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International law
  • He agrees with it like you'd expect so no need to worry.

    Biden denounces ICC for ‘outrageous’ implication of equivalence between Israel and Hamas

    The Biden administration on Monday forcefully denounced efforts by the International Criminal Court to seek arrest warrants for top Israeli officials and Hamas leaders, saying the court’s efforts put the terrorist organization and a top US ally on equivalent footing.

    Regardless, he is the face of the US empire right now. Makes sense to have his pic when the US is doing something again

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  • If you're gonna be such a pedantic shitlib, should I edit the caption to be something from this article Linkerbaan mentioned? Since it's about this incident specifically.

    Biden denounces ICC for ‘outrageous’ implication of equivalence between Israel and Hamas

    The Biden administration on Monday forcefully denounced efforts by the International Criminal Court to seek arrest warrants for top Israeli officials and Hamas leaders, saying the court’s efforts put the terrorist organization and a top US ally on equivalent footing.

    Why go out of your way so much to try defending a fascist? Why do you have an image saved on your device to defend this piece of shit online?

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  • Way to completely miss the point. He's obviously there cuz he's the current US president.

    If they wanted to dunk on biden specifically of course, they could've just pointed out how he's has been bypassing congress to send weapons to israel faster, or how he walked back the few sanctions on israeli settlers that were only for optics anyway since it was to pretend as if the state itself wasn't behind it, but this is just the most recent shit the US is doing.

    Edit: Looks like Biden does agree with the move against the ICC too, so there's no need to bring up all the other shit he's done specifically.

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    Why Biden's New Bill Is So Terrifying
  • Vocal participation in a genocidal system is endorsement of it. You can’t tell people to vote for one of the parties of Capital one year and then suddenly tell people that actually it needs to be overthrown and think that’s going to happen 5 years later.

    At some point you have to commit to it being “broken” (actually working as intended of course) and organize based entirely on the fact that it is and can not be supported in any way whatsoever. We’re long past that point with the “lesser evil” party currently committing genocide.

    Successful revolutions in the past have used elections primarily as a way to show the size of the movement, never by endorsing a party of Capital. Specially not one committing a genocide.

    put sanctions on Israeli settlers

    To pretend like it's not state-supported settler colonialism and just an individual thing, and he even walked that back lmao. You'd expect the supposed "lesser evil" candidate to do the bare minimum of stopping all relations with "israel" when it's committing a genocide in full view of the world.

    freeze military aid to Israel

    Biden bypasses congress to send weapons to the israel faster

    (this one and a “why voting is a bad idea if you are a left wing person” video) the logic of which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense if you take it at face value [...] With no particular other solutions to offer

    Easy to tell you didn't even watch the video lol

    The answer is to organize, since you don't seem to have the patience to watch a video, seeing as how you put it through fucking chat gpt lmao. Why are you trusting shitty LLMs with political stuff?

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    Bo Burnham: How The World Works
  • Eh, that's exactly where it starts though.

    Where things go after that depends on where you are, which only your local socialist orgs — and later yourself with enough experience — can figure out.

  • We had an r/place at my engineering school
  • Everything is politics, and should be talked about.

    Also this would've been much more fitting with the Luhansk or Donetsk flags instead of the Kiev regime's, since the post-2014 coup government did commit a genocide in Eastern Ukraine.

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    Orientalism: Desert Level Music vs Actual Middle-Eastern Music
  • Good fucking video

    From the comments:

    So there is such a thing as Occidentalism but it's not the yin to the yang of Orientalism as some may think. Most often, it takes the form of irrational hostility towards the West. Things like rejecting well researched truths presented by Western academia solely on the basis that it's Western. I've been highly critical of this in my videos, as it obfuscates "anti-colonialism," with anti-Western bigotry in order to get away with it. Occidentalism as a stereotypical view of the West, however, doesn't really exist as a perfectly symettrical counterpart to Orientalism.

    The reason why it's mostly a one way street, and non-Westerners are generally better at representing the West than the other way around is because the West is currently the hegemon of this planet, in terms of cultural soft power. Therefore everyone around the world is intimately familiar with the generalities of Western culture because everyone is exposed to it.

