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Shutdown two, week four


#climateemergency #cologne #fridaysforfuture #politics

We havent been that successful in flattening the curve of infections, so it didnt come as a surprise when our government announced an extension of the current measures until December 20. Even though I understand the desire to lift the restrictions a bit over Christmas and New Years, I firmly believe that the virus wont Continue reading Shutdown two, week four
Shutdown two, week four
 

The State You May Not Criticise


The #State You May Not #Criticise #Israel #politics
The State You May Not Criticise
 

The State You May Not Criticise


The #State You May Not #Criticise #Israel #politics
The State You May Not Criticise
 
#politics #deathpenalty #inhumanity #injustice #murderstate

New Rule Would Allow U.S. to Use More Methods for Executions

The rule, which would permit methods including firing squads and electrocution, comes as the administration rushes to execute live more prisoners before President Trump’s term ends.

  • https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/us/politics/executions-firing-squads-electrocution.html
 
#politics #deathpenalty #inhumanity #injustice #murderstate

New Rule Would Allow U.S. to Use More Methods for Executions

The rule, which would permit methods including firing squads and electrocution, comes as the administration rushes to execute live more prisoners before President Trump’s term ends.

  • https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/us/politics/executions-firing-squads-electrocution.html
 

They told me to change my clothes. I changed the law instead.


source:

alternative URIs:
* https://www.qwant.com/?q=K_n-x-W7pY&t=videos&o=0:efbb03bf99838b19609846dbb93f7144
* https://duckduckgo.com/?q=They+told+me+to+change+my+clothes.+I+changed+the+law+instead.&t=h
&iar=videos&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_K_n-x-W7pY

#law #change #crime #politics #feminism #UK #TEDx #justice
 

They told me to change my clothes. I changed the law instead.


source:

alternative URIs:
* https://www.qwant.com/?q=K_n-x-W7pY&t=videos&o=0:efbb03bf99838b19609846dbb93f7144
* https://duckduckgo.com/?q=They+told+me+to+change+my+clothes.+I+changed+the+law+instead.&t=h
&iar=videos&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_K_n-x-W7pY

#law #change #crime #politics #feminism #UK #TEDx #justice
 

Shutdown two, third week


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

Infection rates are dropping way too slowly; we will likely see an extension of the current lockdown at the next federal conference tomorrow. Still, Police in the state of Hessen is using the lockdown to press ahead with the utterly unnecessary destruction of the Dannenrder Forst. And the Greens are keeping their silence. All over Continue reading Shutdown two, third week
Shutdown two, third week
 

Brexit stems from a civil war in capitalism – we are all just collateral damage


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

To one sort of capitalist, the insecurity and chaos that Brexit will bring is horrifying. To the other, it is highly profitable. (...)

Boris Johnson ignored the pleas of businesses and politicians across the UK – especially in Northern Ireland – to extend the Brexit transition process. Never mind the pandemic, never mind unemployment, poverty and insecurity – nothing must prevent our experiment in unassisted flight. We will leap from the white cliffs on 1 January, come what may. (...)

So it is worth repeating the big question: why are we doing this to ourselves? I believe the answer is that Brexit is the outcome of a civil war within capitalism.

Broadly speaking, there are two dominant forms of capitalist enterprise. The first could be described as housetrained capitalism. It seeks an accommodation with the administrative state, and benefits from stability, predictability and the regulations that exclude dirtier and rougher competitors. It can coexist with a tame and feeble form of democracy.

The second could be described as warlord capitalism. This sees all restraints on accumulation – including taxes, regulations and the public ownership of essential services – as illegitimate. Nothing should be allowed to stand in the way of profit-making. (...)

Brexit represents an astonishing opportunity for warlord capitalism. It is a chance not just to rip up specific rules, which it overtly aims to do, but also to tear down the uneasy truce between capitalism and democracy under which public protections in general are created and enforced. (...)

