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Maybe we need #activism to free our #media and unleash the people within, enabling them to function as a Fourth Estate.
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The older I get the more I think: ignoring is the most powerful #activism
... and failing that persuading others to ignore too
... just opt the f#ck out, save your energy
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🧵 On the spread of #Pride

(As seen on Wikipedia)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_pride…
On Saturday, June 27, 1970, Chicago Gay Liberation organized a march from Washington Square Park ("Bughouse Square") to the Water Tower at the intersection of Michigan and Chicago avenues, which was the route originally planned.
Then many of the participants extemporaneously marched on to the Civic Center (now Richard J. Daley) Plaza.

The date was chosen because the #Stonewall events began on the last Saturday of June and because organizers wanted to reach the maximum number of Michigan Avenue shoppers.
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"When you push against a system and it is an unjust system, you must prepare yourself mentally for the isolation and resistance that comes with that. Activism and whistleblowing looks sexy on TV, but it’s hard on your mind and wellbeing." --Dr. Monica Cox greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/04/27/dai…
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How to ID #clickbait, contrast it to genuine #activism-#MutualAid-info dissemination, and stop funding grifters: a masterclass in three tweets. Thread, [1/3]:
This is clickbait, from one of the biggest grifters in left-wing spamtivism. They pretend they're giving you important information, but what they're really doing is trolling for ad revenue via web traffic/brand ubiquity: [2/3]
And this is how a trustworthy and genuine activist and helper actually gives you important information: "Hey, JH letting you know Mark Cuban has launched a low-cost online pharmacy at costplusdrugs.com! Ex: Abilify retail $660/scrip, C+ $6/scrip!" [3/3]

FINIS
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🥦Following our earlier post for #COP26 on #vegetarianism, we wanted to share some insights & quotes from #suffrage activists who *were* #vegetarians 🥒🌶🍅

☮️ Vegetarianism was associated w/ peace, & standing up against the poor treatment of fellow living creatures 🐄🐑🦆🐖
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📣This quote from MrsDespard describes how #vegetarianism was linked to #socialjustice:

​🗣“The #women ’s movement relates to the other great movements of the world…The awakened instinct which feels the call of the sub-human, which says ‘I am the voice of the voiceless.'"
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🥖🐁Some #vegetarian #suffragettes who went to prison got better food. Nancy John describes prisoners declaring they were vegetarian to avoid eating mouse-eaten bread.
​🗣“When they said they were vegetarians they were given milk - it was really the milk that kept them alive.” 3/
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Be proud of who you are.

1/26
#activist
#socialist
#humanist
#environmentalist
Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of ordinary people is an enemy of ordinary people – because socialism is precisely about protecting ordinary people.

Lie about that and what else will you lie about?

2/26
#activism
#socialism
#fairness
#kindness
Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of the economy is an enemy of the economy – because any fool knows the economy's real enemies are those who strip away its assets and hoard away its wealth.

3/26
#activism
#activist
#economy
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This is hard to write but it is true for many. What I’m about to say is a harsh reality of what people go through.

What I am about to say is also the reason why a lot of people don’t ask for help.

People do not ask for help because of the fears and stigmas that exist.

#hope
Here Is Something to think about,

What if you were a #singleparent with a #child

You work full time for $15.00/hr

You take home roughly $960.00 per paycheck (bi-weekly after taxes)

#singleparent #parenting #Blessed #grateful #calgary #calgarylife #alberta #yyc

@EveryAlbertan
Your bills per month:

$1,000 or more for rent
$150 or more for cable/internet
$250 or more for utilities
$150 per month for car insurance

So let’s do the math

You bring home about
$1,920.00 a month

Your bills average about $1,500(give or take)

@GrannyGTArp @BallerGearCA
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Thread: Why are we doing #HCWForVaccines? 5.13B doses of #COVID19 #vaccine have been given worldwide (33% of 🌍w/ 1+ doses), but only 1.6% of people in low-income countries have had a dose. This is unconscionable. A picture is worth a thousand words. #MedTwitter 1/X
That means even high-risk ppl--elders, HCWs--may not have had a dose. In #Zambia, a country I have worked in twice, there are ~800 practicing drs. A simple 3d contest like #HCWforVaccines can enable ALL OF #MedTwitter there to #GetVaccinated. And more. Think about that! 🤯 2/X
You can think: "There are 1.2B people in #Africa. When we started #HCWforVaccines 3d ago, 2.48% were #vaccinated. When we end at 11p, that % will be the same." OR "The 💰 we've raised could vax thousands of #MedTwitter, who will be alive & healthy to save MANY lives." 3/X
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/21/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/08/21/dai…
How opium led to ‘the banality of evil, the birth of megacorporations, the foundation of empires’

scroll.in/article/100302…

#opium #tea #GlobalTrade #BritishEmpire #history #india #china
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It was an honor to be hired by @SumOfUs through @Storyhunter to document today’s action targeting @FerreroNACorp. Activists are raising awareness about plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia where Ferrero sources it’s palm oil. They say children work in hellish conditions there. ImageImageImageImage
The palm oil plantations also contribute to the theft of land from indigenous people, deforestation and the killing of orangutans, activists say. #photojournalism #activism #parsippany #newjersey #nutella ImageImageImageImage
The activists delivered a petition signed by 250,000 people asking Ferrero to adopt and implement ‘No Deforestation, No Peatland and No Exploitation’ (NDPE) policies across all commodities, and adopt a zero tolerance policy for violence and intimidation of human rights defenders. ImageImageImageImage
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This morning we saw something we will NEVER forget.

