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WATCH: Bishop Barber & the #PoorPeoplesCampaign join Selma-to-Montgomery March | Fight for the Vote Rally twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
“I’d rather my voice be hoarse from marching in the rain two days ago than have a clear voice from saying nothing.” @RevJJackson Amen #FightForTheVote #PoorPeoplesCampaign Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. spea...
Powerful words from Alabama’s first Black woman poet laureate, Ashley M. Jones @ashberry813. #FightForTheVote #PoorPeoplesCampaign Alabama’s first Black woman...
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I have a dream that one day we will remember that when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Washington D.C. on August 23, 1963 to deliver an address at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,
his purpose was not to lull us to sleep with flowery visions of a seductive, yet elusive American Dream;

his purpose was not to soothe the racial tensions & social anxieties of his day with a sweet sounding hope for a better tomorrow;
his purpose was not to peacefully advocate for civil rights and patiently wait for a seat at the table - indeed, the so-called tables of opportunity had not been built to accommodate everyone;
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"It's 101 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment [which gave women the right to vote]. Today we celebrate this on the day called Women's Equality Day. ... And yet, in 2021, our democracy is in peril!" @LizTheo #PoorPeoplesCampaign #VotingRights #EconomicJustice
So moved by the dedication and determination of servant leaders such as Jean Evansmore @WestVirginiaPPC, who told us today, "I expect to do this the rest of my life!" We are grateful to God for you, Jean. #PoorPeoplesCampaign #ForwardTogether
"We're here today to honor our miners who stood up against their oppressors and said, 'No more!' We deserve a living wage. We deserve health care. We deserve a seat at the table!" -Pam Garrison @WestVirginiaPPC #Blair100 #WhichSideAreYouOn
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#MMTweet Weekly Review!
Political will is King, so how do we wrestle back the reigns in this country? Start with blasting neoliberal lies about the economy via #MMTruth, water the grassroots we need to win, by nurturing and growing, to keep the pressure where it belongs! The 1%!
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It’s fantastic news that Michigan’s unemployment rate is lower than the national rate.

But... (you know what’s coming...A🧵👇🏾)
We have to ask realistically ask ourselves “how many of those who are ‘in the labor force’ are in FT (with solid benefits) vs PT work (w/little to no benefits)?”
We have to realistically ask “How many in the labor force are among the underemployed or working multiple jobs to survive?”
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Inauguration of President-Elect Biden Signals New Day of Unity, Hope, Healing
Today, Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in. #UnityUSA #BuildBackBetter 1/
Together, the Democratic White House, Democratic House of Representatives and Democratic Senate will work to not only recover from the devastating pandemic and economic crisis – which have infected nearly 25 million Americans and killed 400,000 – but will #BuildBackBetter 2/
#Democrats know we must advance justice: ensuring that no one is left out or left behind in our economy or country. #Economicjustice #BuildBackBetter 3/
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section is called: Leveling the Economic Playing Field & Reforming the Tax Code to Benefit Working Families Only one party has a specific plan for rebuilding the great American #MiddleClass and helping all #WorkingFamilies. 1/11
The U.S. economy is rigged against the American people. Time after time, President Trump and the Republicans have rewarded big corporations and their wealthy donors, and left working families behind. 2/11 #DemPartyPlatform #WorkingFamilies #EconomicJustice
#Democrats will take decisive action to level the playing field for people of color, working families, women, small business owners, and others who have been left on the sidelines.3/11 #DemPartyPlatform #EconomicJustice
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020.This part deals with building a #StrongerFairerEconomy
The economy is not working for the American people.Only 1 party has a platform for the next 4 yrs/the other has a loyalty pledge to a malignant narcissist who threatens our democracy1/15
The economy is not working for the American people. In a matter of weeks, the abject failure of the Trump Admin to competently respond to the #COVID19 pandemic erased all the job gains made since the Obama/Biden Admin pulled the country out of the Great Recession 2/15
#economy
President Trump inherited the longest economic expansion in American history from the Obama-Biden Administration, and he squandered it. 3/15
#DemPartyPlatform #TrumpChaos #EconTwitter
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It’s that time again! Time to acquaint ourselves with the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. A platform is guiding principles of a party..goals, vision, mission, promise. Only one party has a platform for the next four years..Here is the #DemFuture vision for the next four years..1/12
The last 3.5 years has revealed , at tragic economic and human cost, the emptiness of the Republican Party’s “America First” foreign policy. Under President Trump, America stands alone. 2/12 #DemPartyPlatform
Friends and foes alike neither admire nor fear President Trump’s leadership—they dismiss and ridicule it. The Republican Party under President Trump has made America small—when we are a people called to do the greatest things.3/12 #DemPartyPlatform #DemocraticLeadership
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@Starchild_2012 @WideAnglWatchr I am not sure what the term "woke" really means and I would certainly not describe myself that way. It suggests a binary "woke" vs ? ignorant ? and I don't think anyone (myself included) simply steps out of "ignorance" into "wokeness" ...2
@Starchild_2012 @WideAnglWatchr I am a product of my past. I own my ignorance. I am committed to learning and doing better. I stand with those who have been and are oppressed, and fighting injustice. ...3
@Starchild_2012 @WideAnglWatchr I have only just 'discovered' @RevDrBarber but his words really speak to me. In the interview I Rt'd today he spoke about why George Floyd's death sparked such a reaction when there had been so many other recent instances of death at the hands of the police. ...4
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The #PublishingPaidMe convos are beautiful. Lately, I keep re-upping @annbauerwriter's 2015 @Salon essay, "Sponsored by my husband". THREAD salon.com/2015/01/25/spo…
I started getting paid to write newspaper & magazine articles in 2005. It's been 15 years. Throughout it all, working other full-time jobs is what paid the bills and allowed me to keep writing.
.@annbauerwriter's essay is beautiful and striking in its openness about class & privilege in creative industries. #PublishingPaidMe
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This is a really nice feel-good article about fairness.
bbc.com/news/stories-5…
It's also a nice example of #ReproductiveJustice meets #EconomicJustice. ❤

