How re-design and update posters and flyers – Support for the “Återställ våtmarker” movement

1. Introduction I have recently supported an eco activist movement group in Sweden called “Återställ våtmarker” [1] (“Rebuild wetlands”) by updating flyers and posters with new events. The problem turned out that the shared versions were based on the open-source LibreOffice/LibreWriter [2] (.odt) format and the proprietary Adobe InDesign [3] (.indd) format. Although I finally…

Cross-poster between Mastodon and Twitter

The following services allow (bi-directional) cross-posting between Mastodon (ActivityPub) and other social media platforms, esp Twitter: https://crossposter.masto.donte.com.brv (tested and works!) https://beta.birdsite.live/ https://moa.party https://dlvrit.com https://ifttt.com References [¹] https://medium.com/@__fsnk/crossposting-selected-posts-from-mastodon-to-twitter-via-dlvr-it-23325c7f6286 [²] https://medium.com/@pimterry/sync-your-mastodon-back-to-twitter-3c72f2bc8626

The danger of false balance

False balance, ie to give two sides of an argument similar attention, maximises the drama of a conflict, serves the attention economy, and ultimately maximises profits of the media. For example, a talkshow, where everybody agrees on a topic, would hardly attract many viewers.  However, presenting a topic as an undecided, ongoing discussion instead of…

Wohin geht die Klimabewegung in 2022? –
Ein Diskussionsbeitrag zum Artikel “Die Panik vor den Rettern”
(Sven Hillenkamp, Zeit online)

1. These Sven Hillenkamp analysiert die aktuelle Klimabewegung am Beispiel von Fridays For Future in Deutschland und Schweden. Er formuliert das grundlegende Dilemma zwischen dem was getan werden muss (dh die Wissenschaft fordert) und dem was getan werden kann (cf eine demokratische Mehrheit bereit ist zu tun). Er zieht den Schluss, dass die Klimabewegung dabei…

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