here's one more food for thought:
For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth
there is also a northwestern Indigenous tradition, a shaming ceremony, involving the breaking of a copper shield.
Since Tenochtitlan IS current day Mexico City, much evidence of everything has been bulldozed and trashed, unfortunately.
But yes, we do know that the Mexica annealed or cold worked copper that they mined, but we also think they may have traded for refined copper smelted by southern tribes from the Yucatan, even as far away as Nicaragua.
Its also possible that the found bronze was straight up just mis-IDed and is actually copper so 🤷
Cualli teotlac, mimichtin! 🐠 Professor Citlali back finally with a new Empire thread! #StarTalk We had a good bit of fun yesterday with a trivia- and for those of you that missed it, I'll be running them on the weekends from now on. Today however! I'll be discussing a topic that maybe you've been wondering how its taken me so long to address it, well wonder no longer. Today we are talking about:
Warfare and Weapons of the Mexica Empire
explaining to a friend how it's vital to play co-op games with your partner before you move in together (stuff like Pandemic, Betrayal at the House on the Hill, Mysterium, etc) so you can figure out how both of you handle frustration and conflict in a low-stakes setting before you're ready to rip their head off because they didn't do the dishes after saying they would for the fourth time
Anti homeless sentiment Show more
It pisses me off to hear people talk about unsheltered people as dirty, or making messes. Sometimes they even conflate people with dirt.
Take away your sinks, your shower, your timely garbage service and any storage space and see how messy your blessed little life gets
Hey all, does anyone know a good place to get affordable winter coats for women with larger hips? It appears that everything my wife finds is really long and specifically designed for human-sized pencils.
Any websites or shops in or near Denver would be best! I'm asking here because I have no idea how to search for this on a search engine...
Thanks in advance! #boostsWelcome
Free the books!
Libraries and Archivists Are Scanning and Uploading Books That Are Secretly in the Public Domain
something that's been on my mind lately: white folks spend So Much time and money killing plants just because they aren't the one kind of plant they want growing there. like... nature is so abundant, if we just stopped fucking poisoning and chopping things all day long there would be plants everywhere in like 3 months. many of those would be edible. we spend so much energy just stopping nature from doing its thing.
(this is not a metaphor but it could be. what are you weedwhacking in your soul?)
I stan Tim Wise so hard. I love. love him.
@June specifically to that point, here's a neat piece that someone else on here shared and illustrates that point of how collective trauma makes us not great at supporting each other
So im looking to write up a short guide for people wanting to live a more solarpunk life whilst living in city apartments (so very limited access to garden/green spaces)
I'd really appreciate ideas or things people have already done.
And I'm trying to avoid "buy an x" recommendations
So I made a thing that randomly generates weird people and it has been very fun to create.
great causes you can donate to Show more
Got a little extra cash? Want to put on a fundraiser? Rightfully distrustful of big-name nonprofits and charity-not-solidarity? Here are a couple awesome places you can put your money:
https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/donate/ - Mutual Aid Disaster Relief works with those affected by disasters to provide the aid that they need. This page lets you donate to the organization at large or any number of smaller campaigns, including the fantastic Puerto Rico Rebuilds
https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project - The Bail Project posts bail for people who can't afford it
https://www.ripmedicaldebt.org/ - RIP Medical Debt buys up medical debt for a tiny fraction of its value and forgives it
All of these will spend most or all of your money on their action directly, rather than on advertising or bureaucracy
Hi my name's bb (bee-b) or just bee. I'm looking forward to building community and learning. With that being said, please don't ask me if that's my real name or give unsolicited advice. My two main requests.
Everything I do and am revolves around decolonization, community, and reproductive justice. I'm a midwife to be, rootworker, and lesbian. There are other things but that's mainly it.
podcast recommendation (discusses white nationalists, fascists, and other bad people) Show more
Behind the Bastards did a reading-with-commentary of the host's - Robert Evans's - recent book "The War on Everyone."
Knowing how fascists operate lets you counter their operations, and so does knowing just how long they've been online.
Nerd. I am car-free and ride a recumbent trike. I am writing a solarpunk novel. I'm into science and ecology.
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