"Before the $70K minimum wage, we were having between 0 and 2 babies born per year amongst the team ... And since the announcement - and it's been only about 4 1/2 years - we've had more than 40 babies."
In other words, many people who worked there wanted to bring children into their families but they simply couldn't afford to.
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Today I met a whole family I'm fighting for. I was canvassing for Bernie in small town Iowa. As I walked up to the house I realized there was a large dog on a leash sitting in front of the steps. Oh no I said to myself. The dog whined. I better be safe and not approach.
I wanted to double check that I had the right house so I walked to the adjacent house to check the number. Yep. I walked back and saw a light in the door. Two women came out and brought the dog in and motioned me up. They invited me in out of the cold. We sat in the living room.
The younger woman was on my list so I asked about her thoughts on Bernie and she said she hadn't really had time to think about it. I talked about #Medicare4All all and raising the minimum wage and got the sense that these were good-sounding to her. She said she works two jobs,
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This thread are some of my notes from last weeks workshop titled:

'Future Paths for a Public Interest Internet Infrastructure'

Held at the @harvardkennedyschool.

Disclaimer: it was organized by @beatricemartini @C___CS and myself (@nielstenoever)
Politics in technology, such as standards and protocols, is often hidden. This is in part due to its complexity, but can also be an agenda to legitimize and protect a specific (capitalist) ordering of the network, industry, and society.
Contentious issues are moved from more obvious political spaces into Standards Development Organization in specific, and Internet governance in general, in order to obfuscate them.
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Updated #Democrats 2020 Pres. Primary Candidates & Delegates Map begun mid-Mar. Now 23 candidates. So many candidates from higher pledged del. states is attempt to dilute 1st round majority vote (50%+1), forcing 2nd rnd, bringing Automatic del (not so supers) back into play.
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August 2018, @DNC voted (as a concession to #Progressives ) to remove not-so-super automatic delegates, but only for 1st rnd voting. A real reform would have removed them entirely - hence the flood of Dem. candidates - an end run around to concession.
demrulz.org/news/dnc-membe…
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Since the 1982 Hunt Commission creation of not-so-super automatic delegates to prevent #Progressives from being elected, graphic ⬇️ shows how many candidates ran each election vs no. that withdrew before #DNC Convention.
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(1/6) Today, I joined my colleagues on the @MA_Senate Ways & Means Committee to announce the Senate budget for Fiscal Year 2020.

#MApoli #BudgetFY20
(2/6) The FY20 budget reflects real commitment to many of Mass.'s greatest needs. I’m especially pleased that this budget makes major new investments in education, including the largest increase in Ch. 70 aid in 20 years.

#MApoli #MAedu #BudgetFY20
(3/6) This funding reflects the @MA_Senate’s longstanding commitment to updating the Massachusetts #SchoolFunding formula to ensure that every school district is adequately and equitably funded.

#MApoli #MAedu #BudgetFY20
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#MustWatch video by #GISPscholar Mathew Forstater honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and highlighting his call for a #JobGuarantee to ensure racial justice & economic security

#MLKDay #MLKDay2019 #FullEmployment #EconomicJustice #GreenNewDeal
Additional resources on #MLK and #JobGuarantee: Related Readings:
Forstater, Mathew (2004) "'Jobs for All': A Fitting Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." cas2.umkc.edu/econ/economics…
Forstater, Mathew (2007) "From Civil Rights to Economic Security: Bayard Rustin and the African American Struggle for Full Employment, 1945-1978" International Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 36, No. 3. cas2.umkc.edu/econ/economics…
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#PuertoRico's imprisoned folks have been auctioned off to CoreCivic to be sent to AZ.
This despite opposition fr attys/orgs; concerns re healthcare at the AZ prison to which they'll be sent & CoreCivic's exploitative, dishonest & violent practices, as well as previous uprisings by PR's incarcerated folks who've been sent to mainland "US." periodismoinvestigativo.com/2018/08/depart…
A reminder that the vast majority of people imprisoned in #PuertoRico, just like everywhere else are Disabled, low/no income, indigenous/negatively radicalized.

This is a #DisabilityJustice+#RacialJustice+#EconomicJustice issue.

#DisabilitySolidarity
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