A UN Security Council-imposed arms embargo on the Myanmar junta would signal to the millions of people marching in the streets of Myanmar, risking everything for democracy and freedom, that they are not alone in this struggle. The world stands with them.
The Federal Police Commissioner has told the Prime Minister that MP's must report sexual assault allegations to police, saying that if they don't, they could be committing a crime. | @vanOnselenP #auspol
Myanmar, like Egypt, shows how a military's broad involvement in the economy stifles economic growth. Militaries tend to be more interested in extracting revenue to fund repression than in developing the economy. Time to sanction the junta's businesses.
Pro-military protesters gesture as they take part in a rally in Yangon on February 25, 2021 - @AFP
Meet the 29-year-old cancer survivor who is set to become the youngest American to go to space.
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I can't get over how backfooted Republicans are right now on the central questions of political economy. It's wild.
SHEEP SALON: A wild sheep found in a forest in Australia had over 77lbs of fleece removed by rescuers.
A wild and ailing sheep found in a forest in Australia, named Baarack by rescuers, has yielded a fleece weighing more than 35 kilograms - nearly half the weight of an adult kangaroo - after being shorn for the first time in years
It's weird how the media is like "don't listen to these doctors giving a press conference about Hydroxychloroquine" And then they are like, "yo get medical advice from this wealthy businessman with no medical background because he sells computer operating systems"
In the span of one year, our country has experienced not one, but three big lies: the pandemic is exaggerated, the election was stolen, and Jan 6 was “festive”. How can the US address any of these effectively when a large portion of the population still believes the lies?
A telling moment. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to President Biden just now: "U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years."
It's not enough that the Myanmar police have the shields and helmets and trucks. Now they are using lethal force to suppress protests against the military coup. Two killed and 40+ injured today by live police bullets in Mandalay.
A strong US government condemnation of the latest Myanmar junta violence. "No one should be harmed for exercising the right to dissent. We are deeply troubled by the fatal shooting of protesters in Mandalay....The military must stop violence against the people of Myanmar."
A #California program intended to improve #COVID_19 #vaccine availability to people in hard-hit communities of color is being misused by outsiders who are grabbing appointments reserved for residents of underserved Black and Latino areas.
NEW: There are some disastrous aspects of what went wrong with security on Jan. 6, but it all seemed to culminate in this 2:28 p.m. conference call, when the Pentagon heard pleas for help — and didn't respond for hours. Per Sund:
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Biden signs major disaster declaration for 77 Texas counties, plans to visit the state next week