Oh, I should mention: I am currently a freelance Django developer, but I'm *very* interested in finding a few like-minded folks to build a development co-op.
Especially interested in building secure and/or federated versions of the items on this list: https://dymaxion.org/essays/pleasestop.html
A twitter link to a thread on burnout in black activists and how white activists cause it
If you are white or NBPOC and you want to actually learn what you may be doing wrong and how to stop, here is some more words on it:
ph, injury, minor but might be a squick for folks idk
dang, apparently at some point over the last few days i got a bit of a splinter fairly deep in the skin of my foot, and didn’t notice until this evening when the surrounding area started feeling pretty sore and tender. i don’t think i can dig it out 😣
Black Lives Matter LA has started a new bail fund for the thousands of protestors arrested the past two days: 👇👇
Bail GFM for protestors in Knoxville, TN
“Without the police/prisons/carceral justice system what will we do with rapists/abusers/etc.”
Lemme let you in on a secret that’s not a secret. The police literally did nothing about those things in the first place. As a survivor the police just escalated abuse and gaslit me, demonized me, called me a liar. And they did the same to almost every survivor I know when they got involved. A lot of the police are fucking domestic abusers and rapists themselves. Fuck the fucking police
@eldrichtTerror for 99% of what cops do what you really want is a social worker or a crossing guard or a free car repair. we could have on call public security without armed racists patrolling the streets 24/7 & locking people up in labor camps.
python, git, security
Finding secrets by decompiling Python bytecode in public repositories
“To investigate just how widespread this problem was, I wrote a short script to search GitHub for .pyc files and decompile them to look for secrets. I ended up finding thousands of Twitter keys, Stripe tokens, AWS credentials, and social media passwords.”
i built a tool for quickly scrubbing metadata from images and selectively painting / blurring faces and identifiable features. it runs on a phone or computer directly in the browser, and doesn't send info anywhere:
it pisses me off to no end the way that institutional white christianity makes conversations about morality all about an obsession with victorian-esque sexual purity and gender roles while turning a blind eye to egregious systemic injustice. it would be one thing if they protested police brutality with the same vigor as when they protest outside of abortion clinics. i would still disagree of course. but they dont. and the implications are obvious
rachel cargle, action items
Do each of the following according to your level of ability and privilege:
1. Call for the de-funding of your local police departments.
Local and state governments have continuously divested from community organizations while throwing massive amounts of funding at militarized police. Show up at councils, send e-mails, and make calls to de-fund the police to invest in education, safe housing, food security, and healthcare.
2. Hold your employers accountable for racist business practices. Use whatever power you can risk exerting at work to oppose normalized racism.
3. Anti-racism isn't just self-improvement. Prioritize taking action over seeking your comfort. You're needed to save lives and spare people suffering, solidarity is key.
"read the Bible!" oh you mean like the parts where God talks about toppling unjust rulers for their wickedness, and destroying the lives of those who murder, and afflicting those who withhold wages from their workers, to help the stranger in your land, to feed the hungry and clothe the naked? the white evangelical church cares only about its own whiteness
we've got rallies beginning in philly today
philly bail fund
18-in-1 Pure-Castile shitposts
TERFs & Nazis get blocked
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