Catriona Gold
5 hours ago

PSA for humanities friends: the Dan David Prize exists to whitewash Israel's occupation of Palestine.

The fund is actively complicit in ongoing military violence, apartheid & ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the Israeli state & far-right settlers.

It's blood money.

Pass it on 🚫

#History #Histodons #Humanities #Academia #Palestine #Israel #BDS #SocialJustice #Scholarship

1 day ago

I stumbled upon "Paradise" yesterday.
Although having its weaknesses (some of the plot feels a bit rushed), it was a ver refreshing movie to watch. It posed so many moral questions, it threw all of the characters for a spin, showing their good, their evil, and how one took the other over.
It never felt like "oh, I know how this is ending" and it displayed social inequality and its effects very eloquently.
My modest recommendation for you. 😉
#movies #socialjustice

A Radical Guide
1 day ago

"Cop Watch: Protecting Communities" is now live on #ARadicalPodcast!

👮‍♀️ What role does cop watching play in holding law enforcement accountable?
👁️ How can YOU contribute to safer communities?
📣 Join host Jason Bayless as we explore these questions & more.


#CopWatching #PoliceAccountability #CommunitySafety #GrassrootsActivism #SocialJustice

Steel Titan
1 day ago

#Introduction #Welcome

Please repost for visibility, so I can find people with similar interests. Like or comment for me to take a look at your profile, and possibly follow.

Likes/Interests: #Programming #Technology #OpenSource #FreeSoftware #FOSS #FLOSS #Fediverse #OnlineFreedom #Privacy #Anonymity #Anonymous #InfoSec #CyberSecurity #Manjaro #Linux #Science #Socialism #HumanRights #SocialJustice #MultipolarWorld #Programming #Python #Golang #Rust #RetroGaming #Gaming #SelfHosted #TechNews #Matrix #Youtube #Movies #Anime #Hentai #Erotica #Futurology #AI #Singularity #Fitness #Health #Collapse #ClimateCrisis #Audiobooks #Books #Fantasy #SciFi #StarWars #Fanfiction #Conspiracy #CriticalThinking #Cooking #DataHoarding #Piracy #FileSharing #Meshnet #Decentralized #Distributed #P2P #PeerToPeer #IPFS #Zeronet #Freenet #I2P #Tor

Dislikes/Disinterests: #Music #Memes #Sports #Coffee #Animals #Cats #Dogs #Nazis #CIA #NATO #UsEmpire #Oligarchy #Plutocracy #Kleptocracy #Imperialism #Fascism #Racism #Capitalism #Billionaires #Woke #Wokeism #Liberals #Democrats #Republicans #Conservatives #BigTech #ClosedSource #Microsoft #Discord #Copyright #Censorship #WesternMedia #MaintreamNews #OfficialPropaganda #Surveillance #PoliticalCorrectness #SurveillanceCapitalism #DRM #DataMining #FakeNews #Misinformation #Disinformation #EchoChamber #FilterBubble #CorporateMedia #Consumerism #Materialism #Overconsumption #PlannedObsolescence #FastFashion #Waste #EnvironmentalDegradation #Gentrification #Inequality #Neoliberalism #Globalization #FantasyFootball #Apple #Tech #BoardGames #TTRPG #DnD

Best to worst: #fopnu #nicotine+ ( #soulseek ) #aMule ( #edonkey2000 #ed2k ) #EiskaltDC++ ( #dcpp ) #gnutella #Shareaza #qBittorrent ( #BitTorrent #torrent )

My dream social media platform. What do you think, what are the most interesting ideas, what other features would you like to see, how would be your perfect social media platform?

2 days ago

Well it is #RegularSeason & #colinkaepernick is still out of the #NFL. Respect to #KaylaMorris #EricReid for showing support. Everyone may have moved on but still I ride with my guy #kappas4kaepernick #nupes4colin #TakeAKnee #Kaepernick #SocialJustice

Nate Gaylinn
2 days ago

Time for a new #introduction

I'm a #ComputerScience #PhD candidate at the #University of #Vermont (#UVM). There, I'm doing #AI and #ALife #research with Josh Bongard and many others. Themes include #evolution, #evolvability, innate #intelligence, #cells, #bodies, and #endosymbiosis.

I believe #science should be open and accessible, so I write about my ideas on a #Wordpress #blog, review relevant #books on #Goodreads, and publish my source code on #Github (links in my profile).

I'm passionate about #diversity, #socialjustice, #sustainability, #ethics, #philosophy, and all things #tech. In my personal life, I love #food, #cooking, #reading, #yoga, #hiking, #art, and #StarTrek.

I worked for many years on #Google #Search as a #software #engineer, #techlead, and #manager. I used to be proud of that, but lately I have concerns.

My favorite #programming language is #Python, but I know many more, and lately have been quite enjoying #CUDA #GPU programming in #cplusplus.

Author Sharon E. Cathcart ✅
2 days ago

I seldom throw money at out-of-state campaigns unless they are for Federal office ... but Mississippi is one of the places that really needs to flip blue. I've sent a donation to this man's campaign. Oh yeah, he's Elvis' cousin ...

Please read his statement, watch his video ... and think about how we can get this compassionate Democrat into the Mississippi state house.

