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Can we please get the idea that the armed forces are apolitical out of our heads, please?

Back in 1986, I joined the RAF. I vividly remember standing at ease on the parade ground and the intake being asked to put their hand up if they were a Labour voter 1/
I was 17 and hadn't voted yet so kept my hand down. I also thought it was a strange question to ask.

My drill Sgt, whose name I still remember, then said the following...

"Forget that right now. You are Tory voters now. Labour will have your job and let CND have their way.. 2/
... you'll all be out of a job before you know it."

Even then, I knew I was Labour as my family had supported the miners during the strike and we'd had one stay over on a journey between pickets.

I was once detached to USAF Greenham Common for a month, to guard the wire... 3/
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Watching the livestream of @LAW_witchhunt, before the meeting starts @ken4london turns to Graham Bash "you're Jewish?" He makes his speech first and then walks out "promised the kids I'd be home by 8..."
Leaving Tina Werkmann (who is she?) to introduce Jackie Walker and Graham Bash to the crowd. It's a bit sad really, the night before her expulsion hearing she wheels out Graham. You can imagine how his speech goes blah blah "I'm Jewish and it's all a smear" blah blah blah
Tina says "On that glorious day in 2015 I don't think anyone expected we'd take the @uklabour Party, take society, straight away..." and "Jeremy Corbyn has always been unacceptable not just to the right wing not just of the party but to the people who run society"
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Throughout the day, I'm going to be tweeting articles/resources to educate about anti-Muslim racism and Islamophobia because of what Muslims experience everyday and because we have your attention because of the the #NewZealandTerroristAttack #ChristchurchMosqueAttacks 1/N
Here's a piece that Thea Abu el-Haj and I recently wrote for @TheAssemblyJrnl (an #Openaccess journal): colorado.edu/journal/assemb… #Islamophobia #AntiMuslimRacism #NewZealandMosqueAttack 2/N
A number of excellent resources can be found in the #Islamophobia is #racism syllabus: islamophobiaisracism.wordpress.com 3/N
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This is the thread about Reparations that was supposed to be a blog post last week. I promised to tag @IAMFridayJones.

There are two primary arms of a Leftist argument for reparations. These are the moral argument that reparations are the right thing to do and the practical
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argument that Reparations for #ADOS represent a significant burden on the government that would require a significant redistribution of wealth from capitalists to the working class. This is not possible without vastly more progressive changes to the tax system.
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Any discussion of the moral aspect of reparations has to start with the basic fact the United States is a white empire. Members of minority groups are allowed to join the elite but the real money and power is in the hands of white capitalists. Much of this wealth was built on
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On #16March, a #YellowVests tsunami breaks over #Paris

#France: #GiletsJaunes mobilizing to topple the #Macron #regime ..

#MacronDemission is near

Ahhh, i've forget: tomorrow for #ActeXVII the broadcasting starts as usual at 9:30 am from nationwide protests ➡ #RESISTANCE
❗⚠ #FRANCE: This mobilization video for #ActeXVIII (#Acte18) has more than 200 000 views in just 24h on Facebook ➡ check it, great work

#Paris #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #Resistance #PowerToThePeople #16March #MacronDemission

Dear Followers, please understand that I can not publish all #ActeXVII events here. More information can be found on @NewsCompact

Stay tuned for the #GiletsJaunes movement, we are strong!
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I didn't make the decision to leave Clarifai lightly. I agonized over the debate, and tried to look at the issue from all sides. Here's my take on WHY we need to @BanKillerRobots once and for all. #Solidarity #TechWontBuildIt aclu.org/blog/national-…
@lee_grubbs that article is designed to make you worry about an arms race to justify more weapons manufacture. Instead, let’s work on an international ban through the UN. No one is saying don’t protect USA, we are saying aim for peace and use pressure to condemn this kind of war.
It’s an old argument @karanbhangui that “our enemies won’t” but the bans on chemical/biological weapons are holding up and we can achieve the same thing with these.
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🚨 #France#YellowVest protests on #9February

🔷There are also manifestations planned in #Germany's city of #Stuttgart (#Gelbwesten) and in the Italian capital of #Rom by #giletgialli #9February #Resistance #YellowVests #Solidarity
🚨 #France#Paris: metro stations overlooking the #champselysees are closed on Saturday morning for #ActeXIII #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #GJ #9February #Resistance
🚨 #France#Tourville near #Rouen: blockage dislodged by a massive police presence that tirelessly pushes protesters into the commercial area

#ActeXIII #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #GJ #9February
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🚨 #France#Paris: More than 10,000 people say they are interested to participate tomorrow at the #ArcdeTriomphe around 11 am for #ActeXIII

The route, would pass the National Assembly, the Senate, the Medef and finish at the edge of the #Elysée

#GiletsJaunes #YellowVests
🚨 #France ℹ The #GiletsJaunes announce new actions for #ActeXIII in #Alsace. An event, presented as "the biggest mobilization of the Haut-Rhin", in #Mulhouse. The appointment is set at 13 pm on the Place de la Reunion

