Items tagged with: oppression
For the 25 white, male state senators voting for it, this is not about the foetus but about maintaining the social order
#usa #alabama #oppression #HumanRights #racism #freedom #abortion #socialorder #discrimination #women #choice #rights
«Umbrella nine» leaders sentenced to jail
A district court judge jailed sociology professor Chan Kin-man, 60, law professor Benny Tai, 54, and Baptist minister the Rev Chu Yiu-ming, 75, to 16 months each for conspiracy to commit public nuisance. Chu’s sentence was suspended for two years.
Raphael Wong and Shiu Ka-chun were sentenced to eight months while former student leader Eason Chung and Democratic party member Lee Wing-tat were given eight-month sentences suspended for two years.
The activists planned to use civil disobedience tactics and occupy Hong Kong’s central business district in hopes that Beijing would allow Hong Kong voters to choose the city’s leader for the first time in history in 2017.
#HongKong #China #PRChina #News #Politics #Asia #FarEast #Democracy #Autocracy #Authoritarianism #Oppression #Freedom #UmbrellaNine
On Henry Kissinger's failed speech at New York University and Conservatism at colleges
1. The Bulwark:
In the ‘60s, it was the revolutionary counterculture and the rise of the New Left. Today, it is the scourge of identity politics and the attendant intersectionality, trigger warnings, among other signs of radical left dominance among students and faculty alike.I wouldn't call it the radical left but the whimpy left. This has got nothing to do with radicalism but rather with emotionalism. You simply have to tell them that when they can't stand the heat, they should stay out of the kitchen. Something like that.
Still, you shouldn't give somebody like Milo a stage, at least not at campus. He's got nothing to do with politics but only with populism. and colleges should not be the place to promote populism. I was fine with Jordan Peterson, but Milo crosses a line of decency.
Student groups invite conservative speakers ranging from the reasonable to the incendiary to campus and then sit back and wait for the inevitable protests. They call out left-wing professors who silence dissent.True. Once the whimpy left shut down each Conservative voice, the right didn't care anymore who they invited because it didn't matter in terms of protesters who are going to counter his or her attendance.
Conservatives can mock Obama for having been a “community activist” all they want – at least the left understands the importance of the local. Read through the aims of many a left-wing group on campus and you’ll see an intense focus on forming local groups and alliances, on strengthening community, on stuff normal people can contribute to and appreciate. Conservatives can, at best, offer scintillating intellectual debate on high principle and occasional voting advice.Funnily, I always thought that Conservatives were the people who cared most for local affairs. Yet in the end, the very opposite seems to be the case.
Murray had written in a book that racial differences in intelligence might to some extent be hereditary. Former NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly supported the “racist” stop-and-frisk policy. And Peter Thiel was forced to leave a 2014 speech at UC Berkeley by students shouting “No police state!” and “Black lives matter!” But it’s not clear what the students thought Mr. Thiel had to do with any of that.The first one is inarguably racist when he thinks that you could differ someone's intellect regarding his origin, we've been through race biology before and have proven it wrong. Why bring it up again? As for the second one, the stop-and-frisk policy is not inherently racist, but when this policy comes into action, those who are going to become targeted the most by it are people of minority origins, those who look non-white. It's not the policy but those who are told to execute it.
As for Peter Thiel, I don't get this either. He's a douche, no doubt, but what they shouted truly doesn't match up. I guess that some of them didn't know who's walking there.
But the students who object so strenuously to Kissinger’s “war crimes” are the same students who wear Che Guevara t-shirts and quote Mao. They do not criticize (or are unaware of) North Vietnam’s mass-murder campaign following the American withdrawal.Oh God, do they really quote Mao? I own a small pocketbook with quotes of his, but would never tend to quote him publicly. Maybe in my blog when it matches what I write, but even this would be a scarce encounter. He's simply too brutal to enhance one's reader, he functions like a scarecrow.
And this is an exceptionally, almost disarmingly naïve approach. I recently learned how a liberal friend of mine from New York was shocked to discover, on a visit to a Middle Eastern country that wasn’t Israel, that to be publicly identifiable as a Jew was not just unwise but could actually be dangerous. It had not occurred to him that a universal acceptance of other cultures was not itself a universal value.Holy hell, which road did we take in development of university campuses?
