Pretty good write-up on OpSec for activists, good to give it a read if you're involved!

RT @hakan_geijer@twitter.com

A small crew of anarchists from Europe and North America worked on this, and it compiles decades of experience in the anarchist movement with some proper geekery from the technically inclined.

We hope you put this knowledge to good use. opsec.riotmedicine.net/downloa

🐦🔗: twitter.com/hakan_geijer/statu

Allies, today more than ever we need your ENGAGEMENT!

RT @CKnightWrites@twitter.com

I've seen folks asking, so let's talk about what cis allies can do to help while the transphobia is ramping up.

1. Call your people in. When another cis person is acting up and spewing hate or ignorance, you speak to them. You tell them it's not okay. Don't wait for us.

🧵

🐦🔗: twitter.com/CKnightWrites/stat

An off-hand comment from a lifelong friend a few days back finally turned into a full blown tirade full of TERF talking points, and I'm heartbroken. I can deal with random transphobes, but I don't know how to deal with the mother of my god children spewing this shit to my face 💔

I think the usage of "dude" is better explained as: gender neutral when used in the vocative case and masc. otherwise.
Hiberno "lads" would be similar, but with more GN uses.

GN: That's cool, dude!
GN: Ah now, lads..
M: That's a cool dude.
M: I know this lad.
Etc.

RT @SorryDontClaire@twitter.com

“Dude” is gender neutral when used in the second person, but male when used in the 3rd person. Done.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SorryDontClaire/st

She and her dead friends fought very hard back in the day. We can live much better lives thanks to them.

Every community needs elders to guard and pass wisdom, but us queers lost most of them to AIDS, violence, and suicide.

So let's LISTEN to the few of them still around!

5/5

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What I'm trying to say is:

Kids, get out of discord some time, forget discourse, and go talk to an old tranny.

Listen to her, she might be crazy and cringe but she's been trough things you wouldn't believe. And she lived to tell it.

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Three years later (I'm breaking that rule here) I've seen too many newly cracked eggs on twitter getting burned for saying unwise things. I now understand she was right.

We all need an elder to tell us what's what, but there are so few of them around. We know the reasons why

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Among them, I was NOT allowed to have opinions in public until I was 5. She said that half jokingly but kept reminding me every time we met, I looked less like a joke

I thought that was silly and unfair. I'm over 40, I have had opinions for a long time, why would I stop now?

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I have been very lucky in my transition, for many reasons, but I'm particularly grateful for having a veteran tran as a friend.

Very early in my transition, even before I accepted I was trans, she sat me down to give me some lifesaving tips, and also to lay down some rules

1/

Genetics are fascinating!

RT @esummerbell@twitter.com

1/ Alright the people have spoken and they want more cat genetics. So, I present to you all "Cat Coat Genetics 101: A Tweetorial", feat. pics of many real life cats (for science, of course...this baby is Caterpillar).

🐦🔗: twitter.com/esummerbell/status

Fuck. The. NGS.

RT @TranScribe_IRL@twitter.com

Content warning for stories that may be upsetting for trans people & their friends & family. A member of our community shares their experience of Trans health care in Ireland

transcribehealthcare.org/our-s

🐦🔗: twitter.com/TranScribe_IRL/sta

We should be getting more rights like these, instead of having to spend all our energy fighting a dozen bigots imported from England.

Sadly, the westbrit mentality prevails in the media and government.

RT @GoodTransNews@twitter.com

Germany announces huge positive plans for LGBT rights in the country!

🇩🇪🎉☺️

🐦🔗: twitter.com/GoodTransNews/stat

ALL THE TIME

RT @lusciousapartus@twitter.com

what twitter/tumblr and other social media feel like from a non american perspective

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lusciousapartus/st

My poor, 3rd world alma mater, one of the best in the continent, did not need that to offer me or anybody who asked the chance for quality and FREE education.

An education that puts many European colleges to shame, which I also know 1st hand.

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All this pain and anger about the results of the leaving cert make me question once again: why are we doing this? Why do we subject children to this traumatic experience? Why do we require arbitrary exam points to get the chance to learn?

I know it's not needed.
1/2

Fuck GG. He used to be a good journalist, this is just one more proof that he's become garbage.

RT @hannahgais@twitter.com

you have to be a real ass to leak conversations with someone who was a close, long-time source — and someone who’s been to hell and back — like this. just beyond unprofessional. greenwald.substack.com/p/all-c

🐦🔗: twitter.com/hannahgais/status/

This is child abuse. In both sides of the border, the people supposed to help and protect vulnerable children are dangerous abusers. This needs to stop, and these people be stripped of their licenses!

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RT @GenderGP@twitter.com

“When I asked about help with her gender issues they told me that she was too ill to be referred to KOI. Too ill to get help, have you ever heard anything so disgusting in your life, who tells a suicidal child that they are too ill for help?"
gendergp.com/disturbing-accoun

🐦🔗: twitter.com/GenderGP/status/14

To my colleagues in tech:

If in the last year you've been able to do your job remotely & you agree to go back to the office bc your boss says so & without putting any resistance, you are not using your huge privilege to help your peers or the planet & you're a class traitor.

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