long, meta, pretentious explanation of why this "place" is different
This is an archipelago.
It's not one place but a series of islands of differing sizes and closeness. You've landed on the shores of one of them that you like and set up camp. You can always hear what your neighbours are talking about and you get parcels full of the messages sent out from neighbouring islands.
If it seems too quiet, you can venture out to look at some of the other islands. They each have their own unique culture. Some speak languages you don't understand; some speak your language but use it in ways you don't understand, yet. Some places they seem to talk of only machines, or politics, or music. In others they make art for their neighbours to enjoy. Some are ruled over by a laird, others are democracies. All islands display their rules clearly; most enforce them justly.
You're not tied to the island you're currently on. You could set up a home on another island, many other islands if you please. Perhaps here you will write poems, while over the horizon you will learn how to repair a broken computer. Argue vigourously on one island, return to another to enjoy the views of your neighbours' gardens.
All these places are accessible to you. You can befriend people on any island and receive visitors or not, as you choose.
This is our achipelago. It is Free and you are welcome.
UK Home Office Consultation, input needed to prevent genocide against Travellers
Please fill in this consultation here: https://www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/I1EI5/
Basically it's asking for greater police powers to enact genocide against Travellers for occasionally causing inconvenience to landowners.
There's a good guide to filling in the confusingly-phrased questions here: https://twitter.com/NicoleFroio/status/1205562194441707521?s=19
This is extremely important.
Good morning friends! Today is another new day, scraps of powdery blue in a sky not quite occluded by pale grey clouds. Rain last night again but for now the air has a dry, eggshell-brittle feel.
No walk this morning, for the first time in so long I was poking around in the garden. Changing routine feels odd, but I've planned local errands for later–flu shot, library card sign up. Glad to have something to occupy my thoughts & time today.
May we keep determined hope alight in our hearts today!
be kind today
be kind to your friends of colour
be kind to your friends with disabilities or who cant get PIP
be kind to your friends who are on benefits or can't get them
be kind to your friends who are chronically ill or mentally ill
be kind to anybody who relies on the NHS
be kind to doctors, nurses, teachers
be kind to your working class friends and those who are out of work
be kind to single mothers and those who rely on food banks
be kind first cos we need to fight again tomorrow
This is cool. Plug in your Spotify Top Songs of 2019 playlist, get Bandcamp links to support them all (more) directly
(one of the coolest people I worked with, worked at Hype Machine first)
podcast recommendation: « We Will Remember Freedom », Margaret Killjoy.
Trans creator Killjoy (of Feminazgûl fame) invites established authors to share a short story, then have a chat about it. The theme is, broadly, anarchism; the title is a quote from Le Guin and this is basically The Dispossessed: The Anthology: The Podcast. So far 4 episodes are up.
ellen arkbro's organ album, found via cabal :3
They just issued a better / working download link:
#Crass have released the stem tracks for Feeding of the Five Thousand, inviting remixes.
"As a special seasonal gift, we are making available as a free download the original track stems of Crass’ seminal album, ‘The Feeding of the Five Thousand’, separated to the premix state of the original sixteen track recording; naked, raw and uncooked. Yours for the taking, yours for the making.*
First released in 1978, ‘The Feeding of the Five Thousand’ pre-empted rap and grime in its hard on the beat, fast fire, uncompromising lyrics. Now’s your chance to download the original tracks, do the remix of your dreams and tell it as it is; the message is DIY like it never was before.
Having made your mixes, you are encouraged to send files to us at Crass Records where we will select the most suitable for a 12” vinyl pressing with the current working title of ‘More Tea, Vicar?’. All profits will be donated to charities of choice. You do it, we’ll stew it."
REMEMBER if you registered to vote but you don't have a polling card, *YOU CAN STILL VOTE.*
Go along to your polling station and give them your name and address, they will find you on the roll.
I forget mine a lot, I've never had a problem doing it this way.