2020-05-12: Social Media Postees

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Police officer rants about 'tyrannical' & 'unconstitutional' Covid-19 measures… gets in trouble for 'insubordination' (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-05-12
A US police officer has urged fellow cops to stop enforcing coronavirus lockdown measures, slamming them as "unconstitutional." While his call to action landed him in trouble, other officers have started to speak out as well. | Port of Seattle Officer Greg Anderson was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation after he appeared in a viral video last weekend arguing the lockdown measures are violating the US Constitution and "trampling on people's liberties," questioning the restrictions and whether enforcing them is "the right thing" to do. | I want to remind you that regardless of where you stan…
rt.com/usa/488383-police-speak-out-lockdowns/

Fight Mass Incarceration Amidst the Pandemic
NationAction | thenation.com | 2020-05-12
Fight Mass Incarceration Amidst the Pandemic…
thenation.com/article/activism/fight-mass-incarceration-amidst-the-pandemic/

Fight Mass Incarceration Amid the Pandemic
NationAction | thenation.com | 2020-05-12
Fight Mass Incarceration Amid the Pandemic…
thenation.com/article/activism/fight-mass-incarceration-amidst-the-pandemic/

Tampa Bay SDS demands justice for Ahmaud Arbery
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-11
"Trayvon Martin, Emmett Till. How many Black lives will you kill?" This was one of many chants heard across downtown Tampa on Saturday, May 9, as protesters gathered to demand justice for Ahmaud Arbery. The South Georgia resident was murdered by two white supremacist vigilantes, father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael, while he out for a jog. | Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), along with members of the community, parked outside the Sam M. Gibbons Federal Courthouse to participate in the socially-distanced protest. After the protesters were forced to leave by the building's security, the ral…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/5/11/tampa-ba…

Fight COVID-19 Not Venezuela
Howie Hawkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-10
The Keystone Cops have nothing on the rag-tag group of soldiers of fortune who failed earlier this week in their implausible plot to kidnap Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, trigger a military coup, and install the US puppet, Juan Guaidó, in the presidency. We know all about the hair-brained scheme due to a falling out of …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/fight-covif-19-not-venezuela/

Something about Julian Assange you should know
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-10
Anyone watching the current events surrounding Julian Assange will know that justice in Britain is not the driving motivation behind his incarceration. His treatment by the state is truly shameful, immoral and reprehensible. What you are witnessing in real-time is the abuse and oppression of a journalist all funded by the taxpayer to further the …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/something-about-julian-assange-you-should-know/

Academic says the US has 'something wrong in its soul' after lynching of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2020-05-10
In February, a 25-year-old African-American civilian was murdered by two white men. Ahmaud Arbery was jogging and was unarmed. But it took last week's release of a video of the murder for the two culprits to be charged. | One expert on African-American history had a particularly damning take on Arbery's murde…
thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2020/05/10/academic-says-the-us-has-something-wrong-in-its-soul-after-lynching-of-black-jogger-ahmaud-arbery/

NYC more than doubles number of 'social-distancing ambassadors' after cops' enforcement of Covid-19 rules causes backlash
rt.com | 2020-05-10
Following troubling viral videos of arrests and concerns about racial disparity in enforcing Covid-19-related social distancing, Mayor Bill De Blasio says he is increasing "ambassadors" in the city from 1,000 to 2,300. | "Enforcement has always been the last resort," the mayor said at a press conference Sunday. | His comment comes in the wake of the city having come under increased scrutiny thanks to a viral video, of what some have flagged as police brutality, showing NYPD officers arresting several people suspected of breaking social-distancing rules, and also to statistics showing the last few months have s…
rt.com/usa/488322-new-york-social-distancing-ambassadors/

Wall Street Is Profiting From Police Brutality
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-09
Taxpayers are paying double for police brutality settlements thanks to cities and towns buying bonds from Wall Street to finance payouts for officer misconduct. San Diego cop watcher Kat from Irate Productions discusses recent police harassment of unarmed residents.
therealnews.com/stories/wall-street-is-profiting-from-police-brutality

Wall Street Is Profiting From Police Brutality
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-09
Taxpayers are paying double for police brutality settlements thanks to cities and towns buying bonds from Wall Street to finance payouts for officer misconduct. San Diego cop watcher Kat from Irate Productions discusses recent police harassment of unarmed residents.
therealnews.com/stories/wall-street-is-profiting-from-police-brutality

Moral Choices for Today's Physician
Berwick DM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-05-05
In this essay, Don Berwick considers moral choices physicians face personally, organizationally, and globally and exhorts them to understand that the health of humanity depends on their speaking out against the social injustice of overpricing drugs and services, mass incarceration, and the lack of environmental responsibility.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2765426

Paramilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History
Michael Molitch-Hou | indybay.org | 2020-05-12
According to a BuzzFeed News series, the WWF has been tied to paramilitary violence in third world countries. What they completely ignored was that the WWF was previously involved in the murder of 6,000 anti-apartheid activists in South Africa a part of an "anti-poaching" mission in the 1980s. All evidence seems to suggest that the WWF was used as cover for an MI6 operation on behalf of powerful business interests in South Africa.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/12/18832991.php

