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9 hours ago from WP to diaspora*
Since Powell's Iraq-Lie - will the same trick work with Iran - Al Jazeera English May 25, 2019



Al_Jazeera(Arabic: الجزيرة‎, translated: “The Island”) from Doha, Qatar,is one of the best news outlets to cover the middle east.

Qatar is not a friend of Saudi Arabia and other Arabic countries – so you can assume they are “mostly” objective while at the same time producing high quality content such as this video.

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Assange hatte immer Recht mit seiner Aussage die USA wollte ihn langfristig weg sperren. Durch, Snowden und viele andere wissen wir überhaupt erst über die Machenschaften der Geheimdienste. Wir wissen das sie fast alles können inkl dein abgeschaltetes Handy nutzen, weitreichend Daten abgreifen. Sie können und sie denken sie dürften alles machen. Die Freiheit von Assange ist nicht nur für ihn selber bedroht. Das was die USA machen ist es Widerstand zu brechen und Angst zu schüren bei denen, die sich dagegen wehren überwacht und der Freiheit beraubt zu werden. Der erste und wichtigste Weg ist die Verantwortung selber zu übernehmen. Nur dann kann man frei sein. Ich bin der DSGVO inzwischen dankbar. Sie hat mir die selbstverschuldete Unmündigkeit im Bereich Daten aufgezeigt. Es fühlt sich gut an die Kontrolle darüber zurück zu gewinnen. Wer "kostenlose" Clouddienste verwendet, bezahlt diese mit der Datenfreiheit. Völlig unnötig weil es gibt Alternativen. Beim "kostenlosen" Facebook bezahlst Du Dein Leben und Deine... show more
Oliver Bender
2 days ago

Musk's SpaceX sends 60 satellites into space to develop "Starlink" internet connections

The second stage will see the satellites released one hour after launch, at an altitude of 270 miles (440 kilometers). They will then use their thrusters to take up position in a relatively low orbit of 340 miles (550 kilometers).

The satellites are designed to form the initial phase of a planned constellation capable of beaming signals for high-speed internet service from space to paying customers around the globe. Starlink will become operational once 800 satellites have been activated, which will require a dozen more launches.

#ElonMusk #SpaceX #Starlink #Musk #Space #SpaceISIS #SpaceForce #us #USA #Internet #News
Oliver Bender
2 days ago

Disaster aid bill caught in stalemate after GOP lawmaker demands unanimous consent request

“The people, particularly in Texas, but people generally, are tired of the swamp and this is a very swampy thing to do — have a vote on a Friday heading into Memorial Day weekend and after we recess, when we could have done our job yesterday when we had 435 members of Congress who should be here and should vote,” Roy said.
Ugh...
Because the House is in a pro forma session, the only option for quick passage was to obtain the unanimous consent of all House members. That didn’t happen.

Once signed, the disaster aid bill would provide billions of dollars to help Puerto Rico continue to recover from two deadly 2017 hurricanes as well as funding to help states and territories rebuild after a series of destructive storms and wildfires in 2018 and the first few months of 2019.

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Oliver Bender
2 days ago

Trump pays soy bean farmers $16bn amid trade war tensions

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said that the first of three payments is likely to be made in July or August and suggested that the U.S. and China were unlikely to have settled their differences by then.

William Reinsch, a trade analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former U.S. trade official, called the administration’s aid package for farmers “a fairly overt political ploy.”
Makes sense. First, you restrict trade for those who will always be hit hardest by such some political gameplay in which nothing is to be won by either side, and then, you bail the victims out as if you did them a favour, while you know you are the offender in the whole play. When will he ever learn that he can't win this war? The US have ceased to win wars since Vietnam and Korea.
Economists at the New York Federal Reserve, meanwhile, estimated the latest round of tariff hikes will cost the typical U.S. household $831 a year.
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Michael Rupp
6 days ago from Friendica

Another Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody

“The immigration agency lacks protocols for tending to migrant populations, and especially for populations presenting some type of illness,” said Jorge Andrade of the independent nonprofit Institute for Democracy and Safety, which monitors the detention of migrants in Mexico.

