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modern-politics111 · 16 minutes ago
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modern-politics111 · an hour ago
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We need real consequences for these assholes.
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modern-politics111 · 2 hours ago
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modern-politics111 · 2 hours ago
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Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday announced the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division will double the number of enforcement staff dedicated to protecting the right to vote in the next 30 days.
Why it matters: After an election fraught with baseless claims of fraud and a recent flurry of voter restriction bills in state legislatures, Garland underscored his dedication to protecting voting rights. He said the DOJ will "do everything in its power to prevent election fraud, and if found to vigorously prosecute" but will also scrutinize "new laws that seek to curb voter access."
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modern-politics111 · 2 hours ago
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The infographic above (courtesy of Yalla! Let's Talk) was posted only six days ago and now Palestine is trending once again following Israel's new airstrike against the people of Gaza in the middle of the night.
Besides being a violation of the "ceasefire", which Palestinians themselves said would not resolve the core issue, this new wave of bombings is once again a reminder that a free Palestinian state cannot be achieved through lukewarm, inconsistent coverage and activism.
Here is a few resources, feel free to add more:
Build Palestine has provided a list of charitable organizations you can donate to, many of them are providing critical medical/ humanitarian aid to Gaza in particular.
The BDS Movement's Action Alerts, resource articles and images, and list of what to boycott and how to do it effectively.
A playlist of Abby Martin's Empire Files reports from Palestine
Working Class History's podcast on the history of Zionism, Settler Colonialism in Palestine, and Anti-Zionist Activism: Part 1 & Part 2
Article on how mainstream media and social media companies have targeted or marginalized support for the Palestinian cause
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modern-politics111 · 3 hours ago
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OK, look it’s just-
The reference is going over SO MANY people’s heads on twitter and he doesn’t have to explain himself but it’s SENDING ME SO LIKE. 
Just in case you missed it, Bezo’s rich ass is going to be flying to space, on a rocket ship from his own company. That’s fine. That’s totally ok and normal. 
Jamaal Bowman, who is a congressman from/for the Bronx (so you know I like him more) is directly referencing a song by Gil Scott-Heron called “Whitey’s on the Moon.” Scott-Heron debuted the song in 1970 on his spoken word album Small Talk at 125th and Lennox. It was directly inspired by activist Eldridge Cleaver, who argued that the space program/space race was a way to ignore the internal issues going on in America at the time.  
I’ll put the video to the song below the cut, but Bowman has taken the lyrics from the actual song that read as the following, and plugged in Bezo’s name. Still works.
I can’t pay no doctor bill. (but Whitey’s on the moon) Ten years from now I’ll be payin’ still. (while Whitey’s on the moon)
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modern-politics111 · 3 hours ago
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Donald Trump loaded his weapon of choice with angry white nationalists, lit their fuses with his big mouth, and aimed them directly at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6. Some of these people were extremely well-prepared and had been training, as any terrorist group does. Others were along for the catapult and fizzled out […]
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modern-politics111 · 4 hours ago
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Cancel #CitizensUnited. Restore campaign finance laws. End corporate domination.
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modern-politics111 · 4 hours ago
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So these texts sent to Brad Raffensperger's wife after he outright said Biden won Georgia are downright terrifying.
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modern-politics111 · 5 hours ago
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modern-politics111 · 6 hours ago
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Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar need our solidarity. They are amazing progressives.
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modern-politics111 · 6 hours ago
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Let’s do a Wild Hunt larp where we kidnap Jeff Bezos and release him in the forest and then give all the larpers (who are amazon employees) weird masks and motorbikes painted to look like fucked up horses and wolves.
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modern-politics111 · 7 hours ago
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Remember when Trump accused Obama of using a microwave oven to eavesdrop?
Trump and AG Barr need a prison cell.
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modern-politics111 · 7 hours ago
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"As the Justice Department investigated who was behind leaks of classified information early in the Trump administration, it took a highly unusual step: Prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, aides and family members. One was a minor," The New York Times reported Thursday. "All told, the records of at least a dozen people tied to the committee were seized in 2017 and early 2018, including those of Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, then the panel's top Democrat and now its chairman, according to committee officials and two other people briefed on the inquiry."
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modern-politics111 · 8 hours ago
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modern-politics111 · 9 hours ago
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modern-politics111 · 9 hours ago
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#LateStageCapitalism
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modern-politics111 · 10 hours ago
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