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Thread: #Syria, Chemical Attacks, & Disinfo

Interesting outcome from "BBC's Editorial Complaints Unit" re 13-part Mayday @Radio4 series

1. Series was on disinfo campaign -- pursued by #Russia, #Assad regime, and their allies -- contributed to death of James Le Mesurier

2. Series included episode on #Russia-#Assad-allies disinfo to deny #Douma chlorine attack, which killed 43 people, in April 2018

3. ECU outcome upheld series while criticizing "limited aspect" re ex-#OPCW staffer "Alex" (Brendan Whelan)


4. ECU said #BBC's Mayday should have been more circumspect re 1) possibility that ex-#OPCW staffer Whelan got $100,000 from WikiLeaks and 2) any Whelan belief that #Douma chlorine attack was "staged"

5. But ECU noted evidence for both points

Now the interesting part...

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(November 2016) "Video: Crowd rushes in to stop rioter smashing a transformer in the Pearl District #Portland #PortlandProtests" -- via
(May 2017) "#MayDay rioters now setting fires in the middle of downtown Portland" -- video via
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ICYMI: This weekend advocates all across the country rallied in celebration of #MayDay to honor essential workers, DACA recipients, TPS holders, farmworkers, and more, & to demand immigration reform. #WeAreHome

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Aufgrund zahlreicher Anfragen möchten wir in diesem Thread etwas ausführlicher auf die Geschehnisse am #1Mai in #Wien rund um die Votivkirche eingehen. #w0105 #mayday #Polizeigewalt
Nach einem Bannerdrop auf einem Baugerüst vor der Votivkirche stellten sich zahlreiche Polizist*innen vor der Kirche auf, mutmaßlich um die Aktivist*innen, die auf das Gerüst geklettert waren, festzusetzen.
Daraufhin zogen zahlreiche Demonstrant*innen aus dem Sigmund-Freud-Park ebenfalls in den Votivpark. So kam es zum ersten Zusammentreffen von Versammlungsteilnehmer*innen und Polizist*innen.
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Great to see #spycops placards and signs at yesterday's #KillTheBill demo in London
The #SpyCopsInquiry hearings recommence on Tuesday morning - catch up on the last few weeks at and
@out_of_lives ImageImage
@out_of_lives We don't trust the police.
Nobody can.
We remember the #SpyCops

Check out the new podcast series at ImageImageImage
@out_of_lives The police continue to spy on all kinds of campaigners, and curtail our right to protest.
This is why it's important to oppose the proposed new Police Crime & Sentencing Bill... ImageImage
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Traffic #ALERT There have been some gatherings today that have had marches impacting vehicular traffic, mostly downtown. Please be alert to your surroundings. We're monitoring. One arrest was made in the area of SW 4th Ave/Jefferson St.
We are getting reports of a car caravan driving through downtown right now. That could impact traffic for a while.
Weapons and body armor from the person arrested downtown on SW 4th Ave between Jefferson and Columbia Streets. Michael Isaacs, 26, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Menacing and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.
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At @PortlandDSA Labor event. #PassThePROAct event
Olivia Pace says they unionized child care workers right before #COVID19 lock down last year in Portland.
Union organizer talks about the intersection of labor and racial justice organizing
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Targets that need protested in 2021 #MayDay2021 #PortlandProtests
Financiers of #KeystoneXL #TransMountain #DAPL #BayouBridge & #Line3 pipelines
Wellsfargo, Chase, Bank of America, Barclays
@MazaskaTalks #StopLine3 #NoTMX #NoDAPL #IndigenousSovereignty #HonorTheEarth 1/
-Amazon Web Services and Microsoft contract with ICE to provide cloud services, data processing and AI
-Aramark provides shitty food to prisons, including private prisons ran by ICE.
-Wayfair provides beds for detained migrants. #MayDay #AbolishICE 2/…
@G4S helped detain, transport and deport migrants & involved in Israeli occupation of Palestine until recently. Still operate private prisons, and train Israeli police. Contract with City of Portland and @trimet. @AlliedUniversal is merging with G4S 3/
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🚨🚨🚨WE ARE HERE!! Program kicking off NOW with Arlette Morales @CASAforall and Guerline Jozef @HaitianBridge. We demand dignity! Tune in now!! 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
Our work is ESSENTIAL for health and livelihood of immigrants families. We demand TPS for Cameroon & other countries in need of relief. #MayDay #WeAreEssential
“Everyone of us can relate to the pain brought upon us by the immigration system...we will NOT be discouraged. I believe that we will win.” @nakasec member, Jein Ryu. Immigrants like Jein deserve to be protected & secure in the country they call home🏡 #ImmigrantJustice
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As Biden lays out ambitious plans to stimulate the US economy and fight inequality with new money creation (spending) and money destruction (higher taxes on corporations, capital gains and the right), a firing squad of economists assembled to issue dire inflation warnings.

1/ A photo from an anti-austerity protest in which people stand
(If you'd like an unrolled version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:)…

They're repeating the economic doctrine of the pasty 40 years, an austerity doctrine that focuses on the inflationary risks of "deficit spending" (when governments don't tax as much money out of the economy as they inject in the same year).

