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A Woman’s Work: Home Economics* (*I Took Woodworking Instead)
"It started with me doing all the work to find the apartment and negotiate the lease, laying out the full deposit myself, doing the repairs myself before we moved in, and then, once we had moved in, paying for household items he didn’t prioritize, like a sturdy, airtight trash bin that wouldn’t attract roaches or fall apart after six months."
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june 2018 by cluebucket
The 14 Worst Corporate Evildoers | International Labor Rights Forum
from 2005:
- Caterpillar
- Chevron
- Coca-Cola
- Dow Chemical
- DynCorp
- Ford
- KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root): A Subsidiary of Halliburton Corporation
- Lockheed Martin
- Monsanto
- Nestle USA
- Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International (a.k.a. The Altria Group Inc.)
- Pfizer
- Suez-Lyonnaise Des Eaux (SLDE)
- Wal-Mart
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december 2017 by cluebucket
Karen Silkwood - Wikipedia
"Skid marks from Silkwood's car were present on the road, suggesting that she was trying to get back onto the road after being pushed from behind."
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december 2017 by cluebucket
Anomie - Wikipedia
"Contact is no longer sufficient. The producer can no longer embrace the market at a glance, nor even in thought. He can no longer see its limits, since it is, so to speak limitless. Accordingly, production becomes unbridled and unregulated"

this was open on my phone for like 7 months (in case'at means anything)
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october 2017 by cluebucket
GRID: Times of Crisis - John Berger and Noam Chomsky (4/22/14) - YouTube
Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth

JB: "ignore. ignore the jailers' talk. of course there are bad jailers who are less bad, and in certain conditions it's useful to note the difference. but what they say -- including the less evil ones -- is bullshit. their hymns, their shibboleths, their incanted words like 'security' 'democracy' 'identity' 'civilization' 'flexibility' 'productivity' 'human rights' 'integration' 'terrorism' 'freedom' -- they are repeated and repeated in order to confuse, divide, distract, and sedate all fellow prisoners. from this side of the walls, words spoken by the jailers are meaningless, and are no longer useful... they cut through nothing. so. reject them. even when thinking silently to yourself."
...
JB: "for the mass prison population, the aim is not to activate them, but to keep them in a state of passive uncertainty, and to remind them, remind them remorselessly, that there is nothing in life but risk, and that the earth is an unsafe place. this is done with carefully selected information, with misinformation, commentaries, rumors, fictions. and insofar as this operation succeeds, it proposes and maintains a hallucinating paradox, for it tricks a prison population into believing that the priority, for each one of them, is to make arrangements for their own personal protection, and to acquire somehow (even though incarcerated) their own particular exemption from the common fate. and this image of mankind has transmitted through a view of the world is truly without precedent. mankind is presented as a card: only winners are brave; and in addition, there are no gifts -- there are only prizes.
"but prisoners have always found ways of communicating with one another. and in today's global prison, cyberspace can be used against the interests of those who first installed it. think about it. like this, prisoners inform themselves about what the world does each day; and they follow suppressed stories from the past; and so stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the dead.
"and in doing so, they rediscover little gifts, examples of courage: a single rose in a kitchen where there's not enough to eat; indelible pains; the indefatigability of mothers; laughter; mutual aid; silence; ever-widening resistance; willing sacrifice; more laughter."
...
JB: "the fact that the world's tyrants are ex-territorial explains the extent of their overseeing power, but it also indicates a coming weakness. they operate in cyberspace , and they lodge in guarded condominiums, but they have no knowledge of the surrounding earth.
"furthermore, they dismiss such knowledge as superficial, not profound, because for them only extracted resources count. they can't listen to the earth. on the ground, they are blind, and in the local, they are lost.
"for fellow prisoners, the opposite is true, because cells have walls that touch each other across the world. effective acts of sustained resistance will be embedded in the local, near and far. out back resistance. listening to the earth. liberty is slowly being found not outside, but in the depths of the prison."

