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So most people think #hindus prosecution only happen in pakistan Bangladesh,Afghanistan and sadly in our Kashmir
But there our almost dozen of more country where significant hindu population still face prosecution and they were expelled or decreased in number
Country are:-
Demographics are quite similar to
3 highest hindu population in %
Hindu prosecution is not new here
Various hindu temple and heritage is
destroyed by muslims and Christans
Quite instesting country (a example
see pic)
There is a small indian community living there around 20000 indian mostly they are hindu

So in 1980's Uganda was having 80000 indian population they contribute around 90% of tax to govt
Mostly where #gujrati

In 1980's the dictator ldi Amin(as the name he is peaceful😌)
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Bula! To understand how limited, patriarchal & colonial existing narratives around Girmit have been, the first step would be to put down your “Peasants in the Pacific,” “Tears in Paradise,” “The Violence of Indenture,” & other books we’ll name later. Naka #fiji #girmit
The problem with how Girmit has been told [Image 1 description: pink background with blue circle & image of hand with machete and a yellow circle & image of gaana. Text in black reads: The problem with how Girmit has been told:]
Girmit is seen as a niche area of research due to how invisible it is as a history. This has allowed for white savior and upper-caste academics to get more clout [Image 2 description: pink background with blue circle & image of hand with machete and a yellow circle & image of gaana. Text in black  reads: Girmit is seen as a niche area of research due to how invisible it is as a history. This has allowed for white savior and upper-caste academics to get more clout]
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thread: Where does the term "Girmit" come from?

#girmit #girmitiya #fiji #indenturedlabours #indofijian #coolie

[Image 1 description: yellow background with dalo (taro) leaves and ganna (sugarcane). Text in pink reads: Where does the term Girmit come from] Image
[Image 2 description: yellow background with dalo (taro) leaves and ganna (sugarcane). Text in pink reads: The term Girmit comes from indentured labour as a way to pronounce the English word agreement] Image
[Image 3 description: yellow background with dalo (taro) leaves and ganna (sugarcane). Text in pink reads: The majority of our Girmit ancestors could not speak or write english and the “contract” or agreement became known as Girmit] Image
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The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews
IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021?… @IMFNews #economies #GDP #finance
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On this #WorldHealthDay, with the world in a global health crisis, it is timely to think about embracing a whole of systems approach to management #PlanetaryHealth #OneHealth #EcoHealth #EarthStrong @wishfiji @EcoHealth13…
Managing for ecosystem integrity and stopping trade in wildlife is essential for protecting the world against future pandemics and spread of emerging infectious disease #PlanetaryHealth #OneHealth #EcoHealth @TheWCS
In #Fiji, partners from @wcsfiji @FNUFiji @EdithCowanUni @Sydney_Uni are collaborating through the Watershed Interventions for Systems Health (WISH Fiji) initiative to reduce water-related disease risk and improve environmental health @wishfiji @arishma_narayan
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A thread on certain parts of the Hon. Prime Minister's Speech regarding the first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed case for #Fiji.

"This is an event we have expected and spent months preparing for – and it is an event we are dealing with decisively."
Update on the patient:

"The patient remains under close medical supervision and he is in stable condition. The case was transmitted while he was travelling abroad; there remain zero confirmed cases of local transmission in Fiji. "
"Upon confirmation of COVID-19, the Ministry's highly-trained contact team –– which effectively contained last year’s measles outbreak with the same contact-tracing methods –– was immediately put into action to identify all those with whom the patient has been in close contact."
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In celebration of international #WomenInScience day, l’d like to introduce you to 3 nutritionists/ medical researchers that I worked on during my PhD. They were pretty tough and persevering... THREAD 1/8 #histmed #histSTEM
Many women nutritionists in the mid-20th century were field workers. Field work is complex and messy, and it can be harder to implement controls. It was often looked down upon by fundamental researchers/laboratory scientists. Thus, their work was often overlooked. 2/8
First let me introduce you to Dr Lucy Wills. She was key in the discovery of #folicacid and its importance to pregnant women and their babies. Relatively overlooked in histories of #nutrition, she was recently recognised via a #googledoodle… 3/8
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Gandhi did not save the Girmitiya

#fuckgandhi #dumpgandhi ##gandhimustfall
Colonialism was NEVER A PASSIVE ACT.
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1/10 In this #USIran conflict, we need #FijiMedia #PacificMedia to run analysis pieces dissecting what it means for us in the islands. Our ignorance is frightening. Analysis on the following in layman's language for all people would be greatly appreciated:

1. #History of #PacificWars - e.g. the world wars and their legacies to articulate generational impact.

2. History of nuclear activity and its impact on island/er(s).

3. #Militarisation in the region and #Demilitarisation efforts over the years.

4. US military bases in the region and the risks we face as a result (Asia-Pacific).

5. #USIran conflict implications on future of #ClimateChange efforts - particularly important because the few small victories we've had as a region have been hard-won.
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Measles thread for the Pacific
#Australia, #NewZealand, #Samoa, #Fiji, #Tonga 👇
🔴 #Measles in #Australia, recent history to 29NOV2019
⭕ 2019 is the 2nd biggest year of cases in the past 19 years
⭕most recent cases have been in Queensland (QLD; today), New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC)
Source: NNDSS
#Measles cases in #Australia, 2019, according to national data: 🔴 246 (+9 since 20NOV2019)
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And the overflow room at the #NXIVMtrial was the most crowded I have ever seen, even compared with the first day. Lots of reporters, and former members as well...
Even some who showed up at 730 a.m. could not get in to the main courtroom today🤯
2/ Sound in the crowded overflow room of the #NXIVMtrial was initially quite poor😕
Moira Penza had just started when I arrived at 930- she began reviewing for the jury what they had seen..
Reminded them first of Dani, imprisoned for the 700th day in a row, in misery...
3/ Reminded them of the sexually explicit pics they had seen of 15 year old Camilla (before her appendectomy scar would appear at age 16)
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1/ #NXIVM Trial Day 6 #USAvsRaniere continues with direct examination of Mark Vicente, Filmmaker, writer (What the Bleep Do we Know)… When I arrive, Vicente is already testifying , identifying multiple explicit (pixelated) nude (collateral) photos of Slaves from the #NXIVM cult.
2/#NXIVM These spread legged pixelated photos in various poses, with faces in background, and many others were held as collateral in encrypted Drop Box held by Allison Mack. More details here:…
3/ I missed about an hour of testimony prior to this, but was filled in on much of it by Dianne Lipson of FrankReport- Below is her take on today's #NXIVM testimony…
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Nxivm's Mexican affiliate is headed by Emiliano Salinas, a son of Mexico's former president. Several women who belong to the group in Mexico have traveled to Albany, NY, where they were branded, 2 former #Nxivm members told the Times..
Does anyone else think maybe the NXIVM members have very damaging information on all of those opposed to the wall? We already know how far the tentacles of #NXIVM extend, especially among the elite...
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand must come clean about her family’s connection to an alleged sex-slave cult upstate whose leader was arrested by the FBI..Gillibrand’s father, Doug Rutnik, was once a lobbyist for #NXIVM and its founder, Keith Raniere.…
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Who is Sara Bronfman, financier of #Raniere and #NXIVM?

Married to Basit Igtet, Muslim calling for overthrow of Libyan gov't. supported by MB and AQ and militia jihadist factions. #Benghazi

Daughter of the late Edgar M Bronfman, Sr. and former head of Seagram's.
Her sister, Clare, also ran programs for NXIVM…
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