“elections 2016 russian ads on social media” – Google News: Facebook makes headway against online abuses ahead of India election – Arab News

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Facebook makes headway against online abuses ahead of India election  Arab News

MENLO PARK, California: Facebook has said it has made strides in its efforts to prevent online abuses in the Indian national election that starts this week but …

“elections 2016 russian ads on social media” – Google News


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •  

Obama Evokes Nostalgia in Germany, but Message Focuses on Future Struggles

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
.

BERLIN — The man whom Chancellor Angela Merkel calls “dear Barack” was back in Berlin on Saturday, his lanky figure and easy smile a reminder for Germans of a different era that ended not so long ago.

But former President Barack Obama had not come to speak about the past. He came to speak to the future: some 300 young leaders from across Europe, who had gathered for a town hall-style meeting in the German capital.

It did not take long for Mr. Obama to touch on one of his main concerns — and the reason he had come to what he called “the heart of Europe.”

Europe, Mr. Obama suggested, is one of the main battlefields between liberal democracy and far-right populism.

“Nationalism, particularly on the far right, is re-emerging,” he told a packed auditorium. “We know where that leads. Europe knows better than anyone where that leads.”

“It leads to conflict, bloodshed and catastrophe,” he said.

Mr. Obama did not mention his successor’s name. But the contrast with President Trump, issue by issue, was plain.

“I believe that climate change is an existential challenge for all of humanity,” Mr. Obama said. “I believe that creating tolerance and respect in our countries is vital,” he added. “I believe deeply in gender equality.”

In a two-hour exchange with his young audience, Mr. Obama frequently returned to the issue of racism and immigration.

“Immigration issues are driving a lot of the political turmoil here in Europe and in my own country,” Mr. Obama said.

But he also urged his audience to view those unsettled by the newcomers with empathy. “We can’t label everyone who is disturbed by migration as racist,” he said.

Mr. Obama has long been popular in Germany. Even before he was elected, in July 2008, 200,000 Berliners flocked to see him speak at the Victory Column in the heart of the city. For many, the affection has not abated.

“Our President,” gushed a front-page headline in the liberal newspaper Tagesspiegel, before listing the policies that had made Germans feel at ease with Mr. Obama: His support for multilateral institutions and his willingness to fight climate change and deal with Iran on freezing its nuclear program.

“Obama felt like a president for the Germans, as if he was made for them,” Tagesspiegel wrote. “The feeling has stayed. The contrast with Donald Trump has even reinforced it.”

In Germany, Mr. Trump’s presidency is increasingly seen as a challenge to America’s commitment to Europe and the values that underpin the Western alliance.

Three times more Germans trust President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and President Xi Jinping of China to “do the right thing” than Mr. Trump, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center released last September.

Ms. Merkel, Germany’s first female chancellor, and Mr. Obama, America’s first black president, always had a special connection, their aides said. Outsiders in their own countries, they also often agreed on key political issues.

Mr. Trump and Ms. Merkel by contrast, clash both in style and on substance.

The meeting in Berlin comes after similar events in South Africa and smaller gatherings in places including Brazil and Indonesia hosted by the Obama Foundation and is central to Mr. Obama’s post-White House effort to “partner with the next generation” to solve the big problems of the day.

“It was a call to action for the next generation of European leaders and an effort to bring them together at a time when Europe’s social fabric is tearing apart,” said Julianne Smith, a former adviser in the Obama administration who is now a senior fellow at the Bosch Academy in Berlin.

The foundation’s approach differs from that of groups like the Clinton Foundation or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which seek to address specific issues. Some see in Mr. Obama’s approach a return to his roots as a community organizer — and that also is how many of the young activists, who gave him a standing ovation in Berlin on Saturday, described the ex-president.

“He was here as a former activist, he is a bringer of hope,” said Leonie Eland, a journalist from Germany who was among the 300 young leaders in the room. “He represents the other America, the progressive America and in a way the American dream.”


