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The eternal dangers of the @HeGetsUs campaign. A thread:

You've, no doubt, seen the commercials that I'm referring to. Simple, well produced, and appealing to the culture. If you're anything like me, however, after watching one of their ads, you feel a little dirty. 1/
You may feel like you're trying to be persuaded into a perception of Christ that is incomplete, surface-level, and not quite accurate. In my experience, that feeling is a result of the Spirit working inside you. He's waving his hands in a cautionary plea to be on guard. 2/
They are impressive in their marketing. Using catchy hashtags like #activists, #refugee, #inclusive, #relationships, #judgement, #justice, etc. Browsing through their website you're presented with write-ups that relate back to the hashtags. It's very well done. 3/
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#Lützerath. German police oust climate activists after clashes near #coal mine | Jan 16
- The village is owned by energy firm #RWE, and the last resident moved out over a year ago
RWE said the coal under the village would be needed as early as this winter.…
#Germany: anti-coal #activists demonstrate in #Lützerath | 14 janv.
- #Thunberg arrested..
- Eleven police officers were injured, including two with work stoppages. A few criminal charges have been filed for resisting law enforcement and damaging property… Image
#CoalMine #Germany: Climate activist G. #Thunberg taken away by #police in #Lützerath | Jan 16
- Thunberg was arrested
- officers cleared around 300 #militants from the western German hamlet of Lützerath…
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These options advance SDGs but have trade-offs too.
#Enablers: #Awareness and educational programs (#SDG4 and #SDG12), technological solutions/#innovation (#SDG9), innovative #policy designs (#SDG16), involvement of multiple #socialactors (#SDG17)

92 Interventions are identified from 1000+ literature that helps to #Avoid or #Shift or #Improve in emissions.

#foodwaste reduction- 34 interventions: 10 Avoid, 10 Shift, 14 Improve

sustainable #dietary choices- 58 interventions: 15 Avoid, 7 Shift, 36 Improve
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For every #SriLankan who saw protestors at #GGG being assaulted by the #military & said "if they are doing this in #Colombo, can you imagine what happened to #Tamils in the #North & #East?" ENOUGH! There is no need to imagine, we know! 1/8
There are enough videos, films, still photographs, eye witness testimony, survivor testimony #UN reports, & other expert reports to clearly lay out what happened in #Mullivaikkal & before, was #CrimesAgainstHumanity, #WarCrimes & #Genocide. You chose not to believe! 2/8
There are 100's of people who died getting that information of #WarCrimes out of the #WarZone. Too many #journalists & #activists were killed, attacked, jailed, #tortured & exiled trying to disseminate that information, because you chose not to believe. 3/8
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BREAKING: The Palestinian Authority tortures human rights activists, women, LGBT persons, political opponents, so-called “collaborators,” and Palestinians who sell land to Jews, UN Watch charged today, ahead of the UN's first-ever review of the PA record.…
2/ The Geneva-based human rights organization made its criticism in a report to the UN Committee Against Torture, which meets on July 19-20 to consider Palestinian compliance with the UN convention against torture and other cruel forms of punishment.
3/ Evidence continues to emerge of widespread torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees held in Palestinian custody in the West Bank and Gaza.
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I met with a woman whos mother is in ICU at Mt Sinai hospital in Brooklyn NY. She's stating the hospital won't let her see her mother without the shot or testing
Today activists are outside the hospital demanding the woman sees her mother
#COVID19 #NYC #activists
After activists arrived to the hospital. The hospital let the woman see her mother.
When activists arrived to MT Sinai hospital.
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The #Zapatista tour of #Ireland, a long aul’ thread (but pix and vids!) to wrap up

In 1994 indigenous peasants in the mountains of SE Mexico rose up against #neoliberal capitalism, their latest struggle in 500 years of resisting colonialism…

#LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN Zapatista women at La Realidad
If you need a backgrounder, here's Mick McCaughan, ex-Latin American correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian introducing why the #Zapatistas matter:

27 years later, they hold liberated territory the size of Munster –

governing themselves from below

with a powerful #womxn’s movement

practicing #AgroEcology

and with their own culture, education system, community media...

