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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
recently found myself at a leftist organizing meeting for an event and dishes came up 😑
An example of the worthwhile take-down of steven pinker:
"[Pinker] purports to be presenting hard science, but often his sources are works of popular advocacy, rather than original scientific studies. Over ten percent of the notes to his chapter on the environment cite Stewart Brand's 'Whole Earth Discipline', a polemical work by a highly successful entrepreneur and business consultant — and is not Pinker's only source of this kind"
Just finished reading:
Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis | by Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky
I found it to be individualistic to a fault.
I'd recommend 'Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization' instead.
*IF* you are curious of what a neo-liberal take on the climate crisis would look like, it's a quick read.
I *WOULD* recommend the "Afterword" for a good demonstration of what a dishonest hack Steven Pinker is.
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