I've been to more than enough fash countering to tell you a lot of the people who go there are PoC, they're queer, they're the people fascists want to fucking kill. there's no both sides here, there's fascists and there's their eventual victims. if you want to think there's any nuance to be had between these two groups being as bad as eachother you're reading shit in bad faith to attack minorities standing against their own murder

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The impact of industrial agriculture on biodiversity.

(not mine)

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If you want to seriously change inequality there is a small thing you can do. Support a small southern US black owned coop so they can pasteurize their awesome pecan milk to have a longer shelf life so they can ship it. pecanmilk.com/ This coop must survive but they are in a catch-22 where they do not make enough to qualify for a loan. Their product is so good that it will be a sustainable coop venture. Without us they have no real way out. Ideas are welcomed.

COPS NOT SAFE?
I got a phone call from a man saying "I am Officer Mike Williams will you donate to the police benevolent society because... Police do not feel SAFE.

I asked him, when do they not feel safe, before or after they shoot me?

He said I can go to the website for more info and hung up before I could ask him to repeat the URL. I called the number back and was greeted with a recording saying "You have reached the political campaign office, no one is here right now, call back later"

We can't wait for the people who promote or permit weaponized hate to vacate the media and political organizations they inhabit, and we don't necessarily have the power to throw them out. But we can have the same effect by speaking in one voice on the things that matter most in our lives. A way we can build a big platform that can't be ignored and can't be co-opted is to share equally in the decisions of what news and information is broadcast most widely. Let me know if you're interested.

Quit your job, if you permit perpetrators of fascist policies to have anywhere near equal time for claiming *other* people are racist or antisemetic, as you spend covering or promoting coverage of people trying to survive and people trying to stop the *violence*—economic, environmental, military, police, gender-based, or neo-nazi—resulting from business-as-usual injustice now buttressed by an openly white nationalist, fascist political movement.

And if you're in politics, or media—or anywhere else where you have a modicum of public presence—and you permit the portrayal of refugees, themselves, as a bigger problem than the global-warming-fueled ecological crises, the gross economic inequality, the war, the paramilitary and state violence, and the neo-imperialist exploitation that people are *seeking refuge from*, then get out.

Either one of the two major parties, or any major media outlet, could make global warming impossible to ignore for any people seeking to be decision-makers. The same goes for poverty, and health care, and the risk of nuclear war, and racist state violence from police brutality to mass incarceration, and voter suppression, and a host of other matters of life and death for billions of people.

The Democratic National Committee won't devote one of their forty-three primary debates to global warming. It's an existential threat to life, but spending too much time talking about it might distract the populous from... uh, distract us from appreciating the delicate distinctions Democrats define between the desires of their wealthy donors and the vicious austerity backed by outright fascism that Republicans favor.

I want to make a positive announcement. Since July I have been working as a contractor on the @write_as desktop app! It’s a small contract with a budding company, so it doesn’t pay rent yet, but it’s income.

Any contributions or pointers while I’m looking for more work would be greatly appreciated.

Great think piece from fellow tech coop COLET

Towards a Slow Tech Movement: Build for Tech Justice

"Both proprietary tech and fast food play on the same themes of speed and convenience."

"We’d like to believe that when the moment of crisis comes, a movement agitating for tech justice by way of open source, decentralization, inclusive communities of producers, and expanded access to tools will be at the ready."

colet.space/slow-tech-movement

in light of the #amazonfire I came across a Brazilian NGO that works to defend the amazon. They take donations: sosamazonia.org.br/conteudo/

(there's info on their transparency and projects on the site above)

this article also links a few charities to donate to in light of the fire: businessinsider.com/how-to-hel

it's important to note that most of the deforestation and human started fires in the #amazonas has been at the hands of the cattle/meat/dairy industry. (1/2)

@socalledunitedstates anarchism in everything but name is far preferable to anarchism in name only, which is partly why I say that teaching values independent of ideology is appealing to me. Telling a kid, "hey, we're anarchists, and this is what that means" teaches that the primary concern is the term "anarchism." I'm more inclined to teach "these are the things we believe in, and that's why we're called anarchists," not the least because it offers adaptability and the freedom to choose whatever label fits best (or none at all) rather than assigning "anarchism" inextricably.

The ICA Group also has recently gone through a site upgrade that broke all links to the old version of the site...I really hope this doesn't happen with GEO's forthcoming upgrade...

The Univ. of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives did a website upgrade that has resulted in breaking every link to their resources that we used on ed.coop ... and it appears as though they simply removed a bunch of their older resources (many of which were very useful) 😡

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