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These senators have it right: #Bahrain is no place to be doing business, until such time as genuine reform is begun.  #F1   has no place standing with the torturers and jailers of anyone brave enough to express an opinion the government dislikes.
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Could not agree more.  The human rights record of Bahrain is appalling.
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“Hypocrite-in-Chief” Bernie Ecclestone’s about-face on “sport doing politics” in Belgium stabs Bahrain protesters in back.

#F1 #Bahrain #hypocrisy  
http://www.foxsports.com.au/motor-sport/formula-one/formula-1-2015-bernie-ecclestone-plays-peacemaker-with-disgruntled-dairy-farmers-in-belgium/story-e6fr...
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Congratulations to +Imran Garda on his mentally-stimulating new show Third Rail  on +Al Jazeera America!  I knew from your days on +The Stream that anything you were a part of would be fascinating and a very good use of a viewer’s time.  Thanks for keeping me thinking, my friend.  Watch this show, everyone!
This weekly current affairs program asks the tough questions others avoid and digs deep into issues affecting us all.
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I ought to be able to love #F1 and still love human rights.

For any of you who have forgotten, #Bahrain is different to all the other human-rights-abusers on the F1 schedule in two very significant ways: the outsized economic role the race plays in the tiny nation (it’s by far the biggest event on the calendar, dwarfing the air show, golf, bowling and tennis), and the instrumental role that the human rights-abusing ruling family plays in the event (the Grand Prix is the Crown Prince’s baby, you’ll see him shaking hands on the post-race podium and all over the paddock).

This ought to be the last time the sport stands with the oppressive government against the will of the political prisoners and the masses of the public whom they represent.  We can do better.
Canceling the 2015 Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix
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+Femi Oke was positively brilliant discussing the European refugee situation on here & now today.  You all should listen!
Social media, and one photo in particular, have played a central role in galvanizing public attention around Europe's migrant crisis.
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Thanks Tom! I didn't have to search for the link, thanks to you.
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The truth about #greece .  Sign and encourage others to do so, please.
The financial crisis has devastated Greece. My family, my friends and my neighbours are struggling every day with mass unemployment and homelessness, while young people like me have to leave Greece if we want a future. This is how ordinary Greeks survive the crisis. Meanwhile, finance giants like Goldman Sachs made close to $450 million Euros off snatching our livelihoods right from under us. I've had enough of big corporations destroying our...
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Nabeel Rajab is still in prison, and #F1 has returned to #Bahrain for its saddest, most pathetic and needless stop on its calendar.  With a member of the ruling dictatorship ubiquitous this weekend, I just wanted to remind the teams, the personnel and, especially, the fans that there are some longtime fans of the sport who are ashamed and embarrassed that our sport has chosen to stand with the dictators against those who have risked everything for something far too many take for granted: freedom. 
This weekend, Bahrain will host the Formula One Grand Prix. But behind the shiny fast cars and celebrations lies a government that is willing to stop at nothing to punish those who dare to speak out about the tragic human rights situation in the country.
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I'm saddened to read it will take crowdfunding to have #CaterhamF1 on the grid at #AbuDhabi .  I wish the fans, rather than contenting themselves with viewing pictures of old #F1 cars or worrying about where #JensonButton will be in 2015, would get behind a movement to have a full field at Yas Marina.    Bernie Ecclestone could pay to have them and #Marussia on the grid.  The season that started with a full field should end with one.

#fullfield #yasmarina #Rememberthefans   
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#F1 sometimes makes me laugh.  The sport is collapsing in front of everyone's eyes, and some people are still caught up on the sound of the engines. Go figure.
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