Last year we shared Leonard Peltier 2019 Thanksgiving message in this thread.

He is not the only indigenous activist and PoC suffering behind steel bars this day, bars from the for-profit prison industrial complex perpetuating colonialism.

Indigenous people are incarcerated at 15X - 20X the rate of whites whose ancestors run the prison system. These men and women are NOT criminals.

Indeed, the statistic remains true for EVERY continent has experienced colonialism (prison industrual complex).

In Montana, for example, the #ACLU reports: ¨Indigenous people comprise approximately 6.5 percent of the Montana state population and yet account for 20 percent of the men’s state prison population, 34 percent of the women’s state prison population, and 27 percent of the state’s arrests for failures to appear in court or for probation or parole violations.¨

See the video[1] of the Peltier statue´s dedication:

[1]youtube.com/watch?v=WBftM1CLBs

[2] thisiscolossal.com/2020/11/leo

[3]aclu.org/blog/smart-justice/pa

[4] nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/

#Unthanksgiving

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A friend reached out to me today to ask if we can start emailing each other videos, since we never seem to be around at the same time to vidchat. I think this is brilliant. She wanted to do it using google shenanigans, but I convinced her to use a shared folder on my nextcloud! A win for free software :)

I left a welcome text file in the folder with this link to @aral 's article ar.al/2019/05/02/slavery-2.0-a to explain why I don't use google shenanigans. Thanks for doing such a nice write up of the issue Aral!

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AWS having an outage is like finding out the capitalists you've been at war with for most of your life are temporarily out of fuel for all their war machines.

Get out there and have some fun, y'all.

hey what's a decent piece of free software for recording video games?

Are you looking for a job in free software? Apply to be a Open VoIP Alliance community builder: u.fsf.org/36-

thanksgiving psa:

colonizers don't get to make jokes about americans spreading plague as a thanksgiving tradition. i have no clue why you'd think its chill to make genocide jokes, especially at a time where indigenous populations on reservations are being decimated by C19.

give money to indigenous people and amplify their voices instead.

stuff that ought to be on American money:

Bison, because they're cool and look stately as fuck
The Grand Canyon: Because come on. It's the goddamn grand canyon.
John Brown.
The Virginia Opossum: :yell:
The Mona Ground Iguana: To give Puerto Rico some love
Starfleet Headquarters: Just to give us something to shoot for

Check if your grandparents are paying way too much for cable. My grandma was paying something like $140/month and it wasn’t even like a good package. So I cut her down to just internet, got her a smart tv and put her on the family’s Hulu. Teaching her to use it is going to be a pain but whatever. That was way too much to be paying when she mostly only watches like 4 channels.

Ok, hear me out:

When I used Amazon Prime (through my browser), my laptop would get really hot. I took it as the way streaming works and such.

Now I'm using the stream from my cloud and, even if it is getting hotter, it is nowhere NEAR as hot.

And I bet I could get even less hotter if I played the songs locally.

But what's the difference between Prime Music and my cloud?

DRM.

DRM not only is bad for you, it's bad for the environment.

Does anyone know a freelance documentation writer, ideally familiar with GNOME and the GNOME documentation tooling, who may be available for a short project refreshing the end-user documentation for Endless OS, contributing to the GNOME documentation in the process? Give me a shout if so!

When you're under constant threat as journalists, a secure collaboration platform is extremely important. That is why organizations like the OCCRP and German radio and television use #Nextcloud!
nextcloud.com/blog/one-of-the-

A parent-of-grown-children holiday experience: walking into the kitchen to discover that a pie crust bomb has gone off overnight. A layer of flour and butter on every surface.

We are pleased to announce the release of GNU Guix version 1.2.0, right in time to celebrate the eighth anniversary of Guix! u.fsf.org/37a

One powerful tool to change people's mindsets on poaching is education - to raise public awareness on the ivory trade’s impact on elephant populations and demonstrate the true horrors of poaching to ecosystems.

Elephant | African Wildlife Foundation awf.org/wildlife-conservation/

'It gave me hope in democracy': how French citizens are embracing people power | World news | The Guardian
theguardian.com/world/2020/nov
>Towns, cities and regions around France are turning to assemblies of unelected citizens to guide them on everything from climate to coronavirus
#sortition #lottery #citizensassembly #citizensjury #france

Covid, cruises 

I just saw that the CDC has issued a guidance against taking cruises because WHAT, PEOPLE ARE STILL TAKING CRUISES ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY OUT OF YOUR MIND???

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