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The celebration of "egging" and "milkshaking" as tools of antifascist action contributes yet again to the age-old normalization of speciesist exploitation.

I'm so tired of stuff like this.

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In my book any kind of socialism that is not actually libertarian and thus disregards individuals is inherently unethical, especially explicit state socialism, which is by design authoritarian and centralist.
If someone's communal socialism is organized bottom-up and decentralized, i.e. based on the needs and decisions of the individuals concerned, then indeed it's not inherently unethical or unjust (but pretty much anarchist).
State socialism, however, is.

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There's nothing anarchist about controlling others through value extraction.
"Anarchist" capitalists are just anti-state proponents of the "freedom" to exploit those who happen to find themselves on the disadvantaged side of a power imbalance.

As far as I am concerned, "anarcho"-capitalism and capitalist "libertarianism" is nothing but plutocratism.

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The lack of revolutionary potential in most existing co-ops is one of the many reasons why cooperative/collective economic projects should already incorporate an inherently anarchist approach at the founding level, and options for long-term horizontal scalability via federation with politically & structurally compatible projects shouldn't be an afterthought.
Worker co-ops shouldn't be isolated. Instead, they should have the clear potential to be integral parts of a bottom-up needs-based economy.

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Members of a police force are humans who let themselves be employed as executives of a state's monopoly on violence.

Pigs are one of the largest groups of victims of violent speciesist exploitation.

Please stop conflating the two and stop victimizing pigs even more by using them in your awful attempts at dehumanizing members of the police!

Pigs are not to blame.

Another thing I hate about having to sell my labor: the coerced dishonesty. Having to tell lies constantly just to be employable and keep a job is so horribly disgusting.

It took me a long while to figure out that "my mufos" means "my mutual followers" and not "my mutherfockers."

Reading The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. I thought I knew a bit about this topic already, but obviously the business models of the techzaibatsu are more complicated than the usual slogan about "you being the product".

It really shows how Google's business model is antithetical to privacy at the most fundamental level. It's not that they're well-intentioned people who are accidentally violating your privacy and are very sorry about that. It's by design. Also there is criticism of using the narrative of "privacy", which the author thinks is an inadequate framing to discuss what these companies are really doing.

Decolonization, Wetsueten, International 

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Remember the stuff about replacing TCP with some UDP based protocol to reduce round trips? It's not about delivering ads faster. This is what it's really about. Because round trips by satellite are slow.

media.freifunk.net/v/lightning-talk-star

The satellite project of Facebook has been ongoing for a while. The centralization point at the end is more accurate than the answer. If they can make satellite work and they have enough of them then they don't need mesh routing on the ground.

@fsfe

Let's not forget that #Google, which is the main sponsor of the #FSFE, also loves "free" software, but only in a unidirectional way:

Google loves when hackers share with Google, but Google hates to share back. This is why the most free of all licences, the GNU #AGPL, "MAY NOT be used by Google" according to their own words:

opensource.google/docs/using/a

Unfortunately, the FSFE spreads #disinformation on the topic:
mastodon.social/@FuckOffGoogle

#IloveFS #FreeSoftware #FuckOffGoogle

Some Google employees made a website. I would summarize their three objections as follows:

1) helping out border patrol and immigration with data
2) helping the fossil fuel industry with machine learning
3) doing (and publicly asking for more) mercenary work

I think these are also valid reasons to leave Google as a customer.

alphabetworkers.org/resignatio

#google #deletegoogle

"Fully automated fantasies are what happens when ppl have had no serious engagement with energy literacy and sustainability literacies. Find me one FALC supporter who has every talked to a renewable energy engineer and I will eat my hat." Via ecolabs

Phytoremediation is the practice of detoxifying an environment through several techniques, using living plants.

Some types of phytoremediation include:
• Extraction (plants pulling contaminants from soil and water via their root systems)
• Stabilisation (reducing the mobility of contaminants in the soil)
• Degradation (removing organic pollutants and breaking them down through plant metabolism)
• Stimulation (helping microbial activity in the soil to improve degredation of organic pollutants)

Since some month we've got running #freifunk nodes.
It is activly countering classism, since it gives everyone around that node access to internet.

But freifunk is more then that. It's not only a connection to the internet, it also builds a network by itself.
ISP shutting down service, freifunk will continue to run between all nodes that are connected as a #meshnet.

Once those nodes are connected over a wide enough area, communication shutdown becomes nearly impossible and is community controlled.

Canada, Colonialism, Militarized Police, Wetsuweten 

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The #SessionMessenger fork of #Signal uses the #LokiNet mixing network.
While a mixing network built on a blockchain that uses a capitalist game-theoretic Sybil protection scheme and its own coin for premium features should be a red flag by itself, this project seems to be deeply involved with the #AltRight and chan culture:
According to media.ccc.de/v/36c3-10639-let_ the successor of 8chan has been announced and is run on LokiNet as well.
So stay the fuck away from it.
#session
/via @txt_file

Making Free Software can feel like being at the epicentre of a bar room brawl at times, but there's no doubt that being a user and maker of Free Software has greatly improved my existence. A project like Freedombone critically depends on many volunteers out there continuing to produce and fix software at every level of the stack.

Usually it's the applications which get praised, but I'd like to thank the people that you don't usually see. Projects like bash (Chet Ramey), u-boot (Wolfgang Denk), Emacs org-mode (Carsten Dominik), Libreboot (Leah Rowe) and Armbian (https://www.armbian.com/authors).

#ilovefs

You can now track internet censorship in near real-time with OONI Explorer.

That means online censorship during events like protests and elections can now be confirmed and reported quickly.

Start exploring: explorer.ooni.org #internetfreedom #censorship #freedom

Botanist types: Is there an online database where I (or a computer) can look up whether a given species is broad-leaved or needle-leaved, and deciduous or evergreen? I gather that you can usually tell both from the family name, but that there are exceptions.

fondly remembering the 2015 NYPD strike, when the NYPD drastically pulled back their resources and made many, many fewer arrests bc they were shitting their pants over (very, very, very moderately left) de Blasio being elected, and the response from NYC as a whole was "you should keep doing this actually"

As more users turn to Tor, the network needs to scale to match the demand.

Thanks to Zcash Foundation for helping fund our scalability solution, Walking Onions, with a grant to help the Tor network scale in a meaningful way.

🧅🚶‍♀️🧅🚶🧅🚶‍♂️🧅
grants.zfnd.org/proposals/1642

I want #Fairphone and #pinephone to have a baby. I'd throw a lot of money at an ethically sourced Linux phone.

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