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asking for money, again :boost_ok: 

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Calling out to the Mastodon community again: famous @fdroidorg Repomaker is looking for a new maintainer (and contributors). Should be familiar with F-Droid, Python, Django.

Please help keeping it alive!

Volunteers go to – others please boost, as usual 😉 Thanks!

#helpWanted #callingOut

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ableism, tech, politics kinda, rant 

"During its brief existence the Antifaschistische Aktion focused in large part on attacking the social democrats, as they were seen by the KPD as the most dangerous and capable fascists; the KPD viewed the Nazi Party as a less sophisticated fascist party and as the lesser evil compared to the SPD, and sometimes cooperated with them in attacking the social democrats"

I don't know about Iron Front much and found out they opposed Antifa too (which was stalinist, ta-daa, at least if you trust Wikipedia).

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like this vox video concludes with "we like the kurdish fighters because they helped push isis our of raqqa, but they only were successful because of US military backing, which now won't happen because the US also loves turkey. sucks to be rojava i guess!"

like wow a+ analysis there guys!!! it feels like they were*soooo* close to saying "and we basically used the rojava while they suited our needs (to push out isis) and now that that's done, fuck em" but i guess that'd be a little too much to ask for 🤷

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@pbandkate there's so much more to say about Rojava than just 'they fought ISIS'

the middle east has been dominated by ethnic and religious sectarianism for pretty much most of it's modern history. the Kurds in Rojava have a constitution focused around addressing that and empowering minority groups, including women. they have socialised much of the local economy into co-ops and sustainable business focused around the local communities than profit extraction. they're one of the few true democratic nations in the entire of the middle east and north africa.

but as the Kurdish saying goes, "no friends but the mountains". the west will never be there to help them, nobody ever is

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good morning, the “I know nothing else” bird is trying to break into standup

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my #sim4 sim wanted to help his child-in-law by making their guest playful (with his superpowers). the guests started enjoying and laughing.
... and lauging more
... and then laughed to death. Uups.
Fortunatly my sim also has a good relationship with the grim reaper and gave him some lovely deathflowers so the reaper let the guests live... but that was close.

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@byttyrs my friend did a cool art project about this where she made a tapestry featuring five women who pioneered computer programming

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who called it the Dutch East India Company instead of the Spice Marines

I remember reading blog many years ago by one Russian person who moved to Japan and they said that there are three stages: "восхищение, отвращение, принятие" (admiration disgust acceptance).
I keep thinking about it to this day and it holds with others nations as well I believe.

german pol, invasion into Rojava 

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Finally a way to read the viewport height when the keyboard is up in iOS13 with the Visual Viewport API 🤩

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the lord sauron forged 20 rings
3 for the celebs
seven for those youtube people who like to throw their wealth into faces of children
9 for the instagram influencers

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some cool facts:

-the war in afghanistan began in 2001
-the last time congress formally declared war was 1942
-on election day 2020 there will be voters who have been at war their entire lives but whose grandparents were not yet born the last time congress declared war

🇺🇲 🇺🇲 🇺🇲

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with this new @riseup4rojava account it is aimed to bring more visibility to this struggle into the fediverse.

Why #Riseup4Rojava?

There's a social revolution happening that is facing an ethnic cleansing as turkey's facism is targeting them.

The revolution is building up new forms of organizing our society based on feminism, ecology and democratic federalism. It brings practical solutions to a world past capitalism, past patriarchy...

They fight for all of us.
It our duty to fight for them.

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