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Protestors outside Downing Street chanting "Shame on you" #prorogue #Prorogation #StopTheCoup
Reflections on today's events
1. The issue of proroguing Parliament transcends the Brexit debate. I am not a Remainer - nor a Brexiter (Eurosceptic however) - but the fundamental operational principle of our democracy is parliamentary sovereignty which is about to be suspended.
2. The fact that @BorisJohnson is unelected and that the role of the monarchy aside, proroguing Parliament for political ends (essentially a strategic filibuster) sets a constitutional precedent which would allow future prime ministers the same exercise of power arbitrarily.
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@YesAurielle So I saw the beginning of your thread at 5:30 and I logged off. I had a feeling about where it was headed and how painful revisiting might be. I remember lying on the street in the cold on NYE
@YesAurielle For Tamir Rice. There were about 20 people there. And then the women's March came around less than a month later and there were 15,000 white women. where the fuck were y'all? I haven't gone to a protest since the women's march. I stopped watching the news over a year ago.
@YesAurielle I have run some trainings, catered some events and phone banks, put down some money when I had it, But I'm not going in the streets again unless we're all going. The cost of this uncompensated labor for black people who give a crap is our sanity. Our peace. Our lives. No more.
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🚨 #GeneralStrike Alert 🚨

Tomorrow, starting at 9am, the people of Puerto Rico embark on what will likely be the largest direct action in the island's history.

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Throughout the island, major transportation arteries will be shut down as hundreds of thousands of bodies take the streets to demand agency over their lives and fates.

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What's going on in Puerto Rico is an organic, leaderless popular uprising. No one can pinpoint who called for tomorrow's general strike, nor has anyone taken credit for it.

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I've been watching all the critiques of the #SexStrike today – most emphasizing how it plays into patriarchal & heternormative views of women & sex – and I generally agree with them. but want to add few other thoughts here...
...1) the premise of #SexStrike seems to be that men are denying women's autonomy, so we will "punish" men (via withholding sex) until they relent. but while men/women is certainly an important dynamic at play here, it is not the only one by far...
...the primary dynamic here is social conservatives (of mixed genders) enforcing their ideology on the majority who oppose their views. today it is about abortion. other times it is about LGBTQ+ ppl, or immigrants, or other issues... #SexStrike
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#GiletsJaunes strike in Clermont-Ferrand #GreveGenerale5fevrier

- Protests in all cities in France
- Mainstream media: 'a few protesters'
- Protests against Macron govt, high taxes, labor laws
- More than 1000 arrested, hundreds of wounded, multiple dead

#GiletsJaunes strike in #Toulouse #GreveGenerale5fevrier

- Protests in all cities in France
- Mainstream media: 'a few protesters'
- Protests against Macron government, high taxes, new labor laws

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#GiletsJaunes strike #GreveGenerale5fevrier

- Highway toll booths blocked #Toulouse
- Protests in all cities in France
- Mainstream media: 'a few protesters'
- Protests against Macron government, high taxes, new labor laws

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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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THREAD―FAILED STRATEGY: HOW DEM LEADERS BUNGLED #Kavanaugh

I'm seeing a lot of blame going around so I want to provide some clarity on what I believe Dems did wrong. First and foremost, they failed to realize that the GOP would use their majority to seat Kavanaugh AT ALL COSTS.
THREAD―FAILED STRATEGY

Understanding that the GOP would not settle for anything less than Justice Kavanaugh, Democrats should have walked out of what they called a "charade" and a "sham." When you call something a sham and then participate in it, you're legitimizing it.
THREAD―FAILED STRATEGY

Democrats had ample reason to refuse to participate: Kavanaugh was nominated by a president who may have committed federal crimes. His records were being withheld. And so on. Simply applying the #MerrickGarland standard, Kavanaugh didn't merit a hearing.
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WEAKNESS. By not walking out after raising objections about the hearing, Democrats are giving the #KavanaughConfirmation legitimacy. Trump has taught Republicans that the more power they grab the more they'll get. DEM LEADERS JUST SHOWED THEY'LL FOLD.
I'm honestly baffled by the response that Dems shouldn't walk out because "it won't accomplish anything." Then why EVER protest? Why #TakeAKnee? If #Kavanaugh is getting confirmed no matter what, why not refuse to go along with this power grab? Why not call for a #generalstrike?
For a brief moment this morning, I thought Dem leaders had finally realized that the GOP's unprecedented assault on our democracy required an extraordinary response. Instead, they folded and telegraphed that their objections to #Kavanaugh have no teeth.
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@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco For 40+ years the #KochBrothers have been buying politicians at state and fed level. Mostly republicans but there are dems who've taken a bite of the koolaid pie.
Looking at #ALEC, whom they fund heavily, gives you an idea where they're currently at: 1/
sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC…
@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco Here is their agenda, first seen publicly I believe when David Koch ran for VP in 1980 on the Libertarian ticket - 2/

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@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco @Ruetheday852 I've been showing these bullets to people for over a year now and some had a good laugh at the one that does away with the post office. 3/
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