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@JeffBezos I am a paying customer because your journalists are among the best. @washingtonpost consistently runs informative, thoughtful resistance articles. Conservative columnists like @MaxBoot & @JRubinBlogger add perspective. Asking if you would consider dropping the paywall
While democracy is drowning, and until Donald is gone from the White House, it’s so important for people who can’t afford a subscription to read intelligent, point by point pieces that inform, educate, and call to action. I know you have bills to pay, but do consider my plea.
I will continue to pay for fine writing. As a former broadcast journalist, I know the value of enterprising reporting. I honor my subscription. Followers who also subscribe @washingtonpost please also ask Mr. Bezos to knock down the paywall for now. #DemocracyDiesInDarkness
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At least 1,337 journalists have been killed while covering the news since 1992. Their names form The #LastColumn logo. Each time a journalist is killed, their name will be added to the logo. #pressfreedom
In this thread, we share the final work of 24 journalists who were killed in line of duty since 1992. #LastColumn @CPJLastColumn thelastcolumn.com
Marie Colvin’s #LastColumn was published on February 19, 2012. Three days later, she was killed alongside French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik when Syrian forces struck their makeshift press center in Homs, Syria. thelastcolumn.com
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Good morning!

Per Congressional request, President Trump’s admin has until *today* to report on Saudi Crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s role in Jamal #khashoggi’s killing.

Today, we will see if Trump will let Saudi Arabia get away with murdering a @washingtonpost writer.
The CIA determined in November that MBS ordered #khashoggi’s murder.

Last night, the New York Times reported that intercepted communications revealed that the Saudi Crown prince wanted to “use a bullet” on Jamal as early as 2017.

nytimes.com/2019/02/07/us/…
Our country has convicted people of murder on much less evidence than what we have on Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. #khashoggi
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For those who have been following Jamal #Khashoggi's case--

Back in October, senators triggered the process for possible sanctions on Mohammed Bin Salman. They gave the Trump admin 120 days to respond re: MBS's role.

Trump admin has not responded.

The deadline is tomorrow.
More background on the possible Magnitsky sanctions for MBS: #khashoggi: politi.co/2r0pscJ
If the Trump admin helps Mohammed bin Salman evade consideration for sanctions, it will only enable MBS’ brutality.

After murdering Saudi Arabia’s most prominent journo and a @washingtonpost writer, what would stop MBS from murdering other members of the US press? #khashoggi
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Trump: Day 740
-Chastises Own Intelligence Agencies
-Promised Foxconn Jobs Deflated
-Sanders Sz Trump Chosen by God
-DHS Created Fake University in MI
-Cohen to Talk Russia with Congress
-Fired Undoc Worker 2 Attend SOTU
-Preps Cash Escrow 4 Kim Jong-un
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Day 845 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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A pastry chef is suing Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, alleging he was laid off in retaliation for trying to stop managers from sexually harassing women in the kitchen. apnews.com/7d36b60d7b5e45…
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53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials

cpj.org/data/people/ca…
Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.
cpj.org/data/people/je…
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*Deep breaths*

It’s easy to get lost in the grief and outrage over Trump siding Saudi regime that thinks nothing of butchering peaceful journalists in consulates.

But hope is not all lost. Congress must act, and the American people can still help.

Here’s a thread #Khashoggi
1. Trump has basically chosen to ignore the CIA’s “high confidence” conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered #Khashoggi’s murder.

As @ThePlumLineGS and @paulwaldman1 note, Dem oversight can help flesh out the CIA’s conclusions

wapo.st/2qXD8oE
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On my way home from Yemen with one, clear message: to save lives, stop fueling the war. Congress needs to do that now.

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In case you missed it, Yemen is on the brink of a famine the likes of which none of us have ever witnessed. There’s no drought, typhoon, or earthquake causing this crisis – just naked lust for power.
Yemenis are determined to help each other through it. Every poor or displaced person in Yemen is only alive today thanks to the generosity and decency of her neighbors.
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#SaudiArabia has committed numerous human rights violations. The murder of #JamalKhashoggi is by no means the only reason why the West should consider their relationship and in particular should #StopArmingSaudi #JusticeForJamal
On 17 June 2012 @raif_badawi was arrested on the charge of “insulting Islam through electronic channels”. He had a liberal discussion forum in Saudi Arabia. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes & a fine. On 9 January 2015 he received the first 50 lashes. #FreeRaif
.@raif_badawi is still in prison in #SaudiArabia. His wife @miss9afi and his children live in Canada and are Canadian citizens. The family has not seen Raif for more than 6 years. @miss9afi campaigns tirelessly for his release. #FreeRaif #RoyalPardon4Raif ciluna27.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/rai…
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Trump made a catastrophic mistake in embracing another dictator, and all he can do is repeat the lies that got us here. Yes, he’s lying about his financial interests. But it’s his “FAKE NEWS” lie—his hatred for the press—that put a target on WaPo journalist Khashoggi’s back.
.@brianklaas: Saudis made a strategic calculation—based on Trump’s dictator worship, hate for the press & his financial interests— that Khashoggi murder was no BFD.

Looks spot on: Trump floats “rogue killers” disinfo. Pompeo flies to SA, thx King for “thorough investigation”🤔
Trump & Pompeo seem to be complicit in Saudi campaign to coverup Khashoggi’s murder—one of the most heinous crimes in recent memory. We hear the right words like “Punish” & “thorough investigation,” but they’re empty of their meaning. We saw this tactic in sham Kavanaugh probe.
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MBS is throwing a "Davos in the Desert" on Oct 23rd. Leading financiers, CEOs, technologists, and media are scheduled to attend. Tweet at them now and ask them not to be MBS's partners in crime. Help us #StopFII, spread the message stopfii.com #JusticeForJamal
The website we just setup has links to major figures, brands, and companies who we need to target. Visit the page, scroll down to the "wall of shame", and tweet at them. Do it now. Then send the website URL to a friend. #StopFII #JusticeForJamal stopfii.com
Hey @TomBarrackJr, don’t be MBS’s partner in crime. WaPo columnist and Saudi Journalist @JKhashoggi was assassinated under MBS directives. He’s your host for @fiiksa. #StopFii #JusticeForJamal ctt.ac/jctF6+
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