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Loving Stacey Park Milbern: A Remembrance

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new delhibased the economictimes rooter 8.5m The friend of mine, Stacey Park Milbern passed away today, on May 19,2020, which was her birthday. I haven’t had the time to cry yet, but I am overwhelmed by gratitude for having known and loved her. I feel rage and sadness but I won’t bury myself on grieving for her. When I share her words and work here, we can all be reminded and rejoice in Stacey.

Stacey Park Milbern, a Mixed race Korean with a white queer woman looks to the camera. The woman has large glasses and is sporting the crewneck. Her wheelchair and trach are visible.

Motion Maker as well as Crip Ancestor
Stacey’s writing was enthralling and beautiful. Her Facebook posts were uplifting to my soul , and one of them touched me so deeply that I requested Stacey to compose an essay as a guest in the year 2019 about ancestry of crips. Then, Stacey has become one of us ancestors with disabilities as are Mel Baggs, Carrie Ann Lucas, Ing Wong-Ward, Ki’tay Davidson, Laura Hershey and many more.

I don’t know much about spirituality, or what happens after we pass away, but my own crip-queer Korean life leads me to believe that our bodyminds on earth are only a tiny fraction of our souls and that not taking into account our ancestors only to glimpse a glimpse of the person we truly are. Some people think that ancestral ancestry is only for people who have biological connections, but an unquestioning or broken understanding of ancestorship reveals that, just like in flesh, our most intimate connections are with those who we choose to connect to and respect each day.

Like love, ancestrality is vast and breaks down the man-made boundaries that it has been imposed upon, such as the nuclear family model or artificial borders between states of the nation. My ancestors were disabled who walked through the windows of institutions, wanting more to their own lives. This is why I’m aware that in contemplating what constitutes an “good” living, the possibility to be a part of something is crucial as is receiving the help that one requires. My ancestors were ripped away from love by displacement and war. They are the reason that I am aware of the importance of creating a home from whatever you’ve got, wherever you are, with whom you’re with. My ancestors were queers who resided in the American South. They helped me know the importance of friendships and the importance of living big, even when it’s dangerous. My ancestors all know the feeling of longing. It is often our connection location.

Illustration of Max Airborne of themself with Stacey Park Milbern, activist for #DisabilityJustice and smiling after having an ice cream. Red words read “we must have the strength for living.”

Speak Truth to Power
Together with the queer BIPOC disabled people from and around the San Francisco Bay Area, Stacey has created a place to call home: it’s the Disability Justice Culture Club. The dream of her to remodel her house and create an area to organize and gather that is centered around joy was an actual reality just in the last few years. Since the inception of the DJCC, the group was active in to make hand sanitizers and offering mutual assistance in the current outbreak of coronavirus. In protest to voluntary shut-offs made by the utility PG&E Stacey as well as a group of fat, disabled old, queer, and fat members joined together to form their Power To Live campaign.

Photo showing a news clip that ran on December 16, 2019, at KTVU Fox 2 that features Dolores Tejada holding a microphone in the direction of Stacey Park Milbern when she reads a message during a protest outside of the headquarters of PG&E.

A vigil and a neighborhood gathering held located in Oakland in October in 2019 Stacey made these comments:

In the present, when there is a crisis in the climate those who reside in nursing homes and institutions are lost. Sometimes, family members, staff and other members of the community wish to help them, sometimes even combating nursing home administrators but are unable to do so due to the policy. It’s not uncommon for those who are in institutions to die because they weren’t rescued. There are many advocates fighting for what is known as”the right” to being saved. The. Right. To. Be. Rescued.

All over the bay Disabled people across the bay are offering mutual assistance to one another. We’re calling our neighbors and friends frequently to keep track of our progress. We are working together to locate housing and help to evacuate. We are looking for generators and ice as well as medication. We make sure that our clients receive information in a format that is easily accessible to them. We host and transport people, friends and strangers alike. The world may not be concerned whether we live or die, yet we are.

Disability-inspiring queer performer Alli Yates believes that disabled wisdom saves lives. Do you remember the year when there was no air to breathe, and the Mask Oakland distributed hundreds of masks? This was the job of disabled people, too. We live and cherish each other. We are aware that no one is an island. We must live together. Nobody is able to do the dental procedures themselves or cut the hair they cut. We all require help. The hierarchy of what support is acceptable to require and what’s not being ableist.

Return home and check in on your neighbors. Rest. Think about the reasons why we need to fight racism, capitalism and classism, as well as ableism which is so naive about humanity that people are reduced to losses that they can’t afford. There’s a lot we can accomplish and it’s going be a challenge for everyone of us. Thank for your help.

If you’re able to it is possible to support those who work with the Disability Justice Culture Club and keep them informed of updates on the best way to honour as well as remember Stacey.

