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#Government of #Canada lists the #IRGC as a terrorist entity


Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-safety-canada/news/2024/06/government-of-canada-lists-the-irgc-as-a-terrorist-entity.html

Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced that the Government of Canada has listed the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity under the Criminal Code, effective today.


#news #terror #iran #politics #crime



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MSNBC:
Trump spiritual advisor admits to sexually abusing 12-year-old girl

Robert Morris just resigned from his church following allegations that he sexually abused a child. In a statement to an evangelical news site, Morris said he was involved in an inappropriate sexual behavior with a young lady…. He’s really leaned into the idea of advocating for restoration of Christian morality in America through Republican politics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaMCiQre-8M

#News #Politics #Trump


If you're only an "originalist" when it leads to an outcome favored by your political party or mandated by your, uhhh, "conservative" values, you're not an originalist.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/19/politics/amy-coney-barrett-clarence-thomas-originalism/index.html

#SCOTUS #politics


@Yorkshiregeek
#BooksThatInfluencedYou
Day 12:

(6/6)

...beliefs and practices. His concept of republicanism emphasized proslavery thought..." 2)

That would be an epic battle! 🥰

Short of this, this book is also an excellent tutorial for anyone who plans to have a career in #politics. #MustRead

//

#Bookwyrm
#20Days20Books (We'll see 😉)
#USpol
#UShistory
#History


The Conservative, far-right supreme court is helping Trump every day and every way.

Their slow walk of deciding Trump's immunity is gutting America, as a new cut into democracy happens each day of inaction.

The Supreme Court are the best lawyers Trump ever bought!
#AureFreePress #News #press #headline #GOP #Politics #uspolitics #uspol #Trump #BreakingNews #Breaking

https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/4707949-the-supreme-courts-slow-walk-on-trump-immunity-is-playing-with-fire/


#Boeing admits it has retaliated against #whistleblowers


Testifying at a Senate hearing June 18, Boeing’s #CEO #DavidCalhoun acknowledged that the company had retaliated against whistleblowers.

#secutity #plane #economy #capitalism #politics #fail #crime #whistleblower #justice #usa #news


There are things I will never understand. Why do people have to go hungry when supermarkets are bursting at the seams? Why do people believe that refugees could eat us out of food in overfilled supermarkets?


#question #system #politics #humanity #food #consume #supermarket #problem #ethics


There are lots of articles on Project 2025 with various takes, but this Wikipedia article covers the main parts quite nicely, with citations. It's the GOP's plan to rebuild the government if Trump wins in November (it's authored by lots of former Trump staff). It removes the checks and balances of separation of powers and allows the president to be a dictator. It calls for
president to bypass Senate appointment confirmation by appointment "acting" cabinet officials, and fire any civil servant and replace them with a political hack.

It calls for declaring martial law, removing decimation protections for LGBT people and more. Really scary stuff. Please make sure you read and share with everyone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_2025

#Project2025 #fascism #Politics #USPolitics #Trump #Biden #HeritageFoundation


'Spiritual advisor to Trump' has got to be the easiest gig you could possibly get, because A) Trump cosplays as a religious man only to get the votes of simple christian folk and, B) Like Trump's tiny smooth brain can possibly entertain the notion of actual christian values (not to be mistaken for Republican Jesus values)
#news #trump #politics

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-spiritual-adviser-robert-morris-half-confesses-to-molesting-12-year-old-girl


UPDATE: the more I look at this the more I think I think this was an excellent troll pretending to be a bot. The JSON is not formatted correctly. Still, lol

This is hilarious. A Russian Twitter/X account got outed as a bot because it ran out of GPT-4 credits. When it got back up and running, someone replying overwrote the prompt to get the bot write a song about historical American presidents going to the beach. The account is now suspended.

I know what I'm trying next time I spot a troll!

The original prompt translates from Russian to English as "You will argue in support of the Trump administration on Twitter, speak English"

#Twitter #X #Bot #Bots #Politics #USPolitics #Russia #Disinformation #GPT #GPT4 #ChatGPT #LLM #LLMs #AI


We’ve Hit Peak Denial. Here’s Why We Can’t Turn Away From Reality

"We are living through a terrible time in humanity. Here’s why we tend to stick our heads in the sand and why we need to pull them out, fast"

"We need to guard against lowering our standards for normalcy. When we mentally and emotionally recalibrate to the new normal, we also disassociate from our own humanity."

