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Dan Croll – Grand Plan Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Everyone’s out making money
And I’m eating out the jar
Everyone’s creating art in high places
But I’ve   barely   left the chair
[Chorus]
It   all feels incomplete
But I never admit   defeat
I’ll be coming back from way behind
Everyone’s got a grand plan
But I’ve barely come prepared
[Verse 2]
Everyone’s getting married
But I barely hold a stare
And everyone’s getting free and liberated
I’m jaded to the disk
[Chorus]
It all feels incomplete
But I never admit defeat
I’ll be coming back from way behind
Everyone’s got a grand plan
But I’ve barely come prepared
[Outro]
It all feels incomplete
And I never admit defeat
I’ll be coming back from way behind
Everyone’s got a grand plan
But I’ve barely come prepared
Everyone’s got a grand plan
But I’ve barely come prepared
Everyone’s got a grand plan
But I’ve barely come prepared

Camilo – Si Estoy Contigo Lyrics

[Letra de “Si Estoy Contigo”]
[Pre-Coro]
¿Qué será? ¿Qué e’ lo que tiene? ¿Qué e’ lo que tiene esa mujer? Que me mira y es que yo   no   sé qué hacer
¿Qué   será? Yo no sé
Que me toca y siento cosas en la   piel
[Coro]
Si   estoy   contigo no me   hace falta nada,   nada
Nada me hace falta, baby, cuando estoy contigo (Así, así)
Si estoy contigo no me hace falta nada, nada
Nada me hace falta, baby, cuando estoy contigo
[Verso]
(Por e—Por e—)
Por ejemplo a la toalla que te seca, baby, yo le tengo celos, celos
Y al aceitico de coco que en la playa tú te pones en el pelo, pelo
Celo’ de la arena que se te pegó
Y e’ que ni en la ducha se te cayó
Te quiero cerquita pa’ verte mejor
Y darte lo’ beso’ que nadie te dio
[Coro]
Si estoy contigo no me hace falta nada, nada
Nada me hace falta, baby, cuando estoy contigo (Así, así)
Si estoy contigo no me hace falta nada, nada
Nada me hace falta, baby, cuando estoy contigo
[Post-Coro]
Llévame contigo, pa’ donde tú quieras
Yo me voy contigo, amor, cuando tú te mueras
Ay, llévame contigo, pa’ donde tú quieras
Yo me voy contigo, amor, cuando tú te mueras
[Coro]
Si estoy contigo no me hace falta nada, nada
Nada me hace falta, baby, cuando estoy contigo (Así, así)
Si estoy contigo no me hace falta nada, nada
Nada me hace falta, baby, cuando estoy contigo (Cuando estoy contigo)
[Post-Coro]
Llévame contigo, pa’ donde tú quieras (Pa’ donde tú quiera’)
Yo me voy contigo, amor, cuando tú te mueras
Ay, llévame contigo (Ay, llévame), pa’ donde tú quieras (Para donde tú quieras)
Yo me voy contigo, amor, cuando tú te mueras
[Outro]
La Tribu

Kenny Mason – Firestarter Lyrics

Sorry mama, I can not show weakness
Niggas walkin’ round macho
My thoughts on defense
Paranoia make me   talk   slow
Freezin’ on the   walk home
Freezin’ when the cops show   heaters
Go figure
He gon’ talk a lot of beef but he will not-show
I can see it in his eyes
Will weakening to pride
Fear creepin’ in his mind
He feel as if he gon’ die
And he may not be trippin’
A stack of money and a pistol make em’ talk to me different
But my mind set me apart from these niggas
Words connect like apostrophes when I drop ’em on top of these tempos
Slick talk’ll get me top at the cribbo
Tight
(Chorus)
Firestarter
Motherf*ckin’ firestarter
Firestarter

2kbaby – Old Soul Lyrics (feat. G Herbo)

[Intro: 2KBABY]
Ooh, yeah, yeah, ooh, yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
You know me, oh IV
Ooh, yeah
[Chorus: 2KBABY]
Big   Glock   four-oh, yeah
Ridin’ in   a four door, yeah
We was servin’   low-low, yeah
Come get it for the low-low, yeah
Never cuff a ho-ho, yeah
Drive it off like oh-ho, yeah
Take it to they front door, yeah
Never talk to po-po
Man, I got a old soul, yeah (Man, I got a old soul)
I’m sorry that I got a old soul, yeah (I’m sorry that I got a old soul)
But we only totin’ on four-fours
And I’m never breaking the bro code
Do this shit all for my big bro, yeah (Do this shit all for my big bro, yeah)
[Verse 1: 2KBABY]
I’m sorry that I got a old soul, yeah
Like, can I get a minute, let a nigga finish
I’m too deep up in it, uh
They hate how I’m winnin’, sorry I been sinnin’
They say I’m forgiven, uh
Mad that I can’t flip it, I put up them digits
Told ’em go and get it, uh
Find ’em out here spinnin’, man they got precision
I know they ain’t missing, uh
Tryna please my mama, stackin’ up these commas
I’m just like my papa, uh
I ain’t with the drama, call me the Don Dada
I move like Obama, uh
Plus I keep a llama and I love the choppas
Bitch I’m like Mufasa, uh
Hotter than a sauna, name a rapper hotter
I’ma say he not a, uh
I’m— I’m in love with Louis, I’m in love with Gucci
She in love with Prada, uh
He say he gon’ shoot me, bitch, my life a movie
I get that a lotta
This clip hold a hundred anacondas, stick it in the choppa
Show you who’s a shotta, bitch, pick up your partner
Nigga now I got her, you can’t say de nada
[Chorus: 2KBABY & G Herbo]
Big Glock four-oh, yeah
Ridin’ in a four door, yeah
We was servin’ low-low, yeah
Come get it for the low-low, yeah
Never cuff a ho-ho, yeah
Drive it off like oh-ho, yeah
Take it to they front door, yeah
Never talk to po-po
Man, I got a old soul, yeah (Man, I got a old soul)
I’m sorry that I got a old soul, yeah (I’m sorry that I got a old soul)
But we only totin’ on four-fours
And I’m never breaking the bro code
Do this shit all for my big bro, yeah (Do this shit all for my big bro, yeah, Big Glock four-oh)
[Verse 2: G Herbo]
I’m from that block where they rob and they kill
Young nigga starvin’ and mobbin’ for real
Way before rap it was Glocks in the field
Talkin’ like that ’cause he probably for real
I was front lines, still will when it get real
Couldn’t be a kid, now I’m grown, got a big wheel
Slid on niggas, better ask how the Glick feel
Only Thursday, we done been on six drills
For real, lit with no deal
Still in this bitch while my niggas on pills
All of this ice in this bitch, I’m on chill
Can’t do no rap nigga shit, get no grill
Can’t be on rap niggas dick I want mills
I really slept in the trap with no meals
I really slept in the trap with them steels
Four seven kick in the door, gotta peel (Skrrt, nyoom)
I’m still that nigga
This like my eighth year in rap and I’m richer
I still a bust down and packs with my niggas
I just might walk in the trap with a Richard (Mille)
I close my eyes, I see cap, I see crystals
Open my eyes, I see Kobe, see pistols
f*ck it, I’m gon’ get some more of these dividends
I slept in county, can’t go in that bitch again (Never)
Crushes and felons
Juice make me want put a four in the bitch again
Told you I never look back, you weren’t listening
Now I’m so fried, we gotta keep distances
Two niggas bitches, don’t tell me what bitches did
I don’t do internet, I’m really in this shit
Act like you into that, nah, you ain’t innocent (Bop, bop)
It ain’t no witnesses
[Chorus: 2KBABY]
Big Glock four-oh, yeah
Ridin’ in a four door, yeah
We was servin’ low-low, yeah
Come get it for the low-low, yeah
Never cuff a ho-ho, yeah
Drive it off like oh-ho, yeah
Take it to they front door, yeah
Never talk to po-po
Man, I got a old soul, yeah (Man, I got a old soul)
I’m sorry that I got a old soul, yeah (I’m sorry that I got a old soul)
But we only totin’ on four-fours
And I’m never breaking the bro code
Do this shit all for my big bro, yeah (Do this shit all for my big bro, yeah)
[Outro]
I’m sorry that I got a old soul, yeah

