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There’s NO path to the 2020 Democratic nomination that includes talking specious bullshit about Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. You can’t begin the primary process by alienating the base that ultimately decides the outcome but still expect to win it all. Stop it.
Belittling the efforts of PBO and HRC is an overt appeal to Independents and White “moderates” who continue to narcissistically think only they have the perfect solutions for centuries of intentional and systemic inequality in American society. Privilege.
This is an outright and consistent refusal to fully understand or pragmatically combat the entrenched, culturally charged obstruction of GOP forces that will ALWAYS be aimed at ALL elected Democrats, no matter their melanin content or populist plans.
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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! itsgoingdown.org/this-is-americ…
@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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1/ Today ICE conducted the largest workplace mass arrest in the history of US immigration enforcement. More than 600 immigrants were arrested and detained. Exactly zero employers were charged.

A lot of context to this one! Here's some of it

#ICERaids

nytimes.com/2019/08/07/us/…
2/ First, I will stress again that ICE does not conduct general #ICERaids. They know their targets, and they surveil and analyze them before arrest.

Todays raids were true "raids," far more so than the planned (but ultimately unexecuted) plan to go after families w/final orders
3/ These kinds of "shock and awe" mass workplace raids have almost always been industrial plants, usually food processing. They are carefully planned, in this case for nearly a year.

And yet they somehow still never know what to do with the kids.

clarionledger.com/story/news/201…
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Brains Behind AOC #JusticeDemocrats #YoungTurks
Saikat Chakrabarti & Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks
AOC entered a casting call being held by the Justice Democrats #actress
Chilling-Subhas Chandra Bose #Nazi👇

@POTUS @GenFlynn #QAnon #WWG1WGA #SundayMorning
@POTUS @GenFlynn Who are the #JusticeDemocrats? #Socialism
Justice Democrats is a political action committee founded on 1/23/2017, by Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks
The group seeks to steer the Democratic Party in the strongly socialists direction
#QAnon #WWG1WGA
@POTUS @GenFlynn 👀Ocasio-Cortez Chief Of Staff And Comms Director Abruptly Quit
Saikat Chakrabarti founded a PAC called Brand New Congress in 2016, and another in 2017 called #JusticeDemocrats #TheYoungTurks
zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-0…
#QAnon #WWGIWGA
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#ThisIsAmerica: We talk with someone who was on the ground during the #MemphisUprising about context of the revolt + its importance, antifascists about #Detroit #Pride2019 and how police protected violent neo-Nazis + discuss explosive #HongKongProtests. itsgoingdown.org/this-is-americ…
Music in this episode from @tony_the_scribe and new album from @mcsole.
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Let's not mince words.

#ANTIFA = domestic terrorism

No question about it.
Hmm... WHY ALL THE FACE MASKS & WEAPONS IF "PEACEFULLY PROTESTING"??!

Ever notice how the media mostly remains silent on these frequent events, while even at times -- blaming the people on the right?
It's almost like they came looking for violence.
It's almost like they came looking to incite a riot.
It's almost like they are all dressed alike, all acting alike, and all bringing terror to a city near you any day now (if they haven't already).
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This article ... works both as a look at America's gun pathology & a metaphor for most Americans' regard for the teaching profession.

Is there any other country on earth treating teachers like this?

indystar.com/story/news/pol…

#edchat #edpolicy #ThisisAmerica #NeverAgain
2/ These drills are expensive, traumatizing, not researched backed, and go against everything educators know about building safe spaces for children.

