IHRA, israel/palestine Show more
one of the many issues with the IHRA definition of antisemitism is that it attempts to silence all discussion of whether it's racist for israel to maintain a Jewish majority at the expense of Palestinians' basic human rights. and, well, it is.
Solarpunk, thinking aloud Show more
I feel like the overlap between solarpunk and anarchism is heavily represented on this instance. Some people seem to write as if solarpunk is just a new flavor of anarchism, but I insist that it is not.
Solarpunk is very compatible with anarchism, and there are shared goals and values. But regarding methods, the overlap is narrower.
I don't see solarpunk on it's own as being anti-state. It isn't pro-state either, which makes it compatible with anarchism.
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Thread about compliance and capitalism, twitter, functioning labels Show more
Wondering out loud if anybody has written about the inter-relation of capitalist labor demands and developmental so-called disorders.
It seems to me like all of this pressure to adhere to neurotypical standards is not about providing support (obviously), but turning us into workers, on the one hand, or effectively (or even literally) punishing us when that's not possible.
Contrary to the assertions of a certain famous self-appointed community spokesperson, we can't all just go out and get jobs.
Our support needs are real: pep talks and bootstrapping is just cruelty.
Once again, as I've posted before:
""High functioning" is used to deny support.
"Low functioning" is used to deny agency."
Lessie Brown, the oldest American, has died at 114. She was the grandaughter of slaves, and was married for 66 years. She was thrilled to live long enough to vote for a black president -- twice -- and attributed her longevity to "God's will."
Leftist hot take Show more
Self-driving luxury cars
Fully automated zero-fare public transit funded through expropriated wealth
I feel a lot healthier mentaly now that I see all jobs as "a wage I must currently earn under capitalism to survive and have the resources to build alternatives" and not something that should be fufilling or be a part of my identity or a reflection of my competencies in any way shape or form. If I'm lucky and things progress the way I want, I won't have to spend most of my time in service of capitalists, but for now it is what it is.
The rat race is over, now it's a prison break. My skills and my hopes are for life, not for some business owner to bid over.
- read some books on capitalism, colonialism, history of your area, ideally with someone else
- volunteer at a shelter for houseless people. especially if you have the privilege, consider bullying anyone in an administrative role that's acting like people in the shelter aren't human beings
- that friend of yours that's really struggling to get by? bring them dinner the night they work late
- go to a training on opiate overdose response, get some narcan and learn how to use it
"hi io, I want to try this mutual aid stuff but don't know how"
- find a local chapter of food not bombs, or start one
- join a solidarity union (IWW is good in us/can) and take on some tasks
- talk to people while you're waiting for the bus
- (techies) find or start a repair cafe
- (spiritual people) find a church doing good community work and help, as long as they aren't proselytizing at the same time
- babysit for your radical friends with kids so your friends can do stuff
I'd rather be gardening
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