NC: "...the tory government is trying to turn first-class universities into third-class commercial institutions. it's happening to a lesser extent here, as well. the mentality of the administrative -- state legislators, and trustees -- increasingly is one of improving the bottom line... so, for example, if you can save money by employing ... people who are easily exploitable, who are part of the 'precariat' ... you save money. of course there's a cost, but the cost is to individuals. the cost is to the students, and the faculty. but in the moral calculus of contemporary economics and socioeconomics, that doesn't matter."
...
"costs to persons just don't count -- they're not calculated. and the cost to persons is enormous. every person is subjected to this. it's the same throughout society. ... that's a certain kind of, if you like, moral calculus, built into some of the professions like economics, and a large part of the business world. people just don't count. what counts is the cost to institutions... and one of the victims will, of course, be the humanities: our cultural wealth, the reasons for living, the reasons for having a rich, creative life, a life that contributes to yourself and to society and future generations. sure, why should that exist, if it costs -- if you can't sell it on the market tomorrow?

"this, incidentally, is happening in the sciences too. very striking, what's happening... in the united states, the proportion of the national income, national wealth, devoted to research and development has declined by 25% in the last decade. that's mainly under the attack of the republican right wing, which doesn't believe in science, and the willingness of democrats to go along. it's part of the neoliberal assault...

"that's also the basis for the future economy. so, they're perfectly willing to cut out, destroy the future economy, if you can make more money tomorrow. that's the same thing as not caring about destroying the environment, if in fact we can make a little more money tomorrow, by fracking, let's say. well, that's -- it's a way of looking at the world, it's destructive, it'll lead us to destruction. and what you describe about what's happening to the humanities and the arts is just one part of it -- one part of the whole large system which is part of sociopathic society."
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april 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @Felonius_munk
- powerful and continuing nationalism
- disdain for human rights
- identification of enemies as a unifying cause
- supremacy of the military
- rampant sexism
- controlled mass media
- obsession with national security
- religion and government intertwined
- corporate power protected
- labor power suppressed
- disdain for intellectuals & the arts
- obsession with crime & punishment
- rampant cronyism & corruption
- fraudulent elections
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january 2017 by cluebucket
9. A Servant to Servants. Frost, Robert. 1915. North of Boston
"And I can agree to that, or in so far
As that I can see no way out but through"
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Welcome | B Corporation
"Individually, B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems."
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january 2017 by cluebucket
読書日記:著者のことば 原口剛さん - 毎日新聞
profile of Osaka daylaborer district "topographer" and historian Haraguchi Takeshi... glad he's getting daps.

book: 叫びの都市 sakebi no toshi - the shout of the city
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december 2016 by cluebucket
Why You Won’t Get Your Day in Court | by Jed S. Rakoff | The New York Review of Books
1. cost of lawyering up
2. cost of getting it to court
3. won't get out of bed for < $___
4. decline of unions
5, 6, 7, 8...

"The provision of legal services has never operated according to free-market principles.
...
"between 1985 and 2012 the average billing rate for law firm partners in the US increased from $112 per hour to $536 per hour, and for associate lawyers from $79 per hour to $370 per hour. These billing rates increased at more than three times the rate of inflation during the same period.
...
"The result is not only that a very large number of Americans who go to court, or are hauled into court, are unrepresented by counsel, but also that an unknown but probably even larger number of Americans who might otherwise seek legal redress for wrongs done to them simply cannot afford a lawyer and choose instead to forgo justice altogether."
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november 2016 by cluebucket
The Couple That Pays Each Other to Put Kids to Bed - NBC News
via the emotional labor spinoff discussions: "their objective is total fairness and zero resentment, using cold hard cash."

gotta admit, I kinda like this workaround idea
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december 2015 by cluebucket
The New, Ugly Surge in Violence and Threats Against Abortion Providers | MetaFilter #6300938
long good comment (partial excerpt here)

