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CDC debate has begun. Right out of the gate LNP using racist tropes and ignoring the harm CDC has caused to women and children in CDC regions - including rising DV ( 20.7% and 30% in two regions) and suicides.
Even using FALSE INFORMATION of #CSA AGAIN, proven lies.
Every voice against the CDC from Communities impacted is on record and senate Hansard. Drop in numbers of people attending SuC, is a result of over 1200 people LEAVING #Ceduna.
The LNP are again using the same lies and misdirection they used to roll out NTER.
They are cherry picking from the less than 5% of people who support the CDC. 71% of people are worse off, and 14.4% no change in SIX years.
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Today marks the deadline by all British Gurkha veteran groups for @NepalEmbassyUK @MofaNepal @DefenceHQ to give a deadline to set a date for a Terms of Reference meeting. If a date is not given, they may resort to drastic actions. These will be greater than 2021’s hunger strikes
Last week representatives from all Gurkha veteran groups met at @NepalEmbassyUK and made known their concerns. They asked for a date for a ToR meeting which continually kept being postponed. It was already alarming that initial plans were to leave them out of the ToR meeting.
According to HE Gyan Chandra Acharya, he has been asking the British government @DefenceHQ for a date but they are refusing to provide one. Gurkhas are asking for the very least a date for ToR- this is to lay out a road map of subjects to discuss in future G2G talks.
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23.07.22 #freedom ..manifestações contra a ditadura e em prol da liberdade.. Brisbane Austrália
23.07.22 #freedom ..manifestações contra a ditadura e em prol da liberdade.. Auckland Nova Zelândia
23.07.22 #freedom #NoFarmersNoFood .. manifestações contra a ditadura e em prol da liberdade.. Amsterdam Holanda
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One year on and we are still waiting. Today marks one year since Gurkha veterans and widows were compelled to enter hunger strikes.

@HouseofCommons goes into summer recess and the Terms of Reference meeting between @NepalEmbassyUK and @DefenceHQ as promised is long overdue.
From 21 July 2021, 13 days were set aside for a 24hr hunger strike relay in remembrance of the 13 Gurkha Victoria Cross winners.

Elderly Nepali pensioners took turns, some even going without water, through the summer heat, torrential rains + harassment from @metpoliceuk. Peaceful protests held earlier since spring fell on deaf ears. They hoped if they fasted,the Nepal and British governments would listen.
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08 Jul
Nk Jasvir Singh, 6 JAKRIF
Martyred at the Line of Control in Kupwara Sector yesterday Image
Vir Biharis of First Battalion, The Bihar Regiment, who fell on the Path of Glory in Batalik during the #KargilWar Image
Martyred in Sukma, 15 yrs ago ... Image
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How Gandhi Ruined A SWADESHI Freedom Fighter?
Was Gandhi’s Great Granddaughter was the only one to commit fraud? Let’s Learn About The Cheater.
This is the story of Gandhi cheating freedom fighter V.O.Chidambaram Pillai famously known by the epithet - Kappalottiya Tamizhan.
VOC launched Swadeshi Steamship company in 1906 to compete and break the monopoly of British India Navigation company as he felt that British make money through trade. But British got him under sedition charges and he lost all the money fighting court cases and the steamship
company was liquidated.
South Indians in South Africa collected money for VOC and handed it over to Gandhi. VOC, then under dire poverty, corresponded with Gandhi for more than 5 years but never got the money from Gandhi.
Between the middle of 1915 and early 1916,
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Martyred this day 67 yrs ago Image
The Hero of Batalik.
Fell in Kargil, leading from the front in days when info about enemy was still sketchy.
A real Tiger .. Image
Maj Sarvanan - Even after death, his body lay staking claim on land that was rightfully HIS, till it was recovered when own troops could finally reach where he did, 37 days later.
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OTD May 28th 1982 - The Falklands War - From the War Diaries of Admiral Woodward

On paper Piaggi had a full regiment, but it consisted of units from three separate regiments from two different brigades, none of whom had ever worked together.
12IR consisted mostly of conscripts from the northern, sub-tropical province of Corrientes, while the 25IR Company was considered an elite formation and had received commando training.

Some elements were well trained and displayed a high degree of morale and motivation.

