Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has probably not had the year he had
hoped for. In late spring, New York Times reporters Sheera Frankel and Cecilia
Kang made waves with the release of their new book, An Ugly Truth, which
took readers deep inside Facebook’s cutthroat
corporate culture and revealed that internal concerns about the spread of
hate and misinformation on the social media titan’s massive platform
2021-11-29 11:11 | Politics, The Soapbox, Facebook | NewRepublic
The media is once again commemorating Black Friday by
running stories intended to answer any question that might be Googled by
someone who is ready to shop. The Washington Post can tell you what time
stores will be open and where to snag
the best deals. A New Hampshire
strategy tips from a woman who will wear a “Black Friday Queen” t-shirt
while she shops
2021-11-25 11:11 | Sold Short, Labor, supply chain | NewRepublic
On November 17, state media outlet CGTN tweeted a screenshot of an email apparently still in the process of being drafted, that had been sent from Peng Shuai to Steve Simon, the CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association:
On November 19, CGTN editor Shen Shiwei released a series of photos of Peng, which Hu Xijin quote tweeted with the caption,
2021-11-25 05:11 | CDT Highlights, China & the World, Economy | ChinaDigitalTimes
But his government has gradually opened the door to giving more people shots, including teenagers.
Several countries, including the United States, are already administering booster shots given data showing that protection from the original inoculations wanes over time, and with rising breakthrough infections among the fully vaccinated driven by the easily transmitted Delta variant of the virus.
The Pan American Health Organization
2021-11-24 12:11 | World, adults, booster shots | EgyptIndependent
The UK is sleepwalking into a racist two-tier system of citizenship following the revelation that Home Secretary, Priti Patel, had quietly introduced a highly controversial plan last week to strip people of citizenship without giving them notice to appeal. The question is, is this really about combatting Daesh terrorists or does Patel have a new target in mind? New proposals
2021-11-23 16:11 | Article, Europe & Russia, Opinion | MiddleEastMonitor
Egypt encourages land connection projects between the countries of the continent, foremost of which is the Cairo-Cape Town project, which passes through most of the COMESA countries.
Egypt seeks to complete the efforts made to study the feasibility of the project to connect the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Victoria, an ambitious project to facilitate free trade and the movement of individuals
2021-11-23 14:11 | Egypt, Main Slider, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi | EgyptIndependent
Fentahun Derebe left Gondar in northern Ethiopia when he had barely finished high school. PHOTO: AFP
Migrants from Somalia walk through the forest as they cross the Belarusian-Polish border in Siemianowka, Poland, on Oct 25, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
Ethiopian migrants holding assistance packages at the support centre run by the UN’s International Organisation for Migration in Hargeisa on Sept 19, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
Under the radar
2021-11-23 14:11 | Africa, Social Issues, Travel/Migration | SomTribune
Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch is calling on the Northern Irish Health Minister to give the Assembly a prior vote on mandatory Covid passes
Big Brother Watch warns that “democracy must not be swerved”
Campaigners warn against a “checkpoint society”
Madeleine Stone, legal and policy officer at Big Brother Watch, said:
“Covid passes have failed in Scotland and Wales and will fail in
2021-11-23 00:11 | Press Releases, covid passes, northern ireland | BigBrotherWatch
An Israeli state inquiry into a crush that killed 45 people, including Americans and Canadians, at a Jewish pilgrimage site in April recommended, on Monday, that future admissions be capped and ceremonies streamlined in order to prevent overcrowding, Reuters reports. The panel, headed by a former Supreme Court Chief Justice, submitted interim findings designed to help authorities better plan for
2021-11-22 19:11 | Asia & Americas, Canada, Israel | MiddleEastMonitor
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrests of two reporters — award-winning photojournalist Amber Bracken and documentarian Michael Toledano — who were detained on Friday, November 19 by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in the Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia. RSF calls for the immediate release of these journalists, who were simply doing their jobs by reporting on
2021-11-22 19:11 | News | ReportersWithoutBorders
Chris Norwood: “Education has a huge, huge impact” for the vulnerable in healthcare. C.S. Muncy
Richard Chow: Fighting for taxi drivers, and winning. C.S. Muncy
Naheed Bahram: Empowering refugees from her native Afghanistan. C.S. Muncy
The Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers: Cleaning the beaches under an orange canopy designed to keep geese out of planting areas. C.S. Muncy
Quick-takes for the NYC Honor Roll:
2021-11-19 23:11 | NEW YORK 2021, THE FRONT ARCHIVES, November Print Edition 2021 | VillageVoice
Averages conceal the scale of the problem.
