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"I said Georgia
Ooh Georgia, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song
Keeps #Georgia on my mind"

— Ray Charles

Until you understand why #AfricanAmericans left the Republican Party, you will never understand the Republican Party.

When they found America lynched from a Georgia tree; they asked how -- why? And, a weeping black child shouted from the mountains, “I saw them. I watched them. I saw it. They killed her. They said, she kept dancing with the Africans and the Mexicans."

"Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause you to endure does not testify to your inferiority but to their inhumanity."

--- James Baldwin

The Fire Next Time
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🇺🇦⚡️🇷🇺#Russia #Ukraine
#Donbass situation update
⚠️Date: April 10, 2021
🇺🇦⚡️🇷🇺The US Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk high-altitude reconnaissance drone from the Sigonella airbase in Italy has been operating from the early morning along the Russian Black Sea coast.
@theragex Image
🇺🇦⚡️🇷🇺The US Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk high-altitude reconnaissance drone from the Sigonella airbase in Italy is now flying over Crimea coast.
Takeoff 🛫 was on 9th April at 11:20PM
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TW: Sexual abuse

Today #AshleyDiamond, a Black trans woman, celebrates her birthday from a men's prison where she has been sexually assaulted at least 16 times since Oct '19.

We've helped her request an emergency order for protection.

The motion filed asks that the #Georgia Dept of Corrections take immediate steps to:

🔴Protect Ashley from physical & sexual violence.
🔴Transfer her to a women’s facility.
🔴Provide medically necessary treatment for gender dysphoria.
🔴Protect her & witnesses from retaliation.
After a historic legal settlement over abusive conditions facing incarcerated trans people in GDC prisons 6 years ago, Ashley is once again trying to survive brutal, unrelenting abuse as a trans woman in GDC men's prisons.

Read more in Ashley's case…
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@foxnews hosts had a good laugh on voting laws in #georgia
3 Whites, fell over themselves laughing as to how they never had to have water while waiting in line, Think about that, let that sink in.…
If you’ve ever wondered what privileged sounded and looked like, all you have to do is watch that segment of 3 white people, having fun at the expense of minorities fighting to be heard, fighting for their rights.
They were oblivious to the fact that their “argument” was the very reason why the new #georgia laws were abhorrent. That their experience was proof that not all voting is handled equally. Because you see “they” never had to stand in line for 5 much less 11 hours to vote!
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1/ Keep an open mind to the mounting tensions in the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict while markets remains unprepared for it to go from minor to major.

2/ Upfront, below a brief summary on the conflict which is ongoing for 7 years now & its rapid escalation behind (most media coverage) scenes.

3/ For the past weeks, Russia has significantly increased military assets around its Ukraine borders & continues to do so. What got my attention in likely unbiased tweet below? Russia's preparation may involve Belarus too!

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Hidden in the 95 pages of #Georgia’s #SB202 is a little provision that allows any voter in the state to challenge any other voter and their right to vote in the state — in unlimited numbers.
In 2020, when True the Vote, a Texas group founded by Tea Party crusader Catherine Engelbrecht, challenged the right of 364,541 Georgians to cast ballots, county elections boards rejected the challenges, noting that the numbers were too huge to be credible.
But, under the new law, the State Board of Elections can remove a county board if it doesn’t — in the State’s opinion — rule properly on these challenges.
And who will make up the State Board?
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"I said Georgia
Ooh Georgia, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song
Keeps #Georgia on my mind"

—Ray Charles

Until you understand why #AfricanAmericans left the Republican Party, you will never understand the Republican Party.

"Father characterized the promoters of the warfare as THIEVES."

"Father asked no quarter in the coming struggle and would give none. The White Republicans, angered, attempted to influence the colored delegates to split on the color question."

25 years AFTER the Civil War.
132 years ago ...

"However, in 1888, the struggle was begun by the organization of "white Republican clubs," for the purpose of controlling the county conventions"…
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Why is the conflict in #Russia and #Ukraine heating up again?

Three factors stand out:

1) Testing Joe Biden

2) Russian Domestic Politics

3) The Dynamics of Russia-Ukraine Bilateral Relations

This thread explains whats happening in Ukraine

First of all, tensions between Russia and Ukraine have steadily grown since late January.

At least 20 Ukrainian service members have died in clashes.

The current escalation follows an alarming trend of rising hostilities.
In Washington, Russia's actions in Donbas are often viewed as a test of the Biden administration's resolve

Sensing this, the Biden administration has firmly backed Ukraine

The US cannot deter Russia's incursions, but can use targeted sanctions on Russia and sell arms to Ukraine
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The good people of #Georgia should continue to press their representatives to Shift to a Maine-style Allocation of Electoral College Votes

The #DemocratCorruptionNetworks and the partners in the #LiberalMedia will ALWAYS try to CHEAT in Atlanta
#DemocratCorruptionNetworks Always Play Games in Areas where they have Dominant Control -- seek to Run Up the Score and Tip a Winner Takes All State

#Miami & #Broward County, #Florida
Strong #ElectionIntegrity Reforms are Just One Part of the Game to STOP the #DemocratCorruptionNetworks

We must assume they will find a way to CHEAT. And we must minimize the threat of Tipping an entire State by Cheating in a few Key Cities as was done in 2020
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All-Star Game of @MLB being moved out of Atlanta in response to #Georgia state voting restrictions, reports @AP.
Full statement from @MLB Commissioner. Image
For those unfamiliar with what has prompted the action by @MLB, here's an analysis from @gpbnews of #SB202:… #Georgia
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.@sagaftra brothers and sisters,

We do a lot of work in #Georgia. Let’s use that power to speak out and stand up for voting rights.

proud union member
Powerful orgs in #GA are leading this work. We can support, amplify & follow their lead. We have power and platforms @sagaftra members, think about how you can support voting rights.