Charlotte Oc – Colour My Heart Lyrics

[Chorus]
Don’t colour my heart blues and greys
Don’t tell me that I’m not ok
Don’t colour me with all your shades
Don’t colour my heart cause I’ll make it through
Yeah, I’ll make it through
No more tears for you
Don’t colour my heart
[Bridge]
Here I go from eye to eye
And you’re telling me things that you know ain’t right
Here I go from red to blue
You’re telling me things that you know ain’t true
There you go from lie to lie
You’re telling me things that you know ain’t right
Here I go from red to blue
You’re telling me things that you know ain’t true
There you go from lie to lie
You’re telling me things that you know ain’t right
Here I go from red to blue
You’re telling me things that you know ain’t true
There you go from lie to lie
You’re telling me things that you know ain’t right
Here I go from red to blue
You’re telling me things that you know ain’t true
[Chorus]
Don’t colour my heart blues and greys
Don’t tell me that I’m not ok
Don’t colour me with all your shades
Don’t colour my heart cause I’ll make it through
Yeah, I’ll make it through
No more tears for you
Please don’t colour my heart
‘Cause I’ll make it through
Yeah, I’ll make it through
No more tears for you
Please don’t colour my heart
‘Cause I’ll make it through
Yeah, I’ll make it through
No more tears for you
Don’t colour my heart [Verse 1]
I’m gonna turn from the start line
And then we’re leaving, we’re leaving
‘Cause you told me that the stars are mine
You didn’t mean, didn’t mean it
[Pre-Chorus 1]
‘Cause you left me with tears in my eyes
And you left like a thief in the night
I’m falling and I’m fighting
Do you feel, do you feel it? [Chorus]
Don’t colour my heart blues and greys
Don’t tell me that I’m not ok
Don’t colour my heart with your shades
Don’t colour my heart cause I’ll make it through
Yeah, I’ll make it through
No more tears for you
Don’t colour my heart
[Verse 2]
I remember all the lies you made
And I believed, I believed it
Tried to paint me in the darker shade
But I don’t need, I don’t need it
[Pre-Chorus 2]
‘Cause you left me with tears in my eyes
And you left like a thief in the night
I’m fighting in the fire
Am I burning, am I burning?

Iyanya – Nakupenda Lyrics (feat. Diamond)

Na ugonjwa moyo wa tumbo
Ah ah! Aga, na nita regret
We shuka ma nitaumiaumia
[Hook: Iyanya]
I don’t care
What the people will say
What the people will say
As long as you say
You will marry me o
You will marry me o
You will marry me
(Usijali!)
[Verse 2: Iyanya]
Do you remember? Wa tumbo
Trepo love the senso
Trepo love the senso
No no! Ringa, Ringa, Ringa, Ringari
Ringa oh Ringa, Ringa oh
Nakupenda sana
Ringa, Ringa, Ringa, Ringari
Ringa ah toto Ringa oh
Nakupenda sana
[Hook: Iyanya]
I don’t care
What the people will say
What the people will say
As long as you say
You will marry me o
You will marry me o
You will marry me
[Chorus: Diamond Platnumz]
Aga! Wa tumbo
Na ugonjwa moyo wa tumbo
Ah ah! Na nita regret
We shuka mwenzako blanket
Tena! Wa tumbo
Na ugonjwa moyo wa tumbo
Ah ah! [Intro]
Wasafi
Mr. Chido on the beat
It’s Iyanya
Let’s go
Na na
No no
Triple MG
[Verse 1: Diamond Platnumz]
Oh mi nakupenda
Haki ya Mungu tie   sito   kutenda
Baby, oh my! Aga, oh ufa eti
Wanasema unavuaga tu skirt
Tena! Oh   I surrender
Wanasema mengi maneno mengi
Hayato jenga,   ila hayato jenga
Oh ufa eti
Wanasema unavuaga tu skirt
Tena! Ringa, Ringa, Ringa, Ringari
Ringa oh Ringa, Ringa oh
Nakupenda sana
Ringa, Ringa, Ringa, Ringari
Ringa ah toto Ringa oh
[Hook: Iyanya]
I don’t care
What the people will say
What the people will say
As long as you say
You will marry me o
You will marry me o
You will marry me
[Verse 3: Iyanya]
One thing’s for sure
I’ll never let you go oh
I carry go
Ghana and all ooh
Trepo love the senso
Trepo love the senso
Trepo love the sen
Se se senso senso
(Tena!)
[Chorus: Diamond Platnumz]
Aga! Ringa, Ringa, Ringa, Ringari
(You will marry me o)
Ringa oh Naija ringa oh
Nakupenda sana
Ringa, Ringa, Ringa, Ringari
Ringa, Tanzania ringa oh
Nakupenda sana
[Outro: Iyanya, Diamond]
No no! (Tena!)
[Chorus: Diamond Platnumz]
Aga! The way dem dey criticize
A matter for Twitter (Twitter)
For your love my dear
Girl, I surrender
Lemme know what I have to do
To make you feel alright
I say zingu njena forever
Forver ever and ever
I say zingu njena forever
(A gat nam, a gat nam mkweo)
I say zingu njena forever
Forver ever and ever
I say zingu njena forever
No no!

How can Europe stymie China’s pandemic disinformation?

“Our friends in Asia warned us, ‘You only see the head of the bear, and not the head of the dragon,’” Mr. No paywall. Bondaz says, referring to Russian and Chinese exploits. “But more and more, we see both.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. The point, analysts add, is to call out the bad behavior.

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A recent poll found 52% of Italians feel China is a friendly government and 36% want a “stronger future relationship” with it. Taiwanese officials, for example, advise responding in less than 60 minutes to spurious charges made by China. “In the face of the virus and its consequences on our economies, there is no place for controversy,” he said.And the published EU report on disinformation was less critical of China than earlier internal drafts, according to EU officials who voiced their concerns in news reports that the EU was engaging in “self-censorship.” While an early draft warned of a “continued and coordinated push by official Chinese sources to deflect any blame” for the coronavirus pandemic, for example, the published version noted a “continued and coordinated push by some actors, including Chinese sources, to deflect any blame” – stopping just short of linking the behavior directly to Beijing.Still, while “maybe people would have wanted the report to hit harder, it testifies to a shift in thinking by the EU – it’s a sea change really – and also a realization that a lot of propaganda is raining down on us from authoritarian states,” says François Godement, senior advisor for Asia at the Institut Montaigne in Paris.Managing the messagingThis is particularly important as some European nations warm to China and even sour on their bloc partners. Instead, he and other ambassadors want “to be able to tell their supreme leader that they just walked the extra mile for the boss.”Yet the backlash to this aggression has curbed the goodwill that was a goal of China’s “mask diplomacy.” And so while the Chinese diplomats continue to be “very offensive” in their approach, they also appear to be learning from their mistakes, Mr. Why We Wrote This

Disinformation campaigns are a growing concern in the West. In terms of creating a more subtle disinformation campaign, “it’s actually quite well done,” Mr. BRUSSELS
In the video, strains of China’s national anthem swell as Italians under coronavirus quarantine offer raucous, emotional bravos from their balconies. While Beijing “professes great respect” for the EU, it “goes through every bilateral channel it can adopt” in order to divide and conquer, Mr. They’re trying to improve.”As they do, the EU needs to take a page from the playbook of those who have long grappled with Chinese disinformation, analysts say. Bondaz says.“Chinese officials are fully aware that one of their main problems is how to reconcile internal versus external propaganda,” he says. Polls found similar pro-China feelings in Spain, which has historically been one of the most pro-EU countries.This endearment toward China stems from its aid efforts: Italy was short on face masks, and China donated 200,000 of them. “They’re not stupid. May 11, 2020

