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My deleted #Instagram stories from 2020 #COVID19 @Plandemic3Movie Image
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@Plandemic3Movie 4/10/20 No one was even close to saying this in public at the time other than @RonPaulInstitut and @RobertKennedyJr Image
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🧵 Actually, my father (in a speech in which he also spoke about police brutality against Black people & America owing Black people a debt) said he wanted me & my siblings to one day live in a nation where we would not be judged by the color of our skin…

#MLK #GetTheDreamRight
…but by the content of our character.

It will be profoundly helpful when (instead of canceling lessons and programs that guide us in confronting the ways that we are not yet that nation and in addressing our moral deficits concerning racism and other phobias/isms)…
…people who seem to want false peace (“let’s just get along without justice”) become purveyors of true peace, which includes #eradicating #racism.

Because being “#colorblind” was not a part of my father’s dream.

Eradicating racism was.

#MLK #GetTheDreamRight
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🧵 1. Stop denying #racism exists.

2. Be educated on racism as a grave issue of prejudice, harnessing and abuse of power, and manipulation of privilege.

3. Commit to being informed on systemic issues.
4. Pay attention to those who say they are being violated by systemic #racism/discrimination.

5. Care.

6. Study the global and national impact of racism and white supremacy.
7. Honestly examine systems constructed with and infiltrated by racist ideals.

Examples: Healthcare, education, criminal 'justice' (school to prison pipeline, prison industrial complex), housing, etc
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Hello Poster lovers!

Today is Sunday, so why don't we learn something about social rights?

I researched two significant movements in history that used vintage posters as a tool to bring attention to their cause:
- 'I Am a Man '
- The women's rights movement.
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The "I Am a Man" movement emerged in Memphis, TN in 1968, with African American sanitation workers demanding better pay and safer working conditions. The workers marched with signs bearing the words "I Am a Man," asserting their humanity and dignity in the face of discrimination. Image
One iconic poster from the "I Am a Man" movement features the phrase "Honor King: End Racism!", symbolizing resistance and solidarity. The poster was created to promote a march that took place in Memphis in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. after his assassination. #MLK #Posters Image
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Growing up in #Toronto, I held #NYC in awe. Per the joke, one Torontonian changes the lightbulb, the other goes New York to make sure lightbulbs are still in. I had a *great* place to stay in the City: my cousin Maxine's rent-controlled place in a midtown doorman building.

1/ A uniformed doorman standin...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2023/04/21/bon…

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Max was impossibly glamorous: a perfectly coiffed office manager at Colgate-Palmolive who earned an anthropology degree at CUNY, volunteered at the Brooklyn Zoo, and knew every trick for getting cheap tickets for museums, galleries and shows.

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#Enshittification is platforms devouring themselves: first they tempt users with goodies. Once users are locked in, goodies are withdrawn and dangled before businesses. Once business customers are stuck, all value is claimed for platform shareholders:

pluralistic.net/2023/01/21/pot…

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Enshittification isn't just another way of saying "fraud" or "price gouging" or "wage theft." Enshittification is intrinsically digital, because moving all those goodies around requires the flexibility that only comes with a *digital* businesses.

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Remembering Dr. King on this 56th anniversary of his death with a brief thread on his important contrast between what we could call "moderates" and "moderatISM." #MLK #MLKLegacy #MLK55

