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#Wisconsin #Republicans are still pushing "The Big Lie.

But... all evidence says that the election was free & fair - it is the #GOP who are lying.

#DemVoice1 #WisDems…
#Wisconsin #Republicans submitted fraudulent

electors in the effort to steal the 2020 election - they

sent the slate of fake electors to the National Archive.

They will be prosecuted.

#DemVoice1 #WisDems…
#Republican traitors pressured VP Pence not to

fulfill his Constitutional duty to certify the election.

Most are still in office.

They are being investigated! There will be


#DemVoice1 #WisDems…
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@ProjectLincoln We have to learn more about authoritarianism -- the root of our current problems.

Read this article & this book.

#Freedom #Democracy
@ProjectLincoln We all know:

DJT is an authoritarian leader

"Authoritarianism is deeply embedded in America today

"Trump's base is compromised of personality types that include social dominators, authoritarian followers, as well as "double highs" who combine the worst traits of the two.
@ProjectLincoln "Prejudice is the glue that holds this coalition together.

"Religious beliefs are not really that important to those who identify as religious fundamentalist or evangelical;

not compared with the power that fear and prejudice have over them."

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Is democracy and freedom of expression under threat in Tamil Nadu?

A thread on the arrests made by MK Stalin-led DMK government.

#MKStalin #DMK #DravidianModel #Democracy #FreeSpeech #SGSuryah

TN BJP State Secretary @SuryahSG was arrested under non-bailable sections for his remarks against Madurai CPI-M MP Su Venkatesan over the death of a hygiene worker who was forced to clean a faeces-filled drain by a CPIM councillor. (2/n)

#SGSuryah #DMK…
AIADMK IT wing functionary @Gowthamadmk1216 was arrested under non-bailable sections for sharing a video meme that humorously referenced MK Stalin’s video statement on Senthilbalaji's arrest. The video meme contained no derogatory content. (3/n)

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Pathum wrote:
"Don't be a critic & be a feedback giver. Don't be a judge, be a guide. Be a force rather than a hindrance. That's how a growing country runs. That is how we can contribute to the country's journey as individual citizens."
#Democracy 1/ Image
Unfortunately Pathum Kerner doesn't seem to understand what "constructive criticism"is. He says don't be a "critic" & give "feedback". I wonder what he means by feedback. If he says "Covid is over" & we cite @WHO & virologists to say Covid is not over, is that being a critic? 2/
In a democracy "dissent" is an integral part & Pathum doesn't seem to understand the fundamentals of a democracy. That's why Pathum & his team delete comments on Facebook, block those who disagree & even delete past comments of the dissenting person. 3/
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“you could simply describe Trump as a never-ending poop cruise, guaranteed to create new content daily. And I don’t know how Licht can solve that systemic problem, with or without Trump.”
I have ideas in the next post……
Imagine a network that filled those no-breaking-news hours with mind-blowing civic education and systems-level narratives. Examples: What @maddow did with #Ultra. @doctorow dissections of the #enshittification of big tech and media. @HC_Richardson-style historical parallels…
Explaining how fascism works and why it works, the Tolerance Paradox, etc. Blowing the minds of white suburban people (like me!) with the history of redlining and stories like this…
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#Erdogan has won the elections in #Turkey.

#Indian #liberals are dismayed because Erdogan is trying to #Islamize Turkey.

But this is a decision of the people of Turkey.

Erdogan has won through a democratic, free and fair election.

This is what the people of Turkey want.

If you claim to love #Democracy, that is, the will of the people, then you should be happy with this result.

Erdogan is a #Democrat. He is not #Liberal. He converted the #HagiaSophia into a mosque.

But #Democracy has NOTHING TO DO with #Liberalism, and vice versa.

#Ataturk was a #Liberal in every sense of the word. He abolished the #Caliphate, closed down #Madarsa s, changed the language of the country from #Arabic to #Turkish, banned the #Fez cap, banned the #Sufi and #Dervish orders, and promoted scientific thinking.

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🇸🇳#Senegal: only peaceful transfers of power since independence!

Rich & rare tradition of #democracy in W. #Africa.

Sadly, past 2 presidents toyed with 3rd terms.

Wade tried in 2012 & triggered violence.

Now Pres. Macky Sall @Macky_Sall flirts with same destructive idea. ImageImageImageImage
I was working from #Senegal in 2012 & saw how far then-President Wade had gone astray from initial high hopes.

Like bringing in North Koreans to erect a pricey monument, then demanding a 35% cut of ticket prices because he felt the idea was his intellectual property. Image
When Pres. Wade tried to extend his term in 2012, #Senegal's people backed him down.

One opposition figure seen in the streets?

Now-president @Macky_Sall

11 years later, he's considering the same play.

You'd think he would remember the forces his predecessor unleashed. Image
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#ItsDone #SunakBomba N°2.
cc: @ Circonscripti18
#Russian intelligence confirms that the #NATO-#Ukrainian #terrorist regime is preparing to seize the #Zaporizhzhia #NPP by crossing the #Dnieper. This was also announced by the PDT of the "We are with Russia" movement V. #Rogov ImageImageImage
Next #FalseFlag in the #HeavenlyJerusalem - #Zaporizhzhia.
#Satanic #Zionists do not care about the lifes of the #goyims, cuz according to the #Talmud they are comparable to #insects and must be eliminated.

