“Thousands of education workers from all around the commonwealth of Virginia descended on the capitol city of Richmond [on 1/28/19 to demand better working conditions and pay] in what was the largest single demonstration on the Capitol since 1916.”
prison is abuse
A typical detainee in the federal prison system can expect to earn $0.12/hr slaving away for some corporation. Meanwhile they can expect to pay another corporation $0.30 to send a single email (plus $0.05 for every minute spent writing the email).
So they can expect to labor for three hours to send a single message to maintain the support structure that will be critical to their successful reintegration once they are finally released.
But sure, let's call this 'rehabilitation.'
Fascinating interview on Media Roots Radio (https://mediaroots.org) with “Aaron Good, a PhD student and researcher at Temple University whose work focuses on US hegemony and State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADS). Good takes a deeper look at the political assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK during the 1960s, and reclaims the "Deep State" narrative that has been hijacked by the Trump camp.”
I mean, certainly it's no skin off my nose for my skills to be in high demand. But we can tell when we're working on a bullshit product and we don't like it.
Imagine a world without bullshit software. Every programmer currently working, making only the software that's no worse than benign.
By god, we'd all have sixteen-hour work weeks.
How to Opt Out of #Equifax Revealing Your Salary History
“To place a security freeze on your The Work Number employment report, send
your request via mail to:
ATTN: Employment Data Report Dept 19-10
11432 Lackland Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63146
Or, you may contact us on the web at https://www.theworknumber.com or call 800-996-7566.”
I just started reading this amazing workbook on discovering and removing your inner white privilege and dismantling white supremacy.
You can find it free at: https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com/book/
"The good news is that white supremacy’s desire to save itself will never overcome humanity’s need to save the species. Because you’re doing this work, not for the survival of self, but for the benefit of those who will come after you, they will look back and say that you were, indeed, a good ancestor."
~ Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy Workbook
#Facebook targeted legislators around the world [lobbying against data #privacy laws], promising or threatening to withhold investment
“Serious question: how should we as informed individuals act towards our friends/family that work at #Facebook? Is it like working at Blackwater or Haliburton, i.e. worthy of scorn or st least distance ? Or do we accept them and not talk about it and just have a nice time, even though they are actively undermining democracy as we speak?”
Just watched Free Solo. Fucking unbelievable.
"...it must be said that the process of washing the disparate tribes white, was not achieved through wine tasting and ice cream socials, but rather through the pillaging of life, liberty, labor, and land; through the flaying of backs; the chaining of limbs; the strangling of dissidents; the destruction of families; the rape of mothers; the sale of children; and various other acts meant, first and foremost, to you and me the right to secure and govern our own bodies.”
― Ta-Nehisi Coates
Heh. Something I just realized about AOC:
I'm still further left than her.
I don't care what Congressional rules exist. I'd be calling Republicans regressive bigots every damn day, refusing to work with them and explicitly telling them that to do so would mean sacrificing people's lives, which is NOT acceptable.
A list of public #BitTorrent trackers sorted by popularity and latency automatically updated every day:
Note, you’ll need to re-add your accounts if you override your profile’s prefs.js.
Naomi Klein and Shoshana Zuboff on the Rise of #SurveillanceCapitalism
Washington teachers fought high stakes testing. Last Friday, they won. High stakes testing and “No Child Left Behind” privatization ravaged public education under Bush, Obama, and Trump. These tests have gone from marginal assessment to dominating the curriculum (and often the bonus structure) during the year. These tests are neither reliable nor valid for assessing... Read more »
That feeling of utter relief when you have insurance again... COBRA is like hundreds of dollars a month and that's not remotely affordable for ppl trying to cover between jobs
When I was broke and applying for medicaid I got caught with a hospital bill on top of penalties for the coverage gap that occurred cause medicaid wouldn't fucking respond for months.
Until every single human being who resides here is covered, we gotta fight like hell.
Nobody should be without healthcare. Ever.