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Voting for Biden should be a tragic act
  • And you're just an idiot with no reading comprehension, a running dog who'd cheer for any and all genocide their master calls you to cheer. Go on cheer a genocide elsewhere you creep.

  • Voting for Biden should be a tragic act
  • The same administration is fueling a genocide in Gaza and is forcing my country into a war we don't want. Biden was never the problem itself. The problem was always the system itself, imperialism itself, government itself.

  • Voting for Biden should be a tragic act
  • Why would I want Trump to win, dumbass??? What benefit would it be to me? I'm not discouraging you to vote. I clearly said recognize the tragedy of your vote. Reading comprehension of Americans these days, tells me a lot of the Obama era policies on education.

  • Voting for Biden should be a tragic act
  • You're the fascist enabler for enabling genocide you genocidaire imperialist idiot. Trump or Biden, the US will march its lapdogs in my country's government into a war we don't want. Our people will die regardless. At least under Biden YOU won't be the immediate target of genocide. And that's all you fucking idiots care about isn't it. You don't see how Biden's genocide elsewhere in the world is marching genocide to your own homes in the future.

  • Voting for Biden should be a tragic act
  • First of all, racism comes from a system of privilege. Jews can only be racist insofar as they have assimilated themselves into a system of privilege, whether whiteness or Zionism. What privilege do I have? The privilege of being bombed by your great leader? Idiotic.

    Second, y'all refuse to condemn Biden. He's sending weapons for commiting a genocide and all you can say is that “he's not doing enough” or “Trump is worse.” THAT'S THE POINT. You have no choice but to choose genocide but you beat drums for genocide anyway as if you all want it. There's no “oh shit I don't want to vote for genocide.” No, it's all imperialism. No sense of tragedy at all.

  • Voting for Biden should be a tragic act
  • It's your racist genocidaire country that plunders mine. I'm not even white, stop with this reverse racism bullshit. Racism is an entire system of privilege, not a call out. Literally, no matter who wins, Wall Street will continue to plunder my country. All I ask is that you recognize the tragedy in that, but all you entitled freaks do is call for us exploited to speak politely. Excuse me, politeness is the least of my concerns. Your country is promoting genocide and plunder across the world. I could care less if I'm polite.

    This is the absurdity facing politics today: to recognize inhumanity, you get called out for being a racist.

  • Voting for Biden should be a tragic act
  • There is no difference to me if Trump or Biden gets elected. No matter who wins, you genocidaires will continue to plunder my country. You refuse to recognize the tragedy in that.

    Who do you think will speak out for you when fascism will come for you if you refuse to speak out or hold any minimum accountability for those in power? There will be none left to speak for you.

  • The Workers Opposition, On Bureaucracy and Self-activity of The Masses by Alexandra Kollontai 1921

    > The essence is this: what system of administration in a workers’ republic during the period of creation of the economic basis for Communism secures more freedom for the class creative powers? Is it a bureaucratic state system or a system of wide practical self-activity of the working masses? The question relates to the system of administration and the controversy arises between two diametrically opposed principles: bureaucracy or self-activity. And yet they try to squeeze it into the scope of the problem that concerns itself only with methods of animating the Soviet institutions.

    Alexandra Kollontai was a leading Bolshevik during the Russian Revolution that led the Workers Opposition within the Bolshevik party. She opposed bureaucratization in the early Soviet government.

    Her ultimate fate was to be non-violently purged by Stalin through exiling her as part of an obscure diplomatic mission. Compared to the fate of the other old Bolsheviks who were outright murdered, her fate was a mercy.

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    Voting for Biden should be a tragic act
  • You're a disgusting human being and an imperialist scum. You don't care about what your awful government does across the world at all.

  • Voting for Biden should be a tragic act
  • You're part of the problem. I said recognize the tragedy of your vote and you say you don't care about Biden supporting genocide. You prefer to live in fantasy land. People are dying as a result of Biden and will die as a result of your vote.

  • Voting for Biden should be a tragic act
  • Did I say not to vote? I said recognize the tragedy in your choice. You still won't. You'll cheer on as Biden authorizes more murder. You sicken me.

  • Not voting (in your election) @slrpnk.net Mambabasa @slrpnk.net

    Voting for Biden should be a tragic act

    Y'all should dread voting for Biden. You should be weeping as you cast your vote. Don't you see the tragedy in all of this? You have no choice but to vote for genocide, for some of you, it's your own genocide you're voting for.

