Items tagged with: Politics

Trump claims 'total exoneration' in probe, but his family and business remain subject of ongoing investigations. #US&Canada #UnitedStates #Politics
@[D*] Frank Dapor #podmin So, what does this Article 13 mean for EU pods now? Are you going to have to rename it to pod.disney.net?

Is it time to head to the dark web now?

#news #politics #FreeSpeech #Internet #Article13
Shelenn Ayres - 2019-03-26 12:25:57 GMT
Wow interesting.

@Progressive Refuge

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As Mueller report on possible foreign collusion in Trump campaign comes out, US voters want to move on #US&Canada #Politics
Brexit: Government may ignore result of indicative votes process, says Hancock - live news
#Politics #UKnews #TheresaMay #Conservatives #EuropeanUnion #Europe
Free movement, housing and social security rights at risk, says parliamentary report

EU citizens living in the UK would be stripped of their freedom of movement, housing and social security rights by Home Office legislation introduced to regulate immigration following Brexit, a parliamentary report has warned.

Despite repeated government reassurances that their privileges will be protected, a study by the joint committee on human rights (JCHR) concludes that more than 3 million Europeans living in Britain would be left in legal “limbo”.
Warning of legal limbo for 3m EU citizens living in UK after Brexit
#Brexit #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #UKnews #Humanrights #SajidJavid
With the clock ticking on the short article 50 extension granted last week by the EU, the House of Commons tonight voted by 329 to 302 to force a series of indicative votes on the future course of Brexit. See how your MP voted
How did your MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?
#Brexit #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews #HouseofCommons
The US is investigating the bombing in Kunduz and says it takes every precaution to prevent civilian casualties. #Asia #Afghanistan #Politics
Will Jeremy Corbyn take the Brexit tide at the flood? | Letters
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Labour #JeremyCorbyn #Politics #Article50 #WilliamShakespeare #UKnews #Foreignpolicy #Europe
Shelenn Ayres - 2019-03-25 15:49:04 GMT
@Progressive Refuge
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Investigative Unit covertly filmed members of Australian political party talking to NRA about relaxing gun regulations. #AsiaPacific #Australia #Politics
Theresa's last supper was a festival of ordinary men. But which is Judas? | Hannah Jane Parkinson
#Brexit #TheresaMay #IainDuncanSmith #BorisJohnson #JacobRees-Mogg #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics
Owning a gun in Brazil to become easier despite school shooting massacre this month and a widespread homicide crisis. #LatinAmerica #Brazil #Politics
British travellers will need to get passport stamped and may be asked about purpose of visit

British travellers will get a stamp in their passport every time they enter and leave the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the European commission has confirmed.

The announcement on border checks was revealed just days after the British government secured a short extension that shifts the Brexit deadline to 12 April.
Brussels confirms return of border checks under no-deal Brexit
#Brexit #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #UKnews
Brexit: May chairs cabinet ahead of statement to MPs as calls for her resignation continue - live news
#Politics #UKnews #Brexit #TheresaMay #Conservatives #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Article50 #HouseofCommons
Incumbent President Azali Assoumani tipped to win election as opposition calls for more transparency.
Comoros election: Opposition members say polls unfair and rigged
#Africa #Comoros #Politics
As polls for Israel premiership loom, two top Israeli politicians to address AIPAC, an influential Jewish lobby in Washington.
Two key Israeli election candidates to lobby Jewish group in US
#MiddleEast #Israel #Politics

An 18-year-old New Zealander accused of sharing a live-stream of a mass shooting across two mosques that left 50 dead has been denied bail.

An 18-year-old New Zealander accused of sharing a live-stream of a mass shooting across two mosques that left 50 dead has been denied bail.

Police have said the man – who cannot yet be named – was not involved in the attack in Christchurch allegedly carried out by Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, 28, on Friday.

Appearing in the Christchurch District Court on Monday, the accused was granted interim name suppression but was declined bail by Judge Stephen O’Driscoll.

The details behind the bail decision cannot be published.

He will appear in
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Trump to hold rally in Grand Rapids, MI

Drumpf has previously thanked Michigan for supporting him the in 2016 election. Michigan proved to be one of the key states in securing his victory of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Jean-Jacques, get the guillotine ready, we've got a betrayer to decapitate!
#Trump #DonaldTrump #US #USA #Politics #News #Michigan #GrandRapids #GeneralElection #Election2020 #Elections2020 #Election #Rally

US-American philosopher Henry David Thoreau on civil disobedience

At first, Thoreau agreed with Emerson’s teaching that social reform begins with the individual. In 1845, he built a hut at Walden Pond on property owned by Emerson. For the next few years, Thoreau lived simply off the land, meditated, and wrote about nature.

