"@MacSmiff conversation with @tedwheeler from last night 7/23/20, crucial perspective!
"The Normal Economy Is Never Coming Back"
Fundraiser in the hamptons.
"Police walk through the park and are followed by activists.
As they ask for details about the event, someone tells them to check the website."
"There’s about 200 proud boys/trump supporters at Delta Park"
"Fox contributor: "Law enforcement officers are ministers of God sent to punish evildoers and to resist law enforcement is to resist God himself""
"After watching the videos from this incident, it is clear as day that this man pulled his gun out and pointed it at peaceful protestors first.
Only a protestor was arrested for this incident.
Why is he not in jail??"
'We'll Be Back to Where We Started – On the Roads': Fear Prevails as Delhi Slum Eviction Looms
Locked in on all sides and with the SC's order lurking in the background, the residents of Shiv Basti, Rama Road, face a dead end wherever they turn https://m.thewire.in/article/rights/delhi-shiv-basti-eviction
“Arvind Kejriwal govt had promised they would give us houses exactly where our slums are. The famous campaign, ‘Jahan Jhuggi Wahin Makan (where there is a hut, there will be a house)’ echoes in our ears now when we are on the brink of losing our jhuggis,”
Hemmed in from all sides, these makeshift homes belong to migrants from one of India’s poorest states, Bihar.
Women here work as housemaids in big homes in nearby Patel Nagar and the men are either daily-wage labourers or rickshaw pullers.
"at this point I kind of want all the orgs to openly talk about whether or not they knew about this being a safety concern and if they made their teams aware
and why they didnt make the rest of us aware"
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"It’s not simply that we can’t imagine a world without police, but that we are disciplined into not having that imagination."
"Leftists are the only ones opposing fascism. Liberals are voting for Trump’s military budget & confirming his judges, Biden wants to give *more* money to law enforcement, and Dems are so scared of the working class engaging in struggle that they see no solution other than “vote”."
"Wrong or not, however, the survey served its intended purpose: Torres won. McElwee even confessed on Twitter that the poll had an agenda, acknowledging it was intended as a wake-up call to progressives to consolidate around Torres. "
"As for Samelys López, her share of the vote turned out to be seven times higher than the DFP poll indicated — 14 percent rather than 2 percent, a virtual tie with Díaz’s 14.4 percent. Contrary to McElwee’s fearmongering, progressives didn’t need to “unite” to defeat Díaz. Samelys López had opened up a democratic-socialist lane all her own."
"The poll that had pretty much singlehandedly driven media coverage in the final weeks of the campaign — anointing Torres and casting López aside — turned out to be completely off the mark, an almost ludicrous misrepresentation of the state of the race.
In reality, Rubén Díaz Sr (the right-wing bogeyman who had been in first place in the poll and whom progressives supposedly had to unite to defeat) hadn’t been a threat at all."
"In a recent Atlantic magazine profile, he was quoted giving himself glowing reviews: “Yeah, I’m good at politics,” he modestly told reporter Elaine Godfrey. “Listen to Sean. This is the lesson.” In the piece, McElwee is effusive about the NY-15 race in particular, saying that Torres’s win “is a point for the normie-progressive theory of change.”"
"Naturally, McElwee himself was quoted, taking a swipe apparently aimed at López: “Too often people get excited about someone because of their social media clout without recognizing that they have very little chance of winning.”
The media dominoes fell rather easily from there. Even the Intercept fell for the narrative, with an entire article about how the poll had “scrambled” the race, arguing that López was a potential spoiler: "
"The story of how one extremely wrong Data for Progress poll kneecapped a socialist congressional candidate in the Bronx."
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