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🟢 What is the State of the European Union #SOTEU debate? It's an important moment of #EU #democracy, when MEPs hold the @EU_Commission to account, checking on work done & the #FutureofEurope.

🎞️by @Europarl_EN

#NextGenerationEU #EUGreenDeal @boell_stiftung @boell_EU_USA
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More and more riot police and military are coming to the Independence Square @tass_agency #StandWithBelarus #Belarus
Grushevka district resisted people in black uniforms. @nexta_tv #StandWithBelarus #Belarus
Detentions next to Grushevka district. @tutby #StandWithBelarus #Belarus
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A massive rally of solidarity takes place later today in #Minsk. Workers from various plants announced that they are joining. But let me explain the atmosphere that prevails in #Belarus and what many citizens feel. Military trucks, paddy wagons have been brought to the capital.
#Lukashenko gave protesters time “to think”. Starting Monday,he'd respond. His officials and state propaganda with the help of a Russian media crew are blaming “foreign forces and instigators” for the protests. Hence security forces are only making the situation "stable"
Defense minister Viktar Khrenin made bizarre assumption that Belarus security forces’ attempts to stabilise the situation will be presented as genocide, and justify intervention of F-16 #US jet fighters from the base in #Poland. Is he trying to justify the use of extensive force?
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1. News: Dr. Fauci: ‘No Reason Why We Shouldn’t Be Able to Vote, in Person or Otherwise’

Can't President Trump make an EO Based on This Scientist's Conclusion!? - Thread 8.15.20… #Trump @realDonaldTrump #Fauci #MailInVoting
2. News: Rudy Guiliani recalled the moment that Harris laughed about smoking marijuana after prosecuting marijuana smokers in California. #KamalaHarris #Harris #Hypocrite #Biden

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 15, 2020
3. News: Nolte: New York Uses Coronavirus as Excuse to Cancel 9/11 Light Tribute… #DEMOCRATS
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In a 1992 lecture, American political scientist Sam Huntington theorised a Clash of Civilisations, and argued that future wars would be fought not between countries, but between cultures.

He expanded this in a 1996 book, and named #Nigeria as one of the battleground countries
There was a lot of argument, as naturally happens in the (social) sciences, but three decades on, and it appears that Huntington was indeed on to something, and today's Sharia court ruling in Kano calls for a serious and unsentimental discussion.
Looking at the current state of play in global geopolitics, it appears that the man was correct, probably with the exception of #Poland which appears to be headed back into the orbit of #Russia (even if the Poles themselves will strongly disagree with that).
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It's election day in #Belarus and long lines are present outside voting boots throughout the country.

Internet has been disrupted all the day, there is a fear of voter fraud in the air
#Belarus: countless young Belarusians standing in line for hours waiting to vote.

Such a big difference with previous elections when voting boots were largely empty throughout the day
#Belarus: Sviatlana #Tsikhanouskaya has cast her vote.

Within a matter of weeks she went from being a English teacher and mother of two, to being #Lukashenko's biggest challenger
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#China "I don't see China right now as an inevitable threat, that we're going to have a fight w/them, or whatever the case may be" per @EsperDoD "But we do have to compete in all domains"
"Our hope is that we can get #China on the rt trajectory where they share our same values,where they at least respect int'l rules&norms" per @EsperDoD "Where they stop doing what we've seen them do to many of our partners..twisting arms&using coercive techniques to get their way"
"The murder of #GeorgeFloyd was a wake-up call" per @EsperDoD "It was a wake up call for us as well as leaders"

