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US House of Representatives passed Civil Rights Bill of 1875 on 2/4/1875. Speaking in support of the bill that day was Rep. James Garfield of Ohio: "The warnings uttered today are not new. During the last twelve years it has often been rung in our ears that by doing justice 1/8
to the Negro we shall pull down the pillars of our political temple and bury ourselves in its ruins. I remember well when it was proposed to put arms in the hands of the black man to help us in the field. I remember in the Army of the Cumberland 2/8
where there were twenty thousand Union men from Kentucky and Missouri and we were told that those men would throw down their arms and abandon our cause if we dared to make the Negro a soldier. Nevertheless the men whose love of country was greater than their prejudice 3/8
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Portland Mayor/Police Commissioner @tedwheeler & @ChiefDOutlaw want to imprison Eli F Richey (@HightowerPDX), an innocent man of color, simply for exercising his first amendment rights - all on publicly available video for sane humans to view at will.
Dirty Multnomah County D.A. Rod Underhill’s alleged lethal-weapon-packing victim is none other than paranoid shut-in agoraphobic Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw.

Placing black men in jail is an American tradition - alive and well in Portland, Oregon.
All eyes are on new commissioner @JoAnnPDX (Joann Hardesty), to see if she quietly allows the railroading of an innocent black man - or if she is the one city council member with the courage to stop the anti-constitutional Wheeler/Outlaw cabal. #FreeEli
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Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement #Jews and #Blacks marched arm & arm. Jews were earliest supporters of #UrbanLeague, #ILGWU organized too. #AmericanJewishCommittee, #AmericanJewishCongress & #ADL were central in the fight (1 #MLKDay
onjewishmatters.com/jewish-involve…
#Jews made substantial financial contributions to many civil rights organizations including: #NAACP, #UrbsnLeague, #CongressofRacialEquality, & #StudentNonViolentCoordinatingCommittee (2) #MLKDay #MLK #MLKJr
50% of #CivilRights attorneys were #Jews & 50% of whites who went to Mississippi in 1964 were Jews who went to challenge #JimCrowLaws. Clark's study relied upon by the USSCt in Brown v Bd of Education case was paid for by #AmericanJewishCommittee #MLKDay (3)
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This is the Council for National Policy organization - the group behind Trump/Pence, etc. - re Trump's first 100 days: U.S. border, cyber, & military policies starting with the US/Mex border (4:30)." soundcloud.com/cnp-786867471/…
Source: @IndiePressWatch
#CNP
The Council for National Policy (#CNP) is an umbrella organization & networking group for social conservative activists in the United States.The Nation has called it a secretive organization. It connects wealthy right-wing donors w/ top conservatives.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
Here's what the #CNP has planned for education in the United States. With the Heritage Foundation's support, of course.

Compare this to what DeVos has done as Secretary of Education: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeV…

In. Plain. Sight.

Source valeriehowlandblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/how… (near the bottom).
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There are some things I want to say about the #wall, #TrumpShutdown, Trump's base, & racism. It's going to be a lengthy thread, but I'll unroll it into one page at the end.
1/ As the #shutdown winds into its third week, a lot of ink has been spilled over whether or not the wall would provide #bordersecurity, on how practical or impractical it would be, and on how to resolve this mess.
2/ By and large this misses the point. The sharpest analysis to date came, unintentionally, from @LindseyGraham: The wall is a metaphor. But not the way he meant it. Rather, it’s a metaphor for a deeply held *insecurity* within #Trump’s base.
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"To call #Israel's democracy'#Apartheid' is an insult to all those who really experienced it."👈TYPICAL CRUEL & DISINGENUOUS LIE‼️
DEBUNKED BY #NelsonMandela & #SouthAfrican Freedom Fighters ON POSTS THAT WILL FOLLOW NEXT BELOW⏬
(Israel's Apartheid Laws: bdsmovement.net/news/israels-s…)
#NelsonMandela Speaking on #Palestine, #YasserArafat [Extracts]
"We identify with the PLO, because just like ourselves, they are fighting for the right of self-determination."
1990 Town Hall Meeting with Nelson Mandela on #Palestine, #Cuba and other issues
👉#SouthAfrica compares #Israel to Nazis,cites Rabbi in #UNHRC #Gaza debate
"Mr President, S.Africans under #apartheid have experienced what we're witnessing happening in Gaza,we had a govt at war with its children & bend in dehumanizing African ppl ..."👏
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#KevinHart's crucifixion reminds of #OscarsSoWhite in 2015/16.
Both were skirmishes in a massive clash between a bitter, selfish, and rootless #LGBTQ movement, and the noble and genuine black #CivilRights movement.
In this thread, I take a side:
#OscarsSoWhite #OscarsSoHomophobic
2016's all-white cohort of #Oscar nominees had some black actors and civil rights activists crying “racism!"
They were right.
Well, half-right.
2/?
Hollywood elites don’t literally say blacks are subhuman. But while “racism” once referred only to a doctrine that some races are genetically inferior, the word has evolved. “Racism” can refer to ideologies that ask a race to check its *ethnicity* (i.e. culture) at the door.
3/?
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My name is Lelena.

