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#Politics

Farhad
16 minutes ago

eVeRyThInG iS fInE, Lyon edition!


We didn't start the fire .....

#France #FranceProtests #Politics #FrenchResisrance #Lyon #March2023 #Video #TikTok
vm.tiktok.com/ZMYxVG9cE/
Mark Lobbestael 🦆
21 minutes ago

If Trump is indicted and by some miracle his supporters begin to abandon him (I know. It’s a stretch!) we must remember they didn’t reject him because they suddenly discovered moral clarity. They will have rejected him because they found someone else who loves racism and cruelty while indulging their hatred even more than Trump does for them.
DeSantis might be the morally bankrupt asshole to fit the bill! #Biden
#VoteBlue #Politics #GOPFascists #TrumpIndictment #trumpcult #DeSantis #Democracy

News, Opinions & Views
58 minutes ago

MSNBC:
The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell:
Lawrence: Don’t worry about violent Trump mob invading Manhattan

👍
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhso3LbzXW0

#News #Politics #Trump #Democracy #Democrats

News, Opinions & Views
1 hour ago

MSNBC:
The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell:
Tribe: Trump lawyers’ GA filing ‘obviously designed to delay’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km6lOIjCjG8

#News #Politics #Trump #Democracy #Democrats

Ma Ying-jeou will become the first former or current leader of Taiwan to visit China since 1949.
China welcomes former Taiwan president’s plan to visit
A Russian Sukhoi Su-35 combat plane was sent to intercept two US B-52H strategic bombers flying over the Baltic Sea.
Russia says jet scrambled as US B-52 bombers fly over Baltic Sea
zaibatsu
2 hours ago

Maddow: Other arrested politicians never tried to break the rule of law the way Trump is threatening https://buff.ly/3Jwvv0u?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #politics

NYC Mayor Eric Adams is cutting funds to libraries, forcing them to cancel educational programs, reduce their hours, and freeze new branch openings. At the same time, NYC police spent an additional $100 mil on overtime.

I’m reminded of this old - like super old - bumper sticker. Seems like we haven’t made much progress with our priorities, huh?

A #budget is a moral document. #police #politics #library

A picture of a green and white bumper sticker that reads: itwill be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber
Australia is among democracies curbing long-cherished civil and political liberties blaming more radical protesters.
Pushback in Australia against increasingly draconian protest laws
Kevin Brabant
3 hours ago

This may be the least surprising development to occur with the Dominion suit. You know that Faux Execs were going to try to find a scapegoat. Also, she’d no tears for Maria, she knew just what she was doing. #fauxnews #politics #misogyny https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/20/business/media/fox-news-abby-grossberg.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

News, Opinions & Views
3 hours ago

Raw Story:
Watergate prosecutor reveals how Robert Costello just opened Trump up to even more charges

...the Mueller report laid out a witness tampering plot by ...Trump, basically to keep Michael in line with...Trump," said Akerman, saying that it went through Rudy Giuliani and Bob Costello.

"now they put forward a witness who's right in the middle of this witness tampering plot to supposedly give exculpatory evidence!"

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-cohen-costello/

#News #Politics #Trump #Democracy #Democrats

Darren Nevares :vm:
3 hours ago

Probably a good as time as any to finally write an #introduction. howdy, I'm a #Texan, I'm a #Socialist, I work in #politics, #VR #opensource and #decentralization enthusiast.

Myanmar people in Thailand hope a new government in Bangkok will take a tougher line on the coup leaders in Yangon.
Myanmar’s democratic struggle at stake in Thailand’s election
The Conversation U.S.
4 hours ago

When former President Trump summons his followers to protest what he called his imminent indictment, a scholar of democracy says it is a classic move of an autocratic leader.

“Trump’s call is a real populist move that is intended actually to undermine respect for democratic institutions.”

