- Twitter and Square CEO
- Twitter and Square CEO
Free Ahed Tamimi
My name is Nasri Akil from Toronto, Canada. I started this campaign to support" Ahed Tamimi", her mother "Mariam", her cousin "Nur" and the other kids detained by the evil hands of the Zionists of the fake state of Israel. In a desperate hope to get enough signature to put pressure on decision makers to do something about the constant twisted detention of Palestinian kids. In turn this will expose the evil of the zionists and pressure the international community. I would like to mention here that this petition has nothing to do with race or religion or ethnicity. It's pure right against wrong. Zionism is not Judaism. Judaism is a religion not a race. Many Jews are not Zionists. Most Zionists are not Jews. Many Zionists hate Jews. Opposition to Israel is NOT anti-Semitism. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested ( kidnapped actually ) by Israeli forces in the middle of the night. Since she was a young child, she has been active in weekly demonstrations against Israel’s theft of her family’s land in occupied Nabi Saleh. But as Tamimi stands against Israeli occupation, she underscores: whenever a people face oppression, we must show solidarity. Israeli soldiers shot Ahed Tamimi's relative in the head, leaving the teenage boy in a coma, and then invaded her family home. She demanded that the occupying Israeli soldiers leave her property immediately, shouting "don't touch me" and "leave!" Now she's in Israeli military detention, where 75% of Palestinian children report assault. Ahed is a child, and like thousands of Palestinian children she could be humiliated and abused if we don't get her out fast. She has become another child statistic of the countless other children detained illegally in Israel. Her court date is December 25th, 2017. She was taken into question at the Moscobiyeh prison, notorious for it's dungeon cell, torture tactics fully utilized on children, and extensive harassment. She was put in isolation, left in an icy cell, without proper food. In fives days she was moved three times. Why? To exhaust and break her. When her mother arrived to be there with her, she too was arrested. We demand that Ahed and all Palestinian children are released from Israeli prisons now. The international community must put an end to the ill-treatment and detention of Palestinian children. Enough is enough. Ahed Tamimi represent all the innocent kids in the Isareli detention and represent the Palestinians struggle against the illegal occupation of Palestine. Since 1967, Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been living under Israeli military law and prosecuted in military courts. Israeli military law, which fails to ensure and denies basic and fundamental rights, is applied to the whole Palestinian population. Israel is the only country in the world that automatically prosecutes children in military courts that lack basic and fundamental fair trial guarantees. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children. Around 500-700 Palestinian children are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system each year. The majority of Palestinian child detainees are charged with throwing stones, and three out of four experience physical violence during arrest, transfer or interrogation. Unlike Israeli children living in illegal settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian children are not accompanied by a parent and are generally interrogated without the benefit of legal advice, or being informed of their right. They are overwhelmingly accused of throwing stones, an offense that can lead to a potential maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years depending on a child’s age. AHED TAMIMI will go to trial on Christmas Day for slapping an Israeli soldier, illegally trespassing on her property, the day after her 15-year-old cousin was shot in the face. In December 2011, Mustafa Tamimi was killed during a protest in the village when an Israeli soldier shot him in the face with a tear gas canister. One year later, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Rashadi Tamimi in the village. One wonders why the "slap" is the Crime? I decided to do something about it and start with what I can. So that's why I am here asking you to help me help Ahed, her family and all the other kids. I also started a fund raising campaign on "GoFundMe" hoping to raise enough money to hire as many legal advisors to support Ahed and the others legaly in the court and get some justice. I mean enough is enough...I can't sleep I can't eat and these kids are experiencing all of that twist. Someone must do something. This is not right. This is not humanity. We cannot make this acceptable by doing nothing. I earnestly ask that at the very least, we make some noise in support of Ahed Tamimi and the other children that are held prisoners with no charge, no defense, all in violation of international laws. She is one, but we are many. It takes a united front to add pressure, to induce accountability and hopefully give freedom to the oppressed, weak and innocent. To Ahed and all the children in Israeli jails: We stand by your side, and are holding you in our hearts. We will not give up until you are free. You are not alone. As a wise man ounce said: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible" Sign. Support. Make Noise. Add Pressure. Be Human. what if Ahed was your daughter, sister or just a friend? What would you do?
