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Dear People of #Israel,

It’s time to get off the trains.

Get out into the streets and start protesting this tyranny in huge numbers, like the rest of the world are.

It’s time to wake up.
These are protests against tyranny in #Turkey 🇹🇷

#Israel, it’s time to wake up.
Get off the trains.
These are the protests against tyranny in #Netherlands 🇳🇱

#Israel, it’s time to wake up.
Get off the trains 🇮🇱
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Thursday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here with the best #Covid19 global analysis and round up available on Twitter.

First a little quiz, answer in the next Tweet:
Do you know which country has had the most recorded cases of Covid19 as a percentage of population?
So I hope there was no cheating... I'll leave some blank lines here too in case some later viewers don't want the answer just yet...
So the nation with more #Covid19 cases than any other based on population is highly vaccinated #Seychelles at more than 20% infected.
Today I spent quite a long time being filmed/interviewed by @bbcturkce about #Covid19 and #Turkey. Not sure how much they will use, let's see.

Coincidentally the cameraman Efe, just happened to be in Kyiv as one of those using Ukraine for a 10 day stop off to avoid hotel prison!
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🔻The addresses we heard today were especially useful, if inescapably pessimistic, since as you know #PressFreedom in #Europe, is a crucial pillar of #EU #democracy.>>>

#DRFMG @EP_Justice
>>>This is a very serious issue.
The @EFJEUROPE, of which every Greek journalist is a member, conducted extensive research, shedding light on the “big picture” of media ownership in Europe, which found that:>>>

#PressFreedom @Europarl_EN
#DRFMG @EP_Justice
📌The vast majority of Media belong -with various degrees of transparency- to multinational shareholders. Their relationship w/ gov'ts is constantly deepening and this concerns all not just the usual suspects>>>

#PressFreedom @Europarl_EN
#DRFMG @EP_Justice
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Wednesday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here, with all the data, news and analysis as #Covid19 continues to cause problems.

Slightly less mega today on the thread as I am working abroad and struggling for time and internet. Doing my best!
Starting with the case numbers from the islands of #Greece which I couldn't publish yesterday.

Broadly heading in the right direction, with exceptionally good numbers from #Crete again and #Zante

#Mykonos surges again and is still the most infected island.
2/3 #Covid19 cases Tuesday on the islands of #Greece

#Crete 196 (-148)
#Corfu 53 (-15)
#Andros 1 (-9)
#Chios 24 (+8)
#Ikaria 11 (-10)
#Ithaca 2 (-1)
#Kalymnos (-1)
#Karpathos (-1)
#KeaKythnos 1 (+1)
#Kefalonia 9 (-1)
#Kos 10 (-2)
#Lefkada 24 (-9)
#Lemnos 2 (-3)
#Lesbos 33 (+1)
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The daily #Coronavirus megathread for Tuesday starts early, from Manchester airport.

Because of the early start I missed a few countries from yesterday's thread, first I'll update these #Covid19 totals. Tweets during the day may be delayed due to travel & connectivity issues
1/3 #GreekIslands - yesterday cases nudged lower again in #Greece and there were some very promising data from the islands too.

#Crete cut new cases of #Covid19 by 43% while for #Corfu it was a 48% fall and #Rhodes saw a reduction of 38%.

#Samos and #Chios need watching...
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Crete 129 (-98)
#Corfu 26 (-24)
#Andros 2 (-1)
#Chios 22 (+11)
#Ikaria 3 (+1)
#Kalymnos 4 (-6)
#Kefalonia 4 (-4)
#Kos 9 (-4)
#Lefkada 5 (-7)
#Lemnos 4 (+3)
#Lesbos 19 (-4)
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It's all for your health
Remember it's for your health
Remember it's for your protection
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Interesting: several #ISKP commanders were liquidated soon after the #Taliban broke open the prison in Kunar. Some of these commanders had travelled to #IS Centre in Iraq/Syria.
So the #Biden administration really is preparing to say #Americans left behind in #Afghanistan wanted to be left there or are at fault for being left there.
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Today is the day the #US will decide if it is going to evacuate everyone, or stick to #Biden's self-imposed deadline in #Afghanistan.
This messaging from the State Department about the #Taliban having pledged to allow #Afghans who helped us leave the country even after the #US military departs is either criminally naïve or a horribly cynical way of consigning thousands of people to death
The Pentagon messaging matches up with that of the State Department: very much looks like the #US is preparing the ground to leave #Afghans it owes a duty to behind, but to pretend there's some kind of process or agreement to get them out
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@bellezzasolocle @Carrot70 @johnus_maximus @mick67x @Craig09595975 @patd1967 NO T.H.E.Y #_W_E_R_E_N_T_!

