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The shock doctrine in action: suspending civil liberties and giving the Trump administration the ability to imprison people without trial
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://…
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corporations use to externalize the cost of socially reproducing us for the next day of work has broken down and been replaced by anxiety and physical isolation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
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
solo mastodon instance
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