3 Mercenaries Arrested in Venezuela With Ties to Foiled Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-10
Venezuela's government announced Sunday that its Special Forces apprehended three mercenaries with ties to the foiled May 3 plot in the northern state of Aragua, which borders Caracas. | RELATED: | Guaido Behind Failed Operation Against Venezuela: Maduro | The detainees were identified as First Lieutenant Jairo Betemy, Army Second Sergeant Franco Jonathan, and Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) First Sergeant Evan Rincon, who are now in the custody of the corresponding authorities.
telesurenglish.net/news/Three-More-Mercenaries-Arrested-in-Venezuela-With-Ties-to-Foiled-Coup-Plot-20200510-0005.html

Video: Plandemic Documentary: The Hidden Agenda Behind COVID-19
Dr. Judy Mikovits | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Humanity is imprisoned by a killer pandemic. People are being arrested for surfing in the ocean and meditating in nature. Nations are collapsing. Hungry citizens are rioting for food. The media has generated so much confusion and fear that people …
globalresearch.ca/video-plandemic-documentary-hidden-agenda-behind-covid-19/5712013

Video: Plandemic Documentary: The Hidden Agenda Behind COVID-19
Dr. Judy Mikovits | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Humanity is imprisoned by a killer pandemic. People are being arrested for surfing in the ocean and meditating in nature. Nations are collapsing. Hungry citizens are rioting for food. The media has generated so much confusion and fear that people …
globalresearch.ca/video-plandemic-documentary-hidden-agenda-behind-covid-19/5712013

"COVID-19 Has Been Racialized": Black Scholar Jill Nelson Arrested for Chalking "Trump = Plague"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-11
Black and Brown communities are being disproportionately targeted and policed in New York City's response to the spread of COVID-19. We speak with author and activist Jill Nelson, who was herself arrested by NYPD in April for writing "Trump = Plague" in chalk on an abandoned building in her Washington Heights neighborhood. The 67-year-old scholar was handcuffed, taken to the police station and held for five hours. Now she is speaking out. The president is "telling us that as people of color, and older people, we should just die," says Nelson. "It's ridiculous."
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/11/jill_nels…

Black Scholar Jill Nelson Arrested for Chalking "Trump = Plague" in New York
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-11
Black and Brown communities are being disproportionately targeted and policed in New York City's response to the spread of COVID-19. We speak with author and activist Jill Nelson, who was herself arrested by NYPD in April for writing "Trump = Plague" in chalk on an abandoned building in her Washington Heights neighborhood. The 67-year-old scholar was handcuffed, taken to the police station and held for five hours. Now she is speaking out. The president is "telling us that as people of color, and old…
truthout.org/video/black-scholar-jill-nelson-arrested-for-chalking-trump-plague-in-new-york/

'Arrest me': Elon Musk DEFIES Covid-19 quarantine by reopening Tesla plant in California
rt.com | 2020-05-11
Elon Musk escalated his confrontation with California, reopening the Tesla car factory in Fremont in defiance of local officials and saying he is ready to be arrested for it, after critics called him callous and even racist. | Having complained over the weekend about being the only carmaker in the US still shuttered by the Covid-19 lockdown, Musk announced on Monday that Tesla is restarting production "against Alameda County rules." | I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it onl…
rt.com/usa/488401-musk-arrest-california-covid-lockdown/

Former deputy fired and arrested after trying to break into teen's home
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-05-11
Deputy Jordan Kita was recently fired and will face charges of forcible trespass, breaking and entering, and willful failure to discharge duties.
nationofchange.org/2020/05/11/former-deputy-fired-and-arrested-after-trying-to-break-into-teens-home/

Venezuela Captures 14 Mercenaries in the Last 24 Hours
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-11
Venezuelan State Security Forces captured In the last 24 hours a total of 14 mercenaries involved in an armed maritime incursion. | RELATED: | Three More Mercenaries Arrested in Venezuela With Ties to Foiled Coup Plot | "At the end of Sunday, three mercenaries were captured in the mountain town of San Miguel, in the parish of Carayaca, Vargas state," the Strategic Region of Integral Defense Capital of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) reported on Monday on…
telesurenglish.net/news/venezuela-captures-14-mercenaries-in-the-last-24-hours-20200511-0001.html

"A Lynch Mob": After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged with Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in GA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-08
The two white men caught on camera shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, were arrested and charged Thursday with murder. The arrests came two days after video of the attack in February was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage. Today would have been Arbery's 26th birthday. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the Arbery family and formerly represented Trayvon Martin.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/8/ahmaud_arb…

U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt Compared to a "Bad Rambo Movie"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-06
We look at an incredible story unfolding in Venezuela of a failed coup attempt. Did a former Green Beret mastermind it? Two Americans have been arrested in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S. was behind the plot. "It looks like a bad Rambo movie, or a really bad telenovela," says Miguel Tinker Salas, author of "The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela." He notes that "the U.S. is seeking regime change … and the consequences for Venezuela could be very dire going forward."
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/6/venezuela_…

Venezuela: Two US Citizens Captured in Botched Coup Attempt
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-05
Two former green berets were arrested in a second failed assault on Venezuelan shores on Monday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14864