Minneapolis politics, police, positive
Minneapolis city council unanimously passes resolution to replace police with community-led model:
please only vote if you are a BIPoC and have experienced persistent harassment on the fediverse
imagine your instance had a feature where your mods and mods from other instances could quickly and easily share block/bans across fedi, to more rapidly and thoroughly respond to toxic behavior, and to combat users who ban evade by switching instances
would you feel overall safer on the fediverse? would you want to use fedi more or more often?
everyone please boost 🙏
1) You believe that the collective lot of BIPOC in the US -- poverty, suffering, discrimination, the whole of it -- is the result of 401 years of ongoing systematic oppression, or
2) You believe that at some point in the last 401 years, systemic racism "ended" and BIPOC are on average poorer, sicker, and more incarcerated because they are somehow fundamentally lesser than white people and are simply failing to "pull themselves up". In which case, congratulations, you're a racist.
Minneapolis, George Floyd, cops, birdsite
No surprise here: the people who started vandalizing were agents provocateurs.
PA Pol, COVID-19, horrible people, birdsite
PA GOP legislature members hid the fact that some members tested positive for COVID-19 from their Democratic colleages, all while self-isolating from their families, secretly contact tracing among their fellow Republicans -- oh, and continuing to attend legislative sessions and committee meetings. Not a word to Democrats in those sessions.
sci-fi, readers' advisory, RUSQ
My Dear Spouse just got an article published on sci-fi readers' advisory in RUSQ. Check it out!
Hey #admins, get a load of the "ethics statement" on this asshole's fediverse scraping project:
"Publishing your toots/messages on a server without marking them private or requiring authentication and thus making them available to the web is an act of affirmative consent to allowing others to download those toots/messages [...]"
I recommend suspending the author's sneak.berlin instance.
The bells are tolling louder. Do you hear them yet?
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