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According to local Hong Kong media reports, Beijing authorities asked Hogg to hand over a list of Cathay Pacific employees who had taken part in the recent anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong. Instead of betraying his employees and endangering their safety, he only provided a list of one name, his own.

Hogg's resignation was first made public by Chinese state-run media outlet CCTV at 4:50 p.m. on Aug. 16. It was not until 5:14 p.m. that Cathay Pacific itself officially announced that Hogg was stepping down as CEO, leading to speculation that his resignation was the result of pressure from Beijing authorities.
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3765103

#news #politics
 
#politics #religion
The Christian Right Is Helping Drive Liberals Away From Religion
 
#politics #religion
The Christian Right Is Helping Drive Liberals Away From Religion
 
Great mash-up, just for listening or for a little more energy to push for fairer #politics.

Bob Marley & Billy Idol (ft. Judas Priest), "With a Rebel Yell, She Cried, 'Don't Give Up the Fight'": https://youtu.be/yayq3W-Mayk

#reggae #rock
 

For the first time in my life, I'm frightened to be Jewish



And non-Jews attacking the Labour party aren't helping

#UKPolitics #Politics #AntiSemitism #JeremyCorbin
 

For the first time in my life, I'm frightened to be Jewish



And non-Jews attacking the Labour party aren't helping

#UKPolitics #Politics #AntiSemitism #JeremyCorbin
 
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Hi Greta, it's time for you to carry the flag!


What a beautiful image, the old generation activist. Icon meeting the next generation.
#activism #environment #GrethaThornberg #politics
 
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Hi Greta, it's time for you to carry the flag!


What a beautiful image, the old generation activist. Icon meeting the next generation.
#activism #environment #GrethaThornberg #politics
 
Die Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung in Frankfurt steht diesmal im Zeichen der Umbruchs in der Autoindustrie. 20.000 Klimaaktivisten wollen heute gegen die Messe protestieren, gegen einige wird schon ermittelt.
Klima-Aktivisten machen gegen IAA mobil - schon 22 Strafanzeigen
#Business #Demonstrationen #Education #Entertainment #Frankfurt #Gesundheit #Headlines #Health #IAA #Legal #Lifestyle #Politics #Religion #Technology #Umwelt #Verkehr
 
Die Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung in Frankfurt steht diesmal im Zeichen der Umbruchs in der Autoindustrie. 20.000 Klimaaktivisten wollen heute gegen die Messe protestieren, gegen einige wird schon ermittelt.
Klima-Aktivisten machen gegen IAA mobil - schon 22 Strafanzeigen
#Business #Demonstrationen #Education #Entertainment #Frankfurt #Gesundheit #Headlines #Health #IAA #Legal #Lifestyle #Politics #Religion #Technology #Umwelt #Verkehr
 
The judges from the Court of Sessions have released their reasons for declaring the prorogation of Parliament illegal. There's not much detail given the in BBC...
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-49683936
... but you can find the full document here : https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/cos-general-docs/pdf-docs-for-opinions/2019csih49.pdf?sfvrsn=0

The basic gist of it goes something like this :
- Parliament controls itself. It's not for the court to decide how Parliament behaves, but in order for Parliament to scrutinise itself, it must obviously be sitting.
- That there are some Parliamentary matters on which the courts can't judge, that doesn't mean there aren't some on which they can. There's plenty of precedence for the courts getting involved in Parliamentary matters; just because a matter is political does not mean it's not also subject to legal intervention.
- It's perfectly reasonable for the courts to act as a check on the power of the executive in cases where Parliament cannot.
- The defendant conceded that there are some circumstances in which prorogation could be subject to legal action. That seems to have backfired as it sets a basis for the court to intervene despite having never done so in previous prorogations.
- Previous lengthy prorogations are all exceptional, and as such do not set precedent for how to judge the legality of this one.
- Prorogation is different to recess, as during recess Parliament can at any time recall itself. Hence the usual Parliamentary recess at this time of year for party conferences is not relevant; Parliament has indeed been suspended for an exceptionally long time.
- Hardly any reasons were given by the defendant as to why such a long progration was required. Boris appears to have protested too much about how it should be emphasised that it's not about Brexit; the court found this a clear indication that the opposite was true (the phrase, "die in a ditch" is also mentioned). The documents presented seem to have been key in changing the judge's minds about the purpose of prorogation.
- Although Parliament has control over itself, and it's a governmental privilege as to when to prorogue, the stated reasons were clearly wrong. Thus the advice was illegal and the purpose was to frustrate the will of Parliament, which is an abuse of power.

Next Tuesday we'll get to hear if the Supreme Court agrees with them.

