Critical thread on how the state spies, targets, and disseminates false propaganda against anarchists and left organizers but ignores the violence of armed right-wing orgs. https://twitter.com/IGD_News/status/1169484040228892672
Friend made these. The middle question makes me want one that says “whose power structures are you maintaining?” #maintenance
HIV prevention PSA (tldr you can get PrEP for FREE)
if your reason for not being on PrEP (the pre-exposure prophylactic medicine that almost entirely prevents HIV from taking root in your body) is that it's too expensive, you should be aware that you are entitled to receive it 100% FREE OF COST to you via Gilead's "Advancing Access" program. Not only that, it's so easy to sign up I literally did it in line at the pharmacy when they told me I'd have to pay $3k for my script pickup.
There is no reason for you to pay ANY MONEY for PrEP.
Go sign up today: https://www.gileadadvancingaccess.com/copay-coupon-card
pol, police, friendly doggo, good end
did a doorknocking shift in the U District and met some cool union organizers & housing activists. we got tenants' rights bootcamps coming up, check it out Seattle folx!
i got off the bus on Aurora & a guy was getting cuffed. i openly start filming. 2 cop cars, 3 cops, and for 20min it looked like he'd get taken in. but they mysteriously released him?
and on the walk home i met some folks dogwalking and their adorable husky jumped on me! <3
a good day
@zebratron2084 hey nerd, have y'all been to Guanaco's Pupuseria yet? i realize you don't have a ton of time to try it, but it really scratches that Lupita itch, their pupusas are good as hell and they have nopal. was just there with three commies and a couple labor organizers :) hope y'all are well <3<
Self promotion, birdsite link
I guess in honor of getting name-dropped by bestseller sci-fi author Charlie Jane Anders (https://twitter.com/charliejane/status/1096415179917676544) I've put my trans adventure novel Supervillainz back on my website for free: http://alicia-goranson.com/?page_id=44
The United Cults of America
As I've grown older and more independent, it only becomes more clear to me that everything within the system of capitalism is a cult in one form or another. Every authoritarian regime in general is a cult, in one way or another.
A military recruitment office is no different from the church of scientology. Both exude nonimposing facades with bits of enticing propaganda. Strategically located in areas more likely to be populated with the destitute and disenfranchised who have been conditioned for years to believe that they have no real autonomy.
Only to have whatever is left of themselves completely stripped, reprogrammed and brainwashed to become a mean to someone else's agenda.
This isn't just the military, or a fringe cult like scientology.
Amazon is a cult. Both in the way of exploiting the destitute and disenfranchised for cheap labor, and enticing consumers to perpetuate the cycle by handing over their money. Because Jeff Bezos and the minister of a southern baptist church are no different. They always need money to further their fucked up agenda.
The most, and seemingly only jobs available, are service jobs. Recruiting the destitute and disenfranchised and forcing them to dedicate 80% of their waking life to stocking shelves and putting up with abuse from higher ranking individuals or "customers" from a better-paying cult that they in turn are endentured to.
Everywhere I look, I see cults.
Cults, cults, cults.
A sensory overload of total cultception.
The United Cults of America.
LB: the last couple years doing socialist activism have taught me that union rank & files are pretty great, but that the union _leaders_ aren't so hot. a lotta these bureaucrats have class snuggled up to the Democratic party in a toxic fog of cynicism & desperation.
the teachers' strikes, mostly organized and waged by rank & file, illustrate this problem. there are fighting union leaders out there - just not nearly enough. but sooner or later, new leaders will be found among the ranks :)
Quoting this because it's especially illustrative:
"Some unions supported the deal, and even those who had been opposed appeared willing to work with Amazon if the company agreed to not actively work against the unionization of their employees in New York.
An Amazon representative, during one City Council hearing, pointedly said the company would not agree to such terms."
Please reshare widely and **take action**. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.
Dear kids in Washington State: you can make an appointment with your doctor, or walk into a clinic or ER, and get vaccinated. You don't need permission from your parents. You don't have to wait until you are 18. If the health care provider gets confused, the magic phrase is "Mature Minor Doctrine", and point out that not wanting to catch measles is sign of sufficient maturity.
Please reshare, and copypaste this any place this would be useful.
twit thread from a former google engineer who worked on the youtube recommendation system: https://twitter.com/gchaslot/status/1094359564559044610
the recommendation engine is designed to maximise watch time and nothing else
its model is weighted towards the preferences of users who spend the most time on the site
the reason youtube recommendations are turning people into conspiracy theorists, flat earthers and nazis is because conspiracy theorists, flat earthers and nazis spend all their time watching youtube
Black History Month, Internet preservation, Copyright, Destroy Capitalism, GDrive Link.
Charles Preston runs a free Black History and Black Authors archive hosted on Google Drive and curated with 2$ donations. After receiving a C&D, Charles has decided to close the archive. It will stay up until the end of February 2019
gender policing AMAB enbies
I've met a lot of cishet dudes, and Job #1 for most of them was "protect guy and straight identity at all costs".
So why would a cishet guy pretend to be queer, or an enby? I'll tell you: he wouldn't.
So if an AMAB person says they're queer, or an enby -- they are. They're not "probably" anything else. There's no likely motive, esp. in this society.
ACAB and that goes double for Gender Police in activism, who should know better.
40something queer enby into radical left politics, feminism, electronics, confectionery, & guns. what even is my life. @acetone_kitten on bird
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