"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.
Antifascists have been compiling IDs of those who attended the attempted coup in DC on Jan 6. IDs are viewable here https://airtable.com/shruhNrLika1CtFno/tbl1HUS10AwlqY9NV
You can submit IDs anonymously here https://airtable.com/shrboRkiXv9vgR2rI
It is not a question of “what happens if face surveillance is used against you?” It is a question of how many times law enforcement has already done so. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/face-surveillance-and-capitol-attack
Now that the united front against trump is fracturing and dems are moving to re-up their power and surveillance capabilities, can we all go back to admitting that the NYT is terrible and actively harmful??
They are constantly wrong (intentionally or not) about very high stakes things
Their latest daily podcast episode, "Is more violence coming," is a good example of muddled thinking, constantly playing catch-up, and spreading FUD
Black Autonomy Podcast is a new podcast about anarchism and Black liberation hosted by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin, veteran organizers, former members of the Black Panther Party and co-founders of the Black Autonomy Federation.
This is a podcast I'm actually really excited about!
So stoked for this!
Former Black Panthers, Lorenzo Komboa Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin just launched their own podcast!
Here are all the fediverse/peerhub instances associated with fightbig.tech (far-right hub operating under the guise of being anti-big-tech):
Because I am getting too many strange signups in the last 24 hours and most people don't read the Terms of Service, I added a Temporary Notice to Masto.host Pricing page: https://masto.host/pricing/
"If you are looking for an alternative to Parler, this is not it. Please look elsewhere. Thanks."
I hope that's clear enough :)
SBC Meta, Instance Blocks
- fightbig.tech: far right instance pretending to be a tech instance.
And the following sites promoting the same b.s. and associating with fightbig.tech
Yes, indeed, it is, and tragic for the people who get caught up in the cult, and for those that were close to them. Unfortunately, I don't even think identifying who Q is (probably Jim and Ron Watkins from 8kun) will drive people away.
The big concern I have is that some of these people, when their edifice collapses, are going to resort to attacking civilians and launching suicide attacks, like we saw in Nashville.
Anarchists and abolitionists should not be be pushing for arrests. It does not matter that they are our enemies. We cannot be against cops, prisons, and state violence only when it is convenient.
Consistency aside, expanding the powers of the police state is only going to cause increased violence towards black people, indigenous people, non-white people, and the unhoused in the long run. They will increasingly target antifascist protesters and anarchists as well.
Does anyone know if there has been any local reporting out of Sweden about the ideology of Anders Tegnell, the state epidemiologist?
reading this story makes me wonder if he is some sort of closet social darwinist or eugenicist or something
In Italia una casa editrice può stampare e diffondere un’opera di uno scrittore morto senza dover dare dei soldi ai suoi eredi se sono passati almeno 70 anni dalla sua morte. Per la precisione, 70 anni e qualche mese, settimana o giorno, perché per le regole europee, a prescindere che una scrittrice o uno scrittore siano morti a gennaio o a dicembre, il diritto d’autore scade sempre il 31 dicembre e le opere entrano nel pubblico dominio il primo gennaio. Quindi oggi si sono liberate dal copyright tutte le opere letterarie scritte da persone morte nel corso del 1950. Tra gli altri si fanno notare soprattutto due nomi, ancora molto letti a distanza di decenni, da studenti e no: quelli di George Orwell e Cesare Pavese.
What are some of the shitty things the NYT has done this year?
- supporting a right wing coup in bolivia
- calling for the military to be deployed against US citizens
- attacking sex workers by amplifying Christian group exodus cry's propaganda
- the caliphate podcast series
- michael barbaro
can't nobody tell me i'm in a leftist media bubble
on this podcast, i just listened to bill gates say "i'm not a radical, i'm more of a centrist". then immediately rashida jones introduces bono to the podcast, bono proceeds to call bill gates his "comrade". Then the next guest, kerry washington, proceeds to provide activist bona fides by telling a story about her mother crossing a teacher strike picket line (it was implied that it was justified, but details and context were not given)
😂 😂 😂
pol, David Graeber quote, carework
"You ask any Marxist about labor and labor-value, they always immediately go to production. Well, here’s a cup. Somebody has to make the cup, it’s true. But we make a cup once, and we wash it ten thousand times, right? That labor just disappears in most of these accounts. Most work isn’t about producing things, it’s about keeping them the same, it’s about maintaining them, taking care of them, but also taking care of people, taking care of plants and animals."
solo mastodon instance
a private mastadon instance to experiment with