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Bruce told me he takes the 22 bus daily (1/4)#SanFrancisco Image
Bruce said a group of young ppl threw things at his head on the bus around Chestnut & Fillmore
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Bruce asked the driver to call PD he says he was sucker punched, glasses flew off & he fell to his knees.
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โ€œOne more shot & I would have been brain injuredโ€ (2/4) #SanFrancisco Image
He was let off & crawled/ran to a nearby restaurant which was packed w/customers
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โ€œEveryoneโ€™s got their Labradoodle & Patagonia. Iโ€™m trying to save my butt.โ€
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(Bruce is v. funny & credits meditation.)
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He says the suspects followed & swung at him at the restaurant (3/4)
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It's #LaborDay weekend, and a botnet with stolen profile pics is retweeting various giveaway tweets and pretending to be from Michigan.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
This botnet consists of 11 accounts created in early 2021. All follow far more accounts than they are followed by, and ll but one have their profile location set to somewhere in Michigan (@JacobMassengil's location is simply "USA").
Each account in this botnet tweets via its own custom app with a name consisting of 30 random letters and digits (e.g., @CarlaFreemly tweets via "LcOkMRRPjRblxHlQPo8OnwltoYXFWg"). Most also have older tweets sent via apps that were subsequently removed (the erased******* apps).
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1 - Welcome to #ThreadTalk, #LaborDay edition. Our topic? Mills, Strikes & Textile Labor.

Buckle up, though. There is a distinct lack of dazzle today.

We're meeting the makers & laborers of apparel history--& how they lived & died for their craft. @nataniabarron - September ...
2 - In Asia, & China specifically, silk became one of the first real fabric blockbusters for trade during the Han Dynasty, beginning the Silk Road.
Traditionally, weaving was left to women while men farmed & sold, and this continued as trade grew. Women working silk together...
3 - Francesca Bray puts it simply in "Textile Production & Gender Roles":โ€œThe growth of the textile industry involved new forms of organization of production that made men the skilled workers and marginalized women.โ€

This is by no means unique to China. It's the story of fabric. ImageFigure 1: Women presenting ...
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Today we remember the original Rednecks: 10,000 coal miners who fought a literal army in order to earn better working conditions during the Battle of Blair Mountain 100 years ago.
Here's a little bit of info about the largest armed labor uprising in U.S. history:
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#LaborDay
These West Virginian miners were diverse members of the working class: white and Black, immigrants and deep-rooted locals. They lived in an oppressive company town where the mining company controlled every aspect of their life, even charging them for their own work tools.
2/12
When United Mine Workers began organizing in the area, companies hired private detectives to spread propaganda and intimidate union sympathizers.
Things came to a head when the local sheriff, a supporter of the union miners, was murdered by these agents in broad daylight.
3/12
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Today we celebrate the American workerโ€”the entrepreneurs w/ their dreams & the workers w/their skills who built this nation. But itโ€™s troubling to see the disregard we now see for hard work. Almost every business is trying to hire people, but so many donโ€™t want to work. #LaborDay
With @POTUS45 Trump, the US had the strongest economy, some say since Eisenhower, & we had more people working than at any time in our historyโ€”but itโ€™s evaporating. COVID had an impact, but political mismanagement has dealt a debilitating blow.
Repeated stimulus payments & giveaway packages have encouraged people not to go to work. The Republicans seem to know how to get people to work and the Democrats seem to know how to tax your money and give it to people as an incentive not to work.
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We have a nostalgia for factory jobs with good pay, benefits, time-off, safety, but for most of history factory jobs sucked: low pay, no benefits, brutal schedule, dangerous. It is collective bargaining of unions that made these jobs great, not the work itself โ€ฆ
Now that the work has moved to service sector, healthcare, etc we need to bring the fight to these sectors, make the type of jobs that exist, with high demand for workers, great: good pay, benefits, time-off, safe โ€ฆ
Owners of capital have massive bargaining power over workers, they have a lot more information than the workers about the work & more flexibility about who works when, only when workers unite, to bargain collectively can they get their fair shake from the owners โ€ฆ
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"My Socialism: Labor Day Notes on Jodo Shinshu Martyr Takagi Kenmyo"

Takagi Kenmyo's Pure Land conscience was activated when he became Josenji's head monk in 1899, coming into contact with the social and economic suffering of the many burakumin (outcastes) in his congregation. Jodo Shinshu Buddhist monk Takagi Kenmyo wears robes as he s
He campaigned against the oppression of burakumin, women, and the poor, and advocated pacifism rather than the rising imperialist militarism of Japan. In 1910 he was jailed on trumped-up charges and sentenced to death (commuted to life imprisonment). He died in jail in 1914.
The Higashi Otanji branch of Jodo Shinshu, which had experienced over four decades of intense government pressure, abandoned him, but some of his work was preserved and in the post-war period he became an important figure. The denomination restored his status in 1996.
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Many thanks to @rjeskow for yet another fantastic conversation. You can also catch it today on @freespeechtv.โœŠ

#labor #history #LaborDay #laborday2021 #generalstrike #LaborDayWeekend2021

Keri Leigh Merritt: The South's Radical Labor History via @YouTube
1. Thread from a piece I wrote for @BillMoyers on #LaborDay a few years ago. It's more relevant now than ever:

billmoyers.com/story/america-โ€ฆ
2. The main reason for poverty in America is not necessarily the lack of jobs, but the lack of a living wage and a social safety net. According to the Economic Policy Institute, a full quarter of full-time workers still earn poverty-level wages...
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On this Labor Day, be reminded that we have the 8 hr work day, 40 hr work week, & child labor laws because of the labor movement. #LaborDay
If you're enjoying your long weekend, remember that you have a weekend break from work because of the labor movement. #LaborDay
Workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, pensions, and Social Security? They exist largely due to the labor movement. #LaborDay
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It is #LaborDay in US & Canada.