Other units were less well-motivated, with the 12th Regiment chaplain, Santiago Mora, writing:
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A🧵: When we recently inherited by husband’s late grandfather Joe’s war records, I spent an evening poring over what I thought was Joe’s flight log. But then I came to a single entry following an operation over Italy: ‘missing’. It turns out 1/
I was reading Joe’s older brother Ern’s logbook. Joe made it back, Ern didn’t. I dug further into the file and found an article about the missing Lancaster. I found a letter from his RAF friend to his parents, explaining what had happened that night. Then I found Ern's letter 2/
It's an ‘if you receive this letter, it means I am missing’ letter. Ern wrote ‘I know that word missing is not very nice, but it can cover such a lot’. He reassured his parents that it could mean he had survived but was a POW 3/
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Good wishes to everyone preparing for #AnzacDay tomorrow. It is a day that belongs to all Australians and remembers all those who fought and made sacrifices, in every theatre and on the home front, for our country. #LestWeForget
For #AnzacDay, a tradition is the making of "Anzac Biscuits". The Anzac biscuit is hardy, it is practical, it goes well with any hot brew, esp Tea, and, has become, since the Great War, the sustenance of a free people. Recipes found here…
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Following last night's post on my series #LestWeForget, I am back with a new post. This is the 7th post in this series. Sincere thanks to @Lighta2b2z2 Ji for the recommendation for this post. Really, how little we know about our heroes! Request everybody to read on! Thanks!
#LestWeForget Post 7:

19 April 1910 (112 years ago): Anant Laxman Kanhere, Krishnaji Gopal Karve and Vinayak Narayan Deshpande were hanged - Born in a Brahmin family in 1909 in the Ratnagiri district (present day Maharashtra), Anant Laxman Kanhere completed his primary...

[1] From left: Krishnaji Gopal Karve, Anant Laxman Kanhere and V
education in Nizamabad and English education in Aurangabad. During his stay in Aurangabad, he put up in a hired room in Gangaram Rupchand Shroff's house. Gangaram had a friend named Tonpe, who was a member of a secret society in Nashik. Anant befriended Gangaram,...

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Back with a new post for my series #LestWeForget, after a while. This is my 6th post of this series. Here's hoping my post will inspire more people to study about the life of this soul. There is so much to learn! Request everybody to read on and many thanks in advance!
#LestWeForget Post 6:

18 April 1958 (64 years ago): Barindra Kumar Ghose breathed his last - Popularly known as Barin Ghose, Barindra Kumar Ghose was born into the family of the famous philosopher and nationalist Aurobindo Ghose, for he was his younger... [1]
brother. He was born in 1880, in Croydon, United Kingdom, due to the aspirations of his father Krishna Dhan Ghose of seeing his three elder sons (born before Barin) to enter into the Indian Civil Service (ICS), for which it was necessary to study in England and... [2]
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#TodayInHistory More than 1000 killed and countless injured at #JallianwalaBagh on Baisakhi in 1919 under the orders of Gen Reginald O Dyer. #LestWeForget #JallianwalaBaghMassacre
Jallianwala Bagh,a name that evokes painful memories in our history, a reminder of the brutality of the British rule. It was a place I actually visited in 2001, walked through the narrow entrance, stood on the ground stained with the blood of Indians.
The backdrop to Jallianwala Bagh was the Ghadr mutiny, which planned for a large scaled armed uprising against the British that was crushed by the British. #JallianwalaBaghMassacre
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Martyrs of CRPF - 01 Apr ImageImage
Nb Sub Sanayaima Kom.
Laid down his life in Poonch, J&K this day in 2017.
Name suggests he was from a small tribe in Manipur
Sacrificed himself 2700km from home, all in the service of the Motherland. Image
Inspector T Alex Lalminlun, 168th Battalion The BSF.
Yet another soldier of Mother India from across the Brahmputra. Martyred defending her borders in a faraway Poonch this day in 2019.
Third martyrdom anniversary today. Image
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#TodayInHistory Chattrapathi Sambhaji Maharaj was brutally tortured and executed by Aurangzeb in 1689. Thread on a hero who has not really got his due. #LestWeForget #sambhajimaharaj Image
Mrutyuche aavhaan peluni, toch varasa aamhaala dila l
Shivrayaancha Shambhu chaava, Hindu mhanuni amar jahala ll
Coming from the same legacy that confronted death,
Shivaji’s son Shambhu, became immortal as a Hindu.
Quite often, growing up in the shadow of a banyan tree can be quite inhibiting, however much you grow, and you shall always look small against the banyan. In a sense that was what happened to Sambhaji, the son of Shivaji Maharaj.
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#TodayInHistory Homi Jehangir Bhabha, the father of India’s nuclear program, founder of TIFR and Atomic Energy Establishment at Trombay, one of the most brilliant minds ever, dies in a rather mysterious plane crash in 1966.
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He was born into a well to do family in Mumbai on October 30,1909 to Jehangir Hormusji Bhabha, a prominent Parsi lawyer, and Meheren. He was related to prominent Parsi businessmen like Dinshaw Petit and Dorabji Tata.
He attended Royal Institute of Science in 1927, and his uncle Dorabji wanted him to do engineering so that he could join Tata Group. However his main interest was physics, and he had no desired for Engineering. #homijehangirbhabha
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#TodayInHistory Sambhaji Maharaj is coronated as Chattrapati on this date at Raigad Fort in 1681. Thread on a hero, who never really got his due and was rather treated harshly by historians.
Mrutyuche aavhaan peluni, toch varasa aamhaala dila l
Shivrayaancha Shambhu chaava, Hindu mhanuni amar jahala ll
Coming from the same legacy that confronted death,
Shivaji’s son Shambhu, became immortal as a Hindu.
Quite often, growing up in the shadow of a banyan tree can be quite inhibiting, however much you grow, and you shall always look small against the banyan. In a sense that was what happened to Sambhaji, the son of Sivaji.
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#TodayInHistory Sadashiv Rao Bhau, commander of the Maratha army at Panipat dies like a true warrior on the battlefield in 1761, fighting till the end. A true hero who has often been judged too harshly. #LestWeForget
Sadashiv Rao Bhau, has often been judged harshly by historians for the failure at Panipat , but he was the same person who also expanded the Maratha empire, consolidating on Baji Rao's conquests.
When one looks at the history of the Maratha Empire, two people who have been judged harshly, one is Sambhaji and the other one has been Sadashiv Rao Bhau. The former had to live up to the legacy of his legendary father, which was not an easy task at all.
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Hav Rajendra Singh, 11 GarhRif.
Fell down a gorge while patrolling the LoC in Rampur Sector in North Kashmir.
Brothers in Arms kept searching despite extreme weather conditions. His mortal remains were finally recovered on 15Aug still buried under 2 feet of snow Image
These two were martyred fighting Red terrorists in Odisha, this day six years ago
#LestWeForget Image
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Today marks 7 years since I saw this in the paper while having my morning coffee & tweeted it.
Thus began of one of my most precious threads, even though I managed to break the continuity a few times.
However, I'm breaking & restarting the thread again today.
The thread continuing unbroken becomes a bit too large for Twitter to handle, as has handled before when the longest unbroken phase was approx 2.5 years.
Thanks to The Indian Express & their free of cost 'Salute the Soldier', irrespective of space ..
.. it eats up on the newsprint, the stories and faces of a small percentage of the Nation's martyrs are chronicled. A lot will be repeated this year again, some won't be, and yet thousands will remain unsung & unwept.