China: Release the 1 Million Uyghurs Detained in Nazi-Style Concentration Camps
China: Release The 1 Million Uyghur Detainees Held Illegally In Nazi-Style Concentration Camps By Torchlight Uyghur Group (Mesheluyghur@gmail.com) www.facebook.com/torchuyghur/ https://twitter.com/torch_uyghur http://blog.freedomsherald.org/ This Petition Is Also Available In The Following Languages: Turkish (Turkçe), German (Deutsch), Japanese (日本語), Chinese (中文), Traditional Chinese (繁体字), French (Français), Arabic (عربى), Uyghur (ئۇيغۇرچە), Slawyan (Kiril), Russian(Pусский) January 20th, 2018 Many media organizations around the world have recently reported that a large portion of the Uyghur population is being detained either in jails or in so-called “re-education camps” (http://freedomsherald.org/ET/unb/ while their children are being kept in countless orphanages in the East Turkestan. Recently, we have learned from official sources inside East Turkestan that the number of the Uyghurs currently being held in these Nazi-style political “re-education” concentration camps is more than 800,000. That is a number known officially inside East Turkestan, but all the unofficial numbers we obtained from various sources exceed one million. According to the 2010 Chinese census, the Uyghur population in East Turkestan was 10,000,370 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinjiang This means that about 10% of the current Uyghur population is locked up. The conditions of the concentration camps are horrific because of the fact that such a large number of Uyghurs are locked up in relatively small and crowded spaces. We were told by several people who fled China recently that people even cannot lie down during the night with their backs on the floor; instead, they have to sleep sideways with all the adjacent bodies touching one another. We have also learned from some Uyghurs who recently lost their close relatives in the concentration camps that a significant number of Uyghurs are losing their lives in those camps every day. The families of the victims are just receiving their dead bodies from those overcrowded concentration camps. The local authorities are not giving back the bodies of the younger Uyghurs died, instead, just burying them in the nearby empty fields. These are just a few of the many examples of the horrible conditions in these concentration camps. How did those more than one million people end up in jails, concentration camps and orphanages? It is extremely difficult to obtain such information in China, but we have managed to get information on some individual cases from the relatives of those victims’ living outside China (The report titled “Political persecution of the Uyghurs – Brief description of some individual cases” at http://freedomsherald.org/ET/unb/ The Uyghurs are one of the ancient peoples living in the heart of Asia. They have a long and proud history, and a rich culture. Throughout the history, the Uyghurs have been a great contributor to the world peace and prosperity. Due to their geographical location along the famous Silk Road, they have been a major force in the cultural exchange between the East and the West. We strongly believe that the Uyghurs are an indispensable part of the wider international community and will continue such contribution to the world’s ethnic and cultural diversities in the future. Similarly, the Uyghurs will contribute to the world's peace and prosperity, just as they have done in the past. Therefore, the Uyghurs have every right to live in peace with dignity, and to continuously prosper, as any other nations on the surface of our mother Earth. However, in the recent decades, the Chinese government has banned the Uyghur language from its use at all levels of education in East Turkestan, outlawed Uyghur literature (by banning and burning historical and literature books written in the Uyghur language), restricted, criminalized and attempted to eliminate Uyghurs’ religious belief and practice, and has systematically flooded East Turkestan with Han Chinese migrants in the name of “developing the West”, and thereby marginalized the Uyghurs in their own homeland. And now the Chinese government is openly killing the Uyghur people, too, in those Nazi-style Chinese concentration camps by implementing a state-sponsored ethnic cleansing policy. If we don’t get help immediately from the United Nations and from the international community to stop the Chinese government from what they are doing towards the Uyghurs in East Turkestan, the Uyghurs will keep dying and disappearing in large numbers in those Chinese concentration camps (http://www.freedomsherald.org/ET/images/image201801_13.jpg and will soon face an unprecedented threat to their very existence. Therefore, we appeal to all the international communities and human rights organizations not to ignore the Chinese government’s crimes against humanity – the crimes currently being committed against the innocent Uyghur people. We appeal to the United Nations and other international human rights organizations to demand the Chinese government to release those 1 million Uyghurs, and send investigation teams to East Turkestan and find out: ● Where are those jails, concentration camps and orphanages? ● Why