Alaska's governor proposes a 41% cut to the University of Alaska system https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/02/18/alaska-governor-proposes-41-percent-cut-higher-ed
@xo notion is such a great app. Welcome to Mastodon!
Was gonna post a pic of my office view for the day but then I realized you would figure out what building I’m in and what floor. #FLOPSEC
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Solarpunk Action Week official dates: Spring 2019
This year's first #solarpunk action week will take place on the first full week of March (3rd-9th)! Start planning and organizing now for a week of community building and practical projects, and make sure to post about your actions with the hashtag #SolarpunkActionWeek so we can share them here!
Please boost this post and spread the word, and we'll see you punks in planting season! ✊💕
Hey everyone! #SolarpunkActionWeek starts in 2 weeks, so I just wanted to go over something before people get too far into planning their actions
Remember that #solarpunk is an #anticapitalist and #antiauthoritarian movement. If you support sustainability, but you don't recognize that an end to consumerism, exploitation, and hierarchy is necessary for that to happen, you're not solarpunk, you're just green
We won't be accepting submissions that involve campaigning for any political candidate or making an excessively consumerist purchase (i.e. buying a Tesla wouldn't be accepted, buying a bike and selling your car would; buying a portable solar panel for hiking trips wouldn't, but buying a small solar panel setup to get your apartment off-grid would). Use your common sense and we'll use ours
Once again, we're available to answer any questions you have, either about these rules or just helping with your action! Happy planning
So there's this absolute scumbag in North Carolina who hates gay people, and also happens to be blind.
In the last few days I've seen a ton of people mock him for not looking at cameras, or 'the weird way he moves his eyes.' It's a textbook example of why focusing criticism on someone's physical traits is never a good idea.
Most folks I've pointed this out to are suitably chagrined, and I appreciate them <3. A few try to defend themselves. He's a scumbag, so there's no holes barred on insulting him, right? No.
When we mock a bad person for being blind, or fat, or trans, we're telling everyone with those traits that we secretly think they're less than wholly human. Maybe we won't admit it so long they remain "good," but we've admitted that it's there under the surface.