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Our new book 🚀🐌✊🏾 #Degrowth in Movement(s): Exploring pathways for transformtion

A dictionary of social movements and alternatives for a future beyond economic growth, capitalism, and domination. 📘Published @Zer0Books & with CC licence. Whats it about, whos in it? 👉🏽THREAD 1/
There have been many books on the concepts of alternative economies, on the #GreenNewDeal, a #wellbeing economy, #postcapitalism or #degrowth. But what about the practices?

How can the transformation of society be conceptualized? And how can we built alliances for this? 2/
Degrowth is not just a new term for an ongoing discussion on alternatives or a thriving academic research paradigm.

Its also an emerging social movement that overlaps considerably with other social movements – from #BasicIncome to #commons #unions #cooperatives #Feminism /3
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MAR 19 #WWIII #COVID19 MD THREAD 1: Most stories from WaPo: Siobhán O'Grady, Rick Noack, Marisa Iati, Alex Horton, Miriam Berger and Katie Mettler
March 20 at 7:31 AM PT .. skip all TRUMP lies, JUST FACTS HERE
tinyurl.com/ry9j5q7 FRONTLINE TROOPS @AMSA_News @ANANursingWorld
MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: Way too late for #Fresno #McCarthy THIS IS #WWIII on our #AmericanSoil. Against tiny but vicious Enemy #COVID19 ...AND OUR #FRONTLINTROOPS Need #N95 masks #ProtectiveEquipment (Like #China has) HERE is a 60 page PDF #HANDBOOK @usairforce
MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: FIRST the toll to date. 250,000 Reported CASES (Remember MANY Countries do not report..including #Turkey #Russia ) 11,000 DEATHS #Italy passed #China #Spain up 30% @WHO @maddow @CNN @JohnsHopkinsSPH @UCSF @BuzzFeed @SCMPNews @guardian
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When I “officially” endorsed #Bernie2020, the campaign asked for a “short” statement for a graphic.

I'm wordy; wrote a whole page. Oops.🤓

It’s hard to distill why I believe so strongly in this #BigUS movement & @BernieSanders, but I’d like to share my attempt.

A thread...
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@BernieSanders The part of my statement that made it on the #BernieSanders graphic boils down to one word:

TRUST

Bernie’s stances are grounded in principled judgment, proven to be right & just for decades. His policies prove to be successful when enacted. I know who he'll be once elected.
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@BernieSanders My passion & purpose is #PublicEducation, so my endorsement is also rooted in that.

#Bernie’s full platform - from #MedicareForAll to #CriminalJusticeReform - will have profound positive impacts on students, communities, and the ed profession, in both direct & indirect ways.
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#ALEC's States & Nation Policy Summit opens at a Westin resort in Scottsdale on Wednesday with an agenda touching on several of it's core principles including “election integrity”, #privatization of #education and support for #homeschooling, and protection for #BigPharma 1/6
Also on Wednesday, #ALEC and the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-#LGBT coalition devoted to re-criminalising homosexuality in the US in the name of Christianity are co-hosting a dinner. #Christofascists prwatch.org/news/2019/12/1… 2/6
Rightwing ‘bill mill’ accused of sowing #racist and white supremacist policies theguardian.com/us-news/2019/d… A report published on Tuesday by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other advocacy groups charges #ALEC with propagating #WhiteSupremacy 3/6
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Today and tomorrow we will be looking at #policies in workplace and how different sectors are attempting to address #GBV and sexual harassment in workplaces and #protecting women workers' #rights

#16DaysofActivism2019 #ILOendGBV
#awarenesstoaccountability
ESCOM, #Malawi power utility company, created a Gender and Social Inclusion unit. It also developed/implemented policies to ensure a zero tolerance to sexual harassment and discrimination in the company.
medium.com/power-africa/e…

#16DaysofActivism2019 #ILOendGBV
Nien Hsing Textile company has partnered with #Lesotho based #unions and women's rights orgs to launch a program to prevent #SGBV in their garment factories, which employs more than 10,000 workers.

industriall-union.org/agreement-to-e…

#16Days #ILOendGBV
#awarenesstoaccountability
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.@PeteButtigieg's quotes from the debate, a long thread. Divided into differently lengthened segments for your reading delight. #DemDebates #DemDebate2 #TeamPete
"I'm running for president because our country is running out of time. It is even bigger than the emergency of the Trump presidency. Ask yourself how somebody like Donald Trump ever gets within cheating distance of the Oval Office in the first place. 1/5
"It doesn't happen unless America is already in a crisis -- an economy that's not working for everyone, endless war, climate change. We have lived this in my industrial Midwestern hometown. My generation has lived this as long as we have been alive. 2/5
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Another crooked #Union boss was arrested.

