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Today, @FCNL, @yemenrrf, the Yemeni Alliance Committee, along with 81 other organizations, sent a #letter to key congressional leaders urging that they take action to restore @USAID funding for Yemen. #YemenCantWait [1/7]
This coalition is made up of groups representing #tens of #millions of Americans from the #humanitarian, #Yemeni, #faith, #veterans, #academic, and #peace communities. We are asking Congress to act now!… #YemenCantWait [2/7]
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Michael d'Andrea (aka Ayatollah Mike), #CIA officer, responsible for:

➛ The killing of Martyr #Soleimani & #Mughniyeh
➛ Mastermind behind the unrest in Iran
➛ Expansion of the CIA's drone strike program in Pakistan & Yemen
➛ killing of 300 Iraqi demonstrators
Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike are nicknames given to CIA chief officer d'#Andrea. He joined CIA in 1979. It was not until April 2015 that a NYT journalist, Mark Mazzetti, finally outed him. A month after D’Andrea left his post as director of the #CIA’s Counterterrorism Center
In 2008, D'Andrea was responsible in the killing of Imad #Mughniyeh, operations chief of #Hezbollah. With the aid of Israeli's Mossad, the CIA used a car bomb to kill Mughniyeh.
Mughniyeh was the mastermind in the fight against occupied #Palestine.
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Feminism terrifies authoritarians. I wrote this when #Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman began an unprecedented crackdown on women’s rights activists May 2018 that continues today. 13 of the activists are still on trial, five of them still in detention…
The biggest threat the detained feminists pose to MBS & #Saudi regime is that their brave work has always been about more than abolishing the driving ban. It is about abolishing the guardianship system, the embodiment of patriarchy.
The vanguard of the social revolution in #Saudi Arabia is not a crown prince who claims to be an emancipator of women. The true leaders are the feminists he has detained and banned from travel for daring to demand their freedom.
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Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested May 2018 along with more than a dozen women’s rights activists. #Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s aide Saud al-Qahtani, personally oversaw her interrogation, including waterboarding, threatening to rape & kill her.

We remember you Loujain
Loujain is among #Saudi women’s rights activists who fought to end the driving ban (now lifted) & male guardianship system.

Still detained: Loujain al-Hathloul, Samar Badawi, Nassima al-Sada, Nouf Abdulaziz and Maya’a al-Zahrani.…
Along with the five women still in detention, eight other women’s rights activists are also standing trial:

Eman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef, Amal al-Harbi, Dr Ruqayyah al-Mharib, Shadan al-Anezi, Dr. Abir Namankni, Dr Hatoon al-Fassi, and an anonymous activist.

We remember you
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Free Loujain al-Hathloul, Samar Badawi, Nassima al-Sada, Nouf Abdulaziz and Maya’a al-Zahrani.

#Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman began an unprecedented crackdown vs women’s rights activists on May 15, 2018.

2 yrs later: Loujain al-Hathloul, Samar Badawi, Nassima al-Sada, Nouf Abdulaziz and Maya’a al-Zahrani remain detained.

We remember you…
Along with the five women still in detention, eight other women’s rights activists are also standing trial:

Eman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef, Amal al-Harbi, Dr Ruqayyah al-Mharib, Shadan al-Anezi, Dr. Abir Namankni, Dr Hatoon al-Fassi, and an anonymous activist.

We remember you
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#Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman began an unprecedented crackdown vs women’s rights activists on May 15, 2018.

2 yrs later: Loujain al-Hathloul, Samar Badawi, Nassima al-Sada, Nouf Abdulaziz and Maya’a al-Zahrani remain detained.

We remember you…
On 15 May 2018, a number of prominent Saudi women’s human rights activists were arrested. They had been peacefully advocating for years for the right of women in the kingdom to drive, as well as broader reforms related to the repressive male guardianship system.
“In prison, many suffered mental and physical anguish – including torture, sexual abuse and solitary confinement. Scores of others, though released, still face trial based on charges relating to their peaceful activism.” @amnesty
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The recent arrest of @MubarakBala has brought a lot of recrimination on social media, has put a lot of Muslims in #Nigeria on the defensive, and has, again, brought up the accusation of religious fanaticism.
FTR, I do not agree that anyone should die for blasphemy, and the Holy Quran seems to agree that the way to deal with blasphemy is to shun such people until they begin to talk of other things, and not to kill them.
About 20 years ago I used to live at 6/23 Nnobi Street, Kilo, Surulere.

At the time, it was a nice place, with the landlord in the upstairs flat facing the road, me at the back upstairs, Idowu downstairs in the flat below me, and Franca Fashions, downstairs, facing the road.
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#5G from space: The role of satellites in 5G

"5G has arrived, and new equipment is currently being installed in densely populated cities across the globe."

