Items tagged with: dictatorship

A Wounded #Erdogan is a Dangerous Erdogan https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/06/28/a-wounded-erdogan-is-a-dangerous-erdogan/ #dictatorship #authoritarianism #turkey #ankara
A Wounded Erdogan is a Dangerous Erdogan
[Old]#erdogan has the mental stability of a toddler https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/04/18/court-acquits-man-who-likened-erdogan-to-gollum-character/ #turkey #dictatorship
Court acquits man who likened Erdoğan to Gollum character
The "West" (Europe, Israel, US) wants #egypt to have a #dictatorship albeit a "controlled" one -- one that represses the Egyptian people and the dictator is 'owned'/controlled by the "West"
The West’s Disgraceful Silence on the Death of Morsi
#EPO continues its bold journey towards #dictatorship (where presidencies are passed between friends and ‘circles’ are former colleagues or close confidants) http://techrights.org/2019/06/22/team-campinos-ruins-epo/ #europe #patents #swpats
#israel too prefers #egypt to remain a 'predictable' #dictatorship wherein the dictators are controlled by the West (same scenario in #ksa but not Iran)
Trump’s America and Egypt’s Dictatorship Deserve Each Other
"HIS department, Trump’s department." No separation of powers in #trumpland (now more or less a #dictatorship with a shadow of what used to be pillars)
An Assault by Any Other Name
D is for a #Dictatorship Disguised as a #Democracy https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/13/d-is-for-a-dictatorship-disguised-as-a-democracy/ "never any let-up, never any relief from the constant melodrama."
D is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy
Death of the #upc disproves your tweet
#uk #dictatorship #internet police
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Former South Korean president Chun Doo-hwan on trial before court for massacre of Gwangju

The first hearing in Chun’s trial was held on Mar. 11 in Room No. 201 of the Gwangju District Court. The decision that the court must make is whether Chun was guilty of defaming the deceased when he bashed Cho, who testified that he witnessed a helicopter attack on civilians during the Gwangju Uprising, as a “shameless liar” in a memoir published in 2017.

But this trial isn’t merely about determining whether the charges of defamation against Chun will stick. This whole time, Chun and other members of the military junta have ferociously denied the testimony by Cho and groups representing victims of the Gwangju Uprising that helicopters fired on protesters between 1 and 3 pm on May 21, 1980.

Between 1 and 5 pm on May 21, paratroopers opened fire at Geumnam Street, near the former South Jeolla Provincial Office, killing 34 civilians, but it has never been determined who gave the order to fire. In 2007, the MND’s fact-find... Show more...

The most important elections in the world took place today

The North elects its legislators every five years in events similar to general elections for lawmakers here. But each constituency has a sole candidate and voters can only vote for or against.

And those who dared to vote against were immediately deported into a working camp, apparently.

On Saturday, North Korea’s state-run newspaper the Rodong Sinmun reported that Kim had stressed the importance of economic development, breaking his silence for the first time since his summit with US President Donald Drumpf in Hanoi in February, in which the two leaders failed to strike an accord on denuclearization or the lifting of economic sanctions.

In the 2014 election, 687 legislators were elected, replacing about 55 percent of the Supreme People’s Assembly, according to data from the Unification Ministry here. The KCNA reported that the turnout in 2014 was 99.97 percent, and 100 percent of the votes were in favor of listed candidates.
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Trump fears the Mueller report

In a speech that lasted more than two hours — his longest since taking office two years ago — Drumpf also vented about Democrats, a proposed “green new deal,” illegal immigrants and criticism of his North Korea summit, while voicing optimism about his own re-election prospects in 2020.

You see - the only time he is able to hold a speech of an appropriate length (meaning a speech that lasts as long as I expect a real president to be like) is when he starts a tirade about someone he clearly dislikes. Otherwise, he can't hold a speech that is about one hour long and doesn't include anything that has to be fact-checked before or after.

“We’re waiting for a report by people who weren’t elected,” Drumpf said of the Mueller report, which is widely expected to be handed over to Attorney General William Barr in the coming days.

That's because a special counsel is not elected but employed by the DOJ. And you chose your attorney general, who employs a deputy. Idiot.... Show more...

Turkey locks out German journalists

The Turkish decision means neither reporter can continue to work in Turkey. The 57-year-old Brase has headed ZDF's Istanbul bureau since January 2018. The 55-year-old Seibert has been accredited continuously in Turkey for the last 22 years.

