A reminder that the AstraZeneca (née Oxford) vaccine was 97 per cent publicly funded. But thanks to the Gateses and the British powers-that-be, it’s another corporate drug now. Imagine if it stayed free, we might not even have the delta variant. https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/oxford-astrazeneca-vaccine-97-publicly-funded-researchers-reveal-264377/
catcholic church, lgbtq+, homophobia (-)
Meanwhile in Italy:
> The Vatican has made an unprecedented intervention urging the Italian government to change a proposed law that would criminalise homophobia over concerns it will infringe upon the Catholic church’s “freedom of thought”.
Just to state the obvious: if criminalizing homophobia "infringes" upon your "freedom of thought", you're a homophobe.
My biggest fear of using the fediverse is falling in the trap of the echo chamber.
Losing contact with the real world and forgetting to be really inclusive and respectful.
This articles describes the issue very well with the gender case but applies equally to other militancy cases like fighting for human rights and against tirany/dictatorships.
@rysiek @lightweight The only reason that Microsoft are doing anything with FOSS is to extract value and reduce its operating costs. If they can persuade people to use and develop for Azure based infrastructure then this is their main goal. Assume that anything coming from a Microsoft FOSS evangelist is a cynical self-serving scheme intended to get you to do free work for them. They might throw a few crumbs to a few devs to make it look as if they have goodwill.
If Microsoft BS was the only problem we had then things would be far easier. In the last decade thing have gotten a lot worse.
Wow, I get really frustrated when I see FOSS communities falling for Microsoft's "pro open source" PR spin - note, they never say anything positive about Copyleft (the "F" in #FOSS). They are no friends of FOSS - they're a parasite. Microsoft loves OSS like a tapeworm loves a healthy digestive system - exploiting what others produce for their own (proprietary) self-interest.
I've finished a blog post about Brave's false privacy. I give you arguments that will prevent yourself from falling for Brave’s marketing lies.
americans: "it's not our fault you elected bolsonaro"
the white house:
White House admits CIA involvement in “War on Corruption” which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro | Brasil Wire
The Runner: Why you should try self-hosting and de-Google your life?
Big American tech companies know way too much about us and are too intertwined with our personal lives, but they don’t have to be. Read more below!
Tax the rich. Tax them catastrophically.
Employees Are Quitting Instead of Giving Up Working from Home
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Brazil: demands for impeachment of Bolsonaro, vaccine access
10s of 1000s demand the impeachment of authoritarian (or #fascist, if you prefer) president #Bolsonaro, and access to Covid19 vaccines https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/30/americas/brazil-bolsonaro-covid-protests-intl-hnk/index.html
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