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For the past ten days, I've written extensively about Mexico's new copyright law, a law that copy-pastes the US copyright system, enacted with no consultation or debate, nominally to satisfy requirements under Donald Trump's #USMCA agreement.…

The law is a disaster for human rights, undermining free speech, the rights of disabled people, cybersecurity, national sovereignty, the #RightToRepair, and other fundamental rights - it puts Mexico at a permanent, structural disadvantage relative to Canada and the US.

Like the US law it copies, the new law has numerous, seemingly reasonable exemptions that, superficially at least, appear to resolve these human rights issues. However, these are tissue-thin pretenses, unusably larded with conditions no one could satisfy.

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Earlier this month, Mexico passed a catastrophic new #copyright law, virtually overnight, without adequate consultation or debate. They did it as part of Donald Trump's #USMCA treaty.

The law is incompatible with the Mexican Constitution, a remarkable document that has some of the most stringent protections for free expression in the world.

The law mandates copyright filters for online services. These are the automated algorithms that block you from posting anything that someone has identified as their copyrighted work.

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When Donald Trump tore up #NAFTA and replaced it with the #USMCA, Canada took it as an occasion to correct errors in its copyright law - defects that undermined free expression, privacy, cybersecurity and competition.

Mexico could have done the same. Instead, it rushed through a brutal copy-and-paste of the US copyright system (with Hecho en Mexico - but lobbied by US business- additions that make it even worse).…

Mexico's new copyright law is a disaster, with DRM rules that are even more onerous than US versions, providing for criminal penalties for bypassing copyright locks even if no copyright violation takes place.

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La reunión entre @realDonaldTrump y @lopezobrador_, así como sus invitados empresariales y grupos de interés da el banderazo, no solo al acuerdo comercial entre USA y #Mexico, sino a una nueva era de relaciones comerciales y de integración-y coordinación-económica.

Abro hilo. Reunión de empresarios estado unidenses y mexicanos. Julio
En los invitados americanos encontramos los sectores estratégicos que les interesan más del #TMEC (#USMCA):
1. Energía (@SempraEnergy, @TheAESCorp)
2. Competitividad laboral (@Teamsters)

Ellos solo hablarán con el equipo burócrata de la 4T. #GoodLuckWithThat
El sector más influyente para la reelección de Trump
3. Agroindustria (@ADMupdates, @FarmBureau)

Quienes también dialogarán principalmente con el gobierno de la #4taTransformación, posiblemente con mejores expectativas de éxito.
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A long thread (apologies) and some thoughts ahead of tomorrow's meeting between Trump and López Obrador. Both men are two similarly hard-wired presidents. As all good bullies, Trump sniffs out weakness: López Obrador's landslide electoral victory and mandate and his ...1/16
..congressional majority -in comparison to his predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto- surely had an impact on Trump’s initial approach to his now Mexican counterpart. And López Obrador at some point decided -or was convinced- that bending the knee was a better option than ...2/16
..standing his ground with Trump. As a leader who had not travelled abroad since his inauguration -skipping G20 and APEC summits and the UN General Assembly- and who is probably one of the most intellectually incurious and disinterested Mexican presidents of the modern ...3/16
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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in the "National Dialogue On Safely Reopening Schools" #ReopeningSchools
President Obrador of #Mexico arrives at the #WhiteHouse to meet with President Trump, celebrate the new North American trade deal #USMCA and sign a joint declaration. 🇲🇽 🇺🇸 #fromthewhitehouse
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Merece mucho la pena leer (y con cuidado) la carta que los congresistas del @HispanicCaucus han enviado a Donald Trump a propósito de la próxima visita del presidente @lopezobrador_. Este es el link original. Ahora va en español.…
Estimado presidente Trump,

Le escribimos para expresar nuestra preocupación y desapruebo a su reciente invitación al presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador (@lopezobrador_) para reunirse en la Casa Blanca a inicios de julio.
Aun cuando esta reunión puede parecer relacionada con tratados [comerciales] y vinculada al #USMCA, no es nada más sino un intento para distraer la crisis del coronavirus y sus fallos al responder a la pandemia.
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It appears @WhiteHouse is going to livestream the meeting of the Cabinet, set to begin momentarily. (Pool reporters also will be attending so we can expect some Q&A)
Seats are slightly distanced more than usual for the Cabinet meeting which is being held in the relatively spacious East Room. No members of the Cabinet wearing masks.
"The numbers are actually going down," says @POTUS of #COVID19 in the US.
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History is instructive and it's an unchangeable fact. This decision by Obama has consequences today.
2009 flu pandemic — United States — H1N1 Swine Flu

The earliest reported cases of H1N1 influenza in the US began appearing in late March 2009, in California spreading to infect people in Texas, New York, and assorted other states by mid-April.

