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About slavery in Canada:

A huge part of the Canadian ethos is "We're not as bad as the US". In history class we were taught that Canada was a safe haven for escaped slaves via the Underground Railroad for 30 years, thus perpetuating the myth that we are an open and accepting country to all people.

What we are not taught is that Colonial Canada upheld slavery for 200 years, and that Black and Indigenous slaves were instrumental in building the foundations of what we now consider Canada. Slaves were sold at St. Lawrence market in Toronto. Many arrived from the Carribean and Southern states with cargo like rum and sugar and were sold all the same.

Jarvis Street is named after Samuel Jarvis, one of the "founding fathers" of Toronto. Jarvis was a slave holder, having at least 6 slaves, and fought for the right for all white men to be able to legally own slaves in Upper Canada. One of his escaped slaves was caught and imprisoned and chose to stay in prison and be beaten on a daily basis because she said it was better than the treatment she received in his household. Our city also continues to honor Egerton Ryerson, who inspired the Residential School system.

Canada is distinct in its coded, "polite" language, often referring to slaves as "servants", "helpers" and the like. These were slaves nonetheless and documentation about their treatment proves that Canadian slave owners were no kinder than their American counterparts when it came to abuse. 3/4 of Canadian slaves died before the age of 20.

Counter to our beliefs, slaves would run away from Canada, back to the US, because some states allowed them more freedom than what they could find in Canada.

Once slavery was abolished in Canada, Loyalists were paid by the British for their loss of property. Slaves received nothing but small, infertile land, far from any city centre.

The legacy we live is one of slavery and genocide and it will be difficult to make changes moving forward without recognizing how past actions have shaped our society today. Black people continue to be surveilled as we always have been since the days of slavery.

#blacklivesmatter #allblacklivesmatter #blackcanadianhistory #knowyourhistory
 
About slavery in Canada:

A huge part of the Canadian ethos is "We're not as bad as the US". In history class we were taught that Canada was a safe haven for escaped slaves via the Underground Railroad for 30 years, thus perpetuating the myth that we are an open and accepting country to all people.

What we are not taught is that Colonial Canada upheld slavery for 200 years, and that Black and Indigenous slaves were instrumental in building the foundations of what we now consider Canada. Slaves were sold at St. Lawrence market in Toronto. Many arrived from the Carribean and Southern states with cargo like rum and sugar and were sold all the same.

Jarvis Street is named after Samuel Jarvis, one of the "founding fathers" of Toronto. Jarvis was a slave holder, having at least 6 slaves, and fought for the right for all white men to be able to legally own slaves in Upper Canada. One of his escaped slaves was caught and imprisoned and chose to stay in prison and be beaten on a daily basis because she said it was better than the treatment she received in his household. Our city also continues to honor Egerton Ryerson, who inspired the Residential School system.

Canada is distinct in its coded, "polite" language, often referring to slaves as "servants", "helpers" and the like. These were slaves nonetheless and documentation about their treatment proves that Canadian slave owners were no kinder than their American counterparts when it came to abuse. 3/4 of Canadian slaves died before the age of 20.

Counter to our beliefs, slaves would run away from Canada, back to the US, because some states allowed them more freedom than what they could find in Canada.

Once slavery was abolished in Canada, Loyalists were paid by the British for their loss of property. Slaves received nothing but small, infertile land, far from any city centre.

The legacy we live is one of slavery and genocide and it will be difficult to make changes moving forward without recognizing how past actions have shaped our society today. Black people continue to be surveilled as we always have been since the days of slavery.

#blacklivesmatter #allblacklivesmatter #blackcanadianhistory #knowyourhistory
 

Portland Gestapo Misidentification: "ZT1" is likely not a mercenary but a US Border Patrol combatant


You may have seen an imaage with captions claiming to show private contractor mercenaries assaulting nonviolent protestors in Portland, Oregan. As best I can tell this is a misidentification and unfortunate coincidence.

While the aggressor does have an unholstered sidearm drawn, and other similar images show weapons pointed directly at the photographer, insignia and attribution differ from the meme.