Recognize the workers who have kept countries open at great risk to themselves - grocery stores , hospitals, sanitation, transportation, delivery, many others. What does the economy do for them?

๐ŸŽฅ @rerutled Match 2020

When regimes & billionaires say โ€œReopen Americaโ€ โ€œReopen xxโ€ etc, always ask:
- whose labour is ignored?
- whose work is appreciated?
- why โ€œessentialโ€ workers are so un/der/valued?

Always say fuck the capitalist patriarchy
๐ŸŽฅ @rerutled #LaborDay

To those who are clamouring to โ€œgo back to normalโ€ and to โ€œreopenโ€ for the sake of an economy that harms those who are most un/der/valued, I say:

Fuck normal.

(Made in May 2020)
๐ŸŽฅ @rerutled #LaborDay #HonorEssentialWorkers

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Labor Notes has compiled 24 #LaborDay songs. Some of the selections are classics; others may surprise you. ๐Ÿงต

May Day, International Workersโ€™ Day, is the original day of celebration of working-class solidarity marked by rallies, fiery speeches, and demonstrations. #Solidarity
1. Lightnin' Hopkins - It's A Sin To Be Rich, It's A Low-Down Shame To Be Poor #LaborDay
2. Gil Scott Heron - Three Miles Down #LaborDay
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BREAKING: Starting Labor Day we will #OccupyCongress till we get housing and good paying jobs for ALL!

Joining the action Monday

๐Ÿ’ช @anyaparampil
๐Ÿ’ช @LeeCamp
๐Ÿ’ช @MaxBlumenthal
๐Ÿ’ช @medeabenjamin
๐Ÿ’ช @nick_brana
๐Ÿ’ช @paulajean2020
๐Ÿ’ช @ZeynabDay

actionnetwork.org/events/join-thโ€ฆ
SCOTUS struck down the eviction moratorium.

Millions are facing eviction again & millions more are losing their unemployment lifeline on #LaborDay. Yet the Dems are on vacation & the steps of Congress are empty.

Now the people are going to finish what the politicians could not.
Weโ€™re taking action on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain, one of the greatest labor uprisings in American history, and the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
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59.01/ Week fifty-nine, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 58 thread below.
59.02/ Scoring a run on a balk is such sweet victorious humiliation. Like in NFL when a QB gives up a safety by running out the back of the endzone. Thanks Nationals. #LGM
59.03a/ One year without fans in the stands and they forgot how to act right.

The fans can't be abusive, throw objects, hurl slurs. This we know. But we cheer and boo. That's our job. And if players enjoy the cheering they need to fear the booing as well.
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So.

Republicans refusing to get Vaccinated love the rest of us SO much they are sacrificing themselves in order for the rest of us to share the dwindling supplies of food and water caused by climate change and homeless can squat in their newly vacant homes.

Bless their hearts.
If the Anti-Vaxxers keep this up there'll be no more Ammo shortages because dead people don't shop.

Thanks be to GOD...
. โšฐ๏ธ

If Anti-Vaxxers keep this up there'll be no need to wear masks in public anymore because dead people don't socialize.

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Yesterday was #LaborDay but none of us recalled some revolutionary thoughts of Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who has been appropriated by India's riot/hindutva wing today.

Bhagat believed that caste/casteism degraded the life/dignity of laborer.

Thread.
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The caste system, according to Bhagat Singh, was a system to extract free and cheap labour from the most under-privileged communities.

In โ€˜Satyagraha and Strikeโ€™ (1928), Bhagat ratiocinated that manual scavengers (untouchables) were the real working class: Image
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Bhagat also believed that all those social reform movements lead by upper-caste were not intended to free the untouchables from the matrix of casteism. Upper-caste positively remember untouchables, only when there's a reaction to be done against communal representation. Image
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Una recopilaciรณn de posters socialistas para celebrar el #DiaDelTrabajo empezando por Uniรณn Soviรฉtica.

#LaborDay #MayDay
Cuatro soviรฉticos extra, dedicados a @sovietvisuals

#ะกะกะกะ  #ะœะฐั1
Dos hรบngaros y dos checoslovacos.
#FelizDiaDelTrabajador
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It's here! The long awaited sequel;

The Definitive September #COMEX #Silver #Shadowcontracts thread!

The amount of Shadow contracts this month has surprised even me.

NONE of the numbers make sense anymore!

