Top five tweets

The five tweets that have received the largest audience from my Twitter account over the past two weeks:

Palestine (topic/keyword)
“Clinton aims to silence free speech and legitimate criticism of Israel” #Palestine http://buff.ly/1X2u22a
Cites an article published on Truthdig, by Sandy Tolan, “A Kiss Was Just A Kiss: Hillary Clinton’s March to the Radical Right on Israel
Tolan shows the shifting positions of Hillary Clinton with regard to Israel, Netanyahu, and her sympathy for the Palestinian cause. A great read for anyone who is still wondering how Clinton will handle Israel, the Middle East, and particularly the occupation of Palestine by the Israelis.

Organic (hashtag)
Monsanto Profits Drop Twenty-Five Percent Again as Farmers, Individuals Go #Organic http://buff.ly/1XmD5uO
Links to an article by the same title from the Centre for Research on Globalization by Mike Barrett, crediting consumer awareness of Monsanto’s use of GMOs in their agricultural products as the reason for Monsanto’s decline in profitability.

Environment (topic and hashtag)
Monsanto Is Suing California for Telling the Truth About Its Chemicals #environment @kemba722 http://buff.ly/1UOu0NX
This was a retweet I posted about Monsanto suing the state of California for placing Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate on its toxic chemicals list. The article cited by @kemba722 is located here.

Racial Injustice, #racism #education (topic and hashtags)
STUDY: White Teachers Often Expect Black Students to Fail #racism #education http://buff.ly/1SFbkwc
Published on “Colorlines” (Race Forward), by Kenrya Rankin, the article cites a study by the Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, that finds that teachers have lower expectations of black students and that these lower expectations are self-fulfilling in many instances.

Palestine, #Gaza (topic and hashtags)
Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Gaza Fishing Boats; Army Invades Lands In Central #Gaza #palestine http://buff.ly/1qgPdmG
Cites an article by the International Middle East Media Center reporting on clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in occupied lands.

Top five tweets

A feature of 60Left will be the weekly Top Five tweets list, with references and texts, and at times, some additional commentary.  These are the top five performing tweets in terms of audience reached, primarily through RTs.  The timeline varies.  They are taken from the last 30 tweets that met a minimum threshold.

This week, the top five tweets that have performed best during this period fall into four categories: corporatism, progressive politics, vegan, and revolution/political action.

Here they are, from top to bottom:

Corporatism
Hillary’s emails reveal an arrogance of power #corporatist http://buff.ly/1UmPJMv
This was a blog article of my own, an extended commentary, on information derived from
VICE News.

Progressive Politics
The Backlash Against North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Is Growing #lgbt #homophobia http://buff.ly/1WR2HzJ
References an article by Bryce Covert (@brycecovert) for ThinkProgress News.
A development late last week that hit Twitter with a storm. Activists must let our voices be heard loudly and clearly as the state legislature in North Carolina seek to circumvent progress made by the LGBT citizens in their state.

Vegan
Veganism is sustainable living in action, so let’s take it a few steps further : Ecorazzi #vegan http://buff.ly/1Uj9DYb
Article by Lauren-Elizabeth McGrath (@l0l0mcg) for Ecorazzi
The article consists of a well-written list of practical tips on adopting a vegan lifestyle of sustainability.

Study reveals tremendous benefits of eating less meat #vegan #climate http://buff.ly/1RFVrZs
Article by Katherine Martinko (@feistyredhair) for Treehuggers.com
Presents a list of various eating lifestyles and the impact on the health of the planet.

Revolution/Political Action

Black voters have seen #votersuppression for years! Tactics are old, just a broader demographic! #DNC is not our friend, progressives!
This was a tweet I wrote in response to the appearance of voter suppression in Maricopa County in Arizona during the Democratic primary.