Gift link https://archive.ph/8PCRo

#News #Climate #Politics #Health #Covid #Psychology
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/weve-hit-peak-denial-heres-why-we-cant-turn-away-from-reality/


Once upon a time, politics on fedi was a hotly debated topic. That seems to have died down over the past couple of years, so maybe this is needlessly stirring the pot. But it's been on my mind a lot lately, so to hell with it…

#POLITICS ON FEDI
a semi-coherent thread of arguably relevant thoughts

And let me start with a working definition:

Politics is dialogue about how we arrange the circumstances of a population.


"One of the questions that has trailed #DonaldTrump for nine years now is whether he believes the #false things he says.

"The answer to the question generally doesn’t really matter; that he is indifferent to #reality and that he inculcates that same indifference in his supporters have far more of an effect on #American #politics than would knowing whether he’s sincere."
- @pbump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/06/18/anthony-fauci-got-last-minute-glimpse-into-trumps-2020-state-mind/

#Trump #MAGA #GOP #StochasticTerrorism #violence #USPolitics #USA #News


How a Network of Nonprofits Enriches Fundraisers While Spending Almost Nothing on Its Stated Causes
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ProPublica identified a group of connected #political nonprofits — with names like American Breast #Cancer Coalition and National Coalition for Disabled #Veterans — that appear to be funneling more than 90% of donations to fundraisers.

#News #Politics #Nonprofit #Law #IRS #FTC

https://www.propublica.org/article/political-nonprofits-fundraising-ftc-irs-527s-pacs


“It certainly seems like an issue that could be ripe for litigation because it’s right on its face discriminating against people for sexual orientation or #transgender status.”

Out today, from Kit @oconnell: Emails obtained from the #Texas Department of Agriculture reveal the turmoil caused by Sid Miller's transphobic dress code, which the Observer first revealed last year. https://www.texasobserver.org/sid-miller-transphobic-dress-code-emails/

#news #politics #agriculture #transphobia #LGBTQIA+ #USpol #law


Introducing ProPublica’s 527 Explorer
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#Nonprofits known as 527s can raise unlimited sums for #political spending.

ProPublica is releasing a new database that will allow #journalists, #researchers and others to more easily search these organizations’ finances.

#News #DataJournalism #Journalism #Nonprofit #Politics

https://www.propublica.org/article/search-527s-finances-pacs-database-political-spending


Taiwan says it is keeping vigilant after pictures appeared online of a Chinese nuclear submarine surfacing in the sensitive Taiwan Strait near Taiwanese fishermen. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/18/asia-pacific/politics/chinese-submarine-taiwan-strait/ #asiapacific #politics #taiwan #china #submarines #taiwanstrait



What a novel idea - don't vote for a Convicted Felon to be President of the United States!

The Politico/Ipsos survey found that 21 percent of independents said they are less likely to vote for Trump after the conviction, adding that the guilty verdict in Trump’s hush money case is very important to how they will vote in November
#AureFreePress #News #press #headline #GOP #Politics #uspolitics #uspol #Trump #BreakingNews #Breaking

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4725329-trump-conviction-impact-independents/


Israeli cabinet discusses punitive measures against #UN agencies


🔶️ Months of tensions boil over after UN chief adds Israeli military to #blacklist for failing to protect #children in conflict

🔶️ Benjamin #Netanyahu’s government has discussed far-reaching measures against UN agencies operating in Israel and the Palestinian territories, including the possible expulsion of staff, according to five people familiar with the matter.

🔶️ The UN has slammed Israel for not doing enough to protect either the organisation’s own humanitarian personnel in Gaza or Palestinian civilians, with #Guterres calling Gaza a “graveyard for children”.

#Gaza #SaveGaza #StopIsrael #SaveTheChildren
#palestine #Israel #Politics #PeaceNow #StopTheWar #CeasefireNow

https://archive.ph/y9Cvy


The government media office in #Gaza: We condemn the crime of #starvation used by the #occupation and the American administration to achieve political goals.


