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I think the Anarchist FAQ is good but difficult to read.

So I am translating it to simpler English. Thoughts and suggestions are welcome.

marnanel.github.io/simple-afaq

What is anarchism?

There are three big problems in society:

social breakdown, such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, crime.

war, and its weapons.

the destruction of our natural environment.

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Gerard Winstanley on privatisation, 1649:

"And hereupon, The Earth (which was made to be a Common Treasury of relief for all, both Beasts and Men) was hedged in to In-closures by the teachers and rulers, and the others were made Servants and Slaves."

Full text here: marxists.org/reference/archive

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Rambling thought: organising needs set pieces like football

once when I tried to start a union, a coworker said to me "I don't want to join a union because unions make life easier and I'm not lazy like that" and I was floored.

We need to practice what to say and do. Especially those of us like me without great social skills

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You know when you see an athlete in the Olympics winning a medal. Most of the work they put in wasn't on the track that day: it was getting up early every day for years for gruelling training in all weathers.

Well, you and I are the athletes. The Olympics is the general strike. The medal is what that strike will win. And the training is workplace and community organising, and it starts *now*.

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I dreamed I was on a train. In the carriage was a white guy who kept screaming racist abuse at four Black women. He threw a bottle at them, but missed, and I caught it. We reached the station but the press only wanted to interview me as the "victim" bc I'm white.

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It is the season, and a perfect time to help a disabled queer Native American out of debt.

They are an activist, who's been struggling a lot these past few years.

Every little will help, if you can donate $5, and get a friend to do the same, maybe we can get Mari debt free coming into the new year.

gofundme.com/f/erasing-the-num

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Stolen from Twitter: whats your job on the leftist commune??

I'm: growing potatoes. IT and support. Baker. Childcare. Storyteller. Substitute musician if one's needed.

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I remastered my protest song "Take Hands and March" (feat. Jane Cameron). I think it works a lot better, and I should put out a new version of the video with it. What do you think?

marnanel.bandcamp.com/album/ta

My Bandcamp site now contains all the songs I've released! Drop by and play some tracks, and remember to subscribe.

marnanel.bandcamp.com/

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New track! It's about swans and lullabies and it's a bit silly. It will be part of the next album.

Please listen, please share, and please subscribe to me on Bandcamp!

marnanel.bandcamp.com/track/sw

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β€œDid the honourable lady just call me scum?”
- Chris Clarkson, speaking against feeding hungry children

- Chris Clarkson, who voted against reuniting asylum-seeking families (30th June 2020)

- Chris Clarkson, who voted against ending vehicle emissions by 2030 (5th February 2020)

- Chris Clarkson, who voted to protect government agents from the law (15th October 2020)

- Chris Clarkson, Tory MP

Video made by me; sharing is welcome.

"Do you desire wealth and to be famous, Join the Illuminati order today and be rich within a week."

SOUNDS LEGIT

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Cops, sexual and other violence, child abuse, me at age eleven 

And one day I was late for school and arrived to find the whole class had slipped out and were trying to overturn his cop car. That was excellent. He came back before we managed it, though.

#ACAB
/ends

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Cops, sexual and other violence, child abuse, me at age eleven 

AND THEN

he went on to tell us about the Ealing vicarage attacks, which were quite recent, in excruciating detail.

I only remember a sentence fragment: "then he raped her, and he buggered her..."

(I didn't even know what buggered meant, at the time. WE WERE ELEVEN ffs)

#ACAB

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Cops, sexual and other violence, child abuse, me at age eleven 

He told us a lot about rape, actually. He said, "and speaking to the boys, ALL that's necessary for it to be rape is for the penis to touch the vagina. He doesn't have to ejaculate... he doesn't have to come."

(I remember this because it puzzled me that he thought orgasm and ejaculation were the same thing, since I could do one and not the other.)

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Cops, sexual and other violence, child abuse, me at age eleven 

He added with some annoyance that a pesky investigative journalist had phoned up and recorded their call, so now they had to have specially-trained female officers to take those calls.

#ACAB

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Cops, sexual and other violence, child abuse, me at age eleven 

He told us that the police rules on reporting rape had changed. He wasn't happy about it. He said a lot of people phone up saying they've been raped, but You Know When They're Lying.

Bear in mind that we were *eleven*.

#ACAB

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Cops, sexual and other violence, child abuse, me at age eleven 

He told us that we weren't allowed to carry weapons in self-defence, but we were allowed to carry hairspray and that could be used against an attacker. I still wonder about how we got a cop telling us how to get around the law.

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Cops, sexual and other violence, child abuse, me at age eleven 

He asked us whether we knew where the "no go" areas of town were. These turned out to be the public toilets. (The ones behind the council offices on Gernon Road, if you're local.)

The implication was that this was where the dirty queers hang out.

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Cops, sexual and other violence, child abuse, me at age eleven 

Sus laws were used effectively to amplify cops' prejudices, because the more they searched a particular kind of people, the more criminal activity they'd eventually find, which seemed to confirm their prejudices, and so on.

He said a colleague of his had asked someone to open the boot of their car on sus, and found it filled with stolen silver.

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