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Exactly four years ago today, I photographed this image that would later be called “pieta.”

On July 23, 2016, under a footbridge along Edsa Pasay Rotonda, Jennilyn Olayres cradled her partner Michael Siaron after being shot to death by motorcycle-riding gunmen.
It was a traumatic night for many reasons. Traumatic to me because to this day, the voice of Olayres still lingers in my mind.
As she held her lifeless partner in the middle of a crime scene, surrounded by bystanders, police, and the press, she screamed at us photographers, begging to stop taking photos and help her instead.
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Grüne, wir müssen reden! @Die_Gruenen
Vor allem mit Euch, Realos in BaWü (@GrueneBW @FritzKuhn1 @cem_oezdemir), und, ne, nicht nur mit Euch, @gruene_jugend @gjbw! Über #Stuttgart #StuttgartRiots & #Drogenprohibition+ #WarOnDrugs+ #lifestyleprofiling+ #culturalprofiling Thread:
Klar, so ging es im ganzen Land oberhalb der massenmedialen Wahrnehmungsschwelle: Verschämt war und ist von „#Eventszene“ die Rede, wobei der eine oder die andere #Grüne wohl im Hinterkopf hat, dass das nicht beim Namen zu nennende Kind (neu)migrantische Jugend ist.
Spiegelverkehrt kam das auch von sonst dankenswert radikal antirassistischen und migrantischen Kreisen: In Stuttgart wurde sich nach deren Ansicht gegen #racialprofiling und strukturellen #Rassismus gewehrt.Aber wie wäre es, wir beginnen die Diskussion erst einmal mit dem Anlass?
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Breonna Taylor's death was a tragedy. It was also completely avoidable.

When thinking of no-knock raids, you envision hostage situations, active shooters, and kidnappings. Violent, urgent, critically dangerous circumstances.
However, those cases account for only 7% of no-knock warrants, while an estimated 79% were executed in drug related search raids.
Astoundingly, 65% of those yielded no contraband of any sort.
Breonna Taylor was one of these cases.
No-knock raids are common practice. Their use has increased substantially as a tool to fight the war on drugs. It's time to end the practice across the country.

End No-Knock Raids.
End the #WarOnDrugs

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…
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It's really important that people understand how the War on Drugs fuels racism and police violence.

When you say "weed should be legal, but I don't know about crack/heroin," you're saying you want cops to continue to have a blanket excuse to harass and brutalize Black people.
Mass incarceration, surveillance, drug prohibition, police militarization--these are all interconnected. They are all white supremacist mechanisms by which the state keeps Black communities torn apart and politically disenfranchised, and Latin American countries under heel.
Your squeamish desire to allow the state to control how other people alter their consciousness is contributing to mass death.

Legalizing & regulating drugs would deal an enormous blow to police's ability to manufacture excuses to enact violence on Black & brown communities.
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It’s easy to joke about the criminalisation of #antifa, but UK folks might have missed new legislation here that's massively expanding surveillance, police powers + sentencing for terrorism suspects. Let’s talk about the new #CounterTerrorism and Sentencing bill. [THREAD 1/]
The bill ends the prospect of early release for serious terrorism offenders and widens the list of offences classed as terror-related to ensure they carry tougher sentences. It also increases the maximum penalty for membership of a proscribed organisation from 10 to 14 years. 2/
It includes a £90 million funding boost for counter-terrrorism police + an extension of maximum prison sentences across the board. With UK prisons increasingly run for profit by private companies, it’s unlikely this is borne purely out of a concern for public safety. 3/
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Here @jasonluan88 responds to arguments for #safesupply brought forward by advocates on social & mainstream media, but it appears that he needs help with understanding and interpretation of the arguments and data in support of safe supply.
Thread: 1/
#Abpoli #Ableg
In the headline @jasonluan88 continues to use stigmatizing language with the word “addict”. People who use drugs are people first!
Stigma causes people to to use and die alone.

Here are helpful resources on stigma for the minsiter.

#ableg #abpoli
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canada.ca/en/health-cana…
A person with lived and living experience is free to chose how they self-identify, but unless @jasonluan88 has lived experience he should stick to #PersonFirstLanuage
#Abpoli #Ableg
3/
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1. Could @realDonaldTrump's #WarOnDrugs aka #cartels aka Enhanced Counter-narcotics Operations in West Caribbean and Eastern Pacific really be a defensive position against #China? Was the #chinavirus really foreplay or an act of war? @Marfoogle News
2. The US Navy has sidelined one of it's biggest assets in Guam over #COVID19 wsj.com/articles/virus…
3. The US Military stopped reporting on troop #coronavirus numbers due to national security. How many other ships are sidelined? military.com/daily-news/202…
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“Second verse, same as the first.”

The Establishment Democrats and their corporate shills on TV and all over social media are already signaling that they want Bernie to drop out of the race, even though half of America hasn’t voted yet.
#DropOutBernie

This was always their main objective.
They sent almost 30 candidates at him.
They spent easy over a billion collectively.
Even now every state has disturbingly inaccurate exit polling that in any other country the OAS would deem as a fraudulent election. And yet here we are.

*crickets.
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“TALF is the very definition of corporatist theft, a scheme hatched in the early days of the Obama regime that funneled tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars to favored actors of the political class.”
“The scam worked like this. A group of “approved” investors went to failing banks and bought asset-based securities. The “investors” would put up as little as 5 percent of the purchase price while the Federal Reserve — the taxpayers — paid the rest.”
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It was a ploy to take over the oceans, in more ways than the criminal elite already have stolen

More on why, will be revealed in coming days #Disclosure
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My name is Dawn Anderson, & today I should be celebrating my 54th brithday.

I was a grandmother, mother, aunt, & dear friend.

I was also a #ChronicPain patient.