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/19/2021…
Claudia Sahm on the effects of $1,400 relief payments on families and the economy…

#commentary #EconomicStimulus #consequences #ReliefPayments
Biden Executive Order Could Finally Lower Drug Prices…

#ExecutiveOrders #DrugPrices #PartisanPolitics #legislation
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5 minute activism. 🇺🇸 Our friends at Military Freedom Keepers have created a One Click campaign for all of us to send backlash emails to the chain of command of all branches on military vaccine coercion.
You can use alias info in the sender address screen. It’s required for the software fields, but we don’t care where you live or don’t live. Use an alias name if you prefer too. Once the sender info is complete, it’s one click to send an email with pre loaded recipients.
You can send more than one email! Send one on behalf of every member in your household or every person you care about in the military.
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I reached out to @MumbaiPolice @pmo @cmo @AmitShah @PawarSpeaks @NCWIndia & every politician of every party on #sanjayraut harassment issue. Nobody helped me. I won’t die like #SSR I won’t give up.I will fight.Join my fight.This hashtag is my identity #myrightmyfight Please RT. ImageImageImage
#MaharashtraGovernment is now used to murders being documented as suicides. I have already made it clear in my letter. I’m very strong. If I’m dead, it can only be a murder. #SSR was killed. He did not get a chance to say this, so I have stated my point much before the event.
I filed a writ in #HighCourt hoping that the judicial system will help. But the court does not find this issue emergency so does not come on board. If I was an actress, It would be easy. The only way left now is to fight alone with the help of public of India #myrightmyfight
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IMPORTANT context of the supposedly-imminent further #Russia invasion of #Ukraine: outsiders might assume that recent domestic UA developments are somehow unbearable for #Putin or ruining his Ukraine takeover plans.
They're NOT (analysis🧵👇)
Despite #Ukraine public's steady and overwhelming resentment of #Russia and capitulation to the latter (as shown by polls), Kremlin's chances for a successful "hybrid" (less-bloody) capture of Ukraine (for a short time, of course) aren't completely gone:
1. There's demonstrable, increasingly-overt pro-Kremlin influence in #Ukraine President Zelensky's Office, Prosecutor General's Office, courts etc.
This influence might be rival to the #Putin's relative & traditional envoy Medvedchuk, but it's certainly beneficial for #Russia.
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On Monday, two Good Shepherd Collective members headed to #Ofer #military court & #prison to stand in #solidarity with Sami Huraini of Youth Of Sumud / شباب صمود and his family on the day of his trial.
Although we were unable to join Sami in the #courtroom, we sat with his family and dozens of other #Palestinians awaiting their family members, imprisoned and/or awaiting #prosecution in the #military #court system.
In Sami’s case, his trial was postponed, granting momentary relief despite a continuation of the bail conditions which prevent him from participating in #protests—essentially, keeping him from exercising his most basic right to #free speech and #resistance to #oppression.
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#Miami #Filmmakers $50,000 for micro budget features. Due 2/15/2021
#Chicago #VisualArts $10,000-25,000. Due 3/1/2021
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"This is our moment of opportunity! But how?"

This is a short thread on how "trusted #messengers" & technology ("#vaxbots"; "vaccine bots"; AI) will (most certainly) be utilized to mitigate/overcome vaccine hesitancy.

Vaccine Confidence Project, Nov 9 2020

A "Pro-vaccinate #movement"

"The big search for new, trusted messengers to reach the hesitant audiences (Kim Kardashian or the #NHS?)"

"#Health Providers are confused". In truth, many health providers are not confused. Rather, they are increasingly concerned.
"Increasing Confidence in the Flu #Vaccine among African Americans and Implications for #COVID19 vaccines"

"Building #trust"

"We have built many relationships and a high degree of credibility which means we can engage other researchers with our community partners."
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📢📢 THREAD: Why Must the Criminal Law Reform Committee be Disbanded?
#DisbandtheCommittee #NotLikeThis #NotRightNow #NotWithoutUs

Source: @citizensspeakup

In May, the Ministry of Home Affairs commissioned a #committee for reforms in our criminal #laws. In simple words, a #committee to rewrite all our criminal #laws.

