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🧵Today @RamyEssam released the song "Fiskooti Mooti" with lyrics written by imprisoned Egyptian poet Galal El-Behairy. Watch here: https://youtu.be/GMGcbQdKaH0
"Fear is not freedom. Fear is not liberty. Fear is control," says 100-year-old Grace Linn at @MCSDFlorida meeting.
The district's book removals attracted national attention when authors—including @jodipicoult & @JP_Books—took to social media to protest. https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/education/martin-county-schools/2023/03/22/crowd-protests-book-removals-at-martin-county-school-board-meeting/70028207007/
20-year-old Olesya Krivtsova has fled Russia after she was accused of “justifying terrorism” and “discrediting the Russian armed forces,” placed under house arrest, and forbidden from using the phone or internet following an Instagram post about #Ukraine https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/22/world/europe/russia-ukraine-social-media-crackdown.html