introduction Show more
ive been on here for a little while, but i havent properly done one of these so heres my #introduction
I'm Jack, I'm 19, at the moment I'm on a gap year, before I start college in the fall (which is gonna b in the pacific northwest). I grew up, and still currently live on Oahu.
I have a great passion for helping people, and want to learn how to do more and help more people, and I'm trying to do so. Things tend to take a bit of time for me.
I'm still learning about it, but I'm definitely anarchist/communist.
And! I love making things! Most recently that's been weaving, which I immediately fell in love with. I also know how to sew, knit, learning to crochet, embroider, as well as painting and drawing. I also write a lot of poetry, and some fiction (usually scifi or fantasy). And, as you might have seen, I've been gardening.
Nice to meet all of you !
So you wanna be an anarchist... Show more
... but for whatever reason you can't risk making yourself a target of state violence. It's kinda hard to undermine the state without exposing yourself to political violence, right?!
Sabotaging the state's instruments of violence is half the picture: The other half is building alternatives to oppressive systems. A lot of that work is super safe and accessible to a lot more people.
Ideas in the thread.
Request for assistance Show more
I'm still struggling to find work that can pay my bills and is good enough that I can work there sustainably for a good while. If you'd like to help otu:
Here's a wishlist of supplies I need for my shop and house:
And if you donate or get any items from the list, please stop by the shop and order something:
there are a lot of things i want for the world, but i think one of the biggest things is that i want a greater sense of community, to feel more connected to the people around me! i feel like its very easy, for me, to be disconnected from the world nd i know that there are things that i can do to put myself in a position where i can be more involved in my community, and i want to do those things!!! i just have to overcome my own anxiety, and the fact that im doing this alone makes it harder
My mom died sometime between thursday night and friday afternoon. It was unexpected and sudden.
If you'd like to do something to help us mourn, small gifts of food and kind messages are very much appreciated. You can also contribute to our food fund (we're not cooking this weekend.)
It looks like I'll also be traveling back to iowa unexpectedly sometime soon so if you can send a little money my way, it's really, really appreciated.
to donate via paypal:
asking for money, not urgent, would be super helpful tho Show more
so I've applied to every coffee shop nearby, cuz it's the only menial job I can stand, and none of them have gotten back to me
so I'm still an unemployed student and still broke as shit. I'm coasting rn, but I won't be forever -- so if anyone wanted to throw me a lil something, I'd really appreciate it as always!!! don't feel obligated to tho, I'm not gonna starve or anything
Mutual Aid Request Show more
Help a latinx lesbian out of the gig economy! I'm a dog walker. I've had the flu (w/ no insur)= too many days not making $ this month. Please help me eat so I can apply for other jobs.
I'm hoping to raise $50 for gas and food this week. Even $5 will help me pay for a meal. I will post updates until $50 is met. Thank you, truly. This is how gays survive. Boosts appreciated <3 #mutualaid
Cash App: $hamsterpower
I know it hasn't really reached out from tumblr or twitter into mastadon yet but maybe it can get a foothold here? Blackness needs to shine out everywhere!
Also a picture of the board game I've put a lot of work into Unbound: Endless War (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/143844/unbound-endless-war)
rambling abt short term vs long term solutions to capitalism, feel free to interact Show more
but one of the great things abt community based organizing is that you dont have to do everything on your own and we have the power to do some short term good on our own.
eg teaming up w people in your apartment and making an emergency fund for everyone or straight up giving people money whenever you can
it can be tempting to want government solutions bc they mean we can rest and stop organizing for a little bit bc the responsibility is placed on someone else, but i think the goal can also be to take that responsibility on in manageable ways
Job loss, selling stuff to pay bills Show more
Four days to find employment before benefits run out. Mortgage and utility bills due. Today offering bracelets. Top two rows are seven inch, bottom row is eight inch. Metals are anod aluminum, brass, bronze, and stainless steel. $15 each including USA shipping. PayPal.me/tarlimanjoppos #art #mastoart #maille #chainmail #jewelery
Calling all gardeners - fresh and mature. I have just found Alys Fowler's wonderful Edible Garden series (6 episodes) is available for free on archive.org: https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Alys+Fowler%22
Alys blends organic gardening and permaculture principles to build a beautiful and edible garden space to feed her household throughout the growing season.
this #sunDIY ive been v minorly tailoring some pants that i got at a thrift store a couple of days ago ! i cut them a little shorter, and hemmed them (tho its a little wonky so i might redo that later) and im taking in the waist ! using a little traveling sewing kit that i made and a thimble i stole from my brother
Book-related libre alternatives Show more
🏛️ Open Library - Internet Archive's online library and catalogue of every book ever
📚 Inventaire - Free open book lending site and catalogue
🔎 Public Domain eBook Search - PD eBooks from many sites in many languages
🗣️ Librivox - Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers
📱 Libreture - eBook storage site and DRM-free bookshop list
reposting something I said on tumblr a while back Show more
If you’re a liberal, and you canvas or campaign or vote or petition or write your representative and it doesn’t get the laws you want passed passed, you’ve failed, and you may as well have not done those things. But if you’re an anarchist and you host a food share or start a coop or go to a book fair with your comrades, and those things don’t singlehandedly topple capitalism and the state - well, you’ve fed people, given workers control over their work, built up relationships with your community, and had a good time
It’s a process, it’s not an all-at-once breaking but a gradual loosening of the chains, your reach widening and your wrists hurting less and less until one day maybe you can slip your hands out. Or maybe you won’t, but you’ve still gotten freer along the way. Those little victories are important and should be celebrated and cherished. That’s how you stay hopeful and happy as a leftist
I’ve finally got a job and I’ll be making enough to get by and contribute to other people’s crowd funds *finally* but right now I’m completely flat broke.
My bank account was zeroed out from getting myself to orientation and training and my first full paycheck won’t come until the 21st of next month, which means basically that my first three checks are already just gonna go straight to my landlord, assuming she doesn’t decide to evict me before then.
I’ve also got no way to get to work until I get paid cuz busses cost money, never mind food, which I’m nearly out of and with no food stamps until the 4th.
So I’m asking for help. I need $860 to get rent paid this month, but anything at all helps, and a month bus pass is honestly my first priority cuz I need to be able to get to work on Sunday.
I appreciate so much all the help I’ve gotten up to this point, and honestly I don’t expect much here, I feel pretty guilty for asking again but I’m not sure what else to do. :(
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