US media fact-checks Republican National Convention in real time

Issued on: 25/08/2020 – 11:22 (France24.com) Text by: FRANCE 24F The opening of the Republican National Convention on Monday quickly generated controversy over how the four-day event is being covered by the news media, with advocates of US President Donald Trump angered over attempts to fact-check claims in real time.   Day One… Continue reading

Police arrest two Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators for alleged roles in 2019 protests

Issued on: 26/08/2020 – 08:45 (France24.com) Text by: NEWS WIRES Two prominent Hong Kong opposition lawmakers were among more than a dozen people arrested on Wednesday in a police operation focused on last year’s huge protests, part of a widening crackdown against the city’s democracy camp. Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui… Continue reading

NBA COACH DOC RIVERS SPEAKS OUT ABOUT JACOB BLAKE | NOWTHIS

NowThis News ‘We keep loving this country and this country does not love us back’ — NBA coach Doc Rivers was visibly shaken while discussing the shooting of Jacob Blake & police brutality in the U.S.. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories… Continue reading

Who Tore Down This Frederick Douglass Statue?

President Trump and others have speculated about why vandals destroyed a Rochester, N.Y., statue of the prominent Black abolitionist even as protests against systemic racism continue. By Michael Gold July 7, 2020 (NYTimes.com) The authorities know that a statue of the renowned Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn from its base in a… Continue reading

Milk Endorsements for November 2020!

Here are our Milk Club’s endorsements for the November 2020 ballot: United States President & Vice President: Joe Biden & Kamala HarrisU.S. Congress, District 12: Nancy Pelosi [sic]U.S. Congress, District 14: Jackie SpeierCA State Senate, District 11: Jackie FielderCA State Assembly, District 17: no positionCA State Assembly, District 19: Phil TingDistrict 1 Supervisor: Connie ChanDistrict 3 Supervisor: Aaron PeskinDistrict 5… Continue reading

WILDFIRES SHOULD INCINERATE OPPOSITION TO URBAN HOUSING

by Randy Shaw on August 25, 2020 (beyondchron.org) Politicians Still Moving in Wrong Direction The November 2018 Camp Fire in the foothill town of Paradise was the “deadliest and most destructive wildfire” in California history. The previous worst, the Tubbs Fire, occurred in 2017. October 2019 saw the Kincaid Fire, the second largest in… Continue reading

TRUMP COMES UP EMPTY WHEN PRESSED FOR EVIDENCE OF ELECTION FRAUD IN COURT

The Trump campaign’s 524-page response to a discovery demand turned up precisely zero instances of mail-in voter fraud. Richard SalameAugust 20 2020, 10:12 a.m. (theintercept.com) In partnership with PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S campaign, ordered by a federal court judge in Pennsylvania to back up its claims of fraud in the state’s vote-by-mail system,… Continue reading

PBI LIVE – Postal banks to the Rescue! With Mehrsa Baradaran and Ellen Brown

Public Banking Institute PBI’s first Livestream show features guests Prof. Mehrsa Baradaran and PBI Chair Ellen Brown along with PBI Board Member Carlos Marroquin moderating. The conversation examined the current public outcry to save the Post Office and how restarting postal banking could help the USPS while helping millions of… Continue reading