📰 India Targets Climate Activists With the Help of Big Tech | Naomi Klein
> [...] human rights advocates are warning that India is on the knife edge of terrible violence, perhaps even the kind of genocidal bloodshed that social media aided and abetted against the Rohingya in Myanmar.
Twitter shut down dissident accounts but left this up:
> “Whoever has seeds of anti-nationalism in their mind has to be destroyed from the roots, be it #Disha_Ravi or anyone else.
This is all while farmers continue to protest and some are disappeard. They're protestinh new laws that protect prices of their produce.
> [...]small farmers will face a “death warrant,” and India’s fertile lands will fall into the hands of a few large corporate players.
A toolkit Greta Thunberg mentioned is villified and painted as conspiracy. (invalidly, of course)
It is unlikely that the centralized-social-network -based megacorporations will do anything, since they regretted that in China
(my quick attempt at summarizing the most important points)
The laws end price protections for farmers; essentially the government of India is abandoning the nation's farmers to the predations of American agritech
@jasper tnx for the link!
@frank87 Myanmar has a population of 53.6M and India of >1350M, 25 times as much.
The coverage doesn't really match it at all.(neither in the US or the Netherlands) It is because India has a more NATO-friendly governments.
Spencer Snyder is good, seems pretty accessible to me too?
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