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On Finland, the United States, and the freedom of information and of the press - The Washington Post
"Precisely because Finland is worthy of kudos for its protection of free expression over the years, it is all the more interesting what it does not protect."
excerpt from The Soul of the First Amendment
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may 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @kylegriffin1
"Trump is spending a long weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.

This is his 21st visit to a golf course as president."

jesus the tweet this quotes.... SMH
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may 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @igorvolsky
"The $120,000,000 spent for Trump's traveling adult kids

Could've provided care to

20,725 people on Medicaid(a program Trump wants to cut)"
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may 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @GenePark
"'People don't ask that question, but why was there a Civil War?' - President Trump

You need to be asked this quest… "
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may 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @BraddJaffy
"Left: Prime Minister's office readout of Trudeau's phone call with Trump

Right: White House readout of the very same call

Um…"

...

"It was a very amicable call."
conversation  government  america  canada  president  prime_minister  politician  justin_trudeau  donald_trump  screengrab  letter  news  2017  2010s  white_house  phone  image  comparison  from twitter_favs
april 2017 by cluebucket
The government says his DACA status expired, but this immigrant says he was deported despite protections | PBS NewsHour
"Montes’ lawyers say he had previously been approved twice for deportation protection under the DACA program, created in 2012 under then-President Barack Obama to allow immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to temporarily live and work in the country. The Department of Homeland Security told NewsHour on Tuesday its records indicated Montes’ authorization expired in 2015. On Wednesday, the department told NewsHour a more detailed search indicated Montes’ DACA authorization did expire in 2018, but that Montes had lost his DACA status “when he left the United States without advance parole,” before he encountered U.S. Border Patrol on Feb. 19. The Department of Homeland Security told NewsHour on Wednesday that “there are no records or evidence to support” the claim that he was detained Feb. 18 in Calexico, as his lawyers claim."
newshour  news  pbs.org  immigration  deportation  donald_trump  america  joshua_barajas  daca  government  2017  2010s  mexico  from twitter
april 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @sweetkhadz
"RT : In case you were wondering what would happen to civilians around the area "

21,000 pounds
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april 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @DesmondCole
"Pay attention to what Sean Spicer is doing here—it’s really awful, but also helpful in understanding white supremacy "
2017  2010s  desmond_cole  twitter.com  sean_spicer  screengrab  correction  politics  white_house  donald_trump  white_supremacy  german  ethnicity  citizen  holocaust  antisemitism  facebook  syria  media  basher_al-assad  destruction  genocide  from twitter_favs
april 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @VicBergerIV
"President Trump forgets to sign executive order, walks out of ceremony. Pence remembers, grabs executive order from desk... "

I'm only not deleting this small twitter fave from my pinboard here because I have the feeling I'll need to remember these moments later
donald_trump  white_house  mike_pence  mistake  stupid  politician  twitter.com  2017  2010s  vic_berger  video  news  from twitter_favs
march 2017 by cluebucket
Fairfax County, USA | Jacobin
"The Clinton campaign carried this brand of liberalism faithfully forward. It represented the apotheosis of a Democratic Party leadership that primarily envisions the working class as a downtrodden group in need of help, rather than a sleeping giant in need of organization. A leadership that views politics as a room where clever experts hash out benevolent policies for the neediest, rather than a field of mass struggle in which everybody’s basic welfare is at stake. A leadership that may be genuinely tolerant, inclusive, and compassionate, but whose own class blinders make it almost impossible for them to think about progressive politics in terms of collective self-interest."
politics  jacobinmag.com  2016  2010s  election  hillary_clinton  campaign  strategy  failure  work  class  poverty  wealth  statistic  matt_karp  donald_trump  race  income  state  suburb  democrat  vote 
march 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @erikhinton
"welp, we've hit bush-was-good-on-islamophobia-take-o'clock "

what does "'good'" even mean, matt yglesias?
erik_hinton  matthew_yglesias  george_w_bush  donald_trump  comparison  stupid  politics  screengrab  revisionist  islam  2017  2010s  pundit  twitter.com  from twitter_favs
february 2017 by cluebucket
Making Light: Taking it back
"The Trump campaign was, and the post-election Trump news is, a Gish gallop. And now on lefty Twitter, I'm seeing a similar phenomenon on the emotional level: a firehose of things we must all pay attention to..."

on resistance, self-care, and zones of doom
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february 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @jk_rowling
"Guess it's true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can't make her think."

not even a Harry Potter person but fkin love JK Rowling sick burns. she is good and ppl are dumdums
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february 2017 by cluebucket
I was fired from my journalism job ten days into Trump – Medium
thinkin about journalism+ethics+"objectivity" of the future...

"...And I'd specifically been asked by Marketplace to maintain a personal blog as part of building my 'personal brand.'"
medium.com  lewis_wallace  marketplace  apm  radio  reporting  journalism  journalist  ethics  work  job  donald_trump  censorship  media  objectivity  neutrality  npr  diversity  trans  controversy  2017  2010s  blog 
february 2017 by cluebucket
What “Things Going Wrong” Can Look Like – Medium
"I'm reading this as '1933 playbook continues on schedule, pace slightly higher than last time: something between maybe 1.2x and 2x, but without the possibility of a major land war to show up on the horizon.'" (apart from climate-related disaster movements?)
medium.com  yonatan_zunger  prediction  2017  2010s  donald_trump  steve_bannon  government  society  censorship  discrimination  crime  hate  future  1930s  islam  latinx  immigration  blm  black  america  jewish  organization 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Court rulings couldn’t protect everyone detained because of Trump’s immigration order.
"It seems that even within the same administration, alternative facts abound.
...
"The smug cruelty of the DHS statement that 'yesterday, less than one percent of the more than 325,000 international air travelers who arrive every day were inconvenienced while enhanced security measures were implemented' transcends belief as applied to actual people left in horrific limbo."
dahlia_lithwick  slate  immigration  legal  lawyer  donald_trump  disaster  fact  refugee  ban  NoBanNoWall  2017  2010s  injustice  airport  ethiopia  america  CBP  dulles_airport  virginia  I-407  rights  DHS  government  islam  executive_order  from twitter
january 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @eggwithfeet
upon zoom-in I fell off the bed 😂

DONALD READY TO POOP
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january 2017 by cluebucket
EFF's 100-Day Plan | Electronic Frontier Foundation
1. We will continue to defend digital rights in court.
2. We will test and leverage the Freedom of Information Act.
3. We will hold Silicon Valley accountable.
4. We will reach out to targeted communities to enhance their security and legal capabilities.
5. We will work on creating new security education materials.
6. We will work with the California legislature to resist federal government overreach.
7. We will build the ground game in Washington, D.C.
8. We will lead a campaign to end mass surveillance under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.
9. We will defend a free and open Internet.
10. We will cultivate a grassroots movement to defend digital rights in all 50 states.

'come back with a warrant' bumper sticker etc etc
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january 2017 by cluebucket
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lol oh lord re small text first chapter title: "and what's more, my mom and sister are too sexy"
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december 2016 by cluebucket
Twitter @yashar
K I h8 CNN (got explicit reasons why) but this is kinda gold
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december 2016 by cluebucket
That Putin's Government Spoke to the Trump Campaign Should Be Dominating the News Cycle
RT : "The still needs to deal with the story of Russian influence: via "

WaPo: "'We have just begun to consider ways of building dialogue with the future Donald Trump administration and channels we will be using for those purposes,' Ryabkov was quoted as saying."

Pierce: "Well, kids, the unthinkable already has happened. You might as well cover it as fully as possible."
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november 2016 by cluebucket
On the trail for the final week of the Trump campaign.
"Behold, Trump said to his fans, I’ve rounded up a passel of those elites you detest. And I’ve caged them for you! Allow me to belittle them for your delight. Here, now you take a turn—go ahead, have at it! Do it again, don’t be shy! Under President Trump, the other elites will be in cages, too. We’ll lock them up, just like the chant goes. Just like you wanted. You’ll be their captors."
donald_trump  journalism  journalist  campaign  capture  2016  2010s  hate  seth_stevenson  slate.com  autocrat  fascism 
november 2016 by cluebucket
HaymarketBooks.org
The Stop Trump Reading List from Haymarket Books
- Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
- Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire by Deepa Kumar
- The Democrats: A Critical History by Lance Selfa
- No One Is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border by Justin Akers Chacón and Mike Davis

For Young People:
- 101 Changemakers: The Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History, edited by Michele Bollinger and Dao X. Tran
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november 2016 by cluebucket
Autocracy: Rules for Survival | by Masha Gessen | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
"One of the falsehoods in the Clinton speech was the implied equivalency between civil resistance and insurgency. This is an autocrat’s favorite con, the explanation for the violent suppression of peaceful protests the world over."

