zapatistas under pressure, solidarity request
> On August 22, 2020, the ORCAO paramilitary organization looted and burned two Zapatista coffee warehouses in Cuxuljá, Chiapas. This is the latest in an accelerating series of attacks on the Zapatista project since the current administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) took office.
> Many of you will remember that in 2017 as Trump took office, the Zapatistas sent four tons of their coffee harvest to migrant and other communities in struggle in the United States as an organizing resource. Now we need to organize our own coffee solidarity effort — not only to help recover the cost of the lost harvest, but to show there is widespread solidarity with the Zapatista project.
This is scary dystopian https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/sep/27/uk-schools-told-not-to-use-anti-capitalist-material-in-teaching we need to stepaway to built alternatives before this become illegal. Simple problem to solve #OMN
Arguably we pay to those projects by spending time doing things like editing and writing Wikipedia, creating commons for Archive, replying to questions in #Debian or helping to find and fix bugs in apps etc.
Yes, they also need some money for server costs etc, please donate if you have the money, but it’s not as if those orgs are gonna put all of us volunteers (which could include you♥) on a payroll any day soon.
Let’s be careful so we don’t turn commons culture into a pyramid scheme where all the money goes to Linus and Jimmy while there are thousands of people that are collectively doing a lot of the labor and getting zilch.
This is why we need more diversity of platforms, and more user/participant ownership.
Zoom refusing to allow SFSU to broadcast a Leila Khaled event on the grounds that she is a terrorist should make everyone very angry.
“[W]hat these people are doing is privately governing us, and they have no humility about the limitations of their worldview.”
The joke and tragedy of Silicon Valley is that some of the most socially unintelligent men on earth ended up in charge of remaking social interaction.
I'm Cinnamon. You may have seen me around Scuttlebutt for the last couple of years, mostly thinking about usability and harassment prevention.
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britpol, covid19 app
Amid no fanfare at all the app has launched. I don't think I'll be downloading it. An immediate problem is that you can only designate yourself infected if you get tested, and the test system is in chaos so many people can't get tested anyway even if they have symptoms.
Basically it's a dog's breakfast.
If anyone teaches about this in future decades it should be as an example of how technology alone doesn't solve problems unless it is integrated with other social systems, like the health system and social security.
Also if notified by the app they you're supposed to self-isolate for two weeks, but there is no financial compensation for that, or equivalent logistics, so many people who are notified are going to ignore the warning anyway.
I can't wait either!
Next Tuesday (29th) we launch Doughnut Economics Action Lab. An online community for teachers, communities, cities, businesses, governments & anyone who is working to bring humanity into the Doughnut.
I pretty much can't wait.
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Please help my friend Juno escape her abusive household. Any little amount helps, with rent and travel and whatnot. Seriously, any amount can make a difference. Please share this around!
So if you've been following me for awhile, you've seen me mention Fipamo from time to time as one of the projects I've focused on.
Fipamo at it's core is a blog platform that started as I promise to myself to get writing again but only with software that I built so I can add features that I need and to share it with other folks that want something easy to use and have full control of their data.
It took a bit but it's finally in beta.
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