The chaos it is likely to cause will be used as its own justification: times are tough, so we must slash regulations and liberate business to make us rich again. (...)

Housetrained capitalists are horrified by Brexit. Not only does it dampen economic activity in general, but it threatens to destroy the market advantage for businesses that play by the rules. (...)

Johnson’s government is what warlord money buys. It could be seen as the perfect expression of the Pollution Paradox, a concept that I think is essential to understanding our politics. What this means is that the dirtier or more damaging an enterprise is, the more money it must spend on politics to ensure it’s not regulated out of existence. As a result, political funding comes to be dominated by the most harmful companies and oligarchs, which then wield the greatest political influence. They crowd out their more accommodating rivals. (...)

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. (...)

The persistent trick of modern politics – that appears to fool us repeatedly – is to disguise economic and political interests as cultural movements. Throughout this saga, the media has reported the smokescreen, not the manoeuvres. (...)

Brexit, treading on the heels of the pandemic, is likely to harm the lives and freedoms of millions of people in the UK. But it’s not about us. We are just caught in the crossfire of capitalism’s civil war.

Full article

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Rupert Murdoch, pictured in Washington DC in 2013. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Tags: #capitalism #warlord capitalism #democracy #regulation #politics #brexit #campaign funding #media #news #journalism #journalist #culture wars #remain campaign #leave campaign
 

Brexit stems from a civil war in capitalism – we are all just collateral damage


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

To one sort of capitalist, the insecurity and chaos that Brexit will bring is horrifying. To the other, it is highly profitable. (...)

Boris Johnson ignored the pleas of businesses and politicians across the UK – especially in Northern Ireland – to extend the Brexit transition process. Never mind the pandemic, never mind unemployment, poverty and insecurity – nothing must prevent our experiment in unassisted flight. We will leap from the white cliffs on 1 January, come what may. (...)

So it is worth repeating the big question: why are we doing this to ourselves? I believe the answer is that Brexit is the outcome of a civil war within capitalism.

Broadly speaking, there are two dominant forms of capitalist enterprise. The first could be described as housetrained capitalism. It seeks an accommodation with the administrative state, and benefits from stability, predictability and the regulations that exclude dirtier and rougher competitors. It can coexist with a tame and feeble form of democracy.

The second could be described as warlord capitalism. This sees all restraints on accumulation – including taxes, regulations and the public ownership of essential services – as illegitimate. Nothing should be allowed to stand in the way of profit-making. (...)

Brexit represents an astonishing opportunity for warlord capitalism. It is a chance not just to rip up specific rules, which it overtly aims to do, but also to tear down the uneasy truce between capitalism and democracy under which public protections in general are created and enforced. (...)

The chaos it is likely to cause will be used as its own justification: times are tough, so we must slash regulations and liberate business to make us rich again. (...)

Housetrained capitalists are horrified by Brexit. Not only does it dampen economic activity in general, but it threatens to destroy the market advantage for businesses that play by the rules. (...)

Johnson’s government is what warlord money buys. It could be seen as the perfect expression of the Pollution Paradox, a concept that I think is essential to understanding our politics. What this means is that the dirtier or more damaging an enterprise is, the more money it must spend on politics to ensure it’s not regulated out of existence. As a result, political funding comes to be dominated by the most harmful companies and oligarchs, which then wield the greatest political influence. They crowd out their more accommodating rivals. (...)

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. (...)

The persistent trick of modern politics – that appears to fool us repeatedly – is to disguise economic and political interests as cultural movements. Throughout this saga, the media has reported the smokescreen, not the manoeuvres. (...)

Brexit, treading on the heels of the pandemic, is likely to harm the lives and freedoms of millions of people in the UK. But it’s not about us. We are just caught in the crossfire of capitalism’s civil war.

