"if you're worried about the slippery slope that comes from restricting nazi speech, why aren't you worried about the slippery slope that comes from letting nazis speak"
That's pithy and I'm definitely stealing it
From the first segment, "Against Free Speech Absolutism", of this podcast:
If you want a straightforward, practical project to help contribute to leftist, anticapitalist, and anarchist movements, then learn a new language. It is without a doubt one of the most limiting factors in our movements.
What is happened in Iran earlier this year? If I knew farsi I could maybe tell you, but instead I just know what the NYT said happened.
TruthSocial, Fediblock, pol adjacent
As you may have seen in the news today, Trump's media team has set up their own social network "Truth Social".
What they aren't admitting is it's actually just a Mastodon instance with all the Mastodon branding removed, including all of the messages acknowledging that it is FOSS, as required by the software's free open source licence. This is breaking the terms of the licence, and is essentially stealing the software from the volunteer community which made it.
This kind of behaviour cannot be accepted by anyone who believes in FOSS. Keeping to the requirements of a FOSS licence is fundamental to building software together. If powerful people get away with stealing FOSS, people may be reluctant to build FOSS in the first place.
Hopefully someone will take legal action, but in the meantime we can block these instances in case they try to federate:
We're proud to present the 2nd panel in solidarity with the Jailhouse Lawyers Speak call to #ShutEmDown2021, entitled "Interpreting Realities:Aligning Fragments Within The Prison Resistance Movement" w Brooke Terpstra of Oakland Abolition & Solidarity as moderator, featuring 2 comrades from within the belly of the beast (the US carceral system) on abolition, struggle, solidarity, the pandemic, violence & more.
hurricane ida aid, begpost
These are friends or friends of friends that couldn't leave nola during #ida and have very little savings.
If you know anyone who'd like to directly donate to a victim of Ida you could cash app any of these tags:
Time To Say Goodbye
"Depoliticization, Identity Politics and Protest with Asad Haider"
relieved my family has evacuated. worried that any damage and recovery process will be exasperated by the state already being stretched thin by the pandemic
can't not notice that the main difference between the news cycle after the previous ipcc report and the news cycle after the most recent report is that the news cycle of the latter was much shorter
yes, I know this is journalism and so the choices might have been sell or close shop.
bummed out that the longform podcast sold to vox. I read vox and listen to all of their podcasts (when i can stomach it) since they reflect the id of the american technocrat
it makes sense, as max has always been an eager corporate ladder climber/"entrepreneur", but the guests have always been very varied and clash with max's ideologies in interesting ways
i assume vox will now provide a pipeline of guests, which will be bland
It’s Bigger than Cuba
To explore the causes and implications of the wave of protests that broke out in Cuba on July 11, we present two interviews with Cuban anarchists and a statement from an anarchist initiative in Cuba.
We have heard a wide range of explanations for last week’s protests in Cuba. Right-wing proponents of capitalism blame the Cuban government, charging that the protests stem from the failures of one-party socialism. Self-proclaimed anti-imperialists blame the United States government, alleging that these protests indicate covert US intervention. Others blame US sanctions on Cuba, suggesting that these are chiefly to blame for creating the economic conditions that sparked the protests.
Each of these narratives contains a grain of truth, but all fall short of grasping the whole. If we do not wish to simply project our own assumptions onto the events, the first thing we should do is to ask Cubans how they understand what is happening.
robot cop dogs "patrolling" homeless encampments in Hawaii, forest fires, flooding in Germany and China, Portland reaching temps of 116f (46.7c), global pandemic with a vaccine available (if you or your government has the $$).
all while billionaires fly to space and self driving cars fill the roads and videos of dancing robots, from the company who created the aforementioned dog robots, goes viral
cyberpunk comes at you fast
it doesn't help that it's impossible to talk about journalism in a critical way without attracting a bunch of right wing bootlickers who think "journalist" refers to anyone they hate and their favorite YouTube grifter has the secret knowledge 🙄
4chan is not a primary source, YouTube "commentary" is not a primary source. jfc
they even joke about it. "Twitter is a hellsite", "i can't read books anymore lol", "twitter is melting my brain"
but they persist in using Twitter for the sake of their careers, at the expense of journalism as a whole
I am 100% sincere in my belief that if a journalist has a twitter account, you should weight their opinions as exactly as informed as any other rando on twitter
journalists have spent the last decade human centipeding each other's thoughts and are increasingly not actually doing the legwork themselves
yes, even your faves
this isn't to say they are "wrong" all the time, just that they are operating on the same information as any other heavy twitter user
look at primary sources yourself
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solo mastodon instance
a private mastadon instance to experiment with