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1. A thread analysis of #Argentina-#China relations through our previous reports, reports from our on-ground reporters, and SM influencers.

Argentina already has a base operated by the #Chinese military in the province of #Neuquén. Image
2. Now plans to add a port for #Beijing in the #RíoGrande, on the continent's southern tip.

The location of Rio Grande is of extreme strategic importance and crucial for the world in general. Image
3. Since 2018, #Chinese fishing vessels have spent 1 million hours fishing between #Argentina’s maritime border and the high seas, yet spent 600,000 hours ‘in the #dark,’ suspected of illegal fishing within #Argentine waters in the South Atlantic.
Report:… Image
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NEW: #China's leads world in high-impact research in 19 of 23 technologies, per new analysis by @ASPI_org

Analysis indicates #Biejing has a "commanding lead in #hypersonics, electronic warfare and in key undersea capabilities"
"In #hypersonics, undersea capabilities and electronic warfare, #China’s leads are so emphatic they create a significant risk that China might dominate future technological breakthroughs in these areas" per @ASPI_org
Also, "for some technologies, such as autonomous underwater vehicles, almost all of the leading research institutions are based in #China, where they generate nine times more high-impact research papers than their closest competitors in the #UnitedStates" per @ASPI_org
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#France and #Macron deserve a thread in the context of #Ukraine, #Russia and beyond.

- First, some historical context: France, just like #Britain, is a declining power. This process started with the loss of colonies after the World War 2.

🧵 ...

- A clear geopolitical shift happen with the Suez Crisis in 1956, which marked the emergence of #USA and #USSR as the world powers.

- #France also experienced a humiliating military defeat by #Germany during the World War 2. That shaped rather pretentious politics of ...

.. Charles de Gaulle, who tried to restore the French power with dissenting views vis-a-vis #Americans and #British (or the "collective Anglo-Saxons"). In 1966, #France withdrawn from the #NATO's military command.

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Ancient Coin of the Day: A gander at some coins from Britain prior to the Claudian invasion of AD 43, in particular those of Cunobelinus, the origin of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. #ACOTD #Numismatics #Britain 🧵

Image: British Museum (1977,0434.6). Link -… Image
Cunobelinus was a local British ruler who exerted control over a large area of south-east England, ca. AD 10-40, with a capital at Colchester. He claimed to be the son of Tasciovanus, who had ruled a kingdom centred to the north of the Thames.
The Obverse of this coin shows an ear of spelt, with the flanking Legend CA-MV, i.e. ‘Camulodunum’, Cunobelinus’ capital. Strabo (4.5.2) notes that grain is a major export of Britain, so the emblem could refer to Cunobelinus’ international trade. Image
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#Nuked Themsleves: “They will blame #Russia as always”: a sociologist on the growth of the background #radiation in #Khmelnytsky (160 nS) | May 15
-the Russian army #destroyed the #ammunition depot -shells with #DepletedUranium were stored at the facility.…
#Finland's background #radiation normally varies between 0.05 and 0.30 #microsieverts per hour (µSv/h)
Tuomas Peltonen / Inspector general
tel. +358 975 988 508…
- #Loviisa NOW: 0.210 #microSieverts ImageImage
cc: @ ArthurM40330824
#Gamma radiation in #Khmelnytsky could actually indicate that a #DirtyBomb was stored in the warehouses.
Gamma radiation is characteristic of #enriched #uranium. Is it possible that were making "dirty bombs" at the Khmelnitsky #NPP
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ICYMI: US busts open #Russia|n malware used to help #Moscow spy in + 50 countries

@NSAGov @FBI @CISA w/#Britain #Australia #Canada #NewZealand announced Thursday they ID's the code behind the #FSB's #Snake Malware…
.@NSAGov describes the #Snake malware as "a sophisticated #Russia|n cyberespionage tool"

"The FSB has victimized industries including education institutions, small businesses, & media organizations" per @NSAGov statement
"Critical infrastructure sectors, such as local government, finance, manufacturing, and telecommunications, have also been impacted" by #Russia's FSB's #Snake malware, per @NSAGov
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The #PaulFootAward was set up in memory of revered investigative journalist, Paul Foot.