They were about failing to catch up with what our competitors had BEFORE THE WAR

And we've not only hardly done anything since

We've REDUCED length of motorway miles & strangled rest of road "system"

Look at the supposedly most #CycleFriendly state:
@bellezzasolocle @Carrot70 @johnus_maximus @mick67x @Craig09595975 @patd1967 The Netherlands have much much more road, and much, much more road where cars have priority

For example they have FIVE times as much motorway for the size of country

TWICE as much motorway per car as we do

And, no, they don't have fewer cars per head, they have 12% MORE!
@bellezzasolocle @Carrot70 @johnus_maximus @mick67x @Craig09595975 @patd1967 And The #Netherlands have a THIRD MORE road in total per person

And TWICE as much road per acre as we do!

Which is why they, and lots of other supposedly cycle friendly countries can afford to be cycle friendly: They are much, much more car friendly!!!
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@drewsonix @PantsNeil @crabman72 @PaulCra33107260 @patd1967 Allow me to explain how world works

Suppose you like sitting on your porch watching cars go by

And 1 car passes every so often on your & every other street

Suppose the anti car lobby get a 1-way system introduced forcing all cars to go round the other 3 sides of every block...
@drewsonix @PantsNeil @crabman72 @PaulCra33107260 @patd1967 You now no longer see that car

But you see 3 others in same time

Traffic has tripled

Supposing anti-car lobby get angrier & demand traffic is slowed from 30 to (typically) 7.5mph

That quadruples already tripled traffic

Now cyclists so angry at congestion demand lane for them
@drewsonix @PantsNeil @crabman72 @PaulCra33107260 @patd1967 The traffic had been half filling both of 2 lanes

Now they completely fill theirs

Actually it's worse than that as before could pass turning slow stopping etc cars

Now every car turning slowing stopping gridlocks the entire road until they clear the road

And traffic speeds up
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People around the world have taken to the streets, with demonstrations, rallies, and actions since the recent increase of attacks by the #Turkish fascist state against #Shengal!

Here in #Bremen!

#UniteInResistance and take action!

Also in other parts of #Paris, #France, comrades took the streets and held a rally against the recent attacks in #Shengal!

We #UniteInResistance and we'll #SmashTurkishFascism

#TurkeyAttacksYazidis #TwitterKurds #Sinjar #RiseUp4Rojava
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Taliban capture second provincial capital #Sheberghan. There was heavy fighting in northern Jawzjan province. Taliban took it despite reinforcements frm #Kabul, air strikes & Dostum's militia. These vehicles are reportedly from Dostum’s unit #Afghanistan.…
Taliban's special forces (Red Unit) in the Kunduz city earlier today.…

#Kabul #Afganistan #Kunduz #Talibans
Fires & smoke in Kunduz city following series of AAF airstrikes on Taliban.…

#kunduz #Afghanistan #Helmand #Kabul #Talibans
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NEW: Just released @UN report warns of "heightened threats emerging" from #ISIS #alQaida affiliated groups worldwide

"This is especially true in parts of West and East #Africa" per the report, based on member state intelligence
In West/East #Africa, affiliates of #ISIS #alQaida "can boast gains in supporters and territory under threat, as well as growing capabilities in fundraising & weapons, for example, in the use of drones" per the @UN report
#ISIS in #Syria "has evolved into an entrenched insurgency, exploiting weaknesses in local security to find safe havens & targeting forces engaged in counter-ISIL operations" per the @UN report
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Same pattern in dozens of countries.

✅Huge increase in jabs
✅Huge increase in testing
✅Huge increase in “cases”
❌Almost zero deaths

This is #Cyprus 🇨🇾


They scare the ignorant by over inflating case numbers. Wake up.
Same pattern in dozens of countries.

✅Huge increase in jabs
✅Huge increase in testing
✅Huge increase in “cases”
❌Almost zero deaths

This is #UK 🇬🇧


They scare the ignorant by over inflating case numbers. Wake up.
Same pattern in dozens of countries.

