2019-02-09: Social Media Postees

IYSSE calls on students in Australia to join the demonstrations in defence of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-09
The defence of Assange is at the cutting edge of the fight against growing authoritarianism and an assault on democratic rights around the world.
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Sudanese Teacher Beaten to Death by Police: Investigator
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-08
A Sudanese teacher arrested after protests last week died due to injuries caused by a "solid object," according to the head of a state investigations committee citing a medical report Thursday. | RELATED: | Sudan's Al-Bashir Bows to Pressure, Will Release Reporters | The announcement came as hundreds of people gathered across the capital — responding to a call by activists for a "procession for victims of torture and arrests" — in some of the biggest anti-government rallies in week…
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Why Ann Coulter Has Power: U.S. Politics are Authoritarian by Design
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
Recently a correspondent from overseas wrote to ask me how it is that Donald Trump perseveres with his absurd nativist demand — replete with threats of a second government shut-down or a Declaration of National Emergency — for a completed wall to stop a fake and racist brown menace on the southern United States border despite the fact that his demand and his threats are opposed by a solid majority of U.S.-Americans.
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Trump Withdrawing from Old Wars While Threatening Iran with New One
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-07
While Trump is withdrawing US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, he is ramping up aggression against Iran — acting both less and more hawkish than his intelligence agencies. Trita Parsi says Washington is violating international law in its campaign to isolate and strangle Tehran | The post Trump Withdrawing from Old Wars While Threatening Iran with New One appeared first on The Real News Network.
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'Unlimited Presidential Harassment': Trump blasts House Intel chair for financial investigation
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-07
President Trump unloaded on House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, after Schiff announced a new investigation into the president's finances. The investigation is one of several Democrat-led probes targeting the president. | …
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63% of a British Audience Would Prefer to Cut Ties With Saudi Arabia
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-06
(MEMO) — A night of compelling debate at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster on Monday evening concluded with 63 percent of the 1,000-strong audience voting for the motion that "The West should cut ties with Saudi Arabia". The debate was organised by Intelligence Squared and began with a not insignificant 37 percent of those present admitting that …

63% of a British Audience Would Prefer to Cut Ties With Saudi Arabia