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •  

Political Criminology – The Outline | Update: Germany: US ambassador Richard Grenell should be expelled, says FDP deputy leader – Wednesday March 20th, 2019

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
from The Trump Investigations Blog by Michael Novakhov – Review Of News And Opinions.

Political Criminology – The Outline | Update: Germany: US ambassador Richard Grenell should be expelled, says FDP deputy leader – Wednesday March 20th, 2019

Update: 

Germany: US ambassador Richard Grenell should be expelled, says FDP deputy leader | News | DW

Michael Novakhov on Political Criminology

Germany: US ambassador Richard Grenell should be expelled, says FDP deputy leader | News | DW


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •  

mikenov on Twitter: Political Criminology – The Outline | Update: Germany: US ambassador Richard Grenell should be expelled, says FDP deputy leader – Wednesday March 20th, 2019 trumpinvestigations.blogspot.com/2019/04/politi…

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Political Criminology – The Outline | Update: Germany: US ambassador Richard Grenell should be expelled, says FDP deputy leader – Wednesday March 20th, 2019 trumpinvestigations.blogspot.com/2019/04/politi…


Posted by

mikenov
on Monday, April 8th, 2019 8:06am

mikenov on Twitter


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •  

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites): “Russian Intelligence services” – Google News: Did Putin have anything to do with the return of Baumel’s body to Israel? – Augusta Review

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Did Putin have anything to do with the return of Baumel’s body to Israel?  Augusta Review

There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch for Russian President Vladimir Putin. If it is Russia that helped bring Zacharia Bauman’s body, he will.

“Russian Intelligence services” – Google News

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites)


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •  

“trump putin” – Google News: Other View: Trump’s Anti-press Rhetoric Is Now Codified in a Scary New Russian Law – Twin Falls Times-News

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Other View: Trump’s Anti-press Rhetoric Is Now Codified in a Scary New Russian Law  Twin Falls Times-News

Anyone who wonders what would be the logical conclusion to President Donald Trump’s constant attacks on the free press were he unrestrained need only look …

“trump putin” – Google News


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •  

“russian facebook ads” – Google News: Top Republican on House intel committee ‘will send eight referrals to Attorney General William Barr’ – Daily Mail

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Top Republican on House intel committee ‘will send eight referrals to Attorney General William Barr’  Daily Mail

House Rep. Devin Nunes did not specify whom he planned to name, but he said that five of them committed crimes including lying to Congress and leaking …

“russian facebook ads” – Google News


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •  

Cambridge Analytica from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): “cambridge analytica” – Google News: How Mnangagwa won Zimbabwe’s landmark elections – New Zimbabwe.com

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

How Mnangagwa won Zimbabwe’s landmark elections  New Zimbabwe.com

ALJAZEERA. ON August 1, following the announcement of the parliamentary election results in Zimbabwe, which saw Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF …

“cambridge analytica” – Google News

Cambridge Analytica from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites)


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •  

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites): “putin won US 2016 election” – Google News: The media will never live down the ignominy of the Russian collusion hoax – Washington Examiner

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

The media will never live down the ignominy of the Russian collusion hoax  Washington Examiner

The left-wing media will never learn to tell the truth. That was reinforced when we learned that even though special counsel Robert Mueller’s cleared President …

“putin won US 2016 election” – Google News

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites)


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •  

“Jared Kushner” – Google News: Landlords are exploiting a key loophole to raise rents on thousands of apartments – Crain’s New York Business

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Landlords are exploiting a key loophole to raise rents on thousands of apartments  Crain’s New York Business

In the fall of 2013, when apartment 1E at 171 W. 81st St. was vacated, the owner did what landlords have done with tens of thousands of other rent-regulated …

“Jared Kushner” – Google News


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •  

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites): “Putin Trump” – Google News: Trump presidency’s foundation is ‘It could have been worse’ – CT Post

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Trump presidency’s foundation is ‘It could have been worse’  CT Post

Fred Hiatt, The Washington Post. Published 11:46 pm EDT, Sunday, April 7, 2019. Every time President Donald Trump threatens to do something ghastly and …

“Putin Trump” – Google News

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites)


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  • 3
  •