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Journalist; Author; Host, @SystemUpdate_; Columnist, @Folha; Co-Founder: The Intercept, @TheInterceptBr; @abrigo_hope, @FreedomofPress, @ongcriadefavela. Vegan.
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Dec 4 4 tweets 2 min read
This is what you will hear from all liberal corporate outlets for the next year: no, this time we mean it! This time Trump *really will be* fascist!

These are the people imprisoning non-violent Jan 6 protesters, prosecuting Trump to win an election, censoring the internet: Image Look at this hive mind of corporate media outlets: they all think alike, say the same things, work for the same agenda, all have the same mindset and worldview, only hire those who see the world like them.

All from the last 3 days: like trained seals dancing to the same music:

Dec 2 4 tweets 2 min read
Nothing Israel is doing should be a surprise. Netanyahu was very candid and explicit from the start about what Israel planned to do to Gaza.

Western liberals who cheered it are now getting a bit queasy for their legacies, but this is what they vowed to support until the end: Image So many media and political liberals who declared support for Israel's war are, as usual, now offering sniveling, impotent, self-protective statements of "concern" while still funding and arming Israel.

I far prefer the Israel supporters who are honest about what they support.
Nov 24 4 tweets 2 min read
Many of Israel's "Palestinian prisoners" are people never convicted in court. They're imprisoned as part of Israel's military tribunals with a near-100% conviction rate, or just administratively detained.

And: they live in the West Bank, which Israel *illegally occupies*: I've seen some objecting to the release of some "prisoners"because they attacked *not civilians,* but Israeli soldiers or police.

Is it prohibited - morally or legally - for people to attack foreign *soldiers or police* who are part of an illegal occupying force on their land?
Nov 19 5 tweets 2 min read
For months, many conservatives were demanding release of the manifesto of the Nashville shooter (we hired counsel to force this as well).

I don't believe they wanted to read it because they supported her grievances, but rather to understand what radicalized her to violence. There are an endless number of things we consider bad, but also study to understand its causes: crime, terrorism, dictators, wars, extremism, diseases, serial killers.

That only Al Qaeda or 9/11 supporters want to read the Bin Laden letter is anti-intellectual idiocy.
Nov 17 4 tweets 2 min read
Tonight on @SystemUpdate_, live at 7pm:

In an extreme act of Big Tech censorship, TikTok bans all discussion of the 2002 bin Laden letter.

Plus: our difficulty in booking pro-Israel guests. And: updates on our homeless-run animal shelter, @abrigo_hope:…
Image We'll also cover X's newly announced policy, unveiled just now by Elon Musk, that several phrases frequently used by some pro-Palestinian activists and journalists regarding Israel will be strictly banned.

It comes as Musk was widely accused of endorsing an anti-Semitic tweet. Image
Nov 17 6 tweets 3 min read
It's amazing how this attack on Israel caused many Americans with an intense affinity for it to instantly revert back to the most childish and repressive post-9/11 behaviors.

The Guardian removed the bin Laden letter because people were realizing the same things Ron Paul said: Ron Paul took this message into the deepest red districts in Iowa and South Carolina:

Neocons are using your money to fight foreign wars not in your interests. These wars *increase* the risk of anti-American terror attacks, etc.

And he came in second in 2008 and 2012. Image
Nov 16 5 tweets 2 min read
Remember when the US Govt and media got caught lying about Saddam's WMDs, so they tried falsely claiming he hid them in Syria to save face?

Israel is now saying it didn't find "much" evidence of Hamas in Al-Shifa hospital because Hamas took it all away.…
Image Here's the NYT detailing the huge gap between Israel's claims about the hospital and what the evidence shows.👇

Please stop absurdly claiming the NYT is anti-Israel. They have editorialized in favor of Israel for decades, and almost all its op-ed columnists are 100% pro-Israel. Image
Nov 16 8 tweets 3 min read
❗️❗️Ever since Oct. 7, we've been urging people to recall the lessons of 9/11: not just US's huge "errors" responding but why it happened.

Bin Laden's letter blaming US violence in their region - including US support for Israel - went viral on TikTok, so @guardian deleted it. The last 7 years in the West -- since Brexit and Trump -- has been the story of Western elites controlling political speech online to shield their propaganda from dissent.

If newspapers are deleting their own history because it's being read, you know something is deeply wrong. Image
Nov 9 4 tweets 3 min read
As I told @BillAckman's representative dispatched to demand a correction: everything I said is true:

1) I didn't say he had anything to do with the truck.

2) He repeatedly called for a list of names of students not to be hired.👇

3) Happy to have him on to talk about it:

I don't understand the point of taking a controversial public position, then denying you did it. Media outlets reported Ackman did this because they understood the clear meaning of his words exactly as I did. The steadfastly pro-Israel Larry Summers even condemned him for it.

Nov 9 4 tweets 2 min read
Vivek was absolutely right to compare Nikki Haley to Dick Cheney. They are identical: not only fanatical warmongers but ones who profiteer off the wars they cheerlead.

Haley's candidacy is an attempt to ensure that neocon ideology prevails no matter which party wins next year: The more time Vivek spends around the GOP establishment, the more contempt he harbors for them, and rightfully so.

