Absolutely gutting. As much of Amazon's tactics were a flop, those were just the ones we saw. Numbers like this means the boss got to each worker earlier and more often. La lutte continue
reuters.com/article/us-amazon-

Co-op meme stocks

From a discord user:

"so like I don't know how fast you could do this, but if you could create a consumer co-op retail investment platform that DIDN'T block trades on meme stocks and you did it while everyone was itching to buy tons of meme stocks..."

A lovely day off to play some tunes. Shared with relatives in Limerick. They said I'm a dinger with the Irish (language). Had to look that one up! Thanks fam :)

Uber 

Been so busy with orders during lockdown. Curious what these perks will be.

FOSS Gadgets 

Forgot what a joy it is to use rockbox

Aaaand that's why we use radios just in case :)

Signal is down

Found this podcast covering the differences between advocacy, mobilizing, and organizing extremely helpful in my work.

vox.com/podcasts/2020/3/17/211

They don't call them 'forever bikes' for nothing.

Clydesdale fork from crustbikes has increasingly been my go to for cargo and food delivery. I still love the bullitt, but its amazing what you can get done with a cargo fork on any old bike :)

Linux stuff 

Having a hard time finding a decent CLI podcast catcher. Was using bashpodder but it downloaded EVERY podcast episode since 2019. Bit excessive

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Looking for social media with neither CEOs not fascists? Join us at Social.coop, a cooperative Mastodon instance, a friendly gateway to the fediverse.

Self hosting 

Looking to host a wordpress, nextcloud, and possibly mumble on local hardware. Looks like docker with nginx the best way to do this

worker vs producer coop 

The current model for worker co-ops in our province doesn't provide much for precarious gig workers trying to organize. It assumes you have a shop where everyone is already an employee with steady employment. While that's 100% a goal for us, we're stuck with the industry as it is and that means having to roll with multiple app gigs to make a living wage.

Wondering if anyone else has faced this and if they looked at becoming a producer co-op of freelancers or otherwise.

Just blocked twitter on all my devices too. Looking forward to a 2021 without a constant screaming low level panic in any of my browser tabs :)

Finally ending my Amazon Prime membership.

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What's a good RSS reader that I can use which can sync between 2 (or more) PCs?

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Did you know that YOU can join the IWW in under half an hour?

Did you know that you can be a member of the IWW without unionizing your whole shop?

Did you know that you can be a member of the IWW and they will help you unionize your shop?

Step 1. Make a redcard account: redcard.iww.org
Step 2. Apply for member ship on redcard
Step 3 (optional). Contact the IU (industrial Union) you want to be in and join up!

Ask me for assistance if you are having trouble signing up! :boost_ok:

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For anyone interested in the history of RiseUp.net, one of the oldest community-hosting collectives using and recommending exclusively free code software, here's a 2020 interview with some of the collective members:
pramen.io/en/2020/06/interview

Note the comments on the role of Indymedia in their genesis and growth.

#RiseUp #CommunityHosting #FreeCode #Indymedia

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Milwaukee used to be ruled by socialists in the early 20th century. One reason for their success was organising a network of cooperative enterprises, a method their modern successors have not utilised enough.

"How socialists created a co-operative commonwealth in the American midwest" on Mutual Interest, a free online media owned by readers & writers.

mutualinterest.coop/2020/12/ho

Become a member here and help distribute our funds using participatory budgeting:

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