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That just sounds like Malthusian / eco-fascist lines of thought.





Not yet, but I live in fear.

I did make the mistake of mounting a drive while I was in the middle of formatting another one. It just halted the operation so it wasn’t too bad, but I try to be more careful now.



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First community is called “Fake News”

Links to Project Veritas

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Veritas

No thank you, nazis.




To be fair there are a lot of English-speaking nazis that end up on VK after they get canceled from other platforms.


I kind of love the Japanese Internet. Those old-school sites where everything is in plain HTML. That period before the iPhone where Japan was producing all kinds of futuristic flip-phones was great.



This is mine: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1362/custom-hot-corners/

I’m pretty sure that’s the one. I use hot corners a lot when I’m using a mouse / trackpad to quickly display all open applications, or to show the desktop.

If it gets integrated into Gnome I probably wouldn’t use any other extensions.




It’s working well! Thank you!


I figure that this community should be pretty broad and include all types of anarchism at the moment until there are enough community members to start creating more specific communities.

Of course, fascists who just put “anarcho” in their name like “anarcho-capitalists” will be banned on site. :-)

Anarcho-pacifism is fine.


Solid review.

Have you played Chrono Trigger yet?


为什么中国人喜欢喝热水?
Just a quick video for intermediate listening / reading comprehension. I find his accent and pace pretty comfortable to follow.

Fixing your third tone
I just stumbled upon this YouTube channel which seems quite good.

Great to hear! Thanks for all your work.















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This was one of my main takeaways after reading Lenin’s State and Revolution.

There’s a lot of bloviating, and throwing around of terms like ‘petite-bourgeois philistines’. But not a lot of substance when it comes to the details of why exactly we need a transitional state, and the particulars of how the withering away will begin.

He talks about the need for power to be in the hands of the armed workers - but it seems to be just talk. There’s also a lot naivety in the idea of having a minimal government who are paid a small sum - why do we need these people? And knowing what we know about the nature of capital won’t these people and positions become corrupted? It’s the state, and capital itself we’re trying to do away with - not a change to a more benevolent group of capitalists who somehow know what’s best for all of us.

It does all come off as very fanciful, idealistic, and wrapped up in the myth that humans are inherently greedy and stupid and in need of a patriarchal figure to guide them.

In comparison I find a lot of anarchist writing more visionary, but also more pragmatic and backed up by sound reasoning.


I think my take is similar to yours.

I was just reading this Jacobin article from 2018 concludes with:

The defense of Chinese minorities’ rights must go hand in hand with a firm antiwar stance on Western foreign policy, a determination to end Islamophobia, and vigilance toward anti-Chinese prejudice in our own communities. Linking the question of Xinjiang to these causes is not a distraction; it’s an opportunity.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/05/xinjiang-uyghur-china-repression-surveillance-islamophobia


Zhongwen.com: Learn Chinese Characters
This is a good resource. If you click ‘Search’ you can look up characters by radical.
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A good book to start with might be ‘The Anatomy of Fascism’ by Paxton.

https://libcom.org/library/anatomy-fascism


Ubuweb: resource for avant-garde art
This place is full of weird and wonderful art. I recommend just randomly clicking through some videos.



Thanks, I already watched most of that one. I think he should remove the propaganda at the start of the video and lose the over the top production because he makes a few good points.

I wouldn’t exactly call it a “debunking” though. It’s not as if oppression of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities is some made up thing.


Thread of sources on Uyghur oppression
I haven’t read a lot of these sources myself yet, but the first one at least by the Communist Party of India is worth a read.

I think you can set up your pihole with a VPN for remote use too.

I just searched and found this tutorial but there should be more around:

https://blog.crankshafttech.com/2021/03/how-to-setup-pihole-pivpn-unbound.html?m=1


In that case I would look into switching ISPs, or maybe connect another router and put the ISP-supplied one in bridge mode if possible.



However you feel about RMS, I think we can all agree that the FSF goofed up.

Whether it was a defiant announcement that they won’t let freedom-hating SJWs cancel Stallman, or an announcement of accountability, apology, or steps to address his behaviour — they should have made some kind of statement instead of just letting Stallman himself announce that he was returning without much explanation.


You shouldn’t be using an ISP-supplied router anyway, right?

You don’t know what they’ve put in the firmware for remote management.

Even buying the same model router from a store to replace the ISP one would be preferable.


I much prefer macOS to Windows, and Gnome is a good transition from macOS.

I use a trackpad, and never found the need to use min / max buttons. I use the upper left hot corner to display all windows, and lower left to display the desktop.

On Mac I use 4 finger swipes a lot to transition between workspaces for applications I want to use full screen. So those gestures in Gnome 40 sound like a welcome addition, and I’m sure they’ll go some ways to convince more Mac users to try Linux.

I know Gnome and especially Pop!_OS are meant to be very keyboard-centric. But I’m quite used to using a trackpad.

