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Jun 11 7 tweets 2 min read
In 2019, companies such as Apple, Dell, & Microsoft, to name but a few, were listed in a lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths. In 2023, Congo accounted for over 70% of global cobalt mine production, with the majority of it originating from the city of Kolwezi. The lawsuit argued that companies such as Apple aided and abetted mining companies that profited from the labour of children who were forced to work in dangerous conditions.
May 30 12 tweets 4 min read
Jimmy Carter, who is still alive, was responsible for approving an operation to crush a pro-democracy uprising in Gwangju, South Korea, against the US-backed military dictatorship.

South Korean military forces then ki!!ed at least 600 people and injured over 4,000.
Image US-backed dictator Chun Doo-hwan sent Korean Special Forces to Gwangju and instituted martial law across the country. Universities were shut down, and political speech barred as protests began breaking out around the country. Image
May 16 9 tweets 3 min read
As Europe had celebrated the beginning of the end of WW2 with the surrender of Germany on 8 May 1945, thousands of Algerian men and children and children were mobilised by the French in Algeria to mark the victory of the Allied forces over the Nazis.

1/8 Image The anti-colonial movement had been building across Algeria for several months, now leading to protests prior to 8 May. An estimated 4,000 protestors took to the streets of Sétif a town in northern Algeria to press new demands on the colonial gov & greater rights.

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May 15 5 tweets 1 min read
"New Caledonia" was the name given to it by James Cook in 1774.
The Kanaks, who are the Indigenous Melanesian inhabitants of the island, have named the island Kanaky.

The island has been a French colony since 1853 and is 17,000km (11,000 miles) from mainland France. The island became a penal colony in 1864, and from the 1860s until the end of the transportations in 1897, France sent an est 22,000 prisoners to the island. The same year, it became a penal colony. Nickel was discovered on the banks of the Diahot River.
May 13 8 tweets 3 min read
On this day in 1985, 39 years ago the Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a West Philadelphia neighborhood, specifically on the house of a Black Liberation group called MOVE, ki!!ing 11 members, including 5 children, destroying 61 homes and leaving 250 people homeless. Image The military-style attack on MOVE involved 500 police officers who fired over 10,000 rounds in less than 90 minutes. The official report by the city’s medical examiner found that six of the 11 k!!ed werent ki!!ed by the flames, but were ki!!ed by the police. Image
May 11 6 tweets 2 min read
During the 1948 Nakba, more than 80% of the nearly 6,000 people interned in concentration camps were civilians. The majority of the detainees were farmers taken prisoner after their villages had been forcibly cleansed; the prisoner population included children as young as *10* Conditions at the camp were harrowing and included forced labour and food deprivation. Ibrahim Abd Al-Qadir Abu Sayf, a villager taken captive in 1948, recalled "food consisted of one loaf for every fifteen people and one piece of vegetable floating in a big pot."
May 4 9 tweets 3 min read
On this day in 1970, 54 years ago, four unarmed students were ki!!ed at Kent State University. The students were protesting against the US war on the people of Vietnam and Cambodia. Image On May 1, 1970, around 500 students gathered at Kent State to protest against then President Nixon's announcement of the invasion of Cambodia.
Kent students buried the constitution to denounce the lack of congressional approval of the invasion. Image
Apr 21 9 tweets 3 min read
On this day in 1967, 57 years ago, the CIA-backed a military coup in Greece, which put in power a fascist junta. The junta imposed martial law, beat, tortured & ki!!ed thousands, and arrested an estimated 8,000 people in its first month in power. Image During its 7 years in power, the junta jailed hundreds of thousands of Greeks, forced a further tens of thousands into exile, and tortured 3,500 people. It outlawed miniskirts, long hair, and all foreign newspapers. For youth, it made church attendance mandatory. Image
Apr 9 7 tweets 3 min read
On this day in 1948, 76 years ago, members of the Irgun and Stern gang militias attacked the village of Deir Yassin ki!!ing at least 107 Palestinians. Testimonies from the perpetrators and survivors cite that many of the people ki!!ed were women children and the elderly. Image It was a Friday afternoon when the militia struck Deir Yassin, who was home to an est 750 residents.

Most were quarry workers and stone cutters. The villagers had signed a non-aggression agreement with the Haganah, the pre-settler state army. They were nevertheless ki!!ed and.. Image
Apr 8 12 tweets 4 min read
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the death of Margaret Thatcher, never forgive or forgive the terror she helped inflict.

