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50 yrs ago today, tens of 1000’s marched thru East LA to protest the Vietnam War & raise up the Chicano experience. Police responded w/tear gas & arrests. 3 died that day

People are back to remember the #ChicanoMoratorium. Times are different but many problems are the same ImageImageImage
Today’s #ChicanoMoratorium events remember the 3 who died in East LA 50 yrs ago today, incl journalist & civil rights leader Ruben Salazar. He was killed when police threw a tear gas canister into the Silver Dollar Bar.

His image faces that building.
Chicano Power signs brandished as #ChicanoMoratorium caravan gets underway with LA County Sheriff’s deputies monitoring
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GRAPHIC: With the streets in downtown Portland occupied by BLM & antifa rioters, a man crashed his car. The mob pulled him out & beat him senseless in front of the passenger. He’s bleeding & unconscious. No police. Video by @livesmattershow. #PortlandRiots
This is the moment immediately before. The mob assaults him and makes him sit in the ground while they search his belongings. When he stands up, they brutally beat him. #PortlandRiots #antifa #BlackLivesMatter Video by @livesmattershow
GRAPHIC: Rioters in downtown Portland detain man who had a car crash. They force him to sit on the ground while they search his belongings. One of them runs up and kicks him in the head, instantly knocking him out. There are no police. Video by @FromKalen
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خیابان هالیوود شمالی در لس آنجلس امریکا
هنوز کسی از برعندازهای مخ 🧠 نیومده بگه این خیابون ۷ کیلومتر اگر تقسیم بر یک متر کنیم برای هرنفر میشه ۷ هزار نفر که در برابر کسانی که نیومدن عددی نیستن 😁🤣🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
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I like to be informed of what people im supporting do/think so I think every @/Hansonmusic need to see this, then they can think for themself what they want.
This is Zac´s Pinterest, He used the same name on his private instagram. Since @jozzzlin
Exposed this a lot of things got deleted including the YouTube account linked and the Stand Your Ground board with the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman pins & the junia Board.
The are a lot of problematic shit in there. Including gun control things, you can see for yourself… witch I don’t ever get cause I don’t get Americans obsession with guns. But a few other things also in there.
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Protesta en Bryant Park,
Manhattan, por el asesinato de Gorge Floyd #BLACK_LIVES_MATTERS
Empiezan arrodillándose. Image
Antes de arrancar explican que el signo para pedir ayuda médica es 🙅‍♂️
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Trump's calculated move to solidify himself as the "law + order" candidate by claiming the US will label "ANTIFA," a political stance against far-Right violence, white supremacy + fascism, a terrorist "group," mirrors similar efforts to do the same to #BlackLiveMatter. A thread.
"ANTIFA," which is only put in all caps by the grifter-Right + their followers - isn't an organization. Antifa, short for antifascism, is simply a political stance against fascism which can manifest in a variety of political and community forms of protest, organization + action.
Currently, Trump's advisors are divided on how he should respond to the uprising following the police murder of #GeorgeFloyd."...[Some] have said he should condemn the rioting + looting more forcefully or risk losing middle-of-the-road voters in November."…
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1/ Q: Are there ways to combat #COVID19's differential impact on #mentalhealth for communities of color?

A: Our hearts go out to each and every one of you right now. We are not experts on everything and cannot solve all problems, but we can offer support.
2/ We believe these resources can open up conversations on mental health and connect people with resources. And give our followers resources to share with their networks, friends, and loved ones. Together, we can elevate a stronger, more supportive message.
1) A perspective to help us understand the stresses associated with seeking or receiving mental health care from Dr. Jonathan Shephard:…
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I've been having the heartbreaking conversation with so many Black people who are dreading tomorrow and the Zoom calls or the ”How are you?” -

Your Black leaders and employees are not OK.

It's triggering to ask ”How are you”
I hope CEO’s & Executive Sponsors for Black ERG’s and other ERG’s

Head of Diversity and Inclusion have reached out and connected with your Black ERG leaders and your Black employees.

At the very least ensure all mandatory meetings have a ”No Video Requirement” please
The #Emotionaltax Black employees are going through right now is through the roof.

Many I've spoken to are feeling rage, fear, anger, resignation, exhaustion, defeat and more.

Be uncomfortable, put #Blacklives BEFORE your feelings @RachelCargle

It's the HUMAN thing to do.
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Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. BLM regularly holds protests speaking out against police killings of black people, and
broader issues such as racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system. In 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting

death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin in February 2012. The movement became nationally recognized for street demonstrations following the 2014 deaths of two African Americans:

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This is my neighborhood & many of us showed up tonight at #Barclays for the life & dignity of #GeorgeFloyd & solidarity w/ #BlackLiveMatter. Massive #NYPD presence & vastly peaceful crowd. 1/ Image
We came home puzzled at what happened & I'm hearing ppl outside on the street making sense of it. #NYPD deployed mace & the air smelled of it. Someone burned a sign. Someone else set off a fireworks popper. But this was not character of the crowd gathered. 2/
The crowd I witnessed outside #Barclays looked like my neighborhood. Diverse, calm, helping each other, holding signs expressing anger at black lives needlessly taken. People handing out food. 3/
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I didnt want to tweet about #GeorgeFloyd because the dehumanizing media articles that come out continously will not consider a real person any more.

"while in custody"

No name, no respect afforded, no truth.

The media's false perceptions of fairness.
Desensitizing oppression,
normalizing it,
negating the oppresseds emotions and outrage with false analogies,
asking the oppressed to be grateful for what they have,
negating of the reality of the problen,
and then responding with disproportionate force,

are tools of oppression
Educate yourself
History matters
Recognize how you are being mentally colonized and free yourself from the shackles of despondency by our comfort.

The inhuman, devilish way they treated #GeorgeFloyd stems from that ignorance, desensitization, and negating humane treatment.
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