Archiv: scorched democracy tactic / Taktik der Verbrannten Demokratie


07.01.2021 - 10:48 [ Nachrichtenagentur Radio Utopie ]

Regarding the US presidential election in 2020: We are done with democracy simulations

(7. Februar 2020)

After the Iowa fraud and Bernie Sanders‘ Al Gore style capitulation (no recount / „recalculation“ of an in broad daylight rigged caucus) and the deafening silence of each and every progressive lawmaker, even from the Squad, we do not support any candidate in this election and furthermore question its authenticity and legitimacy. From this day on, we will rarely post any news to this election-without-a-choice.

We would like to ask you: would the Trumpolini in the White House watch, just for even a few hours, the Republican Party doing this to his campaign? The progressives in the Democratic Party let this happen for days and kept their head down. And Millions of good-willing, hard working people on the ground were let down and deceived, again.

We’re not going along with this dirty game, which can be played again and again and again on people who tolerate it once without resistance.

Notably, we have calculated with this development years ago and described a possibility how Bernie Sanders could have become US president (article in German). Let that sink in, just for a minute or two.

Since decades, only (far) right-wingers, warmongers and egoists have real candidates and political parties.

So, „vote“ yourself.

11.12.2020 - 13:55 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Vor Bund-Länder-Gesprächen: An der Schwelle zum zweiten Lockdown

Nach Angaben der baden-württembergischen Landesregierung soll es am Sonntag ein weiteres Gespräch von Kanzlerin Angela Merkel und den Ministerpräsidentinnen und -präsidenten der Länder geben. Die Bundesregierung hat bislang keinen konkreten Termin genannt.

28.11.2020 - 13:16 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Might Leave Scorched Earth on His Way Out. Netanyahu Is Happy to Lend Him a Lighter

The president’s frantic tweets after the news broke of top Iranian nuclear scientist’s assassination make it clear his administration gave its blessing to the Tehran attack attributed to Israel. Could this be Trump’s final frenzy?

22.11.2020 - 17:31 [ Radio Utopie ]

Die Regierungsermächtigung zur Impfpflicht besteht seit zwanzig Jahren

Und nun, schon wieder, nochmal ganz von vorne…

22.11.2020 - 14:09 [ ZDF ]

Kommt die Impfpflicht durch die Hintertür?

Konkret heißt es in Paragraph 20, Absatz 6 unter anderem:

„Das Bundesministerium für Gesundheit wird ermächtigt, durch Rechtsverordnung mit Zustimmung des Bundesrates anzuordnen, dass bedrohte Teile der Bevölkerung an Schutzimpfungen oder anderen Maßnahmen der spezifischen Prophylaxe teilzunehmen haben, wenn eine übertragbare Krankheit mit klinisch schweren Verlaufsformen auftritt und mit ihrer epidemischen Verbreitung zu rechnen ist.“

19.11.2020 - 17:05 [ Haaretz ]

Anti-Netanyahu Activist Under Fire for Comparing the Prime Minister to Hitler

Ben Shitrit said Hitler “Erased the parliament, destroyed the courts and terrorized the judges” and that Netanyahu was acting similarly.

„There are no words to describe you, the revulsion, the disgust and the recoiling we feel towards you. You are the most hatred prime minister here ever. There is no forgiveness for what you have done,” he added.

19.11.2020 - 10:55 [ Freitag.de ]

Durchregieren per Dekret

In dieser Norm mit dem Titel „Besondere Schutzmaßnahmen zur Bekämpfung des Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2“ werden alle bislang in der Praxis „erprobten“ Corona-Zwangsmaßnahmen während einer „epidemischen Lage von nationaler Tragweite“ in Gesetzesform gegossen, noch erweitert und präzisiert: so etwa Ausgangs- und Kontaktbeschränkungen im privaten und öffentlichen Raum, Maskenpflicht und Veranstaltungsverbote, Schließung von Betrieben und Geschäften, Schulen und Kitas, Kultur- und Freizeiteinrichtungen. Zur Verabschiedung dieser und anderer Sonderrechte werden nun einmalig Bundestag und Bundesrat benötigt.

