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Remember that time we phonied up some “war crimes” charges against a former #communist leader at the ICC, then Epsteined him in his jail cell?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

#ICC #Putin #Russia #Kosovo #Serbia #Molosevic #Clinton #ProsecuteBush…
Just to refresh your memory, Molosevic died under mysterious circumstances during his ICC trial, because the trial wasn’t going so well for prosecutors.

Lack of evidence was proving problematic…
10 years after his death in prison, the ICC quietly acknowledged that Molosevic was INNOCENT!…
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Even now, many pages in the history of the Soviet Union remain a mystery.

Documents released shortly before the dissolution of the #USSR confirmed that many of its statesmen, politicians, diplomats, as well as military and intelligence officers, had been born in #Ukraine. Image
In the very first years of the Soviet Union’s existence, Ukrainian Bolsheviks played an important role in building what became the world's largest ever state.

They engaged in the ‘Ukrainization’ that aimed to replace Russian language and culture there during the #Stalin years.
Soviet policy allowed the Ukrainian SSR to become a fairly independent entity. Moreover, many Party officials from Ukraine held key positions in the USSR right up until its collapse.

This thread seeks to explore what influence Ukrainians had on the Soviet Union’s development.
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🪧 Remember #XiJinping encouraging #CCP members/diplomats to show a “fighting spirit" and his repeated emphasis on "being good at struggling"?

What this implies is still being debated in #China.

Below is a 'moderate' take by one of China’s most respected US specialists:

🔹 Da Wei (达巍) is a professor of international relations at Tsinghua University and the director of its prestigious Centre for International Security and Strategy (CISS). Image
▫️ “The 20th Party Congress demanded that the whole of the Party ‘carry forward its fighting/struggling spirit’ ... It is important to stress that the #communist emphasis on struggle is a #Marxist philosophical concept & must be distinguished from the struggle of everyday life.”
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The Soviet #KGB and American #communists figured out the #JFKassassination a long time before the rest of us did…

Analysis of secret FBI documents declassified in 2017 under the #JFK Records Act: 🗂🗄 ⬇️ Image
On Nov. 27, 1963 Nikolai Federenko, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for USSR stated that the Soviet Union “would have preferred to have #JFK at the helm of the American government… that he tried seriously to improve relations between the US & #Russia.” @Dpol_un Image
Lee Harvey Oswald “came to the attention of the KGB when he expressed a wish to defect to the Soviet Union.

However, the KGB, after inquiry, decided he was mentally unstable and informed him he had to return to the United States.” Image
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The #NazisInUkraine pre-dated the German #Nazis by more than 2 decades.

Ukrainian nationalists exterminated Jews by the hundreds of thousands after 1917 because of their #communist politics, first and foremost. Race was a *secondary* consideration.…
Watch the full lecture here. The professor’s remarks regarding the Ukrainian nationalists targeting of Jews due to their alleged Bolshevik politics begins 8 minutes and 19 seconds in.

I recommend watching the full video to grasp the full story.
I also made a video about this recently, with @RealCalebMaupin and @tjmac87 — connecting the anti-communist, anti-Jewish ideology of the Ukrainian nationalists with their German #Nazi collaborators.

It’s such important hidden history we MUST understand!
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The notion of the Holodomor as a Soviet holocaust was #fakenews pushed by Ukrainian exiles anxious to cover up the #Nazi links of #Ukraine’s anti-Soviet resistance. It was embraced by American conservatives eager to exploit it as anti-#Russia talking point
On November 30, 2022 the German parliament sacrificed historical truth and declared its support for a historical forgery that originated with the Ukrainian nationalists, the German #Nazis, and in right-wing, historical revisionist anti-#communist circles.…
Just for tweeting this, I will get reported to the German government under the new law, just for writing about it from a critical perspective.
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The #NazisInUkraine have been trained, armed, and funded by the CIA since the 1940s as an anti-#communist guerilla terrorist militia. They are the Mujahideen of #Ukraine.