#politics #socialjustice #bluewave

Deirdre Spencer
3 days ago

Art for today. #SFBA fam, it may seem a bit out of the way from the City's and the Town's art scenes, but I found this pair of exhibits at the St Mary's College Museum of Art in Moraga to be well worth the visit.

"Corita Kent: heroes and sheroes" is a small but mighty collection of Kent's graphic art supporting social justice in the late 60s. "Lisa Congdon: Hold it Lightly," in both its pop art color palette and its "themes of joy, liberation, and radical inclusion," is the perfect contemporary chaser.

I've long been an admirer of both women, so it was a delight to be able to see their work so close to home.

#CoritaKent #LisaCongdon #exhibit #exhibition #art #museum #PopArt #ProtestArt #socialJustice #inclusion #StMarys #BayArea

A photo of one of the rooms filled with Lisa Congdon's work. The walls are painted white with bold geometric shapes in cobalt blue and salmon pink. In the center of the room, there is an arranged pile of cube shaped cardboard boxes, covered with prints of her work. The walls are covered with white framed, graphic art, featuring bold colors and shapes or hand-lettered phrases, such as RADICAL LOVE and RESIST MUCH OBEY LITTLE.
A photo of a pair of Corita Kent's serigraphs, framed in white. One has a background in florescent pink, the other orange, and the text printed in black flows across both pieces. In wood type print, it reads, THE MOMENT IN WHICH LIGHT COMES IS GOD, while scrawled in caps below, it reads, ONLY YOU AND I CAN HELP THE SUN RISE EACH MORNING. IF WE DON'T IT MAY DRENCH ITSELF OUT IN SORROW. —Camus
OutOfExile_IDR § Voice ®™️
3 days ago


Elijah McClain's mother left the courtroom in tears on Friday after body cam footage of his final moments were shown. Aurora Colorado PD has a long history showing a "pattern and practice" of victimizing and harming POC and people with invisible disabilities.

Elijah's "behavior" during the encounter was not that of a criminal in defiance but, a harmless person with invisible disabilities.

Lawyers for the officers accused of murder have attempted to shift blame to the paramedics had injected him with ketamine.

Click here 🧠 to read Elijah McClain's full story.

#Justice4Elijah #BLM #DisabilityJustice #SocialJustice #NoJusticeNoPeace #StopKillingUs #ICantBreathe #InvisibleDisabilityRights #PoliceViolence #acab #JusticeForElijahMcClain

@disabilityjustice @disability @actuallyautistics

A mural of Elijah McClain is painted on the wall in his memory. it shows the 23-year-old massage therapist with earbuds in his ears. The murals background in various shades of red and orange also show flowers and the words: "Elijah McClain – respect – #SprayTheirName".
Lester Smith
4 days ago

Today & Maslow’s Yardstick
Chances are you've seen this graphic before. I believe it's a pretty clear picture of why poverty hurts the entirety of human civilization, stunting potential contributions to our advancement as a species.

But that's beside the point for this post. For me, today, it's a personal yardstick. And this post is a journaling. Because
#Announcements #GameDesign #MentalHealth #SocialJustice #Wealth #Writing

Matthew Sheffield
4 days ago

A new episode of the @discoverflux culture and identity podcast "So This Just Happened" that I co-host with @kaliholloway is out today.

Our first topic was the country singer #MarenMorris leaving the genre in part because many of its fans get angry at the idea of racial inclusion.

Here's a clip from that segment below, you can click the link for the full episode: #racism #socialjustice #progressive #antifa

We're looking for a #2SLGBTQ rep for #J2DW Board who is passionate about social justice.

Apply now #2SLGBTQ #volunteer #socialjustice #NowHiring #cdnpoli @cdnpoli @lgbtqia @lgbtq_plus

Lydia Schoch
4 days ago

My Follow Friday recommendation for this week is @WhatTheChel.

Her interests include horror, science fiction, reptiles, health, baseball, science, and social justice among many other topics.

She boosts and toots all sorts of cool stuff about whatever catches her eye. I enjoy the wide variety of her feed. It’s different every day!

#FollowFriday #HorrorCommunity #Baseball #Reptiles #Health #Science #SocialJustice #ScienceFiction

Miguel Guhlin
5 days ago

#Black #Texas student given additional suspension for loc hairstyle as parents weigh legal action #education #SocialJustice #mgshare

OutOfExile_IDR § Voice ®™️
5 days ago


The trial of two of the five accused murderers of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old autistic black man, is finally underway four years after his death. Opening statements began yesterday in the trial of former officers Randy Roedema and Jason Rosenblatt. The two are facing felony charges of criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter and assault.

Today, the prosecution called their first witnesses and presented body cam footage. Two versions of the videos were submitted into evidence, the original, and one that had been enhanced for sound clarity and brightness.

After the defense argued that the videos had been "manipulated", the judge ruled that the enhanced video would be allowed but, instructed jurors to "disregard anything seen or heard in the enhanced video if they could not see or hear it in the original".

Click here 🧠 to read Elijah McClain's full story.

Body cam footage presented in court today:

Opening statements yesterday:

#Justice4Elijah #BLM #DisabilityJustice #SocialJustice #NoJusticeNoPeace #StopKillingUs #ICantBreathe #InvisibleDisabilityRights #JusticeForElijahMcClain

@disabilityjustice @disability @actuallyautistics

Image shows a photograph of large groups of protesters marching in the streets and the mugshots of the accused killers. 

