But already what i feared is coming in from reports across the city— the various police focus, coordinating together, are focusing on driving protesters out of sight in their own city. Suppressing dissent, at the risk of harming or even killing people, is more important to the police than protecting buildings.

That's not what we mean when we say lives are more important than property.

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It would not be hard to station people at every potential target, especially Black organizations and houses of worship, if even protecting property were higher on law enforcement's priority list than targeting protesters.

People out defending their neighborhoods were, at one point at least, not being harassed by law enforcement, which seems to be taking the threat of white nationalists seriously for once.

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For any buildings that burn down tonight, there will be no question where the blame falls: squarely on the multiple levels of repressive government whose military branches—National Guard, state police, sheriff's forces, and still the god-damned Minneapolis Police Department—claiming sole right to be out in public.

RT @UR_Ninja@twitter.com

There is currently a dramatic confrontation between protesters and Minneapolis police in the Target parking lot near the MPD 3rd Precinct. Here you can see shopping carts and a semi truck being used as cover from police projectile guns.

“The Battle of Snelling and Lake”

🐦🔗: twitter.com/UR_Ninja/status/12

RT @webster@twitter.com

Earlier tonight: community members stand on top of a bus shelter near MPD's 3rd Precinct holding a banner reading: "Minneapolis Police kills another black man" and "I can't breathe"

🐦🔗: twitter.com/webster/status/126

RT @pareene@twitter.com

Minneapolis is one of the most pleasant and livable cities in the country and approximately none of its cops live in it

🐦🔗: twitter.com/pareene/status/126

prisons, politics 

@clayton @agaric @mlncn This is what we are using for Boston Public Schools LMS platform - BBB combined with Canvas LMS. It rocks!! Also - MayFirst has just done a bunch of updates on their jits platform - I will soon see the results of the test they did last night.

Would it make sense for Social.Coop to join The Online Meeting Co-operative?


Ag Companies on Strike and contact information 

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Hundreds of agriculture workers in central Washington have gone on strike demanding Covid-19 testing, safer working conditions, and $2 raise for hazard pay.

This article is from May 14, but I just got an email saying that the strikes are ongoing and getting larger.


@LeoSammallahti @starbreaker

I've been thinking of writing a blog post comparing the Find It Platform to Yelp. Because Find It is free and open source software, built between a cooperative ( @agaric ) and the City of Cambridge, co-designed with and for city residents, it serves local organizations in a truly beneficial way

as opposed to Yelp, which "serves" local businesses in a predatory way.

There are aspirations of Find It being a platform coop. I'll DM you to chat further! /cc @mlncn

@doctorflappy get everything you need to do into a nice organized system like Getting Things Done or Bullet Journal and then you can live in quiet desperation knowing for an absolute fact that you are failing to do many, many things.

If MeetUp does become a co-op, maybe it could join the conversation about federating events over ActivityPub with Mobilizon, GetTogether, Gancio, Gath etc.

#ActivityPub #Mobilizon #GetTogether #Gancio #Gath etc.

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Remember when WeWork bought MeetUp.com before their real estate scam of a business model imploded? Zebras Unite are agitating for WeWork to sell MeetUp to its members, making it a platform cooperative:

#WeWork #Meetup #ZebrasUnite #PlatformCooperative

I studied molecular astrophysics, so I have a lot of practice thinking in very large numbers and vast orders of magnitude, and these facts still astonish me when compared with everyday things.

Believe me when I say, a trillion is literally an astronomical number, and the prospect of a single human owning a trillion dollars is absurd. We should not live in a world where this is even remotely possible.

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I am unemployed. I don't believe I will be returning to academia.

If you or someone you know is looking for a high skilled, highly motivated Unix admin, technical writer, infosec consultant, or tech researcher, please get in touch. Willing to relocate anywhere (after the COVID-19 situation, of course) and work remotely in the interim.

(Please feel free to star and boost.)

thinkpad, *BSD 

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