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#Feminismus führe zu weniger Geburten, deswegen gebe es #Einwanderung und hinter all dem stecke "der Jude": Diese verdammten #Verschwörungstheorien verbinden #Antisemitismus, #Rassismus und #Antifeminismus zu mörderischen Masternarrativ. #Halle…
Der Anschlag von Halle schließt damit an rechtsextreme Attentate an: #Utöya, #Christchurch, #ElPaso. Der Attentäter handelte vielleicht allein, aber er ist kein Einzeltäter, sondern Teil einer rechtsradikalen Bewegung, die auf eliminatorischen Hass u Verschwörungslegenden basiert
Wer gefährlichen Unsinn von Politikern als "#Soros-Marionetten", von geheimen Plänen zur "Umvolkung" usw verbreitet, sollte zum Thema #Antisemitismus bitte schweigen. Denn dieser Verschwörungsdreck ist im Kern zutiefst antisemitisch.
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The @HouseJudiciary hearing on so-called "assault weapons" has ended and I have a few thoughts (in no particular order). First, you can watch the full hearing here:… @GunsReporting
@HouseJudiciary @GunsReporting 2/ The @HouseJudiciary cmte heard from 7 witnesses today, including:
✅the Charlottesville, VA police chief
✅an #ElPaso, TX trauma doc @TTUHSC
#Dayton, OH Mayor @nanwhaley
✅Pro shooter @Di_3GunGirl
✅A Former @ATFHQ agent
@HouseJudiciary @GunsReporting @TTUHSC @nanwhaley @Di_3GunGirl @ATFHQ 3/ The cmte did not hear from Christopher Koper, a criminology prof @GeorgeMasonU who is a noted expert on the "Assault Weapons Ban," which was in place in the U.S. from 1994 - 2004:…
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A Chart: Fascist Attacks Against Immigrants Just in Past Two Months, as of September 14, 2019
There is a massive refugee/immigration crisis around the world. Tens of millions of people are desperately fleeing for their lives.
July 14
Trump unleashed barrage of racist, anti-immigrant tweets directed at 4 Democratic congresswomen of color. He demanded the 4 “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.”…
“The Demonization, Criminalization and Deportations of Immigrants”
From Bob Avakian's speech "Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution"

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OK, #TeamPete - it's time for some real talk.
Recently, I've been seeing a lot of grumblings about the media and their coverage - or lackthereof - about our guy @PeteButtigieg.
@PeteButtigieg I get the frustration, but as someone in the media field, I'm telling you, there's no conspiracy or cabal out to sabotage Pete's campaign. Not within the world of credible news and info media anyway. Leave those conspiracies to others.
@PeteButtigieg Instead, let's follow the #RulesOfTheRoad and turn our frustration or negative energy into even MORE grassroots efforts. If you've paid attention to the mobilize site, you'll notice organizers are setting up all kinds of things you can join to help/get involved.
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Well, @BlstrsOnMyFngrz, next time you send a trolling tweet which both misapprehends the usage of "oxymoron" AND makes false claims about weaponry in defense of guns over humans, don't send it to someone who writes for a living and has a cache of receipts instead of guns.
You might want to read up on how assault weapons are indeed used, @BlstrsOnMyFngrz.
Here's a detailed piece on the data:
Nobody knows exactly how many assault rifles exist in the U.S. – by design…
And here's data on the #Dayton and #ElPaso shootings--and the assault weaponry used.

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Y'all, this is a BFD.

The website in question is @vdare run by white supremacist @peterbrimelow.


Today, they goofed and it slipped out. But these are the groups informing our policy affecting MILLIONS of people of color.
The hate networks of John Tanton, who died in July, have infiltrated the Trump administration, where they've injected their sick and twisted ideologies which metastasize into things like caging brown kids for profit.

Tanton was good buddies with Vdare's Brimelow. (Shocker.)
Sound familiar? Family unification ? Chain migration? Attacking asylum?

Brimelow and Tanton were discussing this in 1995.

Check out what Tanton was thinking about 20 years before that: ending #BirthrightCitizenship
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In a fundraising letter dated the day before the #ElPaso shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott asked his supporters to help "defend" Texas from "illegal immigrants" by taking "matters into our own hands" via @TheTexasSignal…
@TheTexasSignal Greg Abbott's fundraising mailer implores residents to "DEFEND" the state from "illegal immigrants"

While the rhetoric echoes Trump, Democrats say this flagrant, fear-inducing language was "piloted in Texas" and we're now seeing the ramifications…
@TheTexasSignal The #ElPaso shooter's manifesto espoused the same claims that Republicans have been touting: Texas(and the US) is under siege, Democrats are using immigration as a strategy to turn Tx blue, and, if nothing is done, violent immigrants will murder innocent Americans
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As discussed last week after #Gilroy & #ElPaso , President Trump makes things worse. “As protesters clash at far-right rally in Portland, Trump suggests naming Antifa a terrorist group - NBC News”…
Again, if President Trump wants to talk about Antifa, let’s roll out the numbers
Rather than play the President’s game on Antifa, reporters could challenge him by asking about other organizations - here’s one that comes to mind.…
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1/ NEW: @BetoORourke is returning to the Presidential campaign trail on Thursday.

