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I've never done an #introduction on here, I probably should.
I live alone with two cats #offgrid in a home-made #tinyhouse in remote rural #Scotland; I'm a very small-scale #organic farmer/crofter. I write #opensource software both for a living and as a contribution to society.
Pronouns he/him, but I don't see gender as binary.
There are three things social organisation needs to do at continent scale:
to manage conflict without violence;
to manage production without environmental degradation;
to manage distribution without gross inequity.
If we can achieve that, I don't care what you call it.
"Brexit remains what it has always been: a long and expensive method of teaching Britain that it already enjoyed the best model: EU membership"
Why a Brexit deal could be impossible for Theresa May to reach
Mastodon has seen some amazing growth in the last 2 years. Here's hoping for much more in the next 2!
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and yet these folks believe in lots of things: Facebook's beliefs about labor drive its efforts to automate moderation, Twitter believes nazis are good for the platform but radical queers aren't. Microsoft believes collaborating with state forces that disappear people is fine, if a little embarrassing when people find out. arguing they have no "political bias" ignores the politics that underpin their existence.
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an ideology that actively wants to disenfranchise our most vulnerable is not an ethical position and pretending such murderous ideologies constitute a form of workplace diversity boggles my mind. it reflects an unwillingness to believe in anything but profit.
The Little Tractor That Can has been the biggest improvement to my life I've made this year.
PeerTube, federated video streaming platform, reached first stable release. It’s in the final testing stage, the official announcement is due Monday.
I will always want #DoctorWho to be a show that makes bigots mad.
"The DUP are having none of it. Britain remaining for an indefinite period in the Customs Union is a non-starter for Tory Brexiteers. The SNP must oppose NI exceptionalism and Chequers2 doesn't meet Labour’s six tests" - Iain Macwhirter
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"There is some sympathy in the European Parliament for Scotland’s plight: being forced out of the EU against its will. According to David Martin, there's now a real willingness to help Scotland rejoin the EU"
Iain Macwhirter: Why Theresa May's Brexit plan will never work
Here's a thought. One in every 320 Germans took part in this march, and the BBC are right - that's impressive. One in every 50 Scots took part in #AUOBEdinburgh. Isn't that more impressive?
Mass German rally against far right More than 100,000 people join a march in Berlin in protest at the recent rise in xenophobia. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45851665
Please sign to prevent yet another family-wrecking deportation by Britain's xenophobic government.
Gary Younge and Nesrine Malik withdraw from Comment Award
We have withdrawn our names from the Society and Diversity category of the Comment Awards on account of the nomination of Melanie Phillips on the same shortlist. In doing so we would like to draw a clear distinction between those viewpoints with which we disagree and those which we fundamentally object to on account of their bigotry and divisiveness. We believe that Phillips's body of work falls among the latter.
Snowball, Napoleon, Squealer, you are cleared to land now on trotway one.
"As long as women fear walking alone at night and men don’t, we are a failure as a species" - Neil Mackay