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Thread. #MyLifeAsAResister looking back at 12 months which feels Iike 12 years. So much happened every day, but we put one foot in front of the other, wading through the lies, the chaos, the deconstruction of our institutions. We keep our faith. 1/24
January 2018, for the second time in two years, women and the men who support us, gathered by the millions to send a message. We will not be cowed by a regime that does everything to take away our own agency. My cousin Zigi and I at the #WomensMarch @ZigarinaZigi 2/24
February 2018. Looking for inspiration and wisdom, I went to see Dan Rather, whose book is a must read for resisters. @DanRather spoke eloquently about what he learned from decades of reporting, that we are mighty together, that our core values hold and that it IS up to US. 3/24
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IDENTIFYING RUSSIAN INFILTRATOR TROLL ACCOUNTS

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During and now after the midterms, we saw the proliferation of Russian Infiltrator Trolls trying to embed themselves in the #Resistance in order to sabotage the primary process.

Here are a few of the Russians' tells.
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IDENTIFYING RUSSIAN INFILTRATOR TROLL ACCOUNTS

The name:
Older Russian troll accounts often had serial numbers in their handle (i.e. Jenny8675309).

Most Russian accounts now "overshare" and give faux full names in a way no American would, because it would be self-doxxing.

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IDENTIFYING RUSSIAN INFILTRATOR TROLL ACCOUNTS

Not every account that jumps or starts #FBR threads is a Russian, but Russians LOVE #FBR threads, because they can gain access to many #Resisters if they gain the trust of just one or two. Be careful who you endorse, please!

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Please remember it is a psychological self defense mechanism to normalize what’s going on around you

And when that doesn’t work, many people will find they grow numb or hardened to things that used to bother them immensely

#Resist normalization

#Resist hardening of the heart
How do we keep from normalizing the current political state of affairs?

How do we keep from hardening our hearts?

We can start by regularly reminding each other “This is NOT Normal” and emotionally supporting each other.

Encourage breaks and discourage quitting.
Now I’m gonna be honest and admit that I’ve been struggling with the numbness.

I have been for a few months now.

You know what keeps me from going fully numb or quitting?

#Resisters keep me here. Their passion re ignites mine.

Never forget how important we are to each other.
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1/ This thread is coming.

Poor “Jester” is not what he pretends to be.

Poor “Jester” is not as smart as he thinks.

Poor “Jester” ...

@FBIIndianapolis @TwitterSafety @TwitterSupport @jack
2/ I am not going to do this thread now, but here is a teaser.

Jester’s Russian email.

This is a TINY piece of the Jester puzzle to come ...

@FBIIndianapolis
3/ Here is some food for thought about this RIGHT WING operative until I resume this thread later.
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#Trump said his Russian business efforts, including during the campaign were "Very legal" and "VERY COOL."

HAHAHAH....yep, I sure do agree with that. Very cool, indeed.

Of course, most of the media have no clue, though some of them do, b/c some have reported the truth.
Well, sommanab*tch! The link I saved from one of the media outlets that knew ...now seems to be gone. Of course I couldn't archive it because it was WaPo. They wouldn't let me archive it.
Well, here's another one, by Buzzfeed, no less. They KNEW that Trump worked WITH the FBI, yet they participated in the conspiracy against him to frame him as the guilty one.

buzzfeednews.com/article/jasona…
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yeah, this.

said this the other day, but bc #resisters mostly care/think about thorny racial issues insofar as they can use them as a cudgel against Trump, they mistake the horse-race stakes/debate as the *actual* stakes and the entire spectrum of thought around those issues.
case in point, from our inbox, in which the letter-writer primarily views the pushback to the Warren video as an inconveniently timed attack on a well-liked Democrat:
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How to recognize it... what to expect... what to do.
#Authoritarianism #Totalitarianism #Fascism #Tyranny
#Antifa #Blackbloc #Resistance #TheResistance #Resisters #Resist #ResistanceRises
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They will come to power with a campaign based on fear, scaremongering and distorting the truth. Nevertheless, their victory will be achieved through a democratic electoral process.
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But beware, as this will be their argument every time you question the legitimacy of their actions. They will claim a mandate from the People to change the system.
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WARNING
The real reason the GOP wants to shove #Kavanaugh onto #SCOTUS

Next week; #GambleVsUnitedStates comes up for reaffirmation.
IF IT'S OVERTURNED,
TRUMP’S FEDERAL PARDON will EXTEND TO the STATE LEVEL TOO.
#Trumpistan #Resist #VoteBlueNoMatterWho

hillreporter.com/the-supreme-co…
Next Friday, October 5, the Court will hear a case –#GambleVsUnitedStates – which has the potential to Overturn 200 yrs of Jurisprudence Precedent.

That would Give Trump TOTAL POWER OVER THE PEOPLE!

