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When we're trying to build a #movementofmovements
we are embarked on a hard path
We need to be resilient
We need to be undone by what we learn
Being 'good hearted' is not enough
Being 'kind' is not enough
Justice, like #Love demands more
We must be changed to bring #change
@XRSlough @XRLiberation @ExtinctionR @XRLondon @farhanaclimate @XrYouth @XRTheBeacon Because, if the demands of #justice do not operate at all levels of our organising - in our thinking, our learning, our speaking, our hearing, our writing, our acting - the outcomes will not be #Just.

We will compound #injustice

Equality
Dignity
Respect
Justice

#Change
@XRSlough @XRLiberation @ExtinctionR @XRLondon @farhanaclimate @XrYouth @XRTheBeacon We must ask ourselves with vigilance &honesty
"How am I benefitting from structures of injustice.
How does my privilege aid me whilst harming others.
How do the oppressions I suffer under teach me how to reach out with #radicalempathy to those who suffer in different ways?"
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Up, out and ready for #CPHVA19. There will be tweets. Join in. It’ll be fun! @Unite_CPHVA @UniteinHealth
The calm before the storm. At least it’s dry in here. We’ve got definite Yorkshire drizzle this morning in Harrogate @Unite_CPHVA #CPHVA19
The doors aren’t open yet but we’re busy getting ready for #CPHVA19 delegates. Lots of opportunities to catch up with old friends and new over the next two days @Unite_CPHVA @saffie @UniteinHealth
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Jill Abigail, an 80yr old feminist and veteran @NZGreens member wrote an opinion piece for the Green Party publication Te Awa questioning the current neglect of women’s sex-based rights in the party in favour of pushing gender identity ideology... 1/
The piece has since been pulled down, condemned by co-leader @MaramaDavidson , and caused a ruckus in the party. You can read it here: lesbian-rights-nz.org/2019/09/02/the…
This morning Jill spoke to RNZ about the situation and about her concerns. Thank you for being a brave, strong voice for women, Jill. Speak Up For Women supports you completely. #solidarity #speakupNZ #womensrights rnz.co.nz/audio/player?a…
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#URGENT #911 Over the course of the next few weeks, I need twitter to show out for me. My children and I, WE NEED A MIRACLE. We are in a crisis of incredible proportions because of an abusive man and the systems that protect men liIke him.

Please keep reading this #THREAD
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I CANNOT fight back alone. I desperately need the help of Twitter. And I dont have much time.

A hearing date has been set for OCTOBER 25th.

This is it. The day it will be decided how much longer my 10 & 12 yrold will suffer abuse, how much longer we'll know that man's torment.
What that means is that I have WEEKS left to get anything, everything I can think of that may help and protect us to the lawyer.

I have been working around the clock for months, fighting desperately to protect my children. I've given everything I have and more of what I don't.
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This is a thread of all of the reasons I, personally, don’t want to have children.

Since a lot of folks can’t seem to wrap their head around why I’m not having a family. Spoiler alert: It's not because I want to sit on a pile of money and eat avocado toast.

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(1) I don’t want to. 🤡

That should be reason enough, because no one is obligated to reproduce or caretake if that’s not their bag, but apparently that's not good enough, so onto the other reasons.
(2) Environmental circumstances. I don’t trust that there will be a habitable planet for my kids to inherit, and with an exponentially rising population, I can’t reconcile having kids *especially* if I'm not passionately invested in it/feel it's my calling.
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FiLiA will release a full response later ...

The @Commonswomequ just published a report on 'Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission'

Chapter 7 is dedicated to Balancing Rights in Single Sex Services

parliament.uk/business/commi…
The report highlights 2 particularly difficult areas:

1️⃣ commissioning single-sex services
2️⃣ the ability of organisations to use Equality Act exceptions

Single Sex Exemptions are re-outlined, with a quote from the @EHRC Codes of Practice

Ch 7: bit.ly/32W1Yax
1️⃣ Of concern: '... commissioners appeared to be commissioning gender-neutral services in breach of the public sector equality duty' and “that will not enable the aims of equality set out in the Equality Act to be full achieved.”
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Thread for yesterday:
4am wake up.
5.45 On the coach orgainsed by @Liverpool4EU I get handed a bag full of a dozen yellow roses, lovingly trimmed and wrapped in wet tissues to keep them fresh...many thanks to Barbara!
#MarchForChange #InLimbo #InLimboToo #YellowRose

PlsRT
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I hand them out to EU27 citizens resident in the UK for over a decade and marching for the first time.....

#MarchForChange #InLimbo #InLimboToo #YellowRose

2/7
Sharing a yellow rose with Brenda who organised the coach for @Liverpool4EU and always shows so much friendship and #solidarity

#MarchForChange #InLimbo #InLimboToo #YellowRose

3/7
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[thread] Of course, @realDonaldTrump telling @AOC, @RashidaTlaib, @IlhanMN & @AyannaPressley to “go home” to their “country of origin” is racist. I’m disgusted & appalled by the callousness of these remarks, aimed at these amazingly strong women. #Solidarity to them. (1/7)
But crucially, Trump’s consistent racism gives confidence to others with racist attitudes & builds a terrifying atmosphere for targets of that racism. These are the real, painful, consequences when political or community leaders foster racism & play on xenophobic attitudes. (2/7)
People who are doing or saying racist things often feel like they speak on behalf of their community (ridiculous concept, I know). Therefore, it’s immensely powerful for a member of that same perceived community to say ‘not in my name’ in order to marginalise the racism. (3/7)
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A guilty verdict in Dr. #ScottWarren's case will be a catastrophe, but even if Scott is acquitted, the crisis of death and disappearance along our southern border will continue. Take action today at bit.ly/waternotwalls.
Our #solidarity asks include (1) Share the video made explaining the dangerous #precedent Dr. Warren's case could set:
(2) Write to Congress demanding an immediate end to the policy of Prevention Through Deterrence: actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-c…
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In solidarity with workers at @Delta, NEA President @Lily_NEA wrote an open letter to Delta President Glen Hauenstein. Read it below. #UnionStrong #Solidarity
Dear Mr. Hauenstein,

On behalf of the more than three million members of the National Education Association (NEA) and the students they serve, I write to condemn Delta Airlines’ condescending and flippant disrespect for workers voice by employing anti-union materials 1/
designed to persuade employees to drop their union membership.

To add insult to injury, it is both obscene and shameful for you to encourage employees to “invest in video games” rather than use their collective voice to fight for the rights, wages, and protections they 2/
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🔥 "Saving Lives Isn't A Crime!" 🔥

Yesterday #Firefighters from across the UK descended upon London to protest in support of Spanish Firefighter, Miguel Roldan. 1/5
Miguel currently faces the threat of 20 years in prison in Italy for rescuing families from the sea. Men, women & children were rescued by Miguel & his comrades. 2/5
Fire & Rescue is a humanitarian service. We save life regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation or nationality. The fact Miguel - a Firefighter - is facing prison for doing exactly this, reveals the UGLY & DANGEROUS far-right views for what they are. 3/5
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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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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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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!
2/15
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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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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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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