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Coupism, totalitarianism and figurehead of #NATO

Thus can be synthesized the journey followed by #Ukraine, since that month of February 2014 when, supported by Western powers in the political, communicational and financial spheres,
the pro-European and #NATO forces of this Eastern European country, overthrew President Viktor Yanukovych.!!

#NeverForget
This, with an essential and distinguishable vector: an anti-Russian policy, which fits perfectly into the traditional #colonial & neo-colonial policies of this "divide and rule"-loving West practiced in Latin America, Asia and Africa and that today, in the Eastern part of Europe,
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In 2021, #Brazilian scientists led an international collaboration which resulted in unexpected results presented as “A New Hypothesis for The Origin of #AmazonianDarkEarths A brief thread
Those findings were misconstrued by some in the media as an attack on #indigenous peoples and their traditions in the #Amazon region. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
#AmazonianDarkEarths (ADE) are widely regarded as a model for sustainable agriculture. Their unusual fertility and elevated concentration of charcoal, has prompted industrial-scale biomass burning to make products for soil amendment.
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19th CENTURY EUROCENTRISM SHAPES TODAY’S PUTIN APPEASEMENT

Thread – Part V – “How ‘Vladi the Provoked’ attracts clueless narcissists”

#Russia #Donbas #Ukraine @TimothyDSnyder @anneapplebaum #Merkel #NATO #SPD #Offenerbrief #colonial #Putin #Waffen #Zelensky #Melnyk Image
60/ INTRO: Assumption is that Putin appeaser views follow the stereotypes set out in the MATRIX in Fig. 19. The MATRIX is discussed in Part 1 (tweets 3-9).

#Nato #colonial #Ukraine #Russia #Waffen #Merkel Image
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19th CENTURY EUROCENTRISM SHAPES TODAY’S PUTIN APPEASEMEMT

Thread - Part 3 – “How Ukraine provoked the war”

#Russia #NATO #Mariupol #Azov #Donbass #Bucha #Putin #USA #SPD #Germany @TimothyDSnyder @anneapplebaum #dielinke #Panzer #Waffen #Scholz @MelnykAndrij #Klitschko #WEF Image
33/ Assumption is that the «mental dynamics» of Putin’s appeasers to large extent follow the MATRIX in Fig. 12 attached. For more background you should familiarize with the parts 1-2.

#Maischberger #Lanz #Annewill #Ukraine #Russia #NAto #Donbas #Zelensky #EU #imperial #colonial Image
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HOW 19th CENTURY EUROCENTRISM SHAPES TODAY’S PUTIN APPEASEMENT

A long thread – part II. #ArmUkraineNow #Russia #NATO #Azov #Donbas #Putin #USA #SPD #Germany #Kissinger #Scholz #EU #France #Macron #colonial #imperial #paternalist #Putinknecht #Davos #Waffen Image
(24) RECAP (I / II): In part 1 of our SERIES OF THREADs we introduced a MATRIX reflecting Eurocentric (imperial, colonialist, paternalist…) thought patterns from the 19th century. …

#Ukraine #colonial #Russia #Germany #Kissinger #NATO #Lanz Image
(25) RECAP (II / II):
You should start with Part 1:

The MATRIX is reproduced in the attached pic (Fig. 9). We will continue with a funny case study (see attached Fig. 10, (26) – (31)), but you should read the attached disclaimer first (Fig. 11).

#NATO ImageImageImage
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'ICSPR strongly condemns the international community’s continued silence and complicity, and condemns the Israeli malicious advantaging of the world’s preoccupation with the events of #Russia and #Ukraine to pass its racist policy...
...which contributes to the continuation and exacerbation of the suffering of the #Palestinian people and depriving them of their right to self political and economic determination.
ICSPR calls on the international community not to sacrifice the principles of international law and order, and to work hard to implement United Nations resolutions related to the Palestinian cause, and to impose sanctions on the #occupation state
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African Internationalism discussing Russia/Ukraine struggle as part of negating #colonial #capitalist narrative being spread to paint Russia as aggressor while exposing the US & other European imperialist powers role as instigator/orchestrator of crisis:

"It is no secret that White Power is working overtime to shut down any form of communication from #Russia to parts of the world - which means that most of the #propaganda churned out by the colonial capitalists goes uncontested."
"The same US #imperialism that was built on #slavery, #genocide, & colonialism, is now posturing as the moral & political authority of the world. The US colonial capital state murders African people inside the US every single day... Floyd, Locke, Taylor, & millions of others."
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1/9 #Colonial #Victorian tropes of #primitive and #civilised are never funny @BBCNews @BBCWorld. They were actively used to justify colonialism.

