Emiliana Sparaco is a San Diego based member of the Communist Party USA and an SEIU organizer. Until 2016, she was a national leader of the Young Communist League and active in CPUSA Environmental Action a closed Facebook group which is “a meeting place for members and friends of the Communist Party USA to discuss environmental issues (especially climate change), share information, and coordinate activities.”
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
A few days ago, I wrote again on China’s communist social credit system. But we have our own system being utilized here in the United States in the form of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other Internet platforms. I have already been purged from Facebook for my political views. Many other conservatives have as well. Twitter is also cracking down. They just permanently banned conservative writer, radio host, and combat veteran Jesse Kelly. In retaliation for that, Instant Pundit’s Glenn Reynolds quit Twitter yesterday. I can’t say that I blame him for it either.
Glenn had this to say after he deleted his Twitter account:
People seem to want more, and although there’s nothing duller than posting a screed on why you’re quitting a platform, here’s the gist: I’ve never liked Twitter even though I’ve used it. I was a late adopter, and with good reason. It’s the crystal meth of social media — addictive and destructive, yet simultaneously unsatisfying. When I’m off it I’m happier than when I’m on it. That it’s also being run by crappy SJW types who break their promises, to users, shareholders, and the government, of free speech is just the final reason. Why should I provide free content to people I don’t like, who hate me? I’m currently working on a book on social media, and I keep coming back to the point that Twitter is far and away the most socially destructive of the various platforms. So I decided to suspend them, as they are suspending others. At least I’m giving my reasons, which is more than they’ve done usually.
Instant Pundit was one of the first bloggers out there and drives huge amounts of conservative traffic. We call it an ‘Instalanche’ when Glenn puts out a story you have written or are connected to. He’s had it with this censorship and he won’t be the last by any means.
By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
First, the judge in the case had to essentially shut down one particular witness as he explained the bribes and payoffs to Mexican officials, top Mexican law enforcement officers and even the president-elect of Mexico. Ruh-roh… lots of money, lots of bribes and lots of denials. So… the judge had to hold and redact some testimony on sidebars to keep it from the jury.
“I’m not sure, but it was a few million dollars,” Zambada Garcia replied. “It was paid to him because it was said he was going to be the next secretary of security, and if so it would be for our protection.”
Within minutes, Gabriel Regino Garcia, a professor of criminology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, tweeted out a fierce denial.
“It’s false that during my exercise of public service, I received any bribe from on behalf of the witness Jesus Zambada,” he wrote.
Lopez Obrador is the president-elect of Mexico.
It’s not the first time Guzman’s lawyers have sought to paint Mexican politicians as corrupt, nor fought with the court over what role that alleged corruption can play in their case. Defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman was warned to steer clear of it in the second half of his opening statements last week, and Cogan ruled to curtail what Purpura could ask about corruption Tuesday in his cross-examination of Zambada Garcia.