This grotesque and ahistorical attack is by no means the first. In the 2016 presidential campaign, independent socialist candidate Bernie Sanders attacked Hilary Clinton for being a friend of “Kissinger, the war criminal of Cambodia.”Sometimes I wonder which role figures like Hillary Clinton (in the Bush administration) and Henry Kissinger (in Vietnam, Cambodia, and so on) played, and whether one doesn't do them wrong when calling them out this way.
I feel some responsibility for the Cambodia part of such attacks. Almost 40 years ago, in 1979, I published a book called “Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia.” It was a tough book, based on thousands of pages of U.S. government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and hundreds of interviews. Its argument was that massive U.S. bombing and other careless Nixon-Kissinger White House policies toward Cambodia had created the conditions in which the genocidal communist Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975.Oh, ok, they may have gotten a point there, I leave this to them.
I do not agree with everything that Kissinger has done, and I imagine there are decisions that he too regrets. But he is an extraordinary man who deserves respect. He came to the U.S. in 1938 as a 15-year-old exile from Nazi Germany, and returned there to fight the Nazis as a young GI in 1944. He wrote to his parents, “I feel proud and happy to be able to enter here as a free American soldier.”
#US #USA #Education #CollegeEducation #Colleges #LiberalArts #TheArtOfArguments #Discussion #Conservatism #RightWinged #RightWing #News #Politics #PoliticalTheory #LeftWing #LeftWinged #WhimpyLeft #NewLeft #RadicalLeft #EchoChamber #Kissinger #HenryKissinger #WarCrime #Cambodia #Oppression #Antifa #PublicDiscussion
ILPS condemns arrest of Julian Assange, demands his immediate release as journalist
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by British authorities under the direction of the US government. We defend his rights as a journalist and demand his immediate release.
Assange has earned the ire of the US for exposing the truth about US behind-the-scenes machinations in its drive to carry out foreign interventions and launch wars of aggression for regime change and economic plunder. Wikileaks has published volumes of material documenting the crimes of US imperialism around the world.
The arrest of Assange is based on a charge of engaging in theft of US state secrets. Assange is accused of conspiring with US Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning to crack a password on a Defense Department computer network for classified documents and communications to download classified records and transmit them to WikiLeaks.
The charge sheet released to the public by the US State Department states that between January 2010 and May 2010, Manning downloaded databases from US government departments and agencies containing nearly “90,000 Afghanistan war-related significant activity reports, 400,000 Iraq war-related significant activity reports, 800 Guantanamo Bay detainee assessment briefs, and 250,000 US State Department cables.”
These materials including videos and classified documents revealed the crimes of US imperialism that the US wanted to keep secret from the world. One of the most damning evidence of US crimes is a video footage from an Apache helicopter viewed by millions around the world showing Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, his driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Baghdad. A group of adults and children in a minivan arrives and attempts to rescue the wounded but they are also fired upon.
The arrest of Julian Assange exposes the utter hypocrisy of the US, its most trusted running dog, Britain, and other Western governments of their avowals for democracy, freedom of the press and freedom of speech.
Experts and scholars say that this is a direct assault on the basic rights of journalists protected by the First Amendment in the US Constitution. But the ruling regime in the US will even trample upon its own constitution, as it has done in justifying the use of torture and other criminal practices.
Every US ruling regime has time and again proven that it can tear to pieces universally accepted conventions on international relations in order to carry out interference in the internal affairs of other countries and launch wars of aggression and plunder in pursuit of US imperialist interests.
For almost 7 years, the US and its lackeys tried every foul means to get their hands on Assange and stop him from carrying on with his journalistic work. Julian Assange was able to survive almost seven years of threats, harassments and pressure from the US and its lackeys because of his own courage in defending his rights and the overwhelming support of the people of the world and some sympathetic governments.
Despite all the threats and pressures, Assange continued with his journalistic work while holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. His defiance inspired whistleblowers in the belly of the beast like Edward Snowden to come forward and expose the crimes of US imperialism around the world.
The US is an imperialist power in decline. But it is still capable of doing the most hideous crimes against the people of the world in its desperation to prevent its total collapse. The people of the world must therefore continue to resist this monster wherever it rears its head until it is mortally wounded and collapses like all the empires before it. And, the work of such courageous journalists like Julian Assange serves the goal of humankind in ridding the world of the evils of imperialism and human oppression.
