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fedi/personal meta 1/3 

since the turn of the year i was getting progressively turned off by the fediverse

this was in part due to my own worsening mh but also after seeing the same cycles repeated over and over

so many times PV called out bad actors and got slammed, or worse, got dragged into conversations they weren’t even a part of just to get slammed for calling people out

i didn’t know what to do, so i did nothing

and i knew that made me part of the problem, so i slipped into solipsism

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intro post 

hello! i'm Ciarán/kiki, nonbinary boy living in the northwest of ireland with my wife Mairéad

i've been floating around the fediverse since august 2018, trying to unlearn all my decades of white-cishet-man training

i love music, film, photography - i also love talking about philosophy/social theory but it's a while since i've been deep into reading it

happy to chat and make friends with folk on their own journey to understanding

looking forward to a godforsaken life :blobcheer:

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intro - communication notes 

will block for racist, anti-black, colorist, ableist, transmisic, homomisic, or any prejudiced talk – zero tolerance if you’re called out and refuse to acknowledge/change

i’m an anxious person so unless we interact regularly i’ve probably reworded any message/reply to you at least 5 times

i am not flirty/forward, so if any response potentially reads that way, you can assume it’s not intended that way – also i get really uncomfortable if i feel i’m being flirted with

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intro - projects 

i make music under the name drembot: drembot.bandcamp.com/

new album is €5 but hmu for a free download code as i still have loads, other bits are free/pay what you like

also on spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/5Pjdfd

i sometimes do music/sound design for my friend John's story podcast: yarnpodcast.com/

i also work on my wife's wedding photo/video business - love to celebrate the love so get in touch if you're getting married: remaininlightphotography.com/

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TERF is not a slur. It actually is an annoyingly respectful term used to refer blatant transphobes. If you hate trans people, you aren't a feminist.

friday night is Soom T time

Soom T - Gimme Gimme (Ibibio Sound Machine Remix)

youtu.be/Oky0-7ofshw

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It's my turn to take the office :lemon_dog: home to look after for the weekend 💖

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im the one who makes the rota for cleaning out :lemon_dog: 's hutch and that's why my name mysteriously doesn't appear on there

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thank fuck it's another working week done

Soom T - Boom Shiva

youtu.be/8j-XPa-HAbQ

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14 anarchist films to watch during confinement 

This list was originally put together by the Venezuelan anarchist collective El Libertario, I've found the original dubs and tried to find versions with english subtitles (Versions without english subtitles are marked NS, you can find srt files on OpenSubtitles):

The Wave (2008) - German film that portrays the rise of Nazism amongst a group of students. Based on a real United States experiment. [NS]
vimeo.com/404096663

Libertarias (1996) - Film about the role played by the anarcha-feminist group Mujeres Libres in the middle of the Spanish Civil War.
archive.org/details/libertaria

Land and Freedom (1995) - Film based on 'Homage to Catalonia' by George Orwell.
archive.org/details/LandAndFre

Salvador (2006) - Dramatic film about the attempt by family and friends to prevent the Franco regime's execution of the Catalan anarchist Salvador Puig Antich. [NS]
veoh.com/watch/v21166172GzK9Ba

The Green Beautiful (1996) - The film portrays a utopian planet where its inhabitants develop themselves as they get rid of the hindrances of the modern world. [NS]
archive.org/details/labellever

Simón, Hijo Del Pueblo (2013) - Documentary that recreates the historical memory around Simón Radowitzky. [NS]
archive.org/details/SimonHijoD

Lucio (2007) - Documentary about the anarchist bricklayer Lucio Urtubia.
archive.org/details/luciourtub

The Anarchist's Wife (2008) - Film about a passionate woman who must search for her anarchist husband after the Spanish Civil War. [NS]
invidio.us/watch?v=ODoXlf348Ho

Manuel (1991) - A Spanish refugee in Canada, picks up Manuel, a twelve-year-old Portuguese teenager, who he teaches to read, to assert his rights and to whom he talks about the Spanish civil war. [NS]
invidio.us/watch?v=6cMtwLZ2K-s

Animal Farm (1954) - Animated film based on the Orwell novel.
archive.org/details/animalfarm

Hombres de ideas avanzadas (2011) - Documentary about the Catalan anarchist Penina, who was shot by the Argentine military. [NS]
invidio.us/watch?v=ysf9x6YHqA8

Sacco & Vanzetti (1971) - Film about the process that the US government unfairly carried out against two anarchist workers.
archive.org/details/sacco.and.

Joe Hill (1971) - Film about the poet and singer Joe Hill, member of the IWW and persecuted by the US government.
invidio.us/watch?v=LKcPpEGBaGQ

Libera, My Love (1975) - Italian film that portrays the anarchist struggle against the rise of fascism. [NS]
invidio.us/watch?v=cLLtq04M3tI

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brazil, indigenous genocide, imperialist atrocities 

since watching Apiyemiyekî? the other day i've been reading about what went on in the amazon under the dictatorship in brazil, including the use of napalm on the Waimiri Atroari

and the fact that this was still going on into the 80s, when i was born, and there was absolutely *zero* consciousness of it

additional cw for horrific images in the document

intercontinentalcry.org/milita

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i lost my job due to covid and am not a citizen of the country where i live, so i get no government help.

my medication has been upped and now it's double the cost. i don't have medicare so my psychiatry appointments are paid out of pocket for $300 - which i just had yesterday

i'm sending out a #mutualaid request to get my ssri medication and adhd medication

paypal.me/ginnagon
i also use up bank
and can sign up for other methods of money transfer

it always blows my mind when people say cats are expressionless (usually unapologetic cat-haters tbh)

aside from their very evident body language, they have a wide range of facial expressions including, yes, smiles!

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“We might bury a complaint because it is exhausting to keep making it... When you have to keep telling the story of a complaint, it can end up feeling like another way of being dominated. A story about what happened to you can end up being a story about what somebody else did. Sometimes in order not to be removed from our stories we bury them.”
- Sara Ahmed

feministkilljoys.com/2020/07/3

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“Trying to address an institutional problem often means inhabiting the institution all the more. Inhabitance can involve re-entry: you re-enter the institution through the back door; you find out about doors, secret doors, trapdoors: how you can be shut in; how you can be shut out. You learn about processes, procedures, policies, you point out what they fail to do, pointing to, pointing out; you fill in more and more forms; forms become norms; files become futures; filing cabinets become graves”

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