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There's been a lot of talk about caste and caste-based discrimination recently. That's good. We need to face this as a modern problem, without equivocation.

How does caste look in history? A #THREAD #caste #discrimination #history #AcademicTwitter
Historians like specifics, so:

Place: Kashmir
Time: late 14th – early 15th century CE
Politics: Sikandar Shah (r. 1389–1413), of the Sultanate of Kashmir.
Main Guy: Suha Bhatta

Suha Bhatta was born a Brahmin. He converted to Islam and was a minister of Sikandar Shah.
Source: We know about all of this from Jonaraja, another Brahmin who wrote a Rajatarangini (River of Kings), a Sanskrit history of the period in Kashmir.

[Sidenote -- If you're most familiar with Kalhana's Rajatarangini, Jonaraja's text is one of several subsequent ones.]
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/08/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/05/08/dai…
Grimm Choices: How Energy Transition Threatens A Fairy Tale Forest

worldcrunch.com/green-or-gone-…

#WindEnergy #germany #environment #forests #consequences
‘Escape mutation’ in Covid strain discovered in Angola able to evade Coronavirus antibodies

cityam.com/escape-mutatio…

#COVID19 #africa #variants #EscapeMutation
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May I request authors of #SewellReport who have claimed #NHS as a success story in race issues to read this thread

Recent survey of Primary in Humberside region shows very disturbing findings discrimination in NHS of 2021 /1

@rcgp @KailashChandOBE @CNagpaul @riddell_marcus
Is it acceptable that in #NHS of 2021 ability to train in ones chosen career is affected by ones ethnicity, culture and #racism #discrimination ? /2

@rcpsglasgow @RCPLondon @rcpsych @RCOphthPres @terry_moran1 @AntonEmmanuel2 @Prerana_Issar @MichaelMarmot @NHS_RobW @NHS_RHO
How can we allow🤔 in 2021 a trainee to be told by a senior trainer

'we do not accept people who are not from around here' /3

@NHS_HealthEdEng @anilkjain61 @PeaPeaspot @adamson0901 @shekhawatgp @NLaGNHS_Doctors @northlincsccg @surashsurash @Halima_Begum @Manuel_Cavazza
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So much of the progress of #MentalHealthAwareness gets cancelled out by the culture of #ToxicPositivity. More than many people realize.

Your “just take it, and work harder” memes aren’t helping, or “inspirational.”

They’re #gaslighting.
Not only that, but for those that have been traumatized, you are often literally *promoting* an unhealthy type of trauma response known as fawning - which is FANTASTIC for predators, especially in toxic workplace situations.
The fawn response - BOLSTERED by the toxic positivity movement - tells you “well everyone has job issues...if you just stay quiet & keep working HARDER, the people abusing/bullying/excluding/threatening you will notice your hard work, and stop.”
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#Thread about #Israel #Netanyahu @netanyahu #Vote #discrimination #Violence in #Arab #communitymatters :

Violence is rampant in Israel's Arab communities

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu courted the Arab minority in the election campaign.
Above all, it wants one thing from the government: that it finally do something about violence and crime in its communities.

by @NZZ @NZZAusland
Source: nzz.ch/international/…
At the center of the dispute are two of the largest and most respected families in Kabul: the Rayans of Mayor Salih Rayan and the Akris of school principal Khalil Akri.
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UK’s First #COVID19 #facemask #discrimination Claimant Wins £7,000
Refusing Access To People Unable To Wear Face Coverings Due To Disability Is Direct Discrimination – No Different To Denying Access To A Black, Gay or Jewish Person For Example.
principia-scientific.com/uks-first-covi…
@Politie 😉
Supermarkets ‘at risk of discriminating against disabled people’ over #facemasks
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to supermarket CEOs warning they could be breaking the law. #COVID19
@cblnieuws @Politie
thegrocer.co.uk/supermarkets/s…
Kester Disability Rights, what a fantastic organisation!
I live with hidden disabilities. In these trying times I am living in fear of the population wearing #facemasks. It is distressing for me and in turn I am unable to wear one myself.
#COVID19
facebook.com/KesterDisabili…
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#Thread about #racism #BlackLivesMatter #AsianLivesMatter #AsiansAreHuman and #discrimination :
Attacks against Asians in the United States have also increased since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

