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[–] [email protected] 4 points 4 hours ago

Good question; it’s not my place to answer. @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected]?

[–] [email protected] -1 points 14 hours ago (1 children)

How to install Libreboot in 2024?

That’s an oddly specific question. When else but now? Did you arrive by time machine?

[–] [email protected] 31 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) (2 children)

Barcelona is a diverse economic engine; it’s not a tourism monocrop town. It doesn’t need your patronage.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 days ago

And now you’re pointing us to CIApedia. This imperial core LIB bingo card will get filled up in no time. What’s next, Bell¿ngcat?

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) (2 children)

Both have historically not been cared about by whom? The BDS movement is almost twenty years old. The UN General Assembly has been continually reaffirming the Palestinian people’s right to armed struggle against their oppressors over 50 years. Norman Finkelstein, a Jewish American son of two Holocaust survivors, has been writing about this ever since his doctoral thesis in 1988.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) (1 children)

Reporter: [REDACTED]
Reason: Russian propaganda and calls for violence.

*Rolls eyes*

op is either a fed, a fascist or both.

On first impression, OP seems to be a “patriotic” kkkanada and a mod for [email protected] where “sympathy for enemy combatants in any form is prohibited.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 days ago (4 children)

Because it’s a fascist, Western settler-colonial state that is committing genocide as we speak, and has been ethnically cleansing the indigenous peoples for the last eighty or so years.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 days ago (1 children)

You can’t say whatever the hell you want, actually. For example, “No bigotry - including racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, or xenophobia.”

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Lemmy is open source software, and the lemmy.ml instance in particular—the instance you are posting to—is especially focused on open source software development, so you shouldn’t be surprised that many people are talking about open source software development.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 4 days ago

I guess CIApedia can cede ground somewhat, given popular pressure.

 

A Marine veteran and true American patriot, Mr. Ritter is also a noted former Chief UN weapons inspector, author and journalist. He was enroute to Russia to attend an international conference in St. Petersburg.


Ryan Grim @ The Intercept, 2020: Joe Biden, Five Years Before Invasion, Said the Only Way of Disarming Iraq Is “Taking Saddam Down”

Biden told Ritter that no matter how thorough the inspections, the only way to eliminate the threat was to remove Saddam Hussein. […] “You and I believe, and many of us believe here, as long as Saddam is at the helm, there is no reasonable prospect you or any other inspector is ever going to be able to guarantee that we have rooted out, root and branch, the entirety of Saddam’s program relative to weapons of mass destruction. […]

Hussein, it turned out, did not have an active WMD program.

During questioning, Biden mocked Ritter as “ol’ Scotty boy” and suggested that his demands — that the international community compel Iraq to cooperate with inspectors — if met, would give Ritter the unilateral authority to start a war in Iraq. Biden argued that such decisions belonged to higher-level officials. “I respectfully suggest they have a responsibility slightly above your pay grade, to decide whether or not to take the nation to war,” Biden said. “That’s a real tough decision. That’s why they get paid the big bucks. That’s why they get the limos and you don’t. I mean this sincerely, I’m not trying to be flip.”

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The global War on Terror was based on a mistake.

Quintupling down are we? Never change, The Atlantic.

ETA: Not sure if there’s a paywall, so just in case: https://archive.ph/68sf0

 

Lily Greenberg Call, a special assistant to the chief of staff in the Interior Department, accused US President Joe Biden of using Jews to justify US policy in the conflict.

“He is making Jews the face of the American war machine. And that is so deeply wrong,” she said, noting that ancestors of hers were killed by “state-sponsored violence.”

“I think the president has to know that there are people in his administration who think this is disastrous,” Call said of the war overall and US support for it. “Not just for Palestinians, for Israelis, for Jews, for Americans, for his election prospects.”

 

In case of paywall: http://archive.today/M5OFY

 

Key federal agencies have resumed discussions with social media companies over removing disinformation on their sites as the November presidential election nears, a stark reversal after the Biden administration for months froze communications with social platforms amid a pending First Amendment case in the Supreme Court, a top senator said Monday.

Mark Warner, D-Va., who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters in a briefing at RSA Conference that agencies restarted talks with social media companies as the Supreme Court heard arguments in Murthy v. Missouri, a case that first began in the Fifth Circuit appellate court last July. The case was fueled by allegations that federal agencies like the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency were coercing platforms to remove content related to vaccine safety and 2020 presidential election results.

Foreign adversaries have been found deploying fake social media personas that have engaged with or provoked real-life users in an attempt to assess U.S. domestic issues and learn what political themes divide voters.

The U.S. has been putting its foot down in diplomacy talks on election interference, telling major economic adversaries like China to not intervene in election processes come November. Two weeks ago in Shanghai and Beijing, cyberspace and digital policy ambassador Nathaniel Fick and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken gave a stern warning to Chinese officials about election dynamics.

“The secretary … delivered a very clear message that we view interference in our domestic democratic process as dangerous and unacceptable,” Fick said in a separate RSA briefing with reporters Monday. “Diplomacy is most important when it is most challenging, which is why the discussions with the Chinese at this moment matter a lot,” he said.

xi putin-wink
Sounds like no more rubles or Xi bucks. Back to sharing one toothbrush no iphone 😂

 

Emphasis original:

[NYT’s Cecilia] Kang’s thesis [link] was premised on years’ worth of media and policymaker fearmongering that TikTok user data was susceptible to surveillance by the Chinese government (BuzzFeed News, 6/17/22; Forbes, 10/20/22; Guardian, 11/7/22). According to Kang’s colleagues, the law’s enactment was prompted by “concerns that the Chinese government could access sensitive user data” (New York Times, 4/26/24). In 2023, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte sought to prohibit TikTok throughout his state on the grounds that “the Chinese Communist Party” was “collecting US users’ personal, private and sensitive information” (Montana Free Press, 5/17/23). (Gianforte’s attempt was later thwarted by a federal judge.)

If such fears were officials’ genuine motivation, one could hope that broader data-privacy regulation might follow. Yet, as the Times neglected to mention, the spying accusations are tenuous—and deeply cynical. As even US intelligence officials concede, apprehensions about China’s access to TikTok user data are strictly hypothetical (Intercept, 3/16/24). And, despite its bombshell headline “Analysis: There Is Now Some Public Evidence That China Viewed TikTok Data,” CNN (6/8/23) cautioned that said evidence—a sworn statement from a former ByteDance employee—“remains rather thin.”

Given their dubious nature, it’s hard to see these data-privacy claims as anything other than a pretext for the US to throttle TikTok. By forcing either divestment or a ban, the US, at least in theory, wins: It transfers a tremendously lucrative and influential company into its own hands, or it prevents that company from serving as a platform—albeit one with plenty of problems—on which people can engage in and learn from discourses that are critical of US empire.

 

On how Lenin’s theory of imperialism was a conjunctural one to the period rather than a general/universal one, and how to conjuncturaly theorize on later periods, up to the present.

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