Graeber from FoaAA: "Counterpower is first and foremost rooted in the imagination; it emerges from the fact that all social systems are a tangle of contradictions, always to some degree at war with themselves. Or, more precisely, it is rooted in the relation between the practical imagination required to maintain a society based on consensus (as any society not based on violence must, ultimately, be)—the constant work of imaginative identification with others that makes understanding possible..."
The real story is that ‘developing’ nations have done remarkably better at fighting COVID-19 than the rich and white. The real story starts precisely where the western map ends. Here be dragons. We be dragons.
The real story is that places like Vietnam and Mongolia have completely kicked COVID-19’s ass. The real story is that places like Rwanda and Ghana have innovated and survived. There are countless stories like this — from Sri Lanka to Trinidad & Tobago, but you wouldn’t know because we’re not rich or white. But you should know. Because we’re right. This information could save your life.
(But please keep posting about a vaccine, eating like normal, and relying on your institutions to save you. It'll all work out for you I'm sure.)
Shocking twist: the gigantic banks are not there good guys you thought they were. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/fincen-files-financial-scandal-criminal-networks #corruption #capitalism
"According to the ACLU and others, Balogun is likely the first person arrested as a "Black identity extremist," a designation created by the FBI several months prior to his arrest. Balogun spent five months in jail, losing his home in the process, before the charges were eventually dropped. "They were done and walked away from it," he said. #BlueLeaks https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2020-09-11/aric-black-marchers-with-guns/
It is unfortunate how well advertising and lobbying can work: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/897692090/how-big-oil-misled-the-public-into-believing-plastic-would-be-recycled
Fascinating article about Öcalan and the anarchist abolitionists in Syria: https://editor.currentaffairs.org/2020/09/abolition-as-a-project-of-deep-democracy/
Made more than $1 USD per word for charity for this story. My writing career has peaked!
Yo, claps for the clout of the checkmarks
of meme-armed teens, in days long scrolled,
we have been seen, and what honor the influencers won!
9/11, US imperialism
9/11 is coming up, which means i'm legally obligated to point out 9/11 here in chile is a different tragedy & also important
the 11th of september is when the chilean right wing (funded by the US gov.) bombed our gov. building, killed our democratically elected socialist president, gutted the welfare state & enacted martial law
followed by 17 years of a violent fascist dictatorship in which at least 3k people died, 40k were victimized and half of the country was traumatized
RIP irony (2020)
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