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@paranoid maybe a bit of a tangent, but one of the most brilliant books i've read in a long time is samia khatun's "autralianama". its starting-point is the discovery of a book in a mosque in an outback mining town. a string of (monolingual) australian historians assume that the book, which is written in bengali, is a copy of the quran. but khatun, who migrated to australia from bangladesh as a child, figures out that it is in fact a compendium of poetry called "kasasol ambia". "australianama" is her attempt to start reading the history of the continent through the epistemic strategies embodied in the book's songs and stories. part of the task is to learn bengali, which at the beginning of her research she herself speaks very little of.

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@paranoid ah, ok. i think your exhortation is spot on, by the way.

linguistic hegemony and racism are also mutually supporting dimensions of the theory and practice of oppression.

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All these yucks with their "positivity only uwu" when the best news I've been getting all year is that I'm negative.

watching new bon appetit videos makes you a scab

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a lot of people are asking why people type it as "folx" and for me it's pretty simple: i think the letter x is cool

American healthcare is getting sick, waiting 1-2 weeks for an appointment, having a 15 minute meeting with a doctor who just tells you to "eat bland foods and drink clear fluids", then getting charged a few hundred dollars and sent on your way

If your podcast isn't available over RSS and is exclusive to spotify/apple/etc, it isn't a podcast

maybe it could be considered an internet radio show, but it isn't a podcast

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24 year old Summer Taylor passed away today after being struck by a car during protests in #Seattle which took the I-5 freeway. Taylor joins a growing list of people killed during the recent rebellion following the police murder of #GeorgeFloyd.

"System Fail #01: Riots Across America"

@submedia returns with a brand new show, System Fail. This first episode touches on the ongoing rebellion and features an interview with a local Minneapolis organizer.

sub.media/video/system-fail-01

Dang, I haven't had a take on anything in awhile

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The #BLM #Seattle Freedom Fund

The funds collected through this fund will go to the immediate release of people protesting the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Manuel Ellis (May 2020). Any remaining funds will continue to be used for future bailout efforts as an ongoing community bail fund project.

blacklivesseattle.org/bail-fun

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Seattle pol 

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beyond-prisons.com/prisoner-su

"People in prisons, jails, and detention centers are at high risk of infection and have seriously abridged access to health care and hygiene within facilities. The overcrowded and unsanitary conditions of confinement, coupled with inadequate, neglectful, and often punitive responses to medical needs, mean that COVID-19 poses serious risks to this population."

Check out this guide to supporting prisoners during the COVID19 pandemic.

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covid, PNW/OR question 

Covid thoughts 

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phone zap now (3/19, 12pm PST) / COVID19 and ICE detention in California 

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uspol, covid-19 

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