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#Portland has been keeping secrets from us😡 not just the David Bowie trash cans, they still have music stores!! 🤔 but wait theres more...
You can buy a beer INSIDE the music store😳 and you can drink it while you're shopping a massive selection if CD & Vinyl😯😯😯🤯
I bought Neil & Crazy Horse 🐎 Fillmore '70, Replaced my Robert Johnson set for 10 bucks, and special ordered Jacqueline du Pre's Elgar cello concerto
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As the organized flood of pro-murder comments following the killing of a 23 year old #Portland anarchist show, the far-Right and MAGA online worlds thrive off the spectacle of violence and threats of death, but also depend on big accounts to direct them. A thread.
The more that we understand these online campaigns, how they work, the players, and more over - what they are designed to accomplish, both in terms of in the mainstream media and against specific targets, the more we are able to push back against them.
Organized trolling campaigns that included the use of direct threats of violence and murder go back to GamerGate in 2014 and 2015, where a new generation connected with Mercer family money and aging white nationalist ideologues.…
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People with courage exist.

We allow children to be kept in concentration camps.

America disgusts me.
I can't wait to go on trial for over 3 years of my life against #TheState!

The #CityOfPortland wants me in jail and I will demonstrate that my peaceful #FreeSpeech was both entirely truthful and correct. #Portland's City Council colluded with @G4S to sign a $10 million contract.
Mayor #TedWheeler's cowardly City Council rammed-through a new 5-year contract without public testimony, and while ignoring KNOWN PUBLIC DISAPPROVAL.

@G4S security also armed, trained & included #OmarMateen in their "security agent" ranks - the #Pulse mass-shooting killer of 49.
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Do not make me Do a thread on this..
5 Ways The Right Thinks Obama Is Trying To Disarm The Police…
Shocking: Obama to Disarm – Demilitarize Police
Who'Next Mu. In Congress? Ilhan Omar she will continue where Obama left off.. Don't Say I didn't Warn you!!!…
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Thread on #BillyGraham
I'm doing to help folks who want to come up to speed on reasons why it is so hard to get justice for abuse in the church.
Did #BillyGraham break the Billy Graham Rule??
I would say he did.
The balance of probabilities points in that direction.
I encourage Christians who are advocating for abuse victims to read this thread and examine all the evidence presented.
I've given as many citations as I can in this thread. Please RT and share. I will be unrolling it too so you can read it as a PDF.
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Fiona Barnett blew the whistle on #FranklinGraham’s support of #VoodooDoughnuts many months ago.…
When #FranklinGraham tried to scrub the fact that he’d endorsed #VoodooDoughnuts, Fiona Barnett called him out again.…
A victim of child trafficking testifies that #VoodooDoughnuts in #Portland is a child trafficking front.
No wonder #BillyGraham’s son #FranklinGraham tried to erase the fact that visited Voodoo Doughnut and 'loved the killer doughnuts’!…
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PORTLAND, Ore.—Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, provided the below statement on the law enforcement response to the August 17, 2019 demonstration in Downtown Portland.
“As a prosecutor, I’ve had the honor of being involved in law enforcement in Oregon for nearly 30 years. Much of this time has been working with agencies in the Portland Metropolitan Area, and, as a federal prosecutor for the last 19 years, partners throughout the state.
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Here's the user-to-user graph for 13,537 #Portland tweets from Aug 15 to Aug 18 (today). This graph is telling, it's split almost in half. Top quadrants are lefty accounts and the bottom are right wing MAGA accounts. #PDXData
You can really see the split in the pre-render screen of @Gephi. The only area that seems semi-connected to both disparate halves is this tweet that tagged the Portland Police and the The Oregon Museum of Science with several related hashtags and created that light blue pattern.
The giant purple cluster in the bottom half is notable. I've previously documented MAGA accounts which always tweet at very high volumes (including hundreds of retweets) and some of those accounts are present in the purple cluster.
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The far-right attacking the anti-fascists with a hammer, then switching the narratives claiming that the anti-fascists attacked them with a hammer. #Antifa means "anti-fascists." It is not an organization. If you are against fascists, YOU are antifa. #Portland
“Smear campaigns” against #antifa are used to create the image of internal enemy and “scapegoats.” Since Charlottesville, such campaigns against #Antifa became a compulsory exercise for #AltRight, #Kremlin #trolls and #Bots. #disinformation is an important tool in cyberwar.
In 2017, the online campaign used fake #antifa (an umbrella term for anti-fascist protestors) Twitter accounts to claim anti-fascists promoted violence against women supporting Trump or white supremacy. @bellingcat research showed the evidence of campaign orchestration on 4chan.
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On Charlottesville's anniversary, Unite the Right attendee + Florida Director of Latinos for Trump, Enrique Tarrio with Joe Biggs, led 300 #ProudBoys, white nationalists + III%ers into #Portland - who quickly showed them the door. Thread on what the media's already getting wrong.
First and foremost - the main story that won't be on the front page of every "liberal" or "progressive" newspaper or website tomorrow is simply the depth of how successful the broad antifascist coalition in #Portland was in bringing people out - despite all odds.
Within progressive circles, especially those more tied to the DNC and less to social movements, there is a narrative that antifascists, or antifa, are somehow removed from the broader organizing and mobilization for these large scale events.
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via @YouTube
@YouTube #LIVE #Portland #IRL
@YouTube Thread by @MrAndyNgo: "Flyers are posted around Portland saying that “armed violent white supremacists” are here to target black, indigenous,igious minorities, disabled, houseless & LGBTQ people. It call […]" #Antifa #PortlandProtest #PortlandProtests…
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#Breaking: Just in - Hundreds of Proud boys have arrived in #Portland ahead of the rally and march today, also reports of 15 people with weapons not sure if the side of Proud Boys or not...
#Update: The Side of the Proud Boys erupt in a chanting of "USA USA USA" to get a respond or trigger from the other side in #Portland.
#Update: Portland police confiscating everything made of hard materials from the Proud Boys, Not sure if they will do the same with the other side of the counter protest. #Portland
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Proud Boys are beginning to assemble in Portland. As “normal” cops talk to Enrique Tarrio and Joe Biggs, officers in riot gear watch from a distance.

