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#THREAD to try to make sense of #Italy’s govt crisis: PM Conte will address the Senate at 15.00CET today. No vote of confidence is scheduled but it could be called by the League UNLESS PM uses the speech to announce his resignation. The latter is the most likely scenario. 1/n
If #Conte resigns Pres Mattarella will hear representatives from all parties & decide whether to: a) let PD/5Stars form a new govt; b) install a caretaker govt to pass the budget; c) call a snap election. Italy hasn’t seen a general election in the fall since 1919. 2/n
The reason for avoiding elections in the fall is the national #budget: deadline for approval is Dec 31. #Italy must send a draft of its 2020 one to @EU_Commission in early Oct. Running a campaign, an election and installing a new govt in the midst of it all is no joke. 3/n
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Wrap-up about what I saw on Granville St today, as ProHK and ProChina demonstrators faced off, once again.
ProHK organizers kept it very tight: the demonstration lasted a little over an hour.
Both sides had people out in force, tho ProHK had a bigger crowd today./2 #freeHongKong
2) with their people on the west side of Granville stretching from West 16th Avenue to Angus Drive.
I counted about 20 @VancouverPD officers in attendance, with more showing up about midway through the rally. The master of ceremonies thanked the @RCMP for coming, /3 #FreeHongKong
3) though I didn’t note any uniformed officers there. All police seemed to be distributed equally along both sides of Granville Street.
Crowds really didn’t have a chance to get into each other’s faces because...6 lanes of traffic.
The climate on the ProHongKong /4 #FreeHongKong
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1. To ignore what #AndrewScheer represents, is to ignore the serious threat Canada is facing in this coming election. & it is a serious threat. Let's begin with a past tweet from Scheer. #cdnpoli #Brexit
Why is this #Scheer #Brexit tweet important? Because by all markers assessed by experts in the field, Brexit was a malign influence operation, fueled by #DarkMoney. foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/… #cdnpoli
3. Russia has played a major role in helping to elect right wing chaos agents: Trump, #BorisJohnson, #ViktorOrban & others across Europe. In 2015 the US treasury department estimated $300B is laundered annually into the US via a variety of #DarkMoney sources.
#Cdnpoli
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DEVIOCRACY

The West says it wants to spread democracy. This is a lie.

Look at Saudi Arabia & the other dictatorships they happily arm to the teeth instead of seeking to undermine them, destabilize them & bring them to their knees.

#Deviant #Democracy #Deviocracy
DEVIOCRACY

The West wants to ensure its continued power over others & to increase that power.

It uses words such as democracy, freedom & justice to sanitize its criminal intent.

This is the most cynical of policies possible.

#Deviant #Democracy #Deviocracy
DEVIOCRACY

Deviocracy is a deviant form of "democracy" & employs the West’s most cynical semantic weapon. It relies on a willingness to lie without limit.

It is sophism at its most cynical using the most believable lies to legalize mass murder.

#Deviant #Democracy #Deviocracy
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Yesterday, 9 activists were arrested & 3 were detained for absolutely no reason other than being dissidents to #Netanyahu's regime.
Excessive force was used to arrest all activists in question.
Therefore, I'd like to tell you the tale about the day the #Israeli democracy died.
Yesterday a few activists were headed to a party of a fellow activist in the street where the Israeli AG, Avichai Mandelblit lives.
These activists regularly protest against the AG's practices to mitigate, delay & dissolve indictments against #Netanyahu and his political allies.
The Supreme Court ruled that these activists are not allowed to protest near his house but to keep a distance of a 100m from his house.
However the activists were not going to a protest but to a party.
The police arrested them anyway and confiscated their phones.
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‘What are we working for? Our children, our children, our children!’ Rep. Nancy Pelosi #ILDemDay #bluewave2020
‘A mainstream agenda can be a progressive agenda’ says Rep Pelosi ‘I’m here to catch the spark from IL Democrats.’
Pelosi speaks about the focus of House is ‘For the People’ ‘we need to invest in building our #Democracy. ‘‘Save us from enemies foreign and domestic.’ #ILDemDay #democrats @ILDCCA
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Who has the most right to speak about the #KashmirIssue? #Kashmiris, of course. Speaking with @tmturkee about her perspective on #Kashmir. #KashmirBleeds #KashmirBleedsForJustice #StandwithKashmir #KashmirWantsFreedom #EndKashmirBlockade

