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#state

Kris Inwood
21 hours ago

Carina Schmitt & Amanda Shriwise identify the consequences of WWI for social reform in French & British African colonies & argue for more research on social policy trajectories in the Global South. Open access in Social Science History!
https://doi.org/10.1017/ssh.2023.14
@economics @demography @socialscience @sociology @politicalscience @geography @anthropology @econhist @africanstudies @devecon #history #histodons #war #Africa #state #SocialPolicy #France #Britain #colonialism

Alex Christoyannopoulos
1 day ago

Today = 2nd 🎂 of Λέων #Τολστόι: Η δουλεία της εποχής μας: το #κράτος, which includes Greek translation of my #AnarchistStudies titled "Leo #Tolstoy on the #State: A Detailed Picture of Tolstoy's Denunciation of State #Violence & #Deception"

Nando161
1 day ago

placing #moral value on #words like "crime" or "terrorism" reinforces the #logic of the #state that terms them.

placing moral value on words like "crime" or "terrorism" reinforces the logic of the state that terms them.
Alaska Native News
3 days ago

Alaskans impacted by 2023 Wrangell Landslide eligible for Individual Assistance
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Individuals and families with damages or emergency expenses encouraged to apply.

Destruction in the Zimovia Slide area. Image-State of Alaska

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, ALASKA – The Alaska Division of Homeland Security...
https://alaska-native-news.com/alaskans-impacted-by-2023-wrangell-landslide-eligible-for-individual-assistance/71106/
#zimovia #landslide #assistance #state #disaster

Mapologies
4 days ago

Day 27 "Dots". In the 27th Map 🗺️ of #30DayMapChallenge There are 175 world's #tripoints (where three countries meet), now you can see them in one single #map. Does your #country have it?

https://mapologies.com/tripoint/

#30daymapchallengequizz
#30MapChallenge #MapChallenge #mapologies #border #state #planet #global #star #dot #point

Map of the world's tripoints
beezy :archlinux: :cupofcoffee:
6 days ago

Welp. Don’t kill unarmed civilians and maybe that won’t happen to you. Fact is though, #cops are doing hard time no matter where they’re at. #county, #state and #feds are going to be tough on an ex cop. Even if they’re not apart of a high profile case like this one.

From: @fromjason
https://mastodon.social/@fromjason@mastodon.social/111472030524161790

Russian #state #propaganda spells out their plan to distract from #Ukraine 🇺🇦 by promoting Hamas. This article argues that they had to do this to appease Iran, whose weapons they need to fight Ukraine

I've suspected this from the start, but didn't expect a Russian defense policy advisor to say it out loud.

#Hamas is #Putin's latest op. He's out to fuck Israel and Jewish people everywhere.

Putin should be aware that this is also a wedge issue in Russia. Does he really want to promote #Chechen Islamists right now, while the vultures are circling?

I won't link to a Russian #propaganda site, only because it's a learned skill to read through the BS. But this article was revealing. Putin is either working with Hamas or wants us to think so.

In my mind, this shows his weakness more than anything. He's dependent on #IRAN?

#RussiaIsATerroristState

News18 India
2 weeks ago

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, who heads a coalition government of Shiv Sena, BJP and NCP (Ajit Pawar faction), performed bhoomi pujan of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar Sangeet Vidyalaya in his home turf Thane
#StartCawing #NoisePollution #CMShinde #Dig #Besur #State
https://www.news18.com/india/crows-start-cawing-noise-pollution-has-increased-cm-shindes-dig-at-besur-state-of-politics-8668600.html

Condemning #state of #Israel is not #antisemitism. Just saying.
PoliticalPuffin in the UK
2 weeks ago

10/n to misdirect away. Everyone of us can grasp #Anxiety , #Depression , #fear , #Terror . It is not such a leap that people can't imagine how terrifying it must have been for this guy. People can try to imagine, if not fully, enough, to feel how #state persecution can lead to an ill person being railroaded towards taking their own life, and seeing that as...

