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1/ As teachers, students, and researchers limit their in-person contact, the Arab Studies Institute has compiled a list of their open access resources in the form of online articles and audio interviews to facilitate classroom learning and additional research on #Iran:
2/ READ: Documenting Anglo-Iranian #Oil at the #BP Archive by Katayoun Shafiee
3/ LISTEN: #Oil Nationalization and the 1953 Coup in #Iran: A Conversation with Ervand Abrahamian by: @maliherazazan…
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Escalation in #Nasiriya

After crossing the bridge, protesters surrounded police HQ of #dhiqar province. Reports say 60 protesters & 20 security forces injured in clashes

Earlier angry protesters burnt police vehicles reacting to a brutal crackdown which killed 4 &wounded dozens
Clashes have continued throughout the day in #Nasiriyah
Protesters say security forces trying to stop them & have burnt their tents. They accuse police of using live ammunition & tear gas which has wounded dozens

Southern Iraq's protests much larger & being repressed the hardest
Activists report heavy gunfire in #Dhiqar near the police headquarter building via @mustafairaqi0
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1/ THREAD: Reigniting the radical #imaginary spirit of the #revolution is essential at a time when streets have been stripped from some of their earlier momentum.

How do we overcome attempts at taming our econ expectations by elitist "realists" & those sectarianizing the mvmt?⬇️
2/ Disappointment followed the Diab's appointment. Coupled with the worsening econ situation, people are drained, distressed, & depressed.

Most are tired and desperately want any kind of resolution to the existing situation. That's how elites manage to reproduce the status-quo.
3/ We're at a point where the two dominant trends re. econ "solution" are far from systemic.

First, there are those who'd settle for a right-wing plan (IMF-led or not) based on austerity, bailing out banks, continuing to pay bulk of debt, privatization, etc. (similar to Greece).
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THREAD: Throughout the #revolution, protesters have clearly opposed the effects of postwar #capitalism. However, we've still been raised and #socialized in a world dominated by this #neoliberal model, which breeds a distinct #counterrevolutionary culture. Some examples.⬇️

The western concept of "civility" has been used to undermine the revolution by claiming that those engaging in more violent forms of protests are ruining it.

When a system is inherently violent (starving, stealing, repressing, incarcerating), it's just a pathetic argument.

The lie that Hariri/IMF bailout is our sole solution for econ survival (which many believe) is directly from the neoliberal playbook: it erases alternative conceptions of progressive, equitable, autonomous socioeconomic models - convincing us neocolonialism is unavoidable.

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17 mois de prison dont 8 fermes pour de la veille citoyenne. C'est pourtant pratiqué de manière beaucoup plus active aux USA par des collectifs bénévoles. Il faut qu'ils soient filmés constamment. C'est une garantie du citoyen contre les #ViolencesPolicieres.
L'occasion également de rappeler l'arbitraire des notes blanches des fichés S. La nouvelle mode pour emprisonner facilement les personnes qui dérangent sur le mode opératoire antiterroriste. Ou le détournement systématique de dispositifs exceptionnels dérogatoires aux libertés.
Ni la Justice ni le fiché S à son insu n'a communication du dossier. On ne peut connaître les mobiles de sa propre surveillance. @fhollande avait levé le peu de garanties du principe du contradictoire en ouvrant les vannes de l'État d'urgence aujourd'hui devenu État permanent.
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What we need to understand is that our struggle is against a system that has put the luxuries of a few above the basic necessities of all. We are up against a class system where few at the top enjoy the enormous wealth of our country while the masses suffer in poverty. This
system knows no religious, ethnic or political colour.

The fat cats in the NDC are in the same class as the fat cats in the NPP. The poor and marginalised in the NDC are also in the same class as the poor and marginalised in the NPP. The few at the top in the various parties
will pretend they are fighting against each other but they will do everything they can to protect their class interest. And they will use politics, religion and ethnicity to deceive you to follow them.

