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“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.”

wobsouth.info/richmond-va-educ

image from old.reddit.com/r/LaborWave/com

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 (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.”

soundcloud.com/media-roots/the

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 Revealing Your Salary History
krebsonsecurity.com/2017/11/ho

“To place a security freeze on your The Work Number employment report, send
your request via mail to:

TALX Corporation
ATTN: Employment Data Report Dept 19-10
11432 Lackland Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63146

Or, you may contact us on the web at 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: meandwhitesupremacybook.com/bo

"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

“Serious question: how should we as informed individuals act towards our friends/family that work at ? 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?”

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

theguardian.com/technology/201

"...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

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"But race is the child of racism, not the father."

-- Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

uspol, AOC 

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.

(mh -,~) rhetorical Q, but comments or whatever welcome 

i love being conditioned by capitalism so effectively for so long that any time i'm not doing something deemed by society to be """"P R O D U C T I V E"""""
i feel like complete garbage.

how do i uncouple this feeling from this action?

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The Hellhole – Week of 2/25

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 »

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