Many [...] speak endlessly of histories of queer revolt and make films and texts glorifying violent resistance, [..]

They celebrate revolt that is separated from them by decades or oceans, all while actively sabotaging such efforts where they live.

Queer academics and filmmakers [...] seek to socially and monetarily capitalize on the image of queer revolt while contributing nothing to its possibility.

Tegab Eanelli - Bash Back! Is Dead; Bash Back Forever!

“The thing about giving a pass to writers from ‘a different era’ is that they weren’t the only voices of their time - they just drowned out the ones who did better.”

some surprising sustainability 

repost, neurodiversity 

solidarity posters/free downloads 

A friend sent me this and it made me think about that blazingly spot-on thing popstar wrote about tire-out tactics.

@queeranarchism @ghost_bird i reckon the answer here is yes but so far the incentives have been misaligned

think about how far down to the physically possible chip makers have pushed the silicone transitor design

the incentive there being: more transitors on less space == more speed!
or something like that

there was never any incentive for let's use potato starch, or anything else outlandish, because the mining of the material is so far externalized.

Recommended viewing: "The Black Vests: Inside France's Undocumented Movement" by Redfish
cw: police brutality, riot cops, racism, deportations,

“Looting is a natural response to the unnatural and inhuman society of commodity abundance. It instantly undermines the commodity as such, and it also exposes what the commodity ultimately implies: the army, the police and the other specialized detachments of the state’s monopoly of armed violence. What is a policeman? He is the active servant of the commodity, the man in complete submission to the commodity, whose job is to ensure that a given product of human labor remains a commodity, with the magical property of having to be paid for, instead of becoming a mere refrigerator or rifle—a passive, inanimate object, subject to anyone who comes along to make use of it.“

i used to be really into having the newest computer gadget. now i use refurbished hardware. it's so much cheaper. it lasts. it reduces landfill waste. it's great, and i don't really feel like i am missing out on much tech-wise.

here are some tips if you need tech stuff but don't want to spend a lot of money, support horrible companies, and such (1/n)

Mastodon Admin Tip: 

@queeranarchism This is a vvvvv important point thank you. I tend to envision high tech but only the tech that's nessacary. Eg. for food production. Able bodied neurotypical people don't need smart homes. I guess distributed in as fair a way possible, the same as everything else. Reckon we could achieve this with recycling what's already out of the ground. (This is a sort of speculative out loud thinking not me debating!)

Ghosting activists fucks up individual mental health and community dynamics. If you're cutting someone off from invitations to actions because they're reckless/drunk/problematic/suspicious/etc you get your shit together and TELL THEM. No exceptions.

After knowing and repeating the names of the Stonewall Riots (only ever 2 to 4 people), now displaying your knowledge of the history of 'the ball scene' (only ever NY) seems to have become the new way that academic white queers perform their wokeness, primarily to enhance their own status.

From the gentrification of POC queer history by white activist-academia, the next step will be commercialization. This year Antwerp pride had the theme 'RIOT', with Coca Cola as a prominent sponsor.

The Online Abuse Playbook

"There’s a well-defined pattern to how marginalized people are attacked online. If we can understand it, we can help stop each other from participating."


Every single admin or persons with a high-volume account needs to read this.

I read this article when it came out, and saw it get played out on Twitter, practically to the letter.

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