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You can't understand #JamalKhashoggi assassination without knowing the following:
1. The industrialized world's relationship with raw materials-producing nations like #KSA #SaudiArabia produces corruption on both sides
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2. The Arabic-speaking countries, for the most part, even if they don't depend on mineral exports, are dependent on similar relationships, often mediated through the wealth on neighboring raw materials-producing nations or security arrangements made to protect industrialized
nations' interests in the mineral-exporting nations or in the Zionist settler-colonialist project (Egypt. Jordan).

3. When thousands of youth in these nations revolted against these systems in 2011 & subsequent yrs, the industrialized world supported the regimes through military
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A reminder on #NationalComingOutDay that only one country in the entirety of the Middle East supports, defends and celebrates freedom of choice:

#Israel
As a contrast to their equal rights in #Israel, here is how #gay men are treated in #Iran.
#NationalComingOutDay
Sodomy is punishable by death in #SaudiArabia.
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The World Day against the Death Penalty is a day when the world says no to the mullahs’ religious tyranny.
#Iran #NoDeathPenalty #HumanRights @HouseForeign⁩ ⁦@SecPompeo @MBachelet @JavaidRehman
The World Day against the Death Penalty is a time to pay tribute to the 30,000 who were hanged during the #1988massacre by the religious dictatorship in #Iran. #NoDeathPenalty #HumanRights
#Iran - Since January 2018, at least 223 people have been executed. including: ten political prisoners and six individuals who were under 18 at the time of the crime have been confirmed. #NoDeathPenalty #1988Massacre #HumanRights
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1/Children & young people with autism and learning disabilities who could be living in the community with specialist support are languishing for years in Assessment & Treatment Units, some of them locked up 24/7 in isolation rooms, bec of severe financial pressure on Local Auths
2/ At the same time, private providers running these ATUs are raking in profits, being paid £452m per yr in what has become a market driven provision where autistic and LD people are little more than commodities
3/ This in spite of the fact that caring for them in the community would be far less expensive not to mention far better for the individuals concerned, their quality of life, their security and safety and their wellbeing
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The Suffocation of Democracy

By: Christopher R. Browning

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As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
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I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
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Hey @DefenseOne @smallwars @defense_news and others...I think the @NobelPrize committee would like a word with you. Because as far as I can see, you've missed something today. edition.cnn.com/2018/10/05/eur…
see, those of us in the #nationalsecurity world know that you consider rape a #humanrights thing and a little more fluffy than the big toys you all usually write about. But that's exactly the point, and why you should take the message that is being sent to you. 2/
The @NobelPrize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end sexual abuse AS A WEAPON OF WAR.

So you guys cover wars, right? So where is the discussion of this? From what I can see, you didn't even cover it. 3/
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Marzieh Ebrahimi #AcidAttack victim #Iran .
This is a tiny example for you to know why I am trying to overthrow the mullahs.
Is not that enough for #IranRegimeChange
Marzieh Ebrahimi #AcidAttack victim #Iran .
You can be an echo of the Iranian people، help spread the word 2 know what happens in Iran.please.
#Iran: As long as the mullahs' are in power #humanrights and #womensrights are not going to be upheld in Iran.
As the Iranian regime suffers from instability and is beset by social protests and discontent, it is essential that we support the Iranian pp & #Iranprotesters!
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I welcome Kristinn #Hrafnsson’s (@khrafnsson) appointment as @WikiLeaks’ Editor-in-Chief. The @USAgov’s campaign of dezinfomatsia, lawfare, & extortionate tactics — as well as the @govUK’s flagrant violations of international #HumanRights law — will clearly not impede WL’s work.
#Hrafnsson’s appointment sends a CLEAR SIGNAL to @TheJusticeDept: #WikiLeaks (& its fans) won’t back down, nor will WL’s mission be nullified by @CPSUK continuing to hold #Assange hostage. These terrorist tactics are beyond the scope of acceptable state behavior. #FreeAssange.
… moreover, this dumb & counterproductive campaign against #WikiLeaks — for daring to expose widespread, systemic corruption in the #DNC, inc. flagrant campaign finance violations — sets an anti-press precedent when we should be pressing #China on #FreeSpeech & #PressFreedoms.
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NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi on the Roadmap to Freedom, 2018 Iran Uprising Summit, September 22:
1- “I want to stress the path we have chosen and the horizon ahead of us as we strive to reach the Iranian people's grand destination.”
#Iran #FreeIranSummit #Alternative
2- “We seek popular sovereignty. We are fighting for the establishment of a republic based on the vote of the people. We consider the people's free vote to be the sole criterion of legitimacy for national officials.”
#Iran #FreeIranSummit #Alternative
3-“We stress human rights in accordance w/ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, & in accordance w/ conventions adopted by the United Nations. The mullahs' sharia edicts, which make up the legal precedent of the regime's punitive laws, will have no place in tomorrow's Iran.”
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This could explain Javad Zarif's anxiety:
"It should be noted that on the Internet, especially Telegram, the enemy and especially the [#MEK], have gained complete control… The terminology of regime change is gaining complete control in social media networks." -Tehran Press #Iran
The mullahs have always been fearful of #MEK's connecting to citizens. Here is what @NYTimes wrote in 1996: "Gov officials said the number of banned sites was not available, but they include those with information distributed by opposition groups like the [MEK]..." #CyberSecurity
The @NYTimes continued: ''The brains of the young are very impressionable, so the Mujahedeen Khalq [#MEK] might be able to brainwash people to join them, or they might be able to influence an election,'' said a senior Gov official familiar w/ the Internet project. #CyberSecurity
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Vidal Quadras: contrary to what Europe thinks, this is a regime that doesn't have a future. There are no moderates in #Iran regime.
@mbachelet
#1988Massacre
#HumanRights
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@ndrew_lawrence Oh, please—allow me.

