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I dislike signs that say "In case of fire, elevators are out of order / Use stairs" because that makes it sound like the elevators are always out of order and you should always use the stairs just in case there's a fire. Why even have an elevator? They should say "In event of fire"

I recommend watching the documentary Vessel, or learn about this organization.

It goes into how this org started with providing abortion in international waters, then began helping local groups put together hotlines, & their own trainings on safe DIY abortions.

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USpol, debt-striking. 

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@kiwifuzz The wheelchair has become a defacto symbol on birdsite, which is great, but I wish we had one that included other disabilities like chronic pain.

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@kiwifuzz The black triangle is a symbol of a disability resistance group in the uk.
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"We find ways of making communities. Not based on shared individual traits, so much as on a shared desire to understand and protect one another. Shared understanding, based on learning about each other. Even the parts of each other that would seem inconvenient at first glance. Even the parts of each other, perhaps especially those parts, where our stories seem to contradict. Because it’s those parts that show us where we most need to grow, and understand, and learn to see each other in new ways."

There's a Disabled person who makes decorated medical face masks but I can't remember where they are on the internet

Does anyone know who I'm talking about?

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Kamala Harris is a COP :acab: 

Do Disabled people have any symbols of resistance?
I can't think of one

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baby boomers: dont have sex
millennials: ok

baby boomers: no not like that!

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I think the best question to test whether someone's a bad person is "If you saw someone shoplifting groceries, would you tell management/the cops?"

I feel like even the most brainwashed person, as long as they're still fundamentally compassionate, would say no. Or at least would ask follow-up questions. They'd in some way recognize that if you had to choose between starving or disrespecting social conventions of property, it's right for you to steal

Anyone who gives an unconditional yes is a monster

If I gave into relying on and believing in government to support my individual survival, then I would not be inclined to build a community.

I would accept the isolation of capitalism. I would not share my gifts with friends in exchange for collective survival.

For this, I can be glad I was rejected by the system.

where are y'all shopping instead of amazon? I want to buy everything in the same spot :///

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The wage-̶s̶l̶a̶v̶e̶r̶y̶-labor and the opposition to worker exploitation by E̶l̶o̶n̶ ̶M̶u̶s̶k̶ C̶a̶r̶l̶y̶ ̶F̶i̶o̶r̶i̶n̶a̶ J̶e̶f̶f̶ ̶B̶e̶z̶o̶s̶ a completely fictional character named Steve Lift in one of the most inspiring resistance places in the world, Oakland, currently being ruined by gentrification driven by companies like Google, Facebook, Uber, etc,
with definitive tastes of "Soylent Green" as well as bringing the usual excellence of the director, lead cast member and Oakland resident Boots Riley...
...that's the movie "Sorry to Bother You",
one of the best 2018.
youtube.com/watch?v=XthLQZWIsh

Also the title of the album Boots Riley's band The Coup made while Boots was participating in #OccupyOakland.
That album contains for example "The Guillotine" and is a follow-up to the Communist's "Party Music" containing e.g. "5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O", which Boots performed at Occupy Oakland (youtube.com/watch?v=JkKQzd-g92).

Marginalized people don't need to be led. They don't need to be told what they need. Everyone knows what they need.

They need to be heard, they need someone to listen to what they need. Stop trying to force or lead people into your bullshit.

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We're hosting the second installation of our free market common, where we bring stuff we don't want and pick up stuff we do. We also serve fika, talk trash, talk politics and talk trash politics.

December 2nd, event on fb: facebook.com/events/5627948974 …pic.twitter.com/ORGa9NnTE1 twitter.com/AutonomaStudent/st

If I were to bulk print a zine, what zine would you all recommend? What's been important to you?

I'm almost out of my "mythology of work" zines, so I need somethin new

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@kiwifuzz

None that are specifically like that, but a bunch that have similar politics.

Books: I'm partway through Criptiques, but it's good so far. In terms of personal narratives, All the Weight of Our Dreams, Typed Words, Loud Voices and Loud Hands, for sure.

Also, And Straight on Till Morning has a long essay on lawsuits against Judge Rotenberg Center. Authoring Autism discusses autistic agency extensively, especially from a rhetorical (and neuroqueer/liberation) perspective.

Anyone have movie recommendations that remind you of Sorry To Bother You or They Live?

OR book recommendations that discuss Disability rights?

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