The differences between the two are vast and have important implications for us today:
In a June 4, 1957 speech to students at UC Berkley, King shared with his audience a beautiful vision for nonviolence. Agape love, he said, is at the center of nonviolent resistance. This love both shapes the character of those resisting AND pushes back on the violence of the age.
How so? "Agape says you must go on with wise restraint and calm reasonableness but you also must keep moving." It was on this latter point that he then turned to an objection he often faced in his ministry: that African Americans should turn to slower methods of moderation.
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THREAD: 55 yrs ago 2day, #MLK was murdered in Memphis standing w sanitation workers in their strike 4 better working conditions. He said of the strike, “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop.” We still have! (1/4)
2/4 Unions help workers come together to bargain with bosses over safety, health benes, pay. Unions also co-founded & support civil rights coalition @civilrightsorg . The nations oldest & largest. bit.ly/3GDjOof
3/4 Unions are under attack in FL & other states BECAUSE union members fight to support families, ensure kids can learn Black history & for #votingrights. Unions mean people who work hard can have more of a say, including civil rights. bit.ly/40ZKOG8
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For those of you caught up in whether there will be “riots,” in #Memphis when the #TyreNichols video drops. Who are more concerned with tranquility. Who are getting groceries and gas today in case the heathens come out. Let me just drop some good brother #MLK for ya.
“But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. #MLK
These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. #MLK
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@simonateba Growing up in Southern Illinois, I was Raised to be Democrat. Mom thought Dems were all like JFK & Lincoln. Both never had the opportunity to achieve their dreams. Both Assassinated. My Great Great Grandfather was in Illinois Regiment & died at Shiloh. Was it all in vain? War?
@simonateba I voted 4 Pres. Clinton. Then my Vermont Progressive Liberal Town “Fathers” tried to sell My Farm paying $10,000 9 months late & only notified My Husband. traveloguefortheuniverse.blogspot.com/search?q=Prope… Me, White Flatlander, Nurse w/MS. Nobody cared. Lawyer: Town would only get up on the Stand and Lie.
@simonateba Had to move away, The Hurt still there. I flipped to Republican. Neither Party Perfect. All Politicians are, well, Politicians. Independent Party, other parties negated. Pres. Biden laughed throughout His Victory Lap. Half of Americans Negated. Uniter became Un-tie-er.
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: 1,000,000 stranded Southwest passengers deserved better from Pete Buttigieg; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/01/16/for…

#Pluralistic 1/ The La Brea tar-pits. A Southwest jet is nose-down in the ta
This Thu (1/16) at 1530hPT, I'm joining my co-author @rgibli and our host, @BradStone, for an @InternetArchive/@Coil livecast about our book #ChokepointCapitalism:

youtube.com/coilhq 2/
1,000,000 stranded Southwest passengers deserved better from Pete Buttigieg: The worst US aviation failure in history was a long time coming, and could have been averted.

3/  Image: Tomás Del Coro (modified) https://www.flickr.com/ph
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While he was alive, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t seen as the sanitized, “safe” civil rights hero like he is today. #ReclaimMLK Image
In fact, he was viewed as so radical that the FBI had him under close surveillance and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover dubbed him the “most dangerous Negro in America.” #ReclaimMLK Image
A Harris Poll taken 2 years before #MLK’s assassination showed he had only a 27% favorable rating among whites at the time. King’s direct & unmasked message of an America refusing to live up to her promises of equality and justice for all agitated the majority of white Americans.
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🧵 of #MLK speeches and sermons in which he speaks truth to power, shares about his philosophy of nonviolence, and expounds on issues of injustice and what our righteous, rigorous response should be.

Relevant.
Revelatory.
Revolutionary.

#MLKDay #MLKDay2023
Our #MLKDay2023 #MLKDay featured #MLK speech is ‘Creative Maladjustment’:
“I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind. I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history.”

#MLK #MLKDay #MLKDay2023 #NobelPeacePrize

Full speech:
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Cesar Chavez followed Dr King’s career since the 1950s Montgomery bus boycott. Whenever newspapers carried accounts of #MLK battles, the stories "would jump out of the pages at me," Cesar said. MLK reaffirmed Cesar's commitment to nonviolent struggle & inspired UFW's boycotts. 1/ Historical photo of MLK
Although the two never met, they corresponded. Dr. King preached that genuine equality was not possible without economic equality. "What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn't have enough money to buy a hamburger?" #MLK declared. 2/ Mural with Cesar Chavez, MLK, Gandhi, UFW martyrs
Only one month before his death, Dr. King joined in solidarity by sending a telegram to Cesar, who was then fasting for 25 days in Delano CA, to rededicate his farm workers' movement to the principles of nonviolence practiced by #MLK and Gandhi. 3/ Photo montage with MLK, Ghandi, Cesar Chavez
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#Thread on #MLKDay2023 #MLK & The Poor People's Campaign:

