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Matt McGorry  Maker of feels and procurer of LOLs. Activist and intersectional feminist. Bennett on #OrangeIsTheNewBlack and Asher on #HowToGetAwayWithMurder

Love this video and song! So dope! Thanks for showing it to me @osopepatrisse . Click link in @damondavis ‘s bio for full video.
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Light Years feat. Tonina (@iamtonina)
Directed by @damondavis
Animated by Ryan Frank (@toonboi)
Released by FarFetched(@wearefarfetched)

SERIOUSLY WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU GABRIEL???? @romeflynn New episode of #HTGAWM tonight 10/9c on ABC! #SpiritDay

Shut down Rikers Island, close it now!
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The bedrock principle of the American legal system is that we are all presumed innocent until proven guilty. Then why is it that 79% of those detained in New York are people who have not been convicted of a crime!?
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Pre-trial detention means thousands of black, brown, LGBTQ, differently-abled, and poor people are treated as guilty simply because they can’t afford to be free. Poverty is NOT a crime.
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@MassBailOut began the process of freeing women and children who haven’t been convicted of a crime, but can’t afford freedom. Your freedom should not depend on how much money you have in the bank, your zip code, your race, gender, or orientation.
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By donating you are helping put families back together. 80% of women in jails are mothers. When we remove mothers from society, we harm families, opportunities, and communities. Your donations matter
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Amplify on social media! follow @massbailout @essie4justice
@WPA_NYC #MassBailOut #EndMoneyBail #CoseRikers

The opioid epidemic which is ravaging the country at the moment is killing people in record numbers
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Ohio, which is a state that has been worst affected by poverty and drug epidemics in recent years has been hit particularly hard. The “war on drugs” tactic which has been employed by the state does nothing to address or solve this terrible problem except to criminalize those most vulnerable (disproportionately targeting poor and working class white folx and people of colour). The Neighborhood Safety and Drug Treatment Amendment (Issue 1) aims to reduce the number of people in state prison for low-level, nonviolent crimes and put the money to better use by directing future savings to drug treatment and victim services.
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“We know the solutions and it is not incarceration, it is care, we need to implement systems of care for everyone”
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This amendment will stop the criminalization of drug use by changing low level nonviolent drug possession from felonies to misdemeanors diverting people from the monumental psychological and socially stigmatizing damage of a prison sentence. It stops the parole to prison pipeline by authorizing earned time credit incentives to people in prison to rehabilitate themselves to reduce repeat offending. All the tens of millions of dollars estimated to be generated using this programme will be directed to local drug treatment programs and help people recover from all the traumas associated with drug use.
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This issue is not Ohio specific. The “war on drugs” tactic has been employed across the country for many years and is detrimental to the health of our society specifically poor working class white folx and people of color
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TO HELP. Go to surjaction.org/ohio and sign up to the phone bank, talk to voters about Issue 1 and get them to the polls. Find the groups helping to spread information and organize: @ohorganizing @ohiostudents @harmreductionoh @averyxq @jlovecalderon who have all been doing fantastic work. Find out more information yesonone.com . Join the “yes on one” facebook community. Links and information can be found on surj.com/action Educate yourself and get out in your own community to make some change.
#yesonissue1

Hollywood is backwards

Happy #NationalFarmerDay . Second post originally from @cristinatzintzun reposted by @nyc4revolution , first post reposted from @justinomora1

When someone orders food but doesn’t ask you if you want anything and so you start plotting “natural causes”

Cinnamon-sugar bae back on your telly tonight with a new episode of #HTGAWM at 10/9c on ABC!

"Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire" by #DeepaKumar
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This book provides a history of anti-Islam ideology and tactics and how they have been perpetuated by the West for forever. Even today, mainstream rhetoric from the left is weak enough that it cannot effectively combat the Islamophobia so persistent in our national ideology used to justify imperialism, colonization, and other forms of violence.
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When John McCain died, the white, non-Muslim left was hailed him as an anti-racist saint for disagreeing with a woman who had said that Obama was an Arab and a Muslim and, therefore, could not be trusted. McCain's response was that Obama was a Christian, while doing nothing to push back on the idea that Arabs and Muslims were not to be trusted. With very little education to act as an antidote to the Islamophobia, most of us are likely to miss how deeply problematic a response, such as McCain's is, even when it is hailed as a progressive act.
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The racist, Islamophobic double-standard is very real. The term "terrorist" is assigned to any Arab person who commits acts of violence; they are held up as examples of why Islam is "inherently flawed." Yet, one is more likely to be killed in a mass shooting by a white Christian man, but these acts are never called "terrorism" or seen as testament to the flawed nature of Christianity. We live in a country dominated by white, Christian men who fight to roll back reproductive rights -endangering countless people- and discount the voices of survivors of the epidemic of sexual violence, but we do not hear about the impact of Christian fundamentalism in the mainstream media. From the Crusades to the Iraq war, notions of Christian supremacy have justified the loss of millions of innocent lives under the guise of "civilizing" and "liberating" Muslims, yet conveniently evades the label of "terrorism" because of the magical white cloak of invisibility. It is imperative that those of us who are not Muslims educate ourselves on these issues. Like Christianity, Islam is not inherently violent, but people of all religions certainly can be. #FreePalestine
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My Booklist:
bit.ly/mcgreads
#mcgreads

Shout out to my dope friends doing exciting, big things!!! @the_annadiop on #DCTitans , @fatmata81 at #CAA and @kendrick38 on @insecurehbo . Good things happening to good people 😊❤️❤️❤️

Happy Indigenous People’s Day! And #FuckChristopherColumbus and the white supremacy the USA was founded on!

We have done amazing work as a community getting a quarter of a million signatures together to @ReformLAjails . This racist and classist system needs to end. But our work isn’t done yet!
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We need to take action and pressure the LA County Board of Supervisors to adopt Reform as a law RIGHT NOW!
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Follow this link https://bit.ly/2IBnjMq (link in bio) to easily contact your representative. Call! text! Email! Tweet! Share on your social media! Make your voice heard!
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And SHOW UP at the Board of Supervisors final vote! Tuesday October 9th @1pm
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500 W Temple Street LA, CA 90012
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The system needs to change and we, the people, are going to make it happen!
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#ReformLAJails #DignityandPowerNow @kendrick38 @shailenewoodley @jcannick @janefonda @osopepatrisse

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