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Anti-authoritarian and anarchist Visions. Tweets, Texts, books, debates sources... Thread
#anarchism #anarchy #thread
What is anarchism? - Alexander Berkman

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What Is Anarchism? An Introduction

Donald Rooum and Freedom Press (ed.)

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#Chinese Foreign Ministry gives very interesting details from #China FM Wang call with #Israel FM @yairlapid. Thread: As far as I remember, this is 1st time China praises the #AbrahamAccords, if without naming them. Wang Yi says "China is pleased to see Israel establishing 1/9
and developing normal ties with countries in the region, which is part of the reconciliation in the broader #MiddleEast 中方乐见以方同地区国家建立并发展正常友好关系,这应是中东整体和解的组成部分." So far, China has been was quiet re Israel's closer ties with #UAE, #Bahrain 2/9
despite its professed support for stability. Wang repeats China's stance re Israel ties with #Palestinians, says supports resuming talks on #two #state solution, repeats China's offer to facilitate direct negotiations between Israel and Palestinians. China had already hosted 3/9
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Time for a 🧵 on two charts (at the end) that seem to tell an interesting #Bitcoin story.

For several yrs @CaitlinLong_ has openly discussed the potential negative impact of #rehypothecation of #bitcoin by banks, wall street, hedge funds & the broader #tradfi community.
@saylor has discussed and shown the need for sound money and the value that having a savings mechanism brings to the system.

@JeffBooth has shed light on the fact that #deflation isn’t such a bad thing when #technology is actually making our lives better and costs cheaper.
@saifedean taught the 🌏 the importance of time, effort, and energy & the value that living by the #Bitcoin Standard can bring to individuals and countries across the globe.

@FossGregfoss has done a phenomenal job helping to #educate on the benefits of owning #volatile #assets.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/23/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/11/23/dai…
Scientists may have found the longest dinosaur in the world. It's called the Supersaurus

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#archaeology #dinosaurs #supersaurus #discovery
The Complex Alternative: Complexity Scientists on the COVID-19 Pandemic

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#BookReview #COVID19 #ComplexityScience #interviews
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This is EVP Margrethe @Vestager speech "Democratic values in a digitalised world" @HumboldtUni 25.10.21. It explains rationales, set up basis for what I think will be a successful #EuropeanDigitalLaw! A speech that will continue to resonate for us #Thread ec.europa.eu/commission/com…
Late 1990: large platforms “emerged and started organizing the internet for what would soon become millions of users around the world.” For 1st time "the platforms acted as global “match-makers” B2C. With “ever-growing match-making” platforms have power, & control. 1/1
Power & control are particularly important 4 #socialmediaplatforms. "Clicks matter. The more content is seen and shared, the higher the income from advertising. Hence, it is not so much the quality or the truthfulness of the content that matters but its “virality”" 1/2
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4. Is this regulation something new? It is officially codifying existing facts on the ground. The rumor is after the Edu regulation debacle/Edu Minister fired, this is govt trying to set it officially, so private capital doesn’t come in, then got banned, raising another uproar.
5. Will @caixin_intel /@Caijing be banned now? Likely not. They are state owned media, as Twitter labelled them thus, even though in China, they are considered somewhat opposition media and got article censored left and right.
6. What about Weibo/Tencent? First order effect are small because they were only in news distribution business, never in having actual journalists and news creation business. But there are some secondary effects.
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[THREAD]

What is The #Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Amendment Bill, 2021 proposed in the #ParliamentMonsoonSession ? #CBA2021

#coal #mining #FossilFuels #land #lawforall

@iep_india @CBA_Raipur @JharkhandJanad1 @AdivasisMatter @ForestRightsAct

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#CBA2021 amends #Coal Bearing Areas Act, 1957 which currently allows #CentralGovernment to acquire #land only for Govt Companies i.e #CoalIndiaLimited & only for #mining purposes.

#Land was not be used for permanent infrastructure e.g.roads, rail

coal.nic.in/major-statisti… 2/10
The #CBA2021 will allow central government to do three things:

1. Give rights to #State Govts to lease #land to successful bidders of 2020 #CoalAuctions.

Private sector is incentivised and spared of #landacqusition #compensation
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Yesterday, after a long discussion with a close family member who is a US MD phd, we agreed that with world's best #contagion models (% masks & social interaction) available in world today, the covid take-off could at best have been predicted 7 to 10 days before it exploded...2/
2/covid #Covid Pragmatic suggestion is to ban all #Social gatherings of > 7-10 people (indoors & outdoors), till curve turns down, but don't stop economic activity (w cumplusory masking, distancing). Once curve flattens, outdoor gathering restrictions can be eased with masking
3/covid Cities/towns/urban,/semi urban; rural markets/melas areas are where there is the greatest interaction between people (mobility & personal interaction are the key parameters in these virus spread models)
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An endless source of miscommunication and misunderstanding is the use of ambiguous terms and, worse, reliance on definitions that aren't clarifying but rather the opposite. One such term is the #State. We all "know" what it is but very few have attempted to define it clearly.
For everyday purposes, we don't need to clarify the term because our intersubjective understanding of it, and how we use it (the context), makes it clear enough. But not so when we debate or try to uncover why we have different opinions about it and, especially, its nature.
The State is an organization but not like any other. It has a distinct nature, characteristics that make it different from firms, HOAs, and sports clubs. It's also not, simply but vaguely, an abstraction of some conception of "us," as many prefer to see it. So, what is the State?
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there's been a lot of development on state size mgmt in Ethereum.

