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🇹🇼 | Comme #Taïwan est au centre des discussions politiques en ce moment, il serait temps de présenter les spécificités politiques de l’île.

Savez-vous quel est le problème politique majeur de #Taiwan ? La mafia.

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Taiwan est divisé en secteurs entre des groupes mafieux qui, en plus de tout le reste, contrôlent le gouvernement local.

Chaque politicien qui se présente à une fonction publique représente l'un ou l'autre groupe mafieux.
En outre, la mafia entretient des liens étroits non seulement avec les yakuzas japonais mais aussi avec la Corée du Nord.

Le plus important des trois groupes taïwanais est l'Union du bambou, ou Zhulyanban, qui, selon diverses estimations, compte entre 10 000 et 30 000 personnes
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Thread: 27 July 2022: Day 154 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia making "tactical advances" around the Vuhlehirska power station in Donetsk. Lavrov in Africa, long an interest of Moscow's, trying to blame the West for the food crisis.

Not happy with Wagner being defined as a "private military company"
#pt: "Wagner" is a unit of the #Russian military under GRU. The purpose of the "private military company" presentation is to make it "deniable" - to minimise the domestic political impact of losses and to distance Moscow internationally from its atrocities…
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#BREAKING 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits northern Philippines: USGS
#UPDATE A huge 7.1 magnitude earthquake has hit the Philippines, the US Geological Survey says, shattering windows of buildings at the epicentre and felt more than 300 kilometres away in Manila.

The shallow but powerful quake was at first measured as being of 6.8 magnitude
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has struck the mountainous province of Abra in the northern Philippines.

In Dolores, which felt the full force of the quake, terrified people ran outside their buildings and windows of the local market were shattered Residents evacuate a building after a 7.1 magnitude earthqua
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 13,079

Updated 6/07/2022
BA.4/5 is rapidly🔥 increasing in the #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Portugal and #Germany
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Opening session of the 4th OIC Conference on Mediation "Experiences and Prospects" hosted by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the OIC in Jeddah on 5-6 June 2022…
Secretary-General, Mr. #Hissein_Brahim_Taha: #Mediation is of great importance to #OIC, as the 4th session of the #Mediation Conference is being held at a critical juncture, and at a time when the world is in dire need of mediation, dialogue & negotiations to resolve conflicts. Image
Secretary-General: 60% of the conflicts in the world occur in the #OIC Zone, so OIC Member States have a strong commitment to resolving the outstanding conflicts in a peaceful and lasting manner. ImageImageImageImage
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#Sahara_marocain: les Pays-Bas annoncent leur soutien au plan d'autonomie

Les #Pays_Bas ont considéré, mercredi, le plan d'autonomie, présenté en 2007 par le #Maroc, comme "une contribution sérieuse et crédible au processus politique mené par l'#ONU pour Image
trouver une solution à la question du #Sahara.

Par cette nouvelle position, exprimée dans le communiqué conjoint publié à l'issue des entretiens entre le ministre des Affaires étrangères, de la Coopération africaine et des Marocains résidant à l’étranger, #NasserBourita , et
son homologue #néerlandais, @WBHoekstra, les Pays-Bas viennent de s'inscrire clairement dans la dynamique internationale de soutien au #plan_autonomie marocain pour clore définitivement le différend artificiel autour de la marocanité du Sahara.
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Belated 📢!

My first single-authored book on the #Philippines 🇵🇭 "The Origins of Modern Philippine Politics: From Colonial Rule to Strongman Duterte, the Archipelago Nation's Struggle for Independence, Development and Democracy" has been published in Taiwan with 左岸! (1/n)
I started off as a Southeast Asianist during my undergrad years, later working in Taiwan's @iingwen
administration's #NewSouthboundPolicy with @taef_tw. I see this book as my tiny contribution in improving the (lacked) understanding of 🇵🇭 in the Chinese-speaking world. (2/n)
With the upcoming elections happening on May 9th, this book really has come out at the right time. Hope it will give Taiwanese readers a deeper historical perspective on the results. (3/n)…
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A government that puts refugees in camps

A government that makes protest illegal

A government that has a police force to lie for them

A government that starves children & vunerable people to death.

A government that controls the media

Not Nazi Germany
@Conservatives England
Thread of sourced evidence that the 2019 General Election was fixed.

A tale of 2 #COVID19
-10 million adults/4.2 million children in poverty
-10 million "precariously employed"
-5.5 million paid below living wage
-4.7 on furlough
- 22,000 fewer NHS beds
-4.5 million waiting for treatment

1,000 Billionaires made
£2.7 TRILLION #Budget2022
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Thank you @IWS_Network! It's an honour to be invited to #IWSVoices spotlight.

