Social Coop Happy Hour / Round Table Discussion on Agrarian Commons and Trusts hosted by me
I scheduled it for April 8th, 11 AM Eastern Time (NYC) = UTC-4. Does that work for you? Are you coming? Should we reschedule? The place is BigBlueButton: https://socialcoop.meet.coop/adm-udt-ea0-zgo
Centuries before we had American Sign Language (#ASL), Native "Hand Talk" was thriving across North America. Plains Indian Sign Language (#PISL) was used so widely across the Great Plains that it became a universal language for both deaf and hearing people to communicate between tribes. At one point, tens of thousands of indigenous people used PISL for trade, hunting, conflict, storytelling and rituals. It formed the basis for ASL and has largely been lost to history. https://youtu.be/s1-StAlw3aE
Great to see this on Hacker News!
And no, law firms are not co-ops.
List of Worker-Owned Tech Cooperatives Worldwide - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31456918
Report: The Political System of North and East Syria - Rojava Information Center
https://rojavainformationcenter.com/2019/12/report-beyond-the-frontlines/ via @RojavaAzadi #Rojava #YPJ #YPG #SDF
Someone carved the alphabet into a tree and let it deform for five years and made a font out of it: https://bjoernkarmann.dk/occlusion-grotesque
We've all heard of data colonialism, or "digital coloniality" more broadly, which refers to how large tech companies exploit and extract data and resources from the Global South. But what can be done to mitigate this? This is what @firstname.lastname@example.org has to say.
#reading The Red Deal
In this era of catastrophic climate change, why is it easier for some to imagine the end of fossil fuels than settler colonialism? To imagine green economies, carbon-free wind and solar energy, and electric, bullet-train utopias but not the return of Indigenous lands? Why is it easier to imagine the end of the world - a zombie apocalypse - than the end of capitalism?
Wadi Rum, #Jordan Has red sand dunes. Magical.
The Bedouins drive their pickup trucks around the desert, showing tourists like me the same dozen spots, every day.
“South #Asia, particularly India and Pakistan are faced with what has been a record-breaking heatwave. It started in early April and continues to leave the people gasping in whatever shade they find,” Rehman said in a statement.
Temperatures were predicted to rise by 6 to 8°C above average temperatures after the hottest March on record since 1961, she said.
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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