PoliticalPuffin in the UK
2 weeks ago

6/n Once the applicant knows,understands and assumes the 'fact' that they are a 'drain on #Society a 'bad example' to set to your kids, and you are simply 'lazy' there is only one conclusion that can be drawn. Add to all of this the terror of dealing with the unaccountable #State that you will lose everything; your access to food, the place that you live...

Danny Boling 🌈 ☮️
2 weeks ago

This only confirms what many already realize: the #US is not a #healthy and functioning #democracy. 😠

"Whether or not one personally supports or opposes #cannabis #legalization, these overtly #undemocratic tactics ought to be a cause of deep concern. In a healthy and functioning democracy, elected officials represent the views of the electorate."

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/4309084-republicans-love-state-voters-rights-until-they-choose-marijuana/
#Republicans love #state #voters#rights — until they choose #marijuana

#IAmDB

WIST Quotations
2 weeks ago

A quotation from Russell, Bertrand:

«
In fact the state is primarily an organization for killing foreigners, that’s its main purpose. There are, of course, other things they do. They do a certain amount of educating, but, in the course of educating you, try very hard to make the young think it is a grand thing to kill foreigners.
»

Full quote, sourcing, notes:
https://wist.info/russell-bertrand/64662/

#quote #quotes #quotation #foreigners #military #nationalism #state #war #xenophobia

rameshgupta
2 weeks ago

Both @god and #FoundingFathers came and whispered in #MikeJohnson's ears that “#Separation of #church and #state" really means that "they did not want the government to encroach upon the church, not that they didn’t want principles of faith to have influence on our public life. It’s exactly the opposite.”

via @uspolitics https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4308643-speaker-johnson-separation-of-church-state-a-misnomer/

(Flawed) Anarchist ⚑
3 weeks ago

O their audacity!
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Jewish fascist regime Israel shared a shameless propaganda video few days back (nothing surprising there) by giving few bottles of water to about 10 Gazans that it has not yet blown to bits & then claiming it as a humanitarian act.

Someone on hellsite quote tweeted this image, which is quite appropriate response to Israeli propaganda.

But something else stuck in my head. Tho Ghassan might be speaking about Israel (I am not sure for a fact), I realised he was not speaking just about Israel.

He was speaking about Capitalists who gatekeep all our common resources (there by enslave us), protect this loot by paying the goons (State) & expect us to be thankful for the crumbs.

He was also speaking (atleast so far as I am concerned) about State. It steals our agency, steals our ability to self-defence, commits atrocities both within & outside the pen we call "nation border", picks fight with whoever it wants, drags us into fights that benefit ruling class, brutalises weakest in society such that they will be made to become desperate ⇒ destroys their peace & everyone else's peace too, then claims it "protects" everyone from those it oppresses.

O their audacity!

#anarchy #capitalism #state #israel #palestine

Quote by Ghassan Kanafani

“They steal your bread, then give you a crumb of it…
Then they demand you to thank them for their generosity…
O their audacity!"
RememberUsAlways
3 weeks ago

@TAI

It's a strong argument for separation of #church vs #state

@Jeanpaul @palestine @israel

RememberUsAlways
3 weeks ago

@oatmeal

I don't think extreme religions should be in political power. The leaders turn to cult worshipping.

#church vs #state

The #maga movement in the #UnitedStates is an example of extreme #Christianity attempting to form a religious movement to battle all #islam in a great final battle at #jerusalem.

It's nonsense but ignorance is everywhere and the nation sponsors of terror fan the flames around the world.

stefania maurizi
3 weeks ago

UNLESS one day an exceptionally courageous #whistleblower comes out of the darkness of #State/#corporate/#institutional secrecy and exposes some unspeakable truths about the mysterious death of their beloved son, #MarioPaciolla

MetaFilter
3 weeks ago

Loons, so many Loons

"nice to see someone leaning in to the core imagery of the loon as a red-eyed nightmare being by really focusing in on the eye part to the exclusion of the rest of the bird; I feel like this is the one Minnesotan who's going to be straight with me about the Horrors" – taquito sunrise.

