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19.01.2021 - 22:17 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Censorship never was a left-wing tactic. Opposing censorship was never the hallmark of right-wing values. And censorship is never aimed at one ideology or the other, but at *dissent* from the ruling class wherever it comes from. Listen to Noam Chomsky:

Read how Chomsky, in 1981, object to the attempts to have a tenured professor in France fired for Holocaust revisionism, because Chomsky knew that that framework, once implanted, would be used against people like him, Edward Said, Howard Zinn, etc.:

17.01.2021 - 18:36 [ Robin Monotti / Twitter ]

A very angry Italian opposition MP (@VittorioSgarbi ) backs the #IoApro (#IOpen) movement & calls for an insurrection against government restrictions on businesses, he says „Open up, & don’t worry, in the end we will make them eat their fines“.

(14.01.2021)

The revolution starts tomorrow.

08.01.2021 - 20:29 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Leserbriefe zu „Regierungslogik: Die Corona-Maßnahmen wirken nicht. Also verlängern wir sie. Und die Tagesschau applaudiert“

„Die Menschen die in den engen Wohnungen unserer Städte leben , die Kinder, die Alten, die Künstler, die Musiker und auch alle Nichtgenannten, (Underdogs) sowie die (früheren) und jetzigen Mitarbeiter/innen der Gastwirte und des Einzelhandels. Auch die, die heute früh wieder zur Arbeit fuhren, bzw. fahren durften – in ihre Büros und an die Fließbänder, teilweise in vollen oder auch halbvollen Bussen und Bahnen – Sehr geehrter Herr Müller, ich sehe niemanden sich öffentlich zu positionieren für eine gerechte Lebensweise. (Der Promillebereich zählt nicht) Alle diese Genannten und Nichtgenannten Bürger dieses Landes genießen ihr Deutschland, ihr Land des Glücks und Lobgesangs, welches stetig wechselhaft, aber niemals aufwärts geht, nur ständig munter runter. Verlässt sie 2021 immer noch der Mut? NEIN, es ist ihre Bundesrepublik Deutschland, ihre eigene immer kleiner werdende Welt, in der Jede und Jeder danach strebt das sich der Mühe doch nie als Wert erweist. Sie bleiben auch im Jahr 2021(oder 3021, 4021 falls die Welt noch existiert) jederzeit gefügige, angepasste, obrigkeitshörige, aufopferungswillige, funktionierende, in ständiger Unterwerfung existierende Untertanen dieses Landes.“

30.10.2020 - 07:38 [ NPR.org ]

‚No Pandemic Exception To The Constitution‘: Court Rejects Minn. Ballot Extension

„The rule of law, as established by the United States Constitution and the Minnesota Legislature, dictates these rules must be followed notwithstanding the Secretary’s instructions to the contrary,“ the assenting judges wrote in explaining their decision.

„There is no pandemic exception to the Constitution.“

27.10.2020 - 13:32 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats would destroy Supreme Court with scheme to pack justices

Litmus tests and the idea to pack the bench would not honor Ginsburg. They would instead destroy the Supreme Court she loved. These moves would obliterate an institution that has over history preserved the stability and continuity of our country. The Supreme Court has performed this vital role based on its legitimacy and authority with Americans that will surely evaporate if Democrats conduct litmus tests or pack the bench.

22.10.2020 - 10:19 [ Stanislaw Lem / Heise.de ]

Kreuzwege der Information

(08. Juni 1998)

So haben wir also ein Bild vor uns, das in seinen Extremen eher paradox erscheint. Entweder kommt es einer „kommunikationsdichten“ und gleichzeitig stark individualistischen Gesellschaft, in der eine umfassende „Befriedung“ eintritt, weil keiner jemandem „physisch“ etwas Schlechtes antun kann und der Preis dafür eine tatsächliche Einsamkeit in einem elektronischen Kokon ist. Das Leben wird „virtuell“, „phantomisiert“, sein. Man kann im Louvre, im Himalaja, überall sein; man kann sogar „jeder“ sein (es gibt „Computer- und Netzsüchtige“, die über das Netz ihre eigenen fiktiven Persönlichkeiten – als Tarzan, Mädchen, Kaninchen … – versenden), aber „tatsächlich“ ist man ständig am gleichen Ort. Meines Erachtens ist das eine eher schlechte Science Fiction. Oder aber das Netz verbindet die Menschen nicht, sondern ist in der Macht irgendeines Monopolisten, steht über den Menschen und kann sie von allen Seiten steuern.

20.10.2020 - 22:27 [ Nehemia Shtrasler / Haaretz ]

‚You Really Believe Netanyahu Wants the Coronavirus Pandemic to Last?‘

Let me be clear, I’m not saying that Netanyahu wants people to get sick or die. He wants the pandemic to not disappear. He does not want a return to normal. He wants the emergency period to continue, for chaos to reign, for businesses to open and close like an accordion, and for the Israeli public to cry out to the heavens: Save us, Bibi. Save us like you saved us from the dreaded nuclear threat from Iran. After all, Bibi, the world expert in sowing fear and anxiety, has no equal when it comes to spurring terrified voters to cast their ballots for Likud.

