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Y’all need to read this entire article! The video itself is insane! He shows pics of Dem leaders “causing wars” & being in control for decades but completely ignores fact #rethuglicans started every war EVER! & #moscowmitch has bn in Senate for 30 yrs! justsecurity.org/74504/movie-at…
2/The video begins with Trump’s eyes in the shadow, & its 2nd frame focuses the audience on the Capitol building – America’s Reichstag, where the decisions being denounced by the rally’s organizers were being made that day. The third frame of the video is the Hollywood sign in LA
3/This image immediately directs attn of an audience attuned to an American fascist ideology to the supposedly elite class of Jews who, according to this ideology, control Hollywood. Appearance of the Hollywood sign makes no other sense in context of a short video abt an election
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So these are the reasons why Kamala Harris shouldn’t be Biden’s VP pick and if he chooses her - then take it with a grain of salt

#Biden's VP #KamalaHarrisDestroyed #KHive #Bass
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Kamala Harris pushed a law that forces schools to turn undocumented students over to ICE, separating them from their parents and violating human rights, and continues to defend the existence of ICE m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c…

#Biden #KamalaHarrisDestroyed
Laughed about putting parents in jail if their kids missed school, disproportionately harming single parent households, the poor, and families of color like this one (evidence supports it in article above) #Biden #KamalaHarrisDestroyed #2020Election
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So @MLB and the @Dodgers tried to miss the #TakeAKnee problem by having a special “take a knee” ceremony. They do it at a different time from the Anthem. I applaud their efforts and the support of @Blklivesmatter But something doesn’t quite ring true.
Protests are necessarily uncomfortable. When you put them in a box or deconstruct them so they’re not uncomfortable anymore, you TAKE AWAY their power. If @MLB and the @Dodgers are truly allies, they need to GIVE power.
If @mookiebetts kneels during the Anthem and you remain standing, you’re effectively saying, “Man this is tough for you. I hope this ends someday.” You put your hands on his shoulders. Good for you. But he’s still down there kneeling. Alone.
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As #BlackLivesMatter protests sweep across the UK we are told that #racism & #PoliceViolence is not as bad here. Well it was only luck that meant the #MetPolice didn't murder 62-y/o #MillardScott in April:
#NoJusticeNoPeace /1
Also in April a #WestMidlandsPolice officer was filmed beating a young black boy to the ground and kicking him - another incident that could have resulted in a death. The #police & the state are institutionally #racist in the UK too. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan… /2
And the stench of #racism spreads to the right-wing of @UKLabour too where @Keir_Starmer is blocking action against racist staff, MPs & others like @EmilieOldknow & @IainMcNicol exposed in the #LabourReport. And he has the gall to #TakeAKnee. Sickening. /3
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Racism is another public health crisis, one that's killed many more than #COVID19 #SARSCoV2.

But actions we take now shouldn't give the virus an advantage. If you plan to #BlackLivesMatter protest in #Scotland #Glasgow #Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Sunday - a thread 🧵 on reducing risk.

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@NicolaSturgeon has already pledged support of #BlackLivesMatter & acknowledged the strong feelings about the protest.

However, it's important to follow gov't guidelines on what's permitted in #Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 on Sunday.

If they happen, & you go, here's how to reduce risk:

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Protest risk reduction:
- Walk, cycle, drive there, no public transport 🚶🏾‍♂️🚴🏿‍♀️🚗
- Don't attend with *any* symptoms 🚫🤒🤧
- Wear a mask 😷 & change every 4 hrs 🕓
- Stay 2m apart always 🕺🏿↔️💃🏽
- Bring own water, signs etc - don't share! 🥤🚧
- Follow organiser guidance 📢🦺

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La vidéo du meurtre d'un homme Noir par un officier de Police Blanc scandalise

Le policier écrase son cou pendant de longues minutes alors qu'il
gémit "Je ne peux pas respirer"

#ViolencesPolicieres
#BlackLivesMatter #PoliceBrutality #MoiAussiJAiPeurDeLaPolice
Minneapolis Police
Le FBI et le Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension enquêtent sur l'incident.