Minnesotans are submitting their new state flag and seal design ideas, and Mefites have opinions.

https://www.metafilter.com/201337/Heres-a-bunch-of-flags-to-look-at

#Minnesota #state #flag #seal #design #fun #funny #art

a flag drawn in crayon or colored pencil showing a red eye, a butterfly wing, moon and stars, and sunny day
Alx 🐈
3 weeks ago

“She quotes Aristide Zolberg’s observation that “formation of a new state can be a ‘refugee-generating process.’””

https://c4ss.org/content/59175

#language #nation #zionism #ethnicity #indigenous #state #NationState

The 10 #most and #least #LGBTQ-#friendly #cities in the #US, according to a new #study.

#California is the most #LGBTQ-#friendly #state,” the study said. “In terms of policies, it has a near-perfect equality tally score of 43 out of 43.5, which is attractive to LGBTQ Americans looking to move to more-inclusive states.”

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Representation #Culture #Travel #Tourism #PinkTourism
https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/11/07/the-10-most-and-least-lgbtq-friendly-cities-in-the-us-according-to-a-new-study/

Failed republican lawmakers are suing #Michigan to block #state #constitutional amendment to #reproductive #rights, a ballot initiative approved by voters, arguing voters can’t create new rights. They fail to understand the basic concepts of democracy.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2023/11/08/Michigan-GOP-abortion-rights-suit/2071699472193/

Here Are the #LGBTQ+ #Candidates Who #Won Their #Elections This Week.

This week’s election saw #historic #wins at #state and #local levels. More than 200 LGBTQ+ people won elections this year, out of a record-breaking number of candidates across the nation.

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Politics #Progress #Representation #Culture

https://www.them.us/story/lgbtq-candidates-who-won-their-elections-this-week

beSpacific
3 weeks ago

@Teri_Kanefield They are lying. We know what they did, what they will do and how the federal courts will back their continued plans to choke #privacy, #healthcare and #civilliberties for #women and #girls. "The Supreme Court seems likely to preserve a gun law that protects domestic violence victims.." the wording of this says it all. How can #victims of #violence not have protection from further #gunviolence? because #GOP #Congress #state government exalts #guns #firearms #AR15 ...not #life

Sapere Aude
4 weeks ago

The #body language of the Israeli #war cabinet shows a clear #realization that their #state will not survive in its traditional/planned form.

This is the most delicate phase in armed #conflicts, where any slightest #misunderstanding can trigger a #disaster.

Anne Fausto Sterling
1 month ago

Heather Cox Richardson on one of our founding father's (James Madison) views of separation of church and state. Eat sh-t Mike Johnson
#churchandstate #separationofchurchandstate #church #state
https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/november-1-2023?utm_campaign=email-post&r=1smcrn&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

Malaysia Public Transport
1 month ago

During the tabling of its 2024 budget later this month, the #Johor government will be looking to promote the use of #publictransportation in the #state.

The state government had inserted “strengthening connectivity through public transportation” in its Johor #Budget 2024 agenda.

The Johor government wants to encourage the people to make full use of public transportation.

Read more: https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2023/11/01/allocation-sought-to-promote-public-transport

#RTSLink #BRT #LRT #bus #rail #train #metro #railway #publictransport

An aerial shot of the construction of a rail bridge for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link. / Photo from linked article.

“The root of the matter, the whole [defence] is based in the thought that trans and LGBTQ folks are less human than other victims, which is why it’s so important to ban the use of the [defences],” she added.

— Every single #Republican in the #State #House #voted against #banning #panic #defenses.. #ThePartyOfHate

Near North camp
1 month ago

The #eviction was not stopped. The vicious lackeys of #Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey displaced dozens of people with no permanent or better place to go, one week before the best chance for people to merely be COUNTED as #unhoused in #Minnesota AND the weather turns dangerously cold.

