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#KanyeWest, der sich inzwischen “Ye” nennt, ist innerhalb weniger Jahre von einem gefeierten Musiker zu einem antisemitischen Verschwörungsideologen geworden. Doch wie kam es dazu? Eine Einordnung unseres Montoringteams de:hate im Thread. 🧵 1/18
Seit 2016 unterstützt er Donald Trump. Er behauptete, dass die Sklaverei eine “Entscheidung” von Afroamerikaner*innen gewesen sei. Auch sprach Ye sich für die Abschaffung des 13. Zusatzparagraphen der Verfassung aus, der die Sklaverei beendete. 2/18
West reproduziert die rassistische Erzählung, der von einem Polizisten ermordete Afroamerikaner #GeorgeFloyd sei an einer Überdosis Fentanyl gestorben. Auch behauptet er, dass Abtreibung die “Hauptursache” für den Tod Schwarzer Amerikaner*innen sei. 3/18
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NO SHOW: Larry Ray was supposed to be brought here to court for his argument that suffocating Claudia Drury was not physical injury, only fear. But it will go forward without him. Threadette below
Apparently, because Larry Ray kept pimping Drury out after strangling her, her "work was not impaired." That's what Federal Defenders are arguing. #JohnListGone
Judge Liman asks, What if a person emailed a photo of a gun in order to menace? And notes he is not bound by the DOJ guidance that Federal Defender cited
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The Biden Administration is working on a deal for government oversight of TikTok. The risk of U.S. persons' data being sent to China is real.

Yet far less attention has been paid to TikTok's recommendation algorithm and its insidious risks. [THREAD]…
1/ What do we know about TikTok's algorithm? Recommendation algorithms play a powerful role in teeing up content for social media users.

Facebook and YouTube have come under fire from independent analysts for recommending extreme and incendiary content.…
2/ TikTok's recommendation algorithm plays an even more central role in promoting content, yet it is even more opaque.…
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دیروز یکی از اعضای خانواده داستان #حدیث_نجفی رو با ناراحتی برام تعریف می‌کرد: «کثافتها ۶ تا گلوله به سر و سینه‌اش زدند»

گفتم خبرش رو کجا دیدی؟ معتبره؟
گفت: تو باز داری از ج.ا. دفاع میکنی؟ با صدای بلند: برو برگرد ایران کنار همون کثافتها که آدم می‌کشند. [بیب-بیب-بیب…]
امروز دیدمش گفتم: دیدی تکذیبیه در اومد؟
گفتم بیا بشین توضیح بدم برات. تو این دنیا هر چی میبینی باید شک کنی. مخصوصا داستان‌های سیاسی.

گفتم من یک بار گول خوردم، دومین بار نزدیک بود گول بخورم، بار سوم گول نمی‌خورم.👇
گول اول: جنبش سبز. هنوز دستبندهای سبزم رو دارم. تازگی فهمیدم ۴ سال قبل از جنبش سبز، در تاریخ ۱۶ فوریه ۲۰۰۵، در کنگره آمریکا بحث انقلاب نارنجی [اوکراین] مطرح شد، و پیشنهاد green revolution رو برای ایران دادند. آب سردی که همچنان من را میلرزونه!:…
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A pregnant Black woman in South Carolina is serving 4 years in prison for chanting at police at 2020 protests — convicted of "breaching of the peace."

Brittany Martin has lost 12 lbs in prison and was hospitalized twice for pregnancy complications in July, family says. 🧵
Breaching the peace is usually punished by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

But prosecutors in Sumter claimed Brittany Martin's comments were "high and aggravated" — punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Her attorney says the distinction was not made clear to the jury.
Brittany Martin was sentenced to 4 years after telling police: "You better be ready to die for the blue. I'm ready to die for the Black."

