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Unpopular THREAD. Peaceful protests are for democracies. In authoritarian countries like #Russia & #Belarus peaceful protests don’t work.

You need a specific location and you need to be ready to use force. Image
The main accomplishment of regimes in #Russia & #Belarus is that they were successful in demonizing Maidan. Even those who hate #Putin & #Lukashenko are scared of being associated with Maidan and rush to reassure their abusers that they will protest peacefully.
Yet, a peaceful protest is good in a country where public opinion & perception matters. In democracies, even a small protest can sway public opinion for or against a politician during the next election. In authoritarian states, public opinion is useless - there’s no elections.
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Vapauden Puolesta 12.12.2020 - Kokonaiskuolleisuus
- Yhteiskunnan rajoituksia perustellaan sillä että pandemia muuten radikaalisti nostaa kokonaiskuolleisuutta. Miltä kokonaiskuolleisuus näyttää tänä vuonna verrattuna viime vuoteen?
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Järkyttävä #korona -huijaus paljastettu. Talouden alasajo #Lockdown oli täysin perusteeton. @valtioneuvosto :n aiheuttamat vahingot kymmeniä miljardeja. Taloutta supistettiin 5,5% vailla perusteita. Konkurssit jatkuvat.
- Tutkintavankeuteen jo Jouluksi...
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Belarusian President #Lukashenko Says #IMF Offered A Billion USD #Bribe to Impose #COVID-19 #Lockdown | Sep 8
- Finland also received one billion extra #corona subsidies.
- The 2008 election financing scandal was worse than in Belarus. (TI)
fort-russ.com/2020/09/belaru…
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko refused the offer and stated that he could not accept such an offer and would put his people above the needs of the IMF and World Bank.

- But Finland accepted and declared a state of emergency.
Finland declared a 'state of war' for the 49 'dead in the corona'. The median age of the deceased did not deviate from normal, i.e., 84 years.
- Due to the insane #lockdowns, the economy will shrink by 5.5%, net borrowing will increase by 10 billion.
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#Belarus Emergency hospital doctors are rallying in solidarity with those detained. They are holding sheets of paper reading zero ppm. Raman Bandarenka had zero alcohol in blood, despite #Lukashenko claimed he was drunk. Their pose - this is how people have to stand for hours
#Belarus @tutby journalists organised the same flashmob in their newsroom in support of those detained and their journalist Kaciaryna Barysevich, who is now being held at the KGB prison for proving that Raman #Bandarenka had zero alcohol in his blood
#Belarus This became a real flashmob - Belarusians all over the country are expressing solidarity with those detained and with Raman #Bandarenka. People will never forgive his death. Also, this creative protest is helpful - faces are hidden and people won’t be identified
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#Belarus Despite increased brutality,people show resilience. Look at the crowd chanting,”Leave” for the 78th day. #Lukashenko doesn’t know how to behave: at first the rally is quiet, then brutal. He jails his rivals,then goes and talks to them. He blames #Russia,then loves Russia
Speaking of the ultimatum,the rally was the largest in a week. As to the nationwide strike,private companies,language schools,shops and more are taking a day off tomorrow. It’s hard to predict,but I heard from many workers across #Belarus that they are ready to join,though scared
Issuing the ultimatum two weeks ago brought the momentum: people began self-organising,connecting striking committees,spreading leaflets. Today’s bigger rally is a success. Even several plants and large companies partly striking will be a success. The real ultimatum only begins
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Lithuania blocks millions of euros of EU funding to Belarus: official | Oct 7
- Neighbouring Lithuania has been one of the strongest backers of a strong EU stance against President Alexander Lukashenko
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The Hysterics of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė
- The outbursts of anti-Russian rhetoric of Dalia is certainly very bizarre in view of her curriculum vitae. Dalia is a very educated woman. Because of the free education system of the former USSR,
global-politics.eu/hysterics-lith…
Operation Midnight Climax
- sexual blackmail, surveillance technology, and the possible use of mind-altering drugs in field operations.
- The program was soon expanded, and CIA operatives began dosing people in restaurants, bars and beaches.
graviolateam.blogspot.com/2020/10/operat…
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Andy Beal's (Beal Bank) N123AB 9/27/20 Paris-Nice
Len Blavatnik's (Access Ind) N761LE 9/26/20 London-Milan (~1h)-Nice 9/28/20 Nice-London

ICYMI: Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman used Beal's jet for some of their travels
Blavatnik "funneled millions into #GOP campaigns" ImageImageImage
Syrian Air's A320 YK-AKD 9/28/20 Damascus #Syria-Cairo
Third flight to Cairo in September

