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01.12.2022 - 21:35 [ Alec Karakatsanis / Nitter ]

THREAD. A New York Times article on Eric Adams‘ fascist and illegal plan to arrest „homeless people“ who cops „deem“ to be „mentally ill“ is astonishing for what is missing

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Nor does the article contain a single mention of universal access to preventative health care, of the massive divestment in our society from mental health care, or of the root causes of mental illness.

01.12.2022 - 21:27 [ Reuters ]

Amid homeless crisis, New York to step up forced hospitalization of mentally ill

(29.11.2022)

Adams, speaking from City Hall, said the city had a „moral obligation“ to help New Yorkers struggling to meet their own basic needs because of mental illness, even if those people resisted intervention.

The Democratic mayor has made addressing the city’s homelessness crisis a top goal of his administration since taking office in January.

01.12.2022 - 12:47 [ Haaretz ]

Bad Blood: Netanyahu, Smotrich, Ben-Gvir All Spin Terror for Gains

The echoes of the explosions of the coordinated attacks in Jerusalem were still ringing, and the area had not yet been cleaned of the blood and broken glass. Politicians, seeing the promised land of power before their eyes, pounced on the opportunity they were given. Otzma Yehudit urged Likud members to stop with this “nonsense” of negotiating over forming a coalition (meaning: yield to all their demands). Religious Zionism repeated their demand that Benjamin Netanyahu convene the heads of all the relevant parties in a closed room and wrap things up. Needless to say, for the sake of security.

01.12.2022 - 12:14 [ allisrael.com ]

Will a parliamentary override clause for Supreme Court rulings balance power or harm democracy?

Israel’s right-wing majority considers the Supreme Court’s authority “overreaching” – and the expected incoming coalition plans to pass legislation known as the “override clause” giving parliament the power to reverse rulings from the high court.

28.11.2022 - 04:33 [ ABC News ]

Hero who helped thwart Colorado Springs gunman: ‚I would shield everyone I could‘

James continued, saying that he and his community have come „a long way from Stonewall,“ the New York City bar that was the site of the 1969 riots that launched the Gay Rights Movement.

„Bullies aren’t invincible,“ James said.

14.11.2022 - 08:18 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Abbas

(1.Mai 2018)

Abbas ist Kollaborateur der israelischen Besatzungsmacht. Seine Aufgabe ist es, effektiven Widerstand gegen die Besatzung zu verhindern, stattdessen die Vorurteile vom primitiven, überall lauernden palästinensischen Judenmörder und Barbaren zu bedienen, alle Unterstützer der palästinensischen Sache entweder zu vergraulen oder mit solchem Wahnsinn genau so zu diskreditieren wie die Palästinenser insgesamt, und der Regierung von Benjamin Netanjahu auf jede erdenkliche Weise in die Hände zu spielen, genauso wie bisher und das möglichst so, dass es schlichter gestrickten Charakteren nicht auffällt.

Den klassischen Antijuden zu machen, kommt bei vielen Palästinensern immer noch gut an. Dabei stabilisieren gerade solche Klischees das israelische Besatzungsregime und werfen eine Tarnkappe über dessen palästinensischen Kollaborateure.

Am 14. Januar hatte zuerst der Zentralrat der P.L.O. die Abbas-Behörde dringend aufgefordert, bei der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen endlich die Vollmitgliedschaft Palästinas zu beantragen. Nichts passierte.

Am 4. Februar beschloss das P.L.O.-Exekutivkomitee, bei der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen endlich die Vollmitgliedschaft Palästinas zu beantragen. Nichts passierte.

Am 20. Februar saß dann Abbas im Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen und verzichtete entgegen den P.L.O.-„Beschlüssen“ nicht nur darauf die Vollmitgliedschaft Palästinas zu beantragen, sondern ebenso darauf, Klage beim Internationalen Strafgerichtshof gegen die Besatzungsmacht Israel zu erheben, u.a. wegen Bruchs der IV. Genfer Konvention. Stattdessen redete er, zum tausendsten Male, von irgendwelchen fiktiven „Verhandlungen“ und einer „Friedenskonferenz“ im Sommer.

Und genau dafür, für seine „Friedensinitiative“ mit der U.S.-Regierung, beantragte Abbas nun am 30. April in seiner Rede in Ramallah die Unterstützung vom Nationalrat der P.L.O., deren „Parlament“; einer so vorbildlich demokratischen Institution, dass er die letzten 22 Jahre nicht zu tagen brauchte. Das war der konkrete Inhalt von Abbas Rede: das Einsammeln von Unterstützung für seine weitere, endlose Hinhaltetaktik ins Nichts und palästinensische Elend hinein …

14.11.2022 - 08:14 [ ORF.at ]

Palästinensischer Präsident will mit Netanyahu verhandeln

Der palästinensische Präsident Mahmud Abbas ist bereit, mit dem israelischen Wahlsieger Benjamin Netanyahu über eine Lösung des Nahost-Konflikts zu verhandeln. „Ich kenne Netanyahu seit langem, seit den 1990er-Jahren“, sagte Abbas im palästinensischen Fernsehen gestern. „Er ist ein Mann, der nicht an den Frieden glaubt, aber ich habe keine andere Wahl, als mit ihm zu verhandeln.“

14.11.2022 - 07:45 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s New Proposed Civics Curriculum Favors Loyalty to State Over Equal Rights

Israel’s new junior high school civics curriculum highlights Jewish aspects of Israel and the power of the government while reducing the focus on civil and human rights, the status of the Arab minority, judicial oversight, equal rights and other components of democracy.

According to sources in the Education Ministry, the curriculum, which was formulated over the past year by five members of the curriculum committee (all Jews, and three are religiously observant), is expected to serve as a basis for a new high school civics program in the future. It is pending final approval.

06.11.2022 - 12:28 [ theHill.com ]

Millionaires urge Democrats to include billionaire tax in spending bill

(01.11.2021)

A group of about 250 millionaires on Monday urged top Democrats to include a proposal to tax billionaires‘ investment gains annually in their social-spending package, after the proposal was left out of a framework the White House released last week.

03.11.2022 - 03:52 [ AtlanticCouncil.org ]

As the election fog clears, Netanyahu poised to ride a hungry, far-right tiger

Conflicting priorities to maximize the performance of their own anchor slates and also strengthen the market shares of their allied factions—with which they would aspire to craft ruling coalitions—were the source of schizophrenic messaging by Likud and Yesh Atid, which left voters to choose in whom to place their trust. Those decisions shaped the current playing field.

03.11.2022 - 02:58 [ Siemtje Möller / AtlanticCouncil.org ]

German defense state secretary: What ‘Zeitenwende’ really means

I am a child of the post-Cold War order. Peace and prosperity in a united Europe were my reality, but those certainties no longer exist. A radical rethinking has begun, as we realize that there is no natural law protecting freedom. Europe’s systemic rivals will openly challenge the rules-based international order and our ways of life.

In Germany, we coined a term for these strategic challenges of the future that concern us all: Zeitenwende—a turning point. As I travel to Washington this week to meet with US defense officials and others, here’s what the United States should know about this term and this pivotal moment in time for Germany.

03.11.2022 - 02:31 [ ORF.at ]

Scholz bricht zu Kurzbesuch nach China auf

Der deutsche Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz bricht heute zu einem nur elfstündigen Antrittsbesuch nach Peking auf. Dort wird er morgen Präsidenten Xi Jinping treffen – als erster westlicher Regierungschef seit dessen Wiederwahl zum Parteichef.

27.10.2022 - 02:53 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

MK Odeh: The Right’s Only Hope for Victory is To Suppress Arab Votes

The Hadash and Ta’al list led by Knesset members Ayman Odeh and Ahmed Tibi, released a new election campaign video urging the Arab public to vote in the elections in order to stop the right-wing parties’ intention to carry out a new Nakba.

27.10.2022 - 02:35 [ MSN.com ]

This Election Poll Made the Israeli Left Panic, as It Should

In the early stages of the campaign, when parties could still merge with others, Lapid begged Merav Michaeli, the leader of Labor, to join forces with Meretz. Even the James Webb telescope would fail to find ideological differences between the two parties. Michaeli, whatever her reasons may have truly been, shot down the idea. Now she could enter history books as the first Labor leader to remain beneath the threshold, and outside the Knesset.

24.10.2022 - 07:49 [ Haaretz ]

‚Time to Take a Side‘: U.S. Lawmakers Push Israel on Aid to Ukraine

Murphy, who chairs the Senate subcommittee dedicated to the Middle East, noted that Israel is not the only country that possesses the Iron Dome missile defense system that could potentially help Ukraine.

“The United States, in fact, could move toward transferring some of our Iron Dome capabilities to Ukraine, as well. I think Israel can do much more here,” the Connecticut senator said, adding: “These drones are absolutely devastating when they hit civilian areas“.

24.10.2022 - 07:36 [ KnessetJeremy.com ]

9 Days to Election – KnessetJeremy Polling Average: Likud 31.6, Yesh Atid 24.3, Smotrich 13.4, Gantz 11.6, Shas 8.1, UTJ 7; Blocs Deadlocked

(October 23, 2022)

Smotrich made the most significant gain with a 0.6 jump. Liberman’s Yisrael Beitenu went up for the second straight week, this time by 0.3.

Likud dropped for the second consecutive week, this time by 0.5. Gantz also went down this week, this time by 0.3. Lapid’s Yesh Atid also lost 0.1.

Overall, we remain stuck at a 60-60 deadlock between the two blocs.

24.10.2022 - 07:24 [ Haaretz ]

There Is a Place for Ben-Gvir in Netanyahu’s Cabinet, Former PM Says

The extreme-right MK Itamar Ben-Gvir would be a minister in a government formed by opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister said on Sunday evening.