January 6 Capitol rioters got less harsh sentences:
▪️Median sentence: 45 days
▪️As of January: 1 in 3 took plea deals for 1 year or less
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La ville @Edinburgh_CC en Ecosse a validé les conclusions de la mission qu'elle avait commandée en 2020 sur son passé esclavagiste.
10 axes qui trace un chemin de reconnaissance et de rassemblement. 1/14…
Cette mission, conduite par le professeur @SirGeoffPalmer, résulte des manifestations #georgefloyd #BLM de 2020. Elle a mobilisé une commission de 7 personnes et réalisé une enquête publiques à laquelle 3300 personnes ont participé. 2/14
Ce travail ouvert a duré 18 mois. Il a aussi associé les élèves et les professeurs des écoles d'Edimbourg, ainsi que des groupes de travail avec des habitants noirs ou asiatiques de la ville. 3/14 Image
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June 30. #MarkTheDate Hi. This is Kristin. Sharing what's on my mind as I observe the 2-year anniversary of my Dad's passing from #Covid19. This is an unedited, uncut version, like the B side of an album. Give it a read. Then do something for those @MarkedByCovid 1/ Image
My first memory of life without my Dad is seeing the last tendrils of sunlight disappearing over the horizon. I suspect I'll lean into that image for the rest of my life. After all, it helps numb the reality that I was at a gas station. 2/ Image
I was at a gas station because I was driving from San Francisco to Phoenix in an attempt to get home and wrestle my way into the hospital to see him. I was driving because we were in the middle of a pandemic and there was no other way to safely get from point A to point B. 3/ Image
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NEW: Eviction defenders thwarted an encampment sweep in Minneapolis on June 1 despite aggressive actions by the owner and workers of Big Top Contracting, hired to do to the cleanup.

Full Story 👇…
On June 1, 2022, authorities unsuccessfully cleared an encampment of tents on an unused strip of land off Interstate 35. Eviction defenders thwarted the sweep by asking for documents, helping residents pack & move, & using their bodies & placing objects in the way of authorities.
The encampment with over a dozen tents and over two dozen residents sat on land between I-35 and next to the large Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Headquarters office complex (left side of image). The eviction was allegedly triggered by complaints made by Wells Fargo employees.
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Queridxs, es REAL. He vuelto. Acabo de regresar a España después de casi 13 años en #EEUU. La sensación es de irrealidad, de felicidad a borbotones, de éxtasis, porque llevo años soñando con este momento y ¡por fin! ha ocurrido. No me lo creo.👇🏽
Algunas reflexiones:
1. He aprendido muchísimo; han sido años formativos cruciales, sobre el funcionamiento de #EEUU y buena parte de la política occidental que contempla este país como modelo, y sobre mí misma, a veces de forma durísima, incluyendo varias depresiones.
2. Lo primero, qué es emigrar. Fue la crisis económica de 2008/9 lo que me impulsó a irme, estudiar con becas que no me dio otro país y sobrevivir $. Con esta experiencia vino un desarraigo que casi acaba conmigo, a pesar de haber vivido en otros países y haberme adaptado bien.
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2 years ago today, ex-@MinneapolisPD officer & convicted murderer, Derek Chauvin & 3 others, brutally killed #GeorgeFloyd over an alleged fake $20 bill, leading to the world's largest mobilizations in history against anti-Black racism & police terror.

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The impacts of George Floyd's murder were dynamic. Anti-Black racism was brought to the forefront of societies across the globe. In Greece, we heard from an Afro-Greek & two African migrants about the anti-racist legacy Floyd's killing left in the country.…
Waves of rage tore through the Twin Cities after video of George Floyd's killing went viral. Here's a look-back at UR media from 2 weeks of events that took place around Minneapolis & St. Paul in late May & early June 2020, detailed in chronological order.…
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10 Black people were shot dead for no damn reason other than being Black and y’all want to talk about teeth.

Not today. Not ever.
Them: well @oneunderscore__ wanted to deep dive to understand.

Me: Understand what? This is NOTHING new. Black ppl have been terrorized by “White Radicals” since 1619. And every time y’all want to scratch up a theory as to why. It’s the same $@/& as last time.

Rinse & repeat
Black people aren’t even given the privilege of 6 whole days to grieve before y’all want to pull out think pieces to analyze the 18 different ways racism presents itself in modern day society.

Give it a break.

