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

May First is now a coop!

The membership of May First/People Link has converted our organization into a non-profit cooperative named May First Movement Technology.

Get Good Movement with Free Software Tools for All! currently collaborates with just over 6,000 growers of products such as coffee, honey, fruits and vegetables.

React.js training with Agaric at Design4Drupal June 26th - React.js has become one of the top players in the JavaScript libraries world. Drupal has recently adopted the library to create admin interfaces. WordPress has rebuilt its WYSIWYG editor using React.

Twin Cities Drupal Camp is here!!! How Drupal as a Service Can Save Our Livelihoods and our Lives
Friday, June 7th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

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"Can people be paid to be brave?" I heard a podcast about a school shooting where a security cop hid instead of rushing in to rescue kids - he was hired and paid to be brave, but he failed.
In coding culture it seems the higher the pay the more 'cowardly' we must be. We can hide instead of talking about design justice. I do not want to call out people as cowards. I do want discussion on how to come together and support the brave and to discourage the cowardice that can be ruled by salary.

Are you in the UK? My friend Sam is speaking at this conference on June 18th on the complexities of designing for GOOD... his blog on this matter is eloquent -

Stop coding State violence!
We can end it before it continues. It is hard to refuse alone, we are hard to ignore when we refuse together.

LeftForum is coming up! Solidarity Economy Network is hosting a panel and discussion - NYC is beautiful in June!!!

I have been using Jitsi more lately - the feature list has grown.

The main instance of jitsi does allow you to easily record your video chat.

caveat ---

I guess that feature is not set up on the MayFirst server because as of now the only option when recording is to save the file to a Dropbox account - gag - they always get you somewhere *LOL MayFirst is working on options now to allow you to save locally or to a server of your choice.

NYC Friends...
Donate a New or Used Laptop is building a tech lab for activists - help us by donating a laptop.

Accepting: MacBooks, PC, Linux, ChromeBooks
All data will be cleaned from laptop before using it. Drop-off location:

The People's Forum

320 W 37th Street,

NY NY 10018

Free Software Foundation just posted the videos from LibrePlanet 2019 - I would love some feedback on my Keynote. One of the things I am struggling with is how to prepare students from depressed areas of Boston to learn coding when they have been taught that asking questions means you are stupid... How to live more sustainably - How to disengage from multinational corporations -

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@Steve @mlncn @FreeScholar I’m I'm in LA, and there are certainly a lot of marketing companies but it’s the “co-op” idea that’s not common. Marketing is hyper-competitive as a regular business and can pay a lot. So finding talented co-workers with compatible skillsets and socially-minded clients patient and aware of co-op advantages isn’t as easy. In that sense, a support network might help upfront too.

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Enspiral has been experimenting with many kinds of tech co-ops over the last almost decade, and we've learned a lot along the way. Twelve of us have spent the last year finally pulling together all the stories, tools, and experiences and writing a book, called Better Work Together.

It's a mix of short essays, practical guides, and toolkits.

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@mlncn @FreeScholar Glad you like it. Feel free to adapt as needed.

We'd love to have a marketing co-op -- that's why it's first on the list -- but I'm having trouble picturing a distributed marketing co-op. That seems to assume you couldn't find enough people in each city to have a local co-op. I would hope that you could, and that they could eventually form a network.

Show more is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.

If you are interested in joining our community, please review our Bylaws and Code of Conduct. If you agree with them, you may apply for membership on our instance via this link

Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here