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hey does anyone know any reliable news sites w a leftist bent for news on what's happening in Afghanistan?

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Positively delighted by the responses folx are giving. ^____^

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I am in Berlin for the next 2 months! I know there are a lot of fediverse folks around these parts so please invite me to stuff or tell me what’s going on!

Anarchism is when I checkmate my niece and she keeps playing because "my pawns have minds of their own"

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Finding asexual and aromantic resources and answering questions about it
How to make natural cordage
A bit about natural dyeing (mainly on wool, i still don't really understand cellulose fibres)
Invasive plant removal (especially english ivy)
Needle felting (what you need, good projects to start with, other questions)

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Es gibt eine Selbsthilfegrupe für Menschen, die von #LongCovid betroffen sind:


just discovered this hashtag!


- language-learning and translation

- resources for language-learning (not necessarily the language-learning process itself, unless youre a beginner. Then I might be able to answer questions)

- information if you think you might be autistic, you know someone who is, or you just wanna know more about it

War in - background, general info

Basics of - Things like how to uninstall system apps

for YA fantasy, if you happen to have the same taste in books as me

(also, we should probably be using the #/needhelpwith tag more often)

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Heads up: I'm trying not to boost images that don't have alt text. (Alt text does not have to be in English)

So please don't take it personally if I don't boost your stuff, (I may still like it on a personal level) but I want to be helpful to people who need accessible images.

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Angriffe in Ankara: Pogromstimmung gegen syrische Flüchtlinge 

In der türkischen Hauptstadt Ankara ist ein nationalistischer Mob durch Wohnviertel gezogen und hat Wohnhäuser und Geschäfte von syrischen Flüchtlingen angegriffen. Autos wurden in Brand gesteckt und Läden geplündert. Die Polizei griff nicht ein.


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it's wild how prevalent the idea of Nazis doing book burnings are and yet most people don't know what the books they were burning are

there's only really one time the Nazis did significant book burning and that was to destroy the library of collected queer works and research that had grown in Germany, and it's so rarely talked about that that was the subject of their book burning

summary of war crimes in syria, and who ia committing them 

Summary of the shit governments and militaries are doing in Syria, according to Amnesty International:

Syrian government and allies: Direct attacks on civilians and civilian objects, indiscriminate attacks, Restriction of humanitarian access, Arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances

Turkey and allies: Indiscriminate attacks, Confiscation and looting of property, Arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment, Summary killings and abduction

AANES/ Rojava: Arbitrary detention

US-led Anti-ISIS Coalition: Lack of investigations into civilian deaths

Happy flapping!! While happy rocking!! And then happy jumping!!!

ive been wondering why is so widely known and talked about in the community, but virtually unknown in autism research

And I think the answer might actually be simple: It doesn't affect them.

Inertia often means that you can't do a thing without something external giving you the final push. Sometimes when Im stuck, someone simply telling me to "get up" can help

Earlier I wanted to go to my room, but I couldn't leave the couch. I was trying, but I couldnt, like I was waiting for something without knowing what for.
My mom was watching TV, and at some point, there was a countdown. I somehow decided that, at 0, I would get up. And it worked! I had told my brain I wanted to get up, it was asking "when?" and I needed this external thing to give the answer.

But autism research isn't about helping *us*. Its about making us convenient and less of a "burden".
Autistic inertia only disables *us*, bc other ppl can get us out of it. So it doesn't affect them.

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If you told conservatives it was racist to get vaccinated then you'd have a 100% Vax rate by next Wednesday

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If anyone asks you "But what would Jesus do?", remember: Flipping tables and chasing people with a whip is not outside the realm of possibility.

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When you say a bad thing on the internet I do not think it is a bad thing to delete it. If you're worried that deleting it is somehow "hiding your mistakes" keep in mind that deleting the bad thing stops it from being shared and continuing to hurt people, and you can be up front about having fucked up by acknowledging what you did and apologizing for it.

I made my own chess set out of cardboard!!

Took me over four hours, but was worth it :)

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