And we're continuing the fun with @aupresses, hosting the next #AskUP session. Do you have questions about university publishing?
This is your chance to ask us here: https://ow.ly/EyvZ50Q1GHf
📢 📖 University Press Week raises awareness of how and why UPs help increase visibility and reach of diverse scholarly publishing - sharing knowledge around global issues of critical importance - influencing ideas around the world.
Are there any #Linux distributions with #Speakup in them that work on the new #mac machines in #vmare or #utm? I tried #debian 12 and under this distro Speakup froze up at random intervals and locked up the vm. I am starting to think that two different physical machines may be the best for me. #arm64 with #accessibility features doesn't seem to be stable enough yet for prime time.
'Military Revolution and the Thirty Years War 1618–1648: Aspects of Institutional Change and Decline' is out now in #OpenAccess from @HelsinkiUPress! 🎉 📖 🔓 To find out more about the new title, as well as some of HUP's other #openbooks, check out our latest blog post: https://blog.ubiquitypress.com/speakup-helsinki-university-press-8401c746fde4 #SpeakUP #UPWeek
"... to celebrate university press work that amplifies thought-provoking concepts, new points of view, and ideas that advocate for social change."
We believe Open Access university presses are the leaders of the next phase of scholarly publishing 🔓
In today's blog post for #UPWeek, we address some of the common misconceptions surrounding university presses: https://blog.ubiquitypress.com/be-a-leader-not-a-follower-the-reality-of-open-access-university-press-publishing-c21523fe9925 #SpeakUP #upweek2023
'Children’s Culture and Citizenship in Argentina' by @DraLRea is out now in #OpenAccess from @WRUniPress! 🎉 🔓 📖
We spoke to WRUP about the new publication, as well as the press' highly successful 'Hidden Depths' - find out more: https://blog.ubiquitypress.com/speakup-white-rose-university-press-7da91ab9bfe0 #SpeakUP #UPWeek
Starting a university press with ]u[ Ubiquity is like buying a shiny new car. How so? Find out in our latest blog post, in which we spoke to ]u[ founder and CEO Brian Hole: https://blog.ubiquitypress.com/why-start-a-university-press-a-conversation-with-u-ubiquity-founder-brian-hole-67108e911ec3 #UPWeek #SpeakUP
"Choose one thing. Speak up. Show up. Do what you can, when you can, where you can. And notice joy where you can find it." 💛
CW for specific examples of tyranny and oppression - but also specific examples of how to resist and why.
The UK is cracking down on those protesting. Climate and environmental activists are the usual target of new laws that criminalize protests that are deemed to interfer with national infrastructure.
Taking to the streets to express yourself is now becoming illegal around the world.
In the shadow of the setting sun, where barbed wires and aching memories still linger, I stand as a Hebrew educator, a Jewish born and raised Israeli woman.
Today, I harbor envy. Envy towards other language educators who gleefully share their fun, uncharged language lessons, untouched by the shadows of prejudice and misunderstanding.
I know that right now, it feels like the weight of the world is pressing down on so many of us.
Recent events have left us shaken, and the headlines can be overwhelmingly grim. It's a tough place to be, and I get it.
So when I say, "It's going to be okay", what I really mean is, "Let's make it okay. Together."
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #UK #Tories #TERFS #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #TERFIsland #Media #MoralPanic #HateSpeech #StochasticTerrorism #Hatecrimes
"Killed by Police Over Eight Dollars – Ethan Saylor's Story"
⚠️ CW: Disability and Police Violence (The details may be disturbing to some)
On January 12, 2013, 26-year-old Ethan Saylor of New Market Maryland, went to the movies to see "Zero Dark Thirty" for the second time. After the movie, his caregiver went to bring her car to the front of the theater while Ethan waited inside. Being his favorite movie, Ethan snuck back in to watch the movie again while she was gone.
The theater manager told him that, he would have to buy a ticket or leave but, he refused. Ethan had Down Syndrome and did not understand, nor did he handle money. Not disturbing anyone, he was watching the movie, when the theater manager summoned mall security to have Ethan removed. His caregiver returned, pleading with the manager and one of the deputies attempting to de-escalate the interaction. She begged with them not to touch him and requested to speak to him. She was ignored and not allowed to go to Ethan.
