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May 30 • 25 tweets • 5 min read
🧵A revealing exchange took place between US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a closed-door session of the “Quad Summit” of the US, Australia, India and Japan held last week. 1/
According to a report published by the Press Trust of India (PTI), Biden “praised” Modi “for handling the Covid pandemic ‘successfully’ and contrasted India’s success with China’s ‘failure’ in dealing with coronavirus, according to a senior Indian official.” 2/
Mar 4 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
This analysis, published by the US Military Academy in 2020--hardly a left-wing publication--documents the growth of neo-Nazi movements in Ukraine following the 2014 coup and their extensive international relations. 1/
Neo-Nazi groups in the US and Europe, @TimListerCNN notes, are "preoccupied with the conflict in Ukraine, where a well-established far-right extremist movement and its associated militia have consistently engaged with and welcomed far-right ideologues and fighters..." 2/
Feb 23 • 20 tweets • 6 min read
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“Who in the Lord’s name does Putin think gives him the right to declare new so-called ‘countries’ on territory that belongs to his neighbors?”
This is the question that Biden asked Putin yesterday, but it would be better asked of Biden himself.
The “flagrant violation of international law” that Biden accused Russia of perpetrating is precisely what the United States has repeatedly done, with Biden directly and personally involved.
Jan 4 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
🧵According to the latest data from the AAP, 24 children died from Covid in the US last week (excluding 4 states), or a rate of 1,248 deaths a year. 1,012 children were hospitalized, and 325,340 children were infected. 1/
Daily pediatric hospital admissions have soared to their highest levels on record, far above the previous peaks from the Delta variant. 2/
Nov 17, 2021 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
The incomparably stupid Thomas Friedman of the New York Times declares today that the lesson of the past two years of the pandemic and the climate change catastrophe is... that we need more Elon Musks! A thread 1/
Friedman hails the response to the pandemic, declaring that "when it really did feel like the world economy was ending: We fought back with the only tools we have that are as big and powerful as Mother Nature — Father Profit and New Tech." 2/
Jan 6, 2021 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
What is happening in the United States now is a fascistic insurrection to stop the transfer of power, instigated by Trump in an attempt to nullify the elections and overthrow the Constitution. 1/
The storming of the Capitol building in DC will also give an impulse to militias and far-right organizations in states throughout the country. Just this past October, a plot was uncovered to kidnap and execute the Governor of Michigan and other states. 2/
Dec 11, 2020 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
3,000+ people are dying every day! This level of death or higher is expected *for months* before a vaccine is widely available. Emergency action must be taken now! Non-essential production and schools must be shut down, with full income for all workers! #COVID19
Bezos and Musk have increased their wealth by $186 billion this year. The average worker would have to work *seven million years* to earn this amount. And there is supposedly no money to provide everyone with an income while this virus is brought under control! #COVID19
Nov 4, 2020 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Initial thoughts on the election, a thread:
While we do not know the results of the election, the fact that it is this close is a devastating exposure of the Democratic Party, a right-wing party of Wall Street and the military. 1/
The Democrats had no policy to address the central issue in the election: the coronavirus pandemic and the mass social crisis that has been produced by the bipartisan policy of the ruling elite. There was no “New Deal,” just the continuation of the same. 2/
Oct 8, 2020 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Most notable about the soporific #Debates2020 is that is being conducted as if this is a normal election, that it is not being held under conditions of a massive breakdown of political institutions of American capitalism. What is the reality? 1/
The president of the United States is actively conspiring to foment right-wing violence and override the results of the elections, depending on his position in the White House and control over the apparatus of the state. 2/
Oct 6, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Yesterday, Trump administration officials met with Martin Kulldorff, the Harvard professor that @jacobinmag interviewed and presented as the leading authority on responding to the pandemic. Kuldorff, Atlas and Azar discussed "herd immunity".
Jacobin, which is affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, has aligned itself with the homicidal policy of the Trump administration. There has been no statement from @DemSocialists repudiating Sunkara and Jacobin.
1) War criminals and militarists supporting Biden in the 2020 election: A thread.
2) John Negroponte. Former DNI, oversaw vast expansion of NSA spying. Former US ambassador to Iraq. US Ambassador to Honduras from 1981-1985, overseeing US support for the contras' vicious war of disappearances, torture and mass killings against the Sandinistas.
Jul 10, 2020 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
1. On Wednesday, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan denied the Socialist Equality Party’s challenge to the state’s 12,000 physical signature ballot access requirement during the coronavirus pandemic. wsws.org/en/articles/20…2. Cox issued his ruling as the deadly #coronavirus pandemic is spiraling out of control. More than 61,000 people tested positive yesterday in the US, a new record, and the daily death toll is approaching 1,000.
May 31, 2020 • 41 tweets • 10 min read
There are so many clips like this that are not being shown in the media. #policeriot
Cop pulling down the mask of a protester to spray him with pepper spray.
May 22, 2020 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Engels, a thread-quote: 1/ "When one individual inflicts bodily injury upon another such that death results, we call the deed manslaughter; when the assailant knew in advance that the injury would be fatal, we call his deed murder.
2/ But when society places hundreds of proletarians in such a position that they inevitably meet a too early and an unnatural death, one which is quite as much a death by violence as that by the sword or bullet; ...
Mar 24, 2020 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
First they ignored it. Then they gave themselves trillions. Now they want to return everyone to work producing profits. It is time for the working class to intervene with its own program. It is time for socialism. #NotDyingForWallStreet#COVIDActNow#GeneralStrike
“The cure is worse than the disease.” In other words, the lives of millions of workers must be sacrificed in the interests of corporate profit. wsws.org/en/articles/20…
Mar 12, 2020 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
Trump's speech on the #CoronavirusPandemic was a nationalist rant written by his fascistic advisor Stephen Miller. What is required is a globally-coordinated response to a global problem, but this is incompatible with the capitalist nation-state system. wsws.org/en/articles/20…2. Trump took no responsibility for the inaction and disarray that has characterized his administration’s response to the crisis. Rather, he presented the botched American reaction—viewed around the globe as a disgrace—as the “best anywhere in the world.” #COVID19
May 3, 2019 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Friendly advice from the New York Times: How to carry out a coup nytimes.com/2019/05/02/wor…
This article is pure gold propaganda. "We tend to think of coups as driven by angry protesters or rogue officers. But, in practice, they are almost always brought about by the country’s dominant political, military and business elite."