A lot of people are talking this and saying things more wise than I can, so I won't belabor the point. But if you have some monies hanging about (I'm looking at you, fellow tech workers, most of us do) consider donating today to one of the causes recommended by the MFF. They have links on their main web page: minnesotafreedomfund.org.

I understand you may not have the spoons to deal with this right now, but as a white person, it is vital to learn that you cannot force every space to cater to you specifically at all times. This is what whiteness *is*.

Instead, consider extracting yourself from spaces you cannot handle in this moment and understanding it is not always about you. The future will require us to be understanding and cooperative with sometimes conflicting needs.

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I'm white, perhaps like you.

If you're white too, and upset that people are not CWing toots about the protests happening in the US right now, I have a few options that may appeal to you:

a) Filter the words "Floyd," "protest," "Minnesota," and "Minneapolis."
b) Mute or block users that are not CWing toots.
c) Log off for once in your life.

Regardless of which option you choose, be aware that this kind of tone-policing reinforces the status quo of white power in public spaces.

friendly reminder to never discuss your revolutionary actions over social media, and if ur having those conversations irl make sure all tech is off and in another room, if you must coordinate through text make sure all parties are vetted and using signal (◡‿◡✿)

there is more than enough housing in america for every person to be off the streets, yet we still have involuntary homelessness

“violence” isn’t burning down a police station; violence is enforcing an economic system which intentionally deprives people of what they need to live

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reminder from your local pacifist: “violence against inanimate objects” is a fake idea perpetuated by white supremacist patriarchy to cast aspersions on activists and protesters

there is not a pane of glass on this planet more important than your civil rights

I had to put socks on for the first time in weeks today. Because the sole of my flip flop just plain fell off and the new ones haven’t arrived yet. I’ve had them since college. Maybe 2000 or 2001? So it was time, but still. What a hilarious failure. And also butts that I had to wear socks today.

The walk worked. At first the 8yo sulked, but by the end everyone was having a good time. It was kind of remarkable, tbh.

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@witchfynder_finder I have reached a zen place of thinking of all software things as bad. Now the things that make me mad are all people things. Which are garbage everywhere. Also I’m scared of table saws.

What is UP, fedizens? I am done with work for the day and pretty relieved, tbh. The kids’ energy level has been very high today and it’s just sort of exhausting being around them. Maybe I can get them to take a walk with me in a bit and calm down.

uspol, coronavirus stimulus info 

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@Aleums @a_bun @witchfynder_finder
Life is like a mansplain
Here in. Darkburg.
Murder, sex and needless pain!
It's a. Dark-blur!

We might harass women,
Or mistreat our frie~e~ends!

Darktales! ooOOOoooo!

Most office work is work-from-home now

It will be very easy to weaponize that against workers

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.