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Heard a phrase today that was "anything worth doing is worth doing poorly" and yes.

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Psst, pass it on: Billionaires and trillion-dollar corporations are inherently incompatible with social justice.

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…It’s also victim blaming to tell everyday people they’re at fault for using one of the two main tech platforms instead of an (as of yet inaccessible) alternative. (I have two Pinephones and my room overflows open hardware. No, I don’t blame you for using an iPhone or an Android device. You’re the victim here.)

Blame the actual culprits: clueless legislators/policymakers who allow these monopolies to continue and fail to protect our human rights. Blame Big Tech and those who enable it…

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Sufficiently poor magic is indistinguishable from technology

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New post just dropped. This is the most personal writing I’ve done in a long time. I mean every word. streets.mn/2021/05/21/neighbor

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St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter: "We have to know that Daunte Wright will not be the last name, will not be the last hashtag on this list, until and unless we take decisive and urgent action to ensure that he is."

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Librarians work tirelessly to keep information public, free, and accessible and that is Very cool

The silence from the office of the Minneapolis Mayor speaks with much greater clarity than the eventual fauxloquence which will issue forth from hizzonor's piehole.

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@imgn @onepict
"In Palantir's filing to go public on Tuesday, CEO Alex Karp said Silicon Valley engineers may be able to build good software but they don't know 'how society should be organized or what justice requires.'"

Repeat for extra emphasis:
"how society should be organized"

Holy shit!

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RT @jeremiah4north@twitter.com

This isn’t anywhere near the most important thing about police violence—the devastating loss of life is—but...

Our police have been bankrupting our city for years.

Consistently and absolutely gutting taxpayers of money.

I thought we’d seen the worst of it but probably not.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jeremiah4north/sta

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Phillipe Cunningham: "I am not interested in anymore reforms. Diversifying departments, body cams, trainings, residency requirements, have all proven to not significantly impact changing cultures within departments... I'm committed to complete transformation..."

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Alondra Cano: "This system cannot be reformed. We must do something different... reform will never be enough."

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RT @KamalaHarris@twitter.com

Today should have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday. But her life was horrifically taken by officers who still have not been charged 84 days later. Keep up the calls for justice.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/KamalaHarris/statu

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RT @saikatc@twitter.com

“New York State Suspends Habeas Corpus” should probably be bigger news right now?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/saikatc/status/126

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RT @tkerssen@twitter.com

Share widely: National guard and MPD sweeping our residential street. Shooting paint canisters at us on our own front porch. Yelling “light em up” #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #JusticeForGeorge #BlackLivesMatter

🐦🔗: twitter.com/tkerssen/status/12

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If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
-Malcolm X

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Organizer peeps: What are folks doing to prevent the platform monopolies from getting even more powerful thanks to this crisis? Are any organizing groups even making an effort to personally get off the large platforms and model something decentralized and co-owned?

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