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Things are starting to change. What future do we want?

The political left and alt-right will use technology (incl. #AI/#AGI) & near-certain runaway #climate change. How to turn threats into opportunities? An intro to #ExtinctionRebellion research: vimeo.com/297453366 1/n
This film introduces a political theory on necessary conditions for climate mitigation (a.k.a.: "saving the world"). Let's call this theory "carbon language" until we find a better term. Don't worry, this thread will be short and easy to understand. vimeo.com/297679220 2/n
Indeed, this thread is entirely unscientific because science can tell us only how to save the world, not why. Why preserve life on Earth? Why live good lives? These are ethical questions; their answers depend on our values, and if we want to mitigate climate change, we will 3/n
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மார்க்ஸ் தன்னுடைய வாழ்நாளில் மனிதக்குலத்தின் பிரச்சனைகளை புதிய கோணத்தில் ஆய்வு செய்து மக்களுக்கான விடுதலையை நோக்கிய தன்னுடைய பங்களிப்பாக தனியாகவும் ..

தன் தோழன் ஏங்கெல்சோடும் இணைந்து மொத்தம்36 புத்தகங்கள் எழுதியுள்ளார். 1/n #Raji #Marx
மார்க்சின் முதல் புத்தகமானது அவரின் 26வது வயதில் 1844ம் ஆண்டு வெளியானது.

அது பொருளாதார மற்றும் தத்துவ கைப்பிரதியாகும்.

அவரது நோக்கமானது தனிச்சொத்து மற்றும் அரசியல் பொருளாதாரம் குறித்து விமர்சனம் செய்வதாகும். 2/n
சுரண்டும் முதலாளித்துவ முறை ஒழிக்கப்பட்டு சிவில் சமூகம் தீவீரமாக மாற்றப்பட்டால் தான் மனிதனின் விடுதலை சாத்தியமாகும் என்று கூறினார்.

முதலாளித்துவ அரசியல் பொருளாதாரம் குறித்து தன்னுடைய அணுகுமுறைகளை விளக்கி அதன் வளர்ச்சிக்கு ஒரு பொருள்முதல்வாத விளக்கம் தருகிறார் 3/n
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Propongo di occuparci meno di #m5soldi e #salvinimmerda e confrontarci seriamente su quale #sinistra vogliamo costruire e saremmo “disposti a votare”.
Escluderei il #PDemocristiano dalla discussione ma cerco una realistica concretezza. -->
Vista la situazione, la via al socialismo/comunismo/anarchia è lontana (e occorre appunto RIcominciarla), ma dobbiamo cmq vivere noi e i nostri compagn* e figli in questa attualità e andrebbe bene anche meno schifo #nomasochismo.
Vorrei che ci rendessimo conto che, -->
pur fissando dei paletti ben precisi partendo dal riconosciuto fallimento delle politiche riformiste e neoliberiste, anche ogni purismo settario è anacronistico.
Voglio dire che chi ha votato #PaP #LeU o non ha votato, lo ha fatto proprio perché vuole una società diversa e, -->
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141. A la hora del montoneo fashionista jashtaguero, resulta que todos son fulanita o fulanito; hasta el perro son. Pero cuando toca revisar el nivel de responsabilidad personal en el crimen de la #PederastiaEclesiástica, no hay quien se apunte con el #TodosSomosCómplices
143. #Bergoglio da consejos de qué hacer con un hijo homosexual; sin embargo este "Padre espiritual" está atiborrado de hijos espirituales homosexuales -curas-, a los que les solapa sus abusos en contra de seminaristas:

Todo está claro en el enlace del tuit 135 de este hilo.
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A short thread: The insane glorification of overtime work.

1) It's such a Malaysian/Asian mentality to overwork staff. They're paid for 9-5, but are expected to work till 8 or 9 at least, be on call after, and work some weekends.
2) This is absolutely immoral. If a company wants its people to work those hours, they should damn well pay them for it. The system of praising people who do crazy overtime as "team players" and shaming people into doing it for free is basically glorified slave labour.
3) This is terrible for long-term productivity. People burn out, get alienated, disenchanted, etc. They end up with no time for interests outside work, and no time for personal development (which includes rest, relationships, reading, sports, etc).
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#KarlMarx200 thread:

1. In my own #research, I have found Marx's notion of #contradiction particularly useful.

In his analysis, Marx noted how the contradiction between #labor and #capital accounted for many of the social dynamics of #capitalism.
2. The contradiction does not necessarily mean #conflict, but tendencies that "pull" in different directions and are in a dialectical relation to each other.

The contradiction of labor/capital can be accommodated in different ways and with very different consequences.
3. I like how this notions focuses on changing social dynamics. In my own work on #land use of #Mengen speakers in #PapuaNewGuinea, I've used the notion of #contradiction, to think about social forces underpinning Mengen land ownership and use.
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#Russia's really going for it at UNSC today: Amb. Nebenzia going all-out tinfoil hat, contradicting himself in rapid time.

- In the space of seconds, he says (1) the #Douma incident was a false-flag chemical attack by rebels & then says (2) there was no chemical attack at all.
U.S. Amb. to UN @nikkihaley:

- I could hold up pictures of babies lying dead next to their mothers, in their diapers, all lying together, dead, ashen blue, open eyes & lifeless, white foam bubbling from their mouths & noses… the very definition of innocent, hiding in basements.
U.S. Amb. to UN @nikkihaley:

"Who does this? Only a monster does this… the monsters behind this have no conscience… the Russian regime is covered in the blood of innocent children.

#Russia & #Iran are to blame… [but] what’s the point in trying to shame these people?
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