I talked to my spouse. This is love.

— Kogsak Vabôknanir, Fishery Worker

@neil 😸😸😸 thank you! That’s one of my favourites too - the bass seems lost at first and then finds its way haha
My band, SDC, just released all our hits on bandcamp including 'Your mother's fucking crazy (no wonder you're the way you are),' 'Find love (fuck borders),' 'Dialectics, bitch,' and 'I eat at my desk (so does everybody else)'.

If you're into stoned-enough rock go give it a listen: https://simultaneous-death-clause.bandcamp.com/
"It is clear that smoking weed often causes overthinkers to uncontrollably reexamine their livelihoods, identities, and major life decisions. High overthinkers’ self-destructive shame spirals go into berserk mode, obliterating all semblance of comforting self-delusion ... The problem with using weed to gain perspective is that while an inexperienced overthinker is likely to temporarily move past the boundaries of her ego — establishing distance between her stoned self and her everyday self — the detachment is often accompanied by intense self-shaming and berating. So the state of being high basically turns into a cyclical exercise of pointing out all your flaws, hating yourself for them, shaming yourself, and uncontrollably searching for more flaws."

@tsu Cheers! A long way to go still, but we have a shit ton of motivation to get it off the ground :)
Just uploaded the HAHA Academy manifesto and launched the league of 1000 HAHAs:

- We need location-independent learning and accreditation
- We need to support lifelong learning
- We need to support self-taught learning
- We need to recognise learning without high-stakes examinations

Please read the manifesto and join us!
I've recently completed the study 'No profit, no hierarchy: A comparative study of the ‘lower left’', which is a comparative study of 66 ‘lower left’ organisations (groups that are autonomous from the state, use horizontal organisation for planning and decision making, not for profit, and anti-capitalist). The study was conducted between March and September 2018. Version 1.5 is available to read here: http://emo.world/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/No-profit-no-hierarchy_-A-comparative-study-of-the-lower-left-Version-1.5-4.pdf

When I was working as an English teacher in Japan in 2009, the sexism in the academy was rife - businessmen learning English in the evenings were the most problematic.

The last class I taught was about 20th century technology and inventions. I pointed out how sexist the textbook was since not a single woman was mentioned in the entirety of the unit. One of the businessmen said, 'It's because women have never invented anything worth writing about,' and then grinned at me.

After the class I had to talk to my male boss to 'explain myself' as to why I started 'talking at the student with no breaks for him to talk back' in an 'angry tone' for such a 'very long time'. Plus the boss was offended that I criticised the textbooks he had personally chosen.

I quit that day.

So glad to see a strong women's rights movement taking off in Japan after the disgusting practices came to light of a medical school lowering female applicants' scores,

Let's be angry together!! #私たちは女性差別に怒っていい

Follow this link for some stories of Japanese women trying to put an end to sexism at school, work and home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-HWoLVJdoY

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day, and so I'd like to expresss appreciation

To Sci-Hub, Library Genesis, B-ok.org, and the other services which allow me to access information, current and old, much of it not otherwise available, and which would cost me years of income.

I literally could not research or write as I have without this.

Please support these organisations and efforts if you can. This benefits me directly through their capabilities, archives, and availability....


@Antanicus I'll be sure to send you the first draft! :)
Phew, this month's been intense. I'm aiming to finish the lower left political pamphlet before the month ends. Working title for now:

No profit, no hierarchy: how to nurture solidarity within the 'lower left' & strategies to deal with the mutually exclusive aims of everybody else.


i have taken
the profit
that was in
your labour

and which
you were probably
entitled to

forgive me
i'm the boss
or don't
i don't really care

Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:

Twitter -> #Mastodon and #Pleroma

DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

GrooveShark -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez ) and @write_as

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )

500px -> @peerpx

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