Anaheim Mayor Resigns as F.B.I. Investigates Angel Stadium Deal https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/23/us/anaheim-mayor-resigns-harry-sidhu.html?partner=IFTTT
Justice Dept. Orders Agents to Intervene if They See Police Violence https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/23/us/politics/justice-department-excessive-force.html?partner=IFTTT
If you’re on Academia, I have a paper I wrote on how Russia flushes their radioactive waste water into the nearest streams & rivers. It’s why their winter wheat crop failed, why they’re facing food shortages (& vodka shortage), & why they invaded Ukraine—who just had the highest winter wheat harvest in their entire history. #academia #russia #ukraine #nuclearwaste #radioactivewaste #winterwheat #vodkashortage https://wagingnonviolence.org/2022/05/evgeniya-chirikova-russia-putin-ukraine-war-activatica-countering-propaganda/
#OtD 16 May, is European Romani Resistance Day, commemorating the Roma people who fought the fascists during World War II, like the 'Lions of Breda Solini', a partisan battalion in Northern Italy made up entirely of Sinti participants who had escaped from a concentration camp.
Check this out: the LibreOffice Conference 2022 will take place in Bolzano, northern Italy (and online) from September 29 – October 1. Our call for papers is now open – join in! https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2022/05/16/libocon-2022-call-for-papers/
And don’t forget, there are two sales and a pay-what-you-want novella happening this month. Enjoy! https://www.lilithsaintcrow.com/2022/05/a-hood-and-wonder-may/
NATO troops from 14 countries stage a major military exercise in Estonia. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/05/16/world/russia-ukraine-war-news/nato-troops-from-14-countries-stage-a-major-military-exercise-in-estonia?partner=IFTTT
A tip for people used to birdsite's algorithms creating their timelines for them:
This thing works like Twitter did a long time ago. Your timelines are what you make them!
Liberally follow, unfollow, and mute accounts. Use the filter preferences (e.g. with "#eurovision" "@twitter.com"). Create a new timeline with hashtags to follow. In short: treat your timelines like a garden, both planting and pruning to your liking.
Write Freely is another type of server on the Fediverse
Its focus is entirely on long form text posts, so things like articles, essays, stories etc. It has a very minimalist interface which aims to be as distraction-free as possible, so that it's easier for readers to actually read.
You can follow Write Freely accounts from Mastodon etc because they are both on the Fediverse.
There are official apps at https://writefreely.org/apps
Palestinian investigators comb the site where a journalist was killed and interview witnesses. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/05/12/world/al-jazeera-journalist-killed-west-bank/investigation-shireen-abu-akleh?partner=IFTTT
Boris Johnson Sidesteps Question on Donation Flagged as Russia-Linked https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/world/europe/boris-johnson-response-sheleg-donation.html?partner=IFTTT
Int’l published writer+Diversity Transformation coach. Native Amer Ed+culture. OU Law grad, ASU MTESOL grad. Goalie in training. NDN pronouns are genderless.
A general-purpose Mastodon server with a 1000 character limit.