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1/8 Okay, so we see here that @HeerJeet really, really, really hates @ProjectLincoln because @danpfeiffer really isn't all that favorable towards them either. But I like the article too.
2/8 One thing I found interesting is that @danpfeiffer perceives daylight between @ProjectLincoln and #neoconservatism, even if many #NeverTrumpers are #neoconservatives and #NeverTrump was a #neoconservative project.
3/8 @HeerJeet notices, apparently from the article, that @ProjectLincoln spends little on swing states. I notice from the article that their work seems mostly aimed inside the beltway. That's also where #neoconservatives have the most influence.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 5/23/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/05/23/dai…

Sooner or later we all face death. Will a sense of meaning help us? | Aeon Ideas

aeon.co/ideas/sooner-o…
#Death #meaning
How to Trade Oil With Negative Prices: Interactive Brokers - Bloomberg

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
#Oilprices #trade #negative #price
Science in the Age of Computer Simulation, Winsberg

press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book…
#Computers #Science #Simulation
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I keep getting told Labour #Blairism is better than Tory #Thatcherism so let's explore #NEOLIBERALISM.

12 years after Margaret Thatcher left office, she was asked what was her greatest achievement?

Thatcher replied: “Tony Blair & new Labour"
PFI (Private finance initiative) was first set up by Tory Prime Minister John Major in 1992, but it accelerated under Tony Blair’s new Labour.

PFI debt to the British taxpayer is more than £300bn for infrastructure projects, with a value of £54.7bn. independent.co.uk/news/long_read…
Alan Milburn – as Health Secretary said the NHS should set up a for-profit "NHS Plus" paid-for health insurance top-up system. theguardian.com/society/2000/m…
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Thread on Keir Starmer's donors

I will highlight some of Starmer's backers on this thread.

During the #LabourLeadership campaign Keir Starmer refused to disclose his donors. #LabourParty #StarmerForSale
Martin Taylor gave Starmer £95k for his leadership bid, Taylor also funded the 2016 chicken coup by donating £80k.

"Labour Tomorrow & Saving Labour" invested £449,860 to take down Corbyn back in 2016. theguardian.com/politics/2016/… Image
During the Ed Miliband years, Martin Taylor donated £600,000 to the Labour Party which apparently went unnoticed.

Martin Taylor was the the founder of Nevsky Capital, which run a £1 billion ($1.5bn) hedge fund. Nevsky Capital ceased trading in 2016. ft.com/content/6e3185…
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Let's get one thing straight, right now, OK? #JohnMaynardKeynes was not a #socialist. He was a conservative economist called upon to develop govt policy during the Great WWI 1917 & into the Great Depression 1929 - 1936 with British world #capitalist establishment & #USPOD #FDR
He came up with clear thinking on how to deal with #depression. His model called #macroeconomics had nothing to do with the masses, unless of course you are referring to the ability of the poor to spend money on their #Consumption, given to us be their need to survive.
.#Macroeconomics was(is) a model of the economy that says if you want2 take on the inability of #capitalism to destroy itself from its basic #ripoffmentality which we are seeing so clearly at present you have to stand back & look at the economy as a whole, not its various parts.
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While most people are rightly focusing on short-term measures against #Covid19, including #lockdown and #socialdistancing, I wonder how the medium to long-term political development will be like? In this thread, I want to collect the good, the bad and the ugly of this #pandemic.
How may societies react, and what may happen politically, if #Covid19 runs its course? In other words: How will #pandemicpolitics look like? Short term: I Assume we can halt the further exponential spread within the next 2-4 weeks due to isolation measures, but what comes next?
After 4 weeks or so, we will begin to reestablish normal life, based on what we learned ourselves and observed in other countries. Maybe schools reopen again, as they seem not to be central to the pandemic. More people will want to get outside and need to go to work.
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Around 5 years ago I first encountered the vitriolic attacks on #women asserting their right to politically self-organise from so-called trans-rights activists in a socialist group I associated with at the time. Having been active in radical left... /1
#WomensLib2020
...politics for nearly 30 years I had never encountered such appallingly sectarian, dishonest & personal attacks on the left. My first reaction was to defend #women's self-organisation on the basis that we must also support #LGBT self-organisation so ensuring... /2
#WomensLib2020
...that different oppressed groups each had space & representation to better challenge that oppression. For this I was denounced as #transphobic just as the #women had been for asserting their right to self-organise had been & I first encountered the mantra... /3
#WomensLib2020
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Updated #Democrats 2020 Pres. Pri. Candidate & Del. Map begun mid-Mar. Patrick & Bloomberg added. So many from higher pledged del. states, attempt to dilute 1st rnd majority vote (50%+1), forcing 2nd rnd, bringing undemocratic superdelegates into play.

