1. Participatory publishing: any person or local group sharing the goals of the website can submit articles.
2. Support: the group which runs the website can help contributors with the writing and editing of their articles through a collective interface.
3. Openness: the website isn’t the property of a particular group, it aims to reflects the diversity of ideas and practices that exist locally.
4. Anti-authoritarian ideas: all the websites within the network aim to push forward emancipatory ideas and practices, resistance to authority, and anti-capitalist ideals.
5. Dissemination: we take steps to ensure the content of the websites can be spread massively
6. Integration within a local context.
7. Mutual aid between members of the network.

Big props to @omgubuntu and @protonmail for putting Mastodon links on their website templates alongside their centralised social media links (see attachments) :blobcheer:

This is great for normalising the concept of decentralised social media 👍

If you have a Fediverse account, please do mention it on your website! The more people see these icons, the more comfortable they will be finding out more.

#Fediverse #SocialMedia #Alternatives

"It doesn’t have to be this way. We can call a halt to the madness – throw a wrench in the juggernaut. By de-enclosing social goods and restoring the commons, we can ensure that people are able to access the things that they need to live a good life without having to generate piles of income in order to do so, and without feeding the never-ending growth machine"

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance —

@tbeckett @neil this is stupid. Free software is about empowering the user. The keyboard doesn't care what color your skin is or what types of chromosomes you have. Furthermore I want to know why everyone seems to insist that being labeled as a white male imbues you with some unique kind of original sin and makes you unable to see things from other peoples' perspectives. This kind of self-flagellation disgusts me.

Cooperation Jackson

building a economy anchored by a network of and other types of worker owned and democratically self-managed


"We think we’re searching #Google; Google is actually searching us. We think that these companies have #privacy policies; those policies are actually #surveillance policies." #SurveillanceCapitalism #FuckOffGoogle

Regulating open source code under anti-money-laundering regulations would hurt the free expression rights of software creators in the UK and their collaborators around the world. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/eff-

Positively surprised that in the first presentation at #RightsCon there have already been several calls to prioritise people over corporations, and stop surveillance capitalism. We are in the right place.

These companies could just as easily sell us machines that can be changed as we see fit. I've learned this running Linux on my laptop: Once you get going, it's quite awesome to be able to change out an OS every once and a while—try something new, get a bit of a facelift. And not just the prescribed version upgrade, but a pivot to another wacky community of developers. Another *philosophy* of computing. It's that comparative philosophy, really that the monopolies are holding us back from.

@ntnsndr For heaven's sake get a 60$ Nexus 5, put Ubuntu Touch or whatever on it and you are good to go.

@sir Folks younger than me in the city where this happened don't know about it. That is amazing.

I remember seeing it as a teenager and really thought, for a moment, that #China was about to change.

It was amazing to watch it happen to #Russia.

#tankMan #communism #democracy

Breakdown of the price of a cup of coffee. Owner of the retail land/space gets 88x more than the coffee bean grower, and the cafe owner 25x more. The chart doesn't bother to break down the split between the owner of the land/plantation and the actual workers though.

Climate crisis needs to be addressed as a problem with society rather than the individuals: solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018

I love that site!

experiences of anyone?? @dajbelshaw
I'm liking the idea of for digital 'cultural' libraries &
@hamishcampbell maybe useful for ?

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