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What is a "Militia"? Does the Constitution define it?

Amendment II
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
#GunControlNow #GunControlWorks #Militia #EndGunViolenceNow
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Oh, look at that it does!

Article 1, section 8
"To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;"

Gun owners part of this "Militia", but if we don't know who they are, how can they be called ip? Image
Who commands this Militia?

Article 2, Section 1
"Section 2
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States,"

So @POTUS is the commander of the Militia, when activated! When and how is it activated? Image
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Thread: Russian fakes and propaganda about #Ukraine
What #Russia don't want you to know

1) Open fascist and neo-nazi in the Russian government and army
2) Russian rebranding of fascism
3) Who is AZOV
4) Russian propaganda
5) Fakes

RT and share to help fight Russia!
Let's start with the Ukrainian side to be fair.
I'll come back to it later when we'll discuss Russian fakes.
You'll see why almost all pictures that Russian bots are posting around are fakes and staged in Russia. Here are some facts about #AZOV:
Russian National Unity - one of the largest fascist organizations in the world, that has 100000+ members.
In 2014, Russia invaded 🇺🇦 under the pretext of "fighting nazis", RNU were sent to Ukraine but made a rebranding switching swastica to ☦️ since it was not fit the narrativе
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New @ForeignPolicy article + slide deck:

7 #China #MaritimeMilitia ships ID'ed @ #WhitsunReef/ #UnionBanks in #SouthChinaSea!

Great to publish w/ @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime colleague @rdmartinson88. And always a pleasure to work w/ @BeijingPalmer!…

***At the very least, 7 People's #ArmedForces #MaritimeMilitia (#PAFMM) vessels have been operating at the #Spratly Islands’ #UnionBanks, including #WhitsunReef—both during the past month & multiple times over the past year.…

Thanks to research w/ @rdmartinson88, building on @GregPoling's

Spotlight's now on #Taishan #PAFMM vessels #Yuetaiyu 18000, 18111, 18222, 18333, 18555, 18666, 18777, 18888 & 18999—“The Fancheng Nine”—from a #FarSeas Militia #Squadron (#远海民兵大队) that doesn’t actually fish...
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Ambassador Huang, allow me to recommend:

The #China #MaritimeMilitia #Bookshelf--…

Includes multiple official items from your own government on your nation's #ThirdSeaForce.

China is often more transparent in #Chinese :)

Truth best limits "speculation"
And here's #China's own official state media documenting progress of its #MaritimeMilitia... in plain #English!…

News Channels/China Military News
Maritime militia increases drills, expands in scope
Source: China Daily Editor: Yao Jianing
2016-02-02 17:16
But don't take my word for it, read #ChinaDaily:
"As the People's Liberation Army upgrades its navy, commissioning dozens of new ships under a watchful global eye,a less noticed force,China's maritime militia, is also improving its operational capability."…
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Examination of the 3%er #militia movement by @DTAnalytics & Alejandro Beutel. A summary 🧵

While most attention has been on #whitesupremacist angle of the far right, this piece looks at anti-Islamic sentiment as the glue that binds much of the movement

"...anti-Muslim hate is one of the few issues that brings together otherwise disparate and fractious elements of the far-right, both within and beyond national borders."
This chart from @jjmacnab in 2018 is great. Compare/contrast w/@selectedwisdom's graphic (next). They aren't looking at the exact same thing but useful both in and of themselves as well as if you're thinking about how to use graphics to depict subjects w/lots of fuzzy borders
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#Syria—Palmyria—During the past few days, #Iranian militias have forced a number of families to leave their homes, with the aim of seizing them.
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Iranian #terrorist militias forced nearly 30 families from the northern neighborhoods of #Palmyra to leave their homes to accommodate the families of the Afghan, Iranian and Iraqi #militia members. The move is to be the beginning of the demographic change process.
Forcing the families to leave came in conjunction with the #Russian forces' evacuation of their headquarters from the northern neighborhood in Palmyra, for the benefit of #Iranian militias.
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In 2018, Sheriff #DavidBeth went on a bizarre eugenics rant, claiming that the police’s job should be to stop “these males” from “getting ten other women pregnant & having small children.”
by @AlanRMacLeod #kenoshaprotest #Kenosha #KenoshaRiots #JacobBlake
Being in the midst a summer of unprecedented racial and political unrest was apparently not enough to stop Kenosha police from emptying seven rounds into the back of yet another unarmed black man.
by @AlanRMacLeod…
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There's video of #KenoshaShooter as well as video of militia members explaining to each other that the police planned to push protesters at the militia members so they (the #Militia ) could take care of the protesters. 1/13…
Then, later that night, the #kenoshapolicedepartment tossed bottles of water to those militia members and thanked them for their help while simultaneously telling protesters they had to leave the area because they were "civilians."

Then the militia members staged themselves 3 blocks south of 60th street and the police kettled protesters to 60th street. It was then that this militia member shot one of the protesters in the head with an AR-15.

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Worth using google translate to watch the #propagandalive as @Erkanomia is in #Moscow to cover the #Kremlin #Military parade #HappeningNow. Some ++good #OSINT & #IMINT in his #live & candid coverage. 😎
For example, while the #Moscow #Elite typically use a black #SUV with license plate ending in 88 (sometimes 888 for family of senior officials & oligarchs who must #Drive themselves), here we see the first of the latest #cars with new #licenseplatedata.

Close-up I made from the #Finland team's #photography showing @mod_russia's Army #celebrity #swag bags for the Diamond Jubilee #celebration of the #Soviet #WWII win... ignoring 1939-1941 🙄

The Hon Minister Mr Singh, #IndianArmedForces, is a special guest at #VictoryDayParade.
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#Myanmar has seized 18 tons of #meth, precursors materials & other drugs in #Shan state making it the largest synthetic drug seizures in the history of East & #SoutheastAsia. This comes on back of recent new @UNODC_SEAP report that drug trade is thriving amidst #COVID19 in region ImageImageImage
The massive drug haul has led to the arrest of 33 people, showed evidence of #militia involvement & dismantled major drug labs. @UNODC_SEAP @jdouglasSEA says "What has been unearthed through this operation is truly off-the-charts" Image
@UNODC_SEAP @jdouglasSEA points out the massive drug haul in #Myanmar clearly shows the "involvement and financial backing of serious transnational organized criminal groups”. This is consistent with the latest regional drug report released last week… ImageImageImageImage
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Stuck @ home wondering where China & world are headed? Read #TheChinaQuestions—36 @Harvard @FairbankCenter chs. ed. by Profs. @MichaelSzonyi & Rudolf!




See great chapters by Profs. Elizabeth Perry, Joe Fewsmith, Rod MacFarquhar, Mark Elliott, Ya-Wen Lei, Arunabh Ghosh, Yuhua Wang, Arne Westad, Robert Ross, Ian Johnston, Steve Goldstein, Ezra Vogel, Richard Cooper, Dwight Perkins, Meg Rithmire, Mark Wu, Tony Saich, Nara Dillon...
..Michael McElroy, Karen Thornber, Susan Greenhalgh, James Robson, Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp, Bill Alford, Bill Kirby, Michael Puett, Rowan Flad, Peter Bol, Wai-Yee Li, David Der-wei Wang, Jie Li, Stephen Owen & Paul Cohen!

Honored to join them in this @FairbankCenter project!
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32. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼…
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