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New #womenshistorymonth thread. Most people are familiar with the idea of the stereotypical 1950s #housewife, popularized by TV sitcoms, like Ozzie and Harriet and Leave it to Beaver. #whm2021 @womnknowhistory (1/15)
That imagery, though, is flawed because it overlooks the paradoxical impact of #WWII and its effect on women’s participation in the workforce. #womenshistory #whm2021 #twitterstorians (2/15)
#WWII made extraordinary economic demands on women and it pulled an unprecedented number of women into the labor force. #laborhistory #genderhistory (3/15)
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New #Womenshistorymonth thread. Was the #NineteenthAmendment only about women’s right to #vote?
#suffrage #whm2021 #whm #womenshistorymonth2021 #feminism (1/15)
That is precisely the question that politicians, activists, and legal authorities fought over in the years following the #NineteenthAmendment ‘s ratification. #whm2021 #suffrage #rights (2/15)
The Nineteenth Amendment explicitly forbid withholding the right to #vote on account of sex. #whm2021 #rights (3/15)
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On Monday, two Good Shepherd Collective members headed to #Ofer #military court & #prison to stand in #solidarity with Sami Huraini of Youth Of Sumud / شباب صمود and his family on the day of his trial.
Although we were unable to join Sami in the #courtroom, we sat with his family and dozens of other #Palestinians awaiting their family members, imprisoned and/or awaiting #prosecution in the #military #court system.
In Sami’s case, his trial was postponed, granting momentary relief despite a continuation of the bail conditions which prevent him from participating in #protests—essentially, keeping him from exercising his most basic right to #free speech and #resistance to #oppression.
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What can we learn from the 'global land rush' about the risks of large-scale land-based carbon removal in climate mitigation strategies?

A 🧵to put the numbers - like #Shell's reference to needing a new 700Mha forest - into some context
700Mha sounds a lot, & it is.

From 2000-2016 - during the 'global land rush' - @Land_Matrix documented contracted large-scale land deals covering c. 25Mha

That period tells us a lot about the risks of large-scale reliance on land for carbon removals
It was driven by financial #speculation, #biofuels policies and weak land tenure #rights, & has been associated with widespread dispossession, increasing land #inequality & #hunger

No surprise biofuels crops - palm oil, jatropha, sugar cane - accounted for the biggest land area
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I have a dream speech might be my fav speech

so many times since I lost my meds or watched disabled Americans discriminated, or thought of hateful riots

MLKs speech came to my mind

#MLKDay #MartinLutherKingDay #MartinLutherKingJr #MartinLutherKingJrDay
In a sense, we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence (Yeah), they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men (My Lord), would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note
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I'm struck by how there's been no response to the #motherandbabyhomesreport from 3 of the largest national groups involved in survivors lives to date - the @clann_project, @adoptionrights & @maglaundries have not officially tweeted since the report was released.
This tells me one thing & one thing only - they have nothing to say yet. I find it so interesting that so many others have leapt to speak on behalf of survivors when some of the key survivor interest groups have not yet commented.
The report is MASSIVE, approximately 3000 pages, the information contained in it very detailed in parts, I've been immersed in this story my whole adult life & even I can't yet grasp the detail in the one chapter that is about the #MotherandBabyHome I was born in.
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This is a great photograph.
Basically the lobbying from these #Basotho chiefs kept #Lesotho, #eSwatini, and #Botswana out of the Union of South Africa and allowed for their contemporary #independence. (Names of chiefs in next tweets from Morija below the pic)
It should also be noted that the fact that these three territories were NOT incorporated in 1909 made it *much* harder for the apartheid regime to implement full apartheid via its Homelands/Bantustan plans. These plans *always* had Botswana/Swai/Lesotho playing a key role...
...with South Africa assuming that leaders in the three countries would simply accept their role as minor ethnic states in South Africa's orbit. With the support of the international community, all three resisted this (to differing degrees, of course).
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Read this book at the time of #CAMS #IPO.
A brilliant read to know about the #growth trajectory of the #company & why it's only starting.

@YMehta_ @finthusiasts @nid_rockz @manurishiguptha @MadrasMobile @MarketScientist
@AnyBodyCanFly @ipo_mantra

Thread coming.👇 Image
Foreword by- Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman @HomeLoansByHDFC

He writes about India's #economy post #Liberalization & how #companies that have come up have one thing in common- #knowledge.

