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This is a #THREAD about propaganda, right-wing populist nationalist Christian authoritarianism, @BBCr4today, Sebastian Kurz, your health records, the NatCon conference, & Libertarian billionaire, Peter Thiel. I know this sounds like the introduction to an Adam Curtis documentary. Image
Radio 4’s Today Programme has lost 800,000 listeners in the past year as they switched to podcasts & rival talk radio shows.

It has also had to deal with Rishi Sunak’s government cutting access to government ministers as part of a deliberate communication strategy. Image
An expert on right-wing authoritarianism, Ruth Wodak's February 2023 article, 'Analyzing the shift to the far-right: the Austrian case', is Open Access (free to read), & helps explain @BBCr4today's loss of listeners, & recent developments in #propaganda.…
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The Conservative Democratic Organisation (CDO), gathering in Bournemouth on Saturday, insists it is not a Johnson-revivalist group, despite almost every speaker – among them Priti Patel, Jacob Rees-Mogg & Nadine Dorries – being a noted Johnson supporter.…
David Campbell Bannerman launched the CDO in December alongside banker & Tory peer, Peter Cruddas.

Senior Tory insiders, concerned at what they see as a party within a party, are alarmed that former Ukip donor Arron Banks held discussions with Cruddas about the CDO’s work.
Banks told friends he was “helping” Johnson with a potential comeback by using his database to “reach out” to local Conservative associations.
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Emily Carver is an ideological extremist from Conservative Home, who works for the opaquely funded free-market #IEA, & represents the interests of fossil fuel corporations & rich libertarians who want to kill the #NHS & remove worker & environmental protections.
The @BBC gives their influential platform to the opaquely funded free-market corporate propagandists, the #IEA, which represents the interests of overseas billionaires, & pushes for lowering taxes, & abolishing the #NHS & worker, consumer & environmental protections.
Ideological extremist Emily Carver moved seamlessly from the #IEA to Conservative Home last year. It doesn't really matter - the global network representing billionaire-interests includes the billionaire-owned/funded press/media, Govt Ministers, & #TuftonStreet 'think tanks'.
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I've been researching twenty-first century UK non-broadcast 'news' articles featuring #TuftonStreet's ideologically extreme (deregulatory, anti-welfare, anti-union, low tax, free-market) 'think tank' (lobbyist) the 'Institute for Economic Affairs' (#IEA).
Counting articles is a relatively crude measure, but it's clear that the overwhelming majority present the the #IEA as disinterested/neutral, often using IEA reports & spokespeople to help frame or initiate stories. With very few exceptions, the IEA's funders are never revealed.
From 2000-2023, across all print & online non-broadcast UK news outlets, the #IEA is mentioned a staggering 9,175 times - predictably, mainly in Murdoch's, Barclay's, & Harmsworth's "newspapers":

The Times: 1,278
Sunday Times: 424
Times online: 457

The Sun: 379
Sun online: 133
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After a week of discussing @BBC impartiality, ANOTHER appearance from a representative of the opaquely funded ideologically extreme tax-hating #TuftonStreet lobbyists, the IEA.

There are more than 150 UK think tanks, yet the IEA is CONSTANTLY on the BBC.

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At least the @BBC say which organisation Reem Abrahim is from!

Blah blah blah, 'cut taxes', 'economic growth', 'red tape', 'deregulate', 'Brexit opportunities' - the same old failed mantra the anti-@BBC, anti-#NHS, & anti-Union IEA have pushed for decades. Here's a quote from me from this weekend's Sunday National:

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Sur le mois de décembre, j'ai tenu un Calendrier de l'Avent des Ordres de grandeur 🗓🎅🏼

Alors pour bien commencer 2023, voici une compilation de mes 25 visuels (avec liens vers les posts LinkedIn)👇

En espérant que ça vous sera utile, je vous souhaite une très bonne année !
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'Breaking the Silence on the Contradictions at the Heart of Post-#Brexit Immigration Policies'.

