When James discovered he could teleport anywhere he could see, he didn't expect to later be hired by a market firm.
Turned out, you could make big bucks in arbitrage going faster than the light in the fiber optic cables and the radio between the tall steel towers.
James flipped to the top of the next tower, flicking through the night sky. He glanced up at the edge of the moon, and instantly he stood in the white dust for a moment and stared back at the blue orb. Wondering.
I am not a woman. This Current Affairs article is about being a woman in America, and it made me feel sad and angry and somehow hopeful. https://editor.currentaffairs.org/2020/09/as-a-woman/
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
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
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