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Deep Read ( 6 Min. Just days later, the EU’s diplomatic service released a report charging Russia and “to a lesser extent, China” with disseminating “conspiracy narratives and disinformation.”Taken at face value, all this seemed to put China on notice. NATO for its part says the problem “is high on our agenda,” and warns that it is an effort to “sow division and undermine our democracies.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. By way of contrast, 45% of those surveyed say Germany is an “enemy country,” and 38% say the same of France. In the EU, they have to convince – or at least add convincing to the criticizing and insulting part.”To this end, the Chinese embassy recently posted a list of “16 fake news statements” that purports to identify untrue stories in the EU press. The point is to please higher-ups back in Beijing, who have made it clear they want their ambassadors to push back aggressively on narratives that portray China as a coronavirus culprit – or in any negative light.Accordingly, their credo tends to be that a good offense is the best defense. )

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The Chinese government has been waging a disinformation campaign within the European Union amid the coronavirus pandemic – and it has not been very convincing. COVID-19 isn’t partisan. How can Europe stymie China’s pandemic disinformation? For example, Ms. Le Drian, in his response to the Chinese ambassador, emphasized good bilateral relations between France and China overall. “They see now that to insult and criticize isn’t enough. Godement says. Because some of the fabrications have been “so extreme, so offensive, and so obvious,” the matter is now firmly on the European radar as a problem. Godement says, since China’s goal of strengthening its economic partnerships is often best accomplished by fighting EU cohesion.EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell warned this month that up until recently, Europe has been “a little naive” in its relationship with Beijing. Bondaz says. The EU for the first time has begun “to identify and expose this kind of manipulation,” even if the bloc’s response to Beijing is currently tempered by financial considerations, says Antoine Bondaz, research fellow at the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris.“Conspiracy narratives and disinformation”   Perhaps no case exemplifies this more than the Chinese Embassy in Paris publishing an article on its website leveling false charges – made by a Chinese diplomat – that French nursing-home workers had abandoned their posts amid the pandemic, “leaving their residents to die of starvation and illness.”The article was amplified by dubious Twitter accounts expressing outrage at, among other things, the failure of the French government and the tragic plight of the French elderly. “The fact that strategically we didn’t think about how to thank fellow EU members for help received was a problem.” In a later interview, she told the Monitor that such symbolism is important in a country “that’s confused, afraid, saddened by the crisis.”Beijing knows this, and pushes hard for such symbols – particularly since it’s the first time China has come to European aid. Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse/AP

People clap their hands as the Italian, top, and European Union flags hang from windows, in Rome, March 14, 2020. Being seen as benevolent is better for business than being tagged as a producer of shoddy goods – or as the point of origin for the virus.The problems come, analysts warn, when the lingering economic effects of the pandemic make EU member states more vulnerable to Chinese threats of both the veiled and unveiled variety. Most of these accounts had been created in the past couple of weeks, with “no followers at all, being re-tweeted and liked by the Chinese embassy” – sure signs of bot farms, Mr. Loading… In particular, they say, the campaign could force member states dependent on Chinese economic ties to weigh the costs and benefits of calling out Beijing’s misbehavior as the financial damage of the coronavirus lockdown compounds. Bondaz says. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.Yet China’s disinformation campaign offers opportunities, too. Bondaz says.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian last month took the striking step of summoning China’s ambassador to express his displeasure with the disinformation effort. But he also emphasized good bilateral relations between France and China overall.Beijing “goes through every bilateral channel it can adopt” to divide and conquer, says François Godement of the Institut Montaigne in Paris, since China’s goal of strengthening its economic partnerships is often best accomplished by fighting EU cohesion. No paywall. “It’s ‘humor over rumor.’” And while Russia has sometimes been made out as a major source of such activity, evidence suggests that China is actually the more active threat. When the Chinese ambassador insulted France for letting its citizens die of hunger, “I don’t think he expected to be believed,” Mr. But it was a fake. A video purported to show a similar scene of Italians cheering from their balconies for China, in gratitude for the country’s aid in the pandemic. While China is an economic partner, it is also a ”systemic rival that seeks to promote an alternative model of governance.”Who’s the target?At the same time, much of the disinformation put out by China has up until recently been intended chiefly for internal consumption. “They’re trying to do the ‘fact-checking’ stuff” with a mix of “good sources” and conspiracy web sites. But the pushback against China has been tempered.Mr. They have also found that, “When you try to argue in an academic way, it doesn’t always work.” So Taiwan has hired comedians to push out quick-witted responses to particularly outlandish Chinese statements, which often go viral, Mr. They’re chanting “Grazie, China!” the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman wrote as he tweeted out the clip.But the production was a ham-fisted fake, analysts say: the Italians were cheering local health care workers, not saying “Thanks, China.”The video is part of a growing disinformation campaign within the European Union that, in contrast to allegations against the Kremlin, can be easily linked to the Chinese government.Although the production values are questionable and the claims are handily disproven, the disinformation push has spurred European Union officials to warn member states to be on alert. But despite the poor production values and facile messaging, the campaign has spurred European Union officials to warn member states to be on alert.In particular, they say, the campaign could force member states dependent on Chinese economic ties to weigh the costs and benefits of calling out Beijing’s misbehavior as the financial damage of the coronavirus lockdown compounds.Perhaps no case exemplifies this more than the Chinese Embassy in Paris publishing an article leveling false charges that French nursing-home workers had abandoned their posts amid the pandemic, “leaving their residents to die of starvation and illness.” The article was retweeted by apparent bot accounts.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian last month summoned China’s ambassador to complain about the disinformation effort. Quartapelle noted that Germany donated even more masks to Italy, and NATO and the EU have come through with millions of euros in supplies and aid. And negativity toward other EU nations is the result of dissatisfaction with the bloc’s response to the pandemic, coupled in part with lingering resentments around 2008 austerity measures.“We had face masks bought from the EU, and free masks from China,” said Lia Quartapelle, a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, in a briefing organized by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab.But that’s an incomplete picture, and underscores what the EU needs to do to counter the Chinese narrative.

Polish Grannies vs. the far-right: Europe’s unlikely democracy defenders

Piotrowska taking stock of the gains made by Polish women since 1989. They want to be an equal part of society.” For the grannies, there are other incentives to taking to the streets, too. “They don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen or at church. They believe they are not only elevating public discourse on issues but smashing a stereotype about themselves.“The positive thing is that women are more aware of their rights,” says Ms.
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“You have openly fascist people in the Polish government,” says the artist, who takes pride in being the granddaughter of a man who fought fascism in Spain but whose artwork often focuses on the untold stories of women. The women believe that consistency is key to getting their message out.Unlike some other activists, their passion is rooted in the hard history that they’ve witnessed – notably the toll that German occupation in World War II and later Soviet rule took on their nation. While the protesters have stopped amid the coronavirus outbreak, they vow to take up their curbside activism again once the lockdown here ends.Being grandmothers, the protesters say, decreases their chances of being manhandled by police on the streets as has been the fate of other groups standing in the way of nationalist marches. “The movement isn’t based on academic theories. Government meddling has also sparked a legal conflict with historians at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk. Dominique Soguel

Klementyna Suchanow is a member of the protest group called Women’s Strike. I don’t agree with breaking the constitution.”Ms. I could travel freely. Their slogans: “Stop Hate Speech,” “Nationalism is not Patriotism,” “Stop Neofascists.”The disparate crew of retired professionals, some in tennis shoes, all impassioned, has been confronting authorities and nationalist demonstrators for more than a year. They are shattering the stereotype often held here of the quiet, church-going grandmother. Łabuś, one of many counterdemonstrators to have been arrested for allegedly disrupting that nationalist march, which was officially authorized. Piotrowska, Anna Irena Łabuś   works the streets with zeal. The reforms were deemed by many in Poland, as well as the European Commission, as a threat to the rule of law.“In 2015, my world collapsed,” says Ms. Over tea in her small Warsaw flat, where floral motifs and pictures of grandchildren dominate the living room decor, she talks about being a “soft” feminist. Large-scale, women-led demonstrations are widely credited with halting the legislation.“It was just an eruption of women’s voices,” says Ms. You have to take care of it and fight for it, just like love.” – Krystyna Piotrowska, a member of the Polish Grannies

While the groups are not officially linked, many of them share the same goals – to stop modern day fascism. The bill would have narrowed the right to abortion further – to only when a woman’s life is in danger.Ms. They believe it shows there is an alternative voice in the country – and the more women that grab placards and bullhorns, the better.“We regard ourselves as street feminists,” says Ms. Dominique Soguel

