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I wasn’t just only at #OccupyWallStreet I actually put in work on the ground unlike some folks on twitter dot com. I’m also a lifelong New Yorker who grew up under Mike’s tenure as mayor. And this is a 🧵 about Michael Rubens Bloomberg 1/
Ok, so Bloomberg gets elected to Mayor in 2001, as a Republican. This is two months after 9/11 I was a freshman in high school and my school was in Manhattan (just giving you context) this is years after a Giuliani administration (Im sorry y’all)
Bloomberg comes into office while being the one of the world’s 🌍 richest men. Financial, software, data & mass media company that is named Bloomberg. This stapel is the Bloomberg terminal, a software system providing financial data that is used widely in finance 3/
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Just read all 108 pages of the Ramparts Report. The frightening picture the investigation conjures up depends on seeing Patriots as paranoid crazies who believe in conspiracy theories with Rep. Shea drawing political power from by intimidation & paranoia. #FoundingFathers
The Founders repeatedly warned about a potential for federal tyranny & resolved the controversy about whether to maintain a standing army by guaranteeing the right to bear arms. Bearing arms means the right to show up & put the government on notice that the People have teeth.
The fact that elected Representatives helped direct 3 different protests prevented bloodshed. Whether or not the Bundy family & other ranchers had solid legal cases, armed protests are not criminal. Black Panthers appeared armed in Sacramento & Olympia without violating laws.
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The allegation is that Shea somehow planned the confrontation with the government. Details are lacking. It is clear that the U.S. government refused to provide significant information about its activities related to Bundy Ranch Malheur resulting in dismissals.
#lawenforcement does not divulge any planning that puts an operation at risk. Especially not to a politician with known sympathies for the Malheur protests. It’s incredible how Dems applauded #OccupyWallStreet despite all the destruction & threats of violence.
Think carefully about how unlikely it is that Shea was involved in planning the confrontations. The government was about to unlawfully disarm a North Idaho veteran. People in North Idaho & Washington knew about it & welcomed elected officials that helped stop the B.S.
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Interlude #2: Next episode by Dr Dre featuring Snoop Dogg. '2001' is a perfect album from start to finish. open.spotify.com/track/4LwU4Vp6…
Pre-911 I'd not gotten into History or Geopolitics much. I didn't feel like Nations & how they ran themselves would hold many surprises. Expect folks creating a broken/backwards system to themselves be broken/backwards. #911 reminded humans how quickly this stuff can matter /23
End of the day on 911 I felt like I all I knew for sure was America was about to smoke somebody, maybe a whole bunch of somebodies & that it would be nice to know who actually did it & why. What else can you do? You wait for the President to speak. Yeah. *That* guy. /24
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Sebuah panduan taktik para demonstran di Hongkong ketika berunjuk rasa. Panduan yang mungkin akan berguna saat melakukan aksi turun ke jalan.

--Utas--
Cara meredam gas air mata: jangan lupa bawa tumbler, tak lupa sarung tangan anti panas.
Jangan lupa bawa sarung tangan anti-panas. Suhu proyektil gas air mata yang baru ditembakkan bisa capai 70 derajat. Cukup buat kulitmu terkelupas.
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Palast Investigations team member, and photojournalist nonpareil, @ZDRoberts marks the 38th year of his birth and the 13th year of his waiting for a raise. We celebrate his patience and accomplishments. patreon.com/zdroberts #Journalism #Photography #Media
Besides shooting photos from #Charlottesville to #OccupyWallStreet, hitting front pages around the world, it was @ZDRoberts who first sniffed out the sulfurous vote schemes of the Grand Wizard of #Crosscheck, Kris Kobach. patreon.com/zdroberts #Journalism #Photography #Kobach
Here is @ZDRoberts shooting selfie of the lump on his head from a cop’s baton at #OccupyWallStreet. Support his work by becoming a @Patreon: patreon.com/zdroberts #Journalism #Photography #Media
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Venezuela: The Trump Coup — And Our Next Oil War.

[An excerpt from my interview with @jimmy_dore.]

For background read The #KochBrothers, #HugoChavez and the #KeystoneXL Pipeline: gregpalast.com/the-koch-broth…
#Venezuela is #OccupyWallStreet on its head: the 1% are out in the street, violently hoping to overthrow the government elected by working people. Are the Kochs involved? Why not read my reports on Venezuela? gregpalast.com/chavez-maduro-…
Don't believe everything you read in the papers about #Venezuela — my 2002 report for @Guardian theguardian.com/world/2002/apr… #HandsOffVenezuela
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Entre las corrientes de “millennial socialists”, las discusiones que desatan las políticas sociales de AMLO y la consciencia colectiva sobre el problema de distribución del ingreso (desde Piketty y #occupyWallStreet) vale la pena ordenar mis ideas:
En toda la carrera de Economía tomé solo una clase de Distribución del Ingreso, más enfocada a medición (Gini y esas cosas) que a políticas. Como disciplina hemos fallado y toca reponernos.
La distinción central ha sido entre dos corrientes: A) fomentar el crecimiento y esperar que el mercado reasigne y distribuya eficientemente, o B) intervenir directamente en la distribución, aún a costa del crecimiento. Hay quien equipara neoliberalismo a la corriente A (not me)
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En este artículo repaso algunas trampas dialécticas de la izquierda rancia que legitima a #OrtegaAsesino. eldiario.es/pikara/Hermana…
Pero quiero destacar algunas en este hilo:
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1- Esa izquierda rancia deslegitima #SOSNicaragua bajo el argumento de que la Iglesia católica ha tenido un rol protagónico. En cambio, legitiman a Ortega, que volvió al poder gracias a pactar con la Conferencia Episcopal, ilegalizar el aborto y convertir el Estado en confesional
2- Demonizan al Movimiento Renovador Sandinista por pactar con la ultraderecha (refiriéndose al Partido Liberal), pero no cuentan que Ortega volvió al poder gracias a su pacto con Arnoldo Alemán, expresidente de ese partido que se destacó por su gestión corrupta.
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Quelques remarques éparses sur l'annulation du show de #RoseanneBarr par @ABCNetwork (et son renvoi par sa propre agence de #relapub), la comédienne fan de #Trump sortie de l'oubli par le président US. Il y a de véritables leçons politiques...#thread washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-…
2) D'1 part, #RoseanneBarr a été rappelée pour 1 resucée de sa série vedette des années 1990 parce que @ABCNetwork avait décidé, dès le lendemain de l'élection de #Trump, en novembre 2016, 1"Heartland strategy" pour reconquérir l'électorat rural et blanc #workingclass...
3) Et cette stratégie de reconquête d'@ABCNetwork sur l'électorat de #Trump avait été 1 triomphe lors du retour de #Roseanne fin mars 2018: meilleure audience en 4 ans pour 1 sitcom US, et carton à Tulsa en Oklahoma ou Cincinnati en Ohio, bastions de la #workingclass blanche...
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Disinterested parties in the slaughter in Gaza should pay attention for its horror but also out of self interest: Israel used drones to gas people. Colonial powers (US, Apartheid SA, Israel) test weapons of war on colonial subjects before bringing them home to the metropole.
Drones are sold/used/propagated in Israel as weapons of war while they're being sold as toys & as deliverers of consumer goods in the U.S. But watch how (US backed) Israel is using them on Palestinians: drones will be used on rebellious PoC in the US soon enough.
Police departments will say they need to arm drones with tear gas for the next #BlackLivesMatter or #OccupyWallStreet uprising or to stop school shootings. Just as tanks used to control Iraqis & Afghanis made their way to Ferguson, tools of racial control & colonial domination
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