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New from our comrades at Chicago AFA, another #PatriotFail!
#Chicago AFA has identified Caleb Dane Rose of Crawfordsville, Ind, as Victor - IN from the #PatriotFront server

Caleb is not new to white nationalism & has previously identified by comrades across the US. He's been connected to NSC-131 Dixie, LoSA & TWP
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For those blissfully unaware, #PatriotFront is a white supremacist group helmed by Thomas Rousseau. Patriot Front formed after rebranding from Vanguard America, the neo-nazi group with whom James Alex Fields of the #UnitetheRight car attack marched in #Charlottesville
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1. The Russian's have been engaging in bombing hospitals in Syria for about six or seven years. What they do in Ukraine is shocking because they are doing to white Europeans. But that's the Slavic Nazi's entire point.

#Slovyansk. I covered that bizarre part of the
2. first Russo-Ukrainian war. Putin had the same Schick but was more open about it being a Slavs vs Rus battle. I recall Slovyansk was a site of some ancient ethnic slaughter and Putin tried his own Eastern European #Charlottesville with guns but the game didn't really catch on
3. and his army receded into Donbass, an assortment of criminals and misfits. Finally, Russia intervened and still holds the ground. This time Putin didn't try his Savs vs Rus. He just said it was Nazis and thought that would be enough when, even last time, with a much more
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Court is starting for the 21st say in the civil trial of the ‘Sines v. Kessler’ lawsuit filed against organizers of the Charlottesville neo-nazi rally. Judge Moon says the jury arrived at 8:30 AM and already began deliberating
Apparently on Friday jurors asked for a transcript of defendant Matt Parrott (co-leader of the neo-nazi Traditionalist Worker Party) - Moon says he will allow the jury to request particular portions of the transcript.
Court has adjourned until the hear from the jury - either with a note/question or if they’ve reached a verdict.
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Four years of litigation are now completed as victims of racist attacks in 2017s Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville seek justice. Closing arguments just wrapped up in this landmark four week trial. We're #LIVE outside the courthouse giving a wrap-up. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
During the course of the civil trial, a picture emerged of a violent white supremacist movement thru countless photos, videos, internet chats and other evidence.

For more info see our landing page on the 'Sines v. Kessler' trial: unicornriot.ninja/unite-the-righ…
#UniteTheRight rally in #Charlottesville brought the ‘Sines v. Kessler’ trial which lasted nearly a full month & took place just a few blocks from where convicted defendant James Alex Fields killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens more, including several plaintiffs in the case. Image
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Court is starting now in Charlottesville at 'Sines v. Kessler' the #UniteTheRight Trial. here's yesterday's thread:
Check out our landing page here for more coverage and court info unicornriot.ninja/unite-the-righ…
First to testify is a man with a white beard from League of the South, a neoconfederate organization named Richard Hamlin (sp?) who was at Unite the Right in 2017.

This is expected to be the *last* day of the defense, but not for certain
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The 'Unite the Right' lawsuit trial is now in its *fourth* week in #Charlottesville Virginia. We have been in court every single day tracking every twist and turn. If you want the close details,
👇check out our Rush Transcripts - all listed here - 👇
Last Friday's full day in court: Sines v. Kessler Rush Transcript – Day 15: Sharon Reavis, Elizabeth Sines, Nadia Webb, Jeff Schoep . Schoep has been the top leader of 'National Socialist Movement' for decades (pictured w mask) unicornriot.ninja/2021/sines-v-k…
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Sines v. Kessler Rush Transcript – Day 14: James Alex Fields, Dr. Peter Simi, April Muniz
Plaintiffs’ attorneys showed a rarely seen, highly disturbing Virginia State Police helicopter video of the attack to the jury.
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Good morning! Court is getting started now in the 16th day of trial of the ‘Sines v. Kessler’ civil rights lawsuit filed after the deadly neo-nazi ‘Unite The Right’ rally in Charlottesville in 2017:

unicornriot.ninja/2021/unite-the…
Former National Socialist Movement leader Jeff Schoep will finish testifying today. You can see his previous testimony in our live tweet thread from Friday:
Schoep’s attorney Edward Rebrook (also lawyer for NSM) is cross-examining Schoep now, both are appearing remotely today.

Rebrook aks Schoep about his history with white nationalism, Schoep says he became fascinated as a young child.
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White supremacist lawsuit defendant Richard Spencer outside the #Charlottesville federal courthouse, after the Friday afternoon questioning of National Socialist Movement leader Jeff Schoep (Nov 12 2021) #UniteTheRight #SinesVKessler ImageImageImage
In a deposition shown at trial last week, former Identity Evropa coordinator Samantha Froelich testified that she was at meetings in Richard Spencer’s apartment where Unite The Right organizers discussed hitting counter-protesters w cars in Charlottesville unicornriot.ninja/2021/former-id…
National Socialist Movement 'Commander' Jeff Schoep (L) testified as a 'hostile witness' today. Plaintiffs repeatedly caught him in contradictory statements re violence at #UniteTheRight. Schoep & NSM's attorney, Edward ReBrook (R), will cross-examine him this coming Monday. ImageImageImageImage
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We've compiled out live tweets from the #UniteTheRight trial in Charlottesville into complete posts - covering court action gavel-to-gavel. Each stage of the trial captured in detail >>
Sines v. Kessler Rush Transcript – Day 1: Jury Selection
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Sines v. Kessler Rush Transcript – Day 2: Jury Selection Cont’d #Charlottesville #UniteTheRight
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Sines v. Kessler Rush Transcript – Day 3: Jury Selection Cont’d #Charlottesville #UniteTheRight
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Court is starting for the 15th day of trial in the ‘Sines v. Kessler’ Unite The Right Charlottesville lawsuit - we’ll post today’s live tweets here.

