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"We may need to develop techniques to ensure deep learning models won’t have dangerous goals, before they are powerful enough to be transformative." -- Ajeya Cotra greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/05/19/dai…
What COVID Hospitalization Numbers Are Missing - The Atlantic
theatlantic.com/health/archive…
#COVID19, #CaseCount, #HealthcareWorkers, #JobBurnout, #HospitalizationCount
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“I’m not scared of the ADL or its predictable, racist smear campaigns,” he said. “
It has no moral authority over me or any advocate of Palestinian liberation. I will not negotiate my vocabulary, let alone my character, with defenders of #Zionism, #colonialism, and #apartheid
“I will not negotiate my vocabulary, let alone my character, with defenders of Zionism, colonialism, and apartheid. One look at the organization’s shameful history is enough to strip it of any legitimacy its deceptive name might offer it.”

theintercept.com/2022/04/29/pal…
The letter of support also argued that the controversy over the poem was changing the subject: discussions about Palestinians’ actual living conditions in the Occupied Territories were being supplanted by debates over wording.
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#Russia & #Ukraine - What's Really Happening? [Backgrounder | Feb 23, 2022]

Pan Africanist/socialist Omali Yeshitela gives profound analysis of world economy in terms of #colonialism as means of production - a dialectic that connects entire world.

wrongkindofgreen.org/2022/03/08/wat…
"Liberals & leftists are fighting to protect the
#UnitedNations & [] #NATO as if they were [] legitimate ... the UN was founded for the purpose of peaceful collaboration among the colonizers to maintain domination of the world..."
The Russia-Ukraine conflict "clearly represents a fracture in U.S. #hegemony. It's a threat to U.S. hegemony and it destabilizes the exact/existing kind of of political and economic arrangements that that have dominated the world up to now."
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Today’s the official release of my book “Imagining Far-right #Terrorism” (FRT). It explores why Western European societies struggle to think of far-right and racist violence as terrorism. A (longish) 🧵 1/
routledge.pub/ImaginingFar-r…
The book builds on the work that has been done on far-right violence & #terrorism in Political Science and IR over the past few decades (esp since the 2010s). However, I approach the topic very much as a humanities scholar fascinated by how #narrative theory and analysis 2/
can teach us about the making of our world(s). My main inspiration comes from two scholars in anthropology and sociology whose way of thinking and writing I have long admired: Arjun Appadurai and Ken Plummer. 3/
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In the name of opposing a crime against humanity from 8 decades ago we choose to promote and protect a crime against humanity that's been taking place for the past 7 decades and counting!

@Amnesty_DE has learnt ABSOLUTELY NOTHING from Germany's dark past:
web.archive.org/web/2022020118…
@Amnesty Int'l, I expect you to immediately shut down your @Amnesty_DE office in Germany, unless you seek to promote rather than oppose: #apartheid #ethniccleansing #colonialism #stateterror #whitesupremacy #Zionism.
@amnesty @amnesty_de 1/ @Amnesty_DE statement -German followed by English translation:
"In Deutschland wurde die systematische Vernichtung jüdischer Menschen geplant und umgesetzt. Antisemitische gewalttätige Übergriffe, Sachbeschädigungen oder Verschwörungsideologien sind in Deutschland präsent und
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To: @GBPolice1422, @IDGB_Official, @police_gb,
@GovtofGB, @DC_DM_GILGIT, @RNAKOfficial, @RandhawaAli, @samirashackle, @francescam63, @FranceInPak. Under the direction of PM @ImranKhanPTI, 🇵🇰Pakistan decided to promote tourism for creating millions of jobs
english.alarabiya.net/features/2018/…
In April 2019, influential foreign vloggers such as @migrationology, @evabiankaz, @RosieGabrielle1,
@Travellight_, @LostWithPurpose, were invited to Islamabad Tourism Summit . @Dawn images.dawn.com/news/1182267. They have been made in charge of 🇵🇰Pakistan PR to the attention
of western holiday makers. In Islamabad, these influencers were used to boost an international attractive image of the country 🇵🇰. It was a strong evidence of the government commitment to this foreign tourism strategy. However, such an impulse is facing resistance,
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"Noi però gli abbiamo fatto le strade". Forse, ma su quelle strade, oltre la violenza coloniale, portammo anche un'epidemia. Quando le truppe italiane arrivarono in #Eritrea, avevano bisogno di mangiare. L'esercito iniziò a comprare bovini, facendoli importare dall'India 1/n
Nel 1887, insieme agli animali arrivò anche il virus della peste bovina (#rinderpest), che piuttosto velocemente si diffuse in tutta l'Africa. Uccise il 90% dei bovini d'allevamento e moltissimi animali selvatici (bufali, giraffe...), generando una carestia che sterminò i 2/n
#Masai in Africa Orientale e un terzo della popolazione etiope (fonte: wikipedia). Inoltre, la rapida diminuzione degli animali fece modificò la vegetazione delle savane, rendendo l'ambiente più adatto alla proliferazione di una mosca la Glossina palpalis AKA mosca tse tse 3/n
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Q: Dr. Truschke, why don't you ever talk about Sanatana Dharma.

