clothing consumption practices
I have a hard time taking all the niche "environmental" clothing trends seriously.
Besides them just being specialized consumption patterns, I think it's missing a key focus in how we deal with areas of intense exploitation and capitalist waste. These consumption patterns focus on the individual, crafting a sense of self-righteousness. Whereas, we should be focusing on issues like, clothing everyone, donating clothing to mutual aid efforts, targeting businesses that engage in exploitative clothing practices, and so on.
Too many people fall into these ascetic consumption models that only give them bragging rewards, devoid of any sustainable constructions of dual power. Models that reify them right back into capitalism (mentally and physically).
This approach shouldn't give people car blanche to buy whatever they want from whoever they want regardless of consequence or complicity. Please don't buy luxury clothes, throw away perfectly good clothing, or dismiss exploitative practices of your favorite shop. Etc.
Change should not look like religious asceticism.
my religion & ethnicity, not my sexism & misogyny
It’s kind of like if Zoroaster said, listen you’re grown up enough to be responsible for what you do and you’ll mostly reap what you sow, so you know, make the right choice and be nice.
The other thing he said is “humakta, hukta, havarshta” in the ancient Persian language called Avestan.
That translates to “good thoughts, good words, good deeds.”
And it’s self-explanatory for the most part. But the deeper meaning to it IMO is the real gem.
Do you consume oat drink, soy yoghurt, or other #vegan dairy alternatives?
EU parliament is attempting to ban any terms, marketing, or even appearance of vegan products that are associated to milk or dairy. This includes the terms "yoghurt" style, similar packaging in cartons or yoghurt cups, or even the comparison with milk's climate impact.
While this dairy-lobby-driven amendment is already through parliament, there's a petition to stop it in council. https://stopam171.com/
A group of friends and I have been trying to help this woman in New Orleans keep her home. If you can spare any $ I would super appreciate it. The only thing we have is each other. #mutualaid
Less than $2000 left! I'd also love for us to breach the goal, and shoot past it, because she's still not going to make enough money every month. I know we can do it!
TL;DR: Disabled Native American has less than 30 days to pay back US Govt Disability for having earned “too much money” to collect disability (but not enough to live on).
$4 and a share on your socials will save her life.
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The #valaveturners are a great example of people using their privilege to further a movement. Below is an Nytimes audio profile in them. In one morning they cut off 70% of the oil coming from Canada to the US and faced decades in prison for their action
The action was inspired by one that some folks in Quebec did the previous year. I was lucky enough to be there to film.
Hey yall, I really need help and am not sure what to do anymore
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@BalooUriza hey fellow. I'm thinking of joining the national map corps (tnmc). Do you have any experience with that? It seems like a positive project to work on, but i wonder if osm is just the same but better.
Hope you're well.
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