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That feeling of utter relief when you have insurance again... COBRA is like hundreds of dollars a month and that's not remotely affordable for ppl trying to cover between jobs

When I was broke and applying for medicaid I got caught with a hospital bill on top of penalties for the coverage gap that occurred cause medicaid wouldn't fucking respond for months.

Until every single human being who resides here is covered, we gotta fight like hell.

Nobody should be without healthcare. Ever.

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@bhaugen @dazinism @Matt_Noyes @ntnsndr @clayton @appleseed @maiadereva

I think no community up until now really refers to that charter, nor did we establish some kind of review procedure to check communities and mappings for "compliance" to these "terms".

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The organization I work for is doing an all staff retreat in . Anyone know of good catering coops there? Or coffee coops? Or restaurants for events? I'm looking to coop-ify the whole week

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Anyone have recommended domain registrars that are member/worker owned?

Bonus points if they can handle secondary dns (I still have dyndns setup for that...)

Event in Colorado Show more

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The title of @ntnsndr 's book "Everything for Everyone" reminds me of Eduardo Galeano's story of Teodoro Flores, the mixteco father of Ricardo, Enrique & Jesus Flores Mag贸n, who taught his children:
"Todo es de todos. La tierra, el agua, los bosques, las casas, los bueyes, las cosechas. De todos 隆Rep铆tanlo!"

Read it here:

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Wobbly* is an app started by a former Deliveroo courier @KingMob to mobilize workers like that.

If Deliveroo couriers would simultaneously launch a strike with Wobbly and a worker-owned replacement with , they could succeed better than doing only either one.

Workers and customers would not just be mobilized to strike and boycott, but also to connect with each other using an alternative platform that cuts the middleman.


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What ways could First Tech Federal Credit Union and cooperate?

- 2nd financial institution in the world to perform secure internet transactions.
- Biggest credit union investment advisor.
- 456k members
- 11.4$ billion in assets.

could organize members to take part in FTFCU board elections. I will put 50$ to their campaign!

In 2017 FTFCU contributed 30,000 hours volunteering and 3.1$ million in charity. Even 5% going to would be a huge deal!

@franifio is back on the job, this time in a podcast called the Bitchuation Room. Need to get it uploaded on a cooperative platform...

Happy to be able to apply some of the things I have learned through participation in .Coop. How to combine IRL and online tools, when to use Loomio, how to coordinate when using various platforms (not easy), how to stick to what people are comfortable using even as you introduce new FLOSS/Coop tools. Above all - focus on relationship building and equity from the get-go.

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The free libre open source analytics software Matomo (formerly known as Piwik) is now on the fediverse:


They also have a website:

The software costs nothing if you self-host, and they also offer a paid hosted option for people who prefer it.

Unlike Google Analytics, Matomo's data stays entirely on the site that uses it. No one else has access to it, so there's no way for it to be aggregated across many sites.

#DeleteGoogle #Analytics #Matomo #Piwik #FLOSS

What if Social.Coop were available on a curated platform that offered multiple cooperative/open source apps, like Loomio, NextCloud, and Matrix? But also media like Resonate, PeerTube, GEO, and WeCo? One of the tools in a Swiss Army Knife-type collection? Something like Disroot? Maybe on Disroot?

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Cooperatives need to avoid substituting marketing for organizing -- treating people instrumentally as customers, clients, users instead of holistically as collaborators, co-originators, equals. As Buber would say, I <-> Thou instead of I <-> It.

"Adulto? Mai - mai,
come l'esistenza che non matura - resta sempre acerba di splendido giorno in splendido giorno -
io non posso che restare fedele
alla stupenda monotonia del mistero.
Ecco perch茅, nella felicit脿, non mi sono mai abbandonato - ecco perch茅
nell'ansia delle mie colpe non ho mai provato un rimorso vero.
Pari, sempre pari con l'inespresso, all'origine di quello che io sono."

Pier Paulo , Roma 1950

Show more is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]