2019-05-07: Social Media Postees

One tweet shows the terrifying priorities of the corporate media
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-05-07
On 6 May, Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby. This news swamped the corporate media. On the same day, another vitally important story broke, one that affects us all. But the corporate media buried it amid royal baby hysteria. | "1 royal baby 2 royal baby…": | The other news that broke on 6 May was a landmark report from the UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). This states that: Nature is declining globally at rates un…
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Qatar Pledges $480M to Palestinians in Occupied West Bank, Gaza
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
The State of Qatar announced on Tuesday that it will send US$480M to the Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. This move by Qatar comes a day after a ceasefire deal was established in Gaza. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Speaks Out About Unbearable Conditions In Gaza | Qatar's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday morning that US$300M of the US$480 would support health and education programmes of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), which controls parts of the West…
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On May Day 2019 OEA Pres Keith Brown On Stadium, Port, ILWU & Public Education
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-05-07
Oakland Education Association president Keith Brown talked about the role of the proposed A's stadium on Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland and the ILWU and the need for more funding for education.
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Video: The Occupation of the American Mind. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Roger Waters | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
This video was originally published in May 2018. | Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world …
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Venezuela Is Not Alone — No Esta Sola
Lauren Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
United States activists stand with President Maduro and the people of Venezuela in resistance to Washington's attempts at regime change. Departing Venezuelan diplomats, ordered out of the country on April 15th by the Trump administration, gave the keys to its …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-not-alone-no…

Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would be Lawful
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
According to Pompeo, US presidents have constitutional authority under Article II to preemptively attack other nations. | The article states the following: "The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States…" | Nothing in the …
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Italy, the Aircraft Carrier on the War Front
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
The Following text is Section 11 of | The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, : | by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | * | Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, …
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Documents Expose How Hollywood Promotes War on Behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA
Tom Secker | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
Featured image: Plato's Cave reimagined for the Hollywood era‚Ää (Photo by: Derek Swansonn) |

| First published by Medium and Global Research on July 7, 2017 | Tom Secker and Matthew Alford report on their astonishing findings from trawling through thousands of new | …


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Raise Your Hand If You Like Being Ripped Off by Pharmaceutical Corporations
Alex Lawson, Stephanie Taylor | commondreams.org | 2019-05-07
"Voters across the country," write Lawson and Taylor, "understand that with our tax dollars already paying for the research to develop new prescription drugs, we should be able to access lifesaving drugs at prices we can afford." (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Embassy Protection Collective: We're Still Here and We're Staying
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their puppet, Juan Guaido, as president of Venezuela. The OAS …
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Video: Turkey-led Forces Suffer Casualties in Failed Attack on Kurdish YPG Positions
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
The Idlib de-escalation zone and the northern part of Aleppo province are now two main sources of instability in Syria. | On May 4, the pro-Turkish National Syrian Army (NSA), backed by Turkish special forces, launched a surprise attack on positions …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-led-forces-suff…

Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a …
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People's Park 50th Anniversary Rally and Concert – April 13, 2019
Rubble | indybay.org | 2019-05-07
Listen to audio from the first of two People's Park 50th Anniversary rally and concert held in People's Park on April 13th, 2019. The event is to both celebrate the 50th year of public ownership of the park since the people seized from UC Berkeley in 1969; and to actively stand against the current UC plan to take it back from the homeless and public to use for student housing. Listen and use this audio, spread this recording around, because more activist support is needed to stop the current development plans. (3 hrs. and 38 min.)…
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People's Park 50th Anniversary Rally and Concert – April 28, 2019
Rubble | indybay.org | 2019-05-07
Listen to audio from most of the second 5-hour rally and concert held this month at People's Park, to both celebrate the Park still held for homeless and others in the general public since it was seized by force from the U.C. Berkeley regime in 1969. The latest U.C. privatization plan, if successful, will have the university take back, pave over, and use for student housing. Park residents and the general public are ramping up the organizing to retain control of the park. | (3 hrs. and 44 min.).
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National Liberation in an International Context
Mat Callahan | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
Navigating the Zeitgeist By Helena Sheehan Monthly Review Press (2019) Navigating the Zeitgeist, is the first installment of Helena Sheehan's two-part autobiography, covering the period between her birth in 1944 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sheehan's many books and essays include, Marxism and the Philosophy of Science, which made a vital contribution when…
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New York Machine Trying to Toss Kat Brezler, Organizer for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Off Local Ballot
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-05-06
For decades, political bosses in New York have clung to power by using the state's complicated election laws to keep primary challengers off the ballot — laws written just for that purpose. | The laws are enforced, in turn, by judges appointed by and intertwined with the very machine they are ostensibly keeping in check. | A textbook case is unfolding this week in White Plains, Westchester County, where New York's Democratic machine is trying to force a progressive Common Council candidate off the ballot. Kat Brezler is a public school teacher, but the role that has her in the machine's sights goes back to…
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Nationalism blinds Québecers to Oppression at Home and Abroad
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-06
To protect its culture Québec has decided veiled women shouldn't be allowed to teach. But the crucifix adorning the National Assembly can stay, as well as a large cross atop the highest point in Montréal, not to mention the streets named after Catholic saints. The government has decided laàØcité (secularism) should be pursued on the …
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Community forum regarding human trafficking held in Richardson, TX
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-06
Richardson, TX – About 60 people came together at Faith United Methodist Church here, May 3, for a community forum on the trafficking of Filipino teachers in the nearby suburb of Garland. The forum was hosted by Migrante USA, Malaya Movement Texas, United Federation of Fil-Am Educators Texas, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, North Texas Dream Team, Pilipino American Unity for Progress, and RAICES. | Three of the trafficked teachers, Adelaida Legaspi, Jamie Rivadelo and Josie Rivadelo, told their story. Starting in the early 2000s, about 60 or 70 teachers were recruited in the Philippines by unscrupulous r…
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Nationalism Blinds Québecers to Oppression at Home and Abroad
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
To protect its culture Québec has decided veiled women shouldn't be allowed to teach. But the crucifix adorning the National Assembly can stay, as well as a large cross atop the highest point in Montréal, not to mention the streets …
globalresearch.ca/nationalism-blinds-que…

Real Talk Tho Pilot
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-06
The Real News is launching our Community Editorial Committee to bring people together and talk about the issues that matter most you. Join your neighbors, friends, family and colleagues in open and honest discussions about jobs, crime, education, climate change, and more. The Real News is dedicated to reporting on the underlying reasons for chronic…
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1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). | RELATED: | Honduran Police Clashes with Protesters over Health and Education | The main mission of the troops is to train…
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One of World's Wealthiest Educational Institutions May Close Its Renowned Press
Michael Rothberg | thenation.com | 2019-05-06
One of World's Wealthiest Educational Institutions May Close Its Renowned Press…
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Saving the World's Nature and Biodiversity
Forest Peoples Programme | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Nature is decreasing worldwide at an alarming rate — it is time to look to indigenous peoples to help find the solution. This was one of the key conclusions reached in the first global assessment of nature and biodiversity, released …
globalresearch.ca/saving-the-worlds-natu…

Are We Witnessing the End of the United Kingdom as an Independent Nation State?
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Ever since 'the wrong result' occurred at the referendum launched by then Prime Minister David Cameron, a fiasco of unprecedented proportions has been taking place in British politics. It is a depressing and, owing to the pathos, a tragi-comical …
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Video: 70 Years of NATO. The Florence Declaration Calls for NATO-Exit
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The following video (Part I) brings to the forefront the analysis and debate on NATO's 70th anniversary in Florence, Italy (april 7, 2019). | The Florence Declaration adopted by more than 600 participants calls for NATO-Exit: the withdrawal of NATO member …
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Around 70 Airstrikes within 12 Hours… Israel Violates the Gaza Strip: Pregnant Woman and Her Baby Girl Killed, Residential Buildings Targeted and Israeli Attacks Continue
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The Israeli forces escalated their attacks against the Gaza Strip and continued to carry out intense airstrikes and shelling throughout the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the Israeli warplanes continue until the moment to target residential buildings in central Gaza neighborhoods in …
globalresearch.ca/airstrikes-israel-gaza…

Ever More Complex EU Gas Pipeline Geopolitics
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Israel plans to construct the world's longest underwater gas pipeline together with Cyprus and Greece to carry Eastern Mediterranean gas on to Italy and the EU southern states. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just endorsed the project. It …
globalresearch.ca/eu-gas-pipeline-geopol…