Top: Several participants in the front of the crowd are carrying a banner with bold black letters: "JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH MCCLAIN, MURDERED BY AURORA POLICE!". White letters on a red background below read: "Unite & Fight to End Racist Police Terror! 

Bottom: Below the protest photo, are photos of accused murderers Randy Roedema and Jason Rosenblatt in the courtroom today.
Naomi Lawson Jacobs
5 days ago

I'll be speaking at this training workshop on Navigating #Ethics and #SocialJustice in #Research in Oct, with Brunel University, aimed at PhD students in the arts and humanities or social sciences. Please share with anyone in London or nearby who might be interested.

5 days ago

Loyalty, n.
A behaviour where you surrender control to someone who makes bad decisions for you.

#words #dictionary #socialjustice #capitalism #marketing #politics

Just back from my first trip to #Newcastle / #Tyneside as Soph started her PhD. Have a feeling we'll like it there! Since I know no one down there; if you know of any communities for folks with an interest in the intersection of #tech and #socialJustice, #sewing, #twitching (#birdWatching not streaming), #foraging, #vegan lifestyle (already visited #alternativeStores and it's AWESOME), #climateAction or needing extra players for #fiveASide (#football) let me know <3

Janne M. Korhonen
5 days ago

For a long time, I thought that we have to separate #socialjustice issues from #environmental and #sustainability issues in order to solve either.

I thought all of these were too complex in themselves, and entangling them would complicate the solutions even more.

I now think I was wrong. Environmental and sustainability issues ARE social justice issues. What's more, I don't believe an unjust society can ever be sustainable.

So it's a choice between justice or judgment day.

wednesday the valkyrja
6 days ago

some "organizers" are only good at tearing things down. i don't like working with anyone who lacks the skills or the desire to build.

it's frustrating, and yes, reactionary. even if they know all the correct buzzwords, they are still in a reactionary state are in need of revision.

#SocialJustice isn't all about rage, sorry.

Radical Social Worker ✊️
1 week ago

I just thought - "I wish I could protest for a living."

And then I realized - I already DO protest for a living 🤣

Being a social worker is inherently political at every angle.

Social work IS bad ass.

Shout out to the mystery person who highlighted this recently 😉

#SocialWork #SocialJustice #Protest #Activism #Activist

OutOfExile_IDR § Voice ®™️
1 week ago

UPDATE: Philadelphia police officer Mark Dial WAS out on $500,000 bail. Dial shot Eddie Irizarry through the window of his car on August 14 and lied to the public saying, Irizarry was out of his car and lunging at him with a knife. The district attorney wanted bail revoked saying, it is a direct violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution. Bail is not granted in Pennsylvania for murder cases.

BREAKING NOW: This afternoon, a judge revoked bail and former officer Mark Dial is now behind bars for the murder. It's about time that the two-tiered justice system made such a ruling. It's time for more of this. Keep fighting.

#SocialJustice #PoliceViolence #StopKillingUs #MentalHealth #InvisibleDisabilityRights #POC #equality

1 week ago

I hope Jim Trotter takes his lawsuit as far as he can. The NFL needs a long overdue wake up call when it comes to racial discrimination. And I totally can believe that Terry Pegula made those comments. Owner of the Buffalo Bills? Yeah he isn’t exactly what we could call progressive. #NFL #SocialJustice #Sports

OutOfExile_IDR § Voice ®™️
1 week ago

UPDATE: Philadelphia police officer Mark Dial is currently out on $500,000 bail. Dial shot Eddie Irizarry through the window of his car on August 14 and lied to the public saying, Irizarry was out of his car and lunging at him with a knife. The district attorney wants that revoked saying, it is a direct violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution. Bail is not granted in Pennsylvania in murder cases.

#SocialJustice #PoliceViolence #StopKillingUs #MentalHealth #InvisibleDisabilityRights

A land fit for all our futures
1 week ago

Because #legality is not #morality, in the #UK we have #juries which "allow ordinary people to decide what is right and fair"

Enshrined in law for centuries is the absolute right of juries to acquit a defendant according to their #conscience

Imagine a country that threatens people with imprisonment for simply reminding #jurors of their #rights?

Imagine a country that imprisons #defendants because they say #ClimateChange or #FuelPoverty in their defense?

That country is the #UK (although I expect this does not happen in Scotland!)

#UKlaw #Justice #SocialJustice #ClimateJustice #ClimateEmergency

Nigel Pugh
1 week ago

credit: @coldwarsteve

Trail jury by #socialmedia - defence by the rich right wing, and too many women in fear.

We really need to sort out #democracy, and #socialjustice.

Russel Brand stands in an open top limousine, dress in a Jimmy Saville shell suit,  on an airport concreted area, as if just landed receiving his fans, with a security entourage dressed like the men in black, they are all rich, anti woke, rich wing popularists.
Your Autistic Life
1 week ago

"DC councilmember launches plan to address violence 'crisis' in the District"

Yes, I've read the article. Can someone explain to me how this is not the same old bloody recipe rehashed and reused for the umpteenth time?

"OMG! Crime!"

