Though of course, the US government's money is nowhere near where its mouth is on this. youtu.be/HRFAuIKkP7o

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This is exactly what should be said on this anniversary...

RT @SecBlinken@twitter.com

Today, we reflect on the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on the devastation that nuclear weapons bring. We reaffirm that a nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SecBlinken/status/

As a Black American who moved from NYC and California to the South, I never experienced this much-discussed "Southern friendliness" after my arrival.

Have you? Tell me about it.

Our lives (and therefore deaths) are entangled. Not just by a communal or collective orientation, but by the tangible realities of causality, material vulnerability and webs of human connection.

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When it comes to infectious disease, we all share risk.

When it come to human death, no one's loss is theirs alone.

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Vaccination is like wearing a parachute while skydiving, like equipping a ferry with life boats, like fire codes for flammable buildings.

What's truly dangerous is to turn such things into a symbol of political affiliation, into a matter of "personal risk preference."

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RT @angie_rasmussen@twitter.com

Yes but what’s important here is who gets paralyzed: mostly unvaccinated kids.

The vaccine prevents this for everyone and if you have gotten it or aren’t sure…GET A POLIO VACCINE.

We eliminated it decades ago with only vaccination. We can do it again FFS GET A POLIO VACCINE twitter.com/angryblacklady/sta

🐦🔗: twitter.com/angie_rasmussen/st

Detailed breakdown of expected impact of Inflation Reduction Act on climate.

RT @JesseJenkins@twitter.com

It's out! REPEAT Project's analysis of the climate & energy impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act nearing a vote in the Senate at repeatproject.org.
The Act would:
1. Cut annual emissions in 2030 by an additional ~1 billion tons below current policy (incl. Infrastr Law)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/JesseJenkins/statu

Read the replies for a sample of how accusations of racism are reflexively met with skepticism.

RT @chantellym@twitter.com

Injustice in black and white

🐦🔗: twitter.com/chantellym/status/

Bolivian prosecutors closed these cases without prosecution in 2021, and I see no sign they were reopened after the report later that year. lostiempos.com/actualidad/pais

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The absolutely essential step in Potosí is investigation and prosecution of the armed attacks on anti-Morales caravans on November 9-10, 2019. mobile.twitter.com/carwilbj/st

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This latest arrest tips the investigation of 2019 atrocities further away from political balance and further towards one-sided prosecution of political opponents. twitter.com/CarwilBJ/status/14

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As I tweeted here re the arrest of Marco Pumari, these accusations against Comcipo have merit. twitter.com/CarwilBJ/status/14

However…

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Bolivian prosecutors have broadened their investigation of the Potosí Civic Committee for arson attacks on the 2019 electoral count to include the org's Vice President, Nelson Gutiérrez. paginasiete.bo/nacional/aprehe

These "secrets of the state" are as important as state secrecy (information and decisions that are kept confidential by governments) to understanding the risks we face.

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courts, statistics, identity papers, censuses, maps, imprisonment, bureaucratic hierarchies, surveillance technologies, military doctrines and strategies.

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If I have my own hidden argument within the course, it's this: most of the things that make states dangerous, and the unthinkable possible, are techniques that are appropriated across ideologies:

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Oh, and we'll draw on this fascinating book of conversations among Arundhati Roy, @johncusack@twitter.com, @Snowden@twitter.com, @DanielEllsberg@twitter.com. theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2

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