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  • Thankfully in metric so we non Americans can understand what the mph values mean.

  • Biden says Israel-Gaza war should end now and Israel must not occupy Gaza
  • Reminder that before Oct 7, Israel was still the occupying force in Gaza, as it still is in the West Bank. The absence of ground troops does not equal an end to occupation. So Biden here is being disingenuous.

  • Israeli weapons packed with shrapnel causing devastating injuries to children in Gaza, doctors say
  • When did very bloody wars stop being newsworthy stories?

    When did children's safety in war stop being newsworthy?

    And if there is a debate to be fuelled, how is "too many children are dying in this very bloody war" not a point of view that is worth making a point for?

    Are you even human?

  • Israeli weapons packed with shrapnel causing devastating injuries to children in Gaza, doctors say
  • Give one fucking reason why it would make sense to exclude it.

    And no, the blood libel is not relevant when the actual army actually kills so indiscriminately that child deaths are so ridiculously high in absolute and relevant terms.

  • Civilian employees at Pearl Harbor training with fire hoses, Hawaii, USA, WW2, ~1942
  • If this picture was taken today, right wingers would roll their eyes at the wokeness. Because they're dumbasses.

  • The A.I. Bubble is Bursting, with Ed Zitron - Factually! by Adam Conover
  • I think you are saying the same thing?

  • The A.I. Bubble is Bursting, with Ed Zitron - Factually! by Adam Conover
  • I dunno, the video has 390k views in 6 days, and it's also a podcast.

  • Barcelona anti-tourism protesters fire water pistols at visitors
  • It got them enough attention to make it to the CNN...

  • Barcelona anti-tourism protesters fire water pistols at visitors
  • I'm always very confused by comments like this.

    You say

    I am not a big fan of “blame the system” when it’s people setting up airbnbs as it is more cost effective for them than regular renting.

    Like, bro, what makes one option more cost-effective than another option? What do you call the set of rules, regulations, the set of institutions that create them and the set of relations and norms that govern the dependencies between the parts of society that end up creating this or that incentive structure? Because in my vocabulary, the easiest way to describe this concept is ...a system.

    We need to self regulate ourselves somehow — give us another economic or political system, and the same inequalities and abuses will show up, I have not much proof but also no doubt. The system is not the problem, greed is, and it’s not capitalism-induced greed , it’s part of human nature.

    This is such a meaningless statement. Humans operate within societies. Societies impose incentive structures and set up institutions that make certain activities easy and others hard. Certain behaviours are societally penalized, others are rewarded. It's the same species of humans that lives in countries with a lot of corruption and in countries without very little corruption for example. Same human nature here and there, but different outcomes. Changing, improving, reforming, replacing the system is a very meaningful discourse to have. It's literally what democratic politics is supposed to be about: how a citizenry decides what the common polity is to be.

  • Kremlin mopes over French election results
  • Fico is not "far left". His party is associated with the Progressive Alliance, which internationally has members such at the UK labour party, the US Democratic party. He's a center-left populist, not some Trotskyist who wants to abolish private property of the means of production. So he is broadly in some extreme diluted sense of the word "left", but being pro-Putin doesn't make someone far left.

  • Columbia University suspends three deans for 'antisemitism' in private text messages
  • Seems like you're hanging out with the wrong crowd. Almost all of the jewish people in my circles are actively protesting it.

  • A lesbian couple was brutally beaten by group of men in Halifax. Police still haven't filed charges
  • First of all, take your disrespectful and insulting little soundbites and shove them up your ass.

    This response is a courtesy, and I'm going to focus solely on your policy suggestions. Further smarminess and disrespect are going to be left unanswered.

    So:

    Ban all foreign funding to religious institutions within the country

    We already have a robust framework. See for example bill C51 of 2015. There is no evidence that people are being radicalized by imported preachers. In fact we have been exporters of Christian fundies and other crazies to the US for a while.

    Deport any non citizen residing in the country immediately if they committed a serious crime

    This is already explicitly the case, even for permanent residents.

    Increase integration and assimilation programs for migrants

    We don't do assimilation in this country, this is Canada. Our multiculturalism is constitutionally a key national value and a distinguishing element of our national identity. Multiculturalism is who we are.

