2020-01-10: Social Media Postees

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California's New 'Gig Worker' Law Will Hurt Freelancers
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-01-10
California's New 'Gig Worker' Law Will Hurt Freelancers…
thenation.com/article/immigration-california-labor-rights/

California's New 'Gig Worker' Law Will Hurt Freelancers
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-01-10
California's New 'Gig Worker' Law Will Hurt Freelancers…
thenation.com/article/immigration-california-labor-rights/

Trump administration initiated program to deport Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala
wsws.org | 2020-01-10
The deportations were already under way when the story broke Monday; however, the Trump administration has since paused the program, in part due to the strong criticism from immigration advocates as well as within federal agencies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/10/mexi-j10.html

UN rapporteur Nils Melzer condemns Britain's criminal role in the torture of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2020-01-10
Melzer demanded the abandonment of the extradition proceedings, Assange's freedom and a criminal investigation into those responsible for his persecution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/10/assa-j10.html

PayPal blocks donations to The Grayzone that mention Iran
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-10
Small donations to The Grayzone were delayed and reversed by PayPal because they mentioned the word "Iran" in messages praising…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/09/paypal-blocks-donations-iran/

"The Globalization of War" and "Towards a World War III Scenario"
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity, by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in…
globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-war-and-towards-a-world-war-iii-scenario-two-books-by-michel-chossudovsky/5437767

Ten Years Ago in the Aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake: The Militarization of "Emergency Aid". Was it a Humanitarian Operation or an Invasion?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
Twenty thousand foreign troops will be present in the country.
globalresearch.ca/the-militarization-of-emergency-aid-to-haiti-is-it-a-humanitarian-operation-or-an-invasion/17000

War with Iran Is at Stake — and Democrats' High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren't Helping
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Bowing down to the military-industrial complex…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/09/18829589.php

War with Iran Is at Stake — and Democrats' High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren't Helping
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Bowing down to the military-industrial complex…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/09/18829589.php

'We are the woke': Joaquin Phoenix joins Jane Fonda at DC climate protest, to preach about meat & dairy and flight-shame himself
rt.com | 2020-01-10
The Friday climate change protest in Washington, DC included crowds marching on Capitol Hill and chanting things like, "the waters are rising and so are we" and "Australia is burning and so are we." Police were present. | Celebrities like Jane Fonda and Joaquin Phoenix headlined the protest, which was part of the Friday Fire Drills, originally inspired by teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg. | "Fire drill Fridays call for fast action on the Green New Deal and an end to all fossil fuel exploration, extraction and taxpayer subsidies to oil companies," a notice for the protest read. | 'Joker' star Phoenix…
rt.com/usa/477971-joaquin-phoenix-climate-protest/

'We are the woke': Joaquin Phoenix joins Jane Fonda at DC climate protest, to preach about meat & dairy and flight-shame himself
rt.com | 2020-01-10
The Friday climate change protest in Washington, DC included crowds marching on Capitol Hill and chanting things like, "the waters are rising and so are we" and "Australia is burning and so are we." Police were present. | Celebrities like Jane Fonda and Joaquin Phoenix headlined the protest, which was part of the Friday Fire Drills, originally inspired by teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg. | "Fire drill Fridays call for fast action on the Green New Deal and an end to all fossil fuel exploration, extraction and taxpayer subsidies to oil companies," a notice for the protest read. | 'Joker' star Phoenix…
rt.com/usa/477971-joaquin-phoenix-climate-protest/

Activists demand overturning of death sentence to Pakistani professor
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-10
The death sentence awarded to 33-year-old professor Junaid Hafeez in Pakistan, on charges of blasphemy has been termed as a travesty of justice by human rights groups who claim that it is blatantly against international law…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/10/activists-demand-overturning-of-death-sentence-to-pakistani-professor/

'Love will prevail': Spiritual guru Marianne Williamson drops out of 2020 election race
rt.com | 2020-01-10
Self-help author and activist Marianne Williamson has dropped out of the race to be the next US president, after running a longshot campaign advocating an "agenda for peace" and a "spiritual awakening" for America. | In a statement posted to her website on Friday, Williamson said she had run for president to "forge another direction" for the country and to bring topics to the agenda which otherwise would not be discussed. | The 67-year-old self-help guru and proponent of a more "mindful politics" was polling at a…
rt.com/usa/477973-marianne-williamson-drops-out-democrats/