Certainly important to raise the visibility and amplify voices of #WomenInSTEM globally and 🇨🇦#immigrants 🇨🇦. Kudos for relentlessly growing & nurturing an engaged #Network!
I was born & grew up in #Baguio "City of Pines" (P. insularis), #Philippines summer capital, regional ctr of mineral-rich Cordillera Admin Region. Site of US military Camp John Hay hillstation.
Elevation: 1500 m ⬆️ sea level
Ave temp: 18.3°C
Pop: 370,218
#IWSVoices #WomenInSTEM Map of the Philippines from...View of Baguio City nestled...Pine trees (Pinus insularis...
Digital-free childhood: our playground was wide expanse of hills & mountns. Roamed freely & safely. Being close to nature ignited curiousity & wonder, igniting my love for #EarthSciences #Botany #Chemistry. 🍃🌿🍀🐜🕷️
#IWSVoices #WomenInSTEM @IWS_Network
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#ISIS media campaign showing fighters pledging allegiance to new leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi is growing

Per @siteintelgroup new photo sets show fighters from:

#Iraq (inclu. #Baghdad, #Saluhaddin)

Cont. - #ISIS media campaign posting new photos showing fighters pledges to Abu al-Hassan

#Sahel (#BurkinaFaso #Mali #Niger)

Earlier photo releases showed fighters giving bay'ah from:

#EastAsia (#Philippines, #Indonesia)
#Iraq (#Kirkuk, #Anbar)
Per @JihadoScope, #ISIS has issued 18 photo sets to date showing fighters pledging allegiance to Abu al-Hassan:

#Iraq (4)
#Nigeria (3)
#Indonesia or #Philippines (for East Asia)
#Sahel - #Cameroon / #BurkinaFaso / #Mali / #Niger
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As said before. It's a matter of time for a direct clash between #Russia and #Japan. Kuril Islands are under dispute since the XIX Century, provoking the Russo-Japanese War in 1904-1905, a military disaster for Russia.

#UkraineRussiaWar #千島列島 #日本 Image
2/ Russia has hypersonic missiles as well as North Korea and China, but Japan is investing on R&D with US and Lockheed Martin in order to prepare counter-hypersonic options but also creating hypersonic resources.

#UkraineRussiaWar #千島列島 #日本
3/ If you are following this account since the beginning, you know that our concern is to anticipate political, energetic, economical and/or military events around the world before they happen (a long hit list🙂).

Here is a long thread about #Japan
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While the #Philippines has been recognised as the epicentre of adoption in @playtoearn_ gaming, #Vietnam has emerged as a world-leader and dev hotspot for innovation in building blockchain games.

So, why Vietnam?

A thread.
1/ I explored the phenomenon last December when I was invited by @CoinDesk to write this profile of @trungfinity, founder & CEO of @AxieInfinity, for the #MostInfluential2021.

What I learned about #Vietnam was truly fascinating.…
2/ Every 3yrs (not counting pandemic-related disruptions to the usual schedule), 15 yr olds from 80+ countries sit an exam called the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Coordinated by the @OECD the PISA measures skills/knowledge in reading, maths & science.
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Sentiment check across markets. P/BV vs 10y averages. Assuming companies will perform neither better or worse fundamentally than they've shown historically, and shareholders will pay what they have on average have paid for those companies. Starting with #SPX500
#SPX500 would need to come down to slightly above 3100 to reach its 10y average.
..And will in that case drag MSCI World with it (60% US). 23% down to average.
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#Singapore, #Japan, and #Taiwan joining the Western effort to sanction #Russia for the assault on #Ukraine…
Details on the #NATO (re)deployments to cope with the fallout from #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Details on #Ukraine's reservist mobilisation: far from complete (since that would require martial law), but still of a scale that it will take weeks to complete ... and the assault on the capital is days away at most
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Made a mess of these threads. Integrating them here
#Ukraine's President Zelensky said a few hours ago he is still going to Germany tomorrow for the Munich Security Conference. Whether this is supposed to promote calm or what is unclear; it's a hell of a time for him to leave his capital.
President #Biden just said in his White House address that the US believes the #Russians will invade #Ukraine in the next few days and "they will target Ukraine's capital, Kiev". Image
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#Japan is experiencing a 6th wave of #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 pandemic. This wave is primarily driven by #Omicron BA.1.1, a sublineage of BA.1 with Spike protein R346K mutation, replacing #Delta sublineage AY.29. AY.29 is a Japanese lineage of Delta. Cases of BA.2 are also reported.🧵 ImageImage
BA.2 is primarily found in international travelers in #Japan. 152 cases of BA.2 have been sequenced, 133 of which are travel related. About 50% of cases have travel history to the #Philippines and 33% to #India. The graphs (1 & 2) shows travelers imported variants to Japan. 2/n ImageImageImageImage
When travel related cases are removed from the analysis, it is primarily #Omicron BA.1.1 that is driving the present surge in #Japan. Although 19 likely community cases (no travel annotation) of BA.2 are reported in early January, no significant rise in BA.2 cases noted. 3/n Image
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Many authorities around the world already invoke cybercrime or cybersecurity laws to punish journalists.

