if your antifa work consists of pasting stickers, tagging etc. please read this.
when I moved to Germany I was depressed, dysphoric, didn't speak the language, didn't leave my room, didn't make friends for >2 years. Trump had just been elected on racism against Latinx immigrants, and I had trauma from gender-based street violence in my country. Europe was having an immigration crisis, and parties like the AfD seemed on the rise. I felt as afraid in the streets as I learned to be in Brazil, scurrying through the evenings, heart thumping. Are neonazi emboldened by all this? Am I going to get beaten?
I was vaguely socialist but not politically aware. I was barely aware of what was "antifa" until Spencer got punched. It was a surprise for me to see antifa graffiti and "immigrants welcome" stickers almost every block, everywhere I went. It made me feel like there were people here who would stand by me (correctly ).
if your antifa work consists of pasting stickers, tagging etc. it makes a lot of difference. you make people feel seen and cared about. with all my heart, thank you <3
Please remember: functional cookies (login session, shopping carts) do not need user consent. So every time you see one of this oversized cookie banners someone is trying (often through dark patterns) to make you accept the whole tracking and spying as well. Don't be mad at the legislative for creating the need for tracking consent. Be mad at the websites that are trying to stir you up against that law by annoying you with those banners.
Marius Kothor wrote an excellent essay on how academia relies on 'imposter syndrome' as a way to ignore systematic racism - by saying 'it's imposter syndrome' it becomes a problem of self esteem rather than the institution.
I don't want you to put "BLM" in your display name. I don't want you to put "Black Lives Matter ✊🏾" in your bio.
I want you to unfollow the friend who posts racist jokes.
I want you to confront your parents when they make racist comments.
I want you to stop ignoring the racist coworker b/c they're old.
I want you to donate your time/resources/expertise to local groups making a direct impact on their communities.
I want you actually SHOW black lives that they matter while they're alive.
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"Currently, less than 0.1% of hydrogen produced in Europe is green, produced via the electrolysis of water, with the electricity used in the process coming from renewable sources like wind and solar. More than 90% is grey hydrogen, made using fossil fuels like oil and coal, which emit CO2. This means that at a moment of climate emergency, public investment in hydrogen will essentially keep funding the same old pollutants."
Fediverse ideas: a federated alternative to Spotify, where the traditional music label is replaced by instances that curate releases. I wonder how monetization could work in such a model, especially because it should be as convenient for consumers as Spotify - a flat subscription fee. Any ideas?
So... I'm sorry. I think I'm done here.
I don't know who that person was before, but I can't shake their mention of "the clique I appear to be a part of". Evidently, I'm now catching flak for other peoples' toxic behaviour. And I am simply not willing to accept that.
The toxicity of this place has been making me uncomfortable for some time now, and I'm not willing to sit here like a bioremedial sunflower absorbing poison.
So I'm stepping away from this account. I don't know how long for.
Currently there is a large #climate lawsuit happening against #shell. 17k plaintiffs + an several environmental NGOs against want to force shell to reduce co2 emissions via the dutch legal system (shell is a dutch company).
The opening proceedings are happening this week with other proceedings happening later this month.
Read more about the case here: https://en.milieudefensie.nl/climate-case-shell
Some background info by Jelmer Mommers (in dutch): https://decorrespondent.nl/11868/de-klimaatzaak-tegen-shell-gaat-een-beslissende-fase-in/1307960412-f496683e
One of the albums I listened to the most in early 2020:
Nathan Micay - Blue Spring
December 16. #twSpain is hosting an online discussion on "AI and racial bias" with Oyidiya Oji.
Since it’s going to be online. You are all welcome.
Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Re-choose, Repair, Reuse, Recycle
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