2021-03-02: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media! (Copy the text of the postee below, then paste it on social media and the story images will also appear.)

Killings By Police Declined After Black Lives Matter Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-02
Since Black Lives Matter protests gained national prominence following the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the movement has spread to hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S. Now a new study shows police homicides have significantly decreased in most cities where such protests occurred. | Black Lives Matter (BLM) began when Oakland, Calif.–based activist Alicia Garza posted a message of protest on Facebook after George Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch volunteer who followed and fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., was acquitted of murder in 2013. Patrisse Cullo…

Wednesday 3/3: Watch Party! House Votes on the For the People Act (#HR1) w/ Voto Latino & More
Declaration for American Democracy coalition | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
Virtual watch party via livestream: www.facebook.com/votolatino/

Biden just proved to workers that he's got our backs
Berry Craig | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-02
Going on 86 years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt made the most pro-union statement ever uttered by an American president. Joe Biden just broke FDR's record. Said the 46th president in a video posted to Twitter: "…Workers in Alabama and all across America are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. This is vitally important–a vitally …

Twitch reverts back to 'women' after tweet celebrating 'Womxn's History Month' savaged online
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Streaming platform Twitch has returned to the conventional spelling for "women" after its social media post hailing "Womxn's History Month" — avoiding any "gender-binary language" — backfired and angered critics on all sides. | Though the company took to Twitter on Monday to inform users that "March is Womxn's History Month," using an alternative styling of "women" in a bid to include non-binary gender identities, it made an abrupt about-face just a few hours later, announcing that it would revert back to the standard spelling. | "While we originally wanted to use a word that acknowledges the short…

Texas gov lifts mask mandate & OKs businesses to operate at 100% capacity
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has lifted many of the Covid-19 restrictions in his state, permitting businesses to operate at 100-percent capacity and repealing the requirement for people to wear face coverings. | Abbott delivered the "exciting news" during a speech to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, informing the assembled small business and community leaders that the mask mandate — in place since July — was no more. | pic.twitter.com/k5SZKnAUg5– Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromTTUPM) March 2…

Federer to miss Miami Open
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
Sports Desk, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Swiss star Roger Federer will not defend his title at the Miami Open scheduled for later this month, the organizers announced Tuesday. "You will be missed this year, Roger. We'll see you in 2022!" the Miami Open organizers announced on the Twitter account of the tournament, to be held between …

Austria: Outrage after authorities target academic as part of 'terrorism' crackdown
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
Austria: Outrage after authorities target academic as part of 'terrorism' crackdown | Farid Hafez's house was raided at gunpoint in wake of Vienna terror attack as he was also accused of supporting the removal of Egypt's Sisi | MEE staff | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 11: 10 | Farid Hafez in a photo taken from social media (Twitter) | An Austrian academic's account of being interrogated at gunpoint over alleged "terrorist" sympathie…

'It is time!' Mississippi governor to end mask mandate & lift all Covid-19 business restrictions, following Texas' lead
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said he will soon axe the state's mask mandate and end all coronavirus-related business restrictions, pointing to improved case and hospitalization numbers after Texas took a similar step. | "Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules," Reeves said in a tweet on Tuesday. | Our hospitalizations and case numbers have plummeted, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed. It is time! | Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will…

'People are calling us, crying for help'. Heartbreaking tweets expose how 15 people were left to drown in the Mediterranean
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2021-03-02
As coronavirus continues to dominate headlines into 2021, mainstream news coverage of the refugee crisis has gone from poor to non-existent. We rarely read about the people stuck on Lesbos or Samos, and we barely hear about those who are so desperate to get out of Libya that they are willing to gamble with their lives. But these people still very much exist, and racist Europe is still willing to let them drown rather than provide them with a home. | More than 170 people have already died in the Mediterranean this year. And at least 15 people

YouTube REMOVES video of Trump's CPAC speech from RT channels — yet it's ok with the SAME video posted by Western outlets
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Having a video of former US President Donald Trump's speech at CPAC may get you warnings and a deletion from YouTube, but apparently only if you're RT, as the platform seems to selectively apply its arbitrary and capricious rules. | On Tuesday, RT and its German-language channel RT DE got a notice from YouTube that the video of Trump speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida on Sunday was being flagged for a "strike" under the platform's rules on "supporting the 2020 US…

Italy shuts all schools in Covid-19 hotspots, toughens travel rules until after Easter amid spread of variants
rt.com | 2021-03-02
The Italian government has ordered all schools to close in the areas with the highest Covid-19 infection rates as part of a series of new measures set to last until after Easter amid the threat of more contagious viral variants. | On Tuesday, Italy's new prime minister Mario Draghi signed an emergency decree that will see public health measures tightened in so-called 'red zones' from March 6 to April 6. | Under a new tiered system of…

Amazon revises new app logo after users liken it to Adolf Hitler's smirk
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Amazon quietly changed the design of its app logo after social media users claimed the image of a box with tape on it bears a resemblance to Nazi Germany's dictator, Adolf Hitler. | The original logo, which Amazon rolled out in January, was meant to portray a brown Amazon box with a piece of jagged tape above the company's iconic smile icon. The combination of the smile and tape, however, ended up vaguely resembling Hitler's infamous toothbrush moustache. | Amazon's revised version of the logo has ditched the jagged tape for a more square piece of tape with a folded corner. | lmao I completely missed that amaz…

Antiretroviral Drug Recommendations for HIV Treatment and Prevention
Shalev N, Brudney KF, Scherer ML. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
To the Editor As HIV clinicians, we read with interest the new antiretroviral treatment guidelines published on behalf of the International Antiviral Society–USA. Nevertheless, we believe these guidelines failed to integrate emerging evidence and may have reflected implicit commercial bias.

Antiretroviral Drug Recommendations for HIV Treatment and Prevention–Reply
Saag MS, Gandhi RT, Sax PE. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
In Reply Our recommendations for initial antiretroviral therapy are based on evidence from randomized clinical trials demonstrating superiority of InSTI-based therapy vs comparators that included boosted protease inhibitors or efavirenz. Additional benefits of dolutegravir-based and bictegravir-based therapies include a low risk of treatment-emergent resistance, lack of need for pretreatment genotype results, few significant drug interactions, and a highly favorable tolerability profile, along with a very low rate of discontinuation due to adverse effects.

Egypt: 'Homesick' journalist detained after return from exile in Turkey
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
Egypt: 'Homesick' journalist detained after return from exile in Turkey | Gamaal el-Gamal, who suffers five chronic illnesses, is at risk of death in custody, his friends warn | MEE correspondent | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 14: 24 | Gamaal el-Gamal, an Egyptian journalist and columnist, was detained at Cairo airport on 22 February (Social media) | Egypt has ordered the pre-trial detention of journalist and governm…