#TrumpIndictment #News #Politics https://theconversation.com/trumps-unprecedented-call-for-protests-is-the-latest-sign-of-his-aim-to-degrade-americas-institutions-202225?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=%40theconversationus%40newsie.social

michi
4 hours ago

I'll admit, I did feel bad for Michael Cohen today. He served time for crimes he committed for his boss (bad choice) and had to listen to what's left of his character being shredded by whomever 45 hired, for now. Cohen is more credible. #politics

tronic
4 hours ago

#politics #Reagan #OctoberSurprise
Proof of 1980 October Surprise, just as we always believed. (Anyone remember Gary Sick?)
(Main story in NYT; backstory here.)
Reagan established the pattern of GOP traitor Presidents.
https://www.gregpalast.com/reagans-treason-october-surprise/

Robert Petersen :ve:
5 hours ago

Grand jury investigating Trump is scheduled to hear from another witness, which means an indictment won’t happen before Wednesday.

#News #BreakingNews #Politics

Alexf24
5 hours ago

McCarthy & Jordan attempt to shut down NY DA Alvin Bragg's criminal investigation of Donald Trump

https://youtu.be/KhN_kml4jfE

#Law #Crime #Politics

Yahia Lababidi
5 hours ago

#Israeli minister says "no such thing" as #Palestinian people

Finance Minister, Bezalel Smotrich, who triggered global outrage earlier this month when he called for a Palestinian town to be "erased", made the remarks in a conference speech during a visit to #france .

"Is there a Palestinian history or culture? There is none."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/israeli-minister-says-no-such-thing-as-palestinian-people/ar-AA18R7jb?ocid=msedgntp&pc=W069&cvid=a10f493740f04aca9be574566c577eae&ei=6

#israel #warcrimes #activism #palestine #justice #ethics #politics #news

News, Opinions & Views
5 hours ago

Glenn Kirschner:
McCarthy & Jordan attempt to shut down NY DA Alvin Bragg's criminal investigation of Donald Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhN_kml4jfE

#News #Politics #Trump #Democracy #Democrats #Justice #JusticeMatters

Boy isn't that true

Michael Cohen on Trump: 'This is really panic and fear — he knows what’s coming'

#news #politics

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-cohen-panic-fear-indictment/

Raw Story
5 hours ago

Watergate prosecutor reveals how Robert Costello just opened Trump up to even more charges

#news #politics
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-cohen-costello/

Aulia Masna
5 hours ago

You probably know me from my account at octodon.social. Otherwise, my bio is right there on my profile. Short version, I’m a former journalist who’s into tech, world and national politics, current affairs, and science fiction.

I lived in Melbourne for ten years, in Singapore for three, now I’m based in Jakarta. My field of interest is quite broad, so you’ll see me post mostly about those topics and sometimes other stuff too, like jokes. I boost jokes I like, especially dad jokes, so beware.

I set up this profile with a view that I might migrate over here sooner or later because this instance runs Akkoma, which has practically all of the features that I’m looking for that many have asked for inclusion of in Mastodon.

I just imported my follow list for a trial run. Longer post here because apparently I can only pin two posts.

#Tech #Startups #StarWars #StarTrek #Australia #Melbourne #Indonesia #Singapore #Politics #CurrentAffairs

Trump is expected to see short-term bump as indictment plays into long-held claims of being unjustly targeted.
What does possible Trump indictment mean for his re-election bid?
David Todd McCarty
6 hours ago

There is no historical precedent for fascism turning into a beautiful, long-lasting strategy for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness because it has no design or incentive to do so. It’s a bit like there aren’t any heroin success stories. No tales of triumph due to a start with banging smack in a back alley.

#Politics #USPol #Democracy #Writing #Journalism

https://medium.com/ellemeno/its-time-to-take-the-threat-to-democracy-personally-8536a82c50da

POLITICS
It’s Time To Take The Threat To Democracy Personally
After years of pretending that Trump supporters have simply been duped, we must recognize that their continued support is a moral failing and an existential threat.

