Kanye West’s Senior Campaign Adviser Also Aided Far-Right Swedish Nationalists

GOP operative Gregg Keller’s firm has earned $1.3 million helping Kanye West get on the ballot across the U.S. He’s also helped mainstream a far-right party in Sweden.In recent years he has helped advise the Sweden Democrats, a party founded in the 1980s by white supremacists that in recent years has taken steps to reform its image and purge its most extreme elements to seek mainstream acceptance. Source: Kanye West’s Senior Campaign Adviser Also Aided Far-Right Swedish Nationalists

Removal of flag honoring veterans from White House sparks anger | Reuters

The flag is dedicated to prisoners of war and service members who are missing in action. According to a White House video posted in June, it was relocated in a private ceremony with full military honors, months after President Donald Trump signed into law a bill requiring the flag to be flown at certain federal properties including the White House every day.

The revelations come amid growing questions over Trump’s respect for the military, after a report last week by the Atlantic magazine alleging that Trump had called fallen American soldiers “losers” and “suckers” sparked outrage and controversy.

“This decision to abruptly move the POW/MIA Flag from atop the White House to an area that is apparently not visible to the public may violate federal law and does not appropriately honor the service and sacrifices of American prisoners of war, missing servicemembers, and their families,” the letter reads.

Hassan said that law was intended to pay tribute to the prisoners of war and those missing in action and called on the White House to reverse its decision.

 

Source: Removal of flag honoring veterans from White House sparks anger | Reuters

re-blogging: Ben & Jerry’s Vs Systemic Racism — Roses and Brimstone — ShiraDest: toward The Four Freedoms for All Human Beings

Many thanks to Stephanie for her excellent research and writing in this highly informative post (and time to get back to loving B&Js!) “To achieve justice, we don’t need just thoughts and prayers — we need education and action. The below thread offers some ways to learn about our country’s history, its impact on the […]

re-blogging: Ben & Jerry’s Vs Systemic Racism — Roses and Brimstone — ShiraDest: toward The Four Freedoms for All Human Beings

#CancelNetflix trending on social media over ‘Cuties’ film backlash

The French movie that arrived on Netflix this week, has been met with controversy. Critics of the film say it sexualizes young women, while many argue that the initial marketing of the film doesn’t do it justice. In other news, big tech names announced major changes to their platforms this week. Efforts from Google, Twitter and Facebook in avoiding misinformation before the upcoming elections in the US.

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Palestinians : Bahrain-Israel normalization deal is a betrayal of Jerusalem

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The Palestinian leadership strongly rejects and condemns the American-Bahraini-Israeli tripartite declaration on the normalization of relations between the occupying state of Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain, and considers it a betrayal of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa, and the Palestinian cause.

According to Wafa Offical news agency, This step is a token of support for legitimizing the ugly crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people, at a time when the occupying state is consolidating its takeover and annexation of the Palestinian land by military force. It also comes at a time when the occupying state is working hard to Judaize the city of Jerusalem, takes over Islamic and Christian holy sites, and commits crimes against the Palestinian people.

The Palestinian leadership views this step as extremely dangerous, as it blows up the Arab Peace Initiative, the resolutions of the Arab and Islamic summits, and international legitimacy.

The Palestinian leadership rejects this step taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain and calls on it to immediately take it back, as such a step will gravely harm the inalienable national rights of the Palestinian people and joint Arab action.

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The Palestinian leadership renews its call on the brotherly Arab countries to adhere to the Arab Peace Initiative as agreed in 2002 and calls on the international community to adhere to international law and the resolutions of the international legitimacy.

The Palestinian leadership affirms once again that it has not and will not commission anyone to speak in its name, and affirms that peace and stability in the region will only come true by ending the Israeli occupation of all Palestinian and Arab lands, by having the Palestinian people gain their independence in their sovereign state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and by resolving the refugee issue on the basis of UN Resolution 194. Whoever believes that these concessions which come at the expense of the rights of the Palestinian people will serve peace, security, and stability in the region are necessarily deceived.

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Russia published the results of its COVID-19 vaccine — and they don’t live up to the hype

The levels of neutralizing antibodies were quite low in this study, compared with other published vaccine trials. So too were the T cell responses (the other arm of the immune system’s adaptive response).

One interpretation of this is that these vaccines do not induce good neutralizing protection. Alternatively, the methods used to measure these immune responses may not have been optimal. In the absence of international reference standards, we can’t tell if this vaccine is better or worse compared with others.

Source: Russia published the results of its COVID-19 vaccine — and they don’t live up to the hype

Inoreader – A Key Eyewitness in the Portland Shooter’s Killing Says His Account Was Misconstrued

This week a new eyewitness, Nate Dinguss, emerged, telling the Washington Post and the Oregonian that Reinoehl didn’t appear to be carrying a weapon at all at the time of his arrest. Instead, he said, he was holding a cellphone and eating candy when he was shot and killed by police. Now one of the key eyewitnesses who reportedly said he saw Reinoehl brandishing an assault rifle says he was misquoted and didn’t see Reinoehl pull a weapon at all. His account corroborates what Dinguss told police. “No offense but myself and […] Cutler gave the same statement one time to everyone,” said Smith to VICE News in a wide-ranging Facebook conversation. “Then the next we read [in] the media [and] it’s not at all what was said.”

Source: Inoreader – A Key Eyewitness in the Portland Shooter’s Killing Says His Account Was Misconstrued

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Just Gave Former Inmates a Path To Become Firefighters – Mother Jones

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that allowed formerly incarcerated people who participated in the state’s firefighting program to expunge their criminal records upon release from custody and pursue professional firefighting jobs.  Source: California Gov. Gavin Newsom Just Gave Former Inmates a Path To Become Firefighters – Mother Jones