Y’all are not slow. If we know why it happened, so do you.
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Once again @StevenDelDuca giving us empty words after saying “time for more action & less words”.

No actual strategy or plan, just bashing @fordnation & the rapid test bias.

Make the connection, Del Duca… Black students are in structurally worse schools? #onelxn #onpoli
So all in all the Liberal plan is to… improve schools and hope it trickles down to Black students (???).

…Why didn’t we think of that. 🤷🏽‍♀️

#onelxn #onpoli
Debate etiquette pet peeve: if you don’t actually answer the question, you’ve failed.

Take your allotted time to speak to your plan, we already know how poorly everything has been done up until now.

#onpoli #onelxn
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I had a lot of thoughts about #TheBatman - I wanted to love it, but this movie fell far short of what it could be…
#TheBatman is one of the most talked about and overanalyzed heros in American pop culture. That's why he's had over a dozen films - But that longevity has been earned by updating the character for each generation. That doesn't happen in #TheBatman
Batman is not a right wing fascist nor is he a liberal fighting against the privileged elite. But in a world where millions protested police brutality and racism a rich white guy who beats up random mostly brown folks needs to address that
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Today closing arguments in the federal trial for the other 3 officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd's killing were made. The jury deliberations to start tomorrow.

The impacts of Floyd’s death spread to millions across the world struggling against anti-Black racism. [A thread]
"People for the first time saw what many people refused to acknowledge, which is that we've built a system that brutalizes Black people in the manner that we saw #GeorgeFloyd." Jaylani Hussein of @CAIRMN - speaking during a car protest in January 2022. /2
In June 2021 Unicorn Riot went to Frankfurt & Berlin to show hear how the murder of #GeorgeFloyd impacted European countries. Germany is significant because it had the 2nd largest #BlackLivesMatter mobilizations in the world following the Floyd killing. /3…
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“If you are silent about your pain, they will kill you [blame everything on you] and say you enjoyed it.”

― Zora Neale Hurston

When they want the pathology (NATURE of the social disease) to be BLACK (unique to BLACK people) they are race conscious, collectivist. But, when evidence suggest
... but, when evidence suggest "the earliest most capital-intensive forms of Atlantic interaction.... The largest intercontinental migration in history before the mid-1800s" they are individualistic and color-blind"

They never take responsibility.
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Federal prosecutors rested their case Monday against 3 former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights, setting the stage for 2 of the officers to soon take the stand as part of their defense.

#STESSNews #BreakingNews #news #NewsUpdates
The prosecution rested its case after nearly 3 weeks of testimony from doctors, police officers & bystanders, including the teenager who recorded widely seen video that showed Officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee onto Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes.

#STESSNews #BreakingNews
George Floyd | J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are broadly charged with violating Floyd’s constitutional rights while acting under government authority.

#STESSNews #BreakingNews #news #NewsUpdates #GeorgeFloyd
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During #occupy and #blacklivesmatter the right wing @GOP #whitesupremacists constantly trolled/attacked the movement.

