In the wake of a wonderful #bookclub chat about #JacksonRising I came across this remarkable interview with Highlander Folk School Founder Myles Horton (ca 1980). Gives some context on the history of social activism and organization in the American South, and is quite relevant today. https://hooktube.com/watch?v=qSwW0zc-QBQ
We just finished a great discussion of #JacksonRising. Thanks all! @neil will post the notes on Loomio with a link here. We used #Riot.io for chat and etherpad (did not work for one person) and #Zoom for conference calling. Overall we were very impressed by the ambition and thoroughness of the strategy that #CooperationJackson organizers have mapped out. Click here to to join the working group to organize an online discussion with #cooperationjackson
Starting a "meal share" with my local family. Everyone participating is preparing a large batch of something, and then we all trade portions. I'm really hoping folks like and it sticks around.
Hayley and I like to prep as much food over the weekend as possible to make eating well during the week easier. Making a bunch of one thing is a lot easier than making a smaller batch of several things.
Reply All: #119 No More Safe Harbor https://traffic.megaphone.fm/GLT2084498231.mp3?updated=1524201373
If you're ever feeling unsure of what to do, try to visualize the future you want and think of the changes in the world between how it is now and how you want it to be.
It's silly (and obvious) but it's somehow really easy to forget.
If you're having trouble deciding which change to make first, try to think about which changes need to come first. Always look for the root changes, everything else is secondary at best.
the evil government of israel's firing on unarmed protestors is pretty much identical to the evil nixon firing on the Kent State protestors, so it is easy to see why Natalie Portman would refuse to go to israel now.
no one who was good would.
nixon, like the evil monsters in israel did not express any remorse in the days after the shooting, for the dead children and people at Kent State.
so like JFK said, about Berlin, i am a Palestinian.
Avicii died? Shit!
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I love Ady Barkhan. He lays out such a wonderful vision of what progressive politics could be in the US. (Interview begins at 48 minutes.) https://crooked.com/podcast/shamelessness-is-all-the-rage/
If Wells Fargo was a person, it would have been sent to prison for life years ago. #WellsThiefco https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/20/wells-fargo-agrees-to-pay-1-billion-to-settle-over-loan-abuses.html
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Mulling naming ideas for a new podcast segment. Thinking about "Something Still Better" (a reference to a quote by Ed Filene in US credit union circles). Purpose of the pod:
1. Highlight cooperative choices in the marketplace you might like to know about.
2. Highlight choices people can make to support local over big box (co-op or not).
How does the name strike you? Got a better idea? Like the concept?
Where user-friendly stands for self-managed with no Zuck-like mogul and not even a well-meaning admin who gets to decides the rules of the game.