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President Donald J Trump's Public Schedule
❤️🇺🇸 The White House
Office of the Press Secretary


12:15 PM President receives his intelligence briefing
• Oval Office
1:15 PM President departs White House en route to Joint Base Andrews • South Lawn

1:25 PM President arrives at Joint Base Andrews

1:35 PM President departs Washington, DC en route to Harrison Charter Township, MI
3:00 PM President arrives at Selfridge Air National Guard Base • Harrison Charter Township, MI

3:10 PM President departs Harrison Charter Township, MI, en route to Warren, MI

3:35 PM President arrives at Dana Incorporated
• Warren, MI
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Trump: hey look I created the #USMCA

Everyone: That's just NAFTA.

Trump: No, the letters are different.

Everyone: All you did was change the name of an old trade deal.

Turns out John Bolton sold out Donald Trump to the House last year, just before impeachment began…
Fox News abruptly cuts off Donald Trump’s speech after he suffers bizarre cognitive malfunction…
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Largest most balanced trade agreement ever achieved signed today!

Will add 1.2% to our DGP and countless jobs...massive gains for our nation's citizens. Replaced outsourcing with jobs right here in America!

A partnership with Mexico and Canada against the world :-) Great day for all 3 countries.
1/5 manufacturing jobs lost under #NAFTA
2 decades of politicians vowed to replace NAFTA but never tried. They sold out.
POTUS not like other politicians

#USMCA is key to #AmericaFirst
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President Trump is making the #USMCA official today and he’s going to Michigan to do it.

(The article says Thursday, but I looked into it further and it’s definitely today).
Ok, she says she’ll be at the White House today for the signing, so then he’s not signing it in Michigan as the article stated.

Oh good grief, ignore my comments about the article. I totally misread it. He’s going to Michigan on Thursday to CELEBRATE today’s signing.
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1- This is excellent on Jared Kushner, from @TIME magazine of all places.

Key excerpts follow.…
2- "Above the door is a commemorative poster for the criminal-justice bill Kushner shepherded, signed by the rapper Kanye West. (To Jared from your friend Ye.)"

Apprently Jared didn't get the "Trump Admin is all racists" memo from the Left.
3- "The office is smaller than the others lining the south wall of the West Wing,...But Kushner...values setting over size, and chose the space adjoining Trump’s private dining room, the President’s favorite hideaway."

Influence over size. Smart.
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🚨🚨We finally passed the #USMCA! This historic trade agreement creates wide-ranging opportunities for Arizona’s workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses.
As I’ve traveled the state, I’ve met with hundreds of employees and small businesses to hear how the #USMCA would improve their livelihoods.

They know #USMCA means more jobs for Arizonans. Already, more than 228,000 Arizona jobs rely on cross-border commerce.
It’s not just our state that will benefit. Nationally, the #USMCA will boost U.S. GDP by $70 billion and add 180,000 new jobs by modernizing the antiquated guidelines currently stifling American trade.

#USMCA is good for AZ and good for America.
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THREAD: President @realDonaldTrump just signed a historic Phase One trade deal with China.

He’s keeping his promises to make trade FAIR again for U.S. workers!

Check out the details…
China committed to purchasing at least $200 billion in American products and services over the next 2 years!

This is a huge win for American manufacturing and energy workers, and for our great farmers.…
The trade deal also includes stronger legal protections for US patents, trademarks, copyrights, and against pirated and counterfeit goods.

