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German and English reading, commenting in the book's language


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Plant Partners (2020, Storey Publishing, LLC) No rating

As mentioned at the start of this chapter, tilling is a destructive process in many ways, but for some cover crops, tilling them under is the best way to ensure they're killed and won't resprout. Tilling also incorporates the cover crop residue into the soil where it can decompose, release nutrients and provide food for soil microbes further down in the soil profile.

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Got some great replies to my question and the author also mentions it later. They call it the tilling trade-off.

Bullshit Jobs (2019, Penguin Books, Limited) 5 stars

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory is a 2018 book by anthropologist David Graeber that argues the …

Was looking forward to read this for years but apparently it's not for me. Took me forever to read the first 1/4 but it's pretty boring somehow. Maybe I'm missing something but I'm likely not going to find out. The general idea of bs jobs is interesting and it had some insightful quotes from people in such jobs but the detailed categorization seems unnecessary to me.

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Plantation Memories (2008, UNRAST-Verlag) No rating

Plantation Memories‹ is a compilation of episodes of everyday racism written in the form of …

Here we can understand the function of 'political correctness', it protect us from the toxic imaginary of the white subject. Our concern is not what the white subject thinks, but rather the fact that we do not want to be invaded by its toxic and dirty fantasies.

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We Are ‘Nature’ Defending Itself (Paperback, 2021, Pluto Press) 4 stars

In 2008, as the storms of the financial crash blew, Isabelle Fremeaux and Jay Jordan …


4 stars

the foreword was, to me, just a collection of buzzwords and had no real meaning, but the main body of the book was really nice. it gave me ideas of why the zad was able to win, not only in the physical space but maybe also on the way of developing other imaginaries that can help us leave capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy behind. I loved the focus on ceremony. especially worthwhile for people trying to defend forest and village occupations e.g. #LütziBleibt