Hey #Chicago, hang onto those Xmas trees for one more week and you can take them to one of the city's 25 tree #recycling drop-off locations. The trees are turned into mulch which is used by the park district and made available for free to residents.
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It's tempting to call the closing of the Trump Foundation a "Corporate Death Penalty" because we really want that to exist, but that's wishful thinking.
The Trump Foundation's closure serves the exact purpose it was created for - insulating Trump and his cronies from the legal consequences of actions they took, by pretending a separate corporate entity took them. It's ablative legal protection, and they'll just make more when they need it. They probably already have.
Some more non-euclidean geometry things, and map projection shenanigans. Both of these routes are roughly equivalent right-angle equilateral triangles. Which means the area above the line in the first picture -- Encompassing the old Soviet block, most of China and Alaska, all of Europe, a good portion of Canada, and everything in the arctic -- is the same area as within the triangle in the second picture -- The Indian Ocean and southwest Australia. Both cut out 1/8th of the earth's surface.
By “Socialism,” we do not mean a more humane Capitalism.
We do not mean a comprehensive system of social welfare under Capitalism, nor do we mean Capitalism with nationalized public utilities.
By Socialism, we mean nothing less than the full restructuring of our political, economic, and cultural system toward substantive democracy and equality. We mean a society based on mutual aid and cooperation rather than on private profit and competition for survival
Your boss likes having control over your healthcare because he wants you to have to stop and think whether refusing his increasingly unreasonable requests might actually kill you. #Medicare4All empowers the working class
You, American resident, can get 20% off anything in my store today if you use the code BLACK20. Don't miss out!
Yeah it's that Black Friday thing, innit. So all my stuff has FREE SHIPPING, should you want anything! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JennieGyllbladArt?show_panel=true
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Very cool time to take a hostile position on immigration, as a losing Democratic candidate who’s definitely going to try to run again. Love it when this is the kind of person I’m pressured to support while my friends talk endless shit on a p nice Jewish grandpa from Vermont who wanted to do better by everyone.
why #mastodon is defying the "critical mass" https://medium.com/@poshaughnessy/why-mastodon-is-defying-the-critical-mass-de3454109099
(medium article by peter o'shaughnessy)
Joined another #coop today
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters... Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
— Frederick Douglass
h/t DSA Pres Maria Svart
#Blexit, which was created in 2016 as a campaign to build black-led economic power and cooperative economics following the killing of #PhilandoCastile, and which has been doing incredible work, has been recently co-opted by right-wingers as a campaign against the Democratic party.
If you are on the birdsite and want to help push back, please consider RTing this tweet/thread from co-founder Me'lea: https://twitter.com/meleaofmpls/status/1057610162368925696
The world is scary.
You have two options.
Look away in silence and wait for it to get so scary that you can't do that anymore because that silence let all choice be removed,
or look at it and tell others what you see and do what you can to stop it from reaching the point where speaking against it is impossible.
There is silent sliding to common oblivion or speaking up to preserve life, others' and yours.
There are literally no other options than silence or life.
You can't do everything, but you certainly can do something. Do that.
Libertarian party debates might put Saturday Night Live out of business
Are you familiar with the Chicagoland Cooperative Ecosystem Coalition (CCEC), @mattcropp (or others)? Just heard about this meeting via the DSA newsletter. Thinking of going.
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]