Hanna Pietkiewicz-Sałdan (foreground, left) and other members of the Polish Grannies hand out leaflets in central Warsaw. They point, for instance, to their help in defeating the restrictive abortion law in 2016. The museum, a cubic glass structure, lies in a district of the capital city where the Jewish community thrived before occupying German forces fenced it off and created the largest ghetto of its kind in Europe. She worries that high social spending will translate into unpayable debt and frets over the mainstreaming of hate speech and growing polarization of Polish society.What worries her most are the young people who, she says, behave like soccer hooligans and have embraced far-right slogans such as “Death to the enemies of the   motherland” and “Poland only for Poles.” Ms. “What they say is hatred. Our name is also a type of protection against attack.”Like Ms. Piotrowska recalls her first encounter with the throngs of young men, during a massive nationalist march on Independence Day in November 2017. Her necklace and bracelet spell out konstytucja (“constitution”).***The Polish Grannies staged their first protest on March 1, 2019, when they were counteracting a demonstration in Warsaw by a group of nationalists. … They say we are ‘the people.’”The newest star in the protest movement has been the Polish Grannies. She says they are fighting “for the young people, for their future.”

Her indomitable personality has earned her the nickname “Mother Superior,” but the septuagenarian is actually an atheist and quick to denounce the Roman Catholic Church, which has been a bastion of support for the ruling government. The Polish grandmothers is a distinct group. All candidates were forced to cancel their campaigns because of the pandemic. That’s why it is so dynamic and diverse.” A newly formed alliance, Konfederacja, won 6% of the vote and earned 11 parliamentary seats in October legislative elections.“We allowed fascists to enter the public debate and run in elections,” says Gabriela Lazarek, a former hair dresser who is now a women’s rights activist and who unsuccessfully ran for office in the town of Cieszyn, near the Czech border. “Young people have this freedom and they think that by definition they deserve it,” says Ms. Members of PiS and their supporters argue the women activists wouldn’t have much influence in the elections whether the country was in lockdown or not. Łabuś   recalls an encounter on Dec. “Since then, I have been saying openly what hurts me. She has reconciled the two through her efforts in support of the “anti-fascist year,” an initiative bringing together public institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and social movements to celebrate those who fought authoritarianism in the past and encourage opposition to it today.She is a member of the leftist antifa coalition and a co-founder of the anti-fascist Jewish Bloc. the far-right: Europe’s unlikely democracy defenders

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A group of grandmothers in Poland, many of whom lived through German occupation and later Soviet rule, are challenging nationalists and the right-wing government to protect freedoms and push for a more inclusive society. Hertzberg. When demonstrating, the widow wields a rainbow flag like a lance and glares at passersby who fail to pick up a leaflet. “This is a conflict around who is really ‘the people.’ Right-wing populists often use rhetoric to claim that they are ‘the people’ and that they have the right to decide how the state should act and what rights the individual groups should have. They see worrisome echoes in the fear-mongering rhetoric and policies of the Law and Justice party (PiS), the populist right-wing government that came to power here in 2015 and immediately began introducing controversial judiciary reforms, as well as the swelling ranks of far-right nationalists.“I lived most of my adult life under communism,” Krystyna Piotrowska, a great-grandmother, says. The latter made its debut by reading the poem “We, Polish Jews” during Independence Day celebrations in 2018, when more than 200,000 people gathered in Warsaw. But their activism is not without risk. Piotrowska is not the eldest member of the group but, at 68, she is definitely the youngest great-grandmother. In February 2018, for instance, she joined a rally that aimed to block a nationalist march in the northeastern town of Hajnówka, on the fringes of the primeval Białowieża   Forest. Now she uses her printing expertise to help the Polish Grannies. … And now I feel like someone wants to take this away from me.”

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Every Thursday Krystyna Piotrowska, in her puffy parka, has gathered with a handful of other activists near the Charles de Gaulle statue at a busy intersection in central Warsaw. COVID-19 isn’t partisan. She is equally concerned about the environment in a coal-producing nation resistant to change. It is built on action, street action. Łabuś   has focused much of her energy on directly confronting conservative activists. Far-right youths have hurled abuse and even flammable projectiles at the intrepid demonstrators. One of the oldest members of the protesting grannies, she grew up in a small lumber town in central Poland but as an adult worked in a bank in the capital. Poland already has some of the strictest laws on abortion in Europe. There, until recently, the demonstrators – most of them grandmothers, or in her case a great-grandmother – have handed out leaflets and hoisted placards to protest against a poisonous kind of patriotism that they see afflicting modern Poland. The women, as well as a few men, protest against the rise of hate speech, far-right groups, and the polarization of society under a right-wing government. Dominique Soguel

Anna Irena Łabuś, who has two grandchildren, is a member of the Polish Grannies advocacy group. They don’t realize that all this can lead to such bad things. “They’re not just street fighters anymore, but men in suits.”***One test of how much influence the women activists have will come in the presidential elections. And now I feel like someone wants to take this away from me.”Can she and her fellow matriarchs help change the face of Polish society?***Ms. Kowalska, who had printed more than 10,000 leaflets against President Andrzej Duda ahead of elections that were scheduled for May 10 but were not held due the coronavirus pandemic.“It’s our job to signal the dangers to the younger generation,” says Ms. Far-right groups were staging what they call the “March of Remembrance of the Cursed Soldiers” – a reference to Polish partisans who resisted the introduction of communism but some of whom also took part in war crimes against Belarusian communities in the region.“The government allows nationalism to grow, and it goes together with [fascism],” says Ms. … I could travel freely. A wide range of female activists has championed the cause of women’s rights but also turned out in the streets to defend the constitution.“In recent years we have observed in Poland, and also in other countries, a tendency for women to mobilize in progressive movements opposing fascism or right-wing populism,” says Elżbieta Korolczuk, a sociologist at Södertörn University in Stockholm and the American Studies Center of Warsaw University. She says the name of her group tends to pique the interest of young people and even elicits good responses from police.“Everyone has or had a grandma,” she notes. In Germany, the grannies movement (known as Omas Gegen Rechts) spread in response to the rise of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD). Iwonna Kowalska, another grandmother, thought she was done demonstrating and was focusing instead on building her business after 1989. Grannies Against the Right took shape in 2017 when the far-right Freedom Party of Austria joined the country’s coalition government. “Unfortunately, freedom is not given once and for all. Piotrowska. “In Poland it is on a big scale: fake historical narratives, restaurants [that refuse to admit] Roma people, LGBT-free zones.”She points out that the museum’s director, Dariusz Stola, was recently pushed out of office because PiS blocked his reappointment. Suchanow says she could not imagine her daughter growing up with fewer reproductive rights than those enjoyed by Polish women under communism. Dominique Soguel

Artist Zuzanna Hertzberg has an exhibit at a museum that pays tribute to women who were part of the War Ghetto resistance in World War II. Nationalists want to subjugate women to live the way they want them to and that is why women are the first to protest against them.”

