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Britain dutifully bows down to the ruling elite | Left in New Zealand

Congratulations to the people of ‘Great’ Britain for voting the ruling elite into power yet again. You certainly do know your place. Now they have a mandate to treat people with disdain and contempt, for the next five years. I always thought people in the US were dumb, but there is a new kid on the block vying for the title. How can a party offering no credible policies, with a history of inflicting misery on millions, with a leader who hides in a fridge when things get mildly difficult remain in power. I could glibly say you get what you deserve, but that would be grossly unfair to the millions who can see through this charade of thinly veiled fascism.
https://leftinnewzealand.wordpress.com/2019/12/13/britain-dutifully-bows-down-to-the-ruling-elite/

#politics #UKPolitics #LeftPolitics #GE #UKGE #GeneralElection #UKGeneralElection

 

Britain dutifully bows down to the ruling elite | Left in New Zealand

Congratulations to the people of ‘Great’ Britain for voting the ruling elite into power yet again. You certainly do know your place. Now they have a mandate to treat people with disdain and contempt, for the next five years. I always thought people in the US were dumb, but there is a new kid on the block vying for the title. How can a party offering no credible policies, with a history of inflicting misery on millions, with a leader who hides in a fridge when things get mildly difficult remain in power. I could glibly say you get what you deserve, but that would be grossly unfair to the millions who can see through this charade of thinly veiled fascism.
https://leftinnewzealand.wordpress.com/2019/12/13/britain-dutifully-bows-down-to-the-ruling-elite/

#politics #UKPolitics #LeftPolitics #GE #UKGE #GeneralElection #UKGeneralElection

 
Yesterday’s election in the UK has overshadowed a less important but pretty spectacular development in the South Pacific: The archipelago of #Bougainville, which is home to 200.000 people, has voted for #independence in a #referendum. A crushing majority of 98% voted for secession from Papua New Guinea which means that the world is likely to have a new nation pretty soon.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/bougainville-independence-newest-nation-vote-papua-new-guinea-south-pacific-a9242291.html #NWOnews #PapuaNewGuinea #NewGuinea #Oceania #politics

 
Yesterday’s election in the UK has overshadowed a less important but pretty spectacular development in the South Pacific: The archipelago of #Bougainville, which is home to 200.000 people, has voted for #independence in a #referendum. A crushing majority of 98% voted for secession from Papua New Guinea which means that the world is likely to have a new nation pretty soon.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/bougainville-independence-newest-nation-vote-papua-new-guinea-south-pacific-a9242291.html #NWOnews #PapuaNewGuinea #NewGuinea #Oceania #politics

 
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The England and Wales have spoken


Loud and clear, they had a choice and their made it.

Now it is time for them to pay the consequences.

Sadly the ones who hurt are the ones who lost.

#politics #UKelecrion #Idiocricy

 
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The England and Wales have spoken


Loud and clear, they had a choice and their made it.

Now it is time for them to pay the consequences.

Sadly the ones who hurt are the ones who lost.

#politics #UKelecrion #Idiocricy

 
If you're eligible to #vote in tomorrow's #UK #GeneralElection then get out there and vote! Apathy is the biggest obstacle there is to any progress.

#Politics #GE19

 
If you're eligible to #vote in tomorrow's #UK #GeneralElection then get out there and vote! Apathy is the biggest obstacle there is to any progress.

#Politics #GE19

 

Global Climate Strike


#climateaction #climateemergency #climatestrike #cologne #fridaysforfuture #politics

The latest reports from climate scientists are quite devastating, were getting close to what they call irreversible tipping points do we really want to risk turning our earth into an inhabitable rock? This Friday we were 630,000 people overall in Germany, according to the Fridays, protesting together against the inaction of our governments facing Continue reading Global Climate Strike
Global Climate Strike

 
But that's what people voted for! They knew what they were voting for!

