[German] Dürfen Jüdinnen und Juden die deutsche Linke mitgestalten?
Warum ich mich als linker Jude in Deutschland gerade von denen, die "gegen jeglichen Antisemitismus" kämpfen, eher asugegrenzt und angefeindet sehe.
on to the possiblity of decolonization, reconciliation, and a peaceful existence for the people living in the former British Mandate of Palestine. First we have to look reality in the face, and that means "questioning Israel's right to exist." No state is above questioning - especially one born of colonialism.
Refusing to question the validity of the Israeli project means refusing any end to the conflict besides that envisioned by Israel's far-right (and fellow travellers such as Katie Hopkins): total elimination of the colonized Palestinian population. Genocide.
Questioning the validity of the Israeli project does not mean questioning the right of Jewish Israelis to live, or to live dignified lives. Quite the opposite. It means seeing the way through the conflict inherent to colonialism,
The claim that Israel's "right to exist" must not be questioned in a historical-revisionist manipulation. It forbids us from questioning the way in which this state came to be, demands we treat it as a natural or neutral formation inseparable from the existence of the Jewish people.
This obscures the simple fact that Israel's founding was deeply entwined with colonialism. Attempting to understand the conflict - let alone overcome it - without acknowledging this background, is simply a dead end.
The Nonbinary Hebrew project is delightful and brilliant - but I have some issues with it.
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
Prison Abolition and dealing with "The Dangerous Few"
I found this super compelling and it resolves my only holdout argument against prison abolition.
התחקיר על תקרית אום אל חיראן חושף כמה אמיתות בעלות משמעות רחבה יותר מהתקרית הבודדת:
1) לא יאומן כמה מורכבת מערכת השקר: העלמת צילומים, צינזור תצהירים, עדכון גירסאות כדי ליישר קו עם מה שפתאום נחשף, ועוד.
2) עם המון עבודה (ותודה לכל מי שעושה אותה) אפשר לחשוף חלק גדול מהשקר הזה.
3) ארדן שיקר כל הזמן, עודה דיבר אמת כל הזמן, ושניהם מתחרים על הקול שלנו בבחירות הבאות.
BTW, don't confuse the "womens' art" feed that has sadly turned out to be transphobic with @womensart - that one is run by a trans woman and exclusively boosts the women artists of the Fediverse. In fact, if you're looking for substitutes for the now discredited account, it's a pretty good start.
Remember that Gab is a sinking ship and they're basically grabbing onto Mastodon like a parasite in a desperate attempt to get attention from the "drama" of doing so.
Torba has no self-awareness to see how pathetic it looks that his master race ass is incompetent at making a working website so he has to resort to using software made by a Jew instead.
App devs will block their domains, server admins will block their domains, and that'll be the end of that.
@Gargron the replies you're getting from nazi apologists will be great additions to my blocklist.
So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)
This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.
Toootim is for toootin'
(Main instance language is Hebrew)
מצטרפות/ים חדשות למסטודון מוזמנות בחום לעיין במדריך "ברוכות הבאות למסטודון".