Small-scale societies are as complex as large states, and values and morals are #HumanUniversals. Also, #Neanderthals were smart! Image
2/9 #Hunter-gatherers live in small groups but have large social networks. San societies in southern #Africa maintain these by exchanging ostrich eggshell beads across hundreds of kilometers. And they have been doing this for over 30,000 years.
pnas.org/content/117/12…
3/9 #Aboriginal societies in #Australia have complex ways of transmitting knowledge across space and time. Their #OralHistories preserved information on the impact of #SeaLevelRise at the end of the last #IceAge over 10,000 years.
scientificamerican.com/article/ancien…
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Finally got time to start reading "INDIA that is BHARAT!"
#DeColonise vis a vis #DeColonialise - great new additions to popular discourse @jsaideepak
#DeColonialisation - need of the hour. ✨👍
1/5 - Was reminded of a few lines I wrote in response to Faiz's "Bol ke lab azaad hai tere.." while reading Chapter 2 of #IndiaThatisBharat
Do chk it out @jsaideepak @meghkalyan @mmpandit @ksinamdar - U'll like it. 😇🙏
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2/5 #Faiz:
Bol ke lab azad hai tere
Bol zuban ab tak teri hai..
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I Changed it to a dialogue bwn the Colonizer & the Colonized.
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First the boast of the #Colonizer ..

Bol ke lab azad hai tere
Us mein zubaan par meri hai
Jism dil dimaag hai tera
rooh dhadkan soch meri hai!
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"Tuer l'Indien dans le cœur de l'enfant"*: comme au #Canada au XIXème siècle désormais considérée comme un "#génocide culturel", la #Chine pratique la politique d'assimilation des #enfants #Tibétains
* (information.tv5monde.com/info/tuer-l-in…)
source du rapport @tibetaction
🔽Thread 🇫🇷 1⃣
2⃣ Séparés de leur Famille, cachés du monde
Le vaste système d'internats #colonial de la #Chine à l'intérieur du #Tibet
Rapport : tibetaction.net/campaigns/colo…
3⃣ Le gouvernement #chinois a mis en place un vaste réseau de #pensionnats #coloniaux au #Tibet où les étudiants vivent séparés de leurs familles et sont soumis à l'éducation, principalement en chinois.
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#RSS is least of our concern when #India's #secularists are exploiting B'desh #riot to bestow legitimacy on a #fascist #colonial administration - by #Hasina.

Unlike #Kashmir, B'desh doesn't have a discourse - largely due to not having access/fluency in #English..

1/n.

@na_nznn
With no B'deshis around to resist their hegemony, the #colonizers have a free stadium to kick the ball - protraying B'deshi #Muslims as '#extremists', '#violent', '#WarCriminal' and so on.

#Riot is a football match, again producing consent for #Hasina's... 2/n.

@na_nznn
...government in #Delhi.

A lot of '#Kashmiri scholars' (who doesn't have to face the wrath of the state) & their silence around this #Hindu-#Secularist 'saviors' axis are equally complicit.

The #colonizers are sealing our fates. 3/n.

@na_nznn
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#Trudeau jets to Tofino for vacation on 1st "#TruthAndReconciliation" day.

Father of my children, #Indian, #sixtiesscoop survivor, worked all day to survive in #colonial system. He can no longer sit in a local coffee shop, let alone a plane. #NoJab

ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/…
#TruthAndReconciliation is marketing-as is #OrangeShirtDay2021 & holiday for white people on stolen land. Reconciliation would be giving land back. EuroAmerican destroys everything in path. #Indigenous peoples rep. less than 5% of pop. -yet support approx. 80% all #biodiversity.
#TruthBeforeReconciliation would be criminal charges against those responsible for res. schools & dead children. "However, as w/ any criminal case, the charges would be laid by the Crown—which would essentially amount to the govt putting itself on trial."

cbc.ca/news/politics/…
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This cartoon from @thetoonguy today in @TheHinduMag today, which captures the reality of knowledge supremacy, triggered an old memory that had been buried deep inside for 13 years.
The Children's #Science Congress was taking place in Baramati, Maharashtra in 2008. I had travelled with an incredible bunch of geohydrologists from ACWADAM, Pune, to see how #science was being encouraged for school goers.
I landed up in a room where children from across the country were making presentations on #biological #sciences. One presenter was from #Nagaland & she made a fantastic presentation on local #rice varieties in her village.
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1/ Joining some wonderful people from what I am seeing as a diverse group of researchers at the #EditorialBoard of @PLOSGPH; journal has given itself the tall order of “addresses inequities in public health and makes impactful research accessible to all… (1/n) #Threads
2/ In words of @paimadhu "the journal will amplify the voices of underrepresented and historically excluded communities and prioritize equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels"; I am highly skeptical of this,
3/ yet I am thrilled that a #PublicHealth journal would give itself such a vision; #Knowledge #Science #Evidence all reproduce the same kind of social hierarchies that drive unfair accumulation of resources in our society
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Becoming Leidah Reviews:

One-minute video (best with sound):
- vertical: instagram.com/tv/CNuwX0Cgyqe
- horizontal:

Text version below.
"A stunning debut that has left me reeling! This story was WILD. Weird, wonderful... magnificent."
Plethora_of_pages, goodreads

#debutnovel #scandinavian #celtic #norwegian #bookclub #litfest #marriage #familydrama #7yearitch #cultureclash #simonschuster
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Short THREAD on rising #racism & far-right extremism, based on very concerning updates from @IRR_News.