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Iwonna Kowalska uses her background in printing to help the Polish Grannies create banners and leaflets. Women’s Strike, for instance, has been waging a campaign to pressure candidates to clarify where they stand on abortion rights. “They have passports, mobile phones, cars, easy access to credit to buy cars and flats, so they don’t care. Her apartment doubles as the group’s headquarters for planning meetings, a place to craft banners and brainstorm slogans.Ms. A stalemate over the independence of the institution has pit- ted the museum’s former director against the populist government. But her list of grievances with the current government extends beyond women’s rights. She got her first taste of protests in 2016, when the government announced plans to ban abortion in almost all cases and punish women who broke the law. CZAREK SOKOLOWSKI/AP

People stroll past the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in War- saw. Zuzanna Hertzberg, for instance, is pursuing her activism with the bristles of a paintbrush. The grannies are anything but stationary: They’ve marched in front of a branch of the state television channel as well as the guarded gates of the presidential palace.“I didn’t expect that I would have to go out on the streets again,” says Ms. The Polish Grannies aren’t even on his radar, he says.Yet the women activists, and some outside analysts, believe they are leaving a mark nonetheless. Hertzberg is worried enough by such historical conflicts that she now devotes more time to political activism than artistic creation. “Nationalists feel more and more confident. Women in Poland, Argentina, or Spain oppose this. … Their signs have been made of plastic foam so they are easy to carry. Loading… Dominique Soguel

Young men listen to far-right leaders at a gathering of the Konfederacja political party in the port city of Gdańsk, Poland. Fascism divides people into good and bad. She had an exhibit at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews that paid tribute to women who formed part of the Warsaw Ghetto resistance in World War II. Dominique Soguel

“Freedom is not given once and for all. The youth threw red flares as they coursed through the streets of Warsaw. Witold Waszczykowski, a party member and former foreign minister who now holds a seat in the European Parliament, says more people show up to an average football match than to the largest anti-government protests witnessed in recent years.“Of course, nobody underestimates these protests, but the protests are marginal,” he says, downplaying the influence of both   ultra-nationalists to the right of his party and of women and LGBTQ rights activists. Public gatherings were banned. She reveres the Polish Constitution and keeps a copy, which was signed by the president of the supreme court, in a red Victoria’s Secret handbag. Suchanow, member of a movement called Women’s Strike.Since 2016, Ms. While some of the groups, such as the grannies, aren’t backing a presidential candidate, they are making their views felt on issues. All terminations are banned unless the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, puts the health of the mother at risk, or if the fetus is severely deformed. )

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The Polish Grannies may sound innocuous from their name, but they are a disparate crew of retired professionals, all impassioned, that has been confronting authorities and nationalist demonstrators for more than a year. “There’s not enough people to sit on the street to block them, and if we do, police pull us out of the streets.”Author Klementyna Suchanow is a street warrior, too. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.From Austria to Germany to rural and urban Poland, they are alarmed by the mainstreaming of hate speech toward migrants, the LGBTQ community, and other minorities. PiS believes Poland is unfairly blamed for Nazi atrocities. Yet the founding members met and found common cause years before.Ms. … I remember the ruins of fascism. It is our fault. The Polish Grannies support that cause.Yet there is no doubt the coronavirus has changed the dynamic of the election. In fact, the members here were unaware of their European counterparts.***   The grannies share many ideals with, and draw inspiration from, other women fighting the right-wing government in Poland. Suchanow and her sisters in arms have regularly found themselves on the streets confronting an increasingly bold far-right nationalist movement that now has members in parliament. May 11, 2020

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Deep Read ( 12 Min. We spoiled them.”The idea that grandmothers have the responsibility to alert the next generation to avoid the mistakes of the past has also gained momentum in Austria and Germany. “In 1989, I started to breathe like a human being. The group has put up billboards in 14 cities. She bounded around blasting oppositional songs through a bullhorn. They see worrisome echoes in the fear-mongering rhetoric and policies of the Law and Justice party (PiS), the populist right-wing government that came to power here in 2015 and immediately began introducing controversial judiciary reforms, as well as the swelling ranks of far-right nationalists.“I lived most of my adult life under communism,” Ms. She takes pride in having worked in the past for an anticommunist underground publishing house, Nowa (New). Indeed, women say their advocacy on the issue not only affected the outcome of the legislation but triggered a national discussion on what it means to have a right to abortion and ultimately softened the public’s attitude toward it.Similarly, in 2019 political pressure from women helped prevent Poland from following Russia’s example and limiting domestic violence cases to only those in which a woman is beaten repeatedly.Women also say there is value in simply confronting nationalists when they are out in the streets holding demonstrations. Piotrowska says. You have to take care of it and fight for it, just like love.”The Polish Grannies, as the protesters are called, symbolize a grassroots movement across parts of Europe that is trying to blunt the most extreme versions of far-right nationalism. “In 1989, I started to breathe like a human being. People are prohibited from protesting in the streets. Until the onset of COVID-19, they had been meeting on the streets of Warsaw every week under the protective gaze of two police officers. Critics counter that the government is trying to rewrite Holocaust history and downplay the role of Poles.Ms. “What is their definition of the enemy?” she asks agitatedly. Often led by women, these groups are fighting for gender-specific causes such as reproductive rights but also broader issues ranging from democratic freedoms to preserving the rule of law. Polish Grannies vs. Kowalska was showing up at the weekly protests in platform sneakers. The war and, in particular, the Holocaust have today become flashpoints for Poland’s right-wing government.“If you take the definition that fascism is a social practice connected with oppression, then you can see this on a daily basis in Poland,” says Ms. Poland experienced fascism. The women believe that consistency is key to getting their message out.Unlike some other activists, their passion is rooted in the hard history that they’ve witnessed – notably the toll that German occupation in World War II and later Soviet rule took on their nation. “People usually think positively about them. Suchanow. Łabuś. The Independence Day rally, organized by Polish nationalist and far-right groups with the blessing of the president, featured fascist flags and symbols. They are going in that direction.”Ms. Kowalska. 3, 2015, when crowds gathered outside the constitutional court in protest of PiS-led government legal reforms that changed the character of the Constitutional Tribunal, the country’s highest constitutional court. Piotrowska has installed a safety app on her phone at the request of her son, who wants to be able to find her should she end up at a police station. The group – most of them grandmothers – have handed out leaflets and hoisted placards to protest against a poisonous kind of patriotism that they see afflicting modern Poland.Until the onset of COVID-19, they had been meeting on the streets of Warsaw every week under the protective gaze of two police officers.

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In confusing shift, British PM encourages people to go to work

While the number of new deaths and infections is falling, Mr. Johnson also said within weeks the U.K. In confusing shift, British PM encourages people to go to work

On Sunday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “anyone who can’t work from home … should be actively encouraged to go to work," but avoid public transport. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.Critics said the advice was confusing, hard to follow, and potentially dangerous – especially in a big city like London, where most people do not own cars and where subways are operating at a fraction of their usual capacity.After Mr. Johnson cautioned against rapid reopening, but sparked confusion with shifting advice about working from home. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/AP

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a televised address on lifting the nation’s lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 10, 2020. Can you imagine what it’s going to look like by the end of the week?”Mr. “There was no 2 meter spacing. Johnson was at odds with the leaders of Scotland and Wales, who decried his decision to replace the “Stay at Home” slogan that has been used for seven weeks with one urging people to “Stay Alert.”Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she didn’t know what the new advice meant and asked the U.K. He also sketched out how the lockdown will be eased in stages if the number of infections in the U.K. This is the first day. Johnson’s Conservative government said more details of the “road map” out of lockdown would come in a 50-page document being published Monday. Johnson spoke, London Major Sadiq Khan issued a statement stressing that the lockdown had not been lifted and saying Londoners “must not use public transport for any unnecessary journeys.”London’s Waterloo station, usually the country’s busiest train hub, remained largely quiet Monday morning but commuters venturing back to work said they worried that services would soon be thronged again.“I am nervous about going back, because I have a family and they have been isolating since the start. Britain continues to battle one of the world’s worst bouts of coronavirus. Travelers from Ireland and France will be exempt.The prime minister, who was hospitalized last month with a serious bout of COVID-19, said if the outbreak continues to recede, primary school pupils could start to return to class beginning June 1, and some outdoor cafes and restaurants might reopen in July, along with movie theaters and places of worship.He offered modest changes that will take effect Wednesday only in England. Driving to a park or beach will be permitted, and golf courses and tennis courts can reopen – though people can only play sports with members of their own household.But confusion reigned over whether people could now meet up with friends or relatives outdoors as long as they stayed 6.5 feet apart.Police organizations said the fuzzy rules made enforcement harder.“Police officers will continue to do their best, but their work must be based on crystal clear guidance, not loose rules that are left open to interpretation – because that will be grossly unfair on officers, whose job is already challenging,” said John Apter, national chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales. government not to promote such a “vague and imprecise” message in Scotland.In his statement, Mr. Loading… continues to fall.Britain’s official coronavirus death toll stands at almost 32,000, the highest in Europe and the second-highest in the world after the United States. Mr. would impose a 14-day quarantine on people arriving by air, though it is unclear how it will be enforced. People may people may exercise as much as they want, rather than just one bout a day, and will be allowed to sit and sunbathe outdoors. Johnson said it would be “madness” to loosen restrictions so much that there is a second spike in coronavirus cases.But he made a dramatic shift in tone on the economy, saying “anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work.”He said workplaces should observe social distancing and people should avoid public transport if possible, traveling “by car or even better by walking or bicycle.”
COVID-19 isn’t partisan. I feel like I am now putting them at risk,” said Peter Osu, who was returning to work at a construction site for the first time since the lockdown started.“People were sitting close together on the [subway] and others were having to stand,” he said. May 11, 2020

