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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.

I saw a post today that hit home.

Most people upset about looting love museums...

From May of last year but still pertinent:

Multiple young men who have been affiliated with the Koch brothers' powerful political network have been exposed as members of a white nationalist group.

I have some great news about Boston Public Schools and free software. You may know that my Co-op has been hosting some Boston Public School courses over the summer using free software.
Assessments of student progress shows that the teachers that stuck with BBB had better assessment scores for their students!! Especially the Math teachers. Scores were SIGNIFICANTLY higher by about 10-15 percentage points and it is believed that is because BBB allowed for student engagement more than Zoom did.

If you missed Agaric's Show and Tell yesterday (8/19), the video of Business Tracker is now up:
If you send invoices or track projects, you should take a peek.

Nova Web Development has done an outstanding job building Business Tracker. It is a free software project tracking and invoicing tool without BLOAT. Simple, elegant and even I can use it . *LOL I am so happy to get away from proprietary software with too many features that confuse and I will never use.

Has anyone looked into this campaign to move people away from big banks? I just found it and have not vetted. The "we will plant a tree every time you do X" promise seems to be the front-loader for some service sites like the ecosia search engine...

Our friends at Nova Web Development just showed us a tool that we have been searching for!!! BusinessTracker is an invoicing system that is perfect for small companies and freelancers - We recorded the chat:

and they have a really sharp 1 min video -

Show and Tell with Agaric
- Wednesday August 19th at 11:00am ET (16:00 UTC)
Chat link:

Join Stefan-Ionut Tarabuta he demonstrates the latest version of Business Tracker (, a product of the NOVA Web Development Co-op (

The HOPE 2020 conference is online this week! I am hosting a workshop on Friday, July 31st. Surveillance Capitalism, Predictive Analysis, and YOU
Join the conversation or just come and lurk/listen 5PM - 6:30PM ET - We will be using BigBlueButton to chat.

If you are up and around tonite we are hosting an event on our BigBlueButton video chat server... the local Tech Workers Coalition (boston.techworkerscoalition.or).
is organizing a movie night to watch The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 this Thursday, July 16, at 8pm ET

Learn about worker-owned technology cooperatives - Agaric has been around for years and building as a coop. What is the business model? How does the coop run? What would you need to get started or to join an existing coop?
Join our discussion 7/11/2020

The Drupal training slides are up!
Agaric hosted three free online webinars. It was great to share with community members from all over the world! Below are the slides that were used and links to an anonymous feedback form:

* Getting started Drupal 9

Feedback form:

Time to up your dev knowledge and learn some transferable skills to pass on to others! Limited capacity at this online workshop from Agaric

CAREER CHANGE??? I changed my life by learning to build Drupal websites. It was a dooorway to freedom and learning more.

Starting on July 7th!!! Agaric offers FREE trainings on Drupal 9 site building.

People’s Strike - 1 July: Part 1
9:00 - 9:20 Intro: Rose Brewer:
10:30 - 12:30 UPRISINGS UPDATES: Holden Cession and Firoze Manji
12:45- 1:20 Labor: INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE and WAREHOUSE UNION with Clarence Thomas

Here is a short video that explains what the 4th of July holiday means to some Americans:
"What to the Slave is the 4th of July" Frederick Douglass Speech

Free Drupal 9 webinars on site building, migrations, and upgrades!

On Tuesday, July 7, Agaric will host 3 free online webinars about Drupal 9. We invite the community to join us to learn more about the latest version of our favorite CMS. We will leave time at the end of each presentation for questions from the audience. All webinars will be presented online. Fill out the form at the end of the post to reserve your seat. We look forward to seeing you.

Are you using Zoom? I have found some pretty disturbing info on the platform and wonder why activists are still using it... I posted some links to news items that you should see...

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