- #AshkeNAZI #Zelensky at #MSC: "#AtomicBomb" Image
Chapter II.
#Christians are to be #Exterminated
- Art. 1. Christians to be Harmed #Indirectly
- Art. 2. Christians to be Harmed #Directly

#mRNA-#WEF-#UkraineWAR-#WW3 Revelation 3 9 Look at thos...The Talmud Unmasked  [The S...
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THREAD Re. today's expected flood of "Dear #Tito" tweets:
#OTD 25 May, is birth anniversary of former #Yugoslavia leader Josip Broz Tito. Many call it his #birthday although he has been dead for 43 yrs. I do not wish to rain on their parade, merely offer my own and my family's /2 ImageImage
THREAD to clarify, question in a PM: we were a normal & pretty ordinary non-Communist family. Not (openly) anti-Communist but not collaborating with the regime in any political capacitiy. Both my grandfathers were opposed to the idea of #Yugoslavia - they realized it may have /2 ImageImageImageImage
2/ been as a noble idea but was compromised by Greater #Serbian intentions to rule without allowing for any self-expression or federalism. My paternal grandfather (pic 4), whom I barely remember, he died when I was 6, used to say “both Yugoslavias [Kingdom proclaimed in 1918 & /3
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1/4🧵 Introducing the concept of: Dictamocracy

Dictamocracy: any type of government whose leadership, policies, agreements & socioeconomics which serves the dictated-interests of outside democracies or the directed geopolitical aims of expansionist hegemonies. #Democracy #World Image
2/4 Democracy: any type of government whose authority represents the values of the governing country through the social norms, prosperity, welfare, security & economic needs of its own citizens.

Diff Democracies:

Western Democracy

Chinese democracy

Russian democracy

#freedom Image
3/4 Dictatorship: the opposite of Western democracy or typically any single-party government that rules with an iron fist against outside interferences/collaborations.

Capitalism: the worst form of democracy

Undemocratic: depends on which side you support

#economy #capitalism Image
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The #SupremeCourtOfIndia has made some strong remarks about the abuse and weaponization of the #EnforcementDirectorate for political purposes.

It has also strongly censured a lower court judge in a case where bail was not given.

The Supreme Court reminded the lower court judge of a fundamental principle of #jurisprudence: bail is the norm, jail is the exception. The Court made the scathing observation that the said judge should go back to law school.

These are only two examples of how #BJP governments have been abusing power and bending the law to suit their desired ends.

One could point to the extrajudicial measure of "#bulldozer justice," which has been practiced by the BJP governments in #UP, #MP, and in #Delhi.

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I wonder how some people came up with the idea, “Turkey’s elections are not fair but nonetheless they are free.

Turkey’s elections are neither free nor fair by any standard. Just to refresh our memories:…
Erdogan jailed his rival Demirtaş through bogus charges and pressuring the heavily subdued, in no way autonomous judiciary in 2018. Demirtaş had to run for president from a jail cell. #democracy #FreeElections
Turkey’s third largest party HDP is under the threat of an obviously politically motivated closure case, again by a subdued Supreme Court under Erdogan’s pressure. Turkey’s 3rd largest party couldn’t run under its own banner and had to campaign under Greens and the Left Party.
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“Is #Ukraine a #Democracy? Separating #Fact From #FictionImage
“Free and Fair Elections

#Ukraine's president is directly elected by the people, while the country's lawmakers are elected in both single-seat constituencies and through proportional representation.
The legislature chooses the prime minister by majority vote, and the president appoints members of the supreme court after they have been nominated by the Supreme Council of Justice.
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A thread. 1/11

An elected head of state is accountable, democratic, representative, cost effective. It provides stability, legitimacy, transparency, adaptability, and unity.

@RepublicStaff @GrahamSmith_ #NotMyKing

Accountability matters. An elected head of state is answerable to the people who voted them in. #accountability #democracy

Democracy is the bedrock of a free society. An elected head of state reflects the people's will, chosen through a fair and transparent process. #democracy #fairness
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@PiaAhrenkilde @EU_Commission @EC_AVService #mRNA-#Leyen-#Pfizer.
cc: @ Rabyna46
#WEF: At least 4 billion #UselessEaters must be #eliminated.
- #Schwab mentioned the #Chinese and #Japanese people as they have been regimented for centuries who accept and #obey #orders without question
@PiaAhrenkilde @EU_Commission @EC_AVService 1. Insider Jacques #Atalli Revealed "#Vaccine" #Genocide Plan in -81 | Dec 7, 2021
2. This missive from Jacob #Rothschild (Lifts the #Veil) was written in reply to this article which appeared at thetruthseeker | Jan 8
- "#Covid is a necessary #hoax"
@PiaAhrenkilde @EU_Commission @EC_AVService #Darpa-#WarpSpeed-#mRNA.
Revealing Symbols - Top of the Pyramid
- #Rothschild coat of arms
- The coat of arms where the knight has two blue feathers on the edges and one white in the middle belongs to the #Leyen fam
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Yesterday I got arrested whilst filming a @JustStop_Oil supporter holding a banner on the pavement near the coronation route. I'm a filmmaker and had my @bectu press accreditation visible around my neck.

