"Average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in the EU *increased* in 2018"
Basically people are buying SUVs and minivans and that pushes up the avg for new cars.
This in the middle of climate protests.
Sure, industry and politicians have responsibility. But people do too, buying a fucking SUV these days is _immoral_. Most people don't need one.
Tim Cook: “If we accept as normal and unavoidable that everything in our lives can be aggregated, sold, or even leaked in the event of a hack, then we lose so much more than data. We lose the freedom to be human.”
How to take action for Julian Assange: https://defend.wikileaks.org/take-action/
Where the Assange case is now and why it's up to us now https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2019/06/22/media-freedom-is-almost-over-only-one-thing-can-save-julian-assange-from-dying-in-prison/
US concentration camps, resources wanted
Facebook promised us a decentralised currency. But don’t be fooled #Libra will mean more control of Facebook and its partners over our lives.
Read our take: https://privacyinternational.org/long-read/3021/facebooks-new-cryptocurrency-libra-not-be-confused-libre
“United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education”
[A little misleading since this is federal spending on education which most spending in US is on state and local government level. But still...]
Excellent analysis on the Russiagate myth and the attempt to connect it with Julian Assange https://contraspin.co.nz/freeing-julian-assange-part-two/
"This horrifying precedent stands against the history of the ‘Samizdat’ press, an underground publishing network that held critical opinions on Soviet policy and eventually stoked the atmosphere for Glasnost and Perestroika. Their fearless journalism, published at the risk of their lives, shone a light on the moral abyss of the totalitarian state."
No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.
♲ @ScotCuthbertson@twitter.com: On this day 65 years ago, Alan Turing (41) killed himself. He had played a pivotal role in WWII by cracking German enigma codes, thus saving millions of lives. In thanks the British state chemically castrated him for being gay.
Words cannot express what we all owe to Alan Turing
The last paragraph was edited in such a way that it now means the opposite of what I meant, but the rest is good: "In May 2011, in a resplendent Norfolk jail, Julian Assange reflected on the seismic uprising of a global counterculture, of united students and workers, which could have, and did, scare a thousand kings by reviving the ideals of the 1871 Paris commune within the context of the Information Age."
Apple created the privacy dystopia we live in https://www.fastcompany.com/90352021/apple-created-the-privacy-dystopia-it-wants-to-save-you-from
#Assange is being tortured and nobody is talking #FreeAssange
Graphic novel character given life.
"language is to the mind more than light is to the eye"
Pronouns: He / him
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko