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[-] [email protected] 11 points 4 hours ago

Yeah, this.

The back half of "Blue no matter who" was supposed to be primarying out regressive Democrats. Much like Labour in the UK, the party is doing its best to disenfranchise and disengage with actual progressives, so this is slow going.

It's not impossible, though: Republicans, to their current horror, let the inmates run the asylum and it shifted their political alignment from "capitalist" to "fascist".

[-] [email protected] 47 points 4 hours ago

"Do no evil" really never had a chance, did it?

[-] [email protected] 0 points 4 hours ago

This is rather like cattle protesting for faster processing times at the abbatoir.

Canada is basically strip-mining south Asian students for every cent of value as a way to avoid making hard political decisions about taxing the rich.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 4 hours ago

This is such a smart move: it really cuts the legs out from under the "....bbbbut Hamas are terrorist!!" bad-faith arguments.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 4 hours ago

This is what happens when your platform prioritizes engagement over everything else, including people's lives.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 5 hours ago

If someone participated in a war, we shouldn’t want them here.

Once more for people in the back.


These are medics.

Coercing medics is a war crime.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 5 hours ago

Hamas is considered a terrorism organization by Canada

Doesn't matter. Telling medics who they can and can't treat is a war crime.

There's a reason we have international rules and standards for conflicts, and a huge number of them have to do with how medics and aid-workers operate. If you start perverting that, then medics dies and war gets worse than it already is.

Similar things apply to how civilians and prisoners are treated, and for the same reason: mistreat non-combatants and you can expect the same in return. When the Americans brutalized Iraqi combatants, it resulted in American troops and civilians, both in and out of conflict zones, dying. All because of Bush's "You're either with us or with the terrorists" absolutism that not only didn't end the war sooner, it wrecked American soft power for the following quarter-century at least.

War is awful, but at least it can be less awful is basic rules get followed. This is one of them.

Israel is finding this out the hard way, just like the Americans did when they flushed their reputation after the second gulf war. Netanyahu probably knows this, but because he's not the one who's at risk he's happy to put targets on doctors, aid-workers and the Jewish diaspora world-wide to save his cowardly political skin.

No one says Hamas isn't a terrorist organization, but that's not what's being argued, here, and if Netanyahu hadn't shot his wad Israel woud enjoying broad international support and sympathy right now, with help and aid and assistance and lot of goodwill. But if he did that, he'd probably be unelected by his own supporters, because his staying in office and out of jail on corruption charges depends on the support of Israeli neo-fascists.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 19 hours ago

Look, it's only a war crime if it's done to "white people" (depending on your definition of white people, which Israelis seem to be at the moment, subject to change without notice)

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 day ago

This article really ignores American trade policy hypocrisy.

Reagan was quite happy to slap tarrifs on stuff when it suited him. He practically gift-wrapped one for Harley Davidson, for example.

Reagan was an economic liberal when it suited his donors, and a protectionist when it suited his donors.

Rejectijg Clinton or Bush, maybe, not Reagan. Not at all.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 1 day ago

He really, really wants to stay out of prison.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 day ago

This kind of thing won't stop until rich people start having to deal with unplanned burials.

Make of that what you will.

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