#COVID19 #MagicTricks…
"In many cases, the demand for 5G capacity is exceeding #infrastructure improvements, especially in sparsely populated areas that are difficult to access."
"With the next generation of satellites – built from #5G architecture – they will integrate with networks to manage connectivity to cars, vessels, airplanes and other #IoT devices in remote and rural areas."
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It is difficult to overstate the danger of Yemen’s position here. The best preventive measure to control the spread of the novel #coronavirus is hygiene, but the war has mired #Yemen in filth. “Pumps to sanitize the water supply sit idle for lack of fuel, while maintenance
agencies tasked with chlorinating aquifers go without salaries and supplies,” Reuters reported in 2017. The situation has not improved in the three years since, especially as U.S.-supported #Saudi airstrikes have targeted crucial water treatment facilities.

Vital infrastructure isn’t all the Saudi-led intervention has destroyed: The coalition’s airstrikes have a high rate of civilian casualties. The attack on a school bus that killed 40 children in 2018 was merely the most infamous of its genre.

#Yemen_trends #YEMEN
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Jeffrey Epstein’s Links To Scientists Are Even More Extensive Than We Thought #MIT #Apollo 👉 Koch…
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Clariant AG is a Swiss speciality chemicals company, formed in 1995 as a spin-off from Sandoz. The company started in 1995, as a spinoff (IPO) of the chemical operations of Sandoz, which then merged its pharmaceutical business with that of Ciba-Geigy to form Novartis. #Novartis
2/ Ciba-Geigy also went on to spin out its chemical operations, called Ciba Specialty Chemicals, which was later acquired by BASF.) In 1997, Clariant grew substantially, with the acquisition of the Hoechst speciality chemicals business. #Novartis
Clariant CEO exits abruptly, renewing turmoil at Swiss group/Aramco-controlled Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC), which holds 25% of Clariant
24/07/19 🤔…
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Do you know that Yemenis have been facing Cholera, Diphtheria, H1N1 since 5 years?
With a health sector severely damaged by US bombs?
Under a siege on patients, drugs, medical equipment?
Imagine #Yemen's situation if #COVID19 comes in! #5YearsOfWarOnYemen
60% of the health facilities in #Yemen went out of service due to direct targeting by US-Saudi airstrikes, which killed many patients. You can imagine what could happen if #Coronavirus reached #Yemen! #5YearsOfWarOnYemen
In light of the siege on #Yemen the countries of aggression bear the responsibility for an outbreak and spread of #Coronavirus or any other epidemic! #5YearsOfWarOnYemen
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Yemeni Military Spox : @army21ye :Today we review some numbers and information on the confrontations of five years of steadfastness and of the challenge, despite the huge difference in the number and equipment between Yemen and its enemies.
1-The Yemeni armed forces succeeded in countering the fierce aggressive attack, even though it was outside the scope of the military and combat readiness to start the aggression.
2-The aggression raids announced by us are limited to what was monitored, and there are raids that were not monitored, especially during the first years of the aggression.
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Who are the #Houthis and why are they fighting the Saudi coalition in #Yemen?

Amid the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, the Houthis show no sign of giving up

By @guardian…
Origins as an anti-Saudi resistance group

The #Houthi movement was founded in the 1990s by Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, a member of #Yemen’s Zaidi Shia minority, which makes up about one-third of the population. Hussein was killed by Yemeni soldiers in 2004, and the
group is now led by his brother Abdul Malik.

The Zaidis, once a powerful force in north Yemen, were sidelined during the 1962-70 civil war and then further alienated in the 1980s as Salafist Sunni ideals gained prominence across the border in Saudi Arabia, which exported the
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This will be an ongoing thread regarding life here in #SaudiArabia, during the #CoronaVirus (#CoVid19) #outbreak.

The #Saudi Government was initially quite strongly criticized for it's preventative measures, yet now many criticizing nations have declared states of #emergency.
While basic things like #facemasks have been hoarded elsewhere & sold for up to ten times their market price, here in #Saudi national factories are producing #FaceMaskForSale in the domestic market.

Thank you @MCgovSA 💚🌴

#CoVid19 #CoronaVirus #كورونا
Here's another #CoVid19 essential.
While hoarders and heartless advantage-takers have emptied store shelves of #HandSanitizer, elsewhere…
#Saudi @MCgovSA makes sure factories produce enough to cover domestic demand.

