hey if anybody's interested in trying out a new reddit alternative called tildes, lmk and i'll send you an invite. it's currently a small-ish community with a couple hundred active members, but the creator's goal is to curate a space with higher standards for quality content and respectful discussion. there's way more interesting stuff on there i've discovered because the feed isn't just memes and circlejerky posts. definitely a solid 8/10 for me.
Mastodon, My Saviour
Why the left should ditch ad-verse social media https://fediverse.blog/~/SubservienceCentral/mastodon-my-saviour/
day 1 of mastodon: Hey there! I guess this is my uhh #Introductions I am just a pansexual leftist (?) I guess trying to check out what's going on in here! I'm always looking to learn and find out new things from new people so if you have an issue with anything I've said just hit me up! How's everyone doing?
day 527 of mastodon: get blocked fucker. i will shit all your mouths in hell. im defenestrating from my own instance . and by the way, i never liked the fucking alf meme in the first place
“Nakate, an activist since 2018, was inspired by Thunberg to start her own climate movement in Uganda and began a solitary strike against inaction on the climate crisis in January 2019.
There has been criticism in the past for the way media coverage has focused on the climate activism of white protesters.“
Oakland, Moms 4 Housing, eviction, purchase, +
An unexpectedly positive coda to that abhorrent Oakland eviction by the militarily-armed Alameda County Sheriff's Office recently:
"In a huge victory that may change the way Oakland (and other cities) looks at vacant housing, homeless mothers who took over an empty property in Oakland announced on Martin Luther King Day they will be purchasing the home through the Oakland Community Land Trust."
"As part of the deal, the company has also agreed to allow the city of Oakland, the land trust, or other affordable housing organizations the first right of refusal on all of their other Oakland properties. In other words, the city will be first in line to have the option to purchase when Wedgewood’s 50 properties go on the market.
It’s a big deal.
Make no mistake: It’s a reluctant, begrudging agreement on the part of Wedgewood. Moms 4 Housing, in collaboration with the Oakland Community Land Trust, repeatedly offered to buy the house during eviction proceedings. The company repeatedly refused."
liberalism is a religion. all evidence demonstrates that their 18th-century faith in the "marketplace of ideas" (as well as the "marketplace" in general) was misplaced. the deadliest war in history was fought over this. but they keep the faith regardless, and get angry when you point out contradictory evidence, only reasserting their faith in liberalism's essential goodness when followed correctly
The Revolutionary Guild of Autonomous Artisans (RGAA)
"Our mission is to share skills and resources needed to minimize dependency on consumerism. We are a Guild for all Crafts, creating a network of practicing experts and beginning novices alike. To build a better political and ecological future, we freely share our knowledge and resources with each other placing new skills directly in the hands of working class individuals.
"Anyone who is interested in joining only needs to click on the following link - https://discordapp.com/invite/HuGCkjk - and leave a message in the #new-member-vetting channel. Please be patient as it may be some time before I (or another moderator) will be online to upgrade you to full server access."
I want to see profile cards by hovering over people's avatars or usernames #mastodev
just out here vibin
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.