I’m paraphrasing but this is what Obama said to #EricaGarner. “I’m sorry for your loss but f**k you.” In 8 years Obama DOJ only prosecuted 2 cops. The one who killed #EricGarner was not one of them. He is still on the force and got overtime pay for appearing in court.
Margaret Kimberley added,
Erica not letting @ABC or @BarackObama play her. I was so proud of how bold and fearless and relentless she was.
#IStandWithIlhan is premised on personalities, not issues. She has been largely focused on controversy for the sake of it, not talking about substance of US or Israeli policy criminality. It’s used to keep people locked in their partisan boxes and rile up “both sides”.
Sam Husseini added,
It’s hilarious that everyone is in convulsions kicking off from Rep Omar’s falsehood that CAIR was started after 9/11 bc “some people did something”. It’s so indicative of culture hell bent on logrolling arguments & not resolvi…
A very overlooked fact - Julian Assange is a defender of other journalists as well as of sources and whistleblowers. He has assisted multiple persecuted journalists & editors from other countries to gain asylum. Taking him down is a direct threat to the physical safety of journos
New York State gerrymandered a map to qualify Hudson Yards for $1.6 billion in financing meant for low-income areas—by threading it to public housing in Harlem. (@CityLab obtained the map info through FOIA.) http://bit.ly/2U9uGit
TODAY! Join us in Times Square at NOON as we protest the detention and torture of whistle-blowers #JulianAssange and #ChelseaManning. Exposing the Pentagon is a valuable service to humanity but they're trying to…
After the Mueller Report drops, I'd like to open up The Mueller Resort: a place where pundits & politicians who became conspiracy theorists for 2+ years can go to decompress & have a safe space to share their unshaken belief that Donald Trump really is an agent of Russia.
The #Resistance thinks that it scored a big blow against Trump and by taking Assange prisoner. Trouble is that isn't hurt by this, while the 1st Amendment just got shredded - and they're no closer to "getting Trump" either. Trump, for his part, showed just how craven he is.
The journalists decreeing that "Assange is not a journalist" aren't actually saying something about Assange, but about themselves. Assange engages in journalism that exposes the powerful. So those excommunicating him from journalism are saying they identify with the powerful.
One thing that’s really bothered me about this whole gross RussiaGate business is the role that Soviet-Jewish emigre journalists have played in feeding and normalizing the xenophobic hysteria that underpins it.
The words “hack” or “hacking” do not appear even ONCE in the text of the Assange indictment or the press release. So why are all the news headlines using it? They’ve been snookered by a press release HEADLINE.
The only 2 times I can remember establishment liberals like @HillaryClinton and @SenSchumer uniting with and cheering Trump Admin is when (a) he bombed Syria and (b) they indicted Assange (Schumer also cheered moving embassy to Jerusalem). That says a lot about their values.
A Reckoning for Al Sharpton and the Black Misleadership Class
by Glen Ford
With support for “socialism” rising, the political fate of Al Sharpton and the rest of the Democratic party’s Black corporate minions is in doubt -- and they know it.
Freedom Rider: Scoundrels and Reparations
by Margaret Kimberley
http://bit.ly/2Kw8WxJ#Reparations should not be a topic for national discussion until there is something akin to a consensus among black people about what to demand and how to do it.
We strongly condemn the detention of #JulianAssange and the violation of freedom of speech. Our solidarity is with this brother who is persecuted by the US government for bringing to light its human rights violations, murders of civilians and diplomatic espionage #FreeJulian
Arresting Julian Assange for publishing is an attack on fundamental press freedom that democracy depends on. Like Chelsea Manning, US empire wants to imprison him for the "crime" of revealing what our government is doing. All who support democracy must resist!
Just an encouraging reminder to everyone here on Lenin Moreno's disingenuous thread - there really are great leaders in Latin America who have real courage and do practice "sovereign decision" making for their nations.
John Blackman added,
Evo Morales AymaVerified account@evoespueblo
We strongly condemn the detention of #JulianAssange and the violation of freedom of speech. Our solidarity is with this brother who is persecuted by the US government for bringing to light its human rights violations, murders…
Outstanding @TulsiGabbard interview with @JakeTapper as she explains what makes the Trump DOJ's indictment and extradition of Julian Assange so dangerous to press freedoms but also to general political liberties:
For people who have spent 3 years claiming that (1) WikiLeaks is an arm of Russian intelligence and (2) Putin controls Trump, how do you reconcile those conspiracy beliefs with the fact that it was the Trump administration that devoted itself with such vigor to indicting Assange?
In this country we have protections for whistle-blowers, those who take personal risk to disclose wrongdoing in the public intrest. Julian Assange is not being pursued to protect US national security. He is being pursued because he has exposed wrongdoing by US administrations
@TalibKweli Kweli thank you for exposing this treachery. The strategy for ADOS to get reparations is to attack famous (mostly) black people for two reasons; first, for not being black & American enough and second for being anti Donald Trump
THIS *REALLY**HORRIFICALLY* IS IT! -& LET IT BE SAID:
"There is no excuse for any journalist anywhere not to oppose this tooth & claw. If u see anyone calling themselves a journalist but failing to oppose Assange’s extradition, you shd call them out for the frauds that they are."
Laura Genovese added,
Caitlin Johnstone ⏳@caitoz
Assange Has Been Arrested For US Extradition. The Time To Act Is Now.
"This is it, folks. This is where we find out what we’re made of as a species."