"Oh! I know. Let's toughen our laws and pay a bit of lip service to social justice in the hope that this time, contrarily to the 19395838 times we've gone down this road, it will work!"

Stop paying lip service to social justice. You won't make a dent in crime until you do this.

#USPol #USNews #DistrictOfColumbia #crime #SocialJustice #laws

Enia Titova
1 week ago

I schlepped over to Moraga today to see Lisa Congdon’s show at her alma mater, St. Mary’s College of California.

I’ve been a fan of Lisa’s for a long time, I even cross-stitched her design last year at 8.5x11 size, so you know I’m all in (that reminds me, I need to frame it).

Lisa didn’t start making art until late in life, I believe her 40s, and she always encourages people to explore their creativity, regardless of age, ability, or skill level.

But what I didn’t know was how much she had been influenced by Corita Kent, a once-Sister of the Immaculate Heart, who developed a unique printmaking style addressing social justice issues in the 1960s. Corita’s prints are displayed in the rooms next to Lisa’s exhibition.

Together, they are a great and thought provoking exhibition that everyone should go and see.

St. Mary’s College Museum of Art is open daily, 10 am - 4 pm, and the admission is free. Leave time to see the beautiful campus of the college.

#socialjustice #printmaking

one of the rooms in Hold it Lightly, an exhibition of Lisa Congdon’s work at the St. Mary’s College Museum of Art. prints on the wall and on card board cubes in the middle of the room are illustrated in bright primary colors, and read “know thyself,” “TENDER,” “resist much, obey little” among others.
Corita Kent’s print, rendered in pinks and oranges, featuring photos of MLK, Jr., JFK, and Bobby Kennedy next to a quote by E.B. White “It can be said of him, as of few men in a like position, that he did not fear the weather, and did not trim his sails, but instead challenged the wind itself, to improve its direction and to cause it to blow more softly and more kindly over the world and its people.”
Michael John Smith
1 week ago

New #introduction
As a happily #married, #retired #English #Buddhist #straightedge #vegan #solarpunk living these past 38 years in #Ljubljana, #Slovenia, I try my best to be kind to every kind using #socialmedia to #campaign for #humanrights #animalrights #socialjustice and the #environment I am very concerned about #lgbtqia rights, #veganism and #ClimateChange

Please follow if you have similar #progressive interests or #spirituality, #meditation, #left #green #politics or #mentalhealth

Clare X
1 week ago

Hi, my name is Clare.

I joined this instance a few days ago in the hope of connecting with folks who support meaningful #socialjustice reforms.

I am a writer, author and scholar with interests in racial equity, racial health equity and racial justice. My focus is very much on courageous conversations; shining a light on injustice; and empowering marginalized communities.

I have lived and worked in several countries including the USA, Barbados, the UK and Nigeria.

Read more about me here:

#racialjustice #antiracism #civilrights

Are you passionate about 2SLGBTQ+ rights and social justice? Join #J2DW as a volunteer board member and make a difference in your community! Apply now #2SLGBTQ #volunteer #socialjustice #NowHiring #cdnpoli @cdnpoli @lgbtqia @lgbtq_plus

Volunteer 2SLGBTQ Board Member
Stingray's Badger Friend
1 week ago

Really great thread about the #CitizenScience data analysis project by @badlogic
in Austria, showing the effects of monopoly and price gouging in supermarkets


Had a good meeting with the @wmlgbt user group today. I talked about some of the photos I've contributed to @wikipedia and #Wikimedia Commons over the past 10 years, most of which focus on #LGBTQ and #SocialJustice issues.

#Wikipedia #photography #CreativeCommons

Ricardo Levins Morales poster catalog, p749: "It Can't Be Beat" (1994)

Solidarity is the principle that makes movements for social change tick. When we stand side by side, an injury to one becomes an injury to all.

Poster available here for $12:

#Solidarity #SocialJustice #SocialChange #Community #Union #MastoArt #FediGiftShop

A two color, vertical print in a scratchboard style in burgundy and dark blue. At the top underneath an archway of a sun, clouds and lighting, is the large word SOLIDARITY. Underneath, five people in various dress, facial types and hairstyles have their arms around each others shoulders, as the two on outside hold either ends of an unfurled banner reading, "It can't be beat!" Under that is a bar of dark red stars, and then a globe in between the block words "WORLD WIDE."
Radical Social Worker ✊️
2 weeks ago

One of my profs said this about being drawn to the field of social work, and I couldn't agree more:

"You've chosen this field because you are angry about something. Channel that anger into change and transform the world."

Yes I will.

#SocialWork #SocialJustice @socialwork

A Radical Guide
2 weeks ago

"Challenging State Power: From 'Cop City' to Prison Abolition" ep. 19 of A Radical Podcast is now available.
🎧 Tune in to unpack the layers of state oppression & the call for #PrisonAbolition.
#ARadicalPodcast #StatePower #CopCity #Atlanta #RICO #SocialJustice

Diane Bruce
2 weeks ago

I heard about the "canary girls" over the weekend at a #Hack613 meetup.

#Feminism #Ottawa #SocialJustice

Radical Social Worker ✊️
2 weeks ago

British Columbia #decriminalized #drugs for personal use earlier this year.

This is a 3 year, time limited exemption granted by Health Canada.