Press cards issued by Turkey expire each December and journalists need to reapply for accreditation. Some German reporters have received their cards but others are still waiting. The cards are considered work permits and are also necessary for getting a residence permit.

Reporters Without Borders places Turkey 157th on its list of 180 countries ranked for press freedom.
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Belarussian dictator tells media that he told his people to oppose Russian despot

During a marathon meeting with journalists and analysts, Lukashenko said if Belarusians were asked in a referendum, "98 percent would vote against the unification of the two countries -- or what many in Russia see as Belarus becoming part of Russia."

Such a move could possibly extend Putin's time in power when his fourth presidential term ends in 2024 by making him the head of a new "unified" state including Belarus.

Addressing a Russian journalist, Lukashenko demanded that Moscow stop calling Belarusians "freeloaders."
#Belarus #Russia #Integration #Annex #Putin #VladimirPutin #Lukashenko #Kremlin #Autocracy #Authoritarianism #Despot #News #Politics #Dictatorship

Remember Kronstadt rebellion ! 28.02.1921 !

The history of the rising of the naval town of Kronstadt in Russia by workers and sailors supporting the original aims of the 1917 Revolution against the new Bolshevik dictatorship. The rebellion was crushed by Red Army troops under Trotsky's command.

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#photo #anarchism #anarchy #anarchism #history
#Kronstadt #russia #lenin #Trotsky #dictatorship

I post every day meme about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and/or share them ! :)

Egypt removes term limit for president

Egypt parliament overwhelmingly approves constitutional changes to remove term limits for President el-Sissi until 2034.

This is all the Associated Press has written about it. But as anyone can see all around the world, a presideny without term limits will always lead into authoritarianism because it allows one president to run as often as he or she wishes to. It leaves no limit to it, so that a change can hardly be made. The president's party can simply run with the same individual and a demographically corrupted country (at the moment, countries full of generians) will vote for this party because they always did so.
#Egypt #Africa #NorthernAfrica #MediterreneanSea #Presidency #Parliament #TermLimit #Authoritarianism #Autocracy #Dictatorship
Egypt parliament overwhelmingly approves constitutional changes to remove term limits for President el-Sissi until 2034

What Can a President Do During a State of Emergency? - The Atlantic

Unknown to most Americans, a parallel legal regime allows the president to sidestep many of the constraints that normally apply. The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—more than 100 special provisions become available to him. While many of these tee up reasonable responses to genuine emergencies, some appear dangerously suited to a leader bent on amassing or retaining power. For instance, the president can, with the flick of his pen, activate laws allowing him to shut down many kinds of electronic communications inside the United States or freeze Americans’ bank accounts. Other powers are available even without a declaration of emergency, including laws that allow the president to deploy troops inside the country to subdue domestic unrest.
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On the Rohingya crisis, and late justice

Today, more Rohingya reside outside Myanmar than inside the country. The diaspora initially comprised Rohingya uprooted by decades of violence and institutionalized discrimination — including sporadic military campaigns and a denial of citizenship. This longstanding exodus has established outposts around the globe, including refugee camps in Bangladesh, as well as communities resettled in America, Europe and Australia.

For example, Rohingya-led news sites like the Kaladan Press Network, established in Bangladesh, and Rohingya Blogger, established in Germany, regularly report on violations perpetrated against the community in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The new Rohingya diaspora also has its own movements, groups like the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, which advocates, among other things, for more Rohingya involvement in running the camps in Bangladesh.

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On the Article 13, which may soon take effect

(Other people, if not most or all of the people on the internet which use to enjoy the freedom on this supranational web of construct full of information, connection possibilities and cats, may still pray for the deus ex machina to save us all from this reactionary legislation)

Voss's deadly pet ideas were, first, a proposal to let news sites decide who could link to them and to charge for the privilege (Article 11); and second, a proposal to require every platform for public communication to invent and deploy copyright filters that would prevent any user from infringing copyright, even momentarily, by suppressing any communications that appeared to contain a copyrighted work of any kind (Article 13).

Nomen est Omen.

That means that only rich, established Internet companies — the YouTubes and Facebooks of the world — will survive contact with the new Directive.

Lobbyism intensifies - who else could have interest in such a destructive legislature that only the giants of... Show more...

Vice President Mike Pence calls for putsch on Venezuelan president NIcolas Maduro

"This is no time for dialogue," Pence said at a church in the Doral suburb of Miami, prompting loud cheers among exiles who fled their homeland. "It is time to end the Maduro regime."

