Flash : the West acknowledges that the denazification of Ukraine is a necessity

At the United Nations, on November 4, 2022, the Third Committee (social, humanitarian and cultural) approves eight draft resolutions. One is against

the glorification of the Nazi movement, neo-Nazism and former members of the Waffen SS organization, including by erecting monuments and holding public demonstrations in glorification of the Nazi past

Flash : the West acknowledges that the denazification of Ukraine is a necessity

Related:

52 Countries Vote Against UN Resolution Combating the Glorification of Nazism

Meanwhile, Biden calls Trump and ‘Maga Republicans’ a threat to democracy 🤡

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‘The quiet part out loud’: Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial nominee makes extreme promise to supporters if he wins

In the 2022 midterms, MAGA election deniers haven’t necessarily been as overt as Arizona GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake or her Pennsylvania counterpart Doug Mastriano. Some have never acknowledged that President Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 election but avoid discussing the Big Lie. In Wisconsin, however, Democrats are slamming Republican gubernatorial nominee Tim Michels for saying “the quiet part out loud” and essentially promising that if he defeats Democratic incumbent Gov. Tony Evers on November 8, he would simply throw out any election results that he doesn’t like.

‘The quiet part out loud’: Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial nominee makes extreme promise to supporters if he wins

Senator Klobuchar uses Paul Pelosi attack to call for internet regulation

Senator Amy Klobuchar said she doesn’t Trust Elon Musk to run Twitter. She also slammed social media companies for profiting from amplifying “misinformation” and made some statements about internet regulations that completely ignore the First Amendment.

Senator Klobuchar uses Paul Pelosi attack to call for internet regulation

Related:

Communications Decency Act – Section 230

What the 2022 Midterm Election Charade Offers Us

That neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are offering anything to alleviate the problems working people face is illustrated by their campaign fear-mongering – the former over “fascism” and the latter over “socialists” and “radicals.” No matter which party dominates the midterm elections, do not expect either will herald in fascism or socialism.

What the 2022 Midterm Election Charade Offers Us

Elon Musk’s First Move Is To Fire The Person Most Responsible For Twitter’s Strong Free Speech Stance

Elon Musk’s First Move Is To Fire The Person Most Responsible For Twitter’s Strong Free Speech Stance

And, that wasn’t just in the US. Twitter was among the most vocal companies pushing back on foreign governments and their demands for information or their demands to censor people. Just as one example, in India, the government demanded that Twitter remove users critical of the government, and Twitter fought back, even as the government threatened to jail Twitter employees. And when India passed a law to give the government more control over internet censorship, Twitter sued the Indian government. In fact, this lawsuit was something that Elon Musk complained about, suggesting that he’s way more willing to go along with government demands. Indeed, Musk also praised the EU’s new Digital Services Act, which is a highly censorial bill that demands all sorts of content takedowns and other censorial actions. Twitter, under [Vijaya] Gadde’s leadership, was one of the most vocal companies in calling out how the Digital Services Act could harm speech online.

Related:

Elon Musk’s plan to turn Twitter into a super app is a step closer now that he owns the platform

Voices: J. D. Vance wouldn’t know what to say to a real Appalachian like me. Ohio deserves better

I sometimes joke that J.D. Vance is my evil twin. Born a year and a half before me, Vance and I are both the grandchildren of Appalachian out-migrants. He is the first in his family to obtain a university degree, and so am I. He grew up about 30 miles from where I grew up in the decaying Rust Belt cities between Dayton and Cincinnati. Jackson, from where his grandmother hailed and from whence J.D. claims his Appalachian identity, is 45 miles from my grandmother’s home town — and where I spent much of my childhood and graduated high school — in Hyden.

Voices: J. D. Vance wouldn’t know what to say to a real Appalachian like me. Ohio deserves better

Related:

J.D. Vance’s First Attempt to Renew Ohio Crumbled Quickly

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House Progressives Swiftly Walk Back Letter Asking Biden to Pursue Russia Diplomacy

ON MONDAY MORNING, 30 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus sent a letter to the White House that attempted to gingerly open a conversation about a potential diplomatic end to Russia’s war on Ukraine. The door was slammed shut by the evening, met with enough fury to elicit a “clarification” in the form of a statement from caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal.

House Progressives Swiftly Walk Back Letter Asking Biden to Pursue Russia Diplomacy

They need to grow a backbone!

Peter Thiel’s midterm bet: the billionaire seeking to disrupt America’s democracy

Re-energized this election cycle, the tech entrepreneur joins other mega-donors apparently out to undercut the political system

Peter Thiel’s midterm bet: the billionaire seeking to disrupt America’s democracy

Related:

The Right’s Would-Be Kingmaker (archived, as it’s behind a paywall)

Anti-Globalist?! He invests in businesses, worldwide!? I doubt that it would be possible without globalization! 🤷🏼‍♀️

YouTube restricts video of Dems, critics saying 2016 election was hacked — then backtracks

YouTube cracked down on a video compilation of Democrats and media pundits questioning the legitimacy of former President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory – then overturned the move amid backlash on Thursday.

YouTube restricts video of Dems, critics saying 2016 election was hacked — then backtracks

Don’t they understand that The Capitol is a “temple of democracy”?! /s