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1/ When an outbreak of influenza hits your country, tripling cases from a year before, do you…

🚨 Vaccinate everyone, or…

🚨 Gather people from many countries into crowded spaces, deprive them of food and clean water, refuse to vaccinate them, and let nature take its course?
2/ There's a BIG SURGE IN FLU CASES in 2019.

Australia expanded its vaccine program to fight the virus.

President* Trump REFUSES to vaccinate people in #TrumpConcentrationCamps.

Barbed wire cannot contain influenza so MANY AMERICANS WILL GET SICK, TOO.

3/ Flu complications killed 80,000 people in 2018 in the USA.

President* Trump does not need gas chambers to commit genocide in his concentration camps.

He can just keep families in cages INDEFINITELY, and let influenza go viral.

This flu chart uptick for 2019 is HORRIFYING:
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This is Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez.

Just 16 years old when he entered the US alone, on May 13, 2019.

He was a healthy child.

An optimistic child.

He was alone when he died 7 days later in a Border Patrol Station in Texas.

Carlos is the most recent of the #TrumpSeven.
2/ Carlos had 8 younger siblings who called him Goyito.

He loved playing soccer and music, especially piano and bass.

Carlos came to US to help support his brother Edgar who has special needs.

When he arrived in Rio Grande Valley (RGV), he was healthy.

3/ Children like Carlos are supposed to be in Border Patrol custody for 3 days or less.

Carlos spent SIX DAYS in McAllen BPS — without reason — instead of transferring to ORR custody.

Carlos (from Guatemala) was caged with people from Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil, Nicaragua…
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People across the USA (and world!) peacefully championed human rights and kindness on July 12, 2019.

We lit candles, sang, and prayed.

We vowed to #EndUSConcentrationCamps.

Lights For Liberty began with a moment.

Now @Lights4Liberty is a movement… 🗽

(photo @NatDaviswriter)
1/ “We are a justice seeking people, and we are singing for our lives.”

All over the world, people sang for immigrants, for refugees, for children taken from parents, alone and afraid.

We sang for justice.

We sang for our lives.

#LightsForLiberty ✨🗽

2/ @Lights4Liberty advocates gathered in all 50 United States.

Our community quickly became a massive movement, united together against the culture of cruelty.

This was the first of many peaceful events.

#Lights4Liberty ✨🗽

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1/ Mariee Juárez was only 21 months old when she died after being held in Dilley Family Detention Center in Texas.

She was a healthy child.

A happy child.

She and her mother fled the violence of Guatemala.

Mariee died on US soil, of medical neglect.

First of the #TrumpSeven:
2/ Mariee at 19mos and her mom entered the US along our Mexico border on March 1 2018, and were transferred to Dilley FOUR days later…

Not THREE as legally mandated.

They were put in a cell with 5 other mothers and their kids, some of whom were sick. Especially one little boy.
3/ By March 11, 2018 — under a week after being imprisoned in a Dilley camp cell — Mariee had an “acute upper respiratory infection,” diagnosed by a physician’s assistant at Dilley.

She was prescribed honey packs and Tylenol.

She did not get better. 💔

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Earlier today I was arrested with 17 other Jews and allies in the Cannon congressional building in Washington, DC, as part of a #NeverAgainIsNow protest against the US government's detention and abuse of immigrants in American-run concentration camps around the country.
As an American Jew, I grew up hearing NEVER AGAIN. Never again can we allow the horrors of the Holocaust. Never again to death camps and forced labor. Never again to ripping children from their parents. Never again to weaponizing abuse, indignity, and dehumanization.
As an American Jew, I also grew up hearing where the world fell short; where humanity failed to live up to that rallying cry of NEVER AGAIN: Cambodia. Bosnia. Rwanda. Darfur. I learned that NEVER AGAIN is both a call to action and a reminder of the cost of inaction.
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1/ This is Jakelin Ameí Rosmery Caal Maquin, the 7 year old girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody.

Jakelin’s death was a tragedy. This thread explains why.



