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"But as I learned the real history of the , I’ve come to see that the organization isn’t about securing the rights of the people to defend themselves – but in fostering an auxiliary force against threats [to the State] from below..." itsgoingdown.org/guns-lies-and

#OtD 28 May 2013 during Turkish Occupy Gezi park protests, "woman in red" was pepper sprayed. The photo became one of the iconic images of the movement and the police violence in response to it. libcom.org/blog/rootlesscosmop

Al-Qolaq lost 22 members of her family, including her mother, her only sister and two of her brothers, during the Israeli military offensive on Gaza last May. aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/26/s

That time Saturn accidentally showed everyone how much space is wasted with cars.

#OtD 22 May 1895 Rail union leader Eugene Debs was imprisoned for 6 months for his role in the Pullman strike. The repression backfired on the state somewhat as Debs emerged a militant socialist. This is a history of the strike: libcom.org/history/pullman-str

#OtD 20 May 1989, 2.8 million people protested in over 80 cities across China at the peak of a national uprising for democracy as hundreds of thousands of Beijing residents blockaded the army lausan.hk/2021/communists-crus

#OtD 19 May 1925 El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, aka Malcolm X, was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He became one of the most influential advocates of self-defence for Black people as well as one of the harshest critics of America's institutional racism
libcom.org/article/transgressi

"Anarcha-feminists took a three-pronged approach to abortion struggle: defense of abortion clinics, construction of grassroots reproductive health infrastructure, and an anti-state approach to building feminist dual power." itsgoingdown.org/pro-choice-ri

#OtD 18 May 1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, died in Moscow. Learn more about the @IWW@twitter.com in our podcast: workingclasshistory.com/2018/0

#OtD 17 May 1972 10,000 schoolchildren in the UK walked out on strike in protest against corporal punishment. Within two years, London state schools banned corporal punishment. The rest of the country followed in 1987. libcom.org/history/timeline-uk

Anyone got any suggestions for an alternative operating system to easy install on a Samsung tablet (SM-T560)? Not sure /e/OS or Lineage will work. (For context of where I'm at in terms of skill level, I installed /e/OS on my refurb Samsung smartphone because of the Easy Installer!)

Elbit arms firm’s hub shut down in Bristol
In its latest action against Elbit Systems, Palestine Action stormed the Israeli weapons maker's flagship premises yesterday, occupying both the inside of the facility and the roof to mark Nakba Day.

The well-executed plan saw a group of activists set up a lock-on to block the road outside the building while others moved in
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/16/

"If we are successful in building a robust, organized, and militant social movement focused on securing abortion, its aims should be twofold: the construction of interim services and mass disruption." Latest from Black Rose Anarchist Federation. itsgoingdown.org/made-in-stree

#OtD 14 May 1940 Emma Goldman, legendary anarchist and advocate of women's rights and sexual freedom, died in Toronto, Canada. A Lithuanian-born Jew, she moved to the US from which she was eventually deported because of her activism. Books & more: shop.workingclasshistory.com/c

Anyone using the official Mastodon app and utilising lists? Because I can't find lists anywhere on my app!

Prince Charles has offered words of wisdom on cost of living woes from a throne while decked out in bedazzled regalia.
junkee.com/prince-charles-lite

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