    In fiction, when no choice is given but the tragic choice, heroes choose the tragic choice and face all the grief and regret that comes with it. Reality is stranger than fiction. When y'all are faced with no choice but tragedy, you beat your drums in happy anticipation of your own belated doom. This is what sickens me about you sick Yanks. You have no sense of the tragedy you face before you. It is said a vote is not a wedding vow; they are correct: it is worse, for it means inevitable murder down the line. Biden will kill Palestinians, Filipinos, Black folk, immigrants, and Congolese, and you cheer on their genocide.

    Vote, for sure, go ahead, vote the lesser evil. But you have to be cognizant of the tragedy of it all. You must feel our grief.

    But you won't. You'll probably cheer my death as well.

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    Up Against the Firewall — Alejandro Ruizesparza, Freddy Martinez, June 2024

    > In a revolt against techno-optimism and the real-world violence it upholds, members of radical research collective Lucy Parsons Labs (LPL) call for an empiricism rooted in technopolitical critique. Drawing from their own years of labor in the struggles against racial and surveillance capitalism, current work in HCI, and radical theorists like Alfredo M. Bonanano and Modibo Kadalie, LPL invites us to incorporate an ethics of rebellion and progress our tech practices into principled, anti-authoritarian praxis.

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    Up Against the Firewall - Alejandro Ruizesparza, Freddy Martinez, June 2024

    > In a revolt against techno-optimism and the real-world violence it upholds, members of radical research collective Lucy Parsons Labs (LPL) call for an empiricism rooted in technopolitical critique. Drawing from their own years of labor in the struggles against racial and surveillance capitalism, current work in HCI, and radical theorists like Alfredo M. Bonanano and Modibo Kadalie, LPL invites us to incorporate an ethics of rebellion and progress our tech practices into principled, anti-authoritarian praxis.

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    Cooperation Jackson: History, Theory, Praxis – Utopia 13/13

    > Since 2014, West Jackson has been the home of a remarkable and inspiring project to build a solidarity economy, economic democracy, and Black self-determination called “Cooperation Jackson.” Co-founded and co-directed by the brilliant and charismatic Kali Akuno—who joins us for Utopia 2/13—Cooperation Jackson is a model of an alternative way of life that has already spawned other projects coast to coast, from Cooperation Vermont to Cooperation Humboldt in California. > > What makes Cooperation Jackson such an important case study of concrete utopia is that it is so richly three-dimensional—along the axes of history, theory, and practice.

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    Some clarifications on antiwork
  • Sure.

  • The term "degrowth" as political suicide?

    I am a degrowther, but people keep telling me it's hard to create media communications campaigns for degrowth and that advocating for it is "political suicide." As if endless cancerous growth isn't political suicide already. I'm told people want growth and we should use a different name for degrowth and that we should make it palatable to the public. But degrowth is quite literally a critique of growth. Without this critique, it's just liberal wishywashing for a better future. So I'm at an impasse here. How do we talk about meaningfully talk about degrowth without watering down the message?

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    How do I neutralize the acidity of used coffee grounds for use as fertilizer?
  • Oh that's interesting. I noticed the mold as well when I leave it out. Could I grow mushrooms on it?

  • How do I neutralize the acidity of used coffee grounds for use as fertilizer?
  • Hmm but there was a visible chemical reaction when I mixed the coffee grounds and the baking soda, and when water was added it bubbled up. But thanks I'll look up composting coffee grounds

  • How do I neutralize the acidity of used coffee grounds for use as fertilizer?

    I've recently tried mixing the used coffee grounds in baking soda, and I'm seeing a very visible chemical reaction. I haven't tried putting it in the ground yet though.

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    www.thecommoner.org.uk We Carry a Free Territory in Our Hearts: How Wikipedia Fabricated an Anarchist State

    Was the name “Free Territory” something used by contemporaries of anarchist leader Nestor Makhno, or a modern fabrication? In the spirit of debunking widespread myths and misconceptions in anarchist history, a Wikipedian uncovers the secret history of the making of the “Free Territory.”