"I don't think what everybody appreciated, at least me personally, is the depth of sentiment out there among our servicemembers of color, particularly Black Americans"
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#RuleofLaw breakdown in #Poland: Just finished reading this meticulous, compelling and unprecedented ruling by the Amsterdam District Court whose potential ramifications for the functioning of EU legal order could be extremely significant. Thread ⬇️
1/ Historical significance: 1st time in legal history of EU (TBOMK) that a national court of EUMS has found judicial system of another EUMS as a whole to have been structurally disabled = judicial independence structurally gone in Poland = we have black hole in EU’s Area of FSJ
2/ 🇳🇱 Court’s (correct) diagnosis: no independent/effective Const Tribunal left; ENCJ-suspended NCJ not impartial/independent; Disciplinary Ch not a court; independence of SC & ordinary courts no longer guaranteed with disciplinary proceedings possible for applying ECJ case law
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LYING CRIMINAL FRAUDSTER #ConnorBoyd @Connor_boyd_ @DailyMailUK LIES SHAMELESSLY in Blatant Fraud piece in national paper publication that "Study says people who don't wear masks or obey lockdowns are narcissistic psychos" But it doesn't say ONE WORD of.
When will you take action for Willfully Defrauding the public @BorisJohnson #UK #Britain?
-NOT ONE WORD in entire SURVEY about either masks not Lockdowns. NOT ONE WORD. He LIED THROUGH HIS FACE.
-(it's NOT "a study") But was an online Troll survey of 51 questions ONLY.
When are you FIRING @Connor_Boyd_ for Deliberately Defrauding the Public with his Shameless Manipulation piece? This probably breaks #UK Criminal Misleading Advertising laws. How much Taxpayer money pays for this SMUT @DailymailUK? Where is your public apology for his actions?
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I just watched the @res_publica The Future of Post-liberalism seminar with @Phillip_Blond, @PatrickDeneen, @Vermeullarmine, Ryszard Legutko, @NJ_Timothy, and @moveincircles as moderator. I recommend watching it in full but here are some highlights.

First, #postliberalism is a new idea and this was a good intro/discussion about where it should go. I discerned two camps: international post-liberalism represented by @Phillip_Blond, @Vermeullarmine, and @PatrickDeneen and a national kind represented by Legutko and @NJ_Timothy.
The case for international #postliberalism was made early on and succinctly by @Phillip_Blond: post-liberal universalism is needed to respond to liberal universalism. I agree with this b/c liberalism been successful and difficult to challenge due to its insistence on ubiquity.
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A website used by #Russia to spread #disinformation has posted content suggesting the Allied military presence in #Poland is a de facto occupation (mainly by the US) of Poland. The website claims the cooperation between PL and the US poses a threat to Poland and its citizens. 1/3
Attacking the alliance between #Poland and the #US is a tried and constant feature of the Kremlin’s propaganda activities against the West. Russia makes repeated attempts to stoke mistrust of the US among the Poles and to denigrate American soldiers stationed in Poland. 2/3
Russia’s ultimate goal is to permanently decrease the level of security of #NATO’s Eastern Flank. Propaganda is just one of many measures Moscow uses to pursue its strategic interests in #CEE. 3/3

@mblaszczak @MON_GOV_PL @USArmyEurope @NATOpress @jensstoltenberg @SHAPE_NATO
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#OTD in 1940, the USSR began the third wave of deportations from Polish eastern borderlands occupied by the Soviets on Sept. 17, 1939.This deportation targeted Polish civilians who fled from western to eastern Poland following the German invasion of #Poland on Sept. 1, 1939.#WWII
Also targeted were professionals, merchants, the intelligentsia, and those who did not accept Soviet passports. Roughly 80 percent of these deportees were Jewish; the remainder included Poles, Belarusians, and Ukrainians.
In December 1939, the USSR and Germany agreed to repatriate refugees from their respective occupied Polish territories. Those in the Soviet zone who wished to return to the German zone were required to register with the German authorities and vice versa.
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CJ Werleman is a serial Islamist and shameless Syrian al-Qaeda and #MuslimBrotherhood apologist. Thread.
Here’s he is seen glorifying a UK designated terrorist who is apparently his friend as a “British Muslim aid worker” -Tauqir is attested by HTS in Syria
Oupsss ... that “British aid worker” is a Abu Husam Al Britani. Seen here retweeted by CJ is terrorist Bilal Abdul Kareem appealing to Al Qaeda to release him.
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I've got a ton of writing to do and I'm procrastinating again, so I'm going to do a little thread about #Singapore, #COVID19, and eggs
#Singapore has three local chicken farms, which meet about 26% of local eggspectations. According to @ChannelNewsAsia, there were 521 million 鸡蛋 produced locally in 2017:…
Our main supply is yolked to #Malaysia, which in 2018 provided for about 73% of our needs. So with #COVID19 and movement restriction orders in our neighbour, there were concerns that food supply — including the precious telur — would be disrupted.…
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European Court of Human Rights has now notified a total of 12 complaints to Polish government regarding ruling party's judicial deforms in the past 11 months. This shows increasing external costs of #Poland's #ruleoflaw breakdown. In any case, updated ECHR diagram available ⬇️
#RuleofLaw Breakdown in #Poland: ECHR dimension
in 1 slide