Darnella Frazier qui a tourné la vidéo :
"Une dame (pompier) leur a demandé de vérifier son pouls et ils l'ont complètement ignorée et ont été très désagréables avec elle"

ktvu.com/news/please-pl…
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"Finalement, il a cessé de parler et est devenu silencieux. A ce moment, il avait l'air mort. Il semblait qu'il manquait d'énergie et de temps et était en train de mourir lentement. J'ai déjà vu la police être agressive mais jamais tuer quelqu'un devant moi»
#icantbreathe
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Things I am over - hypocrisy and inconsistency

1) If peaceful #protest on the steps of government buildings is a right, than it also is on a football field #TakeAKnee, in a park, etc

#Thread #equity #rant (1/8)
2) If we ban #guns from some buildings in the interest of security, that means for all people - not just those that aren't white

3) If #BlueLivesMatter, do not risk our brave protectors’ health by protesting near them without #masks

#MichiganProtest (2/8)
4) If you are not wearing #facemasks given your personal #liberty, than why do women not get extended the same for #Reproductiverights

5) If all life is sacred, than why would we sacrifice 2-3% of our population by #ReopenAmerica too quickly?

#COVID__19 #pandemic (3/8)
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Trump rallies and much of Trump’s support have always been about unleashing rage; at loss of a sense of security and scapegoats (non-whites, immigrants, women, educated people...). The crisis doesn’t end until the rage is put out. 👉
2/ These are ways to help end rage: a. Acknowledge the underlying grievance; b. Don’t meet rage w rage, stay calm; c. Be respectful, don’t use belittling language or curse; d. Offer a constructive solution to whatever the real grievance is. Not easy! But it’s got stop. 👉
3/ Know who’s good at this? @BetoORourke - just watch him address hostility towards #TakeAKnee here: theguardian.com/us-news/video/…
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I really want to make this a thread. Can we make this a thread?
The land belt where #VoterSuppression is at its highest is one of the most remarkable situations in the history of politics and culture and nature. @stevesilberman pull up a seat.
When I was writing The Cooking Gene I was confronted with something that was really startling. The Black Belt. There are two. One is the demographic region where enslaved people formed a plurality and the other is a swath of l
Counties in AL &MS where the best cotton grew.
@BreeNewsome you here? I'm looking up to you on this one. The Black Belt didn't start in the 1800s. It's actually the ancient seashore and seabed. From Prince George's county MD to east Texas there were voter suppression efforts or difficulties where large Black pops voted.
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THREAD: WALK OUT, DEMOCRATS.

Dems should refuse to participate in what they've called "sham" #KavanaughHearings. They should release a joint statement that if #MerrickGarland was blocked FOR NO REASON, the #lodestar insurrection bars Trump from making lifetime appointments.
Yes, @KamalaHarris asked good questions. But that only sets up the narrative that #Kavanaugh was confirmed "despite a tough nomination process." He's being legitimized by this process. The GOP is pushing him through no matter what Dems do, so TAKE A STAND. Refuse to play along.
#TakeAKnee is a symbolic gesture, but an important one. #DemWalkout would be equally extraordinary. It would leave a permanent stain of illegitimacy on #Kavanaugh. Trump could be found guilty of obstruction, why are Dems participating in a hearing that could seat his defender?
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WEAKNESS. By not walking out after raising objections about the hearing, Democrats are giving the #KavanaughConfirmation legitimacy. Trump has taught Republicans that the more power they grab the more they'll get. DEM LEADERS JUST SHOWED THEY'LL FOLD.
I'm honestly baffled by the response that Dems shouldn't walk out because "it won't accomplish anything." Then why EVER protest? Why #TakeAKnee? If #Kavanaugh is getting confirmed no matter what, why not refuse to go along with this power grab? Why not call for a #generalstrike?
For a brief moment this morning, I thought Dem leaders had finally realized that the GOP's unprecedented assault on our democracy required an extraordinary response. Instead, they folded and telegraphed that their objections to #Kavanaugh have no teeth.
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In a blow to the N.F.L., an arbitrator has ruled that Colin @Kaepernick7's collusion case can proceed because he has produced sufficient evidence that the league and its owners colluded to keep the free-agent quarterback off the field #takeaknee
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Arbitrator sends Colin #Kaepernick's grievance against the NFL to trial, denying the league's request to throw out the quarterback's claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice #takeaknee espn.com/nfl/story/_/id…
"N.F.L. teams have signed players who have beaten their spouses and run operations that killed dogs for sport, but protesting during the national anthem may prove to be the unforgivable sin, it seems."

