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Winnipeg City Hall adult ally #ClimateStrike

Week 27

So this is my worst Strike selfie yet - accidental shot while struggling to hold the ph for the pic at which point my camera died ;)

#Wetsuweten shirt art credit @christibelcourt

Thread incoming, will be pauses while I type
Disclaimer - everything I say here has already said, by better writers (often Indigenous) & by more knowledgable ppl (often Indigenous).

None of this should be taken as my own original thoughts, tho is not the fault or deficiency of the original thinkers if I get anything wrong.
Hello World, we need to talk about Canada.

I'm doing this in the context of my #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike, because the Winnipeg youth Climate Strike group, @mbyouth4climate, has been very involved in #WetsuwetenSolidarity #ShutDownCanada actions.
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A thread on #Bahrain that will focus on the revolution and that will hopefully bring attention to the #HumanRights violations by the monarchy.
Bahrain is a very small island nation that has a population of 1,2 million. The country is majority Shia but is ruled by a Salafi monarchy that is very close to Saudi Arabia. Because of the Shia majority the military targets their own people to keep the monarchy in power.
With the “Arab spring” the wave of revolution arrived in Bahrain in February 2011. But this didn’t go with the Salafi agenda of ousting anti Israeli leaders like Assad and Gaddafi. This revolution would hurt the Salafi,Israeli and US agenda in the region greatly.
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#Epstein #Maxwell #Wexner #JPMorgan #slavery #humanrights #drugtrafficking #cocaine #humanslavery #humantrafficking #reparations

Let's talk about JP Morgan (Jeffrey Epstein's bank) for a minute.

In 2005 JP Morgan admitted it owned slaves.
Citizens Bank and Canal Bank in Louisiana, which were ultimately acquired by JP Morgan, accepted approximately 13,000 slaves as collateral and took ownership of approximately 1250 between 1831 and 1865, according to
a memo to employees from CEO and Chairman William Harrison and President James Dimon aka Jamie Dimon.

PLEASE notice that when the press finally publishes information about high profile crimes the first name is usually different than the known name.

theguardian.com/world/2005/jan…
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#FGM involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM has NO health benefits & is internationally recognised as a violation of the #HumanRights of girls & women. It's categorized into 4 types:
#FGM Type 1:Partial/total removal of the clitoral glans (external & visible part of the clitoris,a sensitive part of the female genitals, with the function of providing sexual pleasure to the woman),&/or the prepuce/clitoral hood (fold of skin surrounding the clitoral glans). 1/4
#FGM Type 2: #Excision, this is the partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva), with or without removal of the labia majora (the outer folds of skin of the vulva ). 2/4 #EndFGC #EndFGM #ActionToEndFGMC #ZeroToleranceOnFGM
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"Most people and governments recognize that infants have #humanrights which must be respected. In effect, we hold the infant's rights "in trust" until such time as she is capable of exercising them. Therefore, there is already legal precedent for the recognition of personhood 1/2
in those who have yet to develop the ability to perform personal acts. Opponents of abortion propose nothing unheard-of, then, in advocating that all human beings should be considered persons from the beginning of their biological lives." infidels.org/library/modern…
"In the United States, children are legally entitled to be supported by their parents. This includes the right to receive basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Children are not entitled to support from random strangers,...
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#Europe high representative should condemn four decades of crimes by the #Iranian regime &question its November killings, the massacre of political prisoners.
@JosepBorrellF
@eu_eeas
#HumanRights #FreeIranProtesters #IranProtests
@JosepBorrellF @eu_eeas The #EU High Rep.@JosepBorrellF will travel to Tehran on Monday, in a trip that will add insult to injury for the Iranian people, particularly after a violent and bloody suppression of the nationwide #IranProtests in Nov.&the crackdown on student protests in January.@eu_eeas
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1/16 I see that you're an historian, but for some reason your academic qualifications can't stop you from being incredibly petty & disingenuous

