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Pol thoughts, fascism, cars 

@Hex

while i don’t think cars are inherently fascistic tools, i do think having entire societies and ways of life built around private auto ownership and use creates a population more susceptible to fascist thinking. like, a new york taxi driver or youth driving side shows are vastly different from the (suburban) commuter or soccer mom, though these make up the good majority of car drivers (in the u.s. at least).

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Pol thoughts, fascism, cars 

@Hex

the symbolism is also interesting, as the meaning of symbols changes over time. ford was also a nazi sympathizer, and every major car manufacturer also produces military vehicles. the contemporary american idea of the car (at least according to advertisers and defenders of car culture) is that it’s a symbol of freedom, liberty, safety (lol!), and escape.

good video on the topic of suvs:
m.youtube.com/watch?v=orkblTFN

Pol thoughts, fascism, cars 

Driving cars reduces social cohesion and the replacement of common space with car space also reduces social trust. These factors and the isolation that cars bring must be recognized as elements in the resurgence of fascism today.

But it occurred to me that the initial rise of fascism came at the same time as the rise of the automobile, and cars were an important symbol of fascist power. Now I wonder how much those were actually entwined.

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Founded by anarchists + wobblies over 15 years ago, Seattle Solidarity Network continues to fight and make bosses + landlords take L's. Here's a report on a recent campaign which won back unpaid wages for one worker. itsgoingdown.org/seattle-solid

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Winter is fast approaching in the north. Please consider tossing a few dollars to help the poor and unhoused in the mitten.

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RT @rivervalleyMA
it's getting cold, here in michigan we are already seeing nighttime lows in the 30's. we are hoping to raise $500 for this years' round of tent-safe heaters! last year, we were able to build and distribute 150 heaters as well as supply folks with isopropyl and torch lighters.
twitter.com/rivervalleyMA/stat

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Italian election, fascists, BBC, shouting in block caps 

PHEW DON’T WORRY EVERYONE, THE ITALIAN FASCISTS ARE ONLY GOING TO GO AFTER THE QUEERS AND IMMIGRANTS AND BASIC FREEDOMS AND STUFF LIKE THAT
bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63

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I re-upped my #sticker supplies from @municipaladhesives

First time getting their stuff, I got a trio of designs, the quality in-hand is nice. If I can nap efficiently this afternoon, there may be deployment later.

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watched Battle of Algiers for the first time cuz i saw a thread in federated talking about it. favorite part of the film was definitely the rooftop convo at night between Ali and Ben M'hidi, where they talk about the meaning of the unarmed general strike and how it fits into the wider goal of the revolution

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RT @Aspen_161_Demon
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As you are aware, Kiwi Farms was recently hacked and doxxed by Anonymous and given the past history of Kiwi Farms retaliating against me for basically existing - I am on high alert for violence against me by fasc actors who with ties to Kiwi Farms local to PDX /1

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