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linkhttps://lucid.substack.com/p/welcome-to-lucid calendar_today03-12-2012 02:05:59

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Maria Ressa(@mariaressa) 's Twitter Profile Photo

In Portuguese in Brazil! With a preface by investigative reporter and author Patricia Campos Mello, who filed and won legal suits against then President Jair Bolsonaro and his son for sexist attacks against her. Thank you, Patricia!

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Peter Baker(@peterbakernyt) 's Twitter Profile Photo

Trump slams trade with Russia, saying, 'Why wasn’t former Marine Paul Whelan included in this totally one-sided transaction? He would have been let out for the asking.' Begging the question then of why Trump didn't free Whelan, who was imprisoned in 2018 during Trump's presidency

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Lili Pike(@lili_pike) 's Twitter Profile Photo

The changes in China over the past 2 weeks have been dizzying.

I talked to people in Wuhan, where the lockdown started nearly 3 years ago, to understand how public opinion on zero-covid shifted and how it is being rapidly dismantled on the ground:

grid.news/story/global/2…

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat(@ruthbenghiat) 's Twitter Profile Photo

1/3 of is about coups and the latest arrests abroad highlight how dangerous US situation is: instigator of coup free and running for president, major party calls coup 'legitimate political discourse.' Not hard to see where this could go.

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There are lots of threads in this story. Let's pick them out:

-massive involvement of former soldiers & others w/ military training—Germany has a massive problem w/ white supremacist sympathies in its security forces w/ this being just the latest case. 1/ nytimes.com/2022/12/07/wor…

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Pippa Norris(@PippaN15) 's Twitter Profile Photo

Yet another nail in the coffin of the Foa and Munck thesis that young people are less likely to be satisfied with democracy. Latest (2020) ESS data shows mixed patterns. And...

European Social Survey

Yet another nail in the coffin of the Foa and Munck thesis that young people are less likely to be satisfied with democracy. Latest (2020) ESS data shows mixed patterns. And... @ESS_Survey
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat(@ruthbenghiat) 's Twitter Profile Photo

The new-old Fascist talking point. Get ready for Commies 24/7 at Fox & right-wing universe in 2023. Dead or alive they all merit mention. Exception made for former Commies who are now Fascists, like Putin and Orban.

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Thus more dependent on Putin than ever. Also key to timing of Orban wearing a tie that advertises 'Greater Hungary.' Econ downtown=imperialist upturn+strengthened ties to other autocrats

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Chinese espionage is a huge and legitimate problem but Fascists always need a Commie threat. Playbook: they use it to justify 'public safety' measures & tag the opposition (labeled Antifa in the US) as national security threats or terrorists (Barr was on this path as AG).

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Are you confused about the meaning of Fascism? If so, you're not alone. Benito Mussolini, the creator of Fascism, famously did not define it until 1932. My Lucid essay on a century of attempts to define and whitewash Fascism. lucid.substack.com/p/what-is-fasc…

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Kevin McCarthy wants to kick me off the Intelligence Committee and put Paul Gosar back on his committees. Paul Gosar wants to terminate the Constitution.

Kevin McCarthy wants to kick me off the Intelligence Committee and put Paul Gosar back on his committees. Paul Gosar wants to terminate the Constitution.
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Olga Lautman 🇺🇦(@OlgaNYC1211) 's Twitter Profile Photo

On the day arrests are carried out in Germany over a violent coup plot to overthrow the German government, carry out violent attacks against Parliament, and overthrow Democracy Elon reinstates Roger Stone’s account 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Rula Jebreal(@rulajebreal) 's Twitter Profile Photo

“WE’RE COMING FOR YOU”: Italy’s Neo fascists target journalists as they assume power.
Italy’s new PM, Meloni, has inspired a surge of far-right threats & attacks against journalists & critics. theintercept.com/2022/12/07/ita…

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Szabolcs Panyi(@panyiszabolcs) 's Twitter Profile Photo

While Hungary tries to sell its new anti-corruption measures to the European Commission 🇪🇺 to unblock EU funds, Orbán's son-in-law István Tiborcz just received €380K EU funds on November 3: 24.hu/belfold/2022/1…

Tiborcz & his father got €3.2 million in total for 'rural development'.

While Hungary tries to sell its new anti-corruption measures to the @EU_Commission to unblock EU funds, Orbán's son-in-law István Tiborcz just received €380K EU funds on November 3: 24.hu/belfold/2022/1… Tiborcz & his father got €3.2 million in total for 'rural development'.
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat(@ruthbenghiat) 's Twitter Profile Photo

An aim of authoritarianism is to do away with checks on abusive and illegal behavior, including in the area of domestic violence (which Trump partly decriminalized). It is why I have a chapter on sex abuse and misogyny in .

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