Here are three journalists currently accused under #cybercrime laws ⤵️…
Filipino journalist @mariaressa is battling a spate of spurious libel charges under the #Philippines’ 2012 Cybercrime Prevention Act in connection with reporting by her news website, Rappler, and could face a six-year prison sentence if one conviction is not overturned on appeal.
Bangladeshi reporter Ruhul Amin Gazi has been jailed for over a year without trial because a 2019 report published by his employer, the Daily Sangram newspaper, was available on the internet, triggering a criminal complaint under the Digital Security Act.…
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Typhoon Rai, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, has uprooted trees, toppled power lines and flooded villages as it barrels across the archipelago, leaving at least one person dead.
Philippine Coast Guard officers waded through chest-deep flood waters to help carry people to safety
#BREAKING Death toll in Philippines typhoon rises to 12: disaster agency ImageImage
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Tensions between the #Philippines and #China have yet again erupted over Chinese claims on the #SouthChina Sea. - #Thread Image
(1) Manila has accused Beijing of firing water cannons at the boats that were delivering supplies to the Filipino military personnel in the South China Sea, specifically the Second Thomas Shoal which belongs to Philippines Exclusive zone.
(2) Ordering Beijing to back off Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said that he had expressed "outrage, condemnation and protest” over the incident which according to him occurred on November 16th 2021.
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We understand the anger against politicians at #COP26 for delivering a weak, inadequate #ClimateChange agreement. But blaming individual decision-makers ignores the fact that the system rewards failure. Here’s how we tackle that reality. 🧵 (1/15)
Here’s the problem: the profits of the #FossilFuel economy are kept largely separate from its costs. That means that countries/companies/investors who generate products and burn fuels that cause #ClimateChange pocket the profits while others pay the price. 💵 (2/15)
As a result, #FossilFuels appear profitable, and there’s massive incentive for political and economic structures to treat these industries as wealth creators. Which creates incentives for climate denial, downplaying the role of the #FossilFuel industry, etc. (3/15)
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#TodayinHistory in 1890, Elpidio Quirino, the 6th President of the #Philippines, was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur #PH. While his admin after #WWII was challenged by agrarian unrest, he sought to restore the public's trust in government. THREAD. #kasaysayan #history Image
Born as the 3rd child of Don Mariano Quebral Quirino & Doña Gregoria Mendoza Rivera, he was born in prison premises, as his father then served as warden of the Vigan town jail 6 years before #PH Revolution erupted.
He worked as tutor, then as clerk in the #PH Constabulary, while completing his secondary education. He entered UP College of Law and passed the Bar in 1916. He tried campaigning for a seat in the House of Representatives in 1919 & won as rep for Ilocos Sur's 1st District.
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What @DisinfoLab hasn't mentioned is: Jamaat/ Muslim Aid were working with the ISI for decades. Khaled Latif Mughal at the centre.

In Indonesia, Jamaat financed Jemaah Islamiyah and the Bali bombers network through Muslim Aid(s). The linkages stretch back to the 1980s.…

Abu Bakar Ba'asyir's right-hand man Muhammed Hafidz was arrested for providing shelter to the Bali bombers. He was also the point man for Jemaah Islamiyah's covert funding network. In 2000, he travelled to the UK to get funding from Muslim Aid and Jamaat.
@Ageinvestigates was tipped off that Muslim Aid Australia gave money to the Bali bombers network.

Agus Dwikarna, a senior al-Qaeda figure said he got all his money from "Muslim Aid in London".

Jamaat were responsible for nurturing the foreign fighters which became al-Qaeda.
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🧵Today's my last day after almost 18 years at @Saferworld. I helped make the @war_pod series 'Reckoning with 9/11' to share what I've learned 9/11's global impact on peace and rights. Listen here:…
Or spotify:…
Hopefully it's useful whether you know a little or a lot about the Global War on Terror. Here are some of the key things we cover, and why they matter…
In episode 1, we describe how the unprecedented attacks - which remain the most deadly act in the history of terrorism - astonished the US and the world…
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BREAKING: Neglecting #AirPollution costs the Philippines $87 billion in healthcare, lives lost, and income loss every year

📌20 yrs after the passing of the PH Clean Air Act, our report with @icsc_ph finds that full implementation is urgently needed…
@icsc_ph Approximately 66,000 premature deaths every year are linked to air pollution in the #Philippines

Meeting the new WHO guidelines - which the Act benchmarks to - could halve these health impacts and reduce economic costs to a third
@icsc_ph 🏭Stationary and 🚗mobile emissions have increased, but standards to control pollution have not kept up with international best practices

📊Sufficient local pollution data is only available for 30% of the population
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