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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.
July 14
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.”…
“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”…
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.…
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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…
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…
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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 >>
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.
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.…
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.

Police ID #Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting suspect as #SantinoWilliamLegan…
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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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