#RESIST DICTATORSHIP IN USA

#Resisters SPREAD THE NEWS
CALL YOUR SENATORS
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#Thread
Tragically what the #CorruptGOP doesn't seem to get is that because they are not dealing in facts, & they are propagating falsehoods to their base, an entire generation of Republican voters, workers, apparachik's at every level; the U.S.A. loses ultimately. There are
People basing real decisions, at real jobs- both public & private sector-on false information. We have the most powerful military, biggest Economy, in the most industrialized nation in the world making Domestic & Foreign Policy based on fasle information.
This can & will end only one of two ways. Either we reverse course before catastrophic consequence or we experience what could be the most catastrophic multi-national event that has occurred since WW2 & the most grave consequences since our Nation's inception nearly 300 yrs ago.
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I stand in solidarity with those currently participating in the nation wide #PrisonStrike.

Human rights are human rights and everyone deserves to be heard.

The day that these prisoners aren’t contained in private for profit prisons is the day I will reconsider where I stand.
#Resisters

If you weren’t aware there is a nationwide #PrisonStrike currently going on since August 21 and will continue until Sept 9.

Here are their demands. They depend on US to get this info out as they’re being mainly ignored by the media.

Please take the time to read.
Here's Why Inmates in the U.S. Prison System Have Launched a Nationwide Strike time.com/5374133/prison…
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Whoo Hooo Check out these dancing #StandOnEveryCorner #Protesters
in Florida 😁🙃🙌

LOVE THIS💞🥰

#Protesters are our FRONTLINE!

Let's give them ALL the Support & Promotion that we can!!

Let's DO THIS THING & get #MonstersOutOfWH

#PromoteProtesters
h/t@ImmaBlueDot 💞

👇👇👇issues #ResistanceProtesters are broadcasting across US

They're reaching people outside of Twitter & Recruiting Voters & #Resisters

They're attracting Media Coverage

We've GOT TO HAVE THEIR BACKS &/or join them 🥰
#KremlinAnnex #PromoteProtesters
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Calling on ALL #Resisters 📢

Are you Ready to TURN UP THE HEAT on this Treasonous Dictatorship? 💪

Are you ready to use the most effective tactics employed by successful #CivilResistance Movements in democratic countries?

ARE YOU READY TO WIN? ✊

If so PLEASE ENTER 👇
Study of successful #NonviolentCivilResistance mvmts use a combination of 3 tactics👇

"The Tea Party showed us how much
power can be leveraged when all 3 are used at
once. If hundreds of thousands of people
contribute in this way, Trump and the
Republicans won’t stand a chance."
It's ESSENTIAL to support ALL 3 tactics

Like a stool w/3 legs-ALL ARE REQIRED

In our #Resistance mvmt 2nd two tactics are STRONGLY supported (i.e. pressuring elected officials and promoting dire importance of voting ✊

It's time to beef up support for Protests 🐮👊
#GetThemOut
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1 / DEPLORABLE WORLD
A story written with no plan or script through nano-chapters using the prompts from #vss365 #AmWriting #SunScribbles #SunWIP #SciFi #Satsplat #BadWordSat
#Swim steady and firm”, 15 yr old David told the others. They had been prepared. Their go-bags had the clothes approved by Deplorables and they had a small list of safe-houses in the mainland. All the adults in the island died do make their escape possible. #vss365 #AmWriting
In the mainland, it was safer to marry the kids to each other. They would live with their assigned parents according to the fake identity genealogy. What used to be known as the #cycle of abuse had been normalized. They had to blend in and hide in plain sight. #vss365 #AmWriting
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#ResistanceReading Thread

I’d like to share the books, articles, podcasts, etc that have inspired or educated you.

Basically, any writings that have informed you as a #Resister and may be of help to fellow #Resisters.

Tag your friends so they can participate too please.
#Read and #Resist: The essential books for activists in the Trump era thinkprogress.org/resistance-rea…
The Essential #ResistanceReading List – The Establishment – Medium medium.com/the-establishm…
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****OPEN LETTER TO AMERICA***

We are scared. We are angry. We are outraged. You had a chance to elect the finest most competent candidate of a generation – yes I am talking about @hillaryclinton but your flawed electoral system did not allow this to happen. Your “President”....
...refused to release his tax returns, mocked the disabled, incited racially offensive comments about the Mexicans. He managed to “brush off” the Billy Bush bombshell where he said that he was able to grab women by the p**** had a fake University where he ripped off millions..
...and had been bankrupt a number of times stiffing small businesses and yet millions upon millions of you voted for him. The record job growths and financial recovery since the GFC of 2008 and the progressive socially uplifting 8 years of President Barrack Obama simply wasn’t..
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Extraordinary acts come from ordinary people. We mist read and learn as much as we can in order to squash this regime They are following Hitler's rule book for #FACISM we must learn how past #Resisters won. We need to identify ourselves within our bbc.com/news/magazine-…
communities. If GOP win #Midterms2018, 45 will feel more empowered at which point #MuellerProbe will be dead! It's time to bring #theresistance into our daily lives. I propose we wear #WhiteRibbon to display our solidarity within our communities.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_rib…
The #WhiteRibbon would ellicit conversation within our communities that wouldn't necessarily occur via social media. Most importantly it would be a reminder that there are more of us than them. Only shop at white ribbon est take our $ out! #SundayMotivation
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🏳️‍🌈TODAY’S PRIDE HERO🏳️‍🌈
Harvey Milk (1930 – 1978)

Visionary #LGBTQ, civil, and human rights leader. One of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S.

