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I am donating to ZEP in honor of all the educators in my family. Especially my great-grandfather London Williams who contributed funding and land for Morris College, a HBCU in Sumter, SC. — Nelva Williamson, Teacher, Houston

Now it's YOUR turn to donate: zinnedproject.org/donate/ Nelva Williamson, wearing glasses and a Juneteenth t-shirt,
Learn about Nelva Williamson's life as a teacher from this wonderful @StoryCorps interview.

Williamson attends all our online classes with people's historians and our curriculum workshops -- 42+ years of teaching and a lifelong learner. #TeachTruth
storycorps.org/stories/after-…
Most of our funding comes from individuals like you.

Please support and defend people’s history teachers.

Donations on this #GivingTuesday will be doubled thanks to Howard Zinn's student & whistleblower lawyer @dcolapinto up to $10,000.⬇️
zinnedproject.org/donate/
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NEW: #Russian forces made marginal gains around #Bakhmut today, but Russian forces remain unlikely to have advanced at the tempo that Russian sources claimed.

isw.pub/UkrWar112922
2/ Geolocated footage shows that Russian forces made marginal advances southeast of #Bakhmut but @TheStudyofWar remains unable to confirm most other claimed gains around Bakhmut made since November 27.
3/ Some Russian milbloggers made unsubstantiated claims that Russian forces broke through the Ukrainian defensive line south of #Bakhmut along the T0513 highway to advance towards Chasiv Yar.
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When I say a shift toward alt proteins can help address multiple global challenges in a very direct way, I'm not just blowing smoke.

@GoodFoodInst is the only org to appear on @voxdotcom's list of best charities for reducing animal suffering AND climate change.

Links: ⬇️
For animal impact, Vox relies on the assessment of @AnimalCharityEv, which uses three main criteria: “likely to produce the greatest gains for animals, "actively evaluate and improve their programs, and "have a demonstrated need for more funding."
For climate impact, Vox's isn't the only list GFI is on. Their recommendations are based in part of assessments performed by @FoundersPledge and @GivingGreenE.
vox.com/future-perfect…
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It’s #GivingTuesday and 2 generous donors are matching donations to CREW up to $35,000!

A donation of any amount supports our efforts to hold Trump accountable and root out corruption. Here’s just some of the work donors have supported in the past year 🧵 actionnetwork.org/fundraising/do…
We urged secretaries of state, attorneys general and Congress to enforce the 14th Amendment’s Disqualification Clause to keep insurrectionists from serving in elected office. When the time comes, we'll take action to disqualify Trump.
We uncovered serious failures in federal law enforcement’s response to threats ahead of the January 6th insurrection—and sued multiple agencies after learning that text messages from the days surrounding January 6th had been erased.
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Happy birthday (November 29) to the Father of Neurology, Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893)!

I wouldn't say we're best friends exactly, but yeah, we used to hang out in Paris together.
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Charcot was a neurologist in Paris in the late 1800s, when neurology was developing as a field. He was the 1st chair of neurology, and was a celebrity doctor at the time (this is a poem written and published in the newspaper after his death in 1893). 2/8 Image
He was so famous that charlatans used his name after his death to sell "Kola Nervine Tablets" made from the "wonder-working Kola nut." 3/8 Image
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If you’re looking to participate in #GivingTuesday but don’t know where to start, we have good news: @nytopinion’s Giving Guide is back for its second year. For those who can, consider supporting one of the organizations our writers have chosen: nyti.ms/3GSQ2MT
Read recommendations from @NickKristof, who initiated the Giving Guide effort years ago. He notes organizations that welcome refugees to the United States, help families feed themselves and more. nyti.ms/3ikGmRa
.@jbouie emphasizes giving locally to support reproductive rights, reduce recidivism and promote safety for L.G.B.T.Q. people. nyti.ms/3EFmUWQ
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Fact-checking 10 common arguments about porn:
Common Argument: 1 “Porn actually decreases sexual violence.”

Some argue that porn has the potential to decrease sexual violence by providing a “healthy outlet” for people who would otherwise act out in sexually harmful ways, but research shows that this simply isn’t the case.
Common Argument: 1 ✅

In fact, research consistently shows that porn consumption is actually associated with increased sexual violence.

(Wright, Tokunaga, & Kraus, 2016)
(Rostad, Gittins-Stone, Huntington, Rizzo, Pearlman, & Orchowski, 2019)
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⚡️During the whole week of #GivingTuesday, we are fundraising to sustain Palestinian and Indigenous freedom ⚡️

🔗 Donate today to help us meet our goal by December 5th: Palestinelegal.org/donate (🧵 thread 1/3)
🌎 We plan to give $25K of what we raise to two critical Indigenous-led organizations on the frontlines fighting to protect our communities and the planet from our climate emergency: @HonorTheEarth and @SeedSovereignty! (🧵2/3)
🪶➕🗝️ That means that now through December 5th, your donations will help sustain the legal defense for the Palestine movement, and will bolster Indigenous organizing!

