THIS. All the tragedy, the sweetness, the melancholy, the transformation.
"A letter to the UK from Italy: this is what we know about your future" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/a-letter-to-the-uk-from-italy-this-is-what-we-know-about-your-future
Great post here with the short and long version of why we need to all be wearing masks all the time for the foreseeable future. Think of it as a badge of honor showing how much you care about the people around you.
If you don't want to read that whole Atlantic article I just posted, this is a good, concise overview of where things are right now: https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/26/what-weve-learned-about-the-coronavirus-and-what-we-still-need-to-know/
This is a very good read. It helped me remember that there is a future. (I have not been entirely sure for the past week.)
Even as we work our butts off to save as many lives as possible, we need to also start thinking about how to build a better world from what we are learning about ourselves now.
'Trauma is compounded because people don’t have the usual outlets—other people—to go to. “The power of touch releases oxytocin, which is a natural cuddle hormone. You see it during mother-infant bonding, an orgasm, and hugs,” Varma said. Under the current conditions, people are not getting the same level of oxytocin release from human contact.'
How Loneliness from Coronavirus Isolation Takes Its Toll https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-loneliness-from-coronavirus-isolation-takes-its-own-toll
Italy, Coronavirus, humanity, birdsite
CW: Humanity made me weep uncontrollably.
"Italians in lockdown all over Italy are keeping each other company by singing, dancing and playing music from the balconies. A thread to celebrate the resilience of ordinary people."
I can't imagine Americans having this much love and solidarity with each other. We need to stay human and stay connected - even while we stay tf away from each other. It's the only way to survive.
I'll never ever ever EVER stop being mad about the obvious misogyny of this. But OK, let's fucking go, Bernie Sanders.
Adrienne Maree Brown speaks my heart, again. Stay connected to your values and keep your eyes on the prize.
"it’s a miracle to feel excited about two candidates this far into the race."
You can tell the Hayti Film Festival is run by a Black woman, because it is obviously MAGIC. It's one of those things (along with sweet friends) that makes me feel so lucky to live in #Durham.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'
"Christopher Steele [of the Steele Dossier] said that while the company had closed down, the failure to properly punish bad actors meant that the prospects for manipulation of the US election this year were even worse."
Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’ Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’
"Abusers relish the opportunity to destabilize their victims. Destabilized victims are easier to control, manipulate and, if necessary, discredit."
Jewish groups push back against police surge in wake of antisemitic attacks Jewish groups push back against police surge in wake of antisemitic attacks
Solidarity is the key to our survival.
"We will not be by ourselves, with only the people we choose, avoiding those we do not understand or trust. We will not be free from the need to cooperate and compromise."
TikTok sorry for blocking teenager who disguised Xinjiang video as make-up tutorial
Google’s Next Moonshot: Union Busting
Yr fave feminist socialist Jewish Buddhist antiracist geek queer poly cougar mom. Cat lover, obvs.
Durm, NC, a.k.a. Catawba/Eno/Saponi land.
Toots represent me only.
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