it doesn't get a ton of attention, but it's
a vital problem to solve for mass adoption (thinking 10 years, 1B users forward)

in the following thread, I'll unpack the problem and current solution space
first, what's the problem?

the Ethereum 'state' consists of all of the data necessary to process a new transaction. you can think of it
as the application state of all smart contracts and all account balances

each node needs to store this data to verify the chain
as NFTs and DeFi explode, the size of this data is growing at an increasingly rapid pace:

etherscan.io/chartsync/chai…

if this continues, it'll become unfeasible for most to participate in verifying the network. this isn't the
decentralized future we want!
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1/5 #Greencrime2021 @CEDATURV

Do you want to know why #Spain is threatening the environment🌍?

Here my ongoing research exploring the #RevolvingDoors as a form of #StateCorporateCrime.

#QualitativeResearch media coverage, gray/academic lit. & secondary data.

A thread⬇️ List of expoliticians working for fossil fuel and electric c
2/5 #Greencrime2021

The ‘revolving doors’ phenomenon is widespread across #Europe (and political parties), even though, this research is framed within a Spanish context.

A little background of the #revolvingdoors phenomenon in Spain. Greens/EFA (2018) Revolving doors and the fossil fuel indust
3/5 #Greencrime2021

State-corporate crime (Lynch et al. 2010):

Unethical actions/agreements between the #State and the #CorporateSector against the law or at the edge of crime.

Actions against the spirit of governance.

🇪🇸 politicians impacted climate&energy policies (e.g.) **He did not end up working for Endesa, but he did get a tur
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#EPWConversations

Our #RepublicDay #TwitterTakeover with @glorious_gluten has begun!

For the next hour, she will be discussing the relationship between the #police, #State and the #law.

Join the conversation and send us your questions in the comments section.
On #26January, 2021, the Indian republic completes 71 years since its formation; against the background of a global pandemic that has starkly exposed its fault lines. | @glorious_gluten
The 299 member #ConstituentAssembly was unique for there were 15 women (including a #Dalit woman Dakshini Velayudhan) who were voted to be a part of the
Committee and make their contribution to the building of the republic. #RepublicDay | @glorious_gluten
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@ABlinken as Sec of State is reassuring for cntrys worried about threat and use of force by #CCP #China. With Strategic perspective restored, India-US Military & Geopolitical cooperation can grow faster, tho economic relations will be subject to domestic constraints in 2 cntrys
2/biden My judgement is based on Blinkens pre-election talk in Chatham house & his subsequent statements. Like Indian Govt PotusB believes in "Speaking softly, but carrying a big(ger) stick". Blinken was V clear abt th board spectrum threat frm China's #TechnoAuthoritarian system
3/biden India as a major #TechnoDemocracy(Blinken's terms), should work with EU/Japan/UK/Aus/Can to propose new initiatives to USA, such as #SCRI, which plurilateral coalitions of #TechnoDemocracies can work together on. cc @DrSJaishankar
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How #American #Elections Work: A Thread👇

The #TrumpCampaign and its allies have filed #lawsuits to try to block some key states from certifying #Election2020results results that show #Democrat @JoeBiden defeating President @realDonaldTrump.
After #ElectionNight , certifying the #results is a step #states take so that winners can be officially #confirmed. The @AP and other #media outlets on Saturday declared @JoeBiden the #WINNER of the #PresidentialElection2020
after analyses concluded that @RealdonqldTrump couldn’t gain enough votes from remaining ballots to surpass @JoeBiden.
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@d9monti @shannonrwatts I think #Democrats are misunderstanding (and underestimating) the #GOP/#Trump play here.

They are *NOT* trying to win these frivolous lawsuits!

What they *ARE* trying to do is:

1. Delay #vote certifications; and/or,
2. Keep multiple lawsuits alive in various #states.

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@d9monti @shannonrwatts Thus allowing #GOP controlled legislatures to declare that b/c the #election results are disputed (see: lawsuits) they have no option but to "reluctantly" exercise their #Constitutional duty under Article II Section 1 Clauses 2 thereof & appoint their own #electors!

#Coup

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@d9monti @shannonrwatts State legislatures #GOP controls:

1. #Arizona (11 Electoral Votes)
2. #Georgia (16 Electoral Votes)
3. #Wisconsin (10 Electoral Votes)
4. #Michigan (16 Electoral Votes)
5. #Pennsylvania (20 Electoral Votes)

= 73 Electoral Votes #GOP legislatures will try to flip to #Trump.

