On this day in 1965, civil rights leaders in Alabama began their third march from Selma to Montgomery, protesting discrimination in the Jim Crow South.— ACLU (@ACLU) March 21, 2018
Today and always, dissent is patriotic. pic.twitter.com/3h8JS7GVpK
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Patriotism Is the Virtue of the Vicious -- Unless and Until It Is the Participatory Work of Abolition Democracy
Monday, March 19, 2018
Users: Our data was stolen.— James Grimmelmann (@grimmelm) March 18, 2018
FB: It wasn’t “stolen.” An app lied about how it used your data.
Users: Same result. Does it really matter what we ca—
FB: STOP CALLING IT THEFT! IT WAS FRAUD! WE DEFRAUDED YOU! THAT’S WHAT WE DO! STOP CALLING US THIEVES! FRAUD! FRAUD! FRAUD! https://t.co/3O9uYqGq4B
Just a reminder that:— ✊🏿Black Aziz aNANsi✊🏿 (@Freeyourmindkid) March 18, 2018
- Majority black Flint, Michigan still has drinking water that will give you brain damage if consumed.
- Republicans are still trying to keep black people from voting.
- A terrorist has been targeting black families for assasination in Austin, Texas.
...and the Muslim bans ...and the wall ...and ending DACA ...and ACA sabotage ...and Charlottesville ...and Puerto Rico ...and "shithole" countries ...and the escalation of the racist war on drugs ...and on and on and on....
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Let me uncomplicate it.— Julius Goat 🦆 (@JuliusGoat) March 18, 2018
The Democratic Party is two parties: a progressive party and a conservative party.
The Republican Party is a corrupt white supremacist death cult.
In 2018 vote for the Democrat.https://t.co/jbyBgQKom6
Run progressives and conservatives in every Democratic primary.— Julius Goat 🦆 (@JuliusGoat) March 18, 2018
Vote for the winner.
Repeat until the death cult is gone.
Split into 2 or more parties.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Stephen Hawking spent many of the last years of his life fighting to save the NHS. He knew that his own story was as much about social supports and healthcare as it was about his genius. https://t.co/Uh7B7no2g4— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) March 15, 2018
By the way, his drift late in life into futurological nonsense about AI risks and lifeboats to Mars was all terrible.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Powerful demonstration at Oakland Tech where speakers ask for silence as they list victims of gun violence nationwide, including 2014 shooting at Oikos University in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/xRmfLryTw7— Scott Morris (@OakMorr) March 14, 2018
PreRegistering to vote at Oakland Tech walkout. pic.twitter.com/ntvx7lUfPY— Michael Ubell (@mike_ubell) March 14, 2018
All that said, do remember:
No in fact they are not going to *save the world.* What a burden to put on them! They need grown folks to stop fucking up the world so there's a chance for a viable future. And they need representatives who fight harder for them than for their corporate donors. https://t.co/gsMDSgb15O— #Prisonculture (@prisonculture) March 14, 2018
Love and solidarity with all the students who walk out today — those who organize, those who protest, those who write and speak and fight for a better future— Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) March 14, 2018
53 years ago today there were solidarity marches across the country after Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. Young people led the protests, then and now pic.twitter.com/2gjYYhGABp— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) March 14, 2018
One point here: We keep forgetting this, but the GOP tax plan was also about holding on to educated white GOP-leaning suburbanites by getting them to suppress their gag reflex over Trump and vote on taxes instead.— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) March 14, 2018
Last night's results show this, too, may be failing: https://t.co/JEpVWJSip5
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Thursday, March 08, 2018
— With less than a week to go, the PA-18 special election moves from Leans Republican to Toss-up.(NB: This "good news" is not the prediction of a sure thing, it is not an excuse for complacency, it is not a guarantee against disenfranchisement schemes or digital/media manipulation shenanigans, nor is any of this a shorthand for saying Democrats, even at their best and certainly not at their worst, are love's young dream even if they are clearly preferable to Republicans in ways that matter more than pretty much anything else at a time like this.)
— In addition to that ratings change, we are making 25 other changes in the House, all in favor of Democrats.
— No Democratic incumbent is now rated worse than Likely Democratic, a nod to the reality that in a Democratic-leaning environment it will be difficult for Republicans to dislodge many or perhaps even any Democratic incumbents, though there are a handful of Democratic open seats that are more viable Republican targets.
— After these ratings changes, for the first time this cycle we have fewer than 218 seats (the number needed for a majority) at least leaning to the Republicans.
— Making his debut in our competitive House ratings is the chamber’s most powerful member, Speaker Paul Ryan (R, WI-1). While his district is competitive but clearly Republican-leaning on paper, this shift mostly reflects uncertainty surrounding his future.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Nixon --> Reagan --> Gingrich --> W. --> Trump --> It's Vile Criminal Bigot Idiot Con Artistry All the Way Down
Bush lied to the world and then destroyed an entire country for no reason at all. Which then destabilized the region and created ISIS. And that’s just his foreign policy. https://t.co/m2gSe5KgMp— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) March 6, 2018
Monday, March 05, 2018
Veiled threats by armed extremists against members of the media, actors, comedians and popular athletes sounds like something a far right wing party in a country requiring election monitors would do. https://t.co/RkHwzbTNWd— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 5, 2018
Sunday, March 04, 2018
Imagine the President of the United States rolling around the West Wing, disoriented, ranting, angry, carrying on and paranoid, dreaming up public policy -- it's a dangerous thing for America. Get ready for impeachment!— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 4, 2018
Friday, March 02, 2018
Games I'm uninterested in playing:— Shaenon K. Garrity (@shaenongarrity) March 1, 2018
1. Give Me One Example. Not That One. Or That One. Or
2. You Can't Prove It Was Us
3. Let's Rationally Debate Your Humanity
4. I'm the Victim Now That People Are Mad
5. Watch These 40-Minute Videos Where a Beard Mumbles Into a Webcam