Freelancers are in a pinch because organizing online meetings for organizational purposes and planning takes a helluva lot more effort in the covid reality. Covid-precarisation makes aligning schedules near impossible.
A Brief Critique of Everything Existing (2020) Niilas Helander. A fearless text analyzing the material roots of colonialism. There are some cynical undertones but in general a great text.
Despite the material changes in social practices they [institutional white middle-class body] want the ruling class to adopt, these middle-class reformers are nothing but instruments for the ruling class directed at the oppressed.
When metaphor invades decolonization, it kills the very possibility of decolonization; it recenters whiteness, it resettles theory, it extends innocence to the settler, it entertains a settler future. Decolonize (a verb) and decolonization (a noun) cannot easily be grafted onto pre-existing discourses/frameworks, even if they are critical, even if they are anti-racist, even if they are justice frameworks.
… it deserves mention that OCA’s own cruel optimism, the faith that an ecological consciousness and a holistic understanding of the world in itself suffices to save the world from ecological collapse, does nothing to resolve the complex bonds that already connect race, ethnicity, nation, and the movement towards a liberal cosmopolitanism. When metaphor invades decolonization, it kills the very possibility of decolonization; it recenters whiteness, it resettles theory, it extends innocence to the settler, it entertains a settler future.