ok new #introductions
i'm shel i'm 24, non-binary/de facto a trans woman. i'm a "significant figure in mastodon history" and former big deal dev. i appreciate marx and do DSA/Refoundation stuff. i write poetry. i'm a queer shitposting furry. i'm working full-time while doing grad school for library science on the side. I made http://sailingroughwaters.com which is a mental health resource targeting marginalization/microaggression-induced stress. find my shit at https://datapup.info also twitter is @email@example.com
if you're a trans woman or trans feminine non-binary person there's a long-term study recruiting right now on trans feminine health and it compensates $250 spread out in 6 month intervals of $50. Https://litestudy.org
30,000+ stop and shop workers are currently on strike across New England! Workers aren't getting paid while on strike, so in order to persevere and survive until management gives in, they need money!
Please donate to our local strike fund and spread it around! https://chuffed.org/project/pvdsa-stop-shop-workers-strike-fund?fbclid=IwAR0IdgoLxjPB8JZYBeVu5nUKWlD9pUSZi3TRa2s3Sybg7vnMN22nGk09el4#
I know there's a lot of Boston furries on Snouts so I wanna plug this Boston DSA Facebook event for coordinating supporting the 30,000+ Stop and Shop workers currently on Strike. Showing up in red, waving signs, and keeping that picket line strong is super important solidarity work and a major part of being a socialist https://twitter.com/Sej_Singh/status/1116717637076160512?s=19
Also: in case you haven't heard, 30,000+ Stop and Shop workers across all of New England are on strike!! Don't cross the picket line, boycott Stop&Shop!!
If you have a car another thing you can do to support stop & shop workers is coordinate carpooling to other grocery stores, like Market Basket or Shaws (which is unionized), for people who don't have other affordable options in walking distance. That way they don't have to cross the picket line!
If you're in Western MA and need help, hit me up! I'll take you to Aldi!
Stop and Shop has been refusing to agree to a fair contract through months of negotiations and the workers had no choice but to strike. When we stick together and fight together, we win! Solidarity with other workers means showing up to the picket line, fundraising for the strike fund, and helping them win their contract! Solidarity means when you fight for and support other workers, we fight for and support you in return. Everyone in New England should be looking for ways to support this strike
Furries and Fediverse users talk big about being commies. If you're in New England, it's time to put your paws where your snout is and get out there to support other workers. Join the picket line! Support the stop and shop strike! Boycott Stop & Shop until management agrees to a new contract! #Furs4Labor
If you're in New England, here's what you can do:
• Go to your local stop and shop and join the picket line!!! Wear red!!
• Boycott Stop and Shop
• Organize rideshares to help people (especially strangers and non-furries) get to affordable grocery stores that aren't stop and shop
• Follow @StopDontShop@twitter.com for updates on the strike
I launched a Patreon today! Https://patreon.com/shelraphen
I still don't need the money right now, but with upcoming surgery, job change, movie, and completing grad school (and having to pay that debt), I figured I might need the money in the future, and launching now means I'll be able to have reward tiers.
So if you wanna support my poetry, or thank me for that work I did on/for Mastodon a couple years back, here's an option!
Unfortunately I'm on medical leave from political organizing right now due to my disability acting up but I plan to get this thing under control ASAP and get right back into the fray working to build independent working class power and organized infrastructure that will be ready to ensure we will survive the world to come and can hopefully seize power and mitigate the worst of it
This is an incredible polemic that calls for us to take the reality of our situation seriously and not look away or hide in escapist activities or utopian lifestylism where we are content with having and discussing the right ideas without the hard work that's necessary right now. It combats helplessness and provides avenues to action. Definitely give it a listen and take it to heart. We have to look at the hard stuff
What do you want you to see/do/have happen at our #BLFC Mastodon/Fediverse Meetup event?
I can't guarantee anything, but ideas are super useful
original content? on MY twitter? it's more likely than you think. these kids live in the irradiated desert and spend their time hacking together weird robots and they both want to go to space when they grow up http://ghostmoor.tumblr.com/post/183436402132/original-content-on-my-art-blog-its-more-likely
the title for the latest episode of Transposable is so good
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