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Today marks 20 years since the 1999 Iranian student uprising. Known in #Iran by its “ground zero” as “The Disaster of the Ku-ye Daneshgah Dormitories”, the uprising - sometimes likened to 1989 #Tiananmen Square protests in China - carries great historical significance.
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The background: on July 7, #Iran’s judiciary - using a new, tougher Press Bill - ordered the closing of daily Salâm, which had since 1991 criticized conservatives in power. Salâm was then considered one of numerous pro-reform #newspapers that since 97 election of Khatami … /2
… had exposed #corruption, #injustice, #inequality + demanded transparency, justice. The banning of Salâm + new law to curb #pressfreedom - marked beginning of hardliners’ campaign to crush the blossoming civil society and political mobilisation connected with #reformism. /3
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1 to 20. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange
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By @khrafnsson
Émile Zola changed public perception in the Dreyfus Affair w J´Accuse..!This ExcellentWriting is the equivalent for Assange.Zola may have helped the release of Dreyfus from DevilsIsland. I hope this 1will help secure Assange doesn’t go there
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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Qqs grands moments de la discussion autour de l'ouvrage «Une histoire populaire de la France, de la guerre de 100 ans à nos jours», en présence de son auteur @GerardNoiriel, de @LarrereMathilde, spécialiste des mvts sociaux du 19e siècle et @UsulduFutur, vidéaste @OLGuillemets.
Cet événement était organisé par la section « Le Vent se lève » de @ScPoLyon. Ces tweets veulent restituer différents axes de réflexion soulevés par la discussion autour de l'ouvrage. Ils sont avant tout introductifs et invitent à une lecture attentive & approfondie de l'ouvrage.
@GerardNoiriel revient d'abord sur sa posture de chercheur : il ne pense pas son ouvrage comme « politique » : il dit défendre une « autonomie de la recherche » par rapport au politique et à la politique, tout en se définissant comme un « historien engagé ».
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I went to bed feeling betrayed--perhaps even enraged. I woke up, still feeling betrayed--but resolved. I still believe #AnitaHill. I still believe #ChristineBlaseyFord I still believe #survivors #women They have knocked us down, but not out. I still believe in the power of us.
Our perpetrators tried to stifle our voices too--and, WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. We will not be silenced or moved. Today, survivors will keep organizing, sharing our painful and hard truths until the very last hour, and then we'll take our fight to the ballot box.
Survivors matter and we do vote--and run for office too! We have been ignored, but not silenced #midterms A vote to support #Kavanaugh confirms more than one man, to the highest court in the land, you are also confirming #privilege #entitlement #injustice
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