As you might recall, the CIA's creation of the Mujahideen to fight commies didn't work out so well for us.
For those who might need a brief history refresher on the CIA's work with the Mujahideen and Osama bin Laden.…
Here's how the CIA created the same kind of terror cell in Ukraine -- a Frankenstein monster that pre-dated the Mujahideen by 30 years and led us to the present #RussiaUkraineWar :
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#Globalist Jews Created And Run Communist #China
- Israel #Epstein was one of the few foreign-born Chinese citizens of non-Chinese origin to become a member of the Communist Party.
- Sidney #Shapiro, an American Jew, was a high ranking member of CCP’s govt
#China is #Rothschild's Model for #NWO | Dec 9, '19
"Once you understand the massive Soviet Rothschild penetration and occupation of the US body politic by the sons and daughters of alleged Jews from Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania & Russia, ALL becomes clear."
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I do not understand why some folks who call themselves #communists are supporting the #NazisInUkraine instead of #Russia. 🇺🇦 🇷🇺

Make it make sense. 🤷🏼‍♀️

@RealCalebMaupin @tjmac87
Do these so-called communists understand that Nazis mean to kill them? Literally kill them?

Why do you think the Kiev regime has been slaughtering people of Eastern Ukraine for 8 years?

Because they’re communists, FFS!
Eastern Ukraine is still Soviet country.
When the #Nazis rolled towards #Moscow, their FIRST order of business was to seize the #Communist Party headquarters, and all trade Union buildings.

Their second order of business was to round up and kill all the #communists.

(Skip to 26:24) ⬇️
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What people forget (or just don’t know) about the #Nazis’ genocidal brutality was that it wasn’t driven merely by racial hatred.

Millions were tortured and killed because of their POLITICS (not their race) — specifically, any member of the #Communist party was marked for death.
#Hitler’s Chief ideologue, Alfred Rosenberg, laid out the #Nazi program for extermination of the Soviet people before Operation Barbarossa began in 1941:

“After the victory, all of #Russia will be settled by Germans, and will become part of the Third Reich.”
“The people already there — the Russians, millions of them — will be killed.

“The first to be killed will be the #Communist party members.”
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On this 80th anniversary of the turning point of #WWII — it’s a great time to watch this series.

#Leningrad #Russia #Nazis
This is the only American Cold War era documentary series I’ve ever seen that does not demonize the Soviets, or make Stalin into Lucifer.

Burt Lancaster spared no expense on research and made sure this 20-part documentary was accurate in every detail.
The footage you see here was edited from over 3.5 million feet of film taken by Soviet camera crews from the first day of the war during Operation Barbarossa on 22 June 1941 through August 1945.

Most of these films have never been seen outside this documentary series.
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The first question you should ask yourself about the #Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act is:

Why did we NEED a Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act in the first place?

Second question: why are some records still classified nearly 80 years later? 🙋🏼‍♀️
The declassification of the US Government’s Nazi War Crimes documents process began in 1999.

The National Archives estimates “600 staff YEARS will be needed to complete the declassification review.”
Soooo what happened to all those #Nazis we were supposed to prosecute after #WWII but didn’t? How’d those guys get out of prison and out of the country?

We de-Nazified Germany, right?

Well, according to the documents that are declassified, it’s…complicated…
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"Censorship & self-censorship act together in this society to ensure that independent thinking & creativity cannot exist without bowing to authority." 👀

🧵Back in 2014, Chinese dissident @aiww wrote a powerful essay, "On Self-#Censorship" exploring life under the #CCP. (1/22)
"Killing the chicken to scare the monkey."

Not 100% clear yet what this means? I wasn't either. I had forgotten this saying & essay until recently when I landed in a space with @ooana & @shelley_curious, where I was issued a challenge: "explain this Chinese saying." (2/22)
In the essay, Ai Weiwei *beautifully* explains how #censorship & self-censorship work together to enforce conformity & the will of the state. Here he was talking about #communist #China, but I'm sure you'll find the explanation familiar, especially post-#TwitterFiles👇 (3/22)
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“I am not and have never been a #communist.”

But I am a communist sympathizer. I stand in solidarity with them.

When I see a Fourth Reich rising, I look to the #communists. You saved the world from #fascism before. We need you in the fight again now!

#Russia #USSR
Eastern Ukraine is, was, and always will be Soviet country.

That’s why they’re under attack from Nazis.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was no communist, but he knew a smart alliance when he saw one.

That's why his administration produced films like these, glorifying the Soviet Union.

If this triggers you, you're probably a fascist. lol.

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For 70 years, we were told by our government that #communism was the greatest threat to our American way of life.

