Transgender woman, approved for asylum, finally released Show more
Nicole García Aguilar, a #transgender woman from #Honduras, is released from detention after a year behind bars. She was granted #asylum in October, but held while #Ice appealed. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/apr/19/honduran-transgender-woman-nicole-garcia-aguilar-freed-us-detention
I'm experiencing performance issues with #Linux Mint, and just waiting for usb drives to be delivered so I can evaluate installing Arch based Manjaro
N Ireland local elections, Brexit, unification Show more
Northern #Ireland local elections and perceived increasing chances for a referendum on Irish unification https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/northern-ireland-local-elections-dup-sinn-fein-border-poll-union-a8876921.html
History of the Brexit debacle Show more
A rather helpful historical review of how the #Brexit debacle developed, and the limited possibilities of finding the way out of the quagmire https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/apr/19/brexit-theresa-may-failed-deal-eu-relations
Ireland, Easter Rising, James Connelly Show more
James Connelly, leader of the Easter Rising for #Ireland nationhood: "England's difficulty is Ireland's opportunity" BBC history piece on the Rising: https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/insurrection/in06.shtml
Heavily armed vigilantes detain asylum seekers Show more
Heavily armed #vigilante group, designating itself United Constitutional Patriots, detained 100s of #asylum seekers at the border. https://thinkprogress.org/vigilante-group-asylum-seekers-mexico-367557475411/
CNN reporter stomps a lizard, not charged with animal cruelty Show more
#CNN's White House Correspondent Abby Phillip, "stomps" on a lizard that "attacked" her during a live segment from W Palm Beach, #FL. Something of an over-reaction, and I'm glad to say the lizard was unharmed (we have lizards climbing our walls in the Bangkok suburbs everyday, and there's one almost a meter long living in our village) https://thehill.com/homenews/media/439702-cnn-reporter-stomps-nightmare-lizard-during-live-report
Most illegal immigrants in US are visa overstays Show more
The main source of illegal #immigrants in the US is people who enter on a valid visa and overstay, who outnumber those crossing the southern border by 2 to 1. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/04/real-immigration-crisis-people-overstaying-their-visas/587485/
Congressman Gaetz, white supremacy Show more
Congressman Matt Gaetz, (R-FL), an ardent trumpista and frequent guest on CNN's Chris Cuomo Primetime, hires a speechwriter fired from the White House for #whitesupremacist ties https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/19/matt-gaetz-aide-white-nationalists-1283314
Journalist covering Derry violence shot dead :( Show more
Journalist Lyra McKee shot dead while covering social unrest in Derry, Northern #Ireland. Police are handling the event as a terrorist act. It does not appear that she was intentionally targeted https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/journalist-lyra-mckee-fatally-shot-during-northern-ireland-riot-n996241
A movement that relies on the spectacle of mass arrest as a public opinion influencer and expects it’s participants to show their face, give their name and willingly be arrested, is a movement that is asking complete self-sacrifice.
The legal consequences of an arrest can ruin your life for a long time and losing your anonimity can seriously limit all activism that you can do in the future. Creating change is important, but it’s work you’ll do for a long time.
irish language, sadness, grammar Show more
i also love the fact that the direct translation of "i'm sad" in irish (tá brón orm) is "there is sadness on me"
this grammar has led to it being common in colloquial irish english to describe your state as being "on" you, e.g. "i've got an awful thirst on me"
“I talked with Marshall about the Oakland teachers’ fight, the role of billionaires in dismantling public education, what’s so undemocratic about charter schools, and the right of every student to an equitably...”
#RedforEd #OaklandTeachers #Teachers #1u
Epic takedown of Change UK Show more
Phil McDuff, writing in the Guardian, strips Change UK bare, burns it to the ground and dumps cold water on the ashes https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/18/change-uk-internet-politics-european-elections-party-logo
On a workers' uprising in early British capitalism Show more
On the Captain Swing Riots in Britain, in which agricultural workers rose up against being replaced by threshing machines, burned farms and threatened landlords https://conversableeconomist.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-captain-swing-riots-workers-and.html
Nazi camp guard charged with 5230 war crimes Show more
#Germany charges former #Nazi death camp guard, age 92, with 5,230 charges of abetting murder. This will likely be that last trial of Nazi war crimes https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-nazi-trial/german-nazi-camp-guard-92-charged-as-accessory-to-thousands-of-murders-idUSKCN1RU16F
US downgraded in World Press Freedom index Show more
Reporters Without Borders downgrades the US in its latest World Press Freedom Index, moving the US from a "satisfactory" to "problematic" status https://www.npr.org/2019/04/18/714625907/the-u-s-now-ranks-as-a-problematic-place-for-journalists
2/3 of US CFOs predict 2020 recession Show more
2/3 of US CFOs predict a recession by Summer of 2020, an event that would probably take some of the wind from the sails of a Trump re-election https://www.marketwatch.com/story/two-thirds-of-american-cfos-predict-a-recession-by-the-summer-of-2020-survey-finds-2019-04-17
US anarchist expat in Bangkok. Primary influences Kropotkin & Goldman. Trans woman, she/her. Linux Mint 19.1, Python.
A mastodon instance for anarchists and libertarian socialists.