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I took this name when I realized a journalist had been brutally murdered and a US president was covering it up. Said I'd keep it until there's #JusticeForJamal
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May 26 4 tweets 2 min read
Shell escaped liability for oil spills in Nigeria for years. Then four farmers took them to court -- and won

edition.cnn.com/2022/05/25/afr… When Nigerian environmental lawyer Chima Williams launched a lawsuit against oil giant Shell plc, he did not envisage a 13-year battle that would lead to a landmark ruling and land him a prestigious environmental award.

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May 6 12 tweets 4 min read
With the midterms just a few months away and Democrats signaling that they intend to make this a major issue, Republicans are scrambling for a political strategy to make their mandatory childbirth policy seem not as bad of an idea as it obviously is.

rawstory.com/republicans-ar… The strategy that the GOP group suggests is to lie. A lot. Lie every chance you get. Lie about everything, all the time. Lie so often that the media stops bothering to fact-check you and your opponents grow exhausted trying to disprove your lies. It's a tried-and-true trick.
Mar 14 13 tweets 4 min read
Revealed: New GOP plan to raise taxes on working people and end Social Security

This is not new. It's been their plan for years.

And this should be in every single Democrat's ads.

EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

No one supports this but the oligarchs.
rawstory.com/revealed-new-g… They’re at it again: Republicans want to raise taxes on poor and working-class Americans, end Social Security and Medicare, jack up pollution and corporate profits, all while continuing to pamper their billionaire donor base.

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Mar 14 11 tweets 4 min read
Putin Is a Fossil-Fuel Gangster. Clean Energy Could Cut Him Off at the Knees

Putin’s war on Ukraine is financed by Russia’s vast oil-and-gas wealth, but the conflict may signal the endgame for the carbon mafia

rollingstone.com/politics/polit… For decades, world leaders and Big Oil CEOs were happy to turn a blind eye to Vladimir Putin’s autocratic impulses and fantasies of empire building. They were all fossil-fuel junkies, hooked on the easy money of oil and gas, and Putin had plenty of it.

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Mar 13 9 tweets 3 min read
Russian agents came to the home of Google’s top executive in Moscow to deliver a frightening ultimatum last September: take down an app that had drawn the ire of Russian President Vladimir Putin within 24 hours or be taken to prison.

washingtonpost.com/world/2022/03/… Within hours, an app designed to help Russians register protest votes against Putin could no longer be downloaded from Google or Apple, whose main representative in Moscow faced a similarly harrowing sequence.

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Jan 10 44 tweets 11 min read
Hey, West Virginia, have you called your senator today?

Fight for our democracy.

The senator from West Virginia is bought and paid for by Big Coal. With his help the dying industry is pulling one final heist — and the entire planet may pay the price.

rollingstone.com/politics/polit… "At this point in human evolution, burning coal for power is one of the stupidest things humans do. Coal plants are engines of destruction, not progress. Thanks to the rapid evolution of clean energy, there are many better, cheaper, cleaner ways to power our lives."
Nov 4, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
ExxonMobil and Chevron are the world’s most obstructive organisations when it comes to governments setting climate policies, according to research into the “prolific and highly sophisticated” lobbying ploys used by the fossil fuel industry.

theguardian.com/business/2021/… The biggest US oil companies, as well as American Petroleum Institute, were found to be the worst offenders in a global report by lobbying experts. It concluded that companies were manipulating governments to take “incredibly dangerous paths” in their approach to climate action.
Nov 4, 2021 14 tweets 3 min read
Federal investigators have uncovered extensive, detailed plans devised by Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko & approved by Giuliani, by which they would announce & promote an investigation of Joe Biden & his son Hunter, in Ukraine, to help boost Trump’s chances of re-election. Trump and conservative news outlets have made baseless allegations, since thoroughly debunked, that Joe Biden as vice-president pressured Ukraine to fire its prosecutor general for investigating a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma, upon whose board Hunter Biden sat.
Oct 29, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
Before Woodstock, the '60s counterculture and all that ancient history, the heads of the oil industry had been privately informed by their own leaders that their products would eventually alter the climate of the entire planet, with dangerous consequences.
rawstory.com/what-big-oil-k… By the late 1970s, the American Petroleum Institute had formed a secret committee called the “CO2 and Climate Task Force," which included representatives of many of the major oil companies, to privately monitor and discuss the latest developments in climate science.
Oct 28, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Democrats are gearing up for what could be a showdown with Big Oil Thursday.

Executives from Exxon, BP, Chevron and Shell will testify in a hearing on what Democrats have dubbed a “disinformation campaign” to prevent climate action.

thehill.com/policy/energy-… Expected to testify are Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods, BP America Chairman David Lawler, Chevron CEO Michael Wirth, Shell Oil Company President Gretchen Watkins, American Petroleum Institute (API) President Mike Sommers and Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark.
Oct 25, 2021 14 tweets 4 min read
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EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff

Which members? Well, exactly who you'd expect. No wonder they're so nervous about the 1/6 committee.

rollingstone.com/politics/polit… “We would talk to Boebert’s team, Cawthorn’s team, Gosar’s team like back to back to back to back,” says the organizer.

