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Call to dialogue Encuentro Mexico City 2018
Novembre 8-10th 2018
Social and labour movements and indigenous groups are organizing self-determined alternatives.

My Agaric partner Ben and cohorts set this up years ago and it looks like it is really useful now!

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@GuerillaOntologist @garbados @clayton @FreeScholar I started a worker co-op and have supported several more as they got under way. Send me all the questions you want!

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Fortunately, there are people on Masto who are veterans at this stuff and would probably answer any questions you happened to throw at 'em. Isn't that right @clayton and @FreeScholar ?

One of my favorite quotes.

“We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.”
― Konstantin Josef Jireček

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Join Agaric for Show and Tell Wednesday February 6th from 11am - 11:30am EST (4pm GMT)

Greg Rundlett of will lead us through a presentation demonstrating the QualityBox project.

QualityBox is a system Greg has built to deploy an Enterprise-quality knowledge system based on MediaWiki. It is fully automated, using Ansible. The QualityBox informational website is at and the demo is at

Link to the show -

2018 -End of the year wrap-up from Agaric - Yes, we accomplished a lot but there is a lot more to accomplish. 2019 looks like a year when connections come together in a more meaningful way for our networks.

I will be on a live radio interview tonight, January 25th on the What's Left program with Linda Pinkow on discussing the Technology and Revolution gathering at encuentro5 9 Hamilton St. Boston 1-4pm EST, on February 2nd. Come join us for a non-technical discussion about community needs and plans to get there. Sponsored by encuentro5, DigBoston, UjimaBoston and Agaric Cooperative.

Developers... Yesterday's news... Someone Hacked PHP PEAR Site and Replaced the Official Package Manager -

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“If a white man wants to lynch me, that's his problem. If he's got the power to lynch me, that's my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it's a question of power. Racism gets its power from capitalism. Thus, if you're anti-racist, whether you know it or not, you must be anti-capitalist. The power for racism, the power for sexism, comes from capitalism, not an attitude.” ~Stokely Carmichael

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None of us will completely break this mold until we are free to easily travel and have experiences. proof of concept site is up, feedback welcome.

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For anyone interested, I published it science fiction story about solidarity economics, a collectively-owned AI and cooperative hurricane-preparedness in the face of climate change at The Verge. Check it out if you got a minute:

One of my favorite quotes from RMS --
"Giving kids Microsoft products is like teaching them to smoke tobacco."
I say... get thee FREE - Cooperative Marketing + Promo Group forming to serve small cooperatives and women led businesses.

The plan is to put together a group of people with the skills to build marketing campaigns for coops etc.

The goal is to put together a few inexpensive packages for smaller businesses to choose from as a monthly subscription service.

Tech & Revolution: A Participatory Workshop
featuring Alfredo Lopez and Rajesh Kasturirangan

Saturday, February 2nd, 1:00 - 4 p.m., 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108

encuentro5/ (e5), DigBoston, and Agaric Cooperative invite your
participation in an important discussion on Technology and Revolution.
Join a series of discussions being held nationwide
and coordinated by May First/People Link and the Center for Media
Justice—leading to an international convergence in Mexico City later
this year

Anyone tried it is an instance of jitsi that has some nice features. It's been working well for me for the last week.

I have to say it. Hate me if you will. At the top, Apple + MS are major evildoers conscripting good people to buy into a dishonest corporate capitalistic system that takes freedom away and locks you out of privacy options while spying on most of your actions - even remotely. It has changed people into believing they are better than others and smarter. I am constantly saddened and amazed at how this blind-spot still exists for people that I believe have good intentions at heart. I still love you.

Show more is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]