This comes nearly two weeks after O’Rourke suspended his presidential campaign in response to the mass shooting in El Paso. #ElPaso #tx2020
@BetoORourke 2/ The Democratic former congressman will restart following a speech in his border city hometown that will “outline the path forward for his presidential campaign,” according to his campaign.
@BetoORourke 3/ @BetoORourke released few details about Thursday’s event, other than to call it a "major address to the nation" that will outline the path forward for "the future of our country."
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1/ A photographic look at the Trump visit to University Medical Center in #ElPaso. He visited there after the 7th worst #massshooting in US history. Targeting #Latinos, the attack killed at least 22 and injured 26. Pictures from Dayton included.
2/ Trump is vilified by many in El Paso for his border war, and his venom and prejudice appears to have helped inspire a white nationalist to target Latinos and commit mass murder. He planned to visit hospitalized survivors, but none would meet with him. So, what to do?
3/ What Trump is accomplished at is flipping the script. In a remarkable cache of 40 pictures on its Flickr feed, the @WhiteHouse bombarded the media and social media with exclusive images of his #ElPaso visit after excluding the press from covering it.
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Ending a fact-finding trip on root causes of migration from the "Northern Triangle" – Guatemala, El Salvador & Honduras – Speaker Pelosi and her bipartisan delegation visited asylum seekers in the border city of McAllen, TX, and affirmed a MORAL RESPONSIBILITY to end this crisis.
On the heartbreak of traumatized children left on the street this week when their parents were taken in Mississippi #ICEraids, Speaker Pelosi recalled Trump's now broken promise to go after criminals only – saying his targeting of workplaces "undermines the character of America."
One week after 22 people were killed in #ElPaso, Speaker Pelosi also spoke with moral clarity on the URGENCY to come together as a nation to #DisarmHate:

"Xenophobia, white supremacy, and availability of guns are an explosive combination that we must disconnect."

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8Chan CEO Jim Watson in a different twitter post said the #ElPasoTerroristAttack "Manifesto" was NOT posted by the Shooter.
@nytimes has now apologised for making false statements.
All other media outlets should do the same.

@washingtonpost @johnpodesta
@infinitechan Official Statement from 8CHAN Ceo : Jim Watkins,
Regarding the El Paso Wal-Mart shooting.
Manifesto may have been written by the Shooter but was NOT posted by the Shooter +
3 (8Chan)

#ElPaso #Shooter was posting on Instagram NOT 8chan

(mistake) pg 1 I said 8chans ceo name was Jim Watson. It is Jim Watkins.

Thank you Jim for keeping a site open where ppl can express themselves and have open discussions.
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Wm Barr endorsed VIGILANTISM (in popular culture) in an interview that came out the day before Epstein supposedly took his own life.🤔If Barr stops short of endorsing vigilantes, he says it satisfies a basic human need; a desire for justice, as an innate human trait, so strong 1/
that vigilantes are applauded in movies. Barr was functioning as a Greek Chorus, telling us it's ok to applaud 'rough justice,' such as what we believe happens to pedophiles in prison, as a good thing, after all we are only human.
I read this at the time (2 days ago) in the 2/
wake of #ElPaso & w/in the broader context of what, e.g., some radical white nationalists could take away from comments by the AG saying he understands why acts by vigilantes occur. Especially In this age of #StochasticTerrorism, propoganda, scapegoating & white supremacist 3/
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26-year-old Richard Clayton is in Orange County jail, accused of posting a threat on Facebook, saying he was getting his AR-15 back and to “stay out of @Walmart next week.” He was arrested at the Winter Park house of his family #WESH
Investigators with FDLE also say Clayton appears to “believe in the white supremacist ideology” and has a history of posting threats
Police say while being arrested, Clayton said he prays the arresting officer would be shot, said Hispanics are “what is wrong with this country”, and threatened to pee in the officer’s car. He didn’t, though, because the officer told him he is not Hispanic #WESH
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I finally have a moment to breathe, so let me talk a bi about my life with trauma, journalism, and management. I've been managing for a few years now, but I still occasionally report. This week, I stepped in and did ops and work around #Dayton and #ElPaso
The USAToday network had more than 150 people (possibly 200) working on these stories in some way, shape or form. Our newsroom alone sent eight people to help, some of whom are still there. It was a monumental task and everyone took it in stride.
After we sent people to El Paso, I couldn't turn off. The thing about journalistic trauma is that it essentially means you are addicted to adrenaline. Your body has lived so long on it, that it is difficult not to, which is why you see people engaging in other risky behavior.
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Allow me to coin the phrase, “Armchair Dirty Harry” to describe the naive fantasy of the “good guy with a gun.”

