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:teapot: Mari :nb_crossbow: boosted

Still chuckling about how the novel Lord of the Flies was specifically a critique of BRITISH imperialism and the violence that society instilled from childhood on, and has nothing to do with so-called "human nature."

When a group of real-life Tongan teenagers were stranded on an island and had to fend for themselves in a very similar scenario, what did they do? They built houses, a badminton court, and a gym, planted gardens, set up a rotating watch for passing ships, and peacefully resolved disputes until they were rescued 15 months later. Violent human nature my ass.

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right now, the freight railroads are not running on a schedule, at all. They're making up ad-hoc monster trains of 100+ cars with a single exhausted engineer who gets 1 day off a month arriving at 2am and shoving trains out at odd hours based on when cars arrive.

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the railroads paid out billions in stock buybacks to people like Warren Buffet, self-cannibalizing with the backbone of internal American freight traffic and in 10 years, the railroads will keep falling apart and everyone will act surprised when shit gets more expensive

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A Blind Muslim woman needs help with the costs of emergency vet care for her guide horse gofundme.com/f/yvc7ks-callie-t

I remember learning about Callie and Mona Ramouni years and years ago, and I forgot that of course they'd likely still be a team! I hope the pony recovers and they will still will be

#DisabilityCrowdfund

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It's happening! I'm fundraising for Thyme travelers: An Anthology of Palestinian Speculative Fiction. Get your name into the acknowledgements by donating before November 8th! #palestine #creativetoots

indiegogo.com/projects/antholo

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gentle reminder to sign up for a library card because in addition to books you can (depending on where you are) get access to movies, tv, & music. i watched Moonlight five times in a month when the only other options were paying & i didn’t have resources to do that at that time they also have services to help you w job applications, applying to schools, and a lot more! i’ve encountered (1) not great librarian in my life and that’s because racism,

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If you are in #Philadephia there is a badass bell hooks symposium coming up on 9/24

"Join us for the inaugural bell hooks Symposium at Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books. On Saturday September 24, the country’s leading scholars, writers, activists, and cultural workers will spend the day honoring the legacy of bell hooks. Four panels will explore hooks’ ideas, writing, and personal impact through rich, honest, and accessible discussions."

#Philly #symposium

eventbrite.com/e/uncle-bobbies

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Before anyone goes off on me – yes, trauma is real, and yes, it has an effect on people for years afterward. But a fundamental premise of trauma therapy is establishing safety before delving into past trauma, and I’m not sure how that’s done with anyone under racial capitalism, cisheteropatriarchy, escalating climate catastrophe, etc. We are living in and through ongoing trauma, in other words. If safety is the first step of trauma recovery, we live in a profoundly unsafe time [🧵 10/12]

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Third: Psychedelic psychotherapy maintains the paradigm that your distress – your depression, your anxiety, your problems – are YOUR problems, and the way to fix them is to fix YOU. If you have a shitty job that doesn’t pay enough to cover your rent and student loans and medical debts and spend your free-time caring for aging family members, none of that is why you are distressed – your problem is that you suffered trauma when you were younger and it is affecting you now [🧵 9/12]

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I just made a phone call for work :blobcatcomfsob: to the hotel we're staying at for our annual retreat and uhhhhh

the hold music was Offenbach's Can Can 💃🏼

I have never heard such Vigorous Hold Music

:blobcateyes:

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from @/ErinInTheMorn on birdsite:
Hey everyone! If you have ever asked "what can I do to help trans rights," I have something.

Biden's title IX change protecting trans people in schools is open comment for 4 more days!

It is FLOODED by TERF comments.

GO MAKE A COMMENT IN SUPPORT!

federalregister.gov/documents/

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Hello everyone

Need to get moving, literally, back overseas to finish studies, and could really use the help. Crossposting, boosting, donating, sharing, all the ways help.

Im so grateful to everyone who has done so already, thank you, you've kept me from losing it!

There's lots of fedi tools that I've helped create,(fediblock) so if you use them pls consider a donation

@mutual_aid

gofundme.com/f/help-marcia-get

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I'm looking for any writing on the rise of "ethical non-monogamy" as part of the same late-capitalist scarcity ethos that fuels the growth of things like Uber, Airbnb, and Doordash and "affordable housing". Something along the lines of Žižek on Caffeine-Free Diet Coke
nosubject.com/Articles/Slavoj_

This seems like something that folks here might enjoy, especially the crowd ^_^

(warning for non-US-english swears in the name)

yplac.co.uk/about/

:bancars:

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hey just found out there's apparently a huge recall for basically all kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles that were made up until 2017. they'll send out free replacements. i have one that meets this recall and if you bought an inexpensive fire extinguisher basically ever you might too

kidde.com/home-safety/en/us/su

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basically, feminism ought to be when you side with the choices of femmes, not when you make choices for them

but a lot of ppl, including self styled feminists of certain privileged kinds, have made it their job to dictate women things, joining in with all sorts of patriarchal agents that impose whatever ways of dress and bodies they see fit

that's where a lot of other evil bs lies, like the terfs, radfems, that weird racist/xenophobic so-called feminism, etc. etc.

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it is extremely easy to support muslim women* re: the question of islamic head coverings

- a woman wants to wear some form of it, you accept her word and defend their right to do so freely if need be

- a woman doesn't want to wear it, you accept their word and defend their their right to do so freely if need be

i.e. what a woman wants to wear is none of your business, but their right to wear it, there's where you can take an anti-patriarchal position, and that is to side with them in any case

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For those of you still following us, we would like to express our solidarity with #dropkiwifarms.

In 2019 they disrupted the #glimpse Matrix channel, then they targeted individual contributors, some of whom are still hiding and/or have threads on them today.

Outside of our own project, Kiwi Farms has driven their political enemies from their homes, off the Internet, and in some cases to suicide. We will all be safer when that website is finally gone.

dropkiwifarms.net/

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