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How is this lockstep & crazy & anti real science narrative literally happening all over the world? It must be true right, if everyone is doing it? Have all the goverments around the world collectively gone insane? Are they all completely incompetent/power/crazy/full of hubris?
In the simplest terms, it is at the very least feasible that if you control a country’s money supply you can control that country & also dictate key policies. Even before this ‘crisis’ the UK was in debt to World Bank & IMF etc to the tune of $8.5 trillion & the US $20 trillion.
To those that think banks are just benign purveyors of cash or at worse cash for profits institutions, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has recently stated, officially & publicly, that the World Bank & IMF offered him a bribe of $940M under the guise of Covid Relief Aid
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Today, I co-led 273 transatlantic legislators from 29 countries in a letter to the illegitimate President of #Belarus Alexander Lukashenko demanding the immediate release of opposition leader Marya Kalesnikava and all other political prisoners. ImageImage
Political prisoners in #Belarus include Vitali Shkliarov, a dual citizen of the U.S./Belarus and husband of a U.S. diplomat, whose been unjustly imprisoned and subjected to "extreme psychological pressure & deprived of basic physical liberties" for months npr.org/2020/09/16/913…
Today, we’re sending a powerful signal that leaders from the U.S. and Europe stand with the people of #Belarus and will support targeted sanctions against human rights offenders in and outside of Belarus. TY @USRepKeating @RepGregoryMeeks @RepBrianFitz. kaptur.house.gov/sites/kaptur.h…
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Europe's last dictator #Lukashenko. A skiing trip to Austria for him and his entourage, with a total bill of over 200.000 EUR. Fully funded through a secret bank account by the Austrian Olympic Committee. Quite a story indeed... /1 #belarus Image
As EU member states at the time were not allowed to contact Lukashenko, the Austrian side found a creative solution:

Let's not invite Alexander Lukashenko, the President of Belarus, but Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus /2 Image
The invitation came from Leo Wallner, Chairman of the Austrian Olympic Committee and also CEO of Casinos Austria, one of largest casino operators in the world. Also involved was Martin Schlaff, an Austrian entrepreneur /3
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[DS] Turano-Kushite/ -Aithiop #scythian #illyrian EUSSR EU UE Foreign Affairs pathetic incompetence continues... meanwhile #belarus has other plans... despite [DS] cabal-funded opposition leader puppet agentur pleas
More manipulation, deceit and lies from [DS] #euobserver utter-shit-rag

Borrell gives EU four weeks to save foreign policy
euobserver.com/foreign/149495
Belarus opposition leader urges EU to be 'braver'
euobserver.com/foreign/149493
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Some ideas on how to get out of the highly damaging fight between EU26-EC-EP and #Cyprus over the #Belarus and #Turkey sanctions. Thread. 1/
First some background on each side’s public and, in the EU’s case not so public, positions. Health warning: many will be offended but it is important that each side gets where the other is coming from. 2/
The (Greek Cypriot) Republic of Cyprus position: Turkey invaded us in 1974. OK it was after a Greek coup. But Turkey’s right of intervention only extended to restoring the constitutional set-up. 3/
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🚨🚨Breaking: Video of a massive amount of armored vehicles and tanks on the move to the border between #Poland/#Belarus. Im note aware of any planned military drill. 👀🤯🤯
This is wild, another video of a huge column of military vehicles on the move towards the border of #Belarus/#Poland and no planned military drills were previously announced.
More video of the Belarusian army on the move towards the border with Poland. 👀👀
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#BREAKING Poland proposes EU fund for Belarus of 'at least 1bn euros' Image
#UPDATE Poland on Thursday proposed an EU stabilisation fund for #Belarus worth at least one billion euros ($1.2 billion) as unprecedented protests rock the country over its disputed presidential election u.afp.com/3a6j Image
#BREAKING Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovskaya to meet EU ministers in Brussels Monday: spokesman Image
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🚨@vonderleyen's 1st #SOTEU
Stay tuned:
"For me it is crystal clear–we need to build a stronger European Health Union
& to start making this a reality we must now draw the 1st lessons from the health crisis
We need to make our new #EU4Health programme future proof"@SKyriakidesEU
"...this was a global crisis we need to learn the global lessons. This is why, along with Prime Minister @GiuseppeConteIT and the Italian #G20 Presidency, I will convene a Global Health Summit next year in #Italy.
This will show Europeans that our Union is there to protect all."
"...the Commission created the #SURE programme(...)This is real European solidarity in action. And it reflects the fact that in our Union the dignity of work must be sacred."💪🇪🇺🤲"will put forward a legal proposal to support Member States to set up a framework for #MinimumWages"
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THREAD - New @hrw report on #Belarus: From August 20 to 29, @TanyaLokshina and I interviewed 27 people arrested following the August 9 election and held in 11 different detention facilities in Minsk, Hrodna and Homel. Here are our findings: hrw.org/news/2020/09/1…
While a fraction of the 7000+ cases of people arrested, the stories we collected were harrowingly similar. Irrespective of the facilities they were taken to, all recounted being subjected to brutal beatings, abusive detention conditions and prolonged hours in stress positions.
Here’s how the typical journey of a #Belarus detainee unfolded: Police, riot police (OMON), and special forces (Spetznaz) usually picked them up off the streets, in some cases using extreme violence, then beat them in confined spaces in vehicles where they had trouble breathing.
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A year after his death, Lord Tim Bell and his former company Bell Pottinger’s involvement in global geopolitics, not incidentally in some of the most oppressive regimes in the world, is still being uncovered. #BellPottinger /1
This important piece from @meduza_en lays out how Belarusian president Alexander #Lukashenko’s oppressive regime was bolstered over the years — not always successfully. /2