When asked in a Channel 14 interview whether the Religious Zionism party member has a place in the cabinet if the right-wing-religious bloc receives 61 Knesset seats, Netanyahu responded „Yes, certainly.“

24.10.2022 - 06:48 [ @MairavZ / Nitter ]

Israeli elections are in 10 days and the apathy and fatigue are palpable, despite how high the stakes are – with the potential return of Netanyahu still on trial, the entry of the far right Zionist faction and the possible exclusion of a few Arab parties due to low voter turnout.

(22.10.2022)

21.10.2022 - 23:03 [ Tagesschau.de ]

China-Strategie der EU: Unabhängiger werden – aber ohne Streit

Relevant ist die Verständigung Europas auf eine China-Linie auch deshalb, weil im Dezember in Brüssel der Asien-Europa-Gipfel ASEM stattfinden soll. Dann wird auch eine chinesische Delegation erwartet.

21.10.2022 - 19:37 [ Haaretz ]

Legalizing Corruption

The reform that Bezalel Smotrich is proposing validates public corruption on a grand scale. It is intended as a come-on for Benjamin Netanyahu’s supporters on the eve of the election, people who understand well that in contrast to the feigned denial of Smotrich, annulling the offense will necessarily lead to the cancelation of the bulk of the indictment against Netanyahu. This is another reminder of what is at stake in the forthcoming election.

13.10.2022 - 09:42 [ Tehran Times ]

German embassy is the instigator of unrest in Iran

(September 28, 2022)

Nearly two weeks ago, a young Iranian girl died in police custody under ambiguous circumstances. The girl, Mahsa Amini, collapsed as a result of a stroke suffered in the custody, according to footage released by police authorities. The incident caused huge anger and sorrow in Iran, prompting the country’s highest political echelons to highlight the need to investigate the incident.

Iranian President Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim ordered an investigation into the tragic death of Amini. He also spoke to the family of Amini to offer condolences and assure them about following up on the case.

“I learned about this incident during my trip to Uzbekistan, and I immediately ordered my colleagues to investigate the matter especially. I assure you that I will demand this issue from the responsible institutions so that its dimensions are clarified and no rights are violated,” President Raisi told the family, adding, “Your daughter is like my own daughter, and I feel that this incident happened to one of my loved ones. Please accept my condolences.”

Some Iranians staged some protests in the wake of the incident. And authorities sought to address their concerns and soothe them. Soon the peaceful protests turned violent and led to the killing of many police officers. According to the unofficial toll, more than 40 people were killed in riots over the last two weeks, with dozens of public and private properties burned.

The Tehran Times has learned that four European countries and an Asian one have been involved in inciting riots and protests.

13.10.2022 - 09:39 [ BBC ]

Protests in Iran: Two members of security forces killed

(10.10.2022)

At least 20 members of the IRGC, Basij and police forces have been killed over the past three weeks of protests, the media say.

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In Norway, the Iran Human Rights group said 185 people had been killed since the unrest began, including 19 children.

13.10.2022 - 09:12 [ LA Times ]

This Iranian opposition group was labeled a terrorist organization. Now it has supporters in the White House

(29.07.2019)

For decades, the United States categorized the Mujahedin Khalq, or MEK, as a terrorist organization. In the Trump era, members of the Iranian dissident group, which seeks to topple the government in Iran, have found key allies in Washington.

People close to President Trump, including national security advisor John Bolton, and Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, are supporters of the Mujahedin Khalq. For years, Bolton and Giuliani have called for a change of government in Tehran and have described the Mujahedin Khalq as a viable alternative to the government of the Islamic Republic.

13.10.2022 - 09:10 [ National Council of Resistance in Iran - ncr-iran.org ]

Iran: The Nationwide Uprising and the Role of MEK Resistance Units

(26th September 2022)

– One of the major characteristics of these protests is the direct and indirect role of the Resistance Units affiliated with the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) in organizing and, more importantly, working to prolong them.

– Beginning in 2014, MEK organized the Resistance Units, which, while affiliated to the organization, are ordinary citizens with regular ties and communication with others around them, in the workplace, in offices, hospitals, and in society in general. The objective conditions in society, i.e., the unresolved and profound social and political grievances, facilitated the formation of the Resistance Units.

05.10.2022 - 12:38 [ ORF.at ]

Gasprom: Russland liefert wieder Gas nach Italien

Russland will nach einem kurzen Lieferstopp wieder Gas durch Österreich nach Italien pumpen. Es sei mit den italienischen Abnehmern eine Lösung des Problems gefunden worden, teilte der russische Staatskonzern Gasprom heute auf Telegram mit.

Der österreichische Betreiber erkläre sich bereit, Nominierungen für den Transport zu akzeptieren, was die Wiederaufnahme russischer Gaslieferungen ermögliche.

04.10.2022 - 18:09 [ Haaretz ]

Obama Charges Netanyahu as a World Leader Who Fueled ‚Putinism‘, Report Reveals

„What I worry about most is, there is a war right now of ideas, more than any hot war, and it is between Putinism — which, by the way, is subscribed to, at some level, by [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan or Netanyahu or [former Philippines President Rodrigo] Duterte and [former U.S. President Donald] Trump — and a vision of a liberal market-based democracy that has all kinds of flaws and is subject to all kinds of legitimate criticism, but on the other hand is sort of responsible for most of the human progress we’ve seen over the last 50, 75 years,“ he told reporters in off-the-record comments first published by Bloomberg.

03.10.2022 - 17:33 [ Haaretz ]

The Trojan Horse That Is Destroying Israel

It would be interesting to know whether there will ever be a moment when supporters of the two-state solution will acknowledge that it is unfeasible, and when they will internalize that Israel is a binational state. After all, no official declaration will be issued. There will never be an official declaration. The Israeli government will not announce “in shock, with great sadness and deep sorrow,” as in Eitan Haber’s announcement of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, the death of the two-state solution, the death of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and its rebirth from the ashes as a binational apartheid state.

02.10.2022 - 13:47 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Abgeordnete in Taiwan: China verärgert über deutsche Delegation

Kurz nach der Ankunft der sechs Bundestagsabgeordneten in Taipeh protestierte die chinesische Regierung in Peking. Ein Außenamtssprecher drängte die deutschen Parlamentarier, sich an den „Ein-China-Grundsatz“ zu halten und ihre Interaktionen mit den „separatistischen Unabhängigkeitskräften“ in Taiwan „sofort einzustellen“. Sie sollten keine „falschen Signale“ senden.

28.09.2022 - 06:58 [ ORF.at ]

Taliban unterzeichnen Handelsabkommen mit Russland

Russland solle nun jährlich etwa eine Million Tonnen Benzin, eine Million Tonnen Diesel, 500.000 Tonnen Flüssiggas (LPG) und zwei Millionen Tonnen Weizen an Afghanistan liefern.

25.09.2022 - 15:12 [ theHill.com ]

The seven Democrats most likely to run for president — if Biden bows out

While Harris, 57, has seen her own approval ratings fall at times during an up-and-down tenure as vice president, she remains the top non-Biden possibility for 2024.

25.09.2022 - 14:59 [ CNN ]

Democrats are warming to a Biden 2024 campaign. They’re just not sure if he’ll run.

The mood has notably shifted among top Democrats in recent months. During the depths of Biden’s political struggles in March, some party leaders from all over the country huddled in the hallways of the Hilton a few blocks from the White House for the annual Democratic National Committee meeting, according to four people involved in the conversations. Over drinks, while looking around to make sure no one overheard, they winced and grimaced and whispered…

20.08.2022 - 23:36 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election: Balad Chairman Says Joint List Project Must Be Reconsidered

Representatives from the three component parties of the Joint List – Hadash, Balad and Ta’al – were supposed to meet in Nazareth on Wednesday, but Balad’s representatives did not turn up, and the meeting was held without them.

Balad officials told Haaretz on Thursday that the party will run independently if it manages to put together a slate that includes mayors of Arab communities, prominent Arab civil-society activists, a candidate from the Negev and a Jewish candidate.

18.08.2022 - 05:00 [ Middle East Eye ]

UK: Conservative PM candidates back moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Rishi Sunak joins Liz Truss in suggesting he would be open to relocating Britain’s diplomats from Tel Aviv

18.08.2022 - 04:58 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Italian Far-right Leader Shared Values with Likud

(12.08.2022)

Italy’s far-right leader Giorgia Meloni called on Wednesday Fascism “history” and highlighting her party’s links to Israel’s Likud and conservative factions. In her video, Meloni emphasized her party’s “shared values and experience” with Israel’s Likud party, US Republicans and British Conservatives. The “Italian conservatives” she leads are “a bastion of freedom and defense of Western values,” she said, highlighting her “Christian and family values.”

18.08.2022 - 03:26 [ Jacobin Magazine ]

Democratic Socialism Is About Democracy

To us, democracy is not simply a banal amalgamation of procedures, an uncontroversial set of norms and rules that everyone can get behind. It is the quite radical idea that ordinary people — not experts, not elites, not their “betters” — can rule themselves. It is the word we use to describe the flattening of steep hierarchies, the shattering of structures that confer undue wealth and power and privilege.

When democracy is on the march, it lays in its path state despots and private autocrats. It rips decision-making power away from the corporate titan, wrests the billy club out of the beat cop’s hands, divests the domineering husband of his authority. It brings the imperial power to its knees and lifts up the colonial subject, the slave, the worker.

18.08.2022 - 01:54 [ Jackson Hinkle / Nitter ]

I’ve been permanently demonetized & suspended (twice) by YouTube, permanently banned from PayPal/Venmo, permanently banned from Twitch, lost my merch stores on Represent & Teezily, & now I’m being warned by Discord that my entire server might get nuked. So much for free speech.

