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I'll do my best to be more active here, but other options to keep up with me include:

✅ My patrons only Discord server ($1/month or more at patreon.com/kitoconnell -- donate once, stay forever... HMU if you donated previously & want to join)
✅ My mailing list, Gonzo Notes kitoconnell.com/mailinglist/
✅ or even, the RSS feed to my website: kitoconnell.com/rss

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For my latest article, check out "We're Not Ready," which offers 3 quick tips to get you started thinking about how to protect public rallies & events (, over access etc). kitoconnell.com/2022/04/30/wer

I've also been writing a lot for the Austin Chronicle recently, the local alternative weekly. Check these out too: austinchronicle.com/authors/ki

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BTW I just put out a new zine... it's an antifascist cookbook. Yes, literal recipes from antifa around the country.

Soup For Our Families: An Antifascist Cookbook
Read & download: kitoconnell.com/soup-zine/

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TIL having the Federated Timeline open all the time is bad for my RAM.

MSM is wrong: no Texas Supreme Court did not declare open season on trans kids just now 

I've been on the phone just this afternoon with Shelly Skeen, a lawyer on the case for Lambda Legal, and what she says is literally the opposite of what most headlines are saying (i.e. NY Times, NPR). If you need reassurance, check out Chase Strangio on the birdisite: twitter.com/chasestrangio/stat

I've got more coming next week from Austin Chronicle, and maybe here later if people want.

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MSM is wrong: no Texas Supreme Court did not declare open season on trans kids just now 

The mainstream media is doing a horrible job summarizing today's Texas Supreme Court decision. NO, they did not actually say it was fine for Texas to investigate trans young people and their families for abuse. In fact, every court case has affirmed the opposite.

The media is doing a terrible job of summarizing a complex decision into a short headline, and creating misinfo as a result.

Texas attacks on trans young people & families 

All of this is legal maneuvering as the state tries to find ways to continue to oppress young people and their families, even while the lawsuit is pending. It's due back in court in July, but there will likely be multiple levels of appeals and will keep seeking new ways to oppress people.

Please reach out to me if you have tips, stories, etc.

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Texas attacks on trans young people & families 

I'm expecting a call from Lambda Legal today (or ASAP) and look forward to getting more nuance from them about the situation. I'll have an update in the Austin Chronicle next week.

In my last article for the Chronicle, I described the fear and uncertainty faced by young people and their families as the GOP stokes bigotry against them and targets some healthy families for abuse investigations. austinchronicle.com/news/2022-

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Texas attacks on trans young people & families 

he Supreme Court also ruled in favor of ACLU & Lambda Legal, saying the state could not investigate their plaintiffs during the case. They didn't block the state from investigating others while the case is pending, but did emphasize that the matter of state policy is not settled. Lower court rulings still apply, also.

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Texas attacks on trans young people & families 

The Supreme Court just issued a new ruling, supporting the @ACLUTx and @LambdaLegal in their case against Gov. Abbott's policy which forces CPS to investigate healthy trans kids and their families as "abusers." There's some nuance though.

AG Paxton was seeking to dismiss the lawsuit entirely, giving the state free reign to target young people and their families. But the court shot that down.
lambdalegal.org/news/abbott_tx

Food in Animal Crossing 

Chai joined me for a late lunch at the Italian food truck in Cannafree Square. She's looking fancy in her new chic tuxedo dress

Https://KitOConnell.com/cozyki

Bittersweet about sending away one of my favorite Animal Crossing villagers, but excited to have some new ones on my island soon.

I'll do my best to be more active here, but other options to keep up with me include:

✅ My patrons only Discord server ($1/month or more at patreon.com/kitoconnell -- donate once, stay forever... HMU if you donated previously & want to join)
✅ My mailing list, Gonzo Notes kitoconnell.com/mailinglist/
✅ or even, the RSS feed to my website: kitoconnell.com/rss

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tho that big advertising banner is annoying, so if there's a free or cheaper alternative I may switch

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I made a new mobile-friendly landing page on my website today, at kitoconnell.com/discover

LMK what you think. It's linktree without linktree, and self-hosted instead.

I'll do my best to be more active here, but other options to keep up with me include:

✅ My patrons only Discord server ($1/month or more at patreon.com/kitoconnell -- donate once, stay forever... HMU if you donated previously & want to join)
✅ My mailing list, Gonzo Notes kitoconnell.com/mailinglist/
✅ or even, the RSS feed to my website: kitoconnell.com/rss

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For my latest article, check out "We're Not Ready," which offers 3 quick tips to get you started thinking about how to protect public rallies & events (, over access etc). kitoconnell.com/2022/04/30/wer

I've also been writing a lot for the Austin Chronicle recently, the local alternative weekly. Check these out too: austinchronicle.com/authors/ki

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Tom Nook voice: Hello, hello, is this thing on?

I guess I'm going to try to be here a little bit more.

Republicans are passing a slew of bills against LGBTQ people and abortion access, creating an environment of fear and violence as the far-Right repackages homo and transphobia as opposition to 'groomers.' We talked to @kitoconnell in #Austin about how people are fighting back. itsgoingdown.org/kit-oconnell-

NEW ARTICLE: Dustin Barnes is a veteran & neo-Nazi who leads the White Lives Matter network in Georgia. His wife, Juliette Fretté, runs a conspiracy theory site circulating a 12 hour pro-Hitler documentary. They moved from Washington state to Blairsville, GA this year.

"Dustin Barnes and Juliette Fretté: Anti-Vax, Pro-Hitler Couple in Blairsville, Georgia Includes 'White Lives Matter' Organizer"
atlantaantifa.org/2021/12/15/d

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