By David Todd McCarty
News, Opinions & Views
6 hours ago

Raw Story:
DeSantis takes shot at Trump for Stormy Daniels' payoff after saying he won't block extradition

"...DeSantis served notice on Monday morning that he won't use his powers to block the extradition of Donald Trump to New York if the former president balks at turning himself in following an expected indictment.

https://www.rawstory.com/ytrump-desantis-stormy-daniels/

#News #Politics #Trump #Democracy #Democrats

Debra Wexler
6 hours ago

Ted Lasso cast talks mental health at White House. Netanyahu softens judicial overhaul after Biden call, but concerns remain. Trump lawyers try to quash Georgia case. Carbon capture sparks fierce debate in midwest. Earth to hit critical warming threshold by 2030s. Plus much more in today's news digest.

https://inthepapers.substack.com/p/what-im-reading-march-20-2023

#news #politics #democracy

News, Opinions & Views
6 hours ago

Raw Story:
Michael Cohen says Trump ally Robert Costello's 'making up stories' to grand jury: 'A typical Trump play'

"They did the same thing to Cassidy Hutchinson and did the same thing to anyone and everyone that is for the truth, and the beauty...that I have is I have facts. I have truth. I have the documentation. Let me rephrase that. The district attorney has the documentation...to validate every single statement that I've made"

https://www.rawstory.com/michael-cohen-responds-robert-costello/

#News #Politics #Trump #Democrats

Cosmo
6 hours ago

I’m telling you here first. Donald Trump will have a press conference where he rolls out all the young women who partied with Ron Desantis #Politics #Trump #DeSantis

Fernhead
6 hours ago

Here’s a new extra curricular club for Woke Florida kids. #CultureWars #woke #schools #education #politics

Three school aged kids discussing their crimes in a jail cell. One kid on the bottom bunk says to a new kid, “Eli here mentioned his two moms, and I opened my fat mouth about a book I read about slavery. What are you in here for?”
zaibatsu
6 hours ago

Fox News host struggles to define woke: "It could be a feeling, it could be a sense" https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/fox-news-host-struggles-define-woke-it-could-be-feeling-it-could-be-sense #news #politics

News, Opinions & Views
7 hours ago

The New Republic:
Arresting Donald Trump Would Not Be Good for Donald Trump

Many are arguing that criminal charges would help the former president’s reelection campaign. They’re wrong.

It’s possible that criminal charges would give Trump a small boost...motivating his most ardent supporters. But the idea that there are millions of undecided Republican voters who will become activated Trump voters if he’s convicted is ludicrous:

https://newrepublic.com/article/171269/arresting-donald-trump-not-good-donald-trump

#News #Politics #Trump #Democrats

Hudson :blobfoxcofeglare:
7 hours ago

The NYPD has erected barricades at the Manhattan Criminal Court and DA Alvin Bragg’s Office.

This is presumed by most to be in preparation for the potential arrest of Donald Trump, which Trump himself expects to occur at some point tomorrow.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-03-20/barricades-go-up-in-new-york-ahead-of-possible-trump-indictment?leadSource=uverify%20wall

#News #Politics #DonaldTrump #Trump #AlvinBragg #Indictment #NYPD

David Todd McCarty
8 hours ago

Do you remember all the conversations you had following the disastrous 2016 election, where you lamented how nearly half of America had been duped by a con man? How confident were we that things would go poorly and that, eventually, our fellow citizens would realize the catastrophic error of their ways? No one wanted to be the one to say I told you so, but it seemed inevitable. This couldn’t possibly continue.

#Politics #USPol #Democracy #Writing #Journalism

https://medium.com/ellemeno/its-time-to-take-the-threat-to-democracy-personally-8536a82c50da

POLITICS
It’s Time To Take The Threat To Democracy Personally
After years of pretending that Trump supporters have simply been duped, we must recognize that their continued support is a moral failing and an existential threat.

By David Todd McCarty
Texas Observer
9 hours ago

“Charter #schools have a right to turn their backs on kids and a part of the community. And if we start on that train ... these kids will be left behind in society.”

