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[-] CaractacusPotts@lemmy.ca 2 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

I think the purpose of the article is to question why the people of Indonesia would vote for someone connected to Suharto. I don't think the article talks about the people of West Papua because they would have had very little influence in the result of the election. The majority of people who voted in this election however would have direct memory of the repression Indonesia experienced under Suharto.

[-] CaractacusPotts@lemmy.ca 95 points 5 days ago

This is the patch

[-] CaractacusPotts@lemmy.ca 19 points 5 days ago

Canada has “thin blue line” flags

[-] CaractacusPotts@lemmy.ca 3 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

According to experts, the impact of housing measures recently introduced by the feds, including taking the GST off new rental developments and funnelling millions in funding to municipalities through the Housing Accelerator Fund, has yet to be borne out in the data

They don't have GST in the US.

[-] CaractacusPotts@lemmy.ca 4 points 5 days ago

Ethnic cleansing

[-] CaractacusPotts@lemmy.ca 28 points 6 days ago

Ethnic cleansing

[-] CaractacusPotts@lemmy.ca 5 points 6 days ago* (last edited 6 days ago)

I find your hand-wringing over water and sanitation issues to be disingenuous. Obviously the city can provide freshwater and Porta potty's so that's not really an issue.

They are not "hoarding", they are gathering together for survival. You are confusing the poorest and most vulnerable people in our society with corporations and the wealthy who are hoarding housing. They are in communal space because that's all they have, they have no where else, they have to exist in communal space. If the tent communities are smashed the people don't suddenly disappear, they simply disperse into the neighbourhoods making them even more more vulnerable.

What's this nonsense about building shacks in the woods? Do they have support systems there? Where is the food supposed to come from, what about medical care?

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