Radio-Canada reporting that pot selling stalls are multiplying in Kanesatake and the police can't do anything because they don't have authority on res.

This is coming after a controversy about they mayor of Oka raising panic that if the local indigenous reservation reveives a parcel of land (that had precipitated the Oka Crisis) there would be marijuana selling stalls.

Fucking colonialist settlers, man. Fucking colonialist settlers. They just can't deal with the concept of indigenous sovereignty. They just can't.

ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1

It's Canada Day, and Algeria just defeated Tanzania and made to the All-Africa Soccer Cup playoffs. This is what is currently happening in Montreal's Little Maghreb.

In any European country, there would be a nativist/nationalist riot. But hey (with every anticolonialist caveat) Happy Canada Day.

Ps. The Chilean flag is the cherry on top.

Free Carola Rakete, the heroic captain of Sea Watch 3 who after weeks at sea, put the life and well-being of tens of asylum seekers above the petty prohibitions of the Italian state and forcefully docked the ship in Lampedusa!
youtu.be/F_GjOjmjAco

No one is illegal! Asylum is a right!

Down with the inhumane Italian/EU asylum system! Down with Salvini!

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It is time for tech workers to realize that we are not elite. We are a labor class, one that is increasingly disenfranchised and marginalized. We come to work, build code or servers to specifications, and then we go home. Companies look to minimize pay and benefits, to prevent workers from organizing, and at the same time instill the promise of the mission so workers will stay loyal.

Nothing we do is magic. Tech work is a skill, like any other. It is a skill that some can't perform. I can't lift heavy shit or mix concrete or design bridges or fly a plane. Some folks can't code or sysadmin. Some folks are better at these skills than others. This is the general human condition, in the context of skills and learning, and no one is better or more elite than anyone else because of their skills or lack thereof.

I have watched companies time and time again refuse to offer mentorship and training because their more skilled workers couldn't be bothered. They stop offering lower-skilled jobs because the more skilled workers refuse to work with people "who can't keep up".

It's just awful and it's a situation that we white men of tech created, encourage, and sustain.

@gemlog if you are asking what I am referring to, I'm specifically talking about places like the Moria Camp on Lesbos island in Greece.

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@acharnes people are still shocked when I say that I have an ongoing personal boycott against Australia over its concentration camps

I wish the EU countries' concentration camps got as much attention and mainstream outcry as those of the US.

@scottishwobbly if it's me that gets to choose what label I wear, I always go to the "ecosocialist" label.

But one is not always labelled the way they want.

Now about Trotsky, well, sigh, history.

I'm sorry, but I'm just not an anarchist.

Utopia is about what can be in the future.

But when looking at the past, one has to be relentlessly realistic.

unpopular opinion, tankie-ism 

Milton Friedman’s Economic Racism: The godfather of neoclassical economics ignored the market forces of discrimination and slavery. evonomics.com/milton-friedmans

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Most migrants from central and south america have a right to be in the US. They are indigenous to these lands. They have more of a right to be here then those of European descendents who willfully continue their ancestors role of the colonizer, the overseer, the prison warden, the murderer.

Is this a different way of saying I'm a Trotskyist?

I want to be rooting for the equivalent of Guy Verhofstadt, the Nancy Pelosi or the Thomas Mulcair of the Supreme Soviet. Someone who would be a "co-op sellout", a moderate progressive, a "realistic reformer". But all in the unshakeable and unchallenged context of a socialist state.

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