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....only as you gasp your dying breath shall you understand, your life amounted to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean!" Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

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People with disabilities/chronic illness, are frequently questioned about their use of mobility aids. So I've written a short blogpost that explains that cars are mobility aids too

:drake_dislike: “Chickens are descended from dinosaurs.”
:drake_like: ”Chickens *are* dinosaurs.”

speakers from Ghana, West Papua, Caribbean and Mongolia share their stories and demand that we support them to protect this planet which is our home!

Solidarity with the thousands of activists who are now occupying five bridges -- Lambeth, Westminster, Blackfriars, Southwark, and Waterloo -- in central London, UK to demand action against !

5 bridges shut down today. What comes next? “Wednesday Thursday and Friday this week we will be blocking roads around London using Swarm techniques. We will cause massive economic disruption. We need more people. Trainings coming up every day”

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a normal society: people need houses so we should build them

a commodity fetishist society: some people have to be homeless because otherwise some peoples money numbers will go down

We demand the government start taking the climate crisis seriously and implement the policies to deal with it. We need radical change and we need it now. Hear us.

All bridges have been taken by @ExtinctionR. On Westminster Bridge and we’re being led in a meditation to ground us as riot police gather. We are sending people to support who have the smallest number holding the bridge. We are united. We are the rebellion.

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I'm going to to something I wouldn't normally do, and that's link to posts on birdsite. This is just to show pics of the actions today.

First up Waterloo Bridge is now occupied

The child put the spade away and lifted the time capsule.
"What is in here, grandma?"
"Things I feared might be lost forever. So I took some and buried when I was young. Open it."
"Oh!" the child said, "I know what these are. This is joy, and this is hope."
"They weren't lost."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

@makeworld I think you got the idea about it the wrong way around.

The goal of having people arested is to move the overton window.
More people arested provides something to write about, which means more people will be aware of the problem

The arest being on civil disobedience (rather than destruction) bring popular support and more people willing to mobilise (demo, etc). Some keep an active role and help organise.

With enough people organising, the issue becomes unavoidable for the gov

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