#Britain urgently & desperately needs much more high quality investigative #journalism than ever, at a time when cuts to journalism are being made. 🇬🇧

#WorldPressFreedomDay Image
Paul Foot worked variously for the Daily Record, the Daily Mirror, The Guardian, & @PrivateEyeNews.

He was involved in many high-profile campaigns throughout his illustrious career, including the Birmingham Six, the Bridgewater Four and the John Poulson scandal.
Paul's accolades include the Journalist of the Year, the Campaigning Journalist of the Year, the George Orwell Prize for Journalism, and in 2000 he was honoured as the Campaigning Journalist of the Decade.

Paul died in 2004 at the age of 66.
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British Economic Downfall

The UK’s economy post-Brexit has been hit severely. The current consumer price inflation rate is at 10.1% with the bank rates heightened at 4.25%. Image
Purchasing power of the masses is declining due to rising #inflation thereby increasing #poverty and #inequality among the masses.
#Brexit has largely been accounted for with the economic burden of the #UK. The #British exports have suffered a brunt as they faced trade barriers affecting their competitiveness.
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Important THREAD on UK’s Black woman MP @HackneyAbbott’s letter to @theobserver/@guardian and White Britain unleashing opportunistic attacks on the MP.
Buckle up🧵
#DianeAbbott #Racism #Antisemitism #WhiteSupremacy #WhitePrivilege #BlackLivesMatter #HierarchyOfRacism #CRT British Black MP Diane Abbo...
White British establishment has been way too racist and harsh towards #DianeAbbott (“DA”) among #BlackWomen—not denying many of their points—compared to others. Issues of DA erasing #GTR or #Holocaust memories or not—not denying the importance of it—is a separate issue than… 2/ Tweet from Siobhan Miller (...
…the main topic pointed out in the subject of the letter: White #HierarchyOfRacism that exists to date. Having worked as a London-based banker who was involved with diversity, I’ve seen Black was 9x more, Muslims up to 8x more discriminated at institutional & security levels…3/
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JUST IN: US sanctions senior #Iran law enforcement & #IRGC officials for suppressing protects/censorship

Includes officials with:
- the Law Enforcement Forces of Iran (LEF)
- Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
- Supreme Council on Cyberspace Leader ImageImage
US sanctions vs #Iran being coordinated w/#Britain, which is slapping #Tehran w/similar sanctions

“The Iranian people deserve freedom of expression without the threat of violent retaliation & censorship from those in power" per @USTreasury Under Sec Brian Nelson
NEW US sanctions targeting:

-IRGC Salman Corps Deputy Commander Parviz Absalan
-IRGC’s Ground Forces Deputy Inspector Amanollah Goshtasbi
-IRGC Brig Gen Ahmed Khadem Seyedoshohada
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'Power without responsibility'.

Unlike #Britain, many countries have strict controls over foreign & overseas-based funding & ownership of news media to help protect their citizens from misinformation & manipulation.

Britain urgently needs serious news media reform.

#Leveson2 ImageImageImage
In 2021, just three companies dominated 90% of the UK national newspaper market, & today’s digital giants are some of the most powerful corporations on earth. Investment firms like Legatum invest in news media like GB "News" to further their self-interest.…
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#Britain is becoming a brutal, regressive, intolerant, hard-right, antidemocratic, authoritarian state, run by Christo-xenophobic nationalists, who represent powerful corporate interests. Their cheerleaders meet in London in May.