"I am here as the face of many mothers who live with the fear that their husbands won't come home. That the father of their kids won't return. That their children live a childhood full of fear and persecution," said Francis Suarez, wife of Ravanguoy, who wore a shirt that said "Make Venezuela Free Again."

#US #USA #Venezuela #Maduro #Guaidó #JuanGuaidó #NicolasMaduro #Autocracy #Authoritarianism #News #Politics #Economy #Economics #Inflation #interestRate #Putsch #Dictatorship #Trump #DonaldTrump #VP #VicePresident #Pence #MikePence

Bank of England freezes Maduro's/Venezuela's wealth assets

The move by the Bank of England came after top U.S. officials urged the British government to help cut off Maduro's access to his country's assets, the report said, and instead steer them towards opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has claimed the presidency.

"We stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States in saying that the National Assembly and its President Juan Guaidó are best placed to lead Venezuela to the restoration of its democracy, its economy and its freedom," said UK Minister of State Alan Duncan.

#Venezuela #Maduro #NicolasMaduro #News #Politics #... Show more...

Archives hurry to store the internet while authoritarians censor it

To take just one example, the Archive is working on backing up as many Brazilian websites as it can, after a number of requests from those worried about the impact the new government of Jair Bolsonaro could have on certain kinds of information. In a tweet this week, Jason Scott— who works as a curator for the Archive—put a call out to anyone with Brazilian content, asking them to either upload it directly to the Archive, or even to mail hard drives to the San Francisco-based organization.

Freedom House, which ranks countries based on the amount of freedom they provide for speech and information, said Brazil’s ranking declined last year, in part because of government restrictions on content referring to political candidates (the country’s Congress passed a law last year that requires social-media platforms to immediately remove any anonymous content that is deemed to be offensive or defamatory).

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#trump today (US time): I will pretend to be less racist in exchange for Congress handing over to me control over finances. #dictatorship #GoldenDawnald #trump

How to treat economically most devastated country: Sanction its most valuable resource

As if it wasn't hard enough for the people who still rest in this country, to make a living and it through the day without contemplating the comitting of suicide, no, the US make it even more ardudous to survive in Venezuela. Who fells these decisions, and what does this person think it is going to do for the US to think about doing the right thing for them? Or do they just think: Oh yes, we should include more sanctions because those people dared to not putsch their leader again. Bleed tem out like pigs!

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#Rohingya receive water thanks to green technology

The refugees are living in squalid conditions across 36 different locations in Cox's Bazar. Water is scarce in most locations. But sunshine is plentiful. Over the past six months, the U.N. refugee agency and partners have been putting into operation solar-powered safe water systems.

"Using the solar energy has allowed the humanitarian community to reduce the energy costs and emissions," said Mahecic. "So, there is a clear environmental impact of this. Chlorination is also a life-saver in refugee sites of this scale. The recent tests revealed that most contamination of drinking water occurs during collection, transport and storage at the household level."

Oh, so chlorinating via sun-powered electricity systems is keeping the water clean so that people can drink it? Interesting, really interesting. We should install more of these systems in poor regions that barely have access to clean and purified water. I wou... Show more...
In the Handmaid's Tale, by the time they declare a state of emergency, it's too late to escape.

If there were a god, Trump and Pence would die of a synchronized heart attack today before the sun sets. But there isn't a god - so evil men prevail upon us because we have allowed ourselves to be played while these same evil men dismantle our republic and use the pieces of it to bludgeon us into cowering submission fretting about "precedent."

We continue to try to work within a system they are tearing apart. These are extraordinary times. It is time for extraordinary measures. We need to leverage what power we have to undo all that the Trump regime has razed. We need to impeach Kavanaugh. We need to bring traitors in Congress to trial. We need to restore Obamacare and build upon it a clear short path to Universal, single payer healthcare.

How to we mobilize? A citizens strike, mass demonstrations at Trump properties, local and state rebellions against ICE storm troopers, coordinated mass demonstrations at our congress persons' offices with a concise set of demands? I... Show more...

#China's leader Xi Jinping intends to annex #Taiwan

“We make no promise to renounce the use of force and reserve the option of taking all necessary means,” he said, adding that the issue is China’s internal affair and that it would permit “no external interference”.

I am frightened to think what he is planning.

Xi reiterated that China was willing to talk with any party in Taiwan to push the political process – stalled by China since Tsai took office – as long as they accepted the “one China” principle.

