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Actually, it’s his Astroturfed “Moms for Liberty” that is rolling this out nationally at his direction. > #DeSantis inspires push to make book bans in Republican-controlled states easier…
1) Unmasking “Moms for Liberty” - a nonprofit claiming to advocate for “parental rights,” appears to be using parents as pawns to advance a far-right agenda.…
2) We must emancipate U.S. kids from groups like Moms for Liberty
Some media outlets tend to give the ultraconservative, book-banning organization a pass for its links to #extremism. Here’s why that’s a mistake.…
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@PierrePoilievre didn't post it on his Twitter feed but condemned 'vile' views of Germany's @AndersonAfDMdEP in the media.
POLL: Will @PierrePoilievre remove CPC MPs Dean Allison, Colin Carrie & Leslyn Lewis who met with Anderson at a paid dinner from the CPC caucus?
Pls Comment
@globalnews @CBCNews @CTVNews @NatObserver all reported Poilievre denounced 'vile' and 'racist' views of @AndersonAfDMdEP who met with 3 of his MPs, 2 of whom (Lewis & Allison) have postured that didn't know who she was or what she believes.
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US-based Hindu nationalist groups intersect with numerous other right-wing ideas and ideologies.

Some examples here, drawn from this recent article:… (image if you want this all in one go). #Hindutva #rightwing #Republicans Image
First of all, basics --

Hindutva is a far-right political ideology.
Hindu nationalists are a politically defined group.
Don't confuse #Hindutva and #Hinduism.
Hindu nationalists have been part of American life for half a century.

America also has lots of other right-wingers...
A well-established connection are Hindutva links with Zionist organizations. This is in spite of the extensive documentation of Hindutva admiration for Nazis.

Hindu nationalist groups are also rather fond of attacking academics, a quintessentially right-wing activity.
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MEME ALERT: There is a new GOP minority report out today 'concluding' SARS-CoV-2 leaked from a lab.

I've read it and it is basically a rehash of outdated #lableak talking points, irrelevant anecdotes, and a strong misrepresentation of scientific studies and data.

Short version: Image

#Rightwing networks will amplify this anti-scientific report dramatically in hopes of mobilizing their #conspiratorial base before the midterms.

This is the purpose of that content & timing.

#Weaponized conspiracy myths are powerful:…

If you are an individual: Ignore & don't amplify.
If you are an influencer: Talk to scientists & don't amplify
If you are a journalist: Investigate & don't amplify.

Everybody: Don't get manipulated by scientific meme content like the report…
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Good morning wonderful people! How much do you know about the VHP-America? Buckle-up.

The VHP heads one of the major wings of the Sangh Parivar (family of Hindu nationalist groups headed by the paramilitary RSS). The VHP oversees religious affairs.
Many of the big Sangh groups have parallels in American and the US, often sharing a near exact name.

So, we have the VHP in India and the VHP-American in the US.

In India, the VHP is violent. So violent that the American CIA has flagged it as militant.
The VHP-A was the first Hindutva group formally established on American soil. This is unusual. More commonly, the HSS leads (because the HSS is the RSS overseas).

Why did the VHP establish a US-based group first? Maybe a nod to American religiosity? Hindutva adapts to contexts.
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Reading for today -- Online Hindutva as a global right-wing counterpublic.

Dr. Chopra argues that the Hindu Right, as a far right movements, follows a politics of grievance in understanding itself excluded from public life and creating its own ecosystem.…
So, if you're looking for a theory that helps explains how viral WhatsApp forwards, ill-informed tweets, and blatantly false ideas about Hindu texts and Indian history inform vicious right-wing sensibilities in Hindu nationalist circles -- This is your article.
Dr. Chopra notes parallels between Hindu supremacists and white supremacists--

Both espouse a Great Replacement Theory. Both embrace a "civilizational war" view. More recently, Hindu supremacists have borrowed the conspiracy idea of a "deep state" from other far right movements.
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कोण डावं, कोण उजवं, कोण पुरोगामी, कोण प्रतिगामी, कोण लिबरल.

