The war of ideas is not a place where I feel much at home. When at meetings I usually agree with the last person who has spoken. Though I try, lazily, to follow discussions on "key issues", at the end of the day I mainly want to crawl back under my blanket and shut out the noise.
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On Stallman (thanks to RockyIII)Statement on Richard Stallman rejoining the FSF board - FSFE
Therefore, in the current situation we see ourselves unable to collaborate both with the FSF and any other organisation in which Richard Stallman has a leading position. Instead, we will continue to work with groups and individuals who foster diversity and equality in the Free Software movement in order to achieve our joint goal of empowering all users to control technology.On the reappointment of Richard Stallman as a director of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) | KDE e.V.How an Islamist became Israel’s unlikely political kingmaker
“The fall of the Joint List and rise of Ra'am's Mansour Abbas show that Israeli politics can no longer ignore Palestinian citizens — even if it may end up boosting the right.”'LGBTQ rights have become a litmus test in Palestinian society'
“The growing visibility of queer Palestinians poses a challenge to Arab political parties that are exploiting homophobia ahead of the Israeli election, says attorney and activist Fady Khoury.”COVID-19 vaccinations are proof of Israel’s medical apartheid | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera
“The coronavirus does not stop at checkpoints. As an occupier, Israel must provide medical supplies to Palestinians and adopt measures to combat the disease there.”UN resolution hailed as 'crucial turning point' for victims of Sri Lanka civil war | South and Central Asia | The Guardian
“UK-led action ramps up scrutiny of the regime against a backdrop of worsening human rights abuses”Europe and US could reach 'peak meat’ in 2025 – report | Meat industry | The Guardian
“what most people don’t realise is that we’re actually already at a point where [traditional] meat consumption is going to be declining for the first time in history. The global consequences of the shift to alternative proteins are significant.”