In July 1846, the sheriff arrested and jailed Thoreau for his tax delinquency. Someone, probably a relative, anonymously paid Thoreau’s taxes after he had spent one night in jail. This incident prompted Thoreau to write his famous essay, “Civil Disobedience” (originally published in 1849 as “Resistance to Civil Government”).

Thoreau declared that if the government required people to participate in injustice by obeying “unjust laws,” then people should “break the laws” even if they ended up in prison. “Under a government which imprisons any unjustly,” he asserted, “the true place for a just man is also a prison.”
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Alabama ranked fifth in environmental protection

(The article also includes a map in which you can check how many toxic wastes your state omits in favour of your decreasing wealth. Just in case you're curious to see.)
Alabama had the fifth highest volume of toxic releases into waterways in 2017 with 11.2 million pounds, and the fifth most toxic substances released into the air with 27.1 million pounds.

Just in case you thought that this high ranking was good. It isn't.

The analysis was published this month in the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, a massive collection of legal pollution reports filed with the agency from more than 21,000 industrial facilities across the country. The reports lay out how much of certain chemicals are emitted to the air, land and water from manufacturing operations, electric utilities, as well as facilities like hazardous materials landfills that accept certain toxic substances.

However, take away land releases, which include the heavy mining waste, and Alabama and other southeastern states be... show more

Medicare for All?

(Also on my web site.)

Right now there are a bunch of competing proposals for how to create a universal healthcare system for the USA. People are starting to talk about which 2020 candidates support which schemes, and who to support in the Democratic primaries based on that information. In particular, Beto O'Rourke has been criticized for not backing Medicare for All, and instead backing a scheme called Medicare for America.

Based on my experience of UK public and private healthcare, and US HMOs and other health insurance, I have some strong opinions about what a good healthcare system should look like.

Let's start with the goals. The overall aim is to make sure that nobody suffers because they can't get essential medical treatment. A supplemen... show more
Shunning Corporate PACs Won’t End Corporate Influence in Elections
https://truthout.org/articles/shunning-corporate-pacs-wont-end-corporate-influence-in-elections/ #bribery #corruption #politics #corporatism #entryism
Shunning Corporate PACs Won’t End Corporate Influence in Elections

Israeli mentalist to save the day by stopping Brexit from happening

"I feel psychically and very strongly that most British people do not want Brexit," Geller wrote to May. "I love you very much but I will not allow you to lead Britain into Brexit. As much as I admire you, I will stop you telepathically from doing this - and believe me I am capable of executing it."

"Before I take this drastic course of action, I appeal to you to stop the process immediately while you still have a chance," he continued. "Although I currently live in Israel I am still a British citizen and feel very passionately about the country and the people I came to love."

He added that his paranormal abilities are "easily verifiable. Just look at the official CIA website."

This whole situation sinks rapidly, and ridiculously deep, when a mentalist is about to stop you telepathically.
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Caribbean leaders met with POTUS & FLOTUS

“I have a feeling Venezuela will come up,” Drumpf said at the onset of the discussions, adding that he looked forward to “spending a lot of time together this afternoon and discussing ways that we can be beneficial to you and you can be beneficial to us.”

_“It’s absolutely important that it’s not just talk, that there will be real investments; investments that will benefit the region and benefit your country as well,” Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness said, addressing the press at the conclusion of the two-hour meeting.__

“The message from this meeting was that the United States wants to encourage and promote a stronger relationship with the region,” Holness said. “We’re very happy with that message. We feel that it’s a message that is long in coming. … We’re satisfied that there will be instrumental action with that message.”
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Al Jazeera visits a village in Kenya at the centre of a drought crisis. #Africa #Kenya #Politics
Brazilian president causes anger in Chile, sparking protests and a rare political boycott. #LatinAmerica #Chile #Politics
What to do with the former ISIL fighters and their families? Chechnya seems to have found a way. #Europe #Chechnya #Politics

On Trump's current nominee for the Fed, Stephen Moore

On December 22nd Mr Moore said he thought the members of the Federal Reserve Board should be “thrown out for economic malpractice.” On March 13th he co-authored an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal accusing the Fed of acting as an obstacle to American growth.

They're talking about this particular piece.

