On this day in 1983, socialist revolutionary Thomas Sankara became president of Burkina Faso at the age of 33. He only lasted 4 years because he was killed in a military coup suspected to be backed by the US and France.
Sankara won the love of his people because of his socialist programs and economic prosperity, his confrontation with the national elite, Western imperialism and neo-colonialism.
In those 4 short years he:
• Vaccinated 2.5 million children against meningitis, yellow fever, and measles in weeks.
• Initiated a nationwide literacy campaign, increasing the literacy rate from 13% in 1983 to 73% in 1987.
• Redistributed land from the feudal landlords and gave it directly to the peasants.
• Appointed women to senior positions, encouraged them to work, and granted pregnancy leave during education.
• Called for a united front of African nations to repudiate their foreign debt, arguing the poor and exploited did not have an obligation to repay money to the rich and exploiting.
@molly0xfff there was literally free money. on the street. and some assholes with cameras had to ruin it for everybody 😐
@molly0xfff if we could normalize not filming and sharing everything on social media, that'd be great 🙎
p2p can have deletes
once a torrent is out there in the world, peers can continue to exchange it. but once a torrent is dead, it's only by the tracker's grace that we know it ever existed. so, a system can support deletes by taking measures to kill swarms: blocklists and distributed moderation.
consider a system in which trusted peers exchange moderation actions in p2p objects. when an object is disavowed, peers who do not drop swarm within a window are placed on a blocklist and the violation is published. peers can then act on this information, so that immunity spreads, and the attacker gets one object at best.
SecureDrop 2.4.1 has been released. This release includes a bugfix for the optional codename filtering feature introduced in SecureDrop 2.3.0:
Therapists all have different approaches - only some are relevant to you, and only some will help you.
This is not medical advice, but my personal experience on each therapy type.
CBT - Will help you to change a behaviour that you don't like about yourself
DBT - Changes how your mind reacts to events. Incredibly effective for personality disorders and feeling "out of control", "triggered", etc. Usually a mix of group and solo work, lots of homework etc.
Just watched this video about #QueerAsFolk, and so happy yo see there is an updated version streaming now! This show was my absolute favorite, I own the DVD box set (yes I'm old, tyvm), I watched and rewatched it *countless* times, danced around my apartment to the soundtrack and dreamt of what was out there...
Even if it's dated now and #yourfaveisproblematic definitely applies here, I totally agree that this show was so important. It def was to me, a young bi woman who (at the time) questioned so deeply whether I'm even really queer or just wanted attention (as I was told). And even if it lacks bi representation, it confirmed for me that yes, these are people like me.
No apologies indeed
Daniel Wroclawski and I wrote about Ring sharing video footage without a warrant or user consent. https://www.consumerreports.org/law-enforcement/amazon-shared-ring-footage-with-police-without-a-warrant-a6093504500/
the mastodon instance at cybre.space is retired
see the end-of-life plan for details: https://cybre.space/~chr/cybre-space-eol