- International League of Peoples' Struggle
#FreeAssange #imperialism #whistleblowing #whistleblower #oppression #arrest #USimperialism #ILPS #wikileaks #journalism #Britain #truth
Landlord accused of having urged female tenants to offer sex as rental payment
Last week, more details of Mitchell’s alleged abuse were exposed. In a motion opposing his release while awaiting trial, Jessica Kim of the U.S. attorney’s office wrote that the federal investigation had identified multiple women “all of whom are vulnerable members of our community—who were tenants of the defendant’s rental properties and traded sex for free or reduced rent from him.”
Andrew Mitchell joined the vice squad in 2017, after 30 years on the force, including five years in homicide. But as a side job, he is a landlord who had 15 properties registered to his name at the time he killed Dalton, according to Franklin County parcel records.
For Danielle, Mitchell’s request for the photos made her immediately uncomfortable. “Sending nude photos for what?” she recalls asking. He replied with an offer, she said. “If you were to do something like that, then I would be able to take a lot of money off your rent and we could kind of start fresh,” he suggested.
Mitchell pressed her again, she said. “If you’re willing to do that online, what’s the difference with sending some pictures?” he said, according to Danielle. She told him she no longer wanted to do work around the building for discounted rent, but says Mitchell still pressed her. “If you’re not going to work for me, you need to send me photos,” she remembers him saying.
That put them in a position of power over people already vulnerable to sexual abuse by police and least likely to report it—including women, sex workers, and queer and trans people, Alexis said. “The reason why it’s systemically ignored is because it is used against people who are systemically ignored.”
#US #USA #Ohio #Oppression #Suppression #News #Politics #SexualAbuse #Desperation #ForcedProstitution #Feminism #Capitalism #CapitalismKills
Politique : être #syndicalistes et #libertaires aujourd’hui
Le combat syndical est, pour les militantes et militants d’Alternative libertaire, un des caractères essentiels de leur engagement #anticapitaliste. À l’ #exploitation et à l’ #oppression sur le terrain de classe doit répondre une lutte pied à pied. Parce que nous sommes #révolutionnaires, nous sommes syndicalistes : https://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?Politique-Etre-syndicalistes-et-libertaires-aujourd-hui
#AL #AlternativeLibertaire #Syndicalisme
On police brutality
There’s no indication he’s clearly awake, yet all at once, the officers start screaming, “Show me your hands!” so loudly that it’s necessary for captions to explain that the yells weren’t in fact gunshots. Within roughly three seconds, the officers start firing.The USA - land of the free, where oyu can be shot for not following humiliating, tortorous procedures exactly by the booK; where they start shooting at you immediately after making one comparably suspicious hand movement, although you might be drunk and not visibly armed. Yet, as the text chapters say: DON'T watch the videos when you don't have the stomach for it. They are simply disgusting...
Then, however, things got strange — very strange — rather than asking Shaver and his friend to keep their hands visible while police (who, at this point, had guns pointing straight at both of them) approached and applied handcuffs, they ask them to crawl towards police in a highly-specific way. The Washington Post’s account is decent, but you have to watch the video truly grasp the strangeness of the requests:
#US #USA #PoliceBrutality #Police #FuckThePolice #FuckDAPolice #ShootThePigs #ACAB #NoGodsNoMasters #Oppression #Politics #News
Pakistani woman alleges husband of having shaved her head, stripped her naked and hit her with a pole
In the video - which shows her bruised face and shaven head - the 22-year-old said she had been attacked after refusing to dance in front of her husband's friends at their home in Lahore.What an indecent prick. May his carcass rot in hell.
Mr Faisal - who has denied torture - and an employee of his are both in police custody.What is wrong with those people and their eagerness to share video footage of committed crimes? I already saw this when oh-so many concerned people on the internet wanted to share the mosque shooter's live video footage. To share it around the world like a video of cats doesn't serve any journalistic purpose and only hails the murderer's deeds. The only ones you should share it with are actual journalists who follow by a certain code of decency when it comes to discretion. What you do when you share it publicly is consciously supporting the wrongdoer. If this is your sole interest, then you know what you are. But if you actually oppose this person, then don't share it. Those who need to see this video to convert it into public information already have access to it once it has reached even you.
Many people took to Twitter to denounce domestic violence in Pakistan, and criticised the sharing of a video purporting to show Ms Aziz dancing with her husband.