Please follow & support The Institute of Race Relations & the @RunnymedeTrust - organisations struggling for racial justice in very worrying times.

irr.org.uk/article/calend…
Not just in the UK, but in Spain, Portugal & France, governments & quangos are warning universities & institutions that re-evaluations of colonial history will bring dire consequences – at the exact same time presenting themselves as 'champions of free speech' & academic freedom.
The DoE's proposal for ‘free speech champions’ suggests ‘unacceptable silencing & censorship’ is now widespread on campuses.

It builds on the Govt’s attacks on critical race theory, the ‘dreadful’ (Priti Patel) #BLM protests, as well as the nebulous concept of a ‘woke agenda’.
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After joining the wonderful conference #sfbmeetspublichistory yesterday and today in the morning, tonight we end the #IBLS International Blended Learning Seminar on #Europes #colonial #past. It is great to see all the teachers and students from Poland, France, Switzerland ...1/x
2/x Germany and the Netherlands on zoom once moreand looking on all the projects that were developed in the seminar. #InternationalPublicHistory #teachingpublichistory
See more on portal.uni-koeln.de/international/…, we will add more interviews and work examples in the next weeks...
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Today at the #IBLS , we "visit" the @africamuseumbe to discuss the practices of exhibiting #Europe 's #colonial #past. Now, @brunoverbergt introduces the history of the museum.
And @brunoverbergt explains the change of concept the @africalmuseumbe implemented in the last 6 years.
Discussion point: can a new architecture help to enforce a change of concept (decolonization) within the @africamuseumbe ? We take a look at a new pavillion with a framed "vista" to focus on the meaning on the old museum buildings...
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Spoke to @Guardian podcast about growing up in post-War #France... that is post-#Algerian War of Independence, still v. much in living memory. The War’s legacy is perceived in all kinds of aspects of modern life, still blighted by the #colonial experience.
A point that is easily overlooked by foreign observers is that the 2nd most influential party in #France now was founded by far-right nationalists who wanted to keep #Algeria French. #LePen's FN -now called the Rassemblement National -is openly racist, islamophobic & antiSemitic.
In his '#Separatism' speech @EmmanuelMacron was sugar-coating #reactionary policies based on the premise that 5-6M French #Muslims can’t be trusted to manage their own affairs & required surveillance at all times.The emphasis was that Islam is a chronic #problem around the world
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1) A large number of Anglo-European politicians & media outlets have condemned/reported the death of #NavidAfkari. Executions must stop because we haven't given life to anyone so we shouldn't take their lives either. But their "support" is no more than a "humanitarian" gesture.
2) The number of wars & crimes happening in the West & by the West have become countless. However, Biden who introduced the Crime Bill, Trump who's fucked the planet's future, Pompeo who's the biggest warmonger in power, and many more have been unified "against" the man's death.
3) The day Iran stops executions will be their mourning day. They LOVE the current situation & condemn it, even though they still execute people in many US states & their cops have killed over 4,100 Americans since Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem in 2016.
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We should ask ourselves what #Decolonization means to Muslims, Jews, Roma, Afro/ Asian Europeans, People of Colour, LGBTIQ community, CSO's, EU institutions, policy makers of #Europe.

We must decolonise our structures that drive discrimination to built an inclusive Europe. Image
#Decolonization is essential to address structural racism in EU Member States.

Toppling statues of criminals & racist colonialists is essential to make Europe future proof just as education on the real colonial history of Europe. #BlackLivesMattters Image
From #Roosevelt to #Churchill to #LeopoldII: they are visible monuments to the greatest crime in history: #Colonialism.

Therefore, we must prioritise #decolonization to topple the invisible monuments that make our society so structurally racist. #Europe

theguardian.com/us-news/2020/j…
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A hopeful 🧵re: improving #globalhealth through #Decolonizingglobalhealth #antiracism efforts—some examples of positive change:

@DGH_LSHTM & #blacklivesmatter groups gathered signatures from 100's of staff, students, & alumni calling for leadership to examine the school's past
...listen to personal accounts of discrimination.

These groups have influenced the hiring of a postdoc to research it’s #colonial history & legacy. We wrote about Her findings & the calls for change from #DGH & #BLM groups & hope the leadership will act.
Other global #publichealth universities like @dukedecolonize @KarolinskaDGH @EdinburghUni @DecolonizeGh (@HarvardChanSPH) have hosted conferences to critically examine & challenge west/white centric curricula

One of my faves is here:
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