19.11.2020 - 10:08 [ Achse des Guten ]

Selbstentmachtung unter Wasserwerfer-Begleitung

Er kann jetzt beispielsweise theoretisch die Bewegungsfreiheit der Bürger mittels Reiseverboten, Grenzschließungen oder Ausgangssperren einschränken. Nur durch ministerielle Anordnung könnte also mal Landesarrest und mal Hausarrest verhängt werden, es muss nur irgendwie mit dem Corona-Virus zu tun haben. Auch Kontaktverbote, Geschäftsschließungen, die zwangsweise Stilllegung des gesamten Kulturbetriebs und andere Restriktionen aus dem inzwischen ja hinlänglich bekannten Ausnahmezustands-Instrumentarium, können auf der Grundlage einer einfachen Regierungs-Verordnung verhängt werden.

19.11.2020 - 09:59 [ Heise.de ]

Corona-Pandemie: Bundestag legalisiert Verordnungspolitik

Die Regierungsfraktionen und Teile der Opposition haben mit der Erweiterung des Infektionsschutzgesetzes Maßnahmen einen gesetzlichen Rahmen gegeben, die seit dem Frühjahr auf eine in der bundesrepublikanischen Geschichte lange nicht mehr denkbaren Art und Weise hinter verschlossenen Türen, per Verordnungen und unter Missachtung bürgerlich-parlamentarischer Regeln durchgesetzt worden waren.

19.11.2020 - 09:06 [ Tagesschau ]

„Zeigen, wer das Gewaltmonopol hat“

Hunderte Festnahmen und Wasserwerfer in Berlin: Bundesjustizministerin Lambrecht hat das Einschreiten der Polizei bei den Corona-Protesten verteidigt. Ähnlich äußern sich auch andere Bundespolitiker.

18.11.2020 - 17:22 [ ABC News ]

Berlin police forcefully disperse protest over virus rules

German police fired water cannons at demonstrators protesting coronavirus restrictions after saying the crowd ignored warnings to wear masks and to keep their distance from one another

18.11.2020 - 17:20 [ BBC ]

Berlin Covid protest broken up near Brandenburg Gate

Police have used water cannon to break up a protest by thousands of people in the centre of Berlin against changes to the law on coronavirus measures.

Berlin authorities said protesters had ignored requests to wear masks.

18.11.2020 - 17:02 [ Tombadassman / Twitter ]

Der Verfassungsrechtler Prof.Volker Boehme-Neßler lässt kein gutes Haar am neuen #IfSG. Er hält es in Teilen für verfassungswidrig. #Bevoelkerungsschutzgesetz #Infektionsschutzgesetz #Ermaechtigungsgesetz #b1811

18.11.2020 - 16:57 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Zustimmung in Bundestag und Bundesrat: Infektionsschutzgesetz beschlossen

Unmittelbar nach dem Bundestag hat auch der Bundesrat die Reform des Infektionsschutzgesetzes verabschiedet, um die Corona-Maßnahmen künftig auf eine genauere rechtliche Grundlage zu stellen. Ebenfalls heute noch soll Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier das Gesetz unterzeichnen, damit es am Donnerstag in Kraft treten kann.

Im Bundestag erhielt der Regierungsentwurf nach einer kontroversen Debatte in namentlicher Abstimmung 415 Ja-Stimmen bei 236 Gegenstimmen und acht Enthaltungen.

28.10.2020 - 03:17 [ theAtlantic.com ]

The Election That Could Break America

The Interregnum comprises 79 days, carefully bounded by law. Among them are “the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December,” this year December 14, when the electors meet in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to cast their ballots for president; “the 3d day of January,” when the newly elected Congress is seated; and “the sixth day of January,” when the House and Senate meet jointly for a formal count of the electoral vote. In most modern elections these have been pro forma milestones, irrelevant to the outcome. This year, they may not be.

“Our Constitution does not secure the peaceful transition of power, but rather presupposes it,” the legal scholar Lawrence Douglas wrote in a recent book titled simply Will He Go?

