Today’s “sharing” economy resembles the “sharecropping” of yesteryear, with the serfs responding to a smartphone prompt rather than an overseer’s command.
As quixotic as the European Neo-Luddism might be, it does make for a pleasant place to live. One of the most refreshing things about living in Europe (or small towns in the rural US) is knowing that the poor aren’t condemned to a completely separate, and inferior, life.
For WaPo, Subsidizing Bus Fare Is a Lot Like Giving the Rich $5 Trillion
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a defense contractor was housing babies and children in a phoenix office building for at least 3 weeks. the story was discovered because a concerned neighbor tipped off journalist Aura Bogado.
a twitter thread about the tip and investigation:
if you see something, say something.
fuck borders. fuck ICE. fuck nationalism.
Capitalists merely risk some of their wealth whereas workers take a guaranteed loss in hours of their lives
Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid is a platform designed to re-decentralize the web
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Only the NYT editorial board could be this deep in denial. What does it mean that #socialist Alexandria Ocasio Cortez unseated the #4 most powerful #liberal in the country with a dominating, 2-digit lead?
"The liberal base is fired up"
Sure, they think they are liberal and want to be the winners here, yet they are so far right they couldn't even bring themselves to print her key policy, to abolish ICE, euphemizing it as "more liberal immigration laws."
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Holy shit this story on the inauguration protestors' trials:
* Federal prosecutors illegally doctoring video evidence
* Officer with history of violence wearing a shirt mocking police violence victims while testifying
* News media accusing defendants of acts committed after they were arrested and refusing to correct
* NYT and WaPo printing identical overdramatic descriptions of the protest
plagiarized from the prosecutors
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DHS handing out GTFO flyers
the quoted statute specifies federal property. the ICE building is not federal property. It is privately owned by a local developer. ICE just uses it.
regardless, it seems the feds are preparing to escalate.
Visit to scene of 2017 Clearwater fire in 2018 confirms reports that many trees and much groundcover survived the flames and recovery, other things being equal, should be relatively swift. PhotosPosing with snow by Tom Titus. There was a lot of smoke in the area, from more than 100K acres of new June fires on the other side of Mt. Jeff. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
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>Donald Trump, therefore, should not be seen in isolation. He is part of a global trend, and the oligarchic, authoritarian, kleptocratic tendency he represents should be understood as a symptom of a much broader problem: a small number of extraordinarily wealthy people, motivated by greed and power, who see the global community as their plaything.
-Bernie Sanders in an article published today in The Nation