environmental collapse Show more
Whoa y'all this looks Fantastic????
"The yields can be tremendous: when I visited, 16,000 pounds of greens were being harvested every week. Output like that is a locavore’s dream, especially in Minnesota, where regional produce is scarce during the protracted, frigid winter. Restaurants, corner groceries, supermarkets, and a major hospital—all located in the Twin Cities—couldn’t get enough of the stuff."
"It's Eco-Socialism or Death"
An interview with Kali Akuno from Cooperation Jackson
So this article is inspiring me to REALLY WANT to start or participate in creating a hyper-local manufacturing and growing co-op. Who's already doing stuff like this in the Twin Cities that i could connect with?
Ro vs. Blackface Show more
The thing you have to keep in mind about blackface is that it is a marker for a period in time where it was popular to dehumanize and make light of the suffering of Black Americans.
Whenever you see white people doing it, whether they be young or old, they are keeping this tradition alive. Further, we still constantly see these attitudes at play today.
It keeps coming back b/c white America still has yet to deal with that history.
inspired by , Neighborhood Org Socialist Take Show more
Things Neighborhood organizations could be great at:
Lawn care tool libraries
Skill sharing classes
Community gardens and local food
Organized snow shoveling
New business support
Enticing new neighbors to move
Neighborhood sports competitions
Uspol, human rights, crimes, child abuse Show more
We just sort of exist in a reality where the US federal government, among other things, kidnaps kids, and huge swaths of the country are fine with it.
We just received a generous donation from the Pleroma Foundation, which brought us above and beyond our Proof of Concept goal on Open Collective!
Thank you so much!
Open Collective What?
Tech, drugs, politics a hot take Show more
Marijuana is infinitely more regulated than Facebook and Twitter, but which ruined the country in 2016?
We are matching $2k in donations to the We Are Family fund at Family Tree Clinic.
"All self-identifying LGBTQIA people would be eligible to apply for the fund. After deciding on whatever a meaningful monthly payment amount that they would actually be able to pay (if any), the fund would cover the remainder so that the bill is paid off in a year."
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