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Janet Somerville

Literature nerd, fan of puppy breath. Book about Martha #Gellhorn YOURS, FOR PROBABLY ALWAYS out from @FireflyBooks. Writing a #LetterADay since 2014. She/her

Toronto

Joined on 9 March, 2010

http://janetsomervillewriter.com

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The fear and chaos of the pandemic are perfect for the fascist playbook.

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Replying to @JasminMuj: I was a child when Yugoslavia dissolved & during the Bosnian War; my family made refugees. Now I'm a scholar of reactionary,…

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“I wish I could see you. But you wouldn’t like me much. I have gone angry to the bone.” ~Martha #Gellhorn, 1938 letter to Eleanor Roosevelt

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"The Big Lie, always delivered in a prolonged scream, was a winning Hitlerian tactic, usefully adapted by all kinds of governments since.” ~Martha #Gellhorn

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Replying to @mrbenwexler: Leaders who have hidden in a bunker and gassed their own citizens include Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump

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Replying to @BeineckeLibrary: " ... to use my voice, my pen, or my vote, to advocate the great and primary work of the universal and unconditional e…

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Replying to @DanielTorday: Remember all that crazy untargeted anxiety, all the out-of-nowhere tears you cried the first week of 2016? After he was e…

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Replying to @thesarahrose: Milosevic died in jail.

Not sure why I thought of that

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Milosevic died in jail.

Not sure why I thought of that

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Remember all that crazy untargeted anxiety, all the out-of-nowhere tears you cried the first week of 2016? After he was elected?

This is why.

You were right.

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Not for the first time do I wish I were my dog.

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Replying to @EllenBarkin: NYC ALERT- 11pm-5am curfew. And just like that we’re gone

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NYC ALERT- 11pm-5am curfew. And just like that we’re gone

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Replying to @KamalaHarris: These are not the words of a president. They are the words of a dictator.

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I was a child when Yugoslavia dissolved & during the Bosnian War; my family made refugees. Now I'm a scholar of reactionary, illiberal/authoritarian regimes. There's not many off-ramps left, America. This is extraordinary; you & your elected officials must respond accordingly.

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These are not the words of a president. They are the words of a dictator.

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" ... to use my voice, my pen, or my vote, to advocate the great and primary work of the universal and unconditional emancipation of my entire race.” Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom, 1855 from library of William Pickens, with his notes

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Replying to @AhmedBaba_: If you haven’t already, pick a side.

You’re either for or against authoritarianism.

Neutrality is complicity.

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Every day they demean their offices and shame humanity.

And we yearn for the day that justice might be served as they are convicted for their ongoing crimes against humanity.

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If you haven’t already, pick a side.

You’re either for or against authoritarianism.

Neutrality is complicity.

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Replying to @tcm: Remembering Marilyn Monroe on her birthday, here in NIAGARA (’53).

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Replying to @EllenBarkin: Of course Barr was seen walking up and down his line of soldiers. He’s inspecting the troops. Heil Hitman.

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Of course Barr was seen walking up and down his line of soldiers. He’s inspecting the troops. Heil Hitman.

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Replying to @SamuelLJackson: Did we just get Martial Lawed??! So, he just Declared War on The Public??!! It’s not 1807 this is not Rebellion!!, but…

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Leaders who have hidden in a bunker and gassed their own citizens include Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump

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Did we just get Martial Lawed??! So, he just Declared War on The Public??!! It’s not 1807 this is not Rebellion!!, but I think it’s about get all kinds of fucked up here!!

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Replying to @wkamaubell: He called himself the president of law and order. Black people, be careful out there. We all know what that means. Keep you…

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He called himself the president of law and order. Black people, be careful out there. We all know what that means. Keep your top eye open.

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Remembering Marilyn Monroe on her birthday, here in NIAGARA (’53).

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It’s my birthday & I’m hoping some of you might order my #Gellhorn book either as a treat for yourself or a gift for a friend from a favourite bookshop.

If you do, please DM a receipt & your snail mail address & I’ll write you a letter about her. #May26

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