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10. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼…
2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼…
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1/? Despite knowing it was a gotcha question, despite knowing exactly what headlines would be spun out of it, Bernie defended his proposal to let prisoners vote in last night's #CNNTownHall. No "let's have a conversation about it" (Kamala), no rejecting it out of hand (Buttigieg)
2/? This required both moral and political courage, and is why Bernie has been able to shift the bar on issue after issue. America stuffs its poor and minority population into for-profit prisons under drug laws that have deliberately targeted and criminalized them.
3/? Former Nixon advisor John Erlichman laid it out very clearly: drug policy was a way to attack the president's enemies. "Disrupting their communities," of course, was a euphemistic way of saying "ruining their lives." Full article:…
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Lets talk about guns. @KamalaHarris just proposed the most aggressive executive actions on guns in history. If Congress fails to pass a gun safety bill w/n her first 100 days as president, she'll take action herself. It's simple: We're not waiting any longer. #CNNTownHall 1/
Here's what she wants on her desk: universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, & repeal of the @NRA’s corporate gun immunity bill. We have good ideas. Now we need the courage to do what's right. So if Rs continue to cower to the @NRA, she'll take them on herself...2/
1) Mandate near-universal background checks by requiring anyone who sells 5+ guns/year to run checks on all gun sales. Today in America, 1 of 5 gun purchases occur w/o a background check. Why? Bc federal law only requires gun "dealers" to perform checks. Who's a dealer? 🤷‍♂️3/
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Starting tonight, we will see a lot of new people having a lot of questions and gut reactions about the idea of universal basic income. Please help direct them to answers using my UBI FAQ by either linking to it or the urls it links to.

Among the most frequently asked questions of all among those first hearing about universal basic income is the concern that prices will rise. This goes into that question in-depth & even includes applicable evidence from the Alaska dividend.

Another one of the most asked questions about universal basic income is if too many people will stop working if they no longer are forced to work to live. I wrote this article to answer that question and about the question itself.

#YangGang #Yang2020…
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.@SenGillibrand literally just said, with a straight face, and to applause, that the @NRA is against the “Violence Against Women Act” because it wants men and predators to have easy access to guns to use them to kill women. #CNNTownHall
Now @SenGillibrand sidesteps a question on funding charter schools and goes into funding for public schools, continuing her set of rehearsed, prepared answers. #CNNTownHallSham
What a beautiful, sanctimonious ending, wherein @SenGillibrand claimed she is a public servant for good and that she was put on this planet to help people (but still considers Hillary Clinton a role model?) #GillibrandTownHallSham
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Tulsi Gabbard just refused to say whether Assad is a war criminal, ignoring the findings of literally every major international human rights organization. #CNNTownHall
Assad uses chemical weapons and barrel bombs against civilians, intentionally starves entire communities, tortures people, murders journalists, doctors, and humanitarian workers, and uses rape as a tool of war. These are called war crimes, @TulsiGabbard.

A UN inquiry into human rights violations in Syria "produced massive evidence" of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Per the UN: "The evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government, including the head of state [Assad]." #CNNTownHall
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63/@KamalaHarris defends her policy on truancy & notes that it led to a substantial decrease in truancy & did not involve sending parents in difficult straits to jail. #kamala2020
64/Since the FCC repealed it in 2017, @KamalaHarris has been a fierce advocate for net neutrality & is supporting a new bill to restore it. #Kamala2020
65/1 of many takeaways @KamalaHarris got from Howard University was the importance of embracing & celebrating Black identities & providing a sense of belonging & leadership to traditionally oppressed groups. It’s time to do that nationally. #Kamala2020…
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.@amyklobuchar says “We have to get to universal health care.” She says US could get there by expanding choice via Medicare and Medicaid & controlling drug prices #cnntownhall
Public option is a part of it, but sees Medicare for all as “something for the future”
In my 1st day of my Pres admin, return US to climate pact, return to fed fuel standards, green jobs. Calls #GreenNewDeal “aspirational” and something to move towards, a debate-starter
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FBI briefed lawmakers on failures leading up to Florida shooting

Why aren’t the students, that have been bashing the NRA, now apologizing and saying something to the FBI?


Top House Republicans said Wednesday that a senior FBI official had briefed lawmakers on the agency's failure to respond to warnings about the teenager accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at a South Florida high school last month.

Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich met with lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary committees Tuesday to discuss the missteps, which were revealed in the days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
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Huge applause from gun forum crowd when @SenBillNelson mentions banning AR-15s. Gonna be a tough audience for Rubio
A few boos from #StudentsStandUp audience when @marcorubio is introduced
Rubio tells father of slain student who challenged him to admit that "guns were a factor" in last week's mass shooting that he is going to "repeat what I said" -- there are more factors than gun control. #StudentsDemandAction
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Soooo Bernie Sanders is debating Ted Cruz. Let's do this. #CnnDebateNight
Cruz's starting premise that all taxes apply to everyone is, uh, flawed. #CnnDebateNight
One of the most noxious pieces of right wing agitprop over the past few decades is idea that cutting rich people's taxes benefits everyone
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