Updated #DNCFuckery Map adding Billionaire Bloomberg & former foreclosure mogul Patrick, w/ article - Michael Bloomberg? Now They’re Just Fucking with Us

#Neoliberalism has been fucking w/ #Progressives since the 60's.

#Bernie2020 #NoMiddleGround

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THREAD: What the #US media won't tell you about the popular rebellion in #Chile.

In 1973, #Nixon/#Kissinger provoked a coup to overthrow the democratically elected #socialist government of Salvador #Allende, leading to the 17-year nightmare of the #Pinochet dictatorship.
In addition to torturing, disappearing, and murdering thousands of dissidents, Pinochet turned #Chile into a laboratory experiment for #neoliberalism. With the help of Milton #Friedman and the "Chicago Boys," they set to work privatizing everything they could get their hands on.
Health, education, pensions, roads, even WATER-everything was sold off to #Pinochet's cronies. #Chile became the shining, model state for our new, post-Keynesian world. That this only could've happened by installing a #fascist dictatorship was omitted.
theguardian.com/sustainable-bu…
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🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
#regimechange #ProtectBolivia #ProtectDemocracy
#Bolivia | President Evo Morales warns that there is a coup attempt underway against his government.

Via @pvillegas_tlSUR
En Vivo. AHORA: PRESIDENTE EVO MORALES DENUNCIA QUE ESTÁ EN CURSO UN GOLPE DE ESTADO #BoliviaDecide
@pvillegas_tlSUR Via @bodhibrian
#Bolivia elections: violent protests being carried out by the opposition.
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What really is the Democratic Left?
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Combating MSM, @DNC & the Right's misinformation campaign, propaganda & lies about where Left, Center & Right actually are politically w/ some fucking history & facts to protect our #Democracy from modern slavery #Neoliberalism.
French Revolution Nat. Assembly seating was origins of political Left & Right spectrum designations.

Left wanted reform, new constitution w/ Declaration of Rights of Man & of Citizen

Right wanted to continue Ancien Régime - monarchy & feudal nobility

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Examples:
1. Men are born and remain free and equal in rights.
2. These rights are liberty, property, safety and resistance against oppression.
5. The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declarati…
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Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today’s Chicago Board of Health public meeting. #ChiDocumenters
@ChiDocumenters #publichealth #chicagopublichealth
@CHIdocumenters Dr. Arwady reviews high-level updates from the dept, including an anti-#syphillis campaign, a research study on Chicago maternal mortality (#maternitymatters) that will be released soon, and a new program that will provide assistance to #newmom s at 3 Chicago hospitals.
Dr. Arwady shares info about the new training video aimed at Chicago employees who work with youth, centers a #traumainformed approach to working with them.
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9. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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What is the neoliberal university (or college), where did it come from, and what should be done about it? A Thread. #highereducation #capitalism #neoliberalism
1) The neoliberal university (or college) is an institution of higher education whose governance is primarily organized around increasing revenue, even when it is a non-profit or public institution. All other functions are secondary.
2) As part of their search for new revenue, neoliberal universities invest heavily in marketing to solicit new students, donations, grants, and partnerships with other schools, governments, or businesses.
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The neoliberals promised us freedom. Instead they have delivered a maddening, Kafkaesque system for controlling workers. My column
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
By rolling back the state, #neoliberalism was supposed to have allowed autonomy and creativity to flourish. Instead, it has delivered a semi-privatised authoritarianism more oppressive than the system it replaced.
It is amazing how public awareness of this issue has changed. Now we must act to overthrow this spirit-crushing doctrine.
My comment in the thread.
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I like @AlexUsherHESA's work and read his newsletter more or less every day. So I was surprised by his patronizing take on Stefan Collini conta.cc/2SUddhd I like Collini personally and professionally, I should say up front. But Usher gets the UK highered crisis wrong /1
He says,"certainly the UK policy debate is driven by third-rate econ-talk" that is "pretty thin stuff." True, but this thin stuff eliminated public funding for UK #highered in most subjects, allowed the instant tripling of fees, and undermined the nonelite end of the sector. /2
the thin stuff is a particularly clear version of #neoliberalism via Thatcher as @davies_will has analyzed, fused with Tory austerity ideology as described by @leninology and imposed by the UK's centralized state. The coalition gov used market economics common in the West. /3
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"If you have nothing to hide you are worthless" Shoshana Zuboff #CPDP2019
Should we not gather in resistance against surveillance capitalism which has come to destroy human nature as industrial capitalism did to nature?
@murakamiwood digital is another special fix of capitalism to commodify aspects of human experience until now uncommodified.
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Graeber/W pitching Fukuyama all embrac. style ag Fukuyama: what's the point?

