nulloperation

nulloperation wrote

If you're going to praise some communist union and their actions, shouldn't you learn a little about them first?

Yea, I feel dirty now. The half-a-dozen English-language articles I could find about the protest were sparse on details. Reluctantly used Google to translate the USB announcement, and it's the most vile conspiracy theories.

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nulloperation wrote (edited )

I don't want to pretend that stalinists aren't bombing schools, hospitals and homes with cluster bombs, yet I think it's gross to shame people for refusing to participate in war. What these workers were asked to do could arguably be violating the Geneva Conventions by "feigning of civilian, non-combatant status" by disguising explosives as medicine. Edit: Oh, you're referring to the Italian stalinists. Fair enough. Misunderstood that.

EU countries are rushing to increase their military budgets and open the doors for USAmerican military bases while simultaneously funding the Russian army by buying billions of dollars of oil and gas. I'm not saying the workers are right. I'm not pretending to know what's right here, but labeling those refusing to participate in this omnicidal shit show that is militarism as cringey tankies who adore Putin is just a sad take that I hadn't really expected to see here. Edit: Okay, if those protesting are genuinely stalinists, that's something else. Appreciate the clarification.

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nulloperation wrote

Yeah they should just stop resisting those tanks and let Russians roll over their heads.

The Italian workers are not asking Ukrainians to please get themselves run over by Russian tanks. They are refusing to package explosives disguised as food and medicine. That is not the same thing. I don't get why you see the need to straw-man.

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nulloperation wrote

So, this was weapons shipments falsified as emergency relief, food and medicine.

Fuck Putin's massacre on civilians, the mass murder must end. I didn't know the vibe on Raddle was so war horny as to label it cringe when people refuse to profit from militarism and deceptive weapons distribution.

“We stand alongside the Ukrainian peoples, the Donbass and Russia and we do not want to be complicit in this conflict,” the Porto Livorno chapter of USB said in a statement.

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nulloperation wrote

Okay, I understood the article as explaining that NATO had a role in starting the war while being unclear on whether actions towards NATO arms production would make sense now that war has broken out. However, on a re-read that may be what is meant by "we must insist that the United States and NATO keep to their repeated public vows not to get directly involved militarily."

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I am fine with "the left" standing in solidarity with Ukrainians but for many that seems to mean exporting weapons. I wish this article would at least have addressed that. The underlying question when discussing tankieism: Are people in Europe who protest against NATO weapons build-up tankies per-se?

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Pretty wild that he compares poor diet to mass incarceration

I was about to argue that you'd be mistaken about veganism mainly being a healthy diet, and that you'd be wrong about vegans suggesting that the major injustice is the poor health of humans eating other animals ... except that is what vegan pescetarian Adams is apparently saying.

Adams is not comparing mass incarceration of non-humans to mass incarceration of humans, and so I find his comparison really distasteful.

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nulloperation wrote

I'm also scared of social situations, and sometimes disagree with the structure of certain social situations, such as meetings. As a personal observation, I find that anarchists often reject the arguably bureaucratized notion of "getting involved" in an "affinity group", and that I more just consider them my woke friends now.

There is less of an agenda and meeting schedule, and more sharing tea or dinners, singing, knitting or drawing. Then, occasionally you end up occupying a tree together, as the city is trying to chop down a forest, sitting on a swing eating brown bananas. I find that the vibe / ambiance is spontaneous, playful and supportive amongst green anarchist nihilists or whatever you call them.

How to get involved? Find your nearest local vegan cafe on HappyCow and check their wall for posters or flyers perhaps? Is there not already something evil happening right in your back yard, like fracking or an arms fair or industrial pig farm, that green anarchists would be trying to shut down?

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nulloperation wrote

Sounds depressing when your school friend hurls out buttcoin cryptobro ancap fantasies. The more disappointing when it's someone you like.

In posh private school, I guess it must be challenging to stand alone with that view one has from being increasingly woken towards suffering and injustice. One thing to perhaps practice could be calling in (a much gentler version of calling out) your friend for suggesting something oppressive. I like when people call me in when I accidentally say oppressive shit, so it goes both ways.

I try to call co-workers in (and sometimes out) on sexism, and also on animal liberation when they're ordering death pizzas or eating minced pig flesh, but also doing it warmly and somewhat humorously because I really love my co-workers too. Each their own style, I guess, but I think it's important you state your truth somehow.

Or maybe watch Moxie and start a revolution at your school?

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oh no ecco's not an adventure game, would you say? how far did you get? aw, i found the soundtrack nicely eno-esque. found out about the game here on raddle, the ketamine secrets of ecco the dolphin.

are you using retroarch? looks easy to install the saturn bios. haven't done it myself, my laptop's just barely hanging on for the SNES games. almost completed a link to the past. that's also a neat one, not too difficult, not too fast-paced.

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