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The @PADems have succeeded in their attempt to remove #GreenParty candidates @HowieHawkins and @AngelaNWalker from the Pennsylvania ballot.

I ask is this what election meddling looks like? 1/6
Earlier this year the @GreenPartyofPA sued the PA Commonwealth demanding relief of in-person petitioning due to #COVID19. The PADEMs intervened in the case and argued that allowing the Greens into the November election would damage the rights of the Dem candidates. 2/6
There PADEMs argued that the Greens had the opportunity to run in the Democratic primary. Remember their party previously argued that they had the legal right to disregard the results of their primary. 3/6
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🟢 What is the State of the European Union #SOTEU debate? It's an important moment of #EU #democracy, when MEPs hold the @EU_Commission to account, checking on work done & the #FutureofEurope.

🎞️by @Europarl_EN

#NextGenerationEU #EUGreenDeal @boell_stiftung @boell_EU_USA
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/12/2020…
Biodiversity scientists must fight the creeping rise of extinction denial | Nature Ecology & Evolution…

#biodiversity #extinction #denial #ecology
COVID vaccine, treatment trials create monkey shortage for science…

#trials #COVID19 #vaccine #monkey #shortage #consequence
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I don't use my real name on twitter because I can't afford to.

I have multiple environmental complaints and disability discrimination challenges lodged with various state or statuatory bodies, and am trying to gather information on others, with the end goal of legal action.
I have also left or turned down jobs due in research due to the mining influence on academic freedom in science, and public service jobs over the politics and suppression of information in Qld.

Then there has been the personal and police intimidation.
Police intimidation at legal protests is sadly not unusual in Qld, under Joh or Dutton.

But I was concerned about the Fixated Persons Unit intimidating environmental whistleblowers here, and the environmental focus of police raids, attempts to change protest laws in Qld
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Let's be clear..
#Croats, #Bošniaks, #Albanians & Montenegrin #DPS activists who cry about election result in #Montenegro & call #Serbs fascists are revisionists & ideological heirs of Nazi supporters in Balkans, who formed SS divisions & exterminated Serbs, Jews & Roma in WW2.😏
2. Fact that some Atlantist, #NATO & EU mouthpieces are upset by this result lies in the fact that NATO turned into a new Axis in the 90s & resurrected the Ottoman, Austrian, Italian, German & Komintern politics in the Yugoslav #Balkans:
Foster divisions & conquer divided people.
3. Milo is an opportunist who changed master w/ the wind.
Once favorable to unified #Serbia, he turned his jacked to save his ass & benefit from the situation.
Like in #Kosovo, #NATO would support mobsters in #Montenegro to break-up #Yugoslavia, no matter the cost for the locals.
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#Independents & #progressives who aren't sure they're going to #VoteBiden should spend 20 mins finding out what's really at stake from 3 top (former) #Republican strategists. Their answer is EVERYTHING. /thread…
@SteveSchmidtSES 1>#Republicans have no platform. Literally. They are officially a cult of personality.

2>#RNC made lawless use of the people's house, the most powerful symbol of the state. Trump's in effect saying he IS the state, he IS the law.
Schmidt: 3>Trump campaign & #RNC know using the #WhiteHouse & WH staffers for the convention is illegal & did it anyway. Trump doesn't just demand loyalty. He demands his staff break the law as proof that HE is the law. "The light's gone from flashing yellow to flashing red."
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Yesterday, working with a team of 15 researchers, we collected data from the participants at the #MarchOnWashington. In the end, we collected data from 277 participants who were randomly sampled in the crowd a #thread 🧵 (photo by @stsumej )
Lots of people (and the media) have been focusing their attention on calls to #DefundThePolice. Here's a new piece by @mayaaking at @politico:…
However, our data on the #MarchonWashington show that participants were much more concerned about race-based health disparities (like #COVID) and race-based poverty than about police reforms (though they also got a good deal of attention). @SociologistRay
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Thread. 1. #ElectionProtection. What's the most important thing you're going to do today? Sign up to get ongoing Election Protection training. Reports predict #Election2020 may be "marked by a chaotic legal & political landscape" Will you be prepared?…
2. Does it matter if you get training? Yes. "We face a period of contestation/from the 1st day a ballot is cast/until 1/20/20. The winner may not, & we assess likely will not, be known on 'election night'." If you are prepared & ready - you can help.…
3. @SMART_elections collaborating w/ @ScrutineersUS
is providing important #ElectionProtection training every other Tues. It's the foundation you need to #DefendOurDemocracy. On YouTube: 8/25 7pm ET here.

