2019-10-08: Social Media Postees

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Backlash against Koch agenda leads to recall drive against Alaska governor
Don Wiener and Arn Pearson | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-08
What a difference a few months makes in politics. | In May, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reported on the enormous influence over the Alaska budget process exerted by the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity (AFP). | AFP organized field hearings on Governor Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget, with the sessions billed as "private events" on their website. AFP controlled attendance, and AFP imposed a gag rule barring protest signs and asserting strict co…
nationofchange.org/2019/10/08/backlash-a…

The Real Venezuela: Dignified, Indivisible and Truthful
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
All those wondering who is in charge in Venezuela, should stop reading the biased and confusing corporate media and should look at who represents the country at the United Nations. The UN is not a perfect institution but it is one that is clear on the issue of membership despite powerful attempts at obfuscating that…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/08/the-real-ven…

'Shusenjo': The WWII 'comfort women' issue receives a startling documentary film treatment
Cathy Deppe | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-08
Should there be a reckoning from the Japanese government and its Imperial Japanese Army for authorizing the holding of women from Korea and elsewhere in sexual slavery from as early as 1932 through the end of World War II? Or should history be revised to permanently deny these events as "fake news?" A young American …
peoplesworld.org/article/shusenjo-the-ww…

Murderer Amber Guyger gets a hug from judge and racist media
Christopher Banks | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-07
The corporate media message (and preference) was clear: Unconditionally offer forgiveness even when it is not premised on meaningful change and lasting justice.
liberationnews.org/murderer-amber-guyger…

Counting the Dead Through the Fog of War in Afghanistan
Nicolas J S Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
During one week in late September, U.S.-led forces killed at least 70 civilians in two incidents in Afghanistan. A U.S. drone strike on September 19th killed at least 30 farmers harvesting pine nuts in Nangarhar province. Then on September 23rd, at least 40 civilians, including women and children, were reported killed in a combined U.S.-Afghan attack on a village in Taliban-controlled…
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Profit, Not Politics: Trump Allies Sought Ukraine Gas Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
KYIV, Ukraine — As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. | Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine's massive state gas company. Their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies, according to two people with knowledge of the…
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Selected Articles: Pathways to Peace
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …
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"A Shakespearean Act of Betrayal": Trump Agrees to Let Turkey Invade Kurdish-Controlled Syrian Area
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-07
U.S. troops have begun withdrawing from northeast Syria as Turkey prepares to invade Kurdish-controlled areas of the country. For years, the Kurds have been close allies to the United States in the fight against ISIS. On Sunday, however, the White House released a statement that surprised many in the region, announcing that Turkey would be "moving forward with its long-planned operation in Northern Syria," following a phone call between President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in that operation, and the United States forces, having…
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'Biden family was PAID OFF, pure and simple!' Trump in latest rant over Ukrainegate
rt.com | 2019-10-06
Attacking the Bidens, the Democrats and the "fake news" media in one powerful swipe, President Donald Trump has fired a volley of trademark Sunday tweets, calling Joe and Hunter Biden's involvement in Ukraine "inexcusable." | "It is INCREDIBLE to watch and read the Fake News and how they pull out all stops to protect Sleepy Joe Biden and his thrown out of the Military son, Hunter," Trump started out, before launching into a Twitterstorm of seemingly damning facts about the Bidens, Ukraine and China. | He brought up Hunter's "$100,000 a month (Plus,Plus)" income from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma "even thou…
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An Open Letter to Science and Global Security
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-06
Dear Editors at Science and Global Security Science and Global Security (SGS) has been publishing technical articles on arms control and related issues since 1989. I urge you not to succumb to political censorship. Recently it was announced you are withholding publication of an article titled "Computational Forensic Analysis for the Chemical Weapons Attack at …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/an-open-lette…

HELP FAIR: Want a Better World? Fight for Better Media
fair.org | 2019-10-03
Dear FAIRites, FAIR holds firm to its belief that documenting and challenging corporate media is critically important to maintaining democratic values. The news industry's use of government officials, unnamed sources and right-wing think tank "experts" to distort the news needs to always be called out–now is not the time to let up on media activism. …
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Atlantic Calls on Hollywood to Produce More Government Propaganda
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2019-10-03
This Atlantic ( 9/15/19) essay's main complaint about Chinese propaganda seems to be that Beijing is better at it than Washington. | The Atlantic ( 9/15/19) published a curious plea for more propaganda in Hollywood movies. The essay, by Boston College's Martha Bayles, is ostensibly a warning about the growing power of China over the US film industry: Simultaneously the world's mo…
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Reports on China 'organ harvesting' derive from front groups of far-right cult Falun Gong
Ryan McCarthy | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-30
A wave of corporate media reports on Chinese organ harvesting rely without acknowledgement on front groups connected to the far-right…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/30/reports-china…

Daily Stormer Website Goes Dark Amid Chaos
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
The website for the Daily Stormer, the white supremacist, neo-Nazi and antisemitic racist group, has lost access to a critical piece of web infrastructure that allows the general public to access its hate propaganda easily.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/18/daily…

New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda
Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-08
The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14650

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