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'You’ve Been Trumped Too'

The Documentary That Trump ‘Doesn’t Want You To See’ To Be Released Worldwide

#Trump* Has Tried To Block The Film From Being Seen For The Past Four Years

independent.co.uk/arts-entertain…
"A damning documentary about Donald #Trump* that the US president “doesn’t want you to see” is getting released worldwide."

"Having been held back by legal threats from the #TrumpOrganisation for the past four years, 'You’ve Been Trumped Too' has been picked up for release...
... and will arrive less than three months before the #2020Election. The documentary explores the “deeply troubling” confrontation between #Trump* and 96-year-old Scottish widow #MollyForbes half a decade after it’s discovered that the president’s workers shut off...
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Scout, our expert archaeologist, investigates the well of the Principia at Bar Hill #Roman fort on the Antonine Wall ( @AntonineWall), #Scotland. Bar Hill was built c142AD & from this 43 foot deep well many items have been recovered, including shoes from men, women & children.
Bar Hill is near #Cumbernauld in #Scotland and is one of several forts along the Antonine Wall. Built in c142AD this clip shows the Principia and well, from where many objects were recovered, including shoes, coins and pieces of altars.
Now in the Hunterian Museum Collection this 2nd century #Roman gravestone, originally from Bar Hill Fort, is for Salamanes, who died aged 15. It was dedicated for him by his father - the name of the boy suggests he may have travelled to #Scotland from the Middle East.
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1/2 #NRSStats show as of 28 June a total of 4,155 deaths have been registered in #Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. nrscotland.gov.uk/covid19stats
2/3 #NRSStats today show 35 COVID-19 related deaths in week 26, a decrease of 14 from the previous week and the ninth consecutive weekly reduction. nrscotland.gov.uk/covid19stats
3/3 #NRSStats show that for the first time since the pandemic started, the total number of deaths registered in week 26 was lower than the average number of deaths from all causes over the last five years. nrscotland.gov.uk/covid19stats
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A short thread about resisting the #kleptofascist takeover, with an added last-ditch family appeal. 😐✊🌹🇪🇺 #resist #StopFascism #RuleOfLaw
When the execrable Cummings/Johnson regime launched its attack on Parliament back in August, I was horrified: this was in fact a coup against democracy. Like thousands of others, I hit the streets to protest. 😖✊🌹🇪🇺 #StopTheCoup #resist #JohnsonMustGo #RuleOfLaw
As a historian with Asperger’s & misophonia, the idea of giant crowds is truly horrifying to me, and I’d much rather be quietly writing books in the countryside… 😐✊🌹🇪🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #autism #Aspergers #AutismStrong #resist
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Knifeman 'stabs three victims dead in Glasgow hotel before being shot by armed police'

After multiple stabbings incident, the police is evacuating people through a stair, near the main entrance of ParkInn hotel, 151 W George street, #Glasgow Scotland

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Establishment Psychopathy: a selection of evidence setting out some of the ways in which colonial violence & structural racism continue to privilege our “ruling class”... [thread of threads] 🧐✊🌹🇪🇺 #ColonialViolence #BritishEmpire #ReparationsNow #BlackLivesMatter Image
The magnificent #BlackLivesMatter protests are proof of structural racism around the world... This thread ⬇️ shows how the UK Establishment still benefits from slave money, and why it will ALWAYS resist a proper discussion of #history. 😖✊🌹🇪🇺 #Colston #Slavery #RhodesMustFall
Colonial wrongdoing was often rewarded with wealth and a peerage… Our ludicrous system means that this chap #Trenchard ⬇️ gets to make our laws in part because his grandfather liked to burn villages in #Nigeria. 😧✊🌹🇪🇺🇳🇬 #SystemChange #ToriesOut #COVID19
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The Drunkard of Europe

JASON MICHAEL
IT WAS ONE OF THE WORST DAYS OF MY LIFE. I know for a fact it was the worst day in at least two people’s lives. In the early hours of the morning the phone rang. On the other end of the phone my friend was speaking to me in a stranger’s voice
. Her husband was beside himself with shock and grief, and she was calmly explaining to me what had happened. I say ‘calmly,’ but this wasn’t calm. It was emotionless, a sort of thousand-yard stare of a voice, producing something that sounded for all the world like the person
I knew while she was somewhere else. This voice was absent, it was hollow, and this voice woke me up. Their beautiful baby daughter had died in her sleep.An hour later I was standing by this little angel’s cot, receiving her into my arms from her mother.
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DAY 2 of the #InDivEU Mid-Term Conference is about to get underway! Today we have 2 panels:

1⃣ Effects of #DifferentiatedIntegration
2⃣ External #Differentiation

As yesterday, we'll be keeping you updated by live-tweeting all our expert contributions from Team #InDivEU💪
The Chair of our first panel, Wojciech Gagatek from @UniWarszawski, has just opened up proceedings 💪

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Ioannis Vergioglou from @ETH_en is taking us through the methodology and framework of the first paper of the day: "Effects of #DifferentiatedIntegration on EU Institutional Trust"

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With #coronavirus infection rates falling in #Scotland, is it possible that new cases could be imported from parts of England where the virus is still more of a problem? I took a gander at @transcotland data for @BBCScotlandNews to find out...
In recent days a Times story stated 1000s of vehicles were crossing the English border into Scotland from an area with a rising coronavirus infection rate.

