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The blocked hashtag is "#AlAqsa" written in Arabic, the third holiest mosque in Islam that Palestinian folks got stun-grenaded & tear-gassed at during their Ramadan prayer earlier today.

It's like blocking "#StatueOfLiberty" when police are brutalizing innocent people there.
I don't even have words for what is happening anymore. The cruelty on open display here is beyond words. People told to shush, finger on the mouth, when they object to the stranger in their family home, standing on the street in disbelief, all their possessions instantly gone.
Did you see this photo? It was taken by AFP on May 4th, showing a Palestinian man with a knee on the face, available to press everywhere.

It has not been used anywhere in the West as far as Image Search says. Instead, there's photos of burning cars and people throwing rocks. Image
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#AmericaIsOnTheBallot "Every democracy or many democracies in their histories have taken a flier on a populist fast-talking con man. I come from Minnesota, we have a governor we took a flier on like that, it happens in history. You can do it once but when you do it twice, then 1/
it's no longer about who he is. It’s about who you are. The whole world will look #differently at US if we were to reaffirm & re-elect this man, because then the world will actually start looking at us really how it looks at Russia & China. Just another #transactional country. 2/
They’ll look at us as a country that #decided to #change the #StatueOfLiberty from “give me your tired, your poor, those seeking & yearning to be #free, to get the #hell off my lawn… & that will affect the whole world. The world likes to make fun of America. 3/
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It is impossible to adequately convey the inhumanity of our country's relentless assault on #asylum protections on the southern border, but grateful for the opportunity to share with @hanjaneway our perspective in @NEJM @NEJMPerspec. /1

nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
The "Remain In Mexico" policy of returning asylum seekers to dangerous border cities in Mexico -- where they cannot access basic legal, social, or medical services -- is an affront to US federal law as well as international law. /2 @ACLU

aclu.org/blog/immigrant…
There are already over 1100 documented cases of murder, rape, torture, kidnapping, and other violent assaults against asylum seekers and migrants forced to remain in #Mexico under #MPP. @humanrights1st /3

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Turns out that this radio show/podcast of ours has a deep back catalogue of episodes that could double as lessons for remote classes! We’ve got history segments, social studies segments, even some material for English lit... So, teachers & parents: gather ‘round for a *thread*
Our 5-part series on poverty examines and debunks myths about self-sufficiency and virtue. Is America a land of opportunity? How do we understand will power and work ethic? Ben Franklin shows up. Great for history and civics classes. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/p…
If you're looking for material on US core principles and founding documents, check out @OTMBrooke's conversation with historian Jill Lepore about "These Truths."
Key quote: "Our Republic does not pre-exist newspapers." !!!!! wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/s…
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A 'city-killer' asteroid got scarily close to Earth yesterday, and astronomers didn't know about it until it was just days away

businessinsider.in/a-city-killer-…
A 427-foot-wide asteroid whizzed within 45,000 miles of Earth yesterday.
While that may sound far away, 45,000 miles is what astronomers consider a close shave: It's less than 20% of the distance between Earth and the moon.
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