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If you would like to share your story with me, or know of someone who I should talk to, do reach out! πŸ™πŸΌ DMs are open.

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I'm starting a series of interviews with co-op folks, to learn about their stories and the stories of their cooperatives.

My first convo is with, talking about his experiences with and

Listen and read here:


petition to pool funds together to buy and turn it into a mastodon instance.

Given the wave of new activists into the left, and the fact that stakes are high right now, posting this reminder:

Using copjacketing as a vehicle to grind a sectarian axe is a violation of a vital piece of the social contract of left activism that makes everyone less safe.

It's a hard-won lesson that needs to be remembered and upheld.

Dear #Mastomind: Is there a good, current, #FreeSpeach / #FreezePeach & the #Fediverse document highlighting expression and oppression considerations and experience?

is there a mastodon instance that's only for capybara content

Or I guess one could also incorporate some of the "worker" emojis?


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I wish there were better emojis to express "cooperation" or "cooperatives".

The best I've been able to come up so far is some combination of 🀝 and maybe πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘., maybe like so: πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸ€πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘.

If I stretch it, maybe even one of the "family" emojis, like πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦,, and pretend that it is a "group of people". πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Whole thread is πŸ’―, but here is the gist πŸ‘‡πŸΌ


So, would you, could you, consider becoming an Investor-Owner in the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative? Help them secure permanently affordable, multi-generational, multi-family housing owned by it's residents and community?


"This made both perfect sense and absolutely no fucking sense at all, the sort of demented-timeline event that could only happen in 2020, when everything is, metaphorically, an innocent piece of pasta turned into a straw in a bid to help the environment that actually ends up being fatally dangerous."

Someone give this woman the pulitzer. 😹

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The real pandemic shortage!

"SNL star and Vulture alum Bowen Yang lamented to W magazine, β€œThere’s more of a bucatini scarcity problem than there is a toilet-paper issue, I think.”"

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"When cooked correctly, bucatini bites back. It is a responsive noodle. It is a self-aware noodle. In these times, when human social interaction carries with it the possible price of illness, bucatini offers an alternative: a social interaction with a pasta."

Amazing piece on the very real bucatini shortage.

Looking for information about worker co-ops who are also unionized. Putting together some materials for our crew to read up on

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