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1/ A neglected aspect of yesterday's "G7 Statement of Support for Ukraine" is how it talks about #Ukraine's #borders. The language is a positive development for those who (like me) believe the #war should end with #Russia gone from every square inch of Ukrainian territory. 🧵 Image
2/ Many past statements by allied leaders have been notable for not even mentioning Ukraine's borders. President Biden's essay in the New York Times a month ago, outlining U.S. goals for its support of Ukraine, is a notable (and notorious) example.
3/ Yet yesterday's G7 statement on Ukraine addresses the issue of Ukraine's borders at least three times, all of them early in the statement. I quote each of those instances below (with added highlighting via capitalization).
g7germany.de/resource/blob/…
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Here is a thread about the problems with borders and border walls. I don't think I've ever done a thread before and I'm guessing no one will read this but whatever, here goes. 1/
A few months before the pandemic, a publisher assigned me a short book based on this New Yorker article, "Do walls change how we think?" newyorker.com/culture/annals… 2/
the answer is yes, they sure can. years of research has shown that border walls can lead to anxiety, paranoia, depression, despair, even higher rates of poverty. 3/
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The #Zapatista tour of #Ireland, a long aul’ thread (but pix and vids!) to wrap up

In 1994 indigenous peasants in the mountains of SE Mexico rose up against #neoliberal capitalism, their latest struggle in 500 years of resisting colonialism…

#LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN Zapatista women at La Realidad
If you need a backgrounder, here's Mick McCaughan, ex-Latin American correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian introducing why the #Zapatistas matter:

27 years later, they hold liberated territory the size of Munster –

governing themselves from below

with a powerful #womxn’s movement

practicing #AgroEcology

and with their own culture, education system, community media...

@GalwayFeminist:

rss.com/podcasts/theza…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/14/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/08/14/dai…
A general model for the demographic signatures of the transition from pandemic emergence to endemicity

advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/33/e…

#pathogen #emergence #trajectory #demography #transmissibility #MathematicalModel
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My wee book on the Irish border is out!

Inc. Irish #borders of land, sea, mind, & (gawd 'elp us) tech

Endorsed by its subject, @BorderIrish 🤩
the most sound & stand-out social scientists & journalists in GB & Ireland 😍
& the Primate of All-Ireland 😇

us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/what…
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We have been waiting to cross FOR SIX HOURS @WhiteHouse @VP @SenFeinstein @SenAlexPadilla @RepSaraJacobs. @CBP is a rogue agency, they're doing a work slow down. This is unreasonable.
First, we were subjected to the false hope posted on the @cpb's web site. Image
Our progress to enter through the Ready Lane follows:
maps.google.com/maps?q=32.5383… on 5/8/21 21:05
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🧵 #Borders #Aegean #Turkey #EU #NGO @Frontex

Taking a walk around twitter, I came across an interesting tweet and decided to follow the leads.

Let me show you. This is the one.
So who is TopologicalA? Image
It turns out TopologicalA is an other NGO of course interested in borders, migration and of course borders surveillance.

topologicalatlas.net/borders ImageImage
As they inform themselves, they are funded by three parts:

Europe itself erc.europa.eu
CRA gold.ac.uk/architecture/
Goldsmiths University gold.ac.uk
( CRA is actually part of Goldsmiths University)

Is that public money? 💰 ImageImageImage
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I have a few questions on the whole #Article16 row, and row-back.

Though I understand it's FAR more exciting to report on the inevitable political #PileOn / #AxeGrinding / #CasusBelli, there is actually an agreed Protocol and procedures.

So...
bbc.co.uk/news/uk-558655…
1a) Have folks read #Article16 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland?

It's on p13 of this PDF: assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl… and is quite short [left pic].

1b) Have they read Annex 7 [right pic, p62 of PDF] which describes the procedures to be followed?
Assuming the answers to (1a) & (1b) are Yes:

2) Given the EU appears to have considered these to be "exceptional circumstances" was the UK notified via the #JointCommittee, and was all relevant information provided?

