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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

a lot of companies are using as a way to attempt to bypass FDA approval (already a corrupted, game-able process) and get unproven products on the market

if theranos was still around we would have their bloodtests in every city literally doing nothing

this shit-show brought to you by privatized, for-profit healthcare

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On latest #ThisIsAmerica, we talk with @MichaelSLaufer, who is part of a group of anarchists making their own medicine, present an interview with someone who helped organize a successful #RentStrike in #Seattle + discuss push by elites to work us to death. itsgoingdown.org/this-is-ameri

Britney Spears calls for a general strike, implores fans to “redistribute wealth”

thefader.com/2020/03/24/britne

I think I must be experiencing a fever dream

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beyond-prisons.com/prisoner-su

"People in prisons, jails, and detention centers are at high risk of infection and have seriously abridged access to health care and hygiene within facilities. The overcrowded and unsanitary conditions of confinement, coupled with inadequate, neglectful, and often punitive responses to medical needs, mean that COVID-19 poses serious risks to this population."

Check out this guide to supporting prisoners during the COVID19 pandemic.

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covid, PNW/OR question 

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The shock doctrine in action: suspending civil liberties and giving the Trump administration the ability to imprison people without trial
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RT @timkmak@twitter.activitypub.actor
ALERT: "The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a push for new powers that comes as the coronavirus spreads through the United States." https://…
twitter.com/timkmak/status/124

Covid thoughts 

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Million Mask Challenge (Seattle sewers wanted) 

the exclusion of anticapitalistic perspectives in the commentariat becomes very apparent when they say "X industry shouldn't be affected"

we are people, with friends and family, not cogs. we are all affected.

The giant apparatus corporations use to externalize the cost of socially reproducing us for the next day of work has broken down and been replaced by anxiety and physical isolation

that will/is affecting everyone fuck off

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phone zap now (3/19, 12pm PST) / COVID19 and ICE detention in California 

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uspol, covid-19 

it was a beautiful day in seattle yesterday. decided to walk to the park and smoke (assumed it would be empty)

instead there was a ragtag brass band with people spread out in the park (more than 6ft, no large groups)

(i didnt smoke, too many kids)

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a manager where i work was saying that his friend (brother? i dont remember) is "getting screwed" bc he owns a lot of apartments across the US and because of the moratoriums on evictions tenants are choosing to not pay rent "just because they know they can get away with it"

in case you needed to be reminded that landlords are fucking terrible leeches

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In addition to stopping evictions, Seattle utilities are moving to not cut off water or power for non-payment during the emergency situation either.

vox.com/science-and-health/202

what i imagine will happen is:
1. cases go way down due to current measures
2. somewhere like nyc lifts the measures
3. huge street party to celebrate being "done" with the virus
4. whole new uptick starts at that party

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Long running autonomous space in #SanFrancisco, Station 40, who 5 years ago beat an eviction of their building, is launching a rent strike as the bay area begins a "shelter in place" lock-down. instagram.com/p/B90jYgNBX4145l

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