"Egypt sends forces to Syria for Assad regime. 150 soldiers deployed in Aleppo's western countryside, outskirts of Saraqib in southern Idlib countryside" July 2020
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Trump's private jet N725DT 9/28-9/29/20 Waterbury-Monmouth Executive Airport (~2h 15m)-D.C. (~25m)-Waterbury
N725DT seem to fly to D.C. every time there are crisis in the WH.
#TrumpTaxes ImageImage
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Europe's last dictator #Lukashenko. A skiing trip to Austria for him and his entourage, with a total bill of over 200.000 EUR. Fully funded through a secret bank account by the Austrian Olympic Committee. Quite a story indeed... /1 #belarus
As EU member states at the time were not allowed to contact Lukashenko, the Austrian side found a creative solution:

Let's not invite Alexander Lukashenko, the President of Belarus, but Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus /2
The invitation came from Leo Wallner, Chairman of the Austrian Olympic Committee and also CEO of Casinos Austria, one of largest casino operators in the world. Also involved was Martin Schlaff, an Austrian entrepreneur /3
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Il 17 settembre scorso il Parlamento Europeo ha adottato una risoluzione che avvia il procedimento di infrazione contro la Polonia per violazione dello stato di diritto.
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La risoluzione mette sotto accusa la Polonia anche per la violazione dei diritti fondamentali come il pluralismo nell’informazione e l’indipendeza dei media, la libertà di riunione e di associazione, la salute sessuale e riproduttiva, l’incitamento all’odio...
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...la pubblica discriminazione, la violenza contro le donne, la violenza domestica e il comportamento intollerante contro minoranze e altri gruppi vulnerabili con particolare rilievo alle persone LGBT+
Ovviamente la Lega ha votato contro schierandosi con la Polonia di Duda.
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Locally in Waterloo Region our elections saw delays. They were still counting the votes for Kitchener - Conestoga the day after the election and there was a special ballots issue. kitchenertoday.com/canadavotes/ki…
@AllanMRock, a commissioner of @AoDemocracies' Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, explains threats to elections in Canada.
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🚨🚨Breaking: Video of a massive amount of armored vehicles and tanks on the move to the border between #Poland/#Belarus. Im note aware of any planned military drill. 👀🤯🤯
This is wild, another video of a huge column of military vehicles on the move towards the border of #Belarus/#Poland and no planned military drills were previously announced.
More video of the Belarusian army on the move towards the border with Poland. 👀👀
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Oggi a Bruxelles la Lega si è astenuta sulla condanna a un dittatore #Lukashenko ed il M5s si è astenuto nel voto che censurava l'avvelenamento di #Navalny.

Perfetta simmetria.
Un disegno geopolitico assimilabile, anzi congruente, sia pur da fronti opposti della politica interna.

A Cina e Russia non interessa di governo ed opposizione, anzi più è debole e conflittuale l'Italia meglio è. Vanno benissimo sia M5s di Manlio Di Stefano che Lega di Savoini.
Anzi che siano su fronti opposti è una garanzia: si chiama schema win-win. Comunque vadano gli schieramenti e la danza delle elezioni la collocazione geopolitica dell'Italia resterà ambigua.
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#Bielorussia: i teatri sul piede di guerra
Normalizzazione in #MedioOriente: le reazioni dei palestinesi
#VonDerLeyen: un discorso economico eppure molto politico

Benvenuti a una nuova puntata

#Bielorussia #Palestina #AccordiDiAbramo #EU #VonDerLeyen #esteri #wetellstories
"Abbiamo fondato la compagnia @BFreeTheatre perché non c'erano altri mezzi per poterci esprimere e abbiamo subito compreso la necessità di entrare in una realtà clandestina" spiega Natalia Kaliada @BelFreeTheatre co-fondatrice e direttrice artistica del @BFreeTheatre
"1.5 miliardi di $ che #Lukashenko ha ottenuto dal #Cremlino non è affatto sufficiente a salvare #Minsk, specialmente di fronte ad un comportamento molto distaccato di #Putin che spinge per una riforma costituzionale" spiega @zafesova, giornalista per @LaStampa e @ilfoglio_it
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Russian Diplomacy, September 14:
Lavrov held an in-depth discussion with #Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on #Libya, #Syria, and prospects for Arab-Israeli settlement that factored in a solution to the #Palestinian issue. Image
Simultaneously, Putin's MENA envoy Bogdanov met with #Egypt's ambassador to discuss #Libya, #Syria, and Arab-Israeli rapprochement. Image
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"We said we are not going away while he's in power."

