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Friday, 15 January 2021

Brexit stems from a civil war in capitalism ? we are all just collateral damage | George Monbiot

quote [ Understood in this light, Brexit is scarcely about the UK at all. Oligarchs who have shown great interest in the subject tend to have weak or incomplete ties to this country. ]

An interesting deduction in this commentary. There's also one on the right wing media growth in the UK (thumb source).
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:25pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Difference between Dems and Repubs on blame for assault of Capitol

quote [ A majority (55%) say that President Trump is ?a great deal to blame? for the actions of those who charged the Capitol, with another 11% saying he is ?somewhat to blame? ? Biden is the biggest culprit in the eyes of Republicans, at 52%, compared to 28% for Donald Trump and 26% for the Congressional Republicans who opposed certification of the election results. ]

There are consistent results in a separate PBS NewsHour-Marist poll.
Is Trump to blame?
.................YES NO
Independents 62 35
Republicans....30 69
The same event can be seen so differently, just because of one?s political beliefs
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by yunnaf@11:28pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Surprising No One - Prop 22 bought by Uber et al, screws over workers

quote [ Thread by @MyDickerson: Breaking news: after a year spent celebrating "essential workers," @vons, @pavilions, and @Albertsons stores in California are firing unionized delivery drivers and replacing them with "inde...? ]

Prop 22 also has a fun super duper majority required for legislative changes - https://calmatters.org/politics/post-it/2020/10/california-amendment-threshold-proposition-22/
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Underrated]
[by conception@12:59amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 27 December 2020

A murderous system is being created before our very eyes

quote [ What does it mean when UN member states refuse to provide information to their own Special Rapporteur on Torture? ]

Heard about this on the radio some time ago. This is an in-depth interview with the investigator by a Swiss outlet.
Apart from deducting the whole Wikileaks case, this gives some insights into how states usually manage jurisdiction and investigation requests and how it won't work this time.
[SFW] [politics]
[by Paracetamol@9:15pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Trump's Mar-a-Lago neighbors are taking legal action to try to force him to live elsewhere

quote [ The president is said to be planning to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently when he leaves the White House on January 20. Some of his neighbors, however, have written a letter to Palm Beach authorities and the US Secret Service saying that Trump has no legal right to live there full time.

The Post said it obtained a copy of the letter, in which it says the neighbors mentioned an agreement that Trump signed in 1993 when he sought to turn what had been a residence into a private club.

Under the terms of the agreement, no guest is permitted to stay at the club for more than "three non-consecutive seven day periods" during one year. ]

Just another example of how he has spent his entire life. Even with all the publicity, he just goes ahead and ignores an agreement he has made.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Underrated]
[by knumbknutz@9:04pmGMT] [13 comments]

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Are We in Denial about Denial? | Public Books

quote [ Across the political spectrum, people deny how bad the state of the world is. ]

For Steele ?good summary, if a little repetitious.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@8:22pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

My Little Crony

quote [ A visualization of the connections between Tory politicians and companies being awarded government contracts during the pandemic, based on reporting by openDemocracy, Byline Times, and more. ]

This is some nicely prepared diagram ? you can select individual Tory politicians.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@4:47pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Bernie Sanders' Sexism Problem

quote [ When women who worked for him came forward to discuss how they were paid less and experienced sexual harassment, Bernie initially replied, ?I was a little bit busy running around the country? [...] That?s in keeping with someone who claimed, ?women?s issues were a distraction.? ]

Old article but addresses issues SE has never really discussed.

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Interesting]
[by snowfox@1:35amGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Biden?s Win, House Losses, and What?s Next for the Left

quote [ The congresswoman said Joe Biden?s relationship with progressives would hinge on his actions. And she dismissed criticism from House moderates, calling some candidates who lost their races ?sitting ducks.? ]

Lets's gooooooo!

They Are Trying To Silence AOC, Because Money Never Sleeps - The Daily Poster

Episode 17 - Bernie Would Have Won | Bad Faith on Patreon - Ignore the title, it's just a joke. Briahna Joy Gray and Virgil Texas do a really good breakdown on how the Biden Campaign affected downballot races and what needs to be done in the future.

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Informative]
[by steele@8:58pmGMT] [18 comments]

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

quote [ WASHINGTON (AP) ? Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. ]

At the white house, call my homie Joe Biden
[SFW] [politics] [+8 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@4:57pmGMT] [29 comments]

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