workers of all countries unite
twelve ways to improve your job (1/4)
1. Workers run the world. Everything would stop without our labour. Withdrawing our labour is our weapon, and the right to run things is our demand.
2. At the same time, most work is a bore. As it is organised in our society, most work kills the spirit and body of the worker, not to mention the mind. But to simply call for a four hour day at eight hours pay is not enough. Who will benefit from the automation that could realise such a demand? Who should control technology’s introduction and integration into the economy? Potentially, we can.
10 Principles of Healing from Trauma
1. Your trauma was your experience, it happened to you, it didn't happen to someone else.
2. Other people are there to listen.
3. You are a sane human being who has lived through insane circumstances.
4. Your thoughts about what happened do not have to form a singular linear narrative.
5. Your feelings do not have to be consistent about it.
6. You can't turn back time.
7. Your creativity is an ally in this.
8. If you need someone else's opinion and feel like you might benefit from it, ask for it.
9. You lead the way and do what you feel is right.
10. Although you may have had a particularly difficult experience, you can learn so much from it.
need help identifying a Simpsons episode
It's the one where Bart is going to take a test in order to progress into the next school year. He spends days locked inside studying horridly long history textbooks, even when his family are outside having fun in the snow.
At the end, he fails the test and breaks down crying as none of his hard work paid off, but he comes out with something he remembered from the textbook that impresses his teacher enough to give him the credit needed for a pass.
I’m kind of in a state of shocked realisation at the moment.
I’ve just realised that I literally have not one fuck left to give. About, well, anything. I just don’t give a shit any more.
All that anger and bile... just wasting cycles. Just taking headspace away from what’s right.
I planted some radishes, beans and carrots today with my kids. I care more about those fucking plants than I do the latest nonsense emanating from the thing high atop the whatever.
I made a (poor) version of Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavillion in minecraft. That’s.. that is mine. It may evaporate in the morning, but no fucking vc prick is able to monetise it, so it is of immeasurably more value to me than my old website.
Yes, the world is burning, yes, we’re all going to die horribly, and yes the guy on the teevee is awful and yadda yaddda yadda, oy vey iz mir...
I’m just fucking done with it all. I want to make something better, but I’m tired of the fucking arguments with people organising on Facebook and using zoom and caring about elections (guilty).
Just fucking done.
advice to the UK from day 10 of the spanish lockdown
Share links to your local mutual aid group as widely as you can. This means writing their contact details in as many surfaces in your area as possible. The more people that know about what's going on, the better.
Treat this lockdown as the formal implementation of fascism in Britain, because that's what it is. You need to begin protecting the most vulnerable in your community - that means the elderly, disabled people, homeless people, precarious workers, immigrants, expats and undocumented citizens.
The government will push through their worst policy now that they have carte-blanche to do so. They have been openly planning the genocide of Irish traveller and Romani peoples, expect them to begin the enforcement of this. Connect with these communities and find out what you can do to help.
The government seems to be running with the "Look what you made me do" line, shifting the blame away from them an onto a "few bad apples", bad individuals that need to be stopped. Every time you justify the lockdown you are acting as a mouthpiece for fascist tory ideology.
The cops are now de-facto Judge and Jury. If they catch you outside, for any reason that they don't like, they will use it to assault and arrest you. This means there will be a huge uptick in racial profiling, doubly so considering the institutional racism of the UK's police force. Join a CopWatch group, find out what you can do to monitor these thugs. Remember, they are above the law, all the laws that you are now forced to follow don't apply to them.
If the cops stop you, they can ask you to identify yourself (Name, Date of Birth, Address) and ask you where you are going and for what purpose. When you leave the house, make sure you have a prepared reason, write yourself a note to show them if necessary.
I shouldn't need to mention that the British state does not have your best interests in mind, but it bares repeating.
Ubuntu boot failing, need help
Thanks for the help everyone! After you all walked me through this, @strnom saved the day with some techno-wizardry.
I'm going to go to sleep and hope it still works in the morning so I can play some HOI
If you're a FOSS developer or work p much in any way with computers and you aren't offering your skills up to your local mutual aid groups yet, please get the fuck on it.
Anarchists are using Facebook Messenger to try and plan stuff, and you know better than them how dangerous that is.
So reach out and personally give them an alternative. Don't just dev one and put it out there for search engines to maybe show them. Work with them like you work with capitalists.
before i go to bed i just want you to know that according to this: https://esefarad.com/?p=66305 bibi means "penis" in ladino
@GreenandBlack a structure based on centuries of history cant be destroyed by a few kilograms of explosives, but its a good start
Enough is Enough: **The Worst Virus Ever…Authority…**
"About COVID-19, authoritarian delusions and the shitty world we live in…"
Send me money to help provide food and meals to people in my community who can't go to the more official kitchens.
(Paypal preferred, boosts encouraged)
Okay gonna need some help this #SunDIY
The clothes line is currently attached to this very corroded railing, only held up by a jerryrigged wire attached to a more stable part of the railing.
What can I do?
The irony of the thing is.
Right Wing propaganda for years has terrorized people into thinking the poor black people would bring crime and diseases.
But as always, rich white people are the ones doing that.
when wewereseeds showed back up I got to thinking that maybe we should compile a brief oral history of sbc so that we can maybe learn from this shit show? Unfortunately I didn't spend enough time here to get various important events, so here's what I got---
Cocoron made the instance in Belfast North Ireland on the godaddy service for people who have a solarpunk ethos. I can't find a date for this but I'm guessing early 2018. When I arrived in mid 2018 the local timeline was essentially all diy projects, FOSS stuff, and cool alt. living people. While SBC has always been by and for anarchists early on this was not the emphasis as there was a minority section of liberals and libertarians. The Loomio site was set up in july of 2018 and from there I have a clearer picture of what went down.
I'm gonna write part two of this later when I'm not on my lunch break.
sbc meta? praxis
there's this dope insurrectional anarchist principle of no permanent organisations, both as a practical method and as a means of preventing hierarchy and bureaucracy forming
organisation as a means of attack on the state and capitalism, never for the sake of the organisation itself
prolly last toot from this account, it's been good sunbeam city
Lazy Social Ecologist.
Follow me for shite patter and Dialectical Memery.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.