@TuckerCarlson, diversity starts in nature. Science has proven that lack of diversity results in deformation and failure to evolve. An Olympic-sized gene pool is unquestionably better for life than a tiny, muddy puddle.

But let's move beyond science.
@ndrew_lawrence @TuckerCarlson Diversity in the workforce drives success. Why do "think-tanks" exist? Simple—to bring disparate ideas to the table, examine their merits, and promote goals which stand the best chance of being successful. People who think differently stir imagination and creativity.
@ndrew_lawrence @TuckerCarlson Want proof of that? Look at the open-source community, which has brought amazing (and often free) software to consumers. Everything from Mozilla Firefox to Wikipedia to Linux—all from open-source, and benefitting from programmers worldwide working together for a better product.
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I urge everyone to read this stark analysis of a world failed by self-serving leaders, & rife discrimination.

These are the parting words of Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, @UNHumanRights High Commissioner in ⁦@TheEconomisteconomist.com/open-future/20…
Everything he writes resonates with the weight of our daily troubles.

Even as @BorisJohnson issues lazy, reckless & empty rhetoric, Hussein’s words remind us not only that Johnson’s like are morally cowardly, but also dangerous. Frothing, but incapable of advancing us. /2
As a Myanmar court sentences 2 @Reuters journalists to prison terms for exposing horrific crimes, as journalism is weighted down again as a crime, Hussain’s words resonate in a world busy with words, not actions.

“What are we saying to the perpetrators? Or to the victims?”
/3
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Exclusive: U.N. Human Rights Experts Directly Engage With Facebook on "Overly Broad" Definitions in Regulating Terrorist Content

UN expert sends letter, two sides meet. So, how was the meeting?
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UN Rapporteur @NiAolainF:

“I wish to emphasize the importance of ensuring that any relevant definitions adopted and employed by #Facebook are compatible with standards set by international law, including international #humanrights law and international humanitarian law.”
UN Rapporteur @davidakaye:

“It undermines the ability of #Facebook to push back against the efforts of governments to impose ever broader definitions of terrorism…when the standard is not tied closely to standards in #humanrights law and other international instruments.”
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#THREAD Occupied #Jammu #Kashmir 2017 major happenings & events.

Another year of death, destruction, occupation, #WarCrimes, #HumanRights violations with impunity & RESISTANCE.
6th #January - Prominent rebel Muz Molvi is martyred in an encounter.

Despite heavy snowfall & restrictions, 1000s attended his funeral prayers in his hometown #Sopore.

#Kashmir
17th #January - 3 freedom rebels including Adil from #Bijbehara are martyred in an encounter in #Pahalgam.

Thousands attended the funeral processions disregarding freezing cold.

#Kashmir
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On @tagaq's recommendation, I had the chance to watch @Alethea_Aggiuq’s documentary #AngryInuk, It's about how #WhiteSupremacist #vegan lobbyists have decimated Inuit communities with food insecurity. If you care about justice, watch this: nfb.ca/film/angry_inuk
I want to be clear, opposition to the #sealhunt is #WhiteSupremacist and #racist in nature. It is absolutely clear to me that, at best, organizations like @peta ignore their impact on #Inuit. At worst, they're party to an intended programme of starvation.
In the entire course of her documentary, @Alethea_Aggiuq tried meeting with #vegan and #animalrights activists to discuss their impact on #indigenous communities. Every single attempt at communication was met with silence or avoidance.
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Remminded one of mullahs crimes against Iranian people
On this day, August 20, 1979, Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini ordered a ruthless crackdown of the Iranian #Kurdish community.
#HumanRights
#IranRegimeChange
#FreeIran208
Khomeini deployed Iran's classic army & units of the recently established Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), accompanied with a number of so-called judges to the #Kurdistan region to carry out the attack & launch summary executions.
Khomeini raised preposterous accusations against Iran's #Kurdish community, saying “opponents of Islam seek to spread atheism in the country,” giving a green light for his forces to bomb Kurdish cities & villages.
Many innocent people were executed in such scenes...
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Hola @latinosxRep !
Nos tenéis a vuestro lado
Estáis haciendo un trabajo enorme, os damos las gracias y os animamos a seguir !!
En este hilo os dejamos nuestros últimos artículos para quien necesite argumentos Reales.
Molta Força Companys !!
Salut i #RepúblicaCatalana !
CATALUÑA – DERECHO A LA AUTODETERMINACIÓN
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"En este artículo queremos exponer los argumentos favorables a que podemos acogernos como pueblo para ejercer este derecho universal y democrático. Definimos y mostramos cuáles pueden ser los argumentos a debatir."
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Update: PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVES ON THE OVERHAUL OF THE SPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD (SARS)
The DIG Joshak Habila led #OverhaulSARS Committee task by #IGPIdris to carry out @NGRPresident directives met with all FSARS Commanders in Nigeria at @PoliceNG FHQ Abuja.
#ReformSARS
The full details of the Presidential directives on #OverhaulSARS as issued by AgP @ProfOsinbajo & content of the new FSARS Organizational Policy Framework & Operational Guidelines & Procedures designed by #OverhaulSARS Committee was shared with the officers for strict compliance.
Only competent officers will remain as Commanders in new FSARS, those not measuring up to acceptable standard will be redeployed and new courageous officers will be posted as replacements. Many of the personnel inherited will be posted out of FSARS. – CP Haliru Gwandu, CP FSARS.
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Australian Government Can Save Julian Assange

(OpEd by famous Australian QC, Julian Burnside,on @JulianAssange crisis)

julianburnside.com.au/the-australian…

Background: justice4assange.com

#Assange #SafePassage #NoExpulsion #NoExtradition #Unity4J #auspol #ecuador #humanrights
"Julian Assange is an Australian. He is in trouble overseas. He needs the Australian government's help."

"The American have made it clear that they want to get Assange, who has good reason to fear that he will be mistreated the way Chelsea Manning was."

~Julian Burnside~
"#Assange has not seen sunshine or felt rain for 6 years.

His health has deteriorated badly.

His teeth are causing great pain: a dentist can't visit him. He needs root canal surgery,which is not possible except in a fully equipped dental surgery."

~Julian Burnside~
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August 14- #Sanandaj W #Iran
Death row political prisoner #RaminHosseinPanahi was transferred from Sanandaj to Tehran on Monday night, according to his brother.
His life is in danger.
pls be his voice.
#SaveRamin
@CandiceLanier @robyns323 @suzydymna @Doodisgirl @DebraMMason1
The family of death row political prisoner #RaminHosseinPanahi
are asking you to be his voice & take part in a campaign aiming to halt his execution.
#SaveRamin
@ClareMLopez @Doranimated @KJTorrance @Ann__Kelly @susancrabtree
@omarbula @perpetuok @1954candanga @ChristianRep
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August 9- #Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Soccer/football fans at today's Esteghlal Khuzestan & Perspolis match lashed with security forces.
Tense atmosphere reported by sources.
#IranProtests
August 9- #Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Reports indicate clashes between protesters and security forces at this stadium
Anti-riot units have fired tear gas at the protesters.
#IranProtests
August 9- #Ahvaz, SW #Iran
A member of the regime's repressive anti-riot units injured by the protesters.
The fans showing their joy of such a scene. 👏
Reports indicate at least 10 injuries of security forces.
#IranProtests continue at any cost
#IranRegimeChange
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