#India #Pakistan #Asia #FarEast #News #Society #Patriarchy #Feminism #VictimBlaming #Oppression #FemaleOppression
A Rejoinder to the Malicious and Slanderous Publicity of the AFP-PNP On the NPA’S Improvised Explosive Devices and on “Localized Peace Talks” to Malign the Revolutionary Movement in the Ilocos-Cordillera
Since the time the NPA have been using the so-called Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to advance the National Democratic Revolution through People’s War against the Filipino people’s three basic problems of US imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism, the fascist commanding officers of the reactionary AFP-PNP forces – who are the candid protectors of the big landlords and big comprador bourgeoisie and their US-imperialist master – blatantly shout that the revolutionary Army of the Filipino people are the violators of the international laws and rules of war. The NPA’s National Operations Command (NOC) has often made clarifications that NPA commanders and combatants always and at all times adhere to the laws and rules of war in waging the People’s War. Nonetheless, the AFP-PNP commanders continue to slander the NPA and the armed Filipino masses.
While the Regional Operations Command (ROC) of the NPA in the Ilocos-Cordillera Region salute to the highest degree the Leonardo Pacsi Command and its Red commanders and combatants for successively and successfully launching three (3) tactical offensives in Moutain Province against the AFP-PNP last March 29, March 31 and April 2, which led to the death of three (3) and the wounding of nine (9) enemies of the people, it is but proper to send to the print, broadcast and social media this rejoinder to the malicious and slanderous publicity of the AFP-PNP on the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to malign the NPA and the whole revolutionary movement. After said NPA tactical offensives, Lt. Col. Narciso Nabulneg Jr., commander of the 54th IB, also the 503rd Infrantry Brigade Commander as well as Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, the PA Northern Luzon Command spokesperson, kept on denouncing the NPA for using IEDs which, they claim spitefully, are prohibited by the United Nations’ international laws. Calling the NPA revolutionary forces as terrorists, the reactionary and fascist AFPPNP commanders at the national and regional levels still go on to the extent of broadcasting their ridiculous declarations that the NPAs are using IEDs only to hide their declining strength, that peace and development in the Cordillera and the Philippines would be achieved through “localized peace talks”, and that the US-Duterte tyrannical regime’s “Whole-of-Nation Approach, 12 Pillars and National Task Force” would finally end the CPP-NPA-NDFP by 2022.
The revolutionary principles of the NPA in using the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) do not at all contradict but follow the rules and instructions, written in the “CONVENTION OF THE PROBIHITION OF THE USE, STOCKPILING, PRODUCTION AND TRANSFER OF ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES AND ON THEIR DESTRUCTION”. This Convention was done by the 133 members of the United Nations at Oslo, Norway, on 18 September 1997. It has been ratified, accepted and approved by 133 nations, including the Philippines; but this has never been acknowledged and recognized, and up to now, has been totally ignored and rejected, by the government of the United States of America.
The Convention is “determined to put an end to the suffering and casualties caused by antipersonnel mines, that kill or maim hundreds of people every week, mostly innocent and defenseless civilians and especially children, obstruct economic development and reconstruction, inhibit the repatriation of refugees and internally displaced persons, and have other severe consequences for years after emplacement.” Specifically, it prohibits the “Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which May Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects”.
Even in an armed conflict, whether internal in a country (like what is happening now in the Philippines) or between two countries, the Convention states that “Basing themselves on the principle of international humanitarian law that the right of the parties to an armed conflict to choose methods or means of warfare is not unlimited, on the principle that prohibits the employment in armed conflicts of weapons, projectiles and materials and methods of warfare of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering and on the principle that a distinction must be made between civilians and combatants”. What the Convention particularly prohibits also is “the use of mines, booby-traps and other devices” that are “designed to be placed under, on or near the ground or other surface area and to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a person or a vehicle”. Thus, the IEDs – that are competently developed, produced and used by the NPA solely against the armed enemies of the exploited and oppressed people, i.e. the fascist AFP-PNP and their para-military troops – are not covered by the prohibitions of the Convention because it permits and does not ban command detonated bombs, and the NPA do not at all target civilians in launching tactical offensives and in pursuing the People’s War. Such command detonated bombs, being exploded by the NPA exclusively against the reactionary AFP-PNP forces in places outside civilian population, are detonated by NPA explosive experts based on the command of the Company Commander or Platoon Leader.
