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🚨PATRIOTS HELP NEEDED PROMOTE TURNOUT TO
#UNITE #MISSISSIPPI 🇺🇸
VOTE NOVEMBER 5th 🗳
♦️ 122 State House Seats
♦️ 52 State Senate Seats
#MS #Republicans Turnout Matters. #LeadRight @MSGOP #HailState
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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.
#thread
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revcom.us/a/613/chart-fa…
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.”
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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BE A GUARDIAN FOR DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker!
As well as VOTING & REGISTERING others, being a poll worker (or Poll Watcher) is one of the best ways to help Democracy & ensure fair elections in your State
THREAD of
State-by-State Requirements for 50 ALL STATES & links to sign up.
What’s the difference between Poll Worker & Poll Watcher?
#PollWorker Nonpartisan,Paid
(Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, Checker, Precinct Worker)
#PollWatcher Partisan,Volunteer
(Observers, Monitors, Challengers)
Be A Guardian of Democracy!
Be a Poll Worker or Watcher #Elections2020
Be A Guardian of Democracy!
#PollWorker #PollWatcher
A decade ago, Tea Party recruited saying “build relationships w/ election admins; they control access to vote” & they're still manning voting stations.
Volunteer. Help take back the vote. #Elections2020
pewtrusts.org/en/research-an…
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New #Q thread!! Q still active by the way. Watch @realDonaldTrump Tweets. Each tweet builds a map. Remember what Q said.
#HurricaneDorian2019 attacked #Bahamas right? Think Sean Connery original #JamesBond actor has Mansion there..but was spared
usatoday.com/story/entertai…
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There are 23 GOP Senators up for re-election in 2020 #Senate2020
#AK #AR #AZ #CO #GA #IA #ID #KS #KY #LA #ME #MS #MT #NC #NE #OK #SC #SD #TN #TX #WV #WY
#FlipTheSenate #BlueWave2020

Democratic Challengers for #SENATOR
(per @Politics1com & @ballotpedia)
Update Sep 2019

THREAD
There are 23 GOP Senators up for re-election in 2020 #Senate2020 #23GOP

#AK #AR #AZ #CO #GA #IA #ID #KS #KY #LA #ME #MS #MT #NC #NE #OK #SC #SD #TN #TX #WV #WY
#FlipTheSenate #BlueWave2020
Dem Challengers for #SENATOR (per @Politics1com & @ballotpedia)
Update Sep 2019

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Hey #ALASKA! Can you help #FlipTheSenate?
#Senate2020
There are 2 Democratic Challengers
for Dan Sullivan's seat
Al Gross
dralgrossak.com
@DrAlGrossAK
Valerie Nurr'araaluk Davidson
@LtGovDavidson
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#InvestigateCPS 🔎🧐
#CaseOfNationalInterest 🇺🇸
#SaveOurChildren👶🏽 👦🏼👧🏾
#RuleOfLaw ⚖️

This thread will chronicle the Families being ripped apart by the destructive #CPS/#FamilyCourt system

See our faces and #JoinUs

#LetOurChildrenGo

👀👇
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This is Cynthia (9), Diego (6) and Esau (5). Their Mom, and only parent, was detained in Wednesday’s #ICERaids #ICERaidsMs. They’re staying with their Aunt (whose husband was also detained and has 6 kids of her own). They don’t know where their Mom is or if she’s ever coming back
Meet Stephanie (18)and her sister Ingrid(3). Their Dad and Aunt were taken right in front of Ingrid, who was sitting in the back seat of the car. She sat outside the car for two hrs until a friend could pick her up. Stephanie says Ingrid keeps asking “where’s Daddy?” #ICEraidsMS
The PH Food Inc. meatpacking plant in Morton #Mississippi After Wednesday’s #ICEraids #ICERaidsMS the plant is empty inside. One worker says those who weren’t detained are afraid to go back & they fear the plant will close w/out enough workers, so they’ll all be out of a job
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WAYS YOU CAN HELP Re: #MISSISSIPPI #ICERaids:

Thread is based on a day's worth of info. I will update it as I learn of more opportunities. It's important to note that rural MS legal & immigration infrastructure is limited & these organizations are in rapid response crisis mode:
Suggested Donation: to @MIRAStruggle, they do immigrant rights work in Mississippi & are engaged in this effort: paypal.com/donate/?token=…
@MIRAStruggle Suggested Donation: to @SEIRN, they organize in immigrant communities in the SouthEast & are actively involved in helping families impacted find the services they need & recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of ways #Mississippi #ICERaids: crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/…
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Evil. Cruel. Heartless. Unconscionable. We need new words to add to the ever-growing list of horrors. When children - some just toddlers - rely on neigbours & strangers to pick them up from home after a massive ICE raid, we need new words wjtv.com/news/children-… #Mississippi
Evil. Cruel. Heartless. We need new words for these horrors. 30+ children, incl 2 babies, & nearly 90 men & women are stranded in Mediterranean Sea in searing temperatures after a week in blistering heat. amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
Abolish ICE.