I am a #ChronicPain patient.

I am required to pee in a cup monthly to show #compliance to my #LowDose #opioid regimen.

I am painted as despicable, helpless, & #unclean by the powers that be.

I am a modern-day #Leper.

#EndStigma #PainLeper
Newsflash, America:

I'm not JUST a #ChronicPain patient.

I am not helpless.

I am not #unclean.

I am not #despicable.

I don't just use #pills to overcome my #SeverePain.

I refuse all #stigma, misconceptions, assumptions, and #labels.

I am an #Overcomer.
I will be criticized for calling myself a #ChronicPain patient.

People will say: she wallows in illness. She enjoys it! She IDENTIFIES with her pain.

Wrong. It is part of my reality. I must face it & battle it daily.

And I do. Despite all the negativity I face from others.
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I went to bed feeling betrayed--perhaps even enraged. I woke up, still feeling betrayed--but resolved. I still believe #AnitaHill. I still believe #ChristineBlaseyFord I still believe #survivors #women They have knocked us down, but not out. I still believe in the power of us.
Our perpetrators tried to stifle our voices too--and, WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. We will not be silenced or moved. Today, survivors will keep organizing, sharing our painful and hard truths until the very last hour, and then we'll take our fight to the ballot box.
Survivors matter and we do vote--and run for office too! We have been ignored, but not silenced #midterms A vote to support #Kavanaugh confirms more than one man, to the highest court in the land, you are also confirming #privilege #entitlement #injustice
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1) Starting a data series explaining India's #antiHindu system, 2nd class citizen status of Hindus and need for #HinduCharter (hint: #antiHindu system enjoys multi partisan support of all political parties, all branches of govt & so called pillars of #democracy & #equality)
2) Fountainhead of India's #antiHindu system is article 29&30 of constitution which cleverly denies #equalrights to Hindus allowing govt to enact #discriminatory laws/funding/programs & enables Supreme court to adjudicate contradictory laws in #antiHindu manner. #HinduCharter
3) Indian Govt confiscation of Hindu temples is 1 of the largest #religionfreedom violation in world. ALL political parties&Judiciary mostly support Hindu temple confiscation. For all practical purpose,Constitution right to freedom of religion is for nonHindus only. #HinduCharter
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#LyinTed Ted Cruz likes to talk about this whole Kaepernik/Anthem issue, wants to make it into a wedge to divide Texans. #LyinTed and his ally Trump are desperate to make this about disrespecting the flag, the military, veterans, the United States. nowthisnews.com/videos/politic…
#LyinTed may bring this up in the debate tonight. He will try to paint @BetoORourke as a far-left radical, out of touch with Texans. But here's the thing. Most veterans know that these protests are not disrespectful of America or what we stand for.
@VeteransForBeto strongly believe that all Americans have an absolute right to protest injustice. And the continuing police killings of African-American men and boys continues, most recently right here in Texas, in Dallas, with the killing of #BothamJean by a Dallas cop.
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A thread on Judge #Kavanaugh & perjury.

