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#Afghanistan
Contact your representatives. @Wazhmasaidi put together this guide on how to find them and what to say: wazhmasaid.wixsite.com/afghanistanont…
The Afghanistan Diaspora Hub website has a list of ways to help, including hosting a family, becoming a foster parent, volunteering, donating, advocating: afgdiasporahub.com
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New home sales fell in May, Y/Y & M/M. Theme of the month was sales decline by builder design. Few comments on demand slowing or skittish buyers, even w/new home prices +18% Y/Y nationally (survey record). Builder commentary from across the country per our survey to follow...
#Nashville builder: “Gapped out. Sales resume in June as new communities & phases start to open. By moving ability to contract on inventory homes later to finished drywall stage (window installation stage previously), expect sales to show continued decline. Decline by design.”
#Charlotte builder: “Paused sales from mid-May to mid-June in all communities & will selectively release homes for sale in the last 2 weeks of June & coming months. Sales look lower vs. last month but was capped due to limited lot availability & no inventory.”
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Collision on I-5 NB at MP 139.5 near Pierce/King County Line beginning at 3:58 am on May 7, 2021 until further notice. All lanes blocked.
#Fife: A fatality collision along NB I-5 near 70th Ave approaching @wsdot_traffic currently has all lanes blocked. First responders are on scene now, but expect delays during your morning commute as we work to get people moving again. @wspd1pio
Traffic is starting to back up to 54th Ave E in @fife_washington. NB I-5 travelers are getting by on the right shoulder for now. Pack your patience and expect delays this morning as crews investigate the scene. @wspd1pio
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flightradar24.com/RRR6809/278248…

Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

RRR6809 ZZ178

Left Akrotiri just after midnight, the previous day in Pakistan - to #Cyprus Akrotiri

Trips to Nigeria, USA and other places UK has no business in being

At least two trips to Constanta, many to Germany
flightradar24.com/FORTE10/27821e…

Relentless waste of taxpayer's money, yesterdays sortie cost more than $2.5 million

WE pay for this (irrespective of which NATO country you belong to, it's ALL the same "protection racket")

It's why we have poverty and the homeless, yes it is

#FORTE10
Why are the citizens forced into paying for ANY of this

".... thank you for your service...."

like what the absolute heck?

flightradar24.com/2782b0e7

Boeing KC-135R repurposed Stratotanker

62-3509
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#Tacoma must be different. I've absolutely never seen "afraid they would break glass" as justification for the use of deadly force. I have, however, frequently seen "attempted to ram with a car" as justification for *police* killing other people.

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Fuck you, @TacomaPD
Here's @seattletimes playing telephone and reinventing a direct quote, “He was afraid they would break his glass,” as the police use-of-force justifying "The officer drove away because *he feared for his safety*, Haddow said." seattletimes.com/seattle-news/t…
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FAKE NEWS! She’s not sharing the full-video where mobsters surrounded the officers vehicle and he had to flee to safety. #Tacoma #seattleprotests
BACK THE BLUE! Where not letting them get away with this anymore.
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Pig was willing to kill all those people to save the car's windows, by their own admission. And they think this is justification.
Not "I feared for my life." Not "I feared for the lives of others." No. I "was afraid they would break the glass."

Absolute ghoul shit.
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Breaking news: An abandoned middle school in Tacoma, WA. has been occupied by community members to provide shelter for a houseless encampment of 20 people, following multiple deaths from exposure in recent weeks. They are holding a press conference in about half hour. 1/?
A few weeks ago, a man in his 60s died from exposure in his wheelchair. Another man died from exposure in his car. This happens every winter in Tacoma. City council have been talking about turning Gault Middle School into a shelter for the houseless for a long time without action
Food Not Bombs has been working with this group of houseless folks for ~8 months now & have created a strong relationship with them. All are on board with moving into Gault. Tacoma DSA members such as co-chair @RebeccaforWA have been involved as well (informally as DSA members).
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Today we served 60+ hot meals, bottled water, and socks to folks living/surviving on the streets of downtown Tacoma. Thank you Alma Mater (high compliments to Chef Roger) for providing a delicious menu of chicken and rice with chickpea & cauliflower!
With COVID numbers increasing daily, we are excited for our partnership with @lovebeyondwalls which enabled us to procure two sinks for our #Tacoma community. It is more important than ever that we provide hand washing as a human right to all.
Supplies in high demand are: hand sanitizer (or supplies to create it), socks, bottled water, and masks. If you’d like to donate, please email us at thepeoplesassembly253@gmail.com. This is what community looks like! #ThePeopleGotThePeople
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Make noise! Tacoma Public Schools wants to get input on whether or not to keep SROs in our high schools. Don't be fooled by the "no basis to form a response" option - we know policing is inherently violent & anti-Black. It's an affirmative REMOVE ALL COPS! tinyurl.com/removepolicetps
For now, fill out this survey and tell all your folks to do the same! tinyurl.com/removepolicetps
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#Tacoma Let’s welcome our new neighbors who are moving into the microshelters on 60th and McKinley! Residents are previously homeless, and will get temporary shelter provided by the City of Tacoma.
We (neighbors in Tacoma) are working on creating 100 welcome care packages total, and at least 35 by the end of July.
Please drop off items listed below to Fab-5 Headquarters (1120 s 11th Street) on the following days:
Tuesday, June 30th 5PM -7PM
Wednesday, July 1st 4PM - 6PM
Thursday, July 2nd 12PM -3PM