So the Theme of this month will Be;

AUDIT THE COMEX @CFTC!!! 1/z Image
Let's start with clarification.

#Shadowcontracts don't have to be delivered on the same day, though #Comex doesn't display those numbers exactly.

Within 24 or 48 hours is enough to not-make-sense in a #FUTURES market. What about contracts made 15 minutes before closing? 2/z
It makes NO sense that in a #FUTURES market, On Monday the 28th of September, 47 contracts where made that HAD TO BE delivered on September 29th.

That was the Final September delivery date. All September 20th contracts HAD TO BE DELIVERED BY THAT DATE.

Why not wait 1 day? 3/z
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Itโ€™s weird that these ppl think this behavior helps their cause. It doesnโ€™t. They donโ€™t deserve a platform, but their behavior should be on display. See thread.

For what itโ€™s worth, the good, supportive msgs outweigh the bad. And itโ€™s worth a lot.
This one is from the FOP.
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๐Ÿšจ#COVID19 cases are picking up in #Ontario and #Quebec๐Ÿšจ

Percent change in 7-day rolling average of cases compared to one week ago...
QC: +62.6% ๐Ÿ“ˆ (107.3/day โžก๏ธ 174.4/day)
ON: +24.1% ๐Ÿ“ˆ (117.6/day โžก๏ธ 145.9/day)

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ONTARIO: Percent change in 7-day rolling average of cases compared to one week ago...
Peel (ON): +103.5% ๐Ÿ“ˆ (24.4/day โžก๏ธ 49.7/day)
York (ON): +60.7% ๐Ÿ“ˆ (8.7/day โžก๏ธ 14.0/day)
Toronto (ON): +34.3% ๐Ÿ“ˆ (33.7/day โžก๏ธ 45.3/day)

This is a GTA phenomenon. (2/x)
QUEBEC:
Capitale-Nationale (QC): +500.0% ๐Ÿ“ˆ (5.3/day โžก๏ธ 31.7/day)
Montรฉrรฉgie (QC): +116.1% ๐Ÿ“ˆ (13.3/day โžก๏ธ 28.7/day)
Laval (QC): +77.0% ๐Ÿ“ˆ (8.7/day โžก๏ธ 15.4/day)
Montrรฉal (QC): +40.6% ๐Ÿ“ˆ (31.3/day โžก๏ธ 44.0/day)

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Today, we recognize the strong impact the #LaborMovement has and continues to make for workers' rights in our country.

As we reflect this #LaborDay, we realize there is much work still needed to further protect unions and workers' rights.
Strong unions built the American dream for families all across the country.

We owe the 40-hour work week, paid leave, health care protections, and a collective voice in the workplace to workers who organized unions and fought for protections.
From the Industrial Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement, we have seen a significant change in workers' rights.

The fight continues โ€“ President Trump and Republicans have waged war on organizing, collective bargaining, and workers across this country.
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This #LaborDay, Iโ€™m thinking about Gustavo Enrique Ramirez, a 16yo who fell to his death on a Nashville construction site that lacked sufficient safety standards.
Over the past 5 years, weโ€™ve had too many injuries and deaths on construction sites in Nashville, including in District 19. We can do better.
How do I know? Because last term, we passed the โ€œDo Betterโ€ bill. Transparency, including safety records, with access to public dollars improves worker safety.

nashville.gov/mc/ordinances/โ€ฆ
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Today, the first Monday in September, is also known as Labor Day in the U.S. Itโ€™s a federal holiday โ€” a day in which we pay homage to the American labor movement, and honor the contributions of workers to the development and achievements of our great nation. #LaborDay2020 Image
1) One organization, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, was pivotal in assuring better working conditions for factory workers in the clothing industry. #LaborDay Image
2) Founded in 1900, the ILGWU comprised mainly Jewish and Italian immigrants employed in smaller businesses, often working in unfair, unsanitary and dangerous conditions.
#LaborDay Image
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Folks generally dont think of Black women when they think of unionism. However, my city is home to 1 of the most legendary union struggles in US history&it was primarily led by Black women. โ€œThe Local 22โ€ challenged the racist&sexist labor exploitation of RJ Reynolds! #LaborDay
Led by Black women like Velma Hopkins & Mazzie Woodruff organized, they not only organized around workplace conditions, but also engaged in insurgent electoral politics, political education, voter registration,&advocacy for a Black man falsely accused of rape in Winston-Salem. โœŠ๐Ÿพ
Surveilled by the FBI, they were eventually red-baited outta influence, but not b4 bringing about important changes in work conditions & larger political landscape of city. Lets reclaim our local tradition of Black radicalism & dismantle the legacy of plantation politics!
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At 26, I'm the youngest Democratic congressional nominee in the country

I grew up learning about the "makers" and "takers" in our society

The "makers" are essential workers who create value.
The "takers" are those who move money around and take a little off the top

#Laborday
We are a people powered movement.

We do not take money from corporate cartels. We do not take money from lobbyists.

The reason We believe the world should change is because We are struggling like everyone else

With your help, We fight for our future

secure.actblue.com/donate/forthemโ€ฆ
Greed Is NOT good! It is not sustainable.
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