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Slightly less new here, & I still have no idea what's going on..

queer | anarchist | Indigenous - Kamilaroi, living on Wiradjuri Country | geek | crit. crim. student - police and prison abolitionist | disabled | subversive crafter | tea addict | RA | cheerful halfling assassin | plays all the games! | trans agender - they/them

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aby, to queer
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If your queerness doesn't include disabled people, you're doing it wrong

-- Andrew Gurza, 2019

aby, to France
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Kanaks (the indigenous peoples of New Caledonia) are revolting against French colonialism, and the French govt is blocking access to tiktok in an attempt to stop them organising and posting about what's happening.


"Why did France ban TikTok?

As we mentioned, France gave an order to block access to TikTok across the island as part of a state of emergency declaration. Other measures also include the deployment of French troops to secure ports and international airports, alongside a national curfew.

This harsh response came as a reaction to three days of violent clashes that left four dead (including a French gendarme) and hundreds wounded. As Politico reported, protests erupted as French lawmakers passed a bill to change the voting system by allowing all citizens residing on the island for more than 10 years to vote in local elections. New Caledonia's indigenous population, the Kanaks, believes this law will ultimately weaken their representation."

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/french-tiktok-ban-makes-vpn-usage-soar-in-new-caledonia

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aby, to anarchism
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Fuck me, there are some bad anarchist takes here.

I just read someone talking about how anarchists shouldn't wear masks to hide their identity at protests bc then govts will outlaw mask wearing for everyone and that will effect people masking bc of covid.

We've masked at protests for decades - the reason anti-masking laws are coming into play now is because of facial recognition software being used by governments, and because the chipping away at protest laws that have happened over the last 20 years (looking at you, Australia.. you started it and 5Eyes followed) have gotten to the point where they don't have to pretend it's for "the public good".

You all have to get some better critical analysis skills. I'm begging!

#anarchism #protest #Criminology #CriminalJustice

aby, to auspol
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The comments that got him fired:

“We will not be intimidated, especially when we are trying to stop a genocide,” he told the house.

“Any time police officers resort to the use of force against non-violent protesters, they violate these principles and undermine the consent and respect necessary for the police to do their job.”

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/article/2024/may/16/nsw-premier-chris-minss-sacks-labor-mp-anthony-dadam-karen-webb-police-pro-palestine-protest?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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@rticks - bestie, Australia will be pro genocide after the next election too.

It's a country built on Aboriginal blood. It's never going to stand against colonisation.

aby, to auspol
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The Victorian Parliament just banned the wearing of the keffiyeh in the chamber.

The ban was passed on Nakba Day, the anniversary of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine that began in 1948.

aby, to Dog
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This poor baby had dental surgery today. She had 8 teeth pulled, and the rest of them cleaned.

Because she was a rescue we don't know what her start in life was like.. but our guess is that it was fairly traumatic. I'm fairly sure she was kept in a tiny cage because she runs in tight circles when she's anxious or excited, and I think she was beaten and had little to no food.. so my guess is that her poor dental condition is due to malnutrition as a puppy.

She's doing well, and she's going to feel SO much better now.

#Dog #Dogs #DogsOfMastodon #DogsOfFedi #RescueDogs

aby, to Autism
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People:
The universe is giving us the intense aurora sightings because it knew we need to see beauty in the world right now

Me, an autistic:
No. It's just solar storms.

#audhd #autism #adhd #disability #neurodiverse #SolarStorm #Aurora #AuroraAustralis #AuroraBorealis #SolarFlare #Weather

aby, to food
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I'm making minestrone soup..

aby,
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@msquebanh - I've never made minestrone before, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how it goes!

