CHALLENGES FOR SOCIAL MOVEMENTS NOW THAT TRUMP HAS BEEN DEFEATED

CHALLENGES FOR SOCIAL MOVEMENTS NOW THAT TRUMP HAS BEEN DEFEATED

The ways we overcome these obstacles are by being aware of these tactics and countering them. We should not allow excuses or false solutions to weaken our demands for what we require. We need to recognize false demons and find ways to reassure people they will be better off with the changes we are championing. We need to show solidarity when members of the movement are under attack. And we need to build networks of support for each other, whether it is mutual aid or self defense.

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Armenian Foreign Minister Quits Over Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire Backlash

Armenian Foreign Minister Quits Over Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire Backlash

Under the agreement, the city will remain under the control of ethnic Armenians. Azerbaijan will control the territory it captured during the battle, including Shusha, the enclave’s second-largest city that is just nine miles south of Stepanakert.

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What Armenia Won’t Tell You About Its Occupation Of Azerbaijani Land

National Security Adviser Declares Huawei the ‘Number One Concern’

National Security Adviser Declares Huawei the ‘Number One Concern’

On their way out the door, the Trump Administration has been imposing measures trying to solidify their diplomatic stances such that when Biden takes over he will struggle to reverse course. This has mostly involved anti-Iran measures, but increasingly also moves against the Chinese.

I don’t think Biden needs any help:

Biden likely to remain tough on Chinese tech like Huawei, but with more help from allies

A harder US line? Potential Pentagon chief floated idea to sink China fleet in 72 hours

Reminder of who really utilizes back doors for surveillance:

NSA Hacked and Spied on Huawei, Snowden Documents Say

The NSA’s elite hacker team, the Tailored Access Operations unit, was able to plant backdoors — best described as hidden vulnerabilities — into Huawei’s nework, and even steal its source code. This was part of a plan by the spy agency to monitor computers and networks equipped with Huawei’s hardware, which are now used by “high priority targets — Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kenya, Cuba,” according to a document quoted by The Times

NYT – President Trump Was Talked Out of Attacking Iran

President Trump Was Talked Out of Attacking Iran

President Trump’s senior advisors dissuaded the president from going through with a military strike on Iran. The advisors included Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence, the acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. The group warned Trump that a military strike could escalate into a broader conflict.

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Trump Sought Options for Attacking Iran to Stop Its Growing Nuclear Program

Mike Pompeo passed up the chance to start Armageddon?! I find it hard to believe! Maybe he really is going to run for President in 2024?!

Acting SecDef Signals Troop Withdrawal in Memo: ‘It’s Time to Come Home’

Acting SecDef Signals Troop Withdrawal in Memo: ‘It’s Time to Come Home’

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Trump’s new defense secretary signals troop drawdown ahead: ‘All wars must end’

In the memo to the Defense Department workforce, Miller described at length the respect he has for the institution and the sacrifices made by thousands of men and women who have deployed to the Middle East since the Sept. 11 attacks. He said, “ending wars requires compromise and partnership. We met the challenge; we gave it our all. Now, it’s time to come home.”