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"Whiteness is a performance of ignorance."
- artist Kenya (Robinson) on Team Human teamhuman.fm/episodes/kenya-ro

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Without a radical, transformative vision for the community and accompanying prefigurative praxis, people volunteering to do "mutual aid" and other survival programs are just unpaid minions of the state.

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Don't get involved in anything where people don't want to sit down and answer this question:

How do we address problems here?

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Black Lives Matter is an embarassment to our ancestors.

global abortion laws 

Hope some people pushing back on the attack on abortion in the u.s. keep in mind that birthing autonomy is an intersectional privilege on a global level. Just like there are many people in the u.s. whose access to free & safe abortion (& pregnancy) has never really existed, there are even more people worldwide who don't have these things even on paper - & in many cases the u.s., nato, & five eyes send hundreds of millions of dollars a year to these governments. This also means that there are many people who have been fighting back under incredibly repressive conditions who deserve equal support & attention

continued re:antiblackness, white supremacy, russian invasion of ukraine fallout 

many people who've made the above observations have also pointed out that the response to ukrainian refugees has not been good enough. the fact that "not good enough" is still far above the staus quo should tell you something.

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Instagram adding NFT support means gargons pull request for it in mastodon should go live anytime this week right?

After thorough testing, I can wholeheartedy recommend lesbianism.

I'm finally reading that bell hooks All About Love book. I thought it was gonna make my eye roll but it's actually quite good.

In the chapter I'm in, she introduces this idea of "cathexis" which is the moment a person or thing enters your sphere of concern. It is not the same as love but is often mistaken for love. That distinction is illuminating. She defines love as a force that wills you to want to be better for yourself or another person.

Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

I need to take some time to write a piece about how there is a direct line connecting the States' obsession with criminalizing abortion and limiting birth control directly to the capitalist practice of taking away one's bodily autonomy that was perfected during the slave trade.

Politics in the US has always revolved around maintaining control for the sake of profit. Sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, etc are all constantly pushed because the expansion and normalization of different modalities of the human experience are a direct threat to capital.

The more we embrace our shared humanity, the less likely we are to participate in capitalism for individual gain.

The nonsensical attempts to push back the rights of women in a desperate attempt to violently force us back into that myopia show they are terrified of the conversations we are having.

While my immediate reaction is disgust, I'm also encouraged because there is a deep fear that is guiding these deranged policies. People have spent their lives trying to harm us for being more human.

Their rage is because they know they are losing.

They are trying to legislate what humanity is and they can't. They've already lost. Violence is the only option bigots have left.

🎥 Título: Que som tem a distância?
🎬 Direção: Marcela Schild
📅 Ano: 2018
📜 Sinopse: Depois do cárcere, Isaura tenta se reconectar com o mundo. Na prisão, participou de uma iniciativa literária – e, hoje, ao reencontrar as companheiras que também se envolveram no projeto, discorre sobre suas angústias. As dificuldades de se reconfigurar como mãe, como mulher e como ser humano são constantes.

itaucultural.org.br/que-som-te

why are they filming a tom hanks movie at the toledo train station. there wasn't a world war 2 battle here

Please, please, please set your Twitter repost bots to not repost your retweets or quote tweets. #FediTips

Signals - a guide to designing digital space like public physical space

newpublic.org/interactive

@nonlinear check this out!

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

Today I learned that -- out of all K-12 students in New York state --black girls in elementary school are those most likely to be suspended. I also learned that students of color are far more likely to be suspended. Also, 6 year olds are being suspended for crying, and kids were being locked out of "Zoom school" during pandemic lockdown for things like showing up in pajamas.

NYers! Please sign on to show support for the Solutions Not Suspensions bill action.aclu.org/send-message/s

Bonjour, je suis heureux d'être ici et de découvrir une nouvelle manière d'être dans (ou de pratiquer) un nouveau réseau social.

Je suis auteur, spécialisé en audio (encore que..).

J'aime l'écriture (si, si), la poésie, la fiction sonore et tout ce qui touche à la créativité.

Dans un premier temps, je ne sais pas ce que je vais vous partager ici. Tout ce que je sais c'est que ce sera personnel.

a mastodon instance for people who like dodgeball

Indigenous Open Educational Resources: Respectfully Uplifting Community Voices with UBC's Kayla Lar-Son Indigenous programs and services librarian at the Xwi7xwa Library and the program manager librarian for the Indigitization program. Free & open webinar. More details & registration at bccampus.ca/event/indigenous-o

Hi folks. Looking for a recommendation of a friendly instance that is into any/all of the following:

-writing/composing/creating video game music
-contemporary classical music
-writing about music

For someone I know in real life who wants a new place to go. Any suggestions?

It's cutting edge if its new but it's not revolutionary unless it's accessible to all -- physically or financially :cyber_heart_sparkle_purple:

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