Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, 28, a Black woman was shot dead in her own home in Fort Worth, Texas Saturday night by a white male police officer. https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Texas-Police-Officer-Kills-A-Black-Woman-Insider-Her-Home-20191013-0014.html
I don't talk about this much, but I've been writing about utilities for more than a decade as a job. They privatized most big utilities promising that exactly this wouldn't happen.
This pretty much exactly mirrors every other way our country has become the worst of what they told us the USSR was like.
PG&E, un-transcribed screenshots (source linked to)
Some things I found very telling from the Wikipedia page for PG&E.
@mike as well as the classic Creedence Clearwater Revival lyric "Don't come around tonight, for it's bound to take your life, there's a bathroom on the right"
Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/11/google-contributions-climate-change-deniers?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
US Healthcare, Open Enrollment
It only runs from November 1st to December 15th this year, and they're not gonna advertise it obviously
Coverage starts January 1st 2020
"The OT101 is an intensive two-day training that will give you the skills and tools you need to build an organizing committee at your workplace. You will learn what constitutes a union, how to have one-on-one conversations with coworkers, the basics of labor law, and how to organize and carry out direct actions.
This training is part of the IWW’s famous series of Organizer Trainings. Unlike many other unions, the IWW seeks to empower workers to become their own organizers capable of leading struggles on the job and winning gains for themselves. "
sliding scale available
US Politics: Chicago Teachers Union ✊
> Mayor says teachers holding up contract talks over affordable housing. Union replies: ‘We have nearly 17,000 homeless students.’
> In a statement late Tuesday the mayor said the union is “demanding that the city enact CTU’s preferred affordable housing policy as part of their contract.”
FUCK YEAH CHICAGO!! GET IT! ✊ ✊
If you are in the "wrong" country (one facing US economic sanctions,) you cannot access GitHub. Should only people in countries that are on good terms with the US have access to your open source project? If you don't care that it's proprietary software, or care about any of the other things, maybe care about that. You can have a read-only mirror on there, if you feel that your project must have a presence there for whatever reason.
Me: The Joker Movie is interesting in the context of its genre and current movie trends because it is a major blockbuster film that attempts to portray two highly relevant topics: class and mental health. The joker is a struggling comic and artist who suffers from very deep mental health struggles but can't get the help he needs due to funding cuts, which in case youve been living under a rock for seventy years, are reflective of some deep rooted wrongs in us society. Where it gets interesting is that DC is owned by Time Turner, who also notably own several news corps, most notably CNN. CNN has been running articles about how the joker movie will be dangerous. Why would a company make a movie and then publishing articles about how it's scary and for incels? Answer: capital. By portraying a character who suffers under capitalism and neoliberalism directly and then saying "no, this is only relatable for incels", they are trying to keep people from realizing-
Cashier: your bill sir
**Apple pulls police-tracking app used in Hong Kong protests after consulting authorities**
"Apple Inc on Wednesday removed an app that protesters in Hong Kong have used to track police movements from its app store, saying it violated rules because it was used to a…"
"Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration’s policies, according to a leaked email." https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20906213/github-ice-microsoft-software-email-contract-immigration-nonprofit-donation
@strypey Also Hollywood thinks the software freedom movement have "problematic opinions" due to their distaste for DRM, despite they fact the reason why they're centered in California is to avoid Edison's insistance on them using a "rent don't buy" model (amongst other things).
re: Sounds like fun, actually
Someone shared here or on Twitter this, which is the first time I wanted to play a paladin, ever. ( Image alternate: it's D&D 5 rules for a paladin class focused on worker rights. That is, it's a communist paladin. )
jobs should be more like doing occasional chores to keep society running rather than being shoved into a 24/7 social role which defines most of your waking existence and all the while is likely to be completely bullshit make-work designed to put you into a role which is designed to make you emphasize with the worldview of your rulers.
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