UK, Universal Credit, Job Centre, Organising, Mutual Aid
Just accompanied my friend to their job centre interview. We were worried they might get sanctioned for something.
You are legally entitled to have someone accompany you to any job centre meeting.
I went in my #ACORN T-shirt with a notepad and a stack of printed out evidence and the relevant sections of the Universal Credit Act 2013.
I introduced myself as representative from ACORN anti-poverty union and said we were supporting my friend with their case.
Apparently the tone of the job "coach" was completely different. No more patronising bullshit or threats. Seems everything is fine for the time being and the job centre aren't going to try to fuck with us.
If they try anything, we are ready and they know that now.
DON'T LET YOUR FRIENDS STRUGGLE ALONE! Our power lies in organisation. Our power lies in solidarity.
Please boost for UK folks
Did you know that you don't have to be a Norwegian citizen to vote in the local election in Norway?
If you are from the neighbouring Scandinavian countries you just have to live here. If you are from another country you have to have lived here for a few months.
The election is in two weeks, but you can vote today and the next week also. Find your closest booth at valglokaler.no
And vote Green Party!
song parody, death mention
We blundered down the High Street
We stumbled through the park
With a treasure chest at midnight
Buried treasure in the dark
But our buckets and our shovels
Were too dark to meet the eye
If a man should kick the bucket
Well, that man should surely die
So we found a supermarket
Where some buckets were on sale
And we asked them most politely
For a whiter
Shade of pail.
"Dad," she called, "there's a monster under my bed!"
Her father came in and sat on her bed. "What did you hear?"
"It said I'm a failure, and-"
"Oh. That used to live under my bed."
"When did it leave?"
He smiled. "When you said you loved me."
With a hiss, the monster was gone.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
as promised: my extremely long and rambly thread on black shuck, the east anglian demon dog! if you think you're gonna read it all then good fuckin luck lmao, no actually that'd be amazing, i'm not the best writer but i had fun reading up about this.
it's folklore, so general CWs for evil dogs, death, religion and the like.
this is gonna be a lot of posts, so muting the word "shuck" will remove it from your timeline
Daughter has reached the age of asking "why?" to everything.
"hold on to that cup with both hands"
"i don't want you to drop it"
"It's made of glass, and if you drop a glass thing it can break"
"because glass is brittle"
"because supercooling molten silicon dioxide makes an amorphous solid which is weaker than the crystalline form"
"the crystalline form has a tetrahedral lattice of ionic bonds"
"because one silicon atom can bind with four oxygen"
Plaid Cymru councillor in Carmarthen.
Bi, poly, mad. She/her
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