In his fantasy, #ArmchairDirtyHarry strolls calmly into a hail of bullets, sending the bad guys sprawling from the force of his high-powered firearm.
In an *actual* firefight, #ArmchairDirtyHarry’s fantasy meets reality. Our wannabe hero knows walking into a hail of bullets is suicide.

Heroism in situations like #ElPaso rarely, if ever, involves the gun-toting citizen. The armchair hero believes GOP propaganda, not his eyes.
#HeroesOfElPaso saved lives.

They didn’t walk into a hail of bullets, they risked their lives getting customers and employees out of Walmart. And then they continued helping where they could.

So where was #ArmchairDirtyHarry?…
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New from @reuters: White Nationalists are on a mission to scrub their image & enter the mainstream. But violence like the #ElPaso shooting casts an interminable shadow. Here’s my latest, a dive into the movement’s psychology:… Here's what we found (thread):
@Reuters I was fortunate to join our photojournalist @jimurquhartpixs - the real star of the show - to report from inside white nationalist circles. Jim has spent 2 yrs doing this, delivering some incredible - if jarring - photos.
@Reuters @jimurquhartpixs It was an assignment that tested my composure in just a short time. It’s nothing compared to what Jim’s been living.
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When someone has no empathy for others it cannot be hidden. When someone can’t receive criticism without insulting the person giving it, it cannot be hidden. When someone lies about known facts & doubles down on them it cannot be hidden.

#Dayton #ElPaso

When someone says he’ll end America’s regime change policy then proceeds to advocate it for Venezuela it cannot be hidden. When he talks of pursuing an era of peace, understanding & goodwill then hires John Bolton you know he can’t be trusted.


When someone talks of condemning racism but has previously talked up division & fostered hate against non-white others you know that someone is a racist liar. When someone creates division constantly his words of unity are completely hollow.

#Dayton #ElPaso
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BREAKING: #Trump supporter in #ElPaso profiled today by Washington Examiner, seen waving gun outside community center targeted in recent wave of far-Right conspiracy theory smears. Man's truck was covered in InfoWars, Ted, Cruz + pro-Trump images.…
We talked to people on the ground in #ElPaso, who told us that they saw Thomas Bartram, 21, a Trump supporter who was profiled in the Washington Examiner today, in the street with a gun. Police later stopped him and then proceed to let him go.
Bartram was quoted as saying, "he was “an open-carry kind of guy” at political rallies but had opted not to bring his gun because of the nature of the tragedy." He is pictured giving Alt-Right "OK" hand sign, same symbol used by Christchurch killer.…
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Trump in #ElPaso :”the love and the respect for the office of the presidency, I wish you could have been there to see it”

FYI: they did. It allow the press to be there
2/ also just told the young man who saved a bunch of kids during the shooting that he is going to be a movie star the way he looks.
Throwing my phone at the wall now
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‼️Trump tears at the very fabric of our society by dividing us, dehumanizing us, inflaming hate, inciting violence— his hateful & abusive rhetoric leaves us horrified & most importantly makes us less safe.


Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses
The new law nullifies an Obama-backed rule that added people with mental illnesses to the national background check database.…
PBO recommended the now-nullified regulation in a 2013 memo following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook School, which left 20 first graders and six others dead. The measure sought to block some people with severe mental health problems from buying guns.…
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Trump doesn’t want you talking about THIS today, so he’s going to terrorize #ElPaso and #Dayton further. Because it’s ALWAYS about him #TrumpIsARacistRat pushing us into RECESSION: 👀
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1/5 In my lifetime, I can recall numerous times when a President has stepped forward not as head of the executive branch or to propose legislation, but as our healer and comforter-in-chief to bring together and reassure a weary nation. #healerinchief

2/5 They have provided a voice to our grief, as Reagan did after Challenger. #healerinchief #RonaldReagan

3/5 They have sought to unite and express resolve to stand together against "the forces of fear", hatred and violence as Clinton did in Oklahoma City. #healerinchief #BillClinton

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