Just joined a new co-op!
Unfiltered.coop -- "a cooperative of journalists and readers committed to covering news and views of the underrepresented and marginalised and to create a new way of reporting through independent, uncompromising, quality journalism. Our focus is on social issues through the perspective of real lives."
I encourage anyone interested in Japanese labor and social movements to subscribe and support this pathbreaking cooperative.
Anyone have archives or governance documents from The River, a cooperative online conference service? https://people.well.com/user/hlr/tomorrow/river.html
oh I miss opportunities for informal music jamming.
here's me (on the piano) with some people (that I don't see now) having a nice jam some years ago.
the most fucked up thing is there is *loads* of space for this *physically* but not socially/economically.
think empty/pointless shops. they should be open social spaces.
I think most people have never even experienced an open social space so don't even notice it missing ... and if they do encounter one, they have no idea how to be in it.
Please remember: functional cookies (login session, shopping carts) do not need user consent. So every time you see one of this oversized cookie banners someone is trying (often through dark patterns) to make you accept the whole tracking and spying as well. Don't be mad at the legislative for creating the need for tracking consent. Be mad at the websites that are trying to stir you up against that law by annoying you with those banners.
Hey! Researching + trying to identify a framework for a cooperatively-owned software. Seeking any leads / thoughts!
This is the project: https://www.foodrescuealliance.org/logistics-software
ROAR: **Mexican feminists raise their voices against patriarchy**
"Faced with an epidemic of femicides and government inaction, Mexican feminists are turning to increasingly radical tactics in their collective quest for justice."
Instead of charity that is indistinguishable from capitalist firms, big and old #coops should use the money to invest in small and new ones.
Instead of giving money away they would get a return, which would help the bottom line.
Instead of treating symptoms, it would foster structural change tackling the root causes.
If this resonates with you, consider joining Members For Cooperation - we organise within cooperatives to increase cooperation between cooperatives.
Ongoing American genocide
Change in life expectancy at birth, by Hispanic origin and race and sex: United States, 2019 and 2020*
* Data from the first half of 2020 only. It will get worse
Black men: -3.0 years
Hispanic men: -2.4 years
Black women: -2.3 years
Hispanic women: -1.1 years
White men: -0.8 years
White women: -0.7 years
This Thursday at 10am EST/15:00 GMT, we'll be kicking off a weekly(-ish) series of "Member Office Hours" with @mattcropp hosting a conversation on real estate co-ops in this meet.coop room: https://ca.meet.coop/b/mik-cuv-85e
The idea for this series is to create space for members to host conversations on topics of interest to them and the #socialcoop community, so if you have an idea you'd like to host a chat about, please pick a week and add it to the scheduing spreadsheet linked in the announcements!
**"Four Hundred Souls": Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha Blain on History of African America from 1619 to Now**
"As the U.S. deals with the aftermath of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, we speak with Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha Blain, co-editors of a new book that situates the white supremacists who rallied around Trump in the longer arc of U.S. history. "Four Hundred Souls: A Community…"
Theory on the drift towards increasingly reactionary stances of a number of high profile Gen X lefty writers/media figures (Greenwald, Taibbi, etc.).
Their politics and tactics were developed and optimized during the height of neoliberal hegemony. When that era ended (2016 seems like a good bookend), they were unable to effectively adjust to the new "three-way fight" reality that a rising neofascist movement is a significant threat worth attention along with corporate/state power.
today we're honoring recently ascended ancestor Wangari Maathai for #blackherstorymonth 🌸 Dr. Maathai was a Kenyan veterinarian and activist, the first African woman Nobel Prize winner, and a direct action reforestation angel
She/her/hers. Boundless regenerative culture. City planning. Permaculture. Ecological design. Solidarity economics. Member-owner. Prison abolition. Herbalism. Women. Unitarian Universalism.
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