and where those one million Uyghurs are being detained? ● What are they eating and where and how are they sleeping? ● What are they doing during the day? ● What are their current health conditions? ● What are the current death rates among the detainees? ● What is happening to the children/siblings/parents of the people held in jails and concentration camps? We, the Uyghurs, are powerless and helpless at the moment. As such, we cannot defend ourselves against the Chinese government’s atrocities and cannot fight this battle for our survival alone. We need the support of the global community. If tens of thousands of people from around the world sign our petition, it may be possible that the United Nations will make a commitment and will act to stop the tragedy that the Uyghur people are facing today. Please join us in our fight to end the appalling atrocities happening in East Turkestan. Please sign and share this petition. Thank you! About the Uyghur People and East Turkestan: East Turkestan is the homeland of the Uyghur people. It has been under the communist China' s occupation since 1949. East Turkestan is located in the Central Asia, and borders China and Mongolia to the east, Russia to the north, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to the west, and Tibet to the south. The landmass of East Turkestan is bigger than whole Western Europe. Its colonial name is “Xinjiang”, which means "the new territory" or "the new frontier" in Chinese. China officially designated the East Turkestan a Uyghur autonomous region in 1955, but in reality it has never become a genuine autonomous region. The Chinese government reported the number of the Uyghur population in East Turkestan as 10,000,370 (refer to the 2010 Chinese census), but some Uyghur sources estimate the real population of Uyghurs to be around 20 million.
Suspend or Cancel Trump's Twitter Account
“This is my megaphone. This is who I am. This is how I communicate. It’s the reason I got elected. It’s the reason that I’m successful.” Trump said this about Twitter to an advisor in 2017 (quoted in Bob Woodward's Fear). To the Chief Officers at Twitter: We the undersigned believe that Donald Trump has abused his Twitter account in such a way as warrants cancellation or suspension. We are grateful that you have already banned neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Trump advisor Roger Stone, and others for violating Twitter rules, and ask that D.J. Trump not be allowed to continue violating those same rules. We also understand that tweeting is not a First Amendment right, as discussed in Salon, as explained clearly by CNN, the Guardian, and even addressed in a Twitter forum. Tweeting is speech conducted on a privately-run online platform governed by community standards and terms-of-service agreements. Even the ACLU said in August 2017 that it will no longer defend hate speech, particularly that of neo-Nazi, white supremacists. All of us recognize that Trump has in effect weaponized Twitter in an unfair and dangerous manner. Twitter policy states that failure to adhere to their policies "may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s)." Trump has demonstrably violated the following rules: Unlawful use: You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. His vindictive Dec. 6, 2016 Tweet aimed at Boeing led directly to significant drop in stock price. His Dec. 12 Tweet aimed at Lockheed Martin, precipitated a 4% drop in stock value. Abusive Behavior: Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism. The cyberbullying of steelworker union chief Chuck Jones, directly leading to death threats, was reported Dec. 2016 in the NY Times. In 2019 Rep. Omar has been targeted similarly, and Trump actually used 9/11 in an April 13 tweet to incite violence against her. Trump has threatened entire populations in tweets, such as on 12/22/16 regarding North Korea and nuclear weapons. Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Trump not only attacked a female college student; his abuse of nearly 300 people was graphically summarized in the New York Times. He routinely targets the judiciary, senators, companies who don't like his brand, and anybody that criticizes him, often using misinformation. Attacks on the Mueller investigation were relentless, with lawyers seeing in them an intent to obstruct justice. Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. Trump's 11/30/16 Tweet threatening refugees is notable here as was his infamous rant against the American judge of Mexican descent. More recently we have the threatening of sports figures (whom he called "sons of bitches") exercising their freedom of speech, and the shameful attacks on the Mayor of San Juan while she deals with a catastrophe in Puerto Rico. Much more could be listed on just this topic. Not included in the above is Trump's use of Twitter to avoid the press, whose duty it is to critically report to the public. Most hypocritically, Twitter has created a blatant double standard for normal vs high-volume users and public figures. So Trump's violations do not get him removed as you or I might be; instead they label the tweets. Plain-speakers have their own label for this: BS. Less plain speakers, including Senator