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Great and thoughtful Facebook post by Extinction Rebellion Scotland showing once more the importance of this movement we are able to witness. “In the last week, two widely-shared images have summed up deep-rooted problems at the heart of the Extinction Rebellion movement. One, a white man wearing a suit jacket being pulled off the top of a Tube train by people needing to get to work. In Canning Town, a mostly working ...Read More
whoa "metal nails, fingernails pulled out, electric shocks – takes place in the “black room.” Punishment is a constant. The prisoners are forced to take pills and get injections. It’s for disease prevention, the staff tell them, but in reality they are the human subjects of medical experiments. Many of the ...Read More
"The largest crowdfunding site in the world puts up a mirror to who we are and what matters most to us. Try not to look away."
Really into this call for journalists to include more solution-based narratives in tech reporting but also #Zucksucks “We need a public not only skeptical of Big Tech, but capable of navigating policy debates and ready to conceive of a technological world different from the one we live in.”
“I think we live in a society that fetishizes and encourages personal ambition in all kinds of ways, including by creating all these levels of precarity and insecurity. The stakes of winning are so high, and everybody is so scared. While we encourage our personal ambition, we diminish and discourage ...Read More
For those of us living in SF even five years ago when this was all beginning, the clear lack of viable unit economics was obvious. We called it the “VC-sponsored lifestyle”. Uber and Lyft weren’t regulated back then so prices were even lower. VCs were also more optimistic and willing Now their new investments are more conservative, but the big startups that they’ve already sunk hundreds of millions into are going public and still tied to unprofitable models 🤷🏻‍♂️ ...Read More
GEN-Z reflects on itself and examines possible futures. "Now, for my fellow kids, to whom I say greetings and salutations. To the lonely and radical high schooler online posting memes, proudly proclaiming that you will not work in a factory just because it is a co-operative venture, writing essays about the abolition of every social phenomenon you can ...Read More
“Migration is not only a consequence of imperial development but is also at its foundation.” #imperialism
"‎We dragged Bo into the studio to record a fantastic episode with @jonomilo from the @crybabysleep podcast to talk about all of the state-sanctioned executions that have been validated this week by the highest courts in the land! Never fear, we can't possibly run out of cops to hate because ...Read More
“They wear make-up under their masks. They’re young and want to look pretty. But they still want to do something for Hong Kong.”
"The average viewership metrics were not inflated by only 60%-80%; they were inflated by some 150 to 900%," and all facebook gets is a slap on the wrist...
"Simply using the term rankles. White people don’t like being called White. It’s taken as a threat that they might suffer the fate of the Other one day. Whiteness is meant to confer a kind of…"
If you are at all particularly interested in the study/cure of cancer, I highly suggest watching this very long (what some may consider "conspiracy") AIDS/cancer/autoimmune lecture that has greatly changed the way I think about cancer and common notions of disease. It will take a lot of time to watch ...Read More
"Many disabled people have been stopped from protesting with Extinction Rebellion after Met Police allegedly impounded wheelchairs and ramps."