#Brexit
#Politics
#Popcorn
 
The judges from the Court of Sessions have released their reasons for declaring the prorogation of Parliament illegal. There's not much detail given the in BBC...
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-49683936
... but you can find the full document here : https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/cos-general-docs/pdf-docs-for-opinions/2019csih49.pdf?sfvrsn=0

The basic gist of it goes something like this :
- Parliament controls itself. It's not for the court to decide how Parliament behaves, but in order for Parliament to scrutinise itself, it must obviously be sitting.
- That there are some Parliamentary matters on which the courts can't judge, that doesn't mean there aren't some on which they can. There's plenty of precedence for the courts getting involved in Parliamentary matters; just because a matter is political does not mean it's not also subject to legal intervention.
- It's perfectly reasonable for the courts to act as a check on the power of the executive in cases where Parliament cannot.
- The defendant conceded that there are some circumstances in which prorogation could be subject to legal action. That seems to have backfired as it sets a basis for the court to intervene despite having never done so in previous prorogations.
- Previous lengthy prorogations are all exceptional, and as such do not set precedent for how to judge the legality of this one.
- Prorogation is different to recess, as during recess Parliament can at any time recall itself. Hence the usual Parliamentary recess at this time of year for party conferences is not relevant; Parliament has indeed been suspended for an exceptionally long time.
- Hardly any reasons were given by the defendant as to why such a long progration was required. Boris appears to have protested too much about how it should be emphasised that it's not about Brexit; the court found this a clear indication that the opposite was true (the phrase, "die in a ditch" is also mentioned). The documents presented seem to have been key in changing the judge's minds about the purpose of prorogation.
- Although Parliament has control over itself, and it's a governmental privilege as to when to prorogue, the stated reasons were clearly wrong. Thus the advice was illegal and the purpose was to frustrate the will of Parliament, which is an abuse of power.

Next Tuesday we'll get to hear if the Supreme Court agrees with them.

#Brexit
#Politics
#Popcorn
 

Sheldon Whitehouse - It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right


#politifact #politifactstatements #politics #factcheck
 

Sheldon Whitehouse - It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right


#politifact #politifactstatements #politics #factcheck
 

Operation Yellowhammer: Government no-deal Brexit documents released | Sky News

The government has released documents relating to its "Operation Yellowhammer" preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Having been ordered to reveal the details by MPs, the six pages published on the government website warn of delays lasting three months at Channel crossings, "significant" electricity price rises and impacts on medicine and food supplies.
A supermarket I regularly use had reduced stock of some food products today, including eggs. No idea if it's because of Brexit, late deliveries, or customers hoarding in case of a shortage of eggs, thus causing one.

#politics #Brext #OperationYellowhammer
 

Avaaz - Recall Parliament Now!

Scotland's highest court just ruled that Boris Johnson broke the law.

His call to suspend parliament was unlawful because it was designed to stifle democracy.

Parliament must be re-opened immediately!

Boris did his best to silence democracy -- let's be louder than ever! Sign the urgent petition and tell everyone:
#politics

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/boris_criminal_11/

A rare political post from me. You might also like to take the advice of Jo Maugham QC and turn off cookies on the Government website in all of your browsers.

Jo Maugham QC
@JolyonMaugham
If you want to make it more difficult for Dominic Cummings and The Charlatan to scrape data from Government sources to help them turn our democracy into a Turkey-on-the-Thames can I suggest you turn off cookies here? https://gov.uk/help/cookies
 
People act like this is new. Entry to the US has always depended on how the agent perceives you. As kids our family dressed "respectably" and us kids were told to not say anything to the agents unless specifically addressed.
reshare from @Frederick Wilson II

US Visa Can Be Denied If You (Or Even Your Friends) Are Critical of American Policies… U.S. is now demanding visa applicants provide their social media profiles on nearly two dozen platforms.

#USA #Visa #social #media #profiles #CENSOR #POLITICS

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/09/05/now-official-us-visa-denied-if-you-or-your-friends-critical-american-policies/
 
US Visa Can Be Denied If You (Or Even Your Friends) Are Critical of American Policies.... U.S. is now demanding visa applicants provide their social media profiles on nearly two dozen platforms.
#USA #Visa #social #media #profiles #CENSOR #POLITICS
Now It’s Official: US Visa Can Be Denied If You (Or Even Your Friends) Are Critical of American Policies
 
Air Force crew made an odd stop on a routine trip: Trump’s Scottish resort
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/06/air-force-trump-scottish-retreat-1484337

This is mind-boggling. It was shown In Rachel Maddows's program with an interview to the author of the piece.

In short: A routine cargo run by the Air Force (a C-17 plane) to deliver supplies to Kuwait has been rerouted several times to ma a fuel stop in a failing Scottish airport. The refueling stop is usually done in Germany or Rota Spain. This has happened now several times where the crew was transported 30 miles to stay at Trump's Resort. This airport is failing and Trump ordered the Air Force to refuel there, paying commercial fuel prices, way above the military base prices. They have spent 11 million in fuel since 2017 on this. The info was obtained in June and still the Pentagon has not responded.

