Beautiful reclaimed wood used as siding, art, and floors ... cool idea.

The project has fallen way behind schedule ... architect plans for roof design were co-opted by truss building company's expertise. Still working it out, will post updates soon.

Construction jobs, like plants, require people who care.

Related issues (indigenous land reclamations and anti-fascism) have the same enemy: white supremacy, and the colonists that enable white supremacy.

The goal of white supremacist-enabling colonists is to frame native peoples as a common "threat" or enemy to immigrants and PoC. They think that by redirecting the narrative they can maintain control (illusion of control). They think that their safety is "guaranteed" if they enable oppression.

The smart ones don't fall for it...

The whole "United we stand, divided we fall" thing applies whenever external forces try to divide PoC. EVERYBODY focusing on the one problem we can fix the quickest solves the problem the quickest.

Stop your squabbling, folks.

We can take down white supremacists ... there are more of us than there are of them, and Turtle Island has no borders.

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It has been brought to my attention that a user has been bullied off the Fediverse by malicious actors.

Be strong, friends; please don't cave to the oppressors (as if you needed another reason to leave fascistbook and instacopgram permanantly!)

From: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations:

"Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums. "

dgrnewsservice.org/civilizatio

Great interview with Nick Tilsen (NDN Collective) about how the Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River people are making it known that they explicitly prohibit the colonist's "President" from trespassing and intruding on their sovereign sacred territory. He does not have permission at this time.

The colonial state of South Dakota's "governor" Kristi Noem recently stared her hideous face and vacant, dead eyes into a TV camera and insisted that neither masks nor social distancing would be required the rally Trump wants there.

As Covid-19 cases have been accelerating in several states, the idiocy of colonist leaders cannot be underestimated.

Lots of love to the indigenous people of the region; keep yourselves safe.

youtu.be/tz0bz1k2CWc

ndncollective.org

Stiffening 10% of the nation's roads every year could prevent 440 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over the next five decades. That amount equals how much CO2 you'd spare the planet by keeping a billion barrels of oil in the ground. Or by growing seven billion trees, for a decade.

reddit.com/r/science/comments/

Feeling so happy because I did food bank deliveries again today. I was paired up with an extremely badass lady with a trailer and together we delivered 220 POUNDS OF FOOD to 9 households.

Our route took us to a lot of apartment buildings with elders whose English was variable. There's often a second language listed in the information we get, but for Chinese speakers, no dialect is specified.

Today we relied on kids or neighbors to help get the message across.

@data

"Confused Algorithm" says:

Racoons === Bandits Weightlifting === Heavy metal

Are you using Zoom? I have found some pretty disturbing info on the platform and wonder why activists are still using it... I posted some links to news items that you should see...
freescholar.net/

This group is buying up land in the SF Bay and giving it back to the Ohlone people:

sogoreate-landtrust.org

fucking rad!

It Was 100°F in #Siberia Today. Yes, That Siberia

While 2019 was #Russia’s hottest on record, this year already seems poised to surpass that. Last month, Siberia reported temperatures almost 40 degrees above normal for this time of year. (Also, parts of the region caught on fire.)

earther.gizmodo.com/it-was-100

#ExtremeWeather #ClimateCrisis

dude birds are really out there making those sounds for FREE

if your job makes you travel for work your job should pay for childcare

Cops stopped doing their job the moment they realized people don't like them.

Waffle house workers serve waffles through hurricanes. They also manage to get through confrontation without killing anyone.

Let's hold police up to the standards of Waffle House.

Anyway here's some wild tomatillos from our garden. We didn't plant them but they're doing really well. We've also got cherry tomatoes and peppers galore AND three years after planting the vines we're getting teeny tiny but very sweet little red grapes 🍇

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Heard on the radio yesterday that our marches and protests are working. Uh... they are sorta* working? No, not really. The average street person hearing that $15 million of PPB's (Portland Police Bureau) funds are being diverted[1] may be initially hopeful, but would be ultimately hasty, to claim victory.

The PPB budget is $245 million dollars ($15 million is barely 6 percent); in other words, it is basically NOTHING in the grand scheme of the Evil Realtors' and Landlords' nefarious plots to keep the concentrated in their own hands, and in the pockets of their associates**.

The biz model of advertising trendy hipster flats and rowhomes, pushing contracts, "renters insurance" (HA!), colonist cash deposits, and other BULLSHIT on all the MLS websites and rental portals IS NOT A JOB the police should be protecting.

*"The PPB budget — about $245 million — is part of the whole city budget of $5.6 billion."

Where the hell is the city of Portland getting $5.6 billion dollars?

Yes, Black Lives Matter; however, we cannot overlook the reality that MOST of the budget's dollars are going into "policing for" (serving eviction notices) and protecting the fat landlords and Realtors in their little bubbles. Round up the homeless folk, put fences around them to keep them out of the brochures. Make the rental contracts longer and more complex to nickel and dime the workers. Turn them into wage slaves.

The only constant in the last 528 years of colonization is the exponential increase of greed of the colonists.

Colonist cash has always been, and will always be the root of oppression.

**The HARSH REALITY that still needs to be addressed is that the Realtors' and Landlords' constant demands for commissions and rent money prove that they ARE THE OPPRESSORS. NOTHING they can do changes their role or can make them into "good guys" (no, not even offering "free rent" in exchange for work).

[1] forgot which station it was; story w/the same news: opb.org/news/article/portland-

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trying to rebrand "white privilege" as "white blessing" is literally the most white shit i could possibly imagine lmfaooo

yes, slavery and systemic genocide sure was a blessing for y'all white folk

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Ecosteader

Melg'puguasit, we stand with Wet'suwet'en. Decolonize: "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK) is the only thing that can help humans as a colonized planet continues to sink deeper into the chaos and destruction of broken, inequitable, and faulty systems that value money over Earth's many forms of life. We encourage you to join us on a better path as we build and participate in an Ecological Democracy that includes #AllThePeople as envisioned by Mark Charles, a Navajo Nation member running as an Independent candidate for President. #LivingWalls, not border walls. The Earth does not sustain white supremacists.