There is an ongoing strike with Uber drivers in London, Birmingham, and Nottingham. This will be ongoing for about 20 more hours. Please show solidarity with our fellow workers. Do not cross the picket line, regardless of region.
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Hot take: post-apocalyptic fiction is obscene at this juncture
ICYMI: Here is a link to "Negative Monument," a speculative proposal, practical intervention, and anti-monumental gesture.
The project is an open invitation to engage in the participatory yet imperceptible negation of a monument: http://bit.ly/2E2r7I2
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hey uh i usually don't ask my followers this but i'm getting desperate
if you know anyone (or are anyone) in the Pacific Northwest (US) area looking for a roomie please get in touch with me asap
i don't know where the hell we're going after friday and it's looking more and more that we might be homeless? so if anyone can lend a hand please do so if you can
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this kind of floored me. none of this would have been imaginable twenty years ago. we are in a strange moment in history and the future is unwritten.
there is ample reason to despair. the reasons for despair are ubiquitous, inescapable, on every screen 24/7.
the reasons for hope are hidden away in library conference rooms, in church basements. you have to go looking for them. but they are there, trust me, and there's more of them than you'd think.
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saw something beautiful at the Tacoma Public Library yesterday: the John Brown Gun Club teaching safe gun handling, legalities of self defense, etc, to an audience that looked like a PTA meeting: mostly middle aged middle class women (if there's still a middle class)
turns out those women are the core of an organization called Tacoma Against Nazis, which does what it says on the tin: they're trying to run a group of nazis centered around the Tac Town Tattoo shop out of their city.
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an amazing document about "transgression" in social justice struggles, with a strong side order of lessons-learned from the teachers' strikes and the general decline of organized labor:
thanks to @rubystu1848 @birdsite who i'm basically retweeting here
Unicorn Riot: **Prison Slave Labor: A Driving Force in 2018 Prison Strike**
"Prison, USA – One of the primary demands of the 2018 nationwide prison strike is the abolition of prison slavery. The legal framework of the current system of prison slavery in America is upheld by the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which allows for sl…"
TIL In 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike
As in not paid work, house work, child-rearing, or anything else expected of women at the time. Most schools closed. Bank execs ended up working teller positions. Flights got cancelled because flight attendants didn't show up
The country basically shut down for a day
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