2020-05-08: Social Media Postees

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Greece's Renewed Relations with Syria Further Isolates Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
On Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Ministry finally announced a restoration of relations between Greece and Syria and assigned former ambassador to Syria and Russia, Tasia Athanassiou, as a Special Envoy of Greece's Foreign Ministry for Syria. Greek Foreign Minister …
globalresearch.ca/greece-renewed-relations-syria-isolates-turkey/5712179

Palestinians And Israelis Remember Casualties Together
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-08
The alternative memorial service organized by peace organizations in Israel/Palestine challenges the racist official memorial services of the State of Israel in which only Israeli casualties are remembered.
therealnews.com/stories/palestinians-isr…

China should TRIPLE nuclear arsenal to deter 'warmongering' US, editor of state-run Global Times argues
rt.com | 2020-05-08
China should drastically increase its stockpile of nuclear warheads to dissuade the United States from pursuing its strategic ambitions abroad, the editor of the Global Times has urged. | In a piece published by his own paper, Hu Xijin said China is a "peace-loving nation" that has pledged to never be the first to use nuclear weapons. He argued, however, that Beijing must aim to expand the number of its nuclear warheads to 1,000 to create a powerful deterrent to "shape the attitudes of US elites toward China." The Asian power currently has around 300 nuclear weapons. | He said that bolstering China's nuclear c…
rt.com/news/488157-china-nuclear-warhead…

#WorkerRightsNow: Day of Action for Essential Worker Bill of Rights
MoveOn, Greenpeace, others | indybay.org | 2020-05-08
Online and/or phone call actions…
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Hawaiians helped establish Sutter's Fort in Alta California, Republic of Mexico
adapted from Peter T. Young | indybay.org | 2020-05-08
The essential Hawaiian connection with the City of Sacramento remains an open secret. California State Parks could share an inclusive and honest story of early California and the California Gold Rush. Asian Pacific Islanders, Pan Africans and Native Indigenous populations have a story to share…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/07/1883287…

Book Talk: 'The Women Reshaping Congress' w/ author Jennifer Steinhauer
The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-05-08
Online via livestream…
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Once Again, Congress Will Let Wall Street Pillage Main Street
Leonard C. Goodman | zcomm.org | 2020-05-08
Coronavirus bailouts are helping big donors while leaving small businesses and families behind…
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Congress Sets Up Taxpayers to Eat $454 Billion of Wall Street's Losses, Where is the Outrage?
Pam Martens, Russ Martens | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
Beginning on March 24 of this year, Larry Kudlow, the White House Economic Advisor, began to roll out the most deviously designed bailout of Wall Street in the history of America. After the Federal Reserve's secret $29 trillion bailout of Wall Street from 2007 to 2010, and the exposure of that by a government audit…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/08/congress-set…

Widespread criticism forces right-wing Polish government to postpone presidential polls
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-08
After drawing widespread criticism from the opposition, wide sections of the Polish society and even coalition partners, the government in Poland led by the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party decided on May 6, Wednesday to postpone the presidential polls scheduled for May 10. PiS' bid to hold the polls through postal voting amid the COVID-19 crisis was viewed as a desperate attempt to get incumbent president Andrzej Duda re-elected and also significantly affected the government's anti-COVID-19 policies. | On May 5, the opposition-dominated Polish Senate had vetoed the decision to conduct presidential polls by…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/08/widesprea…

Documents don't forget: Leaked 1996 court file shows Biden accuser Tara Reade told of 'sexual harassment' in his office
rt.com | 2020-05-08
A court document has surfaced showing that Tara Reade

Trump vetoes war powers resolution on Iran
wsws.org | 2020-05-08
As anticipated, the US Senate failed to muster the two-thirds vote necessary to override the veto of a bill purporting to limit the president's power to launch aggressive war against Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/08/iran…

December 2019 COVID-19 Outbreaks in France, China Rips Pompeo
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-07
Evidence suggests that one or more COVID-19 outbreaks likely first occurred in Hawaii late last summer, what a previous article discussed. | Did outbreaks begin in France before Wuhan, China? | According to a French hospital, a COVID-19 patient was treated on …
globalresearch.ca/december-2019-covid-19-outbreaks-france-china-rips-pompeo/5712122

Iran is in Syria to stay, and Damascus's response towards Israel is only postponed
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-07
Recently, Israel claimed Iran was withdrawing its forces from Syria following the repetitive airstrikes Tel Aviv jets carried out from above Lebanon and additionally violating Iraqi air space. Furthermore, Israeli officials seem to believe that Iran can't accept being challenged in Syria, yet is still far from seeking revenge anytime soon. This is Israeli wishful thinking, wanting to drag Iran into a confrontation according to Tel Aviv's own terms and timetable. This tactic to drag Iran into the war seems to be supported both by Israel and the US, offering President Donald Trump the potential victory he needs for…

Iran is in Syria to stay, and Damascus's response towards Israel is only postponed

Syria's Parliamentary election postponed for July 19
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-07
TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA)

Once Again Trump Scoffs Congressional War Powers with Republican Help
Jeff Jurgens | peaceaction.org | 2020-05-07
Once Again Trump Scoffs Congressional War Powers with Republican Help Washington, D.C.

