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👏A huge thanks to everyone who took part in our event during #CPC21.

⚠️ Covid IDs will not protect public health but will lead us to a checkpoint society.⚠️

@JuliaHB1 | @SteveBakerHW | @DavidDavisMP | @MorrisseyHelena | @SirGrahamBrady | @CGreenUK

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'Not only are vaccine passports illiberal, they are also deceptively dangerous,'

@DavidDavisMP says Covid IDs will have the opposite effect of that which is intended.
'It's the job of the politician to say no, we're going to restrain power because the price you demand is just too great...'

@SteveBakerHW on the need to stand up to coercion and rebel against discriminatory & divisive Covid IDs.
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Tomorrow #Govt isn't introducing a new Act as some are reporting. It’s a vote to renew powers as required by S98 #coronavirus Act 2020 legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2020/7/s… . Motion “That the temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 should not yet expire.”
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1st review was in Sept 2020 when I & others urged #MPS NOT to renew the powers as HMG already have necessary powers under existing legislation & due to our concerns of mass scale curtailing of our civil liberties & the creation of an unintentional wave of #authoritarianism
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In the Sept review, at least crisis changes to the Mental Health Act were removed as they had reduced the number of doctors needed to make decisions about someone's care, mental health capacity, sectioning & had increased timeframes people could be detained against their will
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Prelim thoughts on the #CoronavirusBill. Sweeping emergency powers have huge implications for #CivilLiberties. There must be meaningful parliamentary scrutiny including regular review by Parliament once the bill is passed #HumanRights gov.uk/government/pub…
It’s not so much the powers I object to in the circumstances but the length of time for which the Govt is proposing to grant itself these powers. Two years is too long. The powers shd require more regular renewal by Parliament.
As @bricksilk, the former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation has argued what is required is constructive scrutiny. This is our duty as Parliamentarians
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A thread on some quotes from @gautambhatia88’s “The transformative constitution “In equality jurisprudence, the approach of focusing on the disproportionately exclusionary impact if politics rather than their formal character or motive is known as disparate impact”
“It is based on the premise that inequality and discrimination result not (only) from individual hostile acts, but from structures and institutions.” @gautambhatia88 Only in brackets important & added by me.
An test for entry may be “neutral” but yet exclude by aligning with exclusionary institutions; if an physical entrance test for firefighter includes activities not necessary for fulfilling duties and unintentionally poses #gender-barriers, deserves to be struck down. #NoteToSelf
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THREAD- Domestic Terrorism has always been a big threat, and it’s a good thing that the media is finally using this language. Dealing with it will take all levels of government of civil society. /1 #domesticterrorism #domesticterrorist #domesticterrorismlaw
Terrorism is social and political activism using violence or credibly threatening it. It is designed to create mass fear, and often has massive financial and logistical support. /2 #terrorism #domesticterrorism
Due to the potential for damage and mass casualties, the tremendous resources terrorists often have, and the exorbitant costs to society, Terrorism is in fact different than crime. Municipalities can predict murders over the course of a fiscal year, they can't afford bombs. /3
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Starting now! Peled: We must recognize the long history of political prisoners in America, from the Black Panthers to Sacco & Vanzetti #hlf5 Image
.@mikopeled: It’s very clear, the #HolyLandFoundationFive would not be in jail if they were not Muslim. #HLF #HLF5 #FreeHLF5
.@mikopeled: There was a long campaign through the ‘90s to try to associate the Holy Land Foundation with terrorism in the public mind.
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Starting in just a few minutes! Miko Peled is joined by Laila Al-Arian to discuss the case of the Holy Land Foundation Five #freehlf5 #hlf5 Image
@mikopeled @LailaAlarian @Sueudry of @RightsDissent now introducing award winning journalist @LailaAlarian moderating tonight’s event #CivilLiberties #Islamophobia #Palestine Image
Laila Al-Arian introducing @mikopeled now on the case of the Holy Land Foundation Five and criminalizing humanitarian aid after 9/11 Image
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Great crowd tonight braving rain on #SuperBowlSunday to learn and discuss the case of the Holy Land Foundation Five w/ @mikopeled Image
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Starting now! @mikopeled launches his speaking tour on the #HLF5 w/ special guest @NoorElashi #injustice #islamophobia #CivilLiberties #FreeHLF5 #FreeHLF @theCCR @PACCUSA Image
@mikopeled @NoorElashi @theCCR @PACCUSA Noor Elashi relating the inspiration her family draws from her father & “extremely frustrating” experience of being turned away from visiting her father in Kentucky #freehlf5 Image
Before the gov’t shut it down the Holy Land Foundation had been greatly respected for its charity and disaster relief work in the U.S. & abroad Image
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