The issue? The # of grams for personal use approved is not high enough for the majority of #PeopleWhoUseDrugs (only 2.5 grams or less 🙄).

How about this! Make it ILLEGAL to create policies without consulting AND listening to the population most impacted ✊️

#DrugPolicy #SocialJustice #WarOnDrugs #SupportNotStigma

Feeling very proud of my country (#Scotland) today; the so-called “lord advocate” has given the green light on safe consumption rooms. If you live in Scotland and have a drug problem, you will no longer be forced to use somewhere unclean and unsafe if you have nowhere else to go. The net result is less deaths and more regular contact with people who can help you. This is exactly the sort of policy needed to end the drug war. Well done everyone involved, many lives will be saved, and many families will have a chance to become whole again

#scotland #scotpol #drugs #safeconsumption #healthcare #SocialJustice #socialwork

OutOfExile_IDR § Voice ®™️
3 weeks ago

Philadelphia officer Mark dial, mugshot taken today. His bail is set at a half million in the murder of Eddie Irizarry.

#SocialJustice #PoliceViolence #StopKillingUs #MentalHealth #acab

Mugshots of officer Mark dial taken today, September 8, 2023

Image courteous of ABC 6 Philly news
OutOfExile_IDR § Voice ®™️
3 weeks ago

On August 14, Philadelphia police officer Mark Dial, shot through the window of Eddie Irizarry's car after pulling him over and lied to the public about the events. The police claim that, Mr. Irizarry was out of his car and "lunging" at officers with a knife, was quickly refuted by private "Ring" camera footage.

Body camera footage was released today showing the officer exiting his car, running to the driver side of Eddie Irizarry's car with gun drawn while Eddie sat in the drivers seat. On the video, the officer can be heard yelling "I WILL F&#ING SHOOT YOU". He immediately fired six shots into the car, killing Mr. Irizarry.

Today, the killer, officer Dial turned himself in after being charged by the Philadelphia DA with offenses including: Murder. Voluntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault and Official Oppression. The family has shared with the media that Eddie was schizophrenic.

#SocialJustice #PoliceViolence #StopKillingUs #MentalHealth #InvisibleDisabilityRights


Ricardo Levins Morales poster catalog, p700: "Nothing About Us, Without Us, Is For Us"

This powerful slogan arose from the struggle of people with disabilities in #SouthAfrica. It could be the basic operating principle of peoples’ struggles all over the world. One of our most popular images, it's a poster, card, button and shirt:

Today (9/5/23) is the last day of our Labor Day sale - 25% off with code EDUCATE

#DisabilityJustice #SocialJustice #MastoArt #FediGiftShop

A roughly circular image on a cream background, consisting of block lettering in mostly earthy colors (such as burnt orange, dark green, gold, lavender, and dark blue) interspersed with cut out shapes depicting people's faces and arms joining together. The five people depictred have various hairstyles and dark skin tones. The letters spell out "Nothing About Us -- Without Us -- Is for us." In small words at the bottom, "based on slogan popularized by South African disability rights and youth activists."
Karl Schwartz, Artist advocate
3 weeks ago

Addressing #climatecrisis & #socialjustice

The Carbon Fee AND Dividend system would do all of this:

- quickly lower carbon emissions
- increase the income of the poor and middle class
- stimulate the economy and green technology innovation
- push polluters to invest in socially-responsible energy production.
- prevent *Catastrophic Climate Change* while softening the impacts of what's backed in, which disproportionately afflicts the poor.


OutOfExile_IDR § GoodTrouble®
3 weeks ago

Federally Sanctioned Exploitation Of Workers with Disabilities – Happy Labor Day:

On this Labor Day, Out Of Exile – Invisible Disability Rights gives thanks and honor to workers and the unions that protect them. Without unions, the experience of many workers may be similar to that of the disabled. This piece will focus on the exploitation and abuse of disabled workers by employers , and how it's perfectly legal under federal and state laws in the US. Section 14(c) of the US Department of Labor's "Fair Standards And Labor Act" (FSLA), has been virtually unchanged since it was enacted in 1938. Under the almost century old regulation, employers can apply for a certificate which allows them to pay workers with disabilities, an unspecified subminimum wage.

The average sub wage and the number of disabled people seemingly exploited by this legislation, seems to vary among the sources linked below. By any account, even one person with disabilities being preyed upon in this way, is far too many. The wages are inhumane. A 2021 Forbes article claims over 320,000 people with disabilities, the majority with invisible disabilities, earn an average of $3.34 an hour. A previous Forbes article put the figures in excess of 420,000 people being paid as little as $2.15, while others cite drastically lower wages. Some organizations like Goodwill, form their own "sheltered workshops", determining their own limits on sub wages for their disabled workers. There seems to be no bottom limit on how little individuals with invisible disabilities can be paid.

"The non-profits use “time studies” to calculate the salaries of Section 14 (c) workers. With a stopwatch, staff members time how long it takes a disabled worker to complete a task. That time is compared with how long it would take a person without a disability to do the same task. The non-profit then applies a formula to calculate a rate of pay, which may be equal to or less than minimum wage".

