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Saturday, 15 June 2019

Brazil strike disrupts transport ahead of Copa America

quote [ One of Brazil's main trade unions estimated 45 million workers had taken part in the strike.

Some 63 cities had been affected by the stoppage, with more than 80 cities recording demonstrations, G1 news site said.

The number of protesters is expected to balloon in the afternoon with demonstrations planned in Brazil's major cities. ]

Brazil has an estimated workforce of about 100 mil. Even fluffing the numbers, it's still quite impressive.

Leak Reveals Ethics Failures in Brazil?s Operation Car Wash

Brazil Fails to Replace Cuban Doctors, Hurting Health Care of 28 Million - The New York Times
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Friday, 14 June 2019

Citations Needed Episode 79: How ?Neutral? ?Experts? Took Over Trump?s Iran Policy

quote [ We just wanted to discuss some of these most frequent Iran expertitions, who are constantly in the press, who get quoted all the time. They include David Albright of the Institute for Science and International Security, Ollie Heinonen who is at the Harvard Belfer Center, Mark Dubowitz who is at FDD, Reuel Marc Gerecht who is also at FDD and writes all the time for like The Weekly Standard and other shitty rags like that and Ray Takeyh who?s a fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations. And these five people are constantly writing articles together. They?re supporting each other?s articles, are quoting each other?s articles in their own articles and they create this network of quote unquote ?experts,? which are frequently referred to yet very infrequently described as the very neoconservative commentators that they are. ]

This is a very timely ep since, as the US's attempt at a coup in Venezuela has been a spectacular failure, it's looking like the US is redirecting their efforts towards war with Iran. Yesterday there was an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, with the US very quickly jumping on the opportunity to blame Iran. Luckily, the owner of one of the tankers has been very quick to point out that the US's story is bullshit.

Is Heshmat Alavi, Writer on Iran, a Fake Run By MEK Opposition?

FDD Aligned with State Department to Attack Supporters of Iran Diplomacy
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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

quote [ Botswana's High Court has ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality in a landmark decision for campaigners.

The court rejected laws that impose up to seven years in prison for same-sex relationships, stating they were unconstitutional...

Three judges came to the decision unanimously. ]

Gay rights are often resisted by labeling them Western imports, so its important to see places proving the commitment to peoples dignity can be universal. csm article in extended

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Good]
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Democrats Have Terrible Choices

quote [ Just a collection of amazing comments from our amazing choices going up against the President in 2020. ]

SE should have a built-in "discussion" maker option in the post that auto sets the URL to the URL of the post. :)

[SFW] [politics] [+2]
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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The Democratic Party Is Waging a War Against its Very Own Base

quote [ In chasing a narrow swath of white swing voters, the leadership is demobilizing a broader coalition of voters who have delivered blue victories time and time again. ]

In chasing a narrow swath of white swing voters, the leadership has ignored a broader coalition of voters who have delivered blue victories time and time again. Not only that?at times, it?s actively antagonizing them.

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Insightful]
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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Bernie Sanders backs 2 policies to dramatically shift corporate power to U.S. workers

quote [ The 2020 presidential candidate says giving workers control over their companies would be a "major, major" part of his administration. ]

Do not be distracted by the beautiful trolls.

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Good]
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Friday, 24 May 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Resignation

quote [ After mounting pressure from lawmakers to step down, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation, effective June 7, 2019. ]

"Ms. May will be exiting soon,
On Friday the 7th of June.
Her job, when she?s gone,
Will likely pass on
To BoJo, a famous buffoon."
- @Limericking - please follow them if you havent they are great.

Using "compromise is not a dirty word" while continuing to push the idea that ?No deal is better than a bad deal" would be disappointing if not unexpected. opinion piece in extended

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Funny]
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Friday, 17 May 2019

Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage

quote [ Lawmakers debated three different bills to legalize same-sex unions and the government's bill, the most progressive of the three, was passed...

The two other bills, submitted by conservative lawmakers, refer to partnerships as "same-sex family relationships" or "same-sex unions" rather than "marriages".

But the government's bill, also the only one to offer limited adoption rights, was passed by 66 to 27 votes - backed by lawmakers from the majority Democratic Progressive Party. ]

It was raining like at noon, the rain stopped and the sun came out in the afternoon just when the law was passed making an Actual rainbow as a nice coincidence.
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

House Judiciary Committee Votes To Hold Barr In Contempt

quote [ The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt after President Trump asserted executive privilege over the full Mueller report. ]

Full article in extended (avoid the NYT paywall). For a report that said "totally exonerated" he sure seems hell-bent on making sure it isn't released.

Also - The Senate Intelligence Committee just subpoenad Donald Trump Jr.

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
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Friday, 3 May 2019

Israel Ambassador Downplays Skyrocketing Anti-Semitism

quote [ Speaking at, of all places, the Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Thursday, Ambassador David Friedman told the Times of Israel he is skeptical about the Anti-Defamation League?s just-released annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents, which the group said showed ?near-historic levels of anti-Semitism in 2018, including a doubling of anti-Semitic assaults and the single deadliest attack against the Jewish community in American history.?

Asked about the audit?s findings, Friedman said, ?I doubt it. I haven?t studied it." ]

Way to read a fucking room, shit goblin.

I swear I saw "Speaking At Auschwitz" and "Well, no, I didn't actually READ the report per-SE" and really thought that this was an onion piece when I first saw it.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 WTF]
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