We've got to train to be ready for #Election2020
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Thank You, @CarterCenter

Carter Centre To Launch First-Ever US Election Initiative, Citing ‘Erosion’ Of Democracy In US

Exclusive: Democracy Promotion Group Founded By Jimmy Carter Will Launch US-Focused Initiative For First Time In Its History…
"The democracy promotion organisation founded by former president #JimmyCarter 💙 is to launch its first-ever #UnitedStates #election initiative this year, citing an “erosion” of democracy in the country. The @CarterCenter has monitored more than 110 #elections in the...
... #MiddleEast, #EastAfrica, #LatinAmerica, and #Asia since 1989 as part of #democracy promotion efforts around the world. Although there are no plans yet to monitor #polls in the #US, this will be the first time it has engaged in a US #election at all."
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@Apple wants to silence #political opinions, that it should also stop manufacturing black and yellow #iPhones, and only make products in blue, red and white.” 1/n

@SolomonYue⁩ ⁦…
『但近日經理限制口罩款式,黃色、寫有香港字樣、及有「#FDNOL」(Five Demands, Not One Less縮寫、五大訴求缺一不可)字樣的口罩均屬禁止之列,但藍色口罩則獲允許。』 3/n

@Apple Store禁員工戴港產黃口罩 職員證肖像不許穿黑黃色衫…
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[Thread] August 18, 2020: POP releases the latest social indicators & rankings of people’s most familiar political figures
All 5 indicators have registered all-time lows since records began in 1997. #HongKong #HK #Freedom #Prosperity #RuleOfLaw #Stability #Democracy
1/ Core Social Indicators (on a scale of 0 to 10)
Degree of freedom: 4.7
Degree of prosperity: 4.2
Compliance with the rule of law: 3.8
Degree of stability: 3.8
Degree of democracy: 3.7
2/ People’s Most Familiar Political Figures

Compared to half a year ago, regardless of their popularities, 6 political figures remain in the top 10. Anson Chan, John Tsang, Jasper Tsang, Leung Kwok-hung have fallen out of the top 10 list...
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/18/2020…
It Saves Lives. It Can Save Money. So Why Aren’t We Spending More on Public Health? - The New York Times…

#policy #PublicHealth
Statistical dark arts endanger democracy — and life…

#statistics #life #democracy #arts #dark
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Are we #FREE online in #Thailand ?
Student-led protests R calling 2 #SaveThaiDemocracy, respect #FreeSpeech & end #harassment of #ProDemocracy #youth 👉🏼Check our campaign 2 #StopDigitalDictatorship so we all enjoy #onlineFreedom 👉🏼
#savepanusaya #saveparit ImageImage
Are we #FREE in #Thailand? Want 2 know what laws military-backed govt is using to charge & arrest critics & activits? Check 👉🏼 as we break it down for U!
#savepanusaya #saveparit #MilkTeaAlliance #หยุดคุกคามประชาชน #อานนท์หายไปไหน ImageImageImageImage
Are we #FREE in #Thailand ? Check #campaign 2 #StopDigitalDictatorship as we call on Govt. to
1. Respect #onlinefreedom in line w/ intl #HumanRights law
2. Stop threats & arrests of #student activists
3. Stop criminalization of critics
4. Save #Democracy
#SaveParit #youth ImageImageImageImage
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If you read one #book before November's contentious, horrifying #election, "We #Recommend" you check out this seminal, groundbreaking one on #democracy and #voting by #RollingStone and #Guardian reporter Greg Palast!…

#Vote #Votes #Elect #Fraud #Theft
In his inimitable, rousing, feisty fashion @Greg_Palast within chronicles past & present weaknesses & vulnerabilities of #voting in America & provides crucial instruction on how to assure yours gets counted and is not thrown out.

(Real possibilities you might be unaware of!)
The short, highly readable, artfully #illustrated work also contains an informative treasure trove of excellent research and #information regarding deceptive practices and unnerving implications, from willful #purging of #blacks, #seniors and #collegestudents from #voter rolls...
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THREAD: #Trump is intentionally sabotaging the #USPS to cheat in the election, as he knows he will lose in a fair election.


USPS removing mailboxes in Eugene, #Oregon…
#USPS deactivating sorting machines used to sort mail, the inevitable outcome will delay the #USMail and intefere with prompt delivery of ballots.

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Democracies globally need all manner of reform. It’s not just USA & UK where #DarkMoney & foreign adversaries essentially steal elections. We can’t forget role of #socialmedia & pol parties using data against us. We must #DefendDemocracy in #Canada, Africa, S. America & beyond…
Even further than campaign finance reform & regulating #socialmedia (there’s no reason Zuckerberg, Liberals, CPC & 3rdParty poli arms need to micro-target ads, we had successful #democracy & elections before this divisive capability, IMO more so) — #NATO must expand its purview…
#NATO’s battlefield must incl #cyberwar, #informationwarfare, w/ a mission to #DefendDemocracy!

Surely NATO knows the global alliance can win the fight but lose the war? We’ve already lost parts of #Europe (full or in part) to #Russia & #authoritarianism w/o a shot fired. All…
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@SecPompeo praised @JimmyLaiApple in his "#Communist #China and the #Free World’s Future" speech at @NixonLibrary.

"I’ve talked with #HongKong’s #democracy leaders, from Cardinal Zen to Jimmy Lai. Two days ago in London, I met with Hong Kong freedom fighter @nathanlawkc." 1/
His arrest flies in the face of #USA as "a beacon of #freedom for people all around the #world".

"If we don’t act now, ultimately the #CCP will erode our freedoms and subvert the rules-based order that our societies have worked so hard to build. ... 2/
... If we bend the knee now, our children’s children may be at the mercy of the Chinese Communist Party (#CCP), whose actions are the primary challenge today in the #free world." ~ @SecPompeo 3/3
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/09/2020…
Collective behavior: How animals work together…

#animals #collective #behavior
Why capitalism is in constant conflict with democracy…

#conflict #democracy #capitalism
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Some Lunatics who Hate Truth, FACTS, REALITY, Law, REAL Science, & Honesty in general, claim it's a #Conspiracy Theory that the #Queen has incredible power, influence (control) over the #UK & thus #British Commonwealth. However, legally the truth is very different to their TALK ImageImageImageImage
-The Queen Denied Royal consent of the military action into Iraq in 1999. Post 2001 WTC event, things changed however as well all know.
-The Queen has no passport nor driver's licence & won't be subject to track & trace nor Vaccines either.
-Can declare war without approval by Parliament
-Can issue passports & ID
-Legally immune
-Can seize property or ships at will
-Can commit ANY crime there is with ZERO repercussions period, anywhere on earth. Image
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Thought #Americans chose their candidates for president? WRONG! Think Again! Something called Delegates & "Super-Delegates" choose them & have 8,800 TIMES the voting power of others& chose Hillary over Commie Sanders& #Biden over him also despite Democracy
I found that NO ONE even knows anything about the "Delegate" System & the HateStream FRAUDNews so called #Media covers this up to hide the FAKE show of elections & "Democracy" From #American voters, & everyone should know it. It's not well taught in schools & no one knows it.
-The people don’t choose the candidates to win
-The super delegates choose them
-They swing races w/ up to 8800x the voting power
-If you aren’t nationally known you have effectively ZERO chance to win, & then you have to win them ALSO
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Samples of #VoteByMail funny business, #BallotHarvesting, unaccounted votes, mistakes and mysteries around #America.

When @HillaryClinton starts posting about vote by mail and calling for ppl to volunteer in the name of #democracy,
That's when you know #fraud will be involved ImageImageImageImage
Election 2020
They will attempt a Coup de'ta 2•0
Mail in voting fraud and all possible dirty tricks.

Dirty disshonest disseiving democrats
#ballotharvesting #FraudWatch #fraud @JudicialWatch @FoxNews @jsolomonReports ImageImageImageImage
@SpeakerPelosi #ballotharvesting

@HillaryClinton will never be @POTUS

@RepAdamSchiff has many many skeletons in his closet.
Illegal weapons sales, slush funds, laundering. ImageImageImage
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I seem to have time this summer to read another intriguing book by a #MMT scholar. So, what follows is some remarks on @ptcherneva's "The Case for a Job Guarantee".

1) From the top a very readable and eloquent presentation - I like the compactness of this book series.

2) It is difficult to find more timely subject for non-fiction book. @ptcherneva portrays nicely why everbody should be interested in #JobGuarantee proposal. Everyday examples in the introduction bring the unemployment question to right level of abstraction.

(To be continued...)
3) Why do we need #JobGuarantee? Because the current policy regime relying on the idea of natural unemployment (NAIRU) is theoretically flawed and morally questionable. The relation between inflation and employment is at best shady. The RIGHT level of unemployment is zero.

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A thread on how to fix the #Eurozone (and the #EU).

With the #RecoveryFund , the #EU has arrived to a pivotal point. Accepting the Fund would take us into a federation, while declining would, very likely, lead to euro-exits.

So, which option to choose? 1/20
The #EU was established to end the wars and create political stability and prosperity across Europe.

Before the creation of the euro, it looked to accomplish just that. Europe started to grow together.

Unfortunately, euro has now reversed basically all that progress. 2/
After the Global Financial Crisis, the euro became, not the symbol of prosperity, but a symbol of poverty and human suffering.

Many member countries are now poorer than before the euro and some, like Finland, have never recovered from the GFC.

Moreover,... 3/
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