#YellowVests #GJ #GiletsJaune #Resistance #9February
🚨 #France#Paris: The first #GiletsJaunes arrived at the #ChampsElysees for today's #ActeXIII. Cops are already there

#YellowVests #GJ #GiletsJaune #Resistance #9February
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🚨 INFO As you know, tomorrow in #France, the #ActeXII of the proud #GiletsJaunes begins throughout France to make clear to the brutal ruler #Macron and his elite monkeys that our will to #revolution is unbroken❗ As usual, tomorrow at 9:30 am I will be able to report the events
🚨 #France#Paris: The course of the demonstration dedicated to the "broken jaws" of #GiletsJaunes movement, between the place of Felix Eboue and the Republic Square #ActeXII #GJ #Resistance #2February #YellowVests
🚨 #France#Rouen: the police station Beauvoisine is barricaded!

#ActeXII #GJ #Resistance #GiletsJaunes #2February #YellowVests
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1/ Who am I?

I'm a #CVE researcher who studies the process of radicalization, social groups, and movements. In short, I look for ways to prevent people like the #CovingtonBoys from swiping even further right & endorsing white nationalism, ethnic separatism, or dom. terrorism.
2/ On Twitter, I identify as a “#ProudBoys Whisperer,” a tongue in cheek reference to the ethnographic fieldwork I do. This work involves many conversations like the one below.

3/ I also look for ways to help men and women innoculate themselves from falling down the #antifeminist/anti-#SJW /conspiratorial rabbit hole.
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The hashtag #FirstAntisemiticExperience which I started a couple of days ago has shown me several things. This thread will pull together what I believe we can learn from it, and what conclusions we should draw from it.
Please follow me to get other insights into being a #Jew
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First: thanks to the journalists who picked up on this #FirstAntiSemiticExperience - they’ve helped spread the hashtag. However I am not sure they understood it’s implications fully, it seems they missed that these encounters with #antisemitism happened years, decades ago!
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This is a record therefore of #FirstAntisemiticExperience from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s. My son teeeted one from about 2009. That may be the most recent one!!
Historic #antisemitism. But real nonetheless
So let’s examine what sorts of experience we had:
3/15
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Can we for real make #collectyourcousins a thing? Black folks are constantly collecting their cousins bc 1 black person acting a fool can have far reaching consequences for all of us. White folks don’t seem to feel as implicated by the failures or foolishness of other white folks
I propose #collectyourcousins as a call to allies to come respond to racist (sexist, cissexist, ableist, homophobic) comments by similarly identified people. White women collecting white women. Straight men collecting straight men. Cis folks collecting cis folks.
The appeal of #collectyourcousins in two-fold for me. 1: Privileged folks often respond defensively especially to marginalized folks calling them on such privilege or ignorance. They have a harder time being dismissive of folks with shared identities.
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What a year! During 2018 @ActOnClimateVic investigated, rallied, promoted, engaged and reported on all things #ClimateImpactsVic and #VicClimateSolutions. A thread, looking back over #2018 1/13
#February2018 We celebrated the first year of the Climate Change Act 3/13
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THREAD: CALL TO ACTION!

Friends, here are some action items to help Cyntoia Brown. Please copy and paste as sharing this post will not work.

Cyntoia, now 29 years-old, was 16 years-old when she was sold to a 43 year-old child rapist.
She was imprisoned for killing him in self defense. The court denied her appeal and has ordered her to serve 51 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.

The Tennessee Governor can grant her clemency and free her before he leaves office in January.
Please contact Governor Haslam’s office and urge him to grant clemency for Cyntoia before he leaves office. Call, write letters, or send emails:

Governor Bill Haslam
1st Floor, State Capitol
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-2001
tn.gov/governor/conta…
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One of the worst parts of the academic job market, post-2008: constantly fighting for the opportunity to be interviewed and judged by those with CVs 1/6 the length of yours.
I’ve been told to censor my own CV (cut it down by half) so that academic departments will seriously consider me as a hire. I’ve also been told the reverse.

This shit is so frustrating and draining.
If it wasn’t for my students, I would have dropped out of academia a long time ago. But the endless postdoc and VAP cycle...

I refuse to call it quits yet — because I love teaching, and I emphatically believe this all matters so much, but... how does one know where the limit is?
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"Can we save Earth?" A thread. Fun interview of #Schellnhuber, the leading #climate scientist, with digital-utopia-creating philosopher @richprecht (#AI: service.randomhouse.de/book/Hunters-H…). Worth your time content- and framing-wise, if you zdf.de/gesellschaft/p… 1/n #ExtinctionRebellion
...if you know German (else here a translation of notes I made towards the end to update you on the climate-debates State of the art in German media:
– A key reform of the political system worth debating would be to limit politicians' terms to 8 years, to incentivize them to 2/n
care about our not their future (see #Monbiot 2017: theguardian.com/books/2017/sep…).

– We're experiencing the paradoxon of being unable to go on and unable to get off.
-- Wir erleben eine Unmöglichkeit des Weitermachens und eine Unmöglichkeit des Ausstiegs.

