TikTok blocked the blacklivesmatter tag and every tag related to GeorgeFloyd - https://twitter.com/revengedja/status/1266150192312651781
uspol, Floyd protest, unions (+)
Oh, hells yes: The transportation union drivers are refusing to transport arrested demonstrators. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bv8zaw/minneapolis-bus-drivers-refuse-to-transport-george-floyd-protesters-to-jail
well medics are being attacked now, and in my experience that only happens when the cops feel that they won't be penalized for any of their actions.
attacking the support structures for protestors (medics n NLG) indicates that the violence will just get worse. so if possible, please try to donate to North Star Medics in Mpls.
medics, like me, arent going to Mpls because of COVID so the medics there need help to keep going with limited numbers.
Here's another interesting new app - a first version of Whiteboard, where you can draw together with others! Try it out and share your feedback.
This is a great news,Professor Sona Jharia Minz Maam has been appointed as the vice-chancellor of Sidho Kanho Murmu university, Jharkhand. First Adivasi woman vice chancellor.She is presently professor in Computer science in JNU. A close friend of marginalised students, Johar Mam
US Politics, Patriot Act
If you live in the US, it's a really good time to contact your Congressperson and ask them to oppose re-authorization of the Patriot Act, esp the amendment legalizing warrantless surveillance of our internet activity. https://www.saveinternetprivacy.org/
@piratesin is drafting a statement about release of Aarogya Setu Android client app. FSCI and FSF India will probably have separate statements too. Please go through the draft and suggest changes.
The 1918-1920 flu pandemic came in three major waves. After the first wave in the US, the virus subsided, and Americans were restless to have businesses reopened and for social life to resume. There was a growing movement to stop wearing masks, which had become ubiquitous - so much so that The Anti-Mask League of 1919 was formed. These were protests from those who thought the public health ordinance violated their liberty.
The virus came back with a vengeance in the fall and was much deadlier than the first wave, eventually killing more than 675,000 Americans and killing around 100 million of the 500 million it infected worldwide before it was over. This was before mass vaccination, before the electron microscope; this is the tragedy of herd immunity and stubborn ignorance.
Viruses aren't political; they don't care about your theories or speculations or projections. They're unthinking parasites only wanting to replicate and use your body as a host. Wear a mask.
Today, we've unveiled our roadmap to #PeerTube's v3: live streaming, global search, better plugins, playlists and moderation: we will need your help!
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GNU Health in Tanzania. An implementation case.
I found this on Twitter, sharing here as we need more examples such as this to help promote the idea that Free Software is a viable alternative.
GNU Health in Tanzania. An implementation case.
DIgital skils tutorials exclude the fediverse
In trying to promote the fediverse, it seems that the digital skills initiatives in the UK promote Facebook, Twitter etc,
So here is the offering from make it click on social media basics
Pretty much highlights the issues here, people are simply NOT given a choice, however. They can't ask to learn how to use the fediverse if they don't know about it, and people who are teaching are not willing to just accept there are alternatives and teach those alternatives, rather than trying to get them to sign up to say facebook anyway.
What can we do to change things?, I can't do it on my own, but if we can create the resources, then that would be a start.
I have made a few posts here
if it helps anyone write a tutorial for them, or can help me write this. https://social.isurf.ca/display/c443a55c-315e-cd15-bcd6-324455282784
Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped
Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped.
This was shared on Twitter, so I am re-sharing here too.
Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.
Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.
This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.
Perfect example of that nytimes op-ed I posted earlier.
"""The odd thing about reporting on the coronavirus is that the nonexperts are supremely confident in their predictions, while epidemiologists keep telling me that they don’t really know much at all."
This seems problematic. 🤔
"After New Coronavirus Outbreaks, China Imposes Wuhan-Style Lockdown" https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/21/world/asia/coronavirus-china-lockdown.html?smid=tw-share
As a person's level of wealth increase, their feelings of compassion and empathy go down, and their feelings of entitlement of deservingness, and their ideology of self-interest increase.
Does money make you mean? | Paul Piff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ8Kq1wucsk
The price of anything is the amount of life you pay for it.
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