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The Black Socialists of America have made a map of dual power businesses in the USA. While all cooperatives are counter-institutions, in that they offer alternatives to top-down business models, some take it a step further and challenge capitalism more directly. This map will help you support them.
(Edward Ongweso Jr for Motherboard)
The founder of Oculus is now selling AI surveillance equipment to the government for border security. The company Anduril, named after Aragorn’s reforged sword in The Lord of the Rings, designs equipment to automatically detect people trying to move as freely across borders as capital does.
(Dave Gershgorn for OneZero)
The NYPD is trying to be funny online. Internal documents show, to no one’s surprise, that this is a cynical move to “build trust” at the same time as they continue to murder innocent people.
(Caroline Haskins for Motherboard)
We Will Remember Freedom: When the Rains Come Back, by Cadwell Turnbull
I launched my first podcast this month, a fiction podcast. This first episode is a story about a father and daughter navigating a drought on an anarchist island.
Conference Talk of the Week:
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Nicolle Cysneiros at PyCon 2019 talks the how and why of localization.
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This newsletter compiled by Margaret Killjoy (@magpiekilljoy). Margaret is an author, activist, and musician based in Appalachia. Her most recent book series is the Danielle Cain novella series, which starts with The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion.
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