'The core political principles justifying calls for reduced migration, & ‘taking back control of borders’, are fundamentally at odds with #neoliberal logic'.…
"#Neoliberal logic (is) associated with the free movement of capital, goods and labour. Neoliberal economics promotes the removal of restraints, in the service of fostering a free market."
"These principles have found renewed voice in so-called #Trussonomics, embodying the agenda of the highly influential #IEA. Those promoting this agenda are at odds with others inside the Tory party, such as Braverman, who propose to further tighten restrictions on migration."
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/1 Latest @UniLUT research shows that #100RE in global power sector in 2030s is the least cost case:…. Comparison to #WEO scenarios of #IEA and @SvenTeske /DLR scenarios. Modelling in 1-h temporal and 9 global regions resolution. Image
/2 The @UniLUT scenarios reveal that #100RE anytime in 2030s is a least cost solution. Solar PV-battery is the inner core of least cost supported by wind power and other renewables. Sector coupling was not investigated but would further reduce system cost. Image
/3 Comparison to @SvenTeske /DLR reveals an interesting societal choice: low-cost with PV-wind-battery in the core vs higher resource/technology diversity for higher cost (+10-20%). Finally, different paths lead to #100RE and societies have the choice what feature to rate higher.
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#IEA Mineral demand 4 clean energy technologies quadruple by 2050 (APS & NZE Scenario). Annual revenues $400B.

High/volatile #criticalmineral prices & concentrated supply delay transition/make costly.

Requires scale up, diversify supplies, recycling, moderate demand growth.
Developing new deposits of critical minerals has historically taken over 16 years on average, with 12 years spent lining up all aspects of permitting and financing and 4‐5 years for construction.
Demand for CMs set to more than double by 2030 in the APS. Copper largest increase in terms of absolute volumes, but other critical minerals experience much faster rates of demand growth, notably silicon and silver for solar PV, REE for wind & lithium for batteries.
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Rispondere alla leggitima domanda: “Perche’ non possiamo usare solamente rinnovabili in futuro?”

Un thread (lungo, chiedo perdono in anticipo) per dare la mia opinione a riguardo.
Intanto per "rinnovabili" qui mi riferirò a idrico, solare, e eolico. Escludo geotermico, moto ondoso etc. perche’ le tecnologie adiacenti o le risorse necessarie sono ad una scala troppo piccola per giocare un ruolo rilevante, a livello globale, da qui al 2030/2050.
E parlero’ con una prospettiva globale, in quanto a livello regionale le cose possono cambiare significativamente (enorme capacita’ idrica in Brasile o di vento in Danimarca), ma il problema della transizione e’ globale e’ come tale va analizzato.
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دافغانستان داسلامی امارت لمړۍ کلیزه او دامرییکه شکست دې ټولو افغانانو ته مبارک!
غواړم هاغه خاطرات ولیکمه چې پروسږ کال دطالبانو راتګ سره په کابل کې مونږ کابل میشت څه تاثرات درلود.
پروسږکال جون/جولای زما د ژوند تر ټولو تریخی، دخفګان،زیار او سټړتیا ډکې ورځی وې..
مونږ یو ناروغ درلود، داسې ورځې هم پکې وی چې۳هفتې په متواتر ډول ویښه ومه پرته له ۵دقیقی یالس دقیقی خوب په ۲۴ساعتو کې (دې څو دقو کې مې هم یو ځلی خوب ولید چې امریکه شکست خوړلې وی اودکابل کوڅو کې ورنه څه پاتې وی او ټول لکه سپی لګیا دی کوم نظامی سامان لټوی سرګردانه دی چې وتښتی..)
تلویزیون یا خبرونو نه خبر نه ومه، انترنت صحیح سګنال هم نه درلود، خو که انترنت به مې کاروله هم یوازی به می څو دقیقی د ناروغ ضرورت متعلق کله کاروله، خو پوهیدمه چې حالات ښه نه ول، او د یرغلګرو د مخ تورې ورکیدو لپاره مې همدې حالت کې هم ډیرې دعاګانې کولې،
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If governments are serious about the climate crisis, there can be no new investments in oil, gas and coal, from now – from this year.”
Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, 18 May 2021

