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Language, protests, australia 

Fuck this fucking country with the NSW govt actually fucking ruling the BLM and Indigenous Lives Matter protests tomorrow fucking illegal. FUCK

It was perfectly fucking fine for 5G protests and "Arrest Bill Gates" protests to go on AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC TRANSMISSION because ScumMo said "It's a free country" but poof the "freedom" has magically disappeared.

Fuck these fucking fascists and anybody who sides with them.

pol 

I’ll repeat myself again: the state and our elected representatives have failed us. The current structure gives far too much power to a select few. In its current configuration these terrible events won’t stop happening unless the system is changed completely

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pol 

The Aboriginal people of Japan, the Ainu (who live in Hokkaido where I was born) were not recognised as indigenous peoples until LAST YEAR. Prior to that they’ve had their land taken away from them, their language and culture nearly erased completely. Ask any Yamato Japanese if they know of the Ainu and I guarantee you most of them won’t have heard of them.

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pol 

In New Zealand, Māori (who are the native people of this land) are incarcerated at a rate far higher than any other group. In 2012 51% of ALL Māori made up the total prison population [1]. That’s fucked, and is a sign that the system is broken [1] archive.stats.govt.nz/browse_f

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pol 

I don’t often post publicly about politics, but I thought it might be best for the record.

There are power imbalances that exist in countries such as the US and even here in New Zealand which enable systemic racism. I believe that those who have been elected to represent us or protect our communities have failed.

Others have already said this, but we really need to start from scratch. We cannot keep slinking around the corner thinking that things will fix themselves...

I've been seeing some other instance admins coming out and explicitely stating what their and the instance's stance on police violence and the current issues ongoing in the US are.

We haven't, but if that's important to you, we definitely can do that.

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US Pol, protest, direct action 

The more your march can interrupt commerce the more effective it will be in applying pressure. It will also attract much more police violence, because the police exist to protect the system as it exists - which is primary about making money.

I am not living anywhere that has enough bodies in the street to actually makes this happen. I hope the folks in places like Seattle, Portland, and DC start choosing their targets for protest wisely

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/pol 

I read so many articles these days that try to both abolish systemic inequalities while juggling ways to make this work within the limits of the state.

If you want to end coercive hierarchies, you have to burn everything down. Get rid of the state.

Do I have any followers involved in the Atlanta GF/BLM protests? I'd like to donate some supplies, but I'm not sure of the best place to take them.

Our satellite internet provider is asking us 350 dollars on top of our 1000 dollars internet plan just to renew our plan for 6 months, that's insane. Fuck ISPs, it's time we setup a HAM radio on the boat.

Kdenlive has come such a long way. After having used FCP and Resolve for years I honestly don’t think I need to use anything else for video editing anymore

theVent, personal 

I don’t know if it’s where I live, but the outright racism, patronising, entitlement and general shit treatment here is unbelievable

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theVent, personal 

I would’ve thought that post-lockdown in NZ people would generally be more understanding and nicer to each other, but jesus some people are fucking horrible

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theVent, personal 

I don’t want to work a general public facing job anymore

These politicians that pretend to be socialists and then get pictures taken on poor neighbourhoods wearing clothes that cost more than what my dad makes in several months disgust me

I was making this as a joke in GIMP this evening but have found it actually looks plausible lol

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