"The antifa saved my life." Eyewitness accounts from #Charlottesville: http://amp.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/08/what_the_alt_left_was_actually_doing_in_charlottesville.html
#Municipalism is distinguished by its insistence that the underlying problem with society is our #disempowerment. #Capitalism and the #state not only cause extraordinary material suffering and #inequality, they also rob us of the ability to play a meaningful role in our own lives and communities .cultivate the new society within the shell of the old by eroding the state’s popular legitimacy and dissolving its power into face-to-face people’s assemblies and confederations https://roarmag.org/magazine/new-municipal-movements/
@wrenpile If you're in EU, you might have legal right to see info connected to your name. But Irish data protection officer does not sanction their non-compliance with this. See (German text)
Get it while it's hot! My #Librem review is here: https://medium.com/@deadsuperhero/the-price-of-freedom-a-review-of-the-librem-15-v3-901035cec575
*No Country on Earth Fully Safeguards Labor Rights*
"There is no country on Earth in which violations of labor rights do not occur. The best rating is for those which are merely “irregular violators of rights,” and only 12 countries managed that. The International Trade Union Confederation, in its annual Global Rights Index report on the state of labor around the world, has onc…"
"Facebook users should pay attention: When you tag a friend in a photo, that’s feeding a massive facial recognition dataset"
New publication: Collective Responsibility for Oppression http://www.titus-stahl.de/blog/2017/08/03/new-publication-collective-responsibility-for-oppression/
The making of the Dialectic of Enlightenment http://www.titus-stahl.de/blog/2017/07/31/the-making-of-the-dialectic-of-enlightenment/
#Briar is in public beta!
Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn't rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users' devices. If the internet's down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. If the internet's up, Briar can sync via the Tor network.
Ultimately Mastodon's killer feature is that it's a public good that someone built because they thought it needed to exist and not a startup someone built because they wanted to get rich quick selling other people's data.
The first ever Matrix show is up for Patreon $5+ supporters! Tune in for the latest from @email@example.com & @AmandineLePapefirstname.lastname@example.org https://www.patreon.com/posts/matrix-live-1-12978476
Dutch Senate votes in favor of dragnet surveillance powers
Via bits of freedom:
Dear Mastodonians: in case you missed it, Matrix has hit a major bump in funding and we're asking for folks to support us via Patreon/Liberapay. If you believe in a world of decentralised real-time messaging/VoIP/VR/etc, then now would be an *amazing* time to help out!!
Where Despots Rule
AN INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH S. ANDERSON
Want to make a huge contribution to Mastodon adoption?
Create and maintain a Debian package for Mastodon. If you know anyone fluent in making and maintaining Debian packages, please share this with them. Let’s reduce the complexity of installing Mastodon on Debian-based distributions (e.g., Ubuntu) down to running a single command and watch the instance numbers shoot up! :)