As promised (or threatened), this is the weekly Twitter roundup. Note that tweets of articles generally include header images from the articles, which are not included here unless they happen to be available under a free license. Most are not.

diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week

9:05 – Mon 24 February 2020

LEAK: Secret Documents Show How China Targets Muslims for ‘Re-Education’ Camps — and Spies on Their Families from VICE News

…surveilled 24 hours a day, given scores based on their behavior, allowed little or no contact with the outside world, and indoctrinated…

12:02 – Mon 24 February 2020

Men may make laws to hinder and fetter the ballot, but men cannot make laws that will bind or retard the growth of manhood.

Booker T. Washington

9:01 – Tue 25 February 2020

Bloomberg Apologized for Stop-and-Frisk. Why Won’t He Say Sorry to Muslims for Spying on Them? from The Intercept

…worked with the CIA to deploy teams of undercover agents, known as “rakers,” into Muslim neighborhoods to gather information.

12:03 – Tue 25 February 2020

What is scurrilously called ragtime is an invention that is here to stay. That is now conceded by all classes of musicians.

Scott Joplin

9:02 – Wed 26 February 2020

Kickstarter Employees Win Historic Union Election from VICE Motherboard

…a period of unprecedented labor organizing among engineers and other white collar tech workers…

As a side note (not posted to Twitter), this is a big deal to me, personally, because I’ve been a contributor to many Kickstarter campaigns since the site launched—possibly too many—but have been avoiding Kickstarter due to their anti-union stance and “but then we’re not on the same siiiiide” whining, as if the employees feel like management is on their side in labor disputes.

12:05 – Wed 26 February 2020

The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.

Ida B. Wells

9:03 – Thu 27 February 2020

Indonesian superhero cartoon fights for the environment and the Balinese language from Global Voices

One of the stories featured Luh Ayu Manik Mas and her friends fighting illegal loggers and another story tackled plastic pollution.

Not added to Twitter for space reasons: The illustrated books are licensed non-commercial (not Free Culture), so I probably won’t review them in any depth. But you can find the first three issues listed under Children’s Books on the BASAbali Wiki Library, written in Balinese and translated to Indonesian, Nepali, and English.

12:01 – Thu 27 February 2020

I do not feel capable of writing a single word of counsel to those dear young people, more than to say that my heart goes out to every one of them, regardless of the fact that I have never seen them and may never do so.

George Washington Carver

9:04 – Fri 28 February 2020

Historic black buildings aren’t being preserved. Here’s where they are from Fast Company

…nine endangered buildings on this list have historic African American significance, and others on the map have ties to indigenous and Latinx communities.

12:04 – Fri 28 February 2020

Our God is power; strength, our standard of excellence, inherited from barbarian ancestors through a long line of male progenitors, the Law Salic permitting no feminine modifications.

Relevant reference for the above quote: Salic/Salian law.

Anna J. Cooper

Credits: Header image is Circular diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week from a manuscript drafted during the Carolingian Dynasty.