18.08.2022 - 01:29 [ Yahoo.com ]

Could a third-party candidate win the White House in 2024? Paleologos on the poll

(July 28, 2022)

Voters on both sides of the aisle–especially those in the middle–are all screaming loudly. Sixty-nine percent of independents would like to see three or more parties in the United States. Among registered voters who said they would vote for former President Donald Trump in 2024, 49% would still like to see three or more parties. Among registered voters who said they would vote for President Joe Biden in 2024, 67% would like 3 or more parties.

17.08.2022 - 07:41 [ Jerusalem Post ]

If elected, I will deport anyone who acts against the State of Israel – Ben-Gvir

“When we form the government, I will promote the Deportation Law, which will deport anyone who acts against the State of Israel or IDF soldiers,” Ben-Gvir said in the interview. “Those who throw stones and Molotov cocktails at soldiers will be deported from here. Those who work against the state like [Joint List MK] Ofer Cassif will be deported. Maybe to Europe. They need working hands there.”

However, he said, the same law would not apply to Jews.

17.08.2022 - 07:30 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Abbas

(1.Mai 2018)

Abbas abgesonderter Wahnsinn über die Shoa soll verdecken, dass er der effektivste Kollaborateur der israelischen Besatzungsmacht über Palästina ist und dieser permanent in die Hände spielt.

17.08.2022 - 07:28 [ ORF.at ]

Scholz weist Abbas’ Holocaust-Vorwurf gegen Israel zurück

Scholz hatte auf der Pressekonferenz überdies erklärt, dass sich Deutschland derzeit nicht für die volle Anerkennung eines palästinensischen Staates einsetzen werde. Deutschland unterstütze zwar weiterhin eine Zwei-Staaten-Lösung. Es sei aber „nicht die Zeit“, am derzeitigen Status etwas zu ändern. Die palästinensische Autonomiebehörde habe derzeit einen Beobachterstatus bei der UNO. Weitergehende Schritte müssten auf einer Verhandlungslösung mit Israel aufbauen, so Scholz.

17.08.2022 - 06:43 [ Fox News ]

Trump-backed Hageman ousts Cheney in Wyoming’s GOP congressional primary

Trump, stepping up his efforts to oust Cheney from Congress, endorsed Hageman as she entered the Wyoming race last summer. The former president and his allies successfully urged some, but not all, of the other anti-Cheney candidates to drop out of the primary and coalesce around Hageman.

17.08.2022 - 06:40 [ theHill.com ]

Campaign Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming primary

Cheney was soundly defeated by Harriet Hageman, an attorney and former Republican National Committee (RNC) member who was endorsed by Trump last year. Hageman will be the heavy favorite to succeed Cheney next year as the deep-red state’s lone representative in the House.

16.08.2022 - 05:09 [ Fox News ]

Trump says FBI seized three of his passports during raid, calls search an ‚assault on a political opponent‘

Sources told Fox News that, due to attorney-client privilege, Trump’s team asked the Justice Department for their position on whether they would support a third party, independent special master to review those records, but sources told Fox News that the DOJ notified Trump’s team that they would oppose that request.

The Justice Department and the FBI declined to comment.

15.08.2022 - 16:26 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Verfassungsentwurf für Chile: „Sprung nach vorn für digitale Grundrechte“

Am 4. September wird die chilenische Bevölkerung über den Entwurf abstimmen – bislang ist alles andere als klar, ob der Entwurf eine Mehrheit bekommt. Ist das Referendum erfolgreich, müssen Gesetze angepasst, Institutionen reformiert oder neu geschaffen werden.

15.08.2022 - 08:46 [ @PeoplesParty_US / Nitter ]

How dare they put their countries so close to our military bases!

15.08.2022 - 08:23 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

US keeps provoking tensions in Straits with lawmakers‘ sneaky visit, to face ‚firm countermeasures‘

Just 12 days after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island of Taiwan, a delegation of US lawmakers made a sudden visit to the island on Sunday, further proving that the US is the one that makes repeated provocations and keeps tensions from easing, said Chinese experts.

They stressed that China will definitely impose sanctions on the visiting lawmakers as a countermeasure, as the country has always been firmly opposed to any collusion between the US and Taiwan secessionists.

15.08.2022 - 08:11 [ ORF.at ]

US-Delegation in Taiwan: China verärgert

Chinas Verärgerung über den Besuch der US-Delegation äußerte sich in einem Kommentar, den die amtliche Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua veröffentlichte. In dem Beitrag mit dem Titel „US-Politiker sollten aufhören, bei der Taiwan-Frage mit dem Feuer zu spielen“ wurden die fünf Parlamentarier als „Opportunisten“ geschmäht, die Taiwan aus eigennützigen Motiven hinsichtlich der Kongresszwischenwahlen im November besuchten.

15.08.2022 - 07:22 [ Deutschland Germany / Nitter ]

Mali: Abzug aus Mali laut Bundeswehr bislang nicht geregelt – Sorge um Ortskräfte

15.08.2022 - 07:16 [ frontal / Nitter ]

Wie lange soll die #Bundeswehr noch in #Mali bleiben? #ZDFfrontal berichtet, dass dort #Putin|s #Söldner der „Gruppe Wagner“ an Einfluss gewinnen: … Jetzt warnen deutsche Politiker vor einem übereiltem Abzug.

(11.08.2022)

10.08.2022 - 09:57 [ Townhall.com ]

Harvard Poll Shows Who Would Win in a Trump/Biden and Trump/Harris 2024 Matchup

(Aug 02, 2022)

In the Trump v. Biden rematch if the election were held now, 45 percent of registered voters picked Donald Trump while just 41 percent picked Joe Biden. And in the hypothetical contest between Trump and VP Harris, Trump again wins with 47 percent to Harris‘ 40 percent, who performed even worse than Biden.

And, in a blow to Nancy Pelosi and Liz Cheney’s select committee billed as investigating the events of January 6 and transparently geared at hurting Republicans and preventing Trump from seeking office again, more than half of registered voters — 55 percent — said the J6 committee’s hearing were not conducted fairly.

08.08.2022 - 19:33 [ Xinhua ]

Israel, Greece sign cooperation agreement on cyber security

(17.06.2020)

It was signed in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the visit of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Israel.

The agreement includes conducting joint projects for enhancing national cyber platforms and cooperating on workforce training initiatives.

It also includes increasing cyber resilience by sharing government cyber security know-how, best practices, legal and regulatory frameworks, methodologies and strategic insights.

07.08.2022 - 12:05 [ theHill.com ]

Five signs progressives are in danger of losing influence

Left-wing Democrats have suffered major losses at the ballot box, seen endorsements from their biggest stars lose their oomph and are still struggling to find a suitable successor to lead their movement in the future.

07.08.2022 - 11:01 [ theHill.com ]

Frustrated grassroots leaders say they need even more from White House

Leaders of Democratic grassroots groups say they’re frustrated with the pace of action from the White House and Congress and argue more needs to be done to make an impact with voters before the midterm elections in November.

07.08.2022 - 07:48 [ Glenn Greenwald / Nitter ]

Bernie doesn’t even pretend any more to have anything resembling a left-wing foreign policy or any minimal divergence from the neocon-driven Dem Party’s foreign policy dogma. Opposing NATO expansion was long a mainstream liberal view. Now only Hawley & Paul will get near it:

07.08.2022 - 07:24 [ GrandTheftWorld.com ]

Bernie Turns Pro-War & Votes To Expand NATO

The United States Senate has voted 95-1-1 to approve the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO, further engorging the ever-growing “defensive” alliance – this despite the fact that NATO was formed as a pact among nations to protect one another from the Soviet Union, a country that hasn’t existed for more than 30 years. Even onetime peace activist Bernie Sanders voted in favor, showing that the Vermont Senator has essentially given up any semblance of independence and is a good Democrat who will never cross the party leadership on substantive matters.

07.08.2022 - 07:16 [ Glenn Greenwald / Nitter ]

Dick Cheney — who liberals said went to war for Halliburton profits, *stole the 2000 election from Al Gore*, and created a lawless, imperial presidency — is an American patriot who believes in democracy and the rule of law! A faction which believes that is rotted.

07.08.2022 - 06:04 [ news.Yahoo.com ]

Dick Cheney calls Trump greatest threat US ever faced in campaign ad for daughter Liz

„In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” the ex-vice president and former Republican leader said in the ad released this week, sternly looking directly into the camera.

“He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him,” said Mr Cheney, who added that he believed most Republicans knew deep down that Mr Trump’s conspiracies about the 2020 election were baseless

07.08.2022 - 05:47 [ Newsweek ]

Dick Cheney Ad Blasting Donald Trump Video Watched Over 6M Times Online

video of former Vice President Dick Cheney claiming no individual has ever been „a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump“ has gone viral on social media.

The video was posted twice on the Twitter page of Representative Liz Cheney, his daughter, who is locked in a Republican primary battle with a pro-Trump rival.

04.08.2022 - 20:44 [ CovertActionMagazine.com ]

UNCLOAKED: Canada’s “Jekyll-and-Hyde” Masquerade as Nation that Supposedly Supports Pacifism and Progressive Principles

The only solution at this time is for American and Canadian peace activists to link up to challenge the military-industrial complex in both countries.

Detailed plans are needed to convert the U.S. and Canadian economies away from militarism and retrain workers and engineers who currently work in the defense sectors.

Restrictions on lobbying and foreign military sales should also be an urgent policy demand along with abolishing NORAD and NATO.

04.08.2022 - 16:35 [ ORF.at ]

Wiener Atomgespräche wieder angelaufen

Knapp vor dem sich abzeichnenden, kompletten Zusammenbruch des internationalen Atomabkommens mit dem Iran sind die Verhandlungen zur Rettung des Paktes in Wien wieder aufgenommen worden.

01.08.2022 - 19:15 [ theHill.com ]

11 races we’re watching in Tuesday’s primaries

Voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington will decide Senate, House and gubernatorial nominees, along with a key secretary of state’s race and a ballot measure on abortion.