So why then does the US-imperialist government, well protected by their imperialist CIA and armed powers, deny and reject said Convention? Because such prohibitions totally castigate and denounce US imperialism in its current war of aggressions and armed interventions to maintain and expand its global monopolies and hegemony against many nations by massively using weapons of mass destructions, cluster bombs, chemical and biological weapons, artilleries, missiles and nuclear facilities and forces (submarines, ships, planes) without any distinction between civilians and combatants. And look what the US did to the people of Nagasaki and Hiroshima; to Vietnam and Korea and other Asian and Latin American countries; to people of Libya, Iraq and other countries in the Middle East.
And though the reactionary Philippine government ratified, approved and signed the said Convention at Ottawa, Canada and at the UN Headquarters in New York on 3 December 1997, its fascist AFP-PNP forces have never totally implemented the laws and rules of the UN Convention. Guided by and based on the US-imperialist global Counter-Insurgency (COIN) Guide, all the APF-PNP Operation Plans of past puppet regimes since 1997 to the present – the US-Ramos’ Oplan Lambat Bitag 4 and Oplan Sandugo I & II; the US-Estrada’s “All-out War” and Oplan Balangai; the US-Arroyo’s Oplan Bantay Laya I & II; the US-Aquino II’s Oplan Bayanihan; and the US-Duterte tyrannical regime’s “total war” through his Oplan Kapayapaan and “Whole-of-Nation Approach” (WNA) through his “12 Pillars” and implemented by his “National Task Force” (NTF), which is actually a de facto Martial Law throughout the Philippines – have been and are continuously using airborne bombings that have boundless and indiscriminate effects on the civilians, their communities and the environment. Consider the destructive consequences of what killer Duterte have done to the Moro people of Marawi City! All these are crimes against humanity, particularly against the Filipino people.
Tyrant Duterte’s daydream to end the NPA and the Filipino people’s armed revolution by 2022 will totally fail because his “Whole-of-National Approach”, “12 pillars” and “National Task Force” do not address but only reinforce daily the root causes of the armed conflict, which are US imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism that have buried the exploited and oppressed Filipino masses into increasing poverty and impoverishment. Tyrant Duterte’s “Whole-of-Nation Approach” is itself a state fascism that continues to slaughter the struggling workers, urban poor, peasants, national minorities, women, youth, lawyers, media people, human rights defenders, Church people, and including the political oppositionists of killer Duterte. Killer Duterte’s “12 Pillars” are actually aggravating the deteriorating socio-economic conditions of the Filipino masses through high taxes and TRAIN law, excessive foreign loans for his “Build, Build, Build” projects, high prices/inflation, contractualization, depressed wages, corruption and promoting shabu smuggling and trade in the facade of “anti-drug war”. Killer Duterte has ordered his pro-US imperialist AFP and PNP to control and use the “National Task Force” in order to militarize the whole national and local bureaucracy, and has de facto put the whole nation to martial law.
Duterte and his fascist military and police continue to step up further various extra-judicial killings, surveillances, baseless arrests, red-tagging and trumped-up criminal cases against the legal democratic forces and all critics and political oppositionists, including members of the NDPF peace negotiation panelists and consultants. And after terminating through Proclamation No. 360 the peace negotiations between the GRP and the NDFP, tyrant Duterte and his fascist AFP-PNP commanders have been and are coercing all government agencies to implement localized peace negotiations that are nationally directed and supervised. But the fact remains that localized peace negotiations will neither solve the root causes of the People’s War being waged by the NPA and the Filipino armed masses, nor respond to the Filipino people’s aspiration for a just and lasting peace.
In actual facts, tyrant Duterte and his pro-US imperialist armed forces and police have actually become the best recruiters for the NPA, and are daily compelling the Filipino masses to take up arms and join the NPA. By terminating the peace negotiations between the GRP and the NDFP, killer Duterte and his reactionary AFP and PNP are encouraging the Filipino masses to wage the People’s War in order to advance the National Democratic Revolution, continue building the Filipino people’s revolutionary democratic government, pursue the agrarian revolution and national industrialization, and at all times stand for national sovereignty and democracy as well as social justice. The revolution shall surely terminate the class dictatorship of big landlords and big comprador bourgeoisie, and end finally and thoroughly the unbridled pro-US imperialist puppetry, neo-liberalism, fascism, corruption, economic plunder, repression and abuses, poverty and impoverishment of the Filipino people, for socialist construction to finally commence nation-wide.
Long live the New People’s Army!
Join the New People’s Army and the People’s War!
Advance the People’s War to higher stages up to final nation-wide victory!
