too many people crowding up your streets? no problem, lock em up, with compassion!

Mr. Adams has acknowledged that New York did not have enough psychiatric beds to accommodate everyone, and said the city would start training police officers about responding with compassion...

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America is just the country that shows how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
-- Peter Kropotkin

#anarchism #quote #bot

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For those that joined #Mastodon and grabbed the first server they could find, but would prefer to #migrate to a different one, I created a short guide on how to do this quickly and easily.
It also allows you to easily move any followers across to your new profile and leaves a redirection on your old profile for those that find it.😁👍

I'd love if you could share it among your networks to help those that will invariably need it later on.
#twitterexodus #twittermigration

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We are now on Mastodon!
This is our updated info after rebuilding mastodon.

Our private invite-only server:

Our Mastodon account:

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If you're mad about what a billionaire is doing to destroy Twitter, wait until you hear what billionaires are doing to destroy the planet.

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A right wing asshole just shot up a gay bar and murdered people during a drag event, and today the New York Times prints this.

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I've just dug out a brutal banger. If you like really good rap, you should listen to "Enough" by @leereed! Turn up the volume, this thing will make the walls shake! Not only the beat, but the lyrics hammer into your brain!

"How much fucked up stuff's enough
until enough folk say that enough’s enough, huh?
How high does this shit gotta pile
until the toxic bits start to drip from the sky?
How long we gotta hold our breath,
hoping for something to come better than this?"

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Quando si accusa una personalità o un movimento politico di essere fascista spesso la risposta che viene data é che il é un fenomeno del passato, un movimento finito nel '45 e così via, magari facendo pure osservare tutte quelle caratteristiche e posizioni politiche che indiscutibilmente differenziano tale movimento o personaggio dal partito che fu di Mussolini.
E allora mi rileggo volentieri queste otto paginette de "Il Fascismo Eterno" in cui Umberto Eco, con la sua solita leggera scorrevolezza illustra in modo ineccepibile la differenza tra il FENOMENO che chiama Ur-fascismo e le sue manifestazioni politiche e umane, ossia i vari partiti e personaggi che ne derivano, magari diversissimi fra loro ma tutti legati a quello stesso fenomeno che li ha originati.

Qui le otto pagine in PDF:

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Dichiarazione di @CrimethInc dopo la sospensione dell'account su twitter

*Musk’s goal in acquiring Twitter had nothing to do with “free speech”—it was a partisan move intended to silence opposition while opening up space for the far right. This underscores the hazards of depending on corporate social media platforms.*

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 L’iniziativa diventa bellica, e ai professionisti armati magari veterani di battaglie in Siria e Iraq, la comunità locale non potrà opporre azioni collettive autogestite e barricate. Non possono bastare davanti a chi riceve dalle alte sfere, non solo militari bensì politiche e clericali (Raisi e Khamenei), l’ordine di reprimere con determinazione. Se già le forze di polizia della cittadina occidentale da due giorni hanno tirato colpi di carabina sui manifestanti, i reparti speciali accorsi punteranno a stroncare qualsiasi presenza e resistenza per ristabilire l’ordine della Repubblica Islamica. Il sangue può diventare un fiume, superando il numero delle vittime - trecento o seicento - finora registrate.

a punk rock song won't ever change the world
but I can tell you about a couple that changed me

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Blog style post on Big Social Media censorship driven by autocratic states with examples about #Rojava 

Tonight, #Kurdistan is under attack. In #Mehabad , #Rojhelat . the Islamic Republic of #Iran is trying to repress the feminist uprising sparked by the murder of #MahsaAmini .

In #Rojava and #Başûrê , in an effort to shore up his falling polling numbers over the bad economy, #Erdogan (#RTE) is again "wagging the dog" to attack Kurds and maintain his electoral alliance with the war-mongering Turkish nationalist #MHP . Erdogan is once again bombing #Kobani , the city that defied ISIS. Erdogan is once again attacking the #SDF, #YPG and YPJ that defeated ISIS in #Raqqa and liberated the trapped Yazidi people at #Sinjar. In #Bakur, Erdogan continues his repression of the feminist , socialist , pro-Kurdish #HDP .

Its difficult to hear dissident, Kurdish and women's voices when autocratic states wage war against Kurds, women and dissidents. #Twitter, for all its faults, was one of the few places where regular information could be more easily found.

While folks are rightly listing their grievances with Twitter, and Twitter has bent to autocratic demands by banning dissident information from appearing in certain countries and banning some accounts, this is an even bigger problem with Facebook and Reddit.

Facebook's 2nd highest executive buckled to Erdogan during Turkey's invasion of Afrin, by banning the YPG's page with its half a million followers. We have the receipts:

On a smaller scale, Reddit recently banned /r/rojava , a news subreddit active since 2014 on spurious claims of "violence". It had 34,458 subscribers. I was one of its senior redditors. Thousands of posts about Rojava with detailed information that can not be found easily anywhere else. Unique English translations of articles in Arabic or Kurmanji from websites that no longer exist, or messages that have been erased in social media.

/r/rojava had been brigaded before by Erdogan's AKTrolls who would manipulate the algorithmic moderation to temporarily block posts or users. We had been able to overcome those past attempts.

I highly suspect that Jessica Ashooh, former consultant to the Kurdistan Regional Government ( #KRG) , former Deputy Director, Middle East Strategy Task Force for the #AtlanticCouncil and currently the Senior Director of Policy at Reddit would have been consulted and approve of the banning of htttps://

Ashooh would have been aware of it as a source and the differences between it compared to /r/syriancivilwar and /r/kurdistan . The speed by which (a new subreddit that had no post that could even be construed as discussion violence and was tightly moderated to share articles about the Autonomous Administration of North East Syria--AANES ) suggest the ban on it and /r/rojava were political motivated.

It will be some time before a decentralized federation of social media and news sites will be able to gain the reach that the walled garden sites like Twitter have. Its is absolutely essential that a decentralized federation of social media and news sites does grow to have that sort of reach. Otherwise, dissident voices will always be subject to repression by the collusion of profiteering billionaires and autocrat tyrants.

So, if you want to help with that growing that decentralized communication... maybe boost this post?

( If I'm wrong about Ashooh banning /r/rojava , she also has the power to unban it. )

P.S. This post is way to long to have ever appeared on Twitter, so thats pretty cool.

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Geniale la campagna per l'autoriduzione contro Carrefour
I compagni del collettivo Carrefour Retire Your Complaint lanciano una settimana di azioni contro Carrefour e in difesa dell'autoriduzione dal 28 novembre al 4 dicembre


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Grave of Javad Heidari in Mazar-e Sharif, another of the hundreds of antiauthoritarian feminists recently murdered by the Iran-regime to keep satisfying their thirst for personal power and idolization.

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Un'istanza mastodon antifascista prevalentemente italofona con base a Bologna - Manifesto - Cosa non si può fare qui

An antifa mostly-italian speaking mastodon istance based in Bologna - About us - What you can't do here

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