For the last 40 years the the minimum arctic sea ice has been declining on average by ~87000 km² per year.
Here I show this decline as if it were over Europe We lose area of Iceland,Portugal,Ireland,Spain,UK, France,Germany,Italy,Sweden,Norway and more
My friend Judith Rice-Jones (love Ostrom, doubts co-ops) shared this.
What is the best English word for comuneros? (in a description of the life of Andean peoples)
Recommended by #KevinLin:
"#Lausan #流傘 is a collective of writers, researchers, activists and artists from #HongKong and its diasporas, engaging with the city’s political struggle. Through translation, creation, and education, Lausan 流傘 aims to build solidarity on the international left with Hong Kongers’ unfinished fight to imagine emancipatory futures after colonialism, against both Chinese and Western imperialism."
"We are 100% independent and volunteer-run."
We've been given the opportunity for us to give a short (8 minutes) talk at the conference, and thinking it would be a good opportunity to do some community reflection and distill "lessons learned" from our journey thus-far that others might benefit from.
So, interested in social.coop folks' thoughts generally, and knowing who might be in the room and interested in co-presenting?
@luisrazeto has had his blog blocked by FB again for "containing content that others reported as offensive."
"Nuevamente facebook bloquea los posteos de mis escritos en el Blog de economía solidaria, cooperativa y colaborativa. El mensaje que recibo es éste: "No se puede enviar tu mensaje porque incluye contenido que otras personas de Facebook reportaron como ofensivo.""
P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival.
"today’s widespread obsession with smart contracts, platform capitalism and economies of scale... only serve to reinforce last century’s dominant and extractive modes of production. Instead, dive into this report and discover the possibilities of Ostrom contracts, platform cooperativism and economies of scope... the seeds of a generative commons-based economy that is fit for the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges."
Small turnout for our #ColoradoSolidarityFund Open House, could be because people hear "investing" and think Wall Street, but I suspect it is a symptom of an organizing culture that is too event focused. My plan is to put in another six months of one-on-one, face to face conversations with people, focused on deep listening, expanding the network of contacts.
Paul Bindel, of CSF, is wonderful by the way -- I really recommend him as a person to introduce the idea of cooperative investment clubs.
“We are striking to disrupt the system.”
A one hour interview on @democracynow https://www.democracynow.org/2019/9/11/greta_thunberg_swedish_activist_climate_crisis
today our bakery coop decided that we will definitely go on strike at #climatestrike day (sep 20th)
Morning hike with Alice, nice start to the day. #colorado
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