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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.



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re: pdx, the protest 

ok, i found this documentation:

and this GH issue that i dont have the energy to read through at the moment:

seems like the answer to my questions are

1. yes, IP block can (and probably do) have collateral damage

2. if you are actively being targeted, it seems like an IP block is still worth it

3. this isn't a masto/fedi specific problem, it is an issue with IP addresses themselves

I think it has something to do with preventing relays and scrapers who are pulling stuff manually (skipping the API/activityPub) but I am not sure...

trying to google but I am pretty bad with computer networking and always worried I will accidentally block everyone and not realize it 😅

With the various blocking efforts (archivers, spammers, gab, etc.) a technique I've seen recommended the last year has been IP-level blocks.

I haven't done this b.c. I am worried about accidentily blocking an IP block that is a cloud host (digital ocean, aws, etc) especially bc with cloud hosting those IPs get recycled

Isn't this the whole idea behind "domain fronting"¹

also what's the gain over domain blocks?


I'm not good at Follow Fridays, but if you are in the Pacific Northwest you should give @Moss a follow request

They do great follow-friday threads with PNW locals to fill up your feed with (which I really enjoy, even if it is *very* weird for me to see a fedi person IRL just going about town)

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Body positivity & Sexual liberation ≠ I get to force my own sense of sexuality onto others.

Feminism ≠ I get to sexually harass and abuse men now cuz its MY turn🙄 .

video of seattle police arresting a 13 year old kid for a climate change protest

are you kidding me, someone CALLED the police on these kids

it's not like they were planting bombs on a pipeline, this was a very non-action symbolic protest and even that was too much for people in seattle


more info:


oh buddy, I didn't know game of thrones went full-on centrist in the last season

Lindsay Ellis has a new video up and I love how she calls these "hot takes" when they are actually the opposite of the trash that comes out of the likes of the atlantic.

A lot of time and research put into actual film/television theory and media critique that can be used as a way to think critically about power and art and how it affects actual humans

"The Last of the Game of Thrones Hot Takes" | by Lindsay Ellis


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software, - 

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rape ment, police perpetuating sexual violence, #NoMeCuidanMeViolan 

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Here is this - i compiled this from a list that various #FediAdmins had been sharing.

It is as complete a list as I can compile of the confirmed, affiliated, and possible #Gab instances, includes notes, and everything you can do in Google Sheets, but it is not that. It is CryptPad Sheets.

You will need to login to Cryptpad to view, and later I can send edit links to trusted allies. I included a screen cap for those not wanting to login, even to a system as secure as Cryptpad.

Also: this is very much a first draft, and is very directly focused on Gab, and Gab organized instances. A start. See what you think. Open to improvements.

Another more secure link to allow for group edits to come.

#Blocklist #FediAdmin #MastoAdmin

"On the Media" (a wnyc radio show) goes hard on fox news and the "liberal mainstream media" in the 1st segment in the latest show

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I know I'm acclimating to Seattle because today I had the thought: what if I put together a few personal essays and sold it as a zine

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^^ this is what I mean when I say that people argue in bad faith when it comes to white supremacists. If you argue for certain principles then it has to be applied consistently.

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a private mastadon instance to experiment with