No Devlog This Week; Other Things Important
Hi all, it’s papaya. I’ve been dealing with sickness, exhaustion, and errands all week, so there’s nothing to show in the way of Soundless Android port updates. Therefore, there won’t be a devlog this Saturday/Sunday (depending on whether or not you’re subbed to the Patreon).
Normally, I don’t use the long-form content only channels to announce something as simple as this. That’s because there’s something else I’d like to bring up in this post.
My hope is that you have already seen the news about what’s going on in the Gaza Strip and have been paying attention. If you somehow haven’t, it has escalated to the point where Israeli forces have completely cut off the Internet connection in Gaza, silencing everyone who’s still alive. There is now an active plea to not let up the opposition in the face of the blackout.
If you have been wondering what you can do right now beyond sharing things online, here’s some things you can do:
Protest — Probably the most direct form of action there is. The Palestinian Youth Movement keeps track of protests happening on their Instagram.
Boycott — The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement has an official list of products and companies they’ve been asking people to boycott for many years here, but in addition people have been boycotting McDonald’s, Starbucks, Wix (and Deviantart), Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Carrefour, and Burger King for their connections and donations to Israel.
Archive — Download photos and videos and use archive websites like archive.is to back up information.
Learn — Decolonize Palestine is an excellent resource on the history of Palestine, including history from before the establishment of the Israeli state. There is also a page dedicated to mythbusting.
Donate…? — As it stands, due to the blockades, getting direct aid to the Palestinians in Gaza is extremely difficult if not outright impossible. Try donating to activist legal fees, bail funds, and other such causes instead if you have been wanting to give money.
That’s all. Thank you for reading.