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I went to bed feeling betrayed--perhaps even enraged. I woke up, still feeling betrayed--but resolved. I still believe #AnitaHill. I still believe #ChristineBlaseyFord I still believe #survivors #women They have knocked us down, but not out. I still believe in the power of us.
Our perpetrators tried to stifle our voices too--and, WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. We will not be silenced or moved. Today, survivors will keep organizing, sharing our painful and hard truths until the very last hour, and then we'll take our fight to the ballot box.
Survivors matter and we do vote--and run for office too! We have been ignored, but not silenced #midterms A vote to support #Kavanaugh confirms more than one man, to the highest court in the land, you are also confirming #privilege #entitlement #injustice
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#LyinTed Ted Cruz likes to talk about this whole Kaepernik/Anthem issue, wants to make it into a wedge to divide Texans. #LyinTed and his ally Trump are desperate to make this about disrespecting the flag, the military, veterans, the United States. nowthisnews.com/videos/politic…
#LyinTed may bring this up in the debate tonight. He will try to paint @BetoORourke as a far-left radical, out of touch with Texans. But here's the thing. Most veterans know that these protests are not disrespectful of America or what we stand for.
@VeteransForBeto strongly believe that all Americans have an absolute right to protest injustice. And the continuing police killings of African-American men and boys continues, most recently right here in Texas, in Dallas, with the killing of #BothamJean by a Dallas cop.
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A thread on Judge #Kavanaugh & perjury.

I’m an attorney & have followed the Kavanaugh nomination closely. I want to discuss why I think it's important to use the word perjury to discuss some of #Kavanaugh's dishonesty. Continued ⤵
salon.com/2018/09/14/bre…
A major problem with news coverage of Kavanaugh's deception is that the news relies on experts for its stories & that many of the legal experts including #NeverTrump conservatives & anti-trump progressives know #Kavanaugh to be a thoughtful lawyer. (Cartoon via @tomtomorrow)
A good example of this came from 1 of my favorite podcasts, @NSLpodcast. Hosts are 2 attorneys—1conservative/1progressive—both critical of Trump. Both set aside evidence of #Kavanaugh's dishonesty bc they believe him to be honest. They know him personally
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Thread. A dinner conversation over the weekend with some family members who identify as center-left led us to rehash Bernie vs Clinton. A few nuggets seemed worth sharing. Beyond understanding history in order not to repeat it, these reflections suggest paths forward. /1
Some bemoaned the GOP “discipline,” noting the party’s unification behind its right wing. They blamed progressives and radicals for failing to support nominally better (if hypocritical) alternatives in moderate corporate @thedemocrats. /2
If there is a lesson to draw from GOP gains, however, it’s is that solidarity with a radical wing mobilizes the base. Boldness motivates voters & volunteers—even when the vision motivating it is insane, as Trump demonstrates. /3
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It's a criminal offence to falsifying a legal instrument. But if the #MetPolice / #LBRUT do it, then there is not even an investigation. 12 years of silence. Evidence to prove it - ukcoverup.com/search-warrant-

#skynews #lbc #theresamay #uk #bbcnews #coverup #c4news #worldnews #ukgov
Welcome to the #Metpolice who also changed & falsified my arrest details. Have a look at the evidence here ukcoverup.com/arrest-details as it's all easy to prove & that's why it's never addressed

#R4today #corruption #coverup #leadership #values #corevalues #bbcnews #skynews #itvnews
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Today marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment which was designed to give full citizenship to African Americans who had been formerly enslaved. #14thAmendment #CivilRights
The promise of full citizenship was meant to include the ability to participate equally in the political process. #CourtsMatter #VotingMatters #OTD
The 14th Amendment's relevance can't be overstated, especially in today's legal landscape. "We can only hope that, in the words of Frederick Douglass, it will continue to “give full freedom to every person without regard to race or color in the U.S.” nytimes.com/2018/07/08/opi…
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Each pick on Trump’s shortlist of potential nominees earned a spot based on the extremist political agenda they will bring to our highest court. time.com/5330782/donald…
We need a justice on the Supreme Court who understands the Constitution protects all of us, not just the wealthy and powerful.
We need a justice who makes rulings based on the #RuleofLaw, not by following a political agenda.
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This is America?! What the ....!? 😡
Border control stopping cars and asking #Citizenship 150 miles from Canadian border?!
Is this legal?!
Are they wearing jackboots and swastikas?!
#CivilRights #Fascism
I hate 2B alarmist but this MUST B ASKED:
What the hell's stopping #BorderControl or #ICE from asking 4proof of citizenship
taking U anyway
claiming U did not have ID
& destroying your proof
With no legal representation provided...u'd simply "Disappear"
Abuse of Power by US #BorderControl & #ICE MUST B REIGNED IN
B4 it's Too Late!!!!
#ICEisTrumpsGESTAPO
#PoliceState #FascistAmerica
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If you've ever wondered what you would do if you lived in Nazi Germany, NOW is the time to stand for justice.

📞Your MoC now. Demand oversight.

Then join a family separation protest near you, later today:
familiesbelong.org
I don't make the comparison to Nazi Germany lightly. I'm a #CivilRights lawyer, I have a Master's in IR w a focus on history, I attended FSU Holocaust institute.

