/news/italy-imposes-travel-ban-on-3-more-balkan-nations-3534648

Azerbaijani group slams 'pro-Armenian' US lawmakers
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-16
Calling Representatives Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Judy Chu, TJ Cox and Senator Andreas Borgeas "pro-Armenian" on Twitter, the community accused the lawmakers of "supporting invasion and ethnic cleansing of Azerbaijan by Armenia."The community urged "all" friends of Azerbaijan to condemn such remarks.The members of the Congress described the tension between the two countries as "provocation of Azerbaijan," claiming Armenia is suffering the violence.On Sunday, the Armenian army attempted to attack Azerbaijani positions with artillery fire in the northwestern Tovuz border region and withdrew after suffering losses…
yenisafak.com/en/news/azerbaijani-group-slams-pro-armenian-us-lawmakers-3534656

Azerbaijani group slams 'pro-Armenian' US lawmakers
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-16
Azerbaijani Community of California condemned Thursday the statements made by some US lawmakers on Sunday's border clash between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Calling Representatives Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Judy Chu, TJ Cox and Senator Andreas Borgeas "pro-Armenian" on Twitter, the community accused the lawmakers of "supporting invasion and ethnic cleansing of Azerbaijan by Armenia."The community urged "all" friends of Azerbaijan to condemn such remarks.The members of the Congress described the tension between the two countries as "provocation of Azerbaijan," claiming Armenia is suffering the violence.On Sunday, the…
yenisafak.com/en/news/azerbaijani-group-slams-pro-armenian-us-lawmakers-3534656

How Two Seemingly Unrelated Events Laid Israel's Racism Problem Bare
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-15
A viral video showing an Israeli family mocking impoverished Palestinian children and a controversial New York Times editorial by famed Zionist commentator Peter Beinart have exposed the racist underpinning of the so-called Jewish state.
mintpressnews.com/two-seemingly-unrelated-events-laid-israel-racism-bare/269431/