nzz.ch/pro-global/usa…
This has to do with the remarks made by Donald Trump about the "China virus". But the racism against Asians goes back further.
It's difficult to quantify, but the sense of threat has grown so strong that vigilante groups have formed in the hardest-hit cities of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland, patrolling Asian neighborhoods at night to protect residents .
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@uhaul this is a video of one of your reps telling my deaf gf that if “she can’t hear them that’s not their problem” This is a problem. @UHaul_Cares #uhaulfamous #deaf #yeg 1/7
@uhaul so here’s what happened. We made a reservation this morning for a 6 pm pickup. My girlfriend takes an Uber to the depot to pick it up and when she gets there finds out that tap to pay isn’t enabled on their debit machine. #uhaulfamous #deaf 2/7
@uhaul she asks them to call me because I can hear and she can’t so we can figure out an alternative (like can she use tap on the other debit machine for a cash advance to pay for the truck) she’s told they won’t call me, and won’t let her use the other machine. #uhaulfamous 3/7
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[Manifesto. #1 One]
#CivicWave is an #informalgroup of the #progressist area, on Twitter, but attentive to movements on other #social and off-network that, aware of the importance of active #participation, intends to take...

We call it #gentlerevolution.
[Manifesto. #2 Two]
Joining #CivicWave #OndaCivica is compatible with all progressive Italian and international hashtags, including:
#FR, #6000sardine, #Forumalcentro,
#FBPE, #FBPEGlobal, #FBR.

The symbols in bio are:
#OndaCivica🌊🌊🌊 #CivicWave🌊🌊🌊,
or for short #OC🌊
[Manifesto. #3 Three]
#CivicWave promotes the #civil and prolific confrontation of ideas and experiences, in #respect of the diversity of views, to reduce #conversions and protagonism, in the conviction that #dialogue is stimulus and richness and allows to highlight # common...
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I am THRILLED to finally announce that I was awarded a $400k @NSF CAREER grant! This is a five-year research and educational grant that will be largely focused on understanding and mitigating discrimination against #LGBTQ+ people. 1/ #EconTwitter nsf.gov/awardsearch/sh…
The first study is of #discrimination against #Trans and #Nonbinary people and racial and ethnic minorities in access to mental health care. This is joint with @elben, @LFumarco + others. Pilot results here 👇 2/N nber.org/papers/w28164
The 2nd study builds on the 1st, as we seek to determine how #COVID19 has affected access to mental health care. When the pandemic surges, does appointment access decrease? (Very early results from the start of the pandemic suggest yes.) Joint w/ @LFumarco + @elben + others. 3/N
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Australia's government has to deal with old and new rape allegations
The allegations reach into the cabinet and shed light on the “toxic atmosphere” for women in Canberra.

#Australia #SCANDAL #discrimination #women

nzz.ch/international/…
For a week now, sexual abuse and allegations of brutal rape by a minister have dominated the Australian media and countless conversations across Australia.
Justice Minister Christian Porter gave a press conference. He spoke out on allegations of brutally raping a young woman 33 years ago. In doing so, he put an end to speculation as to who was the culprit in an anonymous letter sent to the government and several women politicians.
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cw: suicide, reactionary bs
[Thread]

One thing that really pissies me off are those facist reactionary "#ProLife" bigots.

And I'll explain in detail, WHY they are bigoted.