'Love will prevail': Spiritual guru Marianne Williamson drops out of 2020 election race
rt.com | 2020-01-10
Self-help author and activist Marianne Williamson has dropped out of the race to be the next US president, after running a longshot campaign advocating an "agenda for peace" and a "spiritual awakening" for America. | In a statement posted to her website on Friday, Williamson said she had run for president to "forge another direction" for the country and to bring topics to the agenda which otherwise would not be discussed. | The 67-year-old self-help guru and proponent of a more "mindful politics" was polling at a…
rt.com/usa/477973-marianne-williamson-drops-out-democrats/

Activists Reclaimed a Water Source for Palestinians, Showing Co-Resistance Works
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-10
Recently, nonviolent Palestinian activist Kifah Adara drew water from the Ein Albeida spring near her West Bank village of Al-Tuwani for the first time in 15 years. The spring is a natural water source that was used by Palestinian communities in the region for generations, but a decade and a half ago, nearby Israeli settlers started swimming in the spring, which dirtied the water and made it unsuitable for drinking. For years, due to settler violence and intimidation tactics, Palestinians…
truthout.org/articles/activists-reclaimed-a-water-source-for-palestinians-showing-co-resistance-works/

Ex-UK ambassador to Tehran backs Corbyn's assessment of the murder of Iranian general
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-01-10
This article was updated at 18: 05 on 10 January. It previously stated that Boris Johnson did not respond to Jeremy Corbyn's request for a Privy Council briefing. However, Johnson refused the request. | A former UK ambassador to Tehran has confirmed that Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was in Iraq as part of a peace mission to Saudi Arabia, with the full agreement of the Iraqi government, when he was assassinated by a US drone strike on the orders of president Donald Trump. | Richard Dalton added that the decision to assa…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/01/10/ex-uk-ambassador-to-tehran-backs-corbyns-assessment-of-the-murder-of-iranian-general/

Savage. Brutal. After the Assassination of Soleimani, Can We Just Admit that the United States Has No Morality at All?
Dr. Robert P. Abele | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian military commander, who was assassinated this week by the United States in Baghdad, while he was on a peaceful mission, is just the latest, but perhaps most brazen and alarming, declaration by the United …
globalresearch.ca/assassination-soleimani-united-states-no-morality/5700170

Taliban expects date to sign deal with US 'to be fixed soon'
rt.com | 2020-01-10
The Taliban expects that a date to sign a peace agreement with the United States will be fixed in the near future, TASS reported on Friday, citing Mohammad Sohail Shaheen, a spokesman for the movement's Qatar office. | "A date to sign the agreement has not been fixed. We expect to fix it soon," he said, responding to a question. | Russian special presidential envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said earlier that Washington and the Taliban had agreed that Russia and several other countries would witness the signing of the agreement. | On December 29, the Taliban's ruling council agreed to a temporary ceasefire…
rt.com/newsline/477936-taliban-us-deal-afghanistan/

S.F. Rep Pelosi Postponed Vote on War Powers Act
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
San Francisco Representative Nancy Pelosi postponed the urgently needed vote on a War Powers Resolution to prevent a US war against Iran. And Top House Democrats want to abandon any vote on a War Powers Resolution. See | www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/08/kicking-can-next-week-irresponsible-progressives-rebuke-pelosi-delaying-iran-war
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829556.php

Bernie and Iran
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
Even after Trump's conciliatory speech the world still teeters on the brink of war, which could immediately draw in countries across the Middle East and beyond. Anything remains possible, since there are powerful nations on all sides demanding peace on one hand and clamoring for war on the other. It's possible that a multi-nation 'grand…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/bernie-and-iran/

Fresno Peace in Iran Vigil Coordinates with Nationwide Protests
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Over 100 people attended a vigil for peace with Iran in Fresno at 5 p.m. on January 9, in one of around three hundred demonstrations around the United States. The protest was coordinated with others by being held at the same time on the same day with the same message: no war with Iran.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/10/18829602.php