Glenn Blicht, President of the Longshoremen Union Local 1964, was arrested for demanding and taking bribes from an employer in exchange for NOT representing Union employee's interests.

#ButNothingsHappening #UnionCorruption
LOL...and once again, THERE ARE TAPES!
Just as a reminder, and to put them in one place, there have been quite a few busts related to corrupt union bosses and officials. Here's the former VP of the UAW who pleaded guilty to corruption:

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Devin Nunes is suing Twitter because users have said mean things about him. #RickShow
Andrea Chalupa: The timing of Nunes' lawsuit is so bizarre and comes at an odd time; Putin just passed legislation making it illegal to spread "fake news."
@AndreaChalupa @Gaslitnation
Rick: We have free speech rights against our gov't.
Andrea Chalupa: Hitler was laughed at and not taken seriously. We all laugh at Trump. Putin was laughed at as well & still remains a clown.
@AndreaChalupa @Gaslitnation
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#UnionThug

HISTORY LESSON FOLKS

🔴In 1943 The Institute of Public Affairs aka @TheIPA was established by notable businessmen in response to an outstanding win by Labor in the Federal Election in same year

🔴Their intent was to SMASH LABOR, the UNIONS and to fight SOCIALISM.
🔴In the following year @TheIPA established the Liberal Party of Australia.

😩You can see ‘NOTHING HAS CHANGED’.

🔴These TORIES LOATHE LABOR & the UNION MOVEMENT hence ⚠️@ScottMorrisonMP > #UnionThugs campaign.

NOTE #NeoLiberals, #Libertarians DO NOT ACT in the PUBLIC GOOD
#UnionThug

🔴Ever wondered why Joe Hockey & Tony Abbott allowed / facilitated the demise of the Australian CAR INDUSTRY > it was because they were targeting UNIONS, the car industry was perhaps the most UNIONISED of all industries.
🔴Tories LOATHE #UNIONS
except their @TheIPA
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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Aug 15-22, 2018
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1. Ricky Johnston from Las Vegas admitted to receiving over 600 images of toddlers & children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison.

#childpornography #childsexabuse #RickyJohnston #projectsafechildhood

justice.gov/usao-nv/pr/las…
2. Operation Darkness Falls results in arrest one of the most prolific dark net drug dealers in the world.
Matthew & Holly Roberts used the darknet marketplace to distribute #fentanyl #oxycodone #heroin #meth & other drugs.

#darknet #silkroad #alphabay
justice.gov/usao-ndoh/pr/o…
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0/ Thread. Having spent some time with @Nicolas_Colin on his new book HEDGE about #tech, #entrepreneurship, social #policy and the future of the Safety Net, I'm sharing some things that stuck with me, and why HEDGE is one for the ☀️📚📝 #readinglist amazon.com/Hedge-Greater-…
1/ @Nicolas_Colin is thought-provoking not least because of his vantage point - graduated from the French ENA, worked at the top of the French civil service, set up his own company, and invests in startups all over 🇪🇺 with @_TheFamily
2/ Im not one for party politics, and HEDGE isn't about that. It's a book that speaks to the zeitgeist of the #techlash and ways for #startup #founders and #politicians to think about smart, sensible policies to build an inclusive Safety Net 2.0 📖
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Thread. Selected list of #indictments for May 24, 2018
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Pfizer Agrees to Pay $23.85 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks Through a Co-Pay Assistance Foundation
#medicare #kickbacks #pricegouging #Pharmaceuticals

justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/pfi…
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Former Kentucky County Treasurer Indicted For Fraud and Identity Theft
#wirefraud #identitytheft

justice.gov/usao-edky/pr/f…
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Hello @BloggingBlue – I just want to be clear – you are attacking me for attacking the right-wing candidate? 1/?
doesn’t regret his anti-women’s choice protests. As a lawyer, he worked to create the #Gerrymandered legislative maps and he defended Act10 in front of #SCOWIS. 2/?
Look -- @JudgeScrenock knows that he doesn’t have to work to reach out to voters, because his friends in the special interest club will come to his rescue in 2018. He literally says nothing. 3/?
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