Peace Action: Once Again Trump Scoffs Congressional War Powers with Republican Help
commondreams.org | 2020-05-07
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Johnson compared to Chamberlain in protest video on White Cliffs of Dover
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-07
Boris Johnson's response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has been compared to Neville Chamberlain's "peace for our time" moment, in a giant projection beamed on to the White Cliffs of Dover.The Kent landmark was lit up with a mock-up of the prime minister holding a scrap of paper saying "Highest death toll in Europe".The stunt was the brainchild of Led By Donkeys, a group of activists famed for their giant billboards of politicians' tweets.The group said the black and white creation is a comment on the government's "profound failure" and compares Johnson's conduct to Chamberlain's appeasement policy in the l…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/05/07/johnson-compared-to-chamberlain-in-protest-video-on-white-cliffs-of-dover/

Iran anti-war bill in tatters after Trump veto and Senate failure to uphold it
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-07
The presidential veto is set to be challenged in the US Congress, where the resolution would require a two-thirds majority in both houses to override the veto…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/07/iran-anti…

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams Trump's War Powers Veto, Urges the Senate to Override
commondreams.org | 2020-05-07
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Nearly One in Five Workers Applied for State Unemployment Insurance Benefits in the Last Seven Weeks
Heidi Shierholz | commondreams.org | 2020-05-07
The Congressional Budget Office projects that without additional relief, the unemployment rate will average 16% in the third quarter of this year and 10.1% for the entire calendar year of 2021. (Photo: Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Patriotic Millionaires: "Congress Must Pass Legislation Expanding the Definition of Illegal Misconduct By Government Officials"
commondreams.org | 2020-05-07
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Republicans Oppose Mail-In Voting Because They're Scared of Losing
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-07
Donald Trump's deliberately cruel, remorselessly lethal, floundering, blundering, utterly worthless response to the COVID-19 pandemic has left him and his Republican hostages in Congress wide open to a historic electoral rout in November. | Democrats across the country, especially in places where that party traditionally fares poorly, are seeing remarkably favorable poll numbers. Even Mitch McConn…
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NIAC Statement on Senate's Failed Override of Trump War Powers Resolution Veto
commondreams.org | 2020-05-07
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U.S. Reverses Policy On Use of Landmines
Jeff Jurgens | peaceaction.org | 2020-05-06
On May 6, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) headed a congressional oversight letter with 107 other members of Congress to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper expressing disappointment to the Trump Administration's reversal of the policy limiting the use of antipersonnel landmines to the defense of South Korea, and seeking answers to …
peaceaction.org/2020/05/06/u-s-reverses-…

Selected Articles: Fake News About North Korea, Failed Invasion of Venezuela
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-07
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | | | If, like us, this is a …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-fake-news-about-north-korea-failed-invasion-venezuela/5712128

Syria Reopens Umayyad Mosque in Damascus – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-08
The Syrian authorities earlier decided to ease coronavirus-related restrictions in the country, lifting the ban on public transportation within provinces on May 10 and reopening certain categories of schools on 31 May.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020050810792…

US Intel, Obama Aides Never Saw Any Direct Proof of Trump-Russia Collusion, Transcripts Reveal
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-08
In late July, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller confirmed in testimony to Congress that his team of investigators had failed to find sufficient evidence of President Trump's collusion with Russia to rig the US 2016 election, basically repeating the conclusions of his report that was released earlier in 2019.
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Critics Charge Pentagon 'Still Undercounting' Civilians Killed by US Military Overseas
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-07
International civil society groups responded to the Department of Defense's latest legally required report to Congress about the U.S. military's killing of civilians by sharing evidence that the death toll is actually much higher and demanding greater accountability and justice for victims and their families. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Direct Relief Demanded for Hard-Hit US Families as Depression-Level Unemployment Tops 33 Million
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-07
Economists and progressive lawmakers on Thursday pointed to new unemployment numbers as the latest evidence that Congress must pass bold legislation to give direct financial assistance to Americans. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Consumer Groups Warn Against Shielding Corporate Giants From Covid-19 Liability Lawsuits
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-07
In a joint letter Wednesday to the Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress, six consumer rights groups expressed concern that "a broad range of businesses are seeking immunity from potential liability related to contracting Covid-19" and urged the federal lawmakers to block any attempts to weaken state-level protections. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sudan's peace talks cross barrier but have a long way to go
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
The transitional government of Sudan and the Malik Agar-led faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North agreed to integrate the latter's forces into the state's army, police and intelligence services. But there is a long way ahead…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/sudans-pe…

