In Milwaukee, homicides are up 37% so far this year. In Los Angeles, killings are up by double digit percentages, and Kansas City has had 99 killings since January. Murder rates are up in at least 36 cities this year. All examples of how dangerous it is to defund the police.
Replying to @soledadobrien: But.... nobody’s actually defunded anything yet. Sooo—you’re logic is failing, lady.
What the Times did to @bariweiss is unconscionable. It’s not civil, It’s not in the reader’s interest, and the well-documented culture of extreme harassment will, I hope, now come to light. This is the biggest media story in years.
Replying to @ishaantharoor: Local newspapers are being wiped out or cannibalized by parasitic venture capital. Journalists abroad are getting locked…
In the past 48 hours, one signer to The Letter has admitted to wanting to kick someone out of his house for disagreeing with him, and another has quit her job complaining that her colleagues weren’t being punished for publicly criticizing her.
Local newspapers are being wiped out or cannibalized by parasitic venture capital. Journalists abroad are getting locked up, intimidated, disappeared in droves. But a person who was given a huge platform by the NYT now on verge of a new platform is "biggest media story in years."
Our meeting with Mark Zuckerberg reaffirmed that Facebook cares more about profit than it does about protecting it’s users from #hate & disinformation. That’s why we are continuing to push hard for advertisers to tell them it is time to #StopHateForProfit.
.@MaxBlumenthal explains how Bari Weiss, signer of Harper's letter & newly resigned from NYT, tried to cancel Palestinian scholar Joseph Massad at Columbia University. Far from apologizing, Weiss continues to smear pro-Palestinian activism as anti-Semitic.
Reading excerpts of Bari Weiss's self-important, self-pitying resignation, thinking of my friend @lsarsour, who has faced years of racist harassment which Weiss used her privileged position to amplify. Linda carries on with grace and strength. Others quit in the face of far less.
I've been practicing making my "Quarantini.' Grab a cocktail and join us.
Angela Davis is one of the pioneers of the abolition movement from whence all the calls to #DefundThePolice come. Her nuance re: voting for Biden (which all of us progressive-radicals dread doing at this point) is reasonable, sensible and damn worthy of your respect.