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josh wrote:

Not aware that Harper or Trudeau threw their political opponents in jail and banned opposition rallies.

https://mobile.twitter.com/DavidLammy/status/853675136456806401

I thought we were talking about changes to their system of government.

In Canada we mostly only throw dissident aboriginal people in jail for opposing the government not main stream middle class people. Bill C51 was not even worth mentioning because it is our government that can use those powers against its own citizens not an evil foreign dictator. We already have our intelligence agencies with agent provacateurs in every anti-pipeline group they can infiltrate. Take the plank out of your eye.

 

josh

kropotkin1951 wrote:

josh wrote:

Not aware that Harper or Trudeau threw their political opponents in jail and banned opposition rallies.

https://mobile.twitter.com/DavidLammy/status/853675136456806401

I thought we were talking about changes to their system of government.

In Canada we mostly only throw dissident aboriginal people in jail for opposing the government not main stream middle class people. Bill C51 was not even worth mentioning because it is our government that can use those powers against its own citizens not an evil foreign dictator. We already have our intelligence agencies with agent provacateurs in every anti-pipeline group they can infiltrate. Take the plank out of your eye.

 

And take the blinders off of yours.  

lagatta4

Trudeau père used the War Measures Act against political opponents. The FLQ kidnappers were nabbed via normal police work. 

NDPP

Ballot Dispute Erupts as Erdogan Declares a 'Yes' Victory in Turkish Constitutional Referendum

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/04/17/turk-a17.html

"The referendum was marked by large-scale voting irregularities. The constitutional amendment is a reactionary measure replacing Turkey's parliamentary system with an all-powerful presidency exercising total control of the legislature and the judiciary..."

 Turkey Referendum: CIA-NATO Operation to Tip the Balance of Power (and vid - April 6)

https://www.newsbud.com/2017/04/06/turkey-referendum-cia-nato-operation-...

"NATO needs Turkey..."

lagatta4

A long article by three Turkish intellectuals/activists, which has appeared in Jacobin. 

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/04/erdogan-constitutional-amendments-cou...

Tomorrow is a crucial day for Turkey. The past few years, marked by tumult and repression, have led up to a constitutional referendum that will help decide the country’s future. If approved, the amendments would install a state system with a dictatorial president at the center.

The referendum is the culmination of a deep-running hegemonic crisisin Turkey. It is also the culmination of various authoritarian measures intended to fix that crisis. Considering the current balance of power, it seems unlikely that the referendum will resolve the crisis. What will truly determine the future direction of the country is the political struggle around the referendum itself.

josh

International election monitors have delivered a scathing verdict on the conduct of Turkey's controversial referendum to grant expansive new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Representatives from a coalition of international bodies said the referendum took place on an "unlevel playing field" with the "yes" campaign dominating media coverage.  Voters were not provided with adequate information, opposition voices were muzzled and the rules were changed at the last minute, they said.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/17/europe/turkey-referendum-results-erdogan/index.html?sr=twcnni041717turkey-referendum-results-erdogan1249PMStoryLink&linkId=36575574

 

NorthReport

Trump Reportedly Congratulates Turkish President On Referendum That Vastly Expands His Power

The changes could keep Recep Tayyip Erdogan in office until 2029.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-congratulates-erdogan-referend...

josh

He's envious.

NDPP

CrossTalk: Victorious Erdogan

https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/385255-erdogan-turkey-social-life/

"His critics call him a modern Sultan. Does Erdogan's victory only divide the country more?

NorthReport

 

Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security

Users trying to access online encyclopaedia via Turkish internet providers receive ‘connection timed out’ error message

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/29/turkey-blocks-wikipedia-un...

josh

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