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🧵When @Ipsos @darrellbricker takes on #JagmeetSingh’s performance in his #Elxn44 analysis for @globalnews, he dispels the myth that 4th place loser #NDP “holds the balance of power” anymore than they did in the last Parliament. That Singh is no kingmaker.… Image
WHY? ##NDP faithful are coming outta the woodwork to tell us 1 reason NDP didn’t win more seats. It’s not just that #JagmeetSingh is a lying narcissist @JessaMcLeanNDP tells us Singh turned the NDP into his own branding Co @ expense of the party&candidates…
Worse than a #NDP platform more concerned w VirtueSignalling than substance. Or leadership handicapping local ridings. #JagmeetSingh has weaponized legit #cdnpoli cynicism against Cdns. Forget PMJT not fixing every prob in 6yrs. I can’t think of anything……
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On September 21, 1972, #PH #democracy was still functioning.

Martial Law (Proc. No. 1081, w/ Gen. Orders, Letters of Instruction, etc) may have been postdated to Sept. 21 but that doesn't mean it came into effect on that day. That is a Marcosian LIE.

THREAD. #NeverAgain
#OnThisDay in 1972, there was a huge rally held at Plaza Miranda, Quiapo led by the Movement for Concerned Citizens for Civil Liberties. Headed by Sen. Jose W. Diokno & the National Press Club, it grew to 30,000 the next day.
At the same time, Congress was holding its last session in Congress before adjournment. And this was key to why Marcos chose September 21 as the date of the declaration of Martial Law.
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This weekend, 75 members of the public from across the UK gather online to begin examining the question ‘How should the UK’s democracy work?’

In this blogpost, project lead @alanjrenwick sets out what the Assembly will do, & why it deserves attention

Running for six weekends, the Citizens’ Assembly on Democracy in the UK is part of the Constitution Unit’s wider research project, Democracy in the UK after Brexit, funded by @ESRC and delivered in partnership with public participation charity @involveUK

The Assembly will discuss:

How should democracy in the UK work?

What principles should underpin the system?

How should power be distributed between parliament, government, courts and the public?

What behaviours do people expect from politicians & fellow citizens?
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Deutsch Tamás claims that there's been no unlawful wire-tapping since 2010 in 🇭🇺. This is only true because the Minister of Justice has the discretion to authorize any wire-tapping & that no MoJ under Orbán has refrained themselves from extensively using this discretionary power.
Therefore to prevent further spying until the change of government, @momentumhu initiated a referendum. 👇#PegasusProject #Hungary #Democracy
1⃣ Wire-tapping may only be carried out with the permission of a judge.
2⃣ Confidentiality, sacramental seal and human dignity shall not be impaired.
3⃣ If the wire-tapping was unlawful, the person shall be notified subsequently.
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Why the Single National Curriculum would be an abject failure & why it reeks of #Fascism |

Dr Mubarak Ali , Historian , Teacher & Author

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#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #AikNisab #ایک_نصاب
#Diversity #Pluralism
1 - How the #British #Historian & #BritishRaj used #Religion & Narrative of #Muslim #Hindu to divide people of #India

Dr Mubarak Ali, Historian , Teacher & Author

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #AikNisab #ایک_نصاب
#Diversity #Pluralism
2 - How the #British #Historian & #BritishRaj used #Religion & Narrative of #Muslim #Hindu to divide people of #India

Dr Mubarak Ali, Historian , Teacher & Author

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #AikNisab #ایک_نصاب
#Diversity #Pluralism
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1/210: Markus Kerber's Apollo 13

In March 2020, the German Ministry of the Interior @BMI_Bund issued a #strategypaper that weaponized fear in order to accomplish compliance with #COVID policies. The authors' emails were litigated under #FOIA request. My analysis. #MEGATHREAD ⬇️ Image
2/210: The @BMI_Bund emails have been released to the public as they were successfully sued by lawyer Niko Härting in a FOIA proceeding. They can be requested directly from @BMI_Bund/ @rki_de via @fragdenstaat. Download it here: Image
3/210: The emails originated March 19-25, 2020. They are so explosive because they map the inner discourse of the @BMI_Bund's now infamous #COVID-19 taskforce, which produced several crucial domestic policy documents. @OttoKolbl
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🔻The addresses we heard today were especially useful, if inescapably pessimistic, since as you know #PressFreedom in #Europe, is a crucial pillar of #EU #democracy.>>>

#DRFMG @EP_Justice
>>>This is a very serious issue.
The @EFJEUROPE, of which every Greek journalist is a member, conducted extensive research, shedding light on the “big picture” of media ownership in Europe, which found that:>>>

#PressFreedom @Europarl_EN
#DRFMG @EP_Justice
📌The vast majority of Media belong -with various degrees of transparency- to multinational shareholders. Their relationship w/ gov'ts is constantly deepening and this concerns all not just the usual suspects>>>

