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I'm pleased to announce the publication of "Local-Global Linkages: Challenges in Organizing Functional Communities for Ecosocial Justice" in the Journal of Community Practice.

The article explores ecosocial organizing challenges in a Community Technology Center in a US city, which organized around e-waste and digital inequality.

DOI: 10.1080/10705422.2019.1657536

-Waste

If you begin where you are and meet people where they are, you can't go wrong.

@fedilab Is there a way to block racist/fascist/hate, etc. servers in the fediverse, such as those networked on Gab, through Fedilab? Or is this done server side? Thank you for your work on this amazing application!

I'm pleased to announce the publication of "Radical Social Welfare and Anti-Authoritarian Mutual Aid" in Critical and Radical Social Work: An International Journal.

DOI: 10.1332/204986019X15687131179624

In this article, I explore how neoliberal conditions of austerity and privatization have fostered systems of mutual aid that concurrently function as forms of protest, organizing, and social welfare.

Organizing community is hard work, but it begins with small steps in sync with long-term goals. The key is to keep walking, & bring others along with you. Change begins where you are & where others are:

Volunteer with a community group you support, plant a tree with friends, clean up trash, share a skill, listen to a stranger, pick up garbage, talk to your neighbor, support a friend, share food, greet others, smile, and leave your electronics at home and go outside--expect nothing in return.

Getting a baby to go to sleep is like a dissertation defense, but without the peer review.

I'm pleased to announce the publication of "Local-Global Linkages: Challenges in Organizing Functional Communities for Ecosocial Justice" in the Journal of Community Practice.

The article explores ecosocial organizing challenges in a Community Technology Center in a US city, which organized around e-waste and digital inequality.

DOI: 10.1080/10705422.2019.1657536

-Waste

My article "The Case for Prefigurative Feminist Organizing," in the latest issue of the Journal of Progressive Human Services, suggests that current feminist organizing ideas and practices adhere to masculinist models, and do not offer liberatory or inclusive models for social change.

DOI: 10.1080/10428232.2019.1575089

we spend so much effort teaching people how to not become homeless instead of teaching capitalists to not create homelessness

"Linda Taylor became the living template for a racist stereotype: the greedy black woman getting rich off taxpayer money. That vicious, baseless caricature demonized some of the nation’s most vulnerable people, laying the groundwork for bipartisan welfare reforms that slashed direct aid to the poor. And the Taylor-inspired trope continues to haunt our political conversation."

nytimes.com/2019/05/17/opinion

Language. 

Today, we served ~30 people with help from Yokohama food bank at Verny Park, Yokosuka!

#FoodNotBombs #SolidarityNotCharity

"Revealed: 1.6m Americans live near the most polluting incinerators in the US. Lower-income and minority communities are exposed to majority of the pollution coming from waste-burning plants, report finds."

theguardian.com/environment/20

The Free Permaculture Project are now offering access to educational resources and a year long course on permaculture for free/pay-as-you-can.

freepermaculture.com/?

Does anyone know of any international academic job posting sites or search engines? For me, this would be non-United States-based.

#FoodNotBombs is a community effort! We get excess food from grocery stores and food banks. Ppl sometimes donate clothing or money. Volunteers offer their time: cooking, planning, recovering produce, etc.

Everyone helps, everyone gains. That's what #solidarity means to us.

(For the cross-poster: Mastodon Only)

Nations have agreed to a UN proposal that restricts shipments of hard-to-recycleΒ plastic & other toxic junk from being dumped from the Global North to the Global South. Unsurprisingly, the US hasn't agreed to participate, but receiving countries can now reject incoming waste.

A necessary step for justice. We must prevent plastics and other toxic materials from being used in the first place by re-using, reducing, and recycling materials locally. is.gd/ygzTKf

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