The mall security guards that responded were actually off-duty Frederick County Maryland deputies, moonlighting as security guards. When one of them told Ethan that he had to leave, Ethan again refused and began to swear in protest. Two other moonlighting deputies came to "assist" in removing Ethan from the theater. The three veteran officers, Lt. Scott Jewell, Sgt. Rich Rochford, and Deputy James Harris, forcibly pulled Ethan out of his seat and tried to handcuff him. A struggle ensued and Ethan was taken to the ground by the three deputies.
With Ethan on his stomach, at least one eyewitness account cited that one officer had his knee pressing on the man's back. It also stated that Ethan was heard crying out, "MOMMY, IT HURT!". At this point, I have to ask the question if these men were stupid or just callously evil as I wipe the tears from my eyes. Obviously, that question is rhetorical. It should have been plainly obvious that Ethan Saylor was, as some laws word it, a "vulnerable adult" with disabilities.
A few months later, a Frederick News Post story stated:
“Saylor cursed and resisted the deputies, and he was briefly handcuffed with three sets of cuffs linked together, according to the sheriff’s office. Saylor ended up on the floor during the struggle and had a medical emergency. He was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the sheriff’s office said.”
The Frederick County Sheriff's office investigated and later released Maryland Atty. Gen.'s report said in part:
"The opinion of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was that a 25 year old Caucasian male ROBERT ETHAN SAYLOR, died of ASPHYXIA. Down’s Syndrome, Obesity, Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, and Accessory Conduction Pathways of Heart, are also significant conditions…This individual was already compromised by his Down’s Syndrome, obesity, body habitus, and heart disease, making him more susceptible to sudden death in stressful conditions which would compromise his breathing. Using the medical definition of homicide (but for the actions of other individuals Mr. Saylor would not have died), the manner of death is best certified as HOMICIDE".
In April, another news source reported about injuries to Ethan's face and cartilage in his neck, "which has yet to be explained":
“The autopsy revealed Saylor had bruises and abrasions on his face and body. And another injury: a fracture to cartilage in Saylor’s throat. Experts say it’s an unusual injury to see in a choking case. A forensic pathologist not familiar with case [SIC] says the injury happens from some kind of force... It can be seen in a manual strangulation, ” says Dr. John Hunsaker, a forensic pathologist and expert witness. “But in and of itself, one would be difficult to diagnose without more information. And it can occur as a result of a direct blow.”
The use of three sets of handcuffs is a tactic referred to as "hog-tying", in which the ankles and wrists are restrained and connected to each other with the third. In 1995, the US DOJ (Department of Justice), warned police departments that people may die when using this hog-tying method, yet there are still many that employ this technique of restraint. To be clear in regard to the sheriff's worded claim of a "medical emergency", Ethan's larynx was crushed and at least one of the sources below use the words "broken bones" in his neck. Despite the homicide ruling, 17 eyewitness account statements and Dr. Hunsaker's statements, a Maryland grand jury refused to indict the deputies for the murder of Ethan Saylor. One of the officers, Sgt. Rich Rochford, was later "quietly hired" by Frederick city Police Department, despite his involvement in the incident.
It seems I write about these horrific instances of police violence against people with invisible disabilities all the time. It's certainly not because I enjoy them, and it is very emotionally taxing to do so. The fact is, situations like this occur so regularly, there's too many stories to ignore. 50% of people killed by police in the US have a disability and unfortunately, many people never hear about, or care about stories like this. Many seem too busy fighting about colors or wooden hammers. How many of you have heard of Ethan Saylor, Christian Glass or Elijah McClain. I feel that telling their stories to wake people up, is the first step in inspiring them to stand against these recurring injustices facing the invisibly disabled community. Ethan is just another tragic example of the senseless, hateful authoritarian murders of otherwise innocent people. He was killed over an eight dollar movie theater ticket, to put things in perspective. This is one of the main reasons I do what I do, and the support for the cause of people with invisible disabilities is very much appreciated.