A decade ago, NBC reported that Goodwill industries, presumably by authority of their DOL "Section 14(c) certificate", paid disabled workers twenty-two cents an hour. The report claims that some were paid as little as three or four cents an hour. Think about paying your bills 10 years ago on a wage like this. Some nonprofits, even place Section 14(c) workers in outside, for-profit endeavors in restaurants, stores and even, "IRS centers". That sounds more like calculated exploitation, rather than accommodation and equality. Though the "NBC-Goodwill" article and figures are old, the problem is older and still continues today.

The theory of sheltered workshops is to prepare individuals with disabilities to transition to outside employment. In Missouri, disabled workers packaging T-shirts or sorting and counting dog treats to be sold for profit on Amazon, rarely "graduate" these workshops into regular paying jobs. Pay for sorting the $15 Amazon dog treats? $1.50 an hour while Jeff Bezos builds rocket ships. The title of the recent ProPublica article linked below, says it all. "Missouri Allows Some Disabled Workers to Earn Less Than a Dollar an Hour. The State Says It's Fine If That Never Changes". I say, show me change in the Show-Me state and across the country.

In a follow-up to that story by ProPublica, some participants of sheltered workshops said they approved, saying the alternative is to sit at home and do nothing. Are these opinion formed as a result of gas lighting or years of oppression accepted as "just the way it is"? It's time for new attitudes and alternatives for the disabled community when it comes to wages and employment. In some states, now there are.

About 16 states have changed or passed laws regarding disability subminimum wage exploitation but, nothing to speak of federally. A three year old press release from the National Council on Disability that "Applauded the US commission on civil rights call to repeal section 14(c)", seems to be the sum of that effort. Other states have actions in progress including: Connecticut, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York. If you live in any of these states, now's the time for activism and to let your representatives know how you feel. Follow the ""legislation watch" APSE link to track progress. The Alternative? Similar actions introduced in Kentucky and West Virginia died in committee allowing this despicable injustice against disabled people in those states to continue. Change is up to everyone. What will you do to help stop the exploitation and abuse?

OutOfExile_IDR © 2023

"Subminimum Wage: ...Why It Needs to End" – World Institute on Disability (WID):

"Missouri Allows Some Disabled Workers to Earn Less Than a Dollar an Hour…" – ProPublica:

More disabled workers paid just pennies in our – NBC:

"Paying Disabled People Less Than Minimum Wage: The Next Frontier for Disability Activism" – Forbes:

Some in Missouri approve of sheltered workshops:

Where Does Your States Stand – APSE:

NCD applauds USCCR:

#DisabilityEconomicJustice #LaborDay #disability #wages #equality #change #exploitation #DisabilitySolidarity #SocialJustice #activism #union #InvisibleDisabilityRights #unite #UnionStrong
@disability @disabilityjustice

Photo of disability activists protesting subminimum wage regulations. Numerous individuals with disabilities including several wheelchair user's in the forefront of the image, demonstrate as one is holding a sign that reads: "IT'S A CIVIL RIGHT".
Diane Bruce
3 weeks ago

@uastronomer hmm I am struggling but these come to mind as thoughts.

#SocialJustice #Racism #Privilege

Are you passionate about 2SLGBTQ+ rights and social justice? Join #J2DW as a volunteer board member and make a difference in your community! Apply now #2SLGBTQ #volunteer #socialjustice #NowHiring #cdnpoli @cdnpoli @lgbtqia @lgbtq_plus

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Time for a new #Intro Post

#HamRadio - @kg5jst

PRONOUNS: he/him

White and #Cherokee (non-citizen)
Mostly cis/het

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BLOG: (part of #Fediverse)

Note: I seek to use alt text for photos.

I do not do CW's for political/activism posts

Lyre Calliope
4 weeks ago

✨Ya'll are hearing it here first!✨

🚀 I'm excited to launch my online workshop "Activism & Tech: Power Up Your Organizing with Tech That Embodies Your Values"

This workshop is for activists & organizers, inside and outside of tech, and especially from queer and BIPOC communities. 🌈 No tech expertise required, and sliding scale pricing. 💸

To join 👉🏼🔗:

Let me know your questions & feedback, and plz reshare! ♻️

#Activism #Tech #MovementTechnology #SocialJustice

RLM Art Studio poster catalog, p675: Give Me A Fish.

Read carefully - this one's a different take on a familiar saying. Change isn't just about teaching - it's also about organizing.

This poster comes in a 17x22 screenprint for $19.95, or $11.95 digital print for $11.95. Get it here:

Now thru 9/5/23, get 25% off with code EDUCATE for our Labor Day Sale. #MastoArt #FediGiftShop #Organizing #SocialJustice #Community

A block print style image, mostly with purple mixed-case block text, framed by a swooping river in shades of blue merging into two hands shaking at the bottom of the page. A couple fish are swimming on the left. The text says: If you give me a fish, you have fed me for a day. If you teach me to fish, you have fed me until the river is contaminated or the shoreline seized for development. But if you teach me to organize, then whatever the challenge, I can join together with my peers and we will fashion our own solution."
OutOfExile_IDR § Voice ®™️
4 weeks ago

February 25, 1996 - August 30, 2019 – Four years ago today.