Whilst there is a company called “ZTI” (zed-tee-eye), on close examination the left shoulder patch the patch reads “ZT1” (zed-tee-numeral-one), and by one source (Cato) is apparently a US Government insignia for Customs and Border Patrol:
In a Friday tweet, Customs and Border Patrol official Mark Morgan acknowledged that the agents were not wearing name badges. He said this was in order to protect them from retaliation. But he claimed that the officers did wear unique identifiers. In one photograph, “ZT1” is visible above an officer’s agency patch.
https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/what-we-know-dont-know-about-portland-dhs

The company ZTI (letter “i”, not numeral one) provides information technology services, not paramilitary services, best I can tell.

Other officers pictured as in this Buzzfeed article have other identifiers, with “MN1” (emm-enn-one) visible in another photograph.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/portland-photographer-takes-picture-officer-pointing-weapon

All appearances are that these are Federal agents. Not mercenaries. So far.

(That this is in the least comforting is a sign of just how sick the U.S. has become.)

#Portland #BLM #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #misinformation
 

Portland Gestapo Misidentification: "ZT1" is likely not a mercenary but a US Border Patrol combatant


You may have seen an imaage with captions claiming to show private contractor mercenaries assaulting nonviolent protestors in Portland, Oregan. As best I can tell this is a misidentification and unfortunate coincidence.

While the aggressor does have an unholstered sidearm drawn, and other similar images show weapons pointed directly at the photographer, insignia and attribution differ from the meme.

Whilst there is a company called “ZTI” (zed-tee-eye), on close examination the left shoulder patch the patch reads “ZT1” (zed-tee-numeral-one), and by one source (Cato) is apparently a US Government insignia for Customs and Border Patrol:
In a Friday tweet, Customs and Border Patrol official Mark Morgan acknowledged that the agents were not wearing name badges. He said this was in order to protect them from retaliation. But he claimed that the officers did wear unique identifiers. In one photograph, “ZT1” is visible above an officer’s agency patch.
https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/what-we-know-dont-know-about-portland-dhs

The company ZTI (letter “i”, not numeral one) provides information technology services, not paramilitary services, best I can tell.

Other officers pictured as in this Buzzfeed article have other identifiers, with “MN1” (emm-enn-one) visible in another photograph.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/portland-photographer-takes-picture-officer-pointing-weapon

All appearances are that these are Federal agents. Not mercenaries. So far.

(That this is in the least comforting is a sign of just how sick the U.S. has become.)

#Portland #BLM #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #misinformation
 
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INFOSEC: FUCK YOUR '"BLACK/WHITE NEUTRALITY"!

By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | July 4, 2020

The information security (infosec) community has angrily reacted today to calls to abandon the use of the 'black hat' and 'white hat' terms, citing that the two, and especially 'black hat,' have nothing to do with racial stereotyping.



Discussions about the topic started late last night after David Kleidermacher, VP of Engineering at Google, and in charge of Android Security and the Google Play Store, withdrew from a scheduled talk he was set to give in August at the Black Hat USA 2020 security conference.

In his withdrawal announcement, Kleidermacher asked the infosec industry to consider replacing terms like black hat, white hat, and man-in-the-middle with neutral alternatives.

These changes remove harmful associations, promote inclusion, and help us break down walls of unconscious bias. Not everyone agrees which terms to change, but I feel strongly our language needs to (this one in particular).

— David Kleidermacher (@DaveKSecure) July 3, 2020

While Kleidermacher only asked the industry to consider changing these terms, several members mistook his statement as a direct request to the Black Hat conference to change its name.

With Black Hat being the biggest event in cyber-security, online discussions on the topic quickly became widespread among cyber-security experts, dominating the July 4th weekend.

While a part of the infosec community agreed with Kledermacher, the vast majority did not, and called it virtue signaling taken to the extreme.

Most security researchers pointed to the fact that the terms had nothing to do with racism or skin color, and had their origins in classic western movies, where the villain usually wore a black hat, while the good guy wore a white hat.

Others pointed to the dualism between black and white as representing evil and good, concepts that have been around since the dawn of civilizations, long before racial divides even existed between humans.

Right now, the infosec community doesn't seem to be willing to abandon the two terms, which they don't see as a problem when used in infosec-related writings.
MORE COMMENTS: https://www.zdnet.com/article/infosec-community-disagrees-with-changing-black-hat-term-due-to-racial-stereotyping/

#programming #computer #science #software #development #infosec #black hat #resistance #goggle #hackers #internet #censorship #freedom #sexism #social #web #human rights #sanctimony #activism #activist #correctness #meetoo #blacklivesmatter #racism #racist #USA #research #cyber-security #security #privacy
 
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INFOSEC: FUCK YOUR '"BLACK/WHITE NEUTRALITY"!

