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You mean:"As armed police, engaged in unlawful arrests, in clear violation of 1A, attempted to kidnap community, com attemtped to flee. Some may have tried to exercise their right to self defense but likely not. We continue to violate community trust & terrorize" #seattleprotests
This is what your government is doing to community members protesting. They start mauling people. They escalate. They threaten. They harm. THEY ARE VIOLENT. #seattleprotests #DefundSPD #blacklivesmatter
I cut off the first part 🙄.

#seattleprotests #blacklivesmatter #abolition #defundspd
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1) I have seen several people that I have great respect for say that racism underlies a newly circulating poll that shows support for BLM but substantially fewer people supporting the demand to “defund the police”. Of course, it’s the US and racism underlies most things
2) but I think in this case, there is more going on. The first is that this is a new demand among most people. Two months ago no one, other than organizers, had heard of “defund the police”, so it’s a new idea.
3) and like most new ideas, people need to think about it and understand it’s meaning before fully agreeing with it. Most of the media discussion concerning #defund has been reactive and in response to the right’s mischaracterization of it.
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The reason the US police look like an occupying force is because they are one. The US is also a settler colony and its institutions of order are necessarily occupying forces against colonized Black and native populations.
When they talk about how the NYPD amped up islamophobic violences post 9/11 based in part from studying settler rule in Palestine that is absolutely on point and true. Very little else is in this segment. It's kinda incoherent tbh
The segment positions Israeli aggression against Palestinians with tear gas and flash bangs as inspiring similar tactics by US cops. But then says they were all made in the US which (accurately) points to transfer in the other direction.
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So shoutout to @swagugu for this thread re: white Christianity and #BLM I hope it’s helpful for you!
The history of Christianity is vast, but the particular American evangelical/mainline strain is steeped in #whitesupremacy.
We could begin with the doctrine of discovery and the decimation of indigenous peoples, but I don’t know that history so well, so I’ll stay in my more philosophical-theological vein. What I can say is that the distinction between saved and unsaved (heathen and Christian)...
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𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦 wishes to express sympathy for the families, friends and communities of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, and indeed for the many other people of colour around the world who have suffered at the hands of individual racist police, [1/14]
racist police practices more generally, and the systemic racism that runs through criminal justice systems. We also wish to extend our solidarity with the many thousands who have been moved to protest on streets all over the world in response. [2/14]
𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦 has been documenting and analysing all forms of racism, historical and contemporary, throughout the world for over fifty year. [3/14]
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Confession: I havent always been an abolitionist. Its been a journey.

read & asked lots of ?s. Im still learning.

2019/20 @ Harvard: I taught abolition as policy innovation (bc it is)

For anyone interested, here are my fav rdgs/podcasts on abolition:…
All the rdgs on the #abolition list are open access. Yet there are many more books & academic articles that have been instrumental to my understanding of abolition. My first encounter was 2003 w/ Angela Davis…
Work by indigenous feminists has been crucial to my understanding of the limits of police and reform & the naturalization of violence through law

this by @bloodizcurrency…
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How about this? Let’s use the #abolitionsummerschool hashtag to share resources and reflections and lift up the knowledge of organizers, educators and activists as we collectively learn about ways to end policing, dismantle oppression and build a better world.👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
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How to tell that police "reformists" are trash: a thread
Police reformists actually believe you can "reform" former slave patrols.…
Slave patrols were meant to "provide a form of organized terror to deter slave revolts and to maintain a form of discipline for slave-workers who were subject to summary justice, outside the law.”

Hmm, sounds familiar?…
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Thread: for people looking to Learn right now, I’m sharing a few things that have been important to my education on race and mass incarceration. This is meant to be a manageable short list for first engagement. /1
First, I highly recommend watching James Baldwin’s speech at the Cambridge Union debate in 1965. It’s an exceptional summary, eloquently delivered, that rings all too true today. /2
If you missed The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates the first time, or haven’t read it for a while, here you go. Read and weep.… /3
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Welcome new followers! #SurvivedandPunished is a prison abolition organization. We believe that prisons, detention centers, all forms of law enforcement, and punitive prosecution are rooted in systems of violence, including racial, anti-trans/queer, sexual & domestic violence. 1/
Our work focuses on criminalized survivors and the integrated relationship between systems of punishment + the pervasiveness of gender violence. We aim to #FreeAllSurvivors via mass defense projects, which would require the abolition of prisons and other systems of punishment. 2/
Our collective est. 2016 when freedom campaigns for 2 BIPOC criminalized survivors, @freemarissanow and @standwithnanhui joined hands, along w/ the Chicago Alliance to #FreeMarissaAlexander (now @LoveProtectOrg) and @c_c_w_p to come up w/ a national strategy to #FreeThemAll. 3/
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Now is the time to organize and direct resources to Black and grassroots organizations on the ground. Now is the time to channel your rage and fury into action. To mobilize our bodies, talents, and money for our Black family and comrades. How? There are SO MANY things you can do:
If you willing to take on the risk, join a #JusticeForGeorgeFlyod #BlackLivesMatter protest in your city. Or organize one. Follow @riotupdatez. If you aren't Black, you can use your body to protect Black people during protests. This is what it looks like:
Donate to trusted organizers & organizations on the ground. Support impacted folks & black-led grassroots organizations. For MN donate to the Floyd family fund or Black Visions Collective… or MN Freedom Fund
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#2018SHA @HilaryGreen77 with a fantastic paper on Black Richmonders & the 1915 Emancipation Exposition.
#2018SHA @HilaryGreen77 - building on the spirit of the Exposition, Carter Woodson created the Journal of Negro History, Black History Month, etc. = breaking up the narrative of the #Confederate #LostCause w REAL Black History.🔥🔥🔥
#2018SHA now up: @AdamHDomby on #Confederate pension fraud.
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(THREAD) There are a lot of great things you can do to support people on the front lines of fights to #KeepFamiliesTogether, #StopSeparation, #EndDetention, #DefundHate, #AbolishICE, and #AbolishCBP.

One of the best places to give $$$ is to a community bond fund.
Bond and bail funds don't have many overhead costs, so all or nearly all of your donations directly benefit impacted families. 100% of $$$ given to our Fronterizo Fianza Fund go towards paying bonds and small commissary/telephone deposits.…
Immigrant bond funds are doing great work. @eicommunitybond is working to free every person arrested during recent workplace raids in Iowa…
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