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We first thought Dilley isn’t inherently evil-just a large, emotionless machine running on bureaucratic inertia. Now we learn that for some, that’s not true. For them, Dilley is a torture chamber, built to cause the most extraordinary pain and exert devastating control over women
We have yet to see a single drug dealer, gang member or vandal bent on a life of crime in the US. That’s what they’ve risked their lives to escape, not what they intended to bring to America. And yet we expend enormous resources to keep these victims from victimizing us.
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Men working at Dilley have to tread carefully, because many of their clients’ pains and indignities stem from their oppressed relationships with the men in their lives: abusive husbands, gang members, drunken relatives, indifferent police and government, and snakeheads.
It is therefore no surprise that some of the women receiving Credible Fear Interview preparation are reluctant to have a man sitting in on their prep team, are reluctant to reveal painful intimacies to men whose supportive attitudes and good will may seem foreign to them.
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A common theme among us is,
“I was a voter.. but the election/trump/the #Resistance, made me an activist.”

Me too.

Activism became “my rent for living on the planet.”
It became as natural as breathing.

Now as I breathe, I #Resist.
But isn’t it even MORE than that?

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Since then, I’ve learned what patriotism is, and what it FEELS like..

I used to see it as a pretty empty term, sadly, used by the alt-right, evocative of nationalism & bigotry.

Now I know what true patriotism is:
When We The People
fight for a more perfect union.

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What have you learned about yourself?

Who or what is your #Resistance inspiration?

#GeeksResist gets a ton of credit for helping me realize my capacity for compassion, collaboration, and leadership 🖖💙

Tell me your stories!
I told you mine 😉😊
#TheResistance

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trump calling immigrants "animals" isn't just a distraction. It's a tactic that is part of the larger white nationalist agenda to Make America White Again.

trump's immigration policies are about reclaiming POLITICAL POWER for whites/the GOP.

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#RebelScum
trump's attack on immigrants, especially regarding POC immigrants, is clearly motivated by racism. But, we miss the big picture if we just think of it as irrational hate.

We need to understand the attack on immigration is part of the larger white nationalist political agenda.
White nationalism is a racist ideology that wants to ensure that whites retain its political majority and power in the United States. It's a response to changing racial demographics that will make whites a numerical minority in the coming decades.
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A Quick First Amendment Primer Thread

1. Does Twitter violate the 1st A when it bans users for their tweets? NO.
2. Does the NFL violate the 1st A when it bans kneeling? NO.
3. Does trump violate the 1st A when he blocks users? YES (for now)

#RBA⚖️
#GeeksResist
#RebelScum
The key to understanding these three answers is that the First Amendment only applies to the GOVERNMENT, not to private actors.

The 1A states that "CONGRESS shall make no law...abridging freedom of speech."

It also applies to state and local govts.
The 1A does not apply to private actors, and so they can ban speech that the gov't cannot.

So, a college student attending UC Berkeley has 1A speech rights b/c Berkeley is a state school.

But, a college student attending Harvard, a private school, does not.
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In a conference about undocumented immigration and sanctuary cities, trump declared:

Undocumented immigrants “aren’t people. These are animals.”

This is blatant dehumanization, and as history shows, we all should be thoroughly alarmed and horrified.

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In full, trump said:

“We have people coming into the country or trying to come in, we're stopping a lot of them, but we're taking people out of the country. You wouldn't believe how bad these people are.”

“These aren't people. These are animals."
Viewing and treating people as subhuman animals is a key tool of dehumanization.

That practice has led to brutal murders and genocide.

The following are some historical examples drawn from David Livingstone Smith’s book “Less Than Human."
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Constructive Dialogue and the Resistance
A thread by @Clara_Resists & @Augustus709
#GeeksResist
#RebelScum

We’ve seen it happen countless times. Someone tweets something and someone else disagrees. Someone replies with something snarky, someone else bites back.
Others start to chime in and it quickly spirals out of control. Stress magnifies it. Life under the Trump Administration has not been easy. We are at times angry, scared, incredulous, confused.
It’s hard to respond constructively when we are struggling with so much inner turmoil and anxiety.