They are also increasing mandated by states.

medium.com/s/youthnow/the…
3/ These drills are wrong in school. Period.
washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/…
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The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis is sometimes called "Little Mogadishu." It's center of the nation's largest concentration of Somalis, & fertile ground for Islamic terrorist groups recruiting cbsnews.com/news/minneapol….co/12ohhyMilX
Abdullah Rashid, 22, a Georgia native who moved to Cedar-Riverside last year, has been making the rounds in the Somali-dominated neighborhood, telling people not to drink, use drugs or interact with the opposite sex. startribune.com/minneapolis-mu…
Police & community members pinned blame for the bloodshed on an ongoing feud btwn Cedar-Riverside neighborhood gangs like 1627 & Madhiban With Attitude (MWA) & their rivals, the Somali Outlaws, whose territory incl area around Karmel Mall #thstartribune.com/east-african-c…o/KBHnvS0GNf
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look at this text i just received. i have no idea who this is or how they obtained my phone number.

it came from 830 468 4868
this is exactly why we had a problem with the 'presidential text alert'.

they are taking their harrassment off of twitter and going straight to folks phones.

like i am shaking right now. how did "they" get my number?
their reply
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🤔Instead of them to address the issues raised, they will try to suppress The truth but this action will only make the song more popular. Anything you ban gets a BlackMarket appeal. Try this On YouTube too by the way. 🚶🏾‍♂️#ThisIsNigeria
There are many angles to this and if @falzthebahdguy wish to reveal them more we are willing to help out lawfully @zeal_a @AbdulMahmud01 @citizen_gavel they need a response that strikes like Thunder. 🌩
On @falzthebahdguy side, there is no need to be perturbed. A few minutes studio Edit of the song, removal the word “Criminal” will do the trick creating a new “RadioEdit” version that can be blasted all over again across the airwaves. @zeal_a corroborates this as well.
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America” is much more disturbing than the surface-level of officials saying “give children weapons.”

(Brief thread)

“Who is America” opens with Cohen’s Israeli character presenting his case for arming (literal) babies by invoking the paradigm of terrorism.

Interviewees understood the subtext (Palestinians) and reacted accordingly.
It’s not just the US.

This clip shows how American officials understand an entire group of people (Palestinians) as so implicitly threatening — that violence is immediately & uncritically accepted, even to arming literal infants.

The Israel-terrorism paradigm justifies all.
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4 officers just showed up on my doorstep.

they showed their badges and asked to speak to someone inside my house.

i instantly saw their guns.

when i asked if they had a warrant, an officer threatened to come back with a warrant and rip my door off its hinges.

(1/?)
when it was revealed that all they wanted was to see if someone inside had a phone contact that would help them with an investigation, I asked why the officer threatened a search warrant at all or to rip my door off its hinges.

the officer denied making either threat (2/?)
(and, yes—i have a video recording of him making both threats.)

when i tried to explain why four white men with badges and guns showing up on a black woman’s doorstep in 2018 was cause for extreme alarm, they said:

“this isn’t about race”

“I don’t see color”

(3/?)
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I have been digging around to try to better explain what the Flores Settlement is all about.

Yesterday I stumbled across something that stopped me in my tracks.

#FamiliesBelongTogether /1
Jenny Lisette Flores, 15, fled civil war in El Salvador In 1985. When she was apprehended at the US-Mexico border she was held for months in an #immigration detention facility together with unrelated adults. /2

nbcnews.com/storyline/immi…
During litigation the government conceded that conditions were "deplorable." Kids were jailed together with unrelated adults in facilities ringed with barbed-wire. They had little to no education, recreation, or visitation. This lasted months or longer. /3 supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/…
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was finally provided a tour of the kid jail.

Those are children in those cages. Ripped from their parents.

Many qualify to stay in the US. There is *no* reason to separate them from their parents.

Unless cruelty has become policy.

#ThisIsUs
#ThisIsAmerica
To clarify for those who might think, wrongly, that this is new.

Kids have been detained - incarcerated- for years. Family detention is a blight on our national consciousness.

What's new is separating children from parents.

But both are evil and we must do better.
I will not give Obama a pass for letting this happen even while he did DACA and provisional waivers.

He bought the xenophobic narrative of the parasitic immigrant.

They're refugees. He blew it. Hard.