A Window for Peace
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
There is this morning a chink of light to avoid yet more devastation in the Middle East. Iran's missile strikes last night were calibrated to satisfy honour while avoiding damage that would trigger automatically the next round. The missiles appear …
globalresearch.ca/window-peace/5700177

Fresno Peace in Iran Vigil Coordinates with Nationwide Protests
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Over 100 people attended a vigil for peace with Iran in Fresno at 5 p.m. on January 9, in one of around three hundred demonstrations around the United States. The protest was coordinated with others by being held at the same time on the same day with the same message: no war with Iran.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/10/18829602.php

Bernie and Iran
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
Even after Trump's conciliatory speech the world still teeters on the brink of war, which could immediately draw in countries across the Middle East and beyond. Anything remains possible, since there are powerful nations on all sides demanding peace on one hand and clamoring for war on the other. It's possible that a multi-nation 'grand…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/bernie-and-iran/

Bollywood megastar Deepika Padukone's support visit to protest hotbed JNU taps into raging politics for fail-safe publicity
rt.com | 2020-01-10
Deepika Padukone, Bollywood superstar and India's highest-paid female actor, became a trending Twitter topic this week, after a strategic visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University — a center of ongoing anti-government protests. | In India's volatile political climate where a huge debate ensued, and protests are raging over a new 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law, Padukone added fuel to fire by stepping into the premises of the university in New Delhi, which has become a "symbol of resistance" against an allegedly "fascist government," to express solidarity with the protesting students. Padukone, whose latest film…
rt.com/news/477823-deepika-padukone-bollywood-protest/

South Koreans Rally Near US Embassy in Seoul to Protest Sending Troops to Persian Gulf – Photos
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-10
SEOUL (Sputnik) – The demonstration was preceded by a press conference where the organisers described the US airstrikes in Iraq as "an obvious violation of international law and Iraq's sovereignty" and urged the government to not send troops to the Hormuz Strait.
sputniknews.com/asia/202001101077999675-south-koreans-rally-near-us-embassy-in-seoul-to-protest-sending-troops-to-persian-gulf/

No War With Iran! Protest in Fremont
Indivisible Alameda County and others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Veterans Memorial Park (outside Fremont Courthouse), intersection of Walnut Ave. and Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/07/18829538.php

U.S. Dismisses Iraq Request to Work on a Troop Withdrawal Plan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-10
BAGHDAD — Iraq's caretaker prime minister asked Washington to work out a road map for an American troop withdrawal, but the U.S. State Department on Friday bluntly rejected the request, saying the two sides should instead talk about how to "recommit" to their partnership. | Thousands of anti-government protesters turned out in the capital and southern Iraq, many calling on both Iran and America to leave Iraq, reflecting their anger and frustration over the two rivals — both allies of Baghdad — trading blows on Iraqi soil. | The request from Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi pointed to his determin…
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-dismisses-iraq-request-to-work-on-a-troop-withdrawal-plan/

No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar | People rush to demonstrate against Trump war on Iran…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829569.php

No War with Iran! Castro Valley Protest
Moveon | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Intersection of Castro Valley Blvd. and Redwood Road, Castro Valley 94546…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829547.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Fremont
Indivisible Alameda County and others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Veterans Memorial Park (outside Fremont Courthouse), intersection of Walnut Ave. and Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/07/18829538.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Livermore
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Livermore Flagpole Plaza, First Street and South Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94550…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829539.php

No War With Iran! Protest Santa Rosa
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Old Court House Square, 3rd St. & Mendocino Ave and 4th St. & Santa Rosa Ave, Downtown Santa Rosa, CA 95405…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829544.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Walnut Creek
Contra Costa MoveOn and Indivisible ReSisters | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Corner of Civic Dr. and Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829540.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Resistance | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829543.php

No War With Iran! Redwood City Protest
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Intersection of Jefferson Avenue and El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829557.php

No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar | People rush to demonstrate against Trump war on Iran…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829569.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Resistance | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829543.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Livermore
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Livermore Flagpole Plaza, First Street and South Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94550…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829539.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Walnut Creek
Contra Costa MoveOn and Indivisible ReSisters | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Corner of Civic Dr. and Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829540.php

