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"I am against 'unity'—militantly so—and full of desire for radical community (militantly so). At the risk of making the case too bluntly: we experience and condone banal liberal calls to unity (which are often depressingly nationalist or patriotic) so incessantly that they are inescapable"

Policing and the Violence of White Being: An Interview with Dylan Rodríguez

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"The only truly effective response that will neutralize repression is already captured by the politics and practice of abolition and decolonization, led by black and indigenous communities against the colonial-capitalist order, and the politics of anti-violence work, which locates heteropatriarchy and misogyny as key conditions for state violence and repression"

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pronouns: they/them

- anarchist, prison abolitionist
- pro-looting and pro-communization
- anti-statist, anti-vanguard, anti-colonialism
- uninvited guest on occupied Ojibwe, Odawa and Bodewadmi land

let's help each other get free

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"the demand for love is not simply here expressed as a demand to love the nation as an abstract idea, but also to love a person whose body can stand in for the national idea, as a confirmation of its value...

Within the politics of love, identifying yourself as a white woman and as a white Aryan would mean loving not just men, or even white men, but white men who can return the idealised image of whiteness back to myself."

The best essay, the best one ever

"What they call 'geopolitical' reorganization is no more than an old inter-bourgeois dispute, aggravated by the profound crisis of valorization that has come to scourge us since2008...The war between Russia and Ukraine is a direct consequence of this crisis which obliges the capitals and their States to wage the already classic disputes for resources, markets and territories, but with a destructive power of a reach never before seen: the arms race testifies to this fact"

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The Importance of Being Flippant by Steve Salaita

"[El-Kurd] was there to talk about Palestine, not to validate tired acts of Zionist projection. ... Maybe he was saying that he truly, sincerely doesn’t give a fuck about the approval of white Americans. And maybe, just maybe, there was an element of requital in his answer: here, have a bit of that anxiety you force us to endure every waking moment."

ok now I’m using Metatext and I like it a lot more
Feels a lot better even if the boost and fave buttons are tiny

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Amaroq finally went kaput, so I switched to using Mast. Gonna take some time to get used to this one…

tw police murder (grand rapids, michigan) 

the cops murdered Patrick lyoya in Grand Rapids, MI on Monday April 4, 2022 at a traffic stop.

Please boost and donate to the memorial fundraiser for Patrick.

rest in power, Patrick Iyoya
fuck the cops

"surrealist literature" opinions 

broke: the crying of lot 49

woke: the hearing trumpet

Alex Isley & Jack Dine -- On & On

I gotta make sure not to wear this album out before summer hits

yo why the fuck are people coming into my replies about the mechanism of resigning when the point of the article is that every worker is disposable


tech bros get away from me

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god i hate tech

"Kane says the company is 'completely behind the mission of law enforcement' and isn’t privy to the other tools that might leverage data from Intrepid Response. Intrepid Response does not have any data sharing policies, he says, nor does it advise agencies on data sharing, because 'there’s just no need for us to do that'; he calls it a 'sort of generic platform.'"

"When I began to work at Amazon, I realized that many of my coworkers didn’t see their employment there as temporary. Amazon promotes the idea that if you remain in their workforce long enough, you will be promoted to a higher employment tier, with greater job security and other benefits... It winnows workers into 'the weak,' who last only weeks or months in the warehouse, and 'the strong': loyal Amazonians who tolerate the work’s pressures."

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"In my observation as a former Amazombian (night-shift worker), Amazon does not fire workers en masse. Instead, its facilities’ work conditions lead workers to quit. Amazon has made quitting incredibly easy. In the US, you can open your Amazon HR app on your phone (Amazon A to Z) and tap on the resignation button. Amazon’s worker turnover rate is roughly 150% a year, meaning it replaces its entire workforce every eight months."

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"Since 2020, the world has witnessed the fragility of global capitalism’s just-in-time distribution systems. This fragility is due to capital’s need to limit the time, and therefore the cost, of goods’ journey from production to consumption... In other words, the so-called Amazon effect is not exactly new, and not unique to Amazon."

Fighting Amazon's New Fordism by Mostafa Henaway

memory from high school, yes I have always been “like this” 

In freshman year biology we were learning about cycles of rot and decay and in the middle of my teacher talking about decomposition, I piped up “no symphonies happening there there!”

And then he stopped and gestures towards me and said, “A classical music joke! Wow!” and gave me a mini Snickers bar

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I want someone to love me the way Stravinsky loved the bassoon

watching The Dropout and I feel like this adaptation of the Theranos/Elizabeth Holmes story should have waited at LEAST 10 years before being produced

There's something very odd and off-putting about the most recent spate of fictional adaptations of scams from the last 5 years that makes for very dull but mildly interesting television (ie its more fun to talk about than it is to watch)

see also: Inventing Anna on Netflix

but also, we got this very apt screencap

do you ever feel
like a plastic bag
like a plastic bag
like a plastic bag? 🎶

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