Abolish borders.

Fuck fascism.
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The ‘National Journal’ noted that Mike Espy, #MS US Senate Candidate #Election2020-has
liberal social views mixed with his support for cutting the federal budget and protecting Mississippi's defense and agricultural industries.
In 2018, Espy said that he supports free trade.
Mike Espy 🔁#Mississippi US Senate candidate #Election2020-Nov-3.
believes that the decision by Republicans to deny an expansion of #Medicaid is why so many rural hospitals in Mississippi have closed. #MSpol #MS #DemSenate2020 FOLLOW>>@MikeEspyMS
Mike Espy 🔁#Mississippi US Senator #Election2020-Nov-3 opposes a border wall, citing cost concerns.He opposes the Trump administration's family separation policy and said “a solution can be found "with the right combination of common sense and compassion." #DemSenate2020
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There are 22 GOP Senators up for re-election in 2020 #Senate2020
in
AK AR AZ CO GA IA ID KS KY LA ME MS MT NC NE OK SC SD TN TX WV WY
#FlipTheSenate #BlueWave2020

THREAD of all the Democratic Challengers for #SENATOR
(per @Politics1com & @ballotpedia)
Update Aug 2019

THREAD
Hey #ALASKA! Can you help #FlipTheSenate?
#Senate2020
At the moment there is 1 declared Democratic Challenger for Dan Sullivan's seat
Al Gross, Surgeon & Commercial Fisherman
dralgrossak.com @DrAlGrossAK
facebook.com/dralgrossak/
instagram.com/dralgrossak/

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Hey ARIZONA! Bye to @SenMcSallyAZ in 2020?
She's up in Special Election!
3 Democratic challengers for #SENATOR #ARIZONA
Mark Kelly
markkelly.com @ShuttleCDRKelly
Mohammad Arif
arif2020.com @Mohamma27433472
Juan Vasquez
@DVasquez2020

#FlipTheSenate
THREAD
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A few more thoughts on James O. Eastland, the Senator from Mississippi of whom Joe Biden (in an effort to highlight political "civility") said, “He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son.’”...
Photo: @nytimes
Eastland was literally born on a plantation in Sunflower County. His family employed sharecroppers, the economically exploitative system that took over after the abolition of slavery (Happy be-lated #Juneteenth).
Photo: James O. Eastland Collection, Univ. of Mississippi
He entered the Senate in 1942 and, yes, he was a Democrat. But a southern one--a Dixiecrat. There were intra-party differences, mainly along regional lines and Eastland represented the segregationist section.
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Interesting outcome of the DePalma et al #PNAS paper will be implications for study & interpretation of K-Pg 'Event Deposits' close to the #Chicxulub crater. These are fascinating outcrops which *could* record the same processes as 'Tanis' but have proved controversial.. (1/)
Many marine K-Pg boundary sites around the Gulf of Mexico contain evidence for high-energy deposition by processes linked to the immediate aftermath of the impact event such as earthquakes, tsunamis/seiches. But a 'catastrophist' vs. 'non-catastrophist' debate has raged.. (2/)
The 'non-catastrophist' argument has centered on biostratigraphic evidence - i.e. that diagnostic Cretaceous #fossils are found stratigraphically *above* these deposits - and suggestions they are sequence boundaries/lags/hiatuses linked simply to sea level change. (3/)
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#22GOP Senators are up for re-election in #Elections2020
You see how great it is to have Flipped the House Blue, yes?
So, let's get started to #FlipTheSenate with #BlueWave2020
#2020Elections

THREAD of all 22 with (POTENTIAL) Democratic Challengers (so far)
per @Politics1com
@SenMcSallyAZ up for re-election!
Democrat challengers for #SENATOR for #ARIZONA (per @Politics1com):
Chris Deschene @chris_deschene
Mark Kelly markkelly.com @ShuttleCDRKelly
Greg Stanton @gregstantonaz
Juan Vasquez, Physician
#Elections2020 #FlipTheSenate

