Germany has the power to make a difference for the people of Thailand, but we all know that dealing with totalitarian governments allows for much more convenient trade deals when exploiting developing countries than treating another people equally to our own. Such inconvenience.

RT @soezeya@twitter.com

Pro-democracy protesters march to German Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

German capitalist exploitation at it's finest. It's systematic, global rule of the corporate overlords. We should stop pointing fingers at other countries and get our own shit figured out.

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RT @AndrewTSaks@twitter.com

Journalists, anyone interested in talking to workers In Yangon who were mass-fired at @LidlGB@twitter.com factory for requesting clean drinking water? 738 workers immediately mass-fired; all of the union members in the factory. Can put you in direct contact and provide translation.

Finally wrapped up an article that is basically a grab bag of learnings regarding migrations and bitemporal data:
jorin.me/migrating-data-when-y

Happy to hear your thoughts! Let me know if something is unclear or if you have something I forgot :)

What an entertaining thread on the fight against censorship, big corp, open source. Highly recommended to learn about the youtube-dl mess github got themselves into! Also, keep fighting :)

RT @lrvick@twitter.com

The RIAA just got GitHub to ban open source YouTube downloaders.

They don't want anyone to share this code:

mplayer $(echo -s "youtube.com/get_video.php?$(cu $youtube_url | sed -n "/watch_fullscreen/s;.*\(video_id.\+\)&title.*;\1;p")&fmt=22")

Woops.

github.com/github/dmca/blob/ma

We shouldn't feel comfortable in our rich countries. Our elites are as fucked as in the rest of the world.

RT @wilderko@twitter.com

The potential ban of end-to-end encryption in the EU.
It sounds like a really bad joke. But apparently it isn't.

Orders from the Top: The EU’s Timetable for Dismantling End-to-End Encryption | Electronic Frontier Foundation eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/orde

Got to love Thai street food vendors ❤️

RT @patpichatan@twitter.com

Wherever the protesters go, the food carts are there first - earning the nickname "the CIA".

Marching with his cart alongside protesters tonight, a pop drink seller told me he wanted to both make money and support the cause.

Fun story with @Juarawee@twitter.com: reut.rs/37rYPUl

Rewrite is the Revolution of building software. As we learn from history, revolutions more often than not ended with even uglier powers taking over. Be clear what the new system looks like before you throw the old out the window.

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Reform is the Refactor of politics. Don't underestimate the value of all the details figured out in the current implementation. And never stop refactoring if you don't want to end up in a huge mess where ever further step is a pain.

5th day in a row protests in Thailand continue even after the military gov issued state of emergency, shutdown public transport, arrested many protesters and announced up to 2 years jail for sharing selfi from protest on social media

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RT @TostevinM@twitter.com

Asok and Victory Monument. Two of Bangkok's busiest places taken over by protesters demanding an end to the government and reforms of the monarchy. via @jgesilva@twitter.com and @Athit_P@twitter.com bit.ly/37gZbx3

Was für eine traurig reißerische und irreführende Überschrift @focusonline@twitter.com! So unterstützen deutsche Medien Diktatoren in der Welt.
Weder war der König im Auto, noch hat ein Demonstrant versucht das Auto zu stürmen m.focus.de/politik/ausland/dem

After police dispersed peaceful Thai protests with water cannons and chemicals last night, for today's protest the government decided to shutdown the whole train system and major roads before protests start.
All that after the PM cited a grim reaper poem last night.

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RT @ThaiEnquirer@twitter.com

High school and middle school students once again joining the fight at Ladprao.

Only this time their parents have come too to protect their kids that were left vulnerable last night!

The last couple of months have been the first time in history so many people in Thailand openly criticize the monarchy. Tonight's protest have been the biggest yet after the military government has declared a state of emergency yesterday.

RT @reuterspictures@twitter.com

Thai police used water cannons and pushed forward with riot shields and batons today, trying to disperse thousands of protesters who defied a ban on protests for a second day. More photos: reut.rs/2HfkZht

A death rate of 57/100k in a country that has few urban areas.
Sure great if you compare to US with 65. How does it compare to densely populated, progressive countries?
Germany 12, Japan 1, South Korea < 1
Even its neighbors: Finland 6, Norway 5

RT @SvitlanaNosul@twitter.com

Hi, this is a short video to show Stockholm today as people around the world should see life is normal here.

A death rate of 57/100k in a country that has few urban areas.
Sure great if you compare to US with 65. But Sweden is not a 3rd world country. How does it compare to densely populated progressive countries?
Germany 12, Australia 4, Japan 1
Even its neighbors: Finland 6, Norway 5

RT @SvitlanaNosul@twitter.com

Hi, this is a short video to show Stockholm today as people around the world should see life is normal here.

A random thought about MMT: In German, tax is called "Steuer" which literally kind of means "control". Almost like it's intended to be used more as a controlling device instead of a way for the poor government to also get a piece of the cake...

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This article sounds like a society I want to live in 😺

RT @jasonhickel@twitter.com

The principles of MMT could be used to provide universal access to generous public goods, while reducing inequality and scaling down resource and energy use. Here's how: jasonhickel.org/blog/2020/9/10

Questionable if overtime is actually more productive. But in a case where it is more productive and necessary, then compensate people accordingly. Also, be honest. The overall result will be better and more wealth will created 🤷 Why is this so difficult?

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