Colin #Kaepernick is not going away #TakeAKnee
nytimes.com/2018/08/31/spo…
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BREAKING: Without uttering a single word, Queen Elizabeth professed her belief in social justice today when, during the American National Anthem, she gracefully took a knee. Trump later commented, "It made me angry, but it was ballsy and kind of sexy, too." #TakeAKnee #VoteBLUE
To the followers who expressed disappoint about this tweet, saying it disrespects Queen Elizabeth: I respect everyone's opinion. Here's mine; It's just satire, not much different than @TheOnion & @BorowitzReport I'm not a Brit, but I respect QE. The tweet stays. I hope you do too
*disappointment (Obviously) I've gotta slow down.
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“If you have burglaries that are not solved, if you see anybody black walking through our streets and they have somewhat of a record, arrest them so we can pin them for all the burglaries”

Police chief told cops to frame random black people to boost stats
miamiherald.com/news/local/cri…
“You’re not supposed to be here. This is a good neighborhood"

White woman calls cops on black man for listening to yoga CD in his car rawstory.com/?p=1313687
University of Louisville announced that the school's football stadium will no longer carry the Papa John's name after founder John Schnatter admitted to using the n-word during a conference call wlky.com/article/ap-pap…
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Translation: The new anthem policy was approved by White team owners who literally think they own the Black athletes on their teams.
Be careful what you wish for, @NFL. The game CANNOT be played without the players and you’ll learn it the hard way when they #TakeAKnee on your whole football season.
The irony and unmitigated gall of White conservatives lamenting how “disrespectful” kneeling during the anthem is to America when they voted for a fucking TRAITOR and still wholeheartedly support every corrupt, anti-American, treasonous thing he’s doing. GTFOH.
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Thread: if you're arguing whether the Kremlin operation's main goal was electing Trump or dividing Americans, you're missing the point. The most important thing is stopping a repeat. @DFRLab medium.com/dfrlab/electio…
All the way through, the operation attacked Clinton, with posts like these. How was that not helping Trump? (h/t @ushadrons for their repository of troll posts at medium.com/@ushadrons) Image
Mueller's indictment says the troll operators were ordered to support Trump from at least February 2016. They did it with posts like these. Image
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I suspect the Instagram account "american.veterans" aka "God Bless Our Military" was an IRA account #Trumprussia #Russiaps://t.co/snRort2PqV
to many things it posted link back to known accounts, and it is suspended.
instagram.com/american.veter…
the account constantly re-posted from known accounts. veterans_come_first, back.the.badge, mericanfury, defend.the.second & being patriooiig
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Retired general calls out Trump’s ‘shameful’ command of military: ‘The president lied’ about Niger ambush rawstory.com/2017/10/retire…
Mother of slain soldier confirms Trump lied: He “did disrespect my son and my daughter” shareblue.com/mother-of-slai… via @shareblue
Get back to us when @realDonaldTrump's ready to sit still and answer questions about the #Niger ambush for 11 hours like HRC did w/Benghazi.
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We're honored to work with a diverse group of women. Here's a small selection of their reporting. #WOCAffirmation #Thread
Here's How the NFL Could Make #TakeAKnee Mean Something by Tiffanie Drayton damemagazine.com/2017/09/27/her… #WOCAffirmation @draytontiffanie
The Pathetic Reason White Supremacists Hate by Stacey Patton damemagazine.com/2017/08/21/pat… #WOCAffirmation @DrStaceyPatton
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Based off this list lets start with "Secured Borders" #Faceboowashingtonpost.com/news/the-switc…taUjXfKjAa
for some reason this was archived using yandex archive.is/HUVTU
the URL for the Facebook page WAS facebook.com/Secured.Borders
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Anyone care to let me in on why Iranian state TV was stoking racial tensions on @youtube before the election?
From the Wikipedia page on "Pressen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_TVBU8RVkpglw8
seems as though the @adl has done some research on them, David Duke listed he loves Russia and Trump.
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The sports/politics world is so wild right now I can't keep up with the sports stories posted on TP! But there are many good ones. #thread
From @MelsLien: How the NFL sold patriotism to the U.S. military for millions thinkprogress.org/nfl-dod-nation… #takeAknee
Fun column from @SamFulwood: Why Trump’s trash-talking of professional athletes backfired thinkprogress.org/trump-trash-ta…
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28 of 32 NFL owners criticized President Trump for his comments on the #TakeAKnee protests.
Some of those same NFL owners made financial contributions to the Trump campaign and presidency. Here are a few:
Cleveland @Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his family gave $500K to President Trump's inaugural committee.
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Just really, really, really not in the mood for people using immigrants as model minority wedges against kneeling black athletes today.
"Immigrants love America so much they flock to our shores. These athletes should learn to see America the same way." #wedgepolitics anew
Just not here for the new "success story; immigrant style" version of the Model Minority Myth.
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