UK pol, UCU strike
Solidarity to the UCU members taking part in the university strike across the UK.
There is also a digital picket - lecturers who are striking won't be answering emails or talking online about their research topics.
All the Bad Things About Uber and Lyft In One Simple List – Streetsblog USA
All the Bad Things About Uber and Lyft In One Simple List – Streetsblog USA https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/02/04/all-the-bad-things-about-uber-and-lyft-in-one-simple-list/
Getting Dressed: Victorian Gardener 1850. Crow's Eye do a whole series of these historical dress videos, and they're great for learning about what people wore. This one has a cute story too.
"One of the most common tactics used by scammers is solicitation, by phone and email." https://accrispin.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-impersonation-game.html
Domestic abuse, homelessness
I'm meant to be writing a council scrutiny paper on rough sleeping, but Shelter have published a paper on domestic abuse and homelessness. It's relevant, so I'm not technically procrastinating. Shelter's research is valuable, not just on this issue but on homelessness in general. They found 9% of homelessness linked to DA issues, which doesn't surprise me at all.
Эпидемия have done a cover of Toss A Coin To Your Witcher and it's all the metal.
L. L. McKinney's A Blade So Black is worth a look if you like modern Alice in Wonderland retellings with lots of action.
Climate Protest Against Cargill
Currently 91% of the Amazonian deforestation is due to animal agriculture, as last reports show. Cargill have been pointed at as the 'worst company in the world' because of their ecocidal work, being as a matter of fact the main climate change contributor in the entire planet, and their human right abuses which include child labour, mass food contamination and water pollution.
Today!! from 12:00-14:00
Meet Mansion House Underground
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.