#CAMS began as a #software development & #computer education firm, moved to share registry services handling #IPO's, later became a Registrar & Transfer Agent (#RTA). It now also handles documentation requirements in #banking, #insurance & #microfinance.

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"The System Kills Us", an association of mothers of disabled children, spent New Year's Eve in front of the Council of Ministers as a sign of #protest. The mothers have been protesting against #Borissov for more than 2 years:

"The System Kills Us" formed spontaneously in April 2018 as a #protest movement fighting for the #rights of disabled people (and disabled children in particular) as #Bulgaria's government has failed to adequately support them.…
"The System Kills Us" also joined the mass #protests against #Borissov's government and Ivan Geshev which erupted in July 2020. They were allegedly subjected to violence by #Bulgaria's #police!
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/26/2020…
How Cities Lost Control of Police Discipline…

#unions #police #Detroit
In Search of a New Reserve Currency - World Game…

#reserve #currency #world
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A very brief thread on how the #deal looks from N. Ireland.

In NI we're looking both east/west & north/south, as well as across to the wider EU.

[It is brief because I'm just going on the ltd EU info that we have👇
And because it's Xmas Eve, obvs 🎅]
You know this already, but:

The #Protocol means NI-EU mvnt of goods remains as it is at the moment in terms of paperwork.

But it also means GB-NI mvnt of goods is like a mini version of what happens GB-EU.
ie. ⬆️ GB-EU friction/divergence, the ‘harder’ the Irish Sea Border

The #Deal means fewer goods considered ‘at risk’, which is a huge relief re: tariffs GB-NI.
But the ‘friction’ arising from SM rules, esp agri-food, is not much relieved by this deal.

Mitigations agreed last wk are the biggest help (for now).
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/22/2020…
New model reveals previously unrecognized complexity of oceanic earthquake zones…

#zones #earthquake #complexity
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@RoryStewartUK IF YOU ARE ACTING AS @Number10press #PrimeMinister OF @GREATBritain THEN I NEED TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION THE PAST 6 YRS OF '#Corruption THAT HAS LEFT ME IN THE WORSE SITUATION BECAUSE 5 #leadership @David_Cameron @theresa_may
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2.1/x That there is #negligible risk of #asymptomatic transmission

was ALSO stated by Beda M #Stadler,
fmr director of Institute Immunology at the University of Bern, biologist and prof emeritus
and medical professional in Switzerland…

3.1/x A study on infectivity of #asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers


In summary, all the 455 contacts were excluded from SARS-CoV-2 infection and we conclude that the infectivity of some asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers might be weak“
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103 years ago this day on 19 Nov 1917 (the same year in which John F Kennedy was born), in Allahabad, India (now known as Prayagraj), a daughter was born to the most illustrious political families of the time
#IndiraGandhi became India's First woman PM
#JFK became the 35th #POTUS
The #FarRight remember Indira Gandhi for the #Emergency she declared in 1975 - the suspension of Constitutionally guaranteed civil rights. But not because they are champions of citizens' rights and freedoms. On the contrary they are taking away our rights and freedoms silently
The liberal secular left remembers Indira Gandhi's Emergency because the experience taught them the value of Constitutionally-guaranteed #Rights and #Freedoms.
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We need to talk about just how corrupt we've allowed #democracy in #America to become, to the point it isn't democracy in many respects. And we need to stop #partisan squabbling and get to fixing it before we end up a one-party state, like #China. Thread👇
In 2019, writing the decision for Common Cause v. Rucho, Chief Justice Roberts closed off the federal courts as an avenue for addressing partisan #gerrymandering, instead telling citizens to propose state constitutional amendments.
In many states, with statehouses #gerrymandered beyond reach of the people, or otherwise beholden to special interests, these citizen-amendments are the only avenue left for addressing #democracy reform and other policy concerns.
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Another great episode in this series.

Important reflections on the contrast between workplaces that support and value the well being of the staff within them, and those that don't.

Must watch for leaders within #mentalhealth services who wish to create compassion cultures.

1:55 - 3:40

Great description of "homely" team where the health of staff was prioritised by the manager and colleagues "had each others' backs".