Full article

Bild/Foto
Rupert Murdoch, pictured in Washington DC in 2013. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Tags: #capitalism #warlord capitalism #democracy #regulation #politics #brexit #campaign funding #media #news #journalism #journalist #culture wars #remain campaign #leave campaign
 

U.S. agency tells Biden he can formally begin transition

The U.S. federal agency that must sign off on the presidential transition told President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that he can formally begin the hand-over process.

“I take this role seriously and, because of recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, am transmitting this letter today to make those resources and services available to you,” General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy wrote in a letter to Biden.

U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that he was recommending that Murphy and her team “do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.” ...
The present incumbent has still not conceded loss so far as I'm aware.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-transition/u-s-agency-tells-biden-he-can-formally-begin-transition-idUSKBN2832OG

#politics #JoeBiden #interregnum #PresidentialTransition
 

U.S. agency tells Biden he can formally begin transition

The U.S. federal agency that must sign off on the presidential transition told President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that he can formally begin the hand-over process.

“I take this role seriously and, because of recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, am transmitting this letter today to make those resources and services available to you,” General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy wrote in a letter to Biden.

U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that he was recommending that Murphy and her team “do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.” ...
The present incumbent has still not conceded loss so far as I'm aware.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-transition/u-s-agency-tells-biden-he-can-formally-begin-transition-idUSKBN2832OG

#politics #JoeBiden #interregnum #PresidentialTransition
 

#Report: Gates to a global empire


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Here is the online Version auf the report synthesis:
https://navdanyainternational.org/publications/report-synthesis-gates-to-a-global-empire/

and here the pdf-Version:
https://navdanyainternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/GATES-TO-A-GLOBAL-EMPIRE-REPORT-SYNTHESIS-13.10.2020-3.pdf

And here you can read the full report (scroll a little down on the site):
https://navdanyainternational.org/publications/gates-to-a-global-empire/
#Bill #Gates #empire #imperialism #politics #Navdanya #patents #agriculture #freedom #diversity #nature #earth #industry #WEF #sovereignty #GMO #Shiva #Vandana
Report Synthesis – Gates to a Global Empire
 
Many of the posts bore a resemblance to language used by people who believe the QAnon conspiracy theory.

"DO NOT VOTE IN THE GEORGIA RUNOFFS, THE DEEP STATE WILL BE COLLECTING EVERYONE'S INFO. THIS IS A CHARADE, MEANT TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT," one post read, which also lamented that potential victories for Warnock and Ossoff were a "small price to pay."

https://www.newsweek.com/georgia-trump-supporters-destroy-gop-boycott-senate-runoffs-1549245

via a private share

#USPolitcs #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
 
Many of the posts bore a resemblance to language used by people who believe the QAnon conspiracy theory.

"DO NOT VOTE IN THE GEORGIA RUNOFFS, THE DEEP STATE WILL BE COLLECTING EVERYONE'S INFO. THIS IS A CHARADE, MEANT TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT," one post read, which also lamented that potential victories for Warnock and Ossoff were a "small price to pay."

https://www.newsweek.com/georgia-trump-supporters-destroy-gop-boycott-senate-runoffs-1549245

via a private share

#USPolitcs #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
 
(vielleicht klappt's ja und der Oberdepp macht das wirklich, wenn man ihn nur richtig triggert)
#GlennGreenwald #Trump #USA #DeepState #politics #freedom #Snowden #Assange
@ggreenwald
1h

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1330250743199174660?

A Trump pardon of Snowden & Assange would be historic on so many levels. It would cause civil liberties groups, press freedom groups & leaders from around the world to praise him. He'd be the first President willing to confront the Deep State since Eisenhower's Farewell Address.

8:44 PM · Nov 21, 2020
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ALL -ISTs and -ISMs end in FEUDALISM.... FEUDALISM from 1 person or from a group of people.

