Posts Tagged ‘repression’

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The latest fascist scapegoat from the extreme-right playbook…

President Trump regularly makes statements indicating he would like to emulate policies of China, the Philippines, and Singapore by executing drug sellers, according to a report by Axios.

Given Trump’s embrace of the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte, who has overseen a large-scale campaign of state-sanctioned murder, it’s no surprise that Trump is saying he wants to execute drug sellers. But executions are not only barbaric and illegal under international law—they also don’t work.

It’s appalling and shameful that in the midst of a major overdose crisis, Trump continues to ignore proven policies that save lives, and instead seeks to emulate the behavior of killers. 

Tell Congress it’s time to embrace evidence-based policies and to resist any attempts to escalate the failed war on drugs.

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Testimony of Sean J. Edgett Acting General Counsel, Twitter, Inc

Blatant political censorship on Twitter:

As described in greater detail below, our systems detected and hid just under half (48%) of the Tweets relating to variants of another notable hashtag, #DNCLeak, which concerned the disclosure of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee. These steps were part of our general efforts at the
time to fight automation and spam on our platform across all areas.

We noted above that, with respect to two such hashtags—#PodestaEmails and #DNCLeak—our automated systems detected, labeled, and hid a portion of related Tweets at the time they were created. The insights from our retrospective
review have allowed us to draw additional conclusions about the activity around those hashtags.

 

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Fascist dinosaurs must go extinct.

Here are all the ways Jeff Sessions is wrong about drug sentencing

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Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Of course, the Brits won’t do the right thing. Shocker.

Despite Friday’s announcement by Swedish prosecutors, Assange, who is still the subject of a UK arrest warrant, acknowledged he is unlikely to walk out of the embassy any time soon.

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Let’s take a minute and think about who this terror-supporting dictator actually is, shall we?

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Myanmar Rohingya crisis: The horror the world isn’t watching

However that intensified in October last year following attacks by Rohingya militants which resulted in the Burmese military launching a series of so called “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine State.

According to HRW, security forces have executed men, women, and children; raped women and girls, looted property; and burned down at least 1500 homes and other buildings.