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Wherein prison officials let inmates freeze and then pretend like nothing is wrong at all:
[Around Martin Luther King’s Birthday, when temperatures plunged into the single digits, Mr. Wilson told his fiancée that the building felt like a freezer. To keep their hands warm, inmates on his floor had filled a can with water, heated it with a contraband lighter and passed it around.]
OrgSpace is a social media instance on the Mastodon network built by, and for, community organizers. We believe social media is a critical tool for political education, relationship building, mobilizing folks; however, facebook, twitter and other mainstream networks have opted time and again for profit and commercializing personal data regardless of the consequences.
Mastodon is a decentralized, but federated network. This means that when you join organizing.social, you get to interact with everyone you choose to on the wider Mastodon network; but you also get to see locally scoped content (from this instance) and help build a network particularly focused on building community and organizing those around us against oppressive systems and towards a society rooted in equity and global justice.
Setting up this instance has been a project of PDX Outreach for Justice, but we want this to be a global network of organizers and welcome moderators, admins, and engineers, and others who would be interested in contributing and shaping this process
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