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Discussion in 'Up the People' started by palindromordnilap, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu GOING FERAL FOR HANDSOME FOOLS

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    Oh fuck this former general guy got convicted for the kidnapping of 2 student activists

    My creative writing teacher in first year told me about those students once and the rumors of the tortures inflicted on them were so fucking horrible

    Description provided by someone who had escaped captivity where those girls were being held

    Those descriptions came up on my feed and I don't think I can read it, it's sickening.
     
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  2. shmeed

    shmeed plant me

    holy shit

    [about the Chinese social credit surveillance system]
     
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  3. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    Jesus fucking Christ i'm actually vaguely nauseaous now. Christ. Just. Fucking hell.
     
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  4. Shadows of Fear

    Shadows of Fear New Member

    Black Mirror season 3 episode 1 anyone? I’d heard this was already going down over there but part of me didn’t really believe it until I read that article.
     
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  5. Raire

    Raire Turquoise Helicoid

    An utter nightmare
     
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  6. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    It's interesting how quiet French media have been on the Brazilian election. I guess they don't know how to spin this while keeping it compatible with the "Leftist governments are corrupt and will turn any country into Venezuela" narrative.
    Anyway, is there anything I could hypothetically do to help some of the Brazilian people here? I guess I could possibly help with asylum requests, but France is probably not the best place for that right now.
     
  7. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    Welp. I guess I'm repeating that offer again.
     
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  8. kleric

    kleric local penguin sighted

    local hyperconservative christian party forms a political voldemort mcteenyhands support group, as if we don't have enough proof already that they're terrible

    parliament election is next spring and the election shenanigans are already in full swing, sigh
     
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  9. Kathy

    Kathy Well-Known Member

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  10. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    The stuff that's currently going on in France is pretty interesting. We might be going towards a general strike, and Macron's government is actually talking about reversing some unpopular decisions - something they were very explicitly saying they'd never do just a few weeks ago. At a personal level, some of them seem to be actively freaking out.
    Maybe the best way to have a government for the people is to have one that fears the people.
     
  11. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    i mean 'have politicians be actually answerable to the people who put them into office, read, the people' sounds like a good way to go
     
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  12. Kathy

    Kathy Well-Known Member

    https://twitter.com/naderalihashemi/status/1070394118138814464
    "US State Department: "Chinese authorities have indefinitely detained at least 800,000 and possibly more than 2 million Uighurs, ethnic Khazakhs, and other members of Muslim minorities in internment camps"
     
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  13. Kathy

    Kathy Well-Known Member

  14. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    yeah this has been going on for a While it's super fucked up, i follow a lot of chinese activists online and its super super not good
     
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  15. Kathy

    Kathy Well-Known Member

    this is the first i've heard of it somehow??? and, jesus fucking christ im depressed x.x
     
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  16. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    more horrific china stuff lads
    "The study "surveyed 400 women in 40 sites in Myanmar and China, and estimated that more than 7,400 women and girls were victims of forced marriage in the area, and more than 5,000 females were forced to bear children with their Chinese husbands.""
     
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  17. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu GOING FERAL FOR HANDSOME FOOLS

    I hate posting here and I hate feeling this way

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    I know the hideous graphic design will surpass what bystander will know about these games

    But it's horribly painful that the Indigenous People's are always mistreated

    And just, it's not fair, it's really not
     
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