The Preventable Death of Ethan Saylor – "Psychology Today": https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/incompetence/201311/the-preventable-death-ethan-saylor
Maryland Grand Jury Refuses To Indict Deputies: https://thesource.com/2014/12/08/md-grand-jury-refuses-indictment-of-cop-who-killed-man-with-down-syndrome-who-wouldnt-leave-movie/
The Trouble with the Robert Ethan Saylor Case: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-trouble-with-the-robert-ethan-saylor-case/
Frederick city Maryland police quietly hired cop who killed Ethan Saylor over a movie ticket: https://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-brutality-cop-watch/cop-who-killed-man-with-down-syndrome-over-movie-ticket-quietly-hired-at-neighboring-dept
Deputies Want Lawsuit Dismissed in the Death of a Man in Custody: https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/deputies-want-lawsuit-dismissed-after-man-dies-in-custody/359608620
The Road We've Shared: https://theroadweveshared.com/justice-for-ethan/a-brief-summary-of-the-story
Sister of a Man Who Died in Police Custody Continues to Fight for Justice: https://www.cbsnews.com/baltimore/news/justice-for-ethan-sister-of-disabled-man-who-died-in-police-custody-continues-fight-for-independent-investigation/
In an incident captured on video, a group of women in Cameroon were seen confronting a man who had allegedly assaulted his wife.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #DemocraticParty #Allies #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
A quotation from Austen, Jane:
People who suffer as I do from nervous complaints can have no great inclination for talking. Nobody can tell what I suffer! — But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Full quote, sourcing, notes:
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Florida #DemocraticParty #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate https://www.washingtonblade.com/2023/07/17/anti-trans-laws-left-out-of-fla-democrats-10-bad-bills/
Attention, citizens of the internet! The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would like to bring your attention to the pressing matter of having a billionaire running a popular social media platform. We are here today to shed some light on the hidden dangers and potential risks associated with this alarming phenomenon. 😱💰💻
You see, dear internet users, when a billionaire takes the reins of a platform like Twitter, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. While it may seem glamorous to have a super-rich individual running the show, we must not forget the perils that come along with it. Let's explore some of the potential hazards:
1️⃣ Inequality Amplification: Imagine a world where the tweets of the wealthy get more visibility and engagement than the tweets of ordinary folks. Oh wait, that's already happening! A billionaire at the helm could exacerbate this inequality and create a virtual caste system where the rich get richer in terms of likes, retweets, and followers.
2️⃣ The Power of the Blue Checkmark: We all know the mystical powers of the blue checkmark. It bestows an air of authority and legitimacy upon the account holder. But in the hands of a billionaire, this power could be used to amplify their own messages and suppress dissenting voices. #BillionaireBias
3️⃣ Algorithmic Shenanigans: Algorithms, those mysterious creatures that control what you see on your timeline, can be easily manipulated. With a billionaire pulling the strings, there's a risk of certain narratives being favored over others, potentially skewing public opinion and promoting self-serving agendas. 🕵️♂️🤖
4️⃣ Monetization Madness: Let's not forget the insatiable appetite for profit. A billionaire owner might be tempted to squeeze every penny out of the platform, leading to an onslaught of invasive ads, sponsored tweets, and product placements. It's like living in a never-ending infomercial!
While we understand the appeal of a billionaire running a social media platform, it is important to consider the potential consequences. We urge you to stay vigilant, question the algorithms, challenge the biases, and remember that your voice matters, regardless of your bank account balance. 💪🗣️
So, fellow internet denizens, let's join forces to navigate this digital landscape with a healthy dose of skepticism and critical thinking. Remember, the power of Twitter is in your hands, not just in the pockets of billionaires. Use it wisely, responsibly, and above all, let's keep the "social" in social media! 🌐🤝
#FBI #BillionaireTwitter #OnlinePerils #PowerandInfluence #AlgorithmsUnveiled #DigitalDemocracy #SkepticalCitizens #SpeakUp #SocialMediaMatters
How to Advocate for Trans Rights in Your Community - Want to push back against attacks targeting trans and gender-nonconforming people? Here a... - https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-advocate-for-support-trans-rights/ #gear/howtoandadvice #speakup #gear
Alright... the time has come. I am soft-launching a new writing venture, and here is my first piece, regarding the anti-2SLGBTQ+ law-meddling taking place in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
No one should ever have to choose between a #queer #identity and a #religious one. #Rabbinic #voices can even be used to #incite #evil, or it can #inspire #love, #acceptance, and #celebration. That is why I spoke at the #Jerusalem
#PrideMarch earlier this month.
speaking truth to power is giving up everything for what youre working on. lets make this light while im still breathing.
I have the local office numbers of both of my Senators and my House District Representative in my phone and I try to call them once a week on matters of importance to me. I make certain to state my zip code every time because I know that is critical to their statistics. #PoliticalAction #AntiFacist #DontGiveUp #SpeakUp
When I first read the quote on the picture below, I felt called out. Now that I’ve I abandoned ego for logic, I realize how true it is.
If you value yourself and order your life according to what is important to you, some things will simply not make your priorities list. Therefore, you decline offers based on your priorities.
