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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

@paranoid also important to learn the indigenous language(s) of the place(s) you live, if the indigenous people want you to (where I come from the indigenous people are super keen for everyone in the country to learn Te Reo Māori). Keeping languages alive keeps the histories and philosophies encoded in those languages alive

@paranoid Incidentally, I know a farsi speaker on a diaspora pod. Posts quite a bit about the situation, and is neither pro-US or pro-gov.

@paranoid dm'd you the profile, it's not a secret, he's in a safe location, but ... you know, you never know.

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