What are some of the shitty things the NYT has done this year?
- supporting a right wing coup in bolivia
- calling for the military to be deployed against US citizens
- attacking sex workers by amplifying Christian group exodus cry's propaganda
- the caliphate podcast series
- michael barbaro
can't nobody tell me i'm in a leftist media bubble
on this podcast, i just listened to bill gates say "i'm not a radical, i'm more of a centrist". then immediately rashida jones introduces bono to the podcast, bono proceeds to call bill gates his "comrade". Then the next guest, kerry washington, proceeds to provide activist bona fides by telling a story about her mother crossing a teacher strike picket line (it was implied that it was justified, but details and context were not given)
😂 😂 😂
pol, David Graeber quote, carework
"You ask any Marxist about labor and labor-value, they always immediately go to production. Well, here’s a cup. Somebody has to make the cup, it’s true. But we make a cup once, and we wash it ten thousand times, right? That labor just disappears in most of these accounts. Most work isn’t about producing things, it’s about keeping them the same, it’s about maintaining them, taking care of them, but also taking care of people, taking care of plants and animals."
@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.
@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.
"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.
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.
"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.
solo mastodon instance
a private mastadon instance to experiment with