28.10.2020 - 03:14 [ LA Times ]

What if a state can’t agree which presidential candidate won?

(27.10.2020)

For the 2020 election, the states have until Dec. 8 — six days before the electoral college must meet — to count votes and settle all election disputes.

28.10.2020 - 03:13 [ NPR.org ]

Voters‘ Guide To Election Security In The 2020 Presidential Campaign

(September 27, 2020)

This year may feature the most turnout ever, according to some projections, and combined with an expected surge in mailed ballots could mean that Americans don’t get a definitive result on election night.

28.10.2020 - 03:12 [ New Yorker ]

The Legal Fight Awaiting Us After the Election

(September 21, 2020)

There does seem to be general agreement on one provision of the 1887 act: the “safe harbor” clause. It provides that, if a state submits its final tally in the Presidential contest by six days before the meeting of the Electoral College, that decision is “conclusive” and thus free from legal challenge. This year, the safe-harbor deadline is December 8th; the Electoral College meets in each state capitol on December 14th.

It is unclear, however, what will happen if a slow vote count puts a state in jeopardy of missing the deadline.

28.10.2020 - 03:09 [ CNN ]

How Rutherford B. Hayes could impact this year’s presidential election

(September 3, 2020)

More than at any time since 2000, the possibility that states could have problems meeting crucial December deadlines for their electoral totals hangs in the air. The sheer challenge of tallying mail-in ballots during a pandemic could delay final results, as could litigation in swing states with narrow margins between candidates.

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.

27.10.2020 - 13:30 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ABgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Expand the court.

27.10.2020 - 13:27 [ voanews.com ]

If Democrats Can, Should They Pack US Supreme Court?

(20.10.2020)

The number of justices has changed over time, from six to as many as 10, but the number has remained steady at nine since 1869. In the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to pack the court to preserve his New Deal legislation, which kept getting struck down by the high court. He failed.

18.10.2020 - 11:34 [ Liz Hicks / Twitter ]

Curfew on restaurants and bars in Berlin from 11pm found to lack proportionality by Berlin Admin Court: no evidence infection more likely after 11pm; evidence restaurants & bars were sites of lower transmission.

Berlin Senate is appealing #covid19 #berlin

18.10.2020 - 11:26 [ euronews.com ]

Berlin bar shutdown: ‚No time to party‘ says mayor amid rising coronavirus cases

(10.10.2020)

„This is not the time to party“, insisted Berlin’s democratic mayor, Michael Müller. „We want to prevent another more severe lockdown“, he added, with a particular message for people under 40.

Angela Merkel argued in favour of the measure on Friday, after consulting mayors from Germany’s 11 largest cities.

18.10.2020 - 11:25 [ theGuardian.com ]

Berlin nightlife given first curfew in 70 years as Covid cases surge

(07.10.2020)

The rate of new cases in the inner-city districts that host Berlin’s nightlife were higher still: of seven hotspots listed by Germany’s disease control agency as having a seven-day incidence of more than 50 cases per 100,000 people, four are in the heart of the capital. Trendy Neukölln leads the pack, with 288 new cases recorded over the course of the last week.

30.09.2020 - 23:27 [ stern / Twitter ]

News zum Coronavirus: Umfrage: Mehrheit der Deutschen hält neue Corona-Maßnahmen für angemessen

05.08.2020 - 17:32 [ ZDF ]

Wie viel Konsens verträgt eine Pandemie?

Die Demonstrationen am Samstag in Berlin richteten sich gegen die Corona-Maßnahmen der Regierung. Aber nicht nur – sie sind auch ein Ruf nach mehr Opposition im Parlament.

