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Graham @Graham_Mitchell@social.coop

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@neil Which is why the regime deprecates coops from time to time. They know full well what we're about. I suspect a major push would see a major pushback, as when the feds defunded systems science.

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@neil an often overlooked aspect of cooperatives (at least based on what I read and saw so far) is that they are FAR better at protecting workers' rights than any union will ever be: when the sets of those who work and those who own the means of production overlap, the "dictatorship of the proletariat" is complete...

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"We are not looking to establish... a quaint little infrastructure that exists on the margins of the mainstream economy. Our aim [is] the development of a counterhegemonic, liberating economic and social infrastructure..."

I see from the email from OpenCollective that is number 2 in their chart for most new backers in March.

Anyone here using or know anything about decidim.org ? Looks like a potentially valuable/important tool to support web scale participatory democracy. Like in a

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There was a website that let students share their academic journals under creative commons license, does anyone remember its name?

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So, what do folks use as a Google-free (ideally free software) alternative to these days?

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No one is going to give you the you need to overthrow them social.coop/media/cwryVHv-oe45

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I got my blog/site back up with new domain name (www.workersparadise.org). I hope to start posting more regularly in the future. I am thinking of using chapters from my first attempt at a dissertation as the meat for several posts, but as always, I welcome anyone who would like to post on the site on the topic of worker co-ops and worker control.

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Brixton Restart Party

Thursday 19th April 2018

"Whatever needs fixing, be it a toaster or a mobile phone or a DVD player, bring it with you; members of the Restart Project team and the Remakery will be on hand to help you diagnose the problem and hopefully fix it! In the process you'll learn more about how your appliance was put together."

meetup.com/Restarters-London/e

@LeoSammallahti Interested in your take on the Sharetribe equity crowdfunding. Not a cooperative, but getting closer?

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If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
-- Henry David Thoreau

#anarchism #quote #bot

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@Graham_Mitchell Oooh interesting, sounds like you have some insider info. I just signed up to this mailing list, may interest you: platform6.coop/

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Purchase #Faircoins got myself a Fair coin wallet went to the fair market found one business from #kurdistan bought a custom and authentic huge ass scarf for 5 to 10 FAIRS

The checkpoint for my package to be delivered here was somewhere in #Germany

But I can finally scratch off my bucket list that I have supported a business, and a a group of leftist business owners or a worker Co-op from Kurdistan.

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"Chrome has outgrown its competition in a way that’s unhealthy. My colleague Tom Warren already detailed the deleterious effects of Chrome’s outsize influence, with web developers optimizing and coding specifically for Chrome (and Google encouraging the practice), with unhappy connotations of the crummy old days when Internet Explorer was the dominant browser for the web."

Chrome's basically spyware. Get rid of it ASAP.

theverge.com/2018/4/15/1723954

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Not ready to make this a formal proposal but wherever practicable social.coop should use cooperative and/or FLOSS tools.

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One thing I don't understand is people complaining about graffiti on trains and walls but they couldn't be bothered a bit by ads being everywhere in our daily life actively and literally trying to manipulate everybody's thoughts and actions. But it's legit because that access to your brain is bought with money.