We need to come together and demolish this system so that every Ghanaian can
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Morgen geht es weiter mit Tag 9 #EverydayClimateStrike

Bis zum 20.12. werde ich dieses Jahr noch auf dem Otto-Braun-Platz streiken. Mo-Fr von 12-14 Uhr

Donnerstag veranstaltet @xr_potsdam bei mir einen Wunschzettel Stand und Freitag wird mit @F4F_Potsdam wieder gesungen. (1)
@xr_potsdam @F4F_Potsdam @AnnaMangei @GP_Potsdam @ptsdmautofrei @SeebrueckePD @KlimanotstandB1 @BUNDBrandenburg @parents4future @FridayForFuture @FFF_Berlin Auch noch vor Sylvester sollen Events von Klimabewegungen in Potsdam folgen. Ich werde dabei sein, wenn etwas passiert, denn es muss etwas passieren.

Wir müssen mutiger, aktiver und beharrlicher werden. Den Spaß am Singen und Tanzen nutzen, für eine echte #Revolution. (2)
@xr_potsdam @F4F_Potsdam @AnnaMangei @GP_Potsdam @ptsdmautofrei @SeebrueckePD @KlimanotstandB1 @BUNDBrandenburg @parents4future @FridayForFuture @FFF_Berlin Unsere Politik hat gezeigt, was sie am besten kann:

#Korruption & #Lobbyismus statt #Menschenrechte & #Grundgesetz

Unsere Leben sind direkt von dem #Klimawandel betroffen, doch der #Profit geht vor Menschenleben.

#Rechtspopulismus darf weiterhin die #Demokratie abbauen. (3)
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I get asked questions like this all the time "Is #MMT consistent with a post-capitalist system? #Socislism? #Imperialism? XYZism?"
MMT is compatible with any political system. 1/n
#MMT is an analytical approach that carefully estimates how much fiscal policy space a country has to meet its national priorities without causing #inflation. 2/n
Those national priorities are determined by a political system that can be participatory/dictatorial/fascist/capitalist/socialist/communist, or whatever. 3/n
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For Bolshevik #russian #revolution Those, such as Trotsky, who were determined to overthrow the status quo system and install a "Dictatorship by the Proletariat"
They follow same blueprint over & over
1 Arm cadres of fighters; secret cells
2 Instigate hatred; Saturate society with hate Propaganda.
3 False promises of Paradise "Utopia of Proletariat"
4 Instill aggressive lawlessness; contempt for law
BY THE TIME SIGNAL "Go" arrives.
1. Population is prepped to accept "New Order"
2. Masses of population succumbed to World view promoted by those executing #Coup - transfer of power.
3. Signal is given; Brainwashed all go along, as if magnetized by false information.
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Anniversaire #GiletsJaunes, quelques centaines de personnes ont déjà répondu à l’appel du côté de #PlacedItalie. Une partie de l’équipe de LaMeute est sur place [Thread]

« Tout le monde déteste la police 👮‍♂️ ! » « ça va péter! » « On est là....! » les #GiletsJaunes occupent maintenant le rond point et se réchauffent en entonnant les premiers slogans.
Porte de Champerret : un groupe de gilets jaunes est parti en direction du périphérique. Les forces de l'ordre viennent de descendre des véhicules et de dirigent également vers le périphérique.
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New Release:
“The Sound of Awakening”
🎨 by @Melis_Strategic

Parabolic storytelling piece for #TheGreatAwakening patriots & saints worldwide.

Completed Sundown
Yom Kippur 2019.

Original 24” x 30”
Acrylic & Gold Leaf Canvas
Original & prints for sale.

