Ravelry, a free social networking service dedicated to knitting, crocheting, and other yarn crafts, recently made a strong public stance against white supremacy in the form of a policy banning content in support of U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration.
Instead of dehumanizing people who engage in extremism inspired by hate and white supremacy, we should try to understand their humanity, and the experiences, pain and vulnerability fueling their inclination to violence.
Capitalism in its current form enriches mostly privileged men and sidelines marginalized groups such as people of colour, immigrants and women. We need the courage to imagine and create new solidarity economies that prioritize people and the planet over profit.
In a development that will most certainly strengthen the view that the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will do anything appease the Trump administration, Canadian immigration authorities just barred Chelsea Manning from entering Canada.
It’s the day a coalition of websites, technology companies, digital rights organizations, and internet users joined forces to to protest the Federal Communications Commission’s plan “to toss out net neutrality rules that preserve Internet freedom and prevent cable and telecommunications companies from controlling what we can see and do online.”