एकदा ह्या व्याख्या पाहिले समजून घेतल्या पाहिजे, आणि मग आपल्याला कळेल की आपण कोणत्या चौकटीत आहे, की आपल्यात सगळ्यातल सगळंच आहे, एवढं मात्र नक्की लिबरल हा कुणीच नसतो, कारण लिबरलीसम ला अंतच नाही आहे.
बाकी जसे नव शिवसैनिक ( 2019 नंतर शिवसेना शिवसेना करणारे आणि NCP आणि तत्सम ब्राम्हण आणि ब्राह्मणेतर वाले) तसेच हे नव डावे आजकाल ट्विटर वर डराव डराव करताना दिसताय. ह्यांनी पाहिले तर by defination leftism समजून घेतली पाहिजे, आणि leftism कळल्यावर आपण कुठे आहोत, आपण ज्या
पक्षाचं समर्थन करतो, त्यांचा आणि leftism चा काही संबंध आहे का हे चाचपून पाहावं, म्हणजे उदा. शिवसेना हा extreme right पक्ष आहे, आणि आपण स्वतःला LW म्हणून त्यांचं समर्थन करत असू( कारण 2019 ला त्यांनी अँटी BJP स्टँड घेतला म्हणून) , तर आपल्या इतका वैचारिक गोंधळ कुणाचाच
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Do the disrupters even understand how they're being played? Locally, the chair of M4L is not a parent but has inserted herself into the craziness. What are they getting out of it? 1/8 🧵
Granted, Alexis Spiegelman, chair of M4L SRQ is a stepmother. But the child she shows up for at these school board meetings has a mother. If the child's father were to die or divorce Spiegelman tomorrow, she would have ZERO "parental" rights. 2/8
What does this group offer her that would make her feel empowered to take a stand on behalf of "her child" and the others? 3/8
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A small thread on the mind of #Putin. 🧵

To understand Putin you must understand Ivan Ilyin. This well-recognised fascist intellectual was around more or less a century ago. See the link below to get a better idea of his frightening totalitarian vision..…
What I find even more compelling is the response to Ilyin and his 1925 work "On The Use of Violence to Resist Evil" (fun title!) and the outright concern about where this sort of path can lead *even then* - pre-Hitler, pre nuclear weapons, pre Cold War, pre terrorism etc etc
Another leading thinker N. A Berdyaev produced a polemic on Ilyin called, "The Nightmare of Evil Good."

The full text is here:…
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The vast majority of CT is misunderstanding the #Canadian situation. The simple fact is that the #convoys have nothing to do with #freedom or peaceful #protests.

First off: the #EmergenciesAct is not martial law and is not above the law.…
The protesters are a fringe #rightwing #minority group, partly supported by the American #extreme right.…
#Sabotaging the delivery of food and medical #supplies, blocking the movement of #international goods and services, holding up ambulances and firetrucks, preventing people from getting to #work - these are #criminal activities and not peaceful protests.
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This article is #RightWing #KochPropaganda
The "reports" cited in the article are from #RightWing think tanks 👉ties to #ALEC, #StatePolicyNetwork, #KochNetwork

Read more below...
Article above cites "reports/studiees" from the Calif. State Policy Ctr., CSP👉 #StatePolicyNetwork 👉 #RightWing #KochNetwork
Sourcewatch: 👉…

(look for similarly named "think tanks" in your own state).... check their origins via
WE are not immune to #RightWing #Disinformation... far beyond FOX & FB, there's a more subtle "issues influence" strategy spread through several channels... including MSM.

Soc. media regulation isn't effective against this type of disinfo....…
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For our int. readers:
(THREAD) Soldier on the run in #Belgium / #Netherlands:
#Leopoldsburg a soldier stole a rocket launcher, a machine gun & a short weapon from barracks & apparently planned an #assassination of a well-known #virologist. #terrorism #nazis #army 1/
According to information, the man is a professional soldier stationed in #Peutie in Flemish #Brabant & living in #Limburg. He is said to be armed with a rocket launcher, a machine gun & a pistol. The soldier is also said to be wearing a bulletproof vest. 3/
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This is how we got here... allowing #RightWing #CNP #KochNetwork (#DarkMoney) members to operate in the shadows and when caught, deny their complicity and/or normalize them.. We must stop giving them a pass.

#CNP 👉…

Ginni did not make a mistake, an error in judgement... what's occurred the last four yrs. & the events this week were carefully planned & a multi pronged, nationwide strategy employed... the legal challenges, astroturf protest groups #ALEC lobbying ImageImageImageImage
Ginni & her fellow #CouncilForNationalPolicy #KochNetwork members ALSO have plans to rewrite the Constitution. That's been in the works for yrs. and they are closer to it than most people realize (or will admit)