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I am humbled and privilleged to note that my #Research paper; "Sources of #Unemployment in #Lesotho" is now available and can be accessed via the People's Republic of #China's National #Science and #Technology #Library - #NSTL. I give thanks 😎 Image
So far this year, I have successfully published three #Research articles in #Macroeconomics & #Finance, with another two in press. I am currently hammering away at a handful of working papers which will most certainly find a home in reputable #Journals, come 2021 🙏🏽🙂 Image
Im currently internalising the very insightful reviewer comments on my latest #Research paper titled; "Investigating Determinants of Commercial Bank Spreads in #Lesotho", from the good folks over at the globally reputable #International #Journal of #Finance & #Economics #IJFE 😊 ImageImage
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We need to talk about just how corrupt we've allowed #democracy in #America to become, to the point it isn't democracy in many respects. And we need to stop #partisan squabbling and get to fixing it before we end up a one-party state, like #China. Thread👇
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In 2019, writing the decision for Common Cause v. Rucho, Chief Justice Roberts closed off the federal courts as an avenue for addressing partisan #gerrymandering, instead telling citizens to propose state constitutional amendments.
In many states, with statehouses #gerrymandered beyond reach of the people, or otherwise beholden to special interests, these citizen-amendments are the only avenue left for addressing #democracy reform and other policy concerns.
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The #deficit #myth #deficitmyth by @StephanieKelton #MMT modern monetary theory
Myth N. 1: The #state should budget like a #household
#RealityCheck : unlike a household, a #SovereignNation, which owns its national #centralbank, issues the #currency it spends
Myth N. 2: #deficit is evidence of #overspending
#RealityCheck: look to #inflation for evidence of over spending
The purpose of #taxes is not to pay for #government expenditures but to help rebalancing the #wealth distribution #MMT
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/24/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/24/dai…
Phenomenal World | Logistics, Labor, and State Power

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#labor #state #logistics #power
How Does Commodity Trading Work? Not Well Enough for Some European Banks - Bloomberg

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#symbiotic #european #trading #memetic #banks
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"We're failing the world's #oceans. Businesses can help save them"

#WWF & Marc Benioff (Salesforce founder/CEO, #WEF trustee, Chair of WEF's Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, owner of TIME) - team up to "save" oceans w/ a #4IR tech & #NewDealForNature.
"The Friends of #Ocean Action is convened by the World Economic Forum & the World Resources Institute."

World Resources Institute is a founding partner of #VoiceForThePlanet, sister campaign of #NewDealForNature

#FinancializationofNature #WEF #GreatReset
"Some economists say the ocean economy is set to double in value by 2030."

#Nature4Sale #Privatization #NewDealForNature

#Nature / #biodiversity will be bought, sold & traded on Wall Street.

#EmergingMarkets
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Of interest: "How Pandemics Past and Present Fuel the Rise of Large Companies"

#WEF #greatreset #digitalization, #IoT, #BlockChain #5G #NewDealForNature

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"There has been a clear spike in #online shopping, and #retail #analysts are wondering whether this is a #decisive #move into the #virtual world, and the further #dominance of big #corporations."

Please tell the analysts that the answer is yes.
"Keeping us distracted as we wait at home for our parcels is the streaming #entertainment industry – a market sector which is dominated by big corporations including #Netflix, #Amazon Prime (again), #Disney and and others."
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Fiscal marksmanship is a problem that plagues the #budgeting process at all level of government, from #Centre to #state governments. Attention is however still focused on the #Centre, despite #states now accounting for one and a half times the spending of the #Centre. (1/n)
This @IDFCinstitute working paper on fiscal marksmanship by @SharmadhaS and @PrakharMisra analyses the revenue #budgets of 28 #states of 15 years to analyse why state #budget estimates often miss the actuals on the various components of their total revenues. (2/n)
Fiscal marksmanship is a structural issue cutting across all #states, whether rich or poor. A rich state like #Kerala overestimated its total revenue in all 15 years but so did #Assam in 14 out of 15 years by an average of a massive 18.18%. (3/n) Image
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@LorenaSGonzalez @LorenaAD80 #UPDATE: #Free #Food Opportunities #SanDiego County:

#School #Summer #Meal Services by School District
#Pandemic-#EBT (#PEBT) - Deadline to APPLY, July 15
Food Resources During Coronavirus Crisis
School Summer Meal Services Listed by School District:
#ChulaVista #Elementary #School District -

#Meal #distribution will continue through #summer. #Drivethru meal distribution of #breakfast and #lunch takes place daily at the sites below, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending when all #bags are distributed.
#Bags will be placed into #automobile trunks; they will NOT be handed through #vehicle #windows unless absolutely necessary. #Meals are intended for our neediest #children between the ages of 1 to 18 years, & #students should be present when receiving meals.
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