There are a number of reasons I chose to say 'Bay of Pigs' instead of 'Cuban Missile Crisis' that you should have read &/or intuited...
2/16 In case you've never tried to tackle a big topic on Twitter, there are character limits

'Bay of Pigs' is half the size of 'Cuban Missile Crisis' when you're pressed for space

Also, there are post limits in a thread & I already hit the max when composing - but thats not all
3/16 The situation in #Venezuela is complex

@NDP partisans are hung-up on issues of US provocation & they're conflating Lima Group (largely led by PMJT/Freeland) with America's actions

This is absolutely wrong, but my 'Bay of Pigs' reference still acknowledged US complications
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1/Disappointing day on the front lines yesterday. Two sides to every story. This is ours. A Kokum, an #Indigenous Grandmother reached out to me for help. She was asked to sign what she thought was a “support” agreement in regards to her grandchild. #abpoli
2/We met the social worker at Kokum’s place along with friends and family supports. The SW did not have a support agreement but a Custody Agreement, a very important and intrusive document. Kokum wanted to defer signing for a short time and consult a lawyer first. #abpoli
3/The social worker implied that Kokum sign now or an “Apprehension” could take place. Kokum asked if I could at least review the document, the worker refused. #abpoli
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Amin is one of at least 17 #Iranian students turned away at US airports despite valid visas. He planned to pursue a PhD at U of Florida. Instead, he was chained & taken to the Deyton Detention Center in #Georgia. We @projectsouth have been documenting conditions there. THREAD.
@ProjectSouth Amin was placed in a chilly holding cell at the #Atlanta airport for six hours, then transported to Deyton. Where the officers ordered him to strip naked in front of them. “The moment I entered the cell, I lost my spirit,” he said.
@ProjectSouth After we successfully convinced #Atlanta to stop colluding w/ICE for detaining immigrants at the city jail, ICE turned elsewhere to fuel the detention machine. They secretly entered into an arrangement w/private prison corporation GEO group for detention of immigrants at Deyton.
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Cuz #china is trying to kill me and my race it’s time they start paying all my bills and not only
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MISCARRIAGE OF #JUSTICE OCCURS WHEN A PERSON IS CONVICTED AND PUNISHED FOR A #CRIME THAT HE OR SHE DID NOT COMMIT.

Did you watch "The Confession Tapes"?

If not, it's a true crime television documentary series about cases of possible false confessions.

(...)

#TalkLawRw
#RwOT
(...)
On side, u just get 2 conclude that the suspects were being interviewed 4 so many hours, threatened, promised good outcomes & psychologically manipulated just 2 reach their breaking point so that they confess crimes they did not commit.
(...)
#TalkLawRw
#RwOT
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On the other side, you get to praise the smartness, professionalism and hard work by #law enforcement agents that seem to have applied all their possible and available skills to get #criminals face #justice.
(...)
#TalkLawRw
#RwOt
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"Today, #China faces the spread of another mysterious disease, a #coronavirus, which so far has killed 17 [+] people & infected > 540 [++]. And while Beijing’s response has improved in some ways, it has #regressed in others. It is #censoring criticism."

nytimes.com/2020/01/22/bus…
"It is detaining people for spreading what it calls 'rumors.' It is suppressing info it deems alarming. Though China’s censors are busily scrubbing the Chinese internet, the... online community is registering its disappointment & alarm over Beijing’s handling of the new virus..."
CCP "has tightened its grip on the internet..media & civil society. It has deeper pockets & a greater ability to control the flow of info.[Thus], many of the media outlets, advocacy groups, activists &others who held the gov't accountable in 2003 have been silenced or sidelined."
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It's no surprise that one tentacle of @DHSgov had a neo #fascist #bigot rises up in it's ranks.
vice.com/en_us/article/…
#HomelandSecurity was made to hold and deploy U.S. Federal agencies populated by #WhiteSupremacists
theintercept.com/2019/01/12/bor…
All of that behooves @HomelandDems chair @BennieGThompson, Orange County Reps @RepBarragan and @RepLouCorrea to end funding for this indoctrination program run by La #migre
thenation.com/article/scouts…
#humanrights #EducationAndTraining
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Read @ESOHumanRights latest report
"Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, 2019: the Cancer of Tyranny"
English: euh.global.ssl.fastly.net/en/?p=2658

