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Nov 18 5 tweets 1 min read
1/ Battle for Earth: The Shocking Extent of the Far-Right Influence Network – Part 7 pressenza.com/2022/11/battle… "their globalist course of free trade and free appropriation of the planet is about to destroy the very habitability of the Earth" 2/ "In order to defend the interests of the fossil fuel industry as well as the other goals of the right-wing libertarian agenda (deregulation, limited government, tax breaks for the wealthy, free trade and globalisation), the far-right billionaires and multimillionaires..."
Oct 29 8 tweets 2 min read
Why Are Some Christian Nationalist Leaders Opposed to Being Called Christian Nationalists? newrepublic.com/article/168314… "Which raises the question: If Christian nationalism is as wholesome as a barbecue on the Fourth of July and something to be proud of, why is it also an insult?"-> 2/ "Christian nationalism...is both a set of ideas and a political movement—an organized quest for power—and it represents an existential threat to democracy in America. The leaders of the movement know this. It is many of their supporters that they are attempting to bamboozle."
Aug 2 12 tweets 7 min read
Financial Firm Cashes in on the Anti-Woke Crusade exposedbycmd.org/2022/08/01/fin… via @EXPOSEDbyCMD "anyone who wishes to invest in more sustainable ways of doing business as the climate crisis worsens is simply cynical and imposing a woke political agenda where it isn’t wanted"
🐂💩 Texas' Law Banning State Investment in Companies That Boycott Fossil Fuels Draws Interest Elsewhere dallasobserver.com/news/texas-pro… New law banning #ESG, based on an #ALEC model bill, is now spreading to Oklahoma, West Virginia, Indiana and Louisiana
Jul 29 44 tweets 24 min read
1) NRB, the world’s largest association of Christian communicators, announced the addition of 36 organizations and individuals as NRB members in the first two quarters of 2022 nrb.org/articles/nrb-w…
new member: Convention of States Action
new Associate Member: Newsmax 2) NRB is an "international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers...To protect the free speech rights of our members to speak Biblical truth...providing networking and relational opportunities."
Jun 10 13 tweets 7 min read
Fossil fuel divestment spells crisis for pensioners and taxpayers redlandsdailyfacts.com/2022/06/09/fos… - Desperate arguments against #ESG's pushed by #ALEC's VP of policy Texas' Law Banning State Investment in Companies That Boycott #FossilFuels Draws Interest Elsewhere dallasobserver.com/news/texas-pro… idea is spreading to red states Oklahoma, West Virginia, Indiana and Louisiana, where the bills have their beginnings in draft legislation written by #ALEC
May 29 37 tweets 21 min read
1/ #NorthCarolina Could Be Next in Joining Initiative to Restore Balance Between State and Federal Government theepochtimes.com/north-carolina… North Carolina could be joining the Convention of States using Article V of the United States Constitution. #NoConCon 2/ "In March 2021, the North Carolina House passed House Joint Resolution 233, which calls for the state to be added to the convention, now leaving it up to the Senate to follow the House’s lead." Image
May 25 8 tweets 3 min read
1/ Breaching The Mainstream - A National Survey of Far Right Membership in State Legislators irehr.org/reports/breach… 875 state legislators in the 2021-2022 term, in all 50 states, have joined at least one of 789 far-right FB groups - 11.85% of all state legislators in the U.S.⚠️ 2/ The far-right themes documented in this report include: election denial, COVID denial, anti-vaccine “health freedom,” Islamophobia, antisemitic conspiracies, attacks on Black Lives Matter, Critical Race Theory, anti-abortion, “groomer” anti-LGBTQIA bigotry, white nationalism. Image
Jan 30 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ Many “Parent” Groups Opposing Masks and CRT Are Actually Driven by Dark Money truthout.org/articles/many-… These “parent” groups appear to have joined the decades-long coordinated dark money effort to dismantle public education 2/ such organizations as “Moms for Liberty,” “Parents Defending Education” and the “Independent Women’s Forum” have been featured in right-wing media as “concerned parents” attacking public schools without disclosing their positions in dark money-funded organizations.
Jan 20 43 tweets 26 min read
Term limits, a balanced budget: Ohio Republicans want to amend the U.S. Consitution dispatch.com/story/news/202… House Joint Resolution 1, would submit Ohio's official application for a Convention of States #NoConCon #Ohio Resolution calling for convention of states advances to final-round debate yorknewstimes.com/news/state-and… via @yorknewstimes Similar to resolutions adopted in 15 other states, LR14 proposes a convention of states outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution #Nebraska #NoConCon
Oct 26, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
1/2 ‘Christocrat’ Rick Scarborough Has Big Plans to ‘Take Over’ School Boards All Across Texas rightwingwatch.org/post/christocr… thousands of Texan pastors will activate their congregations to ensure that conservative Christians “take over their local school boards” all across the state 2/2 "Rick Scarborough, a self-described “Christocrat,” strident anti-LGBTQ activist, and longtime critic of public education" sits on the Board of Governors of the Council for National Policy. #CNP #LGBTQ #publiceducation

