free software pol, white supremacists Show more
The struggle to keep our software from being appropriated by white supremacists and other enemies reveals some of the limitations of #FreeSoftware
IMO the #DigitalCommons is a more effective framework to build within. It calls for us to define our community - both builders and users.
It allows us to embrace the paradox of tolerance, rather than contort ourselves to figure out ways to keep out fascists while upholding free software principles.
You can now follow accounts from other Pixelfed instances! 🎉 🚀
EZLN expands, mexico pol Show more
> The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) published Saturday a statement to report the creation of new rebel and autonomous municipalities in different areas within the southwestern state of Chiapas in Mexico.
> The total number of “caracoles” will thus increase from the five originals to sixteen, which summed up with the 27 municipalities, will represent a total of 43 Zapatista centers.
“This exponential growth, which allows us to jump over the fence, is due to the organizational and political work of the Zapatista women, men, children and elderly,” and “the destructive policies of the government whose racism and contempt paved the way for more resistance and rebellion.”
prisons, politics Show more
For the abolition history nerds: here's a proposed Prisoner Bill of Rights written by formerly-incarcerated conscientious objectors in 1945 next to @BernieSanders@twitter.com Bill of Rights. Almost 75 years of calling for fair wages and an end to solitary confinement.
please read this, violence, protesting, antisemitism and racism Show more
a bunch of my friends were at a rally last night at the ice detention facility in rhode island and an ICE agent rammed into the crowd with his car and then the agents tear gassed the crowd after they had already been attacked. people could have died. and its no where. Not on CNN or nytimes or anything. What the fuck. bitches are like 'its unfortunate the protest proceeded like this" as if its my friends fault for being in the way of the car that was trying to kill them
Just posted Chapter 8 of Solidarity Economy Roads by @luisrazeto on GEO!
This chapter is about how and why a #SolidarityEconomy does a better job of serving ecology, as well as humanity, than the current system.
As always, thanks to @Matt_Noyes for providing the translation.
Our hearts are with the people of Hong Kong.
OMG I LOVE the FISH command line shell SO MUCH.
🐟 😍 💻
Automattic (Wordpress.com) has purchased Tumblr
If you're new to Mastodon and the Fediverse, you may be looking for ways to connect with people.
Here are some suggestions:
✅ Do a post telling the world a little bit about yourself with the hashtag #Introductions
✅ Visit the opt-in community directory Trunk to find people to follow, it's organised by topic:
✅ Use hashtags! These are the only way to search the fediverse, so they make your posts much easier to discover.
This article on the challenges of starting and funding a #platformcoop really gets it. It's exactly what I've been struggling with to get Drutopia off the ground.
Looking forward to the rest of the blog series going into ideas on how to overcome the funding and structural challenges.
I want to make a positive announcement. Since July I have been working as a contractor on the @write_as desktop app! It’s a small contract with a budding company, so it doesn’t pay rent yet, but it’s income.
Any contributions or pointers while I’m looking for more work would be greatly appreciated.
solidarity posters/free downloads Show more
CrimethInc just produced a series of #SolidarityPosters in English and Spanish for everyone under attack and It'sGoingDown has them for free download.
7 tactics of pro-democracy #HongKong protesters
💧 be water
protests swarm to shut down one target after another
🌐 open-source protest
on the spot voting via telegram polls
after Telegram DDoS, turn to AirDrop and other P2P tools
✌️ sign language
hand signals and literal signs facilitate supply transfers
😢 🙅 neutralize tear gas
smother canisters w/ traffic cones, wet rags
🚶 avoid stampedes
1-2 1-2 chant to retreat safely
building free and open things with agaric.com
rabble rousing with the IWW
being a goofy dad
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