The report discusses + analyzes:

1. #HumanRights Violations

2. #SaudiArabia and the #HumanRightsCouncil

3. International and Governmental Positions
euh.global.ssl.fastly.net/en/?p=2658

#HumanRights Violations by #Saudi:

1) Detention of Human rights advocates & activists
2) Torture + other forms of cruel & inhumane treatment
3) Absence of Conditions for fair trials
4) Violation of Women’s rights
5) Violation of Children’s rights
...
euh.global.ssl.fastly.net/en/?p=2658

#HumanRights Violations by #Saudi (cont'd):
6) Capital punishment of groups of citizens
7) Extrajudicial Killing
8) Statelessness (the Bidoon)
9) Limiting the Freedom of opinion and expression
10) Enforced disappearance
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The @USCensusBureau chose to publicize the upcoming #2020Census to the Asian community by mostly choosing media outlets under the influence of the #Chinese regime, including one that is a registered foreign agent. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/census-2020-ad…
The Bureau has also chosen not to use two independent #Chinese-language outlets that have been critical of the Chinese regime, even though these outlets have much greater digital reach than those the Bureau has chosen and took part in the advertising of the #2010Census.
China Global Television Network (@CGTNOfficial) was selected as one of the paid media outlets of the #2020Census.

CGTN’s original name was China Central Television (@CCTV), the Chinese #Communist regime’s mouthpiece in television broadcasting. It was re-branded as CGTN in 2016.
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Happening now: students parroting the message of ex-Chrétien chief of staff Eddie Goldenberg await Meng Wanzhou’s arrival at the Law Courts. Are they paid to be here? #cdnpoli #bcpoli #humanrights
Meanwhile, on the Nelson Street side of the Law Courts, a protest against China’s mass-jailing of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang. #cdnpoli #bcpoli #HumanRights
Meanwhile, Uyghur protesters against China’s jailing of millions of Muslims in Xinjiang were outside Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s Shaughnessy mansion this morning. (Via @inamitchellfilm) #HumanRights #cdnpoli #uspoli #vanRE
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PFLP Hijacker #LeilaKhaled is not a model of #WomensRights. She is a violator of #HumanRights.

Her PFLP comrades also exploit human rights & were this year arrested for murdering 17 yr old #RinaShnerb

Where's Rina's picture?

#WomensRightsAreHumanRights
#WomensMarch (1/n)
#WomensMarch isn't the 1st time that #WomensRights are perverted w/ #HumanRights violators like #LeilaKhaled

Female #terrorists are regularly glorified as role models for women by Palestinian NGOs, many funded by European gov'ts. #WATCH (2/n)
See #Thread on #LeilaKhaled's 5 PFLP comrades arrested for murdering 17 yr old #RinaShnerb. They worked for European-funded NGOs & claimed to promote #HumanRights. (3/n)

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The nomination of #Mishustin to be PM of #Russia likely represents an “all in, scorched Earth” move by #Putin to fight the #MagnitskyAct sanctions. Mishustin, along with Prosector General #YuryChaika, has been integral to the investigation of (1/3)…
… of alleged massive tax fraud (via #HSBC, the #HongKong #Shanghai Banking Corp.) by US citizenship-renouncer #BillBrowder.

With the opening of #NordStream2, we already see #Germany backing off the #Magnitsky narrative, with @SPIEGEL_English questioning key aspects (2/3)…
… of #BillBrowder’s shifting story (inc. the fundamental point that #Magnitsky was a lawyer & not an accountant).