What's their strategy & ultimate goal?
Moreover, the limitations of message control will be discussed in times of social media and multiple public spaces. Obviously, an effective top-down control of media proves impossible in liberal democracies.
In 1970, Herbert Marcuse wrote in his preface to the second edition of Prophets of Deceit, Leo Löwenthal and Norbert Guterman’s seminal study on the main characteristics, performance, and effects of virulent demagogy originally published in the aftermath of World War Two:
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Nick Robinson leads by blaming the NHS for the problems with the NHS.


The root cause of #NHS problems is 13 years of managed decline by @Conservatives

A significant contributory factor is #Brexit

You are #fakenews

We see you

@bbcnickrobinson @BBCRadio4Today5
Coming later at 8.10 Robinson will groom @DominicRaab live on @BBCRadio4

#bullying #raab #ToryFacistsOut

p.s. why is #SHARP
still in post?

And #Braverman ???
Oh BREX Ship !!!

Video answers to putting #migrants on #slave ships for #SuellaBraverman here

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Derek Jarman´s "Caravaggio": Chiaroscuro, Baroque and the ashes of Pasolini.
#DerekJarman, was a bold and unapologetic filmmaker and artist, highly influenced by Pier Paolo #Pasolini, whose work he emulated in his career. 1.- Image
@Dexfletch 2.-His films, such as "#Caravaggio," pay homage to Pasolini's aesthetic and thematic concerns, while also reflecting his experiences and perspectives as a #gay artist living in #Thatcher's #Britain.
3.-"Caravaggio" is a visually stunning and thematically rich film that remains a highlight of Jarman's career. It is a meditation on the power of #art to transcend time and space, as well as the ephimeral nature of #fame and #celebrity.
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#BBC ने अपने पत्रकार #GarryLineker की 'बोलने की आजादी' #FoE क्यों छीनी?… Image
इंग्लैंड के पूर्व फुटबॉलर @GaryLineker को #BBC ने उनके शो से अस्थाई रूप से हटा दिया है। BBC के पत्रकार गैरी लिनेकर ने ब्रिटिश गृह सचिव पर आरोप लगाया कि प्रवासियों एवं शरणार्थियों से जुड़ी नई नीति में उनकी भाषा 'नाज़ियों' वाली है। BBC को उनका यह बयान पसंद नहीं आया। Image
गैरी इंग्लैंड के सबसे महान फुटबॉल खिलाड़ियों में से एक हैं और वर्तमान में ट्विटर पर उनके 8.7 मिलियन फॉलोअर्स हैं और इस वक्त वे इंग्लैंड के सबसे प्रभावशाली जर्नलिस्ट भी माने जाते हैं।

@BBCNews के अनुसार, गैरी को उनके शो से अस्थाई रूप से हटाया गया है।
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Ever tried to Global #Britain but ended up accidentally pulling a little #England?
- Turns out you’re not alone.
A🧵on British identity, foreign policy & why we need to properly understand #Brexit to move beyond it.
- based on a new article I have out in @ISQ_Jrnl
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The article, which I'm really happy to have in top IR journal @ISQ_Jrnl, challenges a received wisdom about #Brexit – that it both reflected & reinforced a general, almost tribal polarisation of British society.
This might seem counter-intuitive (& against the evidence) but stay with me - its not that simple & that’s important. Not only for understanding Brexit but for getting the UK’s international affairs right in future [spoiler: it matters for other countries too]
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#Britain HAS been 'invaded' & 'taken over' by dangerous 'aliens' intent on destroying Britain. But not by asylum seekers, refugees, or migrants - by toxic billionaires Rupert Murdoch & Jonathan Harmsworth, & Tory extremists.🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️🇬🇧

#EnoughIsEnough #StopThePressBarons #Leveson2
Since #Brexit, the UK Govt has been brazen about bringing in Koch-funded extremists from a global network of free-market 'think tanks' to shape Govt policy, generate divisive culture war headlines, & push Britain further to the right than ever before.