The races feature everything from a proxy battle between Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence to an incumbent-on-incumbent primary to lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump fighting for their political lives.

Here are 11 races we’ll be watching:

31.07.2022 - 06:38 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Is Expecting Lapid to Bow Out Gracefully Once Again

Gantz is expecting Lapid to be the silver platter on which his government will rest. He’s expecting Lapid to bow out gracefully a fourth time.

First, Lapid gave up on leading Kahol Lavan (back when it was a joint ticket). Then he gave up on a rotation as prime minister should it win. Then he let Naftali Bennett be the first prime minister in the outgoing rotation government. As far as Gantz and his supporters are concerned, that’s Lapid’s purpose – to be an indefatigable capitulator, the person who provides springboards and makes governments for others.

26.07.2022 - 14:18 [ Kathimerini ]

PM speaks with Netanyahu about regional developments

Mitsotakis noted Greece’s will to further strengthen and broaden bilateral relations, on which he has cooperated with Netanyahu in the past.

20.07.2022 - 15:03 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Fans Design Golden ‚Loyalty Necklace‘ in His Image

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu is known for his fervent supporters, many of whom refer to him as “King Bibi,” but a prominent Likud activist took things even further on Sunday evening at a party event when she attempted to drape a golden medallion featuring the former prime minister’s visage around lawmaker Israel Katz’s neck.

In a video clip widely circulated online, Heidi Mozes could be heard declaring that the necklace was “a declaration of allegiance to our party,” adding “we are proud to be in this party that we have excellent elected officials and a wonderful soon to be Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.”

19.07.2022 - 18:35 [ Haaretz ]

Not Just Netanyahu: Why Do Billionaires and Politicians Make Such Good Friends?

It seems that there is no better, no more characteristic demonstration of the huge gap between the aggressively marketed image and what really occupied Netanyahu in his years at the helm. He is obviously not the only politician who likes the proximity of tycoons. Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres and Ehud Olmert also liked being close to rich people and the pampering they could provide.

15.07.2022 - 18:31 [ Matthew Hoh for Senate, US Senate candidate to represent the people of North Carolina. Green Party. Disabled Marine combat veteran ]

We’re fighting back against the corrupt Democratic Party establishment’s coordinated campaign to deny our rightfully earned place on the ballot. If you want to stand with us and fight for real democracy, here’s how you can help!

15.07.2022 - 18:25 [ Matthew Hoh for Senate ]

We’re under attack – help us fight back!

The Matthew Hoh for Senate campaign and the North Carolina Green Party are facing a massive coordinated attack from the Democratic Party establishment, from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Elias Law Group to the Democratic Party supermajority controlling the NC State Board of Elections.

After the DSCC launched a massive, deceptive, and well-funded voter intimidation campaign attempting to harass petition signers into requesting their names be removed, the State Board of Elections voted to deny certification of our petitions despite the fact that we had over 2,000 verified signatures more than needed – and all 3 Democrats on the board voted to deny us our rightfully-earned ballot line.

This is an outrageous attack on democracy, and we need your help to stand up and fight back.

Here’s how to help:

15.07.2022 - 17:39 [ Nina Turner, Former Ohio State Senator, Professor / Nitter ]

The House just voted to approve an $840 billion military spending bill. Not one person asked how we’d pay for it.

15.07.2022 - 17:25 [ Buzzfeed ]

“After My Bills Are Paid, I Have Nothing Else”: People Are Sharing How Much Their Monthly Rent Has Gone Up This Year, And I Can’t Believe This Is Legal

Recently, we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share how rising rents are affecting them and how they’re coping. Here’s what they had to say:

15.07.2022 - 17:17 [ CNN ]

Average rent in Manhattan jumps to a record $5,000 a month

The median rent — which is the mid-point of all rents — just rose above $4,000 a month for the first time in May.

The average monthly rent — which is the sum of all rents divided by the number of rents included in the data — was even higher at $5,058 in June. That’s up nearly 30% from a year ago and marked the first time the average has gone above $5,000 a month.

12.07.2022 - 11:33 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Direktzugriff auf Biometriedaten: Fünf Staaten geben Forderung der US-Regierung nach, EU-Abgeordnete sprechen von „Erpressung“

Erst nach den Berichten bei netzpolitik.org hat sich das EU-Parlament mit dem EBSP befasst.

11.07.2022 - 15:26 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Gantz and Sa’ar sign political merger in bid to take votes from Lapid

Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party and Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope Party are merging, the two announced in a press conference on Sunday night.

“Today we are laying the foundation stone of the next government,” Gantz said. “The edges and extremes have set the tone for too long, and the Israeli center remained without a voice.”

01.07.2022 - 10:54 [ Haaretz ]

Travel Warning: Israel’s Election Will Be Long and Dirty

It capped a week that symbolized everything that was bad about it during the little over a year it was in power: a fractured coalition, too many of whose heads were convinced they were destined to be prime minister and waged an endless campaign, mainly against one another; a coalition with too few responsible adults and too many opportunists. Above all, however, it was a coalition faced with an opposition the likes of which we have never seen: violent, vulgar, brutal, cynical, without a drop of empathy for human suffering, no matter where; that spits on the general public, including its own voters. An opposition without any red lines but with a personality cult; that is captive to a single person who seeks to escape his trial and who along the way turns every stone and scorches every bit of earth in order to completely destroy the young experiment known as Israeli democracy.

01.07.2022 - 10:45 [ ORF.at ]

Israel mit neuem Ministerpräsidenten: Lapid übernimmt

Auf der Grundlage des Koalitionsvertrags aus dem vergangenen Jahr ging der Posten heute vom bisherigen Regierungschef Naftali Bennett auf den 58 Jahre alten Vorsitzenden der moderaten Zukunftspartei über. Damit ist in Israel seit mehr als 20 Jahren erstmals wieder ein Ministerpräsident im Amt, der nicht aus dem rechten Lager stammt.

30.06.2022 - 03:12 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s Lawmakers to Vote to Dissolve Knesset; Lapid to Become PM

The wording of the approved bill sets November 1 as the date elections will be held.

If the vote passes, Lapid will assume the position of prime minister on Thursday at midnight, replacing his coalition partner Naftali Bennett, who on Wednesday evening announced that he would not run in the upcoming election.

29.06.2022 - 02:32 [ Amerika21.de ]

Kolumbien: Erstes Telefonat zwischen designiertem Präsidenten Petro und US-Präsident Biden

Auch Blinken, mit dem Petro ein 20-minütiges Telefonat führte, äußerte sich via Twitter positiv zu den Gesprächen.

Unter kolumbianischen Politiker:innen und Expert:innen sorgte das schnell stattgefundene Gespräch zwischen Petro und Biden für Überraschung.

24.06.2022 - 21:55 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Protest Tent Encampments Spring Up Across Israel Against Soaring Housing Costs

Protesters throughout Israel have set up tents in the street to decry the country’s sky-high housing costs, reminiscent of the massive cost-of-living demonstrations that swept the country in 2011. A protest camp was set up in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening, joining the encampments that have been set up in several locations across the country in recent days. Other encampments were located in Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba, Pardes Hanna, Holon and Rosh Ha’ayin. They said that a large demonstration is to take place at Tel Aviv’s Habima Square on July 2

24.06.2022 - 21:51 [ Haaretz ]

Lapid Is About to Become Israel’s PM, and the Entire Mideast Is Watching

Lapid will likely seek to avoid pointless military escalation, and may rely on experienced brass until the election. He may even make a left-wing overture and meet the Palestinian president

24.06.2022 - 20:56 [ The New York Times / Nitter,net ]

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and give individual states the choice of banning or allowing abortions will immediately affect 13 states that have trigger laws.

24.06.2022 - 20:46 [ theHill.com ]

Emotion pours out on both sides outside Supreme Court

“Forced motherhood,” the leader called.

“Illegitimate,” protesters responded.

“This decision!”

“Illegitimate!”

A few yards away, a dozen anti-abortion demonstrators wearing red pieces of tape that said “Life” gathered in a prayer circle.

“We stand upon the shoulders of those who have gone before us,” said a man leading the prayer, choking up with emotion. “We honor them today, in agreement with the declaration: All the dreams are true.”

24.06.2022 - 20:37 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Supreme Court: Oberstes US-Gericht kippt Abtreibungsrecht

Das Oberste US-Gericht hat das landesweit geltende Recht auf Schwangerschaftsabbrüche gekippt. Die Richter entschieden sich damit gegen ein 50 Jahre altes Grundsatzurteil. 1973 hatte der Supreme Court im Fall „Roe v. Wade“ in den gesamten USA Schwangerschaftsabbrüche ermöglicht, bevor ein Fötus lebensfähig ist, also etwa bis zu 24. Schwangerschaftswoche.

23.06.2022 - 18:59 [ Amerika21.de ]

Kolumbiens Linke feiert Wahlsieg

In Kolumbien haben im ganzen Land vom Nachmittag des Wahlsonntags bis Montagabend zahllose spontane Umzüge auf den Straßen stattgefunden, tausende Menschen jubelten stundenlang vor den Wahlkampfzentralen und tanzten die ganze Nacht hindurch. Menschen fielen sich in die Arme, gratulierten sich, ganze Familien feierten den Wahlsieg gemeinsam.

22.06.2022 - 16:25 [ Haaretz ]

‘The Situation Is Worse Now’: Why Young Israelis Are Pitching Protest Tents in the Streets Again

The 2022 tents on Rothschild Boulevard went up a full week after the launch of the current protest movement, which officially began on June 13. On that day, the first tent compounds were seen in the north and south of the country – first in Pardes Hannah, and then Be’er Sheva, followed quickly by similar efforts in Holon and Rosh Ha’ayin, and subsequently Ramat Gan, Herzliya, Kfar Sava and elsewhere.