It may sound like an unfeeling approach to saying no but, depending on what you are saying no to, it could change the trajectory of your life. It has certainly changed mine. #SayNo #No #Priorities #MentalHealth #SelfLove #SelfCare #RadicalSelfCare #BlackMastodon #HumanRights #Boundaries #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #Anxiety #Depression #Peace #Love #SelfConfidence #Logic #Rest #Struggle #Codependency #SpeakUp #ShowUpForYourself
Food for thought…🪧 🗳️ 👑
When does the discussion begin?
#notmyking #abolishthemonarchy #coronation #coronationday #kingcharles #coronation2023 #protest #discussion #rightoprotest #royal #royalfamily #democracy #democracynow #saveourdemocracy #democracynotmonarchy #monarchy #britishmonarchy #london #london🇬🇧 #politics #privilege #accountability #republic #republican #saturday #art #photography #photooftheday #picoftheday #speakup #debate
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQIA #TransKids #Parents #Allies #Entertainment #TheArts #Representation #Culture https://www.fatherly.com/news/dwyane-wade-says-the-one-thing-trans-kids-need-is-acceptance-from-their-parents
Bill C-22 – an act to reduce poverty and support the financial security of persons with disabilities by establishing the Canada disability benefit (CDB) – is making its way through senate, and could pass any day.
Diese Woche sind wir mit dem Redigieren des #SpeakUpOstbelgien Tagungsband einen großen Schritt weitergekommen. Mittlerweile sind alle Beiträge aus
#Wissenschaft (viele von #IchbinHanna ), #Zivilgesellschaft & von #Fachleuten aus 🇧🇪, 🇧🇬, 🇩🇪, 🇱🇺 & 🇳🇬 eingegangen sind.
Und gibt es tolle Neuigkeiten, wir haben jetzt endlich den Titel 🥳 Unser Buch heißt: #SpeakUp - Zum Umgang mit #FakeNews und #HateSpeech. Ostbelgische Zivilgesellschaft und internationale #Wissenschaft im Austausch
think about the meaning of the words you use. think about how they affect people negatively.
speak up when you hear casual ableism. don’t be tacitly complicit in harming folk.
i know it’s all around us, embedded into everyday speech. but it is important to interrupt those automatic words and phrases if we are to get away from them.
it is repetitive, it feels futile, but little by little, it makes a difference.
Neue Episode im ViennaWriter's #Podcast: "Gegen das Verstummen". Mit Julia Schönleiter über das Verstummen von Menschen in der Welt und ihren Ansatz, die eigene #Stimme wiederzufinden, unabhängig, ob diese Stimme sich in Klang, im #Schreiben, in Bewegung, Farbe oder wie auch immer ausdrückt. Auch, wie der kreative Brunnen wieder fließen kann. #CreativeWell #Kreativität #SpeakUp #Mobbing #Trolling #Hatespeech #Selbstliebe #Selbstfürsorge #SelfCare #Voice #FuckYouMobber
#Stream sur Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWZTleJQHwo&gl
Commentaires et questions sur #SpeakUp : https://web.speakup.info/ng/room/5fbaa8400c6a177188ecd23e
Nothing will change in the days to come unless officials are held accountable. For officials to be held accountable, everyone of us needs to speak up. It's now or never. #SpeakUp #JusticeForJayarajandBennicks
Respected veteran Australian journalist @MaryKostakidis gives a well deserved but eloquent mouthful to those persecuting my journalist son or standing by in silence!
#SpeakUP https://twitter.com/Consortiumnews/status/1256926594288848897 … https://www.twitter.com/MrsC_Assange/status/1257013195958480896
#Assange #JulianAssange #Australia #Veteran
Full-List of bots: https://joejoe.github.io/mastodon
I request all the people here please take up to speaking and writing at whatever platform you can and whoever you can speak to. Use your network and speak up against whatever is happening and how this is going to affect us and our future as a nation.
If not us then who? Of not now then when?
I believe there is no greater threat than to not speak up your mind and stay quiet.
Ran across this article on r/solarpunk - https://www.fastcompany.com/90294948/what-happened-when-oslo-decided-to-make-its-downtown-basically-car-free - and thought it was so awesome I started to email local and nearby city council people (they all have online bios, you can figure out who is most left-leaning in case you don't already know). Unexpectedly, I already received a positive response back, they said they were excited and sending it to other council members! It never hurts to suggest good ideas to your local elected officials. They tend to respond best to ideas that other cities are already successfully doing. #speakup #urbanpolicy