...
I hold that the "life starts at conception" model of life, that presents life as a set of instructions rather than a specific, embodied, material entity, is in fact of itself anti-woman, anti-worker, and anti-human. I say this because it neglects the role of work in the making of a human, specifically the grueling, health-wrecking, dangerous work done by women's bodies in realizing a baby through following the fertilized zygote's instructions for babymaking. Because the (fundamentally Platonist) "life from conception" model presents instructions as perfect and complete in and of themselves — as already alive — the only contributions the mother makes are understood as negative. By doing the wrong thing, or eating the wrong thing, or aborting the process of baby-making, a woman might screw up her baby, but all of her positive work done in turning a set of instructions into a real baby is ignored. This is because the baby is already real, in this model, even when it's just a set of instructions and not much else. No woman required, at least not once she's provided the half-set of instructions found in her egg.
...
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november 2015 by cluebucket
Anomie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A 'condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals'. It is the breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community e.g. if under unruly scenarios resulting in fragmentation of social identity and rejection of self-regulatory values."

"He believed that anomie is common when the surrounding society has undergone significant changes in its economic fortunes, whether for better or for worse and, more generally, when there is a significant discrepancy between the ideological theories and values commonly professed and what was actually achievable in everyday life."
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october 2015 by cluebucket
Feminism in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
interesting as this wiki is v interesting & also not available in Japanese...

"Seito introduced the translated version of Ibsen’s A Doll's House. The play is about a woman who forges her father’s signature to save her husband's life. Instead of being grateful, her husband reacts with anger and disgust. She then decides to leave him. The government did not like the dissemination of these types of values."
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september 2015 by cluebucket
How It’s Made Series: Beats By Dre — Bolt Blog — Medium
"I estimate that the COGS without labor or shipping is $16.89 - yet Beats is able to successfully retail these headphones for $199+."
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june 2015 by cluebucket
Unpaid Internships Are a Rich-Girl Problem—and Also a Real Problem - Phoebe Maltz Bovy - The Atlantic
"We will only be able to successfully challenge the norm of unpaid internships if we move away from blaming the interns themselves. Female interns in particular are often taken to task for lacking marketable skills, perhaps for having studied feminist theory in college when the more feminist approach would have been engineering. But even if humanities-major jobs have always paid less, it is entirely different for them to pay nothing at all."
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february 2013 by cluebucket
The Amanda Palmer Kickstarter Scandal : The New Yorker
"The outrage over this incident is, however, more complicated than it might at first appear. It’s entangled with the current debate about wealth inequality that has animated both the Occupy movement and the Presidential campaigns: the sense that even newly minted haves, like Amanda Palmer, really need to treat have-nots, such as local musicians, a whole lot better. Thus a long-standing music-biz scam (Chuck Berry’s ill use of local musicians is the stuff of industry legend) suddenly takes on the aspect of plutocrat and prole in a contemporary drama. It only adds piquancy that Palmer adopted the posture of the moustache-twirling boss. As she told the New York Times, 'If my fans are happy and my audience is happy and the musicians on stage are happy, where’s the problem?'"
...
"In general, there is a boom in such practices that seems tied to the digital era; you can't spell Internet without intern."
...
"As a society, we’re supposedly committed to the principle that workers, the poor, those struggling to get by, deserve a share of the wealth for practicing their craft. But we also believe that investors and owners deserve returns on their equity. What we gloss over is the irresolvable contradiction between those two things. In general, the Amanda Palmer investor will in fact be in favor of paying the musician in hugs, since that would maximize their own return: intensified exploitation of the string section should lead to more hand-knitted cassette tapes showing up in the mailboxes of the twenty-four thousand eight hundred and eighty-three backers who ponied up."
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october 2012 by cluebucket
No matter what...
"There is no historical evidence to support the idea that we can change the system through elections, yet many on the left keep pushing this. Why? Because we don't think we have the ability to create a large enough movement. But we do have that ability."
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january 2012 by cluebucket

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