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A module for keeping my small colder-weather accessories handy. Been meaning to make this for months!

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Climate + apparel 

Apparel isn't eco-friendly if it contains polyester- even if it's recycled polyester. I think about the statistics of micro-plastics in water every time I buy clothes and purchasing good products is becoming increasingly more difficult.

Where do you buy good quality clothing that isn't loaded with polyester or other micro-plastics?

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Ok, here's a roundup of tags I've been enjoying so far! You can follow them via your Home space or add them to a List (which is what I do):

#solarpunk
#mosstodon
#lichensubcribe
#pixelart
#SilentSunday
#WildFlowerHour
#Bees

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Weekend quilting progress on the #Moclan quilt. I didn’t get as much done I had hoped…but check out my #Luminite (the glow bug thing) . #quilting #theorvillenewhorizons

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@ewankeep @reese I know nothing about hydraulic brakes and my right brake lever feels spongy (after crashing/flipping it over lol)
For you have a good DIY resource?

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#BREAKING The Supreme Court of Aotearoa NZ just decided that 16 and 17 year olds do have the right to vote.

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:mn: is the hashtag for Minnesota Mastodon :mn:

Add to your commentary/discussions about culture/politics/events/news so that other Minnesotans on Mastodon can find and follow the conversation, NO MATTER WHAT INSTANCE they are on.

There is no reason for all Minnesotans to need to be on the same instance, because we can use hashtags to find one and other.

We will add to our profile's featured hashtags!

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Personally, spending slow time on things makes me feel alive rather than a robot (practicing music on instrument like bass is amazing for this, so is diving deeply in a theoretical research problem). I suspect that for many ppl, nervous reaction to 🐦/🐘 transition actually signals a more fundamental incomfort with upcoming deeper changes in our ways of life that will partly be enforced by climate crisis (less travel, slower lives, less immediate gratification & individual competition). 2/2

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If you have geek/nerd friends who have joined mastodon, please help them find us on here! :spoonbridge:

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Self care isn't always chocolate & NetFlix. Sometimes, it's getting out of bed & doing more difficult tasks like summoning a demon to help with the dishes or finding the right number of chicken bones to appease the thing that lives in the attic.

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Got this ready to fill in the border and colour when our power goes off in 90 minutes 😂

#BookReport - Why Civil Resistance Works (CW violence) conclusion 

I think people on the ground need to make the call about their level of violence or non-violence to protect their homes and families. In terms of mass movements, the inclusion of a diversity of people and actions is vital, as is the building of parallel institutions for media, shelter, food & healthcare along with methods of community organizing and conflict resolution. And for that, non-violence is strategically important.

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#BookReport - Personal Take of RIot (CW violence) 

We didn't have to use violence. But we did stop a few punks from starting fires in the bushes and dumpster around our apartment building just by having teams of the watch armed with sticks standing guard. People who had tried to stop these guys individually and unarmed had been beaten up badly. Note, we were protecting kids and grandmas.

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#BookReport - Personal Take of RIot (CW violence) 

No one even had baseball bats or Maglights. Luckily I practice martial arts and have a 'stick collection'. I gave out my stick collection, gave a 1 minute training in escalation of violence in response to escalating threat and a 1 minute training in how to use a stick for defense - take out knees first, only go for head shots if your life or someone else's life is in danger (i.e. stop someone from torching an apartment building with kids in it.)

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#BookReport - Why Civil Resistance Works (CW violence) 

I lived a mile down the street from George Floyd Square (Cup Foods) during the Minneapolis Uprising. A gas station and auto parts store down the street was torched and I breathed toxic air for days. Black and minority owned businesses went up in flames and no one has rebuilt them. I organized a neighborhood watch using small group democracy, and when Nazi's with AR15's were in our 'hood and torching apartment buildings people wanted weapons.

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#BookReport - Why Civil Resistance Works (CW violence) 

The regime cracks down on mass protest and mows down students with bullets? Have a Stay-Home. Go on your roof and bang pots and pans. Park buses on the highways. Have small, fast strike, bicycle parades or leafleting campaigns that the police can't find till after the fact. Again, this is an academic book, not a How-To, but I think it's still an important read for those in the struggle. Or for those watching the Jan 6 failed Putsch.

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#BookReport - Why Civil Resistance Works (CW violence) 

While a violent faction only builds expertise in violence as a means of solving conflict and they have a harder time sharing power and working with others post revolution. Another key point of the book is that non-violence campaigns have worked to some degree even in the most repressive of regimes. That is, if one understands strategic application of non-violence and can adapt and change to the regimes attempt at sowing division and fear.

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#BookReport - Why Civil Resistance Works (CW violence) 

The authors make a good case that the stronger the dedication to non-violence during the uprising, the more democratic the state will tend to be after the uprising succeeds. The more violent the uprising, the more repressive the successor state tends to be. This is because a successful non-violent movement builds parallel non-state, non-violent institutions and expectations among the people and these will carry over after the revolution.

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