#Perth peeps... I'd like to move away from my Big4 bank and would prefer a credit union. Are there any real, local, member-owned credit unions around now? Failing that, any banks that are linked with or supported by labour unions?
Mike's one piece of advice for new Mastodon users - dive into that Federated column and follow ANYONE and EVERYONE who looks like they've posted anything at all interesting to you. Just hammer the button. There's no penalty for mistakes. Go wild.
Later, when your Home timeline is buzzing, go in and unfollow people you decide you're not enjoying so much now.
Then do that again a few times. Then some more. Forever.
Oh good, I see they #freedlula 😀
Watching the first couple of episodes of #watchmen. Pretty sure there are no good guys. White supremacist terrorists or fascist cops and vigilantes. Not much of a choice.
Went to my first ever #union meeting yesterday. Wasn't much (wrong sub-branch really) but it's a start.
"We're only using boomer as a joke or only for rich people"
Good. Then I would love to see you talk more about working class elderly who can't retire. About people who were 50 when the 2008 financial crisis hit and never had a job again and never will. About LGBT people forced back in the closet in a care home. About older trans people denied transition care. About how much ableism effects older people.
Age and oppression is an intersection full of vulnerability. We can't ignore it.
Speaking of which, good article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/06/ok-boomer-meme-older-generations
« The only way we improve our lot as workers is through collective action. That means knowing who your friends are and who your enemies are.
Here’s a hint: it’s not “boomers” – it’s that investment banker you went to high school with. »
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