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The UN and US intelligence publicly concluded that al Qaeda in Afghanistan "is not viewed as posing an immediate international threat … lacks an external operational capability" (UN) and "will focus on maintaining its safe haven" rather than organizing strikes (US ODNI). 2/5

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Per info in Washington Post reporting, the drone strike on Ayman al-Zawahiri violates law of war criteria for a legal target. (Though the @washingtonpost@twitter.com certainly doesn't draw this conclusion.) 1/5

Three police officials have been sentenced for the 2011 repression of the Bolivian indígenous movement at Chaparina. Sentences are less than 3 years each and will be reduced further for technical reasons.

RT @noticiasfides@twitter.com

🔵 | : Justicia sentencia a 3 policías a 2 años y 8 meses de prisión, repudian condena
Lea la nota aquí 👉 bit.ly/3oX6Fx3

🐦🔗: twitter.com/noticiasfides/stat

Given sufficient public investment and an effective rollout, sterilizing immunity against COVID could be coming in next few years…

RT @T_Inglesby@twitter.com

At White House Summit on Future of COVID Vaccines — many impressive science and biotech leaders presenting on promising new approaches to vaccines that could block COVID transmission - eg nasal, mucosal, transdermal patch, moderated by Francis Collins 1/x

🐦🔗: twitter.com/T_Inglesby/status/

So, in Year 3 of the Evo Morales administration, police shot dead two miners protesting for a younger retirement age.

VP Álvaro García Linera called union leaders "fascists" and part of the "caveman, antidemocratic right wing."

A back-of-the-envelope calculation would suggest that 3.8% of potentially pregnant people, age-adjusted to those who actually seek abortions, are transgender or nonbinary.

That's one in 26.

RT @CarwilBJ@twitter.com

What share of abortion patients don't identify as women? Is it "tiny"?

Some back of the envelope calculations suggest not…

🐦🔗: twitter.com/CarwilBJ/status/15

The area of uncertainty is lifetime extension for existing nuclear power plants. Unlike New construction, just keeping these open is cost competitive with new renewables.

(see yellow dots on thus graph)

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A separate Pew survey found 2.0% of adults 18-29 were trans and another 3.0% were nonbinary.

Among 30 to 49 year olds, those numbers were 0.3% and 1.3%.

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While many of the writers who are publicly troubled by using terms like "pregnant people" or "people with uteruses" are older women, abortion patients skew young.

nytimes.com/interactive/2021/1

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What share of abortion patients don't identify as women? Is it "tiny"?

Some back of the envelope calculations suggest not…

Internal struggles in the Movement Towards Socialism party have once again spiraled into a brawl during a regional party congress.

RT @SaraBellidos@twitter.com

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El fin de semana en un otro congreso del MAS en el municipio de del departamento de terminó en una pelea campal agarrándose a sillas y puñetes

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SaraBellidos/statu

I'm subtweeting this NYT op-ed, but mostly to think through something that has been on my mind for awhile.

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Bari Weiss' resignation letter attacking woke bias at the New York Times seems especially absurd today.

She could have been the assignment editor for these pieces on a hypothetical act of cancel culture against an associate of hers.

RT @dancow@twitter.com

Since mid-May this nytimes higher ed reporter has written 6 stories — 3 of them are about 1 ex-Princeton professor and his wife 🥴

🐦🔗: twitter.com/dancow/status/1542

What does it mean when conservatives position themselves as "rebels", "contrarians" and "resistance" merely because most of their colleagues and students disagree with them?

Especially when their discredited ideas are made the law of the land by the Supreme Court.

While EPA retains the right to regulate coal emissions on their own, this ruling finds it may not order a shift out of coal generation, at least based on the cited regulation.

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Worth noting that the SCOTUS opinion rejecting a right to bodily autonomy explicitly cites prohibitions on drugs, prostitution as reasons why no such right can exist.

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The coca conflict has been the deadliest of all issues in Bolivia's recent democratic history.

A sustained eradication campaign claimed more than 20 lives in 1998.

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Adults of childbearing age overwhelmingly support abortion rights: 74%–25% among 18-29 year olds, and a 62%–37% among 30-49 year olds.

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