Saturday, February 08, 2020

An unwavering commitment to manufacturing

People all over the world are getting uppity.

Tweet (Pablo Navarrete):
"Was beautiful to be in Plaza Dignidad last night seeing so many Chileans demanding a new society. Despite the tear gas and water cannons it felt like a carnival against oppression.

#chiledesperto #hastaqueladignidadsehagacostumbre"
Tweet (Ben):
"Day 63 of the protests against neoliberalism & the people of France are still standing tall in their thousands together, shoulder to shoulder in solidarity.

Year 10 of austerity & the UK, institutionalised in neoliberalism jail, have given us another 5."
Tweet (Alicia Elliott):
"That's right: the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs gave *an alternate route* to Coastal GasLink. One they were okay with because it avoided ecologically pristine and culturally important areas.

And Coastal GasLink refused.

DO NOT let this info get lost in misleading rhetoric."
"Wet’suwet’en Raids: Canada Chooses Colonialism Again" (Nikiforuk).

"Israeli troops ambushed in West Bank street battle as Intifada looms".

Tweet (Sheila Coombes):
"Since start of Syrian conflict 'liberal' @GeorgeMonbiot has apologised for terrorists as 'rebel opposition' & now attacks OPCW scientists whose on ground analysis refutes claims of chem. weapons attack in Syria. @OffGuardian0 puts it right."
Tweet (Brazil Wire):
"Chillingly, journalists from news agencies such as @AP and @Reuters were forbidden by editors (such as @bradleybrooks) from using the word “coup/golpe” to describe Brazil’s situation in 2016, even on their own social media accounts. #TheEdgeofDemocracy"
Tweet (Smile, and Nod Politely) (also):
"A reminder that "IDU" stands for "International Democrat Union".

Also a reminder that the IDU is about democracy the way National Socialists were about socialism.

Scathing, and also somehow way too easy on them:  "Yesterday’s Gone: Iowa Was Waterloo for Democrats" (Taibbi).

Tweet (im nice) (the whole thread is hilarious):
"jordan petersons method for living the perfect life works great unless anything bad ever happens to you at which point you develop the worst benzo habit of all time and end up being kidnapped by your daughter and experimented on in a russian prison"
Tweet (Ali Ahmadi):
"Gingrich once claimed Obama's political views were an extension of the Maumau rebellion in Kenya."
Tweet (David Sheen):
"First death threat over my latest article exposing the current whereabouts of the FBI’s top suspects in the 1985 murder of Alex Odeh"
Tweet (Medea Benjamin):
"Re new state dept report, the US is responsible for 79% of the globe’s weapons trade, 4 times more than the next 9 countries combined! And we call ourselves the leader of the free world? Free to kill, I guess."
 Some fun with Trump's latest photo.

This is the era of comically undeserved awards, but Adelson's wife is still the champion: tweet (Edward Luce):
"This year's Order of Sycophancy goes to the National Association of Manufacturers which today chose Ivanka Trump for its Alexander Hamilton award: "Like no one in government has ever done, she has provided singular leadership and shown an unwavering commitment to manufacturing..""
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