between this, that people knock on my door repeatedly through the night almost every night, the constant threat of displacement from my landlord, and everything else, and I'm reminded of an opinion I shared early-on in COVID:

"Colonial society lives in a state of total war against the scarcity it has created, and this wartime behavior will create an environment incapable of doing anything meaningful to address this problem until that changes."

And also "wow this is exhausting"

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if you are interested in going beyond voting in elections to stop fascism, to keep people housed and fed, and to win power for workers and communities from the owning and ruling classes, and especially if you live in Minnesota, please follow @WorkersDefenseAlliance which just got on the fediverse with that Mastodon account!

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How to Observe Police Surveillance at Protests

It's fun to see members in video! Here's @emi talking about housing and real estate cooperatives, including which i joined as soon as i got to Minneapolis.

I'm excited to share my #apconf2020 talk, "Decentralized Social Media vs the Trolls."

In it, I tell how the #Fediverse, a #decentralized social network, rallied together to isolate an invasive right wing extremist group through codes of conduct, human moderators, and strong moderation tools.

Thanks to @ashfurrow, @emi, @maffsie, @catgirl, @laurelai and all the folks who gave me their time and perspective.

(Hosted on a #peertube instance,!)

We found an open source license that Google is against so we're changing to it: Hello AGPL!

It helps prevent corporations from taking our code and selling it as a proprietary competitor.

No change to you as a Plausible subscriber or self-hoster.


If a commissioner from a state department went before the Legislature and asked for increased budget and didn't adequately explain how it would help and tried to guilt legislators for even asking, I don't think the media would cover it the same way they are tweeting about it now.


Wondering if anyone is connected to the Sustainability Solutions Group in Canada or is connected to Peter Hough in some way? I'd love to be able to chat to them about their work :)

As a developer working a lot with Drupal, it's great to see these improvements in Composer:

…and also great that i can just wait for them to be in a stable DDEV release!

If you can figure out how to write the changes to a CI script to prevent it from building an entire open-source project every time someone makes a documentation-only merge request, you could have a real impact on reducing data center energy use.

Do I know anyone looking for web development contract work? I have a client that does good work on urban infill development, in need of a web dev who has some experience with analytics, usability and incorporating spatial data. The spatial data is the output of my work for them, so I could help you get up to speed.

DM me if you want more details. I have a fuller job description from them and am happy to share both my impressions of this client and what I've been billing them. :boost_ok:

these are conservative estimates as to the consequences of the US backed war on Yemen:

-150,000 Yemenis have starved to death.
-Nearly half of all Yemeni children suffer stunted growth because of malnutrition
-100,000 have been killed by weapons

"Declaration of Digital Autonomy". From the Software Freedom Conservancy. I like the focus on consent, ownership, right to change/repair, privacy.

Too end-user focused though, I’d want some mention of the various labourers in technology… there shouldn’t be any exploitation anywhere in the supply chain.

Something about capitalism that particularly grinds my gears is when corporations make threats to their business model illegal through shit like DRM and anti-piracy laws, halting egalitarian technological progress through the coercive force of the state.

We could all have full control of the technology we're sold and the information we have, for sharing, repairing and improving, with our current technology. The law and the interests of those in power are holding us back as much as old monarchs who tried banning the printing press for undermining their stranglehold on knowledge.

We could live in a world where technology serves us and not someone in a position of power, and where knowledge is freely available to everyone regardless of status, but capitalism, the state, and hierarchical debt arrangements which depend on coercion hold us back.

So fuck this shit, become a pirate and practice radical mutual aid with your favorite and most needful creators supporting them directly.

:black_bloc_blob: :ms_pirate_flag:
#piracy #anarchism


If people just wait for the next DRM, the next antipiracy crackdown, etc instead of taking a social analysis with a stated ideal position and seeking it, then we're always on the back-foot trying to regather support for every slightly rehashed attack on autonomy. It is reactionary, and for every step forward there are two steps back. Take a position with a stated end goal and a way to identify threats to autonomy within an ideological framework before they have a chance to take hold, and we begin to have real power.

I want a society which doesn't embed social hierarchies in the operation of machines and seeks an egalitarian universal right to information for all. Not just another fight against new DRM laws.

Looks like sites can now be part of the fediverse! Congratulations swentel!

idk like you should be aware that the domestic war on "drugs" is a fundamentally racist institution that was specifically created to put black people in prison. like. that was the whole and entire point

Conspiracy theories largely ignore the historical injustices of the state against BIPOC because conspiracy theories are largely creations of white middle class fears of displacement.

This video does a good job of presenting the arguments behind why I say Marx and Engels, and many of their contemporaries now canonized by leftism, were white supremacists.

(And if you aren't challenging this notions within the theory, I'm assuming you are too, and you just don't know it. Good luck trying to challenging them; lol @ decenter white supremacy from a political theory that's based on a racist misapplication of bad science, though.)

... this note comes as police in Louisville, Kentucky violently attack Black Lives Matter protesters (and ignore white supremacist terrorists), and 15 hours after i tweeted this:

Remember this constant brutality against people participating in constitutionally-protected protests when reactionaries & fascists try to concern troll about property damage during people-protected riots (which are demonstrably the only protests people in power bend to at all).

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