@bhaugen @bamfic @emi @cadwellsocialcoop

Cadwell, this thread relates to your thinking about speculative fiction and coops. Razeto's book turns out to be very interesting and provocative...

@bhaugen @bamfic @emi

Interesting question! The prospect of an "authoritarian progressive" response to the multi-dimensional crisis we call climate change seems plausible. Trump declaring a national emergency over the border wall is ridiculous, but what if a different president declared a national emergency over climate change? Right wing authoritarianism could merge with a new left, neo-liberal authoritarianism, even as it gave space for alternatives that don't challenge the political system.

@clayton @iwoc

Nice. We should all have guidelines like these... I made something similar for GEO. But this description is much better.

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Here is the technology policy @iwoc adopted. It could be instructive to these conversations happening on how to politicize the tech choices we make.


@bamfic @bhaugen @emi
I am reading a speculative fiction novel set in 2055 when there is a global "Ecological Constitutional Dictatorship" and politics has been banned. The basic problems related to climate change have been addressed, and there are lots of cooperatives and solidarity economy type formations but there is a repressive surveillance state...

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Nice development in Southern Colorado: a new cooperative-ish organization of farmers, millers, bakers, brewers/distillers, consumers all along the local "grain chain." If you all know of any other grain chain coops, let me know.

@clayton @aral

Makes sense. I just share your feeling of frustration. ;-)


What if we called for social.coop members to speak to this issue and drafted someone on social.coop to create a short video? @aral has been speaking on this, but there are many others who could add to it -- like you.


It's all the more maddening because the alternatives are available and deserve our support.

Really, this calls for a video...

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do people know of good resources that break down the politics around technology and how tech choices can't be seen as simply a means to an end?

Audience would be radicals who still blindly use Google Suite, Facebook, Slack, Salesforce etc because their primary concern is "getting the job done."

These resources should also have an intersectional analysis b/c the tunnel vision free software purism response is a show stopper for me.


This is a great quote for dissecting.
Are we thinking of co-ops as individual firms or as elements of a larger system?
Is profitability the end in itself of capitalist production, or is it accumulation of capital?
What is the end of cooperative production?
How is profitability relevant to that end?
What are the members' interests? Are they individual? The combined interests of the members of the given co-op? Are they class interests? The interests of humanity? (Only humans?)

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@Matt_Noyes @GuerillaOntologist @LeoSammallahti I continue to contemplate a translation-based publishing house with GEO as it's digital manifestation and a yet-to-be-named printer as its physical manifestation.

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