Tweets from yesterday:
The plaintiffs have called Sharon Reavis, a health and rehabilitation counseling expert
Reavis has been working in nursing and hospitals since 1966, says she worked on the second ever heart transplant to take place in the USA. Later worked as a medical case manager and a teacher
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Court is starting in day 11 of the Sines v Kessler Unite The Right lawsuit trial in Charlottesville now - plaintiffs are playing a video deposition of Dillon Hopper, leader of the neo-nazi group Vanguard America. He joined & led the group after being a recruiter for the Marines
Court tweets from Day 10 can be seen here:
Dillon Hopper tells his deposition interviewer that Vanguard America members had a confidentiality policy where they would stay anonymous, Hopper says he never kept a list of members. He says he took over the group in April 2017
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In order to see racial violence as about both race and masculinity, we must recognize that in systems of privilege that are not patriarchy, men tend not to recognize our complicity in those systems but women do. In addition “Gender” too often means women and trans victims 1/x.
When we focus on male perpetrators and that men are as gendered as women and NB people, things not usually associated with gender can be found to be gendered. There is a reason why antiracism work focuses on white women instead of white men. 2/x
This is also a reason why the study of toxic masculinity is now expanding to how men uphold racism, and why in 2021, suggestions to tackle racism include tackling male culture and TM. In England, after racially motivated attacks against black English players after their Euros 3/x
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Jury selection began this week for the civil trial of the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in #Charlottesville. The rally ended with the murder of #HeatherHeyer and injuries to dozens of other activists, including #DeAndreHarris. gregpalast.com/hate-goes-on-t…
The attack on #DeAndreHarris in #Charlottesville was witnessed and filmed by our reporter, @ZDRoberts, which helped lead to several arrests & convictions.

"They came there for violence," says Roberts. "They knew what they were doing and they planned it.”
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In the lead up to Unite the Right, police targeted anti-racist organizers with intimidation. Fusion Centers claimed antifascists were a larger threat than white nationalists. Now, UtR organizers seem to basing their defense around attacking 'antifa.' A thread. #Charlottesville
The Unite the Right rally didn't fall out of the sky. It was organized by Jason Kessler, a white nationalist, a member of the Proud Boys, and also someone (before UtR) was involved in local GOP politics who also worked for Tucker Carlson's "Daily Caller." starexponent.com/news/greene-co…
In May of 2017, Kessler helped organized what became known as "Charlottesville 1.0," which brought together neo-Nazi and white nationalist groups together in Charlottesville for a series of rallies. itsgoingdown.org/meet-the-neo-n…
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This week begins the trial of the Aug. 2017 Charlottesville Neo-Nazis. Defendants, incl. Richard Spencer & Chris Cantwell, are charged w/ "unlawful violation of civil rights" of victims of violence. The trial marks a major moment of legal reckoning. #charlottesville
But it’s not a federal govt. trial, but a civil lawsuit. Why? One murder & one assault conviction aside, no other major cases have been brought by authorities. So victims have turned to an alternative route: suing for civil damages. How can they do that? bit.ly/3py5F3C
Post-Civil War law designed to stop White Supremacy allows citizens to sue for “conspiracy to interfere with civil rights." Victims allege “an unlawful conspiracy…to deprive black, Jewish, nonwhite[s], and their white supporters, of … equal protection” bit.ly/3vEgpyB
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For the last 2.5 years, my daughters and I have been rating breakfast places in #charlottesville #cville area. We rated 51 restaurants from 1 (worst) to 10 (best) on taste, presentation, menu, ambiance, & service. We also recorded cost-per-person.

Here's what we learned. 1/
Across 51 restaurants we spent $1,625.36 pre-tip, average cost of $9.91/person (sometimes other family members joined).

Cheapest per person: Duck Donuts $3.10, Sugar Shack $3.41, Bojangles $4.30.

