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Le drapeau de la R茅publique du Rif 脿 la manifestation #BlackLivesMattters 脿 Bruxelles en ce moment.
Je suis all茅 脿 la manif #BLACK_LIVES_MATTER au Palais de Justice de Bruxelles avec ma femme et ma fille a卯n茅e. Il devait y avoir 10.000 personnes environ.
"Justice for Adil, Mehdi, Mawda, Ouassim, Lumumba" #BLACK_LIVES_MATTER
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1. #FFS #BBCNews @BBC

Why you spreading divisive inflammatory violence rioting+arson normalising enabling promoting encouraging & glorifying left-wing propaganda

Why you broadcasting views of ignorant uneducated idiots

And I don't mean just your "liberal" staff

#BBC @BBCNews
2. #FFS #BBCNews @BBC

More whites than blacks killed by police in US

Black cop more likely to kill black than white cop

Considering VASTLY higher level of armed violent & lethal crime carried carried out by blacks are FEWER blacks killed by police even pro rata

#BBC @BBCNews
3. #FFS #BBCNews @BBC

Most killing by blacks

More whites are killed by blacks than blacks by whites

Most blacks are killed by fellow blacks

So stop spreading #BLM spin lies & propaganda

Stop being riot arson murder normalisers apologists enablers facilitators

#BBC @BBCNews
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#Efem茅rides #TalD铆aComoHoy #OnthisDay #History #CivilRightsMovement #MartinLutherKing

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1968.

Hoy, 4 de abril, era asesinado MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. (n. 1929), pastor Baptista y activista social.

Premio Nobel de la Paz, en 1964.
Dirigi贸 el movimiento de Derechos Civiles en Estados Unidos desde mediados de la d茅cada de 1950 hasta su muerte por asesinato, en 1968.

Fue galardonado con el Premio Nobel de la Paz en 1964, con s贸lo 35 a帽os.

Su liderazgo fue fundamental para el 茅xito de ese movimiento al poner
fin a la segregaci贸n legal de los afroestadounidenses en el Sur y en otras partes de Estados Unidos.

King alcanz贸 preminencia nacional como jefe de la Conferencia de Liderazgo Cristiano del Sur, que promovi贸 t谩cticas no violentas, como la Marcha masiva en Washington (1963),
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For Sanders to say his AUDIENCE Is MOST progressive in American history does a disservice to those who marched and protested in 60s and 70s.
I鈥檝e had a good response to this so I鈥檓 going to back up my claim with facts.
For instance, in the early 60鈥檚 mixed race marriage was progressive. AND illegal.
google.com/amp/s/time.com鈥
When I graduated from high school and was fully employed living alone, a male doctor told me he should call & tell my parents on me because I asked for birth control. In 60鈥檚/70鈥檚 notion a woman could control her reproductive cycle was #Progressive plannedparenthoodaction.org/blog/birth-con鈥
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The Purged: The #VanishingVoters of Trump鈥檚 America gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-鈥
In 2018, we uncovered 340,134 voters illegally removed from #Georgia鈥檚 voter rolls by Secretary of State #BrianKemp while he was running for Governor against Stacey Abrams. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian鈥 #VanishingVoters
This was #BrianKemp鈥檚 secretive 鈥渃leansing鈥 operation that won him the election over #StaceyAbrams, the first black woman in American history to run for governor. gregpalast.com/gops-brian-kem鈥 #VanishingVoters
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On May 17, 1957 civil rights activists gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to demand federal action on implementing the 3 year old Brown v Bd of Education.
Southern states were resisting Brown by nearly every means, defying the Supreme Court & advancing white supremacy. At this rally 3 yrs after Brown, #MartinLutherKing gave his first speech before a national audience.
The speech he gave - 鈥淕ive Us The Ballot鈥 - positioned voting rights at the center of the struggle for civil rights. It remains one of King鈥檚 most important speeches. On this 65th anniversary of Brown, it resonates just as powerfully. Voting rights remains the linchpin.
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1/ Since it's Dr. Maya Angelou's birthday. I'm going to tell y'all a quick story of the time my mother sold a pair of earrings to Dr. Angelou.
2/ First let me say, Dr. Maya Angelou was devestated after #MartinLutherKing was assasinated. He was murdered on her birthday, and for years after, she refused to celebrate her birthday. oprah.com/own-master-cla鈥
3/ I wanted to honor Dr. Angelou today, because she quite literally brought joy to my mother on the last day of my mom's life, and that is why I would like to celebrate Dr. Angelou.
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There is a myth going about. It is spoken on our news. It is taught in our schools. Liberal free thinking allies and racists alike tout it. It is an image that is much more a mirage of a colorblind hero in the body of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gather round. #MLK2019 #MLK #MLK90
Let's jump right in with a quote from the "I Have A Dream" speech.

Dear White People,
Dr. King's mind was on a lot more than Black kids and White kids holding hands. Read this part: #MartinLutherKingJr on #PoliceBrutality. How #BlackLivesMatter of him...
Schools don't teach that #MartinLutherKing began the Poor People's Campaign, believed in Americans having a universal guaranteed income, and stood vehemently against the "evils" of capitalism and the Vietnam War. His dream went so exceedingly beyond "content of character".
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#TuesdayThoughts: I wasn't able to be as productive as I wanted to be this year given an (often-ass-kicking) autoimmune disorder, but here's a thread of a few highlights.

As always, I remain so grateful to you all for your continued support.鉂わ笍
First, I am very proud of co-editing, with @m_hild, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power. We had perceptive, brilliant scholars contributing essays on a wide variety of topics. Look for the paperback release in 2019!

upf.com/book.asp?id=97鈥
Second, was absolutely honored to be asked to write a piece commemorating the life and legacy of #MartinLutherKing #MLK for the National Civil Rights Museum. I chose to write about #poverty and the #PoorPeoplesCampaign:

mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org/50-voices-50-y鈥
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#MartinLutherKing鈥檚 Cousin Blocked by #BrianKemp from Casting a Ballot in #Georgia 鈥 Despite Voting in every Election for 50 Years gregpalast.com/martin-luther-鈥 #ElectionDay #Midterms2018 #VoterSuppression
92-year-old Christine Jordan, who was blocked from voting in #Georgia by #BrianKemp, hangs with her granddaughter Jessica. Miss Christine, #MartinLutherKing鈥檚 cousin, talked about the family reunions with the Kings at her house. gregpalast.com/martin-luther-鈥
#Georgia's GOP Secretary of State, #BrianKemp, took away her right to vote exactly 50 years to the day since she cast her first ballot in Atlanta. To get back her vote, she is ready to sue #Kemp in federal court, "If someone will help me walk to the courthouse." Any volunteers?
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Italiani, 50 anni fa moriva #MartinLutherKing in quello che dobbiamo accettare oggi, dopo cos矛 tanta manomissione storiografica, come un vero omicidio di Stato. L'esempio di come l' America tratta gli #afroamericani 猫 tutt' oggi ancora racchiusa in quell' omicidio. #MLK50 #USA
Alle piantagioni si sono sostituite le incarcerazioni di massa degli #afroamericani, figli e nipoti di quegli stessi #schiavi. Al linciaggio e all' impiccagione si 猫 sostituito il tiro a segno dei #poliziotti che sparano a teenagers disarmati.
Gli stessi poliziotti, quasi tutti #bianchi, che non pagano mai le conseguenze delle loro azioni, non un giorno di carcere. Nemmeno un processo. La loro scusa 猫 quella di sempre: "pensavo fosse armato". Ma ai ragazzini bianchi non succede.
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