Donate to the organisation who exposed the forced work conditions of immigrant employees working for £3/hr in Leicester (even when they had tested positive for the coronavirus) here: https://labourbehindthelabel.org/donate (@LabourLabel@twitter.com)
HIV Criminalization: Targeting QTBlPOC
Hi y’all. Let’s talk about criminalization of HIV status and how it intersects with covid-19, BLM, immigration justice, criminalization of sex work, and the prison industrial complex in the US.
As a disclosure: I’m not a lawyer, I’m just a sex educator who’s deeply invested in social justice and community health. Also, ACAB. HIV criminalization, like all injustices, are tied to all other injustices in our societies.
It was M&S Food actually, which always is beautifully photographed (they can afford it) and makes me hungry.
It was easy to get to one of their foodhalls when I was working in town, but as I'm only on shanks' mare these days and the nearest Simply Food (at a petrol station!) is 2.3 miles' walk...it is a little frustrating to be advertised to about it.
I know it's a lot to ask, and everyone has a lot of things going on and a lot of pressing issues that demand their attention and funds, but if anyone can spare anything for a young, broke, homeless latina trans woman rn, I would appreciate it immensely.
genetic study on ME/CFS in the UK
UK to launch world's largest genetic study into chronic fatigue syndrome
You can sign up here: https://www.decodeme.org.uk/
Participating can be done from home - they need you to complete a questionnaire and send a saliva sample via post, in early 2021. The FAQ on the website confirms no biopsychosocial researchers are involved.
hello my name is Jessica and i need a job.
i have a PhD in Computer Science specializing in Machine Learning and Computer Vision, but at this point i would take nearly any programming work.
i have experience numerous languages, operating systems, frameworks, and toolkits.
i am also an autistic transgender lesbian so any work i take has to be accommodating.
i'm currently living in east coast USA but willing to relocate nearly anywhere.
résumé available on request, thank you ✨
article, the murder of Sheku Bayoh in Kirkcaldy by Scottish police
surprisingly good article from the BBC on the murder of Sheku Bayoh by Scottish police in 2015. no justice no peace.
probably like 90% of the inquiries to Ask a Manager would not exist if the letter writers were in a union, my god Americans truly do not realize how abusive most workplaces are and how individualizing problems is one of the most effective ways in which management prevents possible unionization or solidarity actions
Happy pride month. Kind of a coming out: I wrote a blog post about how gender isn't a fixed thing and the trans community needs to be better at unlearning the gender binary.
**PG&E pleads guilty to 84 deaths in 2018 California wildfire**
"'Our equipment started that fire', utility's CEO says as company admits to involuntary manslaughter in California court."
The Midtown Global Market is just over halfway to its goal for recovering from the events at the end of May.
And they're just a fraction of a block of several miles of Lake street that was destroyed.
This isn't even a fundraising ask (though if you have resources that aren't better used elsewhere, my community has needs), just an observation at how many people were affected and that philanthropy and private generosity isn't likely to remediate the harm that was done.
medical debt and a gofundme for a broke queer indigenous writer
a few people have expressed their desire to help me out with a ridiculous medical bill, asking if i would set up a gofundme so i did
please, if you are in a tight spot yourself, take care of you first. this is like, the most absurd time possible for debt collectors to come knocking for me but i suppose thats why they did it. i've made my first payment today and another isn't due until july 18th.
if you can and want to help, thank you! let me know if there's anything i can do in return for you. if you can't, that's totally cool. this is not an emergency need, i'm just broke and its gonna suck paying this off lol (boosts are ok)
SCOTUS, good news!!
Got it, reading now. The holding is simple: "An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII'.
This is really good news because it applies nationwide. (Fewer than half of states currently have non-discrimination protections on the basis of gender identity. A dozen or so have no protections of any sort for any LGBTQ+ employees.)
Paige. US Midwesterner in Scotland; geek into social justice. (As ever, I'm that @rhiannonrevolts from stuff.)
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.