#MNastodon we need more attention to this recurring #state #violence

Kris Inwood
1 month ago

New in Social Science History!
Klaus Peterson, Carina Schmitt & Herbert Obinger argue that WWI & resulting turbulence directly account for the creation of independent welfare ministries, a key institution of the modern nation-state, in an analysis of 30+ countries.
https://doi.org/10.1017/ssh.2022.50
@economics @demography @socialscience @sociology @politicalscience @anthropology @geography @econhist @devecon #history #histodons #WWI #WelfareStates #war #SocialWelfare #State #NationState #institutions

Autonomie und Solidarität
1 month ago

#PredatorFiles investigation reveals catastrophic failure to regulate surveillance trade
"A new investigation into the global #surveillance crisis by the #European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) media network, with technical assistance from Amnesty International’s Security Lab, today begins to reveal the shocking truth about how far the industry’s tentacles have spread and how ineffective #EU regulation has been in controlling it.
(...)
Intellexa alliance’s products have been found in at least 25 countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and have been used to undermine human rights, press freedom, and social movements across the globe."
https://securitylab.amnesty.org/latest/2023/10/global-predator-files-investigation-reveals-catastrophic-failure-to-regulate-surveillance-trade/

#Capitalism #state #humanrights #antireport #Europe #Predator #Spyware #CapitalismIsADeadCult

Danny Boling 🌈 ☮️
2 months ago

"Terán… refused to comply with the #lawful commands of the troopers to come out of a tent."

Really?
So then PROVE Terán shot first, motherfuckers!

PROVE IT, GODDAMMIT! 🤬

oh, that's right...

YOU CAN'T because "there is no police #bodycam #video of the incident."

Goddamn terrorists. 🤬

#StopCopCity #ACAB #ForestDefenders #SaveTheForest #TortuguitaDied #TeranDidntFireAGun

https://truthout.org/articles/georgia-prosecutor-refuses-to-charge-state-troopers-who-killed-tortuguita/
#Georgia #Prosecutor Refuses to Charge #State #Troopers Who #Killed #Tortuguita

#IAmDB

AI6YR
2 months ago

US State Department advisory for Israel has been upgraded.

Do Not Travel To:

Gaza due to terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict

Reconsider Travel To:

Israel due to terrorism and civil unrest
West Bank due to terrorism and civil unrest

#Israel #WestBank #Gaza #travel #tourism #state #stategov
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/israel-west-bank-and-gaza-travel-advisory.html

Autonomie und Solidarität
2 months ago

Big Brother makes his Games.....
In #France, the National Assembly approved on April 11 #mass surveillance in the course of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. #Paris2024

This paves the way for the French #state to use new digital surveillance and control technologies against people before, during, and long after the Games starting next year.

These include warrantless body scans and experimental, algorithm-based video surveillance, which will analyze the behavior of people in public on a massive scale and report what is defined as suspicious.

Since virtually every surveillance technology to date has been expanded and perpetuated beyond its originally stated purposes and functions after its introduction, this is to be expected in this case as well.

The authoritarian Macron regime and some of its possible successors (such as the right-wing radicals under Le Pen, who voted unanimously in favor of the law), along with the manufacturers and service providers of the technologies, are likely to be among the few beneficiaries of these developments, while everyone else can only lose in the digital dystopian panopticon that has been further erected.

https://www.humanite.fr/politique/jeux-olympiques-paris-2024/paris-2024-big-brother-fait-ses-jeux-790415

#France #Technology #Data #Privacy #authoritariantransformation #surveillance #state #humanrights #Macron

Nonilex
2 months ago

#QuincyJones, who once embarked on an #international #diplomatic tour w/ #jazz great #DizzyGillespie, received the US Department of State’s inaugural #PeaceThroughMusic Award.