Why the sudden interest in annexing the only free and independent China? I don't get it. Is this some kind of igniting the patriotic fire in the Chinese people? Who knows. Maybe it's a resolution Xi planned to not keep on, just as everyone's New Year resolution is being kept.

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money cars and the human psyche

if capitalism (and by capitalism i mean MONEY) would motivate people to do good – i would be a proud capitalist.


(, the “lesser evil than socialist dictatorship” theory is not enough anymore sorry)

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#US have become one of the most lethal countries for #journalists

The world's five deadliest countries for journalists include three — #India, #Mexico and, for the first time, the United States — where journalists were killed in cold blood, even though those countries weren't at war or in conflict, the group said.

Still proud of your country, you bleeding-heart patriots? Your country is at one level with countries like Saudi-Arabia or Mexico, which you still like to discredit as a country of rapists, drug traffickers and murderers. Now, you are nothing better than them. You'd better get used to it, you imprudent arseholes.

Meanwhile, the shooting deaths of five employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Ma... Show more...

#Trump intends to extradite Fetullah #Gülen

Extradition of Mr Gulen would require approval by the US Congress, majority control of which Mr Drumpf will lose in January. But even within his own party, Mr Drumpf might struggle for support for the move.

What also needs to be added that even the White House so far did not confirm this intent extradition. This means that Donnie again blasted out a statement of his that was not discussed with his staff, which is required to at least make an actual statement, previous to the necessity of Congress confirmation to really extradite him. Well, well, the circus continues.

#DonaldTrump #US #USA #Congress #FetullahGülen #Erdogan #RecepTayyipErdogan #Turkey #News #Politics #Extradition #Putsch #Autocracy #Authoritarian #Dictatorship #Democracy #Lies #Freedom

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#PayPal #BitChute #Censorship #Totalitarianism #Tyranny #Dictatorship #Marxism #Communism #Fascism #Crime #Doom #Downfall #Perdition

Brazilian president and jackass refused his people's knowledge about living in a #dictatorship

The former army captain – who has made no secret of his admiration for the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from 1964-1985 – was speaking after phone talks with Hungary's conservative and fiercely anti-migrant Prime Minister Viktor #Orban.

Well, who would say that a dictatorship was something bad - or even existed in the country one is ruling right now - when one benefitted the most from it back then? This would be an imprudent idea. Still, this man is just as dumb as Donnie is, he simply doesn't deny it.

#Politics #News #Brazil #Fascism #StopFascism #StopNationalism #StopRacism #Racism

Imelda Marcos sentenced for illicit financial dealings

Imelda Marcos, 89, was the wife of late president Ferdinand Marcos, and famous for owning 1,000 pairs of shoes.
The corruption court found Marcos guilty of seven counts of violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. She was sentenced to between six and 11 years in prison for each count.

#Philipines #Marcos #ImeldaMarcos #Dictatorship #Lavish #Decadence #Switzerland #Corruption #Greed
...Are you going to put up with this #dictatorship?

The Problem with dictatorships and democracy

The Problem with dictatorships/Monarchie/empires: no one dares to tell the king/dictator the truth, that his/her decisions might be flawed/wrong/catastrophic.

So catastrophes of gigantic scales are produced.

The Problem with democracy: unresolved issues of corruption.


so instead of working hard on the problems of democracy “falling back” to dictatorship is “easy” but not (very likely) not bringing about positive results, but repeating old mistakes.

the problem with capitalism + democracy = it is not solving A LOT OF PROBLEMS.

\#philosophy #philosophie #MutZurWahrheit #SystemPhilosophy #SystemPhilosophie #gov #governance #government #regierung #staat #state #dictatorship #democracy #capitalism
Originally posted at: http://declaration-of-happyness.org/en/the-problem-with-dictatorships-and-democracy/
The Problem with dictatorships and democracy

declaration-of-happyness.org: The Problem with dictatorships and democracy – declaration-of-happyness.org (admin)

The flag of Turkestan, officially probited by chinese dictatorship.

#turkestan #china #chinesedictatorship #dictatorship #flag
#Brazil #Brasil #crisis #Apocalypse #dictatorship #military #democracy #politics #revolution #coup
The wonderful early development of the Sailing Vessel Lo Entropy as it tried to break the Cuban embargo in 1996. Over 20 years later she is in Denmark and is being converted to more cargo again.

#sailcargo #capitalism #dictatorship #corruption #aid #recycling
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