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So a few people have asked me about my reaction to @DoloresHuerta endorsing @KamalaHarris for her Presidential campaign in 2020. My thoughts on the matter and given with as much respect as I can give, as a person with Mexican family, and not quite fluent in Spanish. #DesculpaMe
1) @DoloresHuerta is a titan in Central Valley politics and for Mexican-Americans everywhere. She is often overlooked in comparison with #CesarChavez, but my understanding is that Dolores was more of the logistics of the @UFWF while #Cesar provided the #Vision. Sounds familiar!
2) In fact, my own Grandmother (mother’s mother) says that she marched with both @DoloresHuerta and #CesarChavez in the 1970’s. I recall the last time I asked her about her stories, I told her that I heard Dolores was fierce #AF. She concurred unequivocally.
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“The very public detainment of 21 Savage...seemed to be an ominous warning—a message to black people and other people of color, saying that no amount of money, status, or good behavior...will save you.” newyorker.com/culture/cultur…
“21 Savage has now brought into focus how little attention is given to black immigrants,who are largely erased from larger discussions about immigration and have little access to organizational resources, despite facing a disproportionately high risk of deportation” #Free21Savage
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#21SAVAGE UPDATE: My biggest question in this case is answered.

ICE knowingly allowed the public to believe that 21 was a convicted felon through an intentional half-truth. He *was* convicted in 2014. Per Alex Spiro, that conviction was vacated (not expunged). No felonies
I am comfortable calling this a lie. ICE lied, and with clear intent to cloud the news cycle and shift the burden of proof to a father of 3 US citizens who has given back to his community many times over to justify his own existence.

It's appalling. I'm appalled.

#AbolishICE
I've seen them do this to ordinary people who will never make the news, and that's bad enough. But to play it this way with #21Savage, an internationally-known celebrity who may go down as the single most famous undocumented American to this point in history seems... actionable.
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🌰SOTU🌰

📌Trump Inaugural Committee Is Subpoenaed for Docs

📌SDNY federal prosecutors seek to scrutinize donors &spending amid criminal investigation

📌The subpoena to the Trump inaugural fund asks for docs related to: Imaad Zuberi, whose firm donated $900K
SOTU🌰

📌Any donations made by foreign nationals or the "possibility" thereof

📌Any payments made by donors directly to contractors or vendors

📌Payments Processor Stripe is namedis under scrutiny

📌Inag Chair Tom Barrack’s Co Sought to Profit From Connex to Adm, Foreigners
🌰SOTU3🌰

📌Trump, Kushner met with contractors to discuss building border wall late last week.
#MobBuddies

📌Firms Recruited by Paul Manafort Investigated Over Foreign Payments

📌Mercury Public Affairs, the Podesta Group and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
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💣Espionage💣

This is HUGE!

📌The inquiry carries ‘explosive implications’ is an understatement!

📌After Trump fired Comey LEOs became so concerned by the Trump’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests.
💣Espionage💣

📌Counterintel investigators had to consider whether the Trump’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security.

📌Agents also sought to determine whether Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.
💣Espionage3💣

📌The inv’n the FBI opened into Trump also had a criminal aspect: whether his firing of Comey constituted obstruction of justice.

📌FBI officials had grown suspicious of Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign but held off on opening an inv’n into him.
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On #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay it’s sad to see Democrats still calling to #AbolishICE. Last night @AOC falsely said “a child died in ICE custody” and accused ICE officers of “systematically violat[ing] human rights.”
Blaming border patrol (CBP) for the tragic death of a child who was brought on an extremely dangerous journey is wrong & ignores the facts.

Obama 2014: "Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they'll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”
Border patrol officers tried to save the children.

The father of Felipe Gomez Alonzo declined medical treatment chicagotribune.com/news/nationwor…

The father of Jakelin Caal Maquin “has no complaints with how U.S. agents treated them” mediaite.com/tv/father-of-l…
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(THREAD) Well guys, it's time for a recap thread.

I covered over 80 protest actions in 2018, and out of the 4,300 photos I took, here's some scenes from the most defining moments in DC activism this year.
(1) #NeverAgain was one of 2018's biggest political stories, without a doubt. It took only 38 days for a small group of Parkland students to rally millions and set off a surge of student-led engagement.
(2) 2018 was the year the "die-in" tactic went viral. Even smaller actions, like a few dozen students blockading McConnell's office, were seen by millions. Young people wanted a sign that politicians were getting their message loud and clear.
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Families are still being separated at the border, months after “zero tolerance” was reversed

Immigration lawyers say border agents are again removing children from their parents.
texastribune.org/2018/11/27/fam…
"The Trump administration has quietly resumed separating immigrant families at the border, in some cases using vague or unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing or minor violations against the parents, including charges of illegally re-entering the country, as justification."
They're stealing children and hiding it again.

