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  1. Aug 2021
    1. This document does not mention anything about the housing crisis in Karachi, and how unsustainable land development in Karachi is causing homelessness and exacerbating the impacts of heat stress and extreme weather events on Karachi's working class

    2. Revise the Karachi Master Plan toaddress the climate crisis

      The Karachi Master Plan has now been revised. It is worth perusing it to see if any of the issues mentioned under this heading have been addressed.

  2. Jun 2021
    1. Protection against forced evictions and the arbitrary destruction and demolition of one’s home

      among the many rights being violated in the Gujjar nala demolitions

  3. Apr 2021
  4. Jan 2021
    1. Things to be done by an existing member:

      Do all of these in a short onboarding call (30m) when the new member joins the coop.

  5. Dec 2020
    1. I had come of age in Turkey after the 1980 military coup.

      The 1980 Turkish coup d'état, headed by Chief of the General Staff General Kenan Evren, was the third coup d'état in the history of the Republic.

      During the Cold War era, Turkey saw political violence (1976–1980) between far-left and far-right militant groups and the state. The violence saw a sharp downturn for a period after the coup, which was welcomed by some for restoring order by quickly executing 50 people and arresting 500,000, hundreds of whom would die in prison.

      For the next three years the Turkish Armed Forces ruled the country through the National Security Council, before democracy was restored with the 1983 Turkish general election. This period saw an intensification of the Turkish nationalism of the state, including banning the Kurdish language.


  6. Nov 2020
    1. Section 37 lists the following content categories: “interest of the glory of Islam, or the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or any part thereof, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court”.

      What is Section 37 referring to? Is it Section 37 of PECA, Section 37 of PECA? Section 37 of Citizens Protectetion (Against Online Harm)?

  7. Sep 2020
    1. What were the “right things” to serve the community, as Zuckerberg put it, when the community had grown to more than 3 billion people?

      This is just one of the contradictions of having a global medium/platform of communication being controlled by a single operator.

      It is extremely difficult to create global policies to moderate the conversations of 3 billion people across different languages and cultures. No team, no document, is qualified for such a task, because so much is dependent on context.

      The approach to moderation taken by federated social media like Mastodon makes a lot more sense. Communities moderate themselves, based on their own codes of conduct. In smaller servers, a strict code of conduct may not even be necessary - moderation decisions can be based on a combination of consensus and common sense (just like in real life social groups and social interactions). And there is no question of censorship, since their moderation actions don't apply to the whole network.

  8. Jul 2020
    1. if you come of an old established family in the land, the Van Rensselaers, or Randolphs, or Hardicanutes. And more than all, if just previous to putting your hand into the tar-pot, you have been lording it as a country schoolmaster, making the tallest boys stand in awe of you.

      I can relate to this