tech coops, community Show more
Many #coop success stories I've read about seem to be about taking root in a community and meeting needs that aren't going away anytime soon: food, houses, childcare, etc.
Can #techcoops ever follow that model? Most tech work uses ephemeral tools to meet transient needs, and tech firms are rootless by default. Are there any meaningful generalizations we can draw from the exceptions?
The Broken Spoke bike coop in Oxford is fundraising to move to a new home - send some solidarity their way if you can spare anything!
They do DIY workshops, mechanics courses, cycle training, events for underrepresented groups, and lots more great stuff.
Hi #SocialCoop, I'm a PhD student in computer science (doing programming languages research) and some kind of libertarian socialist. I've been living in #Paris for almost a year, but I'm moving back to #Boston soon. I'm new to participating in cooperatives, but have some background in labor activism and organizing.
Let's take a breather from the Article13 mess, and focus on some good news:
#PeerTube has just passed the 50% mark on its crowdfunding with 15 days to go 🎉
The video world really needs the kind of ethical alternative that PeerTube offers 😎 👍
Help the video world declare indepdendence by contributing and/or sharing the crowdfunding:
Here's your daily reminder that #Bitcoin is a scam:
today is juneteenth Show more
Juneteenth celebrates the announcement of the end of slavery in the confederacy (june 19, 1865: 2 years after the emancipation proclamation).
about 6 months later, the 13th amendment is ratified, which abolished slavery-- except as a form of punishment.
Working at #PlannedParenthood has got to be the worst. Fundamentalist Christians picketing outside your place of work, calling you ugly names, and then when you finally make it inside, your managers treat you even worse.
I'm very grateful for the services people I care about have received from PP, but this current flap really pisses me off. I think PP's national offices need to be flooded with angry phone calls. Here's their number: 202-973-4800
Peertube, an ActivityPub based alternative to YouTube, is running a crowdfunding campaign https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform
Comes at an important time, with YouTube blocking legitimate videos on (incorrect) copyright grounds, such as MIT's OpenCourseWare videos and the Blender Foundation's videos https://torrentfreak.com/youtubes-piracy-filter-blocks-mit-courses-blender-videos-and-more-180618/
Damn, I wish Mastodon had an edit button..
Can someone please have a talk with the #WorkingFamiliesParty? When are they gonna figure out that supporting centrist Democrats, against actual progressives is not a way to political power or positive change?
So, yeah. My straw vending machine idea won't work in the USA, because American money is pretty much uniquely dysfunctional.
Consider this an encouragement to go to the bank, swap some smelly, ugly, wrinkled worthless one-dollar notes for dollar coins, and get them into circulation.
The Duffel Blog is by far my favorite military news outlet:
An open letter from the Rocky Mountain #EmployeeOwnership Center to the owners of the Denver Post:
Glad to see I'm not the only one making the #Bitcoin-Beaniebabies comparison:
#YouTube makes money from videos promoting extremism. Its algorithm radicalises viewers, because it wants people to be angrily clicking on more videos.
YouTube is tearing society apart by encouraging us to hate each other:
The most promising ethical alternative to YouTube is #PeerTube, which is decentralised and in beta testing.
You can support development of PeerTube to a release version at its crowdfunding page: