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In 100 years when people look back on today what will seem utterly stupid to them?

Other than climate change, I bet it is how we carelessly cover the planet in plastic. Ocean, forest and air alike is filled with it. Everywhere. Even the most remote places on the planet. In the water we drink, the air we breathe, it is everywhere.

Please stop buying fleece, stop buying polyester, recycle your trash and buy less things in general. Vote for green politics that put limits on what companies can produce and pollute.

Thank you for listening to my ted talk.


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Feminists are building their own technology to organise but where are funders?


It is no secret for feminist activists that the internet is not a safe space for organising. With the COVID-19 pandemic, and under the different forms of lockdowns, there was a stark increase in

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Budget cuts of 900m euro in health care in Greece for '22. While last month the gov bought 6 more military planes, adding 800m to the bill of18 planes bought last year for 1.9b. from France. WTF

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Despite the fact that @Gargron, the Mastodon project and the wider ecosystem can not do much to prevent particular actors from joining the fediverse, a statement by the official project regarding Trump's use of the software would be a welcome and important gesture. Something similar happened when Gab forked mastodon in 2019:

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> Images aren't static even when still. They reflect, like a well arranged mirror, the things we want to see. Half of the image never appearing, trapped inside the motivations for making it or for seeing it. Cities, states and individuals present themselves by their faded images: uncomfortable memories, half forgotten in the guilt of subjectively justified propaganda. -- Graham Harwood

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Juste construit tracé par tracé par des milliers (millions?) d'utilisateurs en temps réel → osmlab.github.io/show-me-the-w

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Hey fediverse, does anyone have a picture of a laptop with a "This machine enforces copyleft" sticker?

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Le dernier projet de #Neutrinet ? Fournir du wifi dans un immense bâtiment occupé par les sans papiers à Bruxelles.

On va avoir besoin de 5 antennes wifi, de préférence du même modèle et en POE.

Si vous avez ça en stock, ou si vous connaissez quelqu'un qui en a, on prend ! S'il faut racheter d'occase, on peut essayer de s'arranger.

L'occupation ne va durer que six mois, le temps de la trêve hivernale. Après ça, la situation sera incertaine, mais ils se feront probablement expulser vu que le bâtiment a été vendu pour être démoli…

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This holiday season, if you're going to buy friends and family presents, consider skipping Amazon and supporting some of your friendly, independent fedi artists instead!

Grab a beautiful calendar from @sylvia_ritter , a sublime in drawing print from @lila_bliblu an absurdist cult membership from @onan or one of thousands of great pieces of art from tags like #fediart or #mastoart.

Artists (of all descriptions) please post links to where people can buy your stuff in a reply!

Please boost!

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I feel this could be relevant for LURK & friends:

Call for contributors - Chiptune studies reader:

"We are excited to announce that we are seeking contributions for The Chiptune Studies Reader, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed and edited volume on chiptune - or 'chipmusic' and 'micromusic' as it is also known - which we intend to publish through Oxford University Press.

The invitation to submit an abstract is open to scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as chiptune practitioners and fans."


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The Great Aussie Bird Count is on again and started today.

Count now and count often!


#AussieBirdCount #bird

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Feminist Hack Meetings #3
Feminist Futurotopixs

At Varia + online  
Saturday 06/11/2021  
11:00-13:00 CEST

will introduce us to Feminist . This workshop will enable participants to dream, invent and desire together feminist . They will invent narratives, speculative fiction and radical imaginaries that work as alternatives to existing oppressive or dystopian models. The workshop is oriented at co-designing stories and creating new worlds as processes to imagine and together about feminist desired futures.   

More info: 

To register send to: estragonius@protonmail.com

F(eminist)H(ack)M(eetings), organised by Artemis, Angeliki and Julia, are a series of research meetings and workshops that explore the potentialities and imaginaries of feminist technological collectives. These gatherings aim to challenge who counts as a hacker, and what counts as hacking. More: fhm.varia.zone

/This event is made possible with the kind support of the Creative 
Industries Fund NL/  

*Varia's newsletter:* 


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La Balsamine. Some images of the season program designed by OSP in collaboration with Nina Cosco. Furoshiki scarf screen printed by Chromodrome. #2011-2022

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The Autumn program is coming with exciting activities at Piksel : Piksel KidZ Lab Workshop, the Performing Arts Workshops. the CE Working Group Exhibition and Seminar, PIKSEL21 - the 19th annual Piksel Festival...
Please join us in any of the activities!!

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Figured some people here might be interested:

The Maintainers are funding 4x $10k fellowships next year for people "whose maintenance, repair, and care work has substantial and practical engagements with the environment, and who are passionate about cross-disciplinary and interprofessional collaboration."

Applications due Nov. 4


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pillage du bois Wallon par la Chine : la solution est simple : des restrictions à l'export ... et taxes à l'import pour le bois.
protectionnisme oui, sur base de protection de l'emploi, et de réduction de CO² et de la biodiversité (on coupe dans les réserves)
il est temps d'agir, on a plus de ressource minière à creuser en #Belgique, il ne reste que ce qui pousse et le savoir faire des gens ... après ça y a plus rien :/
#itstheeconomyyoustupid #capitalisme #travaildubois

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