Trump's Threatened Tariffs Undermine China's Trust in Negotiating with America
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
US President Trump tweeted that he will impose tariffs of 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods by Friday and possibly even do the same to another $325 billion of them too if the ongoing trade talks between the US …
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US State Department Publishes, then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The Grayzone has obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation's economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition. | *** | On April 24, six …
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It's Crunch Time for China's Central American Strategy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Two recent electoral regime changes in Central America pose serious challenges for China's regional strategy since the incoming leaders of El Salvador and Panama have pledged to take a tougher stance towards the People's Republic than their predecessors and thus …
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Israel Has No Right of Self-Defense Against Gaza
Norman Finkelstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
This article was first crossposted in July 2018. | Since the overwhelmingly nonviolent demonstrations in Gaza began on March 30, 2018, the international community has strongly condemned Israel's armed attacks.A UN General Assembly resolution "deplore[d] the use of any excessive, disproportionate …
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Britain's Prime Minister and the Huawei Scandal
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Last Wednesday, Senior U.K. Cabinet ministers were hauled before a leak inquiry to determine who was responsible for the unprecedented reporting of highly secret discussions concerning national security. | Gavin Williamson was found to be guilty by an investigation of Theresa …
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La caduta dell'aquila è vicina
Bruno Guigue | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Avremmo raggiunto questo momento cruciale in cui l'iperpotenza declinante comincia a dubitare di se stessa? La stampa nordamericana ha appena raccontato quello che l'ex-presidente Jimmy Carter ha detto a Donald Trump durante l'ultimo incontro. L'inquilino della Casa Bianca aveva invitato …
globalresearch.ca/la-caduta-dellaquila-e…

A Million Species 'Threatened with Extinction'
Arthur Wyns | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The …
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How the West's War in Libya Has Spurred Terrorism in 14 Countries
Mark Curtis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Eight years on from Nato's war in Libya in 2011, as the country enters a new phase in its conflict, I have taken stock of the number of countries to which terrorism has spread as a direct product of that …
globalresearch.ca/wests-war-libya-spurre…

A Radical Reunion: Harvard's Student Strikers, 50 Years Later
Katha Pollitt | thenation.com | 2019-05-06
A Radical Reunion: Harvard's Student Strikers, 50 Years Later…
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Productivity Booms in First Quarter, But Will It Last?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-06
For the last decade, we have been bombarded with stories about how robots were going to take all of our jobs. This claim made little sense since productivity growth, which measures the rate at which technology is displacing labor, was extraordinarily low through this period. | It averaged just 1.3 percent a year from 2005 to 2018. That compares to productivity growth rates of 3 percent in the long Golden Age from 1947 to 1973, and again from 1995 to 2005. If the robots were taking all the jobs, they were doing a good job of hiding the evidence from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which compiles the data. | But…
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Ten Years After a Landmark Study Blew the Whistle on Junk Science, the Fight Over Forensics Rages On
Liliana Segura | theintercept.com | 2019-05-05
In a fluorescent-lit ballroom atop Baltimore's downtown convention center, Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler stepped off the stage and began to pace. He'd had 14 cups of coffee, he boomed, along with a Hershey's bar with almonds. He was not about to stay still. | It was a snowy morning in late February. Sattler, a motivational speaker and retired Marine who once directed strategic planning for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the final panelist at the opening plenary of the 71st Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The annual conference brings together lawyers, scientists, and forensic pract…
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May Day march and rally in Boyle Heights
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-05
Los Angeles, CA – On the afternoon of May 1, International Workers Day, Boyle Heights families, workers and students protested the Trump anti-immigrant attacks and raised the demand "Legalization for all" and "No Wall on the Mexico border!" | The lead banner, with the red flag of Aztlan, called for fighting Trump. The organizers called for self-determination for Chicanos in Aztlan, the U.S. Southwest. The fifth annual May Day in Boyle Heights united hundreds of poor working-class families, students, teachers and workers, mostly Chicanos. Among the demands were respect and equality for Chicanos and Central America…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/5/5/may-day-m…