By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | July 4, 2020

The information security (infosec) community has angrily reacted today to calls to abandon the use of the 'black hat' and 'white hat' terms, citing that the two, and especially 'black hat,' have nothing to do with racial stereotyping.



Discussions about the topic started late last night after David Kleidermacher, VP of Engineering at Google, and in charge of Android Security and the Google Play Store, withdrew from a scheduled talk he was set to give in August at the Black Hat USA 2020 security conference.

In his withdrawal announcement, Kleidermacher asked the infosec industry to consider replacing terms like black hat, white hat, and man-in-the-middle with neutral alternatives.

These changes remove harmful associations, promote inclusion, and help us break down walls of unconscious bias. Not everyone agrees which terms to change, but I feel strongly our language needs to (this one in particular).

— David Kleidermacher (@DaveKSecure) July 3, 2020

While Kleidermacher only asked the industry to consider changing these terms, several members mistook his statement as a direct request to the Black Hat conference to change its name.

With Black Hat being the biggest event in cyber-security, online discussions on the topic quickly became widespread among cyber-security experts, dominating the July 4th weekend.

While a part of the infosec community agreed with Kledermacher, the vast majority did not, and called it virtue signaling taken to the extreme.

Most security researchers pointed to the fact that the terms had nothing to do with racism or skin color, and had their origins in classic western movies, where the villain usually wore a black hat, while the good guy wore a white hat.

Others pointed to the dualism between black and white as representing evil and good, concepts that have been around since the dawn of civilizations, long before racial divides even existed between humans.

Right now, the infosec community doesn't seem to be willing to abandon the two terms, which they don't see as a problem when used in infosec-related writings.
MORE COMMENTS: https://www.zdnet.com/article/infosec-community-disagrees-with-changing-black-hat-term-due-to-racial-stereotyping/

#programming #computer #science #software #development #infosec #black hat #resistance #goggle #hackers #internet #censorship #freedom #sexism #social #web #human rights #sanctimony #activism #activist #correctness #meetoo #blacklivesmatter #racism #racist #USA #research #cyber-security #security #privacy
 
Powhatan Beaty — Badass of the Week
Powhatan Beatty was a hardcore dude with a badass Action Hero name who was born into slavery in the heart of the Confederacy, escaped to freedom, received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions undertaken in a bayonet charge to liberate his hometown, survived thirteen Civil War engagements, and then went on to become a successful playwright and one of the first black actors to ever perform Shakespeare on stage in the United States.
Wow! What an impressive story,

#history #BlackLivesMatter #CivilWar
 
Schau dir "Image-Pflege dank Rassismus" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/yp9Z1B_3jmY

Das hier bringt es auf den Punkt. Und nicht das umbenennen von master branch in git.

YouTube: Image-Pflege dank Rassismus (Bohemian Browser Ballett)

 
Hm völlig zusammenhangslos #BlackLivesMatter drunter schreiben, aber keinen einzigen schwarzen Emoji benutzt. Saubere Arbeit francesc.
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#allcolorsarebeautiful
 
Wer etwas mehr über #Polizeigewalt in Deutschland erfahren möchte, dem/der sei dieses sehr hörenswerte, preisgekrönte Radiofeature empfohlen:

https://www.swr.de/swr2/doku-und-feature/taeter-in-uniform-polizeigewalt-in-deutschland-100.html

#Esken #BlackLivesMatter
 
Wer etwas mehr über #Polizeigewalt in Deutschland erfahren möchte, dem/der sei dieses sehr hörenswerte, preisgekrönte Radiofeature empfohlen:

https://www.swr.de/swr2/doku-und-feature/taeter-in-uniform-polizeigewalt-in-deutschland-100.html

#Esken #BlackLivesMatter
 

On the Media takes on the cops

No Justice, No Peace

In the midst of a historic week of protests, the national conversation about police is quickly transforming. This week, On the Media looks at the language used here and abroad to describe the "civil unrest" in America. Then, we explore how decades of criminal justice policy decisions brought us to this boiling point. Plus, are human beings, against all odds, actually pretty decent?