- Martin Montana, spokesperson of the NPA-Ilocos Cordillera Region (Chadli Molintas Command)
#cppnpandf #cppnpa #NPA #newpeoplesarmy #Philippines #communism #fascism #Duterte #police #military #civilwar #peopleswar #IED #AFP #PNP #servethepeople #OustDuterte #masses #Filipino #people #puppet #neoliberalism #imperialism #war #bourgeoisie #oppression #corruption #socialjustice #nationaldemocracy #democracy #revolution #philippinerevolution #semicolonialism #semifeudalism #feudalism #US #America #UnitedStates
International outrage over Bruneian death penalty law for LGBT people
"Even before syariah law, LGBT+ people could be prosecuted under civil law," Zoe told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which is identifying her by only one name for her protection.
The laws, elements of which were first adopted in 2014, could see LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and related communities) people whipped or stoned to death for same-sex activity. Some aspects of the laws will apply to non-Muslims.
"It is seriously regrettable that Brunei's decision contravenes a number of international norms on human rights," New Zealand's Foreign Minister Winston Peters said in a statement on Sunday (March 31).
The Thompson Reuters Foundation has also listed some of the worst countries for sexual minorities:
The move will make it the seventh country to impose the death penalty for same-sex relationships, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). Many more criminalise homosexuality.Shouldn't this worry us? Normally, yes. So, what is the reason why are they still in there? I demand their permanent and immediate exclusion from the United Nations until they revoke their discriminating and outright inhumane legislature.
1. Six United Nations member states already impose the death penalty for consensual same-sex acts - Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Nigeria, Sudan and Somalia. Mauritanian law allows for a sentence of death by stoning, but the country has a de facto moratorium on capital punishment.
8. The United States has moved to roll back protections for LGBT+ people under President Donald Drumpf, whose administration also hopes to bar many trans people from serving in the military.
#Brunei #Worldwide #Global #LGBTQ #LGBT #Equality #Discrimination #NoDiscrimination #StopDiscrimination #ShariaLaw #Islam #Religion #Conservatism #ArchConservatism #ReligiousConservatism #Islamism #Quran #Theocracy #News #Politics #DeathPenalty #DeathByStoning #Oppression #Suppression #Patriarchy
Panhandling is not illegal in Arkansas, federal judge decides
U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson on Monday imposed a permanent injunction on a 2017 ordinance in Hot Springs that outlaws physical interactions between pedestrians and people in vehicles, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The ordinance violates the First Amendment by regulating speech based on content, Dawson said.I didn't even know you could illegalise something like this. Marvellous!
"The Court is unpersuaded by the city's effort to separate physical interaction from its expressive intent or message as a means of avoiding conflict with the First Amendment," he wrote. "All people everywhere routinely communicate non-verbal messages through physical interaction, often without noticing it."
#US #USA #Panhandle #Panhandling #FreeSpeech #MuhFreeSpeech #FreedomOfSpeech #FirstAmendment #Arkansas #HotSprings #Anger #Overregulation #Suppression #Oppression #News #Politics
Workers of the World, Unite - on GitHub!
The original anonymous developer first posted the project on the Chinese social platform V2EX, saying that such an intense work schedule kept them from “resting and having time to speak to family members.”Pretty Communist, this Chinese "people's" republic, eh? No? Well, must be the fact that the workers are indeed being exploited, when you're working for more than 12 hours a day, six days a week, just to then be sent somewhere to recreate, to be ready to join this vicious circle again. Yes, that's what Marx had in mind when he wrote his famous "Kapital": Not as a solution, but as the literal problem of what the workers had to stand up against.
To get a submission accepted, people are supposed to present evidence, often in the form of social media posts or news articles, but sometimes including internal evidence within the company. The developers of the repository warn users not to screenshot companies’ internal data directly, but to use screen capture, so as to avoid detection a bit better. They also offer anyone who believes a company has been incorrectly accused a chance to correct or delete the data.
Chinese developers say Huawei encourages workers to voluntarily give up paid leave, overtime pay, and parental leave in exchange for large annual bonuses, pointing to a 2010 Chinese news article as evidence.