Kamala Harris are also starting to come around in 2019 to the fact that his usage incites violence and threatens civil society. Ultimately it is up to the officers of Twitter whether Trump is allowed to continue abusing people, institutions, corporations, and the planet with your powerful technology. To be blunt, Twitter is becoming with each day more complicit in everything Trump does and will do. People are increasingly demanding an explanation for Twitter's failure to enforce its rules, and the justification offered so far--that his tweets are newsworthy--is nothing more than greed. Ask yourselves, do you want to be remembered as the corporation that helped start a civil war, or World War III? Are you content to remain a fascist's megaphone, or does your company have an ounce of civic or global responsibility? We hope you make the right decision, and soon. Thank you for your attention. To be delivered to: JACK DORSEYChief Executive Officer@jack ANTHONY NOTOChief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer@anthonynoto ADAM MESSINGERChief Technology Officer@adam_messinger VIJAYA GADDEGeneral Counsel@vijaya LESLIE BERLANDChief Marketing Officer@leslieberland
End Social Media Censorship
PERMANENTLY END CENSORSHIP ON SOCIAL MEDIAShare it on Twitter NOW, CLICK HERE!Share this petition on Facebook NOW CLICK HERE! Convince your friends - Share the link TwitterCensors.com ! Use your social networks! Talk to the people in your personal environment. Contact five people directly with a call to action and to sign the petition. This way, everyone can contribute a lot. TwitterCensors.com forwards directly to this petition.Donate to the Brittain for US Senate campaign:brittainforsenate.com/donate Craig R. Brittain (that's me) the main petition author - I'm a Republican running for US Senate in Arizona. You can donate from anywhere in the US. Some friends and I who have been permanently suspended from (and/or otherwise permanently censored by) Big Tech social media for over 2 years now created this petition. Some of them now work for my campaign, full disclosure. This petition/message is fully endorsed by me and my campaign. On Feb. 1, 2017, my VERIFIED Twitter account with over 150,000 followers, and my journalism account which had about 100,000 followers, were simultaneously permanently suspended. In March of 2018, my campaign staff (of Brittain for Senate '18) and their accounts with a combined following of over 250,000 were permanently banned from Twitter. I lost over 500,000 followers. Had I remained on Twitter until now, I would have over 3 million total followers at this point, based on Twitter's own projections for my extremely popular verified account. Twitter interfered with my election in 2018, or I would be addressing you as Senator Brittain already. But there's a chance to right the wrong of Twitter's election interference - donate to my campaign. You can also text me at any time - please do so - 6025025612. As long as I pay the bill, at least they can never censor my cell phone! Additionally, if you are in Arizona, I need 8,000 signatures to get on the ballot (you must be a registered Arizona voter.) You can sign at the eponymous (look it up) signforbrittain.com. ^^^ click here if you're an AZ voter. ^^^Explanation:The Courts in Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump and other Federal cases have ruled that you have the FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT to access the PUBLIC FORUMS, which are the digital spaces (accounts, feeds, etc.) on Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube, etc. when an agency or official uses them in their official capacity.Logical Conclusion: The bans of social media accounts are thereby censorship. The question must permanently be settled and the social media companies must unban the accounts of everyone they've suspended, and verify (blue check) the accounts of all prominent people they have suspended. Over 50,000 US Government officials and agencies use Twitter, Facebook and Google/YouTube in their official capacity. Just assume this means NO ONE SHOULD BE SUSPENDED PERMANENTLY FROM SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ANY REASON, as that interferes with your Constitutional Rights to follow government agencies and officials. You're paying for social media with your tax dollars. You pay for government operation of those public Twitter/Facebook/YouTube accounts with your tax dollars. Additionally, many lobbyist groups like CAIR are using your tax dollars to censor your social media accounts, as they sit on the boards of these social media companies. Imagine paying tax dollars for something, only to have the very organizations receiving your tax money spend it to subsidize your own suspension. We must mobilize. Enough is enough. Sign, sign, sign, sign now, share with everyone you know.When you sign, Twitter, Facebook, Google/YouTube will see your signature! Sign now! Let's get our speech back!Here is a list of some of the names of people and groups whose accounts must be fully restored (more will be added):Alex Jones, Craig R. Brittain, Laura Loomer, Martin Shkreli, Milo Yiannopoulos, Gavin McInnes, Liz Crokin, Wael Abbas, Occupy Wall Street members (including Dan