Rule #1: Believe the autocrat.
Rule #2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule #3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule #4: Be outraged.
Rule #5: Don’t make compromises.
Rule #6: Remember the future.
masha_gessen  nybooks  russia  autocracy  president  warning  america  hillary_clinton  politics  authoritarianism  election  tip  how_to  2016  2010s  dictatorship  survival  rule  donald_trump  dmitry_peskov  vladimir_putin  ted_cruz  journalism 
november 2016 by cluebucket
Twitter @thealmighty_o
RT : Every Trump supporter voted for a racist.
Every Trump supporter voted for a racist.
Every Trump supporter voted for…
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november 2016 by cluebucket
Twitter
"Epic take down of Trump surrogate on the topic of “sexual assault.” Moments ago on ."

honestly this is probably the only worthwhile moment on CNN this entire year (since April, when I started to have to work next to a TV set to that channel). hope that people will remember this
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october 2016 by cluebucket
Twitter @BroderickGreer
" in one tweet. "

except Lloyd Bridges was a wonderful part of Airplane, and DJT is a...
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september 2016 by cluebucket
Trump Days - The New Yorker
"Standing in line at the pharmacy in an Amarillo Walmart superstore, I imagined some kid who had moved only, or mostly, through such bland, bright spaces, spaces constructed to suit the purposes of distant profit, and it occurred to me how easy it would be, in that life, to feel powerless, to feel that the local was lame, the abstract extraneous, to feel that the only valid words were those of materialism ('get' and 'rise')—words that are perfectly embodied by the candidate of the moment."
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july 2016 by cluebucket
The Equilibrium Paradox: Somebody Has to Do It — Medium
Martin Weitzman: "'Extremists of that faith [the objection “If that would work, don’t you think we would have already tried it?”] act like the precocious but obsessive young surgeon who refuses to perform an appendectomy because he doesn’t understand why the appendix exists in the first place. The truth is that vestigial organs are present in economic systems as well as in biological ones–despite denials of the possibility based, in both cases, on vague or superficial generalities about Darwinian survival value. '"

"In effect, Daniel Drezner argues that equilibrium reasoning made everyone think someone else would cut Donald Trump down to size. But somebody has to do it, or it doesn’t get done. And in this case, it needed to be a critical mass of somebodies."
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Live free or die. | MetaFilter #6389216
user poffin boffin describes domestic American politics of the mid-2010s, I note for relaying to future generations: "Honestly I don't give a single fuck if either Clinton or Sanders fulfill any of their campaign promises so long as in the next 8 years they just build on what Obama has already done wrt healthcare and prevent any fucking woman-loathing white supremacists from giving us new SCOTUS nominations.
my bar is as low as it's gonna get folks, the other choices literally involve armbands for muslims and gay latino death camps and wire hanger abortions nationwide and a sentient ham in a wig cheering a crowd of people beating up a black man live on tv"
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february 2016 by cluebucket
David Byrne's Journal: 12.13.11: Odyshape
"They too believe that what they are seeing is 'real,' despite intellectually knowing that a picture has been doctored or an actress, reality star or celebrity wife surgically enhanced. These visual buttons and triggers that are being pressed are deeply ingrained in us as a species—mere rational thinking is powerless as a way of discounting them."

"We instinctively want to believe that a merit-based world exists—that with some hard work, focus, time, effort and perseverance, you too will be rewarded with the body you see on the billboard. The same also applies to our notions of economic well-being. As a result, you have Bill O’Reilly and Newt Gingrich (among many others) implying that poor people are poor simply because they aren’t trying hard enough (note the clever segue from Barbie to politics and economics). The implication is that poor people, or anyone who isn’t successful, just aren’t applying themselves or trying hard enough. Also, that less than fabulously attractive people similarly aren’t going to the gym enough. The corollary is that Bill and Newt are as wealthy as they are because they worked hard. This, excuse me, is bullshit."
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january 2012 by cluebucket

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