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#SatoshiNakamoto is tearing down their walls, turning the tables, and ferociously defending children as he himself was defended. Bill Gates, SBF, Justin Sun, Vitalik Buterin and Elon Musk have nowhere else to hide. Where they would have war, I declare my peace, poor poor Windsors
FWIW I am working a minimum wage job, such is 'their' illegal blacklisting and disinformation network tactics; but I am still winning. It is horrendous what was done to me, my family and friends for essentially a savings technology. Would it harm you to pay BTX back @USAttorneys?
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🧵The California Reparations Task Force meets this Friday and Saturday in San Diego!


Join virtually on or via @EtmMedia’s Youtube for a live chat option!

Public comment (9:10am-10:10am):
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Missed the December 2022 hearing in Oakland? Review the meeting minutes here:…

#AB3121 #CRTF #ReparationsNow #Reparations
What’s on the agenda for Jan 2023? Well, for one: Tax Law Considerations!

The task force has invited three tax law experts to provide expert testimony on the intersection between reparations and tax.

Timely considering this latest article from @business:…
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“Hampton, VA. Slab-town: After the Civil War, African Americans lived in large, segregated refugee camps like Slabtown because there was nowhere else for them to go. Hospitals, dispensaries, and military camps were unable to serve the masses of enslaved people…” #ReparationsNow Black and white photo of an American shanty town/slab houses
“Escaped and abandoned formerly enslaved people settled near or within the Union Army’s military camps and battle lines. The camps did not have adequate sanitation, nutrition, or medical care. One out of every four African Americans who lived in the camps died.(1864) #Reparations
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There is one aspect that is often ommitted in the discussion about military of negotiated solution of #Russia’s war against #Ukraine: the likely future development in the Russian occupied territories and in the Eastern Europe and Europe (!) more broadly.
#Ukraine wants to reinstate its legitimate sovereign control over these territories. The war damages there are immense. Unless Russia is forced to pay #reparations, Ukraine and its supporters will be saddled with the monstrous costs of post-conflict economic reconstruction.
But at least there is a pospect of reconstruction within the borders of a Ukrainian state that is moving towards membership in the #EuropeanUnion.
If #Russia keeps those territories under its control or occupies even more Ukrainian territory – what will happen there?
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Since we are celebrating a new sculpture in Boston which some suggest means the city left its racist past behind in the '70s, let me tell you about when the whites of Boston came together to thwart the will of Roxbury in the '80s. #thread
As a young undergraduate going to my Nonno's alma mater, Suffolk University, I quickly identified the most deeply and broadly knowledgeable professor in the political science department: Mudavanha Patterson. We hit it off, and he let me hang out after classes, and we talked about
politics from the local to the global. He was a former Black Panther and a Pan-Africanist (and, I would argue, an Afro-pessimist). He got me involved in what would become known as the Mandela project. Put simply, Roxbury wanted out of Boston, and in Massachusetts, there was a way
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My 3x great grand parents, Victor Theophile Haydel (1835-1924) and Marie Celeste Becnel (1840-1885) were both born enslaved on the @WhitPlantation. The couple who would become the ancestors of the African American Haydel family. #DESCENDANTChallenge @Participant @HGMedia
“Victor was the son of an enslaved woman (Anna), who was herself a mulatto. Victor was fathered by Antoine Haydel, the brother of Marie Azelie Haydel. Celeste was a daughter of Francoise, the enslaved cook of Marie, and was fathered by Florestan Becnel, Marie’s brother-in-law.”
“It is known that each of these men was married, and that refusing to engage in sexual relations with a white man was not an option available to either of these women.”


Honored to descend from such survivors:…
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The Rise of the Lost Cause Myth (across U.S. + California):

“After Reconstruction ended, white southerners created the myth of the Confederate “Lost Cause” in order to downplay the horrors of enslavement and terrorize African Americans.”

#Reparations #ReparationsNow

(🧵⤵️) A crowd of European American Confederates gather around a to
“Southerners who opposed Black civil rights falsely argued that the Civil War had little to do with enslavement.

The Lost Cause myth claims that the Confederacy had fought a heroic war to save the southern way of life from being destroyed by the North.”

“This untruthful history also claims that the Confederacy lost the Civil War only because the more populated, industrialized North overpowered white southerners, not because enslavement or the Confederate cause was wrong.”

#Reparations #ReparationsNow
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🧵 “Rose Cannon’s (@Reparationist_1) family moved to Evanston in 1919, when her father and his family arrived from Tennessee and settled in the 5th Ward.” #reparations #ReparationsNow

“As her family prospered, in the early 1960s, when Cannon was in high school, they moved into their dream home, a brand new house in the historically White 2nd Ward neighborhood.” #reparations #ReparationsNow…

“They were unable to secure a conventional mortgage and resorted to a contract for deed, she said, referring to a predatory financial agreement commonly required for Black people in the 1960s.”

