USpol, debt-striking. Show more
Debt strike. Just stop paying your bullshit loans. They literally do not have the capacity to collect on even a small fraction of delinquent title loans, for instance. The idea of collecting on student loans is a bigger joke than the mortgage bubble. Most our zombie economy is about using humans as cut-outs to fabricate value. All it takes is a few weeks of deliberate, clear inaction to crash it as an ultimatum.
politics, shutdown, privatization Show more
I'm increasingly thinking of the shutdown as a way to accellerate privatization. they're Shock Doctrine-ing by creating their own man-made crisis. I can't help but think they'd love to have privately owned and run National Parks. Airports with private security firms like the one Betsy Devos' husband ran instead of the TSA (that could really help them enforce their immigration policies more brutally).
uspol Show more
I feel pretty strongly that we don't need to conceptualize our political opponents (necessarily) as people we need to convince, debate, or even make sense to.
We don't need to do that, we just need to defeat them, and get what we want. Their understanding isn't even a tertiary concern relative to the mammoth tasks ahead of us.
I hate how often ‘broaden our movement’ and ‘build a united left’ is code for ‘work with left wing political parties who won’t hesitate to report us to the cops.
How about we broaden our movement to our workfloors, streets, schools? How about we build a united left by connecting to all the little action groups trying to make the world a little better where they are?
trans safety police transphobia Show more
As for police: keep your mouth shut except to ask for your phone call and your lawyer. Always. Knowing your “rights” is good, but expect that they will not be respected or observed. Being trans is stigmatized and stigmatized people are treated as criminal by nature. Your lawyer should be your first phone call. Don’t sign anything that’s put in front of you without your lawyer reading it first.
If you're moving from art to anarchist blogging, let go of all you know about giving credit.
Quoting someone's radical ideas to a new audience without consent can expose them to dangerous attention.
Reposts are harder to censor and remove than reblog chains.
Being a decent writer shouldn't mean we get popular and acquire social power. Valuing popularity encourages empty 'hot take' culture.
Fuck credit. Steal all my stuff. Our ideas should move freely and belong to all of us.
If you're furloughed and need insulin, there's a group trying to arrange supplies at https://mobile.twitter.com/Alt_OCHA
lifehack: whenever public wifi asks you for your email, instead of giving it to them, do this ONE NEAT TRICK
look at the name of the company trying to collect it (it will never be the restaurant or cafe, always some soulless data brokering tech firm) and type in "sales" or "hello" @companyname.website
give them a taste of their own medicine!!
undercover cops Show more
If you suspect someone of being an undercover cop or informant you keep that shit to yourself until you know more or you do the research needed to confirm or deny your suspicions.
You never create a whisper train of rumors, silently drop someone out of your social circle or isolate someone based on a hunch.
Imagine if someone did that to you. That shit destroys communities and creates paranoia. It’s long term impact is almost as bad as an undercover cop around. Do not do it.
I just commissioned and worked with @starwall on a #solarpunk flag. These are a few iterations I enjoyed seeing the most. Please feel free to boost, download, and share across whatever you like.
If you'd like higher def versions, please contact me or starwall.
Shoutout to @socalledunitedstates for the base flag inspiration.
furry shit Show more
a fursona implies not only a character story but a world story, a context for the character story.. i'm always surprised how little ppl do with this - there are just so many furries from US suburbs. ""postfurry"" was kind of a rejection of that absence.
my coyote fursona is from a less than faithful film adaptation of the JG Ballard's _Hello America_ which was scripted as softcore furry porn.
**is unfollowed by all their marxist mutuals** well, it was fun while it lasted, comrades
meds, shitposting Show more
hello mastodon i took a ✨perfect✨ hit off my asthma inhaler at the same moment i was peaking on coffee, and now i am speedy like a Concorde and twitchy like the tentacle of a nervous squid.
also one of my comrades gave me a swank gay sticker but i can't photograph it for you because it's on my phone case, the object i use to take photographs. tactical misstep.
this is that good content y'all love, right
I'm still 100% sold on a total reproductive strike for people my age and younger until we address climate destabilization. I can't be the only one with parents so ravenous for grandchildren that they would do just about anything.
"Dear Mom and Dad, I will never bring a child into a world that's facing total, global species collapse. Are you going to do something about it?" The options seem pretty clear at that point.
urbanism Show more
looking at another enormous A-class vanity office tower going up, two blocks from where i work. thousands of tons of steel going into a structure that will produce nothing but profit. how many of these office jobs actually serve a human need?
maybe we can turn them into vertical farms after the revolution - farm the city so that more of the countryside could be rewilded. it'd be lovely for every office tower to be converted farms or apartments. but we won't get that under capitalism.
40something queer enby into radical left politics, feminism, electronics, confectionery, & guns. what even is my life. @acetone_kitten on bird
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