Category: World

China Concentration Camps

Data leak reveals how China ‘brainwashes’ Uighurs in prison camps Leaked documents detail for the first time China’s systematic brainwashing of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in a network of high-security prison camps. The Chinese government has consistently claimed the camps in the far western Xinjiang region offer voluntary education and training. But official documents, […]

What is war?

I’ve been to war, twice. Iraq in ‘09 and Afghanistan in 2011. I am just a fucking ER doc. But it was there, in the deserts far,far from home, that I made my bones as a newly board certified ER doc. It is around that time, I think that I lost my capacity to feel […]

Iranian lives are not less valuable than American lives!

I don’t talk about this on Twitter—ever—but my husband is from Iran and all his family is there, and they lead good stable lives and are the best people I know. and I’m terrified. Iranian lives are not less valuable than American lives. We’re not even talking about the travel ban any more—it’s disappeared into […]

Iran attacked US base in Iraq with ballistic missiles.

Iran attacked US base in Iraq with ballistic missiles. My educated guess: The US will hit selected Iranian targets in Iranian territory such as military facilities, possibly air force bases, oil production facilities, oil refineries, uranium enrichment facilities, highways etc. The reaction of the US will depend on whether the Iranian attacks killed any US […]

Qasem Soleimani

There are unconfirmed reports that Qasem Soleimani commander of Qods Force (Iran’s external security agency) has been killed in drone strikes. If true, this will be a major moment in US-Iran relations & Supreme Leader will undoubtedly see this as a major provocation/act of war I can’t understate how major this is. Not just a […]

US kills Iran’s most powerful general in Baghdad airstrike; Qassem Soleimani

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States killed Iran’s top general and the architect of Tehran’s proxy wars in the Middle East in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport early on Friday, an attack that threatens to dramatically ratchet up tensions in the region. The targeted killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite […]

Torture in Turkey

Inside Erdogan’s torture chambers Cafer Topkaya fled Turkey, via Greece, back to Belgium, where he had previously worked at Nato (Photo: Leighann Spencer) Nato’s Parliamentary Assembly recently published what some have called a “scathing” report on Turkey. Until now, Nato had given almost no input on the country’s deterioration in human rights and rule of […]

Dictator Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey’s pugnacious president From humble beginnings Recep Tayyip Erdogan has grown into a political giant, reshaping Turkey more than any leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the revered father of the modern republic. But in the past year the economy has deteriorated, with inflation rising to some 20%, a weaker Turkish lira and […]

MS-13

Donald J. Trump; We are getting MS-13 gang members, and many other people that shouldn’t be here, out of our Country! Authorities dealt a staggering blow to Long Island’s murderous MS-13 gang — busting 96 members and associates in the largest takedown of the notorious criminal group in New York state history, prosecutors announced Friday. […]

Hong Kong Protests; Open Meeting

Seems all local media outlets in Hong Kong have sent at least one to this open meeting of police watchdog IPCC, first since its international experts decided to “stand aside” from its studies of police handling of #HKProtests Police PR SP Ko Chun-pong told IPCC that police were facing unprecedented presence of media in past […]

This is what the world needs

This is what the world needs. Today in Rome upwards of 100,000 people took to the streets to protest fascism and far-right politician Matteo Salvini. America, our turn begins on Tuesday. We start on Tuesday, and then we continue to increase the pressure to force the Senate to abide by the Constitution. 100,000 people have […]

Please stop referring to “Jewish” as if it only denotes a religion. It does not.

Please stop referring to “Jewish” as if it only denotes a religion. It does not. It denotes a people: religion, ethnicity, culture, history, & shared experience. No one is less Jewish b/c they do not practice Judaism. And many, many people practice Judaism who are not even religious! Anyway, I hope it goes w/out saying, […]

“The consul himself was taken out of the room. There was no attempt to interrogate him. They had come to kill him.”

“The consul himself was taken out of the room. There was no attempt to interrogate him. They had come to kill him.” The murder of Jamal Khashoggi took just seven minutes & the details (which are in the article) confirm this was no botched interrogation. These details are as yet unconfirmed but Turkish government sources […]

Racist Society

No one is allowed to point to the election of Obama as proof that white society has moved past racism. The presence of Boris Johnson & Trump disproves everything y’all claim. And stop blaming leftists for white ppl being racist. Everyone is always at fault for the terrible outcomes of elections & the downfall of […]

What did you discuss with Lev Parnas?

Martha: What did you discuss with Lev Parnas? Nunes: Well, I don’t even know because I never met Parnas… Martha: So you never had any phone conversation with him. Nunes: We have not been able to confirm that yet Martha: You don’t think you would remember? “Rudy Giuliani knows a lot of members of Congress […]

Sensenbrenner one-upping Lofgren on impeachments.

Starting a new thread. Sensenbrenner one-upping Lofgren on impeachments. He does not look well. Sensenbrenner disagrees with Gerald Ford on basis for impeachment, whatever a majority of the House could agree on. Sensenbrenner Claims inquiry arose out of Trump saying “do me a favor.” Um. No. It came out of the context of that. Sensenbrenner […]

Hong Kong Protest

The Tsimshatsui to Hung Hom protest march — the largest of three marches on Sunday — has begun at 3pm, with thousands massing at the harbourfront amid a moderately heavy police presence. The area borders the previously-besieged PolyU. Photo: Stand News screenshot. #hongkong The theme of the Tsimshatsui march is to call on Hongkongers not […]

The march from Tsim Sha Tsui to Coliseum begins

The march from Tsim Sha Tsui to Coliseum begins. Theme of this protest is 毋忘初心, despite pro-democracy candidates winning majority of district council seats, #HongKong people continue to take to the streets in huge number as their demands remain unmet. A stark contrast in atmosphere outside the newly reopened Museum of Art, where people are […]

Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president

This whole thing with this Ukraine phone call boils down to pretty simple stuff. And when all is told and the truth comes out completely this is how I think it played out. Alexander Vindman was listening in on the call between Trump & Zelensky. He hears where Trump is wanting the investigation into the […]

Talk about a bubble of privilege and denial!; Hong Kong

Imagine living in Hong Kong for 28 years and still being so blinkered and racist that you think the protestors are bought and paid for by America rather than having actual reasons to be angry, and having actual goals. Talk about a bubble of privilege and denial. CGTN’s @thepointwithlx interviewed a British who has lived […]

China: if these violent protests happened elsewhere police would shoot them all

China: if these violent protests happened elsewhere police would shoot them all HK: if these peaceful mass protests and election results happened elsewhere the leaders would step down China: HK: China: HK: China: HK: China: HK: China: HK: China: *sends more tear gas* The Economist: “In a true democracy a vote in which opposition candidates […]

This is an incomplete list of people I recommend you follow for info on the Hong Kong protests.

This is an incomplete list of people I recommend you follow for info on the Hong Kong protests. Work in progress thread that will expand over time. Priority is given to: Frontline first-hand witnesses Hongkonger voices Active and prolific tweeters is an easy choice. Rachel Cheung is an incredibly brave and dedicated frontline Hong Kong […]