08.10.2020 - 20:58 [ Haaretz ]

They Fought for Israel’s Independence. Now They’re on the Streets Fighting Netanyahu

Yitzhak Arad, a veteran of Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, organized an anti-Netanyahu protest the other day for residents of his assisted-living center in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Hasharon.

About 50 people attended. “We would have easily gotten a bigger crowd, but we didn’t want to violate the social distancing rules or endanger anyone’s health,” says Arad, a Holocaust survivor who served as director of Yad Vashem (Israel’s Shoah memorial center) for over 20 years.

16.06.2020 - 11:19 [ DemocracyNow.org ]

Angela Davis on Not Endorsing Any Presidential Candidate: “I Think We Need a New Party”

(28.03.2016)

For more than four decades, Davis has been one of most influential activists and intellectuals in the United States. An icon of the 1970s black liberation movement, Davis’ work around issues of gender, race, class and prisons has influenced critical thought and social movements across several generations. She is a leading advocate for prison abolition, a position informed by her own experience as a fugitive on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list more than 40 years ago. Davis talks about the “fascist appeal” of Donald Trump and explains why she is not officially endorsing any candidate in this election. “I believe in independent politics,” she says. “I still think that we need a new party, a party that is grounded in labor, a party that can speak to all of the issues around racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, what is happening in the world. We don’t yet have that party.”

01.06.2020 - 19:07 [ Wikipedia ]

COINTELPRO: Program exposure

The program was secret until 1971, when the Citizens‘ Commission to Investigate the FBI burgled an FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania, took several dossiers, and exposed the program by passing this material to news agencies.[51] The boxing match known as the Fight of the Century between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in March 1971 provided cover for the activist group to successfully pull off the burglary; Muhammad Ali was himself a COINTELPRO target due to his involvement with the Nation of Islam and the anti-war movement.

09.01.2020 - 06:29 [ Tagesschau ]

US-Begründung zu Soleimani-Tod: „Absolut verrückt“ und „unamerikanisch“

Die Regierung habe in der vertraulichen Sitzung in einem abhörsicheren Raum im Kongress kaum Beweise für die Behauptung vorgelegt, dass mit dem Luftangriff ein unmittelbar bevorstehender Angriff verhindert worden sei, erklärte der Senator aus dem US-Bundesstaat Utah, Mike Lee.

Die Regierung habe die Senatoren aufgefordert, „gute kleine Jungs und Mädchen zu sein, einfach mitzulaufen und das nicht öffentlich infrage zu stellen“, sagte der sichtlich verärgerte Lee, der nicht als Kritiker seines Parteifreundes Präsident Donald Trump bekannt ist.

15.09.2019 - 16:35 [ Haaretz ]

‚If Netanyahu Wins, Turn Out the Lights‘: Meet the Most Die-hard Opponents of Israel’s ‚Crime Minister‘

As a young Israeli studying abroad, I recently came home for a visit eager to discuss the upcoming elections with family and friends – but found an atmosphere of utter apathy. So I decided to go find people who were actually getting involved, and that’s how I ended up meeting Elisheva and her fellow protestors.

11.07.2019 - 21:28 [ Sean Ono Lennon / Instagram ]

Please consider donating even just $1 to @tulsigabbard . As THE anti-war candidate she deserves to participate in the next debates whether you wish to elect her or not. The topic of American interventionism needs to be discussed front and center. Please spread the word. #warisoverifyouwantit

01.06.2019 - 16:58 [ hdb / Twitter ]

Bisher waren #spd-Prognosen immer richtig! Mal sehen ob ich heute daneben liege. Die nächste Talsohle der #spd liegt bei 11 bis 12 Prozent und wird noch in diesem Jahr erreicht. Es kann nicht gut gehen, wenn eine sterbende Partei damit punkten will sich ums Volk zu kümmern.

(30.05.2019)

01.02.2019 - 12:26 [ Spiked ]

‘The establishment is trying to keep us in the EU’: The Guardian’s Larry Elliott on why we need a clean break from Brussels.

„I also have an old-fashioned left-wing view of the European Union. I don’t think it is democratic, I don’t think it works very well, and I think it is run in the interests of big business rather than ordinary people. I voted to come out in 1975, along with a large portion of the left, for what were then seen as Bennite reasons: democracy and the fact that it was pro-boss and anti-worker. I haven’t really changed my mind over the past 40 years.“

05.12.2018 - 08:41 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit / Twitter ‏ ]

Isn’t it funny how the people who have spent years policing what we say, telling us we are too thick to vote the right way, trying their utmost to subvert the democratic wishes of the electorate, are the same people who tell us to beware of fascists lurking around every corner?

25.09.2018 - 18:30 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

.@JLMelenchon defied expectations in the 2017 French presidential election by offering investment instead of austerity. We discussed how the dangerous rise of the far right across Europe can be defeated by people coming together behind a real social and economic alternative.