"We must listen to Indigenous wisdom and not interpret (colonize) it with the whitegaze. We tackle the hyper-popularized Malsow's Hierarchy of Needs and why we need to unlearn the individualism it promotes. Suggested full reading is "The Emergence of the Breath of Life Theory" by Dr. Cindy Blackstock.
Merely "speaking truth to power" and trying to call attention to Trump's misdeeds while he primes the Proud Boys and other fascists to help him hold power by force is just as naïve as Biden trying to debate him.
Organize with others. Lay plans. Prepare.
Mutual Aid In Tijuana: Help El Comedor Make Rent https://itsgoingdown.org/mutual-aid-tijuana-comedor-rent/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Called on to denounce white supremacists, Trump addressed the Proud Boys: "Stand back—and stand by."
Joe Biden and Chris Wallace are still trying to debate policy as Trump shouts over both of them. It's hard not to feel that this foreshadows open street warfare.
Once again, tomorrow's fascist rally in Portland offers a pretext for the state to intensify totalitarian control to "protect" us. Cops and fascists are two sides of the same coin.
Meanwhile—Trump wants to designate defending ourselves from fascism as "terrorism."
Thousands Face Down Militias, Vigilante Attacks & National Guard to Take the Streets in Wake of Breonna Taylor Verdict https://itsgoingdown.org/thousands-hit-the-streets-in-face-of-militias-vigilante-attacks-national-guard-in-wake-of-breonna-taylor-verdict/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
After the sidewalks in my neighborhood got besmirched with anti-mask sentiments, I put up a home-printed poster of Paul Sizer's great #WearTheMask illustration in a street-facing house window.
link goes to where you can get your own free download
L.A. River's Invasive Weeds Are Turned Into Musical Instruments
"In the hands of artists and L.A. River advocates the role of invasive river weed, arundo donax, is questioned."
After sharing yet another article recommending that people use Signal, several people have pointed us towards Briar as a potentially better alternative. Finally got around to checking it out, and it looks pretty impressive. It has built-in redundancies in case Internet access is blocked, has decentralized data storage, and uses Tor to encrypt metadata, making your communications practically invisible to state surveillance.
This article by Barton Gelman, in the Atlantic, pulls from sources within the Republican Party, and lays out their strategy to stay in power, essentially engage in a coup, if they lose the election.
Regardless of how many of us feel about elections, this is something we have to pay attention to.
The strategy Gelman talks about has three phases.
The first is using the police and forces from the Right to intimidate voters in cities in swing states.
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