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After the heroic sacrifices of valiant & ordinary citizens, the leadership of @_AfricanUnion is about to sit in idle complicity as the soldiers in the Transitional Military Council (TMC) launch a violent & bloody #SudanCounterRevolution. #Africans everywhere shd weigh in
Here is the #SitRep: Since the end of last month, the soliders in the TMC have been launched a rolling #InternetShutdown on Khartoum with the design to facilitate a #SudanCounterRevolution by constraining & ultimately cutting off the ability of the protests to co-ordinate
At the beginning of the week, on Monday, 3 June, about 05:00hrs Khartoum time, the TMC sent 1000s of armed Rapid Support Forces (RSF) soldiers, the Janjaweed militia & men in police uniforms using RSF trucks to disperse the sit-in.
#SudanCounterRevolution
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Tomorrow, in Addis-Ababa, the Peace & Security Council (PSC) of @_AfricanUnion meets in emergency on the situation in Sudan under. Nigeria will chair it. It's the 1st meeting of any policy organ of the #AU on the epochal situation unfolding in Khartoum
dailytrust.com.ng/nigeria-assume…
Sudan matters to the stability of Africa in a way that arguably no other country does. It is a complex, big, fragile country with borders to the most complex & fragile regions of the continent. The potential for regional stability contagion are huge if Sudan is distressed
Sudan is critical to stability in the #Sahel, North Africa, the #GulfOfAden, the #NileBasin, the #GreatLakes, East Africa; the Horn of Africa, Central Africa & #WestAfrica. There's no other #African country whose wellbeing can so ripple through the continent like Sudan.
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I know he lies all the time, but this one hit me especially hard—maybe because he specified accurately the $300 million funding figure & correctly named the program, indicating he was briefed on the issue or had talking points that were specific lies, rather than just winging it?
Source (from just about 3 weeks ago): proposed EPA budget w/90% cut, p 59: epa.gov/sites/producti…
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The weather outside might be frightful ❄️, but that’s just delightful for Day 11’s fish, the coldwater-loving brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) #GreatLakes #25DaysofFishmas The #25DaysofFishmas calendar, updated with brook trout for December 11.
Brook trout is part of the Salmonidae (salmon) family + genus Salvelinus (chars). Most char may be identified by light spots over a darker body, while "true" trout typically have dark spots on a lighter body #25DaysofFishmas Image of a brook trout with the text
Brook trout’s species name “fontinalis" comes from Latin for "of a spring or fountain" in reference to the cold, clear stream habitats they prefer #25DaysofFishmas
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“You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon.” 🌕

It’s a Wonderful Life for the first #GreatLakes #25DaysofFishmas feature, the mooneye (Hiodon tergisus)!
Shining like #fishmas lights: Mooneye’s common name comes from the metallic shine of its big eyes; the “tergisus” part of its scientific name means "polished" #GreatLakes #25DaysofFishmas
The mooneye is found in large, clear rivers + lakes throughout North America including the southern #GreatLakes (Erie, Ontario, parts of Michigan) and their tributaries (connecting rivers) #25DaysofFishmas
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In 2016, Foxconn replaced 60,000 Chinese workers with robots.

bbc.com/news/technolog…
Brazil expected 100,000 jobs from Foxconn investment, but got only 3,000.

reuters.com/article/us-fox…
Even if my hands were dirty, I wouldn't wash them in this water."

Foxconn has a history of dumping heavy metals into rivers that supply drinking water.

@wisgop has given Foxconn permission to do whatever it would like to #wisconsin rivers and streams.

theregister.co.uk/2013/08/05/chi…
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