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In 1950s USA, legislation barred the teaching of “subversive” doctrines: teachers were forced to take loyalty oaths & were required to teach the “American way” of “free enterprise”.

With the banning of anti-capitalism discussion in schools, are we heading the same way?
Interesting 2020 article by historian Dr Jennifer Luff, who correctly points out that in Britain, anticapitalism wasn’t banned in English classrooms during the cold war – so why is it now?…
Each Government shapes the school curriculum, & in 2020, the UK Government explicitly banned from English classrooms materials produced by groups with “extreme political stances”.

Most of these extreme principles – racism, antisemitism & authoritarianism – are uncontroversial.
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TY @innodim for inviting me to speak! My cognitive PEM wouldn’t let me be great but I appreciate her encouragement & summary! Want to be sure my main points are clear in re to Black Maternal #Mental Health, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders #PMADs, & disparities.#AIMART #BMHW22
I am no expert, so I'll share what I know. Black mothers are more at risk of #PMADs & are less likely to receive treatment b/c the structural social & economic inequities as a result of #antiBlack #racism & #misogynoir in this white supremacist patriarchal society.#BMHW22
“Close to 40% of Black mothers will suffer from postpartum depression [(PPD)]” OR ‘Systemic racism & sexism harm Black mothers which manifest as PPD for a reported ~40%.’ Addressing these risk factors associated w PMAD is key:
Lack of access to high-quality medical care
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The 2008 crash was a big influence on the war in Ukraine: it severely damaged western free-market capitalism, allowing state-led forms of capitalism to flourish in China, Russia & the Gulf states.

Is Ukraine becoming a proxy war for competing ideologies?…
The 2008 global financial crisis showed markets did not have the ability to solve problems, & it damaged confidence in the political class & democracy itself.

Banks were bailed out while the people endured austerity, causing many to question deregulatory free-market capitalism.
Until now, each different strand of authoritarian capitalism appeared to be its own island, only occasionally linking with another, but today’s Ukraine war appears to change all that. It is fast turning into a proxy war between autocratic and liberal democracy.
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"Smartphones" trump food. #DigitalID

Nov 1 2021, #CBDC India: "so every single person today, even if he's not able to afford all the 3 meals, is having a #Smartphone in his hand. And I must thank some of the Asian countries which actually revolutionize[d] the smartphone market"
"so these three: the #biometric identity, the no-frills savings account [], & of course the #smartphone, & the fact that data is so cheap in India was the one which actually set the ground... I think #Canada & India started on this journey of instant payments almost together..."
Jan 18 2021, Payments #Canada: "Design attributes for a retail #CBDC... introduction of a new channel for illicit activities, money-laundering, terrorist financing other socially undesirable behaviours."

#DigitalID #Compliance #Surveillance…
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"The erosion of meaningful culture, the domination of corporate & state media [] the loss of a knowledgable audience. And as one sees w/ the Russophobic response to Ukraine, the entire pandemic only served as a precursor to some complete mental collapse."…
"And perhaps the best place (or one of them) to start is with ideas of #autonomy, #AI, and #tech (#media). For #automation and the internet have both, in their own ways, contributed hugely to the layers of mystification surrounding everything in the #capitalist west today."
"#AI seeks to achieve the same control over mental processes that #scientific management sought to achieve over physical #labour [in 2nd industrial revolution] through a process of rationalization, fragmentation, mechanization and routinization."
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It wasn’t a liberal who announced the Iraq war and New World Order led by a credible United Nations or Emergency Use Authorization or incentivized lockdowns. That was #Conservative #Republican #GOP @GOP #Bush was in #Dallas at #JFK assassination. #Cuba Father of the #CIA
#building7 #WTC23 collapsing without being hit gave Bush JR what he needed a war on terror. It was JR who made Emergency Use Authorization and facial recognition law realID. Everyone knows “Homeland” connection to Hitler. Nazis introduced the term “homeland” at their first rally.
That rally was at Nuremberg where doctors scientists & media would be executed for manipulating and forcing #Jews into medical experimentation. This is where #InformedConsent comes from. All #COVID19 #vaccines are experimental.
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EU sounds out Japan for additional LNG supplies, the Nikkei reports
🇪🇺 🔊🇯🇵

European Commission recently made the request to the Japanese government amid Russia supply concerns. Japan will check if its private importers have any spare supply after April…
This is on top of the previous requests and in response to Russia sending troops into Ukraine
To be sure, Japan doesn’t have much spare LNG it can send to Europe after colder winter weather drained stockpiles

And any LNG sold to Europe would likely be done because of an attractive price arbitrage, not because the government asked

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Imperative to shift focus. Missing from #FreedomConvoy dissent is rule of British Crown/British Empire - head of #GreatReset convened via #WEF platform.

