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Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Different sort of thread, mostly linking to other threads in relation to recent actions by the Board of Deputies.

The Board of Deputies works closely with Muslim communities and #TellMAMA, fighting anti-Muslim hate.
The Board of Deputies relationship with Christian communities is different from their protection orientated relationship with Muslims.

Rather than challenging anti-Christian hate, the focus is on Christians helping Jews and Israel.

White nationalism is a threat says the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Jews have the right to self determination for Israel says the IHRA definition of antisemitism.
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#Racism and #WhiteFragility

Important question to raise.


Please read this entire thread, and watch the youtube clips. (Yes, I have watched all, and three times now). This is important if we are going to overcome our internal racism.
Animus is NOT a required component in racism.
#Racism is by-product of #institutionalpower.

#WhiteFragility preserves 'order' whether or not intended.
Important to remember.
#WhitePrivilege, #InstitutionalRacism manifests sometimes in the form of blaming the blacks. It becomes 'code word bonding' and wittingly or unwittingly goes to preserve the status quo. Knowingly or otherwise, it is #WhiteFragility.
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Thread. The @nytimes's #1619 project reopened some old wounds between economists and historians with respect to the #Historyofcapitalism subfield. What explains this tension between the disciplines and can we improve it for future collaboration? #econhist #slavery #capitalism
@nytimes Before continuing further, some qualifications...as I often do, when I thought to mention this, I figured I also needed to mention that and as a result, this thread would get way too long. I'm pressed for time with the start of the semester and developing an online class
@nytimes but I didn't want to give up and had to write something. So here goes.
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Seit Jahren untersuche ich die US-Rechte: lese ihre Texte, analysiere polit. Entscheidungen, untersuche ihre Biographien - was man halt so macht. Ein Muster begegnet mir ständig: Die permanente Selbst-Viktimisierung, die im krassen Konstrast zur polit. und ökon. Macht steht. 1/
Eve Fairbanks beschreibt nun in einem exzellenten Artikel in der #WashingtonPost, wie weit diese spezifisch konservative Opfer-Rhetorik zurückreicht und wie sie im Antebellum South verwendet wurde, um Sklaverei zu verteidigen. washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/0… 2/
Denn die Südstaatler sprachen nicht etwa von #slavery: "they anointed themselves the defenders of reason, free speech and civility." Als die wahren Verteidiger von Minderheitenrechten und Freiheit (der Sklavenhalter, wohlgemerkt.) 3/
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1. #QAnon has just dropped a post about symbolism at an amazingly corresponding juncture of events! #Q
2. #QAnon's picture, like all, is original, at least insofar as the pic does not appear to've been from the internet. #Q
3. #QAnon Of course the interest here is that the pic greatly resembles the temple built on #EpsteinIsland. #Q
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Also, if you’re saying, “He’s racist, but…” your privilege is showing. People of color do not have the luxury of qualifying or ignoring it. #Racism
If you see “Go back where you came from,” literally #1 on the #whitesupremacy all-time greatest hits list, and deny the blatant racism of the person who uttered it, you are truly living in a bubble of privilege and denial. #Racism
A leader encouraging a chant of “Send her back!” Towards a citizen who is a person of color at a political rally has effectively stepped over the line of #Racism to fascism.
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31. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼
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@JoeCunninghamSC Surely you’re aware #Lincoln wanted to send all Blacks back where they came from.
“But for your race, there could not be war. Many men engaged on either side do not care for you one way or the other. Without slavery the war could not have an existence.”
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@JoeCunninghamSC 1862 #Lincoln talks to influential Blacks telling them all Blacks should go back where they came from.
“we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. ...this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both,"
@JoeCunninghamSC 1862 #Lincoln "I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated.”
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@abstractheory @4DreamLife @Empire_Gal @ida_skibenes @VP 1)
FYI Google makes it hard to find the truth. Why is that?