-->today i spoke with my friend Natalia Kaliada of @BelFreeTheatre @BFreeTheatre about #BelarusProtest & #Lukashenko. i'll post conversation tomorrow. please listen. an excerpt here:
natalia makes reference to this 1999 set of disappearances nytimes.com/1999/10/04/wor…
i know a lot of people find natalia's artistic voice & activism & bravery inspiring. @McFaul @juliaioffe @mashagessen @danbbaer @carolecadwalla @yaffaesque @MarietjeSchaake
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Given that Putin is no longer the popular strongman he once was, what he does with regard to Belarus will have consequences at home and abroad | Stephen Davis

#Belarus #Russia #Lukashenko #Putin 1/3
yorkshirebylines.co.uk/will-the-sochi…
"If he annexes Belarus, he will alienate its people and alarm and provoke the international community. He will also be incorporating a rebellious province whose inhabitants might inflame nascent rebellion in other parts of the Russian Federation." 2/3
"If he does nothing, however, it will only be a matter of time before Lukashenko falls, as the genie of freedom is well and truly out of the bottle, and this too could give succour to Putin’s own challengers in Russia." 3/3
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A year after his death, Lord Tim Bell and his former company Bell Pottinger’s involvement in global geopolitics, not incidentally in some of the most oppressive regimes in the world, is still being uncovered. #BellPottinger /1
This important piece from @meduza_en lays out how Belarusian president Alexander #Lukashenko’s oppressive regime was bolstered over the years — not always successfully. /2

meduza.io/en/feature/202…
“The Belarusian government was among Bell Pottinger’s illustrious clients. Roughly a decade ago, when a conflict over tariffs on Russian energy products strained the relationship between Alexander #Lukashenko and Vladimir #Putin to the breaking point... /3
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#Belarus. Happening right now in #Minsk. The video shows the current scale of the march. The interior ministry reported that at least 250 people have already been detained. Despite all arrests and repressions, people are on the streets again and again - also, all over the country
Regional cities have become important of the protests as well. Thousands of people came out to the streets in #Brest today. All major cities but also smaller ones are protesting today
*important centres of the protests. And here's today's march in Mahilou, where thousands of people came out to the streets. This is to show that people are expressing their discontent all across #Belarus. Dozens of people were brutally detained in the regions as well
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Excellent @portnikov analysis comparing national liberation movements in the 2014 #Ukraine and 2020 #Belarus. #Kremlin dictator is apparently ruining 🤍❤️🤍 #Anschluss chances as well as repeating 🇦🇲 scenario in Belarus. lb.ua/world/2020/09/…
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Tom Barrack's (Chairman of Trump's inaugural cmte) N284CC 9/7-9/8/20 Aspen-LA-Aspen-Teterboro 9/9/20 Teterboro-Shannon-Dubai

Barrack hasn't been to the Middle East for months, apart of 4 short landings in Beirut after the explosion. I bet he's involved in the ME 'peace plan'. ImageImageImage
Rada Airlines' Il-62MGr EW-450TR 9/9/20 Maputo, Mozambique-Tekirdag-Doncaster/Sheffield, UK

Ew-450TR flew from Belgrade to Maputo 9/8 making a landing in Khartoum, indicating heavy payload
M-ABEC is linked to Prigzhin and Ilya Gubin, still in Maputo
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Russian E-Cargo's 757 VP-BHM 9/9/20 Leipzig-Conakry, Guinea-Venezuela?
VP-BHM has made multiple flights to Caracas, Venezuela in 2020. In 2019 it allegedly flew gold out of Venezuela
newsbeezer.com/ukraineeng/ven… ImageImage
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There are oil issues underlying the issues of #Belarus and #Lukashenko
tass.com/economy/1185675
The US has shipped oil to #Belarus in May 2020
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And today they report a tanker with Azerbaijan oil for Belarus arrives at Odessa port in #Belarus
eng.belta.by/economics/view…
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In my 12 interviews today to CBC radio stations in all major provinces of Canada & Yukon concerning conflict in #Belarus, I said:
1) Canadian, US & EU #sanctions for falsified elections & human rights violations are unlikely to change situation because sanctions are ineffective.
2) Canadian government is involved because #Belarus is located between #Russia & EU & next to #Ukraine & because of background of deputy prime minister & finance minister Chrystia Freeland. #Canada issued similar sanctions against government officials in #Venezuela & Russia.
3) Mass protests in #Belarus continue. #Lukashenko regime committed human rights abuses by arresting opposition presidential candidates & opposition activists & beating protesters. Some protesters disappeared. Protester was killed by police forces, likely by non-lethal weapon.
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#BREAKING #Germany to summon #Belarus envoy over measures taken against press: govt source Image
#UPDATE Mass protests in #Belarus have entered a third week since the disputed presidential election on August 9 in which strongman Alexander #Lukashenko claimed victory

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VIDEO: Drone footage of anti-government rally in Belarus.

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters calling for an end to strongman Alexander Lukashenko's rule march through Minsk despite a heavy security presence and dozens of arrests

u.afp.com/3LnN
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#BREAKING Putin urges all sides to 'find way out' of Belarus crisis Image
#UPDATE Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed military support for the embattled leader of #Belarus Alexander #Lukashenko on Thursday, while urging a peaceful resolution to unrest and demonstrations that erupted after a disputed election u.afp.com/3Lic
#BREAKING NATO chief Stoltenberg urges Russia not to meddle in Belarus crisis Image
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