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We'll go after big tech if necessary because DC is doing nothing: Arizona attorney general
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said he and other state AGs are willing to go after tech giants who “dominate market share.”
notSiliconValley  popularUnrest 
3 days ago by joeybaker
Italian protests over men cleared of rape because woman was 'too masculine'
Judges said alleged victim’s story was not credible enough because she was unattractive
sexism  judicialStupidity  popularUnrest  judicialIncompetence 
8 days ago by joeybaker
French teachers who find themselves at breaking point after years of being asked to do more with less took to the streets of Paris, Lyon, Nice and Bordeaux on Saturday, demanding a salary increase and better conditions for teachers and students
French teachers who find themselves at breaking point after years of being asked to do more with less took to the streets of Paris, Lyon, Nice and Bordeaux on Saturday, demanding a salary increase and better conditions for teachers and students.
governmentMalfeasance  casteingTheMiddleClass  educationIncompetence  popularUnrest 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Protests erupt in Pakistan after Police killed parents in front of the kids claiming them to be terrorists
According to CTD, those killed were “terrorists” belonging to terror outfit Daesh. Also present in the car were the couple’s three other children. While the minor son sustained a bullet injury, the two daughters are reported to be safe.
popularUnrest  theTerrorismExcuse  governmentOverreach  mesopotamia 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
The US and UK have let xenophobia bring them to the brink
The UK still has no Brexit deal, and the US is enduring the longest government shutdown in its history over funding for a border wall.
fearmongering  theTerrorismExcuse  immigration  casteingTheLowerClass  popularUnrest  governmentIncompetence  endOfTheUSEmpire 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Donald Trump Approval Rating Average in First Two Years Is Lowest for Any President Since World War II
Ronald Reagan previously had the lowest average approval rating in his second year in office, at 43.3 percent, while Trump is at 39 percent.
trumpIncompetence  popularUnrest 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Compelled to work without pay, federal employees sue Trump, accusing him of violating 13th Amendment
There is no precedent for federal employees claiming to be victims of involuntary servitude under the president, one legal observer said.
trumpAuthoritarianism  popularUnrest  trumpIncompetence 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
The GOP is now the party of neo-Confederates
They’ve been encouraged to come into the open by Trump’s appeals to racism and xenophobia.
racism  trumpPropaganda  popularUnrest  cultureWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Majority of Brits now against Brexit and back second EU referendum.
Three in 10 (31%) Brits think Theresa May is the best person to lead the country through Brexit, ahead of Jeremy Corbyn on 24%.
popularStupidity  popularism  popularUnrest  globalization 
november 2018 by joeybaker
An Armed Extremist Group in Georgia Is Threatening Violence If Stacey Abrams Wins
Ahead of Tuesday’s midterm election in Georgia, an armed militia has threatened violence if Stacey Abrams wins the governor’s race. In a since edited Facebook post, the far-right group III% Security Force Intel referred to the Democratic candidate as a “flag burning, gun grabbing, socialist bitch.” The group mentioned their love for Donald Trump and wrote, “Guns Up!”
racism  popularUnrest  cultureWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil.
Electoral authorities have confirmed Bolsonaro will become president after winning 55.7% of the vote in Sunday’s second-round poll
authoritarianism  popularStupidity  popularUnrest 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Thousands protest to save Hambach Forest: Thousands of people have protested to save the last 200 hectares of western Germany's ancient Hambach Forest. The forest is at risk of being felled to allow energy giant RWE to continue its lignite mining operatio
Thousands of people have protested to save the last 200 hectares of western Germany’s ancient Hambach Forest. The forest is at risk of being felled to allow energy giant RWE to continue its lignite mining operations.
popularUnrest  corporateIndemnity 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Vermont hits record 92.5 percent voter registration ahead of election
Data from the secretary of state’s office shows the uptick in registered voters has been driven largely by the state’s new automatic voter registration system.
popularUnrest 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Trump Administration Seeks to Stifle Protests Near White House and on National Mall
President Trump has a record of attacking the rights of protesters, from suggesting that protest be illegal to praising dictators who crush any kind of dissent.Now, the Trump administration proposes to dramatically limit the right to demonstrate near the White House and on the National Mall, including in ways that would violate court orders that have stood for decades. The proposal would close 80 percent of the White House sidewalk, put new limits on spontaneous demonstrations, and open the door to charging fees for protesting.Fee requirements could make mass protests like Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic 1963 March on Washington and its “I have a dream” speech too expensive to happen.The public has until October 15 to comment on the plans, and on Monday, we submitted our formal written comment explaining why the planned changes are unconstitutional.In 1967, in the middle of the Vietnam War, the federal government tried to impose severe limits on protests near the White House. The ACLU of the District of Col
trumpAuthoritarianism  popularUnrest 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Opinion | The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh. Signed, 650+ Law Professors.
We have differing views about Kavanaugh’s qualifications. But we are united in believing he does not have the right judicial temperament.
popularUnrest  trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Public outrage over a death penalty handed to a 29-year-old man is spurring Malaysia to start talks to legalise marijuana for medical use, racing to become the first Asian country to do so.
KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Public outrage over a death penalty handed to a 29-year-old man is spurring Malaysia to start talks to legalise marijuana for medical use, racing to become the first Asian country to do so.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
popularUnrest  judicialOverreach  drugProhibition  win  popularism 
september 2018 by joeybaker
If Collins Backs Kavanaugh, $1.4m is Waiting for Her Next Opponent. That’s Not Bribery, It’s Politics
What could be more typical of democratic politics than lobbying elected officials, or working to defeat them if you disapprove of their performance in office?
corruptedPolitics  popularUnrest 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Poll: Midwest Abandons Trump, Fueling Democratic Advantage For Control Of Congress
An NPR/Marist poll finds that as the president has waged a trade war, Midwestern voters have moved in big numbers toward Democrats less than two months before November’s elections.
popularUnrest  trumpIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Audience bursts out laughing after GOP Senate candidate says Trump is ‘standing up’ to Russia
Republican Senate nominee Corey Stewart (Va.) was interrupted by audience laughter during a debate on Saturday after saying President Trump “stands up” to Russia.
endOfTheGOP  trumpAristocracy  popularUnrest 
july 2018 by joeybaker
California's Net Neutrality Bill Is Strong Again Because You Spoke Out
After a hearing that stripped California’s gold standard net neutrality bill of much of its protections, California legislators have negotiated new amendments that restore the vast majority of those protections to the bill. The big ISPs and their money did not defeat the voices of the many, many...
ISP  corruptedPolitics  popularism  popularUnrest  netNeutrality  win 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Remember that California Democrat who helped AT&T eviscerate a net neutrality bill? We’re gonna put up a billboard in his district
Last Wednesday, California Assemblymember Miguel Santiago became internet infamous for eviscerating the California net neutrality bill SB…
netNeutrality  corruptedPolitics  popularUnrest 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Support For Donald Trump's Impeachment Is Higher Than His Approval Rating, Poll Indicates
Support for impeaching Trump mirrored the number that backed removing Richard Nixon during Watergate.
trumpIncompetence  popularUnrest 
june 2018 by joeybaker
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