As the state takeover of #Houston ISD proceeds, advocates worry for the future of vulnerable schools in low-income neighborhoods. McHam Investigative Reporting Fellow @josephinelee uncovers the risks this poses to students:
https://www.texasobserver.org/wheatley-houston-isd-takeover-privatization-texas/

#education #TXedu #TXlege #privatization #vouchers #news #USpol #politics

Raw Story
11 hours ago

This is next-level stupidity

Right-wing broadcaster calls for Barack Obama and others to be executed if Trump is arrested
#news #politics

https://www.rawstory.com/pete-santilli-executions/

The Conversation U.S.
12 hours ago

20 years of war and #Iraq isn’t any more democratic than it was before 2003.

The US invasion succeeded in ousting a brutal regime – but establishing a healthy and thriving new democracy proved more challenging.

Research from Freedom House and a political science scholar who measures democratic character of governments:

https://theconversation.com/20-years-on-george-w-bushs-promise-of-democracy-in-iraq-and-middle-east-falls-short-201998

#iraqwar #politics #uspolitics #georgewbush #Democracy

Ihthisham
12 hours ago

Anti-drag queen bigots the Proud Boys got a dose of their own medicine while protesting at a family-friendly show in New York City this weekend.

#fuckaroundfindout #newyork #drag #lgbt #trans #lgbtrightsarehumanrights #translivesmatter #goodnews #politics #democrat

"I came here to help, not get the shit beat out of me" - a member of Proud Boys, with visible blood on his face ushered away from Drag Queen Story Hour event in NYC as protesters chant "Fuck the Proud Boys"
VICE News
13 hours ago

The DeSantis administration is going after multiple venues that recently hosted drag events.
https://www.vice.com/en/article/jg5x53/desantis-drag-show-the-plaza-live-orlando
#News #RonDeSantis #DRAG #anti-lgbtqlegislation #Florida #Gender #extremism #Politics

VICE News
13 hours ago

Donald Trump says he's about to be arrested and is calling for protests. But many of his most hardline supporters are scared of a repeat of the January 6 arrests.
https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7bjbq/far-right-trump-protests
#extremism #Trump #trumparrest #alvinbragg #protest #TruthSocial #NewYork #News #TheExtremismDesk #Politics

VICE News
13 hours ago

Mike Pence said an indictment is “just not what the American people want to see,” while Ron DeSantis said it would be "pursuing a political agenda.”
https://www.vice.com/en/article/88x9xa/politically-charged-prosecution-republicans-blast-trumps-looming-indictment
#Politics #News #DonaldTrump #RonDeSantis #stormydaniels #Republicans #GOP

Joshua Holland
14 hours ago

Golly, I wonder what these former officials have in common.

"Right-wing broadcaster Pete Santilli recently argued that the U.S. military should execute former President Barack Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice if former President Donald Trump is arrested."

https://www.rawstory.com/pete-santilli-executions/

#maga #fascism #gop #politics #trump

DeSantis endorsing torture: Verified details of the Florida governor's time at Guantanamo, advising that force feeding is OK (it is not)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/03/19/ron-desantis-guantanamo-bay-force-feeding/
#humanrights #guantanamo #president #politics #desantis #torture #florida #-

Aspen Proposal
15 hours ago

Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees.

We are so caught up in the day-to-day tangle of human society that we often forget the bigger picture.

It is nice to have a family that includes 8 million other species and to live on an exceptionally rare planet in the goldilocks zone of a fairly stable star.

It is amazing to share a history that goes back 14 billion years and future that should last at least a few million more.

It is remarkable to live in world of such abundance that with a modicum of appropriate technology we could all flourish for countless generations.

If we can see the forest as a whole, it might just help us navigate our way through the trees.

http://www.aspenproposal.org

#sustainability #abundance #future #Nature #politics #culture #economics #forest

An autumn view of a mixed western larch/Douglas fir/lodgepole pine forest in the Kimberley Nature Park.
Jon Shifflett
16 hours ago

#kitm Kagro in the Morning with host David Waldman @KagroX is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

#news and #politics for Eastern Orthodox St. Patrick's day

(Keep wearing green for good luck!)

