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Das @BlackVoicesVB hat die benötigten 100k Unterschriften knapp verfehlt, ein großer Verlust für die polit Debatte u va die parlamentarische Behandlung. Warum das so wichtig ist? /1
(1) Antirassismus u Antidiskriminierung haben politisch keine klare Zuständigkeit. Sie sind Querschnittsmaterien, aber das heißt nicht, dass sie v allen Bereichen mit Ernsthaftigkeit verfolgt werden. Es gibt keinen eigenen Ausschuss, in dem wir fokussiert darüber diskutieren. /2
(2) Oft wird es unter „Integration“ (auch ohne Ausschuss) od Gleichbehandlung subsumiert. Es fehlt jedoch am politischen Willen, sich mit der Realität von rassistischer Diskriminierung u Ausgrenzung in Ö zu konfrontieren. Als erstes kommt sofort die bekannte Abwehrhaltung. /3
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So there are a few things that I want to cover today. It has to do with #Cuba🇨🇺 & the new #FamilyCodeLaw #CodigoDeLasFamilias #CodigoSi & why the Extreme Right Wing of the #CubanDissidents & #CubanExiles are against it #LGBTQRightsAreHumanRights #CubanConstitution #Socialism
So first what is #ElCodigoDeLasFamilias Or the #FamilyCodeInCuba. First we need a small lesson in #Socialism. #Marxism teaches that we need to use #Science & Common Sense to advance society.
Common sense says if you want a #Democracy to advance and flourish, you need to improve it with scientific precision. So, #Marxist countries make it very easy to have what is known in America as a #ConstitutionalConvention. Aka whenever they come up with something better for
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“She was called Phillis, because that was the name of the ship that brought her, and Wheatley, which was the name of the merchant who bought her. She was born in Senegal. In Boston, the slave traders put her up for sale:
-she's seven years old! She will be a good mare!
She was felt, naked, by many hands.
At thirteen, she was already writing poems in a language that was not her own. No one believed that she was the author. At the age of twenty, Phillis was questioned by a court of eighteen enlightened men in robes and wigs.
She had to recite texts from Virgil and Milton and some messages from the Bible, and she also had to swear that the poems she had written were not plagiarized. From a chair, she gave her long examination, until the court accepted her:
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just watched @UNTPolice unlawfully arrest a Black student trying to attend a job fair on campus, claiming he was “trespassing” despite having a student ID number. 1/3 @stevanzetti
2/3 at the beginning of this clip, you can see the closer officer laugh at the man’s repetition that he is not a student, despite him being registered.
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USA TODAY reviewed thousands of Internet memes ranging from the Jan. 6 hearings to conspiracy theories concerning 5G and Jewish space lasers.

Here’s how such memes have played a key role in almost every disinformation campaign of the digital age.…
Internet memes started humbly and innocently. Using characters and cartoons to express emotion like anger, sadness and joy, users found that a simple image could convey a thousand words.
By the late-2000s, instant meme generator websites offered people with zero photo editing skills an easy way to create memes.

Hashtags materialized and attached themselves to individual stories that coalesced into movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo and #FreeBritney.
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HOLDING THE LINE: Multiple protests scheduled as #Chinatown-ID wages WAR against Dow Constantine’s(@kcexec) HOMELESS MEGAPLEX. Organizers say UNIONS now backing them. But need rest of #Seattle’s support. Many Asian Americans stood w/#BlackLivesMatter activists. Will they show?
COMMON THEME: King County Executive Dow Constantine(@kcexec) is the chief architect. Look at his response and behavior so far, totally ignoring #Chinatown-ID as they beg him for a moratorium so residents can get in some community input. 👇🏽
ALWAYS PART OF GRAND MASTER PLAN: Of course, no one told #Chinatown-ID the community would become the CENTRAL HUB and basically the center of operations for #Seattle’s homeless crisis. But it’s all starting to make sense. @KC_RHA Marc Dones dismisses PUBLIC SAFETY concerns.
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Hundreds of people gathered outside New Scotland Yard as part of a series of protests across the country calling for #JusticeForChrisKaba
IOPC is investigating whether race was a factor… How many BLACK lives do their officers need to cut short before they acknowledge the pattern which is obvious to rest of us?

Only the families who have lost someone can know the very real pain they feel…
The officer who fired the fatal shot should have been suspended immediately… And Chris’ family rightfully have questions and demands which also need to be met immediately!
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From London protesting the killing of #ChrisKaba & all the other lives cut short by the institutionally racist Met Police

We must stand up to this racist, capitalist, fascist government.