31.07.2020 - 15:14 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Autoritäre Entwicklung in Corona-Deutschland – Oder: Die Scheuklappen des Antifaschismus

Wenn am Samstag in Berlin ein Bündnis von Kritikern der „Corona-Maßnahmen“ auf die Straße geht, wird ein anderes, sich selbst als „antifaschistisch“ verstehendes, Bündnis zu einer Gegendemonstration aufrufen. Antifaschisten demonstrieren gegen Demonstranten, die gegen autoritäre Maßnahmen des Staates demonstrieren. Der klassische Antifaschismus verliert damit aus dem Blick, dass mit den staatlichen Corona-Maßnahmen die Gefahr autoritärer Verhältnisse in Politik und Gesellschaft einhergeht. Dem Soziologen Rudolph Bauer ist dieser Widerspruch aufgefallen, den er für die NachDenkSeiten in einem ausführlichen Aufsatz analysiert.

10.06.2020 - 09:53 [ NBC News ]

Georgia election ‚catastrophe‘ in largely minority areas sparks investigation

(09.06.2020)

„This seems to be happening throughout Atlanta and perhaps throughout the county. People have been in line since before 7:00 am this morning,“ Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat, tweeted shortly after polls were supposed to open — and in some cases still hadn’t.

Cody Cutting was in a long line at Lang Carson Community Center in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta, where the line snaked around the block and some people had been waiting to cast their votes for 4½ hours.

10.06.2020 - 09:42 [ Washington Post ]

Democrats grow bullish on Senate prospects as Georgia voters cast ballots

(09.06.2020)

Also on the ballot Tuesday are primaries with general-election implications, including in the suburban Atlanta district held by retiring Rep. Rob Woodall (R) that Democrats narrowly missed winning in 2018.

Republican candidates include business executive Lynne Homrich, physician Rich McCormick and state Sen. Renee Unterman, while Democrats are choosing whether to renominate Carolyn Bourdeaux, a Georgia State University professor who came within 433 votes of unseating Woodall. Among the five other candidates seeking the nomination are activist Nabilah Islam, state Sen. Zahra Karinshak and state Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero.

10.06.2020 - 09:38 [ The New York Times / Twitter ]

Major problems with Georgia’s new voting machines are leading to long lines and widespread frustration statewide on a critical primary day

(09.06.2020)

10.06.2020 - 09:15 [ New York Times ]

Major Problems With Voting in Atlanta as 5 States Hold Primaries

(09.06.2020)

Georgia’s Seventh District was once reliably Republican territory, but it includes an increasingly diverse section of metro Atlanta. Now there are contested primaries on both sides for the seat held by Representative Rob Woodall, a Republican who is not running for re-election. Mr. Woodall won by fewer than 500 votes in 2018, and his opponent in that race, Carolyn Bourdeaux, is again seeking the Democratic nomination. Another Democrat in the race, Nabilah Islam, was endorsed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

01.06.2020 - 19:46 [ Gareth Porter, investigative historian and journalist on the national security state / Twitter ]

The Democratic Party elite — especially those in the „national security“ elite — must be called to account for continuing their long-running endeavor of distracting Americans from the realities of this country by repeating this pathetically lame #Russia conspiracy claim.

25.05.2020 - 21:33 [ Fox News ]

Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann to headline Biden virtual fundraiser

Throughout the Russia investigation, Weissmann had been considered a “deputy” to Mueller, with conservatives regularly targeting him for his reputation of using aggressive tactics in cases, as well as his role in past controversial prosecutions. Weissmann helped to build the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

25.05.2020 - 21:21 [ theAtlantic.com ]

Biden’s Virtual Campaign Is a Disaster

(15.05.2020)

The candidate has reached the peak of his career in the rec room of his basement, talking into a computer.

25.05.2020 - 21:10 [ the Hill ]

Is a virtual Congress good enough for government work?

(17.05.2020)

The House Democrats’ plan to go virtual for committees and floor proceedings met fierce Republican insistence that Congress operate together in the Capitol when making important legislative decisions.

The Rules Committee spent more than six hours hearing from colleagues and considering over 30 amendments to a proposed new rule allowing the House to conduct floor votes through proxies designated by absent members, and to conduct virtual committee hearings and votes without proxies.

25.05.2020 - 21:03 [ the Hill ]

House members race to prepare for first-ever remote votes

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday officially invoked a 45-day period for remote voting and committee work, which can be renewed as necessary as a way to reduce the risk of coronavirus contagion for lawmakers and anyone they come into contact with while the pandemic persists.