– We live in a society 3/n
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👏✊❤️ to @clairwaves, @mer__edith, @celiehart, @sparker2, @EricaAmerica, @amrtgaber, Tanuja Gupta & all the folks who joined today’s #GoogleWalkout & spoke up to demand better for all of us: #TimesUp @Google! nytimes.com/2018/11/01/tec… #solidarity
Here Are The Stories Women Are Telling During The #GoogleWalkout buzzfeednews.com/article/caroli… #solidarity
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Dear #MAGA #Desis & other assorted non-white ppl who support Republicans because of anti-blackness or lower taxes or the feeling of proximity to power, observe this pattern of escalating & widening targeting in #immigration policy & #deportation:
1. Criminal illegal aliens "bad hombres"
2. All undocumented immigrants
3. End TPS "Temporary Protected Status"
4. End family preference in green cards "chain migration"
5. Reduce/eliminate residency lottery
6. Review citizenship applications for fraud & revoke citizenship &
deport ppl who've been here for decades
7. End birthright citizenship for children of undocumented migrants
8. Muslim ban
9. Revoke residency visa for people who have used certain public welfare benefits

I've probably forgotten some other measures, and no doubt there are more
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I love how Natalie Portman breaks through the misogynist abuser code here: "If a man says to you that a woman is crazy or difficult, ask him: 'What bad thing did you do to her?'" (thread) #CrazyDifficultWomen
Let's talk about being #CrazyDifficultWomen! I've been called crazy and difficult by men; I've also been called a bitch, bossy, and "that person" (by someone who couldn't bring himself to call me by name). For doing my job, or caring about standards, or having boundaries, etc.
To put being #CrazyDifficultWomen in context: I've been a guest working in 4 other countries, I've done cross-cultural communication training, I'm Canadian & say sorry compulsively, I care about saving face, I go out of my way to make others feel heard, supported & respected.
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Huge Weekend for the #Unity4J #FreeAssange Movement! Please Follow @Unity4J
@Unity4J 4.0 Online Vigil In Support of @JulianAssange #FreeAssange LIVE now! WATCH: unity4j.com/stream

Interviewer: @raymcgovern
Guest: @grahamelwood

#September1st #Vigil4Assange
@Unity4J 4.0 Online Vigil In Support of @JulianAssange #FreeAssange LIVE now! WATCH: unity4j.com/stream

Interviewer: Graham Elwood @grahamelwood
Guest: Alastair Thompson @althecat
#September1st #Vigil4Assange
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#BREAKING Trump revokes ex-CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance. Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads statement calling him a liar and says he’s sowing division and chaos. Reads off more names of top Trump critics.
Reporter to Sarah HS: The List of people whose security clearances TRump is considering revoking besides John Brennan’s are only Democrats. Why should Americans have confidence you’re taking this seriously if not a single Republican—not even Flynn who lied to FBI—is on that list?
The White House truly was Kremlin annex today. Petty vindictive Trump abuses power to blacklist ppl who happen to know about Russia, smearing & intimidating them for exercising their First Amendment right to criticize a dangerously unfit POTUS. Send gratitude, follow @JohnBrennan
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Some of the core drivers of the religio-political violence in #Nigeria are failures to harmonise religious, political & civic impulses. I will try to summarise and discuss some of them here. #NotAnotherNigerian @QuilliamOrg
1. #Nigeria is a civic state, with much devout religious practice, mainly Christian and Muslim. Religious loyalty should not undermine civic loyalty, but sometimes does. Eg should Muslims be concerned about the 'ummah' & Christians about fellow believers only? #NotAnotherNigerian
2. The #Nigerian state apparatus, including the legal system, is heavily influenced by Britain. The Muslim areas used to have traditional Sharia, and were part of the Sokoto Caliphate. Sharia always had many interpretations: many of these were civic in nature. #NotAnotherNigerian
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Please read all 4 of these screenshots from Tiana Smalls.

I’ll follow w a thread of a similar experience:

#Resist #Solidarity
Solidarity & resistance can be simple, folks. But it does take speaking up, which I know can feel hard.

I’ve done this myself in various situations. One in particular stands out:
Police came on a BART train I was on and were going to take a man away (he was Black and developmentally disabled). He was terrified and started reciting a phone number, asking someone to please call his mother who would worry when he didn’t show up.
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Join & Support the democratic alternative
Iranians To Hold Annual Gathering In #Paris Calling For #RegimeChange for a #FreeIran.
30 June 2018 villepinte Paris
#FreeIran2018 #IranProtest #MaryamRajavi
actionnetwork.org/forms/join-the…
100,000 Iranians and their supporters are expected to attend #FreeIran2018 Grand Gathering for a #FreeIran, and support #IranProtests in Paris on June 30th. Please join us
#IranRegimechang #IranProtests
Join the #FreeIran2018 campaign✌️

Be the voice of Iranians for a free & democratic #Iran
iranfreedom.org/en/2018/05/26/…
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