Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Guardian UK:
"Watch live as Senator Bernie Sanders hosts a town hall on inequality in America. Sanders has said: 'The issue of oligarchy and wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time and it is the great political issue of our time, yet it gets very little coverage from the corporate media.' To discuss inequality, he has convened a town hall in Washington DC with Senator Elizabeth Warren, film-maker Michael Moore, economist Darrick Hamilton and other experts.

'How often do network newscasts report on the 40 million Americans living in poverty, or that we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major nation on earth? How often does the media discuss the reality that our society today is more unequal than at any time since the 1920s with the top 0.1% now owning almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%? How often have you heard the media report the stories of millions of people who today are working longer hours for lower wages than was the case some 40 years ago?' "

-->The NYT, the oligarchy's favorite news source, didn't cover this story. 


"Facebook has been working with Israeli Government officials to suppress Palestinian voices in the social media sphere according to a report published on Saturday in The Intercept. The partnership between the social media giant and officials in Tel Aviv has resulted in the censorship, removal or blocking of content deemed critical of the Israelis with these posting being branded as incitement.

The observations, which were made in an article by journalist Glenn Greenwald, come in light of a dramatic uptick in Israeli military repression toward Palestinian civilians. ... Facebook's virtually unlimited acquiescence with Israeli requests to remove content, has been described as a 'censorship rampage' by Greenwald and have been carried out since Tel Aviv began blaming alleged, 'online incitement' for unrest and resistance that overwhelmingly resulted in violence against Palestinian civilians. ...

Following the arrangement, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked – who has posted racist remarks about Palestinian 'little snakes' (children) and 'African infiltrators' (migrants) – bragged that the social media giant was honoring 95 percent out of 158 requests to remove Palestinian content. In Greenwald's words, Facebook's collaboration with Tel Aviv gave the Israelis 'virtually unfettered control over a key communications forum of Palestinians.' "

-->No mention of this story in the most effective propaganda arm of apartheid Israel, the NYT.

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