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For those of you caught up in whether there will be “riots,” in #Memphis when the #TyreNichols video drops. Who are more concerned with tranquility. Who are getting groceries and gas today in case the heathens come out. Let me just drop some good brother #MLK for ya.
“But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. #MLK
These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. #MLK
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@simonateba Growing up in Southern Illinois, I was Raised to be Democrat. Mom thought Dems were all like JFK & Lincoln. Both never had the opportunity to achieve their dreams. Both Assassinated. My Great Great Grandfather was in Illinois Regiment & died at Shiloh. Was it all in vain? War?
@simonateba I voted 4 Pres. Clinton. Then my Vermont Progressive Liberal Town “Fathers” tried to sell My Farm paying $10,000 9 months late & only notified My Husband.… Me, White Flatlander, Nurse w/MS. Nobody cared. Lawyer: Town would only get up on the Stand and Lie.
@simonateba Had to move away, The Hurt still there. I flipped to Republican. Neither Party Perfect. All Politicians are, well, Politicians. Independent Party, other parties negated. Pres. Biden laughed throughout His Victory Lap. Half of Americans Negated. Uniter became Un-tie-er.
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: 1,000,000 stranded Southwest passengers deserved better from Pete Buttigieg; and more!

Archived at:…

#Pluralistic 1/ The La Brea tar-pits. A Southwest jet is nose-down in the ta
This Thu (1/16) at 1530hPT, I'm joining my co-author @rgibli and our host, @BradStone, for an @InternetArchive/@Coil livecast about our book #ChokepointCapitalism: 2/
1,000,000 stranded Southwest passengers deserved better from Pete Buttigieg: The worst US aviation failure in history was a long time coming, and could have been averted.

3/  Image: Tomás Del Coro (modified)
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While he was alive, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t seen as the sanitized, “safe” civil rights hero like he is today. #ReclaimMLK Image
In fact, he was viewed as so radical that the FBI had him under close surveillance and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover dubbed him the “most dangerous Negro in America.” #ReclaimMLK Image
A Harris Poll taken 2 years before #MLK’s assassination showed he had only a 27% favorable rating among whites at the time. King’s direct & unmasked message of an America refusing to live up to her promises of equality and justice for all agitated the majority of white Americans.
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🧵 of #MLK speeches and sermons in which he speaks truth to power, shares about his philosophy of nonviolence, and expounds on issues of injustice and what our righteous, rigorous response should be.


#MLKDay #MLKDay2023
Our #MLKDay2023 #MLKDay featured #MLK speech is ‘Creative Maladjustment’:
“I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind. I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history.”

#MLK #MLKDay #MLKDay2023 #NobelPeacePrize

Full speech:
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Cesar Chavez followed Dr King’s career since the 1950s Montgomery bus boycott. Whenever newspapers carried accounts of #MLK battles, the stories "would jump out of the pages at me," Cesar said. MLK reaffirmed Cesar's commitment to nonviolent struggle & inspired UFW's boycotts. 1/ Historical photo of MLK
Although the two never met, they corresponded. Dr. King preached that genuine equality was not possible without economic equality. "What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn't have enough money to buy a hamburger?" #MLK declared. 2/ Mural with Cesar Chavez, MLK, Gandhi, UFW martyrs
Only one month before his death, Dr. King joined in solidarity by sending a telegram to Cesar, who was then fasting for 25 days in Delano CA, to rededicate his farm workers' movement to the principles of nonviolence practiced by #MLK and Gandhi. 3/ Photo montage with MLK, Ghandi, Cesar Chavez
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#Thread on #MLKDay2023 #MLK & The Poor People's Campaign:

The memory of King as an impassioned economic justice-warrior is continually threatened today by the oligarchs who remain in power. They instead take great pains to erase that part of King’s life from his legacy.
They attempt to silence his cries for a more monetarily equitable society. They deliberately obscure the final few years of his life. This sanitized, “white-washed” version of King purges the intense radicalism of the strike-leading preacher.
By his late-30s, King fully realized that social and political justice would always be predicated upon economics. Poverty, he understood, had to be eradicated. His speeches increasingly became threatening to the established American economic hierarchy.
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🧵I want to see in color today, Daddy. Love you. Miss you.

Joy matters.

“The dawn will come.”

“A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world.”

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In our recent interview, Scott Ritter opened up and told me a story I’d never heard him tell anyone else over the years.

You need to hear how Scott Ritter (and his wife Marina) were targeted by the FBI for DECADES!

And it’s still happening @elonmusk.

They don’t call it the Federal Bureau of Intimidation for nuthin’…
The FBI has been running a sort of Operation Zorro on Scott Ritter since 1994.

Zorro, was the Bureau’s long campaign of tracking, harassing, and wiretapping #MLK — including bugging his motel rooms to obtain sexual blackmail.…
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MLK… Image
It’s a known fact that J Edgar Hoover, gathered intelligence to control (I.e., blackmail) political elites

Ask #MLK
Former FBI Cheif Ted Gunderson Was Murdered After He Made This Video
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1/ 2021 - Glen Youngkin gets elected Governor of Virginia running on critical race theory. #GlennYoungkin #CRT #Virginia
2/ On his first day in office, Youngkin signs an executive order banning the teaching of #CRT in #Virginia and sets up a hotline for parents to report it. #GovernorVA #Virginia
3/ All this when #CRT was not even being taught and #Virginia schools and the hotline was quietly shut down for lack of tips. #GovernorVA #Virginia…
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#8milliards : "Nous devons apprendre à vivre ensemble comme des frères, sinon, nous mourrons ensemble comme des idiots", jamais la phrase de Martin Luther King n'a été aussi vraie #population #MLK Image
#8milliards Sommes-nous trop nombreux ? La question est presque toujours mal posée, et la réponse est toujours la même: la solution passe par l'éducation des femmes et leur autonomie, comme je l'écrivais déjà il y a 10 ans quand nous sommes passés à 7 M! @GoodPlanet_ Image
#8milliards L'éducation des femmes reste l’enjeu majeur du XXIe siècle. Car il s’agit à la fois de remédier à une injustice majeure – l’inégalité des sexes- et à la fois de lutter contre deux problèmes de notre monde : la surpopulation et la pauvreté.…
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🧵 Seldom-quoted #MLK: “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society…
From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade…
Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it…
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A 🧵 of #MLK writings/speeches (plus color photos) to get you started or continue your exploration.


