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'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’?' :oa:

anton.angelo.nz/2019/09/09/ope

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‘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.’

theanarchistlibrary.org/librar

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When things are hectic, it's okay to say no or tell someone to ask you again later.

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Sometimes the best self care is doing that hard thing you've been putting off.

This entire column is pure 🔥 :firstnations: :comrade: 🔥

'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.'

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

'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 communemag.com/intersex-libera

gonna make time to read some interesting stuff today as a reward for decimating my inbox. first up, 'Towards Post-Anthropocentric Cosmologies' strelkamag.com/en/article/towa

'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.'

reallifemag.com/bad-metaphors-

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.’

emergencemagazine.org/story/th

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Before you start your day, take a few moments to outline the 3 most important things you need to do.

I've been thinking about this kind of stuff all year and this goes some way toward answering one of my bigger questions: namely, *how* humans might produce / acquire ethnobotanical knowledge. this is going straight in the zine, whenever I finally start writing the damn thing

'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

tea-assembly.com/issues/2019/6

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It's okay if you didn't get it all done today.

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Veganism as colonialism 

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You can turn off the news and sign off social media for a bit. It's okay.

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Would you make someone else work as hard as you are working right now? Be kind to yourself.

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