Here are just some of her crimes, which she ordered and oversaw as prime minister of the UK from 1979-1990. Image Thatcher was a chief apologist for Pinochet “we are aware that it was you who brought democracy to Chile”. She also agreed with Pinochet that she would oppose any UN investigations into his human rights violations if he aided her against Argentina Image
Apr 1 6 tweets 3 min read
On this day in 1971, 53 years ago, Bolivian colonel Roberto Quintanilla, who was responsible for ordering the ki!!ing of Che Guevara was ki!!ed by German revolutionary socialist and guerilla fighter Monika Ertl, who became known as the "avenger of Che."
Ertl was the daughter of a Nazi propagandist who fled to Bolivia in her youth she learned how to use a camera and weapons. The family's close friends included other nazi fugitives such as Klaus Barbie, a Gestapo leader known as "the Butcher of Lyon." Image
Mar 20 16 tweets 6 min read
On this day 21 years ago, in 2003, the US committed one the greatest crimes of the 21st century thus far by invading Iraq. The war k!!led over 1 million people, displaced millions more, brought unknowable depths of suffering to the Iraqi people & gave birth to the rise of ISIS. Image The invasion & occupation was sold to the US public through a combination of close coordination of the corporate news, the pro-war DC think tanks, and the US gov. They all peddled lies that Saddam Hussain had connections to Al Qaeda & had an active WMD program. Image
Mar 16 5 tweets 2 min read
"After it broke, I was not a good guy. I was not being invited to Annapolis or... any university that I've been to since because I was a traitor. I was a communist. I was a sympathiser."

Hugh Thompson Jr. recounting how he was smeared after news of My Lai reached the US...

Image "I was neither one of those, I didn't think. I was very confused about why I was treated this way because how wrong can it be helping a fellow human? And I'm no pacifist either. I'm not one of those peacenik guys. So I was just very confused."
Mar 13 10 tweets 3 min read
“What beautiful schools, universities, and hospitals we will be able to build for our children!”

Jean Bertrand Aristide Haitis first democratically elected president didn't just want France to recognise its past he wanted reparations. After a dozen French & Haitiain figures... Image recounted in interviews how an anxious France worked swiftly to prevent Aristides call for reparations before siding with his political opponents and working closely with the US to oust him from power.

France/US have long said that Aristide being ousted had nothing to do...
Mar 13 7 tweets 2 min read
In 1825, France demanded *five* annual payments of 30 million Francs from Haiti totalling 150 million Francs. The first payment was around *6* times Haitis entire revenue (5.1M Francs). After pushing Haiti to take a loan to make a payment, this was known as Haitis' "double debt." Image In 1837, another French fleet sailed to Port-au-Prince, trying to force the Haitians to pay. France reduced its original demand to 90 million Francs. However, Haiti had already made payments totalling 112 million Francs across 7 decades, or an est $560 million in todays money.
Mar 12 6 tweets 2 min read
Joe Biden in 1994: "If Haiti—a God-awful thing to say—if Haiti just quietly sunk into the Caribbean or rose up 300 feet, it wouldn't matter a whole lot to our interests."

For several years, U.S. business interests led by the National City Bank of New York City, the predecessor to CitiGroup, pushed for US control over Haiti. They persuaded the US state department to remove gold from the vaults of Haitis National Bank Image
Feb 1 7 tweets 4 min read
The My Lai massacre was not an aberration. This brutality was systemic and routine. The soldiers were told by Captain Ernest Medina the day before "there are no innocent civilians in this area" and that the enemy was "anybody that was running away from us hiding from us or..
"Thank You For Your Service in Mỹ Lai!" Propaganda poster (USSR, 1968) appeared to be the enemy." In the late 60s mock, Vietnamese villages were fixtures of army bases throughout the US it was in these mock villages that US soldiers learned "search and destroy" tactics that taught them to approach the entire village as an enemy target and to..
Jan 16 6 tweets 2 min read
A father stares at the hand and foot of his five-year-old daughter Boali severed as a punishment for failing to make the daily rubber quota, Belgian Congo, 1904.

If one image exemplified the barbarity of colonialism, it would be this. I'll never forget the first time I saw this
Image The photograph was taken by Alice Seeley Harris, the man's name is Nsala. The following is an account from the book "Don't Call Me Lady: The journey of Alice Seeley Harris: "he hadn't made his rubber quota for the day so the Belgian-appointed overseers had c*t off..."
Jan 13 10 tweets 3 min read
The Third Reich neither invented the concentration camp nor pioneered its use by Germans. The first concentration camps employed by Germany were built in Namibia. It's est that between 1,032-3k Herero & Namaqua men women & children were ki!!ed in Shark Island Concentration Camp.
Shark Island Concentration Camp Luderitz "German South Africa" present day Namibia The German terms Lebensraum, known widely for their use by the Nazis was not actually coined by the Third Reich they were employed years earlier in reference to "German South West Africa" (now, Namibia) during the first decade of the 20th century when Germany colonized the land.
Jan 6 8 tweets 3 min read
Anyway, here is an incomplete list of *actual* coups that the US has orchestrated around the world.

1953: Mohammed Mossadegh, democratically elected leader of Iran, deposed in a US/British backed coup because he sought to restore national control over Irans oil reserves.
Mohammed Mossadegh 1954: Jacobo Árbenz, the democratically elected leader of Guatemala, was deposed in a US-backed coup to protect profits of the United Fruit Company (now known as Chiquita). Jacobo Árbenz
Jan 6 7 tweets 2 min read
Reminder that Apple has been previously named in a lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths. Cobalt is essential to power the rechargeable lithium batteries used in millions of products sold by Apple. And more than 60% of cobalt originates in Congo. The extraction of cobalt has been linked to environmental destruction and child labour. The lawsuit argues that companies such as Apple aided and abetted mining companies that profited from the labour of children who were forced to work in dangerous conditions.