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“We’ve had a variety of unruly protests by armed, far-right militia groups that the police react to in a very calm manner,” he said. “And yet when you see a group of environmentalists or people who might look similar to the way environmentalists at a protest look, you see a hyper-aggressive police response, even though the level of violence coming from those groups is significantly lower

-- FBI Chased Imagined Eco-Activist Enemies, Documents Reveal

An Open Letter to J.K. Rowling |

Useful post, as I hadn't heard any of this about Rowling before.

It's the perfect day to start reading Octavia Butler's Kindred. | Literary Hub 

Really clever: Webcam mod that enables eye-contact conversation 

This was a really fun (and as usual depressing) read.

CNN: The 40 wildest lines from Donald Trump's impromptu Friday press conference.

"The world urban system—from its richest to poorest cities—is not a set of playgrounds or amenity parks but instead a vast system of interlinked workshops."

As a city lover, this was a great read.

Desperately Seeking Cities | Online Only | n+1

This is really sad

The New York Times: Menial Tasks, Slurs and Swastikas: Many Black Workers at Tesla Say They Faced Racism.

YouTube resonates with my reasons for owning a bike and not a car: "it's more fun, cheaper, greener, less stressful"

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