Ohio Barbarian started the topic Iran's state media denies abolition of 'morality police' as three-day strike begins in the forum Latest Breaking News 11 hours ago
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“No official in the Islamic Republic of Iran has confirmed the closure of the Irshad Patrol,” an article from Iranian state-run Arabic language outlet Al Alam said Sunday evening.
A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini, a young Iranian woman who died after being arrested in Tehran…[Read more]
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Iran morality police status unclear after ‘closure’ comment in the forum Latest Breaking News 11 hours ago
He frigging pranked them, and me, to be honest. Flat-out lie. I looked around after being challenged on Twitter and from what I could find out from reports from actual Iranians, this just ain’t so.
I’m posting a CNBC story in LBN about it.
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Iran morality police status unclear after ‘closure’ comment in the forum Latest Breaking News 14 hours ago
Ours just chooses not to.
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic China eases controls, gives no sign when ‘zero COVID’ ends in the forum Latest Breaking News 14 hours ago
The government is supposed to insure harmony. The people demonstrated disharmony. The government acknowledges their grievances and slowly and thoughtfully starts making changes to address them, thereby acting to keep the Mandate of Heaven.
Even authoritarian governments can be responsive to popular protest, to secure their own rule if nothing else.
Ohio Barbarian started the topic China eases controls, gives no sign when ‘zero COVID’ ends in the forum Latest Breaking News 19 hours ago
BEIJING (AP) — China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-virus controls and authorities say new variants are weaker. But they have yet to say when they might end a “zero-COVID” strategy that confines millions of people to their homes and set off protests and demands for President Xi Jinping to resign.
On Monday, commuters in Beiji…[Read more]
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic The Grassroots Are Growing—And Reimagining What's Possible in the forum General Discussion 23 hours ago
A pro-labor Democrat is now an oxymoron.
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Iran morality police status unclear after ‘closure’ comment in the forum Latest Breaking News 1 day ago
The theocratic Iranian and authoritarian Chinese governments both responded more to popular protests by changing policy than any American government has done lately.
Please don’t talk to me about voter outreach, either. This is about activism, in this case a protest in NYC, not elections.
Ohio Barbarian started the topic Iran morality police status unclear after ‘closure’ comment in the forum Latest Breaking News 1 day ago
CAIRO (AP) — An Iranian lawmaker said Sunday that Iran’s government is “paying attention to the people’s real demands”, state media reported, a day after a top official suggested that the country’s morality police whose conduct helped trigger months of protests has been shut down.
The role of the morality police, which enforces veiling laws, came…[Read more]
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Zelensky launches crackdown against Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the forum Latest Breaking News 1 day ago
They believe in something bigger than Nazis, and Nazis don’t like that.
Take a look at their own meme. Look at what and whom they are protesting, and at the organizations with which they are showing solidarity.
New York City in solidarity with those oppressed by the Chinese Communist Party. Presumably, this is happening because of the large number of Chinese protests against their government’s ridiculous, d…[Read more]
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Arizona’s debt collection reform—a small step towards health justice in the forum Universal Healthcare / Medicare For All 2 days ago
I’ve seen this shit for thirty years. Neoliberal frauds never change.
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Musk is hosting a Twitter discussion about Hunter's laptop, any minute now … in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
For another, if you actually see the tweets, it is clear that Twitter was taking orders from the Biden campaign on who to ban and which tweets to delete.
If Trump’s campaign did that, you’d go ballistic. But Biden’s did, so you don’t care.
I stumbled across this on Twitter. I must say I got quite an education on things West African here that are seldom mentioned in the American media.
Seydou Keïta (Mali), Untitled, 1948–1954.
Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.
On 21 November 2022, Mali’s interim prime minister, Colonel Ab…[Read more]
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic The Eviction Crisis Is Aiding the GOP’s Voter Suppression Schemes in the forum Election Fraud 2 days ago
WTF cares about that? The same people who voted to give police robots the authority to kill people in San Francisco, that’s who. The same liberals whose answer to homelessness is not to provide homes or punish those who profit from misery, but to move their victims out of sight or imprison them.
Ye gads. I guess I hadn’t noticed how enbubbled…[Read more]
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Science is making it possible to ‘hear’ nature. It does more talking than we knew in the forum Science and Environment 2 days ago
Because I loved turtles, of course. Even had a pet desert tortoise named Scaly(yeah well, I was 8) who hung around for years.
So turtles talk. I’ve missed these articles of yours, Eridani.
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Progressive Democrats prove beyond any reasonable doubt that they are just Democrats in the forum General Discussion 3 days ago
And the book contracts. They can easily make hundreds of thousands guaranteed just by writing a book, often with a lot of help, of course.
Then, when they leave Congress, I’m sure there’s some NGO board seat waiting for them somewhere. It’s just another revolving door of corruption.
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Sabrina Salvati: Biden BLOCKS Railroad Workers Strike in the forum Multimedia 4 days ago
I’m seeing more of this, and that’s good. I don’t think enough people have thought of this, that paid sick time should be a right for all employees and contractors.
Bill Gates said that it was unfortunate so many Africans were getting the Omicron variant and surviving, because it was acting as a natural vaccine for Covid, preventing it from mutating into more profitable variants. Profitable for Bill Gates, of course.
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