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The thing that I was most surprised to find probably indispensable at the coldest times back during Occupy Stockholm, when temperatures were at least -27°C (-17°F) was...
my Keffiyeh.

Most importantly I figured out that when I was lying down to sleep, I could form the thin cloth around my head, so that a bubble formed in front of my mouth so that when it froze, I had a constant "pre-heater" chamber so the air would reach comfortably breathable temperatures before it got to me and because it was so thin, it could still exchange the used air for fresh air just by the aid of my heat.

Mine is one from the last Keffiyeh weavery in Palestine (hirbawi.ps),
that I got at the bookstore at Kafé44 in Stockholm (kafe44.org/?page_id=80).

"Being an anti-fascist to stop oppression makes you a fascist",
the same way that
"being a life-guard to sop drownings makes you an ocean".

That way is: not at all.

When trying to watch streaming local TV from a war zone, but it's impossible because the connection is too bad... not there,
but here, in Sweden.

I say in the sharpest terms plausible "booo" to that.

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I will probably miss you the rest of my life Erica,
co-founder of a (large) Anonymous-account,
deliverer of medical aid to Syria on behalf of Anonymous just as the war was starting up,
fellow participant at Occupy Stockholm both before and after that trip,
planned co-traveller to join what is now he Syrian Democratic Forces if I hadn't lost my contact with PJAK,
fellow offline knowledge-sharer in information security for online activists,
Nazi-d0xxer,
pub-buddy,
etc, etc.

<3

Your legacy is a star to aspire towards for all humankind.

A very quick, nice and easy food for lazy/drunk people:
Cook pasta (spaghetti, fusili, macaronis, etc) and while it cooks put a spoonful per person of tahin (sesame pasta) in a bowl, pour some of the boiling water on it to desired "sauce" consistency, add garlic, herbal salt, cayenne pepper, etc as usual to your personal taste,
pour the pasta in when done and then some olive oil to achieve easy stirring and some more flavor.
Done!

Cooking time: The pasta's cooking time.
Serves: Yes. Oooh yes, it does serve very nicely. :-)

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A nice experience was was when some that called themselves "the utopia brigade", previously of "reclaim the streets/city" decided to have have half of the inner city Stockholm isle "långholmen" ("long isle") and declared that it "the anarchist isle" for the day.
Seminars, partying, freeshop and general nicensess existed on the eastern half of the isle that we used for an entire day,
including that the police (that weren't invited) simply ASKED to sit in on the events that they desired to, then at least where I was, they waited for us to reach a consensus decision (in that case "no" because someone might feel unsafe, so they left).

It was all super-nice all day and long into the night, until the last people started leaving and some Fascists started arriving, so the police started protecting them while we went home.
Well, the last part was not outs, so you can ignore that. ;-)

Being an outspoken anarchist can open to many unexpected experiences.
I'm thinking right now of a time when I was stuck in the innter-city because the subway had stopped for the night,
so I went to one of the fanciest nightvlubs of the town just to ward off the winter heat,
but only had money for the first srink.

I happened to sit down among a bunch of brat insurance-brokers and started talking politivs as usual.
Sooo... they told me they would pay for all of my drinks at the (expensive place) for the rest of the night if I kept ttelling them about anarchism,
then the place closed and they took me to one of theirs' home for an after-party because they wanted more.
Well, OK then! :-D

More happy (or sad) depending on views was when the police had gotten ordered by the city's politicians (illegal, but you know… whatever) to evict occupy Stockholm,
someone heard that it was one of the cops' birthday so they (I was away) started singing "Happy Birthday" and a significant amount of people resorted that cops carried out the eviction while crying.

More positive was that some cop reportedly told a just evicted person "We found stuff you should not have" while evicting, but that they had just refused to enter any evidence against us.
None of us know what it was they found.
No charges were filed against anyone then.

Yeah, a less fun anecdote from back in Occupy Stockholm (sorry, I many of those, an intense time) was when we had just been forced to move,
a riot-van rolled up and stated probing but I of course told them without any names that they could not evict us "…because constitution… [etc]" but the commander ended with "OK, just watch out for black elements!",
which I genuinely did not understand so I asked what that meant.

I was told it meant "watch out for anarchists", then the cop mentioned as example the person I love the most in the world by name as the one example,
so I just rebuked "I... am an an anarchist" and they drove off.
They just warned a person from contact with another by name on no other grounds than opinions, without knowing any connection at all (legally).

That was of course illegal in very many ways, but they are cops, so they violate everything at their whims.

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