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Ruth Baden Ginsburg is dead. Whatever happens next, court appointments can set the course for the US for decades. Desegregation and marriage equality were both court decisions. So was Dread Scott. Please vote.

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If you have not yet requested to vote by mail or haven't registered or have just been trying not think about the clusterfuck that is election 2020, now is a great time to get it sorted. See vote.org/

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And, after you've filled it out, return it the fastest means your state allows! You've got plenty of time, but this is a very strange year, so get on this ASAP. Find your state's rules: votefromabroad.org/states/

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Have you found your ballot lurking in your inbox some place? Splendid! Why not start filling it out now? This is a great time to do it! Or when you get home from the protest. Definitely this weekend.

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For those of us who have requested ballots via email, the should have arrived by today.

Find it! Is it spam? Another weird folder? If it didn't arrive, see sites.google.com/view/voting-c

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@hypolite

This particular person is an ~excellent~ left wing writer, who's insights and commentary I value very much. Her best known piece was a profile of Rachel Doezal which she wrote for The Stranger.

She later resigned from the Stranger when they published some TERF nonsense. She's a good comrade.

When I see properly left wing black women saying to vote for Biden, this, to me, is a strong endorsement that can't be lightly cast aside.

@vt

Obviously liberalism is to the left of the Republican Party and not everything about individualism is bad. So liberalism is pretty ok and I certainly share causes in common with them, like LGBTQIA rights (which was really their thing in a lot of countries) and voting for Biden.

But a lot of their useful and good values also exist further left. Like anarcho-communists also value personal freedom. Most socialists now support LGBTQIA liberation. And everybody wants Trump out.

@vt

Yeah, but in this time of fast communications between different cultures, the word "liberal" is returning to it's older definition as a term describing someone who rejects class-based politics in favour of individualism and capitalism. Today's US Democratic Party has a right wing that are basically Whigs, so liberal is a good word to describe them, but people who wish to be further left should absolutely look further left!

US pol - vote now 

For those of us who have requested ballots via email, the should have arrived by today.

1. Find it! Is it spam? Another weird folder?

2. Fill it out. Only an overwhelming wave against Trump is going to prevent disaster. We keep protesting afterwards no matter who wins.

3. Return it via the fastest means your state allows. Learn about your state's rules here: votefromabroad.org/states/

You may still be able to register and request a ballot. See here: vote.org/

Refusal looks like millions of people using nonviolent tools to delegitimize the coup by demonstrating, resisting orders, and shutting down the country until democracy prevails.


This is a useful website for the nightmare scenario. We're a month and a half out--it's definitely time to start making actual plans for the coup attempt that's nearly guaranteed.

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Warner Bros wants you to know that transphobe J K Rowling is not involved in anyway with this new Harry Potter-verse game their cooking up.

None at all.

Except for money.

kotaku.com/transphobic-creator

A ban on TikTok would have been impossible without closed app store gatekeepers, says EFF board member @Zittrain. Walled gardens are free speech weak links. twitter.com/zittrain/status/13

uspol liberalism and leftism 

Anyway, welcome to the left. Housing, healthcare and education should be free for everybody!

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uspol liberalism and leftism 

When I was a kid, I thought my choices were "liberal" or "conservative", so I went with liberal. But it's a bigger world and there are positions farther to the left. I try to question to assumptions behind the framing.

[subtoot alert] Does america ~actually~ have the principles of liberty and justice for all? The socialist who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance after the civil war thought it should, but this was always an aspiration, never reality.

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American liberals adopting the term left is cool and I'm for it, but y'all need to dig a little bit deeper in the differences between leftism and liberalism.

"Affordable healthcare" is liberalism, which I acknowledge is an improvement on the current situation.

"Healthcare is a right for all" is leftism and a much better solution.

It's also a strategically better demand. If you ask for a loaf of bread, you'll get crumbs. If you want a loaf, ask for the bakery.

i read mint's blog post and i feel like an important lesson for us white people on here to learn is that going into a PoC's mentions to pedantically argue with them is really rude and you are probably going to end up being racist

@jon_valdes @FirstProgenitor

Retention is highest when people have an emotional reaction. Humour and enthusiasm are often the safest way to achieve this. As in, making, say students sad or angry may cause detrimental effects in course evaluations.

There's a place in Kent called Cuckhold's Green and it smells like shit when you bicycle past.

Historical anti-Semitism 

@mcdonaldsofficial

Liberals and moderates in general ~do~ ~not~ ~want~ to confront anything that rocks the boat, do not want to look at ways in which they are or ever were complicit. They (sometimes) dislike white supremacists for the same reasons they don't like antifa - they just don't want to deal.

As such they're highly committed to learning the wrong lessons and will use their own historic fascism as a cudgel to beat new victims, such as muslims living among them

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