I'd send you a bowl if I could 🍜

aby, to disability
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“A new study has analysed 26 RATs from Australia and Canada, finding only six could effectively detect the lowest concentrations of COVID-19… Researchers from James Cook University (JCU) say they were left ‘shocked’ after an analysis of 26 RATs from Australia and Canada found just six were effective at detecting the lowest concentration of COVID-19. One Canadian test failed to detect the COVID-19 protein entirely at any level of concentration… the six best performing RATs included the Canadian-approved BTNX Cassette, Flowflex, Medsup,... Fanttest, Innoscreen, and Juschek… BTNX, PCL, Medriva, Medomics, PanBio (Australia), PanBio (Canada), SDBiosensor, StandardQ, and Touchbio [are] the least responsive tests.”

https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/what-are-the-most-reliable-rapid-antigen-tests

h/t to Violet Blue on @Patreon for their [:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/103924380?utm_campaign=postshare_fan&utm_source=android]

aby, to disability
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“New data shows thousands of patients caught COVID in Victorian public hospitals in the past two years — and hundreds died… Almost one in 10 patients who caught COVID in hospital died… almost six per week, on average.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-06/hundreds-died-catching-covid-victoria-hospitals-testing-masking/103784896

h/t to Violet Blue on @Patreon for their [:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/103924380?utm_campaign=postshare_fan&utm_source=android]

aby, to random
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I think I'm going to try to make a minestrone soup tomorrow!

aby,
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@purplepadma - I've never made it before, never made soup at all in fact.. so I'm interested to see how it goes.

aby, to random
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"Move fast and break stuff" may be a decent tactic with regards to engineering practices, but..

checks notes

..NOT WHEN THE THINGS BEING BROKEN ARE HUMAN BEINGS ,YOU FUCKING MONSTERS

aby, to auspol
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Good.

But also:

  1. This tells me you had the money and we're happy enough to just watch women and girls die instead of spending it.

  2. It's not nearly enough.

aby, to random
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2018 was 6 years ago.

That feels like targeted violence.

aby, to climate
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TIL:
Because of climate crisis, polar bears are migrating as their environments are melting.

They're encountering grizzly bears, and the two are mating - creating a polar-grizzly bear hybrid called either a Grolar or a Pizzly bear (depending on which parent is which).

Grolar and Pizzly bears are SUPER aggressive, and Pizzly bears are fertile.

https://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=21-P13-00041&segmentID=5

aby, to Autism
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C'mon guys.. journo better.

Maybe these two things are related, and the "fracture" isn't being caused by disabled kids who have a human right to education?

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I love this time of year. My neighbours start using their fireplace, and the smell reminds me of visiting my Nanny and Poppy's farm when I was a kid. It was pmuch the only time I felt safe growing up.

aby, to random
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Biden has the chance right now to do the funniest thing ever..

aby, to disability
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aby, to Autism
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aby, to random
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Colonialism has mastered the crime of stealing our children for generations and then punishing and criticizing our parents and grandparents for how they originally raised children.

Then, they went ahead and stole, renamed & rebranded our sacred original parenting instructions as “attachment” parenting, “conscious” parenting, “gentle” parenting, “positive” parenting, and “child led” parenting.

It has been used as a tool of profit.

It has been used as a means of stealing babies from families, then forcing the mothers and fathers of those babies to take colonial based parenting courses in order to get their babies back. And those colonial based parenting courses are heavily twisted and skewed versions of our parenting instructions - but twisted and skewed so severely, so deeply, that they only accommodate and feed colonial agendas and systems.

It is a matter of indigenous parents today abiding to colonially twisted, and colonially backwards parenting “styles” in order to fit the criteria of being a “good parent.”

Here’s the thing though.

Residential schools, the 60’s scoop, the child welfare system, and every other colonial policy embedded in the colonial fabric of society was created to do just this.

Keep the children out of our families to continue the ongoing attempts of assimilation and genocide against our peoples.

Even today.

So rather than pushing for “attachment” parenting, “conscious” parenting, “gentle” parenting, “positive” parenting, and “child led” parenting let us open into, revitalize, maintain and relearn the original instructions of raising and nurturing children.

Let us heal and dissolve what generations of colonialism has embedded into our parenting styles.

May we do our best to continue that.

So we can continue to raise children in the ways that we were originally meant to….

For generations to come.

Because this is the least we can do for the children in our lives today.

-- Andrea Landry, 2022

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