    For integration there are multiple programs such as the the CIIP, and Canada's sponsorship program allows refugees to be immediately integrated into a specific community. It has been wildly successful. The actual problem we have is with french lessons in Quebec that are a bit overwhelmed. So yea, increasing funding for programs for immigrants, sure, I'm with you there.

    Change the national narrative about diversity from a mosaic to something more successful like a melting pot

    Not gonna happen. And this is not some "narrative". Multiculturalism like I told you is a foundational element of our identity. It's so important it's in our Charter of Freedoms (equivalent to the US Bill of Rights", see section 27: “This Charter shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the preservation and enhancement of the multicultural heritage of Canadians.” In this country, multiculturalism is literally in our definition of what it means to be free. No party will touch this.

    Make it policy for the local police department to explicitly stand in solidarity of the victims in publicly circulated cases like this

    You can't have a public policy that is about "publicly circulated cases". The law is the law. And the duties of police to protect fall squarely within their existing legal framework. But the problem more often than not is that violations to people's freedoms come from the police, not despite the police.

    Require secularism and liberal values to be taught at all religious views

    This is the closest you are getting to Canadian reality. Private religious schools need to follow the provincial curriculum as defined in each province. There has been in fact push back eg in Ontario about forcing them to teach sex ed. Quebec has similar requirements. The private schools don't like it, but they have to do it regardless. Public funding for private religious schools is definitely something many Canadians would like to see chopped.

    Ban gender segregation at all educational institutions

    That's not a thing around here.

    Explicitly iterate that blasphemy and criticism of islam and other religions is NOT a hate crime, but a fundamental part of free speech

    Our last blasphemy law was repealed a few years ago. I don't know what public policy would red "explicitly iterate" our Charter freedoms.

    Establish a system to make it easier for children and women to more easily report domestic violence and abuse at home and quickly receive help, and add support in languages where islam and other radical religions are more prominent

    Multiple systems for helping victims of domestic abuse exist. Canadian multiculturalism here means exactly that multilingual and culturally sensitive approaches are prioritized. But more funding for victims of abuse? Sure!

    Establish a quickly accessible and reliable system to tip authorities about extremism that may lead to violence

    The cons pitched a "barbaric practices" hotline a few years back that was a right joke. They are still being ridiculed for it and are trying to distance themselves for it.

    Other than that, Canada does have a robust security and intelligence establishment thank you very much.

  • A lesbian couple was brutally beaten by group of men in Halifax. Police still haven't filed charges
  • Yea, not interested in a culture war.

    I wrote multiple times that the perpetrators here should have the book thrown at them. Existing hate crime laws are sufficient for that. Saying that ...Canadian cops are scared to act for fear of being called racist is HILARIOUS. This is Canada, buddy, land of kicked-in indian kids' skulls.

    And to cut to the chase, all your long tirade amounts to what exactly? Practically, in practice, in terms of actual policies that you want to see enacted, what are actually you advocating for, what do you want done?

    Because we can argue about whether 1 billion Muslims, 2 million of them in Canada are bad people or not until next spring, but ultimately it comes down to good or bad policy. Say your piece.

  • A lesbian couple was brutally beaten by group of men in Halifax. Police still haven't filed charges
  • Bro you did the thing right there.

    If you condemn and criticize the individuals you would be right: these are vile people who acted out extremist hateful sexist violence. They suck, they should be arrested, tried and have the book thrown at them because their actions are disgusting.

    If you want to make it about "cultures" and "religions", well, you're offside. You're extrapolating from a bunch of criminals to entire culture and an even larger religion. That's bigotry and "the left" would be correct to call you out on it.

    Canadians as a whole are not violent islamophobes because some idiot shot up a mosque. Canadian culture is not vile and antisemitic because some other idiot shot up a Jewish school. The Christian religion as a whole is not antidemocratic just because some US evangelical trumpists did the January 6th thing. Same principle applies to Syrians or Muslims as a whole.

    This is basic shit.

    Ps. And no, the "aspects" caveat doesn't work. We didn't have a moral panic about antidemocratic aspects of Christianity because of Jan 6th. But it seems the far right loves to stir panic about "aspects" of Islam or brown people all the fucking time. You want to talk about "aspects" without being a useful idiot for the far right? Raise voices from within that community, who will know exactly how to walk that fine line.

