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stefan.simanowitz@amnesty.org
Joined February 2010
"If you see me – shivering & dumbed with loss – stand by me. Because grief needs a witness.” Today, people in the USA will come together in a moment of collective grief for the 400,000 souls lost to #COVID19 there #CovidMemorialDay is a day for all of us amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2…
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Thank you @stefSimanowitz! Our lesson on @TheAmandaGorman features this opp for students re: "The Miracle of Morning” poem: "Write a tribute in honor of someone you know on this #CovidMemorial Day (Jan 19, doesn't matter), in memory/praise of." #engchat pbs.org/newshour/extra/lesso…
"If you see me – shivering & dumbed with loss – stand by me. Because grief needs a witness.” Today, people in the USA will come together in a moment of collective grief for the 400,000 souls lost to #COVID19 there #CovidMemorialDay is a day for all of us amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2…
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Today we lost 1820 of our citizens. Many of these deaths could have been prevented. I plead with our Secretary of State @MattHancock and @CMO_England to make changes to our community protective shield as follows: (1)
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1,820 new #COVID19 deaths in the UK - a new record beating the previous record of 1,610 set yesterday The US took a moment to remember those they've lost to #coronavirus On 5 March, a year since the first Briton died, we'll mark #CovidMemorialDay in the UK See @CovidMemoryDay
"If you see me – shivering & dumbed with loss – stand by me. Because grief needs a witness.” Today, people in the USA will come together in a moment of collective grief for the 400,000 souls lost to #COVID19 there #CovidMemorialDay is a day for all of us amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2…
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“It’s morning in America”
“Today, the work begins.” @WhiteHouse “On the shore, I watched the sails unfurl, flap then billow, & felt my heart billow too. ‘May the wind always be at your back’ I said, & my soft words were carried away on the salty, sea breeze.” (Emerson Warner).
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“Today, the work begins.” @WhiteHouse “On the shore, I watched the sails unfurl, flap then billow, & felt my heart billow too. ‘May the wind always be at your back’ I said, & my soft words were carried away on the salty, sea breeze.” (Emerson Warner).
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Woman sentenced to 43-year prison sentence for ‘insulting the King’ after posting audio clips from a podcast on social media. "This shocking case is yet another serious assault on #Thailand's vanishing space for freedom of expression," said @Amnesty. cnn.com/2021/01/20/asia/thai…
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1/. Hungary’s govt orders publisher to print disclaimers identifying books containing “behaviour inconsistent with traditional gender roles”. Last year Hungary amended the constitution to say that in a family “the father is a man & the mother is a woman”. reuters.com/article/us-hunga…
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3/. Hungary’s govt has made hostility to LGBT people a central part of its right-wing agenda. Last month, a key architect of is homophobic agenda, #JózsefSzájer, resigned after he was caught breaching lockdown rules to take part in a 25-man gay orgy in Belgium. Peak hypocrisy!
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“Oh...it was all just a bad dream. I had the most absurd nightmare,Donald #Trump was President & #Bannon, #StephenMiller & Ivanka, were his chief advisors & they put a bet on how far they could drive open cracks in society & hollow out our democracy.”
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Eh hem. What on earth could be Bannon’s current move? Hmm.
Replying to @StefSimanowitz
In his new book, ‘Mindf*ck’, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower @chrisinsilico describes how he built a “psychological warfare tool” for Steve Bannon, designed to use big data & social media to drive open cracks in societies & hollow out democracies.
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#Trump has pardoned Steve Bannon who was charged with defrauding Trump’s own base! #BREAKING In 2017, #Bannon was filmed asking @Nigel_Farage to be part of a "convening authority" to "knit together a populist nationalist movement around the world".👇 That’s what he’s created.
"If you're interested, & I'll fund it somehow, I think you're the perfect guy, what we'd like to do is help knit together a populist nationalist movement throughout the world." Bannon talking to @Nigel_Farage re alliance with Orban, Sisi, Modi & Duterte.
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The rituals of grief may be gone but the grief remains We’re not shown or taught how to deal with loss: our own or other people's We bottle up grief & are surprised to find ourselves weeping at the death of an elephant on a TV wildlife show Yet our own grief goes unprocessed.
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“To heal, we must remember. It’s hard sometimes to remember. But that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation.” @JoeBiden Collective grief is powerful It makes the weight of loss feel lighter. #CovidMemorialDay #COVID19 #coronavirus #COVID
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“I had no idea how much that was needed.” Because we bury grief & avoid grief & are even made to feel other people’s awkwardness at our grief We can forget how important grieving is When we allow ourselves to grieve, we feel better for it We feel lighter. #COVIDMemorialDay
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The importance of public grief: @StefSimanowitz writes for @amnesty. Grief at loss is a key part of healing from it, too: "By gradually releasing the burden of unexpressed grief, we slowly move out of the past", is a powerful lesson I'm learning over my family-of-origin trauma.
"If you see me – shivering & dumbed with loss – stand by me. Because grief needs a witness.” Today, people in the USA will come together in a moment of collective grief for the 400,000 souls lost to #COVID19 there #CovidMemorialDay is a day for all of us amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2…
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