The Greenpoint Church Hunger Program in Brooklyn, NYC feeds hundreds of people and families in need every week. The program relies on a giant walk-in refrigerator for keeping donated food nice and cool. Unfortunately, the motor that keeps the fridge cool died...right after a donation of 500lbs of cabbage!
Replacing the motor is going to cost $2900. That's a lot of cabbage, right!? This is where you come in
Donate at http://tinyurl.com/grc-walkin type "motor" or "fridge" in memo
Why has Covid-19 had less of an impact in Africa?
More than a year into the pandemic, scientists have some understanding of why its impact in sub-Saharan Africa remains markedly lower compared to the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Sudan: Anarchists against the Military Dictatorship
Sudanese Anarchists Gathering Sudan: Anarchists against the Military Dictatorship December 31, 2021
(grain of salt cause #crimethinc but anyway)
Wow, gotta be careful about narc-ass neighbors!
"Families Probed for Child Neglect After Keeping Kids Out of School Over COVID Concerns"
The impact of child welfare investigations on already traumatized families can be severe: charges stay on records for decades and may affect future job prospects. Parents say they are trying their best to keep their kids safe and educated.
As Succession highlights, even with so much power and prestige on the line, real wealth has nothing to do with money. Intergenerational trauma is the great equalizer that makes even the most powerful among us small.
The Raising Free People Network for liberatory unschooling and deschooling black folk (and folks of other colors!) is hiring a part-time Operations Assistant.
Life in the Stacks: A Love Letter to Browsing | The Walrus
Algorithms are integral to how we find and consume art. But old-fashioned browsing still has its benefits
"...I try to slow down, which, really, was the benefit of old-school browsing in the first place. Browsing couldn’t be done with the flick of a thumb. It plunged you into your entire body and set the body afoot, sometimes for hours, with no smartphone to check—and no easy way for others to check in."
From yesterday (!), Mitchell Verter on the philosophical idea that life springs from death rather than a mother. It runs through Hobbes and Nietzsche and many others.
"consider men as if but even now sprung out of the earth, and suddenly, like mushrooms, come to full maturity, without all kind of engagement to each other." - Thomas Hobbes
Colóquio Internacional “Piotr Kropotkin – Ativismo e Pesquisa” - 20/07 - Mesa 2
Mesa 2, 11-30 – 13.30
Moderador: Peterson Silva
Mitchell Verter - Mutual Aid as Maternal Solidarity
Andrej Grubacic- Mutual Aid, Exilic Spaces
Post-neoliberalism: A new dawn, a new day, a new life
Just as the 1970s marked the transition from corporatism to neoliberalism, so the 2010s will be seen in retrospect as marking the transition out of neoliberalism to something yet-to-be-named
Nancy Jo Sales's new book 'Nothing Personal' about dating apps has mostly been confessional gonzo journalism-lite coupled with standard Dem-fem outrage, but this bit about dating apps stemming from longstanding fantasies from Pygmalion up through late 70s/early 80s sci-fi with lady sexbots is pretty great.
How to Live Without Google: Alternatives That Protect Your Privacy
Google tracking is more pervasive than most people realize. We show you some alternatives to Google services to limit your exposure.
Ivan Illich - Deschooling Society
Ivan Illich's internet described
Ivan Illich - Deschooling Society
The poor in the United States are in a unique position to speak about the predicament which threatens all the poor in a modernizing world. They are making the discovery that no amount of dollars can remove the inherent destructiveness of welfare institutions, once the professional hierarchies of these institutions have convinced society that their ministrations as morally necessary....
An incarcerated artist memorializes the "forgotten" people killed by COVID in prison
“I refuse to allow these people to be remembered in their moments of misery.”
Formerly kavbojka from main. Now on my own instance!
A private server for Olamina.