Today in #occupyottawa I see so many so called BLM and other activists attacking the protests and they aren't even watching the streams. They sound like msm!
it doesn't matter who started it. The people on the ground are the voice not the originators. The facts are that the government & left media continue to call these canadians right wing white supremacists just because the usa right wing is trying to coopt the movement!! #chudwatch
Don't agree with me??? then #occupy your own idealogy and make the change you wish to see but do something other than help the governments/media/police shut down a people movement calling out the corruption and demanding change! #chudwatch
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Looks like u might have a @WindsorPolice problem guys. U inexplicably didnt get it done last night & now someone just sent this video of a Windsor Police officer 2 us. Audio with redacted video is next in the thread. #onpoli #cdnpoli @JustinTrudeau @ctvottawa @fordnation
First off this audio is NOT PG rated & the language is definitely NOT suitable 4 children or people who cant handle swearing. Second EVERYTHING he says about Minneapolis & the #GeorgeFloyd protests r false. I live there & experienced it all. So please read the rest of the thread
So our Governor DID call it a state of emergency in MN (well citywide) during #GeorgeFloyd & we had mandated curfews (1st time i have ever experienced a mandated curfew in my life) & he DID called in the National Guard so exactly NO this police officer doesn't seem have the facts
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NEW: Judge Cahill’s No-Knock Warrant Led to MPD Execution of Amir Locke…
The judge who presided over Derek Chauvin’s #GeorgeFloyd murder signed an evidentiary search warrant to aid an investigation which amounted to a death sentence for Amir Locke. Image
Minneapolis city leadership previously promised to cease this dangerous practice. After reviewing Cahill’s record, activists say it reveals “a disturbing pattern.” Last week Mpls PD requested a no-knock warrant in a case where Amir Locke’s family claims it was unnecessary
February 5, 2022 Justice for #AmirLocke protest in Downtown Minneapolis. Photos by Chris Juhn. Image
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Kobe Dimock-Heisler (an autistic man) would have turned 24 today had he not been fatally shot by Brooklyn Center police officers Cody Turner and Brandon Akers on August 31, 2019 while they responded to a mental crisis call. (BCPD Steven Holt & Joseph Vu were on scene as well)
The killing of Kobe Dimock-Heisler wasn't widely known to the public until convicted felon Kim Potter killed #DaunteWright during the #DerekChauvinTrial. Potter was the police association pres & directed Kobe's shooters to "shut [their] body warns off & don't talk to each other."
“Autism is not a crime…This is why the police department needs to be defunded.” — Jason Heisler

In August '20, a year after he was #KilledByPolice, hundreds gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center demanding justice for #KobeDimockHeisler.…
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I couldn’t imagine a greater holiday gift than this letter from the @NCRMuseum I recieved this #Christmas about items from @radfordu’s Feburary 29, 2016 @Blklivesmatter protest of Donald Trump being added to their permanent collection!
The protests against Donald Trump eventually became the largest in United States history. Donald Trump, who came into political existance by falsely claiming that the first black president wasn’t legitimate or a natural-born citizen, is the first president to be impeached twice..
and is most known for his contemporary bigotry, lies and mishandling of COVID-19 pandemic, refusal to concede re-election defeat, and violent insurrection of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
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1/ It wasn't a conspiracy theory, it was a #CrimeAgainstHumanity...and it came from Florida. 🧵

The GOP started lying about COVID when Trump called it a "hoax". THAT lie has cost hundreds of thousands of American🇺🇲 lives. It also made them and their friends billions $$.

2/ Trump said it was a hoax on Feb 27, 2020. Community transmission was being confirmed in multiple cities in the US. Around the world, case numbers were increasing exponentially everywhere one was found, and economic disruptions began roiling global financial markets.

3/ Four Republican Senators on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee who knew how bad the virus was, sold their stocks ahead of a market collapse which saw equity valuations plunge up to 40% worldwide in a matter of weeks.

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Those of us with immigrant backgrounds have NO idea what debt we owe these women for risking their lives so some of us can shop at Whole Foods with other suburban moms, then drive a Lexus home to ride on a Peloton, & think only our own hard work created this access to success.
Those of us who are Muslim have a partial experience of what it is like to be made the face of threat and danger and vilified.

…But “the West “still wants to “save” Muslim women… make us a token or mascot of saviorism & evidence of being a shining city on the hill.
In comparison, the black woman doesn’t have that opportunity to be paraded around as the most recent woman “saved” & celebrated - the tropes are universally harmful & exploitative/pejorative vs Black women in society/media + centuries of economic barriers/being exploited.
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NEW: Last year, activists began blowing the whistle on Target Corporation’s unprecedented partnership with police, laying blame with the retail giant for #GeorgeFloyd’s death after years of funding racialized surveillance & draconian law enforcement.…
As covered through the 21st Century Jim Crow series, Target created the SafeZone/Safe City program in 2004 as a massive surveillance dragnet to aid local authorities in hard-line police enforcement, particularly against Black youth & homeless populations.…
The Target Foundation has sponsored police departments around the country; providing services like access to its state of the art forensics labs & police training, to donations of high-tech surveillance equipment like mobile command posts, & enhanced cell phone tracking systems. Image
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