And just last week the Scottish Gov't warned about a rise in traffic despite lockdown restrictions still being in place.
Are these claims true, and should we be worried?
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Racism is another public health crisis, one that's killed many more than #COVID19 #SARSCoV2.

But actions we take now shouldn't give the virus an advantage. If you plan to #BlackLivesMatter protest in #Scotland #Glasgow #Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Sunday - a thread 🧵 on reducing risk.

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@NicolaSturgeon has already pledged support of #BlackLivesMatter & acknowledged the strong feelings about the protest.

However, it's important to follow gov't guidelines on what's permitted in #Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 on Sunday.

If they happen, & you go, here's how to reduce risk:

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Protest risk reduction:
- Walk, cycle, drive there, no public transport 🚶🏾‍♂️🚴🏿‍♀️🚗
- Don't attend with *any* symptoms 🚫🤒🤧
- Wear a mask 😷 & change every 4 hrs 🕓
- Stay 2m apart always 🕺🏿↔️💃🏽
- Bring own water, signs etc - don't share! 🥤🚧
- Follow organiser guidance 📢🦺

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A thread about Scotland, solidarity against dictatorship, and the connection between Chilean fascism and the disaster of Brexit. 🧐✊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇻🇳🇨🇱#NaePasaran #StopFascism #Brexit #ToriesOut #solidarity #history
I recently saw the extraordinary film “Nae Pasaran”, a powerful, deeply moving story of Scottish workers standing up to the fascist dictatorship in Chile in the 1970s… 🤓✊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇻🇳🇨🇱 #NaePasaran #StopFascism #solidarity #Scotland #Chile @debasersfilms @naepasaran
One day in March 1974, an engineer at the Rolls Royce plant in East Kilbride, near Glasgow, noticed that there were Chilean aircraft engines in the production line, waiting to be refurbished. They were from Hawker Hunter jets owned by the Chilean Air Force. 😀✊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇻🇳 #Scotland
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Engineer Scott McPartlin has been nicknamed Openreach’s Bear Grylls after camping on the #IsleOfColl to keep remote customers connected during #lockdown opnr.ch/colltw #Scotland #IslandLife Picture of Scott, Openreach engineer, on a boat with clear blue skies and land in the background
The Openreach engineer headed over to the Inner #Hebridean island after a lightning strike left remote, vulnerable residents with no connection to the outside world opnr.ch/colltw #KeepingYouConnected #WestCoastWaters Vehicles driving onto a ferry, viewed through two large whale bones
Aware that he’d be on the island for three days between ferries and that local accommodation wasn’t available due to #SocialDistancing rules, he took his tent with him opnr.ch/colltw #notworkingfromhome #IslandLife #lockdowncamping Scott's shadow on sand, he is holding a large bag
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For International #WorldHeritageDay, a thread about the threat of climate change to these incredible places. Starting off at the Heart of Neolithic #Orkney World Heritage site in #Scotland at one of the world's oldest stone circles, #StonesOfStenness.
Skara Brae at the edge of Skaill Bay on Mainland, Orkney is, one of the best preserved Stone Age villages in Europe but is increasingly under threat from coastal erosion and worsening storms, & the Ring of Brodgar is vulnerable to extreme rainfall.
You can read the Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) assessment recently carried out for the #Orkney sites by @UCSUSA, @jcu, @UHIArchaeology, @HistEnvScot, @ICOMOS & @OrkneyCouncil, & @ICOMOS here: historicenvironment.scot/archives-and-r… #CVIheritage
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For #GoodFriday, the Pilate stone, a damaged limestone block and which mentions Pontus Pilate, the #Roman Prefect of Judea from AD26-36. This stone, found at the archaeological site of Caesarea Maritima in 1961 is the earliest surviving, and only contemporary record of Pilate.
The partial inscription on the Pilate Stone reads
[DIS AUGUSTI]S TIBERIÉUM
[...PONTI]US PILATUS
[...PRAEF]ECTUS IUDA[EA]E
[...FECIT D]E[DICAVIT]
The translation is :
To the Divine Augusti [this] Tiberieum
...Pontius Pilate
...prefect of Judea
...has dedicated [this]
Pontius Pilate is mentioned in several sources near the time in which he lived, such as the Embassy to Gaius (c41 CE) by Philo of Alexandria, the Jewish Wars (c.74 CE) & Antiquities of the Jews (c.94 CE) by Josephus, & the four Gospels by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (AD66-110).
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Good morning all & OTD 700 years ago, the Declaration of Arbroath was made by the Scots Nobility & Clergy to the Pope: "It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom–for that alone which no honest man gives up but with life itself"🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Today is the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath (1320) and all of it is worth reading as a statement of the rights conferred by God & natural law upon all peoples
#Scotland #Arbroath700 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
webarchive.nrscotland.gov.uk/20170106033856…
"But from these countless evils we have been set free, by the help of Him Who though He afflicts yet heals and restores, by our most tireless Prince, King and Lord, the Lord Robert."
#Scotland #Arbroath700 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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@AlexMacLeod9 @weeseabee @LydiaReidYES2 Scotland currently has capacity to PCR test ~800 people a day.

