Senior editor @intifada. من النهر إلى البحر. Worshipping plants in my spare time.

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Joined December 2008
Bald Eagle soaring over @chicagobotanic before today’s storm
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Maureen Murphy retweeted
that feeling when @openlands picked @SenatorDurbin as a “conservation leader” even though he is the same guy who gave federal money to build the airport expansion that will destroy a 10,000 year old prairie with FIVE ENDANGERED SPECIES in less than 20 days... ☠️🐝🌾🕊☠️
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🧐 "The US strongly opposed several resolutions which sought to introduce vague language with no agreed meaning that implies human rights are held by groups rather than individuals, undermining respect for human rights and long-standing frameworks in the UN system."
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"In the last four decades, western imperialism has removed the only item on the agenda that could redress the oppression of the majority of people: economic democracy"
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Pilsen is a welcoming and resilient community. When @FLOTUS @RepChuyGarcia @chicagosmayor visited yesterday & today, community residents & leaders asked for dialogue and concrete steps to address immigration and education issues. This was the response.
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The press narrative of the historic defeat of the Yemen resolution at the UNHRC is that it followed intensive Saudi lobbying. But the resolution text praises Saudi efforts to implement the Riyadh Agreement and condemns "Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia."
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The countries that voted against it aren't obvious allies of Saudi Arabia and include states that have been on the receiving end of economic warfare supported by some of the countries that voted in favor
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Some Israel supporters on this bird app are indignant that this resolution got voted down
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Lol Hillel Neuer blocked me immediately after I quoted his tweet.
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Hillel Neuer's language echoes that used by the anti-Palestinian, pro-Israel impunity group UN Watch facebook.com/unwatch/posts/1…
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1/7 This is Kayed Fasfous (32), now on hunger strike for 90 days. He faces immediate risk to his life. Fasfous is one of seven Palestinian prisoners who have gone on hunger strike in recent months in protest of their administrative detention.
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Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar, then imprisoned by Israel, learned of her daughter Suha's death from a radio broadcast. The cruelty of the occupation knows no bounds. haaretz.com/israel-news/.pre…
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Jarrar was due to be released in two months but Israel refused to let her attend her daughter's funeral in June.
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"That is the attitude,” she said this week. “I don’t think they see us as human beings. They don’t think we have feelings. It’s part of our punishment and it is a very wicked punishment. Lacking any humanity.”
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Jarrar: "How can they not be ashamed? How can they not be ashamed? And when you’re not ashamed, you can do anything."
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