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Sep 21 18 tweets 5 min read
We are now reporting live from Des Moines, IA where Ruby Montoya, admitted DAPL saboteur, is being sentenced today in Federal Court for her efforts to impede the DAPL project with a campaign of vandalism in 2016 and 2017. After originally pleading guilty, Montoya has repeatedly tried to cast blame on others in an attempt to reduce her prison sentence. In court today, she has cited “coercion” and “influence” of her codefendant, Jessica Reznicek. (A claim Reznicek has denied).
Sep 21 16 tweets 7 min read
NEW STORY: Patriot Front Neo-Nazis Exposed In Parking Lot Clusterf*ck

unicornriot.ninja/2022/patriot-f… On 12/4/21, Patriot Front held a national mobilization in DC. While they were marching, antifascists located their cars in a Maryland park, sabotaging and painting them. Kevin Lowy, a PF member on guard duty, called 911, setting into motion an ironic and bizarre series of events.
Aug 30 21 tweets 11 min read
NEW: Federally charged with two others for burning a cop car during the #GeorgeFloydUprising in #Philadelphia, Khalif Miller wrote a "Letter of Injustice" from inside prison saying that his rights are being violated as he awaits trial.

Read his letter: unicornriot.ninja/2022/philadelp… Federal inmate Khalif Miller said he hadn’t had an attorney visit for his first 19 months, that he was stabbed 10 times & almost killed in an attack & has caught COVID-19 twice while awaiting trial from what he says was political targeting by former US Atty Bill McSwain.
Aug 22 45 tweets 16 min read
NEW Investigation:
Eugenics, Border Wars & Population Control: The Tanton Network
➡️ A criss-crossing mesh of politicians, lobbyists, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, pundits, and billionaire money
unicornriot.ninja/2022/eugenics-… Nearly everything Americans hear about the U.S.-Mexico border is wrong, and it’s very likely because of one relatively small but extremely well-funded and influential group of American racists -- known to researchers for many years as the Tanton network. unicornriot.ninja/2022/eugenics-…
Aug 22 21 tweets 12 min read
NEW: Despite Widespread Mistrust, Minneapolis PD to Fly Surveillance Drones
Warrantless #surveillance takes flight — Over 2,200 police #drone flights in 2021 — only five in which warrants were sought ahead of time
unicornriot.ninja/2022/despite-w… The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) “has decided to use drones”, explained a representative of the Department at a hearing on August 10th. This decision was sprung on Minneapolitans and their representatives at City Council without notice nor many options to object.
Aug 12 5 tweets 2 min read
One year ago yesterday, on August 11, 2021, admitted #DAPL saboteur Jessica Reznicek reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Waseca, MN to begin serving her 8 year sentence. unicornriot.ninja/2021/dapl-sabo… "Today I feel sad to be saying my final goodbyes to loved ones. I am strengthened, however, knowing that I’m still standing with integrity during this very important moment in history, as there truly is no other place to be standing at a time like this.” -Reznicek on 8/11/21
Aug 12 65 tweets 29 min read
Five years ago, white supremacists converged on Charlottesville, VA for the "Unite the Right" rally #unitetheright . Unicorn Riot reporters were on site
unicornriot.ninja/2017/white-sup… earlier in 2017 at another major racist rally in Pikeville, Kentucky, we interviewed people like @DLamontJenkins who have tracked the white supremacist movement, which was trying to coalesce into a larger presence in U.S. politics
Aug 12 26 tweets 9 min read
Ky NoHeartInWar spoke w/ Unicorn Riot about filming workers at Thacker Pass Lithium Mine take "spearheads" from a gravesite where Paiute/Shoshone were massacred in 1865 & talked about Biden’s Defense Production Act allowing mining projects to supersede treaties & disobey NAGPRA. Thread 🧵- When Ky NoHeartInWar got a call telling them to get over near to a new digging site in northern Nevada at Thacker Pass, or Peehee Mu’huh (Rotten Moon), they knew it was a “pretty intense” situation.
Aug 11 7 tweets 2 min read
New Article: Self-Managed Abortion Workshops Build Reproductive Autonomy
unicornriot.ninja/2022/self-mana… In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ending federal protection for abortion access, some people across the country are scrambling to find solutions to the crisis of forced pregnancy and the end of nationwide legal reproductive freedom.
Jul 31 10 tweets 5 min read
On July 29, 2022, about 40 people opposed to 'Cop City' disrupted work at a Brasfield & Gorrie (B&G) construction site in Atlanta, GA. @BrasfieldGorrie is the general contractor building the Atlanta Police Foundation's Public Safety Training Center, termed 'Cop City' by critics.
Jul 30 8 tweets 3 min read
"Say Their Names" March (St. Paul MN) - Live now starting at MN Governor's Mansion
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… Families of people killed by police are gathered at the Minnesota Governor's Mansion in St. Paul, MN. Live now > twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
Jul 30 20 tweets 11 min read
#Palestine: We hear from activists on the ground at four Palestinian protests in the northwestern West Bank area that were suppressed by Israeli forces in the last several months (April-July 2022) along with a funeral for a teenager killed by Israeli forces in Nablus. ↕️🧵Since the 1995 Oslo II Accord, land in the West Bank has been sectioned into three divisions — Area A (Palestinian control), Area B (Palestinian/Israeli control), & the area making up over 60 percent of the West Bank, Area C (solely Israeli controlled). [2013 map v @btselem] Image
Jul 29 40 tweets 47 min read
📢New Article: Richmond Abortion Rights Rally Highlights Intersections of SCOTUS Ruling
unicornriot.ninja/2022/richmond-… On July 8, hundreds gathered in Monroe Park of Richmond, Virginia for an abortion rights protest organized by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (@PPAVirginia), ACLU Virginia (@ACLUVA), and Progress Virginia.
Jul 6 12 tweets 6 min read
#PhilandoCastile, 32, school cafeteria worker, was with his girlfriend & her daughter when he was #KilledByPolice officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop six years ago today. His killing led to mass protests & a 20+ day occupation of the grounds outside the MN Gov Residence. ImageImage After Officer Yanez pulled over Philando Castile, Castile told him he had a registered gun & reached for his ID & registration, Yanez fired 7 shots at Castile, killing him within seconds. Castile's girlfriend recorded Philando's last breaths live. [Video]
Jul 1 15 tweets 5 min read
We're #LIVE in #Denver as the Denver Justice Project is hosting a community meeting on Reimagining Policing.
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… "The point of this meeting is to hear from community members who have lived experience and or who currently reside in the most marginalized and impacted neighborhoods across Denver."