Elijah McClain would often spend his lunch break at the shelter near his work playing his violin for what he called, lonely kittens". RIP

#ICantBreathe #ImJustDifferent #EndAbleism #EndRacism #SocialJustice #cats

Photograph of Elijah McClain playing his violin for the "lonely kittens" at the shelter.
OutOfExile_IDR § Voice ®™️
1 month ago

Justice for Elijah McClain – Murder Trials Update:

Tomorrow marks four years since Elijah McClain died as a result of his interactions with Aurora Colorado police and paramedics but, none of the five accused murderer's trials have even begun.

On August 17, the Colorado Atty. Gen.'s office dropped some of the charges against two of the accused officers, Rosenblatt and Rodema. "Sentence enhancer" charges of "Crime of Violence" were withdrawn from the case because, they were deemed "repetitive and unnecessary" by the AG's office. The sentence enhancers provide for mandatory prison sentences and can increase incarceration time for those convicted. An AG representative said that dropping those charges "would not affect the amount of time the officers might spend in prison if convicted". All five are still charged with Manslaughter and Criminally Negligent Homicide. Rosenblatt and Rodema are now set to go to trial on September 18.

The trial of the two paramedics charged, Peter Cichuniec and Jeremy Cooper, was reportedly scheduled for August 7 but, is now set for Nov. 27 with a pre-trial conference on Nov. 2. At this time, the paramedics are still facing "sentences enhancer" charges of "Crime of Violence". Cooper administered the ketamine to McClain, according to the indictment.

In an August 4 "motions hearing", attorneys for the third officer and fifth accused murderer, Nathan Woodyard argued that Woodyard became distraught as the other two officers held McClain down. He will face trial alone in October.

Click here for 🧠 the full story of what happened to Elijah McClain.


Woodyard "motions hearing"

#JusticeForElijahMcClain #ICantBreathe #ImJustDifferent #ActuallyAutistic #BLM #InvisibleDisabilityRights #EndAbleism #EndRacism #disability #DisabilityCommunity #SocialJustice #PoliceViolence #StopKillingUs

@disabilityjustice @disability @actuallyautistics

Photograph of a memorial for Elijah McClain, across the street from where the incident occurred. The image shows a multitude of objects placed to remember Elijah. Photographs and drawings of his image are surrounded by flowers, candles, patio lights and other objects..
UCPH Degrowth Network
1 month ago

The fourth instance of our online Degrowth seminar series is coming up, on September 19th, 2 PM-3 PM CEST

“The future of degrowth: Decolonizing more than the imaginary” by Dr. Brototi Roy (Central European University, Vienna)

In recent years, degrowth has sparked multiple discussions, analyses and actions on repoliticizing the debate for socio-ecological justice and equity. Since the beginning of the movement as an activist slogan, there have been calls for decolonizing the imaginary. In this talk, Dr. Roy will engage with the idea of how can this decolonization be more material.

The talk will take place on Zoom, registration here:
It will be followed by 30 min of informal discussion for those interested.

#Degrowth #Postgrowth #Decolonisation #Decolonization #Colonialism #Postcolonialism #Decroissance #ClimateJustice #SocialJustice #socioecological #ClimateCrisis #Equity #Activism

How can I be informed about future events organized by the UCPH Degrowth Network?
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Poster of Dr. Brototi Roy's talk: "The future of degrowth: decolonizing more than the imaginary"
Lawrence Herzog
1 month ago
I’ve enjoyed being on Mastodon these last nine months. Time for a refreshed #introduction. I am a Canadian writer, photographer, sometime constituency assistant and former radio and television broadcaster, progressive and passionate about #socialjustice. My interests include #parks, #films, #travel, #dogs, and #hiking. Links to my writing at, and images at

"A great people which had created a great civilization had become a nation of silent onlookers. They remained silent in the face of hate, in the face of brutality and in the face of mass murder.”

#CivilRights #SocialJustice #EconomicJustice #MarchonWashington

“Under the Hitler regime, I learned many things. “The most important thing that I learned under those tragic circumstances was that bigotry and hatred are not 'the most urgent problem.’ The most urgent, the most disgraceful, the most shameful and the most tragic problem is silence."

~ Rabbi Joachim Prinz at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963, as quoted by Kevin Kruse

#CivilRights #SocialJustice #EconomicJustice #MarchonWashington

Radical Social Worker ✊️
1 month ago

August 31 is International Drug Posioning Awareness Day.

The mission is to:
🟣Raise awareness regarding the ongoing drug poisoning crisis
🟣Remember, without stigma, those who died
🟣Hold space for grieving family and friends
🟣Advocate for action around prevention strategies and evidence based drug policies

Remember -
📣Every death is a policy failure📣

💜Find an event near you

#IOAD #TimeToRemember #TimeToAct #Activism #DrugPolicy #PublicPolicy #SocialJustice

Someone's hero. Picture of a young child and their father.

31 of August. International Overdose Awareness Day.
Stephen Anfield
1 month ago

Adding more inclusivity to research and eliminating wrongful exclusions can be achieved by redesigning trial accommodations, eligibility criteria, and consent forms.

"The definition of clinical trial diversity must include disabled people"

#DisabilityJustice #disability #SocialJustice #research #inclusion #diversity #DiversityMatters

Serge from Babka
1 month ago

This video "Is the Progressive Left Antisemitic?" is one of the best videos on modern antisemitism (both the right and the left) that I've seen in a while.

