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How can I not stay up irresponsibly late when this society saps my normal waking hours with work, grocery shopping, insurance forms and unrealized dreams?

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@jkbest @heurism true! plus many places have community or public radio stations!

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Who'd have guessed? A century ago, right after WW1, addressed its massive housing crisis with a solution, as recalled by a fascinating exhibition currently showing at CIVA.
Hundreds of thousands of homes were built by state-subsidised cooperatives. Members bought shares in the cooperatives that owned estates like the Logis-Floréal in Watermael-Boitsfort, and then paid affordable rents to live in housing that they part-owned. 1/2

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#OtD 24 May 2014 lesbian bouncer known as the "Rosa Parks of the gay community", Stormé DeLarverie, died aged 93 in Brooklyn. Born to a Black mother and a white father, she is credited by some as sparking the Stonewall riots. Learn more in our podcast: workingclasshistory.com/2019/0

@shojiwax thank you and same- that album must be one of the best art works of our time

free doodle listening to — have listened to the album hundreds of times, each listen is rich

my friend made 1000 paper cranes to get married under and I spent 45 minutes carefully untangling them with three strangers after the bride and groom departed. The wind had spun them all together during the ceremony and the filament was so fine we couldn’t see which way the tangles wound. imagine minutes and minutes of strangers standing in a circle in the afternoon wind, gently working together to save paper birds made for love

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“There has not in living memory been a better time to be a fascist. I think these are dreadful, sadistic times, getting worse...we live in a utopia: it just isn’t ours.”

– China Miéville

[from A Strategy For Ruination, an interview with Boston Review]

bostonreview.net/articles/lite

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