A ceremony honoring the 28-time Grammy winning producer, musician & arranger was held Wed night as part of the launch of the #State Dept’s new #GlobalMusicDiplomacy Initiative.

https://apnews.com/article/quincy-jones-state-department-global-music-diplomacy-ad771f888c9b91c0991a583d09f77e24

As at least two #helicopters circles incessantly over North #Minneapolis may i raise my idea for better living through #economics — noise pollution is a #cost imposed on an entire #community and we deserve #compensation for it.

If the #state insists on invasive #surveillance and #intimidation of poor neighborhoods, let it pay out some dollars to us.

A World of Slaves:
Most Americans haven’t seen what’s coming.

Nancy MacLean notes that when the #Kochs’ control of the GOP kicked into high gear after the financial crisis of 2007-08, many were so stunned by the “shock-and-awe” tactics of #shutting #down government, #destroying #labor unions, and #rolling #back #services that meet citizens’ basic necessities that few realized that many leading the charge had been trained in economics at Virginia institutions, especially George Mason University.

Wasn’t it just a new, particularly vicious wave of partisan politics?
It wasn’t.

MacLean convincingly illustrates that it was something far more disturbing.
MacLean is not the only scholar to sound the alarm that the country is experiencing a #hostile #takeover that is well on its way to radically, and perhaps permanently, altering the society.

Peter #Temin, former head of the MIT economics department, INET grantee, and author of "The Vanishing Middle Class", as well as economist Gordon #Lafer of the University of Oregon and author of "The One Percent Solution", have provided eye-opening analyses of where America is headed and why.

MacLean adds another dimension to this dystopian big picture, acquainting us with what has been overlooked in the capitalist right wing’s playbook.

She observes, for example, that many liberals have missed the point of strategies like #privatization.

Efforts to “reform” #public #education and #Social #Security are not just about a preference for the private sector over the public sector, she argues. You can wrap your head around those, even if you don’t agree.

Instead, MacLean contends, the goal of these strategies is to radically alter power relations, #weakening pro-public forces and #enhancing the #lobbying #power and commitment of the corporations that take over public services and resources, thus advancing the plans to #dismantle #democracy and make way for a return to #oligarchy.

The majority will be held captive so that the wealthy can finally be free to do as they please, no matter how destructive.

MacLean argues that despite the rhetoric of Virginia school acolytes, shrinking big government is not really the point.

The #oligarchs require a government with tremendous new powers so that they can bypass the will of the people.
This, as MacLean points out, requires greatly #expanding #police #powers “to control the resultant popular anger.”
The spreading use of pre-emption by GOP-controlled state legislatures to suppress local progressive victories such as living wage ordinances is another example of the right’s #aggressive use of #state #power.

👉Could these right-wing capitalists allow private companies to fill #prisons with helpless citizens—or, more profitable still, right-less undocumented #immigrants? ☑️They could, and have.

👉Might they engineer a #retirement #crisis by moving Americans to inadequate 401(k)s? ☑️Done.

👉Take away the rights of consumers and workers to bring grievances to court by making them sign #forced #arbitration agreements? ☑️Check.

👉Gut #public #education to the point where ordinary people have such bleak prospects that they have no energy to fight back? ☑️Getting it done.

👉Would they even refuse children #clean #water? ☑️Actually, yes.

MacLean notes that in #Flint, Michigan, Americans got a taste of what the emerging oligarchy will look like — it tastes like #poisoned #water. There, the Koch-funded Mackinac Center pushed for legislation that would allow the governor to take control of communities facing emergency and put unelected managers in charge.
In Flint, one such manager switched the city’s water supply to a polluted river, but the Mackinac Center’s lobbyists ensured that the law was fortified by protections against lawsuits that poisoned inhabitants might bring. Tens of thousands of children were exposed to #lead, a substance known to cause serious health problems including brain damage.

Libertarian economist Tyler #Cowen has provided an economic #justification for this kind of #brutality, stating that where it is difficult to get clean water, private companies should take over and make people pay for it. “This includes giving them the right to cut off people who don’t—or can’t—pay their bills,” he explains.

To many this sounds grotesquely #inhumane, but it is a way of thinking that has deep roots in America.

