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J’ai décider de vous traduire la grande enquête réalisé dernièrement par @canarymission (cette association qui révèle les tweets et les actions antisémites des étudiants sur les campus américains)
Sur le mouvement #SJP (students for palestine ) et #AMP (American Muslims for palestine) ces deux mouvements créés par le Dr Hatem #Bazian professeur à #Berkeley...
Cette vidéo explique en anglais l’influence grandissante du mouvement #AMP et les actions mises en œuvre pour influencer l’opinion américaine.

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After the antifascist protest in #Portland, #antifa is under attack from all sides once again. What is #antifascism really about? We actually made an entire issue about the topic: "Not This Time!" roarmag.org/issues/not-thi…
"Just as fascism re-emerges from the shadows of the past, so the anti-fascist resistance must now rise to the occasion and claim center stage in a new cycle of struggles." — @ROAR_Magazine collective #Antifa roarmag.org/magazine/whirl…
"Fascism is possible not in spite of liberal capitalism, but because of it. Both historically and philosophically, fascism is rooted in the same Western tradition as liberalism. " — @_erikforman #Antifa roarmag.org/magazine/anti-…
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The Left’s explosive, prolonged rage at the election of President Donald Trump on Nov. 8, 2016, gave new life to the ultra-violent leftist movement known as Antifa. 2)
#LeftistRage #AntifaTerrorists
#ultraviolentleftistmovement
As a result, Antifa, which has been described as a revolutionary communist-anarchist militia movement that aspires to forcibly overthrow the United States government, is responsible for “a level of sustained political street warfare not seen in the U.S. since the 1960s.” 3)
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I suppose now that #AntifaTerrorists is trending, it may be a good time to remind you that the far-right has been spreading disinformation about antifa and manipulating antifa-related social media hashtags, search algorithms, etc, for years.
For example: Remember the fake antifa accounts? They still exist, but they’re not as active and most are on their 5th, 6th, or 11th iteration after being banned by Twitter and coming back. There were/are hundreds of them.
And then remember when Rebel Media (Canada’s Breitbart, but worse) started retweeting those fake antifa accounts?

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Skipping these questions, @RepKatiePorter said, “Well, Bill, your mother made a choice, and we all are living with the consequences of it.”
The crowd went nuts. Maher was speechless.
tinyurl.com/y5j6t5ds #abortion #choice #prochoice @NARAL @Womenworking @UniteWomenOrg
@RepKatiePorter @NARAL @Womenworking @UniteWomenOrg CAREFUL Everyone who goes to #DKOS now gets an automatic forced link to get FREE copy of #Bernie2020’s RedGhost written book. EG you will give Putin your Name and BOTH IP and REAL addresses RIGHT? @lauferlaw @RBReich @dailycal @JenGranholm @cal #Berkeley ALUMS DONT like it.
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#Republican students @Portland_State hosted racist Alt-Right troll Mike Mahoney, who was hired by Unite the Right speaker and neo-Nazi troll Baked Alaska to work for Milo Yiannopoulos, but had to be monitored due to his racist and anti-Semitic posts. rosecityantifa.org/articles/mike-…
According to report from @RoseCityAntifa, Mahoney was given the #Milkshake treatment.
An expose by Buzzfeed news on Milo and his deep connections to those in the Alt-Right and neo-Nazi scene first put a spotlight on Mahoney. buzzfeednews.com/article/joseph…
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One of the first online discussion boards I wandered into in the mid-1990s focused on the liberal monopoly and bias in US media - and that was 15 years before #AndrewBreitbart entered the scene. And years before #Breitbart, I and many others were pointing out the many... (1/10)
...tricks the #MSM use to advance the liberal narrative - which reached a crescendo in 2006-2007 during the #DukeLacrosse #HateHoax. What those 3 boys suffered as a result of the media's bias and bloodlust was 100x worse than even what #CovingtonCatholic boys suffered...
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...except it went on for thirteen months. But the media's basic premise was the same: Privileged white boys debase and humiliate a minority. And when it was all over, and the media were finally forced to admit it was a hoax after crucifying these boys for months... (3/10)
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So much has happened over the last two weeks, it can be hard to process the collection of emotions: pain, sorrow, rage, + joy. But as we look back one year after #Charlottesville, there is still a large hole in our discussions of these events, primarily: the role of the police.
Over the coming days, many of us will be asked a similar question by loved one, friends, + co-workers: "Why do the police protect the Nazis?" "Why did they attack one side in Portland, + not the other?" While it is easy to resort to bumper sticker answers, the truth is complex.
The recent piece from @ACInvestigates + @ProPublica begins to scratch the surface. In their recent doc, they talk with an ex-FBI agent who rightfully concludes that coddling by law enforcement acts as a green light for the far-Right to engage in violence in a variety of settings.
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I am 100% in favor of mocking the nazis and the stupid gear they wear to marches like we saw this weekend in #Berkeley and #Portland. But it's important to remember that costumes have been used by groups like the KKK to encourage people to minimize the very real threat they pose.
The reconstruction era KKK used costumes & stupid names like "Grand Wizard" intentionally, in the same way today's far-right extremists use "irony" to make their dangerous ideology seem like a big joke. While the KKK was murdering people, most of society saw them as pranksters.
Some historians also believe that costumes worn by the KKK served the function of making their violent acts seem almost like performance art — a spectacle to watch, rather than a political movement. The same could be said of today's far-right movement.
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The only thing that stopped #Portland from being next #Charlottesville was several centimetres of helmet. Police sent two people to the hospital for head injuries in attacks justified by claims of non-existent "thrown projectiles" in order to protect the heavily armed far-Right.
This was carried by police who for months have used the same tactic - shoot one side to allow the other to escape. In this case, Proud Boys, who for months have attacked citizens walking on the street, were allowed to march and attack more people.
The Portland police are also on record saying that Patriot Prayer is "more mainstream" (guess Kek flags, people who attended Unite the Right, and shirts celebrating mass murderers are mainstream now) despite the ongoing links between far-Right violence and out right killers.
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The far-Right wants Joey Gibson of #PatriotPrayer to reforge a 'big-tent' fighting force to return their movement to where it was before #Charlottesville. There's only one problem - Gibson surrounds himself with groups that took part in #UniteTheRight. itsgoingdown.org/unite-the-righ…
After the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, the far-Right was in a state of disarray. Predictably, many attempted to use conspiracy theories and fabricated lies to explain what had happened as a "setup" to "silence conservatives," or instead, as a "Soros" false-flag.
Leading the pack was Alex Jones + like with Sandy Hook claimed that Charlottesville was false flag. He stated: "I thought Trump’s response was great…we know that Soros has been planning this..and like trying to create provocative events...the whole thing looks staged to me…”
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A couple quick findings from @ru_rbc's bombshell report on Russian social media operations during the US election: meduza.io/en/news/2017/1…
1. The social media accounts run by Russia's troll factory reached some 30 million people each week during the height of the 2016 campaign:
2. About 100 unwitting Americans were paid to help stage some 40 events across the U.S., organized by these Russian social media accounts:
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