The memory of King as an impassioned economic justice-warrior is continually threatened today by the oligarchs who remain in power. They instead take great pains to erase that part of King’s life from his legacy.
They attempt to silence his cries for a more monetarily equitable society. They deliberately obscure the final few years of his life. This sanitized, “white-washed” version of King purges the intense radicalism of the strike-leading preacher.
By his late-30s, King fully realized that social and political justice would always be predicated upon economics. Poverty, he understood, had to be eradicated. His speeches increasingly became threatening to the established American economic hierarchy.
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🧵I want to see in color today, Daddy. Love you. Miss you.

#MLK #MLKDay
Joy matters.

“The dawn will come.”

#MLK #MLKDay
“A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world.”

#MLK #MLKDay
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In our recent interview, Scott Ritter opened up and told me a story I’d never heard him tell anyone else over the years.

You need to hear how Scott Ritter (and his wife Marina) were targeted by the FBI for DECADES!

And it’s still happening @elonmusk.

They don’t call it the Federal Bureau of Intimidation for nuthin’…
The FBI has been running a sort of Operation Zorro on Scott Ritter since 1994.

Zorro, was the Bureau’s long campaign of tracking, harassing, and wiretapping #MLK — including bugging his motel rooms to obtain sexual blackmail.

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It’s a known fact that J Edgar Hoover, gathered intelligence to control (I.e., blackmail) political elites

Ask #MLK
#FBI

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Former FBI Cheif Ted Gunderson Was Murdered After He Made This Video
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1/ 2021 - Glen Youngkin gets elected Governor of Virginia running on critical race theory. #GlennYoungkin #CRT #Virginia
2/ On his first day in office, Youngkin signs an executive order banning the teaching of #CRT in #Virginia and sets up a hotline for parents to report it. #GovernorVA #Virginia
3/ All this when #CRT was not even being taught and #Virginia schools and the hotline was quietly shut down for lack of tips. #GovernorVA #Virginia businessinsider.com/virginia-gover…
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#8milliards : "Nous devons apprendre à vivre ensemble comme des frères, sinon, nous mourrons ensemble comme des idiots", jamais la phrase de Martin Luther King n'a été aussi vraie #population #MLK Image
#8milliards Sommes-nous trop nombreux ? La question est presque toujours mal posée, et la réponse est toujours la même: la solution passe par l'éducation des femmes et leur autonomie, comme je l'écrivais déjà il y a 10 ans quand nous sommes passés à 7 M! @GoodPlanet_ Image
#8milliards L'éducation des femmes reste l’enjeu majeur du XXIe siècle. Car il s’agit à la fois de remédier à une injustice majeure – l’inégalité des sexes- et à la fois de lutter contre deux problèmes de notre monde : la surpopulation et la pauvreté.
goodplanet.info/2012/04/24/viv…
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🧵 Seldom-quoted #MLK: “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society…
From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade…
Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it…
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A 🧵 of #MLK writings/speeches (plus color photos) to get you started or continue your exploration.

Includes:

#LetterFromBirminghamJail #TheOtherAmerica #BeyondVietnam #ThreeEvilsOfSociety
#WorldHouse
*The World House* chapter from #MLK’s last book, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?’ Here’s an excerpt from that chapter, but I encourage you to read the entire book: beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2010…
“Nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation.” #MLK #NobelPeacePrize
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“My top-level, expert legal analysis of the [Trump Mar-a-Lago FBI search] affidavit is: Why ain’t this dude in jail? What does this man have to do to go to jail?”

@ElieNYC @DrJasonJohnson @CrossConnection
#TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments #TrumpESPIONAGE
“Just the classification markings referred to in this [redacted Mar-a-Lago search warrant] affidavit — made the hair on the back of my neck stand up… Literally human lives can be at stake.” @FrankFigliuzzi1

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
“There is a feeling here that [if] Merrick Garland decides not to prosecute Trump, how do you hold anyone else accountable for violating classification rules going forward in the U.S. government?”@JaxAlemany

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
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