Newsletter #111: Exit the Anthropocene

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Kickstarter employees are fighting back after three union organizers have been fired. Other unionizing employees have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. Kickstarter’s response is a perfect encapsulation of why the workers need a union: the management says that they fire people randomly all the time.
(Lauren Kaori Gurley for Motherboard)

The Anthropocene is over. We’re entering the Capitalocene. Our era is more defined by the effects of 100 companies than it is by the effects of 7.5 billion people. Capitalism’s obsession with short-term profits got us into this mess and it won’t get us out.
(Matt Simon for Wired)

Antifascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman has been granted parole after 11 years in Bulgarian prison. The Australian man has been incarcerated ever since he stepped in to defend a Roma person suffering a violent, racially motivated attack and killed one of the racists in the process.
(Belinda Hawkins for ABC Australia)


We Will Remember Freedom: Alien Love Disaster Virus by Abbey Mei Otis
The third episode of my fiction podcast follows a community of people displaced by an alien investigation.

Conference Talk of the Week:

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Cross-Node Networking: Bridging the Devops and Security Communities

Ian Coldwater presents a keynote at BSides Orlando 2019 about the gaps in communication and understanding between Devops and security.


The Electronic Frontier Foundation is hiring a development director.

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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.

Photo by NPS Climate Change Response (Public Domain)