Hey if anyone likes community radio stations
I'm building a little app for listening to them in the browser. Kind of like a car radio dial but for the world.
or on dat
nothing fancy but there's 500ish radio stations there most of them work
PRs to this file if you want to add stations
or edit your local dat version directly
The intro post I've never made:
Hi I'm Tulsi, a queer trans woman, currently living on land stolen from the massacred Susquehannock people.
I recently quit my job making mapping software for electric/gas/water utilities.
I'm figuring out how to support myself while doing work that supports resilient networks of autonomous communities arising from mutual aid and trust.
I have a deep faith that there is a future for humanity that's worth fighting for.
Here for conversations with comrades
It's the anniversary of Pulse and it's awfully quiet.
As it always is.
The victims of Pulse were Black/Latinx and often at the intersection of both, including MANY Puerto Ricans. My auntie had to help a friend from her church prepare for a funeral of one of the victims.
cops murdered another black man, Memphis, TN Show more
"At least 25 officers were injured in the chaos. According to Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings, a crowd of people gathered after the shooting in protest, and some became unruly and began to throw rocks."
Excellent work, comrades in TN!
Stop use the word tribalism, kthx
And here's a twitter thread that explains what you actually mean if you're saying tribe anyway
and as it says, Natives can say tribe. this is for all the rest of y'all and the weird ways you say that word and related terms. It's really... gross honestly.
Quarters for laundry, bus $ request Show more
You all have been so generous keeping me afloat. I hate taking oxygen and asking for more. But I could really use $10 for a roll of quarters and $20 to top up my bus pass.
I spend $4 each week bussing to and from a peer support group I co-facilitate, and need to do laundry twice a week because my clothes are wearing out.
Anything helps 💖
Now boostable! ∑;p
Thoughts from an 'ally' to 'allies' Show more
Allyship if it means anything is often something that is best practiced out of sight of LGBT folks. The rooms that they are not in are the rooms where someone should speak up.
Did someone make a homophobic joke because no LGBT people are in the room? I know it's awkward, but you gotta step up to the plate.
Does your work not have gender neutral bathroom accomodations? Make a fuss to HR. You're cisgender. You're not risking anything by complaining about this.
Update on this situation: the Free Store crew has announced they'll be seeking a new location. If you've already sent mail, don't worry, it'll definitely find its way to them. But otherwise, please wait until the new address is picked out. Needless to say they'll be needing monetary donations now more than ever
I'll keep you guys updated as this develops. Please spread the word and help keep this wonderful project alive!
Ableism words, long, splitting hairs perhaps Show more
This is just how it is in my brain at the moment, not hard rules, please make your own decisions on these terms as well.
-Crazy, mad, etc. can be reclaimed by those they affect, tho I'm not always sure they're for me to reclaim.
-Dumb, lame, blind, etc are up to the individual communities that they affect and I'm not a member of those so I try not to use the terms.
-Idiot, moron, etc are very hard terms used by institutions to do serious harm, i never use, not much to reclaim imo
-stupid and dumb are particularly common terms. I don't like them, I think they reflect ableist and "intelligence" based bullshit, but sometimes I let them slide because otherwise I'd be muting everyone.
Which is just how enmeshed ableism is into our culture and understanding of value.
Words matter. They shape reality, they reflect our values and ideals. It's difficult to change habits, but if you really don't think like an oppressor then why would you want to talk like one.
gun hottake Show more
Gun control was actually one of the primary issues I had to wrap my head around when I first became anarchist, because I'd just heard so much shite from the states.
Then when I looked at what gun controls were being proposed; making it more difficult for poor, poc, queer and neurodivergent folks to obtain firearms while leaving guns in the hands of the police and military - that's when I saw what was wrong with liberal gun control solutions.
Like so many liberal statist solutions it's addressing the symptoms, while the problem itself will only get worse.
gun hottake shitpost Show more
Joke: "FROM MUH COLD DEAD HANDS!"
Broke: "We need gun control"
Woke: "Guns are necessary for community defense in the absence of a standing army or police force. Access to firearms is not the primary factor behind shootings much less violence in general. Switzerland has the 4th highest rate of gun ownership but the 8th lowest rate of gun related deaths, some other countries are similar in this respect. Gun control often hits marginalized groups the hardest, the very same groups that often can't rely upon our existing state powers to protect them. It also makes revolutionary action more difficult in that it strips weapons from the proletariat while leaving the bourgeoise with their armed security forces (and the weapons they are able to pay exorbitant amounts to have)."
Hey guys, super shitty news. You may remember me talking about the Birmingham Free Store, an awesome radical #queer space that provides #MutualAid in my hometown by collecting and giving away various things donated by folks in Bham
The landlord for the building has been working on the roof lately, and didn't properly secure the tarp before rain came last night. The store is now flooded, with much of what was inside - including the entire library section - destroyed beyond repair
They really need help right now, however you can. For cash donations, their patreon and venmo are both @bhamfreestore, and if you want to mail books or anything else their address is 3114 27th St N, Birmingham, AL 35207
Please boost this, and copy to other media if you'd like. This is an incredible space and it deserves our help!
@reclus I looked at the EULA ( https://wikiroutes.info/manual/en/agreement ), and it's bad. The company (#Wikiroutes) owns all data you submit, they can change the EULA/licence at any time, they (and only they) can use it commerically. The only way to get the data is to contact them to ask about prices.
I smell just another company looking for sharecroppers