(Papers should be here, eventually: ec.europa.eu/info/relations…)
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#Vietnam #Hanoi #Coronavirus #Borders

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long warned on January 20 about the “very high” risk of COVID-19 transmission caused by the “extremely complicated” incidence of illegal border crossings as the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet) nears.
Noting the difficulty of illegal border crossings amid more rigorous authorities' border patrols, the Minister said that some countries in the region are still conducting commercial flights, so many overseas Vietnamese have flown to these countries and
have been trying to enter Vietnam by land. He added that more than 100 illegal crossings are discovered on average every day and as many as 500 on some days, urging relevant agencies and
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This is a great photograph.
Basically the lobbying from these #Basotho chiefs kept #Lesotho, #eSwatini, and #Botswana out of the Union of South Africa and allowed for their contemporary #independence. (Names of chiefs in next tweets from Morija below the pic)
It should also be noted that the fact that these three territories were NOT incorporated in 1909 made it *much* harder for the apartheid regime to implement full apartheid via its Homelands/Bantustan plans. These plans *always* had Botswana/Swai/Lesotho playing a key role...
...with South Africa assuming that leaders in the three countries would simply accept their role as minor ethnic states in South Africa's orbit. With the support of the international community, all three resisted this (to differing degrees, of course).
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1/ In reflecting on my work this year I have just realized that everything I published concerned climate change: here is a roundup of my 2020 writing on #climate #justice, climate #reparations, climate #debt, climate #displacement, climate #mobilities & #disaster #recovery
2/ My most recent online piece is on #Arctic #Mobilities, #climate #displacement and #Indigenous rights, originating from a great workshop @PennLaw_CERL law.upenn.edu/live/news/1080…
3/ Last month I also wrote about #climate #displacement and the case for #climate #reparations and #open #borders for those fleeing climate disasters motherjones.com/environment/20…
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#Italy #Switzerland #Train #Borders #Coronavirus

The railway companies in Switzerland and Italy are temporarily suspending cross-border traffic.
As of December 10, 2020, there will be no more trains of the Swiss Railways SBB and Trenitalia across the border for an indefinite period, the SBB announced on Tuesday. "The decision is based on a decree of the Italian government," it said.
Italy requires controls that Switzerland cannot guarantee, said a SBB spokeswoman on request, including temperature measurement and the submission of a negative corona test.
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#Indonesia #Jakarta #Coronavirus #Borders

Indonesia is considering reopening its international borders to frequent travellers, even as it is dealing with the largest virus outbreak in the country.
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in a briefing on Thursday (Oct 22) that the issue is still being negotiated by different authorities and the government has not set a time frame for when a decision will be taken.
Since April, Southeast Asia's largest economy has closed its borders to foreign tourists. As coronavirus infections continued to spread across the region, an earlier plan to reopen Bali's tourist hotspot to foreign travelers in September was scuppered.
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You may know this:
UK #InternalMarket Bill has arrived @UKHouseofLords.
But prob. no debate til after crunch EU Council, i.e. week after next.

But what you may not know:
It looks quite different to way it did before, inc. *big* amendments to part on N.Ireland #Protocol...
🧐
1/8 Picture of Part 5 of the UK Internal Market bill first page
Eagle-eyed viewers among you will have spotted the first change.
The clauses have different numbers #⃣
Part 5 now starts with 42, not 40.

So the contentious clauses (which, "yes, do break international law") are now:
44 [export declns],
45 [state aid]
& 47 [law? schmaw!].

2/8
The amendments made in @HouseofCommons (covered here) were proposed by the UK Govt.

Clause 42 (GB to NI) no change.

Clause 43: changes to allow new checks to occur NI to GB for certain purposes.

These amendments allow such checks for
* VAT & Excise
* GB biosecurity

3/8
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Australia remains divided like never before, with each state and territory setting restrictions on who can cross their borders. #abc730 @AngeDonnellan #COVID19Aus #auspol
Even though SA has reported no community transmission of #COVID19 since April, Cass Leech was told she would have to go into two weeks quarantine if she wanted to attend her grandma’s funeral in Tasmania. #abc730 #auspol
“My uncle can get on a plane from Tasmania and come (to Adelaide) and he doesn’t have to self-isolate. Why isn’t that reciprocated? If he poses no risk to me, why do I pose a risk to him and Tasmania?” Cass Leech. #abc730 #COVID19Aus #auspol
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When Chris South’s mother Judy was hospitalised last week he made an urgent attempt to cross over from Victoria into NSW to visit her. He was knocked back because his mother wasn’t terminally ill. “It was quite upsetting because we only live 40 kilometres down the road.” #abc730
Early on Saturday morning Chris received a call from the hospital telling him his mother had died. “I spent a bit of time on Sunday trying to figure out how I may then be able to go and see her and try and arrange a funeral.” #abc730 #COVID19Aus #borders
Judy was cremated yesterday in Sydney with no-one in attendance. “To abandon people and leave them to be buried in hospital gowns is just not Australian.” Chris South. #abc730 #COVID19Aus #borders
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@ArthurRorris @edhusic @KKeneally @AdamBandt @WilkieMP @zalisteggall @adamkams @Sydney_Uni @jason_om @abc730 23 Apr: #RubyPrincess leaves AUS today - with captain and few hundred crew.

NSW Special Inquiry continues. No show by ship captain - sends hotel manager.

