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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
With Jones winning it's refreshing (and a relief) to see that fellow Americans, across political affiliations, are willing to draw a line in the sand and say 'enough is enough'. I know it's 'Bama and the deep south, but good grief, it's still crazy that the results were even that close. I digress.

Standards such as ethics and integrity should absolutely matter when electing public officials; and equally so for those already in office. We've long had too low a bar for our elected public officials (largely b/c of apathy). Here in the US it's especially true that you get the government you deserve--all the more reason to get involved and hold public servants accountable.
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sedaye_man sedaye_man (@sedaye_man) on Pinned comment
‪Deep South Alabama just elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate after 25 years.
Sexual harassment lost.‬
‪Abuse of power lost.‬
‪Pedophilia lost.‬‬
Racism lost.
Hate lost.
#RoyMoore
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sedaye_man sedaye_man (@sedaye_man) on Pinned comment
Prediction: Jones wins by one vote. The deciding vote: Moore's Jewish lawyer votes for Jones.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Expect Republican in-fighting and finger pointing to be amped up a notch or two. Losing will do that to you. Is this win tangible evidence that the pendulum will swing left during the upcoming midterms? The odds of that happening just went up!
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Trump and Jewish billionaires along with Netanyahu's herd are celebrating thinking they've won but not so.
By declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel they have given the Muslims of this world a 'Cause' to unite around it. They've lost big because of their ignorance and greed. They've treated Arab rulers as their errands boys with no real backbones. The Arab Prince, the general and heads of tribes crediblity is close to zero now as far Arabs are concerned. As for the rest of us we knew it all along.
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Aboly Aboly (@Aboly) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
While we're at it also let's recall our own people and how at least 30% to 50% of the population, according to various estimates, suffer from acute hunger.
This is happening in a country with one of the highest Oil and cash reserves in the world, but colonized and brutalized by our own!
No wonder of the favorite chants in all protests against the government is:
!مردم چرا نشستین, ایران شده فلسطین
Which roughly translates into:
"People why are you sitting still, Iran has become Palestine!"
Almost a quarter of our people (approximately 16 million) live in slums and shanty towns, with this category on the rise, increasing and not increasing.
معاون وزیر بهداشت: 30% مردم ایران گرسنه اند و نان خوردن ندارند
www.asriran.com/fa/news/487780/%D9%85%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%88%D8%B2%DB%8C%D8%B1-%D8%A8%D9%87%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B4%D8%AA-30-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%AF%D9%85-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86-%DA%AF%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%86%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AF-%D9%88-%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%AE%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%AF%D9%86-%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%AF

The sign this kid is holding up says: "Alleviation of hunger is also our inalienable right."
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Russian bots trolled FCC with millions of "comments" in favor of ending net neutrality.
Russians interference in presidential election is now amply documented, and now this.
Once upon a time the US used to be a superpower, now a days looks more & more like a defenseless third world country, lead by a crazed dictator.
Live long enough & you'll see everything.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Lee apparently collapsed while shopping at a Safeway grocery store. Serves as a reminder to cherish loved ones, the moment and to be good to ourselves and others.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Aboly (@Aboly) on Pinned comment
Indeed and some lives are cruelly deemed less worthy than others.

In addition to hunger there is blatant malnutrition leading to acute health complications and ultimately, shortened life-spans. Take Israel for example, and the subjugated, colonized people of Gaza who continue to endure the hardships (ie humanitarian catastrophe) of a 10+ year blockade.
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Kargar Kargar (@Kargar) on Pinned comment
سندیکای کارگری نیشکر هفت تپه:

چرخ های کارخانه هفت تپه در جریان اعتصاب از حرکت باز ایستاد!

ادامه اعتصابات کارگران نیشکر هفت تپه با حضور خانواده های کارگری

در ادامه اعتصاب هفته جاری که از شنبه ۱۸ آذر ماه شروع شده است ، امروز یکشنبه ۱۹ آذر ماه آین اعتصاب با حضور و حمایت وسیع خانواده های کارگری برگزار شد. در اعتصاب امروز -یکشنبه 19 آذر ماه – کارگران به اتفاق خانواده ها خود ابتدا اقدام به بستن مسیر های ورودیماشینهای حامل نیشکر به کارخانه شدند و در ادامه کارگران کورهای بخار را خاموش کردند. با خاموش شدن کوره های بخار ، کارخانه بطورکامل از حرکت باز ایستاد و تمامی کار ها متوقف شد.در این حال تمامیکارگران در قسمتهای مختلف شرکت از درب ورودی شرکت به طرف ساختمانهای اداری دست به راهپیمایی زدند. هنگام راهپیمایی همگی کارگران یک صدا شعار میدادن” افشار حیا کن هفت تپه رو رها کن” .

