Minnesota Freedom Fund. This fund pays bail for protesters, as well as those imprisoned for immigration and criminal offenses. The group sees pretrial bail requirements to be unjust, wealth-based discrimination. Donate here. The Legal Rights Center. Provides criminal defense and legal services for low-income people of color in and around Minneapolis, including arrested protesters. Donate here. Northstar Health Collective. Medics for protesters. The group of nurses, doctors, and healthcare providers was originally founded to maintain community safety during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Donate here. Black Visions Collective. “A political home for black people across Minnesota,” this Minnesota nonprofit is dedicated to safe, autonomous black communities. Donate here. Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. A GoFundMe campaign organized by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, for Floyd’s children’s care and education, as well as family … [Read more...] about How to help Minneapolis: 6 things you can do right now for the George Floyd movement
In other words, being the president of the United States, Trump’s tweets are viewed by Twitter as content that “is worthy of a public-interest exception.” Of course, the fact that Twitter has even hidden one of his tweets just days after it labeled another of Trump’s tweets as containing false information isn’t likely to sit well with the president. Then again, Trump can always just use Facebook if he doesn’t like Twitter’s policies. … [Read more...] about Twitter hides Trump’s latest tweet about George Floyd because it ‘glorifies violence’
As it turned a century, the Delhi government and other cultural agencies like the Indian Council for Cultural Relations have lined up a series of celebrations to mark the occasion, which begins with the release of a book on the history of the seven cities of Delhi, detailailing the account of how the present city was constructed. … [Read more...] about Delhi turns 100, celebrations begin
The tweet violated the company’s rules about glorifying violence. “This Tweet violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today,” Twitter said. … [Read more...] about Twitter slaps a ‘public interest notice’ on Trump’s tweet for ‘glorifying violence’
In reality, Twitter could have gone farther if it really intended to silence the president or even his supporters. To say nothing of removing the tweet entirely (which did break its terms of service, after all), it could have fully removed the retweet button from Trump’s message—leaving the tweet live but making it impossible to endorse or amplify. On the contrary, it enabled a retweet, but only with comment (your personal, accountable endorsement or criticism), and only with Trump’s message hidden behind a view button. These are the slightest of speed bumps, intended to slow down the viral public discourse by all of three seconds—but not stop it. … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.