I’m an attorney & have followed the Kavanaugh nomination closely. I want to discuss why I think it's important to use the word perjury to discuss some of #Kavanaugh's dishonesty. Continued ⤵
salon.com/2018/09/14/bre…
A major problem with news coverage of Kavanaugh's deception is that the news relies on experts for its stories & that many of the legal experts including #NeverTrump conservatives & anti-trump progressives know #Kavanaugh to be a thoughtful lawyer. (Cartoon via @tomtomorrow)
A good example of this came from 1 of my favorite podcasts, @NSLpodcast. Hosts are 2 attorneys—1conservative/1progressive—both critical of Trump. Both set aside evidence of #Kavanaugh's dishonesty bc they believe him to be honest. They know him personally
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Thread. A dinner conversation over the weekend with some family members who identify as center-left led us to rehash Bernie vs Clinton. A few nuggets seemed worth sharing. Beyond understanding history in order not to repeat it, these reflections suggest paths forward. /1
Some bemoaned the GOP “discipline,” noting the party’s unification behind its right wing. They blamed progressives and radicals for failing to support nominally better (if hypocritical) alternatives in moderate corporate @thedemocrats. /2
If there is a lesson to draw from GOP gains, however, it’s is that solidarity with a radical wing mobilizes the base. Boldness motivates voters & volunteers—even when the vision motivating it is insane, as Trump demonstrates. /3
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It's a criminal offence to falsifying a legal instrument. But if the #MetPolice / #LBRUT do it, then there is not even an investigation. 12 years of silence. Evidence to prove it - ukcoverup.com/search-warrant-

#skynews #lbc #theresamay #uk #bbcnews #coverup #c4news #worldnews #ukgov
Welcome to the #Metpolice who also changed & falsified my arrest details. Have a look at the evidence here ukcoverup.com/arrest-details as it's all easy to prove & that's why it's never addressed

#R4today #corruption #coverup #leadership #values #corevalues #bbcnews #skynews #itvnews
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This November, millions of Americans’ access to health care is on the line. Each day from #100DaysOut to midterm elections, we’ll share the story of a Little Lobbyist who needs YOU to be a #HealthCareVoter for them. THREAD 0/100
#100DaysOut “Meet our kids and think of them when you vote. Our children deserve that.” @ElenaHung202 bsun.md/2LTlco6

This November, Xiomara's access to health care is #WhatsAtStake. She needs you to be a #HealthCareVoter. 1/100

bit.ly/2K3XYtQ
#100daysout Timmy would’ve lost his insurance in the NICU if he hadn’t been born just 6 days after the #ACA banned lifetime caps on care. bit.ly/2sAzoJV

Timmy's access to health care is #whatsatstake this November. Be a #HealthCareVoter. 2/100

bit.ly/2OrNcRt
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Today marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment which was designed to give full citizenship to African Americans who had been formerly enslaved. #14thAmendment #CivilRights
The promise of full citizenship was meant to include the ability to participate equally in the political process. #CourtsMatter #VotingMatters #OTD
The 14th Amendment's relevance can't be overstated, especially in today's legal landscape. "We can only hope that, in the words of Frederick Douglass, it will continue to “give full freedom to every person without regard to race or color in the U.S.” nytimes.com/2018/07/08/opi…
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Each pick on Trump’s shortlist of potential nominees earned a spot based on the extremist political agenda they will bring to our highest court. time.com/5330782/donald…
We need a justice on the Supreme Court who understands the Constitution protects all of us, not just the wealthy and powerful.
We need a justice who makes rulings based on the #RuleofLaw, not by following a political agenda.
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This is America?! What the ....!? 😡
Border control stopping cars and asking #Citizenship 150 miles from Canadian border?!
Is this legal?!
Are they wearing jackboots and swastikas?!
#CivilRights #Fascism
I hate 2B alarmist but this MUST B ASKED:
What the hell's stopping #BorderControl or #ICE from asking 4proof of citizenship
taking U anyway
claiming U did not have ID
& destroying your proof
With no legal representation provided...u'd simply "Disappear"
Abuse of Power by US #BorderControl & #ICE MUST B REIGNED IN
B4 it's Too Late!!!!
#ICEisTrumpsGESTAPO
#PoliceState #FascistAmerica
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If you've ever wondered what you would do if you lived in Nazi Germany, NOW is the time to stand for justice.