    We Carry a Free Territory in Our Hearts: How Wikipedia Fabricated an Anarchist State

    >...other users had questioned whether the term 'Free Territory' had any basis in reliable sources. I was a little surprised. This was the term that I had used for years, one that was inextricably linked in my mind with the Makhnovists. This could not just be some random neologism coined by Wikipedia… right? > >At first I could not let myself believe it. I looked through Makhno’s memoirs, as well as Volin’s and Arshinov’s histories, but I could not find the term anywhere. I even checked the Russian language originals, and peered through Viktor Bilash’s memoirs, which tragically remains untranslated. Again, I found no sign of a 'Free Territory'. I could not even find it in the memoirs of Victor Serge, the Bolshevik politician who coined the term 'Black Army' to refer to the Makhnovist insurgents.

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    How Anarchy Works [Andrewism]
  • I think you're fundamentally misunderstanding that social relationships to harm are fundamentally changed under conditions of anarchy. I apologize for the misunderstanding as writing on obscure forums doesn't exactly encourage me to write with vigor.

    Of course there would be a plurality of violence under conditions of anarchy, but this does not fundamentally mean the rule of vigilantism. Right now, people have been dealing with harm without the state for generations. These are found in criminalized communities like Black and Indigenous people, people who use drugs, people who engage in sex work, etc. These people develop mechanisms by which to deal with harm without the state and oftentimes without engaging in vigilantism. For these people, vigilantism is not a court of first resort but a last resort. Vigilantism puts a target on their back from the state. Instead, they talk it out, develop safety plans, plan boycotts and bans, etc.

    Rather than thinking of justice in anarchic terms as vigilantism, think of it in terms of people dealing with harm and conflict in healthy ways.

  • The Fate of Composition
  • Marxists write better challenge, I suppose.

  • Resisting Evictions of the Urban Poor: A Resource for Housing Rights Advocates

    www.inklusibo.org Resisting Evictions of the Urban Poor: A Resource for Housing Rights Advocates | Inklusibo

    Inklusibo's new manual on housing rights provides an in-depth narrative of the urban poor's right to housing and livable spaces. This is the first free publication under the Housing and Living Spaces category. Written by Rafael Dimalanta, Wina Beltran, Kristine Telen Download here

    > Inklusibo’s new manual on housing rights provides an in-depth narrative of the urban poor’s right to housing and livable spaces. This is the first free publication under the Housing and Living Spaces category.

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    First We Take Columbia: Lessons from the April 1968 occupations movement

    illwill.com First We Take Columbia • Ill Will

    Lessons from the April 1968 occupations movement

    First We Take Columbia • Ill Will

    > I. Occupations are effective because they are disruptive. The April 1968 occupations shut down the entire university for over a week. This forced the administration to concede to their demands, even after the movement faced repression. > >II. An occupation needs to spread in order to survive. New buildings need to be taken on campus, throughout the city, and across the country. Take the enemy by surprise. Strive for daily or even hourly successes, however small. At all costs, retain superior morale. > > III. Every occupation is a commune. By shutting down the normal flows of capitalist society, they open up space for something new to emerge. These become a place to experiment with how we might live differently. Share everything. Inside the occupation, there is no private property. Break down barriers. Inside, social status and jobs are meaningless.

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    Some clarifications on antiwork
  • The reason why it is called antiwork is because the goal of the socialist movement from 200 years ago is the self-abolition of the working class through self-liberation. Antiwork means workers against their own workerness, "anti-workerness" if you will, hence "antiwork." And what does anti-workerness mean? It means workers against wage-labor, division of labor, alienation, et cetera. Hence antiwork is a shorthand for anti-workerness and all that that implies.

  • The Fate of Composition

    > Communism seems a dim prospect today. The concept of surplus humanity has achieved a dreadful clarity in the present assault on Gaza. Yet, despite becoming a flashpoint for unprecedented waves of global solidarity actions, the situation in Gaza reveals not the unification of revolutionary activity, but its necessarily fragmented character. On many other shores, the popular blockade has returned in the form of protests by small farmers who seek to defend their livelihoods (and property) against the diminishing possibilities of social reproduction. This is in part conditioned by realities of climate change, and in part conditioned by state planning for a “green transition.”1 Ecological crisis is a harbinger of reaction and social disaster, rather than a unifying force of social upheaval.2 In the United States, in the long retreat from the George Floyd Rebellion, new ostensible unities present themselves in contestations over the future of humanity, over competing visions of crisis and disaster response that are entirely incompatible. The paradigmatic case remains the struggle to Stop Cop City (SCC) and Defend the Atlanta Forest (DFA). This is not simply because so many continue to constantly assert its paradigmatic status, but because it has become a real representation of strategic possibilities and outcomes in our era of uncertainty and utter bewilderment. This seems an unfair burden, given the rather specific character and conditions from which the initial movement spread. But as plans for “cop cities” are supposedly cropping up everywhere,3 and with them organizational forms that must confront the inheritance of SCC/DFA and its strategic offerings, it seems prescient to review the core elements, concepts, and presuppositions that have percolated through the messiness of struggle, repression, and polemics. To this end, we must abstract from SCC/DFA proper to examine what we believe has become the organizing principle of many “non-movements” today, particularly in periods of general reaction and degeneration: the problem of composition.