#Trudeau: "in all things I shall do as a faithful & true servant ought to do, for Her Majesty, so help me God."

Vanity Fair, May 22, 2020: "Now he [Charles] has shifted his attention to the world stage, announcing a project he’s calling "#GreatReset," [] Along w/ the #WEF, [] Charles will kick off the project at a virtual event on June 3."

"The Royal Family" 👇

In Jan 2020 at Davos, Charles started announced his Sustainable Markets Initiative in partnership w/ #WEF. He spoke "about how he thought #capitalism needed to "reset" in order to prevent the worst effects of climate []. Now he’s applying that [] to [] #conavirus." [Vanity Fair]
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There was a time a freshly graduated urban student from #Karachi 🏙️ (#Pakistan 🇵🇰) upper urban middle class, with an expensive British education, had a real talent for writing fictions and for advertising an expertise...1/20
Photo: Casey Horner
...she did not have thru her re-formulation of trendy topics. Surfing the wave, she considered herself as a #Writer and as a #Consultant.
Unfortunately, nobody in “patriarchal #Pakistan 🇵🇰”, as she says, was ready to hire a young... 2/20
Photo: #BernardGrua @BernardGrua Ramla Akhtar, Postgrowth, @BarfeootRara at Baltit fort, Kari
a young professional #female with no experience for the jobs she was pretending to. Her career disillusions and her unsuccessful personal life caused her severe depressions with more and more frequent mental disorders. 3/20
Photo: #BernardGrua @BernardGrua Ramla Akhtar, Postgrowth, @BarfeootRara at Karakoram mountai
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Yesterday, I had one of my most interesting visits and meetings, with the owner of the #company that virtually created #capitalism !!

Interested to know more? See the thread🧵
@TheEastIndia Company (EIC) was an English, and later British, joint-stock company founded in 1600. It was formed to trade in the Indian Ocean region, initially with the East Indies (the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia), and later with Qing China.
The company seized control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent, colonized parts of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong after the First Opium War, and maintained trading posts and colonies in the Persian Gulf
The rest, as they say, is history.
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You may wonder why no one in the #LiberalParty expresses misgivings about the kind of corrupt cabal it has devolved into.
About why it has become a cancer in the body of #Australiandemocracy.
What we need to grasp is that no insider can think beyond the bubble of its power.
But again - why? Why this extreme form of blindness to what is such an obvious problem? Why can they not see that the past 9 years of LNP govt is essentially an unbroken string of failures?
Putting it broadly: the failure to arrest rampant inequality and ecological disaster.
The answer is simple. The Liberal Party has shifted, in sync with #Capitalism itself, to become an embodiment of #neoliberalism - a devolution of the need for material security into an end-stage war for the ultimate control of resources.
And the first victim of war is the truth.
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"Muuh, Bobby, what's up with the #Novak scandal/ @AustralianOpen?"

This is for sure not a #PsyOp, right @DjokerNole?

@novakfoundation supports social impact markets, digital child labour for hedge funds, the #4IR @wef- agenda.

@ProfKlausSchwab approves.… ImageImageImageImage
Credits for above tweet actually belong to @WWakeUpTime.
Poor @DjokerNole is now isolated at Melbourne Airport.
Will @ProfKlausSchwab/@wef intervene at @AustralianOpen? Is this all just a CheapThrills #Astroturf-#PsyOp for the mainstream normie to seed some Scripted Reality 'predictive programming'? "No Vax, No Winner Cup"? Poll below. ImageImage
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A thread about drug smuggling, the British Empire, and the ways in which historical wrongdoing by the Establishment persists into the present day. 🧐🧵🌳🍃🍂⛓ #EstablishmentPsychopathy #history #ToriesOut #OpiumWar #ColonialViolence
It’s generally well known that the Opium Wars of the mid nineteenth century were launched by Britain against China in order to benefit British drug smugglers… 🤨🇬🇧🇨🇳 #OpiumWars #BritishEmpire #ColonialViolence #China
After all, even the National Army Museum – not typically regarded as a bastion of anti-Establishment lefties – states this frankly in its displays on the Opium Wars. #BritishEmpire #ColonialViolence #China
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Today's free blink is Moneyland (2018) by @OliverBullough. Some of the stuff that people do to avoid paying back to society, and some of the stuff they get away with seems outrageous to me after listening to this book summary.…
This book seems to be about how the rich keep getting richer.…
After WW2 governments tried to regulate money, but banks and rich people soon found loopholes.

