The ‘green new deal’ is to climate activism what ‘same sex marriage’ was to the LGBT movement.

It’s the most limited, most reformist goal available, that’s pushed by NGOs and - yes - green corporate funding, to co-opt the energy and potential of a movement that could be revolutionary.

We can’t achieve queer liberation within the state. We can’t save the planet within capitalism. The idea that we’ll get to the revolution if we just put all our energy behind a reformist goal first is misguided.

Prison Abolition and dealing with "The Dangerous Few"

I found this super compelling and it resolves my only holdout argument against prison abolition.

"You saw me covered in blood on a bus. But do you get outraged about all homophobia?
The photo of me and my date went viral after our attack – but only as we’re white, feminine and cisgender. Sympathy and action must be for all."

GREAT article.

"If you are coming to SF for PRIDE and are staying in an Airbnb then you are helping to evict low-income trans/queer people"

- Gay Shame SF

& true about every pride event in a city with a shortage of affordable housing, which is basically all of them. Fuck Airbnb.

"We are the immediate coal exit.

From 19 to 24 June we set ourselves against the destruction of the earth in the #Rhineland(#germany) and block the coal infrastructure."
#climatejustice #climatecrisis #directAction #endegelände

I’m frustrated by how often solar punks and post-civs talk about ‘turning our lawns into vegetable gardens’

Villa lawns and golf courses are bad, but the tiny lawn of our living groups is the one place in the sun where we can exist as queer, or mad, or nude as we like and the grass playgrounds in the neighbourhood provide local community building.

And these ‘lawns’ provide a free place to relax in a world where most recreation is commercialized.

So my solar punk future has lawns.

@lafnlab For more context. Suburbs represent the idea that nature is something to be controlled by humans. That we can keep trees within the borders of parks, carefully control vast mono-cultures of grass so they can look appealing and treat the wild animals we've displaced as pests or vermin.

Suburbs are the myth of the frontier at its utmost colonialist.

personal politics 

Great article on why normalizing face masks at every demonstration is an act of solidarity with those who have a greater need for anonymity.

Why cover up? The case for protest anonymity:

"In Amsterdam’s red light district, a transgender Clinic run exclusively by trans people has been operating for two years at the sex workers’ Union HQ. It caters to trans people from marginalized groups, like refugees and sex workers, but increasingly also to trans people who have grown tired of waiting for the vastly oversubscribed services offered via mainstream care"

"A government that denies its prisoners the right to vote is a government that now has an extremely vested interest in jailing its political opposition"

I'm not big on the whole voting thing, but like... yeah. This is true.

Awesome, mindblowing concept of the day:

"There’s an alternative term [to diversity of tactics] I heard the other day: an ecology of tactics. Tactics shouldn’t just be diverse, they should complement each other. We ought to seek a healthy ecosystem of tactics."

- @AnarchyonGallifrey on Tumblr.


“diversity of tactics!” is never excuse to avoid criticism of a movements’ tactics.

Diversity of tactics means we see the value of many different initiatives being taken at the same time, we don’t pretend to have all the answers and we try not to get in each other’s way.

It doesn’t mean there are no bad tactics, or tactics that could become much better.
Debate on tactics should thrive. And if we still end up doing very different things, we do them better because we learned from each other.

CrimethInc.: **Reflections on the Zad: Another History : Looking Back a Year after the Evictions**

"A longtime resident of the ZAD explores how internal dynamics helped set the stage for state repression of the world-famous land occupation in France."

#anarchism #bot

I’ve expressed concern about the casual way that Extinction Rebellion exposes its participants to police brutality and arrest.
Of the responses to that, by far the most disturbing were several people who claimed that it was okay because those arrested were ‘privileged’.

I wrote a thingy about that:

DIY of the day:
If you look through a box of old computer cables there's a 99% chance you'll find a a very steampunk transgender pendant there complete with holes to become a necklace.

(idea coined by Dutch transactivist vreer over a decade ago)

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