UK weapons sales to Saudis declared illegal Show more
#UK House of Lords committee rules that UK arms sales to #Saudi Arabia, which weapons are used in the Saudi led #Yemen war, are illegal. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/britain-weapons-sales-saudi-arabia-unlawful-uk-report-190216150931597.html
US judge ends protections for Miami homeless Show more
US Federal Judge ends protections for #Miami's #homeless from police harassment, asserting that homelessness there has been sufficiently addressed https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/federal-judge-ends-protections-miamis-homeless-61120419
Oakland, CA teachers to strike Thursday Show more
#Labor: #Oakland teachers' union announces a February 21 strike on wages and working conditions. School district funding is tied to daily attendance, and it is expected many students will refuse to cross picket lines https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/02/16/oakland-teachers-set-strike-for-thursday/
US law, age discrimination in employment Show more
US Court of appeals rules that anti- #discrimination provisions of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act does not apply to job applicants, against whom employers are apparently free to discriminate against will. https://www.salon.com/2019/02/16/appeals-court-rules-key-anti-age-discrimination-protections-dont-apply-to-job-seekers_partner/
Organize game developers Show more
#Labor: US #AFLCIO calls on computer game developers to unionize. Some advances by organizing group Game Workers Unite noted http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/336812/US_labor_organization_urges_game_developers_to_unionize_in_open_letter.php
Thailand toxic smog "set to ease" w/ summer weather Show more
#Thailand meteorological department declares end of winter, says the toxic smog problem will ease as summer weather comes in. (I've curtailed most outdoor activity). https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/smog-in-thailand-set-to-ease-but-summer-brings-water-shortage-fears
Thai electoral politics, Pheu Thai party Show more
Several 1000 attend first Pheu Thai party rally in #Bangkok (the party was the principle target of the 2014 coup). “We will lead a green revolution, everything will be green”. https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1630018/pheu-thai-holds-first-bangkok-rally
#Spain PM Sanchez calls snap election for April 28, as #Catalonia separatists withdraw support for #PSOE government, leaving it a minority. The extreme right VOX party, convincingly denounced as #fascist, is expected to make gains, or as the paywalled NYT says, it sees a "breakout moment" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-4725
Direct evidence of Stone collusion w/ Russia Show more
#Russiagate: Mueller team has direct evidence of Roger Stone's "collusion" with Guccifer 2.0 associated with Russian intelligence, and has forwarded it to the US District Court for prosecution https://thinkprogress.org/roger-stone-guccifer-wikileaks-8f4d6d38a935/
UK Nazi orgs recruiting young children Show more
#UK's Hope Not Hate, which monitors extremist groups, finds #Nazis are successfully recruiting children as young as 13. Numerous nazi organizations, National Action is the best known https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/far-right-neo-nazi-uk-extremism-children-teenagers-report-hope-not-hate-a8781941.html
Right wing push back v Trump emergency declaration Show more
#rightwing firebrand Ann Coulter, whom Trump mendaciously claims he hardly knows: "The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot" https://thehill.com/homenews/media/430286-coulter-fires-back-at-trump-only-national-emergency-is-that-our-president-is
US citizens detained for speaking Spanish sue CBP Show more
2 US citizens detained for speaking Spanish in a Montana convenience store have sued US Border Control Agency https://www.npr.org/2019/02/15/695184555/americans-who-were-detained-after-speaking-spanish-in-montana-sue-u-s-border-pat
USpol, NC election fraud Show more
#NorthCarolina 9th district election fraud scandal should in all probability come to resolution when the election board meets on Monday https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/15/18224830/north-carolina-election-fraud-scandal-hearing-mark-harris-dan-mccready
Protests in Philippines over journalist's arrest Show more
The arrest of #Philippines fearless journalist Maria #Ressa has provoked protests in Manila and abroad, and fears of a wider crackdown on press freedom https://www.npr.org/2019/02/15/695062771/journalists-arrest-in-philippines-sparks-demonstrations-fears-of-wider-crackdown
I have occasionally received glares disapproving of my gender presentation when in public in #Bangkok, whereupon I satirically bow.
a statement from Portland Assembly on the Portland Police and Patriot Prayer collaborating Show more
"No one needs to point out the obvious white supremacy involved in the Portland Police Bureau's friendly and permissive relationship with alt-right street gangs.
What should be mentioned, however, is the connection to the attacks on our Trans friends and neighbors over the past few days.
The PPB's enabling of alt-right violence has led directly to these attacks. Police make our communities more dangerous. Their corruption and collusion with white supremacist patriarchy is a threat to us all.
We don't want them retrained. We want them gone.
Defund, Disarm and Disband the Portland Police."
Brexit debacle. Barnier: May's strategy has failed Show more
#EU chief #Brexit negotiator Barnier says #UK PM May's strategy has failed. Attitudes in Brussels hardening, one ambassador says the likelihood of a crashout could be as high as 90% https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/15/brexit-deal-voted-through-theresa-may-eu-leaders-brussels
Walmart, women sue for gender discrimination Show more
A group of women in #Florida are proceeding with a class action employment discrimination lawsuit against #Walmart; they were granted the right to sue in 2018 in the wake of the prior dismissal by the SCOTUS of the Dukes case. Similar suits are expected from similar states https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/15/18223752/walmart-gender-discrimination-class-action-lawsuit-2019
Thailand Party nominates Trans woman for PM Show more
#Thailand's Mahachon political party, 20% of whose members are #LGBTQ, has nominated a #transgender woman for Prime Minister. Although it can be freely admitted she has no chance in patriarchal Thailand, she will gain a wider platform to speak about issues of interest to gender minorities https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/thailand-first-transgender-prime-minister-lgbt-election-pauline-ngarmpring-candidate-bangkok-a8780446.html
US anarchist expat in Bangkok. Primary influences Kropotkin & Goldman. Trans woman, she/her. Linux Mint 19.1, Python.
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