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#Breaking: Crowd of around 4 thousand protesters gathered outside the parliament in #Athens in #Greece. Final vote on Macedonia is scheduled for tomorrow! Picture Credit: @imlavin
#Update: Some more picture in front of parliament building in #Athens in #Greece. Picture credit: @LSpyropoulou Riot police on stand-by.
#Update: Protestors still active in front of parliament building in #Athens in #Greece.
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Some fascist members of the extremists Greek "Golden Dawn" group beat up a journalist so hard on the head he started to bleed heavy from the riots today in #Athens in Greece. He was transported to the hospital.
#Update: Greek riot police also stood and take their ground on the steps of the Greek parliament building of in #Athens as Greek riots wanted to overtake the building for the #Macedonia name deal today.
#Update: Multiple riot police in #Athens were hurt by rocks been throw and had to be transported to the hospital today. As they were bombarded with paint and flour in their faces on the steps of the Greek parliament building.
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From #Pericles to #Trump: A brief history of the West in 21 tweets (including this tweet). Purpose is to show how through the muddled history there is a direct ideological train connecting Western Civ that is meaningful to talk abt. Obvs lots is missing. it's a tweetstorm. (1/21)
753 BCE: A little town called #ROME is founded on the banks of the Tiber in #Italy. It will invent the word Emperor & become the standard for all future western empires. Its language is still used on the seal of the American President, along w/ its symbol of the Eagle. (2/21)
387 BCE: Plato founds his Academy for philosophy in #Athens. In between bouts of mansplaining & homoeroticism they trailblaze the concept of using logic & reason to make sense of the world & develop tools for doing so we still use today. (3/21)
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BREAKING: The White House has said that US President #Trump is canceling his upcoming South America trip to remain in the US "to oversee the American response to Syria." - @NBCNews
This sounds like the US is planning to strike #Syria and Trump will remain in the US to closely monitor responses by #Russia. This is terrible.
BREAKING - British forces are now mobilizing at their bases in #Cyprus for strikes against #Syria. It appears very likely that the US, France and U.K. will strike Syria in the next 24 hours. This is dreadful.
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