"Over the last three months, lawyers at Catholic Charities...have discovered at least 16 new separation cases. They say they have come across such instances by chance and via their own sleuthing"
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They murdered her. #AbolishICE

Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds

Roxsana Rodriguez died following lack of medical treatment in a privately run immigration detention center. An autopsy concludes that she was beaten.
thebea.st/2P6aZ8y?source…
She was tortured to death under #ICE custody for being transgender #AbolishICE #AbolishICE #AbolishICE #AbolishICE #AbolishICE

"was likely physically abused there, according an autopsy report released Monday, and died after several days of severe, untreated dehydration."
#ICE purposefully murdered her #AbolishICE #AbolishICE

“According to observations of other detainees who were with Ms. Hernández Rodriguez, the diarrhea and vomiting episodes persisted over multiple days with no medical evaluation or treatment, until she was gravely ill,”
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On January 21, 2017, we organized the largest single-day protest in US history. We came together as women, femmes, and allies to speak out, and we set the stage for the resistance movement that continues today.

YOU did this. YOU made this happen.

📸 @TheAlexArbuckle
On January 28, 2017—just one week after the first Women’s March—we flooded airports nationwide to protest the Muslim Ban.

Women who marched together went to airports together. People who met at women’s marches came together again to say #NoMuslimBan.

📸 Stephanie Keith | Getty
On January 31, 2017—just 10 days after the March—we went back to DC to voice our outrage of the nomination of Jeff Sessions. We continued our call to #StopSessions for over one year after that.

📸 Lauryn Gutierrez | Rewire
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Newsday --- November 3rd, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
3 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- November 3rd, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
3 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- November 3rd, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
3 Days Until Mid-Terms

I am adopting "The Wictor Block" Rule:

Be smart/playful/sincere....Feels Good Man

You come at me too hard and aggressively....looking for a response:
I will Block and Move On.
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(1) Thread #4: Mass illegal immigration attempts on the US Southern border.

Caravans through Mexico will always be with us, certainly long after 2018 midterms. The current ones are different... the strongest response is needed.

Directory of threads:
(2) The strong response being formed now will reduce size/frequency of future caravan attempts. The eventual #EndCatchAndRelease, #FinishTheWall & other actions by the incoming congress will allow the military deployments to end.

#VoteGOP has never been more necessary.
(3) Essential reading about the caravans:

dhs.gov/news/2018/11/0…
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Newsday --- October 28th, 2018 --- Sun
Nov 6th, 2018
9 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- October 28th, 2018 --- Sun
Nov 6th, 2018
9 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- October 28th, 2018 --- Sun
Nov 6th, 2018
9 Days Until Mid-Terms

I am adopting "The Wictor Block" Rule:

Be smart/playful/sincere....Feels Good Man

You come at me too hard and aggressively....looking for a response:
I will Block and Move On.
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Newsday --- October 25th, 2018 --- Thu

Nov 6th, 2018
12 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- October 25th, 2018 --- Thu

Nov 6th, 2018
12 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
2/
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Newsday --- October 25th, 2018 --- Thu

Nov 6th, 2018
12 Days Until Mid-Terms

I am adopting "The Wictor Block" Rule:

Be smart/playful/sincere....Feels Good Man

You come at me too hard and aggressively....looking for a response:
I will Block and Move On.
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Newsday --- October 20th, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
17 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- October 20th, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
17 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- October 20th, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
17 Days Until Mid-Terms

I am adopting "The Wictor Block" Rule:

Be smart/playful/sincere....Feels Good Man

You come at me too hard and aggressively....looking for a response:
I will Block and Move On.
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Newsday --- October 19th, 2018 --- Fri

Nov 6th, 2018
18 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
1/
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Newsday --- October 19th, 2018 --- Fri

Nov 6th, 2018
18 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
1/
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Newsday --- October 19th, 2018 --- Fri

Nov 6th, 2018
18 Days Until Mid-Terms

I am adopting "The Wictor Block" Rule:

