New York Senate passes a bill supporting #RightToRepair .
Sounds like there's plenty more to happen, but seems like a good first step.
"This shows that Right to Repair has real support when the issue gets an actual vote, despite the efforts of tech manufacturers’ lobbyists"
"Our problem isn’t that we’re not writing stories. Our problem is we just can’t break through the blockade. There is a news blockade. It’s not just on social media; it’s not just on the web, meaning Google search engines and so on. We just can’t get discovered. [...]we don’t promote each other in the way of discovery, and that’s a problem. We’ve got to break our own barriers, our own intellectual property hangups."
I'm giving this music video streaming site a go. If you are in a band, have ever been in a band, have some kind of music project, or make music as a hobby and have videos you make to go along with your music please upload them here: https://nextcloud.real-ity.com/s/8PsGsA2cb7n8sfW
Feel free to share with any music friends of yours that have music videos they may want to add to the rotation.
"What have you [military recruits] to fight for? National independence? That means the masters’ independence. The laws that send you to jail when you demand better living conditions? The flag? Does it wave over a country where you are free and have a home, or does it rather symbolize a country that meets with you clenched fists when you strike for better wages and shorter hours?"
--Helen "Yes That Helen" Keller
It's almost as if ownership matters 🤔
Community co-operative ownership of the means of communication is the way forward or these enclosures of the software commons will keep happening over and over and over.
Individuals cannot be trusted in the long run, capital can not trusted, the desire for constant growth cannot be trusted, even NGOs cannot be trusted if they don't have democratic control by their community.
How many times do we have to see examples of this in the wild before some tech folks will acknowledge this problem.
Libre software is part of a global commons. The organisations administering it should be too.
andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.
This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.
https://archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.
here's an example log: https://gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5b1d18e964c581ef18ccb3a79f
boost this if you care about foss in any way.
Without journalists to tell the story, the public would not have known about it.
Without human right lawyers defending that public, the courts would not have cared about it.
Without those courts, politicians would still be denying it.
I could not have done this alone. https://t.co/TqqLzEj3Ht
What could go wrong?
"Officers will keep working 12-hour shifts, Brown said, adding that this weekend 'speaks for itself on why would you need more resources on the ground.' In addition to longer work days, Brown said the department is canceling officers' days off over the holiday weekend."
Downing aircraft to pursue the arrest of dissidents has always been outrageous. It is the modern expression of Bush-era "extraordinary rendition" (international kidnapping by state agents), and should be opposed no matter the flag under which it occurs.
Daniel Ellsberg is challenging the constitutionality of the Espionage Act—openly breaking the law to expose an insane Pentagon plan to use pre-emptive nuclear strikes on mainland China in a Taiwan conflict, despite US officials considering nuclear retaliation "very likely." https://t.co/7tCTRIr3tt
If there's a way a dollar can be made, some douchebags whose only talent is in exploiting others will find it. Our country was founded by them 170 years before the "revolution". The good news is that, for now, we can still make what could be those hit records! That's the foss holy Grail, I think, the discovery platform. That'll always be the bottleneck to the extent communication is centralized.
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