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饾槜饾槩饾樀饾樀饾槮饾槼饾槸饾槾 饾槹饾槯 饾槜饾槼饾槮饾槴饾樁饾槬饾槳饾槫饾槮 wishes to express sympathy for the families, friends and communities of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, and indeed for the many other people of colour around the world who have suffered at the hands of individual racist police, [1/14]
racist police practices more generally, and the systemic racism that runs through criminal justice systems. We also wish to extend our solidarity with the many thousands who have been moved to protest on streets all over the world in response. [2/14]
饾槜饾槩饾樀饾樀饾槮饾槼饾槸饾槾 饾槹饾槯 饾槜饾槼饾槮饾槴饾樁饾槬饾槳饾槫饾槮 has been documenting and analysing all forms of racism, historical and contemporary, throughout the world for over fifty year. [3/14]
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#Efem茅rides #TalD铆aComoHoy #OnthisDay #History #CivilRightsMovement #MartinLutherKing

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1968.

Hoy, 4 de abril, era asesinado MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. (n. 1929), pastor Baptista y activista social.

Premio Nobel de la Paz, en 1964.
Dirigi贸 el movimiento de Derechos Civiles en Estados Unidos desde mediados de la d茅cada de 1950 hasta su muerte por asesinato, en 1968.

Fue galardonado con el Premio Nobel de la Paz en 1964, con s贸lo 35 a帽os.

Su liderazgo fue fundamental para el 茅xito de ese movimiento al poner
fin a la segregaci贸n legal de los afroestadounidenses en el Sur y en otras partes de Estados Unidos.

King alcanz贸 preminencia nacional como jefe de la Conferencia de Liderazgo Cristiano del Sur, que promovi贸 t谩cticas no violentas, como la Marcha masiva en Washington (1963),
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Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery has passed from life to life. A giant of the Civil Rights Movement, Rev. Dr. Lowery helped form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which led the mass movement work under the leadership of Rev. Dr. King. 1/ #ripjosephlowery cnn.com/2020/03/27/us/鈥
I had the incredible privilege to meet and speak w/ Rev. Dr. Lowery on set of the movie 鈥淪elma鈥 several years ago. He was at once towering and kind. America would not be America without the work and witness of Rev. Dr. Lowery. 2/ #RIP #JosephLowery #Selma #CivilRightsMovement
Thank you, sir. We honor you on this day. May you rest in peace knowing your hands, your feet, your body and soul helped change the world. 3/3 #RIPJosephLowery #JosephLowery #CivilRightsMovement
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Remember when #Republicans #seceded from the #Union to defend the @PeculiarInstitution of #Slavery?

Neither do I.
Remember when #Republicans created the #KKK as an armed force of masked #terrorists to #murder newly #freedslaves and government officials that protected them?

Neither do I.
Remember when #Republicans enacted #apartheid in America through so-called #JimCrow laws?

Neither do I.
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Our tax dollars should be invested in education, housing, prison alternatives and health care programs that provide opportunity and increased well-being for all - not in the Trump administration's anti-immigrant and racist policies. #DefundHate #SOTU
The Trump administration continues to promote discrimination against immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and Muslims. #DefundHate #SOTU #SOTU2020
The Trump administration is ripping apart health care and nutrition programs for low-income people. #DefundHate #SOTU #SOTU2020
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This thread is for #white #vegans & #animalrights activists who recognize we are often the problem in the way we articulate issues having to do with the other animals. One step is to learn as much as you can about #WhiteSupremacy & #WhitePrivilege. Read! #BlackHistoryMonth2020
Do you know the history of the Civil Rights movement? You could start by reading vol 1 of "America in the King Years," "Parting the Waters" by @taylorbranch. simonandschuster.com/books/Parting-鈥
@taylorbranch In 1962, the Civil Rights Commission was going to make a very strong statement about racism. Politically, it would be problematic for President Kennedy. JFK was told "It is legal for the police to use dogs." So, turn to "Afro-Dog" next. cup.columbia.edu/book/afro-dog/鈥
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