#PressFreedom @Europarl_EN
#DRFMG @EP_Justice
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Do you remember #Janabi? Abir Al Janabi. A 14-year-old #Iraqi girl. In 2006, Janabi's father stopped sending Janabi to school in fear of the #US Army's focus on his daughter. The Army who was establihing "#democracy" and "#human rights" in Iraq. 1/32
Janabi used to stay at home, spending her days of adolescence playing with her younger siblings.
The U.S. military's security checkpoint was located just 200 meters from Janabi's house. One day, a #USsoldier notices Janabi. And Janabi and her family were doomed right then. 2/32
For a few days at first, the #soldiers repeatedly came to Janabi's house in the name of search and made ugly gestures towards her. One day the four #armies decided that today they would be the day to enjoy Jamabai and kill some #Muslims. 3/32
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/21/2021…
How opium led to ‘the banality of evil, the birth of megacorporations, the foundation of empires’…

#opium #tea #GlobalTrade #BritishEmpire #history #india #china
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1/24 #CDNpoli

A serious problem has developed with #CDNmedia's ability to cover #Elxn44 accurately + voters' ability to participate in honest debate about that issue, sorely threatening #democracy

This #thread is RE Mercedes Stephenson, #ethics, suspended accounts & #CDNlaw
2/24 #Thread #CDNpoli #Elxn44

Last month I posted a thread addressing Mercedes Stephenson & the alleged conflict of interest with her husband, Dan Mader, in an effort to neutralize #disinformation in the pre-writ phase. It received 87,000+ impressions

3/24 #Thread #CDNpoli #Elxn44

As you know, Mercedes Stephenson is the @globalnews Ottawa bureau chief

Husband Dan Mader is a Conservative strategist for both provincial & federal parties, spanning at least 2 decades

Pgs 14-15…
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The #SovietUnion wanted to impose #communism on the #Afghans.
#America wanted to impose liberal #democracy on Afghans.
And the Afghans wanted to embrace Islam, to be honored, to be successful, to be victorious.
So they did not go left or right, but walked in the way of Allah. 1/6
That is why they have had to fight against the two superpowers for more than four decades. More than #2million #Muslims have had to give their lives. #Kabul victory is a sea of ​​#blood and ocean of sweat and salty tears. 2/6
#Victory did not come this way, today's great victory is through the bloody path of martyrdom.
Alhamdulillah, a hundred years before the fall of the caliphate, we will see the rule of the Qur'an again (InshaAllah). 3/6
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1 - What the #Barelvis #TLP did today with #RanjeetSingh statue in #Lahore #Punjab today is exactly like what the #Deobandis #Talibans did with Buddha in #Bamiyan #Afghanistan in March 2001

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2 - What the #Barelvis #TLP did today with #RanjeetSingh statue in #Lahore #Punjab is exactly like what the #Deobandis #Talibans did with Buddha in #Bamiyan #Afghanistan in March 2001 | Watch the then @UN Chief Kofi Annan on this

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(16 Aug 2021) Renowned Pakistani Islamic Scholar Javed Ahmad Ghamidi explains the Ideology , Methodology & Thoughts of The #Deobandi #Talibans

Ref :

#Afghanistan #Pakistan #India #Deoband #HaqqaniNetwork #JUIF #JUIS #TTP #ASWJ #LEJ #TTP #Talibans
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🔥@JohnAvlon: Tucker Carlson's Hungary infomercial was to open the Overton Window, to say #democracy is NOT essential for freedom & security by normalizing Orbán's autocratic regime—which restricts freedoms on every front. Dangerous given Trump coup plot @ DOJ w/ nationalist cons
@JohnAvlon @brianstelter @davidzurawik @ReliableSources 😂FYI @JohnAvlon's awesome slip of the tongue "Hucker's informercial for Hungary" has a name. Linguists call it "anticipation"—when a later sound replaces an earlier one. Anticipating the "H" in Hungary, John said Hucker for Tucker. Often funny, occasionally perfect. #Huckster🎯
@JohnAvlon @brianstelter @davidzurawik @ReliableSources 🔥@YasmeenSerhan: Tucker Carlson was keen on delineating differences between US & Hungary. He described one country as a near authoritarian state—where dissent isn't allowed, ruling class controls the media, politicians enrich themselves & cronies. And then he described Hungary🥁
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1. On 4/6, @GM CEO @mtbarra wrote the "right to vote in a fair, free, and equitable manner is the most precious element of #democracy"

A few days earlier, a new IRS filing reveals, @GM donated 125K to @RSLC, a GOP group pushing voter suppression laws…
@GM @mtbarra @RSLC 2. The @RSLC, which received 125K from @GM on 3/31, has publicly supported voter suppression efforts across the country, including a version of the Georgia voting legislation that was even harsher than the measure that ultimately became law…
3. @RSLC also established a "Commission of Voting Integrity" with the explicit goal of imposing new restrictions on voting.

