& 'Looking at writers within the context of their time' should mean asking 'did they challenge what was bad within their time or did they embrace it?'
some surprising sustainability
@InvaderXan Note: the soy farming driving deforestation in south america is for soy to feed animals also in south america. The issue is economic colonialism, not diet.
Can I share this on Tumblr too? With or without a link back to your original post, as you prefer.
Any system that doesn’t follow the structure of “from each according to their ability, to each according to their need” is unjust to those with lesser abilities or greater needs
And dispose of the thought of determining anyone else’s abilities or needs, now or ever. The solution will never be to categorize and individually diagnose every single condition that might affect someone’s ability, giving Latin names to the ones that you decide deserve respect and telling everyone else to suck it up and stop being lazy
Radical disability/neurodiversity justice is guaranteeing access to all material needs to everyone, and making all labor and activities voluntary and consensual. No one should have the power to decide what or how much someone needs, or what or how much someone should provide. No one should have the power to decide who’s “gaming the system” or “just being lazy”
The able-bodied, the neurotypical, and those who suffer from allism can feel free to boost this
solidarity posters/free downloads
CrimethInc just produced a series of #SolidarityPosters in English and Spanish for everyone under attack and It'sGoingDown has them for free download.
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.
Nice article about Hong Kong street tactics.
Cw: police violence, injuries, state surveillance
Recommended viewing: "The Black Vests: Inside France's Undocumented Movement" by Redfish
cw: police brutality, riot cops, racism, deportations,
Yeah, same. Unfortunately some transmasc men, driven by insecurity take on toxic masculinity and do it extra hard to prove their manliness to the cis. If uncorrected, their behavior can become to norm in a community.
It is very important for transmasc communities to not see themselves as above and immume to this. For elder transmasc folkx to guide young trans boys & for all to listen when women and feminine people express discomfort about a transmasc community.
“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.“
Yeah, I'm thinking the same.
And able bodied people maybe could eventually have a lot of tech luxury just for the fun of it, but only after (and if) we've developed completely new technology that isn't so demanding on our ecosystem and society.
Which may take decades, maybe centuries, because 'truly consider the complete impact of every resource you use' has never driven the direction of our inventions before..
@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!)
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