His life was tragically cut short when he was assassinated nearly one year after taking office.

#LGBTVoices
Harvey was born May 22, 1930, in Woodmere, NY. Harvey and his only sibling, Robert, worked in the family’s department store, “Milks.” They were a small middle-class Jewish family that had founded a Jewish synagogue and was well known in their community for their civic engagement.
Milk knew he was gay while attending high school, where he was a popular student w/ interests from opera to football.

While in college, Milk penned a weekly student newspaper column where he questioned issues of diversity and lessons learned from the recently ended World War.
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Marches don't do shit to solve the problems we face as a nation. Due to gerrymandering, Citizens United, NRA and cheating (Scotus, stolen election) we have no opportunity to hold our representatives accountable $ is their only constituent. #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
#Resisters stop hoping that either #Mueller or #midterm2018 will right the wrongs of this regime. Realize we must be prepared to simultaneously attack and employ different tactics to win. We have to think out-of-the-box and #justdoit as 1st #womensmarch #msdstrong @MomsDemand
It's time to take a cue from our global trading partners and those who boycotted NC due to HB2 (Bathroom Bill). I propose a nation-wide boycott of GOP states and/or districts until families reunited, #puertorico #flint #BLM #DACA, #ACA #SCOTUS globalnews.ca/news/4304951/c…
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🏳️‍🌈TODAY’S PRIDE HERO🏳️‍🌈
Laverne Cox (age unknown)

The first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy for acting, and the first openly transgender woman of color to star in a scripted TV series.

Known for her role on Orange is the New Black.

#LGBTVoices
Born in Mobile, Alabama. She and her twin brother were raised by their single mother, Gloria, who was a teacher.

While she was born biologically male, she always felt female.

Laverne was bullied and attempted suicide at age 11. But she found strength in her love for the arts.
Laverne attended high school at the Alabama School of Fine Arts before going to Indiana University and Marymount Manhattan College, where her twin brother also went and studied the visual arts.

Laverne studied acting in addition to graduating with a BFA in dance.
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My handle on Twitter is Slightly Funny & I usually am. But this latest trump/sessions policy should make all Americans feel ashamed, saddened & intensely angry. If there are those among us who wondered how the holocaust was ALLOWED to happen, you have only to look at these photos
2) The act of child incarceration is abhorrent enough and the use of Christianity or any religion for it's justification should be the red line in the sand that causes every American to be propelled into action. It has been popularized to say and think, "This is not who we are."
3) But if those children are lying on the floor, it most certainly IS who we are and that is something that we now have to face. We have ALLOWED this to happen, as the German people allowed Kristallnacht. It is ironic that it is now the Germans who try to warn us & plead with us.
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🏳️‍🌈TODAY’S PRIDE HERO🏳️‍🌈
Alan Turing (1912-1954)

An eccentric British mathematician, widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

Turing broke the Nazi Enigma code, playing a crucial role in the allied victory in WWII.

#LGBTVoices
Turing spent much of his early life separated from his parents, as his father worked in the British administration of India.

At 13, he was sent to a large boarding school, with a rigid syllabus, so Turing studied advanced modern scientific ideas, such as relativity, on his own.
In his seminal 1936 paper, "On Computable Numbers," Turing proved that the theory of a universal algorithmic method of determining truth in math cannot exist.

He also introduced the notion of a universal computing machine, the "Turing Machine” — the basis of the modern computer.
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Recently, the subject of “tend-and-befriend” as a stress response came up in a discussion.

What is “tend-and-befriend?” It is different from "fight-or-flight" and it has everything to do with #TheResistance.

A thread. 1/
In their paper, Biobehavioral Responses to Stress in Females: Tend-and-Befriend, Not Flight-or-Flight, Taylor et al explain: The human stress response has typically been described as “fight-or-flight.” 2/
And while this is generally true, “A little-known fact about the fight-or-flight response is that the preponderance of research exploring its parameters has been conducted on males, especially male rats.” 3/
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1/ THREAD: How to thwart the Russians (evening edition, reposted from this morning): Russian bots, Russian spies, Russian provocateurs.
2/ There is no doubt now that not only did Russians interfere in the US Presidential election of 2016, but continue to interfere daily in
3/ our democracy by stirring up divisions along the existing fault lines of race and culture that have existed since the beginning of the
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