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There is something glorious about the images that @zoom_earth captures. I especially like the large symmetrical and fairly stationary area of cloud in the North Atlantic in this image.

Today's May 1sy Forecasts for #Ethiopia and #MiddleEast rainfall follow.
The main action today was in Europe where the strengthening #WestAfricaMonsoon #WMA has today had a spectacular impact on European Weather.

A detailed thread covering those events can be found here.
Today's North African long range (12 day) rain forecast is taken from the Korean KMA model as it looks to be a lot closer to what we are seeing in the skies today.
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Too often the story of ambition has been written by and for middle and upper class white women and then presented to the rest of us as pre-packaged ambition for our consumption.… #MayDay
It was never my ambition to become a CEO, to have a corner office, or to become rich. What is ambition liberated from all of that?

What does ambition look like for a woman whose goal is not to become rich? What is ambition liberated from corporate success? #MayDay2021 Text: It is my ambition to liberate ambition from accumulati
What is ambition for a working class woman or a woman who is poor?

Who or what determines what women are supposed to be, want, and do? Primarily, patriarchy, which works in tandem w/other forms of oppression, esp for women of colour and women from marginalized groups.
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Una recopilación de posters socialistas para celebrar el #DiaDelTrabajo empezando por Unión Soviética.

#LaborDay #MayDay
Cuatro soviéticos extra, dedicados a @sovietvisuals

#СССР #Мая1
Dos húngaros y dos checoslovacos.
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🗣Today we’re gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza, alongside thousands, READY to march and make our demands heard. @POTUS immigrant families are counting on you! #Citizenship4All
🦋 Today, we fight to ensure that the Biden administration keep the promises made to immigrants at the start of these 100 days. Where are you on this historic day?! Join us in DC! #MayDay #ImmigrantWorkersAreEssential
📢📢📢 @POTUS and Congress, can you hear us from Freedom Plaza? We come in thousands to remind you that immigrant workers are essential and deserve a path to citizenship NOW! #WeAreHome #ImmigrantJustice
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#InternationalWorkersDay honors the immigrant organizers unfairly convicted of conspiracy for participating in a wave of worker protests known as the Great Upheaval throughout the 1800s.

But #MayDay's history reaches back farther, and its demands are yet to be fully met.

1/13 Red and green graphic with a photo of a May Poll next to a p
Agricultural workers throughout Europe (pagan peasants) have celebrated #MayDay as a day too holy to work since at least the 4th century; which is when #Beltane, as some called it, was first mentioned in Irish literature.

2/13 Red, black, and green graphic reads: It was always a celebra
#MayDay was a time workers put away their tools & gathered flowers, danced, feasted, held ceremony, built fires, shared libations, and celebrated community.🌻💃🔥

Because workers weren't grinding away making profits for a boss, many May Day celebrations were criminalized.

3/13 Red, black, and green graphic reads: In 1550 an Act of Parli
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Happy #MayDay! Emma Goldman seen from the shoulders up and next to her pict
I began this essay which I wrote in December with Emma Goldman's words above.… #MayDay
Lucy Gonzalez Parsons led the first May Day parade in the US in Chicago in 1886. #MayDay Lucy Parsons face and next to it the words: Never be deceive
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I have been tracking the cause of the suddenly extreme weather which is currently underway for past month. The immediate cause is described in this thread

There was a precursor event from April 17-19.

This one is a lot bigger.
And it is far from over. There is at least three more days of incoming #WestAfricaWaterPlume
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☆ संयुक्त महाराष्ट्र आंदोलन आणि डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर

आज १ मे, जागतिक कामगार दिन तसेच आपला महाराष्ट्र दिन. १ मे १९६० ला संयुक्त महाराष्ट्राची घोषणा झाली आणि मुंबईसह महाराष्ट्र राज्याची स्थापना झाली. आज आपण सर्व ६१वा 'महाराष्ट्रदिन' साजरा करत आहोत.
"मुंबईसह संयुक्त महाराष्ट्र झालाच पाहिजे" या मागणीतून 'संयुक्त महाराष्ट्र समिती' ची स्थापना झाली आणि तब्बल २२ वर्षांच्या (१९३८-६०) अथक मेहनतीतून, अनेक मोर्चे-आंदोलनातून, आणि १०६ हुतात्मे होऊन आपला आजचा महाराष्ट्र आपण पाहतोय. जबरदस्त संघर्ष हा महाराष्ट्र मिळविण्यासाठी झालाय.
सर्व उपेक्षित-शोषित, कष्टकरी आणि मध्यमवर्गीयांची अभूतपूर्व एकजूट होऊन हा लढा यशस्वी झाला.डाव्या चळवळीतील कार्यकर्ते आणि शोषित-वंचित-कष्टकरी समाजाचे नेतृत्व करणारे 'शेड्यूल कास्ट फेडरेशन (शे.का.फे)'चे नेतेमंडळी यांच्या मार्गदर्शनपर आंदोलनामुळे 'संयुक्त महाराष्ट्राच्या चळवळीला'
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The transformation of #WestAfricanPlume's presentation overnight is extraordinary. It's line has moved 1000kms east. It's still running as hot as last night.

