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reintroduction 

hm, my is ages old so here's a more up to date/complete one:

my name's luka (he/him), i'm in my early 20's and i'm a sad botanist/poet.
i've worked near every low paid job you can think of, as a result i'm a strong advocate for union membership

i'm the son of a russian immigrant, coming from a long line of painters, vagabonds and samovar merchants.

also i'm greyace/panromantic, i like people in an aesthetic sense as opposed to sexual, idk if there's a term for that

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#OtD 16 Oct 2002 an international strike of McDonalds took place, with walkouts in France, Moscow, Norfolk, Nottingham, London and New Zealand/Aotearoa. It was organised by McDonalds Workers Resistance, a small radical group in the UK libcom.org/history/internation

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Netflix fires trans walkout organizer 

'Entertainment' streaming giant #Netflix has fired the organizer of the scheduled October 20 walkout of #transgender employees, over the Chappelle transphobic show. Of course the victim of Netflix rage is a Black woman theverge.com/2021/10/15/227283

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#OtD 16 Oct 1993 in response to racist murders and assaults in South East London, some 60,000 anti-racists held a march on the HQ of the fascist British National Party. Violent riot police defended building, injuring many libcom.org/history/ready-welli

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#OtD 16 Oct 1968 African-American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their gloved fists in a Black power salute as they won medals. Peter Norman showed solidarity by wearing a badge protesting the white Australia policy

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Holocaust denial 

This is beyond fucked!
Don't allow nazis to "educate" your kids!

"A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake [Gina Peddy] advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to a book from an “opposing” perspective, according to an audio recording obtained by NBC News."

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/south

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Karma 

It is not "what goes around comes around."

It is more nuanced.
Karma is like giving a random person a compliment, which makes that person feel better about themselves, and so they may in turn express their happiness with a friend and their friend may become jubilant to hear of
them receiving that compliment. Then after that friend visited and had a good time, they may come home and spread that cheer amongst their own household.

Karma is more transcendental than personal.

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the machine isn’t stealing your job, your boss just doesn’t think of you as a person

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cool fact: the original luddites didn’t oppose technology but rather the bosses using new tech to disenfranchise workers! the bosses then had the luddites murdered in the streets and their arguments were replaced with “tech bad 🤢” to prevent others from carrying on their challenge to industrial authorities

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feminism, rant 

Honestly western feminism is kind of trash when compared to the stuff that's been done in Rojava :rojava:

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#OtD 15 Oct 1920, Italian anarchist militant and writer Errico Malatesta, along with others such as Armando Borghi, was arrested in connection with August-September workers' factory occupations in Milan

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racism, controversial opinion 

it makes no sense to analyze racism in Germany and the rest of Europe through the sense of racism as it's going in North America alone. We have a long history of colonizing, enslaving, exploiting and killing peoples in the east and south and we're still reaping the benefits of that colonialism up until this very day

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racism, controversial opinion 

You can also be racist against other white people, such as Poles or Russians or Greeks or Kurds

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