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What is HEMA?

So I'm into Historical European , . What is this?

In essence: martial arts that were once in use, but no more. Practice was lost — there's no living Mr. Miyagi to learn from.

These artes had their masters, however, and some of them wrote books. From these old texts we can reconstruct the practice:

While I focus on arts from the european area, be aware that similar initiatives exist for martial arts of Africa, Asia or America.

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Ok, so all the cool people are doing the thing, so:

I'm Diniz from (that's north of and west of ).

I studied & but dropped off to pursue a career in , which I have been doing since. If you are curious, here's a portfolio:

In my spare time I teach (that's ) at «Arte do Combate»:

I also co-publish books at .

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Part of why we say "solidarity not charity" is because the way charity is typically presented gives moral superiority to the givers - and often, moral inferiority to the receivers (or sometimes "takers," if they decide to be particularly transparent about it)

Truisms like "it is better to give than to receive" implicitly contain "it is wrong to receive help." It's wrong to ask for the support you need, to want it, even to accept it when offered. Panhandling, for instance, is often portrayed not just as shameful, but immoral - even greedy

Solidarity, and especially mutual aid, are meant to reject that dichotomy. Everyone at Food Not Bombs eats together, volunteers and otherwise, and talks to each other. Our Free Store puts "it's free because it's yours" all over its reading material - it's not a gift, not a blessing, not charity. And that makes *such* a big difference

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By the way, I'm happy to find local activist/leftist groups for you if you DM me your general area (county, closest city, etc). I've been doing this for a while so I know generally what to look for, though I'm not as familiar with the organizations outside of the so-called US, and the language barrier will make it tougher in countries where English isn't the primary language. But I still try and rarely ever come up with absolutely nothing

Please boost this! Getting organized at the local level is very very important!!!

..and apparently the instance is no more.
Any suggestions as to where I can open up a reasonably stable PeerTube account? I'm even willing to pay for hosting space.

A arrumar as contas de redes sociais e serviços de comunicação que fui juntando ao longo dos anos.
São... não poucas. 😆
Alguma sugestão de meta-serviço onde centralizar a informação pessoal para outra gente poder consultar? Tipo diretório?

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So... i've setup a PeerTube account for . It's mostly an experiment and it mirrors the YouTube one, but I want to see how well it behaves and how it holds.

Feel free to follow it!

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And finally, the graphic imagery of is lovely, with its Odin's Raven holding the key to knowledge.

And we should never underestimate the power of cool. ;)

Elbakyan is refreshingly forwards in her political stance:

«I have always supported » and «The communism of the ethos is incompatible with the definition of as ‘private property’ in a capitalistic economy».

Sci-Hub is the child of Aleksandra Elbakyan, a hacker from Kazakhstan who basically beieves that any restriction to acessing scientific knowledge is a crime against humanity.

There's a nice recap on her story here:

I am sure everyone around here knows, but just in case: Sci-Hub is a portal to retrieve, for free, scientific papers locked behind paywalls. You just have to paste the exact reference to the paper at and receive the PDF.

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T-shirts for the new students!

And if you also want to dress in sleek Arte do Combate fashion, all you have to do is visit our on-line shop:

Ok, so the other day at we set the steel swords aside and played a bit with some foam noodles. It was great fun!

Did you know?
...that the Federation ( has it's own non-profit publishing house, ?
...that we are the main publisher of in the world?
...that several of these treatises were previously unknown, and were actually discovered by our fellows at in their research?
...that we ship worldwide, and that although many are in and , some are translated into ?

Now you do!

Traditional in O , . Stone round houses with straw roofs have been in use since , pre-roman times.

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