85 new cases today in Scotland. Many people being diagnosed by symptoms/scans now. There's no capacity for mass testing. Or even NHS staff testing. Yet.

But sampling, & NHS testing, ARE being rolled out in Scotland.
@AlexMacLeod9 @weeseabee @LydiaReidYES2 Be clear: that is the case in almost every country in the world.

S Korea and China did a bit better. But with bigger numbers and higher stakes.

Some small, very rich countries with advanced public health systems are doing quite a lot better. As you would expect.
@AlexMacLeod9 @weeseabee @LydiaReidYES2 But nowhere is there enough PCR capacity to do mass screening. And it is the wrong test.

Even if someone is disease free one day, they might not be the next day.

PCR looks for live viral genetic signatures from body fluids.

Immunology tests are needed for mass screening.
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@jlbps @the3million Indyref will likely *not* come in time, even if it was this year and successful. That means #Scotland has to look at mitigating the damage inflicted upon EU citizens and not least of all the Scottish economy.

Currently, we aren't using the powers we have to do so.
@jlbps @the3million There is need for a discrimination reporting mechanism and a public anti-discrimination campaign. There should be a Holyrood working group looking at all means of creating equality between all residents of Scotland regardless of nationality, using existing powers.
@jlbps @the3million There is need for an emergency fund for those families and individuals affected, especially those dealing with disabilities and ill health, women (who a disproportionately affected by both Brexit and the Hostile Environment) and those on small to no income, OOW and UC.
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Thousands of people from all over Scotland march in Glasgow at the 'All Under One Banner' event in support of Scottish Independence

See thread for tweets and news from the event.

#AUOBGlasgow #auob #indyref2
@AUOBALBA
Thousands march in Glasgow in support of Scottish Independence.

#AUOBGlasgow #auob #indyref2


Thousands march in Glasgow in support of Scottish Independence.

#AUOBGlasgow #auob #indyref2

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In her Hogmanay speech @NicolaSturgeon stated: "We will provide support and reassurance for the #EUcitizens who have done us the honour of choosing to make #Scotland their home."

Here is how we can begin to constructively fulfill that promise: docs.google.com/document/d/1rG…
1. EU citizens will face discrimination by Brexit/HostileEnv design. Those who have Settled Status need a physical token not offered by the Home Office but any individuals status can be checked online - including by @scotgov who should issue a #ScottishResidencyCard open to all.
2. All residents of #Scotland are equally affected by Scots Law, yet not all are protected by it. For 2020 I hope to see an all-party, multi-disciplinary Equality workgroup at the Scottish parliament finding & using Scots law & powers to enhance equality and protect all Scots.
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Sajid Javid says the Tory government will oppose another indyref completely. "There already was an independence referendum, there will not be another."

Can we have that in writing, please? Asking for #Scotland's lawyers. 😁✊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
No, REALLY, guys. A flat out No from Number 10 is great news and can totally be challenged in court. If @theSNP get a move on UK might even miss another Brexit deadline and we might just be able to still challenge at ECJ level.

How might such a court case look? How about...
Imagine the Scottish government's sec 30 request has been barred by WM and British courts. Scotland can now seek clarification from the ECJ:

Which democratic means will the EU accept as legally valid expression of the will of the Scottish people to become an independent nation?
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#Lincolnshire based Phoenix Professional Development has released 2020 #virtualjobsfair dates, these are Wednesday’s 2pm - 4pm, here on @Twitter:

#Yorkshire and #Humber: 8th Jan & 8th July

#NorthEast: 22nd Jan & 22nd July
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#Scotland: 5th Feb & 5th Aug

#NorthWest: 19th Feb & 19th Aug

#Ireland: 4th Mar & 2nd Sept

#NorthernIreland: 18th Mar & 16th Sept

#WestMidlands: 1st Apr & 30th Sept

#Wales: 15th Apr & 14th Oct
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#SouthWest: 29th Apr & 28th Oct

#SouthEast: 13th May & 11th Nov

#London: 27th May & 25th Nov

#EastofEngland: 10th June & 9th Dec

#EastMidlands: 24th June & 16th Dec
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As the 1st stage debate on #Scotland's #ElectoralFranchiseBill kicks off I'll be live tweeting.
To pass the bill will require a 66% supermajority & proposes voting rights for prisoners (sentences <12mo), refugees, asylum seekers & 3rd country nationals/EU citizens (post-Brexit).
Worth bearing in mind: circa 200k EU citizens, 5k refugees asylum seekers and <1k eligible prisoners + ?k of 3rd country nationals.

This bill addresses the current non-compliance with EU Charter of Human rights.
The @Feorlean kicks off the debate with an opening statement.@ProfTomkins asks what value citizenship has if voting franchise is connected to residency rather than nationality. Mike Russel replies "The franchise always needs to move on.". 👏
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