meduza.io/en/feature/202…
“The Belarusian government was among Bell Pottinger’s illustrious clients. Roughly a decade ago, when a conflict over tariffs on Russian energy products strained the relationship between Alexander #Lukashenko and Vladimir #Putin to the breaking point... /3
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Putin reportedly agreed to provide an emergency loan of $1.5 bn to Lukashenka's administration in #Belarus. I am wondering what Lukashenka has promised in exchange.
Clearly, this money is not enough to stabilize an economy that is falling into biggest crisis in decades. But this money will allow Luka to keep the economy afloat for a few months. And most importantly,to support the power vertical & siloviki, whose loyalty is critical for Luka
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya commented on Putin's $1.5 bln loan promise: "I hope that Putin understands that it is Lukashenka, and not our people, who have to pay off this loan. This may prolong the agony of Lukashenka, but it cannot prevent the victory of the people". Image
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Messaggio originale dei compagni bielorussi t.me/zabastabel/233

🚩 SOLIDARIETÀ CON I MINATORI DI KRIVOROZH 🚩

👉 Per il decimo giorno, i minatori delle miniere della Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Combine continuano il loro sciopero sotterraneo.
All'inizio, il 3 settembre, 29 minatori si rifiutarono di andare in superficie, e al 9 settembre il loro numero era cresciuto a 393 (ad oggi, 241 minatori rimangono sottoterra). Sono determinati e non verranno in superficie.
Sono spinti a questo passo disperato dall'illegalità e dai bassi salari. I nostri fratelli cercano di aumentare i salari e migliorare le condizioni di lavoro, accusano anche il Servizio statale del lavoro di "corruzione e dipendenza dai datori di lavoro locali".
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Messaggio originale dei compagni bielorussi t.me/zabastabel/233

🚩 SOLIDARIETÀ CON I MINATORI DI KRIVOROZH 🚩

👉 Per il decimo giorno, i minatori delle miniere della Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Combine continuano il loro sciopero sotterraneo.
All'inizio, il 3 settembre, 29 minatori si rifiutarono di andare in superficie, e al 9 settembre il loro numero era cresciuto a 393 (ad oggi, 241 minatori rimangono sottoterra). Sono determinati e non verranno in superficie.
Sono spinti a questo passo disperato dall'illegalità e dai bassi salari. I nostri fratelli cercano di aumentare i salari e migliorare le condizioni di lavoro, accusano anche il Servizio statale del lavoro di "corruzione e dipendenza dai datori di lavoro locali".
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Original message from belarussian comrades t.me/zabastabel/233