#SaudiArabia #CoronaVirus #كورونا

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According to Fadi al-Murshidi, media official of the so-called Southern Transitional Council (STC), some 450 US and British soldiers arrived in #Yemen's #Aden, al-Masa press reported.
Murshidi said that Washington and London — staunch backers of the Saudi regime’s war on Yemen — plan to deploy 3,000 troops in Aden, al-Anad base in Lahj province, Socotra Island in the Arabian Sea, Hadhramaut, Mahrah and Shabwah provinces.
Local media reported that a #US force consisted of 110 soldiers reinforced by 10 Black Hawk aircraft, 30 Harvey armored vehicles, four Patriot air defense systems and an integrated field operations room had reached the coast of Balhaf in the oil-producing Shabwa province.
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Shame on all humanity to see the suffering of the children of Yemen and continue to keep a defending silence.
It is a disgrace to all humanity to keep watching the children of Yemen in agony and dying from preventable diseases and man-made starvation without trying to
do something about it.

Enough is enough.
Please break the silence if you care.
#SaveYemen 🇾🇪
#StopTheWarOnYemen 🇾🇪
Western mainstream media will never report on these victims.
#Americans will never know that their government's support of the #Saudis is killing innocent children, but Ignorance is never an excuse for such sins.
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#Mahrah resistance calls for armed struggle against Saudi occupation

Sheikh Ali al-Harizi, top leader of the popular resistance in Mahrah province, said on Tuesday that the peaceful movement has moved to the stage of armed conflict against Saudi Arabia after raids by
#Saudi Apache helicopters.
Al-Harizi confirmed in an interview with “YemenNet” that the sons of Mahrah are at war with the Saudi occupation forces, which he described after violating the sovereignty of Yemen and usurping ports, airport, port and camps.

He pointed out that the
peaceful movement and legal demands were not respected, which forced them to enter the stage of armed conflict after storming the border port and bombing citizens defending their land and the sovereignty of their country with #Saudi Apache helicopters.

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Marine neighborhoods in Yemen are subject to the largest destruction in an indication of systematic targeting of this wealth, which is a source of income for most Yemenis,

In addition to toxic waste, the coalition allowed unjust fishing by allowing shelf vessels
while its forces were abusing local fishermen.
During the past few days, the inhabitants of the southern governorates have woken up to a great catastrophe by changing the color of the sea and the amount of dead fish in its southern coasts.
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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MAR 8 #CoronaVirusUpdates will begin using #CV19MD THREAD 1: New #UptotheMinute MAP SITE link below US AT 463 cases as of 8:07 AM #GrandPrincess to Dock MON at #PortOfOakland. W Oassengers still Quarantined
#SantaClara #CA cases were from #India.
MAR 8 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: This is US (Can) RealTime site last update 8:07 shows 463 TOTAL WaPo MAPPING w LIST of 34 states w cases NOTE Does Not Show 66 #DiamondPrincess (Japan) cases.
MAR 8 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: THIS is current ARCGIS MAP .. #Italy nears 6.000 and #France #Germany 1,000. #Spain 600 #UK #Switz #Neth near 300 #Sweden 200, #Canada 60 #Lebanon 28, #Russia 15 #Mexico 15 .. eg still spreading
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#BREAKING: Kuwait announces new coronavirus case, bringing total to 62
#BREAKING: Bahrain says its Formula One race this month will be for ‘participants only’ without spectators over #coronavirus fears
Bahrain’s Crown Prince @PrinceSalmanbi3 says the decision to close this month’s Bahrain Formula One race to the public was ‘to preserve the safety of citizens, residents and racing fans,’ as #coronavirus #COVID_19 continues to spread
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Reuters, and a number of American newspapers, have published reports confirming the arrest Princes of the Saudi royal family, the most important of whom is Ahmed bin Abdulaziz,brother of King Salman and former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.1/8
Behind this dangerous move is likely to be standing the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as he is responsible for removing Mohammed bin Nayef from his position as Crown Prince and has precedents of detaining princes under the anti-corruption cover.2/8
With a careful reading of the atmosphere in the Kingdom of #Saudi Arabia during the past four years, three scenarios can be developed for the reasons for this arrest, as follows:
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For #IWD2020 Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, highlights 25 Women Political Prisoners in #Egypt, #Russia, #China, #Iran, #Turkey, #Burundi, #Saudi Arabia, the #Philippines, and #Eritrea
“In #Egypt, President Sisi has attempted to quash dissent and consolidate control by wrongfully imprisoning human rights defenders.”

- Mahienour el-Masry, a human rights lawyer
- Esraa Abdel Fattah, a human rights activist and reporter
“In #Russia, President Putin’s government utilizes politically-motivated imprisonment to bolster its power by cracking down on journalists, human rights advocates, religious minorities, Ukrainian citizens, and civil society advocates.”

- Yulia Tsetkova, LGBT activist
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