Newsletter #126: How to Live Like the World is Ending

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Happy public domain day! This year, movies and books and music from 1924 are entering the public domain, including some Buster Keaton, some Gershwin, and an English translation of the book We.
(Jennifer Jenkins for The Center for the Study of the Public Domain)

How to live like the world is ending. This has been, sadly, my most popular piece of writing of the year. I write about the four priorities I balance while the end of so many things looms.
(Margaret Killjoy for Birds Before the Storm)

In this week’s tech union news, more than 2,000 Google cafeteria workers have unionized and Amazon workers have been threatened with termination for talking to the media.
(Various sources)


The Final Straw: Io from ABO Comix
Io, coiner of the phrase “be gay, do crime,” discusses art and politics and general nerdery.

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Hello From the Other Side: Dispatches From a Kubernetes Attacker

Ian Coldwater keynotes CloudNativeCon, discussing how diverse teams build stronger projects.
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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 Margaret Killjoy (used with permission)