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FREE: I've written about eager despots who are using the virus as an excuse to crack down on basic liberties, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. Thank you, @joannaelmy, for bringing the story of the persecuted Plovdiv doctors to my attention: claireberlinski.substack.com/p/coronavirus-…
and for helping me understand the translation from Bulgarian, which I don't read--but Google Translate does a bang-up job.

Neo-Nazis and right-populists in Europe, in particular, are finding coronavirus extremely useful. Russia is of course exploiting this.
The EU--like everyone else--is completely distracted by the two most immediate problems: the virus and the economic collapse. But Europe's also in the most dire geopolitical position it's been in since the 1930s--
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MAR 23 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 1: Most stories from WaPo tinyurl.com/r8uqf9b .. but not all. Two Today on #MAGA #Trumps preferred Treatment ( it usually kills faster than COVID) and Are you Immune if recover? FIRST NUMBERS 351,731 Deaths 15,374
MAR 23 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 2: and here is link to yest thread on Thread Reader tinyurl.com/yx43ru4p .. with piece on #Croatia Earthquake. Sharing #London #Volunteer .. do consider Meals need delivery, patients in #FieldHospitals need moving. WASH YOUR HANDS Wear gloves outside
MAR 23 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 3: @Surgeon_General begged Americans to #stayhome while warning that the situation is “going to get bad” in the coming days — #Trump seemed to suggest that containment measures may be too extreme... ? Calls for #MAGA revolt? PICK YOUR POISON..
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MAR 22 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 1: GLOBAL 316,659 w 13,600 DEATHS Beginning at 9AM Most stories WaPo Live Updates.
Derek Hawkins, Kim Bellware, Lateshia Beachum, Adam Taylor and Brittany Shammas
tinyurl.com
Or link is in tweet SEE EARTHQUAKE in #Croatia below
MAR 22 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 2: #Trump still #MAGA lying. “I invoked the Defense Production Act, and last night, we put it into gear,” Trump said on FRI Infomercial. NO, per @FEMA chief
“No. We haven’t yet,” FEMA Admin #Gaynor said Sunday on @CNN’s #SOTU “State of the Union.”
MAR 22 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 3: #DUBAI#UAE flagship carrier, #Emirates, announced Sunday that it would move to suspend all passenger flights by Wed in response to #COVID19 .
we cannot viably operate passenger services until countries re-open their borders.
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UK & US 2.5-2.8 hospital beds per 1000, Germany 8, South Korea 12. Will this matter? We look at differences for general & critical care hospital beds in England and Wales #COVIDー19 #CovidUK @MarkDVerhagen David Brazel @drjenndowd @ikashnitsky osf.io/g8s96/
Estimating hospitalization rates of #COVIDー19 & taking #demographics into account, we estimate coming high pressures in certain regions such as #powys (#Wales) and #IsleofWight (England) #CovidUK See our new paper: osf.io/g8s96/
Using recently published infection rates and demographic age-structure we estimated ‘hospital deserts’ where #COVIDー19 pressures will likely overwhelm the #NHSCovidHeroes #powys, #Northumberland, Rutland, #IsleofWight & #Suffolk osf.io/g8s96/
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#March 19, 2001: 19 years since the return of Sheikh Ali Salman, from exile in #London The SG of Al-Wefaq, the now-outlawed largest opposition political bloc in #Bahrain is one of the most prominent arbitrarily arrested national opposition leaders
#البحرين
#FreeSheikhAli
Warrior of #Peace known for his adherence to the principle of #nonviolence as means of demanding democratic transformation and #freedom while #Bahrain gov accuses him of inciting "violence and sectarian mobilisation and working to overthrow the regime"
1965: Sheikh Ali was born in the village of Al-Bilad Al Qadeem in #Manama
1984: He joined the Department of Mathematics at King Faisal University in Dammam
1987: He joined the seminary in #Qom to study Islamic sciences
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This will be an ongoing thread regarding life here in #SaudiArabia, during the #CoronaVirus (#CoVid19) #outbreak.

The #Saudi Government was initially quite strongly criticized for it's preventative measures, yet now many criticizing nations have declared states of #emergency.
While basic things like #facemasks have been hoarded elsewhere & sold for up to ten times their market price, here in #Saudi national factories are producing #FaceMaskForSale in the domestic market.

Thank you @MCgovSA 💚🌴

#CoVid19 #CoronaVirus #كورونا
Here's another #CoVid19 essential.
While hoarders and heartless advantage-takers have emptied store shelves of #HandSanitizer, elsewhere…
#Saudi @MCgovSA makes sure factories produce enough to cover domestic demand.