(کارگران خواستار برگشتن هفت تپه تحت نظر دولت هستند)

دسیسه ناموفق مدیریت :

دیروز مدیریت شرکت با حرکتی فریب کارانه اقدام به پرداخت بخشی از دستمزد های چند نفر از کارگران کرد تا بتواند در صف کارگران تفرقه ایجاد کند.مدیریت با این حرکت ریاکارانه تلاش داشته و دارد که در صف اتحاد و همدلی کارگران برای رسیدن به خواست ها و مطالبات مشترک کارگران تفرقه ایجاد کند و تعدادی را از این صف مبارزاتی جدا کند.اما امروز خوشبختانه ما شاهد حضور پر رنگ تمامی کارگران بودیم و این طرح شیادانه مدیریت با آگاهی و همدلی کارگران با شکست روبرو شد.

مطالبات کارگران

دستمزد 2 ماهه سالهای 94 و 95 (کارگران پیمانکاری) ،پا داش بهره برداری سالهای 94.و95 و همچنین پنج ماه دستمزدهای معوقه .

این اعتصاب تا ساعت 11 با سر دادن شعار علیه مدیریت ادامه داشت . در حین اعتصاب نیروهای امنیتی به تعداد زیادی در منطقه کارخانه حضور داشتند اما ارعاب نیرو های امنیتی نتوانست خللی در اراده کارگران ایجاد کند.

سخنی با کارگران :

سندیکای کارگری نیشکر هفت تپه اتحاد ، همدلی و همبستگی کارگران و خانواده ها را بخشی از مبارزه طبقاتی می داند .

ما بار ها گفته آیم و خواهیم گفت که عامل تمام سیه روزی ها،فقر و فلاکت ما کارگران ، نظام سرمایه داری است و برای رهایی از این مصائب، چاره ای جز اتحاد و همبستگی در مبارزه طبقاتی نداریم. با مبارزه ی متشکل و آگاهانه، ما کارگران می توانیم پشت صاحبشان سرمایه را به خاک بزنیم . امروز خانواده های کارگری توانستند با حضور خود، نیرو و توان طبقاتی کارگران را دوچندان کنند . به این دلیل ما دست تمامی خانواده های کارگری را که در این اعتصاب حضور داشتند را به گرامی می فشاریم و یاد وار می شویم که باید همیشه خانواده های کارگری در این کارزار طبقاتی و تا پیروزی نهایی حضور داشته باشند.

سندیکای کارگری نیشکر هفت تپه

19 آذر ماه 1396

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Aboly Aboly (@Aboly) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
This issue of a limited interpretation of the word is something we should all think about.
Not to change the topic in here but another point (a very significant point) in need of consideration is world hunger, all the deaths caused by it, and its main victims: children.
According to one estimate every 15 seconds a kid dies of hunger. That's 240 an hour, 5740 a day, approximately 2 million a year. Not sure to call this a democide, genocide, holocaust or what. But it's not mentioned often enough, and nothing serious has ever been done about it. Human life is really cheap, especially children's lives.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Aboly (@Aboly) on Pinned comment
Here you go: healthresearchfunding.org/19-shocking-statistics-democide/

reason.com/archives/2014/05/15/be-antigovernment-and-proud

There's not a singular/official list, but it's not hard to imagine the countries that would rank towards the top. Also, we have a narrow interpretation of the word execution to mean a legal penalty carried out by hanging, stoning, lethal injection, beheading, electrocution and even firing squads (Indonesia) --- isn't it time to expand the definition of this word to include executions that are carried out by other means and across ones borders? (such as wars, hunger, state-sponsored assassinations, etc.).

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Aboly Aboly (@Aboly) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Could you elaborate please. What's democide, and what countries you're referring to?
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
And even more disturbing are the countries that top the list for "democide".
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
We are standing on shaky ground, Malala and all. She is real and a source of inspiration for all, here, there and every where with a simple and powerful message 'we will be heard'
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Vagabond Vagabond (@Vagabond) replied to Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
These are all part of the same corrupt fabric and everything they say are just empty words that no one takes serious any more.
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
It's very large of Mr. Salehi wishing to "transform" the views of a bunch of pre-historic, child molesting mullahs.
It would have been even nicer if Mr. Salehi had the integrity and courage to actually say a few words about the musicians currently incarcerated in fascistic dungeons of mullahs in Islamic State of Iran. But obviously he lacks the required integrity or courage to do so, and that why he's the minister of so called "Islamic Guidance" (read religious regression, depravity and savagery).
At the moment Rajabian brothers have spent at least a year and a half now, due to the "crime" of being musicians in the Islamic State of Iran.
They deserve all the international support and solidarity they could get.

Musician and filmmaker Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian were denied an extension for a temporary leave from prison for medical treatment.
moc.media/en/1560

برادران رجبیان؛ هنرمندان زندانی که نمی‌خواهند فراموش شوند
tavaana.org/fa/rajabian


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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
Hopefully sooner than later but not by outside forces.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to varjavand (@varjavand) on Pinned comment
Mersi for the concern and well-wishes Varjavand-jaan.

Sounds like an informative book that I should read. Thanks for the heads-up.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
I agree. A great piece if only we could follow it and live the moment despite our imperfections.
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