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“Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.”
― Terence McKenna

I worked retail years ago. The general public didn't call today "Black Friday" then, that phrase was used behind the scenes by retail employees who were dreading their worst working day of the year. "Black Friday" was basically saying "we're doomed," it wasn't a HAPPY expression at all.

Later the marketing types got hold of the term, it began popping up in ads, and now the shopping hordes are all "yay Black Friday!"

It makes my retail-survivor heart sad every time an expression of pain coined by the overworked and underpaid is used to entice more shoppers.

Meanwhile the fight to stop the clear-cut logging of an ancient forest (massive carbon sink) also in unceded Indigenous land in "BC" continues. Canadian federal police have waged a violent offensive against the activists but the battle is far from over.

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The sworn enemy of your emancipation is the state: it is best embodied by the union of these five stereotypes: the property-owner, the soldier, the judge, the priest and the one who serves them all, the intellectual.
-- Nestor Makhno

#anarchism #quote #bot

"We look at the police and politicians calling for the abolition of the internet and 3d printing and laugh, but history and even very recent social struggles are filled with situations of political power successfully suppressing inventions and more productive implementations or infrastructures."

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RT @PeterGelderloos@twitter.com

All mines pollute, and the shift to industrial-scale green energy is based on a huge expansion in mining.
This is our response. twitter.com/PersonalEscrito/st

🐦🔗: twitter.com/PeterGelderloos/st

poverty exists because specific parties of living humans with names and addresses want it to exist. it is not a mistake or a bug or a fluke. it has perpetrators who can be held accountable.

Rideshare drivers are striking today, July 21st. Midnight to midnight

drivers-united.org/strike

"This wild-born male chimpanzee named H.N. noticed that I was drawing his portrait.

I was careful not to stare at him, just glance respectfully. Every ten minutes or so he wanted me to show him how I was coming along on the sketch."

gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/202

Likewise when you hear “turn off the lights when you leave the room, get energy efficient appliances” they’re once again moving the responsibility to the consumer rather than the oil and gas conglomerates which constantly push back against green energy solutions. Turning off your lights will not save us

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@whiskeysailor they call for people to turn off their a/c but let Times Square run every light 24/7

NY joke socialist 

NYC: looks like we will have a former Republican cop as mayor
Buffalo: Looks like we will have a Socialist as mayor

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