The RSLC warns that unless new barriers to voting are put in place, "Democrats will dominate elections for years to come."…
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#SDP #Kokoomus #PS #Keskusta #KD #Vas #Vihreät #rkp
#Nizza'ssa 'lähes 300 äärioikeistolaista vastustaa #rokotepassi -hanketta.' Hullu-#Macron'ia ei ole nähty yli viikkoon.
- #Finland'ssa 99,9% kannattaa #rokotepassi'ia, EMU-Niinistöä ja Veneakku-Marinia. #Nice #PassSanitaire
#PassSanitaire #rokotepassi Hundreds of Thousands March Across #France as Nationwide Opposition to Health Pass Solidifies (VIDEO) | August 1st
- Independent police unions who counted for themselves throughout the day put the number at around 1.2 MILLION.… Image
#PassSanitaire #rokotepassi Leaflets passed around containing constructive information about how to combat the health pass measures contained correct information about the #Rockefeller #Lockstep plan, for example.
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Rally at the Finnish Embassy 7/31
Demonstration at the Finnish Embassy in #Washington on behalf of MP Päivi Räsänen, live stream now!…
#hallitus @Ulkoministerio The #Finnish public prosecutor, who considers #ANC terrorist leader Nelson #Mandela as her guru, accuses the ex. Minister of the Interior and Member of Parliament Päivi Räsänen on quoting the Holy #Bible.
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Today is #NationalWhistleblowerDay. Please support #nationalsecurity #whistleblowers who have made some of the most important disclosures in the history of the United States, and have suffered tremendous consequences.
By definition whistleblowers reveal information in the public interest. They expose government misconduct, such as information about unconstitutional mass surveillance, torture, the secret drone war, foreign election interference, discrimination, civil and human rights abuses.
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@Tsihanouskaya is at @Stanford's campus discussing #democracy, #humanrights, and the campaign to #StandWithBelarus with @FSIStanford Director @McFaul and the Stanford community of scholars.
.@Tsihanouskaya: “We are fighting inside, we are gathering support from the outside, we are trying to put multiple points of pressure on Lukashenko's regime. There are many processes going on, but we are open to and need the help of the world and its experts.”
.@kavaleuski: The lack of transparency in communication about foreign relations serves only Lukashenko. There is danger in closed-door back channels to address issues that should be known more widely to the people of #Belarus and our society.
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1/3 + Coda

Music to think with.

Lawyers, Guns and Money
Warren Zevon

Comment: this is from 1978...get a grip now.. FFS....#Russia-Gate...geez!


(Beautiful) Music to think with.

Happy Tibetan Girl
Jah Wobble

Comment: grief; okay so #China has issues too. But you know, let's all work together for the best. Each and all...


(Thoughtful) Music to think with.

Committed to Life
ADF (@ADFofficial)

Comment: the spoken lyrics speak in a manner it could be me, you or anyone in a Wetern #democracy currently. Let's sort this here, before popping off at other countries eh!

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"It's not just Julian [Assange] in gaol for all the BS we've just talked about it's also about how we're going to go forward because at the moment we have almost a mirror of what's happening to Julian happening to society."

- Mike Ryan of @AsiaPacToday to @TrevorFitzgibb1 Image
"I truly believe we are in an age of fascism no matter which party is in power."

- Trevor Fitzgibbon… @TrevorFitzgibb1 @AsiaPacToday Image
"We have countries turning their backs on their citizens, for example Julian, but Julian's not alone here. I see Julian as being a benchmark of what might happen and what is actually happening now to all of us."

- Mike Ryan…
@AsiaPacToday @TrevorFitzgibb1 Image
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🧵I love #football

Have done since the 1980's ⚽️

Nowadays though, the off-field stuff seems to get as much coverage & column inches as the game itself 🗞️📺📱

Competition isn't just about trophies - it's about eyeballs, soft power, geo-politics, PR and #money

Quick tale...
Did you see that news report from the #US this week about the #billionaire financier #TomBarrack being arrested? ($250m bail)

In the weird (but fun) world we live in, that incident ties to #NewcastleUnited & the #PremierLeague

Say what?! 🧐

#FollowTheMoney #Networks #Power 💸
We have;

- Billionaires acting as back-channel diplomats (💰)
- Political actors orchestrating things but pretending they're not
- Qatar buy rights to #EPL for region
- Saudi pirate them #AJ #BeIn #BeOut
- SA try to buy NUFC
- Qatar say "No Way"

#Rights ✍️/👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
#Value (s) 💸🙏⚽️
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The Compact Theory (Fact) of Thomas Jefferson and St George Tucker

Describes how the States created the Federal Government and therefore The States reserve the right to secession



Compact of the States or People?

Some say that via Article VII WE THE PEOPLE in conventions created the *sovereign* govt. The states therefore CEDED their Sovereignty when they joined.

A sovereign (central government) CANNOT be divided against its will (they say)

When one gives up all his/ her Sovereignty, then that person / entity becomes a slave

Do you REALLY think that the CREATORS of the central government would agree to a COMPACT that would PREVENT them from leaving their own creation?

Make themselves slaves?
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