Here you go:

13th amendment that abolished #slavery. 100% #Republicans voted for it, 77% of #Democrats voted AGAINST it.
@abstractheory @4DreamLife @Empire_Gal @ida_skibenes @VP 2)
14th amendment gave citizenship to all blacks. 94% Republicans voted for it & every Democrat voted AGAINST it.
@abstractheory @4DreamLife @Empire_Gal @ida_skibenes @VP 3)
15th amendment grants blacks the right to vote. 100% Republican voted for it. Every Democrat voted AGAINST it.
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1. #News ~ Joe Biden 1974: ‘Politicians Can Take Away’ First Amendment ‘If We Want’ breitbart.com/politics/2019/…

#Trump #Qanon @TRUMP2020 @realDonaldTrump
2. #News ~ Poll: Most Voters in Swing States Support Ending Chain Migration breitbart.com/politics/2019/…

#Trump #Qanon #ImmigrationReform
3. #News ~ TRUTH: President Donald Trump: Mexico is Doing More to Stop Migrant Crisis than Democrats @realDonaldTrump breitbart.com/politics/2019/…

#Trump #Qanon #MAGA #ImmigrationReform
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I finally forced myself to watch @ava’s #13th on @netflix. I know I am massively tardy to the party, but racial documentaries are hard for me. It was, of course, devastating, so I’m glad I’m grading at home today so I can process, seethe, mourn & completely avoid wypipo.
My first reaction was “Fuck, this [the systemic oppression of black people & destruction of black lives] is never going to end. Not until we upend every last piece of the existing systems.” Then I sat overwhelmed & crying bc the earth/humanity may not last long enough for that.
And let’s be clear, I read The New Jim Crow years ago (which is why I felt like I didn’t *need* to watch 13th), but watching the documentary tie these legacies to images/audio of #NotMyPresident brought it home in a new way emotionally for me rather than just intellectually.
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Thread. This is a response to a conversation on @nhannahjone ‘s timeline a couple of days ago about slavery. She argued that for most of U.S. history, “black people were set completely *outside* of the class structure.”
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That slaves, “As non-people, as property, as a tradable commodity, they were classless. Their race meant they had NO class.” Most people on her TL agreed with her. A few were puzzled and skeptical. In another tweet in response to a critic she said:
“Can a table or a mule be part of a class. If so, then, yes, AMerican slaves were part of a class.” The idea that enslaved people were regarded as property is a contradiction on its face, as many scholars have argued. Slaves were commodified for the purpose of exploiting their
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New thread that I will add to over the coming days as I re-watch Ken Burns' The Civil War.

I'm gonna call this #WhyWeNeedaNewCivilWarDocumentary. 🤓

(@netflix listen up!)
1. Starting with Episode 1, "The Cause," the doc does not mention #slavery until a full 6 minutes in, erroneously stating that #RobertELee "disapproved" of slavery.🙄

nytimes.com/2017/08/18/us/…
2. Then he LITERALLY ATTRIBUTES THE CAUSE OF THE WAR TO STATES' RIGHTS.

Direct quote: “what began as a bitter dispute over union and states’ rights..."

#WhyWeNeedaNewCivilWarDocumentary
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Failed Coup in #Venezuela, #US involved?
Jan 22, 2019
U.S. VP #MikePence released a video message in support of the Venezuelan protesters & underline US backing for unelected right-wing opposition leader #JuanGuaido.
Violence in #Venezuela intensifies as #US backs non-elected leader
Jan 22, 2019
Venezuela's Security Forces have detained 27 members of the National Guard caught stealing arms, accusing them of trying to stage a violent #uprising against the #Maduro's govt.

#RegimeChange #BigOil
DEVELOPING STORY👇Turmoil in #Venezuela:
"Unrest is direct result of #US meddling" ~ Radio host Comissiong
Jan 23, 2019
Two people reportedly killed in on-going #protests in Venezuela against President #Maduro.

#RegimeChange #BigOil #USMeddling #Democracy
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#RBG #Q2653
6 Q DROPS
FOLLOW PATH OF NO NAME AND IRON EAGLE. IS YOUR ANSWER
#QANON #QArmy
NEW Q DROP 2653
RBG NEXT?
FOLLOW NO NAME & IRON EAGLE ON Q BOARDS.
#RBG
Why was she 'selected'?
Who appointed her?
Remember [her] history.
Ref: 230-page book called Sex Bias in the U.S. Code, published in 1977 by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Highlights:
#QArmy
#QAnon
@maf
humanevents.com/2005/08/23/sen…
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#OSHO

The #human #order is #chaos within, a #cosmos just on the periphery, skin deep at the most
There are two types of #order in the #world: one man-made, another divine.

