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"Podem ainda não estar a ver as coisas à superficie, mas por baixo já está tudo a arder" - Y. B. Mangunwijaya, escritor indonésio, 16 de Julho de 1998.

Blah blah blah socialismo isto e socialismo aquilo

por josé simões, em 28.12.21





Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years.

Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security.

Socialism is what they called farm price supports.

Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance.

Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations.

Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people.


When the Republican candidate inscribes the slogan "Down With Socialism" on the banner of his "great crusade," that is really not what he means at all.


What he really means is "Down with Progress--down with Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal," and "down with Harry Truman's fair Deal." That's all he means.


Harry Truman, um perigoso socialista que chegou a Presidente dos Estados Unidos, em Syracuse, New York, aos dez dias do mês de Outubro do ano de 1952.





Real Life Cinema

por josé simões, em 15.12.21


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Debris are picture from a cinema after tornadoes ripped through several U.S. states in Mayfield, Kentucky.  Shawn Triplett/via Reuters


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A biblioteca

por josé simões, em 14.12.21


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Depois dos tornados no Kentucky.

A foto é de Johnny Milano para o New York Times na primeira página do grego Kathimerini.


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O espírito de Natal

por josé simões, em 05.12.21


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Merry Christmas!
ps. Santa, please bring ammo.


Feliz Natal!

ps. Pai Natal, por favor traga munições.


Thomas Massie, eleito membro da Câmara dos Representantes dos Estados Unidos pelo Partido Republicano no Kentucky, na conta Twitter.


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Da democracia na América

por josé simões, em 12.11.21


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Fifty Republican senators (and a couple of centrist Democrats) have been able to thwart most of Biden's legislative agenda, even though Democratic senators represent 41 million more Americans. The Supreme Court can block many of his executive actions, even though a majority of those justices were appointed by Republican presidents who came to office after losing the popular vote and were confirmed by senators representing a minority of the population.⁠⠀


And more than 50 million Americans live in states like Wisconsin, where Republicans control the legislature despite getting fewer votes and will pass another round of gerrymandered maps and new restrictions on voting to entrench minority rule for the next decade.⁠⠀


This isn’t about which party wins elections, but whether democracy itself survives


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por josé simões, em 14.10.21


A Kellogg's worker on strike last night in Omaha,



A Kellogg's worker on strike last night in Omaha, Nebraska


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"Expect us"

por josé simões, em 12.10.21


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The words "Expect us" are seen spray-painted on the statue of U.S. President Andrew Jackson, as people demonstrate during a climate change protest on Indigenous People's Day, outside the White House, in Washington, D.C. Reuters/ Kevin Lamarque


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The Promised Land

por josé simões, em 29.09.21


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Haitian migrants cross the Rio Grande back into Mexico from Del Rio, Texas, on September 20, 2021


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Imagine *

por josé simões, em 11.09.21


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               * Imagine all the people


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Sign O' The Times, CXCIII

por josé simões, em 10.09.21























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Sign O' The Times, Capítulo CXCII





The Promised Land

por josé simões, em 07.09.21


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A migrant woman carries her baby as members of the National Guard block the street during an operation to dissolve a caravan of migrants and asylum seekers from Central America and the Caribbean as they try to make their way to the U.S., in Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico. Reuters/ Jose Torres.


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Going Under

por josé simões, em 03.09.21


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Headstones at a cemetery that flooded are seen in Somerville, N.J. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. A stunned U.S. East Coast faced a rising death toll, surging rivers, tornado damage and continuing calls for rescue Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain, drowning more than two dozen people in their homes and cars. AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez.


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Gimme Shelter *

por josé simões, em 02.09.21


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A man takes cover in a bus stop shelter as Hurricane Ida begins to make landfall, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in New Orleans, La. AP Photo/ Eric Gay


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               * Oh, a storm is threat'ning
               My very life today
               If I don't get some shelter
               Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away





A diferença entre a América da acção no terreno e a Europa do parlapiê

por josé simões, em 27.08.21


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Daqui por uns anos vamos assistir a afegãos que chegaram em crianças à Europa, ou a descendentes de afegãos fugidos na retirada americana, envolvidos em atentados e acções terroristas e, aos mesmos afegãos e descendentes chegados aos States, integrados na sociedade e a trabalharem para departamentos de Estado com actividade na região. É a diferença entre ir para a América da acção no terreno e vir para a Europa do parlapiê.


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Ritchie Boys






por josé simões, em 23.08.21


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Members of the far-right Proud Boys clash with counter-protesters during rival rallies in Portland, Oregon. Reuters/ David Ryder.


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