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They all produce video analysis for #Newsbud: Prof. Filip Kovacevic (covering Russia-Balkans-EU), Peter Lee. (China & Koreas & SE Asia), Nation’s Top Constitutional Attorney John Whitehead (Police State USA), Pye Ian (One Of the world’s top Econ/financial analysts), Kurt Nimmo...
Starting Next Week You’ll Find me There (Newsbud.com)- With several videos podcast shows on #Turkey, Mid East, Central Asia-Caucasus Reports & Analyses. For members only (we have an amazing community there making Ad-Free, Foundation/NGO-Free, independence Possible)
In addition to that I will provide Culture-Food-Travel segments from #Turkey (All over the country), #Greece, #Lebanon, #Italy, #Iran, #Spain ... Fun, Informative ... a kind of mix not found elsewhere.
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Now that Turkish officials have pledged that they'll release evidence (including video footage, focus on black car) that they say supports the claim that @JKhashoggi was killed shortly after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, let's see what the #OSINT community can find.
A request to look at openly tracked flights from Istanbul to Saudi Arabia, or the other way around, has led to no results so far, but who knows what can still be found.
We've been looking at publicly available webcams around the perimeters of the Saudi consulate (h/t @evaludemann), but no webcam has been found. Here's the location: google.com/maps/place/Con…. Pakistani consulate surely has camera footage, but will they publish it?
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The Suffocation of Democracy

By: Christopher R. Browning

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As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
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I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
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@phoenix_de @guyverhofstadt Die Bürgerrechte der @The3Million sowie @BritishInEurope finden trotz allem zu wenig Gewichtung! Die EU hat nur dann eine Zukunft, wenn sie sich weniger von Lobbygruppen&mächtigen Wirtschaftsunternehmen leiten lässt&ein Bürgerparlament installiert,das mit entscheidet&konrolliert!
@phoenix_de @guyverhofstadt @The3Million @BritishInEurope @Eu27K @julienfouchet1 @inthebrickhouse @fairvoteuk @Lawyers4EU @UKEUchallenge @voiceseurope @AndrewAtter @julie4nw Another problem,UK democracy is hijacked by populists.@guyverhofstadt“Europe has a 5th column in its ranks:Putin's cheerleaders who want to destroy Europe&liberal democracy:LePen,Wilders..use Kremlin money&intelligence. Farage's friend Banks colluded with Russia 2deliver #Brexit
@phoenix_de @guyverhofstadt @The3Million @BritishInEurope @Eu27K @julienfouchet1 @inthebrickhouse @fairvoteuk @Lawyers4EU @UKEUchallenge @voiceseurope @AndrewAtter @julie4nw @julienfouchet1 “Our pan-European movement @Eu27K wants to mobilise people in all of the 27 states so that people understand why the UK is leaving the EU–they don’t know in the memberstates that this Brexit is illegal.We aim 2 create a support committee in each of the 27 states.“
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How Europe Raped Africa

The Berlin conference of 1884 is where European colonising nations basically carved up Africa. Historians refer to it as “the scramble for Africa”.

#Africa #Europe #WhiteSupremacy
The countries represented at the time included Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, #France, #Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, #Russia, #Spain, Sweden-Norway (unified from 1814-1905), #Turkey, and the United States of #America.
The Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference, regulated European colonization and trade in #Africa during the New Imperialism period and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.
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#Syria/n hero swimmer Sara Mardini who with her sister helped save 18 fellow refugees in 2015, has been charged with "people smuggling" for helping save refugees by Greek authorities, and placed in a maximum security prison. theguardian.com/world/2018/sep…
“The accusations are more about criminalising humanitarian action. Sara wasn’t even here when these alleged crimes took place but as charges they are serious, perhaps the most serious any aid worker has ever faced.”
From #Russia to #Spain, European human rights workers have been targeted by various fascist led States in what campaigners call an increasingly sinister attempt to silence civil society in the name of "security" but really to appease xenophobia, racism, and sadism.
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Sea arrivals in #Spain are increasing.
But the closure of a #migration route doesn't mean that automatically migrants just move to a different one. There is little evidence of a 'route replacement' trend.
#migrationEU
This is an important reminder that 'immigration policies' can affect migration flows but are hardly the only factor at play. The drivers of #migration are multiple and can't be reduce to the political will 'at destination'.
There is an overall and significant decrease in sea arrivals, which should be a warning for everyone still using the word 'migration crisis', but this is not the case, see newint.org/features/web-e… #Salvini #Italy
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#PabloCasado has been leader of the same old Partido Popular for barely a week. How long is he going to last?