📞Your MoC now. Demand oversight.

Then join a family separation protest near you, later today:
familiesbelong.org
I don't make the comparison to Nazi Germany lightly. I'm a #CivilRights lawyer, I have a Master's in IR w a focus on history, I attended FSU Holocaust institute.

Starts w dehumanizing words: "immigrants are animals" or immigrant children "aren't innocent"
gq.com/story/trump-on…
Then there's deification and memorialization of the man saying those dehumanizing words. He can do no wrong, cannot be questioned.
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The fact that I received my full SS check finally after 6 mos should worry u all! A PATTERN OF PREDICATE ACTS WAS ALSO 6 MOS 4 THE FORMER ARTIFICE. IN ADDITION 2 FINANCIAL HARDSHIP I SUSPECT THEY DO IT 2 ME & POSSIBLY OTHERS 2 OFFSET THE SHORTFALL CREATED BY MINNESOTA ILLEGALS❗
THE PRECARIOUS SITUATIONS CREATED BY THIS ARTIFICE WHICH LEFT ME 300 AT THE ONSET OF THE COLD AND SNOW WHICH RENDERED ME NO MEANS TO TO TRAVEL FREELY, NO MEANS TO REMOVE SNOW, NO MEANS TO PROPERLY HEAT MY HO E WHICH CRIPPLED ME FURTHER PULLING SUPPLIES, FULL PROPANE TANKS, ANIMAL
FOOD SEVERAL TRIPS DOWN MY LENGTHY DRIVE EACH TIME, IN ORDER TO SURVIVE, PULLING SAID SUPPLIES IN AN ICE FISHING SLED, OVER INTENTIONAL HURDLES AND ACROSS GRAVEL INTETIONALLY EXPOSED BY THAT POS RHAT I PROVED KILLED MY FAMILY AND PREYS NON STOP UPON ME SHOULD WORRY YOU ALL,
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El sistema biométrico Aadhaar o la vulneración de derechos humanos de un país
Para ello hablo con @Rita_Banerji @_Contrainfo
Aterrador @Snowden @Rita_Banerji han sido incansable en la denuncia

#DestroyTheAadhaar #AadharWarOnWomen
contrainformacion.es/sistema-biomet…
#BlackMirror
Un experimento en un país que pronto alcanzará el 20% de la población mundial
"El sistema biométrico Aadhaar o la vulneración de derechos humanos&civiles
@Rita_Banerji @_Contrainfo
#DestroyTheAadhaar #AadharWarOnWomen
contrainformacion.es/sistema-biomet…
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TRUMP CHANGED HIS HEADER PHOTO… again. It may sound silly to mention it, but it IS important. Here’s why… (Thread)

We focus on his tweets – which is reasonable, considering how they could affect the entire frig'n planet – but when it comes to his header photos, we should 1/16
remember the old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Trump spends an inordinate amount of time obsessing over his header photo. He’s like an adolescent teen, sometimes changing it twice in a week. His choices are telling. Let’s start at the beginning, for his first 2/16
header photo, Trump chose one of his inauguration… except that it was wasn’t his. The photo was taken during OBAMA'S inauguration. Trump changed it to a flag an hour later after being called out, & again after that, to one of himself gazing out the window, probably wishing 3/16
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At the risk of being called a party pooper, I'd like to remind #TheResistance that: 1. #TaxScamBill if anything GOP may now try to shove faster now, suppository style; 2. #NetNeutrality & #NationalMonuments are still in danger; 3. #infrastructure spending & many state services
have been cut to the bone; 4.#CorruptionMustDie & so does #nepotism, but both alive & well; 5. #NazisInAmerica & other hate group rampant, & there is no #GunControlNow or even serious discussion of it; 6. #StateDepartment is being decimated & deserted by many career ppl & that is
one of USA ramparts against isolation & a means to avoid wars; 7. worldwide US credibility, relevance & trustworthiness, even by staunch traditional allies, is at an all time low; 8. ppl whose only credentials are closeness to 45 are still in key positions & some have made wrong
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