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #Congress #Nielsen #KristjenNielsen #McAleenan #KevinMcAleenan #RefugeesWelcome #DHS #DepartmentOfHomelandSecurity #Mexico #México #Calexico #SanYsidro #RioGrande
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"Resist Hate, Abolish ICE, Choose ❤"

Vandalised billboard in Jackson, Mississippi has carried this message since last summer!


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Steve From TO
1 week ago
H/T @Sol

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017


https://www.democracynow.org/2019/5/1/economist_jeffrey_sachs_us_sanctions_have

Entrevista al economista Jeffrey Sachs: "Las sanciones de los Estados Unidos han devast

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Dr. Sam PhD
1 week ago from mobile
Four Simple Steps the U.S. Media Could Take to Prevent a Trump War With Iran

https://theintercept.com/2019/05/17/us-media-journalists-iran-coverage/

Here we go again. Sixteen years after the U.S. media helped the Bush administration spread myths and lies about the threat posed by Iraq to the United States and its allies, the Trump administration is spreading similar myths and lies about the threat posed by Iran.

The 64,000-rial question, therefore, is whether or not journalists have learned any lessons whatsoever from the Iraqi WMD debacle of 2003.

#war #usa #Iran #Iraq #military #journalism #media #alarmist #bolton #lies #coup #nsa #cia #Obama #bush #UN
Dr. Sam PhD
1 week ago from mobile

‘Mass surveillance is exactly what the US does’: Dotcom points out glaring irony of Huawei ban


https://www.rt.com/usa/459589-dotcom-us-spy-machine-huawei/

Kim Dotcom has slammed the US for hypocrisy over its Huawei ban given America’s history of “abusing technology” and “turning its entire tech sector into a spy machine.”

Dotcom pointed out that the US has used tech companies to spy on its own citizens as well as people all around the world. The extent of US surveillance was revealed by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 when he exposed the US’ warrantless surveillance, including listening in on phone conversations, its ability to compel tech companies like Google and Facebook to turn over user data, and the XKeyscore tool that can be used to collect nearly everything a user does on the internet.

Snowden also revealed how the US spies on world leaders, attempts ... show more
Dr. Sam PhD
1 week ago from mobile

‘Mass surveillance is exactly what the US does’: Dotcom points out glaring irony of Huawei ban


https://www.rt.com/usa/459589-dotcom-us-spy-machine-huawei/

_Kim Dotcom has slammed the US for hypocrisy over its Huawei ban given America’s history of “abusing technology” and “turning its entire tech sector into a spy machine.” _

Dotcom pointed out that the US has used tech companies to spy on its own citizens as well as people all around the world. The extent of US surveillance was revealed by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 when he exposed the US’ warrantless surveillance, including listening in on phone conversations, its ability to compel tech companies like Google and Facebook to turn over user data, and the XKeyscore tool that can be used to collect nearly everything a user does on the internet.

Snowden also revealed how the US spies on world leaders, attempts to cra... show more
Oliver Bender
1 week ago

Architects and engineers seemingly confused about Trump's border wall plans

According to The Washington Post, among the changes Drumpf has ordered are that the metal bollards be painted a particular hue of black that absorbs heat to make them too hot to climb; the tips should be pointed to cause injury; and there should be fewer and smaller gates.

“But building high-rises in New York City is not the same as putting up a barrier at the border,” Lapan, now at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, told the publication. “You’re not looking for aesthetics; you’re looking for functionality.”
But aesthetics are the only thing in building and construction in general, and not even there, he excels with brilliance or actual knowledge, regarding the interior of his Penthouse suits in Trump towers. You know, the lavish, golden design that makes you vomit.
“If you want to climb that, it's pretty sharp up on top, too," said the president, according to CNN. "If you want to climb t
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Miloslav Číž
1 week ago
I often disagree with my anarchist friends here about the use of #violence. I think it may be because of the #USA mentality (the use of force and violence to solve any problem, even wars and violence itself) leaking and infecting the rest of the world via globalization, media, etc. Are there still any anarcho-pacifists at Diaspora?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarcho-pacifism

Tolstoy argued that anarchism must be nonviolent since it is, by definition, opposition to coercion and force, and that since the state is inherently violent, meaningful pacifism must likewise be anarchistic.