The Nazis' political strategy was to make alliances with the rich, & divide voters by using #propaganda to scapegoat minorities & vilify political opponents, thus securing just enough votes to become the Govt. Just 29% of the electorate voted Tory in 2019.
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Al-Nusra goes to Hollywood

Syria is exposed to the biggest propaganda war in history.
Hackers from Anonymous have penetrated the computer systems of #Britain's Foreign Office & taken hundreds of files detailing the country's propaganda programs in #Syria.…
In a security breach of massive proportions, the hackers appear to have targeted files detailing the financial & operational relationships between the FCDO & a network of private contractors that have had covert media platforms in Syria over the past decade the long war.
In the leaked documents, there are several hundred attachments that revealed a propaganda network of incredible dimensions.…
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Excited to be sharing lessons learned from #American #wildfires and #disasters @imperialcollege.

Our friends in #Britain face some of the same #resilience challenges with #fire, #infrastructure, & #publichealth.

CAGB building, room 765
11.00 GMT

@NSF @WaterResearch @EPA
Thanks to Prof. @GuillermoRein @ImperialHazelab and everyone for organizing and participating in the seminar. I truly learned a lot. Some really brilliant and insightful researchers here in working on global building #fire and #wildfire challenges.
I even got to see aluminum composite burn, a material examined after the #GrenfellTowerFire.

I also learned about smoldering.

(@TheRock your name came up … in a good way)
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“End the Siege”campaign in solidarity with #Syria to launch next Saturday
In solidarity with the #Syrian people, a campaign entitled “End the Siege” will be launched next Saturday, at the initiative of the Arab Forum in Amman, & in cooperation with a group of organizations & figures in the #Arab world, #Europe & #NorthAmerica. Image
The campaign comes in solidarity with the #Syrian people who are suffering from the unilateral measures imposed on their country by the #US & its #European allies, & aims to mobilize efforts to lift the Western blockade on Syria, especially after the recent earthquake. Image
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⭐️Rishi Sunak declared that #Britain had “taken back control” after Brussels agreed to give London an effective veto over new #EuropeanUnion laws that affect Northern #Ireland…)
1. The new so-called “Windsor framework” has fundamentally rewritten the existing protocol and would permanently remove the border between Britain and Northern Ireland in the Irish Sea,
1(a) giving the U.K. govt an “emergency brake” (now known as the “Stormont brake”) on new EU laws applied in Northern Ireland if politicians in the province object to them.
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#Europe's #EnergyCrisis likely to stay, warn analysts | 24 Feb
- #EU, meanwhile, have spent the recent months scrambling for alternative sources of #NaturalGas and #petroleum to replace the energy imported from Russia before the start of the crisis.…
The #EnergyCrisis in #Britain will be worse next year than this year, warns an expert | Oct 7, 2022
- Amid warnings of three-day #blackouts and industry #shutdowns in Britain if the months ahead are particularly cold,…
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Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camps. Bladey horrific. They speak of the British propaganda campaigns, the British Press...The Daily Mail as usual obliges. All the way back then. Making the Boers less of individuals and more of a collectively despised group.
Nothing has changed! "100 Years ago the British Government was involved in a MASSIVE #propaganda ploy." "Propaganda was rife & under NO circumstances were they going to tell the British Public what they were doing." Displayed the camps as "refugee camps"
Just part of the new style of warfare. They made out the Boer people to be tremendously primitive. The propaganda machine was powerful, aided by moving film. MORE Theatre. #Ukraine
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🇬🇧🇷🇺⚡️A former colonel in the British Army, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, has acknowledged that Russian President Vladimir Putin was right about the weakness of the West in military and political terms.
#putin #uk #ukrainewar #britain #ukraine #russia
He believes that discussions in recent years have focused too much on reducing the number of soldiers and tanks due to the rise of cyber and space technologies, and that the UK's excellent defence industry is sometimes neglected by the government.
Bretton-Gordon argues that if the UK continues to donate equipment and ammunition to Ukraine, it must develop its local industry to maintain its forces in the future and fill the supply chain.
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