๐Ÿ‘ Being the change isnโ€™t enough

Liked Being the change isnโ€™t enough by Daniel GoldsmithDaniel Goldsmith (View from Ascraeus)

That is why it saddens me to see indieweb building blocks using the .io domain, largely because the (us-centric) tech culture views io as either cool or relevant, being the abbreviation for input-output. The .io domain, however, is a terrible one to use, as every subscription sees money flowing directly to the people who have carried out an effective genocide of an entire people, and who continue to perpetrate that oppression even today. It is as bad as the situation, just a few years ago, where using .ly domains, channelled funds to Muamar Ghadaffiโ€™s family and regime as they continued to oppress the benighted Libyan people.

If you havenโ€™t been aware of the issues, please, go and learn about the Chagossian people. The UK Chagos Support Asociation has a decent overview of the monstrous actions of the UK and US governments and military treatment of these people. You can see more in the Guardianโ€™s Chagos Archive.

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