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Democrat challengers for #SENATOR for #ARKANSAS
There are 2 potential Democrat challengers for SENATOR for ARKANSAS (per @Politics1com )
Wesley Clark, Retired Army General, Ex-NATO Commander @GeneralClark
Joyce Elliott, State Senator, Ex-State Rep, Retired Teacher @xjelliott
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#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

102. #Duke TE Daniel Helm
Height: 6-4 1/8
Weight: 249
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 79 5/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

103. #Iowa TE TJ Hockenson
Height: 6-4 6/8
Weight: 251
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 77 7/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

104. #Mississippi TE Dawson Knox
Height: 6-4 3/8
Weight: 254
Hand: 9 6/8
Arm: 33 4/8
Wingspan: 80 4/8
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This will be the 2019 #NFLCombine measurements thread. (The league records prospect information in 8ths of an inch and does not reduce the fractions...if you don't like it, tweet management.)
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

1. #Utah K Matt Gay
Height: 6-0
Weight: 232
Hand: 9
Arm: 30 4/8
Wingspan: 73 4/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

2. #Oklahoma K Austin Seibert
Height: 5-9 2/8
Weight: 213
Hand: 8 7/8
Arm: 30 3/8
Wingspan: 70 4/8
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Hunter Gray, a Civil Rights leader in JXN, MS, in the early 1960s, died earlier this week. He is most famously known for taking part in the 1963 Woolworth sit-in in JXN, which yielded this iconic photo. Gray is sitting at the counter, on the left. #Mississippi #NonViolence
In 2015 Gray wrote an account of the day for the @guardian: "That’s me in the picture. . . . They cut my face with sharp brass knuckles; someone cut the back of my head with the jagged edge of a broken sugar container. There was a good deal of blood." theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…
The picture of course went instantly everywhere. “Friends across the country called to say they had seen it, and we got letters from people all over the world.”

The image’s ongoing value, said Gray, was in reinforcing the idea that “change comes” from “grass roots people.”
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So I spent yesterday in a place I've written about but never really visited (which is always surreal): the Pearl River Swamp on the border of #Louisiana & #Mississippi.
During the Civil War this area (which is very close to the Free State of Jones that @vikki_bynum wrote about) was filled with anti-Confederate white men hiding out, trying to avoid having to fight the slaveholders' war.
I couldn't stop thinking about the WPA slave narratives about the area. The anti-Confederate whites learned how to hide from the enslaved, who learned from Native Americans.
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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.❤️
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…
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…
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As usual, the @WashingtonPost story fails to mention that the named victims of the #NorthCarolina vote heist are Black. Because polite newspapers don’t mention race and the return of #JimCrow. washingtonpost.com/politics/certi…
BTW: "Ballot harvesting" is an old trick: posing as an official to gather opponents’ ballots, then tossing them in the garbage. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/north-ca… #MarkHarris #DanMcCready #NorthCarolina #ElectionFraud
It is a variant of the "push polling" trick used against #MikeEspy in #Mississippi: telling Espy voters their preference has been recorded and therefore they don’t have to vote, as reported by our team here: gregpalast.com/mississippi-mi… #MississippiRunoff
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Just sayin' - I've got a graf in my #Mississippi piece for @BitterSouth tomorrow that's already made two grown men cry.

Facts can be devastating.

Keep pushing for the truth, my friends. The #ProgressiveSouth will ultimately prevail.
In the South -esp the Deep South- needing a #birthcertificate for #voter registration really is an impossibility for a sizable percentage of older African Americans.

This article is incredible:
#hospital #segregation #Mississippi
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
TFW you're waiting on your essay to drop after it's been described as such:

"It's going to stir up some shit, and do so with authority..."😉

Happy Thursday, peeps.
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#Mississippi fanatically attacked its voter rolls using #KrisKobach’s #InterstateCrosscheck list which targeted 146,054 voters in the state. From our #Georgia experience, about 29,000 voters would have been purged in 2017, just before the election.
We cannot give the exact number because the state is withholding the info. So, my attorneys have notified the state they will be facing a lawsuit under the National Voter Registration Act — the same lawsuit that forced #BrianKemp to cough up the #Georgia purge list.
Support our work, and get some cool premiums, such as a signed copy of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of the Stolen Election from our store: palastinvestigativefund.org

And, while you're at it, get a copy as a gift for an unenlightened friend!
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