✅Huge increase in jabs
✅Huge increase in testing
✅Huge increase in “cases”
❌Almost zero deaths

This is #Spain 🇪🇸


They scare the ignorant by over inflating case numbers. Wake up.
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VIP escort arranged by #Netherlands govt for female #ISIS #Daesh terrorist's return home from #Syria. Female ISIS members committed horrific crimes and provided material support for genocide + terrorism. #Yezidi #Yazidi

video via @HaraldDoornbos

@telegraaf @ADnl @volkskrant
Some may wonder why female #ISIS #Daesh members are given protection by their home governments, considering the literal GENOCIDE the Islamic State perpetrated against #Yezidi #Yazidi . Partly, it is because European states wrongly assess female ISIS members as not culpable.
Meanwhile, as these #ISIS #Daesh member is being brought home through the funding and protection of the Netherlands government, more than 2800 #Yezidi #Yazidi women and children remain unaccounted for in aftermath of ISIS's brutality and genocide
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Hello! It's a super sunny Sunday in (almost) all of #UK, enjoy the BBQ & don't worry too much about #Covid19

This is the daily #Coronavirus megathread and soon I'll make my predictions about🚦travel review.

To my anonymous donors💚just sorry I can't thank you personally.
Late on yesterday's thread some alarming news from #Bahrain, and also on there data from #Argentina and #Brazil

But today in the next 2 tweets, I'll start by taking a look at the infection situation which can go a long way to determining🟢🚦countries

Europe's most #Covid19 infected nations (7-day rate AD/M)
Same top 10. NL slow getting cases down

1 #Sweden 188
2 #Netherlands 182
3 #Lithuania 177
4 #Latvia 168
5 #Denmark 167
6 #Belgium 164
7 #Greece 154
8 #Andorra 148
9 #France 139
10 #Slovenia 135

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Saturday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here.

Thanks so much for everyone who contributed yesterday, if you have no idea what I'm on about here's another sneaky link to my crowdfunder!

It's a quite start today following the flurry of news last night..…
So a lot of data and a couple of new stories came in during the last hour or so of Friday, including South America data.

You can catch up on #Argentina #Brazil #Colombia #Bulgaria #Norway stats, and some #OlympicGames news by clicking and scrolling ⬇️

Now more very concerning news from #Bahrain, one of the most vaccinated territories on the planet.

#Covid19 cases are still rising there - more worrying is the real increase in deaths too.
Second highest daily number of new cases & deaths in the latest update
graph @Worldometers Image
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🇧🇾⚡The Belarus authorities landed a Ryan air plane, which was flying from Athens to Vilnius,in order to arrest the owner of telegram channel NEXTA Roman Protasevich. A mig-29 was made airborne by the orders of commander in chief Lukashenko to escort the plane to minsk.
🇧🇾⚡ A criminal case was opened against him for organizing mass riots and he can face death penalty.

🇱🇹🇧🇾⚡Lithuania demands that Belarus release Roman Protasevich, the President of Lithuania.
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Rotterdam looking incredibly glamorous, there. #Eurovision
This is basically Anywhere by Rita Ora, but without getting a restaurant manager sacked. #Eurovision
Good budget-saving move for them all to share the same dress, but I'm not sure it's going to look good on James Newman. #Albania #EUROVISION
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For our int. readers:
(THREAD) Soldier on the run in #Belgium / #Netherlands:
#Leopoldsburg a soldier stole a rocket launcher, a machine gun & a short weapon from barracks & apparently planned an #assassination of a well-known #virologist. #terrorism #nazis #army 1/
According to information, the man is a professional soldier stationed in #Peutie in Flemish #Brabant & living in #Limburg. He is said to be armed with a rocket launcher, a machine gun & a pistol. The soldier is also said to be wearing a bulletproof vest. 3/
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It's #Eurovision week!

After last year was cancelled, they're going ahead this year with a limited audience.

Here's this year's entries. My prediction: 🇲🇹#Malta will win.

More on that below in the thread you didn't ask for but are getting anyway (1/21).
You might ask: this is 1st & foremost a TV show with theoretically no need for performers to be in same place, why was 2020 cancelled (for 1st time in 65 years)?

Answer: Eurovision rules are strict. There wasn't enough time to change them to allow contestants to compete remotely
#Netherlands is hosting this year in Rotterdam, because they won in 2019 with Arcade.

I'll be heading up there to cover it, luckily it's just 90 minutes away.

The rules are quite strict: constant testing & separation of audience, contestants and press.
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Interesting set of charts showing extremely high affective polarization in Spain and Greece — predictable but still unnerving — and, contrary to some reporting, extremely low polarization in the Netherlands.
It comes with what seems like a major caveat, however: they're based on the proportion between how much people dislike other parties and like their own. But the Dutch electoral system means there are relatively many parties close to your own:

I was wondering yesterday to what extent that makes these data less comparable across countries, as Dutch respondents were in part evaluating other parties that in another country would have just been another wing of the same party.
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We are inviting you to send the email template to the European parliament MEPs as a matter of urgency. They vote on this today.
Say NO to tyranny under the pretext of health.
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