Follow @fairfightaction @BlackVotersMtr @ngpaction and @staceyabrams @nseufot @MsLaToshaBrown
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Administration is working with Congress on background check bills and @WhiteHouse considering executive actions, says @PressSec in response to question on #GunControl.
#Baseball fans will be hearing from @POTUS "in the next couple days," replies @PressSec when asked why he declined invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Thursday's @Nationals opener.
Report released today by @WHO about the origins of #COVID19 lacks crucial data, information and access, notes @PressSec.
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Bulgarian prosecutor's office details how 6 person spy-ring with access to the Bulgarian military and parliament operated.
#espionage #russia #gru #natsec #intelligence #counterintelligence #bulgaria @NATO @EU_Commission @NSAGov @CIA @NCSCgov #EU #SCS #security #cybersecurity Image

The #GRU tasked for #SECRET info on #Bulgaria, #EU, #NATO & specifically the NSA, CIA and their joint SIGINT entity the SCS

#espionage #russia #gru #natsec #intelligence #counterintelligence @EU_Commission @NSAGov @CIA @NCSCgov #SCS #security #cybersecurity ImageImageImage
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.@VP @KamalaHarris notes trip to #Georgia was supposed to be about #AmericanRescuePlan. But then, Asian-Americans were attacked/8 people killed.

"And we were reminded yet again that the crises we face are many that the photos we face are many."

"#Racism is real in America."
.@VP @KamalaHarris: For the last year we've had people in positions of incredible power scapegoating Asian-Americans. People with the biggest pulpits spreading this kind of hate.

#Georgia #racism
.@VP @KamalaHarris: A harm against any one of us is a harm against all of us.

The president and I will not be silent. We will not stand by. We will always speak out against violence, hate crimes & discrimination, wherever and whenever it occurs.

#Georgia #racism
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"Racism is real in America and it has always been. Xenophobia is real in America and always has been. Sexism too," says @VP, following meeting with Atlanta #AAPI community leaders.
"Obvious and absolute abuse of their civil rights," says @VP about the WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.
"Everyone has the right to go to work, to go to school, walk down the street and be safe," adds @VP. "Harm against anyone of us is a harm against all of us."
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Speaking to reporters on the @WhiteHouse South Lawn prior to boarding Marine One, @POTUS says he proud of how @SecBlinken confronted the Chinese during the contentious meeting in #Alaska.
"I'm sure we'll talk at some point," says @POTUS of #Russia President Putin.
Air Force One now wheels up for #Georgia from @Andrews_JBA.
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"Our administration is going to take a different approach in our relationship" with #Russia compared to the prior administration," replies @PressSec to @dsupervilleap on reaction to #Russia recalling its ambassador to the US.
As @POTUS stated in @ABC interview, "certainly the Russians will be held accountable on the actions they've taken," such as the @navalny poisoning, adds @PressSec.
"I don't believe it's been confirmed or finalized just yet," says @PressSec on reports that @IRStaxpros will delay by a month the deadline for income tax filing.
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Atlanta Mayor @KeishaBottoms extends condolences to families of victims of #Georgia shootings.
"Yesterday was a tragic day across our state," says @KeishaBottoms, calling the shootings "targeted violence."
"The White House has offered to support us with any additional resources," according to @KeishaBottoms.
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Happening now: "We are tracking that event very carefully" @SecMayorkas tells House Homeland Security Committee of shootings in & around #Atlanta #Georgia that left 8 ppl dead, 6 of them women of Asian descent Image
#Cybersecurity: "As a 1st step, I have directed grant funding that will provide an additional $25 million for state & local entities across the country to increase their cybersecurity" per @SecMayorkas re: #SolarWinds, @Microsoft Exchange hacks
.@CISAgov "remains laser focused on protecting & providing assistance to federal civilian agencies & working w/the private sector" adds @SecMayorkas
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Five fatalities in shootings at three different Asian massage parlors in the Atlanta metro area, according to officials.
Update: Eight people who were shot have died.…
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We need to truly w/ #NationalRankedChoiceVoting. It would restore #democracy! My thread of #DownBallotProgressives that includes #NotMeUs + some w/ #YangGang!
Follow @nrcvorg @TheRagtagBand
.@ninaturner🔹is running for #OH11 for @RepMarciaFudge🔹seat she will be leaving in an #Election May! @BernieSanders @CoriBush @RoKhanna @OurRevolution @AndrewYang & many more have endorsed! #NotMeUs
.@GaryChambersJr🔹is running for #LA02 3/20/21 an open seat as @RepRichmond🔹vacates it. He’s 💯grassroots and will fight for someone he doesnt even know #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll
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