#NoKidsInCages #Lights4Liberty ✨🗽
2/ Jakelin liked to climb trees.

She jumped at a chance to come with her dad to the USA.

She thought she might get her first toy.

She’d just gotten her first pair of shoes.

Jakelin died in U.S. custody on Dec 8, 2018. She was 7.



#Lights4Liberty ✨🗽
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Why at 4:30a am I in a Lyft to BWI airport, fleeing the Baltimore humidity on #July4 for the greater heat of El Paso?

Full statement is attached. Basically, #CitizenPresence is the reason. Making sure moral outrages of the camps are before our consciousness. Follow my day here.
If they make a movie Davening [praying] in Airports I'll be in line. White privilege: no one looks at me. Today is #July4& also #RoshChodesh, the start of a new month.

I say Hallel, the collection of Psalms celebrating special days. "You freed my bonds." "I called from depths."
And a specially long psalm to end the prayers of the day, mentioning the blessing of food. "Bread satisfies people's hearts." Wine, oil and bread. The basics migrants look for. What our cruel government denies them in the camps.

New month, new possibilities for change, Exoduses.
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If you're reading this, I have just been arrested with 17 other Jews and allies outside of the ICE Detention Facility in Boston, protesting the US government's detention and dehumanizing abuse of immigrants in concentration camps at the border and around the country.
Growing up Jewish, I heard the message over and over from my elders: NEVER AGAIN. Honestly, I heard it so often, I got a little impatient, as kids sometimes do. I thought: I get it, I get it, you don't have to keep saying it. Obviously the Holocaust should never happen again.
Surely everyone understands this now.

I am heartbroken to have grown to understand what they already knew. We are now a country locking children in cages, forcing grown women to drink from toilets, forcing men to live in cells so cramped they can't lie down to sleep.
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We need the country to listen. ASAP.
So with the help of @badger_winters we took to the streets of NYC today with guerrilla art installations.
People panicked at the sound of whimpering children (all real recordings of caged children in immigration detention centers), dozens of cops tried dismantling the pieces and others, like you...shared across social media.
We went viral today but we want the conversation to continue. DO NOT let this become a thing of today. Remember and act.
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Do you feel it?

It's everywhere, permeating our consciousness.

We're at a turning point. A crossroads.

➡️ We can keep the status quo, let #ConcentrationCamps multiply on US soil, deaths pile up, we KNOW where it leads.

↩️ Or we change direction, take the less traveled path.
@ifindkarma @jomareewade @B52Malmet @DemocracyStorm @funder @ProudResister @docrocktex26 @AdamParkhomenko @TrinityResists @Amy_Siskind Don't you know
They're talkin' 'bout a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
And finally the tables are starting to turn

#NoKidsInCages #NoConcentrationCamps
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@DebbieforFL @DWStweets @RepDMP @DonnaShalala This information came out a week ago, but it tracks with the concerns I mention upthread about "teachers" only required to be fluent in English and Spanish.

But if NO ONE at Homestead can communicate with indigenous children...

Shame on them. Shame.
@DebbieforFL @DWStweets @RepDMP @DonnaShalala My Senator's reaction. @SenJeffMerkley has been all up in the issue of prisons for children since he first tried to gain access to a Southwest Key facility in Arizona a year ago (and was denied, and raised a stink, and got people's attention.)

@DebbieforFL @DWStweets @RepDMP @DonnaShalala @SenJeffMerkley This....whooooop. This is no place for a child. I just... Thank you, for writing the article, @britsham, but man, it's a hard one to take.

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"The Homestead "temporary influx facility" is the largest shelter for migrant children in the country. Homestead is the only such facility run by a for-profit corporation. It is also the only one that receives no oversight from state regulators."
"The operator is Comprehensive Health Services. The FL-based company dispatched medical teams to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, to Haiti after the earthquake, & to Balad Air Base in Iraq. And in 2016, it entered the migrant shelter business." n.pr/2RUd2y4
"The current Homestead contract with the Department of Health and Human Services is worth up to $220 million."
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