Britain’s reign as a world superpower is over – and it’s all thanks to Brexit

#Brexit #UK #EU #USA #politics #power #globalpower #decline

 
But that's what people voted for! They knew what they were voting for!

Britain’s reign as a world superpower is over – and it’s all thanks to Brexit

#Brexit #UK #EU #USA #politics #power #globalpower #decline

 
"Gender is what you go to bed as, Sexuality is whom you go to bed with"

Great video by NoahFinnce -



#politics #sexuality #gender #youtube

 
Donald Trump is in London.
So, of course, there’s a protest.
Details and times here.

#politics #US #America #Trump

 
Donald Trump is in London.
So, of course, there’s a protest.
Details and times here.

#politics #US #America #Trump

 
The true Andrew Marr - Boris Johnson interview.

#politics #GE2019 #BoJo
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#Abortion should be a medical matter, not a criminal one. The #law needs to change | Hilary Freeman | Opinion | The Guardian


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/01/uk-abortion-criminal-offence-24-week-time-limit

#UK #Health #Medicine #WomensRights #Decriminalization #Politics #GE19

 

#Abortion should be a medical matter, not a criminal one. The #law needs to change | Hilary Freeman | Opinion | The Guardian


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/01/uk-abortion-criminal-offence-24-week-time-limit

#UK #Health #Medicine #WomensRights #Decriminalization #Politics #GE19

 

Belarus’s Soviet Economy Has Worked Better Than You Think - Bloomberg


#politics #socialism

Only 0.8% of Belarus population lives in poverty.

 

Boris Signals Interviewer to get off a Topic ... and he does.


Boris Johnson caught on live camera signalling interviewer to get off a topic which was uncomfortable for him.

Stunning example of deceit, entitlement and destain for honest discussions and behaviour.

No democracy without a free and honest media.

https://twitter.com/JackDunc1/status/1200358942729216001

#BorisTheCoward #BullshitBoris #GeneralElection2019 #LBC #GE19 #radio #interviews #politics #BrokenDemocracy

 

Boris Signals Interviewer to get off a Topic ... and he does.


Boris Johnson caught on live camera signalling interviewer to get off a topic which was uncomfortable for him.

Stunning example of deceit, entitlement and destain for honest discussions and behaviour.

No democracy without a free and honest media.

https://twitter.com/JackDunc1/status/1200358942729216001

#BorisTheCoward #BullshitBoris #GeneralElection2019 #LBC #GE19 #radio #interviews #politics #BrokenDemocracy

 

UK citizens!

You have until midnight tonight to register to vote.

Don't miss out!

Note: if you're planning to vote Conservative or Brexit Party, the deadline is midnight tomorrow night.


#uk #politics #election #vote

 

UK citizens!

You have until midnight tonight to register to vote.

Don't miss out!

Note: if you're planning to vote Conservative or Brexit Party, the deadline is midnight tomorrow night.


#uk #politics #election #vote

 
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Johnson also rejects “Another turgid, torpid, toxic, appalling EU referendum, which is the last thing we need,” which means he accepts the 2016 referendum was turgid toxic and appalling.

–Fintan O’Toole (@fotoole) on Twitter
#brexit #politics #UKPolitics #NI #NorthernIreland #GE #UKGE #GeneralElection #GE2019

 
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Johnson also rejects “Another turgid, torpid, toxic, appalling EU referendum, which is the last thing we need,” which means he accepts the 2016 referendum was turgid toxic and appalling.

–Fintan O’Toole (@fotoole) on Twitter
#brexit #politics #UKPolitics #NI #NorthernIreland #GE #UKGE #GeneralElection #GE2019

 
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Sacha Baron Cohen: Facebook would have let Hitler post Jewish ‘solution’ ads

Jewish comedian and actor slams social media platforms as ‘greatest propaganda machine in history,’ reserves much of his outrage for Mark Zuckerberg


By Josefin Dolsten
Times of Israel
22 November 2019, 8:20 am
NEW YORK (JTA) — Baron Cohen has slammed the social media industry and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, saying the site would have let Adolf Hitler post 30-second ads on his ‘solution’ to the ‘Jewish problem.’”

