Hey :) This is an account for karrot - an open source community organising platform focused on resource saving and sharing.
We're currently being used by a bunch of groups around Europe who save and share food from being wasted (see https://karrot.world/#/groupPreview), but heading towards general community organising uses too.
We're into stuff like participatory design, democratic process, non/less-hierarchical structure.
We're open source (you can use our main instance, or self-host).
A great proposal for social media that I'd wish to also see in #mastodon
Fascinating article on the concept of kegare 穢れ - impurity, contamination, etc. - which is central in the discrimination against women, foreigners, and so-called buraku people. I learned about this first from my friends in the buraku liberation movement, including workers at the Tokyo slaughterhouse.
Of course Herman Benson wrote his own obituary:
"Herman Benson waged a long, courageous, effective campaign against Old Age…. He seemed on the verge of success; but at the age of 104, just before the final battle, he died..."
The video focuses on legal interventions and accomplishments, but AUD also played a crucial role in facilitating bottom-up organizing in countless union locals in every industry.
Great video of Herman Benson:
My former mentor and friend at the Association for Union Democracy, Herman Benson, has died a week before his 105th birthday. An amazing man. Brecht said people who struggle for freedom for a month are good, for a decade are great, but those who struggle all their lives are indispensable. When I met him in 1992 he was already beyond indispensable. He was a real mensch; that is a heart beat that will be missed.
Much of his story is told in https://www.uniondemocracy.org/UDR/64-Rebels%20excerpt.htm
Here's how a group of disgruntled non-profit employees effectively fired their employer and started a #WorkerCooperative
Lovely to see this defense of the Tokyo shotengai by Matsumoto Hajime. 松本はじめさんが宇都宮けんじさんを応援する。説明は面白いけど。
I am collecting examples and counter examples of #ConsentfulDesign.
The CW feature on Mastodon is a good example. Newsletter pop ups would be a bad example.
This will be for a resource where people can look up a common bad practice and see consentful alternatives. It will be CC licensed and community-curated. All who want to be credited publicly will be.
Boosts welcomed for visibility.
Miguel Yasuyuki Hirota; Jordi Asti, the trailblazer of the solidarity economy of Catalunya, and Iwao Takahashi (Japan University) and the chairman of the Japanese worker s' Cooperative Association. Spanish/Japanese
My name is Joe and I am incredibly excited to find this community. I‘ve been involved with Co-ops for most of my life, as a member of the Potsdam, NY Co-op, South Royalton Co-op, and the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society. I served as the President of the Potsdam Co-op, where I helped hire a new GM and worked to transition our bylaws to a solidarity model. Looking forward to connecting with people about Co-ops, Vermont, and the role cooperatives can play in digital communities! #introduction
Here is the scenario for today's LARP session #5: https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/3/pad/edit/bffda29b150ae6a32aa5272c7f46c5e5/
Call details are in the pad.
June 28, 5pm EDT, 3pm MDT, 6am, JST
Here's a video from one of the online sessions from #Open2020, introducing and giving a quick demo of #Murmurations, a new web standard for mapping the solidarity economy:
Just announced, from @WorkerCoop@twitter.com: I'll be doing a talk next month.
"A Shared Strategy for Shared Ownership: Covid, Care, and Reparations"
The #mobilizon team is looking for help beta testing:
"For the moment, contributing to the testing of this beta 3 will require strong technical knowledge. ..we mainly need people to install Mibolizon on different systems, and give us feedback on the documentation." https://docs.joinmobilizon.org/
"However, without too much technical knowledge, you can try to create an account and dummy events, to see if it federates correctly between different instances."
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