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#Criminalization #SocialServices #WeNeedToDoBetter #Trauma
As someone that has worked in the system this infuriates me. I don’t understand how we think criminalization and involvement of #socialservices in this situation will do anything BUT further #traumatize this family. 1/
On FB I read ‘pearl clutching’ comments that this had occurred two times already. We are in a surreal time, most of us trying to get by. I wonder 💭 how many of those making judgmental comments have struggled to access necessary resources and been placed in a situation where 2/
either option ☝🏼 has is concerning. This sister may struggle with immense guilt, same as with the mother, the family may be separated, she may now lose job, more and more #trauma. Wouldn’t it be amazing if instead assistance is provided 2 mom to access necessary resources so 3/
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A thread about Establishment wealth, reparations, & why the Tories will *always* defend the statues of slavers & Empire racists… 🤨✊🌹🇪🇺 #Colston #reparations #ColonialViolence #resist #slavery #BlackLivesMatter
This chap is Richard Drax, Tory MP for South Dorset since 2010. His full name is Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, and he comes from a long line of Tory MPs and other assorted Establishment figures over the centuries. 😋✊🌹🇪🇺 #Drax #ScroogeMcDuck
He owns c14,000 acres of Dorset, making him the largest private landowner in the county. Pic shows his country seat, Charborough House. 🧐 #NiceGaff #Dorset #CountryLife
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What is it with these #LagosUnrest #OgunUnrest and #IbadanUnrest reports that we're hearing?

#Covid19, among other things, has come to expose the underbelly of the dysfunctional country/society we have run for years.
The time has come for us to #rethink how we do things as a society.

The time has come to consciously begin to question the basis/foundation of our existential realities.
First, it was #NigerDeltaUnrest. Then came the lingering #BokoHaram insurgency.The #2016Recession, occasioned by the dip in global oil prices, also came. Now, the #Covid_19 pandemic has come to expose the unsustainability of the model of our political-economy.
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I'm going to say it again.

I'm sick of the term "border security." It means nothing but militarization.

A border is a national asset. Used wisely, it enhances prosperity. Otherwise, it's a liability.

The most "secure" border is one that doesn't need a wall.

It is time for all of us to push back against this contrived political term. A Newspeak term coopted to limit debate, and enhances neither prosperity nor security.

We've tried it their way for years, and this is where we are. No: there's a better way.
And it starts by rejecting the framework created by those who don't share our vision of an inclusive America.

Looking at you, FAIR, CIS, NumbersUSA, IRLI, PFIR. The #TantonNetwork. (Don't know about it? Well, it's responsible for all this horror.)
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