Photo: videocapture

Cohen made a career out of playing absurd comedic characters, from the dopey Brit Ali G to the Kazakh journalist Borat to the Israeli veteran Erran Morad. He rarely gives interviews and stays relatively far from the movie star limelight.

But on Thursday, Cohen tossed aside the humorous facade to excoriate the social media industry and the “autocracy” he says it promotes in a non-ironic speech.

After receiving the international leadership award from the Anti-Defamation League at its annual conference at the Javits Center in Manhattan, the British Jewish comedian slammed social media sites as the “greatest propaganda machine in history” — reserving most of his 15-minute speech to specifically critique Facebook and its CEO Zuckerberg.
FULL SPEECH:

“Facebook, YouTube and Google, Twitter and others — they reach billions of people. The algorithms these platforms depend on deliberately amplify the type of content that keeps users engaged — stories that appeal to our baser instincts and that trigger outrage and fear,” Cohen said. “It’s why YouTube recommended videos by the conspiracist Alex Jones billions of times. It’s why fake news outperforms real news, because studies show that lies spread faster than truth.

“And it’s no surprise that the greatest propaganda machine in history has spread the oldest conspiracy theory in history — the lie that Jews are somehow dangerous. As one headline put it, ‘Just Think What Goebbels Could Have Done with Facebook.‘”

Cohen spent a significant part of his speech criticizing a recent address Zuckerberg gave at Georgetown University in which the Facebook founder spoke about the importance of upholding free expression on social media. Cohen called out Facebook for allowing political ads on its platform without verifying the veracity of their claims. Twitter and Google have recently taken steps to ban such ads.

“Under this twisted logic, if Facebook were around in the 1930s, it would have allowed Hitler to post 30-second ads on his ‘solution’ to the ‘Jewish problem,’” Cohen said, saying the site should fact check all political ads.

The actor also urged social media sites to consider delaying real-time posts that could spread hateful content, citing the gunman who attacked two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed his attack.

“Why can’t we have more of a delay so this trauma-inducing filth can be caught and stopped before it’s posted in the first place?” he asked.

Cohen said that social media companies should be held responsible for the content spread on their sites, referencing a federal law that shields them from liability for specific posts.

“Maybe it’s time to tell Mark Zuckerberg and the CEOs of these companies: You already allowed one foreign power to interfere in our elections, you already facilitated one genocide in Myanmar, do it again and you go to jail,” Cohen said.

“On the internet, everything can appear equally legitimate. Breitbart resembles the BBC. The fictitious Protocols of the Elders of Zion look as valid as an ADL report. And the rantings of a lunatic seem as credible as the findings of a Nobel Prize winner. We have lost, it seems, a shared sense of the basic facts upon which democracy depends.”

The speech was not completely devoid of humor — Cohen joked about a key Jewish adviser for President Donald Trump.

“Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry,” he said. “And to be clear, when I say ‘racism, hate and bigotry,’ I’m not referring to the names of Stephen Miller’s Labradoodles.”

Cohen additionally addressed the idea that he promotes anti-Semitic stereotypes in his movies, which groups like the ADL have criticized in the past.

“Now I’m not going to claim that everything I’ve done has been for a higher purpose,” he said. “But when Borat was able to get an entire bar in Arizona to sing ‘Throw the Jew down the well,’ it did reveal people’s indifference to anti-Semitism.”

Cohen said he has been “passionate about challenging bigotry and intolerance” his entire life and wrote an undergraduate thesis on the American civil rights movement “with the help of the archives of the ADL.”

The ADL said that more than 1,600 people attended the daylong event, which included a range of sessions on anti-Semitism and hate.
MORE: https://www.timesofisrael.com/sacha-baron-cohen-calls-social-media-greatest-propaganda-machine-in-history/

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