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"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:

wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/e

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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.

- language.media.mit.edu/visuali

- sciencemag.org/news/2014/12/wa

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TruthSocial, Fediblock, pol adjacent 

I get so triggered when the mainstream refers to sinema and manchin as "moderates". They are extremist eco-criminals

manchin is happy to throw away the future and the lives of millions (maybe billions) of people for 500K a year from his family coal company

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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.

thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org

hurricane ida aid, begpost 

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

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hot take: if an unelected body of 9 people can look at a centuries-old document written by slaveholders and say that document gives landlords the right to evict people in the middle of a pandemic, we should get rid of that unelected body and that centuries-old document

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.

Still bummed

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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

Does anyone know if there is any solid data that tracks the number of people who emigrate from the US every year?

Been looking but can't seem to find anything but lagging estimates

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It’s Bigger than Cuba

cwc.im/July11Cuba

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 πŸ™„

4chan is not a primary source, YouTube "commentary" is not a primary source. jfc

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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

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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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Bellingcat Hiring: IT Security Engineer

(Paid full-time position, 40h per week, fixed one-year contract with possibility of extension, based in the Netherlands)

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NFTs are proof positive that the capitalist class will work to manufacture scarcity where none existed before

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