Follow my feed for updates and for livestream throughout today. #Portland #PortlandProtests #PortlandOR
A couple bike squads are hanging out around them with non-lethals.
Two short busses filled with Proud Boys just showed up. I’d say about 100 are here now.
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1. #News ~ FTC Prepared To Break Up Big Tech
– ‘If You Have To, You Do It’… #Trump #BigTech #TechBias
2. #News ~ Democrat Congressional Candidate Dan McCready of North Carolina Says Opponent Lacks Faith In Public Schools - Sends His Own Kids To $18,000 a year Private School…
3. #News ~ Randy Constant of Chillicothe, Missouri, Leader of Largest US Organic Food Scam Ever Gets 10-Plus Years in Priosn…
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#ThisIsAmerica: In this mega-episode, we cover #AbolishICE resistance, @BVWkrUnion strike, riot against police in Mexico, antifascist soccer fans push back, hunger strikes and resistance in ICE detention facilities, updates on @minerblockade and much more!…
@BVWkrUnion @minerblockade We also speak to an anarchist collective in #NewLondon #Connecticut who are growing a food forest on land left to rot, after a corporate eminent domain land grab collapsed. We talk about the history of the neighborhood + its anarchist roots, and how people are getting involved.
@BVWkrUnion @minerblockade We then speak to @PopMobPDX about how both the media and the #Portland police have worked to facilitate and support far-Right violence in the streets while also attempting to stop people from mobilizing to defend their communities.
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Leaders of the #ProudBoys are telling troops in the lead up to a far-Right rally in #Portland on August 17th, ironically against "domestic terrorism," to "tone down" threats of violence + murder on social media in wake of visit from the FBI. A thread.…
After a month of making clear + direct threats of violence + even murder against the public in #Portland, leaders of the #ProudBoys in #Florida are now urging those on the far-Right to "tone down" rhetoric online following a string of mass shootings. Organizer Joe Biggs explains:
#ProudBoys claim to be rallying in #Portland against "domestic terrorism" of antifascists, who have killed no one. Since Unite the Right, which the Proud Boys helped organize and attended, 73 people have been killed by white nationalists + the far-Right.…
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Ted Cruz, who wants to label people who oppose fascism "terrorists," seen here at a rally with far-Right Oath Keepers militia. Group was part of armed occupation of Malheur in 2016. Participants threatened to kill FBI agents and one militia member was killed by law enforcement.
Should be noted, that there was wide support within some sections of the GOP for the Malheur occupation, and various GOP officials played a role in the armed occupation in various capacities.…
One of the most well known is Nevada Republican state legislator, Michele Fiore, close with Cruz and also the far-Right Oath Keepers militia. Fiore supported the Bundys during their armed standoff and played the role as a negotiator between the FBI and the militia during Malheur.
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After the antifascist protest in #Portland, #antifa is under attack from all sides once again. What is #antifascism really about? We actually made an entire issue about the topic: "Not This Time!"…
"Just as fascism re-emerges from the shadows of the past, so the anti-fascist resistance must now rise to the occasion and claim center stage in a new cycle of struggles." — @ROAR_Magazine collective #Antifa…
"Fascism is possible not in spite of liberal capitalism, but because of it. Both historically and philosophically, fascism is rooted in the same Western tradition as liberalism. " — @_erikforman #Antifa…
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Despite zero evidence, growing from one Portland police tweet, the conspiracy theory (heavily pushed by far-Right trolls), that #Portland antifascist protesters mixed quick drying cement into over 700 milkshakes which were eaten, has made its way into the mainstream. A thread.
First some context. Since Joey Gibson and goons stepped onto the scene in 2017, we've seen collusion with law enforcement, the creation of a violent far-Right coalition that includes Proud Boys, militias, neo-Nazis and the Alt-Right, and mass community defense against them.
While not all of the far-Right groups who come to Portland agree with each other or have the same views - they all agree they must work together in order to engage in violence against grassroots social movements. Proud Boy Tiny makes the case here - saying he welcomes Alt-Right.
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I suppose now that #AntifaTerrorists is trending, it may be a good time to remind you that the far-right has been spreading disinformation about antifa and manipulating antifa-related social media hashtags, search algorithms, etc, for years.
For example: Remember the fake antifa accounts? They still exist, but they’re not as active and most are on their 5th, 6th, or 11th iteration after being banned by Twitter and coming back. There were/are hundreds of them.
And then remember when Rebel Media (Canada’s Breitbart, but worse) started retweeting those fake antifa accounts?

