'Library research is funded by us, all of us, to the benefit of the greater good, and usually in our ‘spare’ time. How dare publishers provide products that actually hide it from people behind a paywall, and call it ‘freedom’?'
‘To be disillusioned — with ‘Global Revolution’ and with our capacity to ‘Save the Earth’ — should not alter our anarchist nature, or the love of nature we feel as anarchists.’
This entire #IndigenousX column is pure 🔥 🔥
'The multi-racial international working class is the key to crippling the entire system, and bringing about the structural change we need to build a better society. The world will not fix itself: it’s up to us.'
'We survive through attempts to solve us. That we exist at all is a fact buried, which means our theorizing has to begin by unearthing social conditions carefully concealed from us, providing a new account which makes the scar tissue legible.'
Intersex Liberation https://communemag.com/intersex-liberation/
gonna make time to read some interesting stuff today as a reward for decimating my inbox. first up, 'Towards Post-Anthropocentric Cosmologies' https://strelkamag.com/en/article/towards-post-anthropocentric-cosmologies
'Saying that I need to “recharge” is at once an acknowledgement of my depletion — my low energy, my fed-up-ness, my ennui, my aches and pains, my general exhaustion — and a sign of my hope that reviving it could be as simple as plugging in. I am thinking of myself like my device, and as such, reducing my life to a deadening cycle: deplete, recharge, deplete, recharge, deplete. Repeat.'
I don’t always agree with, or follow, or want to hear everything Paul Kingsnorth writes. But I find his work deeply fascinating.
‘[L]anguage itself—or at least the kind of language we use, abstracted, boiled down into these ink marks—is part of the process by which we desacralize the world. That writing, especially, is a tool of ecocide.’
'Dieting plants is not a one night experience like many ayahuasca ceremonies. Her patients usually carry out one week diets in solitude, immersed in nature [...] through the active and embedded connection to the plant spirit, diets may lead to the recognition of nature as an inspirited space.'
Absolutely fascinating article on Amazonian indigenous ethnobotanical cosmologies, as practised with French plants
Veganism as colonialism
The final nail in the coffin, as a vegan of 7 years, that convinced me veganism is not a universal good, was watching white vegans on the blue hellsite shout at Inuit folks for eating seal.
Not only is it incredibly difficult and ecologically damaging to ship fresh vegetables to the Arctic, but what right does your colonizer ass have to tell someone whose culture has lived in harmony with the land for more than 20 thousand years how they are supposed to eat ethically. And lord help me should I hear another person say that the Inuit should not inhabit their ancestral lands because you feel bad about them eating those adorable sacks of blubber.
Veganism presupposes a flattened concept of food production and relationship to place. It presumes that everyone can and should eat the same way. It lacks any concept of the ecological, of the contingent, of the contextual.
Ecological food cultures must be adapted to place and time, and sometimes that means eating meat.
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