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Even if you feel like you’ve had an unsatisfying sleep, get up. You’ll make the feeling worse by staying in bed. Let it go, start the day in spite of it. You’ll have some bad sleeps while you’re living this way.
Housebound advice from a long-term housebound person, boosts ok
I'm going to post a long thread on how to cope better if you're stuck indoors at the moment. I've been housebound by disability for a long while now, and sporadically housebound due to depression and agoraphobia before that. These are things that have improved how I deal with that. This is not gonna make houseboundness painless for you but it might help you cope. Disabled comrades are welcome to share their own advice to this thread.
I haven't posted about it for legit like a year but there is, in time, in the "tapestry of history," to extend the metaphor, weft and warp. (In fact, that's how I know the idiom, "time's weft and warp."
Warp is thread that is fastened to the loom, so it doesn't move while you work on the piece. Weft is the thread that you "stitch" through the warp to make the cloth or whatever you're weaving.
You can't change the warp of history.
You can change the weft.
What happen is the intersection
hahah one of the airbnb leasers who also runs a neighboring bar, parked while I was loading materials into a mutual aid transport, and she looked at me, at the other anarchist, back at me, at the posters I've put up, at her 11 year old son, and they got back in the car and parked in front of her bar instead.
People /really/ hate anarchists living in anarchy: we demonstrate the fallacy of one of their fundamental beliefs: things control others.
Stop what you're doing and watch this:
Italians have recorded messages to themselves, ten days ago.
It's estimated the United States is approximtaely 10 days behind Italy, in our pandemic's progression.
"I'm sure you've heard of Corona Virus. And I'm also pretty sure you're underestimating it."
"The worst case scenario? That's exactly what will happen."
Chelsea Manning, gofundme
Her court fees are paid.
Now for living expenses.
SBC has curated a list of mutual aid links at:
We've seen places without a tenth of our resources such as Venezuela, Vietnam, Cuba etc respond so much more efficiently and effectively than we have when it comes to putting public safety first and making sure people are 1. ok and 1. know what to do.
The explosion of sickness is directly proportional to how lazy officials are when it comes to national health.
We saw this w/ Katrina. We saw this w/ Flint.
As with most things in the US we could and should be doing better.
We just... don't.
All classes move online. Zoom is unable to handle the server load of every campus in the country, so professors seek out other methods.
One professor announces they are now hosting classes in a Garry's Mod DarkRP server.
Another moves to World of Warcraft.
Someone opens a Minecraft server with a 1:1 recreation of campus.
YES, I'm gay. NO, nobody "turned" me gay. In fact, I've actually had very little encouragement, sort of done it all myself, sought out my own opinions and influences. What I'm saying is, it would have been NICE if people WERE trying to turn me gay, or make me more gay, or reinforce how gay I am. Whose job is that exactly please, this is a complaint letter
uspol, "Don't Mourn - Organize!"
105 years ago, a labour union activist called Joe Hill was put to death by the state of Utah, for a crime he did not commit. In his letter to his union, The Industrial Workers of the World, he wrote "Don't Mourn - Organize!", urging them to channel their grief for him into work that will benefit the workers.
Sanders Supporters, it's not too late to do the same. Here's some nationwide organizations you may be able to get involved with in your communities (with what they do in brackets)
Black Cross Federation (Prisoner support) http://www.abcf.net/
Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation (Platformism) https://blackrosefed.org/
Black Socialists of America (Co-operative economics) https://blacksocialists.us/
DSA Libertarian Socialist Caucus (Libertarian-Socialism) https://dsa-lsc.org/
👨🌾 Family Farm Alliance (Agricultural association) https://www.familyfarmalliance.org/
Food Not Bombs (Mutual Aid) http://foodnotbombs.net/
Industrial Workers of the World (Labour Unionism) https://iww.org/
🌱 Land Stewardship Project (Agricultural association) https://landstewardshipproject.org/
⚙️ Mutual Aid Network (Mutual Aid) https://www.mutualaidnetwork.org/
🚜 The Rural Coalition (Agricultural association) https://www.ruralco.org/
Symbiosis Revolution (Municipalism) https://www.symbiosis-revolution.org/
(If you know of any other groups for organizing, please post them in response)
as much as they try to paint bernie as the loud yelling man, hes far too nice for politics of this nature, he should be taking them to task more, but hes genuinely just too good a dude for that
just out here vibin
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.