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    Happy May Day!

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    Boss made a dollar I made a dime that was a poem from a simpler time

    Now the boss makes a thousand and gives us a cent while hes got employees who cant pay rent

    So when boss makes a million nd the workers make jack thats when we strike and take our lives back

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    Some clarifications on antiwork

    <sarcasm>Yes, it's true: before work was invented everyone lived in their own filth and starved all the time because work hadn't been invented yet. </sarcasm>

    Beyond jokes, my intention here is to clarify what is meant by antiwork. Antiwork does not mean that a world that has abolished work would see people live in filth and starve. In a world that has abolished work, people will still farm, clean, teach, provide medicine, take out fires, et cetera. Antiwork means the revolutionary abolition of the world of work and all that entails: a waged-labor, a division of labor between waged work and house work, alienation, bullshit jobs, a division between leisure and waged work, compulsion to work or starve, et cetera. Some people call this degrowth, others communism, still others anarchy.

    So:

    What is work?

    Work is a lot of things. For starters, it developed historically from feudal times and had since evolved in its current form in the capitalist mode of production. Within the context of the capitalist mode of production work is waged-labor or reproductive (or house) work and is defined by divisions and alienations. These include a division of labor between waged work and house work, alienation, a division between leisure and waged work, and a compulsion to work or starve. That last one is important. Working people today are free to not work, or starve. This is the freedom that work grants us.

    Will people starve and live in filth?

    No. Antiwork does not mean that a world that has abolished work would see people live in filth and starve. In a world that has abolished work, people will still farm, clean, teach, provide medicine, take out fires, et cetera.

    Will people be bored without work?

    I think it's more accurate to say people will be bored by work. A world that has abolished work will still see people that keep themselves busy. Historically speaking, during the Age of Enlightenment, it was the leisure class that didn't do work that was able to make all sorts of exciting and revolutionary ideas about science and art. They won the right to not work because they were privileged due to their wealth. If everyone was able to free themselves from the drudgery of work, what wonders could they achieve?

    I expect this post to be a sort of living document. Please feel free to ask questions and I'll try to answer it in the post. ___

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    www.thecommoner.org.uk The Basis & Preliminary Examination for a Theory of Asian Anarchism

    Liao demonstrates the need and utility of Asian anarchism, a new theoretical framework which will unite strands of Asian and Asian diasporic thought.

    The Basis & Preliminary Examination for a Theory of Asian Anarchism

    >Why is a theory of Asian anarchism necessary? The reasons that I believe it is important to create a theory of Asian anarchism can be boiled down to the following points. > >Firstly, the movements of anarchism that currently exist within Asian countries have historically been intertwined and transnational. This provides not only a pre-existing framework for a broad theory of all-encompassing Asian anarchism, but also has the potential to create stronger pan-Asian solidarity. > >Secondly, historical Asian anarchist movements had many unique successes and failures that differ from the anarchist movements in the West. Hence, a theory of Asian anarchism would have a new mode of analysis on organisational practices, past and current projects, potential paths forward, and fatal missteps. > >Thirdly, Asian philosophies such as Taoism and Buddhism have had a significant influence on all anarchists and have made major contributions to anarchist theory. Putting more emphasis and finding more philosophical precedents would surely recover old ideas and inspire new contributions to the body of anarchist theory. > >Fourthly, the unique experiences of Asian peoples as a result of colonialism and imperialism that they have been subjected to provide a unique outlook on these struggles. Rather than only opposing and pointing out the inherent evils such as capitalism and the State, Asian anarchism would draw from historical experience and lasting effects of Western colonialism such as British rule in India and China. > >Fifthly, as we advance into late-stage capitalism and are forced to live under neoliberal principles, many things that Asians hold valuable such as our cultures, the environment, and our social relations are being destroyed. By forming a theory of Asian anarchism through the lens of important values, we can effectively address the immiseration that Asian communities are dealing with.

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