The fact that the current movement emerged – and is growing – in the periphery “testifies to the fact that it’s a truly grassroots phenomenon, and suffering is happening around the country,” says Guy

21.06.2022 - 08:33 [ Haaretz ]

With the Government’s Implosion, It’s Anyone but Bibi Again

In both style and content, Lapid’s and Bennett’s speeches distilled what is best about the government of change and served as a reminder, by way of contrast, of everything Israel left behind when Benjamin Netanyahu lost power and everything that threatens it should he regain it – a return to a politics and a public discourse of incitement, division, mudslinging, humiliation, intimidation, lies and manipulation; a return to assaults on the justice system, the police, the media and the opposition; a return to the persecution of human rights organizations and incitement against Arab citizens and their representatives in the Knesset.

21.06.2022 - 08:29 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Regierung strebt Neuwahlen an: Israel steht vor unruhigen Zeiten

Israels Regierung will das Parlament auflösen, Neuwahlen könnten im Oktober stattfinden – es wäre die fünfte Wahl binnen drei Jahren. Laut Umfragen kann sich Ex-Premier Netanyahu Hoffnung auf Wiederwahl machen.

17.06.2022 - 05:14 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats face congressional rout amid historically terrible headwinds

Democrats knew the first midterm election of President Biden’s tenure in office would be a challenge.

But the cascade of catastrophe that has so dented what little American optimism remained in the waning days of the pandemic and the associated economic recovery has even the most optimistic Democratic Party strategists and pollsters staring into an unprecedented abyss. Their standing, about five months before voters head to the polls, is worse than it has been for any president in modern times, by almost any indicator.

14.06.2022 - 05:54 [ AtlanticCouncil.org ]

Israel, guess who’s back? Netanyahu is back again.

(June 9, 2022)

If you ask almost every member of the Israeli coalition government whether this comment will become a reality and former Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will become prime minister again, they will tell you that it is a matter of when, not if.

13.06.2022 - 23:20 [ Haaretz.com ]

Sara Netanyahu Recorded Losing Temper: ‚I’m an Educated Woman, a Psy-cho-lo-gist!‘

(Jan. 28, 2018)

According to the report, the aide facilitated the publication of a gossip column which mentioned the Israeli prime minister’s wife, but reportedly failed to properly state the fact that she is a trained psychologist.

Netanyahu is heard yelling in the recording, „This must be stopped. I am doing it! As a professional, as an educated woman, as a psychologist.“ Netanyahu then yelled out her credentials: „B.A! M.A.! That’s it!“

In response, the aide is heard saying: „But it says in the first sentence that you’re a psychologist,“ to which she answered: „No.“ The aide continued, saying that „in the first sentence [it says that] you’re a psychologist.“ …

13.06.2022 - 23:06 [ Haaretz ]

Adelsons Told Police Sara Netanyahu Is ‚Crazy‘ and ‚Decides Everything‘

(Sep. 8, 2019)

“She’s completely crazy,” said Sheldon Adelson, publisher of the Israel Hayom daily. “She was compulsive about photos of herself and how she looked. She said ‘I’m the first lady, I’m a psychologist and I teach children about psychology.’ … She would tell my wife that if Iran attacked it would be her fault … because we didn’t publish good pictures of her,” said Adelson, a leading donor to Israeli and Jewish causes as well as to the Republican Party.

13.06.2022 - 22:59 [ i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu testifies in Olmert defamation case

Netanyahu rejected Olmert’s allegations that his family had a history of mental illnesses, according to The Jerusalem Post.

„I have no psychiatric history,“ he told Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court Deputy President Amit Yarivin.

The defamation trial of Netanyahu and his family against Olmert started earlier in January with the Opposition Leader demanding Olmert pay nearly $261,000 of alleged damages for statements against Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara and their son Yair’s mental health in two April 2021 interviews.

11.06.2022 - 12:02 [ StraitsTimes.com ]

US, China defence chiefs spar over Taiwan but agree to keep talking

The defence chiefs of the United States and China stuck to divergent views on Taiwan during their first in-person meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue on Friday (June 10), but also agreed to hold more talks.

The highly anticipated encounter between US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe lasted an hour, double the time allocated. The two men had their first conversation on the phone in April.

06.06.2022 - 17:59 [ theHill.com ]

Biden approval rating rises 6 points from record low: poll

(02.06.2022)

President Biden’s approval rating among Americans has risen 6 percentage points this week, after recording his lowest approval rating in his presidency a week prior, according to a new Reuters-Ipsos opinion poll.

02.06.2022 - 14:27 [ Newsmax.com ]

Report: Biden White House Flailing Amid Low Poll Numbers, Crises

(31 May 2022)

Newsweek reported Tuesday that Biden’s approval rating in a new FiveThirtyEight poll is still near a record low of 40.7% compared to a 54.1% disapproval by voters as they continue to deal with record inflation, supply-chain issues, and a shortage of baby formula.

„He’s now lower than Trump, and he’s really twisted about it,“ another person close to the White House told NBC News.

02.06.2022 - 14:25 [ New York Magazine ]

The Democratic Party Is Extremely Unpopular Right Now

(May 16, 2022)

An NBC survey released on Monday found the Democratic Party with a favorability rating of -19. That was lower than any other person or entity surveyed, including the Republican Party (-11), Vice-President Kamala Harris (-17), and Donald Trump (-16). (Rats and roaches were not included in the poll, so it’s impossible to say if they’re more popular than Democrats.)

29.05.2022 - 18:24 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Lapid outraged at rabbi calling ministers worse than Nazis

Rabbi Meir Mazuz, a member of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party says in televised Torah lesson he hopes Bennett, Lapid, Liberman, their friends and their friend’s friends soon depart this world

29.05.2022 - 18:01 [ Haaretz ]

Top Haredi Rabbi Calls for the Death of ‚Nazi‘ Israeli Ministers

Rabbi Meir Mazuz, the head of the Tunisian Jewish community, fiercely attacks ministers Lapid and Lieberman over their policies toward ultra-Orthodox Jews

29.05.2022 - 17:14 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Jerusalem Day: Israelis let their hair down about coexistence

Motti, in his mid-40s, wearing shorts and bare-headed, puts down his phone and looks up.

“Yes, you have that right. You know, I think that the police would come after me if they knew what I was thinking. They are a virus and they need to be rounded up and put in extermination camps. There’s no way that we’re going to be able to live together. It’s us or them.”

29.05.2022 - 17:06 [ David Sheen / Nitter.net ]

Evergreen chart-topper on the Israeli hit parade: “May your village burn!”

29.05.2022 - 16:58 [ Sarah Wilkinson / Nitter.net ]

It’s not really a #flagmarch is it; just a day for israelis to kick elderly Palestinians while your mate pepper sprays her

| from @bahaa_alghoul

29.05.2022 - 16:30 [ VOAnews,com ]

Visit by Far-Right Israeli Lawmaker Sparks Jerusalem Unrest

Itamar Ben-Gvir, leader of a small ultranationalist opposition party and a follower of the late rabbi and political extremist, Meir Kahane, entered the compound early Sunday along with dozens of supporters.

29.05.2022 - 16:18 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Military, Mossad Chiefs Visited Saudi Arabia in Last Decade

A number of senior Israeli officials secretly visited Saudi Arabia over the past decade, including Defense Minister Benny Gantz when he was the Israeli army’s chief of staff, signalling deepening covert relations between Israel and the Kingdom, the Israel Hayom daily reported on Sunday.

Ex-Mossad intelligence agency head Tamir Pardo, and former directors of the National Security Council Yossi Cohen and Meir Ben-Shabbat also travelled to the Gulf monarchy.

25.05.2022 - 11:50 [ Fox News ]

Democrats blaming voters for being ’stupid‘ rather than acknowledge failed ideology, policies: Glenn Greenwald

(24.05.2022)

„The Democrats simply replaced Trump with the same ideology they governed with for 8 years under Obama that caused people to run away from them as fast as they could,“ he said. „And now that people are doing that again, instead of asking ‘why is that happening’ they’re getting poised to blame the electorate for being stupid — for thinking the economy’s bad when it’s actually good.“

„And ultimately they’ll just say there were ‘too racist’ to vote for Democrats.“

25.05.2022 - 11:41 [ Wall Street Journal ]

How Badly Will the Democrats Lose the Midterm Elections?

(April 27, 2022)

Even Democratic strategists now admit the midterms will be disastrous for their party. “It’s going to be a terrible cycle for Democrats,” Doug Sosnik, one of the party’s best grand strategists, recently told the New York Times . The question is how big the calamity will be. A freeway pileup? Category 5 hurricane? Or Krakatoa with all the attendant consequences?

25.05.2022 - 11:24 [ PublicRadioTulsa.org ]

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, endorsed by Trump, wins Republican primary

Incumbent Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has won the Republican primary over George P. Bush, the Texas General Land Office commissioner, according to a race call from The Associated Press.

25.05.2022 - 10:42 [ theHill.com ]

Kemp defeats Perdue in Georgia, a major blow to Trump

Kemp, a onetime ally of the former president, stirred Trump’s ire following the 2020 presidential election after he rebuffed his pleas to overturn President Biden’s electoral victory in Georgia. Trump vowed to campaign against Kemp, eventually persuading Perdue to enter the race for governor in hopes of ousting him.

But despite carrying Trump’s endorsement, Perdue struggled to gain traction among Georgia Republican voters.

