The Rio de Janeiro police today entered the favela of Jacarezinho, where @davidmirandario grew up and where his family lives, and left 25 people dead, the most of any police operation in the city's history. They entered homes, killed civilians, complete massacre and bloodshed.
The @guardian article:

"About 200 members of Rio’s police launched their incursion into Jacarezinho in the early hours....By lunchtime at least 25 people were reported dead."

“It’s extermination – there’s no other way to describe it" - activist:…
A lawyer who lives in Jacarezinho posted video of just one of the homes which the police entered, indiscriminately killing. Graphic imagery:

I've seen probably two dozen videos that are way too horrifying to publish: police enter homes with full force and violence, and then execute people as they lay on the ground, shooting them 10-15 times each in the head.

It's an atrocity what happened today.

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7 May
Brazil's most influential YouTuber, @felipeneto, says he recently discovered Noam Chomsky and, reading more history, is shocked & outraged to learn how destructive Obama was for interfering in other countries, including Brazil. As a result, Chomsky is now trending in Brazil: Image
Chomsky has always had an intense interest in Latin America, from the US dirty wars in the 1980s. But now his wife is Brazilian, spends much more time here, and knows so much about Brazilian politics. In 2018, with @davidmirandario in Sao Paulo:

One revealing nugget: while Chomsky is off-limits to any mainstream US politician (@mehdirhasan once asked Sanders about him and Sanders distanced himself immediately), every major center-left presidential candidate in 2018 in Brazil was eager to meet him and promote the meeting. ImageImage
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7 May
It is impossible to overstate the magnitude of the devastation and humiliation just suffered by the UK Labour Party in this week's elections under the bland, dull and craven leadership of Sir Kier Starmer -- and it's 100% deserved.

The pathetic Blairites and centrists who just authored the Labour Party's worst humiliation in memory are, of course, trying to blame Corbyn, but not even the UK media is buying it, since Corbyn won in many places where Labour just got crushed:

This says it all - watch this. It holds many lessons for politics throughout the democratic world, not just in the UK:

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5 May
The fact that Facebook has courts that decide who can and can't be heard on monopolistic speech platforms is tyrannical. Here's a reminder that leaders around the world -- many of whom dislike Trump -- condemned Facebook's removal of Trump:…
Leaders in the democratic world -- unlike US liberal journalists -- are able to see past their emotions about Trump and recognize the grave danger to democracy that tech censorship of political speech poses:

And for the newly libertarian-ed liberals who say Facebook is a private corporation and therefore can do whatever it wants, here's a reminder that the Dem-controlled House Antitrust Subcommittee issued a great report on why Facebook is a classic monopoly:…
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4 May
Or travel back to 2006 and tell liberals that their favorite pundits and operatives would be David Frum, Bill Kristol, Nicolle Wallace and Rick Wilson; that they'd see the CIA & FBI as noble allies; that George Bush would be popular among Dems; and they'd be honoring Liz Cheney:
During Trump era, liberals aligned - not temporarily but permanently - with anyone and everyone who opposed Trump. The most effective anti-Trump forces weren't liberals but CIA, FBI, Bush officials, Lincoln Project scumbags, and hawkish Dems like Adam Schiff. So they became that.
It's always been true that civil libertarians have no permanent loyalty to a party or faction because any human entity, once it has power, becomes authoritarian. That happened to Dems not only because they acquired power but also they aligned with the most authoritarian entities.
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4 May
Which cable networks can one go on where one doesn't end up talking to architects of GITMO and the War on Terror? A super-popular MSNBC host was the *Bush/Cheney spokesperson*. CNN & MSNBC have more CIA/NSA/FBI/DoD operatives on their payroll than one finds at Proud Boy meeting.
A huge portion of digital media outlets does nothing but sit in front of their TV taking pictures of what they see. I can't imagine a sadder existence. But it's not my fault that the security state went from clandestinely controlling news outlets to doing it on their payroll.
Hey, Glenn Greenwald, if you really were serious about your condemnations of the War on Terror, you would go on CNN and MSNBC instead. Gotcha!
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Corporate News Outlets Again "Confirm" the Same False Story, While Many Refuse to Correct it: my autopsy of the latest corporate media humiliation:…
Journalists with major outlets know they spread a false, now-retracted story about the FBI and Giuliani, but many refuse to remove it, because their real job is disinformation.

The question they won't address: how do they keep "independently confirming" the same falsehoods?
This is an obvious scam — they have not “independently confirmed” anything but rather merely acted as servants to the same lying security state agents who planted the original false story — but they do it over and over.

Remember this humiliation? That's how it was done:
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