Senate Select Committee on Covid19 - first hearing today.
@ArthurRorris @edhusic @KKeneally @AdamBandt @WilkieMP @zalisteggall @adamkams @Sydney_Uni @jason_om @abc730 23 Apr: CMO: pandemic cruise ship exercise - May last year! #RubyPrincess
‘we do planning exercises all the time’ & ‘those [drills a decade ago] were 'very massive exercises'

5 global public health emerg. since 2008. Didn’t rate a ‘massive pandemic drill’?
#Insiders @KKeneally
27 Apr “If we didn't have the cruise ships," Professor Collignon said, "our curve would have looked a lot better, a lot sooner." Prof Peter Collignon
#RubyPrincess
abc.net.au/news/2020-04-2…
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@ArthurRorris @edhusic @KKeneally @AdamBandt @WilkieMP @zalisteggall #RubyPrincess crew (~1000) wait for approval to *fly* home.

Interesting who’s in charge of what:
‘NSW Health..advising Australian Border Force and NSW Police on..the crew, but..to disembark.."they need the approval of the NSW Police Commissioner"
t.ly/l7B1
@ArthurRorris @edhusic @KKeneally @AdamBandt @WilkieMP @zalisteggall BREAKING: Last AUS pandemic drill was in 2008.

Since then WHO declared 5 global health public emergencies:
Swine flu, 2009
Polio, 2014 
Zika, 2016
Ebola, 2014 & 2019

“some of these errors [eg. #RubyPrincess] may not have occurred." @adamkams @Sydney_Uni t.ly/9857
@ArthurRorris @edhusic @KKeneally @AdamBandt @WilkieMP @zalisteggall @adamkams @Sydney_Uni ICYMI: Heartbreaking stories from the #RubyPrincess fiasco by @jason_om @abc730
‘These are real people, real examples’
They deserve a Federal Royal Commission #RubyRC to get to the bottom of what happened an make sure it does not happen again. #auspol
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#Russia is expelling some 1.5 million #Chinese back to #China. No matter you are infected with #COVID19 or not, that is a straight deportation.

The news is forbidden in 🇨🇳, and the border cities in China are in panic needing to receive them back home.

News circulated unofficially in China social platforms. Some people are doubting if those Chinese are just returning home voluntarily instead of deportation.

Only the #CCP #Government can tell.

#CCPLiedPeopleDied

🦠
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#Storytelling.

Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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#Covid_19 #borders #Denmark
O-la-la!!!
Denmark closes ALL borders! THAT is a new!
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8…
Aside from Denmark, following are countries w/ lockdown:
Poland, UKRAINE, Pakistan, Suriname, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Czech Republic!
tellerreport.com/news/2020-03-1…
Regions in Italy are on lockdown, some borders are closed from the side of adjoining countries.
Benefit of Covid-19 outbreak - Italian mobster arrested (storm is coming 😉)
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On 2 January we were alerted to a distress case in the Southern #Aegean - 14 people among them 3 women heading towards #Rhodos island. It first seemed that the people had been intercepted to #Turkey and were in a deportation center.

Full case report: bit.ly/30bZ3cw
But 2 days later we were again contacted by relatives. Things didn’t match up & we started investigating. We found out that the boat had actually capsized & all travelers drowned. 8 bodies could be recovered but 6 people are still missing until today.

Foto: Valerio Muscella Image
Our thoughts are with those who are still searching and with all those who mourn their beloved ones.

We will continue to commemoract and with all our struggles to tear down the #borders that killed them!
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#Thread
Celebrating the master of eloquence #Gulzar today with some of his most memorable lines

#HappyBirthdayGulzar
‘I looked for you everywhere...’
Celebrating #Gulzar on his #birthday

2/8
#HappyBirthdayGulzar
‘Dreams have no #borders...’
Do you agree?
Celebrating #Gulzar on his #birthday
#HappyBirthdayGulzar

3/8
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Our first ‘Central Mediterranean Regional Analysis’ has been published – covering the period between 18 March - 30 June 2019. During this period, we were alerted to 24 distress situations in the Central #Mediterranean region, involving over 1,700 people.
alarmphone.org/en/2019/07/04/…
9 of these 24 boats were returned to #Libya. 7 were rescued to #Malta and 4 to #Italy. 1 boat was intercepted by the #Tunisian coastguards. The fate of 3 boats remains unknown. Until 30 June 2019, about 3,800 people have arrived in #Europe via the Central #Mediterranean route.
Our regional analysis focuses on 4 main topics: 1) NGOs rescuing at sea and attempts of European authorities to criminalise them. Though facing repression, they do not give up! Currently, #Mediterranea and #Sea-Eye are on search and rescue missions near the Libyan death-zone.
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