2020-05-29: Social Media Postees

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Video: Russian Warplanes in Libya
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-28
The US has finally discovered whom to blame for the ongoing escalation of the conflict in Libya. | On May 26, the US African Command (AFRICOM) claimed that Russia had deployed warplanes to Libya to support the Libyan National Army of …

US must take 'serious action' to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans
news.un.org | 2020-05-28
The UN human rights chief on Thursday condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd while in police custody in the city of Minneapolis, calling it the latest in "a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers and members of the public".

Outrage Mounts Over Racist Police and Vigilante Killings against African Americans
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-28
African Americans continue to be systematically profiled and executed by law-enforcement agencies and bigoted whites creating a volatile situation across the United States | *** | Four Minneapolis police officers have been terminated from their jobs in the aftermath of the videotaped …

South African Union calls for resignation of CEO of Comair
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-28
The airline withheld workers' salaries for May and the union has argued that the company is using the pandemic as "a cover for the restructuring which is taking place"

Hirak protests continue across Algeria in solidarity with political prisoners
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-28
Algeria witnessed a fresh round of anti-government protests on May 25, Monday in solidarity with political prisoners associated with the Hirak movement, who are being held in jails on frivolous and motivated charges. Rallies and demonstrations were conducted in cities across Algeria, coinciding with the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations. A ban on public demonstrations and other restrictions are in force in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | One of the main sites of Monday's protest was Kherrata city in Bejaia province, east of Algerian capital Algiers. The city holds particular significance as it is where the Hir…

The Future of Forever War, American-Style
Danny Sjursen | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-28
Covid-19, an ongoing global human tragedy, may have at least one silver lining. It has led millions of people to question America's most malignant policies at home and abroad. Regarding Washington's war policies abroad, there's been speculation that the coronavirus might, in the end, put a dent in such conflicts, if not prove an unintended…

Morocco: Health Minister Uses Chloroquine Despite WHO Warnings
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-28
Morocco Health Minister Khalid AàØt Taleb confirmed on May 27 his nation continues using chloroquine in COVID treatments despite WHO warnings on its undesirable side effects. | RELATED: | China Approves Hong Kong Security Law Despite Trump's Threats | "We found out after the adoption of this treatment on March 23, that patients healed faster than those admitted to hospital before them," Taleb stated to local news media. | In early May, the Moroccan health leader praised chlor…

Over 20,000 march demanding justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-27
Minneapolis, MN

Over 20,000 march demanding justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-27
Minneapolis, MN

Another police killing during COVID-19: Seeking justice for Finan Berhe
Jamal Rich | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-27
SILVER SPRING, Md.–On May 7, 2020, a 30-year old Black man was killed by police in the White Oak suburb of Silver Spring, Md., outside his home. His name was Finan Berhe, a member of the local Eritrean community. Berhe was only armed with a knife and likely under distress, but his life was tragically …

All The Numbers Are Wrong, Not Just COVID & They're Being Used To Justify "Immunity Passports"
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-27
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/26/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

The effect of co-morbid anxiety on remission from depression for people participating in a randomised controlled trial of the Friendship Bench intervention in Zimbabwe
Melanie Amna Abas, Helen Anne Weiss, Victoria Simms, Ruth Verhey, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Ricardo Araya, Dixon Chibanda | thelancet.com | 2020-05-27
There is a lack of data from low- and middle-income countries on whether anxiety independently predicts a more chronic course for depression.

Doctors in Egypt threaten mass resignation as deaths of colleagues continue
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-26
The Egyptian Medical Syndicate issued a formal statement warning of a medical catastrophe in the absence of adequate arrangements of PPEs and tests for medical staff in the country…

First Person: The struggle to protect human rights in East Africa during the pandemic
news.un.org | 2020-05-26
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in East Africa, the UN Human Rights regional office, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been contributing to the COVID-19 response of UN country teams in the region, by ensuring that human rights protection for vulnerable people is included in their plans. The head of the office, Nwanneakolam Vwede-Obahor, shared some of the challenges she and her colleagues are facing.

Minnesota: Protest set to demand justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-26
Minneapolis, MN

Closer Look At The COVID Profit-Motive, Bill Gates' Flexner Report 2.0 & Congress' Quiet Israel Push
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-26
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/25/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Your "Immunity Passport" Future Begins To Materialize As Airlines Call For Digital ID Tracking Systems
Derrick Broze | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-26
The world's largest airline trade group has called for immunity passports, thermal screening, masks, and physical distancing to be a part of the industry's strategy for returning to "normal" operations. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 299 airlines, recently issued their publication, Biosecurity for Air Transport A Roadmap for Restarting Aviation, which outlines …

Making education safe for children with albinism in Malawi
news.un.org | 2020-05-26
In Malawi, where children with albinism face attacks, and even ritual killings, going to school can expose them to life-threatening dangers. The UN is helping to make schools safer for these vulnerable students.