#SaudiArabia #CoronaVirus #كورونا

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MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 1: REMEMBER these are just NUMBER of POS #Tests and we can't TEST in US Right @VP #Pence and local transmission is on the rise in many places, especially Europe and US.
#China's @JackMa sent FLIGHT off to #US 3 hours ago with #TestKits see next tweet.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: A HUGE TY to @JackMa. .TWEETED 8:09PM SUN PM The first shipment of #masks and #coronavirus #testkits to the #US is taking off from #Shanghai.
All the best to our friends in America.
PLS Tell us when you get one.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: “When you look at the projections, there’s every chance that we could be #Italy,” @Surgeon_General warned Mon. Widespread #socialdistancing could help change that trajectory, he said.
SEE @MartyMakary ARTICLE tinyurl.com/ue955r4 @maddow @CNN
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[Thread] Since the #CoronaOutbreak has gone widespread, number of Pakistani Embassies and Consulates have been closed temporarily for various reasons, below is a list down of Pakistani Embassies/Consulates, those who are in the pandemic hit countries and their status. Cont
Consular section of Pakistani Embassy #Kabul #Afghanistan remains closed, was closed after a staffer was suspected of contracting #covid19, he has been tested. Pakistan Consulate in #Herat #Afghanistan remains CLOSED until 1st April 2020. Cont
Consular section of Pakistani High Commission in #London UK is closed since 12th March after a staffer was suspected of contracting #coid19 #coronavirus, his reports are awaited, until then the consular section has been closed as a precautionary measure. Cont
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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#Assange Extradition to US Hearing Begins. Media Asks: “How did we get here?”. I tell you how. A disease far worse than Coronavirus- “Chronic Apathy.” Here, I’ll phrase & hashtag it #Chronapathy !!! - - - rt.com/news/481432-as… #
With 19 years of experience in whistleblowers cases, as the founder & director of the only Gov Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), I can tell your this much: This is the worst period in the history of whistleblowing. From the consequences to the public apathy. #Assange #ChronApathy
What happened to all the “freedom” organizations (NGOs), civil liberties and Human Rights groups? Where are they? Where have they been? And look what “Liberal” Western countries pro “wars to export democracy” are doing & practicing in their own backyard! #Assange #ChronApathy
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Who is Prasenjit Singh Kumar.? How is he connected to #Russia and #BorisJohnson is he a #RussianAsset .? What does he have to do with the #russianreport .? | Thread 🧵
More Connections Between #BorisJohnson Johnson and
#Russian Influencers Emerge #prasenjitsinghkumar
While Parliament’s Intelligence Security Committee report into Russian influence on British public life remains suppressed by the PM and his advisor Dominic Cummings, Byline Times has uncovered concerning new connections between Boris Johnson and a network of wealthy oligarchs.
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⚠️ Due to a forecast high tide, the #ThamesBarrier will be closing today.

Gates are expected to start moving to the closed position from around 10.30, and it should be fully open again by 16.00.

This will be the 187th closure to protect #London from tidal flooding.
When the Barrier closes, we effectively create a half full reservoir between Teddington and Woolwich.

As the Thames gets much wider and deeper through #London, it doesn’t build up particularly quickly so no flood risk.

⚠️ As the #ThamesBarrier is closing this morning for a high tide, we are also operating the Barking Barrier today, protecting properties along the tidal section of the River Roding.

There may be further closures later this week.

Updates to follow when I’m back on duty tonight.
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The GLA investigation into the Johnson-Arcuri case is on hold pending completion of another inquiry by the IOPC which is itself suspended. Beyond that case here is a thread of other concerns about #Boris #Johnson conduct while #London #Mayor #Corruption
2. Marcus Ball reports that Johnson's lawyer, now Judge Supperstone, was paid £35,500 by the GLA in 2008.

3. Save Britain's Heritage investigated 15 decisions where Johnson personally intervened against a local plan or a Borough planning decision
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As I said in my apology today for a transphobic tweet in 2011, I’ve learned a lot since then and I want to acknowledge just how much of my learning is thanks to #LGBTQ activists. In 2015, I was on a panel with Germaine Greer at #Mumbai Litfest where I disagreed with her 👇🏽
As I said in my tweets at the time, much of my learning came from #LGBTQ activism in #India. When Greer made transphobic remarks at our joint session in #Mumbai, I disagreed and I remember the audience also disagreed. I also learned in 2015 to separate trans and woman.
I learned to put a space in between trans and woman and ways to show solidarity with communities who are subjected to multiple oppressions.
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A good news story to start 2020: My wife and I successfully moved from #Sanfrancisco to #Miami, driving over 3,200 miles -- practically #London to #Cairo. She drove the '97 RAV4 w/ the #pug & I had the moving van w/ the #cat . This is what #utsalumni can accomplish!
“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America #utsalumni
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If you’re wondering why “A surprisingly mainstream movement of feminists known as TERFs oppose transgender rights as a symptom of “female erasure,” in Britain, read this:

How British Feminism Became Anti-Trans nytimes.com/2019/02/07/opi…
“But perhaps biggest factor in the rise of TERFism has been relative dearth of social movements in Britain over the past 3 decades.” Elsewhere “mass movements...around effects of globalization & police brutality have produced long overdue dialogue on race, gender & class.”
“In Britain, however, the space for this sort of dialogue has been much more limited. As a result, middle- and upper-class white feminists have not received the pummeling from black and indigenous feminists that their American counterparts have...”
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URGENT SPREAD THE WORD!!