#anarchism #pacifism #socialism #anarcho-communism #anti-capitalism
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Giant graffiti in Athens, Greece dedicated to Lorenzo Orsetti, the anarchist fighter that gave his life fighting ISIS


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Oliver Bender
1 week ago

14-year old girl became latest alt-right star on Youtube

Users — and more importantly to YouTube, advertisers — have over the past year started to hold the platform accountable for enabling the exploitation of children and exposing them to disturbing content. But this video reveals an entirely different way the platform is harming kids: by letting them express extreme views in front of the entire world. This is what indoctrination looks like when it’s reflected back by the indoctrinated.
This is sick, simply sick...
Of course, it’s all presented in the terminally ironic style popularized by boundary-pushing comedy groups like the influential Million Dollar Extreme and adopted of late by white supremacist mass shooters in Christchurch and San Diego.
Assuming you can call shit like this comedy, which we finally have to cease. This is not comedy, this is spreading of hate, fearmongering, and inciting violence against minorities. To call it comedy is like surrendering to the ongoing threat of... show more
Dr. Sam PhD
1 week ago from mobile
Assange revolutionized journalism, and the elite will never forgive him

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/459324-assange-elite-journalism-sweden/

#Assange #journalism #media #usa #Ecuador #Snowden #Manning #Binney #FreeSpeech #integrity #Sweden #ethics #WikiLeaks #CoverUp
Dr. Sam PhD
1 week ago from mobile

‘Cultural schizophrenia’: Media shift to feelings over facts tearing US apart


https://www.rt.com/usa/459448-rand-media-bias-hedges/

#usa #journalist #journalism #media #RAND #TruthDecay #cnn #msnbc #fox #news #Obama #sanders #trump #bias #Russia #China #EU
Oliver Bender
2 weeks ago

Farmer shows outstanding will to live by amputating own leg with pocketknife

Kaser, who was released from the rehabilitation center on Friday, replayed the whole harrowing ordeal for the ABC affiliate. He said he first got into the situation due to a split-second mistake while he was moving corn.
"Stepped into the hopper in the little hole. It just sucked my leg in and I was trying to pull it out, but it kept pulling," he said.

"He pretty much told me, his goal was, 'I need to get home and get back to what I was doing before,' and his main goal was farming," Willey told KETV.
Holy...!
#US #USA #News #Farmer #Amputation #IWillSurvive #WillToLive
Oliver Bender
2 weeks ago

Austrian McDonald's stores now cooperate with embassy to help US tourists and expatriats to find their way

"American citizens traveling in Austria who find themselves in distress and without a way to contact the U.S. Embassy can enter – as of Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – any McDonald's in Austria, and staff will assist them in making contact with the U.S. Embassy for consular services," the announcement read.

In a statement to Independent.co.uk, McDonald’s spokesperson Wilhelm Baldia said the U.S. Consulate selected the fast-food company because of the "brand's great fame among Americans."
This story is only getting funnier while you read it. :'D
#US #USA #ForeignPolicies #ForeignAffairs #McDonalds #Culture #CulturalHeritage #Tourism #News #Politics #Funny #Humour #Humor
Ara Seong
2 weeks ago
Yes, The #Huawei #P30 Pro Can Shoot the #MilkyWay (and Even #Meteors) http://bit.ly/30ouRuL #P30Pro
See the comments. #Photography #community but talking about #Chinese #government or #paidwork from Huawei.
Was I wrong to say "People were #brainwashed by #USA #media?"
Oliver Bender
2 weeks ago

11-year old rape victim unable to receive abortion due to heartbeat bill

In an email to CBS News, the Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost defended the statute when asked if the law would apply in this circumstance. "Sometimes, the evolution of the law requires bold steps," Yost wrote. "In the last 46 years, the practice of medicine has changed. Science has changed. Even the point of viability has changed. Only the law has lagged behind."
It lacks behind right now. Ohio has gone back in time, especially in terms of women's suffrage. The relation to The Handmaid's Tale appears sadly apparent.
#US #USA #News #Abortion #WomensRights #Feminism #Suffrage #AbortionRights #ProLife #AntiAbortion #PlannedParenthood #Unplanned #Ohio
Oliver Bender
2 weeks ago

Rashida Tlaib (D - MI) makes equivocal statement about Palestine's role in Holocaust

"There’s always kind of a calming feeling when I think of the tragedy of the Holocaust, that it was my ancestors – Palestinians – who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity and their existence, in many ways, has been wiped out… in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-Holocaust, post-tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that in many ways,” Tlaib said.