Answer: 🧵

#Hinduism #history #colonialism
Some Hindus prefer the term "Sanatana Dharma" for their tradition or set of religious practices.

Literally, the phrase means "eternal dharma," but y'all know there's much more to language than literal meaning. So let's talk history.
The term "Sanatana dharma" was coined in the 19th century, during British colonialism.

This shouldn't surprise anyone. Most terms for Hindu traditions or strands thereof -- including Hinduism and Brahmanism --were coined during the British colonial period.
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Is #Russia’s sentiment that they want to know what #Ukraine really thinks, and if Ukraine can, “stand on their own,” in the international community, with security even, and the idea is how could you if you cannot stand up to our troops, though,
which, is interpersonally, abusive, internationally, too, people have kinship, and, we believe in them and offer support, I am thinking of the transition from #colonialism, I believe, #monarchy, and, people do this when they have #trauma, and are family, a community, this can
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Finally got time to start reading "INDIA that is BHARAT!"
#DeColonise vis a vis #DeColonialise - great new additions to popular discourse @jsaideepak
#DeColonialisation - need of the hour. ✨👍
1/5 - Was reminded of a few lines I wrote in response to Faiz's "Bol ke lab azaad hai tere.." while reading Chapter 2 of #IndiaThatisBharat
Do chk it out @jsaideepak @meghkalyan @mmpandit @ksinamdar - U'll like it. 😇🙏
(verse in next tweet) Image
2/5 #Faiz:
Bol ke lab azad hai tere
Bol zuban ab tak teri hai..
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I Changed it to a dialogue bwn the Colonizer & the Colonized.
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First the boast of the #Colonizer ..

Bol ke lab azad hai tere
Us mein zubaan par meri hai
Jism dil dimaag hai tera
rooh dhadkan soch meri hai!
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And we're live - our ZW Live! #webinar "Should the #EU ban all exports of its #waste?" is now in full swing!

Watch it live on our Youtube channel if you couldn't register via Zoom:

@PierreCondamine @msaraswati @FokusNexus3 @Europarl_EN @EU_ENV @RethinkPlastic @brkfreeplastic @CLEAR_Lab_ All systems produce #waste - but how can we "waste well"?

Even with proximity principles in place, waste get side to the populations with the lowest incomes and from whose the biggest efforts are required - food for thought from our speaker @MaxLiboiron.

#WasteTrade #webinar
“Waste exports means creating further impacts on 'sacrifice zones' and communities which are already vulnerable; it is a presumed entitlement.” – @MaxLiboiron
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I've reviewed the resources @CodePink recommends as part of its #ChinaIsNotOurEnemy campaign regarding #Xinjiang #Uyghurs. codepink.org/china_faq
These resources promote a cultural response to alleged threat of #terrorism from #EastTurkistan/#Xinjiang, and I'm not sure if @CodePink would also approve of governments like #UK #USA #Belgium #France similarly "reeducating" their Muslim minority populations.
Aside from the condescension in the Chinese government documents cited, there is all but a total embrace of pre-crime activities à la Philip K. Dick's "The Minority Report." independent.co.uk/arts-entertain…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/16/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/11/16/dai…
Horse meat and blowfish chips for sale? Company makes chips with flavors of ‘banned’ foods

usatoday.com/story/money/fo…

#foods #flavors #production #marketing
Measuring progress in megawatt: Colonialism, development, and the “unseeing” electricity grid in East Africa

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/16…

#electrification #EastAfrica #colonialism #EconomicDevelopment #PostIndependence #NationalEconomies
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The #Zapatista tour of #Ireland, a long aul’ thread (but pix and vids!) to wrap up

In 1994 indigenous peasants in the mountains of SE Mexico rose up against #neoliberal capitalism, their latest struggle in 500 years of resisting colonialism…

#LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN Zapatista women at La Realidad
If you need a backgrounder, here's Mick McCaughan, ex-Latin American correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian introducing why the #Zapatistas matter:

27 years later, they hold liberated territory the size of Munster –

governing themselves from below

with a powerful #womxn’s movement

practicing #AgroEcology

and with their own culture, education system, community media...

@GalwayFeminist:

rss.com/podcasts/theza…
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A learning thread about bodily #autonomy.

"Bodily Autonomy" falls under UN SDG3.

The #SDGs have been officially adopted by 193 countries - every member state of the UN.

All are to uphold #MyBodyIsMyOwn - yet whole populations are being coerced -

in servitude to capital. Image
United Nations:

"Bodily autonomy means that we have the power and agency to make choices over our bodies and futures, without violence or #coercion.

Our human rights, mental wellness and futures all depend on bodily autonomy."

This means NO to #MandatoryVaccinations.
United Nations:

"Intertwined with bodily autonomy is the right to bodily #integrity, where people can live #free from physical acts to which they do not consent."

