Hey everyone! #SolarpunkActionWeek starts in 2 weeks, so I just wanted to go over something before people get too far into planning their actions
Remember that #solarpunk is an #anticapitalist and #antiauthoritarian movement. If you support sustainability, but you don't recognize that an end to consumerism, exploitation, and hierarchy is necessary for that to happen, you're not solarpunk, you're just green
We won't be accepting submissions that involve campaigning for any political candidate or making an excessively consumerist purchase (i.e. buying a Tesla wouldn't be accepted, buying a bike and selling your car would; buying a portable solar panel for hiking trips wouldn't, but buying a small solar panel setup to get your apartment off-grid would). Use your common sense and we'll use ours
Once again, we're available to answer any questions you have, either about these rules or just helping with your action! Happy planning
The fact that there's a new #GeneralStrike proposed almost every month does, on one hand, make me hopeful. It tells me the tides of history are turning and that we're all genuinely ready for something like that to happen
But on the other hand, this isn't like any other protest guys. A general strike is a revolutionary act, we can't just do one at the drop of a hat. Please, stop dividing people between 10 different options and give your support to the most organized and popular one: #EarthStrike
"We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings." - Ursula K LeGuin
Good morning comrades. If you're feeling down, if you're feeling like the spiral we're in it's inevitable and unending, remember: that thinking serves the neoliberal establishment. No act of resistance is too large or too small.
Do something kind and subversive today. Do something that trades in the ineffable.
It only takes 3.5% of the population to cause a regime change.
Let's look at this from a bottom-up perspective. Each of the over 4000 communes in Rojava are made up of 50-150 households. This means that to get a directly-democratic assembly for your neighbourhood up and running, you only need 2-5 households to participate in order to create an effective form of dual power.
If you went knocking door-to-door on your street, how long would it take you to form such an assembly?
Libertarian Municipalism is one of our many tools that we can use to build a new world in the shell of the old. It is dual power of the citizenry.
(If Bookchin hadn't bolted naturalist philosophy onto it, communalism likely would just have been another organizational form for anarchy)
Which of these tactics is the most effective? All of them. I'm a Libertarian Socialist, an Anarchist-without-Adjectives. I believe that as we are a broad and diverse group of people, we require a broad and diverse range of tactics. Not a one-size-fits-all treatment prescribed from the top.
It doesn't matter to me which organizational form you go with, just that you get out there and create some dual power. (Unless you can't or don't want to, that's chill)
@Los_Ingobernables_De_Jorts men in black = space ICE
they can get fucked
Happy Birthday, Angela Davis!
Abolition Feminism: Theories and Practices
Weekend hack: Creating a retrofuture internet terminal by replacing the Motorola MDT-9100's i386SX with a BeagleBone Black and Teensy: https://trmm.net/MDT9100
Stop and think for a moment.
This place isn't owned by a corporation.
We are all hanging out in a place free of corporate bs, invasive advertising and toxic unwillingness to tackle moderation in a mature way.
Your feed is chronological, there is no engagement manipulation of post visibility.
Yet that isn't exactly why you opened up mastodon/pleroma right this minute is it?
You are checking up on the fediverse because it is a chill place to be and also all those things.
How cool is that?
DC Area \0
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.