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In a response to Richard Murphy's blog posted over the weekend, I think this is very insightful as to why the Tories are being so #cruel over #welfare #benefits and #CostOfLivingCrisis Support (a 🧵)... /1
/2 There is a new comment on The #Tories are now the most #rightwing governing party in the developed world:
"It could be worse than that. Maybe the rather tepid move to Labour in the polls is because of something darker.
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🗣️At 11am PST we're looking at the state of #democracy ahead of the upcoming #elections2022 with @SMoralesDoyle Michelle Bishop of @NDRNadvocates Kirea Romero-Craft of @latinojustice and Evan Milligan of Alabama Forward. Watch live 👇…
Welcome today's briefing, Threats to the U.S. Electoral Process — Who Can Vote, Whose Vote Counts?
Racially #gerrymandered maps & #votersuppression laws are just two of the many issues threatening to undermine the upcoming elections and our #democracy. Our panel of expert speakers will examine each of these as well as efforts to fight back.
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Very happy to share that The Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics is now finished and will be out in the next few months! Some of it is already published online. If you're interested in #DigitalEthics, #AIEthics, #ethics, #privacy, #AI, #philosophy, this one is for you... 🧵👇 Image
In this chapter, @SvenNyholm relates the new area of the ethics of human–#robot interaction to traditional ethical theories such as #utilitarianism, Kantian #ethics, and virtue ethics. #AIEthics…
In this chapter, Emily Sullivan and Mark Alfano (@moral_psych) develop a normative epistemic framework for sharing information online. They argue recent technological developments call for a rethinking of the norms of testimony. #epistemology…
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A new special issue! 📚

@swenhutter & I are happy to announce the publication of "New Contentious Politics. Civil Society, Social Movements, and the Polarisation of German Politics". Check out the great contributions! #protest

➡️… @GermanPolJnl (1/11)
Our SI studies "new contentious politics": A #double #transformation of contemporary protest arenas, marked by (1) new issues & claims from the left to the far-right as well as (2) hybrid organisational forms & a close interaction between protest and electoral politics. 🪧 (2/11)
In "Civil Society, Cleavage Structures, and Democracy in Germany", E. #Grande studies the importance of new political #cleavages for understanding protest. Crucially, he points to the ambivalent relationship between civil society & #democracy.

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So there are a few things that I want to cover today. It has to do with #Cuba🇨🇺 & the new #FamilyCodeLaw #CodigoDeLasFamilias #CodigoSi & why the Extreme Right Wing of the #CubanDissidents & #CubanExiles are against it #LGBTQRightsAreHumanRights #CubanConstitution #Socialism
So first what is #ElCodigoDeLasFamilias Or the #FamilyCodeInCuba. First we need a small lesson in #Socialism. #Marxism teaches that we need to use #Science & Common Sense to advance society.
Common sense says if you want a #Democracy to advance and flourish, you need to improve it with scientific precision. So, #Marxist countries make it very easy to have what is known in America as a #ConstitutionalConvention. Aka whenever they come up with something better for
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UK's main opposition party is run like #mafia
The #establishment media will ignore it, but it reveals a serious #crisis of #democracy in Britain

Sir @TrevorPTweets said in 2019 he thinks biggest threat to democracy after Brexit was Muslim protesters Birmingham, he will be livid
@TrevorPTweets Silent since the opposition to the protesters,
‘Enemy At the Gates ‘
was exposed as #Stonewall,
the REAL playground bullies & mob of 2019 No Outsiders Panto

Please Sir, break your silence on

#Equality was core of the national debate

How can the EX-EHRC chair be silent after being wrong about the bigger threat to democracy,

The opposition, #StonewallLaw Disciples, No Outsiders misrepresented EA2010, Queering the curriculum by stealth,
Circumventing parents rights
Indoctrinating kids with a radical ideology ImageImageImageImage
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Today is International Day of #Democracy!
We’re celebrating the people behind the operation in 2022 - the 105,000 temporary employees & our permanent AEC team.
Together, we held a national election with a variety of voting options including 500+ early voting centres, 7,000+ polling places as well as postal voting, telephone voting & remote voting.
The impact of the pandemic also added complexity to conducting what is already Australia’s largest peacetime logistical exercise, with 63,000L of hand sanitiser & 34,000 bottles of surface cleaner to ensure voters & staff we’re safe & could have confidence voting in person.
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1/ A word of warning. It doesn’t matter on which side of the fence you sit - left or right - everyone living in the UK should be concerned right now. Current government have already removed our right to peacefully protest. Now they want to remove our #HumanRights 🧵
2/ The European Convention on Human Rights (#ECHR) are international laws which protect us all.