    The average Iranian who lived in Tehran all their life can tell a British accent is distinct from Scottish, and we do associate Received Pronunciation British with "posh." They do know the organ is a church instrument. Typical Western associations are well known to the average Iranian in Tehran.

    At the beginning of the video, my uncle and I mention Mozart and Ketèlbey, Western Classical composers, and the musical form of "alla turcas," and "Baroque music". That's because every musician in the world knows Western music and its genres, styles, composers, etc. But it may take you months to find a single Classical Western musician who knows the names of Sheydā, Dimitrie Cantemir, or who know what the terms "peşrev" or "kalofonía" mean, and what musical forms they refer to.

    All musicians around the world can play Western music. We all do chords, harmony, play the piano and guitar; we all know and are familiar with Western music theory. Only a tiny fraction of Western musicians learn any music theory outside of their own. There's a reason why Western musicians are the only ones who call their form of ethnic music "Music Theory," whilst everywhere else, even between them, people preface their music theory with the cultural specifier like "Iranian music theory," "Japanese music theory," etc. I'm aware that this presents a rather unflattering picture of the West, but please understand that this is not a consequence of us non-Westerners being oh so wiser. Not trying to portray Westerners as inherently bad or evil. If we were the current cultural hegemons of the planet, we'd be just like that. In 500 years, if China or Brazil become the next superpower, they'll be the ones generally ignorant about other cultures whilst everyone else knows about them. Average Westerners aren't ignorant by default, they simply naturally embody the traits of a region with hegemonic global cultural influence, and we non-Westerners are simply luckier than them because unlike them, we all grow up listening to both our music, and Western music.

    TLDR: everyone in the world knows that Madonna exists. Most Westerners have no idea who Fairuz or Shajarian are. That's just how it is due to the current geopolitical context. But that's just this context. In 500 years, if Central Asia becomes the next cultural hegemon, they'll be the exact same.

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    China is burning all its bridges with Israel
  • It's literally the most watched television program on the planet lmao.

    What about the limits on children under 18 from participating in religious activities?

    Preventing child abuse and indoctrination is very cool and good actually. Wish I wasn't exposed to it as a kid.

    The demolition of religious sites?

    What? Xinjiang has some of the largest mosques in the world lol. And a pretty high ratio of mosques to Muslims (about as high as my own Muslim country's actually).

    The requirement for religious leaders to register with the state?

    Good. If the capitalist Russian Federation also continued to suppress the church and its leaders like the USSR did and China does, so much of the population would not have become so religious and reactionary.

    What's with this obsession with relating Uyghur culture to religion? Sure, so long as it's only adults exposed to religions and it's consensual, fine, but Xinjiang's culture is much more than that, as are those of any region where religions are unfortunately still prevalent.

    Religions are generally in decline in every place that's progressing economically, and Xinjiang is no exception. That's a good thing.

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  • Pretty normal (and necessary) to have a national language lol. 96% of Tibetans can speak their local language since it's part of the curriculum, and Tibetan, Uyghur and other local cultures are highly promoted in Chinese media as mandated by the CPC.

    promote social harmony

    True and good.

    cultural erasure [...] homogeneity

    Do you watch Chunwan? It's the most watched media in China and its national television, where every year there are displays of traditional Uyghur culture in Xinjiang — dresses, dances, music, etc. Dilraba Dilmurat, the most popular celebrity in China, is of Uyghur descent and performs in those traditional garbs.

    Here's one of her performances

    Claiming China is "suppressing Uyghur/Tibet culture" or other bs like that is hilarious nonsense to anyone who knows even a little about the country lmfao. If you don't know about the country you're speaking about, you should ask questions and look into it instead of parroting imperial core narratives.

    Didn’t think this would be a hot take

    You're not on Reddit full of western liberals. Lemmy is a bit more lefty in comparison.