Experts fear that the committee will dilute safeguards that exist to prevent unfair prosecutions & wrongful convictions. Several #lawyers, #activists, & academics have raised concerns about the #committee and called for it to be disbanded. But why? Let's take a look ⬇️

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🛡️ Online #privacy and #anonymity advice for #activists! 🚨 Please RT! 🚨

If you are in the front lines right now, cover your face and prep your phone with extra tools to protect yourself and your friends!

⬇️ For basic starter tools, check out this thread for tips! ⬇️ [1/6]
1. Leave no trace with a #VPN

A VPN hides what you do and what websites you visit from whoever gives the Internet. This could be a Wi-Fi network or your phone carrier.

Not sure where to start? @ProtonVPN has a free tier for activists. [2/6]
2. Protect your messages and your friends' identities with @signalapp.

Signal is a secure messaging app. Like WhatsApp but stores less info about you and your messages.

Best part is disappearing messages. Make messages disappear after 10 mins, 1 hour, 1 day of being read! [3/6]
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@verified We've paused general public, who we think don't deserve our so called verified club, submissions for verification?

@Twitter What’s happening?! I pretend not to know?

@TwitterSupport Here to help. Officially. To only the selected & elected? Plz don't disappoint users.
16 Nov 2017 is the date when Twitter verification program went on hold, since then it's not open for general public.

@Twitter can you please specify what does "general public" mean & those users whose profile got #blue batch during the profile verification suspension period? 1/n
It's shame that verified profile is only for selected & elected but not for general public who greatly contribute to #twitter platform.

Why general public who are true, accurate & justified users be denied blue batch opportunity. 2/n

@Twitter @TwitterSupport @jack
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I recorded this podcast 2 weeks ago with #youth #activists from @ForesightPrep, and it's been really fascinating to watch as new info emerges abt the #Covid_19 topics that were on their minds: racial injustice in health, how to organize during social distancing, etc
o, also, s/o to @Andrefor40th at around or shortly after the 42 minute mark
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Hey #activists & #nonprofits!!

"A 21-second video shared by the Trump War Room Twitter account featured the dramatic scene from Marvel's 'Avengers: Endgame' in which supervillain Thanos ..."

A 20 second (!!) video + pop culture.

You doing that?…
Actually, I'll answer my own question: No. You're probably not.

The right has gotten better at digital strategy + psychographics.

#NatSec #DataScience
The left? Not so much. I lead a digital marketing firm & I regularly give talks about how to leverage pop culture for #SocialGood. Why? Because that's where the people are.…
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Here is a social experiment.

Will I be reported to @Twitter for using offensive and demeaning language if I use -- correctly -- the word "#niggardly" -- in a sentence?

The Hawaii Supreme Court rejected the tax assessor's approach as a niggardly construction of the statute.
I've been reviewing decisions of the #HawaiiSupremeCourt on the question of whether #nonprofits were properly charged a #generalexcise #tax under Hawaiian law for various activities and operations that produced #income to the organization.
Courts begin (and end) their principal analysis of such issues by examining an underlying tax law, code, rule, or regulation.
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Before you defend the mullahs in #Iran & stop efforts to hold them accountable--know the struggle of the #Iranian people & their pains and sufferings as described by imprisoned #humanrights activist #GolrokhIraee… 1/18
We, who tolerated the pain, the poverty, the fall into the depths of fundamentalism, and over a century of tyranny. We, who were lashed but stood up. We, who lost our people but survived. We, who spread our empty tablecloths but carried on.

#Iran #FreeIran
By the grave of our pens, we sang the song of freedom & did not relent. Now we're pounding at the trembling pillars of fundamentalism. Until the cracks in the wall of theocracy r widened, we shall stand, even if the hangman’s poisonous dagger pierces in2 our body..

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By @telesurenglish
More and more Venezuelan migrants are returning to their country after facing the grim reality of life abroad.
By @telesurenglish
"Not one word the United States utters can be believed because they are a government at war"
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