Profound story...
This painting has an intricate and profound timeline and themes associated with it. A ten year completion cycle, a prophetic swirl, with several cool puzzle pieces that came together. I’m going to do my best to tell this story in the thread following. Gathering thoughts, brb.
“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace... “ says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. But for you who #REVERE My name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in its rays... ” Malachi 4:1-2
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Okay, here's #MyBernieStory:
I went to college because you HAD to have a degree to make it in the world. $80k later, I have to live with my Mom, because my $1,200 rent payment is going to my loans instead. I can't default because my Mom co-signed. I WILL NOT destroy her credit!(1
...Plus it's impossible to declare bancruptcy anyways. I've worked for a non-profit for ~8 years hoping to get some of my loans forgiven. Turns out 99% who try that fail. So, with interest rates at 14% and ALWAYS rising, I will NEVER pay them off. (2
And that's not for lack of trying. I work a full time job on weekdays, cater as a 2nd on weekends and housesit for all my coworkers and friends consistently for extra cash in my "spare time." I am using my grandparents old car (blessed) & would be completely HOSED without it. (3
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The story of Knocker Uppers and a lesson for lawyers

A few days back, I was reading about the Industrial Revolution in Europe when I came across the story of ‘knocker-uppers’.

#knockerupper #lesson #lawyers #revolution
It was a profession in Britain and Ireland that started during the Industrial Revolution. This was prevalent even in the 1920s when alarm clocks were priced exorbitantly and were not reliable. A knocker-upper's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.
They would wake up their clients by tapping on their bedroom windows. On the street outside, walking to the next customer's house would be a figure wielding a long stick.
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#racism #influencer #abetterworld
#parenting #leadership

I had no choice of "color" I was born this is me. poverty was my upbringing. My Mom , Aunts, Grandparents taught me to respect, fo be thankful, say please ,thank you. Not to lie, not steal, not to tease or call names.
I got "woppins" lots of woppins..

I can say who I turned out to be today is from what I learned by age 10 ( the hard way) .

As poor as We were, Single Mom three kids. The biggest thing I learned from my family. Is to never take pitty, to always be proud of what we have.
To never place yourself below anyone because your shoes have holes. Or come from second time around store. Usually the school bus driver would have the school donate me cloths and shoes. To stop the teasing. It would make Momma cry. I never let that bother me.
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Le #9juillet, l'#Église #catholique célèbre aussi la mémoire des Saintes Martyres d'Orange : 32 religieuses furent décapitées à #Orange en juillet 1794 sous le prétexte de "mettre en danger la #république"...
Aucune n'eut peur ni ne signa le serment qui leur aurait évité la mort.
Visiblement, pour certains, la Terreur n'est pas terminée. Un thread de 34 tweets (!!) par une militante de l'ultra-gauche (et qui traite de "fascistes" ceux qui s'opposent à elle) pour justifier qu'il faudrait oublier les horreurs de 1794. On croit rêver.
L'inauguration de ce "Mémorial de la Terreur" à #Orange (#mémorial dont je n'avais pas entendu parler jusqu'à présent), qui visiblement suscite les sarcasmes "d'historiens" qui sont en fait surtout des militants, a le mérite de faire tomber les masques...
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"Most of the things that differ from the past will shortly die. The more they differ, the sooner they will die."

@SimonDeDeo of SFI & @CarnegieMellon on the linear correlation of #novelty & #transience - aka, "Why you mostly listen to the same songs over and over" - at #CSSS19:
"It's true that new things die. It's also true that is you want to be very very big, be new."

@SimonDeDeo of SFI & @CarnegieMellon on successful #novelty & hopeful #monsters in #evolution, #innovation, & #investment - aka, "Either be really boring, or be Beethoven" - at #CSSS19:
"#Revolutions are not just about ideas, they're about #information management. You can't just run a #revolution in a seminar room."

"The stranger your speech is, the more likely people are to just nod & move on."

@SimonDeDeo on topic modelling #revolutionary speech at #CSSS19:
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1. #News ~ ‘Not True!’— President Trump @realDonaldTrump Calls New York Times Report on Russian Cyber Attacks ‘Virtual Act of Treason’

’These Are True Cowards… The Enemy of the People’… #Trump #Qanon #Treason #EnemyOfThePeople #TickTock
2. #News ~ “Mental health crisis" declared: 3 NYPD officers commit suicide in 10 days:

*Joseph Calabrese 58, homicide detective

*Deputy Chief Steven Silks 63, was retiring in a month

* NYPD officer Mike Caddy, 29…

#Trump #Qanon
3. #News ~ CNN reporter suggests that CIA agents shouldn't be subject to federal investigation…