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For past 4 yrs volunteer community organizers of @cjecofficial @NAASDLA put in thousands of hours of work to produce what you now know as #AB3121 & #SB189. We consulted legal, legislative and policy experts. We gathered input from dozens of listening sessions throughout CA.✊🏾💪🏾
We worked closely w/ Dr. Weber, Dr. Darity and a multitude of state and local elected officials. We even brought @icecube into the process.

We amended #AB3121, got it passed into law and, defeated an attempt to change the eligibility intent of the statute. #LineageVote ✊🏾💪🏾
We conducted surveys and produced countless pieces of marketing content directed at raising awareness in the CA #Freedmen community about #Reparations efforts in the state.

Everything we have done was to inform our people and bring them/ their input into the process. ✊🏾💪🏾
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“After the end of the Civil War and the outlawing of enslavement, the United States went through a process known as Reconstruction, a period of rebuilding and reuniting the country. Abraham Lincoln had begun this process during the Civil War.”

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“But Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865 put Reconstruction in the hands of his vice-president, Andrew Johnson, and Republicans in Congress.

Johnson wanted to keep white people in charge of the South and opposed giving equal political rights to African Americans.” #Reparations ImageImage
Former enslavers refused to acknowledge African Americans’ new freedom. In every ex-Confederate state, white southerners passed laws called “Black Codes.” Black Codes included vagrancy laws that allowed police to arrest any Black person without an employer and force them to work. Image
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🚨THREAD🚨 1) The term "tether" has been tossed around a lot in recent years. It refers to a Black person in the country that does not descend from persons enslaved in the US AND is actively against lineage-based #Reparations for American Freedmen. Let's go deeper.
2) Being Black in America is no cakewalk. However, some ppl came to the US, a historically racist nation, voluntarily after the changes around race & nationality were forced into immigration policy by the Civil Rights Movement in 1965.…. Image
3) Even with these changes, 99.2% of the Black people in the United States descended from persons enslaved in the US & the Survivors of Jim Crow- US #Freedmen. That did not change significantly until the 1980s, two decades after the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Image
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The Germans demolished everything they encountered on their way - residential houses, monuments, palaces, churches. This is one of the examples of what was left after the #German occupation in Poland. Did Germany pay #Poland #reparations? - no, not a cent.
Sixteen million tons of rubble remained from Warsaw after the war. "Every inhabitant must be killed, no prisoners must be taken,Warsaw is to be razed to the ground and in this way an intimidating example is to be created for the whole of Europe"
-such an order was issued on August 1, 1944, in response to the outbreak of the uprising in Warsaw, Reichsfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler.And he fulfilled those words.The left-bank part of the Polish capital suffered the most,where 84 percent of buildings were destroyed.
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2022 brought new wars and the continuation of old ones. But it also brought some real advances in the protection of civilian rights. Here are ten of the most important, many of which involved efforts from @CeasefireCentre over the last 3 years:
#PoC #IHL #NotATarget S Kivu, DRC/M Lattimer
1. For decades the poor cousin of criminal prosecutions, #reparations awards took centre stage in 2022, incl. a ground-breaking #ICJ judgment in Feb ordering Uganda to pay $325m for armed activities and mass violations on territory of #DRCongo…
2. While the intl community has largely failed to deliver justice to the victims of #ISIS – incl. the #Yazidis – Iraq launched in the Autumn a holistic reparations scheme for Yazidi, Christian, Turkmen and Shabak survivors under the new Yazidi Survivors Law
#YSL #Yazidis #Iraq Nineveh, Iraq/M Lattimer
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Did you know the British Royals have about $35 billion in assets, and they colonized every continent except Antarctica to get it?
👑 👸 🤴 👑 👸
#enslavement Image
The source of Britain's wealth was / is the slave trade.
Reparations are owed worldwide, and if they were paid, this family would be broke.

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#Britain hooked the Chinese on #opium, and took over #HongKong in 1842.

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“Were these monuments built for Germans to collectively remember what had been done, or a performance of contrition for the rest of the world?”

Fascinating @TheAtlantic essay by @ClintSmithIII on 🇩🇪 remembrance and lessons for the 🇺🇸 #slavery #Reparations…
I grew up around many of these monuments in Berlin and followed the debates since I was a child. And I believe that #Stolpersteine are among the most effective ways to remember, because they are immediate, personal, and created and maintained by civic action.
“Dear father! I am saying goodbye to you before I die. We would so love to live, but they won’t let us and we will die. I am so scared of this death, because the small children are thrown alive into the pit. Goodbye forever. I kiss you tenderly.”

