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I swear to Gawd, some of the toots on here. I might seriously open a store that sells mugs and shirt with my faves. Starting with this one. @jacethechicken a month later and I am STILL laughing at this one.

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Land reform is my Exhibit B -- coops being Exhibit A -- of what happens when you attempt to introduce radical economic changes without the commensurate radical political transformation.

(BBC) South Africa risks 'Zimbabwe-style land chaos' - bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45

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@Antanicus
My point is that the lion's share of cooperatives in the world would not describe themselves this way. I believe the majority of the world's cooperatives are, indeed, capitalist and pro-capitalist. I don't have data at hand, but I welcome it and am enjoying this debate immensely.
@wu_lee @vfrmedia @alanz

pdxpol, one Black public servant's perspective 

Here's a five minute speech from the Portland Fire Chief on last night's chaos here in the city. I'm still processing this and I'm not even totally sure what it means but it's a powerful statement from someone who has led a life of dedication to public safety and also has had to reconcile that with her lived experience as a Black woman in America.

youtu.be/GuDFvORm91M

from LA to new york to seattle it’s been truly incredible to see every “liberal mayor” of every deep-blue city give people exactly two days of solemn reflection and then turn around and beat them with nightsticks, withhold medical care, and arrest them for going out after 5

historical systemic anti-black violence 

@kavbojka When black folks retreat to build communities in peace, white supremacists invade to massacre, dismantle, and/or bomb what was built.

But then when black folks try to integrate, local and state governments start in with relentless obnoxious environmental racism, militarized police occupation, mass incarceration, and intentional withdrawal of resources needed to thrive (school funding, access to food, fair employment). This country has never stopped being genocidal towards black and indigenous people.

So, no justice no peace.

historical systemic anti-black violence 

@kavbojka It's fucked up, because black folks have had to completely start over from less than nothing every other decade because of the virulence of anti-black systemic racism.

White soldiers dismantled black farming communes after the revolutionary war. White (Union!) soldiers invaded and dismantled black farming communes after the civil war. Black communes were commonly attacked and dismantled by white supremacists during the era of the Greenwood Massacre. Black communes were bombed for 'noise complaints' with MOVE in the 80s.

My first instinct when I see protests over another man felled by police or their deputized partners is that black people should retreat and do our own thing but then I remember the MOVE siege youtu.be/qNVhow85mQs
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOVE#1

So, like, I don't know *what* we can do while this country exists.

I know I've posted variations on this a lot over the years here but it's very important we keep reminding each other that whiteness is a white people problem and we all have a responsibility to sort that
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Desafinados Podcast #2
Trabalhar é produzir? Produzir é trabalhar? Uma muita boa conversa com Guilherme Terreri, mais conhecido como a drag queen youtuber Rita Von Hunty e o empresário e músico Fioti m.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Z6se8-

URGENT, political prisoner, coronavirus 

CALL!
Commissioner Annucci - (518) 457-8126
My name is [X]. I am calling to urge you to withdraw your appeal of the release of Anthony Bottom, DIN# 77A4283, ordered by Sullivan County Supreme Court Judge Stephan G. Schick on April 27. Mr. Bottom has now contracted COVID-19 and is in the hospital now. We demand you withdraw the appeal so that Mr. Bottom, who is aged, can return to his community after he recovers from COVID-19 and avoid further risk.

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URGENT, political prisoner, coronavirus 

CALL!
Attorney General Letitia James - (718) 560-2040
My name is [X]. I am calling to urge the AG to withdraw her appeal of the release of Anthony Bottom, DIN# 77A4283, ordered by Sullivan County Supreme Court Judge Stephan G. Schick on April 27. Mr. Bottom has now contracted COVID-19 and is in the hospital now. We demand you withdraw her appeal so that Mr. Bottom can return to his community after he recovers from COVID-19 and stay safe

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URGENT, political prisoner, coronavirus 

Pack the virtual courtroom today at 1pm ET
Go to nycourts.gov/ad3 and click on "Court Session Webcast"

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URGENT, political prisoner, coronavirus 

TWEET!

@NYSDOCCS Cmr. Annucci should withdraw his appeal of the release of Anthony Bottom. On 4/27, Judge Stephan Schick ordered Mr. Bottom's release to protect him from COVID-19, but DOCCS appealed, blocking release. Now he is ill. Withdraw appeal so he can go home, recover & stay safe

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URGENT, political prisoner, coronavirus 

TWEET!

@TishJames @NewYorkStateAG Withdraw your appeal of Judge Shick's 4/27 order releasing Anthony Bottom. If you had not appealed/blocked his release, Mr. Bottom wouldn't have contracted COVID & wouldn't be seriously ill now. Withdraw the appeal so he can go home, recover & stay safe

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URGENT, political prisoner, coronavirus 

Phone blast for Jalil Muntaqim
Jalil Muntaqim (Anthony Bottom) is a Black elder and former member of the Black Panther Party who has been in prison since 1971. A New York State judge on April 27th ordered Jalil’s temporary release but it was blocked and he was never released and now has tested positive for COVID-19.

Oregon / food 

Oh, a black owned farm that is local is going to start taking orders for a weekly CSA share starting July 1st

mudbonegrown.com/

hey if you or anyone you know is looking for an experienced, self-taught Go or Python developer with a background in Physics or security, I'm your gal!

my professional experience is a little limited, but only due to not being given the chance. i am a very fast learner with a wide array of knowledge already, willing to learn anything to fit into any role

my most recent projects include writing a gopher (yes, that pre-HTTP protocol) server, my own fixed-size LRU hashmap implementation from scratch, and the beginnings of an IRC server. all in Go

boosts are very much appreciated ❤️

"...we need to be conscious of how the language of social responsibility and social health is complimentary, and not contradictory to, broader policies of social control and authoritarianism. One does not render the other impossible."
roarmag.org/essays/agamben-ziz

If it's one thing the pandemic has made abundantly clear is that the greatest threat to the US continues to be white Americans.

That social group has shown time and time again that they simply do not care about the national good and only deploy their waning political privilege to make the country worse for everyone including themselves, to satisfy whatever fleeting feeing the group holds at the time.

White people are and always have been the reason the country cannot move forward.

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If a non-black person is gonna sit in front of me and get more mad about antiblackness than me then they should at least have the decency to serve me a frosty beverage of my choosing first. 🤔Maybe some chips and dip too...I'll be needing actual nourishment. That outrage is far too low in calories.

ok I'm listening to black people. I found Ben Carson out behind this Chili's and he's already teaching me lots

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