Trump has added a new level of cruelty.
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What’s more shameful is the White American majority voted for Trump precisely so this would happen, and the more he justifies such heinous actions by calling the undocumented “animals” the more his approval rating rebounds. #ThisIsAmerica
Never forget that White Americans voted in majority for dictator Donald Trump and EVERY racist, inhumane atrocity his corrupt government commits. @HillaryClinton called them deplorable for a reason and they prove it daily.
Propane Jane discusses how the deplorables’ dehumanization of marginalized groups has paved the way for dismantling of every civil rights advancement of the 20th Century and the illegitimate ascendancy of #InstabilityInChief via @RickSmithShow podbean.com/media/share/pb…
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The people outraged about NFL players peacefully protesting racism also support this policy:
•A weeping mother is forced to wear a yellow bracelet
•Her 8 & 11 year old boys ripped away from her indefinitely
•ICE has *lost* 1400+ kids😳
#ThisIsAmerica
tucson.com/news/local/par…
It gets worse:
•Sexual abuse of kids in ICE custody is rampant.
•Knowing this—WH now permits ICE to destroy records relating to sexual assault & deaths in custody.😳
•All the while, parents are denied access to their own abused kids😓
#ThisIsAmerica
aclu.org/blog/immigrant…
It gets yet worse:
•Govt admits it has lost *1500 migrant children* who came here escaping drug cartels, gang violence, & domestic abuse
•Govt placed some kids with smugglers & human traffickers
•Knowing this—Govt continues to rip kids away from parents
nytimes.com/2018/04/26/us/…
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Families with children and unaccompanied minors account for 40 percent of those detained by U.S. border agents, Sen Heitkamp says. Kids separated from their parents. Warehoused. On military bases.

With training in child dev. & psych, I give you:
A THREAD

wapo.st/2rHDq2U?tid=ss…
2) Separating children from their parents is one of the most traumatic things you can do to a child, even when the child has had a safe and secure upbringing where there's been little violence or privation. Separating even for a short time has a cute name: Separation Anxiety.
3) SA is a normal stage in young childhood development, and usually ends by age 2. It's characterized by clinginess when the parent IS available, and fear of the parent leaving so much so that they refuse to sleep or let the parent leave the room without them.
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Shopping in Whole Foods today and saw an average looking white woman pick up an apple from the produce section and just start eating it. My wife was shocked but I said perhaps she’s gonna pay for it later. I assumed good intentions. A few minutes later... 1/4 #ThisIsAmerica
I saw her again in the baked goods section, brazenly eating cookies from a display case. ie: shoplifting. I know we were not the only people to see her. Nobody alerted anyone or did anything. I’m admitting this because... 2/4 #ThisIsAmerica
Everyday we see stories of perfectly innocent black people being treated as criminals for perfectly legal behavior. While white people have a presumption of innocence so strong, they can openly engage in illegal behavior without repercussion. But I realized... 3/4 #ThisIsAmerica
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#ThisisAmerica is "powerful and rewarding" for people who get off on violence against Black bodies. #PerpetualRewind
Look, #ThisisAmerica was....meh. It's what it is, no real subtlety. However, it's always great to watch white folx lose their shit when you point out their cultural pastimes. Still would much rather read and watch #janellemonae or #Bey's nuance.
Of course when you read about Glover's hating black women, fetishizing Asian women and his fondness for and defending of rape jokes, it's even less interesting. #ThisISAmerica #perpetualrewind
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Death riding the Pale white horse while he is followed by Hell (represented by police) going totally unnoticed because of dancing and pop culture in the foreground is the single greatest cinematic message I’ve seen in a music video to date. #ThisIsAmerica
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.” -Revelation 6:8
If you would like to expand your knowledge and gain some perspective then you should read “Behold A pale Horse” by Milton William Cooper

Here’s the pdf: hourofthetime.com/wordpresstest/…
Courtesy of @HouseOfTruDou
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I need someone to talk to about the genius behind Gambino’s “This is America” because I cannot handle this emotion on my own!

ALSO: he references Stephon Clark “This is a celly” meaning this was put together in
A
SINGLE
MONTH!

DUDE!
#ThisIsAmerica
ALSO (continued): Could this be a Horseman of the Apocalypse running through the background? But also the fact that you could miss it because of the dancing in the foreground further emphasizes the distractions of pop culture/social media #ThisIsAmerica
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