3D print this Harriet Tubman stamp and fix all those twenties that Mnuchin forgot to take Andrew Jackson off of / Boing Boing

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As of 2020, Harriet Tubman — revolutionary anti-racist hero — was supposed to replace Andrew Jackson (authoritarian, genocidal stain on the American project) on the $20 bill, with Jackson moving to the other side of the bill as a sop to racist idiots.

But then Donald Trump was elected and he appointed archvillain Steve Mnuchin (previously) to run the Treasury, and Mnuchin killed the project, explaining that “we have a lot more important issues to focus on.”

Now, thanks to Dano Wall, you can fix this unfortunate oversight and lend Mnuchin a hand with his heavy workload of important issues, by DIYing any twenties that pass through your hands into Tubman Twenties, with a stamp that you can 3D print. Defacing currency as a form of protest over inequality is at least as old as the suffragette movement.

And, as I noted last year when this first came around, it’s apparently legal under US law.


(via Kottke)


Cory Doctorow

I write books. My latest are: a YA graphic novel called In Real Life (with Jen Wang); a nonfiction book about the arts and the Internet called Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age (with introductions by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer) and a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it’s the sequel to Little Brother). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.



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