The loser here is #HumanRights. The #MagnitskyAct is great, powerful legislation built on a questionable foundation. It should’ve been named after #LiuXiaobo. (3/3)
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THREAD: I feel for this family, I really do. My mother was DXed with schizophrenia at 18. Our family went through hell trying to find actual good help for her; she died at 46. This article is an example of everything that's wrong with how we understand & respond. 1/
First, the title: "What schizophrenia does to families." The focus is ALWAYS on the caregiver. I had to read thousands of words before hearing from Aaron, the actual subject of this story. When he tries to complain about what's happening to him, he is cut off by his mother. 2/
The article seems like an advertisement for Involuntary Outpatient Commitment, rebranded as "Assisted Outpatient Treatment," the pet program of the Treatment Advocacy Center. Maryland is called out for being one of a few states NOT to have an AOT law on the books. 3/
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I may have misunderstood but the Indian Supreme Court seems to have avoided actually reaching any substantive judgment in the #Kashmir internet shutdown case. It appears as if a basis for such challenges has been underlined in law, but no actual decision attempted. #humanrights
The principle of constitutional protection is firmly laid out, but the Court merely directs the Review Committee & govt to conduct a review. So, there is a basis for future judicial review - but why has the Court not reached a conclusion on relief now?

Another valuable thread on the #Kashmir internet judgment. But I still ask: Why make future cases the object of guidelines without actually providing relief on the case before this SC bench at this time?

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In her Hogmanay speech @NicolaSturgeon stated: "We will provide support and reassurance for the #EUcitizens who have done us the honour of choosing to make #Scotland their home."

Here is how we can begin to constructively fulfill that promise: docs.google.com/document/d/1rG…
1. EU citizens will face discrimination by Brexit/HostileEnv design. Those who have Settled Status need a physical token not offered by the Home Office but any individuals status can be checked online - including by @scotgov who should issue a #ScottishResidencyCard open to all.
2. All residents of #Scotland are equally affected by Scots Law, yet not all are protected by it. For 2020 I hope to see an all-party, multi-disciplinary Equality workgroup at the Scottish parliament finding & using Scots law & powers to enhance equality and protect all Scots.
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#MerryChristmas to all my friends of the Christian faith & those celebrating the birth of #JesusChrist.
I'm sure #Iran will be free in 2020 and we can celebrate a special #Christmas in Iran for all Iranians, including our dear Christian community.
God Bless you All.
#FreeIran
During this holiday season, please don’t forget #Iran’s #Christian community. #Christmas #HumanRights irancommentary.wordpress.com/2019/12/24/dur… via @HeshmatAlavi
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@nazirafzal thank you for retweeting or I wouldn't have seen this.

Yes I believe @chezLysette. Lysette I think I 'get' what you've gone/are going through.

I used to work in show biz, had some lucky escapes, but changing career to journalism threatened those misusing power.
It needs to be stated that it isn't just the actual 'incident' ie the sexual-physical abuse...it's the horrific fall out through these monsters of vindictive character that block human rights of the victim's loved ones, the 'cover ups' that include isolation, blacklisting
[as your husband suffered], even 'weaponising' NHS medical care [my blood tests are being doctored] not to mention vilification+smear campaigns and in some cases, murder. All because of their shame.
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We've analyzed this report & it is #bizarre. @HRW says it's promoting #HumanRights but it's actually whitewashing #terror (1/n)
One #bizarre @HRW argument is that #HumanRights are violated by banning membership in #Hezbollah, #Hamas, #PFLP #terror groups!

HRW refers to a Hezbollah affiliate-member as an "artist" & a PFLP leader as a human rights expert. They ignore Qatar Charity's Hamas links. (2/n)
In a #bizarre implication that #WestBank should be annexed, @HRW points to #Israel-controlled #Jerusalem as an example for "less restrictive measures." (3/n)
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