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Latina con Biden | Dem, rescue dog mom, sci fi nut, cursed by auto correct. Dissent is patriotic. Blocked by Roseanne & Roy Moore. Good trouble.
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2 Jul
There's another #dogwhistle to white supremacists in the Trump Organization store: an $88 baseball.

88 stands for "heil Hitler", because H is the 8th letter of the alphabet.

This is a pattern - keep reading. THREAD. #WhiteSupremacists #racism
1/9
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July 1st it was pointed out that a t shirt sold in the campaign store has a design modeled on the Iron Eagle.

The official symbol of the Nazi party.

This was intentionally designed to appeal to white supremacists.
2/9
Yesterday, June 30th, Trump tweeted a variation of the most popular white supremacist slogan, also called "14 words".

This is a direct signal to white supremacists.
3/9
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17 Jun
Today, @SenDougJones gave the civil rights speech our country needed.

Inspired by Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail, it spoke to why we MUST keep this momentum going.

Please - watch & share. THREAD: 1/8
#JonesMLKspeech #BlackLivesMatter
"...my greatest
concern is that these good people will get distracted.

It’s easy to be
overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem.

It is easy to not know
where to begin but it is not enough to simply agree any longer, to have a conversation."
2/8
"The last few months have made the truths of
being black in America clear to all.

We have watched somewhat helplessly as a pandemic killed black people at the rate of almost two and half times that of other Americans."
3/8
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3 Mar
Summary of #coronavirus #COVID19 webinar by @JohnsHopkinsIH yesterday:
🔹 No country is fully prepared for an epidemic
🔹 during Ebola outbreak, 10% of tweets had bad info
🔹 Others were rumors about govt conspiracies
🔹 Others were chaos inducing tweets
1/8
🔹Propaganda blames various different populations, give rise to discrimination
🔹 There is NO CURE for #COVIDー19
🔹 There is no foolproof preventative
🔹 Surgical masks are NOT EFFECTIVE
🔹N95 #Masks are needed by medical staff. We need them to stay healthy. DON'T stockpile
2/8
🔹Community transmission - identify (testing), isolate (hospital), inform (community, health authorities)
🔹Long term care facilities have older, less heathy populations. DON'T visit them if sick. When visiting, use good #hand hygiene
🔹Facility workers should use masks
3/8
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17 May 18
Yesterday @POTUS said that #Immigrants trying to enter the US are #animals, not people.

Let's look at who he's talking about.

#Trump will separate children from parents to discourage #Immigrants, even those legally requesting amnesty. goo.gl/1qLtoL 1/6 #sanctuary
Not people? So it's okay to separate children from their parents indefinitely?
📰goo.gl/P4gbs5

Does that @CBP officer look proud of his job? 2/6 #dehumanization #RacismInAmerica #SanctuaryCities #sanctuary
This mother and son look like #people to me.
📰goo.gl/4x4ePP

For some reason the @CBP officers don't seem to want to be in the picture. 3/6 #prisonreform
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12 May 18
I'm seeing accounts call themselves "bot hunters" & run prominent resistance accounts thru sites like botcheck.me. If the site says the account is a #Bot, they tweet that info.

It's a tactic to discredit #Resistance accounts & sow #chaos & #Division. THREAD 1/5
These fake "bot hunters" count on people believing them & blocking the accounts they call bots. This reduces the resistance account's reach & effectiveness.

Educate yourself on identifying bots so you don't fall for it. 2/5 #panic #disinformation #chaos
If you want to learn about bots, this is a great article:
🤖goo.gl/qMQ4SK
There is no automated bot service that is completely accurate. It's best to look for a collection of traits and evaluate the account's behavior & content. It requires reading & #thinking. 3/5
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9 Apr 18
There's been a lot of talk about #electionsecurity since we know #Russia will try to hack the #2018Midterms.

