@paranoid maybe a bit of a tangent, but one of the most brilliant books i've read in a long time is samia khatun's "autralianama". its starting-point is the discovery of a book in a mosque in an outback mining town. a string of (monolingual) australian historians assume that the book, which is written in bengali, is a copy of the quran. but khatun, who migrated to australia from bangladesh as a child, figures out that it is in fact a compendium of poetry called "kasasol ambia". "australianama" is her attempt to start reading the history of the continent through the epistemic strategies embodied in the book's songs and stories. part of the task is to learn bengali, which at the beginning of her research she herself speaks very little of.
@paranoid ah, ok. i think your exhortation is spot on, by the way.
linguistic hegemony and racism are also mutually supporting dimensions of the theory and practice of oppression.
"System Fail #01: Riots Across America"
@submedia returns with a brand new show, System Fail. This first episode touches on the ongoing rebellion and features an interview with a local Minneapolis organizer.
The funds collected through this fund will go to the immediate release of people protesting the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Manuel Ellis (May 2020). Any remaining funds will continue to be used for future bailout efforts as an ongoing community bail fund project.
"People in prisons, jails, and detention centers are at high risk of infection and have seriously abridged access to health care and hygiene within facilities. The overcrowded and unsanitary conditions of confinement, coupled with inadequate, neglectful, and often punitive responses to medical needs, mean that COVID-19 poses serious risks to this population."
Check out this guide to supporting prisoners during the COVID19 pandemic.
phone zap now (3/19, 12pm PST) / COVID19 and ICE detention in California
Please call *67 (209) 547-3723 and demand that everyone be released from Yuba County Jail
Refugees and victims of domestic abuse have lower immune responses because of their trauma. There are cancer survivors and immunocompromised people in Yuba right now who need your support.
This Google doc has all the necessary information AND phone scripts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qXdeTFoLA38WT6oOOrCke6VWsoDkUrqf7YwTw5VAAHc/
At the same time that Trump was downplaying covid-19, Richard Burr gave a speech to a private meeting saying that the opposite would be true https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19
covid-19, article link
Surviving the Virus: An Anarchist Guide
solo mastodon instance
a private mastadon instance to experiment with