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#OtD 28 May 1871 The Paris Commune was crushed when bourgeois government massacred thousands to regained control of the city.

Happy Saturday, everyone. May we all have a little of what Anthony's got. 🙏

us pol / refreshing honesty 

Just now finally listened to GW Bush's gaffe about the "brutal invasion of Iraq...I mean Ukraine...Iraq too, hehe" and I have to say that I have more respect for that man than I ever have before (which is really not saying much). I mean, at least he was honest for once. Let's hope our other politicos take a lesson and start saying the quiet part out loud too.

Thank goodness we elected this guy 

Good to know that the Dem administration is on the same page as all those Repub judges. Truly, we live in the best of all possible worlds.

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Say it with me again: Every smart contract has a built in bug bounty program worth 100% of whatever is in the contract.

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@Matt_Noyes If anybody needs help finding a local credit union in the US, you can check to find branches near you or message me and I'm happy to help! I work at a credit union and I'm proud of what we do.

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I just learned that FedCo Seeds is a hybrid worker/consumer co-op that has been around for a good long time:

I'm going to join, and I really want to learn more about their experiences! :TwinPines:

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Friends, an easy step toward democratization of the economy is moving your money to a credit union. So let's say July 14th is Fediverse Move your Money Day!

In Japan this has been an important part of the fossil fuels divestment campaign by When you choose a credit union, ask them about their investments (you'll probably be the first one to ask).

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I don't like the metaphor of "starting where people are at and bringing them along" -- who wants to be the mule being brought along? Better to meet people where you are both at and see where you agree to go from there. Maybe the destination you had in mind will be rejected and another plan will be chosen...

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


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Our friends from @guerrillamediacollective did it again! This time they've translated an article by Nuria Alabao that explores how legislation, taxation & public policy have allowed the State to sculpt the institution of the nuclear family in its own image. 💛

How to spot BS 

Pro-tip: if someone insists on referring to a car as a "motorized vehicular transport mechanism," you can be certain that they are 1. full of shit; and 2. probably trying to scam you.

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“.01% of bitcoin holders hold 27% of all bitcoin! That’s 100x the wealth concentration of the regular economy.”

Next time someone tells you cryptocurrencies and blockchain are about decentralisation, laugh in their faces. Loudly. While pointing at them.

#cryptocurrency #blockchain #decentralisation #web3 #rightLibertarian #bullshit

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"The Government of Kerala has created an innovative program to combat unemployment by employing educated but unemployed people... The Comprehensive Programme for Employment of the Educated Unemployed in Kerala...also highlights the potential of platform cooperatives to facilitate a more equitable relationship between platforms and providers. Their long-term strategy calls for the formation of 4,000 platform ."

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I encounter far too many people in the world (particularly food co-ops) who have NO IDEA how retained member equity functions in co-ops. For all their faults, electric co-ops are actually pretty good about this, and I found this short video that explains how what they refer to as "capital credits" work:

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Ella Baker's trajectory from the Young Negro Cooperative League, through the NAACP and SCLC to SNCC is fascinating and inspiring, constantly moving toward democratic self-organization.

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.