No, Brexit isn’t to blame.
There are other theories for this inflation spike. Free market economists claim that increased government spending, or the £550bn of new money created by Quantitative Easing (QE) since coronavirus erupted, are responsible for price rises. But neither of these explanations really work.
Climate change is the real cause.
The alternative is redistribution.
2021-11-19 12:11 | Articles, Opinion, climate change | NovaraMedia
Dr. Hashem is an Australian Egyptian award-winning international director, an educator in media theory/literacy practice, researcher and writer, and currently a professor at the American University in Cairo. He has over 19 years of experience in the fields of media and communications. He Studied at the University of Melbourne (Media and sociology) and Deakin University (Creative practice/Drama/Storytelling) and is now
2021-11-18 14:11 | Main Slider, Opinion, creative modes of education | EgyptIndependent
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2021-11-18 08:11 | Latest, Big Data, Compliance | AsianCorrespondent
Update: November 19, 2021
The jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse returned not guilty verdicts on all counts on Friday.
Photo: Sean KrajacicSean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP
Photo: NBC Chicago, via YouTube
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Correction: November 17, 2021, 8:25 p.m. EST
This article was updated to clarify that the Turkish photojournalist Tayfun Coskun’s photograph of Gaige Grosskreutz beside Kyle
2021-11-17 16:11 | Justice, Robert Mackey | TheIntercept
On 29 July 2020, Belarusian state media announced that the country’s security services had arrested 33 fighters from the Wagner private military contractor. These men were, according to the report, part of a group of more than 200 fighters present in Belarus to destabilise the country in the run-up to its Presidential elections in early August. All of the men,
2021-11-17 15:11 | UK & Europe, Belarus, Ukraine | BellingCat
At COP26, the US and its rich allies refused to consider how to pay for the damage their emissions are wreaking on developing nations.
British prime minister Boris Johnson welcomes US president Joe Biden to COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 1, 2021. (Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street via Flickr)
“Loss And Damage Is Happening Now”
Opposing the Glasgow Loss and
2021-11-17 11:11 | News | JacobinMag
The Russian government submitted legislation to parliament Friday that, if passed, would make QR-codes obligatory to access mass public events, eateries, retailers, and cultural institutions, as well as trains and planes. The new regulations are contained in two laws that are now before the State Duma, and could be passed in a matter of weeks. If...]]>
2021-11-15 08:11 | <![CDATA[Politics]]> | TheBell
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee: By the Numbers
Base price (Summit Reserve as tested): $39,185 ($73,085)
Powertrain: 5.7-liter V8 | 8-speed automatic transmission | four-wheel drive
Horsepower: 357 @ 5,150 rpm
Torque: 390 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
Seating capacity: 5
Cargo volume: 144.6 cubic feet
Max towing capacity: 7,200 pounds
Off-road angles: 28.2° approach (air suspension, position 2) | 24° breakover | 26.6° departure
2021-11-15 05:11 | News | TheDrive
Some Premier League clubs pride themselves on what they do with their young players. Others value grizzled experience over youthful enthusiasm.
20. Burnley – 29
19. Watford – 28.8
18. West Ham – 28.6
17. Wolves – 28.2
16= Everton – 28
16= Crystal Palace – 28
16= Liverpool – 28
13. Newcastle – 27.8
12. Chelsea – 27.6
11= Man Utd – 27.5
11= Leicester City – 27.5
9. Brighton – 27.3
8. Man City
2021-11-14 15:11 | Sports, age ranking, Football | SomTribune
Hello! This week our top story is Russia’s decision to make QR-codes its main tool to fight the pandemic as coronavirus death rates remain at record highs. We also look at why several big Russian companies have scrapped IPOs at the last minute, and the official launch of advertising on messaging app Telegram.
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456,632 Palestinians tested positive for COVID-19; 448,487 recoveries; 4,742 deathsOf those who tested positive, 240,859 live in the West Bank and 185,417 in the Gaza Strip1,336,174 Israelis tested positive for COVID-19; 1,321,919 recoveries; 8,138 deaths
Palestinians children play at the beach after the coronavirus restrictions eased in Gaza City on January 23, 2021. (Photo: Mahmoud Alhende/APA Images)
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2021-11-12 16:11 | Newsletters, COVID-19 vaccine, covid-newsletter-fri | MondoWeiss
I’m rushing this since it is officially, November 11, the dreaded day of dishonor we call Veterans Day. Parades, ceremonies, and a fake day off—Veterans Day, observed on November 11 each year, is one of the country’s 12 Congressionally designated federal holidays. Make now bones about it — this holiday is distinct from Memorial Day: more nonsense with roots from
2021-11-12 01:11 | Armistice Day, Cold War, General | DissidentVoice
Osceola County, Florida, begins at the Southern
gates of Disney World and stretches down U.S. Route 192, a drag lined with mini-malls,
evangelical churches, flea markets, pawn shops, and dollar stores. In his new
book, Sunbelt Blues: The Failure
of American Housing, Andrew Ross describes the county’s two distinct
housing markets: There is the 15-bedroom home in Reunion that rents for $50,000
a week for VIP
2021-11-10 11:11 | critical mass, Books, Culture | NewRepublic
• NGO begins first human rights legal challenge in the UK against Covid passes
• Campaigners call the Welsh Covid pass scheme “authoritarian, invasive and unevidenced”
• Challenge comes as the Welsh government extends Covid pass checks to cinemas and theatres
• Big Brother Watch has instructed John Halford and Shirin Marker of Bindmans LLP.
• A copy of the pre-action letter is available
2021-11-09 19:11 | Press Releases | BigBrotherWatch
You [Roger Winter] also generously provided facilities for members of the RPF
in the United States to meet and disseminate much needed information.
(From: Citations to 2010 Medal Recipients, Rwanda New Times, July 05, 2010)
The word ‘notorious’ is neutral, though its interpretation is usually colored by the presumption of a pejorative connotationMichela Wrong, Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder
2021-11-09 00:11 | Book Review | DissidentVoice
On November 4, a handful of unions representing more than
30,000 Kaiser Permanente workers notified the health system of their intention
to strike on November 15, a move that would be among the largest hospital
workplace actions in recent memory. The strike, should workers not make a deal
with their employer, would be truly massive in scope. It would affect at least
366 facilities in
2021-11-08 11:11 | Sold Short, Labor, Health Care | NewRepublic
Sahar, 17, an 11th grader, copies lessons from YouTube onto a whiteboard while her sister, Sewita, 19, looks on, at their home in Kabul on October 19.
Afghan girls sit in a classroom in Kabul on September 18.
Written by RFE/RL senior correspondent Michael Scollon, based on reporting by RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi.
RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi
2021-11-07 04:11 | Afghanistan, Children, Education | JuanCole
German magazine Der Spiegel has reported that a Russian diplomat was found dead last month after falling from one of the top floors of the Russian Embassy in Berlin. The diplomat’s lifeless body was found at approximately 7:20 am on 19 October 2021 by police guarding the embassy compound.
