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#solarpunk Mushrooms can be used to remove plastics and heavy metals from soil, common oyster mushrooms can help counteract the effects of an oil spill. Mushrooms are an integral part of healing the biosphere from the ravages of capitalism. This book is worth getting your hands on.

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Today I released the first edition of Riot Medicine, a public domain book to help street medics in the struggle for liberation, autonomy, and dignity for all. You can download all 466 pages for free here:

eye contact, selfie 

Oh yeah, uh... (image description: a white person in a red jacket, facing the camera, with a snowy hillside in the background and a grey hood covering their entire head except for their nose, eyes, and some of the forehead.)

Police, religion 

Honestly, the UU's anti-police stance is one of the big reasons I'm happy I found them.

I don't think a lot of (predominantly white and male) writers are gonna be able to actually create reliable scholarship on the Middle Ages until they acknowledge and examine how much Western academia is still suckered in by the Enlightenment, which really affects our attitudes on past civilizations. Namely, by trying to determine people's so-called 'advancement' or 'sophistication' based on how much they copied the Greeks and Romans.

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hello fellow white people. it's easy to post "fuck the police" and say "i would never call the police" and listen to millions of dead cops and think 1312 thoughts but! have you considered what you would do INSTEAD of calling the fash? no? how about a lil homework:


deescalation seminar:

12 things to do instead:

not being a bystander:

LOTS of links:


Homemade wontons, turned out pretty dang good. (Image description: eleven wontons on a white plate with a blue rim, on top of a grey countertop overlooking a brown tiled floor.)

'Veganism/vegetarianism is accessible to everyone' and 'veganism/vegetarianism is only for priviledged rich people' are both wrong when presented as absolutes like that. What people can eat really depends on where they live and what's available to them, as well as cultural and religious factors, individual dietary needs, and personal preference. Critical thinking before generalisation, folks.

You know that if a man builds his brand around being 'rational', he almost certainly has a podcast or YouTube channel of him getting extremely offended about things.

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This is a list of
notable equestrian
statues by country

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Prison letters – Support people behind the bars!

All around the world people are getting locked up because of their political or social struggles. Those people in many cases are left alone inside of the prison system that tries to crash them with all the power it has. However writing letters to the prisoners might be one of those small straws that will be able to pull the person out of repressive apparatus of the state.

We urge you to write letters to prisoners to help them survive hardships of prison!

This video is a result of collaborative work between Anarchist Black Cross Dresden and Anarchist Black Cross Umeå groups. It was created as a mobilization for the 2020 Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners (23-30 August).

#firetotheprisons #freethemall #prisonsareforburning #solidarity

I got a book on Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean and I'm rallying my remaining brain cells against my ADHD to actually read it, which should be easier than usual because it has to do with my special interests.

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Can anybody recommend a good MP3 downloader app for YouTube? I'm gradually excising Google's presence from my life but I have some beloved music I don't want to lose.

Important omission from my list: check out Northern Haze too.

Looking for some good BIPOC metal bands? Here are some of my favourites (feel free to retoot and/or add your own recs):
- Hanggai
- Nine Treasures
- Chthonic
- Wrust
- Alien Weaponry
- Ego Fall
- The HU
- Aq Bure

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How white supremacists misuse medieval symbols 

For those interested, I recommend a couple of great threads on birdsite on the how white supremacists misuse medieval symbols.

By Dr MRO, a WOC medievalist, on far-right misappropriation of medieval symbols

By Erik Wade, queer medievalist, on the racist medievalisms of those who stormed the capital

#MedievalHistory #Racism #WhiteSupremacy

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A good medieval movie: "Pilgrimage" with Tom Holland and Richard Armitage (it's on Hulu)

A lot of medieval movies, Kingdom of Heaven being the obvious example, end up having this really jarring overlay of modern skepticism, but Pilgrimage gets it right. It's fully immersed in superstition and fanaticism and darkness, and the actions of the characters depend on a sincere belief in both God and the pagan supernatural.

It's pretty grisly at times, but there's also lots of gorgeous Irish scenery

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Another fun fact related to France and the persecution of religious minorities: the earliest known depiction of a witch riding a broomstick comes from a 1450s French manuscript and depicts a Waldensian woman (the specific religious minority that I'm descended from)

The caption says "des Vaudoises" which is another word for Waldensians

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.