Concentration camps. Forced sterilization.

It’s not just that our government is using the Nazi playbook. It’s that they’re halfway through it.

lawandcrime.com/high-profile/l…
And what we call the Nazi playbook? It was largely based on research the Nazis did into… 1930’s America.

Hitler's original goal was to replicate Jim Crow, to treat Jews in Germany the way Black people in the U.S. were treated.

See @Isabelwilkerson: democracynow.org/2020/8/12/cast…
@Isabelwilkerson Talk to your friends and family about this story.

Tell them the truth: yes, fascism is rising in America. But it’s not new.

And then talk about the task ahead of us: it starts with forcing Trump out of office when he loses, but it doesn’t end there.

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23 Jul
The scenes in Portland are incredibly dystopian. Faceless agents attacking protesters, grabbing people off the street & throwing them in vans.

The agency carrying all this out? Border Patrol. And that’s not a coincidence.

A brief history thread:

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Border Patrol was created in 1924 as part of the Asian Exclusion and National Origin Acts, which banned all Asian immigrants and set the quotas which kept European Jews from escaping Nazism to America.

It’s been a paramilitary serving white supremacy from day 1.
The American immigration policies Border Patrol was created to enforce inspired Hitler, who celebrated that “the American Union categorically refuses the immigration of physically unhealthy elements, and simply excludes the immigration of certain races.”

lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-un…
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9 Jul
Trump & ICE are moving closer and closer to their vision of white supremacy.

Here's some of what's going on JUST THIS WEEK:
1) ICE is planning on using a recent ruling to pull children away from their families. They can #FreeTheFamilies at any time, but instead, they choose this:

2) ICE is starting a "Citizen's Academy" in Chicago to train people on "firearms familiarization" and "targeted arrests".

They want to show civilians how to target, intimidate, and harm immigrants. This is, simply put, Nazi shit.

Read 10 tweets
4 Jun
Never Again means fighting for Black lives.

For everyone who follows us on Twitter but isn't on our mailing list, we want to share with you the email we sent out yesterday.

If you'd like to join the email list, you can do so here: neveragainaction.com/join-the-fight
This is an unprecedented multi-racial, inter-generational uprising for Black lives. We're all in.
Never Again was founded by Jews dedicated to sparing others the persecution, torture, & mass murder our people have suffered.

Black organizers are calling for us all to join the fight to end 400 years of their persecution, torture, & mass murder.

It is a call we must answer.
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15 May
Hey. I'm Ben, I write a lot of Never Again's tweets, and I never put my name on them.

Today is different. I'm crying, and as a human being I need everyone to know what ICE started doing yesterday, so we can stop them.

ICE calls it 'binary choice'. Really, it's Sophie's Choice.
There are still families in ICE camps. Mostly mothers locked up with their children.

It's crowded. It's dirty. It's dangerous.

These mothers are terrified they and their children are going to get sick and die.

ICE could just set them free. Here's what they're doing instead.
ICE is giving mothers this 'binary choice':

Option 1: You and your child stay locked in ICE detention indefinitely. Hope & pray that you both survive COVID.

Option 2: Save your child's life by giving them up. You stay locked up, but ICE send your kid to live with someone else.
Read 11 tweets
5 May
'1918 Pandemic Linked to Rise of Nazis, New York Fed Study Shows'

A thread, on how we prevent the men outside state capitols with masks & rifles from taking over the country:

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
The study's key takeaways:

🔴 More pandemic deaths = Nazi vote📈
🔴 More unemployment = Nazi vote📈
🔴 More historic anti-Semitism = Nazi vote📈
🟢 More govt. spending to help people = Nazi vote📉

Basically, we need to make sure ALL of us are healthy & fed, or we're doomed.
Never Again Action was created because we saw that Trump and ICE were dehumanizing and persecuting immigrants in ways that reminded us of the early days of Nazi Germany.
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1 May
Today is May 1st, #MayDay2020.

And tomorrow, May 2nd, is also an important day in labor history. Not in a good way.

On May 2nd, 1933, the Nazis stormed the offices of every German labor union in Germany, shut them down permanently, and put their leaders in concentration camps.
We didn't learn this in school, but German unions & the their members were the main source of resistance to Hitler.

They didn't vote for Nazis, they fought them in the streets.

That's why abolishing unions was basically the first thing Hitler did.

encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/art…
Hitler outlawed strikes and collective bargaining, and created a fake union called the German Labour Front.

When they showed up and tried to participate in the International Labor Conference, they were denied credentials & called out for anti-semitism.

ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/…
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