So strap in and hold tight...
Regardless if those advocate for the [very facist] idea of de-facto criminalizing #suicide or #abortions, "#ProLife" advocates aka. bigots are not willing to provide even a halfass alternative substitute as a figleaf to pseudo-legitimize their ideas.
I mean, regardless whether or not one person should be allowed to have a say into the health, life and well-beijng of another person is something agrees with [I think #ProChoice is the only non - reactionary-facist answer!]...
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As members of the Labor Tech Research Network, we share concerns about @timnitGebru's exit in December 2020 from @Google, where she researched the #ethics of artificial intelligence. (1) nature.com/articles/d4158… @nature @ASAnews
This has adverse implications for Black women working in #tech companies, which are already known for their lack of diversity. @ASA_SKAT @SSSP1org @datasociety @AINowInstitute @4sWeb (2)
The research of @timnitGebru and others has revealed the shortcomings of facial recognition for dark-skinned people, how #automation can both replicate and obfuscate #discrimination and how #algorithmic systems reproduce racial exclusion and environmental racism. (3)
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I find it incredibly sad & scary that I now find myself living in a world that has me looking for a personal body camera to protect me from discrimination from supermarket chains & rabid public (I was accosted by a member of .@coopuk staff then an aggressive cust) during summer.
It's an absolute disgrace that I am scared to shop, and I know that I am not alone. This has actually caused me and my partner to split up, because even though we are in each others extended household, she is too scared to leave the house and has completely withdrawn, as have I.
So, remember next time you hear someone mouthing off, how it might actually feel for people with trauma and hidden disabilities. Do you really want to be part of a society that treats its most vulnerable people like this? I know that I certainly don't.
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Out now.

@HRW's annual review of #humanrights around the world: #Rights2021

Read @KenRoth's introduction, the individual country chapters, and a curated selection of thematic essays on rights challenges and trends here:
hrw.org/world-report/2…

thread to follow 👇🏾
2/ Advance warning/apology - this will be a narrow, parochial thread.

Read for yourself the bigger #Rights2021 report, and the chapters that interest you.

What follows below is just on issues I follow (as perhaps you may also do, seeing as we're connected over twitter)
3/ Read here what the main #humanrights concerns across the EU🇪🇺 have been during 2020.
hrw.org/news/2021/01/1…
#COVID19
Health, Unemployment, Lockdowns
Poverty and Inequality
Rule of Law
Discrimination and Racism
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
Migration and Asylum A nurse holds hands with a Covid-19 patient at the intensive
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Discrimination is everywhere - sexism, homophobia, racism. I tweet a lot about the discrimination faced by #LivedExperiencePractitioners #LXPs who openly use their lived experience of mental health in their work. Do we need new legislation to protect us all from #discrimination?>
> Ppl who follow me/know me in real life know my health has been decimated over my experience of trying to address mental health discrimination. Did you know there is no legislation against systemic discrimination? Well, that’s what my union told me. It’s also almost impossible >
> to win a personal discrimination case, so they don’t give you access to a lawyer. Even stress claims are hard to win, so you rarely get union help either, including legal representation. I’ve lost my driving license, had seizures, take medicine that has left me with blurred >
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BREAKING: High Court ruling deals a potentially devastating blow to trans under 16s seeking access to life-saving puberty blockers. We will respond in full and expect an appeal from GIDS. This is a betrayal of trans young people. The summary judgment in full:
Statement from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. They will appeal, though the immediate implications for our young people now are concerning. We will update with a full response.
The #KeiraBell decision drives a coach and horses through Gillick Competence, which many suspect is the long-term plan of those behind this case. This is a dark day for the rights of ALL young people to make decisions about their own bodies.
mermaidsuk.org.uk/news/tavistock…
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*An appeal to NON-autistic people: please take a few moments to read this thread*

We (#Neurodivergent people) were taught early in life that everything YOU (#Allistics) said and did was what WE (#Autistics etc) had to aspire to.

We weren’t even told an alternative existed. 1/9
Our #Autism was suppressed before we knew the word for it.

When we protested, we were met with punishment and ostracism.

When we suffered in silence, we were never rewarded for protecting YOU from our *legitimate* anger.

We were converted to #AutisticMasking to survive. 2
All children need mirroring for healthy development. We #Autistics received very little.

Our talents were often not recognized or acknowledged. If they were, it was not for our benefit, but for yours.

Our faults were all noted and attributed to us alone. 3
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8 % de #Musulmans en France
90% de #Musulmans parmi les 150 jeunes invités par @centresociaux ...ce n'est plus un guet-apens c'est un Augustin #Traquenard pour @sarahelhairy et la #Laïcité!
L'#inspection diligentée par @sarahelhairy
"a pour objet d’examiner les #objectifs, des #conditions d’#organisation et d’#encadrement du #RéseauJeunes et,...de la #FCSF...#Laïcité"
merci Madame d'initialiser ce travail salutaire qu'aucun @gouvernementFR
...centres-sociaux.fr/a-propos-du-re…
n'avait lancé ! Nous aussi #Républicains #Laïques nous avons plein d'#interrogations
✔️Quelle #représentativité de la #jeunesse #française (90% vs 8%)
✔️Comment des journées sur #Laïcité se transforment en #ProphètesSansDieu
centres-sociaux.fr/que-le-debat-c…
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MOST DO NOT WANT TO KNOW #TheTruth @Michell55125993 .

AS LONG AS IT HAS NO AFFECT ON THEIR LIVES.

BUT WHEN THE WORLD ARE IN FEAR OF LOSING THEIR LIVES @COVIDNearYou THEN THE WORLD PAYS ATTENTION TO THE DEAD AT THE HANDS OF @GOVUK BIT #BlacklivesStillMatter
MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO @GREATBritain UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO THEM LIKE @DawnButlerBrent BEING STOPPED BY @MPSHackney THEN #commissioner DICK WILL SIT AND TALK.

WHEN @ChristieLinford TALKS OF #racialinjustice OR #STORMZY MENTIONS THE WORD THEN #MSMIsTheEnemyOfThePeople
ARE ALL OVER THOSE WHO ARE SEEN AS SOMEONE BUT THOSE LIKE ME WHO HAVE SUFFERED THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE LIFE IS IGNORED BY THE @UNDP LEFT TO ROT WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD JUST CARRIES ON AS IF WHAT @metpoliceuk @cpsuk #ipcc #aka @policeconduct, A SENIOR @CoronersNews @ghcorps
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The #HudumaNamba Case Appeal: A Thread 

In January, the High Court stopped the implementation of #NIIMS

The government can only move on #HudumaNamba *after* a comprehensive regulatory framework is in place to address exclusion & data privacy Image
The court was clear: even processing and using the data collected needed the regulatory framework first

It's not yet in place

(Yet PS Kibicho said millions of #HudumaNamba records have been cleaned & matched - a clear violation) Image
The #HudumaNamba judgement highlights risks to #privacy, data protection, and inclusion & struck out use of DNA & GPS - a significant win for the rights of all Kenyans

But other aspects of the judgement must be challenged to ensure stronger #humanrights protections
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1/12. Covid-19 @ICMRDELHI responded early with ethical guidance suggesting no compromise on ethics or scientific validity & encourage research. Urged institutions to use innovative tech to support quality research with ethical safeguards @DeptHealthRes
ethics.ncdirindia.org/ICMR_Ethical_G…
2/12. @ICMRDELHI ethics initiatives in @WHO @UNESCO #GlobalSummit. National Guidelines for Ethics Committees reviewing #Covid_19 research downloaded >30 countries from @ncdirindia website. Among1st such guidance in world @doctorsoumya @drharshvardhan @ProfBhargava @NITIAayog
3/12. Standard operating procedures (#SOPs) prepared and adopted by #Ethics Committees to facilitate fast track review through digital platforms & virtual quorum. Facilitated emergency unscheduled or full committee or #expedited meetings.
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