Here are the thread collating #CAAPotests & Protests in Solidarity with JNU planned for 6th JANUARY from all over INDIA🇮🇳 & World
👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇

#JNUattack #JNUVioence #EmergencyinJNU #SOSJNU #JNUUnderAttack
#Oxford With JNU @ 12 noon
👇👇👇👇👇👇
#Malegaon Protest Rally of WOMEN against CAA / NRC

6th Janury @ 2:30 pm
👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇
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At around 4am, someone kept buzzing & buzzing the intercom. Everyone was at home so we ignored it.Then we heard heavy steps in the building. I found out just now that it was the police trying to get onto the roof. Apparently, their “gun detection” system was triggered in our area
I am just now hearing about “ShopStopper.” This combined with cameras I keep noticing on so many streets is pure what the fuck police fuckery. #NYC

NYPD will expand gun detection program called ShotSpotter to cover more parts of the city. h/t @rerutled

nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-…
That article is about NYPD using ShotStopper in #Harlem, where I live.

So basically, there are microphones on rooftops, on light poles, etc, that pick up and record sound and send it to a server. WTF

#NYPD #NYC
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Qassem Soleimani was killed in an air strike by the #US in #Baghdad. Equivalent to Jiang Zemin in #China, Soleimani was a dominant figure in the military, politics and oil industry of #Iran. Most of his family reside in #HongKong, #Shanghai and #Beijing.
#China’s Bank of Kunlun was established by Soleimani family in collaboration with the #CCP. The actual #Chinese main shareholders are Jiang Zemin, Wang Qishan, Meng Jianzhu (and Zhou Yongkang before jailed). Its asset has increased from $17 billion to $28 billion.
#Bank of Kunlun is a tool of #Iran’s Soleimani, Khamenei and the #CCP kleptocrats to launder money and evade the #US sanctions @robert_spalding @MischaEDM @WarrenPlatts @geoff_p_wade @DanRDimicco @Jkylebass @BenKTallmadge @IndoPac_Info @BoycottHegemony
klb.cn/eklbank/921141…
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Sending love and solidarity to Jewish friends in NY. This is at least the 3rd anti-Semitic attack in NY over past week

5 people were stabbed in an attack at a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah celebration on Saturday night in Monsey (north of NYC)

abcnews.go.com/US/stabbed-has…
A suspect is in custody and will face five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary.
apnews.com/2846e752d62182…
Horrified to hear as well of anti-Semitic graffiti in #London. We must expose, fight and challenge the violence and hatred of anti-Semitism everywhere.
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#london RT to restart campaign to leave the UK.

Remember #Scotlond? Maybe it's just my Scottish heritage, but it feels like we share more with #SNP than we do with the (average*) of the rest of the UK.
*I'm sorry English #Remainers, I know you're stuck with them, empathy.
London and Scotland are #taxationwithoutrepresentation, dragged from EU against our will. We are the new #BostonTeaParty and the #NewEnglishEmpire is just as arrogant today as the old one was 246 years ago on 16th December.

Time WE took back control.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Te…
Despite what tory offshore owned tabloids say, London has some of the most deprived areas in the UK. It shares a long history of financial services and entrepreneurship with Scotland and similar politics
And best of all - together we are 20% of the UK, but 30% of tax revenues
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#Lincolnshire based Phoenix Professional Development has released 2020 #virtualjobsfair dates, these are Wednesday’s 2pm - 4pm, here on @Twitter:

#Yorkshire and #Humber: 8th Jan & 8th July

#NorthEast: 22nd Jan & 22nd July
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#Scotland: 5th Feb & 5th Aug

#NorthWest: 19th Feb & 19th Aug

#Ireland: 4th Mar & 2nd Sept

#NorthernIreland: 18th Mar & 16th Sept

#WestMidlands: 1st Apr & 30th Sept

#Wales: 15th Apr & 14th Oct
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#SouthWest: 29th Apr & 28th Oct

#SouthEast: 13th May & 11th Nov

#London: 27th May & 25th Nov

#EastofEngland: 10th June & 9th Dec

#EastMidlands: 24th June & 16th Dec
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Police were called at 1:58pm to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge.

Emergency services attended, including officers from the Met and @CityPolice.

A man has been detained by police. We believe a number of people have been injured. Further info to follow.
@CityPolice We are aware of reports circulating on social media.

We will release facts when we can - our info must be accurate.
Keep following this Twitter feed for the latest updates on the incident in #LondonBridge.
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How #MukeshAmbani's #Reliance stashed #BlackMoney in Swiss Banks & later snapped all ties with shell firm after money laundering probe initiated. The biggest Indian account holder in Geneva branch, its website now hosts porn.
greatgameindia.com/motech-softwar…
While publicly available official docs do not reveal much about #MukeshAmbani company’s ownership & business dealings, its name figured in leaked #HSBCBank List as the largest Indian account holder with nearly USD 500 million in a Geneva branch of #HSBC. greatgameindia.com/hsbc-bank/
The #MukeshAmbani shell company came under scanner after details about Indian names on #HSBC List reached India under bilateral agreement wigh French govt. #HSBCBank as we have detailed in our earlier report is an East India Company established bank. greatgameindia.com/hsbc-bank/
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