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May 17 2017


May 16 2017

Meet the Sex Workers Replacing Cops in Sandinista-Run Nicaragua


In most countries around the world, sex workers are criminalized by police officers. In Sandinista-run Nicaragua, sex workers are replacing police officers.

Last January, French filmmaker Florence Jaugey released a documentary about the Sunflowers of Nicaragua, a woman-led sex worker collective serving as community mediators for the socialist government. Today, the documentary is receiving praise across Latin America, one of the most dangerous regions in the world for sex workers.

“We wanted to show the world that we are not the image they have of us,” Sunflowers of Nicaragua member Maria Elena Davila told El Nuevo Diario.

“We are capable women, we defend our rights, and we are also contributing to justice in our country. This documentary tells our story.”

In 2009, members of the Sunflowers of Nicaragua began organizing against discrimination and violence within their communities. They did this with the intention of gaining the trust of their communities in order to win mass support for their primary demand: the judicial integration and unionization of sex workers across the country. Their strategy worked.

In 2015, Nicaragua’s Supreme Court of Justice asked members of the collective if they wanted to work as judicial facilitators in Managua, Economy reports. Now, the sex workers are accredited and have licenses signed by the Supreme Court of Justice to mediate small conflicts in their communities, which include problems between relatives and neighbors.

The program is intended to “reduce the weight on the police and the judicial system” while integrating sex workers into Nicaragua’s judicial system, Jaugey told Economy in a recent interview.

“It’s a unique case in the world that the justice authorities have given this responsibility to these women,” Jaugey said.

“But also the success of this film is not just due to Nicaragua and the state of the law here, it’s also due to the goodwill of these women.”

The Sunflowers of Nicaragua has also been accepted by the socialist government’s Confederation of Self-Employed Workers, granting them legal union status. The collective, which aims to organize Nicaragua’s estimated 14,000 sex workers, has recruited 2,300 thus far.

Last February, Nicaragua’s Ministry of Labor ruled in favor of a sex worker who was fired from a nightclub for being pregnant, setting a precedent for the country’s sex worker labor laws.

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April 21 2017

Trump Tweets His Book Recommendation Which Is Perfectly Suited To His Literacy Level


Trump Tweets His Book Recommendation Which Is Perfectly Suited To His Literacy Level

And about that “book recommendation.”

Speaking from decades of personal experience, this is what passes for the height of humor among the Pig People.

A book about why to vote for Democrats that is…just blank pages!

Get it?!

Get it?!

All the pages are blank!

From the very-nearly post-pubescent “cultural correspondent” for crackpot Conservative shitepile “Daily Wire” (Motto: “The Daily Wire: When Breitbart is too hoity-toity and World Net Daily popup ads are too distracting.”), pimped vigorously by Fox and Friends (Motto: “Fox and Friends: When Hannity is too hoity-toity and the sound of Mark Levin’s voice makes your fillings hurt.”) and favorably reviewed by Ben Shapiro, who has spent most of his short, execrable career feeding the Wingnut Beast, and the last several months being chomped by that same Wingnut Beast.

And all the pages are blank!

Do you get it?!

Do you get it?!

Yes, among the double-wide denizens of Sisterf*ck, Arkansas, this is pure, Algonquin round-table shite.

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July 04 2015


real men

Real men don’t give a shit about what “Real Men Do and Don’t”. Real Men will gladly have a tea party with their nieces, and don’t give a fuck what anyone thinks. 

July 01 2015


Christian Marclay - Body Mix

fun with album covers

June 30 2015

"The record business was a stopgap to solve a temporary problem that existed b..."

> The record business was a stopgap to solve a temporary problem that existed between the invention of sound recording (1890’s), and the invention of the internet (1990’s).

June 12 2015

Deutscher Bundestag: On-Demand Video

Uuuuh. 😩

Kristian Köhntopp originally shared:

Die Zwei-Faktor-Authentifizierung

Der netzpolitische Spezialexperte der CDU/CSU-Fraktion, Thomas Jarzombek, im Rahmen seines Beitrags pro VDS, bei 4:05:

»Das Einzige, was hier gespeichert wird, ist die Adresse, mit der Sie selbst im Internet für 24 Stunden bekannt sind. Eine Information in 24 Stunden. Zumindestens im Regelfall. Und um daraus zu schließen, auf welchen Servern Sie gewesen sind oder mit wem Sie kommuniziert haben, brauchen Sie das, was man in der IT eine Zwei-Faktor-Authentifizierung nennt, sie brauchen nämlich die Gegenseite auch, die festgehalten hat, beispielsweise eine Server, auf dem Sie Nachrichten ausgetauscht haben, wann welche IP-Adresse dort online gewesen ist.«

Äh, nein. Aber es erklärt vieles.


June 09 2015


June 03 2015

MSDN Blogs

wäre vor nicht allzu langer Zeit eher undenkbar gewesen…
#openssh #microsoft

May 30 2015


Helene Stanley

Helene Stanley dancing for Marc Davis and other animators for Sleeping Beauty. See the video here.

May 21 2015

Fefes Blog

muss man mal fullquoten:

> die Medien in Sachen Bahnstreik alle so tun, als läge das jetzt alleine in der Hand der GdL, wie lange der Streik läuft. Dabei gibt es noch eine ganz einfache Methode, den Streik sofort zu beenden. Man könnten denen einfach mal substantiell entgegenkommen! Die streiken ja nicht als Selbstzweck! Wenn unser Staat (als Eigentümer der Bahn) sich hier nicht wie ein kapitalistisches Riesenarschloch aufführen würde, und die GdL am langen Arm verhungern lassen wollen würde, gäbe es diesen Streik gar nicht!

Mir kommt das kalte Kotzen, wenn ich sehe, wie die Medien den GdL-Chef als Psychopathen niederschreiben, anstatt mal auf die eigentlichen Psychopathen hinzuweisen: uns. Denn der Staat vertritt ja uns. Der Staat lässt die Bahn ja in unserem Namen vergammeln. Behandeln das als Profit Center, nicht als kritische Infrastruktur.

May 15 2015





I saw a post going around saying there were few talking female characters in Lord of the Rings (Which is true, there’s like… what… three? Arwen, Galadriel and Eowyn from what I remember and I’m not including the hobbit…


April 30 2015

wtfcfh/wtfcfh.css at master · jensgro/wtfcfh · GitHub

> .dasKannsteSchonSoMachenAberDannIssesHaltKacke {}

sehr schönes css-framework :D

April 19 2015


Marina Abramovic meets Ulay


Marina Abramovic meets Ulay

“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
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April 10 2015


March 29 2015


March 20 2015

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