🚩SOLIDARITY WITH KRIVOROZH MINERS 🚩

👉 For the tenth day, the miners of the mines of the Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Combine are continuing their underground strike.
At first, on September 3, 29 miners refused to go to the surface, and by September 9 their number had grown to 393 (as of today, 241 miners remain underground). They are determined and not going to come to the surface.
They are driven to this desperate step by lawlessness and low salaries. Our brothers are seeking to raise wages and improve working conditions, they also accuse the State Labor Service of "their corruption and dependence on local employers."
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#Belarus. Happening right now in #Minsk. The video shows the current scale of the march. The interior ministry reported that at least 250 people have already been detained. Despite all arrests and repressions, people are on the streets again and again - also, all over the country
Regional cities have become important of the protests as well. Thousands of people came out to the streets in #Brest today. All major cities but also smaller ones are protesting today
*important centres of the protests. And here's today's march in Mahilou, where thousands of people came out to the streets. This is to show that people are expressing their discontent all across #Belarus. Dozens of people were brutally detained in the regions as well
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#BREAKING Belarus police report first arrests at opposition protest in capital Minsk Image
#BREAKING Belarus police say some 250 protesters arrested in capital Minsk as thousands demonstrate Image
#BREAKING Tens of thousands protest in Belarus capital: AFP Image
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More and more riot police and military are coming to the Independence Square @tass_agency #StandWithBelarus #Belarus
Grushevka district resisted people in black uniforms. @nexta_tv #StandWithBelarus #Belarus
Detentions next to Grushevka district. @tutby #StandWithBelarus #Belarus
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FEMEN group storming the Belarusian embassy in Paris to change the flag created in Soviet times for the one used in Nazi times.

Remember that this movement participated in Ukraine 2014 supporting the EuroMaidan that helped install Nazism in Kiev.

#Belarus
FEMEM participated in the Odessa massacre, where several leftists were burned ⬇️

Vadim Papura, 18 years old, a Komsomol militant in Ukraine (Communist Youth). He was burned alive in 2014 along with dozens of trade unionists at the Odessa House of Trade Unions by the Nazis ImageImageImageImage
Nobody in the West remembers this as a massacre, because the Western press portrayed it as a confrontation.

Fuck FEMEM and all these liberal movements that support Western ideas, they are all movements that support the criminal US empire.

#EuroMaidan #Belarus #Odessa Image
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#Belarus Day 35 of the protests. Happening right now in #Minsk. Women have gathered just a moment ago near the city hall for their traditional Saturday all-female rally. They are peaceful as usual.Unmarked buses arrived, brutal detentions began right in the beginning of the rally
#Belarus. These are amazingly strong and powerful women. Look how they are protecting themselves. They've also ripped off balaclavas from several unidentified men. People are indeed fed up adn don't agree with this injustice.
The security forces tried to detain 73-year-old Nina #Bahinskaya, who has been taking part in nearly every political rally in the past 30 years. Other women were able to defend her. She is one of the bravest women in #Belarus and is being admired by the whole country
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A recent collection of analysis on #Belarus and the #BelarusProtest in the last few weeks (THREAD) -
Western governments cannot afford to ignore the events in Belarus. But they must tread carefully in their reactions says former UK foreign secretary @MalcolmRifkind rusi.org/commentary/bel…
While the protests are not geopolitical in origin, this domestic upheaval will have long-term international implications writes @BennoZogg and Alexandra St John Murphy rusi.org/commentary/no-…
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What does a feminist revolution look like when the authorities in your country don’t give a fuck about the violence that patriarchy subjects you to? Anarchist feminists in #Mexico showed us this week. #NiUnaMenos feministgiant.substack.com/p/tearing-up-p…
Fighting back takes guts and comes at tremendous cost. Feminists in South Africa are supporting Yolanda Dyantyi a former Rhodes University student as she challenges a High Court judgement that upheld her lifetime exclusion from the university. #IStandWithYolanda Image
A #Nigerian film about lesbian love which went online to avoid censorship will make its world premier at a queer film festival in Canada. #ÌféTheMovie #LGBTQ Image
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