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Oct 14, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Trump Supporters Are Waving All-Black American Flags, and Here’s Why You Should Be Nervous theroot.com/trump-supporte… Black American flags are the flags that mean “no quarter shall be given.” They are the opposite of the white flag of surrender. "Trump supporters have begun flying all-black American flags, in an implicit threat to harm or kill their opponents — meaning nonwhite people, “socialist liberals,” Muslims, vaccinated people and others deemed to be “enemies” of “real America.”
Sep 22, 2021 30 tweets 18 min read
Rick Santorum: Convention of States Needed for Balanced-Budget Amendment newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/san… via @newsmax #NoConCon Santorum to #ALEC: Convene States to Amend Constitution (But Sidestep Trump) timesofsandiego.com/politics/2021/…
Aug 31, 2021 16 tweets 10 min read
'Convention of States' group holds meeting in Petoskey upnorthlive.com/news/local/con… Around 40 people came out Saturday morning, including Representative John Damoose and Senator Wayne Schmidt #Michigan Rick Santorum: Convention of States Needed for Balanced-Budget Amendment newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/san… via @newsmax #NoConCon
Aug 30, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
1/ What’s Missing From Popular Discussions of Today’s Christian Nationalism? religiondispatches.org/important-deve…

This MUST READ article is from @kathsstewart,
author of "The Power Worshippers: Inside the
Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism". 2/ “Seven Mountains Dominionism” is a heartbeat away from everything that happens in the Republican Party. This year, in fact, the Road to Majority featured a breakout session titled “The Seven Mountains of Influence.”
Aug 12, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
1/ #KochNetwork Infiltration of Public Schools 'Harms Students, Teachers, and Our Democracy': Report commondreams.org/news/2021/08/1… "In their assault on public education, the network has taken actions to increasingly privatize and corporatize K-12 institutions." #education 2/ "In order to influence K-12 public education, the #KochNetwork has financed local, state, and national mechanisms to create multiple crises, only to turn around and cite these same crises as reasons to adopt their free market solutions," according to @UnKochCampus
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Aug 7, 2021 14 tweets 7 min read
1/ The Right-Wing Political Machine Is Out to Take Over School Boards by Fanning Fears of Critical Race Theory rightwingwatch.org/post/the-right… Leadership Institute training conservatives to run for school boards to “stop the teaching of #CRT before it destroys the fabric of our nation." 2/ The Leadership Institute, which is offering trainings on taking over school boards, runs a project called Campus Reform, which encourages conservative students to “expose the leftist abuses on your campus.” Image
Aug 5, 2021 19 tweets 10 min read
Documented.net released a treasure trove of documents and videos from the highly secretive Council for National Policy #CNP. These videos are taken from the report by @NickSurgey published at documented.net/2020/10/docume… (this is updated with new YouTube links) #ALEC CEO and Council for National Policy member Lisa Nelson told the #CNP that ALEC had been working with three GOP attorneys on “action items that legislators can take to question the validity of an election.”
Aug 4, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Who is working against distributed solar: National actors pv-magazine-usa.com/2021/08/03/a-l… 2/ Edison Electric Institute (EEI) warned of net metering’s potential to adversely impact utility investors. EEI is a member of #ALEC and worked to create model legislation to attack net metering at the state level
Aug 2, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
This Florida COVID surge is different. So is the state’s response tampabay.com/news/florida-p… “the seasonal wave we’re experiencing in Florida, that’s being driven a lot by a lot of younger people. They’re not getting really sick from it or anything” DeSantis said

Oh, then it's Okay Like he said, "younger people, They're not getting really sick from it or anything", so, WTF, DeSantis seeks to block school mask mandates in Florida politico.com/states/florida…
Jul 28, 2021 22 tweets 11 min read
1/ ALEC’s Annual Meeting Queues Up Fights Over Federal Powers, Fossil Fuels, Big Tech, Labor Rights, and the GOP’s Culture Wars exposedbycmd.org/2021/07/28/ale… via @EXPOSEDbyCMD 2/ A new ConCon proposal called the Application Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution to Propose an Amendment to Require Fiscal Limitations and Accountability for the Legislative and Executive Branches of the National Government.
Jul 15, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
1/ Putin personally authorized a secret operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election during a closed session of Russia’s national security council according to what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents theguardian.com/world/2021/jul… 2/ A Trump White House would help secure Moscow’s strategic objectives, among them “social turmoil” in the US and a weakening of the American president’s negotiating position.