17.05.2020 - 11:52 [ Krypto Nachrichten / Twitter ]

„Wir sehen einen Trend, dass Extremisten, insbesondere Rechtsextremisten, das Demonstrationsgeschehen instrumentalisieren“, sagte der Präsident des Bundesamtes für Verfassungsschutz, Thomas Haldenwang, der „Welt am Sonntag“.

17.05.2020 - 07:02 [ DW Politik / Twitter ]

Impfgegner, Demokratiefeinde und Verschwörungstheoretiker demonstrieren gemeinsam gegen Deutschlands Corona-Politik. Diesen Schulterschluss gibt es außerhalb Deutschlands nur selten – am ehesten in den USA.

17.05.2020 - 06:57 [ FOCUS Online Politik / Twitter ]

– Corona-Proteste – ein deutscher Sonderfall?

(14.05.2020)

02.05.2020 - 09:54 [ Fox News ]

NY Times, MSNBC journalist warns fascism could come to US if coronavirus shutdowns wreck economy

Stephens then compared the current „strategy“ to combat the coronavirus to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

„We’re trying to destroy the village in order to save it,“ Stephens told Maher, „and I don’t remember that ending very well.“

In March, Stephens declared the coronavirus outbreak was President Trump’s „Chernobyl,“ referring to the 1986 nuclear disaster in the former Soviet Union.

11.04.2020 - 15:39 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wie Interpreten von Recht das Recht verändern, brechen, stürzen können

(23. Juli 2014)

Die Interpretation der Norm – die bewusst, gezielt und unauffällig eingesetzt auch eine faktisch unbegrenzte Abweichung von der Norm, einen Bruch beinhalten kann – ist so die Norm selbst geworden. Eigentlich Illegales wird legal. Oder umgekehrt.

Die Gesellschaft aber, hat sie die Interpretation der Norm in Form der veränderten Praxis erst lang genug hingenommen, dann als neue Norm akzeptiert und nachfolgend auch deren Umsetzung in neue Gesetze und / oder Bestimmungen zugesehen, müsste nun enorme Aktivkräfte entwickeln um diesen ganzen Prozess wieder zurückzudrehen und (gesamtgesellschaftlich betrachtet) zu ihren Gunsten wieder zu verändern.

Doch im Gegenteil droht nun der Gesellschaft, erst einmal durch die ausführenden kreativen Kunstfreunde und Interpreten ausgetrickst und überwunden, eine weitere Interpretation der neuen Norm, Gesetze oder Vorschriften, abermals zugunsten der Funktionäre, die dann abermals in eine veränderte Norm und schließlich in neuen Rechtsvorschriften, Gesetzen und / oder Recht mündet.

Geht der ganze Prozess unauffällig (z.B. weil im Zeitlupentempo), unbemerkt und gar mehrfach über die Bühne, lässt sich so nicht nur eine Organisation (wie eine Partei), sondern eine Gesellschaft verändern.

Erfolgen diese Prozesse in Absprache oder auf Befehl durch eine Vielzahl von Personen, gerade in Schlüsselpositionen, lässt sich so eine Gesellschaft gezielt nach den Vorstellungen nur einer Handvoll Personen verändern.

Erfolgen diese Prozesse in Absprache und / oder auf Befehl der höchsten staatlichen Ebenen, in Exekutive, Legislative oder Judikative, gar allen zusammen, im Geheimen, in Absprache mit einer ausländischen Macht, oder gleich mit mehreren, nennt man so etwas Hochverrat und einen organisierten Staatsstreich.

05.04.2020 - 19:12 [ theHill.com ]

Biden says Democratic convention may need to be virtual

Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention may need to be held virtually.

The former vice president and 2020 Democratic frontrunner told ABC’s “This Week” that his party’s convention is “necessary,” but added it may not be possible to bring thousands of people to one location safely amid the pandemic.

02.04.2020 - 12:44 [ LA Times ]

Could Trump delay the November election? Not without risking forfeit to a Democrat

(17.03.2020)

The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service reached the same conclusion when it investigated the question in the aftermath of 9/11.

