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March 6 - Isfahan central #Iran
Retired steel mill employees protesting the regime's injustice & policies of plundering ordinary people's life savings.
March 7- Gachsaran, NW #Iran
Workers who have not been paid for 13 months,are protesting,
They live in a city on the second largest oil field in Iran.
This is the result of the mullahs regime plundering the nation's God-given wealth.
March 7 - Kermanshah province, W #Iran
Teachers and educators are rallying outside the Education Dept in this city.
Better more salary, protesting skyrocketing prices, high inflation & poor living conditions.
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The assumption that transparency equals accountability is not entirely born out by logic or experience. Sometimes, govt transparency can be fed by a sense of "we are in power!" So transparency can also be impunity
2nd, it's easy to talk transparency when most of the citizens to whom u're accountable are illiterate & u know they can't understand a word of what u say. In 2006, former Borno Gov, Ali Modu Sheriff said less than 5% of his state cld read & write so he didn't worry about Turenci
So, if we're interested in transparency with accountability, we shdn't just bloviate on social media. We also have to take advocacy for access to quality public education v seriously. Without accessible quality education, accountable democracy has limited reach
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#StandUp4HumanRights - a long thread for the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind,
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.@CIDH @IACHumanRights thread follows, describing CONTEXT of more human rights abuses violating rights to #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfThePress #FreedomofExpression #PeacefulAssembly & #PoliticalParticipation by the general public in #Nicaragua #StandUp4HumanRights @xiskya @bfraze
Esta mañana, varías patrullas policiales se apostaron frente a las instalaciones del canal @100noticiasni, donde trabaja el periodista Jaime Arellano, quien informó públicamente a la Policía Nacional sobre la realización de una marcha de protesta este domingo. (2)
Además, #MESENI recibió denuncias sobre la presencia de patrullas policiales frente a la casa de Juan Sebastián Chamorro, quien informó junto al periodista Jaime Arellano, en una nota presentada a las autoridades, sobre la marcha del próximo domingo en Managua. (3)
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You've battled cancer 3x. U worked for 35 yrs to get a house, car, a nice savings. Sure u have great insurance, but still worked hard to keep up w/healthcare costs. Paid off 85K of medical debt. Yea, right? U did everything right. U owned ur own business'
Paid double in premiums to SSI (Insurance program for self employed = SSD) than ur hubby did in his contributions to his SSD fund. Worked side jobs & pd into SSD. Then u get sick due to complications of chemo. U spend 6 1/2 YRS fighting 4 ur life. Living in extreme pain everyday.
42 surgeries. U win ur battle, but u will forever live in pain & need surgeries every 3 or 4 yrs. Then u find out ur losing EVERYTHING. UR home, cars, savings, ur pets (because u can't find a place that wants u let alone pets!). U embark on 3 1/2 yr battle to get declared legally
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