Veidt and Vladimir Teichberg), Owen Benjamin, Mike Ma, Pax Dickinson, Anthony Cumia, Roger Stone, Meghan Murphy, Tommy Robinson, Baked Alaska, Jared Wyand, Imperator Rex, Charlie Poet, Flying Shadows, Thomas Wictor, Jamal Khashoggi, Azealia Banks, Robert Stacy McCain, Tila Tequila, Paul Nehlen, Chuck Johnson, Sabo, Michael Moates, Jared Beck, Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), Vox Day, Pizza Party Ben, Jacob Engels, Jacob Wohl, James Woods, David Horowitz, Michelle Malkin, Joe Biggs, Mary Ann Mendoza.30 Alternative News Outlets including: The Anti-Media, Police the Police, Cop Block, Press for Truth, Nation in Distress, and many more.A special thank you to everyone who signs:As you may know, being deplatformed and losing anywhere from thousands of dollars worth of value to even millions for larger accounts is extremely painful.You are fighting for people who have had large sums of money as well as personal value and historical/personal record (in the form of their tweets which stand as an accurate record of their personal history) stolen from them. You are fighting against digital book burners and thieves. Deplatforming is an act of theft. Supporters of deplatforming say it is effective against its target - but sure, so is theft. If you steal all of someone's money, indeed, that's "effective" - it's also criminal. Twitter states a value of $2.50-$5 per follower on their service. Facebook states a value of $2-$10 per like/friend on their serviceYouTube states a value of $3-10 per subscriber on their service.The suspension of any account is an act of conversion. (What does that mean?) When Twitter suspends an account with 150,000 followers, it has effectively converted those followers back to their dollar value ($375,000-750,000 USD) and that money must be immediately paid to the individual who owns those followers, i.e. the account-holder. Yet Twitter has refused to return this stolen money to the holder of any account it has suspended. Courts have also held repeatedly that any company which refuses an arbitration process regarding a contract is in breach of contract. (A company need not include an arbitration clause, however, they must submit to and comply with binding arbitration, which is heavily weighted on the behalf of the individual requesting arbitration, not the corporation complying with said arbitration, in terms of case law.) Yet Twitter, Facebook and Google have not consented to a single arbitration hearing, and have actively avoided arbitration hearings, and courts which have upheld arbitration hearings for similar corporations under similar circumstances have dropped the ball on these companies. Is it coincidence or accident? No, there are no coincidences or accidents. And that is why we must circulate this petition and raise mass awareness of censorship. Only when there are millions of witnesses to these crimes can justice truly belong to The People. You are a hero. Everyone who signs - you are a hero. Never forget that you are a hero and a fighter for free speech for all.
STOP THE SOCIAL MEDIA BILL FROM BECOMING LAW
The Nigerian Senate has recently passed the Second reading of a bill titled "PROTECTION FROM INTERNET FALSEHOODS AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS BILL 2019". This bill is designed to give the Executive arm of government power to silence the Freedom of Speech through its vagueness. Freedom of Speech is a right enshrined in Chapter IV s39 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, where it states "Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference". This bill seeks to limit such a right. In an article by the TechCabal, Alexander O Onukwue put it best stating "Unlike in the days before social media, public officials are at greater risk of getting exposed for malfeasance today. Think the state governor caught stashing dollars in his kaftan, or bullion vans driving into a godfather’s residence. The social media bill is how members of the political class(regardless of party) push for stronger shields against the public’s eye" We urge each and everyone one of us not to turn a blind eye to this. We urge the current members of Senate and the Executive to remember the power and seat they occupy is not in perpetuity. We urge the international community to apply pressure to the Nigerian Government to drop this bill for a threat to Freedom of Expression in one place is a threat to Freedom of Expression everywhere. #SayNotoSocialMediaBill
Electroneum as payment option on mainstream payment apps, particularly Cash App by Square.
Electroneum has already broken records including largest ICO, most number of wallets created for it's age (currently at 424,629+) and countless others. With it's mobile and web application, it opens crypto currency up to the masses. To help further make Electroneum accessible to everyone, we want to see Electroneum considered as an option on many mainstream payment apps. Cash App in particular is used by many as a way to pay friends and send money. It is backed by Square, who manages payments for many businesses from Restaurants to Retail. Imagine the growth we could see in Electroneum if this was a possibility. Help us grow and spead Electroneum to average person!
