Daily Archives: 2020-05-24

2020-05-24: News Headlines

Derrick Broze (2020-05-23). Bill Gates' Web of Dark Money and Influence — Part 1: Philanthropic Narrative Shaping. thelastamericanvagabond.com In the first few months of 2020, business tycoon and billionaire Bill Gates saw his popularity soar through the roof. According to YouGov, 58 percent of Americans polled about Gates had a positive opinion of him, he is equally liked by men and women, and both Boomers and Millennials adore him. Gates' popularity might have …

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-23). The Biodefense Illusion & The Final Push For Technocratic Control. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (5/22/19). 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 …

South Front (2020-05-22). Video: Turkey Supported GNA Confronts Libya's LNA: Turkish Drones Destroy LNA Pantsir Systems. globalresearch.ca Over the past days, forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Syrian militants supported by the Turkish military continued developing momentum against the Libyan National Army (LNA) in northern Libya. | After capturing the Watiya Air Base from the …

Jeffery Robinson (2020-05-22). America, It Is Time to Talk About Reparations. aclu.org We are two months away from the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved people arriving in what would become the United States of America. It is time to renew the public discussion about reparations to descendants of Africans who were enslaved as our country was forming and growing rich. , , First as colonies and then as a nation, America has existed longer with slavery (1619-1865: 246 years) than without it (1865-2019: 154 years). And the reality of the institution of enslaving people is not the "good food and a decent place to live" narrative of Bill O'Reilly on Fox News and others who minimize the horror of…

Staff (2020-05-22). Corporations' COVID Response Is Class War Waged From the Top. truthout.org Journalists aren't supposed to "bury the lede." But when death is the topic and corporate power is the culprit, the connection routinely goes unmentioned. | Class war — waged methodically from the top down — is so constant and pervasive that it might seem unremarkable. The 24/7 siege to make large companies more profitable and the wealthy more wealthy is going on all around us. In the process, it normalizes avoidable death as a cost of doing business. | Overall, news media are part of that normali…

Kenn Orphan (2020-05-22). A Pandemic and a Plague of Absurdity. counterpunch.org At a certain point in an age of absurdity the normalization of madness becomes so common that it is almost indiscernible to most in the thick of it. Indeed, late capitalism, the stage which is undoubtedly preceding complete barbarism, has produced an endless stream of absurdities which not only insult the senses of those who

jamanetwork (2020-05-19). The Bubonic Plague in San Francisco. jamanetwork.com We have always regarded the plague as something very distant and impossible, and have read of its ravages in India and China with much the same feeling of composure and security that we read about an uprising of the natives in Madagascar. Or perhaps we have considered it as a matter of historic interest on account of the fearful epidemics which in pre-sanitary days used to sweep over Europe, devastating countries and hardly leaving enough people behind to keep up the archives and records of the state. Even now that it is among us, and in America for the first time, there seems to be a tendency to underrate its im…

yenisafak (2020-05-24). Africa records nearly 3,500 virus cases in a single day. yenisafak.com Coronavirus cases in Africa jumped to nearly 107,500 on Sunday after some 3,500 people contracted the contagious virus across the continent in the last 24 hours.The latest update by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 63 patients have died over the same period, bringing the tally of continental death toll to 3,245.More than 42,600 patients have recovered from the disease so far, according to the data.South Africa remains the most affected country in terms of cases with 21,300 people having been infected while Egypt has followed it with 16,500 cases. However, Egypt has suffered 735 fa…

yenisafak (2020-05-24). EU ambassador urges Eid cease-fire in Libya. yenisafak.com Alan Bugeja urged Libyan army and militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar "to respect the spirituality of Eid al-Fitr and allow the holidays to be celebrated in peace and compassion, which is the basis of the religion of Islam.""While this year's Eid al-Fitr is being celebrated, Libyans, besides suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, still continue to be affected by the war that has caused death, destruction and displacement. It is time to hear the ongoing calls to end conflicts and return to dialogue," Bugeja said in a statement on Saturday.Libya's government, which has been under attack by Haftar's forces since Ap…

sputniknews (2020-05-24). Grab and Run: Hyena Spotted Stealing Prey Out of Python's Mouth – Video. sputniknews.com Hyenas, being an important part of the African ecosystem, are formidable hunters. While some of their kind, like spotted hyenas, may kill as many as 95% of the animals they eat, others, like striped hyenas, are largely scavengers.

RT (2020-05-22). 'You ain't black' if you support Trump over me — Joe Biden to BLACK radio host. rt.com Joe Biden seems to have appointed himself the US' top racial scientist, telling a prominent black radio host that if he considers voting for Donald Trump instead of himself, then he "ain't black." | In a bizarre and often contentious interview, Joe Biden sat down with 'The Breakfast Club' host Charlamagne Tha God to discuss all things African-American, including the rumor that he's considering choosing a black female running mate for this year's election. | Charlamagne grilled Biden from the outset. An outspoken supporter of Bernie Sanders, he has previously hounded Biden for "avoiding" a sit-down interview on…

V.P. Franklin (2020-05-22). Georgetown Students Demonstrate How Reparations Can Be Made to African-American Students. aclu.org This spring, something extraordinary and worthy of imitation occurred on Georgetown University's campus in Washington, D.C., , On April 11, two-thirds of the undergraduate student body who took part in a referendum

news.un (2020-05-22). Victims of intercommunal violence in South Sudan deserve 'justice, truth and reparations': Bachelet. news.un.org The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday condemned a fresh wave of intercommunal violence in the world's youngest nation, South Sudan, that has left hundreds dead across 28 villages in Jonglei State, according to local authorities.