What the fuuuuuuck how have I never heard of the Landless Worker's Movement

mstbrazil.org/

It's a horizontal squatting organization in Brazil somewhat akin to the Diggers, who occupy unused land it and just build farming communities on them. And it's worked. A lot of their squats have been recognized by the state. They now have over 1.5 *million* members, and I've never fucking heard of them

Every now and then, I think about how the introduction of free market logic into the context of higher education posits students as in possession of the full force of consumer rationality

As those of you who have had the eminent pleasure of meeting actual students know, beyond all possible doubt, this is true

It’s a hot hot hot hot day in parts of North America. If you’re like me, your only access to cooling at home is something like a struggling window unit.

Libraries can be cooling stations if you can get to one. And they mostly won’t kick you out. They’re a place you can be and not buy anything. Keep safe if you can. 💜💜💜💜

birbsite link, food Show more

PSA, UK income tax, scammers Show more

swearing, laundry, wildlife, poo Show more

Argh, whinge, gardening-adjacent, bugs Show more

Argh, whinge, gardening-adjacent, bugs Show more

health whinge (minor), disability stuff Show more

health (minor) Show more

NB this is not because I feel somehow comforted by the presence of a dead king, it's because the city has made a bunch of infrastructure changes and cleaned up some of the really bad areas/buildings.

I'm sure this can *also* be seen as a gentrification process, though.

I am heartened that a lot of the older businesses are still here.

re: the unfederated / stopping fascist entryism Show more

the unfederated / stopping fascist entryism Show more

It's really interesting to me as a semi-regular visitor to Leicester, noting how the city centre has changed since they found Richard III in a carpark. It feels much more welcoming and rather safer than it did.

Public health campaign Gail Show more

ADHD stuff Show more

ADHD stuff Show more

crapitalism, labour politics, automation, lukewarm take Show more

crapitalism, labour politics, automation, lukewarm take Show more

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