They protect our right to freedom; our right to marry; our right not to be tortured, and more..
3/ Do not be fooled. The European Convention on Human Rights has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with being a part, or not a part, of Europe. Do not let this government convince you otherwise. Image
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1/10 When I was a little girl in Kherson, now under Russian siege, a life like mine was unimaginable. In 2019, at 32 years old, I won a competition over 4K applicants to work as press-secretary to our new president @ZelenskyyUa. Never before had such a job been open to the public
2/10 I was 5 when my country became independent. Ukraine had never known freedom under the USSR, girls like me were told to keep quiet & expect little. Families without much, like mine, were unimportant. But Ukraine demanded freedom that is now under violent threat from autocracy
3/10That independence we now fight to retain brought opportunity. With @ZelenskyyUA’s support, I took my seat at the table with the most influential & powerful men in 🇺🇦, many of them confident that my voice was less important than theirs. But over time, their faces would change
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England has lost the plot.
Cancer treatments stopped out of “respect”
Funerals cancelled because your loved ones can’t be cherished the same day the queen is buried.
The press is asking people to stop leaving marmalade sandwiches
People are being arrested for silent protest
The government are on holiday. Again.
There is shit in the sea
We can’t afford food and energy.
A prince can sexually exploit his daughter live on air and it goes unnoticed by main stream media.
The new king can literally growl at a member of staff
We are supposed to shut up
God knows what else the #tories are at while they have this as a cover. Be scared. Be very scared.
We are no longer a #democracy the fact that go home Megan is trending says a lot. #racist #corrupt #tories #NotMyKing #AbolishTheMonachy
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The electoral law in #Greece & why changing it (again!) now would be another hit to the already suffering #democracy 🧵

Greece does not have a stable electoral system enshrined in its constitution. This means that electoral laws can & do change from time to time. 1/
Since the 1974 restoration of democracy, Greece has mostly used a so-called ‘reinforced proportionality’ system that is proportional only in name, as it tends to disproportionately benefit the largest party & excludes smaller ones due to a 3% threshold for entering parliament. 2/
The long-established parties of the post-authoritarian era (ND & PASOK) have historically tended to tweak or change the electoral law with the aim to undermine opponents & benefit themselves. 3/
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LIVE THREAD: I’ve been caught in the act at an election denier dinner in Appleton, Wisconsin! 1/
One of the staffers here recognized me and I could see them huddling. They didn't approach- so I tried not to be paranoid. 2/
But they just had the emcee — Regular Joe — name check me during his opening speech 🫠 3/
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Yesterday, #Russian President #Putin received a report from the Foreign Intelligence Service. The report, citing reliable sources, says that the #USA military-political leadership has made a clear decision on the need to inflict a military defeat on #Russia in #Ukraine.
If earlier the #USA leadership had doubts on a number of issues, now the position is clear, consolidated and formed into a solution. Moreover, it was decided to ignore the possible blackmail from #Russia regarding the use of #nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction.
In the near future, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to be warned by the #USA leadership about the inadmissibility of the use of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction by #Russia on the territory of #Ukraine ...
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Dear @RepJamesComer Why don’t you concern yourself with what’s happening in Kentucky’s backyard, and leave #democracy and the #RuleOfLaw to the Chair of @OversightDems and hopefully 🙏🏾 @RepRaskin should #Democrats hold the majority.


@RepJamesComer is your disinformation attack on Hunter Biden to cover up Kentucky Public Pension Funds holding 25% in Russian investments and the role Congress and Senate #MAGARepublicans may have played?

c: @OversightDems @RepRaskin @CREWcrew

The amount of Russian investment in Kentucky Public Pension funds is currently being overshadowed by the FYE 2021 positive results.


c: @OversightDems @RepRaskin @CREWcrew…
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1. today,the Italian daily Repubblica has an interview w/ #HillaryClinton,who is in Venice for promoting womens' rights. During the interview,she speaks about #AfghanWomen under the Taleban. No question to her on who funded & trained fundamentalists throwing acid on Afghan women
2. NO question on #LibyaWar, which was #HillaryClinton's war. Hillary with the #British and the #French. Libya which was and is an absolute catastrophe, in particular, a catastrophe for #Italy. NO question on #Libya from la Repubblica to #HillaryClinton
3. it is a disgrace how #HillaryClinton uses #WomensRights,#HumanRights,#freedom and #democracy to push her militaristic agenda which has destroyed entire nations.I believe everyone who believes in women's and human rights feel betrayed, exploited
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Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) produces the largest global dataset on #democracy, with over 30 million data points for 202 countries from 1789 to 2021.

Involving over 3,700 scholars & other country experts, V-Dem measures hundreds of different attributes of democracy. Image
The V-Dem Democracy Report 2022 contributes a greater understanding of the global challenges to

This year's report makes for grim reading. Like many other observers around the world, the authors are deeply concerned about the decline of democracy over the past decade. Image
The intensifying wave of autocratization around the world highlights the need for new initiatives to defend

The level of democracy enjoyed by the average global
citizen in 2021 is down to 1989 levels & the last 30 years of democratic advances are now eradicated. Image
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#History: "... A combination of rationality, a superior culture and richer public sensibility provided the soil in which #democracy, uniquely, could flourish. But what if that is #nonsense? What if we have the story all wrong?"…
"There are differences between open & closed societies, to be sure. One of the most notable is that, in the west, closed minds are not imposed on the populace, as they have to be in authoritarian regimes. Instead, they are cultivated and nurtured ...
... through #consumption of the establishment #media."

