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@InsiderOilers Well Done Insider. I was born into a left leaning family in Saskatchewan and was fortunate to learn the importance of labour unions and by extension NDP. In my late teens I was converted to a full blown right winger because of my dislike - at the time - of gun control 1/x
@InsiderOilers And because I worked for one of the biggest grain farmers in Southern Saskatchewan. I was nearly a true believer. The interest that “saved” me was political geography. The riding I lived in always voted conservative. I was perplexed why the one geographic area 2/x
@InsiderOilers Near Briarcrest College… voted overwhelmingly conservative. Usually 90+%. I took a human geography course circa 1995 and wrote a paper. My hypothesis was that the voters in the area were voting based for a religious reason. 3/x
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I just had an amazing talk with a delivery guy who came by my place of employment to pick something up and I need to share. So a bit of background, he's a Poli-Sci graduate and is interested in studying law. I talked to him for about 40 minutes and I took a couple things that
were very promising. He is originally from a town in southern Alberta, and his parents are, or should I say WERE Kenney supporters but are now downright pissed off. He is, of our ilk, a progressive. We were talking about all kinds of political agendas and he agreed that he
sees a huge wave of progressiveness coming. This time with Kenney has been, and is rough, but far brighter times are ahead. He thinks that Keystone is dead, and after hearing his argument it's impossible to disagree. He thinks that along with the economical struggle, as well
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Today, June 1st officially starts the countdown for Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2020! Join us in the countdown until #CDS2020 kicks off on June 18-19, as we provide continuous updates on speakers and agenda here. Stayed tuned! #DefendDemocracy #CDS2020
We are delighted to present Madeleine Albright as a speaker at this year’s Copenhagen Democracy Summit to discuss democratic backsliding and future of US global leadership. Secretary Albright was the 64th U.S. Secretary of State. @madeleine #CDS2020 #DefendDemocracy Image
@madeleine It is an honor to announce that @JohnKerry will join as speaker at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2020. Secretary Kerry served as U.S. Secretary of State under @BarackObama and will discuss the future of US global leadership, 2020 elections and beyond. #CDS2020 #DefendDemocracy Image
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🚨Cataclysmic: #China to impose sweeping national security law in #HongKong, bypassing city's legislature. This is the end of ‘one country two systems" and democratic freedoms Hong Kong people were promised they'd retain until 2047.…
#HongKong pro-democracy activist @joshuawongcf calls on international community to invoke Global Magnitsky Act sanctions on China for imposing new security law that obliterates semi-autonomous status of HK & violates HK ppl's human rights.

#StandWithHongKong #StandUp4HumanRights
@joshuawongcf "This is the end of #HongKong. The end of One Country-Two Systems. Make no mistake about it. Beijing breached its promise to the HK people, enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration… This is it."—pro-democracy lawmaker Dennis Kwok.

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To the person who attacked me from behind in front of my daughter and tried to put me in a choke hold...

To the person who tried to rip my EU flag from my hands...

To the group singing Tommy Robinson chants while disrupting the #DefendDemocracy rally...
...You bring shame on Brexit supporters - most of whom are good people.

You are helping persuade even more of them to become #RemainerNow. For that I thank you.

Who would want to be on the same side as you?

@BestForBritain #DefendOurDemocracy #MarchForChange @march_change
@BestForBritain @march_change + we're both fine. Thank you everyone for your kind replies.

Great rally!

These people are a vanishingly tiny group that in no way represents the United Kingdom. Hope the tourists in Westminster today realise that. Our international reputation is battered enough.
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🚨Pro-democracy activist in #Russia gets 4-year prison sentence for attending Moscow #protests for fair elections. Konstantin #Kotov becomes the latest political prisoner in Putin's war on dissent. Kotov aptly wore a #Sentsov t-shirt in his courtroom cage.…
Kotov is the first recent protester found guilty under #Russia's "3 strikes" 212.1 law criminalizing attending 3 protests. He had 72 hours to prepare for his snap show trial. Human rights org Memorial declared him a political prisoner. Outside Moscow court chants of #FreeKotov
Kotov was found guilty under the same 212.1 anti-protest law human rights activist Ildar Dadin went to prison for in 2016. I wrote about Dadin's case & how #Russia criminalizes freedom of speech & assembly.… #FreeKotov #DefendDemocracy #MoscowProtests
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Here is my own video of the moment @CarolineRussell was arrested for her non violent protest #StopTheCoup #DefendDemocracy
This is getting a lot of attention now so I feel the need to clarify a few things that I personally saw. This will no doubt not be the whole story /1
Caroline was arrested under Section12/14 of the Public Order Act, most frequently used to arrest protestors /2
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Massively impressive rally in the heart of London to #DefendDemocracy
March continues #StopTheCoup
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A constantly updating Google calendar with protest times, locations and other event details that you can integrate into your own Google calendar, Apple calendar or Outlook. Thread 1/4
#stopthecoup #defenddemocracy
View the calendar in your browser. Click the button at the bottom right to add it to your Google calendar.…
#stopthecoup #defenddemocracy
Open Gcal in your browser
In the side bar click the plus sign (+) next to other calendars.
Click ‘subscribe to calendar’
In the search bar enter ‘
Select ‘stopthecoup_uk - in person’ 3/4
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If there is to be a way to stop No Deal Brexit by legislative means next week, it is Conservative MPs putting the future of the UK (and its representative democracy) above their own futures that are going to have to do it

