Earth First: **Call for Support for the ZAD**
"After three weeks of the police operation of ZAD nddl, our struggle to resist continues even as others negotiate with the state."
I have put in thousands of hours on my poetry generator over the past three years. Thousands. It gets rough, sometimes I feel like I should get rid of the whole thing and simply write poems on my own.
But every so often, the computer writes something for me that makes it all worthwhile. Like tonight, when it gave me this line:
Does anyone know of a site that allows for "radical" #community building?
If this site doesn't exist, how can we help you make it exist?
Man, the world really does need artists and scientists, both.
@rechelon @kavbojka Also, this essay really re-framed some experiences I had in activist communities (cw: discussion of abuse): https://emmibe.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/the-conversations-we-cant-have/
Chronic Illness Feels, important read Show more
If you know someone with a chronic illness who "seems fine", or who seems to manage fine, please know this:
They have spent a long time failing to manage, until they learned enough coping skills to cover their needs.
Like, I can be okay getting up and down the stairs without using the railing because I know that if I use the rail and fall it's worse than just falling alone. I've learned how to place my feet to be steady, and how fast I can move.
> For we each of us deserve everything, every luxury that was ever piled in the tombs of the dead kings, and we each of us deserve nothing, not a mouthful of bread in hunger. Have we not eaten while another starved? Will you punish us for that? Will you reward us for the virtue of starving while others ate? No man earns punishment, no man earns reward. Free your mind of the idea of deserving, the idea of earning, and you will begin to be able to think.
Ursula K. Le Guin - The Dispossessed
"#SocialCapital is really just the relationships and trust we have but it’s also a type of #currency that we can give and gain according to certain rules that we’ve largely intuited or aggressively been forced to learn. This social capital as currency can then aggregate around #CultsOfPersonality, creating the recipe for dominance and #coercion."
Business idea. Create a "company" that:
* does #freesoftware only, both consulting on existing software and developing new products
* primarily focuses on local governments, non-profits and the like
* has no office
* has no hierarchy and no bosses
* has no managers
* employs free software developers from the whole world
* maximize developer happiness
* minimize meetings and bureaucracy
The reason I quoted company is that it doesn't even have to be a legal entity. Call it community if you like.
my twitter account just got locked for a week
because i tweeted "kill all transmisiacs"
because i was being harassed by a bunch of transmisiacs in my mentions
twitter has a very sound approach to dealing with abuse
food, disability, accessiblity, The Guardian blog link Show more
tl;dr is right there in the link.
If you've ever known someone who scoffed at pre-packed or partially-prepared convenience foods, could you think about boosting this?
here's to sweet dreams and nice memes
PSA, New Instance Show more
Hello. I've just set a up a new instance that will (hopefully) be focused on the #solarpunk and sp-adjacent movements. This includes...
..amongst other things. Registration is open and I would love for you to join! Although I don't plan on the server growing very much, I think it will provide a much-needed niche for the Fediverse. Feedback is welcome.
PS I'll still be active on the other instances I frequent.