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The promise of the June 19th proclamation that freedom meant, in part, “an absolute equality of personal rights and… https://t.co/A9fOh4eE9W"Ask us what we think about the economy and religion. Include us in conversations about education before another li… https://t.co/mQbTyLZxdlOn July 4th, the hypocrisy of American racism is ritualized into a national holiday. https://t.co/CdKqqoty9t#BlackLivesMatter: ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ by Frederick Douglass https://t.co/wMcgJQZwXM
Retweeted by The NationTrump doesn't care how many Americans are infected, so long as he can keep throwing himself parties. https://t.co/UsL24542q5“In view of everything else that is awful and tragic about the Afghan war... the bounties strike me as minor,” writ… https://t.co/4QGlNFbMBv‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ by Frederick Douglass https://t.co/g2Sn7SSlYQAmerican Dreamers https://t.co/9xpwGTAfys"The movement to Tax Amazon and big business to fund essential services like housing is needed everywhere. Here in… https://t.co/0Uby79qcgBUnderinvestment in public health has led to 10 times more deaths from COVID-19 than the wars in Iraq and Afghanista… https://t.co/HbUi4cKEg6
Retweeted by The NationThe damage Attorney General William Barr has done to the Department of Justice is incalculable. https://t.co/miFJKZ6lnVWe must not exchange the violence of the police for the violence of finance capitalism. https://t.co/k9zTDhSVXYThese differences between @RepBarbaraLee and @JoeBiden shouldn’t disqualify her from consideration. They should mov… https://t.co/dUeWTlXLyqAs Infection Rates Soar, Trump Says Virus Could Just ‘Disappear’ https://t.co/LUxtP5qEBJIn this moment of reckoning that has come in the wake of police murders of Black Americans, we may have entered a n… https://t.co/5FgS0xjtNfWhen the current round of “Race in America” segments, panels, and Op-Eds stop running, Black people should still be… https://t.co/oQUlWIQHS2Black Lives and the Fourth of July https://t.co/CdKqqoty9tIf we do care about service members in the way we profess to, let’s use to moment to start a hard conversation abou… https://t.co/k9GtvsAulqThe encampment has seized momentum for the Black Lives Matter movement. https://t.co/Ol6nqVGvGb"It’s no accident this victory comes in the midst of the historic Black Lives Matter rebellion," writes Seattle Cit… https://t.co/vWfsqwC5AD“It is not within the province of the trade union movement to especially organize policemen, no more than to organi… https://t.co/1iuqnEba9rA Russian Bounty Is Bad. What’s Shocking and Outrageous Is the War. https://t.co/FmcUj8DS6DThere is a radical disconnect between what's happening in reality and what's happening in Trump's head. https://t.co/LUxtP5qEBJWithout systemic slavery, the invention of the United States would have almost been unthinkable. https://t.co/LVRazmICl7“Congress needs to prioritize our safety and our future, not more war,” says @RepBarbaraLee https://t.co/fa9qJ1LNpBBarbara Lee Would Make a Great Vice Presidential Nominee https://t.co/4TKsKGhFB7It’s been said that @RepBarbaraLee is ahead of her time, especially on matters of war and peace. Instead of waiting… https://t.co/AJeJRopD8KIf the white left embraces the ascendant Black leadership, we will all be stronger for it. https://t.co/TkiwPDmgVbIf your job includes breaking up actions by organized labor, then your job are at odds with organized labor. https://t.co/FwhYLspk6bThe grassroots Tax Amazon movement in Seattle is on the cusp of winning a historic victory against Jeff Bezos. https://t.co/IR4plm4WTXSocialists Are Beating Jeff Bezos in Seattle (Again) https://t.co/XICbHvaD46No longer standing alone against war, @RepBarbaraLee sees a movement building, within the Democratic Party. https://t.co/fa9qJ1LNpB51 years after Stonewall, police attacked participants in this year’s Queer Liberation March in New York City. https://t.co/1ZNhzdUlt1Is race the only aspect of society that Black people are allowed to speak about with an authoritative voice in Amer… https://t.co/rGQ8vjsQtZ51 Years After Stonewall, New York’s Queer Liberation March Faces Police Violence https://t.co/2oNZbs54OaImagining a New Mount Rushmore https://t.co/zpHdJWUGklTrump and Barr are turning to the “Occupy model” to crush the current uprising against police brutality. https://t.co/sFJgZDcQAA"The failure to confront white supremacy as a defining feature of US capitalism has consequences. The Bernie Sander… https://t.co/BJIlVIruaU“The cops’ answer to this is, ‘I’m doing my job.’ That’s a valid answer but if you’re just doing your job, your job… https://t.co/gxCd345TFjThe emotional toil and exhaustion of solely being called to respond to Black pain must end. https://t.co/iDWsHeloiPMaya Moore for the Win https://t.co/CD25SOUYJE
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No longer standing alone against war, @RepBarbaraLee sees a movement building, within the Democratic Party. https://t.co/fa9qJ1LNpBThe NYC encampment has generated a new sense of community and commitment among protesters. https://t.co/Ol6nqVGvGbNew York’s City Hall Encampment Is a Middle Finger to Our Elected Leaders https://t.co/eWtbeVHzOTThe occupation is a radicalizing place to practice a compassionate, cop-free society. https://t.co/Ol6nqVGvGbThe recent explosion of terror by violent, riotous police officers has only deepened the conviction that there are… https://t.co/myQS3GwP5PDating back to the Obama administration, ICE leadership has sought to join the US Intelligence Community, the conso… https://t.co/U12J6ODEJkThe encampment purposefully evokes Occupy Wall Street and its anti-capitalist spirit. https://t.co/Ol6nqVGvGbBernie Sanders was supposed to go to Mississippi to give a speech on race to coincide with his endorsement by Jacks… https://t.co/V5FEJAbEmzAssaults on Occupy featured everything from tear gas and pepper spray, rubber bullets, bean-bag projectiles and fla… https://t.co/vlej64AbcrCongress Could Rubber-Stamp a Defense Spending Spree https://t.co/QxpgaifXjrIs race the only aspect of society that Black people are allowed to speak about with an authoritative voice in Amer… https://t.co/AE9N4Zat90The challenges we need to wrestle with in this moment.https://t.co/EyxlPPdsN3
Retweeted by The Nation"Asian Americans have long been used as a tool by white supremacists to justify systemic racism against Black peopl… https://t.co/9A0Vt0wAKHJonathan Irons finally walks free thanks to the efforts of all-time basketball great. https://t.co/w5nfU2dmp7"By over-prioritizing the Pentagon and military solutions, our country is drastically underprepared for any crisis… https://t.co/tm3qLU61CBThe left loses strength and credibility if it pretends that there is a colorblind class experience. https://t.co/TkiwPDmgVb"We don’t have to ask what we would have done in the darker moments of human history. Our test is here, now, today." https://t.co/O7eR58l40gThe White Left Needs to Embrace Black Leadership https://t.co/U1CfpWCjzr"Why isn’t everyone in the organization worried about the implications, or at least the optics? Why hasn’t DSA gone… https://t.co/yKvyrVx7ErA ragtag group of strangers is taking care of New Yorkers—including homeless comrades—better than the city. https://t.co/Ol6nqVGvGbI spent much of the past ten days witnessing the righteous beauty of the City Hall protest encampment in NYC Some… https://t.co/KW7a9cR5rR
Retweeted by The NationTrump admin's extreme anti-immigrant agenda needs greater scrutiny, not more secrecy. Freedom of Information Act… https://t.co/lqxCf4sFzP
Retweeted by The Nation"The trauma of growing up in under-resourced countries and surviving by a thread has motivated many people to never… https://t.co/o5Y47OkDiLSan Francisco has more billionaires per capita than any other city in the world, as well as one of the nation’s hig… https://t.co/3kzxCtjRw4The FBI’s involvement in questioning BLM protestors is particularly troubling, because unlike with local or state p… https://t.co/cYWWn3ReWk"Ask us what we think about the economy and religion. Include us in conversations about education before another li… https://t.co/Pks92s2A6hThe pandemic upended the homeless-services