Full interview:
@tmturkee "The Indian media, it's corrupt. The narrative that's in the mainstream media is totally corrupt because they tell you a one-side story.... They tell you that everything perfectly fine in #Kashmir. How can everything be fine when people are not allowed to go out?" #KashmirBleeds
@tmturkee #Kashmiris on #Kashmir. Speaking with @kingaamir29 about his perspective: "Scrapping #Article370 is like UK revoking independence." #KashmirBleeds #KashmirBleedsForJustice #StandwithKashmir #KashmirWantsFreedom #EndKashmirBlockade

Full interview:
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Disturbing video taken in #Shenzhen just across the boarder with #HongKong. Something extraordinarily bad is about happen. #China #HongKongProtests #Democracy #SaveHongKong
The Chinese military, believing in the intel and these videos, have set in place a comprehensive military operation targeting the situation in #HongKong. #HongKongProtests #China #Democracy
A total of 25km separates #Shenzhen and #HongKong where the Chinese army is setting in motion a ground military operation. #China #HongKongProtests #Democracy #SaveHongKong
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Dear @LorenaSGonzalez @nathanfletcher

You genuinely don't know this story, do you? Fascinating.

In the 2016 Presidential campaign Hillary Clinton treated parents of vaccine injured children with contempt.

Donald Trump met with a handful of leading activists for 40 minutes. 1/
@LorenaSGonzalez @nathanfletcher He listened respectfully, asked good questions, & gladly accepted books & videos for further study.

Now let's do some math:

There are 3 million people with autism in the U.S. Two parents + 4 grandparents each = 18 million impacted caregivers. Here's the important part... 2/
@LorenaSGonzalez @nathanfletcher 50% of these impacted caregivers know that vaccines are to blame.

It doesn't matter what party they were before, after vaccine injury, parents become single issue voters (vaccine safety).

So 9 million single issue vaccine safety voters who HRC treated with contempt... 3/
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Meanwhile the beautiful sight of people power in #Russia today. Nearly 50,000 pro-democracy protesters demanding fair elections w/opposition candidates. Huge moment in Russian history. It’s not just about local elections. It’s to free Russia of Putin’s corrupt mafia hold on power
#Russia >> ‘A Number Authorities Can’t Ignore’: Moscow Opposition Sees Record Protest Turnout—50,000—Despite bad weather, jailed leaders, massive propaganda, brutal beatings & crackdowns.
themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/10/a-n… #RussiaProtests #FreeElections #DefendDemocracy #допускай
Dem @LeaderHoyer statement in solidarity w/ #Russia's pro-#democracy #protests for free, fair elections & the right to seek electoral choice. Says Putin regime’s crackdown on free speech and opposition candidates ought to "alarm the world," warns US Congress is watching closely.
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"Our reliance on groupthink has made us masters of the world, and the knowledge illusion enables us to go through life without being caught in an impossible effort to understand everything ourselves." #Groupthink #IndividualityIsMyth #RationalityIsMyth ~@harari_yuval
@harari_yuval "You know less than you think"
#ignorance
@harari_yuval Liberal ideas founded on individual rationaty ; which is happen to be myth #Democracy #IndividualRationality #Groupthink
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👍The majority of the American population—over 3⃣2⃣7⃣ MILLION people—are in favor of stricter gun laws...

vs.

🐢#MoscowMitch

🍊🇷🇺🤥Trump

& a small number of sycophants in the Senate.🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏

#CommonSenseGunLawsNow
✳️February 2018 NPR-Ipsos poll: 75% overall are in favor of stricter gun laws, 81% are in favor of background checks.

ipsos.com/en-us/news-pol…
⁉️What kind of #Democracy is this?

🙌Let’s take it back!

🆘#SOSAmerica2019
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#17thloksabha
Extended session
Day 36

#RajyaSabha starts
Papers being tabled right now

Amit Shah can be seen
As per reports he is set to make a statement on situation in #JammuAndKashmir

#SansadWatch
Chair makes an announcement
Surendra Singh Nagar, Sanjay Seth, Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigned

Chair accepted their resignation as he found those voluntary and they were not willing to reconsider

Chair then reads out hours allotted for discussion of pending Bills

#SansadWatch
Chair then announces that #Parliament Building has completed 92 years, calls it temple of #democracy

