Remember to have your door fitted with a lock that can be opened by law enforcement's skeleton key, in case they need to come in unannounced and rummage around through your stuff looking for terrorists. It's no problem, because all cops are good guys, and criminals would never get a cooy of the skeleton key, and privacy is passe anyway. What could possibly go wrong?
I had a maggot-filled wheelie bin.
Well, it wasn't full with maggots. It just had some at the bottom.
Extinction Rebellion looks interesting. I think I'll keep an eye on them and see how they pan out.
"Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to compel government action on climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse."
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I think Occupy London outlived its usefulness a long time ago. I think it's main achievement is to endorse anti-capitalism and unite anti-capitalist people.
Interestingly, it now seems to wholeheartedly support Corbyn. And while I approve of such support in the hope it will remove the fucking Tories from government, their support of the Labour Party is hardly anti-capitalist.
There are many left wing commentators online whose politics have shifted to the centre now Corbyn is here.
I've been following Occupy London on Facebook for some time and it was once a page that shared quite interesting and insightful articles. But recently it has become a page of weak memes and posts designed to get a rise out of chauvinists, racism deniers and Trump supporters.
I have now unliked the page.
I unlike everything in the end.
I get get bored.
The ad-verse really bores me. I will write a blog post about non-decentralised social media I think. (Not that I'm an expert on such things). But nuance is thing alien to the minds of most social media users. Everything is polarised on Twitter and Facebook so that any derogatory remark or joke is instantly interpreted as an endorsement of the right. I am left wing but the assumptions made by some of the people of the left show only how flawed their thinking is.
I've backed 35+ Kickstarters to the tune of well over $2,000 and I won't back another until they recognize their employees' attempts to unionize. Sorry, creators. Please put pressure on @firstname.lastname@example.org to do the right thing.
Kickstarter's CEO has confirmed that the company is anti-union and will remain so. They will continue to fight against unionization and stand by the firings. His mes…
It's the second day of grey skies and rain this autumn here and I already feel the winter in my soul. Slowly, the world starts drifting sideways and I feeling confused.
You're so nationalistic that you willingly buy into the lies a bit at a time, to the point where to save face you have to embrace the lies and defend oppressive power structures so you do not look like a hypocrite for changing your mind.
I do get bored of having to explain myself online. I think people are more inclined to argue than to work out what you're actually saying. Often people more or less say the same thing I am saying but pose it like a counterpoint.
Social media is fairly inadequate when it comes to articulating your ideas clearly, but it also makes people lazy and read things carelessly. I include myself there. I skim read a lot because there is so much to read.
It's probably as good a time as any to plug a bunch of radical news sources and publications I know of:
Freedom Press is an anarchist co-operative which has been publishing books and news articles since it was founded in 1886 by Peter Kropotkin and Charlotte Wilson.
Another one that is lesser known outside of Scotland is The Ferret, a workers' co-operative made up of incredibly skilled investigative journalists working to uncover dodgy dealings and speaking truth to power.
Red Pepper is an independent libertarian eco-socialist magazine and news site. It operates as a non-profit and its magazine publishes once a quarter and can be subscribed to on a pay-as-you like basis.
Roar Magazine is an independent publication that sprung up in the wake of the financial crash, in order to provide a platform for left-wing and directly democratic viewpoints.
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