During the Obama administration he railed at the Fed for keeping interest rates too low, and also urged it to shrink the size of its balance sheet. But then he became an advisor to the Drumpf administration’s election campaign (he recently published a book entitled, “Trumponomics” with Arthur Laffer, an economist). And suddenly he turned from monetary policy hawk to dove. It appears his instincts are informed less by sound principles of economic policy than by whatever he thinks most likely to please Mr Drumpf.
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Read Attorney General William Barr's letter on Special Counsel Mueller's investigation

I am not going to quote any parts of it. Just read it in full length, as it has been embedded in the article itself, as well as disclosed in plain text within the article itself.
#Trump #US #USA #Politics #News #DonaldTrump #Mueller #RobertMueller #MuellerTime #ProtectMueller #WilliamBarrMustRecuse #Russia #SpecialInvestigation #Putin #VladimirPutin #Giuliani #RudyGiuliani #Cohen #MichaelCohen #RussianCollusion #ObstructionOfJustice

European federalism was pushed and financed by US spy chiefs

(Yet another outdated article, but this time, it's of historical relevance, and I am glad to say that this seems not to be distorted by any conspiratorial crackers who try to degrade the European Union, and direct it into any Jewish conspiracy in favour of the Great Replacement. This is something itneresting to read, and I guess that it will find a lot of agreement.
I also found it in someone's post on the Diapsora, but forgot to note it down. So, if this certain person comes along my post, feel free to leave a comment highlighting yourself for the others. Thanks a lot!)
The documents were found by Joshua Paul, a researcher at Georgetown University in Washington. They include files released by the US National Archives. Washington's main tool for shaping the European agenda was the American Committee for a United Europe, created in 1948. The chairman was Donovan, ostensibly a private lawyer by then.

The European Youth Campaign, an arm of the European Movement, was wholly funded and contr... show more

Mother to fatally shot son Antwon Rose II. still fighting for justice

Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld fatally shot Rose in the back, arm and side of the face as the 17-year-old fled from an unlicensed taxi that Rosfeld had pulled over following a drive-by shooting.

The teen "was unarmed, and he did not pose a threat to the officer or to the community, and the verdict today says that is OK, that is acceptable behavior from a police," Merritt added.

Zaijuan Hester, 18, who was in the car with Rose before he was killed, pleaded guilty last week to charges related to the drive-by shooting.
#US #USA #Racism #Nationalism #Discrimination #Patriotism #Fascism #NoPatritoism #NoNationalism #NoDiscrimination #NoRacism #News #Politics #EverydayRacism #AntwonRose #JusticeForAntwonRose

Donald Trump fools his own supporters

At first, he acted like it, spending $50 million of his own money from April 2015 to June 2016. But the following month, when he was officially named the Republican nominee for president, his financing model changed. From July to November of 2016, outsiders contributed $234 million while Drumpf put up just $16 million.

The campaign put more than $800,000 into Drumpf Tower Commercial LLC, the holding company through which Drumpf owns his interest in the original Drumpf Tower on Fifth Avenue. Drumpf Tower Commercial LLC took in an additional $225,000 in rent from the Republican National Committee, which coordinated those payments with the campaign. That means that, since the inauguration, Drumpf’s reelection effort has had a hand in funneling more than $1 million into the president’s most famous property.

Real estate experts offered varying opinions on whether $3,000 a month represented an appropriate price. “That’s robbery,” said one person familiar with the New York mar... show more

Usual subject to conspiracy theories began to spread conspiracy theories

(Normally, this article is outdated, but I only now stumbled across it, and found it immediately interesting. Hence, why not share it, though? It shows us how mentally deranged the liar in chief really is, to spread conspiracy theories instead of fighting them, being what he is supposed to be, namely a beacon of safety, hope and prosperity in uncertain times.)
And his tabloid-fueled, campaign-trail instigations about the JFK assassination—he suggested the father of a political opponent, Ted Cruz, was somehow involved—are the backdrop against which the public must attempt to contextualize a presidential decision about open records.

Yet Drumpf isn’t just indifferent to truth, as any neutral party can see; and he isn’t solely set on deceiving the public, despite what many of his critics insist. Donald Drumpf isn’t even first and foremost a performer. He’s a pretender. And he has a preternatural sense for what people want him to be.

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R - CA) demands release of Robert Mueller's scope memo

"I don't think Republicans or any American should be celebrating anything to do with Mueller. Okay? It's fine. He's not going to indict anymore people. There are a whole bunch of indictments that are awful. What happened to these people is terrible," Nunes, R-Calif, said Saturday evening on Fox News. "We need to see the origins of this investigation. We don't even know what Robert Mueller was supposed to be looking at."

Ehh... Yes we know - he was supposed to investigate Donald Trump's campaign to tell us whether there are any evidences towards a Russian meddling in his favour. This was clear from the very beginning of his investigation, I don't know where you lived hitherto. Maybe we should ask your cow, your skin, or your Alt-Mom.

The classified scope memorandum was issued by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein in August 2017, months after he appointed Mueller to lead the Russia investigation without citing a crime. A heavily redacted version of the August memo has already bee... show more
PHOTOS: Street Artist Sabo Calls Out Ilhan Omar over Her Anti-Semitic Remarks https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/03/23/photos-street-artist-sabo-calls-out-ilhan-omar-over-her-anti-semitic-remarks/ #politics
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