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“An authoritarian party, which aims at capturing power to impose its ideas, has an interest in the people remaining an amorphous mass, unable to act for themselves and therefore always easily dominated... But we anarchists do not want to emancipate the people; we want the people to emancipate themselves.”
- ibid

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get fedi hired (me) 

I am a currently full-time Ph.D. student living on student loans. Last year I was a GTA until shit hit the fan and I quit. I need employment so I can prove to the state in an Affidavit of Support that I can financially support my future spouse who is immigrating.

Can you or your associate(s) hire me?

I have valuable skills in:

software engineering: any language, but FP is preferred
systems engineering (my program of study!) including model-based architecture
consulting (engineering/innovation/strategy)
website development: WordPress, static site-generated, custom web applications
system administration (Linux/OpenBSD)
technical writing (hire me to write your documentation!)

Please DM me for further details about my professional background, and to send information about an opening. Paid worker-owned co-op positions will get preference.

#fediHired #getFediHired :boost_requested:

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Help us to improve LibreOffice Calc! Our Design community is running a survey to see what users need. As we're a volunteer-driven project, we appreciate all feedback and help: design.blog.documentfoundation

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🇬🇧 Yesterday, the regulation on #chatcontrol was adopted by the EU Parliament: a sad day for all those who rely on free and confidential communications and advice, including abuse victims and press sources. This is how the Parliament’s groups voted:

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🇩🇪 Gestern hat das EU-Parlament die #Chatkontrolle abgenickt: ein schwarzer Tag für alle, die auf unbefangene und vertrauliche Kommunikation und Beratung angewiesen sind wie Missbrauchsopfer und Presseinformanten. So haben Deutschlands Abgeordnete gestimmt:

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🚨🇬🇧 Majority of the European Parliament allows e-mail, messaging and chat providers to search all private messages for allegedly illegal material and report to the police (#chatcontrol). We will take legal action.


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CaPitALiSm iS EffIciEnt!

Amazon is destroying millions of items of unsold stock in one of its UK warehouses every year, an ITV News investigation has uncovered. Many of the products - including smart TVs and laptops - are often new and unused.


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Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on twitter.com/jason_kint/status/

#privacy #google

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If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

(via cooperantics.co.uk/category/me)

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What wellness is marketed as:
-Body lotions
-Fancy juices

What wellness ACTUALLY looks like:
-Health care coverage
-Access to therapy
-Walkable cities
-Green spaces
-Living wages
-Paid time off
-Physical activity
-Close knit communities

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A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the web. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

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The Commons: helps people universally

Philanthropy: helps people based on the ideology of rich individuals

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The evidence speaks for itself. The spread of biometric mass surveillance across different EU countries shows why we need a new law banning it.

Pass this on.

🔎 Read the EVIDENCE: reclaimyourface.eu/evidence-in

✏️ SIGN our formal ECI: reclaimyourface.eu


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"[Debt cancellation] would be salutary not just because it would relieve so much genuine human suffering, but also because it would be our way of reminding ourselves that money is not ineffable, that paying one’s debts is not the essence of morality, that all these things are human arrangements and that if democracy is going to mean anything, it is the ability to all agree to arrange things in a different way."

David Graeber

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