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‘morning, folks. At least two right-wing demonstrations are scheduled for today in downtown Portland. Counterprotesters are planning to gather in opposition. Details here:… (thread)
Portland police say three sites -- Pioneer Square, Chapman Square and Waterfront Park -- will be involved, and that the events will begin about noon.
I’ll be following along and posting updates here. Stay tuned...
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Today, mass mobilizations are taking place in #Portland against threats from #ProudBoys that they will once against attack members of the public on the streets + in Burns, #Tennessee, where members of KKK and neo-Nazi groups are holding a conference with full police protection.
Be sure to follow @RoseCityAntifa, who has made a call (Chapman Sq, 12 PM) for broad community defense in the face of the #ProudBoys, who for several years, have violently attacked members of the public - all while working hand in hand with local police.…
Here's long term Proud Boy and Patriot Prayer member, Tiny Toese, arguing on an Alt-Right podcast, that we welcomes "...real racists, real Alt-Right" at his rallies, as it offers a way for the far-Right to unite against social movements organizing for broad grassroots change.
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Il y a 2-3 ans, j'ai commencé à "collectionner" et à renseigner dans une base de données des pochettes de disques dans l'optique de rédiger sur #spacefiction un billet portant sur l'usage des cartes (et globes) sur ces dernières... Corpus de pas loin 200 pochettes à ce jour ! 1/4
Et puis, le temps me manquant, j'ai mis le projet de côté... Je le prendrai très certainement plus tard, et d’ailleurs, de temps en temps, quand je tombe dessus, je rajoute encore des pochettes au dossier. 2/4
Mais en attendant, plutôt que de les laisser sur mon disque dur, j'ai décidé de les partager ici et de me lancer dans un #thread au long cours. Il y a des albums de tous les styles de musiques et des artistes de tous les niveaux. 3/4
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We’re live now at Portland’s Terry Schrunk Plaza to rally for abortion rights and #StopTheBans! Join us now to defend the hard-won victories for reproductive freedom and fight back against attempts to roll them back!
Impressive turnout and great energy at today's rally to #StopTheBans in Portland! #Portland #pdx
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