Funny to think what you want to show off, instead of the good photos i mostly like the one that got photobombed by a pigeon 🤔 https://mastodon.xyz/media/F0kxrZYINXUmTLyTQhw
CIVIL ENGINEERING IN NAME ONLY, FOR IT IS NEITHER. https://botsin.space/media/DP4S-f2KYQtiNRBVfcc
This is a documentary, produced by Cherán TV, about the 7 year anniversary of community self-governance in the town.
In 2011, the indigeneous Purépecha communities of the area organized to keep out the cartels that destroyed the local forests, evict the politicians that exploited and ignored them, and create a system of governing themselves from the bottom-up based on indigeneous traditions.
Today Cherán forms one of a handful of self-governed autonomous zones in Mexico that reject the authority of the state and capital.
I've said this before and I'll say it again. Running PV for the last couple of years has made it very clear to me that the proliferation of harassment and abuse on the fedi is largely because creators of software refuse to deal with it.
Not because it's hard or challenging. They just refuse to try.
Whether it's because they are sympathetic or lazy or don't want to harm their friends is irrelevant.
These decisions always result in repeating cycles of harm against vulnerable communities.
The #GNU Image Manipulation Program maintainers use a lot of branding for their program with something both sexual and offensive to a minority.
When called on it, they tell people to fork.
When people fork it, they are ridiculed and insulted.
If you can't articulate a goal or a vision of software beyond 'well, you can download it for free and edit the source code', i don't care and nobody else should be expected to either.
Sometimes it's worth it to not post your technically correct point in the interest of keeping peace. Knowing the difference distinguishes you from reply guys. Being right isn't everything. In a certain sense, it isn't even possible, but that's another conversation for another day. We don't think of speech as action, but it is an action. Keep that in mind.
Two things I think y'all should know about the IWW is that
1) they have a fund to help you sue if you get fired or arrested for your participation in the class war.
2) they also will reimburse travel expenses to attend organizer trainings where you can learn how to avoid #1.
@sofia sure, if you have the time and money to do the research and make better consumer decisions then go right ahead. The problem is assuming proles have either the time or the money to (for example) research what kind of pens to buy.
It's a fallacy to assume demand of cheap disposable plastic pens is directly correlated with the supply of them. What is in demand is the product of the pen itself, in any form it comes in. Putting the onus on the consumer to find a pen that isn't going to end up in a landfill, when the manufacturer could easily just make pens out of reusable or recyclable material, isn't going to do a thing about the supply of plastic pens.
If someone decides not to buy a plastic pen, the number of pens that will end up being wasted remains the same. If a producer decides not to produce a plastic pen, that actually makes a material difference.
ARCADE FIRE IN NAME ONLY, FOR IT IS NEITHER. https://botsin.space/media/87dN34hcKrdwnjxTRXw
the loom is a significant precursor of the mechanical computer. woven fabric is a significant precursor of the printout. weaving and knotted-pile carpet, alongside other textiles (and certain mosaic styles), are significant precursors of raster graphics.
Ada Lovelace is often cited as the first computer programmer, writing an algorithm for Charle's Babbage's mechanical computer. it was late in the 20th century before computer programming ceased to be seen as a menial task most suitable for women. the Industrial Revolution's automation of weaving, and its destructive impact on the predominantly-feminine home textiles industry, prefigures the chasing of women out of programming.
like Charles Babbage, remembered for the machine while Ada Lovelace is remembered for the programming, the industrialization of weaving was accomplished by male mechanical engineers, and the logical or formal innovation in weaving-in-the-abstract continues to largely be the work of women.
Part of why we say "solidarity not charity" is because the way charity is typically presented gives moral superiority to the givers - and often, moral inferiority to the receivers (or sometimes "takers," if they decide to be particularly transparent about it)
Truisms like "it is better to give than to receive" implicitly contain "it is wrong to receive help." It's wrong to ask for the support you need, to want it, even to accept it when offered. Panhandling, for instance, is often portrayed not just as shameful, but immoral - even greedy
Solidarity, and especially mutual aid, are meant to reject that dichotomy. Everyone at Food Not Bombs eats together, volunteers and otherwise, and talks to each other. Our Free Store puts "it's free because it's yours" all over its reading material - it's not a gift, not a blessing, not charity. And that makes *such* a big difference
Leftist jerk. Back on my opinionated bullshit for health reasons. Ask me questions about stuff! pigeons are better at urban living than us. He/him
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