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James Palmer
Senior editor . Author of Bloody White Baron, The Death of Mao, and upcoming Heaven's Empires. Married to . Beijinger at heart.
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Emily Rauhala 11h
Uighurs living abroad have started to hear reports of family members being arrested and jailed on suspicion of financing terrorism after sending money to relatives abroad, reports
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Ericka Persson 🐺 Sep 18
Replying to @peoplepersson
2/ if you think this is a prudent organizing tactic, then go for it. I think it's sort of akin to yelling at the retail associate in a store, but I'm not going to tell you how to organize if you feel like that cruelty works
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Ericka Persson 🐺 Sep 18
1/ if you want to put a face to the "eat shit and die," "I hope WFP staff gets cancer," and "drop dead dumb c***s" comments, it's me, I'm the face. It's my livelihood to check these messages and try to respond to you.
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Rui Zhong 钟瑞 19h
I am waiting for the 'we need better and more widely implemented facial recognition tech than China to beat China' take Like oncoming stormy weather, I feel it in my bones
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Arindrajit Dube Sep 18
Social democracy is good for capitalism is an argument not taken seriously enough by most people on the right or the left but is actually reasonably accurate
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ishmael Sep 18
Reporter: "Do you want to tell Canadians about any other instances where you are concerned that you were racist?" Trudeau: "I've always — and you'll know this — been more enthusiastic about costumes than is sometimes appropriate."
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Replying to @Aelkus
Some people really do believe that one good speech is enough to galvanize the masses or whatever and increasingly many of these people really aren't centrist liberals
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Replying to @Aelkus
His characters stand around and give dramatic speeches and sometimes this works and sometimes this doesn't, but that's really just an aesthetic tendency per se rather than some kind of coherent theory of politics
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Irrespective of whether or not it is true that speaker wants or doesn't want x it seems like the much-lamented West Wing worldview is actually more common left of center than it is on the center
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Michelle Hackman 15h
A bill intended to speed up green cards for Indian and Chinese immigrants caught in a years long backlog just failed on the Senate floor. Blocked by GOP Sen David Purdue. Indian immigrants waiting in the Senate gallery put their heads in their hands and covered their eyes
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Adrian Bott 14h
Replying to @Cavalorn
I don't know who needs to hear this but the notion that pagan beliefs were exclusively rural is 100% bullshit. There is a Goddess of the Sewers, remember. Can't get much more urban than that
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Adrian Bott 14h
Seeing people sharing alleged folklore today about the 'rural' calendar & 'rural' customs, with no other clue as to nationality or culture. As if there were such a thing as a generic 'rural' identity.
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Je Suis Corn Pop 13h
Good an explanation as any for why Jacobin is suddenly anti-UBI.
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Paul Musgrave 14h
I went to the leftist rally today; it was beautiful: thousands and thousands of people who agree with each other getting into fights over minuscule disagreements
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Nicole Bedera Sep 18
Replying to @NBedera
As part of my dissertation, I set out to gather evidence of whether or not men accused of rape really had their "lives ruined." I never found any evidence of a ruined life. But I heard a lot of stories from survivors about overwhelming trauma, including a lot of suicide attempts.
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Ida Bae Wells 19h
A bunch of y’all apparently need to hear this: You don’t have to be “racist” in order to fight to maintain policies & institutions that disadvantage black people because maintaining them advantages you personally. Your personal racism is irrelevant.
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The Mall Krampus 15h
I remain genuinely amazed at the fact that Yang's whole policy platform is either amazing or terrible and literally almost nothing that falls in-between
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Mike Forsythe  傅才德 Sep 18
The appointment of a coal-mining executive and former McKinsey managing partner to be Canada’s next ambassador to China is facing tough questions from ⁦⁦⁩ , the tough-as-nails journalist whose reporting brought down the last ambassador
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Jessica Drun 17h
"Following revelations of the three disappearances, the SEF has revealed that 149 Taiwanese citizens have disappeared in China since May 20th, 2016, with the government unable to confirm the whereabouts of 67 of them."
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Laurie Penny 16h
Replying to @jacobinmag
What the cod-socialist cool girl hell is this take, guys. This article manages to deliberately misunderstand both feminism *and* the nature of human labour. It’s the feminism equivalent of the frothing opinionators in my mentions telling me that socialism is wrong because Stalin.
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