Sadly, I can't listen live today, but you can!

https://www.netrootsradio.com/

@jeffjarvis

"Former American #President Barack #Obama is coming to Europe from the end of April for several appearances...The organizers have booked large halls...(and) have not announced the name of a presenter, nor have they explained what exactly will take place on stage. Each evening will begin "with a series of encounters and special guests," a statement said, and it will be about "creativity, corporate responsibility, leadership and transformation." #US #politics

https://www.spiegel.de/kultur/barack-obama-der-ehemalige-us-praesident-kommt-nach-berlin-a-bc691f2c-9eb8-4716-b103-392b4aae622f

NationalWorld News
16 hours ago

📍 1.1m families in extreme fuel poverty in England and Wales – worst affected areas

At least 5 million households - or one in every five - are in fuel poverty in England and Wales, according to Friends of the Earth research.

#UK #News #Politics #Poverty #England #Wales

https://www.nationalworld.com/news/politics/energy-crisis-families-face-extreme-fuel-poverty-england-wales-west-midlands-worst-hit-4071175

Dan Kennedy
16 hours ago

New at Media Nation: How the former president of CNN helped cover up the Reagan campaign's 1980 campaign misdeeds. #journalism #politics https://dankennedy.net/2023/03/20/how-a-former-top-news-executive-helped-cover-up-the-reagan-campaigns-misdeeds/

News, Opinions & Views
17 hours ago

CNN:
Trump and E. Jean Carroll agree to combine rape defamation trials

Carroll, a former magazine writer, alleged Trump raped her in a New York department store dressing room and defamed her when he denied the rape, said “she’s not my type”

[E]vidence relating to this central factual question ‘is relevant to both cases,’ and will be presented at both trials,” the lawyers wrote Friday...

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/03/19/politics/e-jean-carroll-trump-defamation-trial/index.html

#News #Politics #Trump #Democracy #Democrats

Jeff Brown
17 hours ago

Want to find the most shared and important #News

Bookmark DailyNewsBrief.com (Easy to remember)

It links to https://newsie.social/explore/links

This is a heavily moderated and curated list of real news links from the past 48 hours from posts shared on Newsie.social.

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#News
#BreakingNews
#WorldNews
#Politics
#BusinessNews
#Economy
#TechnologyNews
#EntertainmentNews
#SportsNews
#EnvironmentalNews
#HealthNews

Walrus
17 hours ago

#Politics #ToryCorruption
Do you think the Tories will allow the next election to be run honestly? It appears they have already printed fake postal vote forms, that will go back to them, instead of to the council. Does anyone believe they will forward all of them, or will it just be the forms from the people they know are Tory voters?

Part of what at first seems to be a postal vote registration form, but in fact has been printed by the Tories, and which will not get to the council. It's never too early to start the election fraud.
News, Opinions & Views
17 hours ago

The Daily Beast:
Ben & Jerry’s Founder Is ‘Top Donor’ of Group Campaigning Against U.S. Military Support for Ukraine

This left-wing critique of U.S. policy—which grows out of a deep-rooted anti-war sentiment—brings some on the left into line with the talking points of fringe Republicans such as Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/ben-and-jerrys-founder-ben-cohen-funds-campaign-against-ukraine-military-support?ref=home

#News #WorldNews #Politics #Democracy #Democrats #Ukraine #Russia #War #RussiaUkraineWar

"The silent majority" was originally used to describe the dead as they outnumbered the living. In modern times the phrase is used in politics to describe a group of people who do not express their opinions publicly.
Who are these people? How many of them are there? What do they believe? If they vote then how do they vote? By definition none of these things are known so politicians can say whatever they like about the "silent majority". Cunning eh?
#Politics
#Truth
#Death

