US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal in the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, the court said. Ginsburg’s death gives President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America. The presidential election is just 46 days … Continue reading “US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies”

In Pictures: Hong Kong’s June 4 Museum will continue to preserve ‘historical truth’, says veteran activist Lee Cheuk-yan

Hong Kong’s museum commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre has reopened after a two-month shutdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Veteran activist Lee Cheuk-yan has told HKFP that it will continue to preserve “historical truth” despite shifting red lines under the Beijing-enacted national security law. Designed by Hong Kong political cartoonist Wong Kei-kwan, better known as … Continue reading “In Pictures: Hong Kong’s June 4 Museum will continue to preserve ‘historical truth’, says veteran activist Lee Cheuk-yan”

Beijing conducts military exercises near Taiwan as US diplomat visits

China said on Friday it was conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait, as a top US diplomat visits the self-ruled island in a move that has angered Beijing. Relations between the United States and China are at their lowest point in decades, with the two sides clashing over a range of trade, military and security issues as well as the coronavirus pandemic. File Photo: Tsai Ing Wen, via … Continue reading “Beijing conducts military exercises near Taiwan as US diplomat visits”

Over 46,000 Ghanaians living with HIV refuse treatment – AIDS Commission

London, Sep. 19, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has revealed that about 46,000 people infected with HIV have refused to accept treatment for the deadly disease. Over 46,000 Ghanaians currently living with HIV have refused to be treated According to the Director-General of the Commission, Kyeremeh Atuahene, this worrying trend has presented a new … Continue reading “Over 46,000 Ghanaians living with HIV refuse treatment – AIDS Commission”

French MPs storm out of meeting over student wearing hijab

London, Sep. 19, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Several French MPs left a parliament meeting on Thursday due to the participation of a woman wearing hijab, a Muslim headscarf. French MPs storm out of meeting over student wearing hijabMaryam Pougetoux, who wore hijab, is a French student union leader and took part in a parliamentary inquiry to examine the … Continue reading “French MPs storm out of meeting over student wearing hijab”

Morocco signs agreement to purchase Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

London, Sep. 19, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Morocco Minister of Health Khalid Ait Taleb signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday to purchase doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Russian pharmaceutical group R-Pharm. Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine show good antibody response in separate trials R-Pharm signed a licensing deal with UK’s AstraZeneca in July to produce and distribute doses of COVID-19 vaccines. READ … Continue reading “Morocco signs agreement to purchase Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine”

Semitism and Capitalism, by Andrew Joyce

An interesting accompaniment to Nathan Cofnas’s 2018 attempted debunking of Kevin MacDonald’s work on Jews was the subtle resurfacing of Steven Pinker’s claim that a more plausible theory of the Jewish historical experience can be found in “Thomas Sowell’s convincing analysis of ‘middleman minorities’ such as the Jews, presented in his magisterial study of migration,…

Toxic wildfire smoke is another reason to wear your mask

As wildfires burn across the western states, hot gusty winds carry plumes of smoke across the country, turning the sun into an eerie yellowish blob shining weakly through hazy East Coast skies. The National Weather Service confirmed that this spectacle hanging over Washington, D.C., the entire week was caused by the fires 2,500 miles away. … Continue reading “Toxic wildfire smoke is another reason to wear your mask”

San Diego wildfire rages, just misses tribal areas and big cat sanctuary

Viejas Fire Department Chief Bob Pfohl told The Real News he breathed “huge sigh of relief” that the over 17,000-acre Valley Fire in eastern San Diego County, which destroyed 30 homes, wasn’t even worse. Had the 45-55 MPH winds blown as forecasted, the destruction could have proven far more severe. “[The winds not arriving] gave … Continue reading “San Diego wildfire rages, just misses tribal areas and big cat sanctuary”

Will a new US TV series on the ‘Macedonian teens who helped elect Trump’ perpetuate a tired cliché?

The idea that Macedonian hub of fake news sites were run by kids was grossly exaggerated by Western mediaThe book “How we elected an American president” was sold at Skopje Book Fair in September 2020. Photo by Filip Stojanovski, CC BY. The so-called “Macedonian teenagers” who set up networks of fake news sites in the … Continue reading “Will a new US TV series on the ‘Macedonian teens who helped elect Trump’ perpetuate a tired cliché?”

San Diego wildfire rages, destroys tribal areas and big cat sanctuary

Viejas Fire Department Chief Bob Pfohl told The Real News he breathed “huge sigh of relief” that the over 17,000-acre Valley Fire in eastern San Diego County, which destroyed 30 homes, wasn’t even worse. Had the 45-55 MPH winds blown as forecasted, the destruction could have proven far more severe. “[The winds not arriving] gave … Continue reading “San Diego wildfire rages, destroys tribal areas and big cat sanctuary”

Flint water crisis continues despite settlement

In 2014, the water source of the city of Flint, Michigan, was switched from Lake Huron to the untreated and polluted Flint River, tainting the city’s water supply and setting off a chain of events that led to at least 12 deaths from Legionnaires disease, as well as miscarriages, brain and developmental damage to children, … Continue reading “Flint water crisis continues despite settlement”

Fox News Slams CNN For Providing Biden Each Question Seconds Before He Answered It

WASHINGTON—Expressing outrage that the network’s moderators would stoop so low on a nationally televised town hall, Fox News pundits slammed CNN Friday for providing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden each question seconds before he answered it. “Biden’s responses to CNN’s questions clearly show that he’d…Read more…

