community-living

anonymous asked:

im in latvia and its 8:56am and i just woke up naturally and im really happy about that. now i wanna open my curtains and go wake up my parents. life is good.

Great to hear that you’re having a good morning! Hope the rest of the weekend is just as good as your morning has been :) 

from australia, saturday night and I’m about to head to bed, thinking of how amazing it is to be able to communicate with people living halfway across the globe.

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Ronald Moon Jr., Man Beaten While Defending Community Center, Receives Amazing Support

An Ohio man badly beaten after confronting robbers stealing from his community center has received a tidal wave of support online.

Ronald Moon Jr., of Cincinnati, posted aheart-wrenching video Wednesday describing the events that led to his face and body getting covered in cuts and welts.

For more information on how to help fund the community center go here. 

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If you would go out of your way to argue how easy it is for capital to automate away jobs when labor costs become too high, then you should probably know that you’re giving all kinds of credibility to those of us who advocate fully-automated luxury communism. I mean, think about it: you’re arguing that so much of human labor ISN’T NECESSARY because said jobs can be done by machines, and yet you STILL want the bulk of humanity to pointlessly scrape by laboring for the capitalist class, receiving meager wages to buy the shit they helped generate in the first place. The above billboard is a THREAT. Let’s not mince words – that billboard is bourgeois propaganda designed to turn the working class against each other and against the broader goals of resource democratization. “If you fight for a basic livable wage, just know that you’re easily replaceable, peon!”

This is what leftists mean when they say that capitalism is an economic system filled to the brim with tensions and contradictions; it’s also what they mean when they say that capitalism inevitably produces its own gravediggers. Automation is one of those gravediggers, and it’s a major one at that. As more and more jobs become automated in the coming decades, the working class will face widespread dispossession, ramping up revolutionary class consciousness in the process. At that point, capitalism will either focus on generating more superfluous jobs for people to work or set about instituting a universal basic income – regardless, the point is to keep enough scraps flowing downward so that people don’t call for a broader system change. In this way, capitalism’s ruling class can maintain control over the wealth-producing means of production and imperialist capital accumulation can continue unrestrained.

For these reasons, “more jobs” and universal basic incomes are not enough. We need to democratize the broader social infrastructure and eliminate the profit system. If you recognize how possible it is to automate away human labor, then you should defenestrate yourself out of the Overton Window and use some political imagination – cut out the unnecessary jobs, automate all the labor you can, produce for human need rather than elite profit, and you end up with drastically reduced working hours and bountiful leisure time. This is the essence of fully-automated luxury communism – the natural conclusion of the conditions that capitalism set in motion.

Be wary of automation in the present climate, but always trace it back to the class struggle. Robots taking our jobs SHOULD be cause for celebration; why should we treat these potential liberators as harbingers of dispossession? Technological advancements are pushing us exponentially towards a de facto post-scarcity world, where everyone’s needs can be comfortably met alongside their desires for community and leisure and entertainment, and yet we’re held back by Empire’s insistence on keeping the means of production hoarded under the command of a superfluous ruling class. As long as we are divided into capitalists and workers, humanity will never know full liberation.

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Just A Few Of The LGBT Signs Seen At The Women's March
"Bisexuals are just confused by your ignorance."
By Sarah Karlan

Click the header link above to see more signs from the Women’s March! 

The thing is, capitalism has never been reformed ‘peacefully’.

Reform movements which have formally disavowed violent means - from the Civil Rights movement in 1960s America, to Attlee’s Labour government in 1940s Britain - have only been historically successful because mass, organised, revolutionary movements of the politically disenfranchised outside of the formal reform movement have forced those benefiting from the status quo to cede concessions to non-violent, often middle-class, reformist leaders. Malcolm X, the Socialist Party of the USA and the Communist Party forced the American elite to come to the table with Dr. King; the syndicalist and communist trade unions in post-War Britain made opposition to Attlee’s NHS and limited nationalisations foolhardy.

Those who preach non-violence as a strategy rather than as a flexible tactic fatally mistake capitalism for a rational, logical system which plays by its own rules and respects human life.

We know better.

Daily reminder that on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we should all challenge everyone who misuses MLK’s legacy to proclaim that racial strife is over.

We should challenge those who promote nonviolence only as a means to defang modern social movements.

We should challenge those who use MLK’s name as an excuse to silence  resistance. 

We should challenge those who believe that a protest should be passive in order to gain legitimacy.

We should challenge those who proclaim that MLK ended racism.

We should challenge those who believe that the United States government loved MLK or would continue to love him if he were alive and in action today. If that were the case, the United States wouldn’t send him suicide letters or assassinate him.

We should challenge the idea that MLK’s only goal was to gain civil rights.

We should challenge the idea that MLK was the only activist that mattered and that only nonviolence is the route to political and social change.

And most importantly, we should challenge the diet interpretation of MLK that had nothing critical to say about the pro-white, patriarchal, capitalist state we live in.

Please boost, and by all means add more.

  • reactionary: if white privilege exists, how come most white people have to deal with *shitty thing that proportionally more people of color have to deal with* and *shitty thing that is caused by capitalism*??? just shut up and support the status quo that is shitty for everyone but ESPECIALLY for white people because *shitty thing capitalism does*.

Daily reminder that the United States is prosperous and existing as it is today only because of the exploitation, destruction, and theft of resources, governments, and people from Central American, Carribbean American, South American, Indigenous North American, African, Southwest, Southeast, and Eastern Asian countries, nations, confederations, and tribes all throughout North American history to today.

America only became great from the destruction, enslavement, and manipulation of others.

And no matter who’s in charge of the nation, this trend will always continue.

Happy 1st day of Kwanzaa!
Today’s principle is Umoja or Unity: To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

Originally posted by theblackamericanprincess

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If you are like me and don’t like talking on the phone, here’s a really easy way to get a message to your members of Congress! It’s called ResistBot. Text ‘Resist’ to 50409 and follow the instructions. It’s really simple, and quick! I did it in about 10 minutes, but it could take 5 for some people. I sent a fax to each of my Senators, and tomorrow ResistBot is going to text me a reminder to send a fax to my Representatives!