Under the U.S. Constitution, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence cannot stay in office past their four-year terms without being reelected. If the election does not happen for any reason, constitutional rules of succession kick in.

That could mean a lawmaker down the line of succession who is not up for reelection could be the new president.

27.03.2020 - 08:20 [ i24news.tv ]

After Blue & White split, Lapid slams Gantz for ‚betraying‘ voters, ‚capitulating‘ to Netanyahu

Lapid, who heads Yesh Atid, told journalists at a press conference that „Benny Gantz decided today to break apart Blue and White and crawl into Netanyahu’s government.“

„What’s being formed today isn’t a unity government and not an emergency government. It’s another Netanyahu government. Benny Gantz surrendered without a fight,“ he added.

27.03.2020 - 03:25 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Abandoned the Camp

Gantz was a source of hope to millions of Israelis yearning to put an end to Netanyahu’s rule, which is crushing democracy while tearing the population to shreds. On Thursday their hope was shattered, to the laughter of the opposing camp, the one that led the country into moral corruption and that has now added another soldier to its ranks and bought about the disintegration of the alternative.

27.03.2020 - 02:43 [ 972 Magazine ]

Gantz chooses Netanyahu’s incitement over Arab-Jewish partnership

Benny Gantz could have made history by forming a minority government with the support of the Palestinian parties. Instead he dismantled his own political camp and joined his rival.

27.03.2020 - 02:09 [ Ynet ]

Lapid: Gantz stole votes, gave them to Netanyahu

Lapid lambasted Gantz’s actions as „a betrayal to voters and a theft of votes.“

26.03.2020 - 17:40 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Meretz leader Nitzan Horovitz: You elected Gantz? You got Netanyahu

Horovitz added that Gantz was “spitting in the face” of his voters with his latest decision.

The Meretz leader called on others in the left bloc to not support this move.

26.03.2020 - 17:27 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Blue and White splitting after Benny Gantz elected Knesset Speaker

In a dramatic turn of events, the Blue and White Party that served as the alternative to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2 election, broke up on Thursday after party head Benny Gantz decided to enter Netanyahu’s government.

26.03.2020 - 17:26 [ Gil Hoffman / Twitter ]

After a vote according to new party lines of 74-18 with many boycotts, @gantzbe is now officially speaker of the Knesset. He will soon be foreign minister.

26.03.2020 - 17:21 [ Gil Hoffman, Jerusalem Post's chief political correspondent / Twitter ]

More drama: Yesh Atid formally requested to split out of Blue and White. @yairlapid : @gantzbe decided to crawl into a government with @netanyahu . @bogie_yaalon also breaking off.

26.03.2020 - 17:17 [ Gil Hoffman, Jerusalem Post's chief political correspondent / Twitter ]

In a dramatic turn of events, Blue and White is on the verge of breaking up after @gantzbe agreed to Likud’s demand for him to be the candidate to replace @YuliEdelstein in order to enable a unity government:

23.03.2020 - 09:11 [ Newsweek.com ]

Exclusive: Inside The Military’s Top Secret Plans If Coronavirus Cripples the Government

(18.03.2020)

According to new documents and interviews with military experts, the various plans – codenamed Octagon, Freejack and Zodiac – are the underground laws to ensure government continuity. They are so secret that under these extraordinary plans, „devolution“ could circumvent the normal Constitutional provisions for government succession, and military commanders could be placed in control around America.

„We’re in new territory,“ says one senior officer, the entire post-9/11 paradigm of emergency planning thrown out the window. The officer jokes, in the kind of morbid humor characteristic of this slow-moving disaster, that America had better learn who Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy is.

23.03.2020 - 08:51 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

General Terrence O’Shaughnessy: Secret plan to install general if law breaks down

The United States would then be placed under the authority of Terrence O’Shaughnessy, a four-star general and former fighter pilot who is the designated “combatant commander”, according to Newsweek.