I think this is the problem with laws - people try to break them, especially if they are not invested in the social contract. #capitalism #greed
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Google Leaks (2021) by @Perpetualmaniac. He was a software engineer at Google and became a whistle blower during the Trump presidency.…
Google dominates a lot of our lives - search engines, youtube, gmail.…
There are a lot of left leaning people working for Google according to Vorhies' account. He feels that they "lacked a fundamental grasp of civics".

Part of retorts - who says representative democracy is a great way to govern?
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I always competed two countries which have been & still are effected by Islamist Terrorism.
Pakistan and Israel, but the matter is, Counter & Creator.

Israel is busy countering terrorism on her daily basis.
Pakistan still creates extremists for their political agenda. 1/
I completely agree with what @fawadchaudhry said in his tweet but the issue is, these time bombs have been and still are planting by the powerful institution of Pakistan.
#TLP was created to counter PML-N by Pak intelligence agency which is not hidden anymore in Pakistan. 2/
I agree that #ISI with the help of other foreign Intel services created #Jihadists & nurtured #Islamist ideology from Schools to Madrasahs in order to counter Communism in Afghanistan.
Two world economic powers, #Capitalism and #Communism fought their last war in #Afghanistan. 3/
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Sunday long read, highly recommended.…
I don't share the melancholic basic trait that we are facing a "right-wing" age of nationalism and authoritarianism. But Shlomo Sand's thorough analysis of the crisis of the left is well worth the read. /1
Sand insists that the fundamental idea of the left is equality, and socio-economic equality at that. In its authoritarian manifestations, it stands above democracy and freedom. /2
The rise of the left in Europe occurred in a liberal-democratic context, which distinguishes it from the illiberal left in Russia, China, etc. The "long lines" of social conditions and political culture shape the specific ideology. /3
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"We are on a renewed mission to defeat #socialism.”
(Theresa May).

“I am going to fight #capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable & well fed while all around you people are starving.”
(Sylvia Pankhurst).

During WWI, Sylvia Pankhurst was horrified to see her mother, Emmeline, & sister Christabel become enthusiastic supporters of the war drive & campaign in favour of military conscription. She was opposed to the war, for which she was publicly attacked.

Blair would have hated her.
Sylvia's organisation attempted to defend the interests of women in the poorer parts of London. It set up "cost-price" restaurants to feed the hungry without the taint of charity. It also established a toy factory to give work to women who were unemployed due to the war.
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At the end of the 19th C, labour leaders, and many among the labouring classes, knew that conservative elites were abusing the offices of state*; not only for immense private gain, but to maintain an out of date, deeply undemocratic class system in Britain.
By that time that system had long been known to the world as "capitalism". Labour was finally founded in 1900 to oppose it. More than a century later, capitalism, thus Britain's deeply undemocratic class system, not only remain, but appear to be going from strength to strength.
It can't surprise, then, that there are many who doubt the capacity or intent of the present-day Labour Party to offer a real alternative, a real opposition. And if that is so, then Labour's real effect on us today is the very opposite of its founding aims. I contrast the hope we
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I’m a life long tech enthusiast, and I’ve worked in the tech industry for over a decade. I’m a massive #blockchain / #crypto / #web3 / #decentralisation cynic and skeptic. Please, convince me otherwise. A thread… 1/
Full disclosure: I’m a #crypto investor. Because right now I believe in the positive effect of non-cynics on artificially inflating the value of something, and the effect that has on getting other people to jump on the bandwagon. Not because I believe in the tech itself. 2/
Also, I may be wrong. #Blockchain certainly isn’t going away, I just don’t think it’s going to take off and replace everything, or anything much really.
There’s likely aspects I don’t fully understand, or assumptions that may be wrong. If I’ve made mistakes, then let me know! 3/
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