Both wanna descr THE World Hist as 1 devel 🤪; G/W go on as if we're to forget #sociology & its #capitalism insights incl. Capit means A+SOME! qual diff ways of org society #Marx #Durkheim #Foucault
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G/W explain inequality is dealth with regularly throughout hist: "Rather than idling in some primordial innocence, until the genie of inequality was somehow uncorked, our prehistoric ancestors seem to have successfully opened and shut the bottle on a regular basis..." Ok, fine
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G/W conclude on the above : "If so, then the real question is not “what are the origins of social inequality?” but, having lived so much of our history moving back and forth between different political systems, “how did we get so stuck?”

Focus Q: "how did we get so stuck?"
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@bretthore91 @Wondesign @LandofDame_Slap @2CHECKFACTS @WgarNews @AshRi373 @LadyPoop2 @WhteRbbnAdvocat @nocrueltyatall @SNAICC_CEO @OddemocracyA @anne_clothier @RachelQuayle08 @JennyPineapple2 @colleenmenzies @AbSecNSW @georgina_116 @SNAICC @paddygibson @PipHinman @greenleftweekly @Absurd_Penguin @joewilliams_tew @SummerMayFinlay @BraybrookA @bevhenwood @indica2007 @rationalbitch No, history tells us that the formation of the @LiberalAus by #Menzies came about at the moment of the complete failure of the #UAP towards the end of WWII. The #UAP wasn't a modern party, just a bunch of morons doing whatever the leaders of industry in the #MelbourneClub told em
@bretthore91 @Wondesign @LandofDame_Slap @2CHECKFACTS @WgarNews @AshRi373 @LadyPoop2 @WhteRbbnAdvocat @nocrueltyatall @SNAICC_CEO @OddemocracyA @anne_clothier @RachelQuayle08 @JennyPineapple2 @colleenmenzies @AbSecNSW @georgina_116 @SNAICC @paddygibson @PipHinman @greenleftweekly @Absurd_Penguin @joewilliams_tew @SummerMayFinlay @BraybrookA @bevhenwood @indica2007 @rationalbitch @LiberalAus .#Menzies needed to set up a modern party that had widespread support which he could control in #TheHouse. The industry leaders went into @TheIPA to provide advice to the new party. So he needed a brand name that could coincide with a notion that it could "think for themselves"
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We all would do well to sit with Robin DiAngelo's #WhiteFragility and absorb sentences like this: “I believe that white progressives cause the most daily damage to people of color.” Great piece @xwaldie for @NewYorker. newyorker.com/books/page-tur…
This: “The most effective adaptation of racism over time is the idea that racism is conscious bias held by mean people.” I've been thinking a lot about this false binary thinking in the context of #MeToo: the notion that there are "good" and "bad" men. We're complex.
Pair this with @MaggieHagerman 's outstanding new research on the stories affluent white parents tell themselves about how they're raising their kids... and why. Definitely the thing I struggle with the most here in #Seattle. time.com/5362786/talkin…
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7 years ago, I wrote "Flushing the Potty Panic" for @transadvocate. I opined the solution to unlawful #discrimination in access to public accommodations in which nudity is unavoidable—toilets, showers, locker/dressing/changing rooms—because "separate but equal" is illegal…
is to ensure via #law that a sufficient number of secure, single user, #disability-accessible, #family-friendly facilities are provided for all people who for any reason desire or require #privacy or assistance, in the manner of the #ADA Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990…
at the same time we ensure by law that all people have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, or gender identity, appearance, expression, or behavior, regardless of sex or gender assigned at birth…
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After 70 years of imperial/neoliberal indoctrination the web of lies is so obviously absurde (9/11, Skripal, WH = ISIS, etc.), that it is dissoluting. The empathetic humanity connects, closes ranks and sends their eternal psychopathic rulers and their lackeys into nowhere land.
The "evil empire" is a lifelong three year old child. I certainly loved my children at that age too, however only because they created not only a surreal mess, but also made steady progress.

A great documentary about psychopathy and society:
The elite invented "democracy" to protect them from the empathetic people. The media are their means for misleading the people sedated by "democracy". This is definitely a bad thing since the people have become educated and the elite almost totally insane.
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Some thoughts on the debate between Coates and Cornel West, as someone who had the privilege to study with the latter.
I think a lot of folks misunderstand Dr. West’s position because they don’t put themselves in his way of seeing the world. Because for years Dr. West has been very consistent with his critiques of #Obama, #neoliberalism, and #internationalism
West sees the world through an #internationalist matrix of power. That means that, for him, understanding #WhiteSupremacy, for example, isn’t just about understanding individual #racist encounters in the US but understanding *policies* that disenfranchise non-white folk.
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