In "Why I, Too, Am Not a Conservative" (2005), Buchanan considers the charge of #heartlessness made against the kind of classic liberal that he took himself to be.

MacLean interprets his discussion to mean that people who “failed to foresee and save money for their future needs” are to be treated, as Buchanan put it, “as #subordinate members of the species, akin to…#animals who are dependent.’”

Do you have your education, health care, and retirement personally funded against all possible exigencies?
Then that means #you.

https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/meet-the-economist-behind-the-one-percents-stealth-takeover-of-america

@gcblasing the problem is that the #USA is not a nation-state in the sense of #federal #law ruling above #state laws...

Ricardo Harvin
2 months ago

#US #politics:

The #FederalReserve, along with the #SupremeCourt and the entire #state and #federal #judicial #systems (including all #prosecutors), need full and immediate restructuring from their foundations, up, because they do not at all serve the #public interest, as most #citizens believe they are designed and meant to do (they never have been).

Autonomie und Solidarität
3 months ago

What is Justice?
"A world without #police or #prisons doesn´t mean a world where harm isn´t confronted.
Our Conciption of justice shape who we are and who we believe the world should work.
Learn more about anarchist conceptions of justice in this Episode of A is for Anarchy."
Via @subMedia
https://sub.media/what-is-justice/

#Anarchism #Justice #State #Antireport

Ricardo Harvin
3 months ago

The #US state of #Georgia is the best current example of the death of even the idea of #democracy in this country as it prosecutes people in clear and open violation of the most basic of our supposed #CivilRights, #FreedomOfSpeech and association, as the #federal #government does literally nothing to stop the #state, tacitly granting its full approval.

Nonilex
3 months ago

The #5thCircuit panel also limited the govt institutions affected by its #ruling to the WH, the #SurgeonGeneral’s office, the #CDC & the #FBI. It removed restrictions #Doughty had imposed on the depts of #State, #DHS & #HHS & on agencies including the U.S. #Census Bureau, #NIAID, & #CISA. The #5thCircuit found that those agencies had NOT coerced the #SocialMedia companies to #moderate their sites.

Tracy Rosenberg
3 months ago

"In effect, the law risks forcing individuals to divulge specific details of their #sexuality to the #state government to gain access to certain speech," Ezra added". #AgeVerification #internet https://www.npr.org/2023/09/01/1197380455/a-texas-law-requiring-age-verification-on-porn-sites-is-unconstitutional-judge-r

Asbjørn Ulsberg
3 months ago

“Despite the dogged liberal assumption — again, com­ing from [Adam] Smith's legacy — that the existence of states and markets are somehow opposed, the historical record implies that exactly the opposite is the case. Stateless societies tend also to be without markets.”

— David Graeber, “Debt: The First 5000 Years.”

#economy #debt #market #state #money #coin #history

localStorage as the engine of application #state, am I right?

or is it session cookies as the engine of application state?

query strings? location bar? browser?

#webDev #javaScript #hateoas

The Islamabad High Court has suspended former Pakistani Prime minister Imran Khan’s conviction and ordered his release on bail. Khan was sentenced to three y...
Pakistan court suspends Imran Khan conviction | Al Jazeera Newsfeed
Xerophile
3 months ago

@marcelias#State #bar associations need to review how existing #rules failed to stop so many #lawyers from saying and doing so many things to undermine our #democracy. Rules need to make clear that undermining democracy, inside or outside of the courtroom, is prohibited. The federal rules of procedure must be revised to provide for swift, mandatory sanctions against lawyers who bring frivolous election-related claims.”

Indeed. #SelfRegulatingProfession 😞

TC Workers Defense Alliance
3 months ago

The madness continues.

Look at this party invitation.

The #violence from the #state is ceaseless.

Unless you show up and outnumber the #police two to one or better.

Here at the #WallOfForgottenNatives people stake out space on visible unused #land to demand suitable support and housing and the state preposterously claims all needs are met and threatens anyone who remains alive, visible, resisting erasure.