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    Biden's 5 year plan

    cross-posted from: https://hexbear.net/post/2543543

    > hadn't seen these put into a single image yet

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    UN votes to back Palestinian membership, prompting Israeli envoy to shred charter

    www.theguardian.com UN votes to back Palestinian membership, prompting Israeli envoy to shred charter – video

    The vote was a resounding expression of world opinion in favour of Palestinian statehood and Israel delivered a fiery denunciation of the resolution

    UN votes to back Palestinian membership, prompting Israeli envoy to shred charter – video

    > The UN general assembly has voted overwhelmingly to back the Palestinian bid for full UN membership, in a move that signalled Israel’s growing isolation on the world stage amid global alarm over the war in Gaza and the extent of the humanitarian crisis in the strip. The move drew an immediate rebuke from Israel. Its envoy to the UN, Gilad Erdan, delivered a fiery denunciation of the resolution and its backers before the vote, and fed pages of the UN charter into a shredder. The Palestinian envoy, Riyad Mansour, highlighted that the vote was being held at a time when Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost city that is the last haven for many people, faced attack from Israeli forces

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    coloradosun.com Vail cancels residency program for Native American artist over painting referencing Gaza

    The town rescinded Danielle SeeWalker's residency after town residents complained about a painting referencing Gaza was posted to Instagram

    Vail cancels residency program for Native American artist over painting referencing Gaza

    > The town reached out to Danielle SeeWalker in early January to offer the Lakota painter and muralist a studio and stipend, but backpedaled after residents complained about the politics of one of her paintings after it was posted to her Instagram. > > [...] > > Three days after the news release hit the town’s website, it was removed and replaced with a statement, emphasizing the fact that her art had turned from focusing on Native Americans to the crisis in Gaza. > > “I tried to explain my position, tried to understand more about the community’s concerns, but they just talked over me and ended the call,” SeeWalker said. The call lasted “a minute and a half, tops. And that was probably the most disappointing part of the whole thing,” she said. “The disrespect.” > > SeeWalker said she painted “G is for Genocide” in recognition of the parallels between the plight of Native Americans in the U.S. and the crisis in Gaza. > > “It’s about erasing a culture, about taking land. Me as an Indigenous person, this is what happened to my ancestors,” SeeWalker said. “The piece is not about taking sides, it’s about humanity, it’s about not destroying a culture and letting people live.” > > But she never had a chance to explain that, nor will she. The whole experience has soured her to the residency in Vail. “I was just blindsided. No chance to understand or explain. After that, even if they wanted to offer me a residency, I wouldn’t take it

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    Turkey Halts All Trade With Israel Over War in Gaza

    www.bloomberg.com Turkey Halts All Trade With Israel, Officials Say

    Turkey stopped all trade with Israel as of Thursday, according to two Turkish officials familiar with the matter, adding to already high-running tensions between the once-close allies over the war in Gaza.

    Turkey Halts All Trade With Israel, Officials Say

    >- Trade between the two countries was worth $6.8 billion in 2023 > > Turkey stopped all trade with Israel as of Thursday, according to two Turkish officials familiar with the matter, adding to already high-running tensions between the once-close allies over the war in Gaza. > >The move expands last month’s restriction on some Turkish exports to Israel, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan steps up criticism of the Jewish state and tries to consolidate support among conservative voters at home. > >Ankara hasn’t formally announced the suspension and it wasn’t clear under what conditions trade would resume. Trade between the countries was worth $6.8 billion in 2023, of which 76% was Turkish exports, according to the Turkish statistical institute.

    >The move came a day after Turkey announced plans to join South Africa’s case at the United Nations’ highest court as a plaintiff accusing Israel of committing genocide in the Palestinian territory.

    >Erdogan hosted Hamas’s political leader in Istanbul on April 20, calling for immediate aid to Gaza.

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    US House passes bill that expands definition of anti-Semitism to comparing Israel with Nazis

    www.aljazeera.com US House passes controversial bill that expands definition of anti-Semitism

    Rights groups warn that the definition could further chill freedom of speech as protests continue on college campuses.

    US House passes controversial bill that expands definition of anti-Semitism

    > The United States House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would expand the federal definition of anti-Semitism, despite opposition from civil liberties groups. > > The bill passed the House on Wednesday by a margin of 320 to 91, and it is largely seen as a reaction to the ongoing antiwar protests unfolding on US university campuses. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. > > If the bill were to become law, it would codify a definition of anti-Semitism created by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    > IHRA’s working definition of anti-Semitism is “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities”. > >According to the IHRA, that definition also encompasses the “targeting of the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity”. > >The group also includes certain examples in its definition to illustrate anti-Semitism. Saying, for instance, that “the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor” would be deemed anti-Semitic under its terms. The definition also bars any comparison between “contemporary Israeli policy” and “that of the Nazis”.