Thousands Request the Resignation of 'Australia's Bolsonaro'
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-10
Tens of thousands of people Friday demonstrated in several Australian cities demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo). They reject the inaction his administration has shown in fighting bushfires which are sweeping the country's ecosystems and animals. | RELATED: | Save Animals From Bushfires Has Become a Priority in Australia | "We protest because these fires are unprecedented, they have been burning since September. We need urgent action to stop this…
telesurenglish.net/news/Thousands-Request-the-Resignation-of-Australias-Bolsonaro-20200110-0002.html

Lee Camp: The War in Afghanistan Is a Fraud (and Now We Have Proof)
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-10
Nearly 20 years later, if you ask a U.S. general or president (any of them) what the goal is in Afghanistan, they'll feed you a word salad so large it'll keep you regular for months.
mintpressnews.com/war-afghanistan-fraud-now-proof/264046/

For Western Press, the Only Coup in Venezuela Is Against Guaidó
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2020-01-10
The Washington Post ( 1/5/20) described Venezuelan lawmakers voting against someone other than Washington's chosen candidate to head the assembly as "sedition within the opposition." | The international corporate media have entered crisis mode following the replacement of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as head of the country's National Assembly. | In headline after headline, Venezue…
fair.org/home/for-western-press-the-only-coup-in-venezuela-is-against-guaido/

Space Force! (Video)
Mark Fiore | truthdig.com | 2020-01-10
Just think how many Iranian generals Donald Trump will be able to kill once Space Force is up and running! Even though we're focused on Iran right now, I took a look into the newly-created Space Force for this cartoon. | As i…
truthdig.com/cartoons/space-force-video/

Space Force! (Video)
Mark Fiore | truthdig.com | 2020-01-10
Just think how many Iranian generals Donald Trump will be able to kill once Space Force is up and running! Even though we're focused on Iran right now, I took a look into the newly created Space Force for this cartoon. | As i…
truthdig.com/cartoons/space-force-video/

Iran Will Make Huge Political Gains From This Crisis
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
The Iranian missile attack on two US bases in Iraq is symbolic retaliation for the US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani on 3 January. Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said there would be direct action against the US by the Iranian armed forces, and this has now happened. The message is that the Iranian leadership…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/iran-will-make-huge-political-gains-from-this-crisis/

Assassination, Lies and the Trump Difference
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
United States presidents have long lied about the pretexts for, and the nature of, their murderous and criminal foreign policy actions. Remember George W. Bush and Dick Cheney's fraudulent claims that Saddam Hussein's Iraq government possessed vast stocks of "weapons of mass destruction" that threatened the world and that Iraq had participated in the September 11, 2001 jetliner attacks?
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/assassination-lies-and-the-trump-difference/

Reclaiming the Narrative: How to Combat Israel's Misuse of "Antisemitism"
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-10
While anti-Jewish racism is a real phenomenon that must be confronted, but "antisemitism, as defined by Israel, is a smokescreen with the ultimate aim of distracting from the real conversation: the crimes of military occupation, racism, and apartheid in Palestine.
mintpressnews.com/combat-israels-misuse-antisemitism/264055/

Was Soleimani a Monstrous Kingmaker or Simply an Enabler?
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
There's an extremely grim moment in the 1967 movie version of A Man for All Seasons, the epic Robert Bolt screenplay about the chancellor Thomas More's refusal to support Henry VIII's divorce, when Thomas Cromwell recruits the young and ambitious schoolteacher Richard Rich to become a spy. Rich will later provide the tainted evidence that…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/was-soleimani-a-monstrous-kingmaker-or-simply-an-enabler/

Was Soleimani a Monstrous Kingmaker or Simply an Enabler?
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
There's an extremely grim moment in the 1967 movie version of A Man for All Seasons, the epic Robert Bolt screenplay about the chancellor Thomas More's refusal to support Henry VIII's divorce, when Thomas Cromwell recruits the young and ambitious schoolteacher Richard Rich to become a spy. Rich will later provide the tainted evidence that…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/was-soleimani-a-monstrous-kingmaker-or-simply-an-enabler/

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