General O’ Shaughnessy, 56, leads the US Northern Command (Northcom), a military authority responsible for homeland defence, created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

22.03.2020 - 13:17 [ RND / Twitter ]

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und die Länderchefs wollen heute über weitere Maßnahmen im Kampf gegen die #Coronavirus-Pandemie beraten. Die Telefonkonferenz beginnt um 14 Uhr. Für 17.30 Uhr ist offenbar, laut Reportern, eine Erklärung Merkels geplant.

22.03.2020 - 13:15 [ Washington Post ]

With a pandemic as cover, Netanyahu is carrying out a coup in Israel

(19.03.2020)

Under the cover of a pandemic, he is transforming himself from lame-duck prime minister to unelected strongman. He and his henchmen have shut down parliament, enacted extreme “security” measures without legislative oversight and shelved the courts just as Netanyahu was about to go on trial for corruption.

I don’t use the word “coup” lightly. But any weaker description of Netanyahu’s assault on Israeli democracy is a refusal to absorb and report the truth.

22.03.2020 - 12:13 [ ZDF ]

Mögliche Ausgangsbeschränkungen – Merkel berät mit Länderchefs

Kanzleramtschef Helge Braun (CDU) hatte den Samstag als wichtigen Tag bei der Entscheidung über mögliche Ausgangssperren bezeichnet.

22.03.2020 - 10:48 [ Haaretz ]

Knesset Speaker Edelstein and His Puppet Master Netanyahu, Free Israel’s Parliament

Since a majority of Knesset members – 61 out of 120 – oppose the government, Edelstein was dispatched to block the activity of the legislature and prevent it from voting in a new speaker. It is inconceivable that a temporary speaker would use his authority to set the agenda in order to prevent the selection of a permanent speaker. It is parliamentary bullying, and it must stop immediately.

22.03.2020 - 10:34 [ Ralf Schuler, Leiter BILD-Parlamentsbüro, Buchautor: „Lasst uns Populisten sein“ / Twitter ]

Heute ist der Tag der Entscheidung @BILD

22.03.2020 - 10:32 [ Göttinger Tageblatt / Twitter ]

Einzelne Bundesländer haben bereits #Ausgangsbeschränkungen erlassen. Folgen nun alle anderen? Darum soll es heute vor allem bei einer Telefonkonferenz von Kanzlerin Merkel und den Ministerpräsidenten gehen.#Covid_19De

20.03.2020 - 07:20 [ Achse des Guten ]

Mit dem Virus ans Grundgesetz

(17.03.2020)

Es gibt Momente, in denen bei Demokraten sämtliche Alarmglocken in Gang gesetzt werden. Ein solcher Augenblick war gestern Abend um 20:03 Uhr in der Tagesschau. Nachdem ausführlich über Folgen der Coronakrise und die Maßnahmen dagegen berichtet wurde, fiel am Ende dieses Themenblocks, ganz nebenbei folgender Satz (bei 03:11 Minuten):

„Die Parteien erwägen derweil Grundgesetzänderungen, damit Gesetze auch verabschiedet werden können, falls der Parlamentsbetrieb eingestellt würde“.

20.03.2020 - 07:09 [ Jonas Schaible, Hauptstadtbüro @DerSPIEGEL // Die Linke - BMEL - Soziale Bewegungen / Twitter ]

Weil die Meldung so klang: – Ja, man müsste das GG ändern, um ein Notparlament im Seuchenfall einsetzen zu können. Nach meinen Infos: – Ja, Schäuble hat das heute in der PGF-Runde angesprochen – Aber die Resonanz war: keine Option kurzfristig, kein Thema (wie alles: derzeit)

(16.03.2020)

20.03.2020 - 07:02 [ Tagesschau ]

Corona-Krise: Wie bleibt der Bundestag handlungsfähig?

