What it is, is up to us. — Howard Rheingold, author of The Virtual Community I think of myself as an OG Internet inhabitant, because I was one of the early commercial consumers who arrived online after NSFNet began to release control of the network to corporate actors. For me, that began in 1993. I had been hanging around bulletin board systems (BBSs) for a year or two, after peace activists I worked with started to use computers for communication and organizing. I ended up on a system I’d heard of some years before, The Well, created in 1985 and …Continue reading →
The video they showed of the insurrection was brutal. I’m not going to embed it here, but if you didn’t see it, you should. It’s covered by a content warning, just so you know. In my current kind of despairing state, I don’t really believe it will matter. But I’m very glad they are doing this important work in such an excellent way.
Dr. King, calling the the filibuster a tragedy used by misguided senators to keep people from voting. 1963. GOP and the other 2, don’t you dare quote him on anything this week. pic.twitter.com/4VzavuFJe3 — Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) January 14, 2022
My heart has broken. Like most vets, I left part of me in AFG. Later we’ll debate the failures of last 20 yrs, but today our mission is clear: hold the airport as long as possible and get ALL U.S. citizens and as many Afghan partners out as we can. We will debate the rest later — Rep. Jason Crow (@RepJasonCrow) August 15, 2021 ETA: And listen to John Cole too.
*Sneak Peek!* Check out our art installation of nearly 200,000 state and territory flags accompanied by 56 pillars of light 🤩 We can’t wait for this to be showcased on #InaugurationDay! pic.twitter.com/CzohtSJSmA — Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 19, 2021