When asked about the two-state solution, Tlaib criticized Netanyahu and said she does not believe a two-state solution is currently possible because Netanyahu's doctrine prevents it. She added that the only way for a two-state solution to be possible today would be if Netanyahu "gets up tomorrow morning and decides: ‘I’m going to take down the walls, I’m not going to expand settlements, enough is enough.'"
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Oliver Bender
2 weeks ago

No, man, it ain't funny to joke about shooting migrants

Gonzalez (allegedly) begged to differ. “Why are we just apprehending them and not lining them up and shooting them,” he asked Brant, according to the police report. “We have to go back to Hitler days and put them all in a gas chamber.
Holy...!
Around the same time, Trump advised the troops that he had dispatched to the border to meet any rock throwing from migrants with gunfire. “They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back,” Trump told reporters. “I told them to consider it a rifle. When they throw rocks like what they did to the Mexican military and police I say consider it a rifle.” His administration then formally authorized troops to use lethal force against migrants if necessary.

On Thursday morning, Trump’s decision to laugh off the suggestion that the only way to stop asylum seekers is to shoot them — at a time when militias are routinely detaining migrants at gunpoint
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Oliver Bender
3 weeks ago

Kellyanne "Alternative Facts" Conway upset about Hillary Clinton's comments

“She lost that election fairly and squarely, and when she says that election was stolen from her to hoots and hollers from the audience, she’s playing a dangerous game,” Conway said. “Here she is two and half years later, literally will not accept the election results because she lost.”
And although Ms. Clinton has lost, the Senate, which is mainly occupied by Republicans, can't get off her emails, although Trump commits much higher fleonies. So, why bother about a comment she has made, not intending to let anything follow up beside this? Doesn't she have anything else to do in her WH job, combatting actual facts?
“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” Clinton said Saturday, noting that she worries that Russia will once again meddle in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

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Oliver Bender
3 weeks ago

Trump pardons Army Ranger convicted for murdering Iraqi civilian


Because, why not? I mean, it's just a civilian, that's what we call a collateral damage. War is like this, so why should we sentence those murders? What should they have done? It could have happened to them as well if the civilian was only a civilian in disguise, immediately exploding him- or herself, and so, this soldier would've died instead. So, you'd better murder the civilian before the civilian murders you, right? This is how it goes, war always causes innocent deaths, we cannot prevent it.
(This was meant to be sarcasm, though. You cannot pardon murderers just because they wear a uniform. But what do you expect from the man who grants a golf player the highest decoration of your country, because he is befriended with you? He's a narcissist who digs upon the support of the simple-minded.)
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wrote in a statement that upon his release from jail in 2014, "Dozens of Patriot Guard motorcycle riders met Mr. Behenna to escort him back to his home i
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The body of Anarchist Lorenzo Orsetti is accompanied out of Rojava by his comrades

Lorenzo Orsetti (February 13, 1986 – March 18, 2019), also known as Orso and Tekoşer Piling, was an Italian anarcho-communist and antifascist from Florence who fought against ISIL with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.

History

Lorenzo was a chef by trade, sommelier and worked in different restaurants in Florence.[1][2] [3]When he lived in Florence, he became interested in the Kurdish conflict, his struggle against the Islamic State and the Rojava revolution, it was there when he met Paolo Andolina, an Italian activist and anarchist who fought against ISIS alongside YPG International. [4]In September 2017 he traveled to Syria where received military training from the People's Protection Units (YPG). Once in Syria he struck up friendship with several Italian antifascist volu
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Oliver Bender
3 weeks ago

DHS soon to begin examining migrants' DNA to investigate probable family relationships

DHS has repeatedly warned that children are being exploited by traffickers to skirt the nation’s immigration laws. Currently, the government can’t hold migrant children in detention for more than 20 days, often leading to the release of families — or groups posing as families — until their immigration court hearing, a practice President Donald Drumpf has derided as “catch and release.”

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #Congress #Nielsen #KristjenNielsen #McAleenan #KevinMcAleenan #RefugeesWelcome #DHS #DepartmentOfHomelandSecurity #Mexico #México #Calexico #SanYsidro #RioGrande
Oliver Bender
3 weeks ago

US send out naval ships in order to defend their ally in the Middle East

"In response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings, the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region," Mr. Bolton said in a statement.

