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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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If your podcast isn't available over RSS and is exclusive to spotify/apple/etc, it isn't a podcast

maybe it could be considered an internet radio show, but it isn't a podcast

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24 year old Summer Taylor passed away today after being struck by a car during protests in #Seattle which took the I-5 freeway. Taylor joins a growing list of people killed during the recent rebellion following the police murder of #GeorgeFloyd.

"System Fail #01: Riots Across America"

@submedia returns with a brand new show, System Fail. This first episode touches on the ongoing rebellion and features an interview with a local Minneapolis organizer.

sub.media/video/system-fail-01

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A friend just got fired for suggesting that they have a black lives matter special and donation jar at work. Anyone in north #seattle looking for a really reliable lead barista?

Dang, I haven't had a take on anything in awhile

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The #BLM #Seattle Freedom Fund

The funds collected through this fund will go to the immediate release of people protesting the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Manuel Ellis (May 2020). Any remaining funds will continue to be used for future bailout efforts as an ongoing community bail fund project.

blacklivesseattle.org/bail-fun

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Seattle pol 

I know fedi is mostly people who have been hit hard by the layoffs, so all i am really asking is if you can share this link on mainstream social sites if you still have an account on them 🙏

Left Bank Books, an anarchist bookstore in seattle, needs some help:

gofundme.com/f/support-left-ba

Shout out to all the people who are shoving their heads into bowls of ice water way more frequently now

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 

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 

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