uspol, throwback thursday
am i like the only person who remembers this https://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/magazine/faith-certainty-and-the-presidency-of-george-w-bush.html / archive http://web.archive.org/web/20201221005146/https://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/magazine/faith-certainty-and-the-presidency-of-george-w-bush.html
this is what i have been thinking about re: all the discourse in the wake of the attempted coup in washington, with people openly lying and most everyone else taking them at face value as if they were using words to say things and not simply making mouth hole noises while being fascist
uspol, attempted coup
Multiple European security officials told Insider that President Donald Trump appeared to have tacit support among US federal agencies responsible for securing the Capitol complex in Wednesday's coup attempt. https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-attempted-coup-federal-law-enforcement-capitol-police-2021-1
Archives in the US hold lots of info re: the US's role in coups around the world. Just two examples
T-Kay Sangwand: "the us wrote the damn playbook for coups in the global south. it's all documented in us archives" https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/search/node/coup
David A Bliss shared these digitized Latin American collections as a place to research what the US has done in Latin America: https://ladi.lib.utexas.edu/
“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is tied up with mine, then let us work together.”
- #LillaWatson, an #Aboriginal activist from unceded #Gangulu land in central Queensland of so-called #Australia, alongside the other activists who developed these words with her
Women Gathering Mushrooms - Babenzele Pygmies
this is just amazing
Why won’t #piwigo let me download/export my photos with their exif data? 😞
Fast covid, change mask behaviour
In the past I’ve advised that is totally fine to walk around outside around other people sans mask.
It’s not clear yet if that’s still true for the new, more easily transmissible form of covid.
Mask up everywhere you’re around other people now. Hopefully we’ll learn otherwise soon, but let’s be cautious.