How can we do this better? How can we debate constructively? How can we engage in a positive way with others who may not play by the same rules?
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Per Wikipedia: Batista suspended the 1940 Constitution and revoked most political liberties, including the right to strike. #TheResistance
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Batista aligned with the wealthiest landowners who owned the largest sugar plantations, & presided over a stagnating economy that widened the gap between rich and poor Cubans. Eventually it reached the point where most of the sugar industry was in U.S. hands. #TheResistance /2
The American Mafia controlled the drug, gambling, and prostitution businesses in Havana, and with large U.S.-based multinational companies who were awarded lucrative contracts.
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Hey, #TheResistance. I know #Sessions is awful.
But right now he's recused from Russia investigation; he can't fire #Mueller.
Mini-THREAD/
Let's not call for his removal. If he steps down or is fired, Dump gets to hand-pick his replacement. They may well fire Mueller.
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This is not about what #Sessions deserves.
This is about being strategic.
#ResistSmart
#GeeksResist 🤓
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Refuse Fascism's flyers and website CLAIM they want peaceful protest until Trump is out of office. Sounds harmless, until you look closely at who is behind this group. Hint: Nov. 4th is RUSSIA'S UNITY DAY. 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺 Thread 1 #ThursdayThoughts #GeeksResist #RefuseFascism
Refuse Fascism's flyers and website seem innocuous. That's intentional. The "Who Is Refuse Fascism?" page on their site has no reference to the Revolutionary Communist Party or RF founder Bob Avakian. 2 #BobAvakian #Nov4ItBegins #nov4thitbegins #Nov4 refusefascism.org/about-contact/
But this Refuse Fascism website post from July is an invitation to all who participated in RF's July 15th "event" to join with the Revolutionary Communist Party led by Bob Avakian. 3 #RCP #Avakian #Communism #revolution
refusefascism.org/2017/07/17/fro…
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Trump is a lying, selfish, corrupt a$$ who committed collusion to win the election. It may make me feel better to write that. It may make you feel better to read it. We may get some followers out of it. BUT THAT'S NOT RESISTING. #FridayFeeling THREAD 1
Living under the Trump admin is frustrating. There's bad news every day, and he acts like a jerk on an ongoing basis. We're human & we need to vent. But PLEASE do more than vent. Snarky comments alone won't accomplish ANYTHING. 2
One of the best things you can do to fight Trump is call your Members of Congress (MoCs). It's not glamorous or sexy, but it's one of the most important things registered voters can do. The deluge of phone calls is what helped to kill previous ACA repeal bills. 3 #CallYourReps
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#RWU presents our first #ManCrushMonday, in which we highlight a male feminist ally. Today it's Jean-Luc Picard of #GeeksResist ! 1
Since joining Starfleet in Jan 2017, Captain Picard has been a strong resistor, and a great ally to all in #TheResistance. 2
Once we became #GeeksResist, Picard took on a leadership role and has had a large role in the organization and direction of the group. 3
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Trump's administration made it clear last week there IS a #WarOnWomen. #womensrights #ReproRights #CivilRights #HumanRights #GeeksResist 1
Trump's appointees are anti-woman, homophobic and all have a reputation for bigotry or outright racism. 2
m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59…
3 groups have formed a task force to coordinate info about issues affecting women. Introducing Resistance Women Unite. #RWU 3
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1/Are you doing enough to SECURE your Virtual self?
Here's some more suggestions
Summon your inner OCD

#GeeksResist w/precision
2/I work in IS for a Hospital system
I protect patient/employee data professionally
The best protections still have flaws
Minimize your risk
3/Lets break down this great list
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1/ This is huge... Believe #TrumpRussia

This hack is a step to getting SSN needed to tear up the elections

Protect yourself

#GeeksResist
2/ First, If you have not enabled Twitter verification

DO IT! Right NOW!

This thread can wait
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(More 2 come)
/3 so let's make this real...
Popular vote or not, about 127 mil votes determined the last election

Hackers now have info on 143 mil folks
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