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The @sunrisemvmt and their transformative call for a #GreenNewDeal has given millions of people hope that we can stop the climate crisis and build a more just society.

As a strong supporter of their movement, here's why I think Sunrise members should endorse @BernieSanders:
@sunrisemvmt @BernieSanders On April 5, 2010, the Upper Big Branch coal mine, owned by Massey Energy, exploded in Raleigh County, WV, killing 29 coal miners.

At the time, I was 21 years old, living and organizing against mountaintop removal coal mining just a few miles away from the mine.
On April 5th, my friends and I watched from our front porch as the ambulances and Mine Rescue trucks rolled by for hours.
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#THREAD: Trump plans on signing an #ExecutiveOrder that redefines #Judaism as a nationality - thus transforming a religious status to a national one equivalent to #Israel- in order to crush student protest and knowledge production at the university level. A few thoughts...
1. This may make some claims against university activism actionable under the 1964 CRA by defining Judaism as a “national origin” but note that similar claims have already been actionable under Title VI and those have been dismissed not because Judaism defined as religion.
but because there has been a significant lack of evidence to demonstrate a hostile environment. The change is in the USG’s willingness to prioritize these claims under the leadership of Betsy DeVos and Kenneth Marcus- a move we already witnessed in the scrutiny of Duke and UNC.
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October 13, 2016: Five Senators sign a letter to Obama urging him to halt #DAPL construction which is headed towards Native American land:
Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, Ed Markey, Ben Cardin.

No signature from Elizabeth Warren.…
October 28, 2016: Bernie Sanders sends a letter to Obama urging him to send Justice Dept observers to #StandingRock to protect the #DAPL protesters. "There are disturbing reports of officers using sound cannons, pepper spray and rubber bullets."… #NoDAPL
December 4, 2016: Elizabeth Warren finally puts out a statement on #DAPL. She refers to the police brutality in the passive voice.…
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Proud that my candidate shows up when it matters.

This is why I trust Bernie.

Bernie Sanders has the most progressive, most intersectional environmental policy in the race. No contest.

Check out our commitment to frontline communities -- the disproportionately Black and Brown folks impacted by the climate crisis the most.…
Also, check out the last episode of Hear The Bern with @NaomiAKlein and @xiuhtezcatl, on which they talk about why Bernie's approach to the GND is the winning approach.
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If we would starve Venezuelan children for their oil, covering up the poisoning of #SouthDakota is just child’s play...… via @DeSmogBlog
@DeSmogBlog DeSmog received info that indicates the #GardenCreek spill was "officially estimated at 11 million gallons. This puts the release, in terms of gallons spilled, on par with the infamous 1989 #ExxonValdez oil spill in Alaska."…
@DeSmogBlog For more on how oil spills are frequently caused by deliberately muzzled safety equipment read, The Pigs in the Pipeline at:… #NoDAPL #NoKXL #DAPL #KXL #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #OilSpill
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I believe we're at the point where it's time to go hard and differentiate Bernie and Warren. A big reason for her climb in the polls is because MSM + pundits push the narrative they're the same when they are not.

But, how to do this mindfully and not combative politics as usual?
1/ So @ShahidForChange expressed thoughts on Bernie and Warren supporter strategy. Appreciate the mindfulness of keeping it high ground so let's have the discussion. He opened the door for some things I've been wanting to say about Warren.

Thread time ⬇️
2/ Overall, agree with focus more on what you love versus bash what you hate. Plenty to differentiate Bernie and Warren on policy, record, and leadership.

Where I differ:
I think Warren has sidelined her progressive fortitude and pivoted to the center to win party favor.
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#LIVE: Direct Actions Disrupt #DC to Demand Climate Action - #ShutDownDC…
#BREAKING: Activists w Extinction Rebellion shut down intersection of 16th & K in Washington, DC by parking a sailboat in the street.

This is part of several disruptive #ClimateStrike actions working to #ShutDownDC this AM.
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Let’s talk about @ewarren-
1) deciding to call herself a Native American - when she was actually a descendent of colonialists is a huge self-inflicted mistake. It is also deeply hypocritical.
2) So is meeting with @HillaryClinton
3) So is accepting corporate $$$
See a pattern?
I’m not saying that @ewarren doesn’t have some really bold and gutsy policy positions that I agree with. I love that she’s for a ban on fracking for example- I would definitely vote for her over Trump and her over Biden. And I’d campaign for her if she won the nomination- but...
But treating these issues with kid gloves is not going to make them go away. I’m really torn here bc I don’t wanna tear down any of these progressive Dems. But I worrrrrry a lot about this- especially the Native American issue- which is so clearly a blind spot for her
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On my final day @PacificStand I’m feeling nostalgic, so I wanted to share some favorite moments and stories. Think of it as a memorial to a job that I loved and that helped me grow as an editor and a person.
@PacificStand Also, if you admire the breadth and depth and quality of this work, I am currently looking for my next adventure (read: job). DMs open.
@PacificStand My very first story at @PacificStand was this incredible piece from @kathrynajoyce. It is still one of my favorites. Read it.…
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Good morning! This bus is taking @BernieSanders and @janeosanders on a bus tour of factory farms (CAFOs, or confined animal feeding operations) in the Williams, Iowa area, led by @cciaction members.