Man-made order is just make-believe. It is not really an order, it only hides disorder. Deep down the #anarchy continues. On the surface, you are befooled, as if there is an order.
Just the opposite is the case with the #divine order.

On the surface there is #chaos, and deep down in the depths, there is #order. On the surface, there are great waves, and the ocean is silent deep within. The center has a #cosmos in it, and the periphery has chaos on it.
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[1/2] Slave-owners want to use walls to CONTAIN their "property" (their slaves)... and not to protect their slaves from dangerous elements (hence keeping them close and at the mercy of their owners)

Liberators want walls to PROTECT the liberties within the collective society
[2/2] So: Dems want to imprison everyone that does not submit to their ideology, and no border protection for the citizens from violence

While President Trump wants a border wall to protect Americans, and supports prison reform and freedom of speech
#Democrats have always been the party of #slavery - Physically, economically, and also with respect to ideology - And continue to be this way
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1/ 💥”John F. Kennedy Vs. the Empire” 💥
some of #JFK’s Historical Accomplishments... Only a Force of Great Evil & Insatiable Appetite for Power would have wanted him DEAD...
#WWG1WGA @realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn #JFKJr #QAnon #DeepState #COG
👉🏻larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2013
2/ President Donald J Trump’s platform Sounds a lot Like President John F. Kennedy’s 🤔
💥💥👉🏻#TrustThePlan👈🏻💥💥
#WWG1WGA #QAnon
#DeepState #ShadowGovernment
#JFK #COG @realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn
3/ People in African Excited to hear that John F. Kennedy was President
Chanting “Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy” - #JFK supported African Independence, he wanted to see an end to Colonialism...
👉🏻jfklibrary.org/learn/about-jf…
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#AmKenyan 1. I will attempt to simplify the #SwitchOffKPLC petitions that are being withdrawn. Look at the ASKS and question if the withdrawals will achieve what the campaign intended to from the onset, which was JUSTICE for ALL WaKenya
Will withdrawals #STOPTheseThieves?
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#AmKenyan 2. PETITION 6 ISSUES:
A) Consumers ILLEGALLY billed for a 10.1B @KenyaPower loss incurred from their corrupt paka panya games during 2017 election period.
EXPECTED RESULT: End to illegal billing and refunds to all affected customers.
#SwitchOffKPLC
#STOPTheseThieves
#AmKenyan 3. PETITION 6 ISSUES
B) Consumers forced to use 3rd party vendors as @KenyaPower sabotages official and cheaper 888880 number. Vendit(501200), Dynamo(800904) numbers are owned by #PowerCartels
EXPECTED RESULT: End of 3rd party vendors
#SwitchOffKPLC
#STOPTheseTHIEVES
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At dinner, I learned more about corruption + racism built into society by our masters. A book we discussed (Zinn) was used as part of this "Left" resource's bibliography. I had to share. [A thread]

@BlackSocialists - thoughts on this resource?

historyisaweapon.com/indextrue.html
It very simply lays out the case that we are all being controlled. It covers hidden history of the United States including their (and, due to the systems created by our masters, our) racism. 

#racism #systemicracism #history
If you haven't been in school for a while (or are in a terrible school), some of the words might trip you up. Dictionary.com and Wikipedia.org are two good resources to help you.
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.@Nestle Doesn't Deserve Your Hard-Earned Money: a thread
They have been offered a 3 year permit to continue pumping water out of the #SanBernardino National Forest—one of the worst drought regions in the world. In 2016, Nestle took 32 million gallons of water from wells and tunnels in the forest. latimes.com/business/la-fi…
.@Nestle—who continues to market itself as "sustainable"—has failed to submit its report on the "sustainability" of the #conflictpalmoil they use in their products. reuters.com/article/us-nes…
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Thread. Last month I published an article about how resistance within slavery needs to be something we center in social studies classes
#historyed #sschat #socialstudies #slavery #slaveryarchive
It's in The History Teacher, but they don't publish online until 6-12 months after the paper copy, so - what with #SlaveryWasAChoice trending & last month's @splcenter @Tolerance_org survey & articles - I'm tweeting through it here
Basically, my argument is that we need to represent the PERSONHOOD of enslaved people - and that doing so means recognizing that *they resisted in countless ways* that go far beyond the narrow textbook renderings of self-liberation/escape & uprising (although those are important)
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