Be smart/playful/sincere....Feels Good Man

You come at me too hard and aggressively....looking for a response:
I will Block and Move On.
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Given that communities across the country have been successfully pressuring counties to end ties with ICE, here’s a quick 5-step guide we and @CCIRAlliance created to follow up with those detained—many of which will simply be transferred to private detention centers. #AbolishICE
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#NewYork Republican club vandalized hours before leader of Proud Boys, who marched in Charlottesville, and who argued in the white nationalist publication 'American Renaissance' that blacks are "incompatible" with whites, was set to speak. itsgoingdown.org/new-york-repub…
Sometime last night, the Metropolitan Republican Club windows were smashed, anarchist "circle A's" written on the door, locks glued, and the following communique was left. Denounced both parities, recent attacks on migrant workers, and creeping Alt-Right influence in the GOP.
McInness' been tied to white nationalism for a decade. He has written for V-DARE + American Renaissance and got his job at Taki's Magazine from Richard Spencer. He wrote: "I love being white...[C]lose the borders now...assimilate to a Western, white, English-speaking...life."
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🌩️ In this (free!) @curaffairs podcast, @rohangrey & I chat with @PeteDDavis about the need for the Left to abandon the “tax & transfer” approach. At ~29:20, I joked that we need to switch to “create & destroy.” We all laughed. It's intense. But I meant it.patreon.com/posts/21854029
I don’t think “tax and transfer” is a liberating lens on most any level. Whether or not you agree with MMT, acting like “money grows on rich people” and we must depend on their funds to offset the spending for a better world is a very restrictive approach to political economy.
When leftists refer to “taxpayer money”-- as opposed to say, “public money” -- we prolong the illusion we all depend on certain people’s economic contributions and not others. It’s atomizing.
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Newsday --- October 9th, 2018 --- Tues

Nov 6th, 2018
28 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
1/
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Newsday --- October 9th, 2018 --- Tues

Nov 6th, 2018
28 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
2/
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Newsday --- October 9th, 2018 --- Tues

Nov 6th, 2018
28 Days Until Mid-Terms

I am adopting "The Wictor Block" Rule:

Be smart/playful/sincere....Feels Good Man

You come at me too hard and aggressively....looking for a response:
I will Block and Move On.
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This would appear to be an FBI document showing the co-founder of Amnesty International ratting Black Panther leader Fred Hampton out to the FBI. 🤔 #FOIA
archives.gov/files/research…
Oh he's a winner....

"He also helped free Hungarian Cardinal József Mindszenty, American expatriate poet Ezra Pound, former Congo President Moise Tshombe and represented the Dalai Lama and Tibet."
My lord. This Kutner a bad guy.

Moïse Tshombe, whom Kutner helped "free", was the leader of the Katanga secessionist state set up by the Belgians and the UK in order to break up the Congo during the premiership of Patrice Lumumba.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo%C3%AFs…
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WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced that the Committee will hold a public hearing with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
“As I said earlier, anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has done deserves to be heard. My staff has reached out to Dr. Ford to hear her account, and they held a follow-up call with Judge Kavanaugh this afternoon.

***Reminds me of #AbolishICE (I love you @ICEgov )***
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Thread on the second Ezra Klein tweet in recent days that, I believe, frames an important problem badly, and dangerously so. (The first was on Trump's view of history.) This one manages to be bad in multiple ways. 1/
First, he elevates business (Silicon Valley) at the expense of politics (DC), invoking a false dichotomy. As @margaretomara and many other historians have shown, Silicon Valley would not exist were it not for the federal government. 2/
Second, by invoking "DC" and its inability to solve problems, Klein is sowing further doubt about the possibility of government to do good. Like the first misconception (that business and the state are totally separate entities), this diminishes the realm of politics. 3/
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I dedicate this particular thread to Chuck Schumer, professional Wall Street and AIPAC puppet, and coward in the face of the worst Republican administration since George W. Bush. There is a good reason for that which I will get to momentarily.
There seems to be a pattern with Mr. Schumer in that he doesn't do anything to make sure the Democrats actually oppose Donald Trump like they should at every turn. Take fast tracking 15 lifetime appointment conservative judges so Democrats can go home. huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-d…
It could have something to do with how Donald Trump used to donate to Chuck Schumer all the time, along with Trump's family, even holding campaign fundraisers for him at Mar A Lago. opensecrets.org/news/2017/09/t…
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