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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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For some reason, today I’m finding myself making a thread about plastic boxes. I actually had it drafted for one or two years and never published it, but some exciting new drama in this captivating saga made me complete it today 🙃

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#OtD 13 May 2021, local residents in Glasgow won the release of two people who had been detained by immigration officers by surrounding the vehicle and blockading it for several hours.

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Us pol 

Google is a sponsor of CPAC, who worked hard to get us anti-Roe justices.

Google has deduced and stores information on your race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and political views. They regularly collaborate with the police. They are on your phone, tracking everywhere you go. They are scanning your email trying to find out what minority groups you belong to. They are in your friends houses, listening to your private conversations.

They are not benign. They are not safe.

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ABBA flash mob disrupts oily #HSBC UK chairman's speech

These filthy bankers are Europe’s biggest financier of #FossilFuel expansion. Since the #ParisAgreement #HSBC has INCREASED financing of

📈 Coal
📈 Tar sands oil
📈 Arctic drilling
📈 Offshore oil & gas
📈 Fracking

#moa

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this new scot got to vote for the first time. woo!

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🇬🇧 EU Commission proposes a "European Health Data Space" #EHDS to allow for EU-wide access to our health data even by industry and authorities. This is absolutely not acceptable!

My comment: patrick-breyer.de/en/european-

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hello! we're a #queer #yiddish #anarchist pay-what-you-can down to £0 café in glasgow, scotland

the food, the music, and the language is multi-cultural: yiddish, scottish, & more

we run irl and livestreamed queer, jewish, yiddish, and anarchist events

we're an interfaith collective who are mostly queer, mostly trans, many jewish, many goyish, and all anarchists.

sometimes direct action is burning a polis car; sometimes it's feeding people 🍇

אַ מאָל „טאָאָטן“ מיר אויף יִדיש אויך!

#introduction

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I created a list of people I follow on Ukraine (nearly entirely from Ukraine) on Muskodon a little while back.

You can follow the news without all the other crap via Nitter here:

nitter.net/i/lists/15055010721

#ukraine #list #muskodon #nitter #invasion #war

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I challenged someone on their hardline stance on this once, and it blew up into a tiny fedi drama, with the nice outcome of more social solutions.

That's around the time people started to CW undescribed images.

My instance developed an emoji :help_describe: to indicate you'd like a media description added.

There's a group you can tag, @imagecaptionspls, that people follow who are willing to add descriptions.

And there's @PleaseCaption to remind you if you forget.

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hiya, everyone! my name is daishin. i am a radical monk, from arizona, now making my home in , , . , , , , , (, , ), , , and are my favourite things. @stevenson is my favourite human. pronouns: she/her

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Bivalves aren't afraid to put their foot down! Many clams have a fleshy tongue-like appendage called a foot. They can use this to dig, drag themselves around, sense their environment, and a couple even secrete acid from their foot to bore into coral! Gif is of a cockle, which have a particularly muscular foot #clamfacts

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🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲

Let's watch some kaiju movies!

THURSDAY

THURSDAY APRIL 28 @ 9pm CST (2am UTC)

we will be watching

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)

its on archive.org which is free and ad free

please watch and live toot it with us

#Monsterdon

follow the guppe group: @monsterdon

i am curious as to what GHA's (Glasgow Housing Association) environmental assessment of the Wyndford high flats reveals as they decided to demolish 600 social housing flats during an extreme housing shortage.

theguardian.com/business/2022/

here is Chris Leslie's photo essay about the demolition of our homes:

theguardian.com/artanddesign/2

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🦃 Les pigeons / par Madame Knip, née Pauline de Courcelles ; le texte par C.J. Themminck [i.e. Temminck]
Paris: Chez Mme. Knip: [1838-1843?]
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/5

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