"Our Democracy and the American Indian" Laura Cornelius Kellogg
Interesting book I just started. Her struggles over identity and her political efforts remind me in some ways of Lucy Parsons, also called an "Indian Princess." Also want to know more about the connection between the expulsion of the Oneida from NY State and the founding of the Oneida Community (a religious utopian communist society) on the Oneida lands.
@michel_slm I started reading this book, reviewed recently on GEO: https://press.syr.edu/supressbooks/465/laura-cornelius-kellogg/
Interesting how federal control could be a buffer against capitalist encroachment...
You may know @nextcloud offers a free open storage system, but did you know it also has its own app ecosystem?
There are lots of extra apps you can add to your Nextcloud:
(Includes collaborative document editing, music streaming, video calling, calendar syncing, note taking, XMPP chat and lots more)
@tbeckett @richdecibels I wonder about this -- is hierarchy the right concept for the type of efficient coordination necessary for operations or are we just using an inherited concept that appeals to us because of a lingering attraction to servitude? (As in Boetie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude)
Just posted Chapter 8 of Solidarity Economy Roads by @luisrazeto on GEO!
This chapter is about how and why a #SolidarityEconomy does a better job of serving ecology, as well as humanity, than the current system.
As always, thanks to @Matt_Noyes for providing the translation.
Social.Coop members -- for some time now I have been our representative on the Project Council of the Internet of Ownership. There is some discussion now about the future of the IoO Project Council. It might make sense for Social.Coop to have a new representative. I have posted about this on Loomio. https://www.loomio.org/d/7SzP3sQb/social-coop-representative-to-internet-of-ownership-project-council?membership_token=1AoQbF1y8qAB8KRd5GxgfBdK&utm_campaign=poll_mailer&utm_medium=email&utm_source=poll_announced
Our hearts are with the people of Hong Kong.
"All flights cancelled out of Hong Kong as thousands of protesters besiege airport over police violence"
One, the economy is to serve the people and not the [reverse].
Two, development is about people and not about objects.
Three, growth is not the same as development, and development does not necessarily require growth.
Four, no economy is possible in the absence of ecosystem services.
Five, the economy is a subsystem of... the biosphere, hence permanent growth is impossible.
...no economic interest, under no circumstance, can be above the reverence of life.
Murió Manfred Max-Neef:
"Durante su carrera académica Max Neef publicó decenas de ensayos y cuatro libros centrados en las problemáticas ambientalistas y de economía sustentable, el más reconocido de ellos titulado "Desarrollo a escala humana: Conceptos, aplicaciones y reflexiones", publicado en 1986."
See this interview from Democracy Now in 2010:
@tbeckett Sounds like a good article for GEO!
Fallece el caricaturista Eduardo del Río “Rius”
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Dang. Lost a nice Japanese cap, we will see if a local dentist can do as well...
@tbeckett Have you seen any examples of positive responses to this problem of management/worker relations in food-co-ops? Multistakeholder food co-ops that include worker owners? Other?
Workers center organizer Wing Lam once told me, "we are not into denounce, denounce, denounce. We want to organize." This story on workers at food co-ops is long on denunciation -- food co-ops are a "capitalist hellhole"? -- but raises important points. What do folks here know about NCG, CDS and UNFI ?
7 tactics of pro-democracy #HongKong protesters
💧 be water
protests swarm to shut down one target after another
🌐 open-source protest
on the spot voting via telegram polls
after Telegram DDoS, turn to AirDrop and other P2P tools
✌️ sign language
hand signals and literal signs facilitate supply transfers
😢 🙅 neutralize tear gas
smother canisters w/ traffic cones, wet rags
🚶 avoid stampedes
1-2 1-2 chant to retreat safely
@clayton Great summary!
I wonder if it would be possible to create a graph of my #Mastodon network. Sort of a visualisation of who I'm connected to and through what servers. Has this ever been done?
@redoak Tank and the Bangas? Sean Hayes? Phox?
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