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"The Tsawout Nation hosted an hour-long shutdown of the Pat Bay Highway on Southern Vancouver Island today. The protest was in solidarity against racist attacks on Mi'Kmaw fishers on the East Coast. Photos by Murray Bush & Sharon Kravitz."
Bolivian 2020 Elecrion results Evo Morales party (M.A.S) reclaim power
7 years ago today I was sleeping in a tent at #Elsipogtog when I got a text from Suzanne Patles "time to get up" she wrote. I know exactly what she meant. This is what happened after...
#Facebook favors right-wing media and fires whistle-blower.
“Facebook was giving preferential treatment to prominent conservative accounts to help them remove fact-checks from their content.”
More details (linked from the above article): https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/sensitive-claims-bias-facebook-relaxed-misinformation-rules-conservative-pages-n1236182
"There’s a 350-Foot Statue of Columbus in Puerto Rico. Indigenous People Want It Gone." https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/10/christopher-columbus-statue-puerto-rico-indigenous-peoples-day/ "It’s the tallest sculpture in North America.... most Puerto Ricans have varying degrees of Taíno ancestry, meaning they are descended from the Native people Columbus and his men enslaved and killed."
There are "better options for promoting tourism on an island as beautiful and diverse as Puerto Rico. Funding local art projects and natural resource conservation “could’ve provided a more accurate representation of us. Our caverns, rivers, beaches, and mountains are much more necessary to uphold than a 400-foot hunk of metal.”"
"The Columbus in Arecibo ... would be better for Puerto Rican tourism if it were sunk off the coast to create an artificial reef."
Also, you definitely shouldn't have my phone number.
Whoa, wait a minute, OpenAI exclusively licensed GPT-3 to... Microsoft?? https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/09/23/1008729/openai-is-giving-microsoft-exclusive-access-to-its-gpt-3-language-model/
"Recycling was a lie — a big lie — to sell more plastic, industry experts say"
8 years ago I got to spend some weeks in #Athens during the time that #GoldenDawn was terrorizing migrants on the streets. At the time the only counter-power to these nazi thugs were #Anarchists. So remember that before you celebrate too much about the court decision to declare them a criminal organization. While the state dragged its feet for over a decade, it was anarchists who kept them at bay. Sound familiar? This is a report I filed for @subMedia back then
So for anyone who wasn't following, Google pressured a bunch of #fediverse app developers to do an impossible thing and in the end they had to delete their app off the Play Store
Here is a good synopsis by @SubwayTooter
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