    > Rights groups, however, have raised concerns the definition nevertheless conflates criticism of the state of Israel and Zionism with anti-Semitism. > > In a letter sent to lawmakers on Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urged House members to vote against the legislation, saying federal law already prohibits anti-Semitic discrimination and harassment. > > “Instead, it would likely chill free speech of students on college campuses by incorrectly equating criticism of the Israeli government with anti-Semitism.”

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    www.aljazeera.com Colombia to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over Gaza war, Petro says

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro, a staunch critic of Israel’s war in Gaza, says the Israeli government is ‘genocidal’.

    Colombia to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over Gaza war, Petro says

    > Colombian President Gustavo Petro has announced plans to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over its war in the Gaza Strip, which human rights advocates and other experts have warned could amount to genocide. > > Speaking to a crowd marking International Workers’ Day in Bogota on Wednesday, Petro said countries cannot be passive in the face of the crisis unfolding in Gaza. > > “Here in front of you, the government of change, of the president of the republic, announces that tomorrow we will break diplomatic relations with the state of Israel … for having a government, for having a president who is genocidal,” Petro said. > >A left-wing leader who came to power in 2022, Petro is considered part of a progressive wave known as the “pink tide” in Latin America. He has been one of the region’s most vocal critics of Israel since the start of the Gaza war. > > In October, just days after the conflict began, Israel said it was “halting security exports” to Colombia after Petro accused Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant of using language similar to what the “Nazis said of the Jews”.

    > And in February, Colombia suspended Israeli weapons purchases after Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians scrambling for food aid in Gaza — an event Petro said “recalls the Holocaust”.

    > Meanwhile, in early April, the Colombian government requested to join a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Israel of genocide. > >“Colombia’s ultimate goal in this endeavour is to ensure the urgent and fullest possible protection for Palestinians in Gaza, in particular such vulnerable populations as women, children, persons with disabilities and the elderly,” the country said.

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    Only Cable News Viewers Think Israel isn't Committing a Genocide, Survey Finds

    theintercept.com Cable News Viewers Have a Skewed Attitude Toward Gaza War, Survey Finds

    Americans who get their news primarily from cable are the only people who believe that Israel is not committing a genocide in Gaza.

    Cable News Viewers Have a Skewed Attitude Toward Gaza War, Survey Finds

    > Americans who get their news primarily from cable are the only people who believe that Israel is not committing a genocide in Gaza, according to a new survey that examined the relationship between attitudes toward the war and news consumption habits. > > The survey puts numbers on trends that have become increasingly apparent: Cable news viewers are more supportive of Israel’s war effort, less likely to think Israel is committing war crimes, and less interested in the war in general. People who get their news primarily from social media, YouTube, or podcasts, by contrast, generally side with the Palestinians, believe Israel is committing war crimes and genocide, and consider the issue of significant importance.

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    www.scmp.com How 5G, AI and a cotton revolution helped China beat US Xinjiang sanctions

    Chinese researchers detail how technology has transformed the region’s textile industry and led to record surge in exports.

    How 5G, AI and a cotton revolution helped China beat US Xinjiang sanctions
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    www.middleeasteye.net US working to prevent ICC arrest warrant for Netanyahu: Reports

    Israel's prime minister is said to be 'unusually stressed' by prospect of warrant being issued by International Criminal Court

    US working to prevent ICC arrest warrant for Netanyahu: Reports

    >The US is working to prevent the issuance of an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the attack on Gaza, Israeli media has reported. > >According to the news site Walla, Netanyahu is leading a "non-stop push over the telephone" to prevent an arrest warrant being issued against him by the ICC, particularly communicating with the White House. > >The Israeli newspaper Maariv has reported that Netanyahu is "frightened and unusually stressed" by the possibility of an imminent arrest warrant. > >Sources close to the paper believe that the arrest warrants are only a matter of time. > >The paper reported that Defence Minister Yoav Galant and Chief of Staff Major-General Herzi Halevi could also be served with warrants. ⠀