A big win for American innovators!
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In case you don't know ~ President Trump has negotiated trade deals that are the dawn of new day to ensure it will be an #AmericaFirst Century.❤️🇺🇸

❤️🇺🇸 #AmericaFirst does not mean America alone. China🇨🇳 now understands President Trump's favorite word. #Reciprocity. Not negotiable.
❤️🇺🇸This is a Win / Win for ALL American's and long term it will help China 🇨🇳 too. #Winning
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THREAD: Bernie Sanders is a hypocritical, wealthy, fossil-fuel guzzling millionaire.

He wants to lecture you on how to live your life, while he does the exact opposite.
Bernie Sanders claims he's fighting for workers, but opposes the #USMCA trade deal because it doesn't mention "climate change."

The #USMCA would provide a MAJOR boost to farmers & manufacturers while creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.…
Bernie Sanders rails against the wealthy - but he's a millionaire who owns THREE houses!

Sanders once tweeted "How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need?"

How many houses does Bernie think HE needs?…
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1. This letter really pisses me off

This is from @tedcruz and 11 other Senators to #Trump Nov 2018 urging Trump 2 get the #USMCA in their hands by 11/30/18 so the lame duck Republican Congress could approve the USMCA before the Dems got the House 1/1/19…
2. Had the Republicans gotten the USMCA approved by 12/31/18 we would already be under the USMCA

The REASON it pisses me off is because it is Ted Cruz specifically.


But it is being called a Congressional Executive Agreement
3. A TREATY requires 2/3 approval of the Senate as per the #Constitution

There is NO SUCH THING as a Congressional Executive Agreement in the Constitution

Congress made that up - and it only requires simple majority of House + Senate to approve
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1. Satan Worship

Did you know?

Lucis Trust is the publishing arm of the #UnitedNations

Alice Bailey, founder of Lucis Trust, was a disciple of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the founder of the “Religion” of #Theosophy

Lucis Trust 👇…
2. Blavatsky’s teachings are expressed in the book, The Secret Doctrine, which centers on the belief that Satan is “The God of our planet and our only God”

“Lucifer is divine and terrestrial light, the ‘Holy Ghost’ & ‘Satan’ at one & the same time.”


Great book 👇
3. Cecil Rhodes was a Freemason and also a disciple of Blavatsky

He is the father of the push 4 the #NewWorldOrder ,the creator of the Society of the Elect (the British Secret Society of elites/ central bankers, united for the formation of a #NWO)

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Call the Cartels Pink Elephants. It doesn’t matter. They are going to continue their bloodshed to stay in business. The #Mexican President is as powerless as the Mexican Army. El Chapo’s son was easily taken from the army in a show of strength. It was not lost on the President of
2/ #Mexico or on the President of the United States. The reason the Mexican President is alive right now is because Trump immediately pivoted away from destroying the Cartels to #USMCA trade agreement. The only way to annihilate the drug cartels will be through “Shock & Awe.”
3/ And we will have to do it. But invading a neighbor to destroy such an evil entity is going to require more than brute strength. We need agreements with Mexico. This is THEIR country. There will be much collateral damage to consider. Like other sources of evil, they hide behind
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Pelosi takes complete credit for Trump's #USMCA. She had zero to do w/ it, won't answer questions about #impeachment, and acts like she and Dems still have power over impeachment. The Senate has complete control now. It's of the Dem's hands now.…
@SpeakerPelosi says #impeachment. It totally was not!Says she "has a spring in her step" today, (I bet). The House part of Impeachment is over. The Constitution does not outline rules, managers, and delivery systems. The Senate can begin their trial phase at anytime and call....
...for presentation if articles by the House. If no-one shows up, the case dismissed. Pelosi/House has no role in the next phase.
Pelosi is gaslighting the public. Information warfare.
There is no STEP FIVE -END-
#MAGA #QAnon #WWGIWGA #FactsMatter #TruthMatters #FridayThoughts
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Today, I will vote yes on @realDonaldTrump 's United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. #USMCA opens new market access for Alabama & U.S. poultry producers, and is expected to increase agricultural exports.
#USMCA is also estimated to increase U.S. production of automotive parts and employment in the sector. These are huge wins for two of Alabama's biggest industries.
President Trump & @USTradeRep Lighthizer promised to re-balance & modernize the outdated NAFTA agreement with a high-standard trade deal. I applaud them in enhancing relations with two of our largest trade partners.

#USMCA is yet another promise made & kept by @realDonaldTrump.
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