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by Bjinse on Mon Apr 8th, 2019 at 09:46:11 PM EST
Thousands of protesters reject Algerian interim president
The appointment of upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah accords with Algeria's constitution but many people oppose him because he is part of a ruling caste that has dominated Algeria since independence from France in 1962.

The protest movement demands the overhaul of a secretive political system built around veterans of the 1954-1962 war of independence against France, ruling party figures, big businessmen and the army.

That's new.

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeks forgiveness from Algerians facing new era

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by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 02:55:05 PM EST
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DW is funded in part or in whole by Germany government.

India elections: Can Narendra Modi repeat his 2014 success?
general election 11 April 2019

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by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 06:26:29 PM EST
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INDIA CAMPAIGN 2019

PHASE I: Lok Sabha (first), Rajya Sabha (second) chambers of parliament

Full schedule of 2019 Lok Sabha elections: 7-phase polling in UP, Bihar , election commission plan
ahh phase change by state and "constituencies" (political divisions within a state; US-Eng. "districts")
"Addressing a press briefing at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, CEC Arora said: 'The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into effect from today itself in the entire country. Any violation will be dealt with in the strictest manner.'"

India votes in first of seven-phase general election
"Polling on Monday was held for 91 of the 543 parliamentary seats across 20 Indian states and federal territories, which witnessed a voter turnout of more than 60 percent, according to the Election Commission of India." Complete results released 23 May

LS Election 2019 Phase 1 Polls updates: Less than 1 percent of voting machines replaced, 12 Apr
"Election 2019 kicked off to a troubled start with two people being killed in clashes in Andhra Pradesh, IED blasts in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, reports of EVM glitches and multiple complaints from voters about their names not being on the electoral list."


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by Cat on Fri Apr 12th, 2019 at 06:05:47 PM EST
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DW is funded in part or in whole by Germany government.

[Republic of] Sudan's de facto military leader steps down

Sudanese Defense Minister Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf stepped down as the transitional military council late Friday, a day after he announced the removal of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir.
al-Bashir beat a ICC rap, because "lack of cooperation".
Ibn Auf, who is under US sanctions for supporting genocidal militias [!] in the Darfur region, had been under international pressure to establish a civilian transitional government. He said General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdulrahman would succeed him as the council's leader.
"This country has great people and a great army": US boilerplate
But Khalid Omer, who leads the opposition Sudanese Congress Party, told DW: "They (military council) are trying to steal the revolution. If you want to engage in genuine dialogue you wouldn't suspend the constitution."
Instead, you "suspend" it piecemeal.

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by Cat on Sat Apr 13th, 2019 at 03:11:49 PM EST
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INDONESIA CAMPAIGN 2019
16 April 2019

(10pp "deep dive" into GOOG results to retrieve US-Eng. independent reporting)

Appreciating Indonesia's Democratic Election, 16 April
historiography: "Indonesia will hold its first ever concurrent presidential and legislative elections on 17 April 2019 -the largest single-day election in the world"; mlitary "dual function"; "trifecta crisis" and "basket case", 1998+, Reformasi; direct election transision 2014

Some overseas Indonesians may vote again after fraud claim

ndonesia's Election Supervision Agency said Tuesday about 320,000 overseas voters in neighboring Malaysia's biggest city should vote again in presidential and legislative elections after finding evidence that postal ballots had been tampered with.
Indonesia's Widodo looks set for election victory - challenger says no, 17 Apr
Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as "quick count" results from Wednesday's election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he had won the popular vote and urged supporters not to let his victory be snatched away.
[...]
But Prabowo, a former son-in-law of military strongman Suharto who was overthrown in 1998, told a news conference that - based on internal exit polls and "quick count" numbers - his campaign believed his share of the vote was in a 52-54 percent range. ...In 2014, Prabowo had also claimed victory on election day, before contesting the results at the Constitutional Court, which confirmed Widodo's win.


