Florida considers ballot initiative that would restore voting rights to felons - CBS News
"The measure would reconstitute the right of felons to vote after they complete their sentences. Florida is the third-largest state in the country by population, and has the highest number of people disenfranchised by prior felony convictions -- around 1.5 million people there are prevented from voting due to their criminal record."
florida  politics 
22 days ago
ZAP 1.0RC and Osada 1.0RC Announcement
"Zap provides the full capabilities of Zot, which includes privacy controls, private media, and account resilience; with a corresponding lack of federation with networks that do not offer these features -- hence a much smaller and more intimate social graph"
hubzilla  osada  zap  social  software 
23 days ago
“How Fascism Works”: Jason Stanley on Trump, Bolsonaro and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe | Democracy Now!
"In his new book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them, Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics, writing, 'What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been.'"
27 days ago
#102 Long Distance by Reply All from Gimlet Media
"This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman."
june 2018
BBC Radio 4 - Drama, Mythos, Mythos
"A new paranormal drama by award-winning writer and director Julian Simpson, starring Nicola Walker."
april 2018
Get Together
"Get Together is an open source event manager for local communities."
free  software 
april 2018
Dickheads Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud
"Philip K Dick themed Podcast launching 4/18! Monthly review of each of his novels in publication order! Hosted by David Agranoff & Anthony Trevino."
podcasts  books 
april 2018
Newsboat — Linux software in the Snap Store
"Newsboat is a fork of Newsbeuter, an RSS/Atom feed reader for the text
console. The only difference is that Newsboat is actively maintained
while Newsbeuter isn't."
news  rss  software 
april 2018
"The IndieWeb is a people-focused alternative to the 'corporate web'."
april 2018
Current Status (v1.0) - The Political Web's Front Page - By What The Fuck Just Happened Today
"Think of Current Status as a news aggregator, providing a consensus view of the top U.S. political news stories right now from a diverse cross-section of the news media ecosystem."
april 2018
A $29 Million Cryptocurrency Donation Just Funded Every Project On Donor's Choose
"Earlier this week, the public school crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.org, which lets teachers ask for contributions to fund important classroom needs or projects, had 35,647 open campaigns. Now all of them were fulfilled by a $29 million donation from Ripple, a cryptocurrency startup, which contributed that equivalent value in XRP, the digital coin that it uses in transactions."
charity  business  education 
april 2018
Florida Gov. says yes to daylight saving time year-round
"Florida Gov. Rick Scott is signing off on a measure that would let Florida stay on daylight saving time all year long."
march 2018
Intercepted | The Intercept
"At The Intercept, we believe in holding those in power accountable, and our commitment to exposing injustice couldn’t be any more urgent than right now. On our weekly podcast Intercepted, co-founder Jeremy Scahill and his guests give a deep analysis of the crucial issues of our time — from national security and civil liberties to foreign policy and police brutality. And we hear from artists, writers, and thinkers who challenge our preconceptions about the world we live in. "
march 2018
The Provocation and Power of 'Black Panther' - The Atlantic
The biggest success of the new Marvel film isn't representation, but its contemplation of identity, responsibility, and the future of a diaspora in an interconnected world.
february 2018
Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88 - The New York Times
"Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea series, died on Monday at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 88."
january 2018
Signal >> Blog >> Standalone Signal Desktop
"Signal Desktop is now available in a new, standalone form, and the Chrome App has been deprecated.

The new desktop version of Signal runs independently of your browser."
software  messaging 
november 2017
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