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Autonomie und Solidarität
5 months ago

Oakland #Privacy
Fighting Against the #Surveillance #State

"We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, tracking equipment, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing."
Via @indybay
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2023/07/15/18857333.php

#directaction #Antireport

Donald Roy
5 months ago

Further knock on from the #state #electionresult in #karnataka .

A proposal to allow 12 hour work shifts for women in place of 8 hour ones has been dropped due to pressure from #labour #Unions . This is a consequence of the defeat of the #bjp in May this year. Clearly a link between #secular #democracy and #labourrights in #india. #Tamilnadu likely to follow suit.

# NY designates state a ‘safe haven’ for trans youth, families and health providers

*
#NewYork #Governor #KathyHochul #signed a #bill into #law on Sunday that #designates the #state as a #SafeHaven for #transgender #youth, #families, and #HealthCare #providers.
* The bill
#prohibits state and #local #LawEnforcement from #cooperating with #investigations into families who seek #GenderAffirming #care for their #trans #children.
* It also
#protects the #health #information of transgender people who seek care in New York, and it #prohibits #discrimination against transgender people in #employment, #housing, and #public #accommodations.
* The bill was passed in response to a record number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills being introduced nationwide.
Hochul said that the bill "sends a clear message that New York is a place where everyone is welcome, regardless of their gender identity."*
* The bill was passed by the New York State
#Assembly and #Senate with #overwhelming #bipartisan #support.
* It is the first bill of its kind in the United States.
* The bill is being hailed by LGBTQ+ advocates as a major victory.
* However, some conservative groups have criticized the bill, arguing that it will harm children.


https://gothamist.com/news/ny-designates-state-a-safe-haven-for-trans-youth-families-and-health-providers

# The case for optimism about LGBTQ rights in the United States

* The
#SupremeCourt's (#SCOTUS) decision in Bostock v. Clayton County (2020) has created a new #legal #framework for #challenging #antiLGBTQ #discrimination.
*
#LowerCourt #judges have been receptive to this new #framework, and have #struck down several #state #laws that #discriminate against #LGBTQ people.
* Some of the state laws that have been struck down include
#bans on #GenderAffirming #care for #minors, laws that #restrict #transgender people's #access to #bathrooms and #sports, and laws that allow #businesses to #discriminate against LGBTQ people.
* The future of LGBTQ rights in the United States remains uncertain, as the Supreme Court could overturn Bostock in the future.
* The Bostock decision was a 6-3 ruling, with conservative justices John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joining the liberal minority.
* The decision was based on the interpretation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
* The decision has been used to challenge a wide range of anti-LGBTQ laws, including those that restrict transgender people's access to bathrooms and sports.

https://www.vox.com/politics/2023/6/26/23752360/supreme-court-lgbtq-transgender-bathrooms-sports-gender-affirming-care-bostock

Jo Jitsu
6 months ago

Then each new rotation, you move to a broader reach, next time it's #municipal, then it's #state or #provincial, then it's #federal, then #international, & as experienced #seniors, they #mentor in areas of expertise. Or just be retired from #publicservice.
All can participate bc there is a lot of work we need to do to survive #climatechange & we need to make it about #governance & #caring for the #earth & life including ourselves.
END #elections
BUILD #sortition
#Elections are for #oligarchs

CelloMom On Cars
6 months ago

Why are we not surprised to find out who is fanning the anti-#ESG flames:

"The documents obtained by #InfluenceMap — which date back to the first attempts to craft anti-ESG legislation — reveal #FossilFuel companies’ role as the major driver in the fight against sustainable #finance."

Not only finance:
"Eighteen #GOP-controlled #state legislatures have passed bans of ESG."

https://thehill.com/policy/equilibrium-sustainability/4010800-documents-fossil-fuel-anti-esg-campaign/

Michal Bryxí 🌱
6 months ago

There are two categories of web apps:
1) Those that store #state in URL
2) Those that provide terrible #UX

Team Idgara
7 months ago

@leetxdd

Well-founded concern. My #Democratic #TX #state rep voted yes to an #AntiTrans #bill, which passed.