Here follows a thread of Tories saying the right things!
Antoinette Sandbach

"prorogation [...] an affront to democratic accountability"
Dr Phillip Lee

"Conservative MPs need to stand up and be counted next week [..] it put up or shut up time"
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Meanwhile the beautiful sight of people power in #Russia today. Nearly 50,000 pro-democracy protesters demanding fair elections w/opposition candidates. Huge moment in Russian history. It’s not just about local elections. It’s to free Russia of Putin’s corrupt mafia hold on power
#Russia >> ‘A Number Authorities Can’t Ignore’: Moscow Opposition Sees Record Protest Turnout—50,000—Despite bad weather, jailed leaders, massive propaganda, brutal beatings & crackdowns.… #RussiaProtests #FreeElections #DefendDemocracy #допускай
Dem @LeaderHoyer statement in solidarity w/ #Russia's pro-#democracy #protests for free, fair elections & the right to seek electoral choice. Says Putin regime’s crackdown on free speech and opposition candidates ought to "alarm the world," warns US Congress is watching closely.
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#Mueller's already dealt fatal blows to Trump & GOP propagandists. He said 1) he didn’t indict b/c of OLC memo, 2) "no collusion no obstruction, total exoneration" is false, & 3) he won't address "origins" of the probe or Steele dossier b/c they’re under review. #MuellerHearing
@RepJerryNadler @HouseJudiciary 🤯🙄A Republican Sensenbrenner actually asked #Mueller this question: If you knew from the outset that your office wasn't going to indict the president (b/c OLC guideline prevented it), why even investigate him?
#MuellerHearings #MuellerHearing
@RepJerryNadler @HouseJudiciary #Mueller is calm but not exactly poker-faced. He just gave a disgusted sneer at crazy Louis Gohmert shouting that Trump "wasn't obstructing justice, he was pursuing justice because he's INNOCENT"! Even the gallery laughed. #MuellerHearings #MuellerHearing
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👏Trump can read. Off a TelePrompTer. That’s the headline. But he’s still trying to emphasize his Trumpy wink-wink buzzwords for the base: “One heritage” “UNBORN millions” “No one will take it away from us” “The nation is stronger than ever before”

#July4th #DefendDemocracy ☔️
I take it back. Trump couldn't even read off a teleprompter well. The further the speech went into US history he's clearly ignorant of, he messed up words, names, even said bonkers "Airports." AND JUST NOW BLAMED THE TELEPROMPTER AND THE RAIN. ("Rain took the Teleprompter out")🤨
LowBar Prez didn't totally screw up or recite repugnant rally rhetoric, so got away w/a fascist infomercial for 2020—literally taking center stage w/ military on #July4. And created so much crisis—abusive border camps, racist census,NK,Iran—we triage, move on, as fascism rolls on
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🚨Trump White House just asserted executive privilege over the #MuellerReport. Just as House Judiciary is about to vote to hold Attorney General Barr in #contempt for refusing to provide the full report. Roy Cohn Barr threatened he would tell WH to do this. Absurd and abusive.
Louis Gohmert has said “coup” twice already, pushing the absurd and desperate propaganda that the Russia investigation was a “failed coup” to “set up” a legitimate POTUS. (Did Putin give Trump+/his propagandists that idea? It’s a favorite Kremlin trope!) #BarrContemptHearing
Sad Twilight Zone: Democrats are talking about the constitution, rule of law, defending our institutions. Republicans spew propaganda buzzwords—“liberal media overlords” “kangaroo court” “coup” “spying” “Strzok.” Can’t even defend Barr. #Obstruction #BarrContemptHearing
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How fascism erodes reality:
‼️"You don't know what you don't know"—Stephen Miller
‼️"God knows how much we miss"—Lindsey Graham
Rejecting facts for fictional fears is how GOP defends Trump's latest dictator move—a fake national emergency declaration
#FACTSMATTER #DefendDemocracy
Sunday Stalin: Just your fascist POTUS thug tweets calling the media "Enemy of the People" *AND* calling for REVENGE‼️Tsar Trump is "tired" of SNL satire "hit jobs without retribution"🚨These attacks are a clear+present danger to our lives & US democracy! Every @GOP is complicit.
@GOP BTW How can anyone be OK w/ a POTUS under investigation for being compromised by a hostile foreign power declaring a national emergency?? He may not even be legitimate. He attacks media & Mueller investigations, denies Russia's attack, shields Putin 24/7. Trump's the emergency!
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.@realdonaldtrump, today my colleagues and I are officially calling on you to demand President Putin hand over the 12 indicted Russian intelligence operatives that interfered in the 2016 election.
According to the Rosenstein-Mueller indictments, these operatives stole the personal information of hundreds of thousands of American voters, including their social security numbers and addresses.…
You must make it clear to President Putin that the 12 intelligence operatives now have to face justice in America. #defenddemocracy
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The Rosenstein-Mueller investigation is making fast work of finding criminal activity: 35 indictments, five guilty pleas and one prison sentence in a little more than a year. #DefendDemocracy
Rosenstein-Mueller accomplishments to date include guilty pleas from senior Trump officials like Deputy Campaign Chairman Rick Gates for conspiracy against the United States related to Russia.
.@realDonaldTrump, what are you personally doing to fortify and defend America’s 2018 elections from Russian interference? The American people deserve to know.
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