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Employees, business owners, police, and trade unions in Britain expressed confusion Monday after the government switched from telling workers to stay at home to urging them to return to work – but preferably without getting near other people or using public transport.In a televised statement Sunday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson extended most of the draconian restrictions on daily life imposed March 23 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including closing schools, restaurants, and most shops. But already Mr.
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African nations find solutions to shortages in virus crisis

We must show our independence. But even India, where some engineers are also trying to build low-cost ventilators, has access to more than 19,000 of them in addition to domestic manufacturers who are expected to deliver tens of thousands more.African nations are understanding the importance of local production and ingenuity.Ghana is using drone technology to transport COVID-19 tests and protective gear in collaboration with a U.S.-based company called Zipline that already was distributing vaccines and other medical products to remote parts of the country.”This is a global pandemic: 210 countries and territories across the globe are affected,” Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari tweeted recently. It’s a big motivation for this,” said Ibrahima Gueye, a professor at the Polytechnic School of Thies in Senegal, on the 12-member team developing the prototype ventilator.Their efforts are being mirrored elsewhere across the continent, where medical supplies are usually imported. Loading… May 11, 2020

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A loud hiss and grunt come from a green bag pressing air through a tube, as Senegalese researchers work to develop a prototype ventilator that could cost a mere $160 each instead of tens of thousands of dollars.The team is using 3-D printed parts as it works to find a homegrown solution to a medical shortfall that has struck even the richest countries: How to have enough breathing machines to handle an avalanche of COVID-19 patients who need the devices to help increase their blood oxygen levels.Complicating the task in Africa is the fact that the peak in coronavirus cases for the continent is expected to come later than in Europe and the United States, well after dozens of other countries have bought out available supplies.”Africans must find their own solutions to their problems. COVID-19 isn’t partisan. Many hope local ingenuity and production will lead to more independent solutions for future health crises. “What we’re seeing in Africa is going to change the way medical supplies in particular are manufactured.”He predicted there would be a “new public health order” after the pandemic, with changes in global supply chains. Once a prototype is validated, the test kits will be made in the U.K. They also are creating key chains with prevention messages such as “Stay Home.”Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are being produced in Zimbabwe on university and technical college campuses that have been transformed into “COVID response factories.” Higher Education Minister Amon Murwira said the teams are also producing face masks, gowns, and aprons.It’s not known whether these projects will be finished before the virus hits its peak in Africa, but observers say the longer-term impact of such ingenuity is substantial.”Necessity is the mother of invention,” Dr. Countries already are taking steps toward not having to rely on help from abroad.Developing countries are scrambling for equipment as deliveries are hindered. Annbesse said, referring to the personal protective gear worn to minimize exposure to health hazards.Africans also are helping to develop tools for disease prevention and surveillance.Institut Pasteur in Dakar is working on a rapid test for COVID-19 in partnership with the British biotech company Mologic, which developed a rapid Ebola test. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.Many hope that these efforts to develop ventilators, personal protective equipment, sanitizers, and quick-result antibody tests will lead to more independent solutions for future health crises.Although the quality of some products won’t meet as high a standard as in the U.S. and at a new facility in Senegal for infectious disease testing, DiaTropix, that was founded by Institut Pasteur.Workers in Dakar are using laser cutters to make about 1,000 face shields per week for health care workers. Gueye said there is excitement that level can be reached eventually, with enough time and investment.In Ethiopia, biomedical engineer Bilisumma Anbesse is among those volunteers repairing and upgrading old ventilators. While the country has tried to procure more than 1,000 ventilators abroad, progress has been thwarted by the high demand.”U.S. or Europe, Mr. The same is true with other medical items like PPE and gloves,” Mr. “We cannot expect others to come to our assistance. No one is coming to defeat this virus for us.” Sylvain Cherkaoui/AP

Idrissa Sall wears a protective face shield made with a laser cutter, to be used to protect against transmission of COVID-19, at the FabLab workshop at the Ker Thiossane multimedia center in Dakar, Senegal, on April 16, 2020. African nations find solutions to shortages in virus crisis

Across the African continent, countries are preparing for a peak in COVID-19 cases, long after Europe and the United States have snapped up medical supplies. They hope the coronavirus test, which can give results in 10 minutes, could be distributed across Africa as early as June. Ahmed Ogwell, deputy director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told The Associated Press. and Chinese companies that produce mechanical ventilators are saying they can’t accept new orders until July.

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The virus isn’t partisan.

In Mexico, the mariachi serenades were delivered to mom by video – or a drive by. And integrity has its own rewards. May 11, 2020

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Around the world, nations continued the struggle to balance public and economic health. Seoul re-closed   all bars and nightclubs. On Wednesday, the court hears arguments about casting Electoral College ballots.Tuesday, May 12
COVID-19 isn’t partisan. On Tuesday, a case about accessing President Trump’s financial records is expected. She’d taught him right from wrong.José called the bank and the police. “If this was your system working as designed, your system is bogus,” tweeted Zachary Binney, an adjunct instructor of epidemiology at Emory University. On Sunday, sons and daughters around the world embraced the challenge of celebrating mom at a distance. Maksim Bogodvid / Sputnik via AP

WWII veteran Rustam Khabibulin and his wife Zulfa watch a parade organized in his honor Saturday outside his house on the 75th anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in WWII, in Kazan, Russia. Greer. The U.S. Look AheadMonday, May 11Justice via live audio. In Britain, the prime minister announced Sunday a modest easing of its lockdown. The political fight to fill a vacant House seat in California is getting national attention because Republican Mike Garcia is leading his rival, Democrat Christy Smith, in the polls. 3. For two decades, the seat has gone to a Democrat. On Saturday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion company, held the first live, televised sporting event in the U.S. José is studying criminal justice at Central New Mexico Community College and wants to pursue a career in law enforcement. NASCAR plans to return to the track (without spectators) next Sunday at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Nebraska votes today, the first in-person statewide presidential primary since the controversial April 7 vote in Wisconsin. On Wednesday, the names 307 police officers were set to be engraved on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C..Graduation celebration. Cleared last week by Israel’s Supreme Court to form a new government, despite facing charges for fraud and bribery, Benjamin Netanyahu embarks on a fourth consecutive term as prime minister. Friday, May 15Gratitude. For making the right choice,   José was given a $500 check by   PNM (New Mexico’s public utility company), a local restaurant chain, El Patron, also gave him $500 and a gift card, and the local ESPN radio station gave Jose and his family University of New Mexico football season tickets, and a signed Brian Urlacher football.“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do,” said Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller. Welcome to your Monday, May 11, 2020, sunrise briefing. Here are three news events from this past weekend (while you may have been spelunking, mulching, and enjoying an offline life). Willie Greer lives in Memphis so he enlisted his mom’s neighbor in Dallas to bake a pecan pie (her favorite) and deliver it. Former   President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama plan to give an address as part of a two-hour virtual commencement ceremony for HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) graduates who have had their traditional ceremonies canceled.Gratitude for patriotic service. He’s off to a good start.Hidden gemStart your week with a recent story that inspired Monitor readers:Another effect of the coronavirus crisis: ForgivenessSneak previewIn tonight’s Daily Edition, watch for our story about grandmothers taking on Poland’s right-wing government. Supreme Court continues to hold hearings this week via conference call. Some countries that have seen success in battling coronavirus – South Korea, China, and Germany – are now seeing small regional upticks in cases. And Major League Baseball will tell team owners on Monday about a plan that starts a shortened season in July, reports The Wall Street Journal. It’s distinct from Memorial Day (honoring deceased military service members) or Veteran’s Day, (honoring living or deceased military service members). Armed Forces Day (established in 1950) honors all active members of the five military branches (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard). The event in Jacksonville, Florida, was conducted with a list of health and safety protocols, including no fans, social distancing, and testing of athletes and trainers. What would you do if you found a bag full of $135,000 in cash?Nineteen-year-old José Nuñez Romaniz   may have been tempted to take the money left next to a Wells Fargo ATM machine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “What she would do if I came home with the money and what she would do with her chancla,” he told KRQE-TV in Albuquerque with a laugh. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.An in-person primary. E.T. in two months. They leaned on technology, neighbors, and inspiration. Window on November? But, then, he thought about his mom. A creative Mother’s Day. Some, including President Trump, hailed it as a model for other pro sports. In France and the Netherlands, primary schools are reopening this week. A record number of mail-in ballots have been requested. Today, the justices are scheduled to hear a case about exemptions for religious employers in discrimination lawsuits. In China, the Shanghai Disneyland theme park reopened Monday.   Wednesday, May 13A new-old government. Then, he and his siblings planned to make a video of them singing “A Mother’s Love” by Gena Hill.    Integrity Watch