Follow along on this thread.
This pump station about 15 miles north of Des Moines is the halfway point of the Dakota Access Pipeline’s path across Iowa. It repressurizes the pipeline, keeps oil flowing.

It’s not what we’re touring today but CCI was involved in the #NoDAPL fight. #KeepItInTheGround
Bernie is on the bus, along with @cciaction’s leadership team.

They’ll be telling the Sanderses about their experience living with, and working to stop, the consolidation of wealth and power in rural Iowa into fewer and fewer hands — through the industrialization of livestock.
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I'll be back with another #WomanOfTheDay tomorrow.
#WomanOfTheDay 7/17/2019: Phyllis Young.

Young is a Lakota activist, founder of Women of All Red Nations & a key elder in the #NoDAPL movement. From @nick_w_estes’s new book, I also learned she was instrumental in drafting the 1974 “Declaration of Continuing Independence.” Book cover: Our History Is The Future
Phyllis Young: “I am ‘Woman Who Stands By The Water’ & my other name is ‘Woman Who Loves the Water.’ I was given those names by my people because it's been my life struggle to protect the water.”…
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Progressives need to have facts to spread the truth and fight against the misinformation propaganda. Huge Thanks to:

Fakes undermining democracy, peace, and progressives must be fully exposed!
"In September 2011, Warren announced her candidacy for the Senate, challenging Republican incumbent Scott Brown. She won the general election on November 6, 2012, becoming the first female U.S. Senator from Massachusetts."…
Charter School Lobbyist Introduces Elizabeth Warren at Rally…
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Watching @AOC watch questions of #WellsFargo CEO that people like me have dreamed of being asked from a Congressional hearing. From their culpability in caging children to their role in financing the Dakota Access pipeline.

Clip coming next...
.@RepAOC: "Mr. Sloan, why was the bank involved in the caging of children?"

@AOC to #WellsFargo CEO
And then @RepAOC shifts to asking about #WellsFargo's role in the Dakota Access Pipeline
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So a couple of months ago I told yall about a project thats threatening a forest on my ancestral homelands here in southern Maryland. I just want to give yall an update on whats going on and ask that you help me. PLEASE!
I first want to just begin by saying that I am a member of the Cedarville band of Piscataway. For those who do not know, the Piscataway are the indigenous peoples to the land currently known as Maryland and Washington, D.C. (Most of us reside in southern Maryland.)
Southern Maryland is still (for now) one of the counties in Md that haven’t been bulldozed to death by developers who want to build neighborhoods, shopping centers, multimillion dollar homes. (However, it’s developing fast).
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@SenSanders Actually, none of the observers that went there, including the UN, said that the elections were fraudulent. It was the US who sent no observers and the Opposition who refused to participate who claimed that. As a matter of fact, the Opposition begged the UN not to send observers
@SenSanders What did many observers actually say about the elections in Venezuela?
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I'm going to tweet as if I were a Bernie basher who pretended to be a feminist anti-racist. Ahem. Here it goes... Once upon a time, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was born and realized she wanted to be just like Hillary Clinton because her experience really resonated with her. She...
really liked Clinton's co-sponsoring of a bill that would have sent people to jail for flag-burning. She really liked Clinton's stumping for welfare reform & the crime bill. She really liked all the work The Clinton Foundation did in Haiti. She really liked Hillary's vote on...
Iraq. She really liked what Clinton did as SOS in Honduras. She really liked the way Clinton lied about her position on Honduras. And she really loved Clinton's sit-down interview with Mary J Blige. Basically, Clinton's whole brand of politics & policy appealed to Alexandria...
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when you say the word, you're invoking the name of the irascible spirit of the Cacique of The Winds, Guabancex
was both the Chief of the Winds in the far away land of Aumatex and a deity. so was chief of spirit people
Nitaino means, "good people" and whenever the good people of the Caribe weren't, Guabancex turns into Juracán
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