From George Floyd to Chris Cooper: Ibram X. Kendi on "Racist Terror" Facing Black People in America
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-27
"I can't breathe"

COVID Racial Data Tracker: Ibram X. Kendi on How Better Data Reveals the True Toll of the Pandemic
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-27
Ibram X. Kendi says early media coverage of COVID-19 as "the great equalizer" missed the racial impact of the disease. But it soon became clear "that it was Latino Americans and African Americans and Native Americans in particular who were disproportionately being infected and dying." The award-winning author and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University joins us to discuss why he started the COVID Racial Data Tracker.

The New Diplomacy: Virtual Instead of Physical
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-26
The Covid-19 pandemic may have permanently changed the way diplomacy is conducted. Diplomacy has traditionally relied on physical contact in both formal and informal settings. Physical diplomacy has included the presentation of credentials of accreditation by ambassadors to heads of state; participation in global summits and bilateral, trilateral, quadrilateral, etc. meetings; diplomatic receptions, and so on. | In the era of Covid, virtual diplomacy was on display in India on May 21 when India's President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the credentials of the ambassadors of Australia, Mauritius, Rwanda, Cote d'Ivoire,…

Our normality is not returning
Adam Tooze | indybay.org | 2020-05-28
Enormous and immediate compensation measures have so far prevented an immediate global financial collapse. But now we are facing a protracted period where falling consumption and declining investment will lead to further contraction. 73 percent of American households report having suffered a loss of income in March. For many, this loss is catastrophic.

George Floyd, Chris Cooper and the Racist Terror Faced by Black People in the US
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-27
"I can't breathe"

'Cummings defence' could be used endlessly in court, lawyer warns
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-26
Reasons Dominic Cummings gave for his alleged breach of lockdown rules could be used "endlessly" in court to debate what constitutes a reasonable excuse, a lawyer has warned. | Raj Chada, head of the criminal defence department and a partner at firm Hodge Jones and Allen, said explanations given by Cummings would not set any formal precedent and would not mean people could automatically appeal against fines or convictions. But he reiterated concerns that the regulations put in place are "vague" and "subject to challenge". | He told the PA news agency: "However, it will be used in court endlessly about what 'reaso…

Dozens arrested in NEW YORK as protests over George Floyd's death spread nationwide (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-05-28
At least 30 protesters in New York City were arrested after clashing with police over the death of an African-American man in Minneapolis earlier this week, as NYC mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the killing on racism. | Dozens of people were taken into custody at Union Square in Manhattan on Thursday evening, local media reported. After breaking up that demonstration, the NYPD moved to check reports of other protests near the police headquarters and City Hall. | Protesters reportedly threw bottles and trash cans at police, and one officer was injured. | Union Square, NY right now. I'm relieved to see some white f…

The Heat: COVID-19: US and South Africa
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-05-27
The World Health Organization warns about a second wave of the coronavirus, voicing concerns about countries reopening too quickly.

'COVID-19 cases low in Africa due to strong leadership'
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-28
Coronavirus cases in Africa remain lower than in some other parts of the world due to "strong country leadership," the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional director for Africa said on Thursday.Africa has just 1.5% of the world's reported cases of COVID-19, and less than 0.1 % of the world's deaths, according to the UN health agency."With strong country leadership and implementation of social and public health measures, cases in Africa remain lower than in some other parts of the world," Dr. Matshidiso Moeti told a joint media briefing with WHO and the World Economic Forum."However, we cannot let our guard d…

The police killing of George Floyd sparks widespread anger and protests throughout the US
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2020-05-28
A white police officer was caught on video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed African-American man

Widespread outrage across the US, over the murder of George Lloyd by police
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-27
On May 26, hundreds of protesters were attacked by police in the city of Minneapolis during a protest against the murder of George Floyd, an African-American man, by a police officer on Monday May 25. | Protesters gathered at the intersection where Lloyd was murdered on Tuesday May 26 after the news of his death spread over social media. A memorial for Floyd was organized and people chanted against the police and held up signs condemning institutionalized racism in the US. | Protests were also held outside the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd precinct office building, the circle to which the accused police off…

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-28
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Around 90 mast attacks recorded during coronavirus lockdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-26
The number of attacks on mobile phone masts has climbed to around 90 since the coronavirus lockdown began, the UK's network trade body has revealed.MobileUK said it has currently recorded 87 arson incidents against network towers across the country, but warned there might be a delay on information from over the bank holiday weekend.It comes as Derbyshire Police appealed for witnesses after firefighters were called to a mast blaze off Scarborough Drive in the Chaddesden area of Derby at 2am on Sunday, following a string of cases in recent months."We believe the fire was started deliberately and we are investigatin…

What else? Woke mob wants more blood after 'Ultimate Karen' fired for calling police on black man
rt.com | 2020-05-26
After a viral video showed Amy Cooper mistreating her pet and threatening to call the cops on an African American man and saying he was threatening her life, she has been fired