For background reading:…

Reminder: In addition to EU's Article 7 procedure, Polish authorities are also subject to CoE's special monitoring procedure….
Due to ever increasing no of legally tainted judicial appointments and downright unlawful appointments of usurpers to the Supreme Court and Constitution Court, ECtHR could find itself faced in time with hundreds if not thousands of applications from Poland on Art 6 ECHR grounds
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#Poland #Germany #Warsaw #WorldWar2 #Holocaust #reperations

If what the Polish MP Arkadiusz Mularczyk recently announced is true, then the bill is ready. Shortly before the 75th anniversary of the end of the war on May 8,
the politician informed the government party Law and Justice (PiS) that the committee he led, set up in 2017 to determine the war damage caused by Nazi Germany in World War II, had ended its work. For the time being, however, the report will be kept under wraps -
and thus also the amount that Poland could demand from Germany. "There's still a good time for that," said Mularczyk at the time. If Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) visits Warsaw this Tuesday, this reparation question, which Poland has left open,
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What has Protesting Accomplished?
--- by Christopher Reilley

👉🏾Within 10 days of sustained #protests:
#Minneapolis bans use of #chokeholds.

👉🏾Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged.

👉🏾#Dallas adopts a "#DutyToIntervene" rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force.

👉🏾#NewJersey’s attorney general said the state will update its #UseOfForce guidelines for the first time in two decades.

👉🏾In #Maryland, a bipartisan work group of state lawmakers announced a #PoliceReform work group.

👉🏾#LosAngeles City Council introduces motion to reduce #LAPD’s $1.8 billion operating budget.
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1. To get a better idea of where #Covid19 might be the biggest problem in the short term, I organized this growth rate chart from countries with highest to lowest rate increases over the past 8 days.
2. Among countries with a recent #Covid19 growth rate of 18% or higher between May 17-20 are #Ethiopia, #Brazil, #Bangladesh, #India, #Kenya, #Mexico, #Egypt, #Pakistan, #Congo, #Nigeria, #SouthAfrica, #Columbia, #Iraq, #Afghanistan, #Argentina, & #Sudan.
3. Countries Between 6-18% #Covid19 Growth Rate between May 17-20 Include #Indonesia, #Russia, #Philippines, #USA, #Iran, #Myanmar, #Uganda, #Algeria, #Ukraine, #Canada, & #Poland.
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New National Security Strategy of #Poland is quite a solid and healthy document, with an adequate understanding of the current and near-future threats. it identifies the "neo-imperial policy" of #Russia as the most serious threat, "pursued also by means of military force". 1/13
2/13 It warns of an outbreak of a conflict "originating from a violent escalation as a result of an incident" due to the #Russia/n "below the threshold of war" activities that could provoke such a conflict, including an international one.
3/13 The document explicitly highlights the increase in internal tensions within the #EU/#NATO as well as actions undertaken by external entities as a "noticeable risk of undermining the coherence of the positions and actions of the member states of NATO and the EU".
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Nazis came to her door, shot men in her yard, and took her father. The 8-year-old lost it all in #WWII and only a leap from a train saved her from a death camp. What kept her going? Indomitable will. A tribute to that survivor~My Mother… @NatGeo #MothersDay
Under Nazi & Soviet occupation, my Polish mom was one of millions of children who suffered unimaginable horrors-and forged grit to survive.
A tribute to Last Voices of a generation @anneapplebaum @sikorskiradek @121Dulag @USEmbassyWarsaw @PolishEmbassyUS @1944pl @MNKrk @PolandMFA
I encourage you to read our whole Last Voices of #WWII @NatGeoMag package. Here's a letter from editor-in-chief @susanbgoldberg about why stories from WWII’s last survivors matter now more than ever: #VEDay
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