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I think if you truly believe in environmentalism, decolonialisation, anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism you're pro-indigenous languages.

Why?

Indigenous languages inherently have local knowledge. They actively support local communities and sense of place. They often have a totally different perspective on the world allowing different views on how to conduct life.

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Just the worker-owners of immers.space working out some of the last details of our #cooperative governance structure with our 3D & #VR brainstorming tools

Web Almanac

HTTP Archive’s annual
state of the web report

almanac.httparchive.org/en/202

(A lot of nicely processed data relevant for people making web-stuff)

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But worker protections need to also come with import tariffs because otherwise the rich will move their factories overseas to where there is cheap labor, and dump the import products on the local economy.

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1. Income taxes. Forget it, the rich don't make income. Bezos's 2019 salary was $82k. If you chose Income Tax, sorry you lose.

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It's interesting that just three decades after Pripyat was abandoned because of the Chernobyl disaster, the forest has already reclaimed the city.

Don't let anyone convince you that reforestation is difficult. It'll happen all by itself, if people allow it to.

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as we talk about the morality of vaccine patents

i think it is a nice time to also remember historical precident

jonas salk did not patent the polio vaccine. he went out of his way to make sure it was not patented.

he never got rich. he actively made sure he didn't get rich off of it.

but that history is full of stories about how for the rest of his life, jonas salk did not have to ever pay for a beer in any bar in this country. he would get on airplanes and once somebody recognized his name, the entire damn plane would stand up and clap for him. he constantly had hotel rooms comped, meals for free at restaurants, thus and so.

because he was surrounded by people who knew he had saved their children from having to ever consider the fear of an iron lung, and were overwhelmingly grateful for it.

he was always modest and demure when recognized thusly. but i think that when people start saying "well why else would someone make a vaccine, if not to get paid for it and hold the patent", i think it is good to remember these stories. the world did not punish jonas salk for not patenting the polio vaccine. the world loved him for it. maybe not in the structures that billionaires are most used to. but they did love him for it, in small ways, in humble ways, on the individual level.

Gestern habe ich durch diesen Webinar conf.tube/videos/watch/9bb5541 entdeckt, dass die Landesregierung Baden-Württemberg @RegierungBW und der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (BfDI) @bfdi sind beide auf der Fediverse! Irgendwie spannend...

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Here's the video of today's call with the European Commission, including my talk on "Networked Communities as Essential Infrastructure"! conf.tube/videos/watch/9bb5541

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Information architecture, but iterative

leads embody?

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Veganism shitpost, food 

Meat eaters are nutrition cucks. You want another animal to absorb the nutrition before you? Talk about sloppy seconds! Gross!

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trying to use -archy, -opoly, -cracy and -ism words less

not because ideas aren't important, rather because it's easy to get lost in them and detach from the ground

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if your weed legalization campaign doesn't include robust support for freeing prisoners and clearing convictions you're just a gentrifier

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ISSUE 01: Fertile Grounds has arrived! Our first issue contains eight creative pieces and a series of kaoani inspired animated GIFs. You can read it on the World Wide Web here >> one.compost.digital/

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@walruslifestyle @douginamug @aral

the "naturalization of their superiority" aforementioned exists without formal structure. This has been theorized 60 years ago as the tyranny of structurelessness

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tyra

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