for those wondering how to establish trade relations with crows:
- feed crows food A regularly
- when crows decide to bring you gifts, feed them food B
- when crows bring you different categories of gifts, feed them a food-per-category, ex: food C for jewelry, food D for paper money, etc
- crows will recognize these exchange patterns and opt to bring you things in order to acquire desired treats
good luck! 🐦
No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.
Check out a new-ish (new to me!) project from Hong Kong:
"Lausan 流傘 is a collective of writers, researchers, activists and artists from Hong Kong and its diasporas, engaging with the city’s political struggle. Through translation, creation, and education, Lausan 流傘 aims to build solidarity on the international left with Hong Kongers’ unfinished fight to imagine emancipatory futures after colonialism, against both Chinese and Western imperialism."
WV miner strike coverage
So many news stories I've read have been shocked that the miners are enjoying the solidarity of Specifically transgender anarchists and general socialists despite voting for Trump.
It is so frustrating seeing this very narrow depiction of people with no nuance, and not instead being excited about how solidarity in class struggle is the way to succeed - and also that you don't fuck with miners.
venezuelan opposition parties negotiated peace agreements with the government, now oppo members are calling out guaido for wasting “opportunity for dialogue”
seems like US regime change efforts have well and truly fizzled in venezuela for now 🤔
What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us
For every gross dude you tolerate, there's almost certainly several people who are pushed out of that space you created for him
The more influential the gross dude, the more people will emulate him and help to push out even more people
And it's mostly women who get pushed out
So for the likes of RMS and Torvalds, the damage they have done to the field of Computer Science may be incalculable
Shout out to Neil for this: https://blog.halon.org.uk/2019/09/gnome-foundation-relationship-gnu-fsf/
Very proud to be a @gnome Foundation member right now.
a courier arrives from the next village on horseback with books, zines, letters, art prints, and a hard drive full of music and movies. we offload the drive while the courier joins us for lunch, sharing news — harvests, births, deaths, the goings-on of various governance councils — while we load a drive with our own new media. the courier leaves as full as they came, and well-fed besides.
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demoware given life and also anxiety
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