Spain to become first country in Europe to roll out universal basic income
cultural portrayal of medieval peoples: "Ah, 'tis a hard life stoically tending the fields for eleven hours every single day of my life til my death at the ripe old age of thirty, but at least i have the guidance of my austere and vindictive god to comfort me."
reality: "Hey we're not working today because today is another incredibly specific holy day, lets go to the festival, get wasted, and have a good fuckin time. YO BARD, TELL THE ONE ABOUT LOKI TYING A GOAT'S BEARD TO HIS BALLS"
For those with kids aged ~10, I’m specifically referring to The Enemy series by Charlie Higson (zombies) and the Gone series by Michael Grant (superpowers), in which all the adults literally disappear and the kids miraculously manage to survive without stock markets and governments
So now all the office workers (i.e. office workers bosses) have realised its not that hard to work from home, does that mean when all this is over people will be able to work from home when they have mild illness they don’t want to spread, or disabilities, or sick kids, or other reasons that make it hard to go into work but not to do work?
Cannae believe I’m advocating for work but just imagine if you could get a cold, not take a sick day and also not infect the whole office and their families?
long post, bandcamp recs
also the bandcamp cut waiver is on for another 12 hours.
It's running by US time regardless of your local time.
Here is a list of artists/labels doing cool stuff (labels not taking cuts, merch for charity, etc):
long post, bandcamp recs
I'm deep in the depths of bandcamp right now and this is what I've found so far:
https://pessimista.bandcamp.com/ - brazilian black metal
https://deadwork.bandcamp.com/album/the-white-plague - Acoustic black metal? folk punk? idk, but it's.. interesting
https://cloudkicker.bandcamp.com/album/unending - instrumental prog metal
https://accidente.bandcamp.com/ - spanish pop punk
https://gougeawayfl.bandcamp.com/ - hardcore, were pretty good live
COVID-19, UK resources
There's a growing list here of areas in the UK with Mutual Aid Groups organised to help people deal with the virus.
If there's a local group, attend if you can, or request its help if you need it. If there is no local group, make one with your neighbours and make sure it's added to the list. Then make the existence of these groups available locally so people know they have support.
metalhead, anarchist, vegan. i fucking love space.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.