The neocon GOP of 2002 never went away. They just pretended to under Trump. You see that now as they're partying as if it's Sept 12, 2001:

Nov 6 4 tweets 2 min read
Of all the deceitful and morally bankrupt claims I've heard Joe Biden make over the years, that he's sadly powerless to affect Israeli behavior -- when he just demanded $14 billion for Israel, and Israel has long received more US aid than any other country -- is appalling. Over several decades, Israel has received more money by far from the US than any other country, and the US has given Israel more aid than any other country.

Biden has long been a fanatical Israel supporter, and is only now pretending to object because they're afraid of polls.
Nov 2 4 tweets 2 min read
Nothing has provoked more mockery and scorn from the American Right than grievances from college students and journalists of feeling "unsafe" due to others' views.

And there's nothing that parts of the Right have done more in the last 3 weeks than express such grievances.
The Right when black NYT reporters said they feel unsafe due to an op-ed calling for the military to crush George Floyd protests:

"Journalism is not about creating safe spaces."

Bari Weiss' site today: A jewish Guardian staffer feels "unsafe" due to anti-Israel reporting.

Oct 26 7 tweets 3 min read
Absolutely pathetic that frauds like this one spent years parading as free speech warriors -- mocking college students who urged protection from views they find threatening -- only to now exploit this war, that is not even an American war! (😲), to seize broad censorship powers: One thing that has provoked intense mockery and scorn from the right are victim narratives:

Students weeping, claiming mental trauma from feeling unsafe by bigoted views; depicting college students as children who can't hear upsetting views rather than as adults who must....
Oct 25 4 tweets 2 min read
I'd like to note again that the theory advanced here - that there's no such thing as an innocent Palestinian, or no difference between Palestinians and Hamas, because they elected Hamas (back in 2007) - was bin Laden's view for why all Americans are legitimate military targets: This was also Hamas' rotted view on Oct. 7: that because Israelis voted for Netanyahu, they are all equally responsible and legitimate targets.

It seems that Americans should be the last people wanting such a theory to take root, given how many countries we bomb and invade. Image
Oct 15 4 tweets 2 min read
The attempt to destroy the concept of "civilian" with this rotted rationale -- all citizens are responsible for their leaders' violence -- is dangerous and vile.

This was bin Laden's defense of 9/11 (and Hamas' on Saturday).

It applies more to a democracy (US/UK) than Gaza. Are Americans really ready to endorse the idea that every American, including civilians, is responsible for the aggression and violence of US leaders? That would make all Americans, and civilian infrastructure, legitimate targets for reprisals.


Oct 10 4 tweets 3 min read
The EU hired an Omidyar-funded firm ("Reset") that claims to be "disinformation experts". It issued a study accusing Big Tech platforms - especially X - of insufficiently censoring "pro-Russia propaganda."

The EU has a new censorship law and intends to use it to punish X: The fraudulent "disinformation industry" was invented after Brexit and Trump's 2016 win because Western elites concluded online free speech is too dangerous.

This EU study -- designed to legally force X to censor more -- is supremely fraudulent:…
Oct 5 4 tweets 2 min read
Bill Arkin has long ensconced in corporate media, reporting for NYT, WPost and LA Times.

In 2011, he published a great 3-part series,"Top Secret America," with Dana Priest in the WPost.

He has a new article on how FBI is being harnessed to target Trump supporters for 2024: I've repeatedly documented that the Dem Party is now the party of the US Security State. They revere CIA, FBI, and DHS. It's one reason neocons are Dems.

The reason is that they understand that these agencies are now their political allies against their political opponents. Image
Oct 3 7 tweets 4 min read
The EU has enacted one of the world's most repressive online censorship laws. They're already citing their loss in the Slovak elections as proof they need more censorship.

Note that the NYT says their plan is to force social media sites to censor more - including for the US:👇
Image What the EU is doing is exactly what neoliberals did in the US and UK after 2016: looked at the 2 election losses they suffered (Brexit and Trump) and concluded they can't allow a free internet any more: too dangerous.

Read about the EU censorship law:…
Oct 3 8 tweets 5 min read
Eu sei que não vale a pena demonstrar que certos blogs do PT mentem, mas ontem um alegou que eu menti quando disse que a esquerda - depois de Temer indicá-lo para o STF -, chamou Moraes de "fascista e racista."

“Ninguém disse isso!," os petistas afirmaram.

Verdade? Vamos ver! O que é isso? Nossa!

É o Twitter oficial do PT, em janeiro de 2017 – logo depois que Temer indicou Moraes – chamando Moraes de “fascista”, além de ser “mentiroso”.

Isso, por si só, prova que foram esses blogueiros petistas, e não eu, que mentiram.👇

Oct 2 4 tweets 3 min read
The populist leader who won in Slovakia on a platform of ending aid to Ukraine has long been regarded as leftist, as has his party (see AP below).

There is significant left-wing opposition to supporting the war in almost every country: except the US.👇…

Of course the vast majority of Dem members of Congress support Biden's war policies in Ukraine, just as they supported every war from a Dem President: Vietnam, Syria, Libya, etc.

But what's startling is the *unanimity*: not a single Dem capable of dissent. That's unprecedented.
Oct 2 6 tweets 3 min read
I dislike the excessive use of "elder abuse" in politics, but what was done to Dianne Feinstein 100% applies.

So many aspects to it, but Nancy Pelosi manuevered her daughter to prop up and control Feinstein when she couldn't even manage her own affairs:…
Image No matter how much you believe these people in DC are soulless, monstrous ghouls, you're likely under-estimating it.

They exploited Feinstein's body in her last dying years all to . . . protect Adam Schiff's Senate run and control her votes.