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#Finland's lawmakers adopted the UN convention on drugs as-is in 1971. Harry Anslingers #racist legacy reached these northern shores one vote past the bar.

Ever since #Cannabis has been the #media evil, where #alcohol kills thousands yearly.

#cannabis #denial #doublestandard
#Finland's local media has been working hard lately.

The local papers in co-operation with associations like #YAD have been generating lot of articles on how #cannabis is somehow responsible for #polydrug-use, or #abuse of drugs among #young people.

#Alcohol never mentioned. 😅
Meanwhile, Statistics #Finland's numbers on kids reveal, that 44% of finnish 14 to 16 year-olds use #alcohol.

This is never mentioned in any of the papers writing #exploitation and #scare stories on #cannabis.

Neither are the other abused #drugs: rx #medication, #amphetamines.
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The Empirization of China

The #Chinese want to be an #Empire and that too in a hurry. But many perished in this quest. #GreatBritain is no more a empire. #USA is also facing heat in #multipolar world in #PostColdWar era.
@narendramodi @MEAIndia
1. With cunning and ruthlessness #China was well on track. It might have become a #GlobalEmpire within another 20 to 30 years. But its own shrowdy , anti democratic and #AntiHuman policies leading to its own #disaster.
2.However in their desperation and over eagerness, China it seems has overplayed its hand on many fronts. Now, by triggering, concealing and manipulating a #CoronaPandemic, China has not only made its dream of empire untenable, it will probably destroy China.
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Movie trailer for “Hideout in the Sun” (1960)
#thread #VintageNudistFilms
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In the 1960s, as obscenity laws in the US were loosening, an influx of #nudist exploitation films began to hit the market. One of the very first of these films was #HideoutInTheSun... Image
The plot is about two robbers on the lam who kidnap a nudist and force her to harbor them in her nudist camp. To maintain appearances, one robber goes in disguise as their captive’s fiancé, while the other hides out in her cabin and angrily stews over their escape plan.
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A few words of Amazon & their CEO "donating" to climate change. Let's be clear on this, when Amazon don't pay tax they are defunding the state, defunding society. Society is in fact subsidizing them. So when they "donate" money to a cause it is in part out money. #FBPE
And it is our money that is being directed by a CEO of a big US corporation. Why is this significant? Because in a functioning democracy we as a society decide how our tax money is directed by electing governments that decide on spending. 2/
So normally.. society decides through the democratic process how it cares for and supports society, for example, providing welfare, supporting culture, sport, building roads etc. However we are moving to a malfunctioning democracy whereby business decides. 3/
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Today we launch the @ECHO_ERCproject online!🥳
ECHO is lead by Alberto Palloni & financed by the @ERC_Research #H2020 programme🇪🇺
The project started on March 2019 and will run until 2024, hosted at the Institute of Economy,Geography and Demography of @CCHS_CSIC #Madrid
#research
@ERC_Research @CCHS_CSIC What we want to do?🧐
👉🏾 reformulate and generalize standard theories of human #health and #mortality
👉🏾propose new formal models and a systematic agenda to empirically test hypotheses that link developmental #biology, #epigenetics and adult human illness, #disability mortality.
@ERC_Research @CCHS_CSIC Together with Alberto Palloni, the team is joined by demographers, geographers and technicians:
echo-erc.csic.es/echo-team/

The more, the better! @ECHO_ERCproject also collaborates with other scientists who provide knowledge and expertise to achieve the ambitious research programme
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1/9 Income surcharges, the whole story.