  • Trump seeks to distance himself from pro-Trump Project 2025 | CNN Politics
  • A trumpist saying"don't be a sucker" is comedy gold.

  • Poilievre’s Conservatives spent more than 20 times as much on ads as Trudeau’s Liberals in 2023
  • He is a douchebag, and that's on a good day, when he's not a creep. But he's definitely glowed up from his "mean Milhouse" days.

  • Poilievre’s Conservatives spent more than 20 times as much on ads as Trudeau’s Liberals in 2023
  • PP looks cool AF in this picture.

    Populist right wing nastiness has a good publicist in Canada, while the centre is a washed out divorced dad and the left wastes itself on uninspiring minutiae.

    We're fucked.

  • Judge orders surprise release of Epstein transcripts
  • Pages 2 and 3 of the PDF in the link.

  • They coming for reaction gifs now too?!
  • The people who wear white socks with slides in public have something to say about my ankle socks? Get off my lawn, idiot kids.

  • Quebec's housing crisis goes beyond supply and demand, says new report

    Submitting for this truly astonishing quote:

    >" Landlords in Quebec, however, feel they need to catch up to other provinces as Quebec is still one of the most affordable places to live in the country, said Jean-Olivier Reed, a spokesperson for the Quebec Landlord Association (APQ)."

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    Incapables de trouver du travail en français au Nouveau-Brunswick, ils pensent partir au Québec

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/23000968

    > Incapables de trouver du travail en français au Nouveau-Brunswick, ils pensent partir au Québec

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    www.bbc.com US hints at support for sanctions over ICC warrants on Israel

    Top US diplomat Antony Blinken said he was "committed" to working with Congress to respond to the court.

    US hints at support for sanctions over ICC warrants on Israel
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    www.middleeasteye.net Israeli forces detain wife of Middle East Eye correspondent at Gaza checkpoint

    Mohammed al-Hajjar says his wife Inas was held at a checkpoint as the couple and their young children attempted to move south of Gaza City

    Israeli forces detain wife of Middle East Eye correspondent at Gaza checkpoint
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    Political Memes @lemmy.world acargitz @lemmy.ca

    Of all the countries that should be taking a stance... this one?

    The Armenians called, they are asking how the Assyrians and the Pontic Greeks are doing.

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    www.yanisvaroufakis.eu My Berlin speech on Palestine that German police entered the venue to ban - and whose publication here led to my being banned from Germany! - Yanis Varoufakis

    Watch/read the speech that I could not deliver because German police burst into our Berlin venue to disband our Palestine Congress (1930s style) before I could address the meeting. Today, because I dared publish this speech here, the Ministry of Interior issued a “Betätigungsverbot” against me, a ba...

    My Berlin speech on Palestine that German police entered the venue to ban - and whose publication here led to my being banned from Germany! - Yanis Varoufakis
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    www.aljazeera.com Germany cancels pro-Palestine event, bars entry to Gaza war witness

    Police halt Palestine Congress, saying one of the speakers was subject to a ban on political activity in Germany.

    Germany cancels pro-Palestine event, bars entry to Gaza war witness
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    www.middleeasteye.net Germany detains Gaza surgeon Ghassan Abu Sittah and 'refuses him entry'

    British-Palestinian medic spent weeks in Gaza treating victims of Israeli attacks and raising awareness about suffering there

    Germany detains Gaza surgeon Ghassan Abu Sittah and 'refuses him entry'
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    ici.radio-canada.ca Une plaie de lit fatale pour un tétraplégique

    Radio-Canada raconte l'histoire vécue par Normand, un cas extrême qui met en lumière les souffrances de milliers de patients au prise avec une plaie de lit.

    Une plaie de lit fatale pour un tétraplégique
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    Israel must take steps to allow more food and water into Gaza, UN top court orders

    In its legally binding order, the court told Israel to take "all necessary and effective measures to ensure, without delay, in full co-operation with the United Nations, the unhindered provision at scale by all concerned of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance" including food, water, fuel and medical supplies.

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