"People You May Know" (Amazon prime)..
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#Trump supporters are attempting a forceful overthrow at #CapitalHill. They're standing on government vehicles, the capital's been breached, armed stand-offs, broken windows... These are #MAGA and far-right extremist/jate groups, & Trump refuses 2 tell them 2 stand back.
#DCRiot Image
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The one great genius of the #Hindutva #RightWing in India is their capture of the mind of the average Hindu. That there was a time when Hindu civilisation was the greatest, when India was a land of milk and honey, that India's decline in fortune was entirely the fault
Of marauding foreigners -mostly Islamic, but latterly European (but they are white-skinned and probably Aryan, so let's not be hard on them); that therefore by association, anything Islamic is bad and must be rooted out of India. They have further convinced the Hindu mind that
All we need to do to return to the pole position we once enjoyed in the world, is to return to anything that is Ancient. Hence, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, social structures based on caste, outmoded gender roles, an imagined vegetarianism, cow-worship, cow-pathy.
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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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Why #scientists fear the “toxic” #Covid19 debate - The hyper-polarisation of discussions about how to handle the #coronavirus pandemic risks stifling nuance and undermining scientific inquiry.…
#academics are afraid to speak out for fear of being vilified. The replacement of nuanced debate with hyper-polarisation and insult-trading has prompted many to despair over erosion of healthy #scientific discussion and potential breakdown of public trust…
experiences intensify the further one drifts from the accepted orthodoxy on #Covid19. At present, this orthodoxy leans towards advocating zero Covid (total eradication), the aim of suppressing case numbers by partial or full #lockdowns until #vaccine…
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#RamMandirAyodhya #Bhoomipujan today is another step along the way not to building up a new resurgent strong influential, unassailable #India. It's objective is to build up an (electorally) strong, influential, and unassailable political #RightWing Party.
It is not so much about #religion, it's all about building up a new mythology of overt religiosity, creating a theocracy in the garb of nationalism, asserting control of the majority, and coercing the minority into accepting its subservient status.
Fanatic Hindus may well be celebrating and congratulating each other, but it is hard to see how any of them actually benefit from the Project. The fact of #RamMandir will be used to quell any demands for #RamRajya the apocryphal #PerfectRule that was said to exist at the time.
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.@GayleKing found this video heartwarming. Perhaps it is. I for one, see it as a possibility that there have been white racist provocateurs in the #GeorgeFloydProtests
they are a noxious lot that @CBSNews hasn't examine sufficiently…
@szirinsky should take a look at all of this, too…
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There is something that @GovTimWalz seems to have skipped over: the emergence of #RightWing politics in #Minnesota in his description of the. Note that I didn't have to give a place to get Bachmann's name. Image
Because of that, #GovWalz might want to look closer to home for #Provocateurs:…
Maybe the #MNGov could identify them by what they have worn.…
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Many commentators (see eg. @dravirmani @TheJaggi and @ShekharGupta) have argued for Labour Law reform in India, in the context of UP Govt action to scrap a raft of current laws. Many have cited the example of Bangladesh. Here is B'desh Labour Act 2006.…
This is a comprehensive piece of legislation that reads like a Trade Unionist's wish list. Maternity rights, workers compensation, retirement benefits, health and safety at work, employment of minors.. its all there. This is progressive legislation indeed. I commend it.
In his Youtube commentary, @ShekharGupta presents an old argument that laws preventing a business owener from firing staff and shitting down a factory with > 100 workers acts as a brake on expansion and scale necessary to become competitive. He did NOT give any other example.
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Analysis: Why #Sanders lost the nomination: "Simple explanation" is that he got "trounced" when the race narrowed to 2; "many of Biden’s wins were blowouts, ballooning his pledged delegate lead to 311, a margin that is essentially insurmountable." | thread…
.@perrybaconjr "Why did Sanders do so badly in a 1-on-1 contest against Biden? I’d offer 3 explanations, none of which are mutually exclusive from the other 2."

1>"Sanders didn’t run a smart enough campaign."
#Bernie's campaign "seemed to think that #Sanders had a unique appeal to white working-class voters that would simply continue in 20," despite "clear indications" that some of his success in '16 w/ whites w/o college was more anti-HRC than pro-Sanders.
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1. please RT ad nauseam

I don't think it's on English speaking outlets yet:

There is a #RIGHTWING COUP being organized in plain site in #Brasil BY #Bolsonaro , his corrupt law enforcement apparatus and organized crime NOW.

2. He has "scheduled" a demonstration for his supporters, for March 15, to CLOSE THE CONGRESS. This is what is called an "auto-Coup" - not a new thing and as bad as one that deposes a democratically elected ruler.
3. The news below are in Portuguese. As soon as I can I'll add whatever is published in English. I can't do that now (write the news story): I'm not there with the sources and I don't have time to produce a good story today.
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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society"…
"the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest…
#CNP's tentacles include well-connected activists who advocate for the imposition of fundamentalist Christian ideology in public life and have succeeded in forcing their agenda in republican administrations. A list of organizations working with CNP…
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