"The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces."
You brandmarked the IRGC a terrorist organisation, how aren't you about to march forward to war against Iran? This is typical warmongering at its finest, to deny it, on the other hand, is like calling your enemy dumb.
The statement did not specifically state why the deployment is taking place now, but it comes during a deadly escalation between Gaza-based Palestinian militants and Israel in which the two sides have traded a barrage of rocket fire and air strikes in recent days.

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Michael Rupp
3 weeks ago from Friendica
The United States is seriously fucked up.

Third migrant child dies in US custody

He was detained on April 19 by agents at the southern border, Guatemala’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. One day later, he was sent to a government-contracted youth shelter in Brownsville, Texas, to begin a process of family reunification, according to the ministry.

The following morning, employees noticed that the tee
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Oliver Bender
3 weeks ago

Third migrant child dies in US custody

He was detained on April 19 by agents at the southern border, Guatemala’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. One day later, he was sent to a government-contracted youth shelter in Brownsville, Texas, to begin a process of family reunification, according to the ministry.

The following morning, employees noticed that the teen was sick with “fever, chills and a headache,” Stauffer said. They took him to a nearby hospital where he received treatment. He then returned to the shelter.

Describing the boy’s medical condition, the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the boy had “a severe infection in the frontal lobe that showed no improvement, even after a surgical intervention to stabilize the pressure inside the head area.”

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Oliver Bender
3 weeks ago

NYT cartoonist seems to have further issues, blames Jewish propaganda machine for criticism

The calls of anti-Semitism were “made through the Jewish propaganda machine, which is, anytime there’s criticism it’s because there’s someone anti-Semitic on the other side, and that’s not the case,” Antunes told CNN.

He blamed right-wing figures saying: “The Jewish right doesn’t want to be criticized, and therefore, when criticized they say ‘We are a persecuted people, we suffered a lot… this is anti-Semitism.'”

However, the paper also apologized “to members of the Jewish community and those who may have felt offended,” saying “it was never intended to portray Israel or the Jewish religion and its believers in a less dignified manner.”

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Oliver Bender
3 weeks ago

One day in Texas: Sen. George W. Bush [R]allows NYS to dump atomic wastes in earthquake area close to river

As luck would have it, U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) convened a press conference in Washington, D.C. that very same Thursday to discuss the very same project. In Austin, the governor assured the ambassador that the dump would not be a threat to the low-income border community chosen for the site, nor would it endanger the watershed of the Rio Grande, a source of drinking and agricultural water for many thousands of Mexicans and Texans.
Sure, because, how would this ever cause a threat to the habitat? I mean, there is literally no possibility for it to ever enter the river, like... You know...
Although industry spokespersons like to refer to low-level waste as mostly "gloves and booties" used in medical facilities, the category also includes virtually all power plant waste except spent fuel rods. In fact, according to industry estimates, about 85% of low-level waste - measured by radioactivity - comes from power plants,
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Oliver Bender
4 weeks ago

Democracy is dissatisfying many people around the world

Across 27 countries polled, a median of 51% are dissatisfied with how democracy is working in their country; just 45% are satisfied.
Ouch. This is a tremendous decline in their belief in democracy. What is to make out of this, beside the fact that democracy is comparably impotent when it comes to persuading people about its advantageous role model in terms of equal opportunities. I guess that people like Pete Buttigieg are right when they say that capitalism is ardently undermining the core values of our democracy, namely equal opportunities, a peaceful contribution of resources for everyone on behalf of the market, and a blooming future for descending generations thanks to mutually social participation of everyone towards it.
Most believe elections bring little change, that politicians are corrupt and out of touch and that courts do not treat people fairly. On the other hand, people are more positive about how well their countries protect free expression, provide economic
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Remember the Haymarket matyrs

Banner in Cleveland - Ohio


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Oliver Bender
1 month ago

Backlash after Ilhan Omar-9/11 reference grows

The video Drumpf retweeted on Friday pulls a snippet of Omar's recent speech to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in which she described the 2001 attack on New York's World Trade Center as "some people did something" and includes news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the Twin Towers.
Remember: This is like sending Trump death threats after he failed to fully punish the attacker at the Unite The Right rallye. It didn't happen. Why? Because left-wingers follow by a codex of minimum decency. The right fails to grow this certain amount of decency. Therefore, Ms. Omar's life is threatened by now.
The Muslim politician also tweeted a quote from former President George W Bush, who said days after the attacks: "The people - and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!"
"Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?" Omar tweeted. "What if he was a Muslim."
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Oliver Bender
4 weeks ago