"An interview with Volodymr #Zelenskiy, the hero-president of “democratic” #Ukraine, the leader so beloved of the western establishment #media, is a case in point. He now admits that, throughout Moscow’s build-up ...
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#ClimateCrisis: "Undoubtedly the enormous lobbying power of the global #fossilfuel industry & vested financial interests endemic throughout the political #class – that is to say, #corruption – are in large part responsible...… #democracy #science #academia
... for the deadlock in achieving effective policy responses."

"Our, ostensibly independent, #scientific advisory committees and agencies dispense policy recommendations in impressive & bewildering detail. They suggest that by a #subsidy here and a #technology substitution...
... there we can reach ‘net-zero emissions’ in a few decades give or take,without any major upheaval to business as usual. Any #overshoot of emissions budgets,we are assured, can be mopped up by removing #CO2 directly from the atmosphere, once that #technology becomes available."
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The Right to Privacy was recognised as a Fundamental Right guaranteed under our Constitution on this day, five years ago by the Supreme Court of India when it delivered the landmark judgment - 'Retd. Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India'

#PrivacyMatters Image
The Honorable Supreme Court of India held the #RightToPrivacy to be an essential part of liberty protected under Article 21, and freedom of speech and expression under Article 19 of the Indian Constitution.

#PrivacyDay2022 #PrivacyMatters #FundamentalRights #India #Democracy
Justice Chandrachud’s opinion in the #Puttaswamy judgement encapsulates the essence of #Privacy -

#PrivacyMatters #PrivacyDay2022 #RightToPrivacy #FundamentalRights #Constitution Image
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Vote D!ONNE Renée @OnElectionDay #Toronto!

Our platform remains the same as in previous Elections.

We march, advocate, peacefully protest; yet, we continue to be harmed trying to ensure that we all have the ability to live & thrive.

Together we succeed!
Save your dollars. This campaign doesn’t ask for donations.
Elections shouldn’t be about who can afford to buy Elections or how much wealth a Candidate has— that’s white supremacy tactic 101.2b.

Your efforts to share the message Vote D!ONNE Renée @OnElectionDay is what is needed
We won’t get what we need without you. Together we succeed!✅

#TORONTO #TOpoli #voteTO
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🎉Amazing news!🎉 Our team came in FIRST PLACE in lowering anti-democratic attitudes in a massive online experiment @Stanford, the✨✨Strengthening Democracy Challenge✨✨. We ALSO significantly reduced partisan animosity and support for political violence in the US. 👇🧵1/8.
Our team includes @GabeLenz, @_dval_, @hosinux, and @alex_pentland from @UCBerkeley, @MIT, @MediaLab, and @TorontoMet. It started in 2019 with the question: what kind of #polarization is most toxic for #democracy and how can it be remedied? 🧵2/8.
What is the Strengthening Democracy Challenge? This innovative project crowdsourced intervention designs from over 400 people in 17 countries for a massive online experiment (N>31,000). For more info, see this thread by @RobbWiller 🧵3/8.
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Now out with @PrincetonUPress!

“From Development to Democracy: The Transformations of Modern Asia,” written with @JosephWongUT.

What do we argue? And how do we try to offer new thinking on #development and #democracy in East and Southeast #Asia?

A 📘🧵! 1/21
@PrincetonUPress @JosephWongUT It might help to start by noting that the book’s working title was always “Democracy through Strength,” until the very last minute.

That’s our main argument, and it’s still the title of our theory chapter. 2/21
@PrincetonUPress @JosephWongUT Most simply put, democracy hasn’t arisen in the region we call “developmental Asia” because weak dictatorships COLLAPSED, but because strong dictatorships CONCEDED. 3/21
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Must read 🧵 debunking yet another pile of disinfo bullshit from propaganda media. There was no potential “breakthrough”. Dean French is a grotesque #DougFord operative. Claiming an “accord” amongst malignant actors, is in any way legitimate, is yet another threat to #democracy.
Thank you to @CanadianOut for these screenshots. Anyone claiming there was a potential “breakthrough” right before the #EmergenciesAct was invoked, is amplifying misinformation, or is deliberately & malignly spreading disinformation. The EA was necessary. #CdnNatSec #cdnpoli ImageImage
Speaking of malicious actors & disinformation, everything in this tweet is a lie. Also, #CoupTruxKlan was never about “mandates”. It was an op that foreign adversaries & ideologically motivated domestic extremists used to try & destabilize 🇨🇦’s gov’t. #PierrePoilievreIsLyingToYou Image
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