Solidarity with everyone demanding #JusticeForChrisKaba ✊🧡✊
#JusticeForChrisKaba ✊🧡✊

#JusticeForChrisKaba ✊🧡✊

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Rest in Peace to @PostOutlook. I loved being an editor there briefly and getting to edit pieces like this by @slooterman flipping the questions about filicide on their head. 1/…
One of my favorite pieces I edited during the #BlackLivesMatter protests was this one by @stewartdantec about the emotional labor Black Christians endure in times of racial violence.…
Editing @Scaramucci during Trump's first impeachment weirdly led to us becoming friends. This piece was incredibly funny and a joy to edit.…
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The banks are now just closing up accounts without even justifying their decisions.

There is no going back from this moment.
Note that #BlackLivesMatter virtue signaling helped her not. She is among a group of people with money for whom support will be emotionally withdrawn from a subset of others (the banks believe), so the banks believe they can confiscate her wealth and then move on. Can they?
Will the #RainbowFriends help her? Will it require in principle that they turn against cancel culture?

Is this the new Divide and Conquer?
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NEW: Federally charged with two others for burning a cop car during the #GeorgeFloydUprising in #Philadelphia, Khalif Miller wrote a "Letter of Injustice" from inside prison saying that his rights are being violated as he awaits trial.

Read his letter:…
Federal inmate Khalif Miller said he hadn’t had an attorney visit for his first 19 months, that he was stabbed 10 times & almost killed in an attack & has caught COVID-19 twice while awaiting trial from what he says was political targeting by former US Atty Bill McSwain.
Khalif Miller was arrested on October 28, 2020, & charged along with Carlos Matchett of Atlantic City & Anthony "Ant" Smith, a prominent activist, for allegedly throwing flaming materials into a police car near Philadelphia's City Hall on May 30, 2020.
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#tdih 1963, March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom, a milestone in a movement that spanned yrs of activism by many groups & individuals.

Held in centennial year (1863) of Emancipation Proclamation & #tdih 1955 anniv. of lynching of 14-yr-old Emmett Till.…
"Teaching about the March on Washington presents a series of challenges precisely because it involves counteracting sanitized textbooks & demythologizing not only the march, but also the Black Freedom Struggle." -- @BillFletcherJr

#TeachTruth Read ⬇️…
Most textbooks focus on speakers at Lincoln Memorial, ignoring 250,000 marchers & local + collective story.

In @rethinkschools lesson by 2 HS tchers, students learn about issues & organizing in LA, Birmingham; Phil.; Brooklyn; Detroit; & Cambridge, MD. ⬇️…
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Koch & other US Libertarian billionaire-funded low-tax deregulatory antidemocratic anti-abortion anti-Net Zero free-market think tanks are driving the Tories' policy agenda & are supported by Truss & the ERG.

These think tanks also influence Britain's extremism policy.
In November last year, Priti Patel said it was "an honour" to give a keynote speech on security at the Koch-funded anti-abortion Heritage Foundation think tank HQ in Washington, which rejects the scientific consensus on climate change.

Facing accusations of downplaying Islamophobia, & known for his reactionary views, the "temporary" contract for the role of UK head of the 'Commission on Countering Extremism', appointed in March 2021, was extended for the Heritage Foundation's hard-right extremist Robin Simcox.
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A list of required/recommended* readings on race/ism and white supremacy from my courses (cont.) #SocAF #SocTwitter #AcademicTwitter

A 🧵(sorted by theme):
Readings on #Whiteness & #WhiteSupremacy

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide-@ProfCAnderson

"Whiteness as Property” in Harvard Law Review-Cheryl Harris

The Invention of the White Race, Volumes 1 & 2- Theodore Allen
The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter-Framing-@JoeFeagin

White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness-Ruth Frankenberg

White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America-@MaggieHagerman
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How did Hitler seize power?

In January 1933, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. He led the right-wing Nazi Party which had received just 33% of the vote. Over the next 18 months, Hitler would eliminate nearly all sources of opposition...…
Step 1: Gaining control of the Reichstag: January - March 1933.