It is not clear if the fall was the reason for the
2021-11-05 11:11 | News, Berlin, Russia | BellingCat
The Ministry of Health on Wednesday implemented a mobile phone app for Android and iPhone, to serve as an e-health passport at airports to substitute paper certificates providing coronavirus vaccination.
The application shows whether the person has received the vaccine or not, and is equipped with a QR code serving as the medical passport.
2021-11-03 15:11 | Egypt, Main Slider, airports | EgyptIndependent
Tunisia and Algeria are in complete agreement on all regional issues, Tunisian Foreign Minister, Othman Jerandi, said yesterday. Jerandi spoke following a meeting with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Algiers. "I expressed to President Tebboune how much we respect and love Algeria and the Algerian people, as well as our attachment to the existing brotherly relations between the two countries," Jerandi
2021-11-03 12:11 | Africa, Algeria, News | MiddleEastMonitor
Health workers conduct Covid-19 coronavirus tests on travelers at the exit of Yantai Railway Station in China's eastern Shandong province, Nov. 2, 2021. Credit: AFP
No sign of end
A drone sprays disinfectant over volunteers disinfecting a school following local cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China October 27, 2021. Credit: Reuters
Food prices climb
2021-11-03 11:11 | News | RFA
How can we tell whether the posts, articles and claims we see on the internet and social media sites are true? Online conspiracies and deliberately misleading, partisan content are serious issues, after all.
“What Advice Can You Give?”
As this guide looks at some of the first steps for uncovering misinformation and disinformation, it is not fully comprehensive. Other good guides can
2021-11-01 11:11 | Guides, Resources, Social Media | BellingCat
In an article about W.G. Sebald for The New York Review of Books, Ben Lerner recently tried to
grapple with the fact that the author, so inspired and tormented by
the evils of Europe’s history, had no qualms about upsetting its inhabitants.
In his novel Austerlitz, for example,
Lerner writes, “Sebald repurposed Susi Bechhöfer’s experiences in the
Kindertransport as she’d described them in a BBC
2021-10-29 10:10 | critical mass, Culture, Books | NewRepublic
One might think, following a tragedy of unimaginable scale, that
there would be political will to provide some assistance to people to allow them to weather the unexpected without ruining their lives. But even
under the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, the congresspeople
work far less than most Americans (for a base salary of $175,000) have
declined to offer their constituents the most
2021-10-28 18:10 | Joe Manchin, Joe Biden, Build Back Better | NewRepublic
Meltdown, a new podcast from David Sirota and Alex Gibney, makes a compelling case that the failures of 2008 and 2009 — when Barack Obama had a chance to enact the visions of reform that swept him into office — are key to understanding American politics today.
Former US president Barack Obama. (Matt A.J. / Flickr)
The Status Quo Progressive
2021-10-28 16:10 | News | JacobinMag
Author: Tue, 2021-10-26 19:37
Modern Industrial Investment Holding Group and Intercontinental Energy – an MoU to develop a green hydrogen and ammonia project in Saudi Arabia;
South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd. and Yousef Abdulrahman AlDhabyan Agricultural Est.
(YADGREEN) – two separate MoUs to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a National Green Services Company to develop and innovate nature-based solutions (NBS) that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
BFG – an
2021-10-26 16:10 | News | ArabNews
The hunt for an elusive Somali militant illustrates why Al Shabab, despite a decade of American covert action, are at their strongest in years.
Mogadishu’s streets bear the scars of war, many of them decades old.
Lido beach in Mogadishu, bustling with restaurants and hotels, has become a popular spot — a sign of Somalia’s progress and, last year, a target for
2021-10-25 14:10 | Conflict/Crime, Somalia, World News/International | SomTribune
And they are doing it with unusual backing from the World Health Organization, which is coordinating a vaccine research, training and production hub in South Africa along with a related supply chain for critical raw materials. It’s a last resort effort to make doses for people going without, and the intellectual property implications are still murky.