#farmers #farmersprotest #exploitation #Holland #EU
2/9 Given that the salaries in Europe are much higher than on the world market, the European Commission proposes to lower the salaries in Europe in 2010 to the world market level and to compensate for the difference through income support.
3/9 A salary of, for example, € 15 per hour is reduced to € 3 per hour, supplemented by a fixed monthly amount of € 1920 (€ 12 x 160 hours). Overtime is not supplemented with this income supplement.
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Good morning! Will be tweeting as long as I can last at the #DecrimDC hearing! It’s gonna be a long day and if you want to join in spirit & watch the livestream, link here! #sexwork #rightsnotrescue #housingnothandcuffs video.oct.dc.gov/412/jw.html
No matter what happens, today is HISTORIC and the work of @DecrimNowDC made this happen. @HIPSDC @NJNP_DC @SafeSpacesDC and many other groups are immeasurable. It’s truly a win. This moment is a win.
@councilofdc opens w @charlesallen setting an ask for respect and the necessity of this debate. @JackEvansWard2 gives some history on the issue in DC & approaches to prostitution - all rely on policing, inc “creative solutions” which were considered unconstitutionally harsh
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#HEUNI_Tweetsday Weekly thread on Wednesdays. This month we'll reveal you the key findings from our latest project done w/@SOLWODI, @CIRRIFUGIATI, @JRSizbjeglice, @ENoMW and supported by @EU_Justice
Simple rules: 1❤– 1 finding. 1st topic: #GBV, its consequences & risk factors.
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice So what are we actually looking into when talking about #GBV against women? Is there any definition? And where to find it? Check out #IstanbulConvention coe.int/en/web/istanbu… #VAW #HumanRights #ViolenceAgainstWomen
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice #Refugee women have different backgrounds including different personal qualities, family situations, levels of education and professions. Refugee women do not form a homogenous group, and they definitely should not be seen as uninformed #victims.
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When survivors come forward, it is difficult and sensitive, and the way media covers, and we talk about, Demi Moore's experience is important.

Familial trafficking is rampant and sometimes the hardest trafficking to detect. #humantrafficking #csec #ChildTrafficking
At least 41% of people recruited into #trafficking are recruited by their family members according to @UNmigration. Their data shows that the majority age of the children exploited in this way are between 15-17, Demi’s age at the time of her #exploitation.
Familial sex trafficking of minors involves traffickers giving offenders sexual access to victims (in person or via child pornography) in exchange for drugs, money, or something else of value.
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Fraser contends with liberal feminism’s troubling convergence with #capitalism, and the ways in which #feminism can provide a veneer of liberation for a system of relentless #exploitation@DissentMagdissentmagazine.org/article/nancy-…
The gendered separation of #social reproduction from #economic production constitutes the principal institutional basis for women’s subordination in #capitalist societies.
When a society simultaneously withdraws public support for social reproduction and conscripts the chief providers of it into long and grueling hours of paid work, it depletes the very social capacities on which it depends. The result is a “crisis of care”
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Ah, the #EuropeanParliamentElection knocks at the door! Let’s see who is #campaigning for what…In #Italy, a #rightwingcoalition calls for a #guaranteedincome, #largerpensions, and resistance to the heavy-handed #austerityprograms enforced by the #EuropeanUnion.
In #France, some #rightwinggroups champion #fight against #climatechange, decry #exploitation of #foreignworkers, growing #economicinequality. What about the #centerright and #centerleft parties? #Polls show they will lose their #majority, and the Euroskeptics bag 30+% of seats.
However, #Euroskeptic, like #populist, is a term that obscures more than it reveals. #Spain’s leftist #Podemos isn’t likely to break bread with #Italy’s rightist #NorthernLeague-#M5S, but both are considered #Euroskeptic. Some are really #wolves but wear #sheepskins.
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[2015] Hidden America: Chilling New Look at Sex #Trafficking in the US

ABC's Diane Sawyer reports on the danger of vulnerable young women falling victim to prostitution rings

#BuildTheWall #FundTheWall

via @YouTube
should the Warok become involved with a woman, he can lose his abilities forever. To preserve their powers, Waroks employ young boys who learn to keep house, dance and anything else that's demanded of them, including providing sexual favours.
At 11 years old, they're getting pregnant': the women smashing Catholic taboos in the Philippines

#waitwhat
#thegreatawakening

via @YouTube
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I have been thinking quite a bit about the issues raised by the BMJ article below (& others) and the language of #commercialdeterminantsofhealth or #CDoH
It is so important that #socialscientists , including #anthropologists participate in these conversations
It is so important that we think about the role of #industry interests in shaping #health & #socialscientists can help frame these conversations in broader terms
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