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Eli Massey @EliJMassey Chicago, IL

Contributing editor @Curaffairs. Send comments, criticisms, queries, copyedits, and commendations to Eli@currentaffairs.org

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Quite confident that everyone who signed the Harper's article will be speaking up in defense of @Ilhan. https://t.co/NF6SdKZYRG
7/8
2020
BREAKING NEWS: Bolsonaro testa positivo para Covid-19 https://t.co/2K1ymNJ7OB
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7/7
2020
Happy 4th of July! Let’s celebrate by abolishing the American military, which is practically unparalleled in depriv… https://t.co/Hs8p2zI76PPoliticians too are far more willing to call for the removal of some statue than they are to fuck with the police's budget.Notable how quickly mainstream media coverage has pivoted away from talk of defunding the police to taking down mon… https://t.co/VpBMICahSF
7/4
2020
you should read this by @Vanessa_ABee at once because it is brilliant and thoughtful and compassionate just like her https://t.co/EIGRFfFBJa
Retweeted by Eli MasseyCan't keep track of all the kids separated from their parents, or provide everyone with a toothbrush, toothpaste, s… https://t.co/4vdeeiyIvV
7/1
2020
A cool thing about reddit is how each community is able to self-regulate. This means that there are obviously dark,… https://t.co/QUg4FD4VXSSorry, but I will not be cheering on tech overlords suppressing political speech. https://t.co/DTBf0r8Kph
6/29
2020
Current Affairs https://t.co/Bkah27jUJQ
Retweeted by Eli MasseyI’ve watched this video a few dozen times since yesterday and now whenever she sings, I join the goats. https://t.co/qYwibk5ZMa
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6/28
2020
Defund the Pentagon budget.
Retweeted by Eli MasseyA *must-read* thread from @SamelysLopez on why you cannot be a progressive if you support Israeli violence against… https://t.co/ipeH53N74e
Retweeted by Eli Massey @ggreenwald Sorry Glenn, but Tucker Carlson's rhetoric is not "racially divisive," as you say here, it's racist. He… https://t.co/Cgg2mz9FANJUST IN: Charles Booker has taken the lead statewide over Amy McGrath In the Kentucky Dem Primary Results
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6/25
2020
Palestinian Scholar Noura Erakat: Israeli Forces Killed My Cousin on His Sister’s Wedding Day… https://t.co/Iheh59w5yu
Retweeted by Eli MasseyI got my hands on the draft text of Bernie Sanders' forthcoming NDAA amendment aimed at slashing the DOD topline by… https://t.co/kBFShZkCfs
Retweeted by Eli MasseyAs in the US, the approach is to shoot first, ask questions later (if at all)!Important thread from Noura responding to the despicable justifications for the murder of her cousin https://t.co/Wdvlea21ONAt this point, I'd be massively surprised if Jamaal Bowman (D) doesn't beat #NY16 Rep. Eliot Engel (D).
Retweeted by Eli MasseyI've seen enough: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) defeats Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (D) in the #NY14 primary.