Also Biggs, Brooks and Gohmert.

Gosar dangled the possibility of a “blanket pardon” to encourage them to plan the protests.

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Oct 23, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Former one-term, twice impeached, disgraced president Donald Trump and his GOP supporters are hoping to rely on a tactic that's common in Russia to return him to the White House in 2024, according to one prominent expert on authoritarianism.
rawstory.com/trump-2024-ele… There's a Russian phrase: the 'administrative resource,'" said Timothy Snyder. It means is that sure, you have an election, but the people who are running the election are going to determine how the election turns out. What the Republicans are going for is precisely that thing.
Oct 22, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
A new whistleblower affidavit by a former Facebook employee alleges the company prizes growth and profits over combating hate speech, misinformation and other threats to the public.

The new whistleblower is a former member of Facebook’s Integrity team.

washingtonpost.com/technology/202… During political controversy in 2017, Facebook communications official Tucker Bounds said, “It will be a flash in the pan. Some legislators will get pissy. And then in a few weeks they will move onto something else. Meanwhile we are printing money in the basement, & we are fine.”
Sep 21, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
Epik long has been the favorite Internet company of the far-right, providing domain services to QAnon theorists, Proud Boys & other instigators of the attack on the U.S. Capitol — allowing them to broadcast hateful messages from behind a veil of anonymity.
washingtonpost.com/technology/202… “It’s massive. It may be the biggest domain-style leak I’ve seen &, as an extremism researcher, it’s certainly the most interesting,” said Megan Squire, a computer science professor who studies right-wing extremism. “It’s an embarrassment of riches — stress on the embarrassment.”
Sep 21, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Bill Barr’s Still Making a Mockery of Justice. Merrick Garland’s Letting Him.

Durham’s indictment was met with immediate criticism, and for good reason: It is so weak that facts Durham recites in his indictment gravely undermine the charge.

thedailybeast.com/bill-barrs-sti… Garland reportedly declined to prevent Durham from proceeding with his misguided charge, presumably based on the idea that such intervention would be contrary to Garland’s admirable goal of reinstating the law enforcement “norms” at the DOJ that Barr has so assiduously attacked.
Sep 21, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Pence's Trump enabling was worse than we thought.

Think about it. The vice president of the United States was calling around looking for someone who would give him permission to preside over the complete collapse of our democratic process.

nbcnews.com/think/opinion/… Trump has all the subtlety of a professional wrestler. Which means we pretty much always saw him coming. That doesn’t mean he could always be stopped, but at least there was a chance.

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Sep 21, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Trump only issued his pathetic video in which he said he loved the rioters but implored them to go on home once it became clear that all the officials had gotten away safely and there was no longer any chance his supporters would succeed in finding them.

alternet.org/2021/09/trump-… Jonathan Karl reported that when he interviewed Trump for his new book, it's clear that Trump has no regrets:

I was absolutely dumbfounded at how fondly he looks back on January 6th. He thinks it was a great day. He thinks it was one of the greatest days of his time in politics.
Sep 20, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Definition of 'evangelical' means Republican

A new analysis from the Pew Research center revealed that the word "evangelical" no longer means born-again. Instead, the data shows that it has become more about President Donald Trump and being a Republican.

rawstory.com/evangelical-me… "People who embrace the label use it to signal that they're against immigration, science and abortion and to signal a belief that discussions of racism in America are antithetical to their idea of America,"

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Sep 19, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
After 20 years of waging religious guerrilla warfare, Taliban fighters in Kabul say they miss the battle

“All of my men, they love jihad and fighting. So when they came to Kabul they didn’t feel comfortable. There isn’t any fighting here anymore.”
washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/… “Many of my fighters are worried that they missed their chance at martyrdom in the war,” Nifiz said. “I tell them they need to relax. They still have a chance to become martyrs. But this adjustment will take time.”

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Sep 19, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Why does it seem like authorities are putting way more energy into finding Brian Laundrie, who is hiding, than they are Gabby, who is actually missing?

I'm assuming they must know things we don't, but blatant sexism is also within the realm of possibilities. Oh I see folks are fixated on the "sexism is within the realm of possibilities" part.

I'm not saying that's the case. I'm not saying he's guilty, though it's more likely than not. This whole case is weird.

And he was hitchhiking alone, but then returned with her car?
Jul 30, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
In Trump’s mind, some of the police officers who defended the Capitol that day aren’t the real heroes, calling them liberal “pussies” who loathe MAGA, and outliers within a broadly pro-Trump law enforcement community.

thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-s… Trump has also maintained that these men seem “broke[n]” by the events of Jan. 6, and that they do not have the supposed toughness or character of the law enforcement officers who, on the whole nationally, still widely support Trump and his policies.

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