We were at the #Walmart in Southeast #Calgary. We were shopping for some groceries when my stepson saw someone take a package of meat and put it under their shirt and then slowly walk over to their cart. #Food #Hungry #Alberta
This person had very few things in their cart. My stepson knows what I do here at @HarvestHillsYYC & he asked if we could help them.

I said yes we could but that this person would feel ganged up on if we all walked over to them, so I told him to stay here and that I’d walk over.
I walked over to where they had their cart and said “I know what it is like to struggle. I would love it if you’d let me help you and I’d like to pay for your groceries.”

This person looked up at me and said “did you see me take the meat?” I said “yes I did. I’d like to help”.
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I was dreamin' in my dreamin'
Of an aspect bright and fair
And my sleepin' it was broken
But my dream it lingered near
In the form of shinin' valleys
Where the pure air recognized
Oh, and my senses newly opened
And I awakened to the cry
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We have a serious emergency.

Late this afternoon we were contacted by a senior named “Helen”. She only had one meal left in her kitchen.

She called us for help and we are helping.

We will be using the last of our available funds to get her some much needed groceries. #YYC #YEG
We will hopefully be giving her enough groceries for an entire month so she doesn’t have to worry about having to choose between medications/food, food/electricity, food/rent.

Too many #Calgarians are being ignored and forgotten. Too many #Calgarians are afraid to ask for #help.
We need help. If anyone can help with a donation towards her food hamper, we will be here for about 2 more hours because we are shopping for four seniors tonight.

You can help by donating by any of the options ⬇️ #Donate #community #donations #DisabilityTwitter #BeKind #Alberta
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In light of the Boston police Union leader child abuse, this is very plausible, even probable. I have 2x, on behalf of someone else, reported, via Title IX - the woman or gay man was not feeling safe enuf to report. Yes, there is blowback when one reports. But we can’t be silent.
I am a mandated reporter as a #pediatrician. I *must* report for my patients or face legal consequences. Am same for staff, students, trainees. But in #EmergencyMedicine who do I call if a child may be unsafe at home? Sometimes, cops. Are cops safe?

boston.com/news/local-new…
I have seen #mentalhealth and entire life paths destroyed by abusers preying on children like: This happened to too many people I know. I have seen institutions intimidate, mislabel, bury stories of the victims. (Some predators wait until 18th birthday.)

nytimes.com/2017/08/07/nyr…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/08/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/03/08/dai…
Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: The Evidence

aier.org/article/lockdo…

#COVID19 #lockdowns #effectiveness #DataAnalysis
To Create Real Change That Lasts, Start With A Majority

digitaltonto.com/2021/to-create…

#SystemsChange #ideas #strategies
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We have to understand that white neolibs are not stupid—they are willfully ignorant.
Their solidarity is merely performative, just as it is with #BlackLivesMatter; to educate themselves on the actual history of #PuertoRican politics is not worth possibly losing two Dem senators.
They don’t actually care about the situations they make their ignorant comments on, outside of how black and brown suffering can serve as a tool to benefit white agendas—Again, simply look to #BlackLivesMatter and all of last year’s performative #activism.
There is a strong irony that these faux-progressive white neolibs (and their token black and Latino stooges) amplify their performative beliefs in their bios, hashtags and feeds but their activism stops at actually taking action. They decide to preserve their whiteness instead.
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This thread will follow Feb 5 2021 thread [India
#FarmersProtests Goes Vogue] exploring sudden #celebrity uptake - as gov't struggled to contain #resistance.

Here we can study #GlobalCitizen & structure/mechanisms of such NGOs, financed to serve corporate/imperial interests. ImageImageImageImage
#GlobalCitizen model: nurturing of #celebrity worship as a "pop & policy" model to harvest/exploit targeted youth demographic. Via partnerships w/ #Rihanna, celebrities, influencers, athletes, - it intends to become world's "leading international voice, educator, & influencer". ImageImageImageImage
#GlobalCitizen is the Global Poverty Project, Inc.
UK: "We are a sub recipient of funding from the #Gates Foundation (via Global Poverty Project Inc)."

2019: $8,445,887.00 "To mobilize global public support for the Sustainable Development Goals" #SDGs

gatesfoundation.org/search#q/k=Glo… ImageImageImageImage
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Be proud of who you are.

1/17
#activist
#socialist
#humanist
#environmentalist
Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of ordinary people is an enemy of ordinary people – because socialism is precisely about protecting ordinary people.

Lie about that and what else will you lie about?

2/17
#activism
#socialism
#Kindness
Lie about socialism and it’s likely you don’t give a f*** about ordinary people; you’re just a puppet of the establishment, a mouthpiece of the toffs.

3/17
#socialism
#activism
#activist
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A major partner of The Climate Group #ClimateWeekNYC, (attributed to Callum Grieve) is #GlobalCitizen which targets/captures youth demographic. For Climate Week 2020, the film "Imagine for 1 Minute" was released - featuring #Thunberg w/ #Pope, & others.

globalcitizen.org/en/content/gre…
So let's take a quick look at #GlobalCitizen & the film.

"Reward points" for actions - marketed as #activism.

Founded by Hugh Evans, partners include #Forbes, #Gates Foundation, #CocaCola, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Citi, Cisco, Verizon. #UN #WHO #SDGs

globalcitizen.org/en/partners/
Global Citizen advisory boards: #UK, #Australia, Southern & East #Africa, #Nigeria & #Canada. Corporations/ institutions represented on Global Advisory Board includes #Bridgewater, Gates Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, CVC Capital, etc.:

globalcitizen.org/en/about/who-w…
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