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“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair

#InstitutionalCorruption #SurveillanceCapitalism

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People who think that there would be no scientists or "innovation" without capitalism seem to be living in some imaginary world where scientists get paid a lot. People become scientists *despite* capitalism. Capitalism tries to sabotage science at every turn.

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Just found a sweet new client called . It lets you pin hashtags. Im already in love

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theguardian.com/politics/2019/ was at the start of the Greenham March and has the final words in my documentary of Greenham Common Peace Camp video youtu.be/JKoWKF3ktXI

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RT @themikepan@twitter.com

"Why do I need a 4Ghz quadcore to run facebook?" This is why. A single word split up into 11 HTML DOM elements to avoid adblockers.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/themikepan/status/

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I think about this since a long time and it hurts me more and more.

The mainstream trans movement say I doesn’t exist.

They say I’m my gender identity.
They say I always have been my gender.

But I don’t think how I choose to identity publicly and intimately has to match some «internal feeling».

But I was a boy, for all that matter, for 21 years, and it just stopped working.

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Capitalism in a nutshell:

1. Invest all money in businesses that exploit natural resources (the environment/people) in an unquenchable, shortsighted & illogical thirst for perpetual growth within a closed system.

2. When ramifications become visible, blame the people forced to patronise those businesses due to lack of alternatives for being irresponsible in their personal consumption choices.

Rinse and repeat until we all die because we’ve destroyed our habitat.

So, how’s your week going? :)

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"Within our social movements, don’t turn political disagreements into personal feuds. Don’t engage in needlessly disruptive behavior — and be wary of those who do so on a regular basis. The government has a long history of using infiltrators to sow strife within left organizations."

https://indypendent.org/2019/02/lessons-from-the-fbis-secret-war-on-activism
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I created a GoFundMe for helping me to buy the computer at gofundme.com/for-buying-a-new-

It's for a Librem 15 version 4 (Only if I get enough funds otherwise, any other ideas are welcomed). Thanks.

#Fedilab

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Meet the doctors in the cigarette ads of tech.

Google is a factory farm for human beings that makes billions by violating your privacy, profiling you, and exploiting your behaviour. These developers are proud to be affiliated with it and to help it in its mission.

developers.google.com/experts/

#GoogleDevExpert

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"However, this trend towards social engineering and "nudging" individuals towards "better" behavior is also part of the Silicon Valley approach that holds that human problems can be solved once and for all through the disruptive power of technology."

"In that sense, perhaps the most shocking element of the story is not the Chinese government's agenda, but how similar it is to the path technology is taking elsewhere."

edition.cnn.com/2015/10/27/opi

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Activism

Founded on #4opens, motivated by the #PGA hallmarks and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its an unfettered space for Activists and groups to communicate via #openweb projects.

"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.

We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.

This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.

Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.

We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.

https://campaign.openworlds.info
https://activism.openworlds.info


A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.

How are OMN projects run?