@garbados it's striking how similar the line "but piracy hurts artists" is to "but protests hurt workers"
article about how the issue with supermarkets constantly being sold out is less an issue of panic buying and more due to just in time supply chains
"Empty supermarkets: The food supply-chain from a workers’ perspective"
Akihito and the Sorrows of Japan: The Anxious Emperor
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not gay as in a marketing target but gay as in I'm gonna kick your ass
not queer as in a marketing target but queer as in I'm gonna kick your ass
not trans as in a marketing target but trans as in I'm gonna kick your ass
not bi as in a marketing target but bi as in say goodbye to your ass
Jokingly asked new guy at work if he "was racist" or a few other faults our last few problem coworkers had.
His response was to .. hear that as a serious question like, "are you racist like the rest of us" and then try to fit in??
So I'll be having a talk with him about our community standards and standing up to enforce them rather than do THAT if he finds himself in a room of casual racism.
Ugh I didn't want to actually discover his flaws this early
Really excited to see people doing rent strikes the right non-reckless way: well prepared, lawyered-up, with everyone in the building/block.
April's getting close so here's a reminder:
- you never strike alone & people online don't count. You need to work with the other tenants of the same landlord.
- you never strike without a plan on how to deal with retaliation.
- a strike isn't a protest, it's a fight. Expect your opponent to fight back. Make sure you have a plan for how to win.
The time is now.
In 1919, during the second peak of the Spanish Flu pandemic, hundreds of families in New York City went on #RENTSTRIKE against their predatory landlords. Pass it on 🏳️
Today my partner woke up and realized that if they call out and tell a colleague to call out, they have the power to shut down their store, and so their attitude toward their dayjob has shifted, well, literally, radically.
So I'm giving them a crash-course in how to organize a workplace and it's funny how many steps are absolutely unnecessary if you need to shut down, /today/.
For the two people who will find this eight months after the fact:
silent film keyboard accompanist Ben Model has a #silentfilm comedy watch party live feed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UE0j2WeFbo
Remember, film pantomime was an international language until the end of the 1920s. We could use a good laugh