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Thousands brave cold to protest against Orbán, in one of the most sustained expressions of street opposition since he entered office 8 years ago. Our report nyti.ms/2GiBskc
Article updated to include details of the assault on an opposition MP, @hadhazyakos, after he entered the state broadcaster to ask for coverage of the protest and its demands. nytimes.com/2018/12/16/wor…
Standoff continues at Hungary's state media hq. One opposition lawmaker is trapped inside, surrounded by security guards. Even police can't reach him. Another MP has just broken inside the complex to try to reach him. Surreal scenes. Which state media is not reporting on. #orban
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@CapitalJon @PaulGambles2 @AlastairWinter @Halsrethink @dlacalle_IA @OBrienSheehan @chloechotv 1. #EU-#Europe before 2000 was OK: Open borders within #EU for EU-citizens, people can live & work (and study) in all EU states (so take great care who joins - went too fast too far East). The seed of destruction came with the #EURO.
@CapitalJon @PaulGambles2 @AlastairWinter @Halsrethink @dlacalle_IA @OBrienSheehan @chloechotv 2. More centralization & #Merkel's #RefugeesWelcome (with the will to enforce mass-#migration on other #EU states) introduce more toxic cancer cells into the #EU!
A common budget (#Macron) & an #EU-army would be the end of true #democracy & #freedom within #Europe!
@CapitalJon @PaulGambles2 @AlastairWinter @Halsrethink @dlacalle_IA @OBrienSheehan @chloechotv 3. The next step would be the likes of #Merkel, #Macron & #Juncker enforcing their will by first witholding money & next send the #EU-army to topple the likes of #Orban in #Hungary.
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Thread: While the world is shaken by the #murder of #Bulgarian journalist #ViktoriaMarinova, it might be a good time to talk about the country itself. #BG ranks lower in #PressFreedom than both #Hungary or #Poland. The country is the poorest and most corrupt in the #EU. 1/13
Yet, the #EU somehow does not think #Bulgaria is a big issue, due to the fact that PM (and ex-bodyguard of #Soviet General Secretary Todor Zhivkov) @BoykoBorissov "behaves", unlike #Orban and #Kaczyński, who openly challenge the Union. Borissov's party is also member of @EPP 2/13
#MediaFreedom-wise, 80% of the print media in the country is owned by MP #Peevski, whose pro-gov tabloids (with the generous help of other pro-gov actors who get nice rewards in return such as property #Blaskov) stifle #opposition and manage vast #antiEU smear campaigns 3/13
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The Suffocation of Democracy

By: Christopher R. Browning

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As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
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I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
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Why did UK Tories oppose EU broad-based action to defend #Hungary’s democracy? Thread 1/
#Orbán’s popular - but corrupt & racist - regime was charged before Europe’s directly elected Parliament with undermining Hungary’s democracy theguardian.com/commentisfree/… 2/
Conservatives across Europe joined a broad spectrum of the overwhelming majority of MEPs to demand action. (The first time these new powers have been invoked by Parliament) 3/
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So schaut aus, die Orbán-Regierung in Ungarn.
Eine Regierung, die gerade angekündigt hat, dass Gender Studies an Universitäten verboten werden.
There are only 2 universities in #Hungary, that award M.A.degrees in gender studies.
Although gender studies has been offered for years by hundreds of universities in Europe and North America, Hung.universities did not offer the discipline until last year
"Just when you think you can't go downhill from where you are: the Hungarian government has just announced a decree to ban gender studies at all Hungarian universities." Open Letter by @alengyel #Hungary facebook.com/freiepresseung… #genderstudies #gender #education
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#Breaking de la nuit US: 16 mois de présidence #Trump et les #EtatsUnis entendent les cris des enfants séparés de leurs parents sans-papiers. 1ère crise existentielle du pays dont 1 partie se demande où il va...propublica.org/article/childr…
2) Et/mais #Trump parle et agit pour sa base électorale, qui se moque des cris d'enfants séparés à la frontière (cf. la polémiste nationaliste et identitaire #Coulter qui parle d'enfants comédiens sur Fox News...) RT
3) Car comme avec l'#Aquarius en Europe, les élites intellectuelles, médiatiques forgent l'opinion dominante empathique sur les #migrants US mais #Trump fait le pari qu'1 majorité silencieuse de Blancs nativistes lui sera reconnaissante aux urnes de sa dureté sur les enfants...
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Having consolidated power at home, Viktor #Orban's proxies are now shoring up his allies across Central and Eastern Europe — by buying up or founding right-wing media outlets. My latest article nytimes.com/2018/06/04/wor…
One beneficiary has been Janez Jansa, the right-wing nationalist whose party won the Slovenian elections on Sunday. If Jansa manages to form a coalition govt, #Orban would have another strong ally at the EU council
These investments in foreign media are not made directly by Orban himself. But the links are clear.
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1. It all started not surprisingly with #RogerStone, #Stone worked with Arthur #Finkelstein and Lee #Atwater in the 1970´s

#Trump #Russia #Putin #RussianMob #Mogilevich

nytimes.com/1989/04/30/mag…
2.#Finkelstein was very involved in #Trump´s campaign in 2016, but is hardly mentioned in the press, why?

#Trump #Russia #Putin #RussianMob #Mogilevich
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Last month I wrote about Viktor #Orban's assault on the hardware of #Hungary's democracy — its constitution, electoral system and judiciary. Here's the follow-up piece on how he's also gone after its "software" — culture, civil society, and education nytimes.com/2018/03/27/wor…
You can see it in the little changes to the textbooks
And in the theaters
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