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by Cat on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 07:08:09 PM EST
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CHINA DAILY | Unofficial results show Widodo leading Indonesia race, 17 April
"With 50% to 80% of sample polling stations counted, the survey organizations showed Widodo winning about 55% of the vote."; voters endorse choices in candidate

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by Cat on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 07:16:42 PM EST
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Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi rule until 2030
Referendum April 20-22: "Deputies also backed other sweeping changes to the constitution including to give the military greater influence in political life as well as granting Sisi more control over the judiciary.

"The amendments will be put to a public referendum set for April 20-22, said Lashin Ibrahim, head of the National Election Authority said at a press conference."

Arab Spring!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 11:34:23 PM EST
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UKRAINE* CAMPAIGN 2019

Comedian upsets Chocolate King in landslide
REUTERS | Ukraine enters UNCHARTED WATERS after comedian wins presidency
"[Volodymyr] Zelenskiy, best known for playing a fictitious president in a TV show, trounced him, winning 73 percent of the vote, central election commission data showed after over 99 percent of votes were counted."

DW is funded in part or in whole by Gerany government.
DW | Ukraine election: Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins landslide victory
(10 dayss ago private audiences with candidates)
"Zelenskiy's victory puts the anti-establishment [?] figure at the forefront of the West's standoff with Russia, after its annexation of Crimea and its support for insurgency in eastern Ukraine."

WIKIWTF RAPID RESPONSE BIO | Volodymyr Zelensky

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"anti-establishment" campaign advocacy for EU, NATO membership of Maidan constituency, prosecution of "Donetsk Regional State Administration (RSA)," or Donbass, rebellion, restitution of Crimea to Ukraine (* sovereign state, unspecified declared government)

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by Cat on Mon Apr 22nd, 2019 at 05:43:14 PM EST
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The Buried Maidan Massacre and Its Misrepresentation by the West

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by Cat on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 01:51:48 PM EST
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Chinese woman arrested at Trump's Florida resort to remain in custody
Prosecutors told FLORIDA Magistrate Judge William Matthewman that Zhang could not be trusted, accusing her of lying to investigators about why she was at the property. They said a search of her hotel room turned up a device to detect hidden cameras, five cell phone SIM cards and over $8,000 in cash.
no batteries

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by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 02:59:00 PM EST
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Victim of fabricated spy charges under Park Chung-hee to receive over US$700,000 in reparations
He suffered torture until he "confessed" to being a spy, after which he was sentenced to 12 years for violating national security laws. The Seoul High Court declared Kim innocent in August 2018, 43 years after his wrongful arrest and imprisonment. Kim's life story was the subject of the documentary film "Spy Nation" (2016).


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by Cat on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 05:09:33 PM EST
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Sputnick is funded in part or in whole by Russia government.

NYT | Venezuela's Ex-Spy Chief Rejects Maduro, Accusing Leader's Inner Circle of Corruption, 21 Feb 2019

Mr. Carvajal -- who in 2017 criticized Mr. Maduro for setting up a second legislature -- now provided a valuable weapon to the opposition, which for years has contended that the president's inner circle has ties to drug runners and militants.
PANAM POST | Hugo Carvajal, Former Intelligence Chief of Venezuela, Recognizes Juan Guaido, 21 Feb 2019
He addressed Guaidó as the "interim president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" and added: "here is one more soldier for the cause of freedom and democracy, to be useful in achieving the goal of restoring Constitutional order that we allow us to call for free elections and thus be able to listen to the true will of our sovereign people."
REUTERS | Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief arrested on U.S. drug trafficking warrant, 12 April
A court spokesman said Carvajal would appear before Spain's High Court on Saturday. The court needs to decide within 24 hours of his arrest whether he will be jailed pending a decision on his extradition or if he will be set free.
Ex-Venezuelan Head of Military Intel Detained in Madrid at US Request - Police
syndicated sanctions propaganda

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by Cat on Fri Apr 12th, 2019 at 08:52:49 PM EST
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Noticias Univision 23 | Miami, FL, A/V, 12 Dec 2012; *ABC News | Obama refutes a "socialist economic system in the U.S."
OBAMA: [I don't know that there are a lot of Cubans or Venezuelans, Americans who believe that*] The truth of the matter is, my policies are so mainstream that if I had said the same policies that I have back in the 1980s I'd be considered a moderate republican ...
NPR | President Trump Called Former President Jimmy Carter To Talk About China, 15 Apr 2019
Carter said the United States is "the most warlike nation in the history of the world" due to a desire to impose American values on other countries, and he suggested that China is investing its resources into projects such as high-speed railroads instead of defense spending.