This thread will give brief overviews of #votingmachines, #opensource software & #handmarked #paperballots. THREAD 1/10 #MondayMotivaton
Jurisdictions don't have 💰 or staff to buy new machines frequently or keep the ones they have up to date with security updates. There's no voting machine that can't be hacked. 2/10 nytimes.com/2018/02/21/mag…
Manufacturers & election officials say since the machines aren't connected to the internet, they can't be hacked. But that's not accurate. Polling places transmit voting results using modems. 3/10 #technology #hack #telecommunications
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22 Mar 18
I've talked before about Russian #disinformation, and how the goal is to exploit existing divisive issues to weaken the enemy. 1 #InformationWarfare #WednesdayWisdom #CambridgeAnalytica #Russie #Putin #deza
Bernie v. Hillary, Benghazi & the "email scandal" were perfect targets. There was already tension & division on those topics, so they were easy to exploit. 2
Russia also targeted #peopleofcolor (specifically black voters) to sow distrust of Hillary & the political process, which helped Trump's campaign. 3
vox.com/2018/2/16/1702…
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9 Mar 18
Everyone's heard of #FakeNews. Before it was called fake news, it was called #disinformation. The goal is to cause confusion and chaos, so people don't know who to trust or what to believe. THREAD 1 #RussianCollaborators #Propaganda #FridayFeeling #FridayMotivation
Disinformation promotes so much misleading & false info that people lose faith, give up. Disinformation is designed to weaken the enemy by discrediting it with lies and "leaks" of damaging "info". Hint: the enemy is us, the resistance. 2 washingtonpost.com/news/worldview…
Joseph #Stalin is credited with inventing the term "dezinformatsiya", defined in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia as "dissemination (in the press, on the radio, etc.) of false reports intended to mislead public opinion". 3 #ColdWar #Propaganda #Lies #misinformation
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2 Mar 18
Over the past few months, several scam accounts have popped up that call themselves #resistance. Some ask for #donations to help impeach Trump. Some sell shirts, phone cases, etc. And there are others that ask for money for various causes. THREAD 1 #scam #donate #con #PSA
I’ve written about some before, I have a collection of threads about them here. 2
twitter.com/i/moments/9501… #fraud #con #ripoff #cheat
You can verify a charity’s non-profit status before donating. Donations to non-profits are always TAX DEDUCTIBLE, so get a receipt! 3
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25 Feb 18
The current dialogue about #DACA affects everyone in the US. How?

#Racism & #scapegoating & affect all minorities.

Deporting #DREAMers & undocumented #immigrants will have very negative impacts to the #economy. That affects everyone else. THREAD 1 #DreamActNow #immigration
The sociological concept of the “other” is important to this discussion. If you haven’t heard of it before, here is a brief overview from othersociologist.com/otherness-reso…. 2 #identity #race #sociology #Science
People in power define social identities as they have the means to control the narrative – news coverage, platforms to broadcast their platforms, & the power to influence law enforcement and legislation. Social identity affects how people perceive themselves and others. 3
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4 Feb 18
We know Trump tried to fire #Mueller last summer, and we know the #NunesMemo is an excuse to fire #Rosenstein.

You might think there's nothing we can do if that happens. You would be wrong. THREAD 1 #TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw #ProtectMueller #ProtectRosenstein #sundaymotivation
If you haven't already, sign up for text alerts for rapid response marches if Trump fires Rosenstein or Mueller. Several great organizations have coordinated to plan this. 2
act.moveon.org/event/mueller-…
If Trump fires Rosenstein or Mueller, rapid response marches are step one.

Step 2: pressure your MoCs and state AGs to pick up the investigation. Talking points here. 3 theloyalopposition.net/daily-ctas/dai…
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7 Jan 18
I've been part of the Twitter resistance for a year now. I'm going to share some thoughts about why & how I resist.

Some people may not like some things I say here. I’m sorry for that, but they need to be said. 1 #WhyIResist #HowIResist #RebelScum #TheResistance
Some things in the first year were fun: meeting like-minded people, the #scifi characters, learning how to take effective action. Celebrating #victories like beating the #ACA repeal bills.