Private security company Blackwater to send 5,000 troops to Venezuela to topple Maduro government

Over the last several months, the sources said, Prince has sought investment and political support for such an operation from influential Drumpf supporters and wealthy Venezuelan exiles. In private meetings in the United States and Europe, Prince sketched out a plan to field up to 5,000 soldiers-for-hire on behalf of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, according to two sources with direct knowledge of Prince’s pitch.
There we have it: The war of privately traded soldiers. Capitalism arise!
A Venezuelan exile close to the opposition agreed but said private contractors might prove useful, in the event Maduro’s government collapses, by providing security for a new administration in the aftermath.
Shouldn't war be a thing commenced and led by governments rather than private companies who only follow their own despicable intentions?
One of Prince’s key arguments, one source said, is
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Oliver Bender
4 weeks ago

On Duke Ellington and social activism

Ellington first rose to fame at Harlem’s “whites only” Cotton Club in the 1920s. There, the only mingling of black and white happened on the piano keyboard itself, as black performers entered through back doors and could not interact with white customers.
Ellington quietly devoted his services to the NAACP and its racial equality activities in the 1930s. Whether it was demanding that black youth have equal entrance rights to segregated dance halls or holding benefit concerts for the Scottsboro Boys, nine black adolescents falsely imprisoned for rape in 1931, Ellington used his growing fame as a prominent band leader for a greater good.

Once the civil rights movement of the 1950s began to fight for racial equality through direct-action techniques like mass protests, boycotts and sit-ins, activists in the early 1950s criticized the older Ellington. His subtle activism style had focused on benefit concerts, and not “in the streets” protests.

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S. Phaeton
4 weeks ago
#Venezuela People from #Miraflores send a message to the world
Here we defend #peace , #democracy and #sovereingnity with organization and mobilization in civil-militar unity.
#USA and local right wing will not pass!
La gente desde #Miraflores envía mensaje al mundo.
Aquí defendemos la #paz, la #democracia y la #soberanía con organización y movilización en unidad cívico militar.
¡#EEUU y la derecha local no pasarán!
#30Abr
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Its all about priorities.


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Oliver Bender
1 month ago

On Henry Kissinger's failed speech at New York University and Conservatism at colleges

1. The Bulwark:

In the ‘60s, it was the revolutionary counterculture and the rise of the New Left. Today, it is the scourge of identity politics and the attendant intersectionality, trigger warnings, among other signs of radical left dominance among students and faculty alike.
I wouldn't call it the radical left but the whimpy left. This has got nothing to do with radicalism but rather with emotionalism. You simply have to tell them that when they can't stand the heat, they should stay out of the kitchen. Something like that.
Still, you shouldn't give somebody like Milo a stage, at least not at campus. He's got nothing to do with politics but only with populism. and colleges should not be the place to promote populism. I was fine with Jordan Peterson, but Milo crosses a line of decency.
Student groups invite conservative speakers ranging fr
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Oliver Bender
1 month ago

Anti-immigrant leader milita of militia arrested

Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said federal agents had arrested the leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who had been operating under the alias Johnny Horton Jr. Mr Balderas said in a statement that Hopkins was arrested on charges of firearms possession by a felon.

The firearms charge against Hopkins is relatively minor. But it is likely the start of a deeper investigation into his activities and those of the militia, and opens the way for the authorities to bring more serious charges like kidnapping and impersonating a police officer or an employee of the United States.

Political leaders in New Mexico, a state largely controlled by Democrats, responded with fury. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said that any mistreatment of asylum-seekers on the border was “unacceptable.” The state’s two Democratic senators, Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, said in a statement that the actions of vigilante groups “cannot be tolerated.”
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Oliver Bender
1 month ago

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wins journalism award

It is sponsored by European parliamentarians after being established in 2018 in honour of assassinated Maltese journalist Daphne Galizia.
The award is given to individuals "uncovering the truth and exposing it to the public" and to honour "individuals or groups who have been intimidated and/or persecuted for uncovering the truth and exposing it to the public".

