The latest n+1's opening editorial is partially about the comeback of bookstores and has some good jokes at b&n's expense
An American Anarchist:The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre | by Paul Avrich.
Almost felt like an anarchist prayer
Also, Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes is at the SAM until the 26th and i love it
#anarchist #seattle #books #SAM #anarchy #Artemisia
May you be a Judith decapitating a Holofernes,
A Joan of Arc leading a people to victory,
A Louise Michel fighting on the barricades,
A Voltairine de Cleyre singing songs of revolt,
An Emma Goldman preaching the gospel of rebellion.
Into The War | by Italo Calvino
History sure does rhyme
This is an image that is a mashup of the two opening pages to "Into the War", a book by Italo Calvino.
The book opens with a page of very mundane descriptions of some Italian teenagers just being teenagers. And then suddenly, Mussolini has announced Italy will enter the war.
borders and governments don't protect you, but they can sure get you killed
Just a difference of opinions folks. Some people think transit should be free, some people think the government should round up, torture, and kill political opponents
yeesh this comment from a local news site about a seattle fare strike. The comment links out to a torture scene from the movie Reservoir Dogs
This Is Hell!
episode 1098: Mourning Thanksgiving.
Yesterday I learned
- thanksgiving has been celebrated in the US since the 1600s
- the "pilgrims and indians" bits of the myth were added in the 1800s as WASP propaganda
so I guess a reminder that if you live and/or work in #seattle, to make rent payments to the Duwamish Tribe.
We are getting close to the 11th annual Seattle Anarchist Book Fair!
Great chance to connect with old friends and make some new ones
(more info in the PSA link below)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at VERA PROJECT (SEATTLE CENTER)
EVENT IS FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
following up on this cafe vita thing.
Looks like cafe vita is implying people CHOOSE to be homeless so they can get sweet sweet free coffee
reminder that capitalists are not good people. even "small, local" varieties
seattle pol, coffee, transmisogyny
just passing this on from a friend who sent me thihs twitter link:
"hm, seattle ppl, looks like Caffe Vita has been up to some usual transmisogyny .... consider coffee from elsewhere! [shared from local pages]"
Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples | by Erica Lagalisse
"When entire cosmologies are reified as 'proper' only to specific preordained identities, we are effectivley saying they are false to the extent that they do not apply across the cosmos whatsoever"
via Shane Dixon Kavanaugh | The Oregonian/OregonLive
"The key witness in an assault case against a Portland activist was nowhere near the alleged hammer attack when it occurred during a tense political protest last month in downtown, new court documents claim.
Nor have police or prosecutors spoken with the man they say was seriously injured, according to the defendant’s lawyer."
Good morning, peacherinos!
I really like this "word of the day"
video of seattle police arresting a 13 year old kid for a climate change protest
are you kidding me, someone CALLED the police on these kids
it's not like they were planting bombs on a pipeline, this was a very non-action symbolic protest and even that was too much for people in seattle
Lindsay Ellis has a new video up and I love how she calls these "hot takes" when they are actually the opposite of the trash that comes out of the likes of the atlantic.
A lot of time and research put into actual film/television theory and media critique that can be used as a way to think critically about power and art and how it affects actual humans
"The Last of the Game of Thrones Hot Takes" | by Lindsay Ellis
solo mastodon instance
a private mastadon instance to experiment with