If it walks like apartheid and talks like apartheid, demand that #UNInvestigateApartheid✊🏾
looks like apartheid
smells like apartheid
feels like apartheid
steals like apartheid
past time #UNInvestigateApartheid
cuts like apartheid
shuts like apartheid
spills like apartheid
kills like apartheid
call it #UNInvestigateApartheid

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2 Sep
It's not the Texas Taliban, it's the Texas Ku Klux Klan. It's not American Sharia, it's Christian Theocracy. Stop trying to pin Christian U.S. patriarchy, misogyny, and white supremacy onto Empire's bogeymen.
It's not even an analogy. The Texas GOP is *literally* the Ku Klux Klan.
Unlike the Taliban, but *just* like the Ku Klux Klan, Texas Republicans have their loyal and active women's cadre.
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16 Aug
I am once again asking you to stop pretending that the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 brought anything but death and devastation to Afghan women and children.
From the Kandahar massacre to Obama's drone terror. From nightly U.S. military raids on civilians to U.S. troops taking body parts of dead Afghans as trophies. From the obscene profiteering of war contractors to Obama bombing the MSF hospital in Kabul. Empire is unmitigated evil.
Today's a good day to read Afghanistan Inc by @pchatterjee
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24 Apr
During WW2, the US government forced pharmaceutical companies to share recipes for antibiotics. In the worldwide campaign against smallpox, the WHO maintained a register of manufacturing techniques and recipes...to share the technology globally."
"In fact, prior to the WTO and the proliferation of trade treaties, countries around the world regularly used “compulsory licensing” to make the pharmaceutical industry allow local manufacturers to produce drugs after paying a licence fee. Patents weren’t always sacrosanct."
"India and South Africa have asked the WTO to suspend patent protections to allow other companies to produce existing vaccines and drugs – but they have been blocked by rich nations."
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3 Apr
"French parliamentarians have voted to ban the wearing of the hijab in public for those under 18, to ban burkinis in public pools, and to ban the wearing of the hijab for those accompanying children on school trips."
France has one of the highest rates of femicide in Europe. In 2019, 146 women were killed in France by a partner or ex-partner. But the French government's gender law enforcement priority is - sending police to beaches to forcibly strip Muslim women.

French taxes at work.
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1 Apr
"A French appeals court has overturned the defamation conviction of the woman behind France’s answer to the #MeToo movement, who was sued by the man she accused of sexual harassment."
"In September 2019, Sandra Muller, a French journalist, was ordered to pay €15,000 (£12,775) in damages to TV executive Éric Brion, whom she accused on Twitter of making sexually lewd remarks at a party."
"But the Paris court of appeal overturned the verdict on Wednesday, ruling that “even if Éric Brion suffered by being the first man denounced under #BalanceTonPorc, Sandra Muller should be recognised as having acted in good faith”."
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6 Feb
An African woman is becoming the head of the World Trade Organization. The WTO exists to "drive down women’s wages, displace women from their land, privatise public goods to enrich multinational corporations."

"We are sick of gender equality being used as a cynical ploy to justify neoliberalism.”

Please think about this before you hail the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as head of the WTO.
"The removal of tariffs and import limits alone have been detrimental to women’s rights. Tariff reductions reduce government revenue essential for public investments in health, education, energy, water, transport and social protection."

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