Twitter cierre cuenta de Gustavo Petro
Colombia atraviesa por un momento político y social muy delicado y Gustavo Petro es un político que se está aprovechando de esta situación para desinformar y generar odio entre los ciudadanos. El señor Petro utiliza su cuenta de twitter para escribir constantemente noticias falsas que incitan a la violencia. Pedimos respetuosamente a Jack Dorsey, CEO de Twitter considerar suspender la cuenta de @petrogustavo mientras pasan las protestas Colombia is going through a very delicate political and social moment and Gustavo Petro is a politician who is taking advantage of this situation to misinform and generate hatred among citizens. Mr. Petro uses his twitter account to write constantly fake news that incites violence. We respectfully ask Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO to consider suspending @petrogustavo account while protests pass.
To get Bridget Otoo's Twitter account suspended.
As a Television personality and a formal host of You and The Police show on TV3, we expect her to promote peace. But she seems to promote violence and she goes as far as sending insults to people who disagrees with her in their direct messages before even blocking them. Violence is against Twitter rules and regulations and i hope this petition gets her account suspended. Her Twitter username is @Bridget_Otoo .
Deplatfrom Black First Land First (BLF)
Black First Land First (BLF) is a revolutionary socialist and black nationalist political party in South Africa founded by Andile Mngxitama in 2015 following his expulsion from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Since then, BLF has purported itself to be the vanguard of “revolutionary action” it deems necessary to address the legacies of apartheid largely responsible for the socio-economic and racial inequalities experienced in South Africa today. In doing so, the BLF has made South Africa’s minority white population a key target of attack in its campaigns on a series of political issues from the structure of the economy to land reform. In an effort to “out-radicalise” its predecessor, the BLF has become the forerunner of blatant racist political rhetoric aimed towards South Africa’s white minority population that has increasingly become fashionable in political circles and online communities of BLF and EFF members/supporters alike. To illustrate the BLF’s impact and threat to South Africa’s white minority population, in 2016 the party became a key propagator of the Gupta* hired Bell Pottinger online campaign aimed at stirring racial division and marginalisation of the white population in South Africa. The term “white monopoly capital” (WMC) came to form part of a narrative blaming the white minority for the increasing socio-economic inequality suffered largely by South Africa’s majority black population. With the help of the BLF’s online racist populist rhetoric, white monopoly capital” successfully moved from an online campaign to being part of South Africa’s political discourse to the extent that it even formed part of the ruling party’s policy agenda. Although the term “white monopoly capital” has seemingly dwindled, the campaign caused irreparable damage to South Africa’s social cohesion project towards what now seems like an unreachable goal of a “rainbow nation”. Emboldened by the BLF, the depiction of a “white enemy” has increasingly come inform government policies, with recent debates surrounding the issue of white land ownership. As campaigns concerning murders of white farmers continues to gain local and international attention, Andile Mngxitama on the 8th of December made a call to kill white people, including women, children and their pets. With the recent racially motivated assault on a lawyer at the Johannesburg High Court by BLF members, it’s impossible to imagine Andile’s statements will have no impact on the behaviour of his members (or disgruntled individuals) moving forward. Hate speech, racism and violence should not be tolerated. This is a call to deplatform the BLF (@BLF_SouthAfrica) and its leaders Andile Mngxitama (President): @MngxitamaAndile, Zanele Lwana (Deputy President): @ZaneleLwana, and Lindsay Maasdorp (National Spokesperson): @BLF_Lindsay from Twitter and other forms of social media platforms it finds itself. The party has demonstrated its effective use of social media to target and discriminate against South Africa’s minority white population, and like any distributors of radical propagandistic material, the BLF and its leaders MUST be deplatformed. *A prominent Indian family known as the Guptas acquired strategic influence in the appointment of senior South African government officials for the purposes of their interests. The Guptas hired a British public relations firm, Bell Pottinger, to launch a racially divisive campaign promoting false narratives around what became known as “white monopoly capital” to redirect the narrative away from their corrupt activities with the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC). This continues to be the largest corruption scandal in the history of South Africa.