#socialism #communism #USA #politics #disinformation #propaganda #corruption #fraud
 

The Greens


#climateaction #climateemergency #climatestrike #cologne #politics

We need to talk: For the past decades, you have billed yourself as the leading party supporting the protection of our environment. In the face of the current climate emergency, the ecological movement has grown into a worldwide climate justice movement. However, in the states where you are governing, youre coming up short sending Continue reading The Greens
The Greens
 

Shutdown two, second week


#cologne #politics

We just completed the second week of the second lockdown. Wednesday (11/11) in a typical year would have marked the start of Carnival this year, we canceled all celebrations and the day was eerily quiet, with only security guards out on the streets. The infection rates are still not looking good, and more contact Continue reading Shutdown two, second week
Shutdown two, second week
 

Cummings to leave No 10 with immediate effect - BBC News

Boris Johnson's chief adviser Dominic Cummings has left Number 10 with immediate effect, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg says.
An early Christmas present! For those who don't know him, he was Boris Johnson's Wormtongue.

#politics #UK #Brexit #VoteLeave
 

Cummings to leave No 10 with immediate effect - BBC News

Boris Johnson's chief adviser Dominic Cummings has left Number 10 with immediate effect, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg says.
An early Christmas present! For those who don't know him, he was Boris Johnson's Wormtongue.

#politics #UK #Brexit #VoteLeave
 

John Major: Brexit set to be 'more brutal than anyone expected' | BBC News


The bill has been rejected by the UK's House of Lords.
This action is unprecedented in all our history - and for good reason. It has damaged our reputation around the world

"Because of our bombast, our blustering, our threats and our inflexibility - our trade will be less profitable, our Treasury poorer, our jobs fewer, and our future less prosperous."

Sir John also warned that Brexit divisions increased the risk of the United Kingdom breaking up.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54879209

#politics #UKPolitics #brexit #UK #UnitedKingdom #BorisJohnson #law #InternationalLaw #InternalMarketBill
 

John Major: Brexit set to be 'more brutal than anyone expected' | BBC News


The bill has been rejected by the UK's House of Lords.
This action is unprecedented in all our history - and for good reason. It has damaged our reputation around the world

"Because of our bombast, our blustering, our threats and our inflexibility - our trade will be less profitable, our Treasury poorer, our jobs fewer, and our future less prosperous."

Sir John also warned that Brexit divisions increased the risk of the United Kingdom breaking up.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54879209

#politics #UKPolitics #brexit #UK #UnitedKingdom #BorisJohnson #law #InternationalLaw #InternalMarketBill
 
Die Polizei in Hessen ist am Dannenröder Forst, um die geplanten Baumfällarbeiten für den Ausbau der A49 vorzubereiten. Die Einsatzkräfte wurden nach eigenen Angaben von Umweltaktivisten mit Steinen und Pyrotechnik beworfen.
 
#politics #US #humour #humor

The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.

Julius Nyerere

More appropriate than ever.
 
#politics #US #humour #humor

The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.

Julius Nyerere

More appropriate than ever.
 
#politics #US #humour #humor

The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.

Julius Nyerere

More appropriate than ever.
 

Shutdown two, first week


#cologne #politics

A week ago, the second lockdown started after the number of infections steadily rose to unmanageable levels. Public life has again come to an (almost) complete standstill, and most events have moved online. In addition to the Corona Warn App, Ive also started a Corona contact diary (Coronika) to track where I was and whom Continue reading Shutdown two, first week
Shutdown two, first week
 

Biden / Harris


#cologne #politics #socialmedia

And just like that, the world was saved. (Aidan Gallagher on Twitter, 5:51 PM, Nov 7, 2020) (write-a-mat, The Straight Edge, 11/8/20)
Biden / Harris
 

Six things that happened while the world watched the US election


#Politics #News #World
* Israeli forces razed homes in a Palestinian community
* Ethiopia's military operations stoke fears of civil war
* Trump administration moves forward with $2.9bn drone sale to UAE
* Tanzania's President was sworn in after a disputed vote
* One of India's best-known news anchors was arrested
* In Russia, new legislation could give former presidents lifelong immunity
 
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