Appeals to PM to expand and modernize #Parliament House in run up to India's celebration of 75th year in 2022
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1 to 20. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange 🤨👇🏼
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21. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange 🤨👇🏼
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019🤨👇🏼
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25 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019 🤨👇🏼
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#Russia: Over 600 people arrested in Moscow's brutal clampdown on pro-democracy #protests today. Russians are risking life & limb for the right to fair elections, to end the ban on opposition candidates for city council. Sheer numbers show how scared the Mayor is of people power.
🗳✊#Russia #Protests: Riot police crackdown on pro-#democracy protesters in #Moscow today. Russians are protesting opposition candidates being booted from ballots. They don’t want taxation w/o representation. Sounds familiar. Video via @novaya_gazeta
#Russia #Moscow #protests: Riot police out in full force–with dogs–beating protesters on the ground. This couple asked for an ambulance for his broken ribs & a concussion. Cops refused, hauled him off to paddywagon, claiming “nobody beat you.” @mediazzzona
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#FreeIran rally in London, Angelo-Iranians gathered in Trafalgar Sq. to support #Iran's democratic alternative, led by Mrs. #MaryamRajavi, & people's uprising for #IranRegimeChange
"We will take back Iran & rebuild it"

#IStandWithMaryamRajavi
#WeSupport
pscp.tv/iran_policy/1y…
Hon. @Offord4Hendon at #FreeIran rally in London:
“We were convinced during our visit that Ms. #MaryamRajavi represents an opportunity for the future of Iran. She seeks peace in the region,”
He continued:
“Today our response should be firm against IRGC & #Iran's regime,"
@TIME
@Offord4Hendon @TIME Dr. @Offord4Hendon concluded:
“We should recognize that the greatest asset for us is the bond of friendship between the people of Iran, the #NCRI & the rest of the world...The people of Iran are ready to stand up for change & they are ready to see a #FreeIran"
#WeSupportMEK
@AP
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Wow @netflix blaming @realDonaldTrump on #TheHack calling his campaign #ProjectAlamo and using #CambridgeAnalytica as a Back up source. FUNNY #QANON & #ANONS have proof #TheGreatAwakening you democratic fools and obama losers
😂😂😂
Second part of video up above.. wtf. These guys are jerks!! #GOOGLE screwed us over. Look what they did to @Project_Veritas and there posts. Crying #democracy @POTUS you better deal with these losers. Brain washing the younger gen
Part 3 of this video. This is the most pathetic thing to rile up #Americans and #AntifaTerrorists and all haters!!! #Q do something thanks
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MINI-THREAD: The right's #ColorBlindSociety talking point. Please RT widely if you agree.

After Trump's racist tweets, I hear it a lot on the right. So now instead of recognizing that people have different color skin we want to be blind to it, i.e. ignore race all together?
That's an ostrich-hiding-head-in-the-sand move. It's benevolent on the surface, masking people's #racism & giving it legs. I am sure Trump will pick up this verbage as well because that's a good distraction point. Here's why it's really bad for any #democracy, even a mature one.
As a society, we don't need to be blind to race. We must recognize & validate people's identities & experiences. We need to realize that we are all different. But we are all EQUAL. Compassion and respect of equality must drive our relationships & conversations, not #RaceBlindness
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Today is possibly .@theresa_may's last day as PM, if .@BorisJohnson can command a majority (which is in some doubt...)

So it's a great opportunity to look back at some of the *highlights* of Mrs May's premiership in memes👇
13 JUL 2016: May was appointed as PM and named her Cabinet shortly thereafter, surprising many by giving 3 of the top #Brexit-related jobs to arch-brexiters Boris Johnson, David Davis & Liam Fox. Sheer folly, or genius in making them own what they'd sold? Sadly, the former😢
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5 OCT 2016: With such a narrow result, the country could be forgiven for expecting May to propose a consensual solution, as Norway PM Erna Solberg had done in a similar situation. Most Remainers would've accepted #Norway.

May's #CitizensOfNowhere speech crushed all hope.
/2.
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1\3 wsj.com/articles/secre… | #CCP continues to project naval influence in SE Asia by targeting corrupt authoritarian gov'ts backed by Chinese loans & the CCP's diplomatic clout. Together, Cambodian facilities & China's military outposts in the South China Sea would create 2\
2\3 a triangular perimeter controlled by Beijing that effectively boxes in all of mainland Southeast Asia. This threatens the independence of Taiwan, making it very difficult for the U.S. to support Taiwan if Beijing decides to attack and overtake the Island #FreeHongKong #Taiwan
3/3 At a time when #HongKongProtests demonstrate the demands of the people seeking #Democracy & freedom from Communist repression, this presents an acute threat to the Independence enjoyed by the people of Taiwan and MUST NOT BE IGNORED. #China #Cambodia #Vietnam @BaldingsWorld
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1 to 20. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange
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21. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange 🤨👇🏼
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019🤨👇🏼
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25 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019 🤨👇🏼
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