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“Intellectual freedom is essential to human society—freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate, and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices. Such a trinity of freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship. ⬇️

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Freedom of thought is the only guarantee of the feasibility of a scientific democratic approach to politics, economics and culture.” — andrei sakharov

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Tiny mushrooms (ca. 2-3cm each) among the windy dunes of Spiekeroog island, East Frisia.
That super fine sand is murder on any photo equipment, so a very quick shoot and run. #MacroPhotography #sporespondence

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Labor strike 

The Frito-Lay strikers do ask for boycott.

If you think people shouldn't be forced to work for 84 hours in a week, and that employees should be given yearly raises, this is the boycott to join... conditions were extremely bad, they didn't stop production after a death, and the union is failing to finalize a contract.

Frito-Lay is Pepsi-Co, so Snapple, Gatorade, Starbucks, Lipton, Quaker, Cheetos, Bubly, Mountain Dew, sodastream etc etc

Maybe pick up a pen.

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Everything wrong with capitalism summed up in one image:

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dystopian cyberpunk short stories from the 90s are finally a reality and it's not as fun as I had assumed

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Irish police will have the power to compel people to provide passwords for electronic devices when carrying out a search warrant under new legislation.

bbc.com/news/world-europe-5746

This is a fundamental attack on basic human rights.

#Ireland #HumanRights #EU

Visualizing Migraines: The Attempts of Hubert Airy & Others to Depict Scintillating Scotomata

publicdomainreview.org/collect

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The rich don't pay their fair share, in fact Jeff Bezos reported so little to the IRS they gave him money (4k) to help with his kids and he fucking took it

propublica.org/article/the-sec

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#OtD 2 Jun 1975 100 sex workers occupied the church of Saint Nizier, Lyon, refusing to leave unless their convictions for soliciting were rescinded. libcom.org/history/unlikely-mo

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PFAs being recycled from industrial runoff through sludge into home gardens, dairies. theguardian.com/environment/20 The CDC writeup on PFAs is here: atsdr.cdc.gov/pfas/health-effe These long-term toxic buildups in ecosystems are why pollution is one of the key threats in the present ecological and social crisis.

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