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6/24
2020
How can you call this a democracy? https://t.co/AUYgbzHQlPUS law enforcement train in Israel. Former DC police chief said "No experience in my life has had more of an impact… https://t.co/BvUtlG4mgmAhmed Erekat, 27, beautiful young man. A son. A brother. Fiancée. My baby cousin. Israeli cowards shot him multiple… https://t.co/xrxGWgBGYz
Retweeted by Eli MasseyYou lie. You kill. You lie. This is my baby cousin. He was on his way to pick up his sister from the salon for her… https://t.co/kTHKNBBagC
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6/23
2020
the arctic just hit 100°F and americans are choosing between the guy who wants a round of applause for drinking wat… https://t.co/0XifCNCHQO
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6/21
2020
link to the video: https://t.co/i3u46m7GtLHave any of you gotten this Biden ad before? The caption is wrong. He actually flubs his lines and says, "I am comi… https://t.co/xiGvYfQX5d
6/20
2020
East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee with the ultimate "de-fund" proposal: cut the Pentagon's budget by $350 billion.… https://t.co/qVuNDR8jDl
Retweeted by Eli Massey @IlhanMN Allah yer7amoBreaking News: Seattle City Council unanimously passed our movement's & my socialist Council office's legislation b… https://t.co/gcog3ibv1M
Retweeted by Eli MasseyMatt Taibbi, a journalist I respect, says "the American left has lost its mind." As part of the American left, I do… https://t.co/l3XLDmzlEd
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6/16
2020
Today’s my birthday so you have to do what I say: free Palestine, free Syria, abolish prisons, police, borders, & b… https://t.co/0I0OCZLxP7
6/15
2020
Eric Garner was murdered by the NYPD even though chokeholds were banned. https://t.co/DtLQ4fOeJ6
6/13
2020
The one and only @prisonculture graces our pages: https://t.co/YpMQE5llNs
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6/12
2020
@Chuck91682682 @mtracey Is that what you believe, Michael? @mtracey Why mention that they are trans or gender fluid and have serious emotional problems? What does that one th… https://t.co/PT3Ut9JyUR
6/10
2020
Nice thread. https://t.co/CLgkrWbHOO
Retweeted by Eli MasseyI think for many people the talk about defunding is (completely understandably) overwhelming and hard to imagine. I… https://t.co/S3YmbYncHq
Retweeted by Eli MasseyNew: Bernie Sanders endorses six candidates for Congress, including progressive Jamaal Bowman, who is challenging o… https://t.co/BmQr3K4rSY
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6/9
2020
For those who have Qs about prison+police abolition, check out Angela Davis ("Are Prisons Obsolete?" is a good shor… https://t.co/8uyVgr7W4OProtesters SAY they want something which sounds radical and scary. But we at the New York Times know better! They a… https://t.co/5Ml35KB394Article link: https://t.co/IlQlPeBjm8The New York Times claiming that protesters don't actually want what they keep saying they want is journalistic mal… https://t.co/JKXAXGcnNtI made this thread so that in the coming days when we are presented with half-measures, compromises, and reforms, e… https://t.co/JKjLgiV2EjI could keep going, but I think you get the idea: We can't accept anything less than the complete abolition of poli… https://t.co/RspC46LBuQ
6/8
2020
When people say "Officers should be required to issue a warning before firing their weapons," tell them that Clevel… https://t.co/47zeftLAFqWhen people say "We need to require a duty to intervene if an officer witnesses another officer engaged in miscondu… https://t.co/9CjlzCxgLWWhen people say "We need to ban chokeholds," tell them that when the NYPD murdered Eric Garner chokeholds were already banned.When people say "Defund the police," they don't mean cut the police budget by 18%.When people say "Disband the police," they don't mean hire a private security company to do the same job instead.BREAKING: A veto-proof majority of Minneapolis City Council members will announce today their commitment to disband… https://t.co/wDhNFPcXRh
Retweeted by Eli MasseyLet me just take a moment, again, to say: Fuck student loan companies, debt collectors, and anyone who thinks wring… https://t.co/VUOufqmEKgalright, I'll bite: what's hary potter??
6/7
2020
Any of my Chicago followers who have pictures or video of officers hiding their badge number ought to post it as we… https://t.co/zr53FcPS7zOh and this statement from the mayor about firing officers who hide their badge number was in this article https://t.co/svQJf7f0veWe may not be able to see this officer's badge number or name, but I'm sure he can be identified by his tattoos. Le… https://t.co/zrMVR1EpoPThe original tweet: https://t.co/FoK6Oz4WkfAlright, @chicagosmayor. Your move. https://t.co/ZD5PvJJubWExtraordinarily heavy police presence. Unsure what they will do at 9:00.Some sense of how many people are still out. Believe that curfew is in 10 mins https://t.co/QnOi8MOuamThousands have turned out https://t.co/LYELF4LJ10
