Enough is enough in Belarus.

Spoiler: After 26 years of manipulating elections, clamping down on opponents, abolishing media freedom, violating the constitution, Belarusians have had enough. Hundreds of thousands Belarusians protest against the regime’s brutal violence and torture of peaceful demonstrators. Will Belarusians gain their freedom, or will Lukashenka survive with the help of his “friend” Putin?

As was shown in the previous post, Lukashenka has manipulated all elections since he came to power. In principal all elections since 1994 have been manipulated in different ways by Lukashenka. Here are OSCE’s conclusions:

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Another fraudulent election in Belarus

But this time it has been more exposed. People report the true results from the voting stations. They show that Tikhanovskaya got more votes than Lukashenko. The Twitter thread from where this picture is taken is just one of the many pieces of evidence showing that Lukashenko is trying to steal the election from the Belarussian people, c.f. Figure 1.

Figure 1. Protocol from a Belarussian voting station.

Source: /status/1292538034794246147?s=03

 

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Wage and capital shares in Sweden.

Spoiler: Measuring income equality in the classical way where a nation’s income is distributed between capital and labour, shows that the wage share in Sweden has increased since 1993. In order to properly measure how the capital share has developed, one must take the depreciation of the capital stock into account.

This adjustment shows that the capital income share of factual income (wage compensation + gross capital income – depreciation) decreased from 34% in 1993 to 22% in 2018.

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Graph of the day – Communist China’s sterilizations of Uighur women

In 2016, Communist China relaxed their Malthusian policy and allowed families to have two children. But all Chinese are not equal. And that applies especially to the Uighur people. Not only are they forced into concentration camps, , they are also subject to coercive methods of birth control, i.e. forced sterilization.

Birth control or genocide?

Source: Follet C. (2020). “Neo‐ Malthusianism and Coercive Population Control in China and India: Overpopulation Concerns Often Result in Coercion”. CATO Institute. Policy Analysis No. 897. July 21. 2020. https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/neo-malthusianism-coercive-population-control-china-india

 

The answer to the question above the graph is Genocide. At least according to United Nations. In Article II of the Genocide Convention, genocide is defined by acts with the

“intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as
such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its
physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group”

Here is a shocking account of what is going on.