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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter takes off from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during an exercise as the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) transits nearby. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

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Hey all!  Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I’ve had my head down with some projects that hopefully I’ll be able to talk more about soon!

In the mean-time, with the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda bearing down on us, I thought I would make a quick post collecting some of my Mass Effect related art!

If you enjoy any of these, please take a quick gander at my Society 6 Shop  and see if there are any you would like to pick up!  The support is incredibly appreciated!

https://society6.com/realityajar/prints

What is Ecosocialism?

Ecosocialism is the belief that the capitalist mode of production is at the root of environmental and ecological destruction. The development and expansion of capitalism causes stratification into antagonistic social classes, globalization and imperialism, and the degradation of the environment in the drive for profits. Ecosocialism not a completely separate ideology, is the recognition that environmentalism and ecology are necessary parts of an anti-capitalist worldview.

But why ecosocialism? Why a whole new term? Because ecology by itself doesn’t carry a social analysis. With a socialist, particularly Marxist outlook, we are able to trace the roots of ecological crisis to the political and economic system of capitalism. And more importantly, we are able to envision a system beyond it.

Ecosocialism also calls for a critical appraisal of the self-proclaimed socialist states of the 20th century. With some exceptions, and regardless of our other thoughts on the matter, these countries largely fell short in ecological terms. Today, we must fight for a socialism that has an ecological outlook.

Because capitalism also fuels white supremacy, gender and sexual oppression, and imperialism, ecosocialism focuses on the impact of climate change on these communities: environmental racism and the effects of unnatural disasters on working class communities, and the growing inequalities between the global North and South.

If we want to live in a society where the relationship between humans and the planet is harmonious, we must reject the system that puts profit as its first (and often only) goal.

Environmentalism and capitalism are not reconcilable. We live on a planet with finite resources, while capitalism demands infinite growth just to stay afloat. Capitalism sacrifices human welfare and survival for profit and growth. Capitalism fuels inequality between classes, nations, and genders and so the harmful effects of climate change and ecological destruction are endured primarily by the masses of the working class, by the citizens of the global South, by the women and children increasingly forced into work for near slave-wages for the same capitalists who are polluting, logging, mining, fracking, and profiteering the world into a lifeless rock.

pt 2 of me taking a digital art class: my future fryder!! her name is stella

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more commissions! i had lotsa’ fun doing these ! thanks everyone!! @asschabs@spacialepopee@blueteaparty @irlaimsaaralath and a lil Sneak of a Samama piece im doing, in order!

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Happy 50th Birthday to Mr. Layne Staley! Thank you for all that you did, all the lives you touched, and all the love you gave. The more I learn about you, the more I love you and I wish I would’ve gotten the chance to meet you. Thank you for your songs and kind words of wisdom. I hope that you’re with Kurt, Chris, Scott, Mike, and Andrew resting easy. I also hope that your soul has finally found the peace that it couldn’t find here. You are greatly missed, loved, and appreciated.

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Marines, assigned to the Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, practice helicopter rope suspension and room clearing techniques during visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard during Exercise Talisman Saber 17. June 25, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes/Released)

181 tower blocks across the UK have now failed flammability tests on their exterior cladding.

It’s becoming rapidly clear that a disaster the scale of Grenfell was not just a preventable tragedy, but the inevitable and certain outcome of an unspoken cost-cutting policy enacted by both publically-owned and private landlords which prioritised rent gouging over the most basic tenant safety.

Frankly, revolutions have started over much, much lesser crimes. The only rational response to these revelations, and the desperate scrambling cover-up undertaken by the government’s official inquiries - staffed as they are by the very individuals who have attempted to write this tacit policy into explicit deregulation - is a national rent strike of poor and vulnerable tenants, backed to the hilt by the organisations of the working-class.

No Safety, No Rent.

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Mass Effect minimalist class “posters”

And they’re done! They’re not 100% accurate, but hey I haven’t worked with Illustrator in a long time, this is as accurate as I could get with these.

Also don’t repost/claim as your own (why do you think I slapped my name on those). I’ve worked 3 hours on them.
But I might release .png files in gray colors for people who want to use them in edits, perhaps. If you peeps would be interested that is.

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2010) A Marine pilot assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) flies an AH-1W Super Cobra during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Taylor is participating in theater security cooperation activities in the Adriatic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)