You can also text (253) 245-3009 to arrange another pick up time.
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#BLMTacoma marching right now, a few hundred along Tacoma Ave.
“We need to be out here every day” a protestor announces before they march down to UWT.
TPD again staying real far back from marchers.
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As public spaces + events are shut down due to the #coronavirus - the need for building mutual aid survival programs is now greater than ever, especially in the face of the dramatic failure of the State to respond to this crisis. Here's a thread for inspiration. #MutualAid
Last summer we talked to @simaleerbg of the @fcrcollective who organized a free store and free grocery program in #DC.
In #PuertoRico, for the past several years, people across the island have set up assemblies, squatted buildings, set up mutual aid community centers, and organized to carry out wide scale disaster relief in the face of hurricanes and earthquakes.
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#Coronavirus UPDATE & Resources
Mar 11th 11PM EST
The🌎stats:
-126,135 =113 Countries & 🇨🇳
-4,630 have died🌎
-68,216 have recovered🌎
-80,932 Cases in 🇨🇳
-12,462 #Italy
-9,000 #Iran
-7,755 #SouthKorea
-2,284 #France
#COVID19seattle #NC #CA #MA #CT
1/11 #US #COVIDー19 Stats 👇🏾
2) #US #COVID19 Update
March 11th 11PM EST
1,311 #Coronavirus cases
373 in #Washington - most # of cases
36 states & DC have confirmed cases
339 new cases
38 have died: #WA #CA #FL #NJ #SD
👀 Community Prep Resources 👇🏾
#CoronavirusUSA #COVID19US
#NYC #Seattle #LosAngeles #OC
1) Welcome to #COVID19 Info!
Since the World Health Org has declared #COVID-19 a global pandemic, we thought it best to share some basic info starting with an infographic and our Personal Protection thread which includes a Pandemic Guide:
🔗bit.ly/39uBwY9 #Coronavirus
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#Coronavirus UPDATE & Resources
March 6th 9PM EST
The GLOBAL statistics:
-102,152 total in 🌎
-3,491have died🌎
-57,376 have recovered🌎
-80,651 Cases in 🇨🇳
-6,767 So #Korea
-4,747 #Iran
-4,636 #Italy
#Covid19nyc #NY #WA #CA #MA #TX #OK #IN #AZ
1/9 #US #COVIDー19 Stats 👇🏾
2a) #US #COVID19 Update
March 6th 9PM EST
-330 #Coronavirus cases in US
-26 states have confirmed cases
-98 new cases around the country
-15 have recovered
-14 have died #WA #CA
-US Citizens in Self-quarantine: 13,900+
-See Pandemic Prep Resources 👇🏾
#CoronavirusUSA #Seattle
2b) #US #COVID19 Update 03/06 9PM EST
State with most cases: #Washington - 84
County w/most cases: #KingCounty #WA
County w/most deaths: #Seattle
Most #coronavirus cases today: #CA
State with most self-quarantined individuals: #NY - 4,000
See Pandemic Prep Resources 👇🏾
#MD #NJ
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📢 ATTENTION ALL WASHINGTON STATE FOLLOWERS & RESISTERS 📢

If anyone is interested in join me in getting local groups/organizations together as well as yourselves (also if someone is in one of the local groups that will be a plus) follow my local group page here 👇
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@HazSeattle or my Facebook group. Same name HazSeattle #EmpireResists. These are for useful information and events plus more. Now once I get a decent number of you joining thats including my Facebook group; I will be finding place where we all can get together and...
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Get to know each other. Have an idea session of whats the best approach to doing an sustained mass march locally. Even if we do it one day a week. I've seen other states do it every weekend. Also we can organize together.. get others involved. Businesses.. things like that
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