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@Iwalkalone

We have @piratesin , which is direct democratic, transparent and non-hierarchical organization. All our discussions and decisions are public. See pirates.org.in/constitution and pirates.org.in/manifesto

@IshaKaushik@mastodon.social @TriptoRoy@mastodon.social @Poonamsharma @Samyukth @ashwin @Vishsai @musafir

Seven Reasons Why We Shouldn't Demand the Death Penalty for Rape

Feminist scholars and activists have been arguing for years that sentencing rapists to death is not the answer.

thewire.in/women/rape-death-pe

@goldenarcher
Abolition of death penalty is first item on manifesto of @piratesin

pirates.org.in/manifesto

We are a direct democratic political collective with transparent decision making. You are invited to join us. Also see pirates.org.in/constitution

@sanjayuvacha

@aworldinpages @piratesin

We firmly believe it is the responsibility of the entire society to ensure safety of all women."

Any suggestions on improving it?

You can reply here or directly comment on our discussion group at loomio.org/d/rR4eVn8z/constitu You can just create an account and reply. See https://piratesin/constitution for other principles we have already agreed to.

@aworldinpages

I have proposed the following as a basic principle of @piratesin

"Mainstream opinion on women's safety seems to put women solely responsible for their safety and always tend to blame the victim when any violence on women is reported. When society accepts it's easy to blame and treat women (the way people do) and get away with anything, that contributes to the violence women have to endure... 1/2

We had a short protest against the Transgender (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 at Townhall, Bangalore today evening in light of its passage by the Rajya Sabha. Post the protest, a meeting to discuss the way forward was held. Certain key takeaways from the protest and the meeting, in summary: (1/n)

Hey @praveen that's exactly why we need to collaborate and work together. Different people doing different things. I would love to connect and talk about this further. Where are you based out of?

@musafir
We have been trying to get people together at @piratesin but it is very difficult. We were focusing on working together as peers model instead of leaders and followers, as I noticed many well intentioned groups got diluted by its leaders. But finding solutions and framing policies together is a hard task.

@saketgokhale @Vakeel_Sb @ICLU @jhatkaadotorg @naukarshah @sanjayuvacha @AdvManoj @jamewils @digitaldutta

@praveen I feel the same but we need more people joining in. And Mastodon as a network works better for collaboration than Twitter. We just need to take the next step soon. I am really open for collaboration of any kind. The kind of work @saketgokhale @Vakeel_Sb @ICLU @jhatkaadotorg @naukarshah @sanjayuvacha @AdvManoj @jamewils @digitaldutta are doing is what needs to be made into one whole effort and work together with all who are willing to join. This needs to be a movement.

@musafir
I'm afraid screaming is going to be insufficient. We should organize ourselves, collaborate wirh people who are outraged like us and get involved in politics. If we are all just screaming, we will be just ignored. I don't see a short cut or short term solution. If we start today at least, we have a chance to reverse things later.

Photo from today's meetup. Minutes will be shared soon. Major decision was to focus on , understand the dimensions of the issue and come up with a response.

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Meetup is going on. Decided to focus on #NRC issue. We are now trying to collect, write and translate articles about NRC.

Please share articles about NRC in the comment section.

#BoycottNRC

#AYODHYAVERDICT To liberals who think they're safe,

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist

Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew

Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me.

--Martin Niemöller

Two mins silence for those who think BJP now is going to start talk about development and economy! @Deepsealioness

Orijit Sen says it all.
जिसकी लाठी उसकी भैंस
Might is right.

So three findings emerge:

1. That the 1949 installation of idols was illegal
2. That the 1992 demolition was illegal.
3. No evidence that Babri masjid was build by *demolishing* a temple.

Who is the wronged and who is the wrongdoer again?

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