Disruptions to schooling fall
2021-10-24 08:10 | Middle East, africa, coronavirus | EgyptIndependent
No Madonna and Child could touch
that picture of a mother’s tenderness
for a son she soon would have to forget.
The air was heavy with odours
of diarrhoea of unwashed children
with washed-out ribs and dried-up
bottoms struggling in laboured
steps behind blown empty bellies. Most
mothers there had long ceased
to care but not this one; she held
a ghost smile between her teeth
and in her eyes the
2021-10-21 18:10 | COVID-19, Environment, Human Rights | DissidentVoice
In country after country around the world, people are rising up to challenge entrenched, failing neoliberal political and economic systems, with mixed but sometimes promising results.
Progressive leaders in the U.S. Congress are refusing to back down on the Democrats’ promises to American voters to reduce poverty, expand rights to healthcare, education and clean energy, and repair a shredded social safety
2021-10-20 13:10 | Labor, Trade, & Finance, margaret thatcher, Neoliberalism | FPIP
one or both parents addicted.
no real adults who are mentors, kind
criminality or incarceration of adults in their lives
bad role models
lack of inquiry or inquisitiveness of those around
a world/households that are addicted to TV, sports, the lizard brain mush of entertainment
physical and verbal abuse
low birth weight
crime in and around the neighborhoods
no public or safe public spaces
2021-10-20 10:10 | 5G Technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Biotechnology | DissidentVoice
Congress is fighting over whether the $3.5 trillion proposal is going to get just a little trim or
a serious haircut. Most media reports and most Democrats list some combination
of the following benefits and investments the plan would bring: childcare,
universal pre-K, free community college, and more funding to address the
climate crisis. These are groundbreaking investments, for sure.
But one major issue is
2021-10-20 10:10 | Politics, Housing, Eviction | NewRepublic
Iranian Foreign Ministry warned of plots targeting solidarity of the Shi and Sunni communities and called for boosting integrity in the world of Islam.
It also urged different Islamic denominations to avoid violence and extremism in the name of Islam and also necessity of protecting Shia and Sunni religious centers in Afghanistan.
The terrorist attack on Kandahar Shia mosque has come only
2021-10-19 12:10 | News | AbrarOnline
Author: Mon, 2021-10-18 19:56
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies led by Russia, or OPEC+ as the alliance is known, raised its output targets by 400,000 barrels per day in September. It has also agreed to raise them by a further 400,000 bpd in October and in November.
Main category: Business & EconomyTags: OilgasSaudiOPECOPEC+renewables TotalEnergies opens UK offshore wind hub in North
2021-10-18 16:10 | News | ArabNews
New modelling shows if warming stays below 2℃, West Antarctica’s ice sheet remains intact.
A new approach to projecting change in Antarctica
Low emissions prevent ice shelf thinning
These maps of Antarctica show the projected change in ice thickness between the present and the year 2300, for a low-emissions scenario (left) and a high-emissions scenario (right), with red indicating ice loss
2021-10-18 04:10 | Climate Crisis, Ice Melt, Oceans | JuanCole
The final affront to Helen Yin was the
signage. It’s not like customers read signs anyway, the former bartender said,
but at least you could point to one as proof that the person pouring the beer
wasn’t personally making the rules. Yin worked in bars and restaurants for 15
years, until last month. Management at the “lucrative bartending gig” she’d had
for three years in
2021-10-15 10:10 | Sold Short, Covid-19, Covid-19 Vaccines | NewRepublic
Every October, I buy a bunch of tiny pumpkins for the table.
When I saw them in the store last week, I was startled. How could it be that
time already? I was wearing sandals. But there was nothing freakish about the
pumpkins’ arrival. They were right on schedule. The weird part is everything
else. It is still over 70 degrees in New York
2021-10-15 10:10 | Apocalypse Soon, Climate Change, Environment | NewRepublic