shushugah : Reciting poetry, @BirgittaJ... Ocasio-Cortez stumps Zuckerberg with questions on far right and Cambridge Analytica | Technology Mark Zuckerberg faced a grueling examination from the Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, with questions over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Facebook’s reluctance to police political advertising. Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers grilled the Facebook CEO during a hearing in front of the US House of Representatives financial services committee regarding the launch of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, Libra. “In order for us to make decisions about Libra, I think we need to kind of dig into your past behavior and Facebook’s past behavior with respect to our democracy,” the New York congresswoman said, before asking Zuckerberg when he had first learned of Cambridge Analytica’s operations. Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives have declined to disclose when they found out the company was harvesting and selling user data to influence elections. “I believe some folks were tracking it internally,” Zuckerberg said.
» Daniel Ellsberg and Michael Moore invite you to a Bradley Manning event with Birgitta Jonsdottir Bradley Manning Support Network On April 5, 2013, the anniversary of the release of the Collateral Murder video, Birgitta Jonsdottir held an event in NYC to raise awareness about Bradley Manning’s brutal treatment and his upcoming trial. She visited the United States against the advice of her legal advisors, who had concerns that she may get caught up in the US persecution of WikiLeaks. Watch a recording of the discussion panel held with Birgitta Jonsdottir, Kevin Gosztola (journalist with FireDogLake), Alexa O’Brien (independent journalist long covering the Bradley Manning trial), Peter Hart (FAIR media critic). The discussion was moderated by film director, producer, writer and radio host Sam Seder. And if you haven’t already, consider watching the Collateral Murder video, released by Bradley Manning, which exposed the murder of innocent civilians and two Reuters journalists (bottom). Recorded from April 5th: Photos from the event: Original announcement: RSVP for this event by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Heyer’s mom gives stirring funeral speech: “This is just the beginning of Heather’s legacy” Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, honored her daughter with a powerful speech at Heyer’s funeral Wednesday, delivering a call to action in the wake of the 32-year-old’s tragic death. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” Bro said during the speech. “Well, guess what? You just magnified her.” Heyer was killed on Saturday in the wake of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as members of the “alt-right” and white supremacist groups gathered to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. Hundreds of mourners gathered at the public memorial service on Wednesday, which was held in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the Paramount Theater. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up. “Remember in your heart: If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,” Bro said. “I’d rather have my child, but, by golly, if I got to give her up, we’re gonna make it count,” Bro concluded. Here’s Bro’s speech in full: So I have no regrets on that part.
Icelandic MP @BirgittaJ Visits NYC for Bradley #Manning Benefits [NEW YORK, NY] On Friday, April 5, 2013 Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir will host an evening of art and dialogue in support of jailed Iraq war whistleblower, Pfc. Bradley Manning, at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Sq. South MAP). A 6pm benefit informal art auction & film screening will be followed by a panel discussion at 8pm. The panel discussion will feature Jonsdottir in conversation with Alexa O’Brien and Kevin Gosztola, journalists who each have provided extensive coverage of the Manning pretrial proceedings at Ft. Meade, MD, along with Peter Hart, a critic with the media watchdog group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting. Jonsdottir’s visit comes on the heels of a February 2013 revelation by Iceland’s Justice Minister that, in August 2011, Icelandic lawmakers expelled several FBI agents from the country. Jonsdottir was instrumental in facilitating Pfc.
Things Trump Has Condemned Other Than White Nationalists The president arrived to a lectern assembled at his New Jersey golf club on Saturday afternoon shortly after at least one person was killed and 19 others were injured when a car sped into counterprotestors opposing a Charlottesville, Virginia, demonstration by white nationalists and other far-right activists. He’d been scheduled to speak about Veterans Affairs, but first, he said, he wanted to discuss the violence he was “closely following” several hundred miles south. What came next was not a condemnation of white nationalism or white supremacism or Nazism or racism or any other synonym for the ideology of the primarily white men wielding torches to express their opposition to Charlottesville’s decision to remove Confederate symbols from the town. Instead, he said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides.” — Opinion polls that are unflattering to him; — Nordstrom; — The “fake news” media; — Leakers;
OccupyWallStNYC : A warm welcome to #Iceland's... Charlottesville: man charged with murder after car rams counter-protesters at far-right event | US news | The Guardian A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a car rammed into a group of people peacefully protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19. Police said a 32-year-old woman had died and that they were attempting to notify her family before releasing more details. Col Martin Kumer, the superintendent of Albemarle-Charlottesville regional jail, told the Guardian that 20-year-old James Fields, of Ohio, had been arrested following the attack on Saturday. “He has been charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death,” Kumer said in an email. Donald Trump condemned the “violence on many sides”, but faced criticism for failing to directly denounce the far-right demonstrators. In a separate incident, two police officers died when their helicopter, which was monitoring the far-right rally, crashed outside Charlottesville.
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