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The celebration of "egging" and "milkshaking" as tools of antifascist action contributes yet again to the age-old normalization of speciesist exploitation.

I'm so tired of stuff like this.

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In my book any kind of socialism that is not actually libertarian and thus disregards individuals is inherently unethical, especially explicit state socialism, which is by design authoritarian and centralist.
If someone's communal socialism is organized bottom-up and decentralized, i.e. based on the needs and decisions of the individuals concerned, then indeed it's not inherently unethical or unjust (but pretty much anarchist).
State socialism, however, is.

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There's nothing anarchist about controlling others through value extraction.
"Anarchist" capitalists are just anti-state proponents of the "freedom" to exploit those who happen to find themselves on the disadvantaged side of a power imbalance.

As far as I am concerned, "anarcho"-capitalism and capitalist "libertarianism" is nothing but plutocratism.

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The lack of revolutionary potential in most existing co-ops is one of the many reasons why cooperative/collective economic projects should already incorporate an inherently anarchist approach at the founding level, and options for long-term horizontal scalability via federation with politically & structurally compatible projects shouldn't be an afterthought.
Worker co-ops shouldn't be isolated. Instead, they should have the clear potential to be integral parts of a bottom-up needs-based economy.

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Members of a police force are humans who let themselves be employed as executives of a state's monopoly on violence.

Pigs are one of the largest groups of victims of violent speciesist exploitation.

Please stop conflating the two and stop victimizing pigs even more by using them in your awful attempts at dehumanizing members of the police!

Pigs are not to blame.

A friend is looking for examples of existing feminist (economic) collectives / worker-owned co-ops for an info event.

Anything that's radical and a women's collective or an explicitly feminist one is fine, but it should have a practical economic dimension of some sort.

Any you'd like to point out?

Anyone know how to add (not just paint) a QWidget as an item to a QTreeView?

#Programming #Qt #cpp

This website is fucking amazing

ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/

It's an Ojibwe/English dictionary that is fully searchable in both languages and also explains nuances of words and gives pronunciations.

I know someone who would like to get involved in anarchist actions, in central London. They are not very socialable so are not particularly keen to go to demonstrations, but would fold clothes, stir pots, cut posters, and so on.

He's not currently involved in any communities in that area, and it can be hard to get accepted to the point where you would be allowed to participate in that kind of support.

So I'm vouching for him: if you can help him work toward anarachy, please reach out.

Absolutely horrifying, Capitalism Kills 

I don't often post about politics here on Mathstodon, but this is exceptional.

The Department for Work and Pensions has destroyed reports into suicides linked to benefits being stopped.

independent.co.uk/news/uk/poli

uspol, department of justice 

me: y'all stop using X service it talks straight-up to the cops

y'all: eh i'm careful about what i say and don't really care

me: i would like to talk about real shit and do care.

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for real: recognize your choice in tech scopes who will be willing to talk to you and what they say. So many people use Discord, use Amazon, and yes, "it's easy and I don't care" is a valid reason for yourself, but do you not care enough to consider other people's cares?

Moonmoon.

"A moon of a moon has no formal name, perhaps because we have never spotted one, but both submoon and moonmoon have been suggested."

newscientist.com/article/21821

The crew of #iuventa10 is being persecuted for alleged „human trafficking” in #Italy. Now, they need your help:

Did you or do you know anybody who crossed the #Mediterranean Sea between 2016 and 2017 and got rescued by the rescue ship IUVENTA?

If so, get in touch with them!

"The next chapter of Indigenous representation in video games" shout out to
@AchimoGames
fellow indigenous cyberpunk adventure game devs represent!
polygon.com/features/2020/2/25

roomie gave me a Kobo reader!

the linux desktop program that's supposed to be used to update the device is out of date... some hard-coded URLs are broken.

does anyone have any experience with updating and hacking Kobo? i'd like to put some decent third-party firmware on it if possible.

"We must become liberated, as collectives of individuals, before we can restructure society in such a manner that it is conducive to liberation. At the same time, before we can become personally liberated [...], we must restructure society and its institutions. This seems like a catch-22 of sorts[...]. But when we look at this dialectically, as a gradual, bilateral, process of ebb and flow, the complexity of liberation theory begins to give way."

theanarchistlibrary.org/librar

A friend is looking for examples of existing feminist (economic) collectives / worker-owned co-ops for an info event.

Anything that's radical and a women's collective or an explicitly feminist one is fine, but it should have a practical economic dimension of some sort.

Any you'd like to point out?

⚡ Phone Zap against Prisoner Repression in Michigan TOMORROW 2/25⚡ 

Anyone working with #activitystreams have an opinion on, or know what the community in general thinks about the application/activity+json media type?

Still looking for coders -- especially coders of marginalized groups -- to help us build an alternative to #FDroid that actively works to cast out all bigotry instead of drawing the line at blatant promotion.

Currently, we're looking for people that are able to code for the Android app, though later, we'll be looking for people capable of coding for a repo and web server, as well as a build server even later on.

If you're willing and able to contribute, hit us up in DMs. We could use the help.

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