"A Bold Black Lives Matter Statement Transforms a Street Leading to the White House in Washington D.C."
I spoke to an otherwise intelligent former colleague today who works in southern USA. She told me that George Soros was funding antifa, that pallets of bricks are being delivered to ensure protests turned into riots, and accidentally said #whitelivesmatter instead of #blacklivesmatter a couple of times during our conversation.
Batshit crazy, no? But this is someone who professes not to be a racist. Who says she agrees with the protests.
The structural racism is so, so deep.
We're currently in the midst of a content sprint, ensuring that there are resources to showcase the integration with Moodle LMS 3.9. After that, I'll be around for federation testing and some more UX work, and then moving on to find new mountains to climb.
The @moodlenet team delivered v1.0 beta this week. I also resigned, having done what I came to achieve. It's an amazing achievement, as a part-time team, to have delivered the world's first federated social network for educators, a decentralised digital commons.
Verso have made the ebook edition of The End of Policing available for free: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2817-the-end-of-policing
A statement from EFF begins: "Black lives matter on the streets. Black lives matter on the Internet.
"EFF stands with the communities mourning the victims of police homicide. We stand with the protesters who are plowed down by patrol cars. We stand with the journalists placed in handcuffs or fired upon while reporting these atrocities. And we stand with all those using their cameras, phones and digital tools to make sure we cannot turn away from the truth."
New on 💥Thought Shrapnel:
New on 💥 Thought Shrapnel:
People you kind of know adding you to an email list (from their personal address) with no unsubscribe is the worst.
If I knew them better, I could have a chat with them without damaging your relationship.
If I didn't know them all, I could just 'report spam'.
As it is, I just have to endure it, as to say anything would damage the relationship.
Thankfully, it seems like a two week daily email thing which should be over soon...
Case in point: This fucking bullshit, in which MS tramples an existing Linux project's trademark and, when this is brought to their attention, tell everyone to just calm down: https://medium.com/@probonopd/microsoft-loves-linux-a-little-too-much-cff91023e4b8
We agree that content moderation is broken and lacks a human rights framing. Our Santa Clara Principles, Who Has Your Back, and http://OnlineCensorship.org projects have focused on this. But we have rejected legal mandates, and this EO shows why that was the right call.
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