🔵Academic Fraud
🔵The PP is incorrigible
🔵#Cifuentes and Casado
🔵Straight on the #Catalans’ case

#Spain

barbaryfigs.com/2018/07/29/the…
Thanks to @eldiarioes it's known that:
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In 2008, Pablo Casado enrolled in a Harvard Master’s program, the grandly named “Driving Government Performance”. It's one of the 3 “American” qualifications Casado's most proud of, citing his “Harvards” at every opportunity
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Casado's course was offered by the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (University of King Juan Carlos) and actually took place in the University of Navarre-owned IESE business school in Madrid. The “Harvard program” consisted of an intensive 4-day course from 16 to 19 June
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1. So #GroupB of the #WorldCup with #Spain, #Portugal, #Morocco and #Iran is the best group ever and we already know what will happen. You just need to look back to the turn of the 16th century and events that linked all of these countries (and Russia). History will repeat.
2. In 1578, at the Battle of Ksar El Kebir in Morocco, the young king of Portugal Sebastian I, who had allied with deposed Sultan Abu Abdallah Mohammed against usurper Abd Al-Malik I, died. The next in line, Cardinal Henry, also promptly died. A succession crisis followed.
3. The end of the House of Aviz led to the Iberian Union in 1580, when Philip II of Spain marched into Portugal and defeated the troops loyal to the Prior of Crato, another claimant to the throne, in the Battle of Alcântara. Spain and Portugal were united. (Portrait by Titian)
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OK, some context on #Spain: last week, a court found that the ruling #PP had been using irregular funds for years. The Socialist party (#PSOE) launched a motion of non confidence, which is being discussed today in Parliament (opens thread)
Initially,nobody in #Europe cared much:after all, this was to be the second time #Rajoy was questioned by the Parliament (last year, on an initiative by #Podemos) and Socialist leader #Sanchez (who is not an MP, as he lost his seat last year) did not seem to have too much support
Mainly because he needs 176 votes, which he can only get if MOST regional parties (including heavily pro-indy forces in #Catalonia and #basquecountry) support him, as #Ciudadanos has said they would not support the motion, because they want new elections.
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1/5 🔥RECORDS OF AN ENORMOUS LOOP HOLE EXIST IN THE CONGRESSIONAL FOREIGN TRAVEL REPORTS FOUND IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES #QAnon #AprilShowers #IBOR
clerk.house.gov/public_disc/fo…
2/5 A lot of traveling just a couple of weeks before huge election.
3/5 What is up with all this traveling?
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O relato pró-Espanha é, na maioria das vezes, fascista. É a de uma Espanha com um passado glorioso e de conquistas (se esquecem que perderam todas as colonias nas Américas, África e Ásia) e, mesmo dizendo que a "Cataluña es España", tratam os catalães como "eles", como inimigos.
É um argumento construído pela ditadura franquista a base de muita censura, assassinatos e repressão que acabou moldando a política e virando o modus operandi mesmo depois da morte do ditador fascista Francisco Franco. Os bascos que o digam! #Espanha #Catalunha
Está tão enraizada na cultura espanhola que até a esquerda do país é incapaz de se sensibilizar com a repressão contra o povo catalão, já que a Catalunha quer a independência e desmembrar o Estado é "ilegal”, digno de "traidores" #Espanha #Spain #Catalonia
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How #Trump became a #Soviet/#Russian Agent
1. #Trump's first known visit to #Soviet and #Moscow in 1987 looks to be part of a pattern. The #SteeleDossier says that the #Kremlin had been cultivating# Trump for “at least five years” before 2016 elections, meaning it asserts a beginning in 2011 or 2012.
2.The #SovietUnion was interested in #Trump three decades earlier. The top level of the #Soviet diplomatic service arranged his 1987 #Moscow visit.
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, having read #TheSunAlsoRises, at least five times, I want to share my thoughts. Hemingway wrote it in 2 mo, living in Paris, & based it on a 1925 trip south w a few expat buds to #Pamplona Esp for Festival #SanFermines & the Running of the Bulls, #TheLostGeneration
Of course, the protagonist squeezes a few days of trout fishing in (w his bota de vino, of course) in the Pyrenees Mountains, Basque Country, France. They later rendezvoused by way of train at the event. Bottle of coñac 💯. Let me clear: SF is insane. Its 24/7 day/night for 1 wk
It was in this book where Hemingway honed his approach to prose he called #IceburgTheory which is #SelectiveOmission. This is is best known masterpiece & first book, too. He discovered a way he to describe one thing while an entirely different thing was occurring. Revolutionary.
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Today in 1805, the Royal Navy crushed the combined Franco-Spanish fleet at #Trafalgar, one of the greatest sea battles of all time. 1/
Convention stated 2 fleets should form in lines of battle + engage broadside. However, #Nelson served during era of tactical #innovation. 2/
Nelson divided his force into two groups + sailed straight into the enemy’s port beam; echoing the tactics of Rodney, Jervis, and Duncan. 3/
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@007Atenea @pepe_canovas @_altnews @GemmaVannini Atenea,la actitud de @paula_canarias ,no me parece mala para cuando 1espacio aprueba en publico, comentarios agresivos a Mujer y su cultura
@_altnews @paula_canarias @Portaventura_ES @diaridtarragona @el_pais @GemmaVannini en ningún lugar del mundo, la libertad de expresión tutela la falta de respeto a una mujer, religión o etnia, ni en #España
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