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  Anarchy Planet IRC with #anticiv Channel
Posted by: nothing - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 03:31:28 +0000, 03:31 AM - Forum: Everything else - No Replies

Hey Ya'll,

The folks over at Anarchistnews.org have launched an IRC: https://irc.anarchyplanet.org/ and among the variety of channels there, there is an anticiv channel (#anticiv).  Feel free to join us for conversation.  It was just launched this week so come over and have some fun.

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  Tree protesters occupy council chamber
Posted by: KyXen - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:47:37 +0000, 08:47 PM - Forum: Environment - No Replies


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  Crying at work is becoming normal
Posted by: alexander - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:58:03 +0000, 05:58 PM - Forum: Health & Psyche - Replies (1)


«Employees at Whole Foods are getting fed up with a new Amazon-imposed inventory system that they say is making their lives miserable.


«Specifically, employees say morale is getting hammered by a draconian “scorecard” system that penalizes employees for even the slightest of infractions in how the store is managed.

«Essentially, the score card system requires employees to satisfactorily complete 90 percent of items on a checklist that store managers use to evaluate performance. Any scores below 90 percent are considered failures, and this can result in employee firings.

«What’s more, store managers are expected to regularly pelt their employees with pop quizzes that include information about “their departments’ sales goals, top-selling items, previous week’s sales, and other information,” Business Insider reports.

«“Every item in our department has a designated spot that is labeled or marked,” Colorado Whole Foods worker tells the publication. “If that item is even an inch outside of its designated spot… we receive negative marks.”

«Another Whole Foods supervisor, meanwhile, says that they dread coming to work for fear that someone from the corporate office will be there to brutally evaluate their team’s work.

«“I wake up in the middle of the night from nightmares about maps and inventory, and when regional leadership is going to come in and see one thing wrong, and fail the team,” they said. “The stress has created such a tense working environment. Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal.”»

Just awful stuff.

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  Trophy hunter shot dead as he aimed at lion he wanted to kill
Posted by: Zhachev - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:47:21 +0000, 12:47 PM - Forum: News & Activism - No Replies


More of this, please!

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  Civilisation and class society
Posted by: KyXen - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 11:42:27 +0000, 11:42 AM - Forum: Anthropology & History - Replies (5)

Charles Marks Wrote:The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

Are civilisation and class society synonymous?

Is there a civilisation recorded historically or archaeologically that was not a society stratified into class or caste?

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Posted by: Zhachev - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 09:41:16 +0000, 09:41 AM - Forum: Meta - Replies (3)

Don't work for me :(

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  BBC: Sprawling Mayan network discovered under Guatemala jungle
Posted by: Rick Carp - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:19:14 +0000, 06:19 PM - Forum: Anthropology & History - Replies (2)


Mayan civilisation, at its peak some 1,500 years ago, covered an area about twice the size of medieval England, with an estimated population of around five million.

"With this new data it's no longer unreasonable to think that there were 10 to 15 million people there," said Mr Estrada-Belli, "including many living in low-lying, swampy areas that many of us had thought uninhabitable."

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  Rising temperatures turning green sea turtles female
Posted by: alexander - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:14:15 +0000, 02:14 PM - Forum: Environment - No Replies


Sea turtles are amongst the many species that have temperature-dependent sex-determination. So far I understand it, the warmer the water gets, the more females we get.They investigated populations of hundreds of thousands, and found that in the southern Australia group, 65%-69% specimen were female, whereas «females in the northern group accounted for 99.1% of juveniles, 99.8% of subadults and 86.8% of adults.»

Mere degrees—single digit—variation, would mean 100% fe/males.

I don't know a lot about this, but I know that several reptiles and
amphibians reproduce with this caveat—something most people haven't
considered about climate change, I'm sure.

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  What Animal Liberation Really Means
Posted by: alexander - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:47:46 +0000, 12:47 PM - Forum: Philosophy - Replies (16)


«For [domestic animals] Animal Liberation means three things:

  1. the entire human species embraces veganism completely. (This eliminates the demand for animal products.)
  2. all domestic animals currently alive are placed in sanctuaries where they are lovingly and respectfully taken care of for the rest of their natural lifespan
  3. all breeding is brought to a grinding halt. No additional domestic animals should be brought into existence.»
«How do we achieve Animal Liberation for wildlife?
I see only four possible solutions for saving wildlife on this planet.
  1. Perhaps humans can transform civilization into a radically different one that exists in complete harmony with nature and doesn’t destroy anything. (This is highly unlikely as humans have not demonstrated the ability nor the desire to achieve such a noble feat.)
  2. Since it is human civilization that is destroying wildlife and natural ecosystems, the end of human civilization will save wildlife and the natural world. Humans could exist as wild beings, instead of within an artificially constructed “civilization”.
  3. The extinction of the human species. This would restore Earth to her original pristine, wild state.
  4. Veganism
«Earth and human civilization can be saved with these three things:
  1. every human embraces veganism
  2. a massive reduction in human population
  3. a monumental alteration of the nature of civilization- instead of being based on technology, industry, and the commodification of living beings (animals), humans would become more “natural” and “wild”. They would learn how to become a harmonious part of a thriving ecosystem, instead of dominating and destroying everything.»

I thought this was an interesting piece. I'm not endorsing it by putting it here, but I think it's worth thinking about. I do however agree with aspects of it.

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