🔗 Donate now to help us meet our goal: Palestinelegal.org/donate! (🧵 3/3)
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New Disabled South is fighting for a South that values disabled people. For too long, policy choices have disproportionately impacted the lives of disabled people in the South.
Whether it’s the been through the perpetuation of systemic racism, ableism, misogyny, homophobia, and anti-trans violence by state & local lawmakers, the destruction of coastal Southern towns due to a lack of action on climate change, the construction of new barriers to voting,
the deprioritization of affordable and accessible health care by those in power, and more, disabled people – particularly those who are multiply marginalized – are literally fighting for their lives, all in the middle of this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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I am a Mom, first.

This is why I am donating to @ks_found today. #GivingTuesday

I am also a designer, citizen, and individual, who believes in freedom of body, mind, thought, words, choices and knowledge.
On the earth now, we are at a crossroads & at every point we must stand up for freedom. Each of us, at every point, in any way that we can.

Freedom is not for free, never has been. Many of us see before us tyranny. Tyranny of ideas, words, information, education, knowledge.
We see it. We know it in our bones.

It is a dark road ahead if we do not stand up now for freedom, in any way that we can.

I am a designer & former professor. I have taught the history of propaganda, know the symbols, the cadence, nuance and power of imagery, color, typography.
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Did you know Empire Files is a 501(c)(3) non-profit? Support us on #GivingTuesday with a tax-deductible donation! Here’s how:

Via PayPal: paypal.com/paypalme/empir…
Donate via credit/debit card: earthsgreatestenemy.com/donate/

or as a recurring donation: earthsgreatestenemy.com/donate/
Become a Patron and get exclusive content: patreon.com/empirefiles
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Brick by brick, step by step, story by story, we are building learning, connection, and empathy, and your support makes a difference!

Help us build for the future this #GivingTuesday by making a donation today!
secure.givelively.org/donate/lower-e…
Your generosity this #GivingTuesday will help us welcome thousands of students from across the country - both virtually and in person, preserve our historic tenements for future generations, and develop new permanent exhibits that further explore the stories of tenement residents Image
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Today's #MustReads:

@ThePlumLineGS interviews @kathleen_belew: How Trump is handing White Supremacists huge propaganda victories washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
The postliberal crackup: The GOP’s post-midterm civil war starts with the New Right salon.com/2022/11/21/the… by @kathrynajoyce
QAnon Is Back on Twitter—and It’s About to Get Much Worse vice.com/en/article/5d3… by @daithaigilbert
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This #GivingTuesday, a quick 🧵on why @RefugeesIntl's mission is so critically important right now, and why your support matters.

tl;dr - the greatest long-term threats to asylum commitments and refugee well-being are in the political/policy space - RI's core focus.
RI's mission is a unique combo of watchdog, advocate, and expert advisor toward the humanitarian system and the political actors who shape it.

Doing that credibly requires independence from those big players - so RI doesn't take funding from governments or the UN.
That mission is more important than ever. The last decade has seen a major erosion in political support for core asylum and refugee norms.

The US and EU in particular have built numerous workarounds to avoid fulfilling their commitments to protect people displaced by crisis.
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This #GivingTuesday, please consider donating to @the_TFP. We are an entirely volunteer run organization that relies entirely on individual donations to fund our work. We are dedicated to tracking, educating, and acting on the anti-trans legislative crisis in the United States. The Trans Formations Project logo, which features a phoenix
Despite being less than two years old, our work tracking anti-trans legislation has been praised and cited by a variety of sources, including The Independent, The Washington Post, CNN, The Daily Beast, NBC, and most recently, NPR.
We were honored to be able to present our findings and an overview of the crisis and our work against it at the Philly Trans Wellness Conference (@TransPHL), the largest trans-specific conference in the world, this past summer.
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There are many wonderful ministries you can support over and above what you give to your local congregation.

Since today is #GivingTuesday, might I suggest two reasons for considering a gift to @ReformTheoSem?

rts.edu/givingtuesday22
(1) The marks of an RTS education: Students at RTS receive ministerial training marked by biblical fidelity, confessional integrity, and academic excellence. As much as it ever has, the church today needs well-formed, well-prepared leaders.
(2) The mode of an RTS education: Though much can be shared and accomplished through online communities, much cannot. Face to face, in-person instruction continues to provide the best context for forming pastors, teachers, counselors, and missionaries to serve Christ's church.
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Paging the #NEISvoid #pwME #LongCovid communities:

An important message on behalf of @itsbodypolitic as we head into #GivingTuesday -

Our future as an organization and a leader in this movement is at imminent risk.