UN Geneva: "Stop telling #women what to do with their bodies." Image
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#Canadian #COVID19vaccines Adverse Health reactions to Sept. 17th
▶️16,090 AH
▶️4,288 Serious;11,802 Non-serious AH
▶️191 deaths;858 cases of blood clots
▶️3,018 Special Interest AE’s;774 myocarditis/pericarditis cases
▶️71%⬆️in cases (1,133,457) since vaccines started #Canada
#Canada Post-#COVID19Vaccines, to Sept 4th
▶️#COVID19 Cases ➡️Vaccinated: 1&2 Doses: 95,517;13%
▶️Hospitalizations ➡️Vaccinated 1&2 Doses: 6,157;16%
▶️Deaths ➡️Vaccinated 1&2 Doses: 1,574; 19%
#cdnpoli #InformedConsent #DutytoWarn #RomeStatute
Source: health-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/epide…
▶️“The majority of adverse event reports were from females (74.7%). The rate of reports for females was 41.9/100K doses administered, compared to 15/100K doses administered for males.”
▶️Higher proportion & rate of females reporting AE’s observed in #US, #UK & other countries.
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Very much looking forward to listening to this fab webinar today. See this thread below for the stellar cast of presenters. Will attempt some live tweeting. Who else is in the audience ? #nathist #nathistart #histnathist #colonialism #histSTM
The always wonderful @isacharmant opens the webinar speaking about the history of @LinneanSociety & the amazing dgitization efforts of their archives www2.calmview.co.uk/Linnean/Defaul… . Art, illustrations & other images shed light on diversity of knowledge makers. #histnathist
Isabelle stresses that it is absolutely vital to have names of the artists in the catalogue to restore them to their rightful place in history & the "integral role of empire in the creation of collections" & colonial infrastructes for #histknow & #histSTM 😍
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/14/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/09/14/dai…
Scientists scramble to harvest ice cores as glaciers melt

reuters.com/lifestyle/scie…

#IceCores #GlacierMelt #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming
Beware the ‘multi-demic:’ Masking this fall will fight more than COVID-19

fastcompany.com/90674460/twind…

#masking #COVID19 #flu #PublicHealth
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Australian sex buyers are having a normal one, casually discussing the mass sexual exploitation of Asian women and poor foreign students, as well as how to get away with raping children. All on legal websites. But hey, "customers" like any other - right? internationalsexguide.nl/forum/showthre…
Also, sex buyers looooove what the #sexwork movement is doing. If they're loving you, you're not in the business of putting power into the hands of the seller. You can bet on that. Deregulation which is the current trend down under mostly benefits buyers & pimps and they know it.
Amazing that being pro #prostitution is cast as the anti-racist position when sex buyers are out there talking like this 👇 Women are not cuisines. And, duh, sex buyers know the women wouldn't touch them if they didn't desperately need money. Sex buying is classist violence too.
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Self-Righteous SADISTIC ORIENTALIST IMPERIALISTS propagandists have been plastering all manner of fake outrage & concerns for the people of Afghanistan. One can't help but wonder where was such outrage & concern for the last 20 years. Image
Never thought the Daily Hate filth would be shocked to see Muslims being killed or are they just shocked the video got out into the public?

Shocking video shows U.S. troops cheering as airstrike blows up Afghan civilians dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1…
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I'm not a lawyer. I didn't attend law school. I'm the biggest skeptic of the #RuleOfLaw that I know.

Here's my thread of highlights (excerpts & passages) from #SupremeMyths: Why The Supreme Court Is Not A Court & Its Justices Are Not Judges by @espinsegall + my comments.
Preface | “It’s no great secret that the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Law decisions reflect the personal values of the Justices…that politics & personality affect the Court’s decisions is only the beginning of the story.”

#SCOTUS produces case law, hence, it's a legislature.
Prologue xiii | “If changing judges changes law, it is not even clear what law is.” ~ Judge Richard Posner

A law means whatever the hell the writers say it means or doesn't mean, based on definition of words & syntax. Writing laws is an art form, it's not mathematics.
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Can we please have just 50-100 #ChildrenOfCivilisation #Bharat asking50Westerners a questionnaire:

-How do they feel about:

-their Colonisers past?

-an ideology plundering planet & killing #Indigenous globally?

-any shame or guilt?

-ongoing AngloSaxon supremacy like this👇🏻
Western Supremacy Ideas

-UN ‘Veto’ UN, undemocratic tool for WW2 victors.

-West stash all the illegal wealth(Swiss banks & more)

-Asylum to colonies criminals & fraudsters

-Weapons trade

Colonial loot funded Western prosperity but we still get sermonised

Let’s #ReverseGaze ImageImageImageImage
World Morality adapts how it suits🤔

Slavery was fine when suited
#Colonialism when suited
Capitalism when suited
Nationalism when suited
Religion when suited
Socialism when suits
Democracy when suits
#Morality is what suits

#Indigenous Globally & #Bharat
#ReverseGaze & #Heal ImageImageImageImage
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2| There's probably not a single person on the planet who hasn't heard the earth shattering news:
Ben & Jerry's will no longer sell ice cream to Israelis living in occupied #Palestinian land.
3| Reminder: Transferring your civilian population to a territory your army is occupying "Attempts to alter the demographic composition of an occupied territory" and is "unlawful and engages State responsibility and criminal responsibility of individuals."
ihl-databases.icrc.org/customary-ihl/…
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