Most expensive per person: The Ridley $27.08, Farm Bell Kitchen $17.81, Fig $17.44
Averaging all 5 ratings across all raters is one way to determine an overall rating. The grand average is 7.1 out of 10 w/ a range of 4.8 to 9.1. How strongly related are cost per person and overall rating?

r=0.36

Just 13% of the variation in quality is associated with cost.
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@MorningsMaria @MariaBartiromo caught the last hour. ❤️ @cesarmillan innovation & advice.Kittens much the same 😻
Our cat Baby likes high places😻
#Charlottesville 101. If you spray paint (I call that felonious vandalism) a hundred year old statue you can force it’s removal.
The Alternative, of course, was to arrest and lock up the Vandals and hold public hearings. History from Both Sides,
Children of the Union Army and Confederate Army.
Tell the History of Sherman’s Bloody, Ruthless, Bring Poor People Down, Starve them, Yes, Rape them.#CivilWar
Tell Both Sides, All sides. Then leave the Monument that denoted Some Form of acknowledgment that Lee forced the surrender. It was not his place. He did it anyway. He saw the carnage, starvation, destruction. Fin
@threadreaderapp #unroll please 😎🙏🏼
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As my hometown of #Charlottesville completes a weekend of overdue statue removals w/UVa’s Clark statue this morning, wanted to make this week’s #ScholarSunday thread a bit different: pieces & voices to help contextualize this moment! #twitterstorians
Gotta preface the thread by shouting out the amazing young scholar & activist (and fellow Charlottesville High School alum) most responsible for getting us to this moment, @ZyahnaB (& all those @TakeEmDownCVL):

zyahnabryant.com
First, a handful of the many scholars who’ve been doing the work for years. @HilaryGreen77 has created an excellent database of statue & monument histories & removals:

hgreen.people.ua.edu/csa-monument-m…
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1/. Charlottesville's Jackson Monument was erected 100 years ago in 1921

The erection of the statue coincided with a growth of the KKK

Lynchings were commonplace

In 2017, protests against removing the statue sparked a deadly far-right rally

Today it’s finally being taken down
2/. “The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly & quietly & invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams” (Maya Angelou)

Last month, marked the centenary of the Tulsa massacre in Greenwood
3/. In 1921, membership of the Ku Klux Klan exploded following a three-week front-page exposé of the Klan in the New York World

There is a mutually beneficial relationship between the far right & the news media

100 years on we are witnessing this again. theguardian.com/world/2018/mar…
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On Friday June 4, 2021 I attended a meeting with Secretary of State Blinken. The purpose of the meeting was to talk all things #Palestine
#SheikJarrah #Silwan #Jerusalem #Gaza #EqualityforAll #OneLove
Full thread in 1 convenient viewing location here: maysoon.com/mz-goes-to-was…
I attended as an individual. I am not affiliated with any PAC or organization. I obviously do not speak for or represent the #Palestinian people. There’s like 7 million of us at least, and like 2 million of #Palestinians stuffed in #Gaza alone.
To the #Palestinian Americans who boycotted this meeting after the #Biden Administration handed Israel $735 million dollars in weaponry following the merciless attacks on Palestinians locked in Gaza.
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Anyone remember when trump, just before leaving office, assigned Darren Beattie to oversee Holocaust Memorials?
Beattie, who was removed as a WH speech writer for being a known #WhiteNationalist? Who Matt Gaetz then hired & "accidentally" paid tens of thousands of taxpayer funds.
19 Nov 2020
Trump taps ex-aide who attended #whitenationalist meet to track Holocaust sites

@ADL blasts 'downright shocking' appointment of Darren Beattie, who is Jewish, to Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
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He had appeared on a panel at the conference alongside Peter Brimelow, founder of #VDare

Beattie has since become a frequent booster & ally of Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist who rallied alongside neo-Nazis at Unite the Right in #Charlottesville
m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5f…
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[[[Thread]]] on Racialisation and the Media
Reckoning: Journalism's Limits and Possibilities
Candis Callison and Mary Lynn
@candiscallison

#media #decolonizemedia #decolonize
Younghttps://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780190067076.001.0001/oso-9780190067076
Yukon Morning host resigns over lack of Indigenous, Black representation at CBC

cbc.ca/news/canada/yu…
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Here's a balanced approach to the #CPAC2021 stage.
1. Intentional? Probably, maybe, likely but not necessarily provable to insist ALL attendees/participants were aware.
2. It remains, despite the symbol being directly pointed out to organizers.

Biggest Takeaway: It Remains /1
One can argue that with the knowledge & understanding of #NeoNazi #NeoFascist groups entering more mainstream spaces that the failure to identify the shape is curious, but speculative. The #OdalRune #OthalaRune has been visible during during many #WhiteNationalist rallies. /2
Many outlets have covered the #NSM88's Nov2016 rebranding from the more widely recognized #Swastika to the #OthalaRune #OdalRune
counterextremism.com/supremacy/nati… /3
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.@JoeBiden wants to make America "the leader for good in the world." It's going to be a tall order as divisive policies have shaken the nation's foundations. #CapitolRiot epitomized America's fragility at a time of extreme polarization. #CGTNFirstVoice #Inauguration2021
Despite being considered as leaving in disgrace, #DonaldTrump is still popular in his party. A post #CapitolRiot poll shows Trump still retains 87% of Republicans' approval with 43% support among voters overall post-second-#Impeachment. #Inauguration2021
Degradation of facts and truths has led to more than 400,000 #COVID19 deaths in #America. Conspiracies, promoted by extreme factions in society as well as elements in the Trump administration and sometimes even Trump himself, poisoned public opinion. #Inauguration2021
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