"Ten thousand grocery store workers in the Portland area of Oregon almost unanimously voted to strike at 4 supermarket chains over the decision by their employers not to offer new contracts over the coming year. Another 15,000 grocery workers in other areas of Oregon and Southwest Washington are due to vote for strike action in the next two months. Workers are demanding an increase in wages that keeps up with the rising cost of living."
Anarchist-Communist Group's writeup on the current state of Class Struggle in the USA is an excellent resource for folk that want to stay updated. Comrades in the United Snakes, give it a read, find out what you can do to support striking workers near you.
I wrote a small blog post on #Mastodon and Nazis
Published on my own blog: https://blogghoran.se/2019/07/12/on-mastodon-and-nazis/
"Google admits workers listen to private recordings from around your house
Google claims listening to recordings is 'critical' to improving its AI voice assistant"
Alb is a programming language created entirely in arabic, built to "[highlight] cultural biases of computer science and [challenge] the assumptions we make about programming."
US genocide, upcoming ICE raids, important information, please boost
Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:
Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...
Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It
The Democrats don't care about immigrants
Someone else shared this but I can't find the original post to boost. Sorry.
Dark Knight trilogy analysis
I thought they had their wives and terrified children with them.
But I just looked on Youtube and I was wrong. So I guess that is a happy scene. 😉
When we say ‘never again’, we don’t mean ‘never again a Holocaust’, or we do mean that, but we mean more. We mean never again the yellow stars, never again krystalnacht, never again the work camps. Never again the laws that single out a group for persecution out of fear and hate.
Because if you wait to say ‘never again’ until the cattle trains are rolling, you’ve waited too long.
People, human beings, children, are being kept in cages like kennels without beds, mattresses, sheets or blankets, toothbrush, adequate food, clothing, diapers, or sanitary supplies.
Thousands of unaccompanied children are being sent to Fort Sill in the hard desert, where Geronimo was interned, and Japanese-Americans during WWII. Two of the worst and most shameful incidents in American history, being repeated now. Unless you are actively opposing this you are morally responsible for it.
USPOL, ICE, Sexual Assault Imagery
ICE agents are posting photoshops of AOC being sexually assaulted in “border patrol only” Facebook groups, why do people think they’ll give even the faintest shit about fourth amendment rights when they come knocking on doors. they’re the fucking gestapo and they revel in it
bad Java code
I just stumbled upon a class at work that has nine levels of parent. I've seen lots of sixes and sevens at work, but this is the first nine.
On one hand, they pay me handsomely to deal with this kind of nightmare.
On the other hand, I work with a bunch of people that are all polite, friendly, and communicative.
On the third hand, these same nice people *see nothing wrong with code like this*. 😢
clearer example of the evils of capitalism
Empire Files podcast/video show 93: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUGh1Su7-ok&feature=youtu.be
I don't know if there are any other fans here, but I periodically watch or listen to the podcast Empire Files and I think this episode is especially compelling - more evidence that capitalism is innately evil, and the reasons why so many terrible things worldwide and in the US exist in their current states.
parent, spouse, software dev, free software enthusiast, lefty-commie-anarchist, pro-LGBTQ+ rights, anti-Islamophobia, pro-immigrants
This server is set up for family, it may be opened to friends later. Any legal topic should be fair game - and since it's family friendly, no public adult content.