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Today marks 20 years since the 1999 Iranian student uprising. Known in #Iran by its “ground zero” as “The Disaster of the Ku-ye Daneshgah Dormitories”, the uprising - sometimes likened to 1989 #Tiananmen Square protests in China - carries great historical significance.
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The background: on July 7, #Iran’s judiciary - using a new, tougher Press Bill - ordered the closing of daily Salâm, which had since 1991 criticized conservatives in power. Salâm was then considered one of numerous pro-reform #newspapers that since 97 election of Khatami … /2
… had exposed #corruption, #injustice, #inequality + demanded transparency, justice. The banning of Salâm + new law to curb #pressfreedom - marked beginning of hardliners’ campaign to crush the blossoming civil society and political mobilisation connected with #reformism. /3
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A note on why it's important to recognize the anniversary of #TankMan and the 1989 events in #TiananmenSquare, as many did this week. 1/4
A friend in his twenties works for a private company, and his colleague is a young Chinese woman who worked as an English translator for Chinese government officials while she was in college in China. She lives and works in the U.S. now on a visa. 2/4
My friend mentioned #Tiananmen to his Chinese colleague, and discovered this coworker believed the massacre never happened. She thought #TankMan was a conspiracy theory. 3/4
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Se vi parlano di #Tiananmen, davanti agli occhi si materializzano le immagini di una delle piazze più grandi del pianeta gremita di persone e di carrarmati che fanno di esse marmellata.
Se vi parlassero di Gwangju, avreste il vuoto davanti agli occhi.
La piazza, le cui misure (880x500 m) la rendono la sesta piazza pubblica più grande al mondo, fu luogo nel '76 a seguito della morte di Zhou Enlai, segnando un momento di forte tensione nella successione a Mao Zedong.
Gli eventi certamente più noti sono però quelli del maggio-giugno 1989.
Le 'riforme e apertura' di Deng Xiaoping, annunciate nel 3° Plenum dell'XI Comitato Centrale nel dicembre '78 erano nel loro vivo da già 10 anni.
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When #China Massacred Its Own People - “Lies written in ink cannot disguise facts written in blood.” nytimes.com/2019/06/01/opi…
Thirty years ago in the spring of 1989, as the world’s most populous country teetered on the edge of freedom, I received a late-night phone call in my apartment in Beijing: The Chinese Army was invading its own capital.
Students made roads impassable by setting up barricades to block the army, so I got on my bicycle & pedaled furiously toward the gunfire. I reached Tiananmen Square shortly before the army & I watched as soldiers fired their automatic weapons directly at the crowd that I was in.
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Twitter seems to be banning or suspending accounts belonging to critics of the Chinese government. It started yesterday May 31th. Here is one report - I noticed a sudden loss of followers yesterday, I checked, it was mainly China critics. Twitter❤️🇨🇳 Amazing! @mouse @1GigiSims
This is happening as an effort to silence #China critics ahead of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, which is next Tuesday. Twitter is helping China do its dirty work to silence the legitimate opposition. Twitter has hit a new all time low! 👎👎👎
One other possibility that can't be discounted is that the #Chinese government is hacking into Twitter and is deleting the accounts of Chinese critics. I did hear reports in the past, that Chinese hackers were able to get into Twitter & do that.
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...provano a mostrare che questo sia un "mondo" meraviglioso quanto più possono...Eurodollar timidamente si porta a sostegno di #ES_F ma #FED Fund Futures segnalano ancora ZERO chance di un rate hike e sono ancora in negativo per il 2019!!!
...occhio qui ...liquidità dal Tesoro US...si partiva da 403, siamo 363...arrivo a 320 a marzo e 300 a giugno...è tutta liquidità che arriva al sistema, alla fine sulle riserve delle banche commerciali e che sostiene gli asset finanziari...#ES_F
...aggiornamento sulla liquidità globale,come detto il miglior indicatore di volatilità=liquidità lo avete dalla differenza tra max e min sul ticks Index US,serve uno "spread" >2.500 stabile altrimenti "no party"
CBs e Trump Boys sono in controllo totale, establishment brinda...
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4 years ago today -- at this time -- the streets of central Hong Kong looked like this.

I took this about an hour after police fired tear gas at pro-democracy students demonstrating outside the city's legislature.

That move prompted thousands of HKers to come out in support
I had been covering the protests that day & went to go charge camera batteries when the phone started buzzing with messages about the tear gas. I raced back to Admiralty subway station below the protest site where students had set up makeshift first aid stations
Exiting the station the acrid smell of tear gas was unmistakable. The police had donned gas masks while protesters did what they could.
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