It was a lie.

This powerful documentary film challenges everything you thought was true.

Anti-#communism was the 20th Century version of the War on Terror — a convenient excuse to wage wars of aggression around the world and take away your rights at home. 🇺🇸
This 1983 documentary on the uniquely American brand of #communism in the early to mid 20th Century contains interviews with some of the living pioneers who were there at the barricades.

@RealCalebMaupin, if you haven’t seen this one, I think it’s right up your alley brother.
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In 1993, Sen. Claiborne Pell, (Senate Foreign Relations Committee) toned down the 1959 anti-#communist law.

#JFK's Secretary of State Dean Rusk described the resolution as “one of the wildest kinds of cold war kind of thing you ever seen in your life.”
Pell deleted the list of “captive nations,” some of which (“Idel-Ural”;“Cossackia”) were “invented in the Nazi propaganda ministry,” according to George Kennan, the architect of anti-Soviet “containment strategy.” Sen. Pell removed references to “Communist Russian imperialism.”
The Cold War was over, but not for all. The NCNC vigorously denounced Sen. Pell’s amendment. The organization requested Congressional hearings on “our inadequate policies in East Europe and Siberia,” apparently in order to promote the goal of breaking up the Russian Federation.
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Great C-SPAN interview here with journalist @jeffersonmorley, who has been trying to pry those #JFKFiles out of the government for many years now. 🗂🗄

Morley is also VP of the organization currently suing the #Biden administration & National Archives.

At 12 min, 40 seconds: “After the #JFKAssassination, Jackie Kennedy and #RFK sent a personal message to Soviet leaders that they did NOT think #Oswald was a #Communist.

Jackie Kennedy believed her husband was murdered by his domestic enemies. She held that belief all her life.”
“Bobby Kennedy also held this belief until the end of his life.”

(#RFK was assassinated while campaigning for president on June 5, 1968.)
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At the height of #ColdWar tensions with #Russia, the Soviets might have been pleased—or understandably frightened—to know that #JFK distrusted America’s military and intelligence establishment almost as much as they did.…
Kennedy had barely settled into the Oval Office when Admiral Arleigh Burke planned to publicly assail “the Soviet Union from hell to breakfast” in a speech.

#JFK ordered the admiral to back off & required all military officers to clear any public speeches with the White House!
President Kennedy’s biggest worry about the military was not the personalities involved but rather the freedom of field commanders to launch nuclear weapons without explicit permission from the commander in chief.

So he issued orders that no nuclear launch without POTUS approval
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The #RSS & Left inhabit two different ideological spheres. But Gopal Mukund (Balaji) Huddar, the 1st general secretary of the #RSS made a transformation to being a Marxist. He fought the Spanish civil war & joined the #CPI
#Maharashtra #history #Nagpur #Spain #SpanishCivilWar
#BalajiHuddar was born on 17 June 1902 at Mandla (Madhya Pradesh). The family's original surname was Rauldev. They were known as 'Huddar' as they were Huddedars or noblemen of the Gond kings in Vidarbha.
Since the age of 4, he was brought up by Umabai, a rich widow from the Udhoji family, who had saved him while he was drowning. Though this was done with the consent of his birth parents, his formal adoption had not been done. This took place when he was 40! #BalajiHuddar
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How womens restrooms can be made more inclusive: a thread 🧵
1. Remove bathroom locks - locks in bathrooms create a sense of hostility and may make many folk feel unwelcome. This is particularly important for people who want access to join someone else in their cubicle. (cont..)
The removal of locks would transfer bathrooms from isolationist spaces (with notions of neoliberal individualism) into collective, social spaces, creating a better sense of community and solidarity amongst women, & facilitating more effective organization for womens liberation.
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October 3-4, 1993: Moscow uprising against U.S./Yeltsin counter-revolution

🧵 on a hidden chapter of working class history
#USSR #Russia #socialism
October 3-4 marks the anniversary of the heroic uprising against #BorisYeltsin’s imperialist-backed attack on the Supreme Soviet in #Moscow. The uprising’s defeat represented the final overturn of socialist relations and the restoration of #capitalism in the USSR.
Several years of counter-revolutionary developments within and without had seriously demoralized the #Soviet working class. Generations of non-combative, revisionist leadership left the Soviet people unprepared to fight back to defend socialism.
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