"In China, economic development proceeds according to state plans, not market anarchy. As a result, the interests of private profit are subordinate to the needs of society. China’s five-year plans direct state banks and state-owned enterprises towards policy goals which increasingly emphasize the importance of green development. In summary, China can direct investment and resources towards green development precisely because of the socialist basis of its economy."

How China leads the way in tackling climate breakdown

"From leading production in solar panels and wind farms, converting an entire city to only electric buses and taxis to planting forests 'the size of Ireland', the People's Republic is setting an example to the world, writes CARLOS MARTINEZ"


Today in Paris, police soldiers tear-gazed and flashball-shot firemen trying to protest for better working conditions...

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is effectively dead. After PayPal pulled out, so too did Visa, MasterCard, Stripe, and others.


Quando incollate un link, fate attenzione a tutto quel che appare dopo il punto di domanda, sono dati che servono ai social commerciali per tracciarli, nella maggior parte dei casi cancellando quella parte il link continuerà a funzionare ed eviterete di regalare altri dati a Facebook, Twitter

Socialism is not spontaneous. It does not arise of itself. It has abiding principles according to which the major means of production and distribution ought to be socialised if exploitation of the many by the few is to be prevented; if, that is to say, egalitarianism in the economy is to be protected.

    - Kwame Nkrumah, African Socialism Revisited (1967)

@felix @tifawt Let it be. Western Marxists are so deeply fucked up, they will never understand. They will always see the global south as arretrated and inhabited by subhuman savages that must be civilized. Eurocentrism is cancer.

Le masse popolari in Europa non sono contro le masse popolari in Africa.
Quelli che vogliono sfruttare l'Africa sono gli stessi che sfruttano l'Europa. Abbiamo un nemico comune.

Thomas Sankara - Discorso sul debito all'OUA 1987


Communists must never separate themselves from the majority of the people or neglect them by leading only a few progressive contingents in an isolated and rash advance, but must take care to forge close links between the progressive elements and the broad masses. This is what thinking in terms of the majority means.

    - Mao Zedong, “The Role of the Chinese Communist Party in the National War” (October 1938)

Instance block recommendation 

Beginners Guide to De-centering the USA in Your Writing:
• Prefer metric and SI units.
• Specify all units, including currency (“$5.00 USD” instead of just “$5.00”).
• Use “USA” as a descriptor instead of “American” when you actually mean “from the USA” and not “from North America or South America”.
• Don’t assume your experiences are universal.

Thanks to @emacsomancer for forwarding to me this article about "demetrification" of social media wired.com/story/internet-healt (not showing like counts, follower counts, etc) and how dramatically user behavior is changed when we do expose these things.

On BoingBoing: boingboing.net/2019/09/12/flic


This: docs.nextcloud.com/server/stab

You can try to first disable previews altogether to see if it helps. If yes, it's likely that your server can't handle all the previews, so you can proceed to limit the maximum preview size to a smaller value.

Another way would be to comment out any "preview_*" setting from config.php and see what happens.

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