CDC Director Redfield Lies to Congress About Masks – Loses All Credibility

Comments by Brian ShilhavyEditor, Health Impact News CDC director Robert Redfield appeared before Congress this week, and quite frankly, he made a fool out of himself. Not only did he reverse his previous recommendations on face masks when he previously stated healthy people should not wear them, he is now saying that the “science” behind … Continue reading “CDC Director Redfield Lies to Congress About Masks – Loses All Credibility”

Trump Signs Executive Order Establishing ‘1946 Commission’ To Teach How America Started At President’s Birth

WASHINGTON—Telling reporters the organization would help combat decades of left-wing indoctrination about the country’s founding, Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday establishing the “1946 Commission,” a project dedicated to teaching students that America started at the president’s birth. “For too long,…Read more…

Amsterdam closing parks to stop illegal Covid parties; No face mask rule in Rotterdam

The four largest cities of the Netherlands will introduce new restrictions to enforce social distancing rules, and to cut down on the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus. In Amsterdam, local measures will include closing parks at night, creating more one-way foot traffic, and special opening hours of public facilities for the elderly and those … Continue reading “Amsterdam closing parks to stop illegal Covid parties; No face mask rule in Rotterdam”

Rutte: “The coronavirus is making a comeback”; New rules for hospitality, groups

A surge in new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus will translate to new restrictions in at least six regions of the Netherlands beginning on Monday. “The coronavirus is making a comeback,” Prime Minister Mark Rutte said at a press conference Friday night.Submitted by Zack Newmark on Friday, 18 September 2020 – 19:30

A cop watcher gave an interview to a Fox reporter, then it became evidence against him

The limits of the First Amendment are put to the test by veteran Eric Brandt, a cop watcher and member of the Occupy Denver Movement. PAR investigates how a FOX News affiliate may have worked on behalf of prosecutors charging Brandt. The post A cop watcher gave an interview to a Fox reporter, then it … Continue reading “A cop watcher gave an interview to a Fox reporter, then it became evidence against him”

Conservative Conspiracy Theorist Outraged After Stumbling Upon Entire Netflix Section Dedicated To Kids

HOUMA, LA—Expressing disbelief about what he was seeing, local conservative conspiracy theorist Ted Biddle was reportedly outraged Friday after stumbling upon an entire section on Netflix dedicated to kids. “Jesus Christ, this is more fucked up than we ever realized—it says ‘Kids’ right there!” said Biddle, who leapt…Read more…

White House Vows To Have Something To Stick Into Your Arm By October

WASHINGTON—Stressing that the vial would be filled with liquid odds and ends, President Donald Trump vowed Friday to have something to stick into your arm by October. “Today, I pledge to all citizens of this great nation that within the next few months, you will be able to go somewhere, sit down, and then pay … Continue reading “White House Vows To Have Something To Stick Into Your Arm By October”

Coronavirus diagnosed at 54th Dutch mink farm

The SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus infected the mink on a farm in the Netherlands for the 54th time in five months, the government said. Approximately 6,500 mothering animals and their offspring will be culled as a result of the discovery. “The contamination came to light from the ‘Early Warning’, the monitoring system in which animals are … Continue reading “Coronavirus diagnosed at 54th Dutch mink farm”

Australian government on collision course with Facebook and Google over news revenue

Tech giants fiercely resist compulsory bargaining code of conductFacebook News – U.S. website (Author’s photo of computer webpage) In what could be a world first if successful, the Australian government has drafted laws that would force tech giants Facebook and Google to negotiate with media companies over payment for linking to their news stories. The … Continue reading “Australian government on collision course with Facebook and Google over news revenue”

A new ‘cyber defence’ system in Oman raises human rights concerns

The Cyber Defence Centre system legalises repressive patterns A man holds his mobile phone at a fort in Oman. Photo via Pikist, license-free photos for design. Editors note: This post was written by Khalid Ibrahim, executive director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly in the … Continue reading “A new ‘cyber defence’ system in Oman raises human rights concerns”

Lebanon protests: Authorities prey on digital spaces to silence criticism

‘Social media played a part in mobilizing the population’Protestors in Tyre, Southern Lebanon, cheering to a female singer during a demonstration against government corruption and austerity measures on October 22, 2019. Credit: RomanDeckert via Wikimedia / CC BY-SA  4.0. Editor’s note: This article is part of UPROAR, a Small Media initiative that is urging governments to address digital … Continue reading “Lebanon protests: Authorities prey on digital spaces to silence criticism”

Scientists Study Brains Of Baseball Fans To Find Out How They Stay Interested During First 7 Innings

SEATTLE—Revealing that the mystery has baffled scientists for the past hundred years, researchers at the University of Washington announced Friday that they have been studying the brains of select baseball fans to discover how they manage to stay interested throughout the first seven innings. “Although we have been…Read more…

RIVM quietly changes face mask advice in elder care

Public health institute RIVM quietly changed its guidelines on the use of face masks in elderly care. The advise always stated that masks were “not necessary” if elderly care workers only had “short contact” with the people in their care. On August 17, that was changed to face masks are “necessary, even for short contacts, … Continue reading “RIVM quietly changes face mask advice in elder care”

Nearly 2,000 new coronavirus infections; Covid hospital total doubled since Sept. 7

Approximately 1,977 more people in the Netherlands have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus, public health agency RIVM said on Friday. It was the fourth consecutive record breaking day for most new coronavirus infections. The total was released shortly before patient coordination office LCPS acknowledged that there were 288 people being treated for Covid-19 … Continue reading “Nearly 2,000 new coronavirus infections; Covid hospital total doubled since Sept. 7”