Police deemed this to be "conspiracy to commit a public nuisance".
After police stopped me filming, they ripped my press pass off and handcuffed me behind my back.
Even before this protester held this banner up, myself and 4 protesters were surrounded by police and stop and searched to look for "articles to commit criminal damage". They didn't find anything.
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Classical authoritarian propaganda about #tenure/public #universities. 👇👇👇

Why? A 🧵

Aspiring authoritarians commonly attack #highereducation to:

* turn teachers/researchers protected by a merit-based system of employment into workers dependent on the state 2/6
* transform centers of teaching/research based on analysis of evidence and independent expertise into state-loyal institutions that indoctrinate students in mythologies, falsehoods, invented histories which reinforce authoritarian visions of power and cultural hierarchy 3/6
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🧵In recent years, political #polarization has become a dominant feature of political discourse in many democratic nations. As political parties and their supporters increasingly diverge in their ideological beliefs, the divide between them grows, leading to a breakdown in 👇 Image
democratic norms and the collapse of social systems. This thread will explore the different ways in which political polarization contributes to the erosion of democracy and the collapse of social systems, providing a comprehensive understanding of this pressing global issue.👇
I. The Mechanisms of Political Polarization

1️⃣Identity Politics
One of the key factors driving political polarization is the rise of #identity politics. As individuals increasingly identify with their political affiliations, they tend to view opposing parties as enemies rather👇
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A Collective Bargain: Workplace democracy is a training ground for true national democracy…

#reviews #Unions #labor #JaneMcAlevey #democracy #WinningElections #OccupyDemocrats The cover of the Harpercoll...
Bosses rig #union votes the same way Republicans rig elections: #disinformation, divide-and-rule, #VoterSuppression, #gerrymandering. Union organizers know how to win that kind of election, and they can teach us all.… Because the tactics used to...
The #DemocraticParty establishment wants voters to cast a ballot and then go to sleep for two years until it's time to cast another ballot. That's why they hate #unions: unions stay awake, demanding that the Democrats GOVERN instead of selling out.… Democratic leaders don’t wa...
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🧵The evacuation of embassies across Khartoum signals the international community's failure in #Sudan. While we pray for their safe departure, we also pray that when they return, they will dialogue humbly with Sudan's civil society leaders, not just warlords. #KeepEyesOnSudan
The U.S. & international community, including European nations, showed a failure of imagination by negotiating exclusively with SAF warlord Gen. Burhan🤏 and RSF warlord Hemedti🐍 instead of with Sudanese Resistance Committees, trade unions, intellectuals, young people & women.
We mourn the deaths of four Sudanese #humanitarian workers. Say their names:
* Siddig Abdalla Tahir, Osman Abdalla Ali & Yusuf Ibrahim of @WFP_Sudan, killed by RSF in Kabkabiya.
* Ahmed Othman Fadl, Director of @IOMSudan's office in Al-Fula, West Kordofan.👇
#Sudan_update Ahmed Othman Fadl
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1/ So what’s the plan? March? Boycott? Lawsuits? Strike? Walkout? Is there coordinated nationwide action? What am I missing? Please read whole 🧵
#Abortion #AbortionRights
#TransRights #LGBTQ
2/ The #GOPextremists assault on women’s rights & trans rights is only going to spiral further out of control.
Please read the whole 🧵
#Abortion #AbortionRights
3/I’d like to see a VERY large group of women sue the shit out of every legislator endangering pregnant women’s lives.
Pls read the whole 🧵
#Abortion #AbortionRights
#HealthcareIsAHumanRight .@BlueFutureNow
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1/ Censorship is a tactic historically associated with fascist regimes and ideologies. Fascists often seek to suppress dissent and opposition, and may use a variety of tactics to censor or limit the free expression of ideas that conflict with their own. #fascism #censorship
2/ This can take many forms, including censorship of the media, control of public discourse, and suppression of opposition political parties and social movements. In fascist regimes, the state often maintains strict control over information and communication channels.
3/ For example, Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler implemented strict censorship laws and policies, controlling what could be said, written, or published in the media. The regime used propaganda and censorship to promote its ideology and worldview, and to silence dissent.
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The Right Wing's Dirty War Against History and Education… The politics of disappearance at work currently in the U.S. takes place under the cover of state legislative policies that erase the histories of marginalized groups and other displaced populations
Public Education, 'School Choice' Debate: Defeat of a School Voucher Program Reveals the Truth… “Vouchers take money out of the budget [meant] for public schools and route it to various recipients that include private schools and homeschooling businesses”
US #Fascism Spreads Under Guise of “Patriotic Education”…

"the far right GOP has deemed #education to be the most powerful tool for creating a public that is neither informed nor willing to struggle to keep a #democracy alive"
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