system by flooding it not just with extremely low-income families, but w… https://t.co/16ChL9MVTTAdditional evidence of coordinated attacks on BLM-lead protests comes from a new report by Amnesty International, w… https://t.co/siDYytmdXVICE Just Became Even Less Transparent https://t.co/YxdKqFE6Ce“Congress needs to prioritize our safety and our future, not more war,” says @RepBarbaraLee https://t.co/fa9qJ1LNpBWhile ICE chief Matthew Albence heralded it as “a tremendous achievement,” experts say the designation deals a blow… https://t.co/OnTv3L2fan“It is not within the province of the trade union movement to especially organize policemen, no more than to organi… https://t.co/fkcuyvVUa6It’s time to disarm the police, argues @DDGuttenplan on our podcast https://t.co/Q8Zt8DQSxqIf the white left embraces the ascendant Black leadership, we will all be stronger for it. https://t.co/TkiwPDmgVbAlt Trump Rallies https://t.co/YNRbvuipVv"Over the past few weeks, the torrent of lies and misinformation has been so overwhelming that I’ve begun to think… https://t.co/ZhmEWGKNHqThe Trump admin. YET AGAIN hiding its activities from #FOIA & the American people. @ICEgov is the face of Pres. Tru… https://t.co/iszxNpkA6I
Retweeted by The Nation"Despite a handful of brilliant leaders in the Afro-Socialist caucus, DSA is largely devoid of Black leadership at… https://t.co/FhPwS4TMDnTo prevent the spread and death among people without safe housing, we must also respond to structural conditions of… https://t.co/QpggLU67fxFor @thenation, I wrote about the mystical fictions of Jon Fosse. https://t.co/nTryUqlTF2
Retweeted by The NationShe has stood alone more than once, but now she has allies who are prepared to challenge our outdated, immoral prio… https://t.co/yDtA4vv6auIf your job includes breaking up actions by organized labor, then your job are at odds with organized labor. https://t.co/FwhYLspk6bThis is not like the 1960s. The fire this time is hotter, writes @BarbaraRansby https://t.co/TkiwPDmgVbThe problem is not that there is no money, but that the decisions have already been made not to spend it on homeles… https://t.co/jm590oSFeUThis new designation puts ICE employees in the same category as high-level intelligence officials. https://t.co/ygZbuKUkbcRepresentative Barbara Lee: ‘Defund the Pentagon Budget’ https://t.co/CXkwGCJDW9Police unions grew in power in the second half of the 20th century, successfully thwarting reform efforts. A new de… https://t.co/WOxJCtv9ho
Retweeted by The Nation"We’ve got to stop the lies, challenging every one of them, whether from the Administration or from news sources th… https://t.co/Tc2vKQ4bN9William Barr has surpassed every institutional metric in his quest to become the worst attorney general in US histo… https://t.co/LedjkYEjE3In the Norwegian author’s hypnotic novel The Other Name, two men come face to face with the limits of art and life. https://t.co/XjtMa3CZwBWhen the current round of “Race in America” segments, panels, and Op-Eds stop running, Black people should still be… https://t.co/Y0vbSQclvOJon Fosse’s Existential Doppelgängers https://t.co/cMkXuGVnXKCDC Deputy Director Anne Schuchat did something really radical—she told the truth about Covid-19 in the US. https://t.co/O7eR58l40gEven Republicans are starting to realize that America needs to be masked — now. https://t.co/hULnz61JcJ https://t.co/6qw9bVYomqThe war on abortion is still far from over, writes @KathaPollitt https://t.co/gu8DQ3wfCVPolice unions are on the defensive for perhaps the first time since their formation. It’s been a long time coming. https://t.co/FwhYLspk6bMy latest for @thenation starring #AnneSchuchat, featuring @jasonintrator, @peterstaley, @jayrosen_nyu, @joanwalshhttps://t.co/ZMfvcr8HKz
Retweeted by The NationRepublican ghouls are using legislatures and the courts to attack early voting. At the same time, they are aggressi… https://t.co/SzdKj5o8ZY
Retweeted by The NationThe recent increase in the representation and prominence of Black voices amid the nation’s racial uprising is bitte… https://t.co/uwyo5DlwCy
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