Judith, 12, Belarus, 1942
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As I have repeatedly written, the path chosen by our government to establish a special tribunal for crimes of aggression will lead to an abyss.
I also emphasized that some officials are so interested in the President's support of this "project" that, 👇
👆despite the absolute legal meaninglessness of the tribunal, they brazenly lie to the President and the society about its support by foreign partners (for example, #France).
I want to emphasize once again - this is a road to nowhere!👇
👆The diplomatic and PR efforts that the country is making to promote the futile project would allow to deprive russia of its illegally occupied seat in the UN right now (according to the Chinese scenario). Depriving #russia of its seat in the UN,👇
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Як я вже неодноразово писав, шлях обраний нашою владою, зі створення спеціального трибуналу зі злочинів агресії, приведе до прірви.
Також мною наголошувалося, що деякі чиновники настільки зацікавлені у підтримці Президентом цього «проекту», 👇
👆що незважаючи на абсолютно юридичну безглуздість трибуналу, нахабно брешуть і Президенту, і суспільству, про його підтримку іноземними партнерами(наприклад Франції).
Ще раз хочу наголосити – це шлях в нікуди!👇
👆Ті дипломатичні та PR зусилля, які прикладає країна для просування безперспективного проекту, дозволили б позбавити росію місця, що займається незаконно в #ООН, вже зараз, (за китайським сценарієм). Позбавлення росії місця в ООН, та Раді Безпеки ООН, дозволить Україні:👇
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1/9.🤯WOW!: We have just learned that on Tuesday 13 members of #US Congress (including @AOC) led by @JamaalBowmanNY and @IlhanMN sent a letter to #US @ClimateEnvoy @JohnKerry calling for the establishment of a #LossAndDamage finance facility at #COP27.

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3/9. The letter argues that as the world’s largest historical contributor to #ClimateChange the #US has “ a moral and a strategic responsibility to provide comprehensive support for countries facing #ClimateDisaster, including #DebtForgiveness and #Reparations.”
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1/18.📜NEW BLOG: We have seen quite a few pledges that have been framed as “finance for #LossAndDamage”. But are they really? This blog provides an overview of all the pledges thus far at #COP27 in chronological order.

🔗Read it here:… Image
2/18. On the 20th of September, #Denmark🇩🇰 pledged €13m for #LossAndDamage, a package which includes finance for the #GlobalShield Against Climate Risk, support for CSOs to do projects on the ground, and some other money that is yet to be allocated for a specific use.
3/18. Crucially, all of this money is new and on top of #Denmark’s 🇩🇰 0.7% commitment to ODA, therefore not a diversion of cash from other vital #ClimateFinance projects.
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NEW 🧵! Interest Convergence & The American Democratic Republic

It's often been argued that white America has only conceded to Black American demands for justice when there has been interest convergence for the whites in power. (1/x)
Example 1: during the Civil War, emancipation of the enslaved in the South was not the endgame, but a means to strike a blow to the Confederate economy & war effort.

It was the means to preserve the Union. (2/x)
Example 2: With the American Civil Rights Movement (CRM) & the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the Voting Rights Act in 1965, & the Fair Housing Act in 1968, the motivating drive was not to help Black Americans out of good will... (3/x)
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No. 1 - NATO-Panzer
Bullshit-Rating: 5/10

#ukraine #russland #krim #kherson Image

No. 2 - Atomkrieg 25%
Bullshit-Rating: 7.5/10

#ukraine #russland #krim #kherson Image

No. 3 - US-Putsch 2014
Bullshit-Rating: 8/10

#ukraine #russland #krim #kherson Image
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Why I SAID “YES” to reparations, but how they HEARD “NO”…(a not so brief thread on reparations, my track record, and attempts to distract you from what really matters).

I was recently asked about #reparations in Athens. The sound is obscured but I said Yes to reparations. I always have. But I will never mislead Black people by pretending this is easy. I’ve had a whole convo about my position, as well as what needs to happen next.
Here’s the truth: for most of my life, I have fought to deliver #tangibles for Black communities, and I deeply believe support must be earned.
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Pearl Jam is one the highest selling bands of the 90's and made a massive hit (Jeremy) about a school shooter
And before yall say "that was different, they weren't glorifying it", the Rolling Stones, one of the biggest rock bands ever, made music that glorified slavery, rape, torture and pedophilia all in one song…
Eminem, the best selling rapper of all time, has countless songs talking about killing his mother, killing the mother of his child, and violence against women and society more generally
Eminem - Kill You
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Starting with @DrWeber4CA:

"I am the great grand-daughter of those who were enslaved in the 1850s." Dr. Shirley Weber, Californ...
"Why have we never received reparations?"

"I have come to the conclusion: It is because people have never felt we deserved it."
— @DrWeber4CA
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