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Douyin develops desktop chat software, experts say it is difficult to compete with WeChat

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The Chinese media Times Finance reported on the 4th that the Douyin chat desktop has been launched, and two versions of Windows and Mac have been developed. The update time is December 30, 2022, and the latest version is 1.0.0. However, according to expert analysis, Douyin chat is difficult The success path of copying WeChat.

According to the report, users need to scan the QR code of the Douyin app to log in to the Douyin chat desktop, but only the two pages of chat messages and friends list can be switched, and the chat function only supports sending pictures, texts and chat emoticons, and can initiate group chats. chat, and supports searching usernames to add friends.

A Douyin user with the pseudonym Chen Chen said after a trial that the current Douyin chat function is too single, and it is better to chat directly in Douyin.

She said that the most common daily conversations in Douyin are sharing short videos and videos to private messages among friends, and leaving comments to each other. On the Douyin chat desktop, although it is possible to receive audio and video from friends, it is still more convenient to swipe and chat on the phone. There is no function on the desktop to support her continued use.

The report said that after all, Douyin’s built-in chat function has more playability, including the ability to open video chats on the interface of sending messages, plus Douyin’s popular filters, and you can also watch short videos with friends, grab red envelopes, and play with you Draw my guess, backgammon and other small games.

Douyin has never given up its dream of developing social functions. Group CEO Zhang Nan said in 2021 that Douyin’s “social interaction is a natural process.” The interactive needs expressed by users began to ferment within Douyin, promoting Douyin’s social interaction.

Nevertheless, the industry generally believes that it is still difficult for Douyin to shake WeChat’s status as a national-level application.

In the third quarter of last year, the monthly active users of WeChat and WeChat reached 1.3 billion. After all, for many users, WeChat is not only a communication tool, but also an office application software, a social platform, and a payment tool.

Pan Helin, co-director and researcher of the Digital Economy and Financial Innovation Research Center of Zhejiang University International Joint Business School, said that Douyin is almost the most successful social networking site in recent years in terms of short video and audio, which has contributed to Douyin’s deep socialization in personal domains. circle, and launched Douyin chat.

However, Pan Helin said that Douyin chat is still difficult to replicate the successful path of WeChat chat tools, and said that Douyin short video and audio can become a tool for group chats of specific groups such as cultural groups and fan groups, but it will not become a private platform like WeChat. domain domain tools.

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Vietnam’s garment industry is optimistic after the epidemic disappears: exports will look at US$48 billion in 2023

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Vietnam takes textile exports as an important economic pillar. Industry insiders predict that looking forward to 2023, under an optimistic scenario, Vietnam’s annual textile and garment exports will reach US$48 billion. Even in the basic scenario, it can reach US$45 billion, but it is not ruled out. possibility of recession.

The Vietnamese media “VnExpress” reported that Vu Duc Giang, chairman of the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), said that under optimistic conditions, the global economy will stabilize, and clothing demand is expected to recover before the end of the first quarter. It is expected to reach $47 billion to $48 billion.

Under the basic scenario, that is, global clothing demand will recover in the second half of 2023, and the annual textile and clothing exports may reach 45 billion to 46 billion US dollars.

Experts are optimistic about the industry prospects in 2023, on the grounds that the COVID-19 epidemic is under control, countries around the world are adapting to the new normal, and the Asia-Pacific region will be the fastest growing region in the world in 2023. In addition, China’s abandonment of the zero-clearing policy and the reduction of logistics costs are also expected to boost demand for Vietnam’s garment orders.

However, Le Tien Truong, chairman of Vietnam’s largest garment manufacturer “Vinatex” (Vinatex), warned that the worst scenario, that is, the global economy falls into recession, and the textile and garment export volume in 2023 may be higher than that in 2022. Reduced by about 5%.

Textile exports are Vietnam’s third largest source of export revenue. According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs (General Department of Vietnam Customs), from January to November 2022, Vietnam’s textile and garment exports totaled US$34.645 billion, an increase of 18.9% over the same period in 2021.

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response microsoft europefoleyzdnet Microsoft’s European arm is responding to the recent ZDNet story about the company’s alleged anti-competitive practices. In a statement to Foley, a Microsoft spokesperson said: “We’re committed to competition and choice in every market where we operate.” The spokesperson went on to say that Microsoft is “disappointed” by the conclusions of the ZDNet story and that the company will “vigorously defend” itself against any allegations of anti-competitive behavior. response microsoft europefoleyzdnet

In response to the Microsoft Foley scandal, Europe is taking a stand. ZDNet’s European Editor, Foley, gives his opinion on the matter. He believes that while Microsoft may have broken the law, they did so in order to compete with Google and other companies. He also believes that the European Commission’s response is out of proportion to the situation. response microsoft europefoleyzdnet

In response to the recent Microsoft Europe data leak, Foley from ZDNet writes that “privacy concerns are nothing new for the company”. He goes on to say that “Microsoft has a long history of mishandling customer data”, and cites examples such as the Hotmail data leak in 2014 and the LinkedIn data breach in 2016.

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