A 🧵 for #GivingTuesday2022:
First, I hope you and your loved ones had a safe, connected, and meaningful holiday weekend. As a disabled, high-risk person with #LongCOVID, I unfortunately had to alter my original plans to gather with family at the last-minute.
Instead I spent the weekend with just my spouse at home, in thoughtful reflection here in Los Angeles (on land that was stolen from the Tongva people). I know I’m not alone in having to remain vigilant, make flexible plans, and weigh impossible tradeoffs for a 3rd pandemic winter
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COVID-19 is on track to be the third leading cause of death in the U.S. for the third year in a row.

This continues not to be normal. @MarkedByCovid
@MarkedByCovid Data from @KFF @PetersonCHealth, numbers crunched by @KrutikaAmin @cynthiaccox, thanks to @ThePeoplesResp3 for flagging!

Check out more >>> healthsystemtracker.org/brief/covid-19…
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Today's #MustReads:

Club Q shooting shows link between anti-LGBTQ views, misogyny and violence opendemocracy.net/en/5050/club-q… by @C_Stroop
DeSantis is More Polished and Less Bombastic Than Trump — But is He Less of a Threat to Democracy? religiondispatches.org/desantis-is-mo… by @ardenthistorian
The US right is stoking anti-LGBT hate. This shooting was no surprise theguardian.com/commentisfree/… by @MoiraDonegan
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🧵Part 2 on Russian defenses in eastern #Kherson:

Russian forces may be attempting to delay (slow down) rather than defend against (stop) a Ukrainian offensive on the east (left) bank of the #Dnipro River. isw.pub/UkrWar112722
2/ Russian forces would presumably delay until they can deploy reinforcements to either stop or slow Ukrainian forces from breaking through secondary and tertiary lines of defense that protect critical GLOCs both to #Crimea and to western #Zaporizhia Oblast (as shown in the map).
3/ It is unclear if the Russian military leadership foresees a delay mission at the operational or the strategic level. An operational-level delay would require holding long enough to allow forces already in theater to move from other areas to eastern #Kherson.
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"If the Government had the right to free us, she had a right to make some provision for us and since she did not make it soon after Emancipation she ought to make it now." -- Callie House, call for reparations, #tdih 1898 🧵

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zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/firs…
Read about Callie House and the National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association (first convention #otd 1898) in "My Face Is Black Is True" by Dr. Mary Frances Berry @DrMFBerry. ⬇️
bookshop.org/a/7256/9780307…
Reparations for African Americans are absent from most U.S. history textbooks. Therefore, Ursula Wolfe-Rocca wrote a gr. 7+ lesson. Students design a reparations bill for a mock congressional hearing.

Read⬇️ (Note: All lessons at ZEP site are free.)
zinnedproject.org/materials/stud…
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#givingtuesday is just 2 weeks away! At Juvenile Law Center, we believe that young people are experts on their own lives, and their lived experiences should inform policies that affect them. Since 2008, our Youth Advocacy Program has prepared young people to lead advocacy Image
and policy reform efforts in their local communities and beyond. Our youth advocates create projects that THEY believe are important, leading to critical policy change by directly speaking to lawmakers, media outlets, and decision-makers across the country.
With their skills and expertise, they have created many resources and tool kits that have been used across the country. This year for #givingtuesday Juvenile Law Center seeks to raise $50,000 to support our Advocates for Youth Justice & Advocates Transforming Youth Systems
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Hello Parivar, I hope you are #doingud

This Twitter thread is going to be valuable, so make sure to read it till the end. 🧵
@doingudhq is right in action and launching it's 1st drop in collaboration with amazing creators for @Open__Earth . This will be a charitable art auction to help protect the ocean. Ocean speaking to us through NFTs, what an amazing concept that would be and the drop is now LIVE!!
You can view the @open__earth #OceanDrop artwork here: doingud.com/drop/oceandrop…
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EXPLOSIVE—We now learn Trump had tested positive for #COVID19 **3 days** before his first debate against Joe Biden, says former chief of staff Mark Meadows—positive test on Sept 26th, same day as this WH’s infamous superspreading SCOTUS nominating event:👇
theguardian.com/us-news/2021/d…
2) The list of infected that day at the WH were long…. But now Trump maybe could have been possibly the INDEX case?
3) Meadows says the positive test had been done with an old model kit. He told Trump the test would be repeated with “the Binax system, and that we were hoping the first test was a false positive”.
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