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commodity fetishism 

The Lamy Ideos fountain pen is incredibly gorgeous 😍

extreme coffee snobbery 

My monthly coffee subscription box included an amazing coffee from Timor Leste, one of the best I have ever tried.

If you are in Edinburgh, you should pick some up from Obadiah Roasters: obadiahcoffee.com/pages/raimiu

This volume looks pretty great:

fordhampress.com/9780823298204

From the introduction: "Caricatures of and the tradition as competing if not hostile frameworks for understanding social antagonism tend to stand in for the rich archive of nuanced positions elaborated by militants in the course of social struggle. ... The question is how to fight on many fronts knowing full well that collective injuries are everywhere unevenly suffered."

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Looking for people from around Amsterdam to follow. Shares are appreciated.

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Reminded of this gem today – an overview of edge cases when trying to organize music. “Some artists will benchmark your utf8 support”
dustri.org/b/horrible-edge-cas

interesting: “Europe’s austerity bias was bolstered by a convenient external option: positive external demand shocks from China and the United States alleviated the employment costs of weakened home markets.” doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2021.

this is great: quizwhatitis.herokuapp.com/

Personality quizzes generated from Wikipedia "List of" entries.

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TIL: The inventor of sociocracy, the decision-making method used in many Dutch social movements and nonprofits, was also the author of Cosmic View, which inspired Charles and Ray Eames' Powers of Ten.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kees_Boe

This may not be possible within "renewable varieties of capitalism" but may require more radical alternatives which are being prefigured by social movements.

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That requires us to break out of "fossil fuel realism" (paraphrasing Mark Fisher)

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If we really want to meaningfully reduce emissions, we need to address the supply side: leave it in the ground!

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"We're in the middle of a crash but we're speeding up."

"Carbon bombs" alone can burn the entire remaining carbon budget. See research by Kühne et al.: theconversation.com/why-defusi

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Watching Lorenzo Pellegrini's inaugural lecture entitled "Imagining the end of fossil capitalism: Supply-side climate policies and the fight to leave fossil fuels under the soil" iss.nl/en/events/inaugural-lec

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A fediverse community for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.

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