24.05.2022 - 03:59 [ Haaretz ]

A Warning From Israel’s Left

We shouldn’t downplay the threat posed by a return to power by Netanyahu, a criminal defendant who caused great damage to the fabric of Israeli life, undermined its democratic institutions, eroded its values and is willing to cooperate with Kahanists to regain power. But this threat should not obscure the substance of Rinawie Zoabi’s arguments, which deserve serious attention. Not every abomination can be koshered by citing Netanyahu, Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotric

14.05.2022 - 14:02 [ Haaretz ]

Biden: Israel Police Actions at Abu Alkeh’s Funeral ‚Must Be Investigated‘

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. was „deeply troubled by the images of Israeli police intruding into the funeral procession of Palestinian American Shireen Abu Akleh,“ adding „every family deserves to lay their loved ones to rest in a dignified and unimpeded manner.“

Blinken’s rebuke came shortly after U.S. President Joe Biden said „I don’t know all the detail, but I know it has to be investigated“ when asked about Israeli forces‘ action at the funeral.

14.05.2022 - 13:55 [ MSNBC / Youtube ]

Ayman Mohyeldin On The Killing Of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

(12.05.2022)

Ayman Mohyeldin remembers his friend and colleague, Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed today reporting on an Israeli military raid in the West Bank.

14.05.2022 - 13:50 [ ITV News / Youtube ]

Israeli police beat mourners at Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral | ITV News

Israeli police attacked a funeral procession for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, beating mourners with batons and causing them to almost drop the coffin.

Thousands of mourners, some hoisting Palestinian flags and chanting “Palestine, Palestine,” attended the funeral for the Palestinian-American reporter, who witnesses say was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday while covering a military raid in the occupied West Bank.

The mourners tried to march with the coffin on foot out of a hospital to a Catholic church in the nearby Old City.

11.05.2022 - 09:41 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Kabinett entscheidet heute: Mehr Soldaten für UN-Mission in Mali

Während die Bundesregierung an der UN-Mission also festhält, wird der zweite Einsatz, die Ausbildungsmission für malische Streitkräfte im Rahmen der EU-Mission EUTM, auf minimalem Niveau eingefroren beziehungsweise ins Nachbarland Niger verlagert.

Ein Grund dafür ist die Präsenz russischer Kräfte in Mali:

27.04.2022 - 13:27 [ PeoplesParty.org ]

Disband NATO to End the War in Ukraine

To end the war in Ukraine, stand with its people, avert escalation and future wars, and create a more peaceful and collaborative world, we support getting to the origins and heart of the conflict and taking these actions when we are in government:

1. Disband NATO and its military bases
2. Recognize the UN as the global security authority
3. Disband permanent membership and veto power on the UN Security Council
4. Recognize Ukraine as an independent and militarily neutral country

5. End all wars of aggression, regime-change wars and resource wars
6. Ban funding and arming Nazis
7. Ban Congress and government officials from war profiteering and insider trading
8. Cut the US military budget in half and invest those resources into guaranteeing jobs, health care, housing and college at home

27.04.2022 - 13:22 [ Reuters ]

Moderate Democrats fear infighting could hand Congress to Republicans

Rising inflation and voter exhaustion over the COVID-19 pandemic have created stiff political headwinds for Democrats, who control the White House, Senate and the House.

Independent analysts and historic patterns favor Republicans‘ changes of regaining control of at least one chamber of Congress in November, which would all but kill Biden’s domestic agenda. The Senate is split 50-50 while Democrats hold a narrow 222-212 House majority.

14.04.2022 - 06:29 [ Times of Israel ]

Prosecutors ask court to add new witnesses in Netanyahu’s Case 1000

Request comes after information provided by Arnon Milchan’s personal assistant regarding expansive jewelry and clothes allegedly given to former PM at his wife’s behest

14.04.2022 - 06:24 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli-U.S. Billionaire Saban Donates $1 Million to AIPAC’s Super PAC

Long-term AIPAC supporter Haim Saban is the biggest individual donor to the super PAC since its establishment late last year. His contribution came weeks before the pro-Israel lobby’s traditional PAC endorsed Republican election deniers

14.04.2022 - 06:12 [ CNN ]

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022

(March 27, 2022)

Democrats point to the pandemic and stuck supply chains for the current inflation woes, blaming corporations for pocketing profits while Americans pay the price at the pump.

14.04.2022 - 06:03 [ theHill.com ]

Will vaccine passports be biggest campaign issue of 2022?

(April 2, 2021)

A growing number of the Republican Party’s most conservative members have seized on the passport proposals and expected guidance from the White House, blasting them as an example of government overreach that would isolate Americans who choose not to get vaccinated and violate the privacy of those who do.

14.04.2022 - 05:50 [ Fox News ]

McConnell says Democrats ‚headed toward a pretty good beating’ in midterms

(April 10, 2022)

„His policies have not worked, beginning with the precipitous and ill-advised withdrawal from Afghanistan, which became kind of a metaphor for the incompetence that’s been on full display during this administration,“ the senator said. „None of the policies they have pursued have worked out well.“

14.04.2022 - 04:43 [ Kavan Lamy / Twitter ]

Iran committing suicide right here, extremely foolish.

(12 March, 2022)

14.04.2022 - 04:29 [ Jim Banks / Twitter ]

Iranian MPs should know… once the GOP takes back the House we will do everything in our power to overturn Biden’s restoration of JCPOA and reimpose max pressure sanctions.

12.04.2022 - 17:48 [ IsraelHayom.com ]

PM vows will not seek coalition with Joint Arab List, Netanyahu

Asked about the immediate aftermath of Silman’s resignation, he said that „the first order of business was to stabilize the faction. I’ve spoken with the party heads and this government is moving forward. The alternative is to return to the dark days of more election campaigns. Instead of fighting terrorism, fighting each other.“

Bennett further rejected the assertion that the current 60-60 situation in the Knesset has left his government paralyzed, saying that political paralysis „is measured in actions. Controversial laws are hard to pass, but we have no issue with regular legislation.“

09.04.2022 - 06:07 [ CNN ]

READ: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s remarks at the White House after her Supreme Court confirmation

As you may have heard, during the confirmation process, I had the distinct honor of having 95 personal meetings with 97 sitting senators. (Laughter.) And we had substantive and engaging conversations about my approach to judging and about the role of judges in the constitutional system we all love.
As a brief aside, I will note that these are subjects about which I care deeply. I have dedicated my career to public service because I love this country and our Constitution and the rights that make us free.

05.04.2022 - 07:08 [ KBS,co,kr ]

Schwester des nordkoreanischen Machthabers: Nordkorea betrachtet Südkorea nicht als Hauptfeind

In einer am Dienstag von der Nachrichtenagentur KCNA verbreiteten Erklärung wurde die einflussreiche Schwester mit den Worten wiedergegeben, dass Nordkorea nicht eine Kugel oder Granate in Richtung Süden abfeuern werde.

Nordkorea sei ein Atomwaffenstaat. Beide Koreas hätten dieselben Wurzeln und der Norden lehne Krieg ab, hieß es weiter.

30.03.2022 - 16:45 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Russian, US officials to attend meeting in China on Afghan situation, amid China’s efforts to mediate heated issues

While the third Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan’s Neighboring Countries is scheduled in China’s Anhui Province on Wednesday and Thursday, China will also host a Troika Plus meeting there with Russia, the US and Pakistan over the Afghan situation. Observers said that against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis, the upcoming meetings on Afghanistan will help congregate the stake-holding parties to help Afghanistan despite their grudges, which showcases China’s efforts to promote regional stability and its capability to mediate heated issues.

30.03.2022 - 15:54 [ Radio China International ]

Video-Gipfel Chinas und der EU am Freitag

Wie von China und der Europäischen Union (EU) vereinbart, wird der chinesische Ministerpräsident Li Keqiang das 23. Gipfeltreffen Chinas und der EU mit dem Präsidenten des EU-Rates, Charles Michel, und der Präsidentin der EU-Kommission, Ursula von der Leyen, am Freitag per Videolink abhalten.

30.03.2022 - 04:48 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

Iron Dome plan to shield German skies

Germany is looking to create an “Iron Dome” protection shield, similar to the one used by Israel, to protect against Russian missiles.

“That is certainly among the things that we are discussing, and for good reasons,” Olaf Scholz, the chancellor, told the state television channel ARD. “We need to be aware that we have a neighbour who is prepared to use violence to enforce their interests.”

30.03.2022 - 04:19 [ Thomas Röwekamp, Mitglied des BUndestages / Twitter ]

Ja, stimmt. Wir sind mit einer Delegation von Mitgliedern im Verteidigungsausschuss in Israel und informieren uns auch über militärische Verteidigungssysteme. Aber zur Klarstellung: wir kaufen hier nichts ein…

28.03.2022 - 19:18 [ Tichys Einblick ]

Proteste auf fünf Kontinenten – Sorge um Bürgerrechte: Tausende sind auf den Straßen in Frankreich, Australien und Kanada

n Frankreich und Italien hält der einsetzende „Frühling der Maßnahmen“ die Menschen nicht vom Protestieren ab. Auch in Kanada und den USA wird der Graben zwischen Maßnahmenpolitik und freiheitsdurstigen Bürgern nicht kleiner. Sogar in China wehren sich die Bürger gegen die Lockdowns.

26.03.2022 - 10:06 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Konflikt zwischen Präsident Moon und gewähltem Nachfolger Yoon verschärft sich

Präsident Moon Jae-in ernannte am Dienstag den Direktor der Asien- und Pazifikabteilung beim Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF), Rhee Chang-yong, zum neuen Gouverneur der Bank of Korea. Das Präsidialamt teilte mit, die Nominierung nach einer Unterredung mit Yoons Seite vorgenommen zu haben. Damit sollte ein Vakuum auf dem Posten verhindert werden, da die Amtszeit des amtierenden Zentralbank-Chefs Lee Ju-yeol Ende März ablaufe. Aus Yoons Lager hieß es jedoch, dass es zu der Frage keine eingehende Besprechung gegeben habe.