“We seem trapped in a world where fossil fuel producers and financiers have humanity by the throat.”
Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General, June 2022…
Gone are the days when global heating was in the future. Human-induced heating's wrecking lives & livelihoods TODAY. Every day of higher emissions increases human poverty & misery. Continuing on the path of rising emissions is senseless, selfish and avoidable
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Declaration of the so called Afghanistan Ulema Gathering in Kabul, as expected, include items such as:
1. Support to/approval of the IEA
2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Taliban's Amir-ul Mominin, Hibatullah Akhundzada,
3. Call on the international community to recognise the IEA...
The resolution include 11 articles, and similar to the Republic Government Jirgas' declarations, supporting the policies and actions of the incumbent govt. See below:
4. We (participants of the gathering) support the decree of the Amir-ul Mominin, that is banning opium #poppy...
5. We support the policy of the #IEA that AFG #soil will not be used against #neighbours & other countries& expect similar action from others (to not intervene).
6. Any kind of armed #opposition to the IEA is unlawful & #rebellion. The IEA & the nation will jointly respond to it.
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- Grand Assembly of the #Ulema of Afghanistan is now the official name of the TB's gathering in Kabul.
- There are rumors that Amir ul-Mu'minin will appear in the gathering.
- Some similar events in the Loya Jirga tent in the past were targeted by ISKP (rockets, Suicide Attacks).
- The Grand Assembly of Ulema will be #chaired by Sheikh Mawlawi Habibullah Haqqani.
- According to the State-run Bakhtar News Agency, about 3500 people are invited to participate in the Ulema's gathering in Kabul City.
- Acting Prime Minister, Mullah M. #Hassan_Akhund, as the 1st speaker, offered his speech:
"People who have ruined our nation& our country in the past two decades& moved to foreign countries, still create problems for our people even though we do not make any troubles for them."
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#energy is life; and is the foundation upon which complex industrial civilization is built. Our #EnergyCrisis has begun; and we face the slide into #Collapse as that foundation crumbles.
#OPEC reveals production declines for May 2022.…
The #Diesel crisis won't be fixed by new refining capacity.…
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#Taliban's #Commission for Contacting Afghan Personalities& paving way for their #Return to the Country, released its code of conduct, or #Layha, in 15 articles. According to the first article, this commission operates within the framework of the political commission of the #IEA.
1. The commission is very important for the IEA& led by the Acting Minister of Mines& Petroleum, Sheikh Al-Hadith Shahab-ud-Din Dilawar. Members of the commission include, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief of Staff of the Defense Ministry, Director General of Intel...
..., Acting Minister of Info& Culture, Acting Minister of Propagation of Virtue& the Prevention of Vice, Anas Haqqani (younger brother of Sirajuddin #Haqqani), Mawlawi Zia-ur-Rahman Madani& Mawlawi Abdul Rahman Mansoor.
2. The commission collects complete information about all...
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Alyn Smith should have added the IEA is a lobby group masquerading as a thinktank (and an “educational charity”) which is renowned for dangling access to ministers in front of donors. Emily Carver’s “how boring” response was, frankly, pathetic. #bbcqt
Here is footage showing IEA director general Mark Littlewood offering potential donors (actually undercover reporters for @UE) access to government ministers in 2019 (I got his name wrong in the original tweet).
If you’re interested in finding out more about the origins and goals of the Institute of Economic Affairs ⁠— a neoliberal lobbying organisation that masquerades as a “thinktank” ⁠— this blog by Adam Curtis should be your starting point. #IEA…
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So why have the @BBC invited yet another unhinged hard-right crank - Emily Carver - from the divisive, opaquely funded libertarian-right free-market fundamentalist think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs #IEA - YET AGAIN - to spout their reactionary nonsense?
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According to the state-run @BakhtarNA, the #Taliban's Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice will tomorrow (Saturday, May 7), make an important #decree, about #Hijab ruling, public.
While not released from the official addresses of the IEA yet, the #Taliban's new plan for the implementation of Sharia #Hijab in Afghanistan is a document prepared in two pages and signed by the seven senior officials of the Taliban, including the Minister for the Propagation...
...of Virtue&Prevention of Vice, Chief Justice, Minister of Hajj, Education Minister...
The key contents of the #guideline:
- #Hijab is compulsory on all Muslim women who have reached the age of puberty.
- Any clothing that covers body is Hijab but it should not be transparent...
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Influential thinktank the Global Warming Policy Foundation has led the backlash against the UK net zero policy & despite always claiming it is independent of the fossil fuel industry, has received funding from groups with oil & gas interests.…
I understand that Neil Record, Chair of the #IEA - imho the most dangerously destructive of the antidemocratic Tufton St think tanks in Britain today - sits on the board of climate science denial campaign group, the Global Warming Policy Forum.
And the fact that even in the midst of a #CostOfLivingCrisis, 99% of UK voters are blissfully unaware of Tufton Street or 'The Nine Entities' shows how ineffective & biased our so-called 'news' media is at informing audiences about the operation of power.

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#Taliban's Foreign Ministry said that today, the Afghan embassy in #Moscow was handed over to a diplomat sent by the IEA.
"The IEA Foreign Ministry would like to thank the Russian Federation for accrediting the AFG diplomat&for providing the AFG Embassy with the opportunity to...
...facilitate relations between the the two countries and to facilitate in time services for Afghans living in Russia."
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