A Donald Trump rally where audience shouting and raising hands and holding up posters which say, "the silent majority stands with Trump"
How can they possibly know who the silent majority stand with?
VICE News
20 hours ago

What happens when a former U.S. president is charged with a crime? We answer that and many more questions about the likely indictment of Donald Trump.
https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkayp9/trump-arrest-charges-questions-what
#News #Crime #Politics #DonaldTrump #DonaldTrumpArrest #explainers

voz y yerba del demonio
1 day ago

can't spell "WAR CRIME" without, "GOOD CRIME"... #wisdom #politics #anarchistquotes #OnTrumpsLeft

Raw Story
1 day ago

In what world is Pennsylvania in the midwest???

Ron DeSantis ridiculed for pretending he was 'culturally raised' in the midwest

#news #politics

https://www.rawstory.com/ron-desantis-mocked-raised-midwest/

Dr. Mary Trump says her uncle's history of political violence should concern Americans — and nowhere is safe

#news #politics

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-potential-violence-everywhere/

Prof Kemi FG
1 day ago

It's too bad the "woke mind virus" isn't a real virus, because then the Republicans wouldn't give a shit about stopping it.

#BlackMastodon #BlackFedi #politics

The Conversation U.S.
1 day ago

Will the GOP continue to stoke white grievance, or pursue a multiracial strategy that can expand its reach? Recent trends suggest that it can do both at once.

https://theconversation.com/republicans-are-trying-to-build-a-multiracial-right-will-it-work-199086
#news #politics #republicans #gop

Raw Story
1 day ago

Jeeze they're really helping make it easy to identify militia members

Proud Boys bloodied and jailed during NYC drag queen story hour protest

#news #politics #lgbt #lgbtq

https://www.rawstory.com/proud-boys-drag-queen-protest/

All The Brazilian Politics
1 day ago

Five years since the assassination of Marielle Franco

#politics #brazil #BrazilianPolitics
https://youtu.be/ghoSAaeznAE via @peoplesdispatch

Ricketson
2 days ago

@jeffjarvis Every story about the minutiae of governing should include a quote like "I'm not sure how this fits into McCarthy's overall game plan where he's trying to justify coups against the elected government. Is he setting up a crisis he can exploit? Is he trying to create a propaganda event to justify the next coup attempt? Or is he just conducting regular politics to remain in power until the situation is ripe for a full coup attempt? We're really in uncharted waters here".
#USA #politics #coup

David Ano
2 days ago
The Conversation U.S.
2 days ago

Roughly 6 in 10 Americans expressed fear that democracy is in peril, with 35% saying they were “very worried.”

But many Americans still have hope, and believe that their political system can recover.

https://theconversation.com/americans-remain-hopeful-about-democracy-despite-fears-of-its-demise-and-are-acting-on-that-hope-199581

#Politics #News #Research #Democracy

Alexf24
2 days ago

I fucking warned you dude. I told you bro.

#Satire #Politics #Economy

I fucking warned you dude. I told you bro.
A critical analysis of capitalist production
By Karl Marx
(satire)
Dan Kennedy
3 days ago

Trump has engaged in so much horrendous misconduct over the years that it's tempting to dismiss the Stormy Daniels prosecution as not worth the resources being put into it. But buying her silence just before the election was a big deal and might have even put him over the top given how close the margin was.

We'd all like to see Trump charged with inciting an insurrection, but the Brandenburg standard is so high that it's probably not going to happen.

#politics

VICE News
3 days ago

Charges against the former president are expected in New York over alleged wrong-doing related to a hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvj8n3/trump-says-he-will-be-arrested-tuesday-calls-for-protests
#News #Politics #Crime #DonaldTrump #stormydaniels #worldnews

KinoGhoul
3 days ago

Nebraska Lawmaker Has Been Filibustering an Anti-Trans Bill For THREE Weeks—And Isn't Stopping!

https://youtu.be/_iHd_3DFt3A

#news #politics #uspolitics #theHumanistReport #nebraska #LGBTQ