24.03.2022 - 20:59 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Putin

(15. April 2018)

Der ranghöchste Funktionär seiner staatlichen Hierarchie ist nicht einmal mit Russland verbündet, geschweige denn mit Syrien, dem Iran oder irgendeinem anderen aus der U.S.-Hegemonie seit Jahrzehnten attackierten oder direkt angegriffenen Land. In Wirklichkeit dient Wladimir Putin dem von uns bereits mehrfach beschriebenen imperialen Komplex und einer seit bald siebzehn Jahren den weltweiten Terrorkrieg führenden großen Koalition des Krieges und internationalen Kriegslobby und strebt deren noch effektivere Kollaboration an.

Putins Rolle dabei ist ähnlich dem eines der vielen Monarchen vor und im Ersten Weltkrieg. Und seine Funktion, wie der „prorussischen“, also der pro-regierungs-russischen Lobby insgesamt, ist es, in verdeckter Dialektik mit ihren spiegelbildlichen „proamerikanischen“ bzw „proeuropäischen“ Pendants in der U.S.-Hegemonie die jeweilige innere Opposition, gerade die fortschrittliche und pazifistische, in Verbindung mit dem jeweils anderen Blockgegner zu bringen, sie von diesem absorbieren zu lassen und so im Inneren erst zu diskreditieren und letztlich neutralisieren zu können.

20.03.2022 - 13:07 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Reise nach Katar und VAE: Habeck verteidigt Energiekauf in Autokratien

(19.03.2022)

Nach Gesprächen in Norwegen bemüht sich Bundeswirtschaftsminister Robert Habeck nun in Katar und anschließend in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten um zusätzliche Gaslieferungen. Der Grünen-Politiker traf heute zunächst in Doha ein. Die Reise ist Teil der Bemühungen, angesichts des russischen Angriffskriegs gegen die Ukraine die Abhängigkeit Deutschlands von russischem Gas zu verringern.

20.03.2022 - 13:00 [ Al Arabiya English / Twitter ]

#German Economy Minister Robert Habeck announces that he will explore liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply on a trip to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (#UAE), with aims to secure a #hydrogen deal, making Germany less dependent on Russia.

20.03.2022 - 12:36 [ ZDF ]

Syriens Machthaber Assad besucht die Emirate

Erstmals seit Beginn des Bürgerkriegs in Syrien vor elf Jahren hat Präsident Baschar al-Assad wieder eine Auslandsreise in ein arabisches Land unternommen. Assad traf am Freitag zu einem Besuch in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten ein, wie die staatliche syrische Nachrichtenagentur Sana am späten Freitagabend meldete.

Demnach führte Assad dort Gespräche mit dem Kronprinzen Abu Dhabis und faktischen Herrscher des Golfstaats, Scheich Mohammed bin Sajid Al Nahjan, sowie mit Scheich Mohammed bin Raschid al-Maktum, dem Emir von Dubai.

20.03.2022 - 11:52 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Syria’s Assad Makes Surprise Visit to the U.A.E. as Arab Ties Warm

(19.03.2022)

Arab countries are trying to re-engage with the Syrian president, who has been sanctioned by the U.S. since 2011

06.03.2022 - 21:43 [ Florian Philippot / Twitter ]

Un monde fou pour dire non à Macron, oui à la liberté oui à la France libre ! Liberté, Paix, Vérité ! #manifs05mars C’est magnifique et fort !

04.03.2022 - 14:42 [ UN Human Rights Council #HRC49 / Twitter ]

At #HRC49, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet presented her report into accountability for alleged violations of international human rights law committed by relevant actors in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

REPORT https://bit.ly/3Ce7IhM

03.03.2022 - 14:54 [ NBC News ]

Mayo Clinic fires 700 workers who failed to comply with Covid vaccine mandate

(Jan. 5, 2022)

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Around 700 workers at the medical center have been fired over their vaccination status.

03.03.2022 - 14:21 [ LA Times ]

Nearly 500 L.A. Unified employees lose their jobs for failing to get COVID-19 vaccine

Dec. 8, 2021 12:21 PM PT

Nearly 500 Los Angeles school district employees have lost their jobs for failing to meet the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, officials announced on Tuesday.

03.03.2022 - 14:19 [ ABC News ]

Nearly 1,500 NYC municipal workers fired for not being vaccinated against COVID

(February 15, 2022)

The 1,428 employees who were on unpaid leave for more than three months lost their jobs.

Data provided by City Hall Monday shows the majority of employees who were fired worked in the Department of Education, which saw 914 people let go. The Housing Authority terminated 101 workers.

Also fired were 36 New York Police Department workers and 25 FDNY employees.

27.02.2022 - 12:16 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Covid modelling that prompted first UK lockdown based on ‘inaccurate’ case numbers

On March 16 2020, Imperial College published its “Report 9” paper suggesting that failing to take action could overwhelm the NHS within weeks and result in hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Before the paper, the UK coronavirus strategy was to flatten the peak rather than suppress the wave, but after the modelling was made public, the Government made a rapid u-turn, which eventually led to lockdown on March 23.

27.02.2022 - 12:10 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Covid lockdowns weren’t needed, finds inquiry in the country that stayed open

Some countries that did impose lockdowns had ’significantly worse outcomes‘ than Sweden, whose citizens also retained more persoal freedom

25.02.2022 - 08:23 [ Süddeutsche,de ]

Trucker-Proteste: Kanada hebt Notstandsregelung auf

Die „Situation ist kein Notfall mehr“, sagte Trudeau auf einer Pressekonferenz. Der „Emergencies Act“ wurde am vergangenen Montag, am 14. Februar, erstmals in Kanadas Geschichte angewandt, um gegen die anhaltenden und teils gewaltsamen Aktionen von Maßnahmen-Gegnern der Corona-Pandemie vorzugehen.

25.02.2022 - 08:22 [ CBC.ca ]

Trudeau ends use of Emergencies Act, says ’situation is no longer an emergency‘

(Feb 23, 2022)

„We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are now sufficient to keep people safe.“

The Governor General signed off on the revocation on Wednesday afternoon, which formally ended the state of emergency.

MPs in the House of Commons voted to affirm use of the act on Monday. The Senate was in the midst of debating the act on Wednesday but withdrew the motion shortly after Trudeau made his announcement.

25.02.2022 - 08:17 [ Bob Strulavitch / Twitter ]

Canada’s Senators now debating The Emergency Measures Act, for the 2nd of 3 full days of discussion. imo, Senate one of the reasons Canada is rated so high on the true Democracy scale. Must approve for the Act to stay in force.

(Feb 23, 2022)

25.02.2022 - 08:15 [ Justin Trudeau, 23rd Prime Minister of Canada ]

Russia’s actions are an affront to the democratic principles that generations of Canadians have fought to protect. We must make sure the Ukrainian people – like all people – are free to determine their own future, and we must stand firmly against authoritarianism.

24.02.2022 - 18:25 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Here’s what the climate is producing toward any American who is even slightly off-key or mildly questioning the unified script. If you think this is healthy, I think you ought to re-consider that.

18.02.2022 - 08:38 [ iranintl.com ]

Draft Deal In Vienna Stipulates ‘Step By Step’ Return To JCPOA

(16.02.2021)

A US-Iranian deal taking shape in Vienna lays out phases of mutual steps to bring both sides back into full compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, Reuters reported.

03.02.2022 - 10:48 [ ORF.at ]

Weißes Haus ändert Wortwahl in Ukraine-Konflikt

Psaki erklärte weiter, die US-Regierung habe auch gesagt, dass Putin jederzeit in die Ukraine einmarschieren könnte. Das sei zutreffend. Auf Nachfrage betonte die Sprecherin, sie habe die Wendung, wonach aus US-Sicht eine Invasion unmittelbar bevorstehe, seit mehr als einer Woche nicht mehr benutzt.

01.02.2022 - 02:10 [ Haaretz ]

Why Biden’s Team Suddenly Sounds Optimistic on Iran

White House Middle East coordinator Brett McGurk expressed the Biden administration’s most optimistic statement yet concerning the talks last Thursday, saying that the parties were “in the ballpark of a possible deal” on returning to the 2015 nuclear agreement. However, he noted that he did not want to place odds on it and that the U.S. was prepared for talks to …

02.12.2021 - 07:44 [ Consortium News ]

Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare

On Tuesday, a group of physicians from around the nation traveled to Washington, D.C., intending to demand that the Health and Human Services Department immediately stop the Medicare experiment, which is known as direct contracting.

The doctors were denied the right to present HHS with a petition signed by more than 1,500 physicians who believe the direct contracting pilot threatens “the future of Medicare as we know it.”

Advocates have been publicly sounding the alarm about the program for months, warning that it could fully hand traditional Medicare over to Wall Street investors and other profit-seekers, resulting in higher costs for patients and lower-quality care.

23.11.2021 - 18:30 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Last Working-Class Jewish Settler Residents Evicted from Givat Amal

Givat Amal is one of Tel Aviv’s poorest neighborhoods, despite being situated in one of the city’s wealthier locations. The area has been described as “one of the most sought-after real estate areas” in the country, which is what led to the legal battle that began in 2005 when a development project led by business tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva was first approved for Givat Amal. The company’s plans called for tripling and gentrifying the area’s population by constructing seven luxurious high-rise buildings, and displacing the previously settled Jewish population, many of whom had lived there since the early years after the founding of the state, but without ownership rights. In fact, the last legally recognized residents of the area were the Palestinian Arabs of Al-Jammasin Al-Gharbi, numbering some 1,250 persons in 1948, who were uprooted during the 1948 war and whose rights to return to or be compensated for their abandoned property have been systematically denied by Israel ever since.

06.11.2021 - 08:55 [ CNN ]

These 6 House Democrats voted against the infrastructure bill. These 13 Republicans voted for it.

A number of progressives — who have consistently called for both the infrastructure and the separate economic package, known as the Build Back Better Act, to move together — voted „no“ on the legislation.

