2020-05-10: Social Media Postees

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Your Crazy Uncle Sam strikes again, Vetoing Global Peace to own the ChiComs
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-05-10
On Friday, the US used its veto power to block a United Nations resolution calling for a global ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic…
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Women's Rights and Social Justice: Julia Ward Howe's 1870 Anti-War Mother's Day Proclamation, A Day of Peace
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-10
Julia Ward Howe was a humanist who cared about suffering people, a feminist, a social justice activist & suffragette, and it was because of her anti-war commitment that she wrote the famous "Mother's Day Proclamation" 5 years after the Civil War, which resulted in 600,000 dead American soldiers…
globalresearch.ca/womens-rights-and-social-justice-julia-ward-howes-1870-mothers-day-proclamation-a-day-of-peace/5589245

UNIFIL Serves Israel, So The Hezbollah Deterrence Will Remain
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-10
Every year, before renewing the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mandate, voices are heard from Israel and the US administration asking to expand the term and duties of UNIFIL in order to serve Israel's goals. The US administration stands shoulder to shoulder with Israel in trying to achieve by other means what it could not accomplish through military confrontation. The aim is always to cripple Hezbollah and limit its social and military capabilities. Until this goal is achieved, the UNIFIL mandate is annually renewed until the time comes when Israel no longer needs these "peacekeeping forces" in…

UNIFIL Serves Israel, So The Hezbollah Deterrence Will Remain

Moving towards 100% renewable power (with a little help from sheep)
news.un.org | 2020-05-10
The US island state of Hawaii has committed to generating 100 per cent of its power using renewable energy by 2045, demonstrating to other US states and island communities across the world, that sustainable energy can be a reality. UN News travelled to Hawaii with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to talk to a power company executive and a sheep farmer to find out how they are contributing to that goal.
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Hawaiians helped establish Sutter's Fort in Alta California, Republic of Mexico
adapted from Peter T. Young | indybay.org | 2020-05-10
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…

Congress Members Who Invest in Real Estate Got a Tax Break in the Stimulus Bill
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-10
Congress slipped a provision into the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill that will save wealthy real estate investors billions in taxes. Some lawmakers stand to profit from the legislation meant to weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed tens of thousands and left tens of millions out of work. | Members of Congress invest more cash in real estate than any other industry. That's been the case every ye…
truthout.org/articles/congress-members-w…

Antifascists demand that May 8 become a holiday in Germany
John Spohr | indybay.org | 2020-05-10
The real goal is a nationwide public holiday anyway, as demanded in the petition. The Berlin Senate could also lobby for such a gesture, that May 8 is considered the day of liberation from National Socialism.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/08/1883292…

WATCH Russia's active-duty pilots fly over Syria for V-Day parade in stunning GoPro FOOTAGE
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Not to be outdone by their peers back at home, the Russian military pilots keeping jihadists in check in Syria have pulled off their own Victory Day parade

UNIFIL Serves Israel, So The Hezbollah Deterrence Will Remain
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-09
Every year, before renewing the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mandate, voices are heard from Israel and the US administration asking to expand the term and duties of UNIFIL in order to serve Israel's goals. The US administration stands shoulder to shoulder with Israel in trying to achieve by other means what it could not accomplish through military confrontation. The aim is always to cripple Hezbollah and limit its social and military capabilities. Until this goal is achieved, the UNIFIL mandate is annually renewed until the time comes when Israel no longer needs these "peacekeeping forces" in…

UNIFIL Serves Israel, So The Hezbollah Deterrence Will Remain

Biden Ridin' the Pandemic to the White House
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-09
The world is amidst the COVID-19 crisis and in our corner of the planet a presidential campaign is reduced to a single issue: Trump/not Trump. Pick your poison. At a time that calls for national leadership or least debate on the issues, Congress unanimously passed the two-trillion-dollar Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/biden-ridin-t…

Bernie and nearly 140 lawmakers urge congressional leaders to fund health centers during pandemic
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-05-09
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French Senate votes to give officials legal indemnity over coronavirus infections
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The provisions cover the entire period since the state declared a national health emergency in March, and apply to elected representatives, ministers, civil servants and employers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/amni…

Republicans Say They'd Break Rule They Invented to Derail Obama's SCOTUS Pick
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-08
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from Baltimore's Johns Hopkins hospital on Wednesday evening after having been treated for an infection in her gallbladder. | Ginsburg is "doing well and glad to be home," according to a spokeswoman for the Court, but that hasn't stopped some Republicans in the Senate from considering what they might do if her seat (or even somebody else's) were suddenly to become vacant…
truthout.org/articles/republicans-say-th…

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…

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…

Syria violence 'a ticking time-bomb that must not be ignored': UN human rights chief
news.un.org | 2020-05-08
As civilian casualties mount across Syria and human rights violations continue unabated, the UN rights chief expressed serious concern on Friday that some parties to the conflict, including ISIL terrorist fighters, may be using the COVID-19 pandemic as "an opportunity to regroup and inflict violence on the population".
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75 years on from the Nazi defeat, many still suffer impact of conflict: Guterres
news.un.org | 2020-05-08
On 8 and 9 May, the UN commemorates the millions who lost their lives during the Second World War, the tragic conflict that led to the birth of the United Nations. In a video message released late on Friday, UN chief António Guterres warned that divisions still exist, and called for a world based on peace and unity.
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Unions, Dems resist GOP attempt to starve states and localities
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-08
WASHINGTON–A big battle is shaping up, which affects not just two million workers and their families, but everyone else in the U.S., over whether the next economic stimulus bill in Congress will aid state and local governments and their employees

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

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/

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.

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…

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…

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-…

The Great Russiagate Hoax Exposed. Geopolitical Transition to Chinagate
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-10
Hoaxes are easy to detect. When accusations lack credible supportive evidence, they baseless. | Not a shred of evidence about alleged Russian US election meddling was ever presented by Washington's intelligence community, the House, Senate, or farcical Robert Mueller probe. | Russiagate …
globalresearch.ca/russiagate-hoax-exposed/5712334

'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…

Israel 'Too Weak' to Take on Iran as it Continues to Cement its Presence in Syria – Military Expert
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-10
Although reports suggest that Iran has started to evacuate its supposed military bases from Syria, an Israeli military expert says it is too early to celebrate.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202005101079260…

Fears of Bolsonaro's Threat to the Amazon Realized as New Data Shows Rainforest Destruction Up 55%
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-08
Greenpeace on Friday warned of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's attacks on environmental law in his country as new data showed that deforestation has "skyrocketed" in the Amazon rainforest this year, particularly in Indigenous territories. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…

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_…

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…

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…

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 …
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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…