Postal workers and the fight to save USPS
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-06
Milwaukee, WI – The United States Postal Service (USPS) is in a state of crisis. Nearly 15 years ago, Congress forced…
fightbacknews.org/2020/5/6/postal-worker…

'Insulting Resolution': Trump Vetoes Measure Curbing Military Action Against Iran
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2020-05-06
US President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill that would have reined in his power to unilaterally make war against Iran. The bill was passed by lawmakers after the White House's January decision to assassinate a leading Iranian general without notifying Congress, bringing the region to the brink of war. In March, federal lawmakers passed a …
iranian.com/2020/05/06/insulting-resolut…

Pandemic Fallout Includes Handout to Rich Retirees
Gerald E. Scorse | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-05
The coronavirus pandemic is worlds apart from the financial meltdown of 2008-09. Even so the government's response was identical in one telltale way. Congress once again gave a special dose of tender loving care to taxpayers who need it the least. The 2008 bailout suspended annual required minimum distribution (RMDs) from retirement accounts. Surprise, surprise, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/pandemic-fall…

As Workers Get Sick & Die from COVID-19, McConnell Demands Corporate Immunity in New Stimulus Bill
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-04
As the Senate reconvenes today, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding that Congress use the next stimulus bill to protect corporations from liability for workers. "He wants to protect their right to engage in egregious misconduct," says Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/4/rob_weissm…

Germany Plans To Arm Drones Under Cover Of COVID-19 Crisis
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-04
Peace groups in Germany are alarmed that the German defense ministry is planning to arm drones while the legally-required debate can't be held under the COVID-19 shutdown.
therealnews.com/stories/germany-plans-ar…

Crushing the States, Saving the Banks: The Fed's Generous New Rules
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-04
Congress seems to be at war with the states. Only $150 billion of its nearly $3 trillion coronavirus relief package

US Commission on the Pandemic of 2020: No Culpability, No Accountability for 70,000 Americans Killed in 60 Days
John Stanton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-04
We present the narrative of this report and the recommendations that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration. Ten Commissioners–five Republicans and five Democrats chosen by elected leaders from our nation's capital at a time of great partisan division–have come together …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/us-commission…

WHO Adviser on Meat Plants: If We're at War, the Weapons We Need Are Tests and PPE, Not Pork
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-04-30
As President Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to bar local governments from closing meatpacking plants around the United States, we get response from a longtime adviser to the World Health Organization. "When Congress passed that act, it certainly did not have in mind that the president has the power or the right to put workers' lives and health at risk," says Lawrence Gostin, professor of global health law at Georgetown University and director of the World Health Organization Center on National and Global Health Law. Gostin also discusses why he joined 40 leading center directors in a declaration this we…
www.democracynow.org/2020/4/30/lawrence_…

Take Action: Keep COVID Stimulus $$ Away From the Pentagon
Jeff Jurgens | peaceaction.org | 2020-04-30
Congress is putting together additional and much needed stimulus packages in response to COVID-19. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Pentagon is trying to weasel billions of dollars out of these stimulus bills! All just to keep the mega-profits rolling for weapons dealers and the military-industrial complex. As people here at …
peaceaction.org/2020/04/30/take-action-k…

U.S. Organizations React to Global Military Spending Report
Jeff Jurgens | peaceaction.org | 2020-04-30
Joint Statement: U.S. organizations react to global military spending report April 27, 2020 Our diverse group of 39 think-tanks, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and advocacy groups based in the United States find the exorbitant amount of money spent on militaries worldwide to be an irresponsible and harmful use of global wealth. The Global Military Expenditures Report …
peaceaction.org/2020/04/30/u-s-organizat…

Israel Attacks Syria, US OKs Annexation, OPCW Caught Again & Impending (Already Here) Bio False Flag
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-29
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 (4/28/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-u…

Exclusive: OPCW insiders slam 'compromised' new Syria chemical weapons probe
The Grayzone | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-28
Current and former staff members of the OPCW have denounced the organization's IIT report alleging Syrian government sarin use at…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/28/opcw-insiders…

A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-04-23
As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …
peaceaction.org/2020/04/23/wage-peace-du…

SPLC Action makes recommendations to Congress to address COVID-19 needs in the Deep South
splcenter.org | 2020-04-22
The SPLC Action Fund sent a detailed letter to members of Congress on April 22, 2020, highlighting the need for federal action that specifically addresses the needs of people in South.
splcenter.org/news/2020/04/22/splc-actio…