Debt collective meeting hosted in Hull House in Chicago, organizers flew in, the hall was filled with people and ample AV coverage
I felt together in solidarity in heart and in the technical details I learned about wielding individual debt collectively as leverage, as well as listening to stories of debtors in similar situations to me
Going forward I feel well in my position, and realize the guilt and shame was not mine to hold. We were tricked by a scam
The best part is we're all wising up
"In Vancouver, cop-sympathetic gay and trans people attempt to provide a logic of localism, which posits that the problems of police violence happen elsewhere, most notably down south in the US or out east in Toronto, but not in our own backyard. Such claims erase and minimize police violence on Coast Salish territories, including the recent murder of Phuong Na (Tony) Du and brutalization of Solomon Akintoye, and the ongoing violence and incarceration of Indigenous people and other low-income residents of the Downtown Eastside."
Roommate gripe Show more
I get that people raise their voices when they get excited but I don't like being yelled at (good natured) when the words I say aren't accurate.
"In retrospect, it’s unsurprising that a lot of New Atheism devolved into reactionary, antifeminist, and even white supremacist thought, because it was never really about the things it claimed to be about. The dominant affect of New Atheism wasn’t humility, or reflexivity, or curiosity, all the things one truly needs to improve intellectually. It was smugness."
The Magical Thinking of Guys Who Love Logic: https://theoutline.com/post/7083/the-magical-thinking-of-guys-who-love-logic
Texts show Portland cops colluding with extremists Show more
#Portland, #OR police are shown by text messages to have colluded with "far right extremists", specifically Patriot Prayer. A leader of that organization coordinated with cops on policing protests https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/430143-portland-police-accused-of-collusion-with-right-wing-extremists-after
a statement from Portland Assembly on the Portland Police and Patriot Prayer collaborating Show more
"No one needs to point out the obvious white supremacy involved in the Portland Police Bureau's friendly and permissive relationship with alt-right street gangs.
What should be mentioned, however, is the connection to the attacks on our Trans friends and neighbors over the past few days.
The PPB's enabling of alt-right violence has led directly to these attacks. Police make our communities more dangerous. Their corruption and collusion with white supremacist patriarchy is a threat to us all.
We don't want them retrained. We want them gone.
Defund, Disarm and Disband the Portland Police."
Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.
Please help. This is important.
Beekeeping isn't the only way to #SaveTheBees - solitary #bees are just as important. Building a bee hotel can offer shelter for wild bees, and as a bonus they'll pollinate your garden for you #permaculture style
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.