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Mar 9, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
We are monitoring a situation out of Yountville, California, where police say an “active shooter” has taken hostages inside a veterans' home. No injuries have been reported. 2 hours after reports surfaced about an active shooter taking hostages at the veterans home, CHP Sgt. Robert Nacke said officials have no updates about hostages or injuries. Another press conference is set for 2pm PT. #Yountville
Mar 2, 2018 14 tweets 6 min read
Morning. We’re monitoring an attack currently underway on France’s Embassy and other locations in #Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
According to Burkina Faso’s National Police's Facebook, an “armed attack” is currently happening in the country’s capital against the France Embassy and the General Command of the country’s Army.
Mar 2, 2018 14 tweets 7 min read
Women and children detained in immigrant holding cells along the U.S. - Mexico border are regularly forced to sleep on the floor in cells so cold, agents refer to them as “freezers," according to a new @HRW report.
Detainees described being forced to remove layers of clothing for “security” reasons, and sleep with just a thin, Mylar blanket, like this, to keep them warm at night.
hrw.org/report/2018/02…
Mar 1, 2018 16 tweets 6 min read
Starting today, it will be a crime in Poland to say the country helped Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.
apnews.com/2a09f2c3d4ef49… The measure, part of a strategy by Poland’s nationalist administration to “defend the country’s honor and pride,” is aimed to prevent younger generations from believing that Poland had any role in the Holocaust.
Mar 1, 2018 15 tweets 9 min read
Thousands of students across the country are planning and participating in walkouts in solidarity with survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
ACLU is hosting a #KnowYourRights training in the wake of some school officials threatening students who plan to participate in walkouts, like this now-deleted post by a Texas public school district superintendent.
Mar 1, 2018 12 tweets 5 min read
Morning! Today, @guardian reports that Samarco, the mining company responsible for Brazil’s Fundao Dam disaster, was aware of the threat six months prior to the incident and failed to take action, leading to the country’s worst environmental disaster.
theguardian.com/world/2018/feb… Prosecutors claim the company focused on cutting costs and increasing production, instead of taking measures to prevent the disaster that destroyed the neighborhood of Bento Rodrigues, in the city of Mariana.
(Photo: @PortalMigalhas)
Feb 28, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
We’re back to Israel, where today new footage of the killing of Palestinian citizen Yasin al-Saradih emerged, showing Israeli soldiers shooting, beating and dragging him before leaving him without medical attention for 20 minutes.
(Video: @btselem)
This new video of the event that took place in the West Bank city of Jericho on February 22 shows how al-Saradih gets shot in his lower body at point-blank range after allegedly attacking Israeli soldiers with an iron bar.
Feb 28, 2018 16 tweets 9 min read
Educators in West Virginia are letting the governor know that, despite his wishes, the #WVTeacherStrike is not over. Last night, on the 4th day of the #WVTeacherStrike, @WVGovernor announced that teachers would receive a 5% pay increase next year, and all state employees would get a 3% raise. He was hoping the deal would end the strike.
Feb 28, 2018 16 tweets 6 min read
We’re now going to Brazil, where a Sao Paulo court ruled that the censorship of a play about a transgender Jesus is unconstitutional.
jezebel.com/sao-paulo-cour… The play The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven, which follows Jesus living as a transgender woman in the present day, became so popular inside #Brazil that it went on tour around the country.
(Photo: @JundiaiAgora)
Feb 28, 2018 10 tweets 5 min read
As China’s National People’s Congress moves on to abolish the two-term limits for the Presidency and clear Xi Jinping’s path for becoming ruler for life, the government cracked down on virtual protests - including the letter N.
(Photo: @underbreath)
A couple of days ago, we covered the reports on how the Communist Party was moving forward on giving President Xi the chance for unlimited reelections and how Chinese citizens started to complain on social platforms.
Feb 28, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
The @NYTimes reported on Tues that an unpublished UN report indicated North Korea has been shipping supplies to Syria’s government that may have been used for chemical weapons
@nytimes The unreleased report says North Korea has sent acid-resistant tiles, valves and thermometers to Assad’s government and that North Korean missile technicians have been seen at Syrian missile facilities. The draft report was also seen by @WashingtonPost. washingtonpost.com/world/national…
Feb 28, 2018 10 tweets 7 min read
We’re returning to the #RohingyaCrisis in Bangladesh, where women Nobel Peace Prize laureates are visiting local camps to assess support for Rohingya women and obstacles facing refugees.

📷: Allison Joyce for @NobelWomen Nobel laureates Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, Shirin Ebadi of Iran, and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen visited refugee camps and spoke to #Rohingya women about their personal stories.

These photos captured their tearful encounters.

📷: Allison Joyce for @NobelWomen
Feb 16, 2018 12 tweets 6 min read
This morning, @CraigSilverman released a story about fake tweets claiming people were beaten up at Black Panther showings. We're going to break down, step by step, how to check tweets for accuracy. buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman… This tweet from Miami Marino, shown in the Buzzfeed story, says he and his wife were assaulted at a Black Panther showing.
Feb 16, 2018 19 tweets 3 min read
We’re awaiting a statement from the DOJ’s Rod Rosenstein, who is expected to discuss grand jury indictments re: Russian interference in the 2016 election. Rosenstein: defendants engaged in information warfare to spread mistrust about the election and the system in general.
Feb 16, 2018 21 tweets 5 min read
Numerous news outlets reported yesterday the Parkland shooter was a member of a white supremacist organization. We decided not to report it because we felt it was suspicious, and it appears our suspicions were warranted. Here’s what happened. The first site we saw reporting the claim was the Anti-Defamation League, which quoted a white supremacist named Jordan Jereb. Jereb says he is affiliated with a Florida hate group called the Republic of Florida.
Feb 13, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
Tonight, two Baltimore police officers were found guilty of robbery, racketeering & conspiracy in a major corruption case. #GTTFtrial
The #GTTF (Gun Trace Task Force) was a Baltimore PD unit charged with getting illegal guns off the streets. 8 officers on the force were indicted in the trial.