6/6
2020
I still can’t get over how long I lived in Chicago, how many protests I’ve attended, and leftist orgs I’ve been inv… https://t.co/kc0wVMwNT0Massively large crowd at Union Park today. Thousands already, I think, and the protest hasn’t officially started ye… https://t.co/0tkoBzkWJxHere you go, all the arguments in defense of the police disproven in a single act... - "It's just a few bad apples… https://t.co/l50b1B4Pwl
Retweeted by Eli MasseyKind of incredible to have a sitting member of congress calling for the disbanding of the police. https://t.co/lvFFAaQD5oTell the truth. "War broke out"? No, you attacked then occupied and stole land, which you're continuing to do to th… https://t.co/BuMrp8Y0vIThis is coming from a country that has been oppressed/at war & have dealt with the same thing everyday even whilst… https://t.co/ozhgg0i0IV
Retweeted by Eli MasseyA number of cops lined in riot gear are intentionally obscuring their badge number and name. https://t.co/oTnTWkdYUD
6/5
2020
Have now spotted five (5!) separate helicopters above us!!Spotted state police. Police presence has obviously been immense, but they’ve been very spread out. https://t.co/uf3AUaXtuMProtesters are blocking traffic nowJust heard a huge boom. Unclear what it was, but it halted the march for a few seconds.Looking like military presence? https://t.co/0M0wGGp9z1Seen at least two helicopters above, seemingly surveilling the protestThinking there is well over 1,000 people here https://t.co/GEJG1OrSNzSomething is happening in this country. Am at a protest in Lincoln Park (!!) and there are hundreds of (maybe 1,000… https://t.co/mbXnzUeeeXAm at a protest in Chicago. I very carefully considered all of the risks and decided that showing solidarity and do… https://t.co/JUFhh05ljb
6/4
2020
Today I am singing "Everybody knows about America Goddam!" https://t.co/vW9COkhOsvIn this clip, @esaagar disingenuously dismisses the claim that police murdering people is a big problem, bc most ar… https://t.co/Fc4GcB9gAk @BMarchetich I thought saagar said some particularly gross things in this video https://t.co/3mq7Yvto0J
6/3
2020
This is such a great inteview by .@EliJMassey. Seasoned journos, many of whom kiss the asses of pols/celebs, have a… https://t.co/RBS7JZRB9d
Retweeted by Eli MasseyI assure you, the left is not pitching this idea. https://t.co/mxhtNd1TyAIncredible. Antifa paraphernalia in Hebrew/Yiddish from Palestine dating back to 1934. Includes a stamp espousing A… https://t.co/1K9lBSicQh
Retweeted by Eli MasseyCan the world get any shittier? "Somehow I can!!!" the world bellows sonorously each morning.
6/2
2020
When Justin Trudeau led a climate march, who was he protesting? Himself? He’s in charge. When cops take a knee or… https://t.co/Zc8wcqDjD8
Retweeted by Eli Massey @SanaSaeed @curaffairs Thanks for the kind words!!So this is a fantastic interview between @curaffairs and Rep. Omar - can’t wait to listen to it in full. Massey doe… https://t.co/lbhkw6lQsN
Retweeted by Eli MasseyIn 2014 when I was a House aide to Rep. Alan Grayson I worked on a bill to end the militarization of police. It wen… https://t.co/yGnbOZmZqh
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6/1
2020
Even animal liberation activists who expose the barbarity of factory farms face being smeared and charged as a terr… https://t.co/4h1Gk1fE4sNon-violent Palestine solidarity activists have been targeted as well, having FBI terrorism investigations opened,… https://t.co/YiWHPYCMbsThe tactic of continually expanding what constitutes terrorism has been used against all sorts of groups for years,… https://t.co/NZagovPgp4Happen to attend a protest that antifa members also attended? Terrorist! Involved with an org where another member… https://t.co/y5CZsEMjjFIt is no coincidence that the organization the Trump administration is going after is decentralized, with no clear… https://t.co/jq5O3VavKM
5/31
2020
Transcript from my interview w/ Ilhan Omar is up. We discuss prosecuting the Bush admin for war crimes, pledging to… https://t.co/rhIEjl3fdM
Retweeted by Eli MasseyI spoke with @IlhanMN about her new memoir, closing Guantanamo, prosecuting the Bush admin for war crimes, ousting… https://t.co/bs1FaYaR5c
Retweeted by Eli MasseyOn System Update with @ggreenwald: An exclusive report on the mass-extermination program now being used by factory… https://t.co/xxQ3cyrW0T
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5/30
2020
I also think it's very telling how easily they lie despite there being video evidence that we all watched. https://t.co/kzTEDdR4Lr @mainspringbroad Depends what you mean by "hold them liable," "pain and suffering," and "enable." Apologies for the very lawyerly answer!Maybe an unpopular take, but I don't really want tech giants regulating our speech. Seems like a bad idea, and I'm… https://t.co/pL5O5qWESP
5/29
2020

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