A lot of it wasn't fun - the threats of nuclear war, the daily stress of bad news. 2
Follow parties were fun, and a good way to promote a message and raise awareness, connect with other resistors and grow our followings. They had themes and served a purpose and there was about about one a month.  3 #PartyWithAPurpose #trending #amplify #effective
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19 Dec 17
A freind came across this last night. Who is this anonymous account asking for donations to support the resistance and get Trump impeached? We started looking into it. 1 #warning #ScamAlert #con #SCAM #fraud #fake #scheme #TuesdayThoughts
If you click on the link in that tweet () this is what comes up - a PayPal donation page to Maday Media. 2 #conman #DonTheCon #swindler #scams
A Google search for Maday Media brings up a Facebook page for a German media company.
facebook.com/madaymedia/. Maday Media is a media company in Germany. 3 #suspicious
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12 Nov 17
Most men that I know, men who respect women as equals, are shocked when allegations come out about people like #HarveyWeinstein, #BillCosby, #LouisCK. They are in shock when men they know are accused of sexually harassing or assaulting women. THREAD 1 #BelieveWomen #RWU #MeToo
Some men find it very hard to believe that these things are so common, because they would never DO those things. If I were a man and I hadn’t experienced harassment and inappropriate behavior multiple times, I would probably find it difficult to believe. 2 #MeToo #BelieveHer
I decided to share about what I’ve experienced, so that good men who respect women can start to understand that these things happen to women know they know, work with, are related to, and love, every day. Their friends, neighbors, coworkers, relatives. 3 #sexualharassment
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10 Nov 17
Alabama state auditor Jim Ziegler defended Roy Moore not by denying the allegations against him, but by pointing out that Mary, Jesus' mother, was a teenager. THREAD 1 #metoo #believewomen #predator #believeher
time.com/5017940/roy-mo…
Yes. He compared a man in his 30's pursuing girls ranging in age from 14 to 18 to Joseph, husband of Mary. 2 #statutory #hypocrasy #privilege #itsillegal
The actions below are a Class A #misdemeanor in Alabama: sexual abuse, first degree - #statutory if someone 19 or older subjects another person to sexual contact who is over age 12 but younger than 16. 3
ageofconsent.net/laws/alabama/s…
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2 Nov 17
Refuse Fascism's flyers and website CLAIM they want peaceful protest until Trump is out of office. Sounds harmless, until you look closely at who is behind this group. Hint: Nov. 4th is RUSSIA'S UNITY DAY. 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺 Thread 1 #ThursdayThoughts #GeeksResist #RefuseFascism
Refuse Fascism's flyers and website seem innocuous. That's intentional. The "Who Is Refuse Fascism?" page on their site has no reference to the Revolutionary Communist Party or RF founder Bob Avakian. 2 #BobAvakian #Nov4ItBegins #nov4thitbegins #Nov4 refusefascism.org/about-contact/
But this Refuse Fascism website post from July is an invitation to all who participated in RF's July 15th "event" to join with the Revolutionary Communist Party led by Bob Avakian. 3 #RCP #Avakian #Communism #revolution
refusefascism.org/2017/07/17/fro…
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27 Oct 17
Trump is a lying, selfish, corrupt a$$ who committed collusion to win the election. It may make me feel better to write that. It may make you feel better to read it. We may get some followers out of it. BUT THAT'S NOT RESISTING. #FridayFeeling THREAD 1
Living under the Trump admin is frustrating. There's bad news every day, and he acts like a jerk on an ongoing basis. We're human & we need to vent. But PLEASE do more than vent. Snarky comments alone won't accomplish ANYTHING. 2
One of the best things you can do to fight Trump is call your Members of Congress (MoCs). It's not glamorous or sexy, but it's one of the most important things registered voters can do. The deluge of phone calls is what helped to kill previous ACA repeal bills. 3 #CallYourReps
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9 Oct 17
#RWU presents our first #ManCrushMonday, in which we highlight a male feminist ally. Today it's Jean-Luc Picard of #GeeksResist ! 1
Since joining Starfleet in Jan 2017, Captain Picard has been a strong resistor, and a great ally to all in #TheResistance. 2
Once we became #GeeksResist, Picard took on a leadership role and has had a large role in the organization and direction of the group. 3
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8 Oct 17
Trump's administration made it clear last week there IS a #WarOnWomen. #womensrights #ReproRights #CivilRights #HumanRights #GeeksResist 1
Trump's appointees are anti-woman, homophobic and all have a reputation for bigotry or outright racism. 2
m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59…
3 groups have formed a task force to coordinate info about issues affecting women. Introducing Resistance Women Unite. #RWU 3
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