1. Karen Attiah [@KarenAttiah], The Washington Post Global Opinions Editor, on how our media would cover American police brutality protests if they were happening abroad. Listen.

2. Elizabeth Hinton [@elizabhinton], historian at Yale University, on the historical roots of American law enforcement. Listen.

3. Rutger Bregman [@rcbregman], author of Humankind: A Hopeful History, on what our policies would like if we believed in the decency of people. Listen.
Full episode (mp3).

Excellent, as per usual.
Bootnote: You might recall Bregman from his 2019 Davos appearance demanding billionaires pay their taxes or his unaired Fox News confrontation with propagandist Tucker Carlson.

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #Police #PoliceReform #JusticeForAll #OnTheMedia #RutgerBergman #ElizabethHinton #KarenAttiah #podcasts
 

On the Media takes on the cops

No Justice, No Peace

In the midst of a historic week of protests, the national conversation about police is quickly transforming. This week, On the Media looks at the language used here and abroad to describe the "civil unrest" in America. Then, we explore how decades of criminal justice policy decisions brought us to this boiling point. Plus, are human beings, against all odds, actually pretty decent?

1. Karen Attiah [@KarenAttiah], The Washington Post Global Opinions Editor, on how our media would cover American police brutality protests if they were happening abroad. Listen.

2. Elizabeth Hinton [@elizabhinton], historian at Yale University, on the historical roots of American law enforcement. Listen.

3. Rutger Bregman [@rcbregman], author of Humankind: A Hopeful History, on what our policies would like if we believed in the decency of people. Listen.
Full episode (mp3).

Excellent, as per usual.
Bootnote: You might recall Bregman from his 2019 Davos appearance demanding billionaires pay their taxes or his unaired Fox News confrontation with propagandist Tucker Carlson.

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #Police #PoliceReform #JusticeForAll #OnTheMedia #RutgerBergman #ElizabethHinton #KarenAttiah #podcasts
 
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Live updates: Thousands gather near White House to protest death of George Floyd; D.C. mayor celebrates pushing ‘the Army away from our city’


Demonstrators streamed into downtown Washington on Saturday for what officials said could be the biggest collection of day-long local protests so far over police brutality and racial oppression in the United States. On a hot and humid day, people carrying protest signs marched, many with their children, toward the area around the besieged White House, where authorities used tan military Humvees and dump trucks to cordon off large sections to vehicle traffic.

#BlackLivesMatter #Protestors

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2020/06/06/dc-protests-saturday-george-floyd/
 

Live updates: Thousands gather near White House to protest death of George Floyd; D.C. mayor celebrates pushing ‘the Army away from our city’


Demonstrators streamed into downtown Washington on Saturday for what officials said could be the biggest collection of day-long local protests so far over police brutality and racial oppression in the United States. On a hot and humid day, people carrying protest signs marched, many with their children, toward the area around the besieged White House, where authorities used tan military Humvees and dump trucks to cordon off large sections to vehicle traffic.

#BlackLivesMatter #Protestors

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2020/06/06/dc-protests-saturday-george-floyd/
 
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Apparently some forces don’t want people to talk about #BlackLivesMatter, to notice what’s going on, to read and share … #MartialLaw?

Show #solidarity with #BLM but do NOT abandon social networks, and do NOT crowd out news & facts with black squares!


Images taken from https://www.facebook.com/Indigenousrisingmedia/posts/3584937291523071 (pictured in screenshot)
 
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Apparently some forces don’t want people to talk about #BlackLivesMatter, to notice what’s going on, to read and share … #MartialLaw?

Show #solidarity with #BLM but do NOT abandon social networks, and do NOT crowd out news & facts with black squares!


Images taken from https://www.facebook.com/Indigenousrisingmedia/posts/3584937291523071 (pictured in screenshot)
 
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Dont bring your phones to protests, especially in Minnesota where they use Stingray Trackers and were last night.

If you own a twitter / facebook account, i don't, please share this information !


#Minneapolis #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
#BlackLivesMatter #riot #protest #tech
#surveillance
 
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Dont bring your phones to protests, especially in Minnesota where they use Stingray Trackers and were last night.

If you own a twitter / facebook account, i don't, please share this information !


#Minneapolis #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
#BlackLivesMatter #riot #protest #tech
#surveillance
 
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