The Denver Justice Project hosts community meeting tonight. Watch LIVE 🧵unicornriot.ninja/2022/denver-ju…
Jun 30 12 tweets 6 min read
Israeli Forces Suppress Protests After Court Green Lights Demolitions in Masafer Yatta Ruling on a decades-long case, the Israeli Supreme Court decided in May to authorize the expulsion of ~1,200 Palestinians from the Masafer Yatta area. According to @BtSIsrael it's “the largest population transfer in the history of the occupation since the early 1970s.” #Palestine
Jun 29 9 tweets 3 min read
With the repealing of federal abortion protections this past Friday, we want to highlight some of our past coverage of reproductive rights and abortion access. Here's a thread of some excerpts from an October 2021 article. Image Image 1: "It’s easy to forget, or perhaps many haven't learned, that less than 150 years ago, the now polarizing hot-button issue of abortion was a widely accepted part of life in this country. In fact abortion 'is absolutely traditional, it is sacred,' says Rachel Lorenzo." Image
Jun 29 8 tweets 4 min read
Breaking today: Fmr General Mike Flynn exercised 5th Amdt right to remain silent re if he believes in peaceful transition of power in USA.
Our Dec 2021 report looks closely at little-discussed #January6 military controversies 👇
Since the 1990s, Michael Flynn and his brothers were taken under the wing of Major General John Singlaub, a master architect of America’s covert empire, seen here facing the music @ the #IranContra hearing on May 20, 1987. More info in our report >> unicornriot.ninja/2021/january-6… ImageImage
Jun 15 18 tweets 12 min read
🧵: Highlights from 22 audio recordings of leaked Patriot Front 2021 meetings with links to full audio/transcripts.

Many of the 31 Conspiracy/Riot arrestees from #Pride in CoeurDAlene, Idaho are involved in these.

Full story on PF audio leaks: unicornriot.ninja/2022/patriot-f… 9/2/21: Patriot Front members incl. #CoeurDAlene arrestees Thomas Rousseau & Wesley Van Horn discuss PF's rhetoric strategy to promote antisemitism without openly 'naming the Jew', frustrating some members.

Full audio:

Transcript: vault.unicornriot.ninja/patriotfrontle…
Jun 13 17 tweets 9 min read
Premiering on our YouTube:

Leaked Patriot Front Meeting August 22, 2021 (Updated Graphics)

This meeting includes 5 members arrested at #CoeurDAlene #Pride yesterday - Colton Brown, James Julius Johnson, Justin O'Leary, Spencer Simpson, Winston Durham Live YouTube Premiere:

Thomas Rousseau Plans Hit On Gay Pride Mural (Leaked Patriot Front Meeting Excerpt, 10/8/21)

(Updated Graphics)

This clip features 2 PF leaders arrested in #CoeurDAlene, Idaho on Sat - Thomas Rousseau and Colton Brown.
Jun 12 4 tweets 3 min read
NEW: Episode 6 of The Mothers Podcast features Kimberly Davis speaking about her son Kimoni Davis who was killed in a high speed pursuit in 2015.

Kimberly has since co-founded P.O.S.T. to help support other families whose loved ones are #KilledByPolice. unicornriot.ninja/2022/the-mothe… The Mothers Podcast series is 10 episodes of interviews with mothers who've lost their children to police terror.

Each episode is hosted by @ByGeorgiaFort & @MrNikoG & features music & production by @DjSkizz, MC Longshot, Tarik Thornton, & Malcolm Wells. unicornriot.ninja/themothers/