#Capitalism #CapitalismKills #Corporatism #CorporatismKills #News #Politics #China #PRChina #Alibaba #Kuaibao #GitHub #Microsoft #Internet #996ICU #Huawei #LateStageCapitalism #Exploitation #Oppression #Voluntariness #Voluntary
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa temporarily arrested - again
Pasig police officers served the warrant of arrest the moment that Ressa deplaned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. Police officers took Ressa and her lawyer on board their police car.Commonwealth Act - and I always thought that in the latter outcome, the Philippines were a US-American colony, and no longer an English one. Well, they didn't seem to have changed their law any afterwards.
“To any officer of the law, you are hereby commanded to arrest the person Maria Angelita Ressa who is to be found at (address redacted) or elsewhere and who stand charged before me of the crime of violation of Section 2-A of Commonwealth Act No. 108 or the Anti-Dummy Law,” said Judge Acerey Pacheco in an arrest order issued on Thursday.
The charges stemmed from a complaint by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) which said that Rappler violated the Anti-Dummy Law for issuing Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) to foreign investor Omidyar Network.
#Journalism #PressFreedom #FreePress #FreedomOfThePress #Duterte #RodrigoDuterte #Autocracy #Authoritarianism #Dictatorship #Rappler #Ressa #MariaRessa #News #Politics #Bail #Oppression #Philippines
Is-Evil at the Heart of Another Criminal Conspiracy:
Media Blackout as Israel’s Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes
A few bad apples ...
#us #bank #banks #israel #oligarchy #kakistocracy #tax #evasion #fraud #conspiracy #antisemitism #antizionism #dualcitizen #dualloyalty #news #politik #politics #media #censorship #democrats #republicans #maga #democracy #usa #america #zionism #trump #obama #meme #left #right #psyops #jews #jq #anti-semitism #usury #debt #bank #bankers #money #capitalism #parasitic #parasite #fraud #oppression #activism #class #struggle #eeuu #inequality #revolution #occupy #poverty #exploitation
Chechen human rights activist incarcerated for drug possession
In recent years, Memorial has investigated alleged abuse by Chechen authorities, including kidnappings, torture and the persecution of gay men.
The court in the town of Shali, north-east of the capital Grozny, sentenced Titiev, aged 61, after the judge took nearly nine hours to read out her verdict.
Nine hours for the charge against him due to drug possession? This either is a ridiculous show trial, or they worked overtime for their false charge. Either way, this has to be punished by the Western world, or otherwise, it has lost its moral high ground.
The police said cannabis had been found in his car - he said the drugs had been planted.
#Russia #Chechnya #HumanRights #News #Politics #GayPurge #Autocracy #Authoritarianism #Homophobia #Oppression
The article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47614971
On the «gay purge» in Chechnya, a particularly itneresting progress in this authoritarian post-Soviet nation, evidence to a failed Perestroika: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/14/tortured-to-death-in-new-anti-gay-purge-in-chechnya-activist-says-a64124
Hail #FreeSpeech – Hail \o Hail \o Hail \o
Defend your #ideas in free & open #debate or pay the price in #Blood – like those in #Christchurch! 👍
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On one's relation to one's mother tongue and what it means
I read how the notorious former Ugandan president Idi Amin, in the 70s, brazenly addressed the United Nations in his mother tongue. The Congolese despot Mobutu Sese Seko also showed allegiance to his local language by dumping his European names. More recently, the internationally acclaimed Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, after a successful career writing in English, decided to switch almost entirely to writing in his native Gikuyu. Upholding one’s mother tongue over English appeared to be the ultimate demonstration of one’s love of people and country – a middle finger raised in the face of British colonialism.
“We spoke it to set ourselves apart,” he said. “Those of us who were educated wanted to distinguish ourselves from those who had money but didn’t go to school.”
Meanwhile, Igbo is among the world’s endangered languages, and there is a rising cry, especially among Igbo intellectuals, for drastic action to preserve and promote our mother tongue.
Nigerians in Punxsutawney can have access to my novels if they so desire, and so can those in Pontypridd. But in my country, where online shopping is still an esoteric venture, my books are accessible to the public in only a handful of cities.
#Africa #Subsahara #Nigeria #Biafra #Language #Linguistics #Culture #Igbo #Disparity #Multiculturalism #Polyglot #Multilingualism #Colonialism #Postcolonialism #Civilisation #Oppression
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En 1905, à Limoges, le #harcèlement sexuel d’un contremaître provoque une grève des ouvrières de la porcelaine, soutenue par « leurs hommes ». Nous sommes nombreuses à subir cette #oppression : https://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?Greves-de-Limoges-1905-Contre-le-droit-de-cuissage
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