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Good morning! In the U.S., 45 states eased stay-at-home restrictions even as 15 of those states saw a rise in COVID-19 cases. Mom supervised from the window while they planted them in her flower bed. Others say it failed to practice the safety measures it publicized. Also, what to look for in the news this week. In New Canaan, Connecticut, Anna Francese Gass, her husband, and three children brought daffodil and tulip bulbs to her mom’s nearby home. Loading… The U.S. A blueprint for the return of sports? In Washington, three members of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force are now in self-quarantine, while on TV news shows   Sunday, some of the president’s economic advisers emphasized the importance of getting more businesses opened.2. on Facebook Watch.Saturday, May 16More graduation celebration. His corruption trial is scheduled for May 24. To honor the 2020 grads who won’t get to don caps and gowns due to the pandemic, Facebook is hosting an event with Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus, and Lil Nas X to celebrate students Friday at 2 p.m. It turns out a bank contractor had failed to fill the ATM and left the cash behind. In other words, she’d have greeted him with a flipflop to the side of his head. REUTERS/Aly Song

Staff is seen arriving at Shanghai Disney Resort as the Shanghai Disneyland theme park prepared to reopen Monday following a shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Shanghai, China, May 11, 2020. “I’m pretty sure this is the part where my mom cries her eyes out,” said Mr.

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A target date hasn’t been scheduled yet for for high schools.Residents of some Spanish regions will be able to enjoy limited seating at bars, restaurants, and other public places Monday, but Madrid and Barcelona, the country’s largest cities, will remain shut down.China, where the virus was first detected, reported 14 new cases Sunday, its first double-digit rise in 10 days. Another 3.2 million U.S. workers applied for jobless benefits last week, bringing the total over the last seven weeks to 33.5 million.“I think you’re going to see a bounce-back from a low standpoint,” said Mr. Mnuchin, speaking on “Fox News Sunday.”But the director of the University of Washington institute that created a White House-endorsed coronavirus model said the moves by states to re-open businesses “will translate into more cases and deaths in 10 days from now.” Dr. The Transportation Security Administration now requires workers at screening checkpoints to wear masks. It was the first time that South Korea’s daily infections were above 30 in about a month. Philadelphia International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport will require all passengers and visitors to wear masks starting Monday. Manaud said. An administration official said Mr. AP Photo/Oleg Cetinic

Mathilde Manaud with her children Mila, 7, and Andre, 3, in Paris April 30, 2020. has seen 1.3 million infections and nearly 80,000 deaths, the most in the world by far, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Andrew Cuomo announced two policy reversals a day after   an Associated Press report   in which residents’ relatives, watchdog groups, and politicians from both parties alleged he was not doing enough to counter the surge of deaths in nursing homes, where about 5,300 residents have died. Attendance won’t be compulsory right away. He plans to be at the White House Monday.New York Gov. Nursing home staff in New York will now have to undergo COVID-19 tests twice a week and facilities will no longer be required to take in hospital patients who were infected.The U.S. Mr. Loading… can control new infections and the transmission rate of each infected person.“We will be driven not by mere hope or economic necessity,” he said. They agreed to send the children kids back to school if there are spaces. Trump officials forecast economic rebound as lockdowns lift

A balancing act between public and economic health is playing out worldwide as leaders start to loosen lockdowns. It’s not yet clear how the Port of Seattle will enforce the requirement, but port spokesman Peter McGraw said the policy will be refined in the coming week.Several major airlines and some airports also are requiring passengers to wear masks. construction or manufacturing industries or other jobs that can’t be done at home “should be actively encouraged to go to work” this week, he said. Only preschools and elementary schools are set to start up at first, and classes will be capped at 10 students at preschools and 15 elsewhere. “We’re going to be driven by the science, the data, and public health.”Germany, which managed to push new infections below 1,000 daily before deciding to loosen restrictions, has seen regional spikes in cases linked to slaughterhouses and nursing homes.France is letting some younger students go back to school Monday after almost two months out. “Truth is, we don’t know whether we are right to do so or no, we don’t know if it’s a mistake. “We are trying to convince ourselves that if they are reopening, they assume they can handle the situation.”French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer estimated that 80% to 85% of France’s 50,500 preschools and elementary schools will open this week. South Korea reported 34 more cases as new infections linked to nightclubs threaten its hard-won gains against the virus. Johnson, who has taken a tougher line after falling ill himself with what he called “this devilish illness,” set a goal of June 1 to begin re-opening schools and shops if the U.K. Denver International Airport started requiring all passengers to wear face coverings this past week.Some carriers, including Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, require passengers to wear face coverings when they are on the plane. The move announced by the Port of Seattle on Saturday night exempts people who can’t tolerate facial coverings for medical reasons, as well as very young children. As France prepares to start letting public life resume, many parents wonder whether they should send their children back to school. The mayor of Seoul ordered all the capital’s bars and nightclubs shut down indefinitely. Junior high schools in regions with fewer virus cases are expected to reopen on May 18. COVID-19 isn’t partisan. May 10, 2020

By Frank Jordans and Nomaan Merchant
Associated Press

Houston
Trump administration officials spoke optimistically about a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus Sunday as life within the White House reflected the stark challenges still posed by the pandemic, with Vice President Mike Pence “self-isolating” after one of his aides tested positive.A balancing act was playing out the world over, with leaders starting to loosen lockdowns that have left millions unemployed while also warning of the threat of a second wave of infections.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin predicted the American economy would rebound in the second half of this year from unemployment rates that rival the Great Depression. We ask ourselves this question every day, and we change our mind every day,” Ms. Administrators were told to prioritize instruction for children ages 5, 6, and 10.Mathilde Manaud and her partner are raising their 3-year-old and 7-year-old in Le Pre Saint-Gervais, in the French capital’s eastern suburbs. Pence was voluntarily keeping his distance from other people and has repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19 since his exposure. Pence’s move to self-isolate came after three members of the White House’s coronavirus task force placed themselves in quarantine after coming into contact with the aide. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.Mr. Christopher Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said states where cases and deaths are going up more than expected include Illinois, Arizona, Florida, and California. Eleven of 12 domestic infections were in the northeastern province of Jilin, prompting authorities to raise the threat level in one of its counties, Shulan, to high risk, just days after downgrading all regions to low risk.All passengers traveling through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will be required to wear cloth face coverings beginning May 18.The requirement also applies to airport workers, including Port of Seattle employees, and visitors who aren’t flying, according to The Seattle Times. Worldwide, 4 million people have been reported infected and more than 280,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins.In the U.K., Prime Minister Boris Johnson   announced Sunday a modest easing   of the country’s coronavirus lockdown but urged citizens not to surrender the progress already made.Those in the U.K.
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Tisakorean – Gabby Lyrics