How climate change will affect real lives — now and in the future
Dan Farber | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-04
Climate change has already had serious effects, but as we know from the steady and increasingly loud drumbeat of projections from various scientific bodies, the dangers will grow much greater in future decades. | But what does this actually look like? | Projections of life in 2050 or 2100 seem like the stuff of science fiction, yet those seemingly distant decades are not so far off. The 22nd century is roughly one lifetime away. The great majority of today's young adults will see 2050, and many children currently in your local daycare or elementary school will see 2100. | It seems difficult for us to plan for…
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Teacher under investigation for kicking 5yr old girl on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-04
Caught on surveillance video kicking a five-year-old child on the ground, a Kansas elementary school teacher has been fired and remains under investigation for potential criminal charges. The former teacher also faces a civil suit against her for kicking the innocent child. | On February 21, a surveillance camera inside the library of the Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School in Shawnee, Kansas recorded several students filing out of the building as a five-year-old girl remained behind and sat inside one of the bookshelves. Instea…
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Be Realistic: Demand the Impossible
Alan Johnstone | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-04
In a previous article on the World Socialist Party of the United States reference was made to Impossibilism. Students of America's left history will recognise it as an outlook represented by the now defunct Socialist Labor Party, the extinct Proletarian Party and the still (only just) going Socialist Party of Canada which Larry Gambone describes …
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Students march against University of Georgia's historical and present-day racism
Brian Perez-Canto | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-04
In November 2015, the expansion and reconstruction of Baldwin Hall came to a temporary halt when the University of Georgia uncovered the remains of former slaves.
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Oregon Teachers Walking off the Job May 8 Want Us All to Do Better
Dora Taylor | progressive.org | 2019-05-03
"My labor is mine and mine alone to give or withhold, Siegel tells me. "This day of action is a small step toward waking up the working class to the real power they possess when they organize and act in solidarity."
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We Can't Back People Who Hate Our Kids: Kentucky & Minnesota Teachers of Year Boycott Trump Meeting
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-03
We speak with two award-winning teachers who are trying to teach Trump a lesson. On Monday, Jessica Dueñas, the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, and Kelly Holstine, the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, boycotted a White House ceremony honoring them and other state winners of the award in protest of the Trump administration's education policies. But Dueñas and Holstine skipped the event to register their opposition to Trump's policies on immigration, education and LGBTQ rights, saying many of the White House policies directly impact their immigrant and refugee students.
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/3/we_can_t_b…

Charter School Fatigue
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-03
Charter schools have always attracted criticism due to the serious problems inherent to them, but it is no secret that in recent months charter schools have been taking it on the chin a little more than usual. This is not unexpected. More detailed reports, articles, and investigations are exposing with greater regularity the multi-faceted corruption …
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As Pugh Resigns, Is a Better Baltimore Possible?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-03
Baltimore's powerful mayor resigned amid corruption allegations. Three activists ask if the city charter can be amended to limit mayoral power and create a more just city…
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US sanctions have killed more than 40,000 people in Venezuela
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-03
US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in 2017 contributed to the deaths of more than 40,000 people last year, according to a new report — and this figure is set to rise due to the latest round of sanctions. | According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research report co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot, the 2017 sanctions deprived Venezuela of billions of dollars it needed to pay for essential food and medicine, leading to a rise in disease and mortality and the displacement of millions seeking to flee the worsening situation. | The report states: "The sanctions exacerbated Venezuela'…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-sanctions-killed-more-40000-venezuela

Mass. Judge Refuses to Halt Pro-Palestinian Event at UMass Featuring Roger Waters & Linda Sarsour
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-03
"Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights." That's the title of an event set to take place Saturday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After three anonymous UMass students filed a lawsuit to stop the event, a judge ruled Thursday the event can proceed, saying, "There's nothing that comes even close to a threat of harm or incitement to violence or lawlessness." We get an update from Sut Jhally, event organizer and professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts, and Rachel Weber, attorney and member Jewish Voice for Peace, Western Massachusetts chapt…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/3/mass_judge…

High school student: 'I am a climate warrior and you should be too'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-03
Fifteen-year-old Parker Craig gave the following speech on April 27 before a screening of Accelerate, a film by 350.org, at the Parramatta Activist Centre. | *** | I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the original custodians of this land. It is upon their ancestral lands that we meet and I extend my respect to elders both past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. | I'm a 15-year-old activist and climate warrior. | If you had asked 5-year-old me what I was scared of, I would've said the monster in my cupboard. Ten years later and I'm scared of the monster in Parliament House. | I am no…
greenleft.org.au/content/high-school-student-i-am-climate-warrior-and-you-should-be-too

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