I really like the politics of the Climate Strike group I went to. They are anticapitalist and intersectional.
We're doing a rolling picket action on Oxford Street this Saturday, meeting at 1pm at the Oxford Circus tube station. There'll be actions in front of several business that profit from and encourage eco chaos in the UK and in exploited countries.
Hello Nextcloud Hub!
Capitalism can only justify labor which profits. Structures or institutions that cannot sufficiently monetize their operations whither and die except on a volunteer basis. Scarcity-immune goods and services, such as digital media, can then only be justified with the introduction of scarcity. A great deal of labor goes into introducing and maintaining scarcity where there is none, which can only exist by taking its own share of the wealth it extracts, cementing this gatekeeping as a shared interest between the owning class and this segment of the working class. Thus ads become a form of rent, the flicker of your eyeballs a form of payment for materials which have no per-use cost, and every plea to disable your ad-blocker comes from a hostage. Because capitalism charges us for survival, we find ourselves obliged to maintain the institutions that keep us employed, for in them we see the only means of living.
If you want a usable web, you want to end capitalism.
@bstacey can you add me as a signatory to this please? As administrator of kith.kitchen and software engineer at Natural History Museum, London
that paper where they scraped Mastodon and found cauliflowers
Progress! I have formatted the open letter, and it looks pretty much ready to send around. Here it is in PDF:
And here is a copy in basic HTML:
A good article about Class Treachery and Solidarity
Tae case for low tech cities instead of "smart" ones. #Solarpunk as fuck and I don't think the writer knows the term...
This Low Tech Mag piece has me thinking: https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2015/10/can-the-internet-run-on-renewable-energy.html
What form might a non-streaming social media system take?
@dreamsofcheese fellas, is it gay to have flesh and organs? 🤔
As I've started seeing hedgehogs again I thought I'd do a toot about how to care for the little critters if they happen to live where you are
If you've got a garden fence, try putting a little gap at the bottom so they can move from garden to garden easier, or a 14cm x 14cm hole in a corner
They like eating cat biscuits, maybe leave a little bowl of those out for them
And they always like having some water handy, a small dish of that is super helpful to them
‘Historic moment’ as Assembly name change and votes at 16 Bill becomes Act https://nation.cymru/news/historic-moment-as-assembly-name-change-and-votes-at-16-bill-becomes-act/
uk pol, fascism
George Monbiot calls it:
i know first-hand how confusing and objectionable the consultation is. i tried to fill it in, but found no sensible way of doing so which didn't implicitly accept the premise. and yes, i saw the exact dangers that Monbiot does and is warning against
but more to the point, it's a Niemöller moment: first they're coming for the travellers.
"Confusing coleopterists / 🤔🐞" A beetle generator made by machine-learning thousands of PublicDomain illustrations of little beetles
When a ‘climate election’ goes wrong -
Danny Chivers on how to carry on the fight under a hostile government – and win.
I like nature and computers. I'm Admin of Kith.Kitchen and Software developer at the Natural History Museum.
Living in Leeds, anarchist leanings. I try to get my hands dirty.
All about food, friends, cooking and community.