Okay, wired off caffeine
Instagram with the livestream
Shit, stab it like your ass Scream
Ayy, because we geeked up and we wired, you dig? Can I bite her f*cking ass for my damn lunch break? [Chorus]
Damn, Gabby thick than a bitch (Work)
Walk inside the spot and we wired than a bitch (Wired than a bitch)
Ain’t no Cupid Shuffle but we dancin’ in this bitch (Hit that ho)
Niggas say they swaggin’ but they swag do not exist (No f*cking swag)
Baby in the water but she not a f*cking fish
Hold on, wait, get cake (What the f*ck?)
Blueberry, make it shake (Shake)
Beat her in, backache
She a thot, heartbreak
[Verse 1]
Hold on bitch, what the f*ck you mean? Potato headass, fried, you dig? Ooh, dip, swag, man, show that dip swag
And if Trezzo try you, then you beat his damn ass (Ayy)
[Chorus]
Hold on, wait, get cake (What the f*ck?)
Blueberry, make it shake (Shake)
Beat her in, backache
She a thot, heartbreak
[Refrain]
Gabby gon’ shake (Shake), Gabby gon’ shake (Shake)
Gabby gon’ shake (Shake), Gabby gon’ shake (Shake)
[Verse 2]
Can I have Gabby in the morning like some Frosted Flakes? We’re going down like a slide, you dig? And your swag is denied, you dig? Ooh, Gabby, bro, damn, make that ass earthquake
Can your ass be a present for my damn birthday? Okay, we don’t talk shit, nigga, meet my ass outside, you dig? And that outfit is cleaner than peroxide, you dig? She like yeah, she can do it
She like yeah, get straight to it
She like yeah, I’m the juiciest
She like yeah, I get loose
[Chorus]
Damn, Gabby thick than a bitch (Work)
Walk inside the spot and we wild than a bitch (Wild than a bitch)
Ain’t no Cupid Shuffle but we dancin’ in this bitch (Hit that ho)
Niggas say they swaggin’ but they swag do not exist (No f*cking swag)
Baby in the water but she not a f*cking fish
Hold on, wait, get cake (What the f*ck?)
Blueberry, make it shake (Shake)
Beat her in, backache
She a thot, heartbreak
[Outro]
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby (She gon’ shake)
Call up Diddy, call up Sean

Eclat Story – Akhir Kisah Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Ternyata ini balasanmu
Dari semua pengorbananku
Kau perlahan lepaskan ikatan
Tak sedikit pun ku menyesal
[Chorus]
Kini kisah kita telah   berakhir
Sampai   di sini
Kau pasti   takkan bisa
Beri alasan
Beri alasan
‘Tuk kembali
[Verse 2]
Ternyata semua   telah rapuh
Saat kita mulai semua
Kau perlahan lepaskan ikatan
Tak sedikit pun ku menyesal
[Chorus]
Kini kisah kita telah berakhir
Sampai di sini
Kau pasti takkan bisa
Beri alasan
Beri alasan
‘Tuk kembali
[Bridge]
(Kisah kita telah berakhir)
Kisah kita telah berakhir
(Kisah kita telah berakhir)
Kisah kita telah berakhir
(Kisah kita telah berakhir)
Takkan ku sesali
[Chorus]
Kini kisah kita telah berakhir
Sampai di sini
Kau pasti takkan bisa
Beri alasan
Beri alasan
‘Tuk kembali
Kisah kita telah berakhir
Sampai di sini
Kau pasti takkan bisa
Beri alasan
Beri alasan
‘Tuk kembali

Owen Pallett – The Chronicles Of Sarnia Lyrics

I had to hide myself in a book
To keep your love away
The pages worn with all of my faults
The cover torn away
I gave my life to the Water God
For an apprenticeship
Answering his mail and his door
For nyads, hyppogryphs, after…
Midwinter Banquet, he shook his head
“Sadly, no
I can reverse the river’s flow
But I can never send you home.”
I had to hide myself in a book
To keep your love away
When you read me, I get to look
Back at my younger days

Mina – Lo Shampoo Lyrics

Una strana giornata
Non si muove una foglia
Ho la testa ovattata
Non ho neanche una voglia
Non c’è via di scampo:
Sì, devo farmi per forza uno shampoo
Uno shampoo? I migliori son più cari perché sono anti… forfora! Schiuma soffice, morbida, bianca, lieve, lieve
Sembra panna, sembra neve…
Sciacquo, sciacquo, sciacquo…
Fffffff… fon! Una brutta giornata
Chiuso in casa a pensare
Una vita sprecata
Non c’è niente da fare
Non c’è via di scampo
Quasi quasi mi faccio uno shampoo
Uno shampoo? Sì, uno shampoo
Schhh… scende l’acqua, scroscia l’acqua calda, fredda, calda… giusta! Schiuma soffice, morbida, bianca, lieve, lieve
Sembra panna, sembra neve…
Sciacquo, sciacquo, sciacquo…
Seconda passata
Son convinto che sia meglio quello giallo senza… canfora! Shampoo rosso, giallo, quale marca mi va meglio… questa!

Ty Segall – Handglams Lyrics

Here I sit, guns in my hands, upon the glass we make our plans
She is my body, my forbidden glam
And here I sit upon the hill and in my hand I love it still
She is my body, my forbidden pill, oh yeah
Here I sit, guns in my hands, upon the glass we make our plans
She is my body, my forbidden glam
Oh
Whoo

Patrick Bruel – Tout Le Jour Toute La Nuit Lyrics

Comme le tam-tam qui résonne
Dans la jungle sombre, au lion
Comme le tic-tac monotone
Qui le temps marque le point
Comme cette pluie obsédante
Qui s’acharne sur toit
Sans arrêt ce rêve fou
Me hante-toi, toi, toi
Tout le jour, toute la nuit
Rien que toi, toujours, toujours
J’en suis éblouie
Que tu sois au loin, qu’importe
Puisqu’en moi tendrement
Je t’emporte
Oh, mon amour
Nuit et jour
Sans répit
Le jour la nuit
Le désir comme un démon
Me hante et me poursuit
Dans le tourbillon du monde
La solitude profonde
Je suis à toi, rien qu’a toi
Nuit et jour
Au plus profond de moi
Un feu brûle qui me consume
Et ne brûle que pour toi
Mon tourment ne finira
Que quand tu me permettras de t’aimer
De t’aimer toujours
Nuit et jour
Nuit et jour

Scaterd Few – Win The Fisher Lyrics

Hook, line, and sinker
Hook, line, and sinker
Hook, line, and sinker
Hook, line, and sinker
And if you follow me
I’ll make you fishers of men
Fishers of men
Match the hatch

Frittenbude – Onychectomy Lyrics

[Chorus I:][x2]
Viel zu spät wie immer
Einer fehlt halt leider meistens
[Strophe I:]
Pünktlichkeit ist eine öde tugend
Wie die schönheit
Wie die jugend
Jubel, trubel, immer action
Pudelrudel wimmern
Läfzen zeigen, aber schweigen
Bellen, beißen, scheiße schmeißen
Steine bleiben boden
Keime steigen steil nach oben
Sogen sich voll, sie fallen wieder
Lieder krallen sich in ohren
Bohren tiefer, bleiben hängen
Drängen lieber weiter, sprengen ketten
Klänge hätten menschen retten sollen
Wollen aber mehr sein, wer sein
Schwer ein kürzel zu kreieren, wirr und war
Verwirren wir in weniger als vier minuten
Zu einem schier zu verspulten bandsalat
Der dann am abend
Oder erst am andern tag
Danach kaum zu entwurln ist
Zu vermuten bleibt dass man es dann vergaß
So liegt jetzt alles schwer verwurstet da
Und schreit nach sicherheit
Die können wir euch auch nicht geben
Nur dieses kleine bisschen bitterkeit
Wir schmeißen einen stein voll bitterkeit
Eine synfonie in der sich dann zeigt
Dass die sichtbarkeit der sicherheit
Mit sicherheit nicht sichtbar bleibt
Sicher bleibt dass du erst merkst was das
Bedeutet, wenn du plötzlich nicht mehr
Weißt was freiheit war
Und es bereust weil du die schmerzen spürst
Wenn du in all die gitter beißt
[Chorus II:][x2]
Sicherheit
Bitterkeit