"How many miles of high-speed railroad do we have in this country?"

Zero, the congregation answered.

Ron Paul | 'Pompeo Has Lost His Mind!' - China Fires Back On Venezuela, 16 Apr 2019
A/V, no transcript

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 03:19:30 PM EST
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Peru's former President Garcia dies after shooting himself as police arrived
Garcia, who served as president between 1985 and 1990 and then again from 2006 to 2011, was wanted in connection to the sprawling Lavo Jota (Car Wash) corruption investigation and his ties to the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.
[...]
In 2016 the company entered into a plea bargain with the US Justice Department, admitting that it had paid Latin American officials some $800 million (€708 million) in bribes in return for building contracts. The company also admitted that it had paid three successive Peruvian presidents $29 million as part of the scam.
SNC-Lavalin selling off assets

archived graft
Trudeau expels Wilson-Raybould, Philpott from Liberal caucus over SNC-Lavalin affair
Justin Trudeau is uniting all of Canada - against him

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by Cat on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 06:26:51 PM EST
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MILITARY SITUATION IN LIBYA ON APRIL 9, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)
bullet-points

COVER BOY: Haftar's forces continue push into Tripoli as Libya crisis escalates, 7 April
"Peace keepers" in order of appearance: Federica Mogherini, Emmanuel Macron, US Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, Sushma Swaraj, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 07:32:43 PM EST
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Quotes from Current Affairs
if you want a vision of the future under Cory Booker, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. and every once in a while it stops for an inspirational lecture on how we should never stop dreaming

[...]

Moral culpability falls on every single politician who isn't actively fighting against our empire's brutality. If you sit in a seat of power and stay silent, you are just as guilty as the decision makers.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 02:11:57 PM EST
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ICC reject Afghanistan probe; cite lack of cooperation
It's official: US gov has  made the ICC redundant. The gig is up.

Russia and 'Third World' rules --Duterte and several African nations-- vindicated: "The battle for the soul of international law"

archived "war crimes"
U.S. imposes visa bans on International Criminal Court investigators - Pompeo, 15 Mar 2019
reserved words
Will Ethnocide in Western China Become Genocide?
slide rule
LQD: US Federal Law Eats World,
the EU3
Kenya denies urging Africa to quit ICC - Africa | IOL News | IOL.co.za


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by Cat on Fri Apr 12th, 2019 at 05:11:31 PM EST
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[Republic of] Sudan's [al-]Bashir held in Khartoum prison
Unpaid parking tickets in amount greater than $1200?
Sudan's military leaders transferredousted strongman Omar al-Bashir to prison on Wednesday, a family source said.
[...]
Sudan's foreign minister has said that [council chief General Abdel Fattah al-] Burhan is "committed to having a complete civilian government," but the African Union has threatened to suspend Sudan from the bloc over the coup unless changes are made within 15 days.

With al-Bashir's future uncertain, Uganda said on Wednesday that it would consider granting the ex-leader asylum. al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the deaths of 300,000 people during the insurgency in Darfur over a decade ago. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni [!] has repeatedly criticized the ICC, saying it unfairly targets Africans.

reference
The African Union and the International Criminal Court: The battle for the soul of international law"
Eichmann in Jerusalem

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 06:15:27 PM EST
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Why China Should Shift Support to Guaido in Venezuela - Bloomberg
The moment has come for Beijing to add its voice to this chorus. China's influence in our region has grown tremendously over the past few years. It's in its own interest to help bring about the climate of peace, stability and well-being to which we all aspire. If it does so, it will find a willing, open and more reliable partner in Caracas.

By Juan Guaido

As the kids, who for some reason are all in their 30s, say: lol

by generic on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 06:40:08 PM EST
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