The video touches on the antisemitism in progressive spaces, including academia, and how Jews are deliberately silenced or even sometimes blamed for hatred against them. It takes a supportive but critical eye towards the concepts and structures of race theory and how they impact Jews.

As a left-leaning Jew, I found it's open acknowledgement of the pain I suffer from the people whose politics I identify with to be very validating, and I urge you to give it a watch, especially if you're not Jewish. Jews need our non-Jewish friends to understand what we're going through.

#antisemitism #Jews #Race #Racism #SocialJustice #WhiteSupremacy #RaceTheory #ModernAntisemitism

2 months ago

The deadly intersection of labor exploitation and climate change

"The current design of our economic system privileges the well-being of only 1 percent of all humans. Whether it’s a deadly virus or the deadly climate, unless we clearly identify the systemic problems and redesign our economic system to center the well-being of all human beings, the future will not be livable, rendering discussions of “productivity” moot in the deadliest possible way."

#climatechange #explotation #labor #classstruggle #climatejustice #socialjustice #globalwarming

Bread and Circuses
2 months ago

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil OBEDIENCE."

Source of quote --

#ClimateAction #ClimateJustice #SocialJustice

Photo of Howard Zinn, with this quote: "You are saying our problem is civil disobedience, but that is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem."
OutOfExile_IDR § GoodTrouble®
2 months ago


Trials begin next week. Remember Elijah! Click here 🧠 for his story. CW: Image - Eye contact

#Justice4Elijah #BLM #EndAbleism #EndRacism #SpeakUp4Change #SocialJustice #InvisibleDisabilityRights #StopPoliceViolence #NoJusticeNoPeace #StopKillingUs #ICantBreathe #acab

@disabilityjustice @disability @actuallyautistic

Image shows a photograph of large groups of protesters marching in the streets and the mugshots of the accused killers. 
Top: Several participants in the front of the crowd are carrying a banner with bold black letters: "JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH MCCLAIN, MURDERED BY AURORA POLICE!". White letters on a red background below read: "Unite & Fight to End Racist Police Terror! Party for Socialism and Liberation".

Bottom: Below the protest photo, are the mugshots of the three police and two EMTs charged
2 months ago

I guess it's the thing to do an #introduction post? I'm a #demisexual #childfree #polyamorous #neurodivergent #feminist #witch living in the #pnw with two cats, a dog, a mouse, and a husband. She/her.

Interested in #art #music #science #books #writing #geek #climatechange #socialjustice #reproductiverights #crafting #anticapitalist #antifa. I try to be a good #lgbtq & #bipoc ally, please correct me if I misstep.

2 months ago

Hey, everyone.

Seems like it's time for a re-introduction, as a bunch of folks are new and I moved back to my original instance from

I'm a retired org. dev. consultant currently working on an audio fiction project from the Ghost Town of Fell River.

My posts will be a mix of:

#AIArt #EDM #SocialJustice #AIEthics #Science (especially #Astronomy) #Fiction #HorrorArt

I stand with all LGTBQ2S+ because they are amazingly courageous but shouldn't have to be.

Hey folks. In the last two months I wrote eight stories on @medium, but barely made enough money to cover the cost of two months' membership. Medium is changing their monetization model beginning tomorrow (August 1), so I'm hopeful my earnings might increase, but I could really use more subscribers. I'm a #Black #trans #vegan who blogs primarily about #SocialJustice issues.

I'm also on Patreon:


Simon Brooke
2 months ago

@jackLondon @Loukas Almost half of all voters in the UK under 34 do not vote. Those are the age group most likely to vote #Labour.

Why do they not vote? Because no-one is offering them a vision worth voting for. If #Labour offered them a vision, and got 80% to turn out (as the #Tories do at the other end of the age spectrum), #Labour would win.

But to do that you need strong policies on #ClimateEmergency, #SocialJustice, and #MinorityRights

Radical Social Worker ✊️
2 months ago

I've been posting a lot of mental health related content lately.

I'll get back to critiquing systems and advocating for social justice.

I required a little pause on that to nourish my wellness.

I see this as a necessary strategy so I can rise up and do that work again.

Until then, I will rest, recover, and find balance so I can get back to all that resisting ✊️

#MentalHealth #SocialJustice #Activism

Molly Cantrell-Kraig ✅
2 months ago

Want to help people directly in your area? Have too much stuff in your closets, attic, garage? Register for a freecycle account and give that stuff AWAY. There are ppl on here asking for everything. It won't cost you a dime:

#recycle #upcycle #climate #SJW #socialJustice #poverty #circularEconomy #waste #ewaste

2 months ago

Now that I've been hanging out here consistently for a week or so I decided it's time for a new #introduction / #reintroduction

I'm Haru, I'm 35,
#NonBinary and I live in #Meanjin on Jagera/Turrbal land with my wife and #dog. I'm a #CyberWitch and I'm interested in #clouds #birds #insects #flowers #trees #dogs #astronomy #folkmusic #concertina #folkmagic #art #photography #media #sculpture #space #philosophy #postmodernism #absurdism #socialjustice #witchcraft #solarpunk to name a few. Sometimes I do the odd #shitpost too for fun.

I have
#CFS and #Bipolar which can make it hard to get out much so seeing so much of the world, so seeing all the wonderful posts here has been an absolute joy.