My poetry, sad, hope, rough draft
Painted nails chipped and dirty
Form a fist with skinned knuckles
Caught between redevelopments
Our city rendered unrecognisable
A watching eye on every corner
A cop in every phone
No space to feel alone
If one day we could tear it down
Every office block a home
Destroy every shopping centre
Every police station closed
A seedling in sunlight grows
Rewild, regrow together
No need to feel alone
Bolsheviks, MLs, hot take
Lenin was never interested in worker control of means of production.
Trotsky was just a bloodthirsty bootlicker.
They just wanted to control the revolutionary movement and use it to build their own power. They weren't interested in democracy and actively fought against it.
The Bolsheviks only got a quarter of the votes in the post-1917 election and they did so much election fraud (stuffing the ballots, intimidation etc).
Once they seized power, there wasn't any other way it was going to go than Stalin. It was the natural continuation of the model they created.
When I was in my 20s and got into general lefty activism, I kept being told by older people that I'd change my mind when I got older and I'd become more conservative.
I've only just realised, this was all about them and nothing about me. They gave in, they stopped fighting, and they became more conservative, because it was easier. They were bought-off by capitalism. They were talking about themselves.
Anyway, now I'm 52, and I'm an #anarchist.
Map of all the rallies and demonstrations announced so far for the #generalstrike in France on December 5th.
I found this site which explains pretty neatly how to book cheap and comfortable train journeys through europe... am totally excited, I found a way to get from berlin to lisbon with first class high speed trains/sleeper for 141 € 🤩
This small cat picture represents a huge step forward for Spectrum (https://spectrum-os.org).
It is a window of a graphical application running inside an unprivileged VM, seamlessly drawn on the host system’s window manager just like any other window.
This is done using virtio-wayland, a technology invented for Chrome OS. I think it has huge potential, but to my knowledge, this is the first time it has been used outside Chrome OS (it was a real pain to port).
Thanks @puckipedia for the help!
I want to actually sing this time and make everyone cry but in a happy way.
HACK THE PLANET
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.