Glad they lived amidst us.
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11th Dec 2018.
Members of pro-Trump group -Turning Point USA- speak in London.

"If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK fine.
The problem is he had dreams outside of Germany; he wanted to globalize"
Ignoring Churchill & FDR's Declaration by United Nations: Owens declared that:

“We very much believe that we are in the midst of World War 3. […]
it is an ideological war [...]
in the past wars were won when the UK and the USA allied together and fought”…
So while the right-wing Turning Point talk about being against globalisation
-they want you to ignore the fact that the alliance between Britain and America, 80 years ago, led to the creation of the United Nations and a United Europe.

"Our strength is our unity of purpose" ~FDR
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#LestWeForget #RemembranceSunday
When our ancestors returned from war they said "Lest we Forget & Never Again".
Never had humanity and life been more linked.
Never was victory more important.
May we live up to their vow: Peace on earth.

No greater sacrifice #WeWillRememberThem
#LestWeForget the contributions of the #Commonwealth.
Victory would not have been possible without the Men & Women who volunteered and came to fight for King Emperor & the Mother Country.

Proud that among them, in WW1 (1.5Million)
& in WW2 (2.5Million) Asians came to 🇬🇧's aid.
51 VC medals were awarded in WW1 & WW2 to soldiers who came from the Indian Subcontinent.
Below (L-R) Mir Dast VC, Shahamad Khan VC, Khudadad Khan VC & Naik Nand Singh VC.
Just 4 examples of soldiers who earned the highest military honour, FOR VALOUR in the presence or the ememy.
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Remembrance Day #RemembranceDay #RemembranceDay2021 #LestWeForget #LestWeForget

War Veteran Gordon Lang Dies Of Terminal Cancer With No Apology From DWP Over ATOS Results…
Killed by benefits cuts: Starving soldier died 'as result of Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform'…
Dying ex-soldier with Alzheimer's who is bedridden in care home gets sent a fitness to work form by DWP…
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#RemembranceDay2021 When you're a child of Holocaust Survivors, WWII is not ancient history. In a tiny part of the brain called the amygdala, where trauma gets free room & board, WWII is every day. But in the emotional rubble of the endless war, there is one positive.
My pride in & gratitude for @CanadianForces who punched well above their weight. Without their valor, two diminutive Hungarians, Miklosz & Rosza, imprisoned by history, and impaled by ideology, could never have met.
#RemembranceDay2021 Our Forces, our @CanadianForces fought heroically to remove the Nazi jackboot from my mother's throat. How do I thank them enough? #LestWeForget Image
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