Maybe why they are sending a proxy to our #Drag #brunch #fundraiser ...

... won't work, though, as they're the featured speaker at our next local Dem group meeting (jointly with a neighboring Dem group and there is a strong #LGBTQIA+ presence).

Unfortunately, I'm in a role where I can't bitch about them by name. There were multiple Dems who voted yes on this bill ....

Nicolas Barreyre
7 months ago

How to best account for the historical trajectory of American #Capitalism?

We'll be discussing this question around the concept of #developmental #state, and how it can help us make sense of the nineteenth century US.

A #conference in Paris, France, on May 25-26, organized by Noam Maggor (IEA Paris & QMUL), Sofia Valeonti (AUP), Ariel Ron (SMU) and myself (EHESS).

👉 https://www.paris-iea.fr/en/events/the-american-developmental-state-the-origins-of-american-capitalism-in-comparative-perspective-29609

#histodons #econhist #histecon @histodons @econhist @historyofeconomics

The American Developmental State: The Origins of American Capitalism in Comparative Perspective
RD
7 months ago

HOW DID WE GET HERE?
(a thread of threads, quotes, and links)

This is a collection of writings and research concerned with how we got where we are today, which is in fact the story of what has been done *to* us, and what has been *taken from us*.

By "us" we're talking about "the 99%", "workers", "wage slaves", all non-owners of private property, "the poor", unhoused people, indigenous people, even plenty of people who swear by capitalism and identify as "capitalist" yet have no capital of their own and no serious hope of ever having any worth speaking of. In other words almost everyone except for the very few who have had the power to exploit us and shape our lives to serve their agenda. We're going to examine institutions and concepts that have deeply altered our world at all levels, both our external and internal realities.

By "here" we are talking about climate crisis and myriad other environmental catastrophes resulting from hyper-excessive extraction, consumption and waste; a world of rampant inequality and exploitation, hunger and starvation; a world of fences, walls, tollbooths, prisons, police, bullshit jobs and criminalized poverty; a world overrun with cars and preventable diseases; a world of vanishing biodiversity and blooming fascism; a world where "democracy" results in being led by some of the worst of humanity; a world ruled by an imaginary but all-powerful and single-minded god: Capital.

Our inspiration and structural framework for this survey is this quote from "The Prehistory of Private Property", an important work from political philosopher Karl Widerquist and anthropologist Grant S. McCall:

"After hundreds of millennia in which all humans had direct access to the commons, it took only a few centuries for enclosure, colonialism, capitalism, and industrialization to cut off the vast majority of people on Earth from direct access to the means of economic production and therefore to rob them of the power to say no. It took only a few generations to convince most people that this situation was natural and inevitable. That false lesson needs to be unlearned."

https://widerquist.com/books-3/#2b

Also recommended: "Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy"

https://widerquist.com/books-3/#4b

#capitalism #colonialism #enclosure #PrivateProperty #state #police #inequality #anthropology #environment #ClimateCrisis #economics

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After hundreds of millennia in which all humans had direct access to the commons, it took only a few centuries for enclosure, colonialism, capitalism, and industrialization to cut off the vast majority of people on Earth from direct access to the means of economic production and therefore to rob them of the power to say no. It took only a few generations to convince most people that this situation was natural and inevitable. That false lesson needs to be unlearned.
Autonomie und Solidarität
7 months ago

Cops Are Incorporating Private Cameras Into Their Real-Time Surveillance Networks
"In a quiet but rapid expansion of law enforcement surveillance, U.S. cities are buying and promoting products from Georgia-based company Fusus in order to access on-demand, live video from public and private camera networks."
Via @eff
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/05/neighborhood-watch-out-cops-are-incorporating-private-cameras-their-real-time

#Videosurveillance #Surveillance #police #state #camera #Digitalisierung #Data #technology #privacy