This on top of the Doral Trump Resort (failing) that Trump wants to use for the next G7 and the boondoggle with Pence in Ireland, staying at a Trump Resort, hundreds of miles from Dublin where he needed to be for meetings.

Hey Nancy! What more do you want?

#politics #progressives #gop #corruption #trumpresign #resist #impeach45 #maga
 
Air Force crew made an odd stop on a routine trip: Trump’s Scottish resort
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/06/air-force-trump-scottish-retreat-1484337

This is mind-boggling. It was shown In Rachel Maddows's program with an interview to the author of the piece.

In short: A routine cargo run by the Air Force (a C-17 plane) to deliver supplies to Kuwait has been rerouted several times to ma a fuel stop in a failing Scottish airport. The refueling stop is usually done in Germany or Rota Spain. This has happened now several times where the crew was transported 30 miles to stay at Trump's Resort. This airport is failing and Trump ordered the Air Force to refuel there, paying commercial fuel prices, way above the military base prices. They have spent 11 million in fuel since 2017 on this. The info was obtained in June and still the Pentagon has not responded.

This on top of the Doral Trump Resort (failing) that Trump wants to use for the next G7 and the boondoggle with Pence in Ireland, staying at a Trump Resort, hundreds of miles from Dublin where he needed to be for meetings.

Hey Nancy! What more do you want?

#politics #progressives #gop #corruption #trumpresign #resist #impeach45 #maga
 
Gutting Social Security

#politics #Republicans #Trump
 
Gutting Social Security

#politics #Republicans #Trump
 
Ship sinking, rats leaving, blue wave coming?

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/05/house-republican-retirements.html

#politics #progressives #gop #corruption #trumpresign #resist #impeach45 #maga
The Trump Ship Is Sinking And House Republicans Are Retiring At A Record Pace
 
Ship sinking, rats leaving, blue wave coming?

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/05/house-republican-retirements.html

#politics #progressives #gop #corruption #trumpresign #resist #impeach45 #maga
The Trump Ship Is Sinking And House Republicans Are Retiring At A Record Pace
 
For those to whom environmental policy and urgency are hugely important ....
Here's a summary of yesterday's 10-hour marathon Dem "town hall" on environment. Some fascinating "reveals" perhaps, plus a snapshot of where/why things are "frakked up".

Looking like "the Inslee" model is becoming a standard for Warren and others who defer to his intensive research and proposals...

Plus, a concise presentation of some other differentiating, maybe important ideas and "gaffes".
Democrats’ Climate Forum Exposes Rifts On Fracking, Nuclear Power And The Filibuster

#politics #environment #dems #candidatepositions #democrat #candidates #environmental #policy #currentevents
 
Seven out of ten Danish voters, according to a new poll conducted by Gallup for Berlingske Tidende (a conservative Danish newspaper) support the new social democrat government's goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 70% compared to the level in 1990 already in 2030. Only 6% of the Danes disagree completely with the goal.

The right wing political parties are in shambles right now and the with some easy political victories for the new PM (the Trump Absurdity is counted among those in domestic Danish politics) it seems that it is going to happen.

https://www.berlingske.dk/oekonomi/danskerne-har-meget-at-laere-om-klimaet

#climate #climatecrisis #nature #infrastructure #environment #ecology #politics #Denmark
 
Hmm... Tonight's Parliament vote ended up being 52% to 48%. Fitting.

#politics #JustAOneOff
 

Uber And Lyft Don't Have A Right To Exist


#politics #society #economy

The "gig economy" is just about freeriding and finding legal loopholes. Kill it.
 

Uber And Lyft Don't Have A Right To Exist


#politics #society #economy

The "gig economy" is just about freeriding and finding legal loopholes. Kill it.
 
I find this fascinating, as an outsider looking into Brexit, but with similar issues around independent, factual press as a part of life.
I missed this, a year ago - so the wise and funny John Cleese is now an expat of the U.K. (hopefully enjoying sun rather than hurricane just now). But the Brexit drama is still slogging along, placed on hold as the clock ticks. No drama here. There. Everywhere. Sigh.

John Cleese on Brexit, newspapers and why he's leaving the UK - BBC Newsnight


#Brexit #UK #JohnCleese #politics #currentevents #news #journalism
 
#politics

(https://thinkprogress.org/trump-campaign-launches-new-video-complete-with-white-supremacist-symbol-56e7353a7a62/)
Trump promotes new video, complete with white supremacist symbol
 
#politics

(https://thinkprogress.org/trump-campaign-launches-new-video-complete-with-white-supremacist-symbol-56e7353a7a62/)
Trump promotes new video, complete with white supremacist symbol
 
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