I used #opioid medication to maintain a decent #QualityOfLife.

I was forcibly tapered from my pain meds in 2016.
I found other patients who were suffering because of the #WarOnDrugs, & I cried out for help.

I shared my story with journalists.

I wrote my PCP a letter.

I attended a #DPPRally with my daughter @AmandaLatronica. I'm so proud of her. She's a #warrior!

painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2019/3…
In March 2019, my kidneys failed me, & I ended up at the hospital.

I was strapped to a hospital bed & injected with thorazine because I was confused.

The pain was horrific & STILL-no one listened. #PainStigma

I decided to let go on March 11, 2019.

I refused dialysis, & died.
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I’m old enough to remember that the US had a Billion upon Billion $$ #WarOnDrugs 🙄”As a part of his DC plea conduct, Paredes-Machado acknowledged that he had directed a drug conspiracy from Mexico for more than 10 years, beginning in the 1990s.”
“...others would transport the cocaine by boat or airplane to various locations in Mexico, which were controlled by the Sinaloa Cartel including Culiacan, Sinaloa, and Navajoa, Sonora.”
”Paredes-Machado worked in a criminal organization affiliated with the Sinaloa Cartel, dedicated to the illegal trafficking of narcotics from Colombia, through Central America and Mexico, and then into the United States.”
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1. Nobody wants to say what needs to be done about the #RefugeeCrisis. We have allowed this hemisphere to become hell for many people and should not be surprised when they try to escape. The crime is the result of years of corruption amplified by the US thirst for illegal drugs.
2. We need to run up the white flag and declare the #WarOnDrugs lost. I would take control of the opiates on the street provide maintenance drugs and treatment to everyone afflicted. All people who obtain the public drugs would be put in treatment. Addictive drugs like opiates
3. cocaine and amphetamines get priority treatment. Pot would be legal for over 21. No drug abuse would go untreated. Nobody would go to jail for being a drug user. Nobody would make any money from selling illegal drugs. No income would be made by central american gangs here.
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Ok.. Thread on voting because the establishment voters ain't listening.

1) Get a Fμ©KING CLUE Dem #BlueWave folks: We are PROGRESSIVES

If you have Questions about what that means in practice, please see my pinned.

We DO NOT operate on your #CultOfPersonality crap.
Full Stop
We don't operate on #CultOfPersonality BECAUSE OF OBAMA Cosplaying a progressive like a Furry in Las Vegas and then 109% #Ratfuxing us ALL on every level to service bribers at OUR expense.
This, and the utter disgust generated by @BarackObama @HillaryClinton and their decades of duplicitous lies is also how Trump got into office
Y'ALL think because you choose 2 make excuses we should as well

It doesn't work that way w Progressives
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@Bart_DeWever en zijn #WarOnDrugs: we hebben hier al goed gelachen (#yogasnuivers ), maar ook al in onze haren gekrabd (#parkspoornoord ). Een bescheiden draadje:

1/ De cocainetoevoer naar Europa is aan recordtempo bezig. Al twee jaar na elkaar worden in verschillende Europese
2/ havens alle records gebroken. Nieuwe agriculturele technieken werken niet alleen bij groenten en fruit, maar ook bij de cocaplant. De Colombiaanse productie is nog nooit zo efficiënt geweest.

Door de tijd waarin we leven, kunnen criminele organisaties makkelijker tot in
3/ Latijns Amerika komen om daar rechtstreeks zaakjes te doen. Door het controleren van de volledige toevoer wordt de prijs per kilo zo gevoelig naar beneden gehaald.

Waarom is Antwerpen zo populair als invoerhaven? Niet omdat het krioelt van de 'yogasnuivers'.
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@thehill #BidenSoProgressive that he got paid $200,000 to get a Republican elected to the House of Reps.

theweek.com/speedreads/819…
@thehill #BidenSoProgressive that he gave war criminal George W. Bush a Liberty Medal.

philly.com/news/ex-presid…
@thehill #BidenSoProgressive that he told #millennials who got screwed over by the neoliberal policies he and Obama implemented to fvck off.

vice.com/en_us/article/…
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ABD'deki Anayasa Mahkemesi sirki konusunda yorum yapmadım diye hiç yapmayacağımı sandıysanız, büyük yanılmışsınız. Tabii ki yapacağım ve tabii ki Trump bunu geceyarısı okuyacak.

1/ Bu sirkte rol alan kimseyi tutmuyorum. Öncelikle, nedir bu Supreme Court? (fazla mı başa sardık?)
2/ ABD siyasi sisteminin özeti "demokrasiye güvenmeden demokrasi" olmalı.

Her seviyede seçilmişler birbirlerine ve atanmışlara karşı dengeleniyor. Günlük siyasete en uzak iki öğe de Askeriye ve Supreme Court. ("Anayasa Mahkemesi" yerine SCOTUS diyeyim de uzman sansınlar).
3/ SCOTUS, Meclis ve Başkan arasındaki ilişki taş, makas, kağıt gibi: "Kutsal Metin" olan anayasayı, 9 SCOTUS rahibi yorumluyor ve kararları herkesi bağlıyor. Ama o rahipleri atayan kişi Başkan. Başkanın atamasını onaylayan Senato (üst meclis), vs vs.
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Thanks for the call @bctoday appreciate the time to talk about the @BCCSU report on "Strategies to Strengthen the Recovery System in BC." An overall review is long overdue, given the situation - #overdose #bcpoli #harmreduction
and there is much to be encouraged by in the report. Dr. Wood states clearly that recovery is a process, by definition long-term, so more is needed beyond harm reduction and acute care. bccsu.ca/news-release/n…
This is the bit that troubles me. I read the report closely and remember seeing a very early version of it well over a year ago. It's about "Therapeutic Communities":
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