    > An internal State Department memo reviewed by Reuters on Saturday revealed senior US officials have advised Secretary of State Antony Blinken that they do not find "credible or reliable" Israel's assurances that it is using US-supplied weapons in accordance with international humanitarian law. > >Other officials upheld support for Israel's representation. > >Under a National Security Memorandum issued by President Joe Biden in February, Blinken must report to Congress by 8 May on whether he finds credible Israel's assurances that its use of US weapons does not violate US or international law. > >By 24 March, at least seven State Department bureaus had sent in their contributions to an initial "options memo" to Blinken. Parts of the memo, which has not been previously reported, were classified. > >The submissions to the memo provide the most extensive picture to date of the divisions inside the State Department over whether Israel might be violating international humanitarian law in Gaza.

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    U.S. student encampments demand: Divest from Israeli apartheid

    www.workers.org U.S. student encampments demand: Divest from Israeli apartheid!

    April 22 – The global struggle in solidarity with the Palestinians against the horrific U.S./Israeli genocide since October 7 has become a major focus on U.S. college campuses. Prestigious Columbia University, located in Harlem, New York, has become ground zero in the campaign to divest funds suppor

    U.S. student encampments demand: Divest from Israeli apartheid!

    > April 22 – The global struggle in solidarity with the Palestinians against the horrific U.S./Israeli genocide since October 7 has become a major focus on U.S. college campuses. Prestigious Columbia University, located in Harlem, New York, has become ground zero in the campaign to divest funds supporting the apartheid Israeli regime. > >The students at this Ivy League university established a Gaza Solidarity Encampment at 4 a.m. on April 17, Palestinian Prisoners Day, on the main lawn to demand Columbia divest funds from Israel. They pitched over 60 tents with an ample supply of food, water and other necessities. Unionized graduate student workers, some of whom have been arrested, are in solidarity with the encampment > >April 17 was the same day that Columbia President Minouche Shafik testified before Congress in Washington, D.C., to answer questions over handling of demonstrations organized by Students Voices for Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace. Her administration ordered New York Police Department surveillance against pro-Palestine students, who had been slandered and doxxed for being “antisemitic” for their anti-Israel stances.

    >Shafik, who is of Egyptian ancestry, is a former World Bank vice president, former International Monetary Fund [IMF] deputy managing director, former British Department for International Development permanent secretary and former Bank of England deputy governor, and is presently a 2022-appointed Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Board member. > >With these banking and corporate ties, Shafik was chosen by the Columbia Board of Trustees to defend the university’s financial ties to Israel. Columbia’s total endowment is $14 billion. ⠀

    >Once the encampment was set up and thousands of other activists, along with faculty and campus unions, descended on the campus to show their solidarity, Shafik authorized the NYPD, equipped with riot gear, to physically dismantle this encampment and to carry out mass arrests of around 100 protesters. For a short time, activists supporting the encampment outside the campus blocked police buses carrying the arrestees to the jail at 1 Police Plaza. > >These police arrests, however, did not deter other student activists from occupying the west lawn of Columbia and setting up a new encampment April 18, which is still going strong as of April 22. These students have vowed on their Columbia Encampment Telegram thread that they will remain “steadfast until the demand of FULL DIVESTMENT is met.” > >It was just announced on April 21 that all classes at Columbia will be conducted virtually and there will be no rehearsals for graduation due to the school being shut down, which the activists say is a victory for their cause.

    > In response to Yale University students being arrested April 21 in New Haven, Connecticut, for setting up an encampment demanding “no tuition for genocide,” hundreds of supporters have taken to the streets blocking intersections in solidarity with the arrestees. > >The encampment at MIT on Kresge Lawn has been named “Scientists Against Genocide Encampment.” MIT has received over $11 million in research funding from Israel’s Defense Ministry since 2015. ⠀

    >Student walkouts, inspired by the Columbia struggle, have taken place at Boston University, Harvard University and elsewhere, also with their own demands that their universities divest from Israel.

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