How the women of Standing Rock are building sovereign economies:
fundraising for partner
our partner has been having an increasingly difficult time over the last few months especially w losing roommates, then their job and having very unsteady sporadic temp work for months since. they're in debt and struggling w rent and food, may be facing eviction after inspection tomorrow (apartment in rough shape from ex roommates, w no time or funds to maintain). if anyone is able to help even a little or just boost, we'd really appreciate that
more on what politics was like in the Bush years
ok so this is to give you an idea of the mild shit that got changed in the post-9/11 ramp-up to the forever war. This harmless Amanda Bines movie where I guess she goes to the UK or something. She's giving a peace sign on the movie poster. That got changed.
us politics, harrowing, bad, facebook, social media, it's no longer just "the algorithm"
2 days ago: audio is leaked saying that zuckerberg is extremely mad over the democratic candidates trying to push for breaking up facebook
6 hours ago: facebook quietly changes policy about false and misleading info, saying political ads are no longer fact-checked. at about the same time Trump begins to put up false and misleading ads
it's no longer "the algorithm", social media is being intentionally manipulated to push for political situations where the rich stay in power
1. Maine Indigenous Peoples History, Post Colonization. A thread.
There was once over 20 distinct wabanaki tribes in maine. There are now but 5, only 4 of which are federally recognized. 98% of the indigenous populations in Maine have depleted since colonization. Here are some important things to keep in mind.
In 1755 the Spencer Phipps proclamation was adopted in Massachusetts / Maine. It awarded bounties for Penobscot men, women and childrens' scalps. The average price for a single scalp was more than a teacher's annual wages during that time. Encouraging many settlers to change their occupation to murder. My scalp at that time would be worth £40.
In 1798 the first logging/saw mill was established in Maine. The Penobscot river would go on to function as a means of transport for the logging industry.
I feel like White Americans get especially passionate around that issue because it also allows them to believe that they too have a right to the land they build on. That exterminating a lands native people and their way of life and harmony in favor of Europeans and Euro culture is justified and a natural albeit unfortunate element of “progress”.
We need to look at the colonial framing of the “Israel’s right to exist” argument. Does the current state of Israel have a “right to exist”? No. No more than the current state of America has a right to exist. Trying to rebrand Manifest Destiny isn’t fooling anybody. No colonial ethnostate has a right to build their empires on the open graves of native peoples. Saying Israel has a right to exist is saying the Nakba was justified. Israel does NOT have the right to exist at the expense of Palestine
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.