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oops forgot to make an introduction on here! I'm Kate! I'm bisexual and genderqueer. I work full time as a writer. I mostly write about landscapes, material culture, and .

I'm an ecosocialist of no particular tendency; my favorite philosophers are Henri Lefebvre, Fredric Jameson, and Jean Baudrillard. I love plants, especially those from fire based ecosystems and my hobbies are cross stitch and rock climbing.

my pronouns are they/them or she/her.

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*mastodon user voice* hey comrade. i care about you. i know it’s tough out here, like soul-destroying awful every day, but i know you’re strong and i know that together we’ve got the strength to make it. good luck in all your endeavors ❤️✊️

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Rainforests are wonderful places. They're full of all kinds of amazing plants and animals 💚

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In the time it took you to read this toot, planet Earth lost over 200 trees as over 3 acres of forest were destroyed. 😔🌳

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climate crisis / deforestation 

Forests are some of Earth's greatest centres of biodiversity, as well as being potent carbon sinks. These are how the planet stabilises its own climate, counteracting sudden changes, while allowing gradual variations.

Sadly, deforestation means that as well as filling the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, we're also removing the planet's natural means of fixing things.

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climate crisis / deforestation / solarpunk 

We're actually capable, if we choose to, to increase the amount of biomass Earth is capable of growing. We just need to change how we organise our cities. Stop covering everything in concrete and allow trees to grow.

This is the #solarpunk I signed up for. In the end, if we don't actually help the planet, everything else is irrelevant.

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Shaking my ass and doing a sexy dance to get the bees horny so they fuck and stop being endangered

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this house is politically incorrect
We say

God damn America
workers of the world unite
all cops are bastards
be gay do crimes
socialism or barbarism
eat the rich
Nazi lives don't matter

if this offends you
:antifa: :_gayheart2: :comrade: :mrmarx: :trans_heart: :anarchism:
leave

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politics, shutdown, privatization 

I'm increasingly thinking of the shutdown as a way to accellerate privatization. they're Shock Doctrine-ing by creating their own man-made crisis. I can't help but think they'd love to have privately owned and run National Parks. Airports with private security firms like the one Betsy Devos' husband ran instead of the TSA (that could really help them enforce their immigration policies more brutally).

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the government isn't chemtrailing anymore with the shutdown, so let's get out there and make that bread, fellas

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Did you know: The idea of atoms was first posited by the Greek philosopher Democritus, who said that everything is made up of tiny, unbreakable particles ("atomos" in Greek means "indivisible").

His way of describing it was that if you took a block of cheese, then cut it in half - then half again - then half again - and so on, eventually you would get a piece you couldn't cut up. This, the smallest part, was an atom.

This stood for thousands of years, until we discovered elements, protons, electrons, etc. - and now, with advances in quantum physics, scientists believe that these "cheese atoms" are made up of even smaller

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26 people own the same wealth as half the population of Earth. Those few people could all fit on one bus. If they were students it would be equivalent to one classroom.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/oxfam-report-wealth-inequality-poverty-tax_us_5c408586e4b027c3bbbeb91d
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in the old times, they used to send out podcasts using very low-wavelength wifi that you could pick up from miles away, and there were dozens of podcasts to choose from that would all run 24/7

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lol at anal retentive meaning “obsessively orderly” and not “keeping stuff up your ass like a chipmunk”.

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Various screenshots from the autonomous territory.

Quite a few settlements now utilising potential solar and hydro power sources. Finite resource extraction kept minimal. Plenty of food and technics in the commons. The diverse ecology is flourishing.

As we hope to open this up as an official Sunbeam project in the future, are they any additional mods folkx would like to try?

Here's our current world.mt (needs a little cleaning up):
autonomic.sandcats.io/shared/-

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Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.