pol, mutual aid resource
Heard about this website through the "Citations Needed" podcast and it seems like a solid place for people to go to who are looking for ways to participate in mutual aid:
Snippet of their bio -
"We share a desire to see increased participation in left social movements and we spend time talking about how to remove barriers to participation, especially for people who are newly mobilizing now."
political organizing & action pdf
There's this giant PDF that I found like a month ago that gets into the nitty-gritty on how to do some leftist organizing & action.
It's called "Anarchism in Action:
Methods, Tactics, Skills, and Ideas"
It's really long and I haven't gotten around to reading the whole thing tbh, but if you're someone who wants to do something substantive but feels lost as to what/how this may be useful.
Answer: co-created by 2 white hippies-turned-yuppies, the name is said to be in honor of Iroquois peoples but I highly doubt they consulted a person of color beforehand
I still like it more than some other brands. And I still recognize that it’s stuff is hella expensive and “voting with your dollar” is ineffective nonsense
sustainability, liberals, advice plz
I suck at articulating my views verbally in a concise and convincing manner, so any ideas of quick points that could get her to start questioning her views would be great.
For example, I tried pulling out the "100 companies contribute nearly 3/4 of global emissions" but that didn't seems to stick too much
sustainability, liberals, advice plz
Hey y'all I'm collaborating with someone on a week-long workshop about "sustainability" (broad topic I know) and need some help. She's really passionate about teaching the group how their individual consumer actions can make a difference, and I'm struggling to push her to think beyond that -- ie how there are all these interlocking structures that require systemic change through community engagement. How you shouldn't nag people about plastic straws, etc
educate, agitate, organise
This is a combined list of the Anarchist and Platformist Federations that I know of. If you're interested in educating, agitating and organising towards anarchism, get in contact with your nearest group.
And of course, if you know of groups that I've missed.
Platformism is a tendency that stresses the need for anarchist groups to be tightly organized under the principles of ideological unity, tactical unity, collective responsibility and federalism.
Synthesist Anarchism is a form of anarchist organization which tries to join anarchists of different tendencies under the principles of anarchism without adjectives.
portland / acab
Salem, Oregon 6/29 Trump rally psa
There will be a MAGA Rally @ the Oregon capitol building on Saturday, June 29th 1-7pm. Previous ones here have been pretty small and tame, but this has a few speakers attending and might be a bigger deal.
I'm absolutely no expert with dealing with these. I'd suggest either ignoring it entirely to not give them the satisfaction, or sabotaging it by showing up before the event in mass.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. <3
nazis on fedi
angry, trans, online arguments
I know you shouldn't argue with people online, but someone made some stupid comment about trans athletes and I got all in it. Then they flagged most of my posts leaving it looking like I was hysterical and had no solid evidence, despite several of my now-disappeared posts citing heavy research articles and scientific studies. After that he had the guts to claim he "debunked" my arguments without citing one source. I'm so fucking mad
Japanese students drag show update
The drag show was a blast! I showed videos and talked a lot about US LGBTQ history/culture beforehand, and I feel like the students learned a lot. They treated the queens respectfully and got a real kick out of watching them perform. Multiple people in the group were queer but none had been to a drag show. One who did know about drag beforehand was especially excited and I'm so frickin happy for her.
Thank you to @eve and everyone else who helped me!
Hey, if you're in school and are having trouble paying for your textbooks, search them up on libgen.io to find them for free.
I'm realizing that a lot of people at my college don't know this and are skipping meals to afford overpriced textbooks, so it may help someone on here too. #sharingiscaring
21yo bisexual leftist, Oregonian, overthinker, bread lover, they
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