Well, I’m transitioning into using TWMs like Sway now, but Gnome is definitely my favorite DE.

I’m also forced to use Windows a lot, but don’t enjoy it at all.


If you have an nvidia card I think you should just go ahead and give Pop OS a try.

I’ve been using it for a few months, and it’s been very stable.

It’s a great distro and has options for graphics cards made specifically for System76 hardware, some of which come with nvidia graphics cards. It might just solve whatever problem you’re having.




Pretty cringe, hysterical, and whiny. “Cancel culture” isn’t a thing.

https://yewtu.be/watch?v=xe16MdERJxw

https://yewtu.be/watch?v=szybEhqUmVI

Minorities aren’t coming for your free software. It’s Capitalism. Always has been.


How’s does the build feel? Is it solid? How are the hinges, etc?



Thanks. I should probably add a VICE 🤢 warning too.






I’ll definitely read it ASAP, thanks.



Yeah, I think that’s true for anarchist theory in general. It’s not complex. To any working person, or anyone who’s been marginalized it’s very much self-evident that we shouldn’t be exploited or oppressed. The theory just helps strip away the bullshit and confirms what we suspected to be true - that we could in fact live in that world.

Also what you mentioned about crypto-currencies I find it kind of funny / sad that some people are able to see the absurdity of the power usage of Bitcoin and trading of thousands of useless cryptocurrencies and tokens - yet stop short of seeing the absurdity in capitalism itself.

Still, I think there could be some value in smart contracts in a world without capital. I can imagine a network of anarcho-communist neighbourhoods using smart contracts to help manage resources, contracts, disputes, housing, community duties, etc.



> In the summer of 2017, in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, over 300 tenants living across 12 apartment buildings went on rent strike to protest a wave of rent increases that would have displaced members of their community. Through months of organizing and a series of escalating actions, working-class people took on the biggest corporate landlord in their neighbourhood… and won. In an age where gentrification is rapidly transforming the nature and demographics of working-class neighbourhoods in cities across the world, pushing out poorer tenants, people on fixed incomes, immigrant communities and other long-term residents, the story of the Parkdale rent strike offers an important and practical lesson on how we can organize with our neighbours to fight back.

> In the summer of 2017, in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, over 300 tenants living across 12 apartment buildings went on rent strike to protest a wave of rent increases that would have displaced members of their community. Through months of organizing and a series of escalating actions, working-class people took on the biggest corporate landlord in their neighbourhood… and won. In an age where gentrification is rapidly transforming the nature and demographics of working-class neighbourhoods in cities across the world, pushing out poorer tenants, people on fixed incomes, immigrant communities and other long-term residents, the story of the Parkdale rent strike offers an important and practical lesson on how we can organize with our neighbours to fight back.

This is just a nice resource of COVID-19 Mutual Aid networks. It's mainly US-focused, but there are some international links toward the bottom.

Thanks, I’ve been meaning to read this for a long time now. Might have to give the audiobook a listen.

Another good, short article: https://www.strike.coop/bullshit-jobs/


Didn’t Sankara fire teachers for daring to strike for better working conditions and have them all replaced by people with no teaching experience?

No matter how moral someone is, no one is infallible. Authoritarian power will always fail us.

Later on several people (mostly black people from the USA) visiting the USSR were amazed that they felt like a citizen there, and not like a minority.

Of course. The USSR didn’t have the history of black slavery and prejudice that the US has. That doesn’t mean racism and prejudice doesn’t exist.


No, it doesn’t depend on another DNS provider.


I just set up Pi-hole / unbound on a raspberry pi zero w:

https://docs.pi-hole.net/guides/dns/unbound/

It’s not too difficult. All you need is the raspberry Pi zero W and a microSD card. You can power it via USB. You don’t even need to connect a monitor / keyboard for set up.


That’s pretty cool. I’m surprised how well everything seemed to run.


I did go to raddle a couple of times but read this post and felt pretty uncomfortable about participating:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180405002453/https://raddle.me/f/lobby/28422/i-m-stepping-down-as-admin-because-of-some-shit-i-did-emma


That seems fine. I’m just thinking it’s best to do so with some substantial analysis / critique.

If you just start a thread with the title of “Am I allowed to criticize tankism in this forum?” and saying nothing else, it’s just going to come off as inflammatory trolling without substance. You’re not going to convince anyone that way.


:-) For some reason, when I read Stirner I hear the Beavis and Butthead voice in my head.


> This video examines Max Stirner's egoism, focusing on ownness. I begin by explaining the role ownness plays in Stirner's egoism; then I examine Stirner's account of how individuals subjugate themselves by reifying abstractions; and finally, I present Stirner's critique of freedom and show how freedom contrasts with ownness.

> In this installment of A is for Anarchy we discuss the politics of representation, and the role it has historically played in adapting and shaping systems of control.
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