#Trump #Qanon #TickTock #EnemyOfThePeople #FakeNews #PROPAGANDA
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I must plead with my fellow American brothers and sister to not cast a single vote ever out of fear.
This is how we ended up with oppressive Republicrat monopoly we face today.
I saw today in the comments section of an article about @justinamash someone said 'Dont split the anti-Trump vote' in regards to the prospect of an Amash run for the presidency.
This must end! We cannot continue voting in fear! People have asked me why I would waste a vote on a cadidate who cannot win. My vote is not wasted, it was cast in good conscience.
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9. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼…
2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼…
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To mark the occasion of #LaborDay2019, I will transcribe an interesting, 91-year old #German text on #Marxism that has never entered the #internet before this post of mine. (I tried quite a lot to find the text, to no avail.) I will manually transcribe it, then translate it.
..I won't give the source, and also won't say WHY I don't give the source.

I repeat that it is a literal quote (from a 1928 publication), probably published during the #WeimarRepublic:

"#Marximus .. [ist] .. staats-, gesellschaft- und kulturzerstörend .. gegen jeden Staat,..
..jede Gesellschaft, jede Kultur ... ist #Marxismus ein #Aufruhr der #Eigensucht
gegen das #Gemeinwohl, also das Gegenteil jedes wahren #Sozialismus, denn Sozialismus muss stets das Wohl des Ganzen dem des Teiles voranstellen ... seine „Vorfurcht“ [sic; see dictionary entry
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(Thread) La Religion Civile vue par Rousseau, concept réapparu au cours de la Révolution Française des lumières. #1789
À mettre en parallèle avec 2019 et les #GiletsJaunes, #NotreDame, l’Agenda chaotique en cours.
Article à retrouver en intégralité :…
Le clergé et le catholicisme ne sont plus considérés comme fiables par les Révolutionnaires, et ils décident alors comme Rousseau l’avait proposé, d’instituer une religion civile. Rousseau qui était protestant, appréciait beaucoup la religion chrétienne, mais (...)
considérait que le chrétien ne fait pas un bon soldat prêt à mourir pour la patrie, d’où la nécessité de l’établissement d’une religion civile qui crée le sentiment d’obligation de l’individu envers l’ État et soude le corps social.
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#Paris A few hundred demonstrators gathering near the Gare du Nord for #Acte23 #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #France #ActeXXIII
#PARIS #ActeXXIII A bus carrying #GiletsJaunes and #StreetMédics came from Moselle , is controlled and searched by gendarmes near Parisian toll. #Yellowvests #France #Acte23 #Macron
Departure from one of the three protest points in #Paris at North Station. A lot of policemen around. #Acte23 #GiletsJaunes #ActeXXIII #Yellowvests #France
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#ActeXXI of the #GiletsJaunes at #Rouen : GJs sing "Revolution" in front of the police. #Yellowvests #Acte21
#ActeXXI of the #GiletsJaunes at #Rouen : the police cordon advances, first tensions.
#Yellowvests #Acte21
#ActeXXI of the #Giletsjaunes at #Rouen : the tension is palpable after a brief exchange of blows between #CRS and protesters.
#Yellowvests #Acte21
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Where have "Women's Waves" gone in the past?

These women were in positions of power - responsible for crimes vs humanity, wars, ethnic cleansing & more!

Know yr history. DON'T repeat it!

We don't need another #WomensWave. We need #revolution!
.@HillaryClinton's crimes are many. Just a few:
-massive assaults on poor people
-labeled Black youth "super predators"
-carried out US wars in Middle East as Senator & Sec'y of State
-backed the coup in Honduras
-preached abortion should be "safe, legal, & *rare*"
Golda Meir, PM of #Israel
-supported the 1947-48 #Nakba
-backed war against #Syria & #Egypt
-refused to recognize the right of 350,000 #Palestinians to return to the homes they had been driven from during the 1967 war
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