Here are the six House Democrats who broke from their party to vote against the bill:

Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York
Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota
Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts
Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan

06.11.2021 - 08:48 [ ORF.at ]

US-Kongress verabschiedet Bidens Infrastrukturpaket

Der linke Parteiflügel blockierte seit Wochen eine Abstimmung darüber, weil er zunächst das Sozial- und Klimaschutzpaket unter Dach und Fach bringen wollte. Die Abstimmung im Repräsentantenhaus über dieses 1,75 Billionen Dollar teure Paket mit dem Namen Build Back Better (etwa: Besser neu aufbauen) wurde am Freitag jedoch angesichts parteiinterner Streitigkeiten verschoben.

01.11.2021 - 10:15 [ NBC New York ]

FDNY: 2,000 Firefighters on Medical Leave in Apparent Protest of Vaccine Mandate

The FDNY said its vaccination rate for firefighters has climbed to 75% as of around 5 p.m. on Sunday. The overall vaccination rate for the department is 80%.

More than 1,000 FDNY members have applied for religious exemptions and will be able to continue on the job with weekly COVID testing in place as their respective Equal Employment Opportunity offices review the claims, a spokesperson told News 4 Friday.

30.10.2021 - 06:33 [ ZDF ]

Corona-Impfungen in den USA – FDA lässt Biontech/Pfizer für Kinder zu

Der Impfstoff von Biontech/Pfizer ist in den USA nun auch für Kinder zwischen fünf und elf Jahren zugelassen. Das hat die FDA bekanntgegeben.

21.10.2021 - 06:26 [ Al Jazeera ]

Regional powers back aid for Afghanistan as Russia hosts Taliban

On Wednesday, Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Iran and formerly Soviet Central Asian states Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan joined the Taliban in calling for the UN to convene such a conference as soon as possible to help rebuild the country.

21.10.2021 - 06:12 [ LibyaObserver.ly ]

International delegations taking part in the Libya Stability Conference begin to arrive in Tripoli

Other delegations who are set to participate in the conference began to arrive from Monday, where the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rose Marie Di Carlo, accompanied by the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis arrived.

21.10.2021 - 03:29 [ LibyaObserver.ly ]

Libyan parties express rejection of Paris conference next month

A French-staged international conference proposed for next November to discuss the Libyan crisis is losing momentum before even starting, as wider circles of Libyan politicians are voicing their rejection to the event.

21.10.2021 - 03:08 [ UN Geneva / Twitter ]

While the Syrian constitutional talks are ongoing at @UNGeneva this week, our security colleagues and their K9 dogs are making sure everything is safe and secure. In this photo: Moscou is taking a break after inspecting the venue of the talks.

11.10.2021 - 06:24 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The NYT’s Partisan Tale about COVID and the Unvaccinated is Rife with Sloppy Data Analysis

NOTE FROM GLENN GREENWALD: The corporate media has worked very hard to propagate the liberal-pleasing narrative that COVID has become a partisan disease due to vaccine hesitancy on the right, often ignoring the inconvenient truth that large percentages of politically diverse groups, principally African-Americans and Latinos, remain resistant to vaccination. Recent reporting from The New York Times serves to further this distorted narrative, dubbing the positive correlation between support for Donald Trump and COVID death rates “Red COVID,“ and brandishing it as evidence of a partisan pandemic. But the Times’ report misleads readers through statistical manipulation and data games, as illustrated by this meticulous analysis, presented in an Outside Voices contribution by Jeremy Beckham:

11.10.2021 - 03:01 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Südkorea will Ausschuss für „Leben mit Covid-19“ einsetzen

Die ersten Schritte in die neue Normalität sollen am 9. November gemacht werden. Dann soll Covid-19 wie eine saisonale Grippe eingestuft werden. Zurzeit noch bestehende Einschränkungen sollen dementsprechend gelockert werden.

Die Regierung hatte zuvor erklärt, dass für eine Rückkehr in ein normales Leben 70 Prozent der 51 Millionen Einwohner vollständig geimpft sein müssten.

Mit Stand Sonntag hatten 39,92 Millionen Menschen oder 77,7 Prozent der Bevölkerung, wenigstens eine Dosis verabreicht bekommen

11.10.2021 - 02:35 [ Japan Today ]

The ‚zombification‘ of married life

Married couples are “zombifying,” is the magazine’s melancholy conclusion. Instead of divorcing, as they once might have, they grimly endure each other. It’s better, or seems so, than the foreseeable alternatives – prominent among them financial insecurity amid declining wages and emotional insecurity as the lingering COVID-19 crisis corrodes the strength to face the world alone.

There are no doubt many reasons why marriage, so hopefully embarked upon, so quickly turns sour for so many. Spa! zeroes in on one – the double-income household.

07.10.2021 - 09:01 [ CNN ]

Biden and Chinese President Xi agree in principle to hold virtual meeting

The US and China have agreed in principle that President Joe Biden and Preident Xi Jinping will hold a virtual meeting before the end of the year, part of an effort to ensure stability in one of the world’s most consequential and fraught relationships, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

01.10.2021 - 02:22 [ ORF ]

Shutdown in USA mit Übergangshaushalt abgewendet

Der Kongress wandte gestern damit einen Government-Shutdown ab, einen weitgehenden Verwaltungsstillstand, der sonst morgen mit Beginn des neuen Haushaltsjahrs eingetreten wäre. Zuvor hatte bereits der Senat das Vorhaben gebilligt.

Bei einem Shutdown wären Hunderttausende Bundesbedienstete in den unbezahlten Zwangsurlaub geschickt worden.

01.10.2021 - 02:08 [ foxbusiness.com ]

House aligns with Senate and votes to avoid government shutdown with short-term funding bill

It’s one of several political issues being followed closely by the markets, which have fallen Thursday amid uncertainty about the passage of a bipartisan infrastructure bill and President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending package.

30.09.2021 - 22:42 [ ORF ]

Erstmals israelischer Außenminister in Bahrain

Israels Außenminister Jair Lapid ist ein Jahr nach der Aufnahme diplomatischer Beziehungen beider Länder erstmals nach Bahrain gereist. Dabei eröffneten er und sein Amtskollege Abdullatif al-Sajani die israelische Botschaft im Land,

29.09.2021 - 09:51 [ Ayanna Pressley, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Housing is infrastructure. Child care is infrastructure. Paid leave is infrastructure. The people gave us a mandate & we’re holding the line. We must advance the #BuildBackBetterAct to address the needs of the people before we move the narrow roads and bridges bill.

29.09.2021 - 09:43 [ theHill.com ]

Left warns Pelosi they’ll take down Biden infrastructure bill

Liberals on Tuesday fired a shot across the bow at Democratic leaders by warning that a bipartisan infrastructure bill cannot pass the House as long as Senate centrists remain noncommittal on the larger social benefits package at the heart of President Biden’s agenda.

29.09.2021 - 09:42 [ ABC News ]

Progressive Democrats vow to defy Pelosi, vote no on infrastructure bill

Progressive Democrats on Tuesday starkly warned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders that their position on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure agenda remains unchanged: Without a deal on a broader, social policy bill, they do not intend to support a bipartisan infrastructure bill that Pelosi wants to bring to a vote this Thursday.

28.09.2021 - 15:55 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Democrats say we are the party of the people, let’s show by passing this crucial agenda on behalf of the people & fulfill our promise to our constituents. This level of investment hasn’t been proposed or implemented since the 1930s. Let’s have @POTUS ’ back & pass this agenda

28.09.2021 - 15:36 [ MSNBC ]

Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda is being held up by moderate Democrats

It’s only when the ground buckles and snaps in an earthquake that we’re aware that the land had already been moving. Moderate Democrats in Washington must similarly be wondering what happened as they struggle to accept that they are no longer the dominant force in the party.

After years of being relegated to an afterthought and being told that moving too quickly or too far to the left would alienate voters, progressives are firmly in the driver’s seat in Washington.

28.09.2021 - 15:15 [ Washington Post ]

Why are moderate Democrats okay with killing Biden’s legislative agenda?

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and a handful of House Democrats oppose letting Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices, which would save more than $500 billion over 10 years. (Incidentally, three of the Democrats opposing the idea have received $1.6 million in donations from the pharmaceutical industry.) The New York Times also reports that Sinema “has privately told colleagues she will not accept any corporate or income tax rate increases,” while Manchin remains opposed to the current plan’s proposed corporate tax rate.

28.09.2021 - 15:14 [ NBC News ]

Pelosi says Biden’s infrastructure bill can’t wait for social safety net bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on Monday that passage of the $550 billion infrastructure bill must not wait for President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar safety net bill, saying the larger package is not yet ready for a vote.

25.09.2021 - 18:41 [ France24 ]

Myanmar monks march against military junta

Scores of pro-democracy Buddhist monks took to the streets of Myanmar’s second-biggest city Saturday, rallying against the military coup in demonstrations that coincided with the 14th anniversary of previous clergy-led mass protests.

23.09.2021 - 22:23 [ teleSUR ]

US Has Invested Little in Latam Development, Obrador Says

The last time the United States invested significantly in the region was during the John F. Kennedy administration (1961-1963), with some 10 billion U.S. dollars (the equivalent of 120 billion U.S. dollars at current prices), Lopez Obrador said during his daily press conference.

23.09.2021 - 20:26 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Generalstreik in Uruguay legte das Land lahm

„Artigas (der Staatsgründer) stützte den Unabhängigkeitskampf auf drei Säulen: die Verteidigung des Hafens von Montevideo, die Landverteilung und die Integration freier Völker. Heute verteidigen wir dieses Erbe. Die Gegner bleiben die gleichen: ausländische Interessen an unseren Ressourcen, Finanzspekulationen und die Habgier jener, die den Sozialstaat auseinandernehmen wollen“, sagte Soledad Amaya Correa von der Gewerkschaft der Landarbeiter auf der Kundgebung.