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The Shock Doctrine. This Changes Everything. No Is Not Enough. Now... On 🔥. Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers U
I'm logging off to get some writing done. See you all in September! (If you DM me, I'll miss it.)
US billionaires wealth added since the beginning of the pandemic: - $584,000,000,000 US unemployment claims since the beginning of pandemic: - 44,000,000+ The system is broken.
“Between 70% and 99% of the Americans who died from this pandemic might have been saved by measures demonstrated by others to have been feasible.” As many as 99%. https://www.statnews.com/2020/06/19/faster-response-prevented-most-us-covid-19-deaths/
I just subscribed to @Nina Turner's new podcast and so should you!
In our debut episode: Juneteenth & its relevance to this moment, we explore the pain and promise of living while Black. And the importance of understanding the justice journey never ends. We must do what we can with what we have - now, TOGETHER. #podcast http://traffic.libsyn.com/hellosomebody/Hello_Somebody_Episode_1.mp3?dest-id=2092286
It what scenario is it necessary for a town's police department to have this type of equipment? Moundsville has a population of under 10,000. Who are they trying to go to war with? Their own people?
The Moundsville Police Department has added a vehicle to the fleet! I’ll tell you everything this MRAP offers- and explain how the department get it for free- tonight on @WTOV NEWS9
Some are calling for Juneteenth to be a national holiday. How about we go further & pass healthcare & living wages for all, a fully restored Voting Rights Act & reparations, etc. Please don’t just ask for a holiday. Let’s make it a holy day of repentance & reconstruction.
Amazing interview w/ Simone Browne. Read it. (and if you haven’t read Dark Matters, read that too) https://www.wired.com/story/how-surveillance-reinforced-racism/
So excited about this event with @Cornel West | Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Tickets, Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/begin-again-james-baldwins-america-and-its-urgent-lessons-for-our-own-t...
Just in time for budget season&local elections: @Dream Defenders toolkit to #defundthepolice Police budgets are determined by local officials who you&your community can unelect if they dont meet your demands. Get your people and build your local plan. #Organize #Buildpower #FTP
A unanimous vote to extend eviction moratorium until August 31 in @PHLCouncil!
Editors, are you listening?
So, another good thing that happened today is that the Vatican urged all Catholics to divest from fossil fuel https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vatican-environment/vatican-urges-catholics-to-drop-investments-i...
Tonight, MLK Labor delegates voted to expel the Seattle Police Officers Guild from our labor council. As unions, it's our responsibility to fight for all forms of justice, and there can be no justice without racial justice.
"The Prime Minister took a knee but didn't bring any policy changes" - very powerful from @Jagmeet Singh
Good morning from @Bruce Springsteen to Donald Trump: "Put on a fucking mask."
Revisiting this @Naomi Klein article on the power held and wealth amassed by big tech giants during this pandemic, in light of the UK abandoning an anonymised central tracing database for one approved by Apple and Google. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/may/13/naomi-klein-how-big-tech-plans-to-profit-from-coronavir...
Lovelace Women’s Hospital kept a secret “Pueblos List”: if patients “appeared” Native, they would take newborns from moms after birth on suspicion of COVID-19 for days at a time. Natives have an ongoing history of the state taking our kids. This is sick. https://www.propublica.org/article/a-hospitals-secret-coronavirus-policy-separated-native-american-m...
Every attack on the poor must embolden our agitation. Lack of healthcare, lack of living wages, black men & women getting lynched. Rise up! And join us online June 20, 2020. RSVP now: http://June2020.org
Explicit bias is the problem in policing. It is a profession and practice fueled by racist animus. You cannot untrain what is a core feature of the job: surveilling, patrolling and controlling poor and working class black communities.
Email from implicit bias trainer as he left his job at the San Francisco Police Department: “The degree of anti-black sentiment throughout SFPD is extreme"; officers "possess and exude deeply rooted anti-black sentiments." https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/implicit-bias-trainer-finds-extreme-degree-of-anti-black-sentiment-w...
Exactly. It won't work either. @Jamaal Bowman is the real deal and he is going all the way!
. @Jamaal Bowman response: “This attack by a group funded by Trump's donors to paint me as some sort of criminal is ugly and desperate. Frankly, we need more members of Congress who know what it’s like to be in debt and struggle to pay bills, especially at a time like this."
This is racist trash, paid for by Republican donors. It shows how low they'll stoop.
A new @Democratic Majority for Israel PAC TV spot blasts Jamaal Bowman for unpaid state taxes from early 00s. “Shouldn’t Mr. Bowman pay his own taxes before he tries to spend ours?” Bowman paid off a $2k debt from '04 today after learning about it from ad. Was result of $ troubles, he said.