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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.

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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.

"hey, wait a minute." you think. "Just who are these people actually? They sure do have a lot of power." 🤨

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Coronavirus, UK politics 

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"social recession"

Economic recession

Actual biological illness

That's the order from most concern to least for for me

Bong Joon Ho has a movie called "the host" that I can't stop thinking about right now ("love in the time of cholera" too)

("least" is relative here, I still don't want to get sick or get anyone else sick)

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Everybody, keep talking.

It’s very dangerous right now, not only because of the bio threats.

Oppressors win by making those of noble intent think they are alone, that they are powerless.

We have seen, here in the fediverse, that we are NOT alone.

Remember this: Keep talking.

I've decided that handsanitizer, as one word, is an official word now

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Do you make music? Commission your next album cover with me! Do you know a musician whose music would go well with my art? Let them know! #art #illustration #mastoart

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Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?

because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon

John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch is very much worth burning one to

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@paranoid That's definitely wobblydev's art

Can't find what branch they're at though so maybe we're both right

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It's sad that the #Oregon legislature has to even consider passing a law requiring businesses to accept #cash. Some of us would like to hang onto what little #privacy we have left. Not to mention this is exclusionary to some lower-income and minority communities.

For a while now, I've noticed that some cashiers give me the stinkeye when I pull out the cash. Excuse me for making you do your job! Excuse me for my tiny act of resistance!


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two portions to the show. First, we catch up with Mitch from Red Strings and Maroons podcast about some of what they saw at the A2 rally in Richmond on January 20th & about antifascist intervention. Then, Alexander Reid Ross talks about disinformation, tankies, conspiracy theories & media literacy


"Haven't you noticed how comfortable people feel when on meeting someone they just don't like them? Comfortable, I suppose, for one feels that here, at least, is someone who is not going to have the opportunity of ever disturbing one's life in any way."

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Oakland, Moms 4 Housing, eviction, purchase, + 

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