Neoliberalism teaches us that what matters are individual acts. So, when we learn about Rosa Parks, we learn of one woman's spontaneous activism, not that she went to activist training and learned that a strategy existed that needed an unmarried black woman of her age and that people had been working towards the bus boycott & lawsuit for years.
Movements are devalued because they work. We are trained to see ourselves as consumer markets and individuals because that works for owners, not for us.
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friday i worked security for Trans Pride. it was half warily scanning for scary cis people, half "oh my god the fashion sense on this unbelievable cutie".
today, without letting myself think about it too much, i went out in public (briefly, short walk and a bus ride) in a dress, solo. so far: ok. little scary but fuck it i was already nervous anyway, for no reason.
i swear i'm NB and not trans. wait, i say i'm NB, i wear what i want and fuck the h8rs. that's supposed to be how it works right?
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telling yourself that everything is awful, & nothing can be fixed, is a marvelously expedient way to absolve yourself of responsibility. There is nothing about an apocalyptic worldview that obligates you to give up any of the comforts and conveniences that have accrued to you as a consequence of global injustice; & you get to feel superior to all those tender fools who still believe that a kinder world is possible! (https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/06/the-regrettable-decline-of-space-utopias)
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@literorrery so, the three demands that are being specifically advanced are for rent control, landlords to pay moving costs for economic eviction, and 25% of the units in new multi-unit housing to be set aside for affordable housing. idk if you're you're legally a landlord - are you writing/signing leases? you obvs aren't motivated by profit. i recognize that our crowd is "the exceptions to the rule" tho
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since i didn't say, i'm currently working on this here http://www.affordableseattle.net/ which i urge all Seattleites to visit.
above and beyond legislative and electoral efforts, if we really get a good response from folks, we'd love to help build solid tenant organizations and get some fuckin' _rent strikes_ up in here.
down with the rentier class, housing is a human right!
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i'm getting stuck in to the actual work of organizing, knocking on doors & talking to strangers, and it's not going that badly. we're getting decent response and i'm not as nervous as i thought i'd be. there are remnants, but i'm mostly not the small sad angry scared creature i was for all of my 20s. i can make a stranger laugh and that helps a lot. in a year i might be good at this. that's great. there's a lot of work to do and i'm excited to do it.
The bird site has suspended almost 200 accounts of Veneuzeulans who are pro socialist. http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Venezuela-Slams-Twitter-for-Closing-180-of-Its-Accounts-20170617-0019.html
Tired: If we all work day jobs, we can pool our money and buy land
Wired: If we expropriate stolen land, we can crowdsource the legal defense
Cosmic mind: If we all act as a cooperative hive, we can expropriate everything all at once while freezing time itself
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i took my friend Robyn for her first time shooting, and i did a better job organizing and presenting the knowledge i have than the last time i did this.
she shot some great groups! we were at the range for hours. when we left she was professing an intent to buy a gun :)
we need organization, not weapons. but i think it's good to have a little familiarity there, to know how to handle arms safely, to be only as afraid of a gun as it's actually reasonable to be.