(17.03.2020)

Bundestagspräsident Wolfgang Schäuble und die parlamentarischen Geschäftsführer der Fraktionen heute beschlossen, vorerst nicht am Sitzungskalender zu basteln. Zugleich gilt, was Schäuble den Abgeordneten vorige Woche in einem Brief schrieb: „Die anhaltend dynamische Entwicklung macht es notwendig, die Lage täglich neu zu bewerten.“

19.03.2020 - 21:57 [ Haaretz ]

Raise the Black Flag at Home. Stand Up to the Tyrant Netanyahu

For years and years, we wondered when the occupation would come home.

It happened this week.

As the settlers once said in a different context: Yesha Zeh Kan – Judea, Samaria and Gaza are here.

One set of laws for the tyrant’s allies. Another set of laws for everyone else. Innocent civilians hounded. Their persecutor – never held accountable.

Raise the black flag. Stand up to the tyrant.

This is the fitting flag for this new Israel.

19.03.2020 - 21:53 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Is Using Coronavirus to Hold Onto Power

Panic over the coronavirus, justified as it may be, mustn’t blind the public from seeing how the temporary prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and members of his party are exploiting the crisis to hold onto power. Through their management of the coronavirus crisis, Netanyahu and his government are neutralizing the justice system and quarantining the legislature.

19.03.2020 - 21:50 [ Haaretz ]

‚Total Suspension of Individual Freedom‘: Inside Israel’s Secret Coronavirus Debate

These special means include gathering data about a person’s location via their cellphone and additional technological information using secret tools, and cross-referencing all of the data.

The process identifies all of the contacts coronavirus patients have had and the places they were, whether they are aware of it or not.

19.03.2020 - 15:06 [ Noa Landau נעה לנדאו / Twitter ]

Israeli police tries to stop thousands of cars raising black flags on their way to Jerusalem, to protest anti-democratic measures in midst of #Covid_19 outbreak, such as closure of Knesset. When asked ‘why’, this policeman said ‘because!’

19.03.2020 - 15:04 [ Haaretz ]

Police Arrest Protesters Against ‚Assault on Democracy‘ at Knesset

Protesters said they were angry at anti-democratic measures being taken to fight the coronavirus outbreak, such as this week’s decision to use cyber measures to track the location of people diagnosed with the virus as well as suspected coronavirus patients, in addition to strict restrictions to achieve social distancing, such as barring thousands of people from leaving their homes.

Further, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein dispersed parliament on Wednesday, deepening the paralyzation of Israel’s legislative body, which critics have seen as an attack on the checks and balances within Israel’s democratic institutions.

18.03.2020 - 19:48 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Coronavirus Coup: Israelis’ Basic Rights Are Now on Life Support

We are about to let the government gain absolute control over our lives – and thus know who we are, where we have been, when and with whom and who we speak to and when – without any form of consent or restriction.

18.03.2020 - 19:39 [ Spiegel.de ]

Coronavirus: Bundestag erwägt Grundgesetzänderung

(16.03.2020)

Im Bundestag wurde in kleiner Runde erstmals eine Grundgesetzänderung angesprochen, um die Handlungsfähigkeit des Parlaments auch dann zu erhalten, wenn das Parlament wegen der Corona-Pandemie nicht zusammentreten kann. Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen hat Bundestagspräsident Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) in der Runde mit den Parlamentarischen Geschäftsführern der Fraktionen das Thema tatsächlich aufgebracht.

18.03.2020 - 19:35 [ Haaretz ]

Speaker Adjourns Parliament, Israeli President Warns Him Against ‚Undermining Democracy‘

By preventing the formation of the organizing committee, Speaker Yuli Edelstein also hampers the formation of the Knesset oversight committees on the coronavirus crisis

18.03.2020 - 19:30 [ 24news.tv ]

Rivlin warns Edelstein that adjourning the Knesset is ‚undermining Israeli democracy‘

Edelstein has effectively prorogued parliament and with a total coronavirus shutdown expected in Israel any day now, politicians and political commentators have argued that the speaker’s actions have engendered one of Israel’s severest constitutional crises ever.

18.03.2020 - 19:27 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Edelstein: Still unsure how Knesset inauguration will occur on Monday

(14.03.2020)

„The manner of how the inauguration will take place will be decided after another assessment tomorrow with relevant professionals,“ Edelstein said.