#LetterFromBirminghamJail #TheOtherAmerica #BeyondVietnam #ThreeEvilsOfSociety
*The World House* chapter from #MLK’s last book, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?’ Here’s an excerpt from that chapter, but I encourage you to read the entire book:…
“Nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation.” #MLK #NobelPeacePrize
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Freedom Church of the Poor is starting soon! Tune in live via our Facebook page or follow along in this thread. #FreedomChurchOfThePoor Image depicting the Watts Uprising from the cover of Life ma
🎵 The day's gonna come when I wont march no more! Ciara Taylor starts us off with leading us in the song, "Hand In Hand"
The reading for today's service

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”… #Bible #FreedomChurch
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“This was not just extreme carelessness with classified material, which is still totally disqualifying. This is calculated, deliberate, premeditated misconduct — a cover-up [with] false statements and lies to Congress and the American people.” #LockTrumpUp
“Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, says that Trump wants the Department of Justice to release the names of the witnesses who helped secure the search warrant for Mar-a-Lago.”@therecount

#TrumpIsANationalSecurityRisk #TrumpCrimeSyndicate
CPAC 2022: “We are all domestic terrorists.”

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#EspionageAct [doesn’t] mention classification at all. It talks about a specific type of information: national defense… The real question is, why would Trump WANT to declassify secrets that could harm the U.S.?”
.@AshaRangappa_ @TiffanyDCross @thereidout
“Trump has still not said a word of explanation as to why he took the documents, why he did not return them all, and what he was doing with them for over 18 months.” @AWeissmann_

🎶: #stilloneblackmansopinion…
“[Donald Trump] has betrayed our national security, and he will do so again… You will not change him. You cannot constrain him. He is who he is. Truth matters little to him. What’s right matters even less, and decency matters not at all.” Adam Schiff

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Urbane #Dokumentation in #Wort & #Bild, sowie #Kommunikation zu den Aspekten sozialer #Fliehkraefte
im Zeichen der #Externalisierung von politischer Verantwortung - Das war 12 Jahre #Plasmogen5

Es wurde mir das Wohnen & Arbeiten durch das #SGBII genommen, aber nicht das Sehen!
Ich habe mich in 12 Jahren um Transparenz in einem Teilbereich von #Gesellschaft bemüht, worin dank dem TV mit seinen #ScriptedReality - Formaten nur #Fremdzuschreibung & Soziale
Ressentiments wirksam waren.
Es gab Zeiten echter Reichweite & ich habe diese für Mitmenschen genutzt
Als #Mensch und reflektiertes #Leben habe ich diverse #s erlebt:



und zuletzt das "#IchBinArmutsbetroffen"

Bis zu dem letzten # gab es immer ein Miteinander.

Wir haben uns gegenseitig bestärkt & Erfahrungen ausgetauscht.

Ohne Wenn und Aber!
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1/ “I MUST make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block…
2/ in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens Councillor or the Ku Klux Klanner but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice;…
3/ who constantly says, "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically feels that he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time; and who constantly advises the Negro to…
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A thread of color photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as we remember him on the 54th anniversary of the day he was assassinated. #MLK #DrumMajor #UntilJustice Image
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” #MLK ImageImageImageImage
“Cowardice asks the question ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question ‘Is it politic?’ And Vanity comes along and asks the question ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question ‘Is it right?’” #MLK Image
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Wir sind nicht radikal. Die Politik zerstört radikal unsere #Lebensgrundlagen.
Wir brauchen einen radikalen politischen Wandel.
Radikal im Sinne von "von der Wurzel her". Es muss die Wurzel der Probleme JETZT angegangen werden!
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Today is the first day of #BlackHistoryMonth.

Racism is still entrenched in the fabric of American society.

I’m optimistic for a future where it isn’t. But the road to that future is a long and challenging one. (1/16)
In 1967, #MLK wrote, “The roots of racism are very deep in America. Historically, it was so acceptable in the national life that today it still only lightly burdens the conscience.”

Despite our progress as a country, Dr. King’s words ring true 55 years later. (2/16)
Our nation is still governed overwhelmingly by the white, the male and the wealthy. Our leaders in the federal government make decisions for the entire country, including those whose lived experiences are nothing like their own. (3/16)
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My father with his friend and ally, #ThichNhatHanh, who died this week. I celebrate and honor Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and global influence for peace.

@nytimes: “A prolific author, poet, teacher and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh was exiled from Vietnam after opposing the war…
…in the 1960s and became a leading voice in a movement he called “engaged Buddhism,” the application of Buddhist principles to political and social reform.” #ThichNhatHanh #MLK #BelovedCommunity
“His connection with the United States began in the early 1960s, when he studied at Princeton University and later lectured at Cornell and Columbia. He influenced the American peace movement, urging the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War.”
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