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phone zap now (3/19, 12pm PST) / COVID19 and ICE detention in California
Please call *67 (209) 547-3723 and demand that everyone be released from Yuba County Jail
Refugees and victims of domestic abuse have lower immune responses because of their trauma. There are cancer survivors and immunocompromised people in Yuba right now who need your support.
This Google doc has all the necessary information AND phone scripts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qXdeTFoLA38WT6oOOrCke6VWsoDkUrqf7YwTw5VAAHc/
At the same time that Trump was downplaying covid-19, Richard Burr gave a speech to a private meeting saying that the opposite would be true https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19
covid-19, article link
Surviving the Virus: An Anarchist Guide
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
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. https://www.instagram.com/p/B90jYgNBX4145l41EWS1q0xm_X9ABacC7Ev9SU0/
Coronavirus, UK politics
Confirmation from the FT about Cummings' involvement in the strategy:
"Since mid-February, as the virus morphed from a health issue into a national crisis, the prime minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings has helped to shape Mr Johnson’s approach..."
Actual biological illness
That's the order from most concern to least for #COVID19 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)
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
The latest n+1's opening editorial is partially about the comeback of bookstores and has some good jokes at b&n's expense
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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