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A Chart: Fascist Attacks Against Immigrants Just in Past Two Months, as of September 14, 2019
There is a massive refugee/immigration crisis around the world. Tens of millions of people are desperately fleeing for their lives.
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Trump unleashed barrage of racist, anti-immigrant tweets directed at 4 Democratic congresswomen of color. He demanded the 4 “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.”
theguardian.com/us-news/2019/j…
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“The Demonization, Criminalization and Deportations of Immigrants”
From Bob Avakian's speech "Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution"

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As discussed last week after #Gilroy & #ElPaso , President Trump makes things worse. “As protesters clash at far-right rally in Portland, Trump suggests naming Antifa a terrorist group - NBC News” apple.news/AdYeOTJjYSm23j…
Again, if President Trump wants to talk about Antifa, let’s roll out the numbers
Rather than play the President’s game on Antifa, reporters could challenge him by asking about other organizations - here’s one that comes to mind. vice.com/en_us/article/…
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Seems necessary to post this after #ElPaso “America Has A White Nationalist Terrorism Problem. What Should We Do?” Wrote this after ⁦@Morning_Joe⁩ segment in April, problem remains & we’ve done nothing fpri.org/article/2019/0…
Pattern of white supremacist inspired attacks is remarkably similar, but directionally diffferent. Jihadists were top-down driven (Directed, Networked, Inspired) But these domestic attacks are bottom-up (Inspired, now leading to Networked)
now have “ Cascading Terrorism” from domestic extremism, where successful attacks inspire others on verge of violence move forward. #Gilroy followed by #ElPaso. I’m worried today’s attack might touch off others msnbc.com/morning-joe/wa…
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Not even one week later, another tragic mass shooting. I am thinking of our fellow Americans in #ElPaso.
But let’s be clear: these two incidents weren’t even the only two mass shootings in the past 7 days. See for yourself >> massshootingtracker.org/data
The numbers are shocking, but we must also remember that each life lost to gun violence is not just a statistic. Their loved ones will never see them again. And survivors may endure lifetimes of physical and mental trauma.
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In the aftermath of the #Gilroy garlic festival shooting, we tracked the various themes and narratives as they spread and morphed on Twitter. As is often the case, people rushing to post mis- and disinformation was not helpful.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
@ZellaQuixote Despite lack of information, people tweeted a variety of claims as events unfolded. Some examples:

- shooter's age (20s? 30s?)
- shooter was a Trump supporter
- shooting was racially motivated
- two shooters
- distraction from something more nefarious (#FalseFlag)
@ZellaQuixote The discovery of the shooter's apparent Instagram page fueled further speculation. References to "Might is Right" (which does promote Anglo-Saxon supremacy) was used to support claims of a white supremacist motive, while an Iranian flag was presented as evidence to the contrary.
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It should not be legal to buy a weapon of war that can shoot 15 people in under a minute.
It wasn't legal to buy such a weapon in California where the #GilroyShooting took place.
#GunReformNOW
cnn.com/2019/07/29/us/…
Men under the age of 25 do not have a fully developed prefrontal cortex.
Their judgment and impulse control are severely restricted.
Maybe men under 25 should not be able to buy weapons, since they are half of #massshooters in the U.S.
mentalhealthdaily.com/2015/02/18/at-…
A 19 year old like Legan without a fully developed prefrontal cortex should not be able to go to a different state and buy a weapon of war.
Period.
#GilroyShooting
#GunReformNOW

Police ID #Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting suspect as #SantinoWilliamLegan
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The #Gilroy shooter bought his gun in Nevada, which has some of the most lax gun laws in the nation. You don’t need a permit to buy a gun in Nevada and there are no mandatory waiting periods before purchasing firearms.
This study found that when a gun show takes place in Nevada, rates of gun deaths & injuries rise in neighboring California during the next two weeks -- meaning that stronger gun laws in states like CA are undermined by weak gun laws in states like Nevada.

bit.ly/2Ya5E9L
From the same study: Gun shows in Nevada are associated with increases in fatal & nonfatal gun injuries in California -- but gun shows in California are not. (Likely because California has more restrictions on gun sales).
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Gilroy shooter identified as Santino William Legan. A fascist, white supremacist, making the Gilroy attack a terrorist event.

Posted "Read 'Might Is Right' by Ragnar Redbeard," a misogynist, white power, pro racial eugenics previous to attack. manifesto edition.cnn.com/2019/07/29/us/…
At least 4 people were killed, including a 6-year-old first grader, and 15 others were injured during the fascist white supremacist terrorist attack at Gilroy. #GilroyGarlicFestival
It is important the motives of these terrorist attacks are known so we as a society can formulate a plan to prevent them; outside of obvious firearm reform, fascism and racism are part of an extremist population that will circumvent existing laws to commit attrocities. #Gilroy
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Six-year-old Steven Romero identified as one of the 3 people killed in the #Gilroy mass shooting tonight, a dozen more were injured, status ranges from fair to critical. #GilroyGarlicFestival nbcbay.com/8rQGQDV
Steven Romero's mother and other family members were also injured in the #Gilroy shooting; due to the economically inhumane US medical system, they now face thousands upon thousands in fees for medical and funeral costs on top of their grief and trauma. #GilroyGarlicFestival
If you live in the #Gilroy area (or not), seek out information on how to assist this family & others. Often forgotten during the conversations surrounding these events is how victims are often driven into debt due to medical and funeral costs. Try to help.
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This one isn’t as easily recognizable as 666 but just as pertinent - 489 miles

#RewindToEightyNine
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OMG >> MASS SHOOTING AT #GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL. POLICE SAY THE SCENE IS ACTIVE. Prelim reports - white male gunman.

Gilroy is south of San Francisco. Mostly a working class area, in the heart of California farm country. Lots of immigrants and families in attendance, no doubt.💔
3 dead. If #GilroyGarlicFestivalShooting turns out to be another Nazi attack, what then? Demagogue POTUS just keeps doing fascist rallies? Continues his racist attacks? Repubs keep denying reality?

Trump’s opened a Pandora’s box of hate. If he was once, he’s no longer legitimate
#GilroyGarlicFestivalShooting UPDATE: 4 Fatalities, including 1 suspect, shot by #Gilroy police. Chief says shooter had a rifle and broke into the festival by cutting thru a fence. Police now following leads about another suspect, whose involvement is still unknown. 15 injured.
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#BREAKING NEWS: Mass shooting reported at a Garlic festival in California. cbsloc.al/2Zhx3mL
Reports: Multiple victims shot at California's Gilroy Garlic Festival

Around 6:50 p.m., someone opened fire. Video taken from visitors show chaos erupt as gunfire rang out. Early reports indicate 11 people wounded, and at least one killed thecalifornian.com/story/news/201…
Witness saw a white man in his early to mid-30s firing a rifle that was “able to shoot three to four shots a second.”

“It was just rapid firing,” she said. “I could see him shooting in just every direction. He wasn’t aiming at anyone specifically....

latimes.com/california/sto…
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