"His imprisonment and threatened extradition to the United States has drawn a sharp line in the sand. You are either encouraging the crackdown on media freedom or you are standing with Julian Assange."

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Oliver Bender
1 month ago

On the book Assange clutched onto when being arrested

Looking frail after seven years in his cramped embassy quarters, Assange emerged and pointedly held out a copy of ‘Gore Vidal: History of The National Security State (Includes Vidal on America)’.

The book immediately drew attention given Assange’s long-running battles with those who wield power and seek to protect powerful interests, and Vidal’s musings on the same topics. The U.S. Justice Department accuses Assange of conspiring with Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer at the Pentagon; his defenders, including whistleblower Edward Snowden, called Assange’s arrest a grave blow to press freedom.

After Assange’s copy of the book was spotted, the Real News Network posted a series of Jay’s interviews with Vidal from 2007. They cover power, public information, politics and more, and include Vidal’s assertion that President Harry Truman decided, after the Second World War, to make a ready-made enemy out of J
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Oliver Bender
2 months ago

On depredating of oneself's dignity - and nationalism

That’s because from the earliest humans onward, we have evolved an instinct to unify in the face of an external threat. Our success on the food chain derives only secondarily from our intelligence. Our primary advantage was our ability to cooperate.

My problem with nationalism is that, left unchecked, it devolves into the spirit of emergency. By placing the logic of “us” above all, it must create thems that must be defeated. It casts about for threats to justify a cult of unity. As Orwell observed, “As nearly as possible, no nationalist ever thinks, talks, or writes about anything except the superiority of his own power unit.”

The Iranians are nationalists; the Nazis were nationalist; Maduro, Chavez, Stalin, Castro, Mussolini, the Kims: They’re all nationalists. So were Washington, Lincoln, Churchill, and de Gaulle. What differentiated the heroes from the villains was how they deployed nationalist sentiments.

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Trocatintas
2 months ago


EMERGENCY #ProtectJulian Online Vigil featuring dozens of top whistleblowers & journalists - Invidious

#Unity4J - United in Solidarity For Julian Assange

Julian is at immediate threat of expulsion from the Embassy. Supporters have launched a new hashtag #ProtectJulian which is trending in the USA, Ecuador and Australia. Join us for an emergency marathon online vigil featuring those closest to Julian and his highest-profile supporters. Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained in the UK for eight years, six of which he has spent as a political refugee in Ecuador
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Oliver Bender
2 months ago

Republican woman intends to run against AOC after failed deal with Amazon

“ [AOC]chose ideology over paychecks,” swannabe candidate and medical journalist Ruth Papazian, noting that Amazon vowed to create 25,000 jobs before pulling out of its deal to open a campus in Queens. “People need jobs. We don’t have economic diversity in the outer boroughs.”
Look at her picture in the article and then imagine her to tell you that you chose ideology over paychecks. Could you take her serious?
Anyway, but seriously: Amazon is known to employ people below the average payment of at least 12 Dollars or so. The warehouse conditions for employees are knowingly horrible, you cannot tell people that this was the most reasonable choice, to let Amazon create another headquarter in your borough because jobs were desperately needed. There have to be better choices, and AOC has to find them.
A daughter of Egyptian immigrants, Papazian said she would run on a platform of creating jobs, not chasing them away.
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Oliver Bender
2 months ago

There are people


(I already thought that we had this debate about Nazis being actually left-wingers because it is called National Socialists. Even German poltiicians who, by their age (speaking of age and senilitiy), become more and more demented, made the same claim about this determining predicate in the end. It's socialism, but with a very nationalist scent. Just saying: There's nothing socialist about deporting people for relating to an ethnic, religious or whatever minority and murdering them like vermits. This is racist, discriminating, a crima against humanity. Something only the wrost scum in the world is capable of doing without having a very bad conscience about. Now, the Socialists are nothing like this, they are empathic and objected to reaching the best for all of the poeple (excluding fascists). How would murdering almost half of them accomplish this goal? The answer: It doesn't. Period.)
Barr’s bombshell announcement led to Brooks’ outburst, which in turn led to discussion about whether socialists are Nazis because they both u
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OsakaAli
2 months ago
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