4:05 - 4:15

Contrasted with a workplace where in response to a toxic workplace culture she was "given the message" that "their was something wrong me", creating a "deep sense of shame".

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Did you know the right to life is a *negative* right, not a *positive* one?
I think many people comparing pregnancy to organ donation in an attempt to support abortion do not realize this fundamental difference.
The RTL as a (-) right means the right to not be killed.
The RTL as a (+) right would be the right to anything which would keep you alive, save you, and/or extend your life.

Organ donation analogies to pregnancy frame the RTL as a positive right and attack that premise.
That's why they can never be fundamentally sound analogies, because they attack a version of a right which is not being argued for by the ideological opposition.
#ProLife #prochoice #rights
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#Article370 #NayaKashmir

#Kashmir post #Abrogation of #Article370

A New Era Unfolds in #Jammu & #Kashmir post #Article370. A #thread #Investment #Development & #Employment. Removal on Article 370 encouraged Industries & investment spurring growth & employment
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#Kashmir post #Abrogation of #Article370

#Education & #Health.

20000 #students from J&K goes outside to study.
#Patients forced to travel Delhi or Mumbai for special treatments. Large private investment in #health & education sector will change this narrative.
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#Kashmir post #Abrogation of #Article370

New Dawn for #Youth

While the children of elite studied abroad, poors in J&K were denied decent education facilities. Equal opportunities will be ensured with focus on #education #industrialization & #tourism
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"Even with #COVID19 hitting poor communities hard, the #Israeli authorities have not let up on harassment of the #Bedouin #Palestinians."
by @mikopeled… #Naqab #Israel #FreePalestine #annexation #apartheid
"For the last 7 decades its #indigenous people, the #Palestinian #Bedouin who have historically lived here for thousands of years, have been living without #rights and subjected to a vicious campaign of dispossession and racial #segregation."
by @mikopeled…
#Palestinian #Bedouin children stand on the rubble of two classrooms destroyed by the Israeli army in the village of Abu Nuwar, #WestBank. Israel demolished the school saying the #EU-funded structure was built without proper permits.
Photo by Mahmoud Illean | AP

#FreePalestine Image
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#Thread (1/13)

#Kashmir post #Abrogation of #Article370

Big Boost for #Tourism.
The toursim potential of J&K is immense. There was no major national or global player in tourism sector earlier. Investment in tourist infrastructure like hotels will increase tourist arrivals.
#Thread (2/13)

#Kashmir post #Abrogation of #Article370

#Education & #Health.

20000 #students from J&K goes outside to study.
#Patients forced to travel Delhi or Mumbai for special treatments. Large private investment in #health & education sector will change this narrative.
#Thread (3/13)

#Kashmir post #Abrogation of #Article370

Benefits to #Land #Owners.

#Land #rates remained stagnant in J&K due to restrictions of land transfer. Now lande owner who wishes to sell his land can #benefit from increased prices.
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Personal "data #ownership" - "pure" or otherwise - is a #misnomer, and #rights frameworks clearly struggle when predicated upon notions of #DataSubjects - and when the #value (to others) of information about us lies largely in its #relationships (to others').
I'd unpack @martintisne's first point a bit further; the impacts we experience are of course based in the way we are #discriminated (for or against) by those who treat us as members of a #class by virtue of shared #characteristics on which they pass #judgement - but is that...
..."more" about "other people's #data" or more about the #judgements, and who's making 'em?

While I share concerns around 'purely' individual(istic) rights - "every woman for herself"! - the perils of #GroupRights lie in the degree to which they can undermine what must remain...
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Quick answer: #rights. Did the work on this well over a decade ago, before #GDPR was even a twinkle in Jan's eye.

Longer answer: '#ownership' (just like rights) doesn't get you shit if it ain't #enforceable / #enforced *in practice*. Hence all the current effort going into...
...#redress - e.g. Lloyd vs @Google, and the tsunami behind that.

But a new FIELD of law (e.g. #InformationalPrivity*) may be required, 'cos it turns out treating #people and their #relationships as #property is as bad as treating 'em as #subjects...

...not #sovereigns of their data.

(Not forgetting that - on the evidence of human behaviour, power imbalances, etc. - many, if not most, wouldn't relish or even know what to do with such sovereign #responsibility, much less be able to wield it outside a #rights framework.)
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