Newsletter #172: Of Course Amazon Wound Up With Pinkertons

Hello Recompilers,

For updates about the Portland protests, Audrey is still maintaining a blog about what’s going on there.


Amazon has been hiring Pinkertons (a private security company known for the violent suppression of unions in the 19th century) to spy on labor rights groups, which, while evil as hell, shouldn’t be too surprising. They’re spying on environmentalists too, though.

Today, their employees are planning actions in 15 different countries.

Oh, and apparently the way one California sheriff’s department decided to get new iPads was to blackmail an Apple employee into bribing them before he could get his concealed carry permit.


Live Like the World is Dying: Deviant on How to Let Yourself In
Getting more hackers onto my prepping podcast has been a goal for awhile, and this episode I talk with Deviant Ollam about all the keyed-alike systems you might want to get into during a crisis situation.

Talk of the Week:

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Just My Type

Lena Plaksina speaks at Ruby Austrailia 2020 about what she learned from writing to her own programming language


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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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