Starts w dehumanizing words: "immigrants are animals" or immigrant children "aren't innocent"
gq.com/story/trump-on…
Then there's deification and memorialization of the man saying those dehumanizing words. He can do no wrong, cannot be questioned.
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The fact that I received my full SS check finally after 6 mos should worry u all! A PATTERN OF PREDICATE ACTS WAS ALSO 6 MOS 4 THE FORMER ARTIFICE. IN ADDITION 2 FINANCIAL HARDSHIP I SUSPECT THEY DO IT 2 ME & POSSIBLY OTHERS 2 OFFSET THE SHORTFALL CREATED BY MINNESOTA ILLEGALS❗
THE PRECARIOUS SITUATIONS CREATED BY THIS ARTIFICE WHICH LEFT ME 300 AT THE ONSET OF THE COLD AND SNOW WHICH RENDERED ME NO MEANS TO TO TRAVEL FREELY, NO MEANS TO REMOVE SNOW, NO MEANS TO PROPERLY HEAT MY HO E WHICH CRIPPLED ME FURTHER PULLING SUPPLIES, FULL PROPANE TANKS, ANIMAL
FOOD SEVERAL TRIPS DOWN MY LENGTHY DRIVE EACH TIME, IN ORDER TO SURVIVE, PULLING SAID SUPPLIES IN AN ICE FISHING SLED, OVER INTENTIONAL HURDLES AND ACROSS GRAVEL INTETIONALLY EXPOSED BY THAT POS RHAT I PROVED KILLED MY FAMILY AND PREYS NON STOP UPON ME SHOULD WORRY YOU ALL,
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El sistema biométrico Aadhaar o la vulneración de derechos humanos de un país
Para ello hablo con @Rita_Banerji @_Contrainfo
Aterrador @Snowden @Rita_Banerji han sido incansable en la denuncia

#DestroyTheAadhaar #AadharWarOnWomen
contrainformacion.es/sistema-biomet…
#BlackMirror
Un experimento en un país que pronto alcanzará el 20% de la población mundial
"El sistema biométrico Aadhaar o la vulneración de derechos humanos&civiles
@Rita_Banerji @_Contrainfo
#DestroyTheAadhaar #AadharWarOnWomen
contrainformacion.es/sistema-biomet…
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TRUMP CHANGED HIS HEADER PHOTO… again. It may sound silly to mention it, but it IS important. Here’s why… (Thread)

We focus on his tweets – which is reasonable, considering how they could affect the entire frig'n planet – but when it comes to his header photos, we should 1/16
remember the old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Trump spends an inordinate amount of time obsessing over his header photo. He’s like an adolescent teen, sometimes changing it twice in a week. His choices are telling. Let’s start at the beginning, for his first 2/16
header photo, Trump chose one of his inauguration… except that it was wasn’t his. The photo was taken during OBAMA'S inauguration. Trump changed it to a flag an hour later after being called out, & again after that, to one of himself gazing out the window, probably wishing 3/16
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At the risk of being called a party pooper, I'd like to remind #TheResistance that: 1. #TaxScamBill if anything GOP may now try to shove faster now, suppository style; 2. #NetNeutrality & #NationalMonuments are still in danger; 3. #infrastructure spending & many state services
have been cut to the bone; 4.#CorruptionMustDie & so does #nepotism, but both alive & well; 5. #NazisInAmerica & other hate group rampant, & there is no #GunControlNow or even serious discussion of it; 6. #StateDepartment is being decimated & deserted by many career ppl & that is
one of USA ramparts against isolation & a means to avoid wars; 7. worldwide US credibility, relevance & trustworthiness, even by staunch traditional allies, is at an all time low; 8. ppl whose only credentials are closeness to 45 are still in key positions & some have made wrong
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In Delhi a 11 month old girl died because the hospital refused to treat her without an #Aadhaar card.

#AadhaarFemicide
#AadhaarWarOnWomen
#AadhaarKills
#DestroyTheAadhaar

amarujala.com/amp/delhi-ncr/…
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In Chandigarh, a woman was refused #abortion because she did not have an Aadhaar. She sought a back alley abortion and suffered extreme bleeding and complications.

#AadhaarWarOnWomen

#AadhaarFemicide

#AadhaarKills

#DestroyTheAadhaar

dnaindia.com/india/report-a…
3/n. HIV+ women in India have stopped their treatment as hospitals demand the biometric Aadhaar. The women fear loss of anonymity & social stigma on them and their families. newindianexpress.com/states/karnata…

#AadhaarWarOnWomen
#AadhaarFemicide
#AadhaarKills
#DestroyTheAadhaar
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1. Last year, LDF President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF promised us all that, "The fight for justice will continue." It has. vimeo.com/191071370
2. As our freedoms face unprecedented challenges, LDF has been at the forefront in the fight for #CivilRights : nytimes.com/2017/04/10/us/…
3. We are challenging discriminatory voter ID laws in Alabama to protect #VotingRights: al.com/news/birmingha…
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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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(THREAD) Why I - (a flag-waver) - support #Kaepernick & #TakeAKnee.
This is the flag that draped my father’s coffin. He was a WWII vet. 1/
He later became the head ranger of a state park & as such, we lived on the park.
One “chore” assigned to me from 2nd grade↑ was to raise 2/
the US & Ga state flag every morning before getting on the school bus & take them down every evening. Dad taught me proper flag etiquette 3/
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