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Left pol 

Left unity was a lie sold by Lenin over a hundred years ago in order to usurp a revolution and imprison its fiercest defenders

Why are we still buying it? this is really fuckin interesting

Ian Bone presents, 1919 Year of Revolution. He places seven revolutionaries in that year. Maria Spiridonova, Jaroslav Hasek, Gabriel D'Annunzio,Percy Fisher,Simon Radowitzgy, Gustav Landauer, Max Holz.

fuck immigration control, Edinburgh pol

" Edinburgh people who are angry about the way we treat migrants - and would like to harness that somewhere - pop down to ACE tomorrow. We should also be out and about next weekend! "

US pol 

before you go campaigning and posting for Bernie please please listen to this podcast about what happened to the movement when Greece elected a coalition of socialists, communists and trots, and where they are now

SBC meta 

When Proudhon said "I dream of a society in which I would be guillotined as a conservative."

That's an attitude and approach to learning more of us on Sunbeam city could benefit from.

Sbc meta 

I should clarify that I mean suspend first and open discussion afterwards, and if one person wants them to remain suspended then they should

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One last addition:

If a mod or admin receives a report from a non-white individual about a white person's behaviour towards them - or a disabled person about someone able-bodied, or a neurodivergent person about someone neurotypical - where the mod is unsure whether the behaviour constitutes a violation of SBC's values, they should put the complainant's judgement before their own and then make a public post to open discussion about whether the instance' values had indeed been violated or not.

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Sbc meta 

What I mean by that is, see someone you think violated those values? Report them immediately.

If you're a mod and you see someone who you think violated those values? Suspend them immediately and release a toot detailing who they were and how you think they violated SBC's values. After the suspension, if there are calls for it, you could open a thread to discuss whether or not the rest of the community agree that they violated those terms, but suspension should only be lifted if there are calls for it followed by no objections. If there is a single objection to their reinstatement, unless the objector is themselves believed to be violating SBC's values, they should remain suspended.

We would have avoided all of these problems if these values were upheld already, and the fact that they don't even seem widely known about on here is worrying. I really hope the mod and admin team are listening and act on this, because otherwise I'll be leaving sunbeam very soon

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I'd also like to add, seeing as mods and admins seem hesitant to make decisions regarding suspensions and bans, that if at any time anyone is considered to have acted against SBC's listed values more than once they are automatically suspended, with that only being lifted if there are internal calls for it.

Hopefully this will make mods feel more able to take action?

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I'd like to take a moment to remind people of the SBC Values and Mission Statement, because it appears half the instance (including some mods) doesn't even know that we have them, and to propose that we add decolonisation, anti-fascism, and anti imperialism to the list of values:

"The purpose of the Sunbeam City Cooperative is promote what we believe to be the values of the solarpunk movement. These values include:


Social, economic and ecological justice

Permaculture, green/appropriate tech, and sustainable living

Cooperation, community and mutual aid

Decentralisation, democracy and self-empowerment



The Sunbeam City cooperative will fulfil these values by:

Investing and running technologies which empower users, away from highly centralised structures

Educating and spreading awareness of the solarpunk and adjacent movements

Providing mutual aid for its members

Providing support for other groups who share our values"

"Once the world of capital unravels, the yoghurt will be better and a thousand times less time-consuming for the human community. "

Best use of an example ever, "the yoghurt book" 

" In the movement that brings yoghurt into a refrigerator, there must first of all be cows and a dairy, but there must also be hundreds of people to design the pot and packaging, to find the colouring, to check the taste, to launch the TV advertising; there must be technicians, people to print the packaging, to stick posters to publicity notice boards, and people who transport the jars of yoghurt, put them in the right place on supermarket shelves, stop anyone from trying to steal them; there must be cashiers and manufacturers of cash registers. Let us turn the facts around: the world of yoghurt jars does not make thousands of people live; it forces them into meaningless lives. Hundreds of thousands of hours will be set free when we have large dairies from which jars leave without a label and without colouring. Once the world of capital unravels, the yoghurt will be better and a thousand times less time-consuming for the human community."

Unmasking fascists, Scotpol 

Named Scottish fash: Nicholas Waugh
Location: Rosehearty, Fraserburgh


His business:

that prick banksy 


(guessing BCC is bristol city council)

imagine giving a landlord who doesn't even notice it until their daughter sees a photo on social media something they can sell for millions and calling it protest art


"‘The markets’ have come to take direct control of the most highly indebted countries. In order to ensure that Greece remains in the eurozone, the ‘Troika’ (European Union + International Monetary Fund + European Central Bank) has established there its own de facto rule that does not respect even the appearances of democracy. Cyprus recently suffered the same fate, and Portugal, Spain and Italy are under the supervision of this new Holy Alliance. If ‘the crisis’ reveals anything, it is less the greed of ‘the markets’ than the political subjection of all countries to the logic of economics.” (5/5)

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"This explains, for example, the shameful retreat of the Socialist government from Hollande’s electoral promise of banking reform—a policy that was supposed to separate ‘investment business’ from deposit account functions, so that money belonging to savers would no longer be mixed up with the toxic sums resulting from financial deregulation. But the finance inspectors who planned its implementation were not keen to upset their future employers. Money in deposit accounts will therefore continue to cushion the speculative disasters of liberalized finance. (4/?)

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.