Hopefully this is a "safe" thing to ask: is there something like the Socialist Rifle Association in Canada? I feel like people here have a quite different attitude toward guns that is, usually, healthier. But the world is changing. Fascism is rising. We're going to need to know how to defend our communities.
I've been playing around with different #Brutaldon themes this afternoon and now I want to re-theme my blog to have a more brutalist design...maybe even quit WordPress in favour of static pages...but maybe that's going too far.
cold: reducing your personal energy use and upcycling your trash because it'll save the planet
bold: reducing your personal energy use and upcycling your trash to reduce your dependence on capitalism
gold: working together with your community to build sustainable alternative infrastructure to reduce your dependence on capitalism AND save the planet
"Google wants to kill the URL"
"People have a really hard time understanding URLs" is not a good enough reason to get rid of URLs
To this day, I refuse to use an AMP specific webpage as it breaks the open web. When I'm presented with an AMP link, I edit the URL to remove that component so I get the full page. "Safe" URLs will similarly cater to Google interests and I will not be using it
If other vendors go along with this, I'll write my own browser if I have to
How to organize a reading group (that will hopefully evolve into something more, perhaps even a proper affinity group)? I think, for me, a good starting point would be my church (I'm Unitarian Universalist), since most people there are left leaning and many are probably socialists (at least one is a full blown anarchist communist). That might even be a big enough group. But how does one safely advertise this type of thing to strangers? I don't really have many comrades nor a good way to connect.
I've started to notice that, often, when ordinary people talk about "capitalism," they actually just mean markets. Does anyone have some good propaganda to help people understand the difference, and maybe turn them on to market socialism, if they feel strongly that markets are a good and important economic mechanism?
I'm pretty sure I'm secretly a mutualist. I keep coming back to the idea of market socialism. Particularly for luxury items, it makes sense (basics like food, clothing and medicine should probably be communized and not market-based, or at least not commodified), but I don't know if this is just a lack of imagination because I'm so brainwashed by capitalism that I can't conceive of a non-market economy, even if it's one that isn't capitalist. Not sure how it jives with social ecology, either.
On this day in 1791, the Haitian revolution began. The slaves overthrew their colonial oppressors and the eventual result was the first black republic. Unfortunately, the rest of the world has been fucking Haiti over ever since.
(Side note: why does my spellcheck insist on capitalizing the word "republic?" I had to force it not to, cuz it kept autocorrecting.)
Solarpunk wannabe inspired by Murray Bookchin and the Rojavan revolution. Anarch-ish, cuz I definitely have demsoc sympathies.
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