TOTW: false cognates

For those who don't know, false cognates are two words in different languages that sound like each other, but mean really different things. The classic from my life is folks learning spanish who think they can just add a suffix and get by, like embarazada for embarrassed, when embarazada in spanish actually means pregnant.

For Autonomous Communication: North Shore Counter-Info at Two Years

For Autonomous Communication: North Shore Counter-Info at Two Years

From North Shore Counter-Info

North Shore Counter-Info launched just over two years ago, at the start of March 2020. Since then, we’ve published 302 texts with the goal of providing a platform for autonomous communication and connecting related struggles across the region. We’ve had a lot of feedback that the project is useful – starting from the repression in Hamilton around the Locke St affair in the project’s first days to the Wet’suwet’en solidarity movement this winter. This text is written by some members of the collective to share a few thoughts about what North Shore has been able to do so far and offer some directions for future growth.

Conspiring to Keep People Alive

Conspiring to Keep People Alive

From Gods and Radicals By Rhyd Wildermuth

Seven years ago I found myself sitting in the passenger seat of my best friend’s truck, driving through the Olympic Peninsula in Northwest Washington State. We’d made many such trips, usually for camping on the Hoh river, where the two of us would sit next to a fire as the evening set, watching elk drink at the river’s edge as the sky above us exploded in stars...

Announcing the Quarantine Livestream!

and the platform is... Zoom... LULZ. so true

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

Are you bored sitting at home? Feel like you’ve watched everything on every streaming service twice over? 

Instead of binging the same series for the tenth time, join Black Rose/Rosa Negra as we launch our quarantine livestream. Over the coming weeks we’ll be hosting a series of live panel discussions on a variety of topics relevant to building popular power in precarious times.

Revenge Units Burn Mining Company Administrative Building

from anarchists worldwide

“The administrative building of a mining company that provided financial support to the AKP-MHP fascist regime in the district of Sultangazi in Istanbul was set on fire on March 30th,” was shared in a written statement by the Martyr Arin Mirkan and Martyr Helmet Revenge Units.

The statement also made the following warnings:

why we feel so driven to help each other through the coronavirus crisis

from the conversation. com

This anarchist thinker helps explain why we feel so driven to help each other through the coronavirus crisis

Empty supermarket shelves and panicked government briefings have become the defining images of the coronavirus crisis. But the community response, however, may well be a more enduring feature. The virus and the enforcement of social isolation have sparked uncertainty and anxiety. But a range of local volunteer-run mutual aid networks have also emerged.

7 SPIP (Integration & Probation Prison Service) Vehicles Torched

from anarchists worldwide

via corporate news outlet France Bleu:

01.04.2020: This is the first time that the offices of the SPIP, the Somme’s Integration and Probation Prison Service, have been targeted by such an attack. During the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, around 3:30AM, one or more individuals torched several vehicles.

Prison-State UK comes into Law : Coronavirus

from anarchists worldwide

The Coronavirus Act 2020 in the UK is now in force for the next two years. It is a totalitarian coup by a right-wing government which has already shown it’s utter contempt for the judiciary, for parliament and for the people. Many of the provisions of this Act are already experienced by those on the margins of society, by dissidents, those in the prison and criminal justice system, the poor, and ethnic groups consistently disposed of by the police and the system, through poverty, imprisonment and death. Now the grand experiment is whether the kind of control infrastructure and total suspension of rights already administered to particular groups can be rolled out to the entire population.

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