Also bandcamp is waiving their end of fees again today.
Here is a list of over a thousand black artists on bandcamp you can support:
🛑🛑🛑IMPORTANT PLEASE READ🛑🛑🛑
THE US GOVERNMENT is currently passing a bill that literally LIMITS OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH on the internet. A violation of our first amendment rights. No one has heard about this bc our gov. is keeping it quiet from the mass media so it can just get passed!!!
we have the right to VOTE ON IT, but we can’t do that unless everyone knows about it.
if you have a link with more info. please share & stay aware
link to the twitter thread I got this info from: https://mobile.twitter.com/azariarussell/status/1267907104628789251
you can message your representative to vote no on the bill under the ‘take action’ button at the bottom of this: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/join-eff-reddit-ama-earn-it
a petition against it: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/dont-let-congress-kill-encryption
a reminder for all the white activists, shook that the president is mobilizing the military against US citizens "for the first time since..." (some crusty old number)
Standing Rock, 2016
The botched Hurricane Katrina "relief", 2014
Rodney King Riots, 1992
Wounded Knee Incident, 1973
Kent State, 1970
Newark Riots, 1967
Little Rock Nine, 1953
Japanese Internment, 1942
Tulsa Massacre, 1921
there's a lot i didn't include but you get it, right? right. this isnt NEW. this has BEEN HAPPENING. this is the context and lens with which you need to adjust your sights. spare everyone your shock and disbelief because this has been happening behind since your whites arrived on this continent.
if you're feeling like this isn't worth it, or afraid there's no point, or that riots don't work
here's a Minneapolis councilman saying that the council is looking into how to entirely disbanded their police force and replace it with something entirely different
i know things are starting to happen in the UK again. please remember that a lot of police forces work with the DWP and will pass on information about disabled activists attending protests and demonstrations. the DWP can and will use attending protests as "evidence" that you shouldn't be receiving disability benefits.
[Seattle Area] We are under martial law, state won't admit it
* The office of administrative hearings - "the law" - is closed for business. No hearings are happening.
* The "National Guard" deployed downtown is the 81st striker combat brigade team (7th infantry division of the military) from Fort Lewis.
(Source on the above: An activist education lawyer with a lot of cop friends)
* Twitter is being censored. Protest notifications and related outrage are being silenced.
pride pins by a queer black neurodivergent artist
good kickstarter to pledge to during pride month~
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ideally if any poc creators have ideas for this i can build designs/models from those and credit them, so it isn't just "i'm white and i ran the BLM logo through a laser cutter" or something
i'll do the heavy work on this, but i want to amplify poc voices if i can
Where is the love shown to black trans women who don't even get a fraction of the monetary or emotional support or even fucking visibility on here?
Janet Mock is the most visible black trans women right now, facing a sum of transphobia, antiblackness, and misogyny and I have never seen a single person talk about her.
But god forbid somebody not like the Wachowski sisters.
Where is the support for the homeless black queers? That majority of homeless queer youth are black and brown?
Where is the support for black gay and bisexual men who represent the majority of people living with HIV and AIDS?
If you are outside PA and do not have a PA area code: PHILLY NEEDS YOUR HELP
Flood 215-776-1261 with inane pointless calls and texts. Make it unusable. This phone number belongs to a tear-gassing PPD officer who is trying to avoid accountability by using his cell phone instead of radio to communicate (where we can track police activity)
Do not use leftist symbols that would indicate his number was leaked
Force the PPD back onto radio so we can track them. Harass this ass.
Fediverse Apps / fascists
Tusky: Good app for accessing mastodon and pleroma. Explicitly anti-nazi, blocks connecting to fascist instances.
FreeTusky/Husky: Almost identical except fash can use it because they explicitly forked the project to remove the blocks. Literally forked from Tusky for fascists and the like.
Sorry, just an idea here, but maybe don't use the one primarily known for allowing fascists to connect to their instances? With its very short development history linked to defending fascist platforms in the name of "free speech"?
Protest resource, please boost
Do No Harm Coalition is hosting an online street medic bridge training on Wednesday. If you're a medical professional who wants the tools needed to help with what's going on sign up, if not share it for those who are
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