A rough estimate of the speed of the cloud movement last night put it an over 220 kms per hour.
To comprehend the scale of this thing a series of three animations follows.
Africa and Western Europe...
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మే దినోత్సవం లేదా మే డే (#MayDay)
ప్రతి సంవత్సరం మే 1 వ తేదీన జరుపుకునే స్మారక దినం. చాలా దేశాలలో మే దినం, #అంతర్జాతీయ_కార్మిక_దినోత్సవం లేదా కార్మిక దినోత్సవం తో ఏకీభవిస్తాయి. ఇవి అన్నీ కూడా కార్మికుల పోరాటం మరియు కార్మికుల ఐక్యతను గుర్తిస్తాయి. #InternationalLabourDay
భారతదేశంలో 1947లో మనకు స్వాతంత్ర్యం లబించేంత వరకు భూస్వామ్య వ్యవస్థవుండేది. ఈ వ్యవస్థలో రాజులు తమకు సైనికులను, ఉంపుడుక తెలను సరఫరా చేసినందుకుగాను, విలువైన కానుకలను సమర్పించుకున్నందుకు గాను కొంతమంది వ్యక్తులకు భూములను బహుమానంగా ఇచ్చేవారు. ఈ భూముల్లో వారు శిస్తులు వసూలు చేసి
కొంతభాగం రాజుకి చెల్లించగా మిగిలినది తమ సాంతానికి వాడుకొనేవారు. ఈ భూములను రైతులకు యిచ్చి వ్యవసాయం చేయించి ఫలసాయం తాము తీసుకొనేవారు. అన్ని వృత్తులవాళ్ళు ఎండనక, వాననక భూస్వాములకు పనులు చేసిపెట్టే వాళ్ళు. ఇందుకు వారికి ఎటువంటి ప్రతిఫలం లభించేదికాదు. దీనిని వెట్టి చాకిరీ అనేవాళ్ళు.
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A good judgement to read on #MayDay is the 2020 SC judgment which quashed the Gujarat Govt order exempting Factories from paying overtime wages to workers. The Court emphatically said that " a workers’ right to life cannot be contingent on the mercy of employer
or the State"
Notably, the judgment acknowledged that labour rights are "hard won" rights which cannot be diluted citing the excuse of pandemic.

State cannot permit exploitation of workers making their "hard won" rights illusory, SC said.
During pandemic, State should be more protective of workers than diluting their rights citing difficulties of employer.

" losses cannot be offset on the weary shoulders of
the laboring worker, who provides the backbone of the economy", the Court said.

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Sejarah May Day, Sebuah Utas

May Day punya sejarah panjang. Lahir dari berbagai rentetan perjuangan kelas pekerja setelah revolusi industri.

Para buruh dipaksa untuk bekerja hingga 16 jam sehari. Di beberapa tempat ada yang dipaksa bekerja hingga 19 jam sehari di pabrik-pabrik. Image
Tanggal 1 Mei 1886, sejumlah Serikat Pekerja di AS melakukan demonstrasi besar2an utk menuntut diberlakukannya 8 jam kerja setiap hari serta kenaikan upah yg layak.

Aksi ini terjadi serentak di seluruh negeri. Tak kurang dari 100.000 orang buruh mengikuti mogok massal tersebut. Image
Aksi ini berlangsung berhari-hari. Tanggal 4 Mei malam, di alun2 Haymarket di Chicago, sejumlah aktivis masih melakukan orasi bergantian.

Awalnya ada 3.000 orang di sana. Namun seiring hujan deras, pada pukul 22.00 hanya tinggal ratusan buruh yang bertahan.

#MayDay2021 #MayDay Image
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Since we're just an hour away, here's a quick thread of #MayDay posters from around the world.

A Garland for May Day, Walter Crane, Britain, 1895.
May Day poster from the Italian Socialist Party, 1902.
Dutch May Day poster, Johan van Hell, 1927.
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#sange Tidur Dear M #TerorisAlaRezim #ROSÉ #tegasamakurir #MayDay #StopFramingFPIteroris Kelas 8 Atta Terimakasih April Capek Baca #fishswapapp Welcome Mei

Pulau Padar pesona indah di timur Indonesia via
#sange Tidur Dear M #TerorisAlaRezim #ROSÉ #tegasamakurir #MayDay #StopFramingFPIteroris Kelas 8 Atta Terimakasih April Capek Baca #fishswapapp Welcome Mei

deket sini ada Naga , namanya KOMODO…
#sange Tidur Dear M #TerorisAlaRezim #ROSÉ #tegasamakurir #MayDay #StopFramingFPIteroris Kelas 8 Atta Terimakasih April Capek Baca #fishswapapp Welcome Mei

Pergi ke Labuan Bajo?
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