is it possible for a town to achieve parity in the ratio of houses of worship to cannabis dispensaries? insurance offices to community gardens? emergency shelters to playgrounds?
as i get older, "finding" exemplary locales that advocate civil/secular tolerance and inclusiveness, and rely less on capital interests (maybe there's a better phrase out there) becomes less interesting than fulfilling that ethic locally. i really have no idea how, though.
nothing wrong with striving for simplicity!
**Don’t Kill 72 Grizzly Bears So Cattle Can Graze on Public Lands**
"We have tens of millions of cattle in America but we only have about 700 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yet an October 2019 decision by the Bridger-Teton National Forest’s Pinedale District authorizes continued cattle grazing on 267 square miles of public lands th…"
📢 A general reminder for Star Trek fans on Ten Forward and on the fediverse 📢
Star Trek: Picard has just aired its first episode and this is your reminder to make sure to use CWs while discussing those episodes as a courtesy to those of us who haven't watched them yet.
Example CW text: Star Trek: Picard S1E1.
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Chocolate is a particularly egregious example. The farmers in Ghana and Côté d’Ivoire are paid nearly nothing for all of their hard work, and many have never even tasted the chocolate which their labour produces. It’s not much better than slavery, and it’s all for a luxury. I think it’s worth paying a couple more euros for a bar of chocolate if it helps to change that.
No woman in a burqa (or a hijab or a burkini) has ever done me any harm. But I was sacked (without explanation) by a man in a suit. Men in suits missold me pensions and endowments, costing me thousands of pounds. A man in a suit led us on a disastrous and illegal war. Men in suits led the banks and crashed the world economy. Other men in suits then increased the misery to millions through austerity. If we are to start telling people what to wear, maybe we should ban suits.
i've played enough UnCiv this weekend to feel utterly sick of nationalistic AIs pitting souls over resources.
there is also this insidious tendency towards self-indulgent despotic means after a long and prosperous period (civ running itself basically), and i wonder if that is a universal constant. i would rather be a dog i think. (as in overwhelmingly loving)
Response from Native chiefs as courts in BC have ruled that the Coast GasLink pipeline company can come into Wet'suwet'en land + remove structures + people. Ruling comes after it was revealed that RCMP officers were prepared to use lethal force in 2019. https://itsgoingdown.org/wetsuweten-chiefs-respond-to-bc-supreme-court-ruling-in-favor-of-pipeline-paving-way-of-removal-of-structures/
Today at 12 PM PST, catch IGD on @kpfa at 94.1 in #BayArea, 88.1 in #Fresno, 97.5 in #SantaCruz + online at https://kpfa.org/ . We'll be presenting a recent presentation from @crimethinc on the current wave of uprisings. Podcast version now on IGD.https://itsgoingdown.org/crimethinc-three-way-fight/
slow to warm, gooey center.
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