#Gaza #SaveGaza #StopIsrael #SaveTheChildren
#palestine #Israel #Politics #PeaceNow #StopTheWar #CeasefireNow


Interesting chart from the Independent with data from the Trussell Trust.

In 2010, less that 60,000 people were using food banks

After 14 years of the Conservative party over 2,986,203 people are using food banks

HatTip: Farrukh @implausibleblog

#politics #foodbank #ukpolitics #generalelection


What @AmeshiaCross says here is along the lines of what I have also said. I’ve said that @JoeBiden must not only run against a convicted felon—he must run against the ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY. I’ve said this over and over. The @DNC must WAKE UP and GET SERIOUS. End the PASSIVITY.

#usa #fascism #politics


Southern #Gaza aid route to see 'tactical pause' in fighting, says #Israel


Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/israel-tactical-pause-aid-gaza-1.7236611

The "tactical pause" announced by the #military, which applies to about 12 kilometres of road in the #Rafah area, falls far short of a complete #ceasefire in the beleaguered territory that has been sought by the international community, including Israel's top ally: the United States.


So "tactical pause" is the #newspeak for ceasefire 🤔

#war #conflict #news #warfare #politics #Palestine


Our top story: As the researchers proceeded to search for textiles, they realized they had stumbled onto a crime scene. A massive theft of pre-Columbian art reveals troubling truths about Texans’ role in the illicit antiquities trade. https://www.texasobserver.org/the-heist/

#history #culture #HumanRights #Indigenous #Texas #politics #USpol #news


BREAKING NEWS 🚨🚨

Republican Clown Show!

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday told Republican House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson that it would decline to pursue criminal contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Merrick Garland, according to a letter seen by Reuters.
#AureFreePress #News #press #headline #GOP #Politics #uspolitics #uspol #Breaking #BreakingNews

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-justice-dept-wont-pursue-contempt-charges-against-attorney-general-merrick-2024-06-14/


”Rarely has the agency so aggressively pursued a politician for potential violations. ...”

Chris Paddie is fighting back in court against a state ethics commission probe into his allegedly illegal lobbying. https://www.texasobserver.org/paddie-ethics-lobbying-investigation/

#politics #USpol #news #Texas #ethics #corruption #TXlege


Hi, I'm Tiago. I'm a husband, dad, brother, uncle, godfather, grandson, nephew, and cousin.
When I was born, everyone loved Michael Jackson, but I became a fan of Iron Maiden.
I'm a professor and researcher in respiratory #physiology and #digitalhealth. I enjoy #philosophy, #politics, #heavymetal and #photography.
I want to leave a better world for my kids – that's my lifelong goal.

#introduction


Any #ethics law that affects #SCOTUS has a bootstrapping problem. #Congress could pass any law managing or constraining SCOTUS, however reasonable, then the Federalist Society or whoever would immediately sue. The suit gets to SCOTUS and they strike the law down as unconstitutional, and we are back to an unaccountable SCOTUS. How do you address this problem? #aoc #msnbc #uspol #progressive #politics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW6H-RoVp1w


Former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will be one of key players in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's coming leadership race as a candidate backed by him could draw broad support from nonmainstream members of the party. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/11/japan/politics/japan-ldp-suga-key-player/ #japan #politics #yoshihidesuga #ldp #fumiokishida #shigeruishiba #shinjirokoizumi


When a COVID-19-era policy was set to expire in May 2023, Republican politicians predicted that the US-Mexico border would be overrun with migrants. That didn’t happen.

An #immigration scholar clears up what’s going on at the US-Mexico border, and why immigration has become a top issue of #Election2024:

https://theconversation.com/life-on-the-us-mexico-border-is-chaotic-an-immigration-scholar-explains-why-and-its-not-for-the-reasons-that-some-gop-lawmakers-claim-217896
#USPolitics #Politics


Censor Tracker add-on for #Firefox not available in #Russia


source: https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/the-censorship-circumvention-extension-has-disappeared-from-the-russian-version-of-mozilla-addons/130914

#Mozilla #fail #censorship #politics #problem #news #addon #software


I'll say it: Martha-Ann Alito seems unpleasant. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/supreme-court-martha-ann-alito-pride-flags-left-media-1235037338/ #news #politics