And I like #movies quite a bit.
Before the coup in Bolivia, Evo Morales declared he had audio recordings stating that the opposition had decided not to acknowledge his election if he won the majority vote. He knew a coup was going to take place.
He then won the election, and the coup occurred. The opposition in the coup was funded by the US, and Jeanine Añez, whose party won only 4% of the votes, is a far-right Christian fundamentalist.
Because the world's largest reserves of Lithium are in Bolivia, it's pretty clear that the US is working to gain a monopoly on the main component of electric vehicle batteries, at the same time as it stamps out a left wing government that nationalised various industries, killing two birds with one coup.
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Elon Musk is damaging the night sky. His satellites interfere with astronomers’ observations of stars and potentially harmful near-Earth asteroids, leaving streaks on images. No regulations require him to fix the problem. Soon it may be unfixable. https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/11/20/this-is-how-elon-musk-can-fix-the-damage-his-starlink-satellites-are-causing-to-astronomy/#56c8737d4ccc
This is a really great thread that explains the Right Wing/CIA backed Coup currently taking place in Bolivia.
It’s impossible to get rid of capitalism when the production of the things we need in order to live is done through capitalist means.
Buying food to eat, water to drink, or medicine to heal fuels capitalism. It’s a kind of monopoly on the ways you can produce things.
Think about what some of the earliest cooperatives in modern history were. They’re either housing units or grocery stores.
We have to provide these basic needs for ourselves on our own.
Get ready for stream of conscious political thoughts.
The main thing though is that: in the US, major changes will likely only come through long strike waves. And to have long-lasting strikes you need to provide for people.
To get to a point where a significant plurality of people can strike, we have to have a lot more groundwork and community building.
You need to be able to provide for large numbers of people essentially quitting work. That's a lot of mouths to feed and people to house.
Unions help with this too, but again we need that sustainable and well-developed community work.
Protests are good, but what comes after to make sure XYZ can't happen again is a necessity.
The owner/operator of the food truck where I get sandwiches sometimes (he's prolly in mid- or early-Gen-X) said to me today, "I really like your shoes, man. More men should wear pink."
I said, "I agree. Pink and purple are underrated colors."
He said, "I think people are often too homophobic about it. Like… don't be shy about your feminine side. It's good!"
All I could say was, "Hard agree." It was a good take, IMO.
I'm sick and tired of white liberals, progressives and moderates using Martin Luther King jr. and other prominent activists as a tool to whitewash history and demonize protests, riots, and social movements centered on equitable redistribution of power. It's a tool of colonialism intended to pull attention away from the violence inherent to the occupying forces and the structures of colonial capitalism.
libertarian socialism 101
🌹Socialism advocates for the workers to control of the means of production
Communism advocates for a stateless, classless, moneyless society in which resources are distributed from each according to their ability to each according to their need
⭐ Libertarianism advocates for the use of non-state and anti-authoritarian means as a way of bringing about a socialist or communist society.
Anarchism advocates for the identification and abolition of hierarchies, and their replacement with horizontally organized structures from the bottom-up
Libertarian Socialism advocates for the workers themselves to take direct control over the means of production, without using a state, political party or by appealing to authority
🍞 Libertarian Communism advocates for direct implementation of a stateless, classless, moneyless society, where resources are distributed based on individual need, without use of a state or authortarian means
The BBC's "Climate Change: The Facts" documentary is an emotive message to the public about global heating, environmental destruction and climate crises, and serves as a good introduction to why people across the world must take action if we want to survive.
The Left has been tricked by neoliberals for 40 years. That is on us. 1% have not come to save us with Twitter & FB. MSM has gone full fascist, stealing our voices in broad daylight: rigging polls, using algorithms on social media to hide us from ourselves. In 4 months the vote rigging will begin. If we don't ID the fraud, then tell the world, Bernie is going to lose. So we need a plan. It's time to create our own non-corporate space to organize. Join uncensored Mastodon. https://mastodon.social/invite/fBRpCSgZ
And I like #movies quite a bit.
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