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Rohingya refugees sue Facebook Meta for $150B
Refugees in the U.S. filed the case in California superior court, and Rohingya refugees in Europe filed a similar case in the U.K.

"Facebook[sic] is like a robot programmed with a singular mission: to grow. And the undeniable reality is that Facebook's growth, fueled by hate, division, and misinformation, has left hundreds of thousands of devastated Rohingya lives in its wake," the complaint states.

Myanmar court sentences ousted [Nobel Peace Prize] leader [laureate] Suu Kyi to 4 years
by Cat on Mon Dec 6th, 2021 at 06:02:11 PM EST
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`It's a sore spot': Why officials are raising questions about Biden's vaccine donations
[former NM gov, former UN amb Bill] Richardson spoke with military leaders about the logistics behind getting U.S. doses into the country and the importance of freeing [American JOURNALIST!!1! Danny] Fenster despite his sentence of 11 years in prison, those people said, adding that Richardson was in constant communication with the State Department during the visits. Fenster flew home to the U.S. with Richardson Nov. 16. And a deal to send U.S. doses to Myanmar is currently under consideration by the Biden administration and COVAX, the global vaccine equity effort, according to those people and a senior Biden official.
The notion that politics or diplomacy could play a role in determining which countries receive vaccine donations sparks broader concerns than fairness.
To date, the U.S. has shipped more than 275 million vaccine doses overseas -- more than all other countries combined. But that only covers a small percentage of the billions of people in low- and moderate-income nations who lack inoculation. And the U.S. practice of earmarking donations to specific countries -- a practice also carried out by Europe and other wealthy countries ["mostly muslim" GCC?] -- has complicated COVAX's operations on the ground, according to global health advocates and U.S. officials working on the global effort to vaccinate the world.
by Cat on Wed Dec 8th, 2021 at 10:46:01 PM EST
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The Truth of Biden's Fraudulent Democracy Summit, Cato fellowship memo
U.S. leaders want India to become an active member of a containment policy directed against China. Both the Trump and Biden administrations lobbied aggressively to convert the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, commonly known as the Quad, which has Japan, Australia, India, and the United States as members, into a military alliance for that purpose. Although the Quad has conducted a growing number of joint military exercises, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has thus far refrained from making that policy commitment, but Washington's courtship continues. Brazil is a key economic and political player in the Western Hemisphere, and Washington is especially concerned about President Jair Bolsonaro's government and its growing economic ties with Russia and China. Given this geopolitical context, Biden administration officials will not allow defects [!] in either country's domestic governance to be an obstacle for [US] strategic objectives.
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by Cat on Sun Dec 12th, 2021 at 04:11:30 AM EST
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by Cat on Sun Dec 12th, 2021 at 08:51:57 PM EST
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