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  • stabby_cicadaOPtocollapse of the old societyThe War On Weeds | NOEMA
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    11 days ago

    Oh, absolutely. I don’t know where fluoride is sourced from, but it wouldn’t surprise me to learn it’s an industrial byproduct that would otherwise have to be disposed of as toxic waste.

    And anybody who wants to reflexively defend fluoridation because of the political bias of its American opponents should note water fluoridation is literally illegal in developed countries:

    Fluoridation of community drinking water is considered unethical because individuals are not being asked for their informed consent prior to medication. It is standard practice to obtain consent for all medication, and this is one of the key reasons why most of Western Europe has ruled against fluoridation. It is a violation of human rights, a direct violation of the Nuremberg code that states that research or even routine medical procedures must be done with the voluntary cooperation of the subjects who must be fully informed of the risks or benefits of the procedure in which they are involved.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6309358















  • stabby_cicadaOPtoSolarpunkcommunity is punk
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    28 days ago

    Nothing is more punk than food not bombs. It’s just feeding everyone who shows up whether the government likes it or not.

    Yes, and, Food Not Bombs is a great example to bring up, because they don’t only feed everyone, they also share literature and talk politics and organize community action. From FNB’s how to guide:

    Your meal is not a Food Not Bombs meal if you don’t provide literature and display a banner. Otherwise the public will think you are a church and have the impression your group believes that our political and economic system is fine and that all we need to do is care for those who are not able to make it. We are not a charity, we are seeking to build a movemnet to end the exploitation of the economic and political system.

    I think very few orgs do “the personal is political” better than FNB.


  • stabby_cicadaOPtoSolarpunkcommunity is punk
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    29 days ago

    It is to turn a fascist society into one that does not need them, one where it is effective to engage in social works and to collaborate with public institutions.

    And we don’t actually live in that society yet, and therefore protesting, feeding people, helping drug addicts, and doing odd jobs for your neighbors all remain punk af.

    JFC. Selling food without a permit is illegal. Doing most home repairs without a license and permit is illegal. If I install a set of solar panels for my neighbor and she pays me in raw milk and eggs we could both be arrested. Don’t tell me helping your community isn’t punk.






  • Look.

    Human beings deliberately introducing species to foreign environments has been a long history of ecological disaster.

    Ecosystems are so immeasurably complex that no one can guarantee what introducing a non-native species will do. Look at the Bradford pear, which was supposed to be a sterile hybrid.

    And finally, the whole point of this program is to introduce species that are better adapted to surviving climate change than native species. Do you know what we call species that come into an area and survive and thrive better than the native species? Invasives. This project is literally creating invasive species - replacing native species with species that will supposedly survive better, on the argument that the native species will die out anyway with climate change so we may as well remake the ecosystem and see what happens.

    Blind, stupid, arrogance. I’m embarrassed for humanity.