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I'm Andrew, an anarcho-syndicalist in Louisville. I used to organize with Louisville Socialists and Louisville DSA, but if I never have to sit in another organizing meeting it will be too soon, so I'm a free radical now.

My old instance went down in the Paris heat wave, so I moved over here. If we used to be mutuals, hit me up.

I have two novels, a bunch of free short stories, a podcast, and a really adorable dog. Feel free to check them out.

Sat down with @nobonzo, @reclaimingtrans and @thatweirdolee for @igd_news to discuss the connection between ecofascists, terfs and the far right, as well as the recent tour by Posie Parker through the United States and the anonymous heroes with pies along the way

itsgoingdown.org/transphobia-d

Interesting thing about the accounts fascists are mass reporting. I noticed this but Christopher Wong (the ICE must be destroyed guy) confirmed it.
They’re all ananrchists and center left accounts. Not tankies or anti imperialists. No Grayzone types, no Glen Greenwald. No Qiao Collective.
This confirms what I’ve known to be true for quite some time. Fascists are more afraid of Food Not Bombs and center left politicians than they are your revolutionary vanguard party.

Teacher posting 

One of my executive students had his mind blown during our lesson this afternoon. One of the patterns in the book was "I am good at making a lot of money." He asked if I was good at making a lot of money and I told him that I don't want to make a lot of money, that once my debts are paid and I can live comfortably I don't need any more money. I think I'm the first person he's ever met that said that.

My boss just fired me. In front of a coworker. And couldn’t give me a solid reason. Cool cool cool.

Anyone looking for a tech guy? Really good at Shopify and eBay especially but is also the type that works without breaks when I really love my work?

I don’t know what to tag, but if y’all know anything, please share/boost?

You're Writing About the Rail Strike Wrong 

The looming #railstrike is primarily being framed as rail workers threatening the supply chain with their ostentatious demand of
*checks notes*
wanting a job that doesn't make them be on call every hour of every day.

#Labor #journalists: look up "precision scheduled railroading." Talk with folks at #unions whose members are actually subject to this policy (not all are).

And consider railroad execs have a vested interest in passing the buck.

Please boost if you’re still masking indoors (in public places)

The only reason Brave and any of its products exist is as a shady cash grab after CEO Brendan Eich got fired from an executive position at the Mozilla Corporation for repeated instances of sexual harassment and coming out as a massive homophone who was donating large amounts of money to lobby for gay marriage to be illegalized

The privacy marketing is a scam

They operate and monetize in all the same ways as Google: They are spying on you

They do cryptocurrency BS on top of that

Don’t buy in

To friends in China who will unfortunately learn the hard way what a good chunk of the online Left thinks about you, a few words based on my own, way-too-long experience in dealing with this space.

First, know that you're not alone. What you are experiencing has been expressed by Bosnians, Hongkongers, Syrians, Kurds, Iranians etc. In fact, closer to home: by Uighurs, Tibetans, Hongkongers, Taiwanese etc

Please don't mistake this attitude with 'the Left' as that term encompasses too many differences, to the extent that it's almost useless. To make it simpler, let's differentiate between the authoritarian Left and the anti-authoritarian Left.

The authoritarian Left has no class analysis. They view the world through binaries, through camps. They oppose the 'US camp' and either support, whitewash or downplay any other governments they think is opposed to that camp.

That the Chinese state is one of the major players of global capitalism, that it exploits millions of workers, that it commits genocide and ethnic cleansing on people they deem 'undesirable' - none of that factors in that analysis.

This is also why they will support the Russian or Iranian states even though those states are some of the most anti-workers, anti-unions states on Earth. They support the Syrian state even though it annihilated any independent left-wing opposition decades ago.

This space is a narcissistic one. It doesn't seek to learn about new things. Rather, it desires to return to some imagined, glorious past. It is fatally trapped in repetitive nostalgia.

This is also why, incidentally, they loathe Ukrainians. Ukrainians refuse to be subjugated, not just by Russia today, but by Soviet History (with a capital 'H') and propaganda. The very existence of Ukrainians (and Georgians, Crimeans, Chechens etc) troubles that narrative.

This is why they will stand with ultrareactionary and ultraconservative states like Russia, Iran or Syria while claiming to oppose conservative politics at home. They want freedom for themselves, and no one else.

The authoritarian Left isn't in the majority, but they are the loudest ones. They benefit from often being arrogant and devoid of critical thinking. Their goal is to shut you up by being louder than you. Don't let them, but don't waste all your energy on them either.

It won't matter if you debunk them because they're not interested in reality. They are trapped, so don't let them trap you with them. In fact, I recommend blocking them.

So this is the bad news.

Here is the good news:

The good news is that, again, you are not alone. So, use this opportunity, as much as you can in these difficult circumstances, to build bonds with these groups.

Here are some examples just from my own experience:

(Gonna post links below)

Next time I have to read anything about Elon Musk, it better be because he's fucking dead

Folks have mentioned that Twitter is an extremely important space for sharing #protest news across the world and as a result we should keep preserving it despite the takeover.

I get it, I am #Iranian, I have relied heavily on twitter for news sharing re protests in #Iran over the years.

But what you are missing is that those same activists and protesters are MOST vulnerable to the new Twitter regime. Misinformation campaigns will be easy, and #Putin/#China/Islamic republic will use it.

"anarchist" boog sympathizers get fucked. there is literally 0 point in bragging about how you're anti "red fash" if you rub elbows with literal fascists mongering for a race war

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