Hitler needed to gain control of two-thirds of the seats in order to change the constitution, so he called a new election for March 1933. A few days before the election, the Reichstag building was set on fire.
Hitler used the fire as an excuse to claim there was a communist plot to overthrow the Govt, a powerful persuasive trope still applied widely in the billionaire-owned UK media to many situations, from #BlackLivesMatter & Opposition Party Leaders, to Unions & "woke Universities". ImageImage
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Let’s be honest too @FACESandVOICES,
Y’all HATED me calling out the white-centeredness bullshit of “recovery advocacy movement” FOR YEARS OUT HERE.
After #BlackLivesMatter , you had your hoopla like all do-folders DEI’d..I mean did,
But stayed an institutionally racist structure.
You motherfucking fraud ass do-gooder$ out here.
Do NOT bring your bullshit (only invited into MY city by Arthur, Bev et al),
Into my mostly black and brown City of Philly that you exploited the shit out of already.
Don’t do it. Not this year.
Make some goddamn reparations to Kensington instead, with your do-gooder pharma $$.
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Undoubtedly he is the best F1 driver in history, but it's his actions off the circuit that also make him a legend. A brief overview from us highlighting some key aspects of racism encountered by @LewisHamilton and his valiant and commendable response:
Nelson Piquet’s [retired Brazilian F1 driver] racial slur [the N word] is probably the most recent and prominent incident, here is what Lewis had to say on this:
However, it was the ‘Black facing’ incident by ‘F1 fans’ in 2008 which still haunts him to this very day! Due to Formula 1 having a serious problem with lack of diversity, he said: “I remember the pain I felt that day, but I didn’t say anything about it. I DIDN’T HAVE ANYONE.”
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We are in a full conservative / hyper capitalist/ clout cultural backswing and most of us have NOT noticed, because we have bent our lives and perspectives to be successful at all costs…
Many scoff when I remark on my feelings of being undesirable and fascism working it’s way into the body, but the libidinal economy is a REAL force that acts against especially full bodied darker, queerer femmes especially, and more than most, those with equally robust opinions
I am extremely popular and attractive when there is a radical, progressive air about us, and then I can feel many relationships contract when the backswing hits… I feel a miner’s canary effect working in my social world:
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Economists can learn from anthropologists.

I mean it! And not in a "they provide valuable context for our research" kind of way.

Anthro can help us understand financial processes & structures of oppression. Anthro can help us theorise.

Some resources & anthros to follow👇
Markets of Dispossession by @JElyachar…

Best Practice: Management Consulting and the Ethics of Financialization in China by @KimberlyZChong
Forensics of Capital by @topdogunderdog…

Social Collateral: Women and Microfinance in Paraguay’s Smuggling Economy by @CarlySchuster…

Uncivil City: Ecology, Equity and the Commons in Delhi by Amita Baviskar…
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Lo que inició como un club de amigos que buscaban diversión, llegó a convertirse en un movimiento brutal contra la población negra en EEUU. Los supremacistas blancos que canalizaron el odio debajo de una indumentaria y capuchas.

Hoy les contaré la historia del Ku Klux Klan.
Corría el año 1860, los Estados Unidos de América era un país dividido en dos. En los Estados del Norte se estaba viviendo una fuerte industrialización, en la que la burguesía tenía el control. La gran mayoría de esta población del norte simpatizaba con el Partido Republicano.
Por otro lado, la economía de los Estados del Sur era netamente agraria basada en la plantación de algodón, caña de azúcar y tabaco cultivada por esclavos traídos del África. Eran aristócratas partidarios del Partido Demócrata.
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CNN's @brianstelter: "Can we dispense with the recession debate? Are we in a recession, and does the term matter?

Former Enron adviser @PaulKrugman: "No, we aren’t and no, it doesn’t."
@brianstelter @paulkrugman Krugman: "If you ask people, 'How are you doing?', they’re pretty upbeat ... If you ask people 'How is your financial situation?', it’s favorable. If you ask them, 'How is the economy?,' 'Oh, it’s terrible.' That’s a media failing."
@brianstelter @paulkrugman Krugman on why he got inflation wrong: "Some of it is stuff clearly no economist could have forecasted. I didn’t know Vladimir Putin was going to invade Ukraine. External events. It does appear the U.S. economy is – a, has a smaller productive capacity than we thought."
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L'omicidio di Alika Ogorchukwu a #Civitanovamarche si chiama razzismo ed è la diretta conseguenza di troppi anni in cui politici, opinionisti, media lo hanno quotidianamente alimentato, lasciando identificare il nero, migrante, straniero, clandestino come un nemico > 1/2
> da cui difendersi. Non è un caso isolato: #Macerata con la tentata strage del militante leghista #Traini, o #Voghera con l'assessore della Lega #Adriatici

E' anche un prodotto della peggiore mascolinità tossica, facce delle stessa medaglia, matrice ideologia suprematista 2/2
𝐂𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞, 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐚 𝐎𝐠𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐮𝐤𝐰𝐮: 𝐞̀ 𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐨 𝐫𝐚𝐳𝐳𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐞

In Italia c'è un problema: si chiama razzismo. Occorre analizzarlo e contrastarlo.
grafica di @channeldraw ❤️
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Today Hockey Canada must answer Parliamentary Committee questions in the wake of sexual abuse scandals. It will be aired live today at…
Update: Law firm Henein Hutchison LLP could not identify players allegedly involved in the reported assault.…
In May 2022, Hockey Canada settled a $3.55-million lawsuit filed in April by a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by eight former Canadian Hockey League (CHL) players following a Hockey Canada Foundation event in London, Ont. in June 2018.…
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