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I'm a researcher based in Helsinki. my topics: , sustainable production, . interested in local economies and .

acknowledgements to Dmytri for the metaphor, who mentioned how 'transvestment' is used too easily and abstractly in proselytizing texts as if it is something applied like a magic ointment to capitalism - to make capitalism better.
I'd argue that the current rampant commons-wash operates the same way (as Daniel writes in his book review linked in this thread)

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When people narrow their relationships to hierarchical relations they risk to leave a large part of their brains inactive. They become blunt. The reason why hierarchical systems in history did lead to disasters is not only because of the stupidity of autocrats but also because of the brain laziness of their followers no longer practicing reverse dominance hierarchy. To step after a flag is that more easy than maintaining reciprocated relationships of trust and obligation.

TL;DR: the 'commons' is not a mayonnaise you can slather on top of everything capitalist in order to magically turn it into a delectable, equitable and just horizontalism

on the myth that peer-to-peer self-organizing can be conflict-free and inclusive because the people involved are reasonable, good and rational.
Dr Jedediah Walls, our activist collective and I write about designing community guidelines and Codes-of-Conduct here

Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you ignore it long enough you'll always sound precocious
Super male-y fragile-istic expert á là nauseous

I'm 100% with @KevinCarson1 on this one.
Statement of Dissociation from the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives
'It grieves me to write this, but I...'

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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. economic interest, under no circumstance, can be above the reverence of life.

a manel with a woman as moderator, one of the manelists grabbing the microphone all the time and taking over the role of asking the other manelists all the questions

Field Ready has opened a makerspace / co-working space in Mosul after years of occupation, for the existing creative groups, self determination and autonomy

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I've updated the "Alternatives to Amazon Books" page to make it clearer.

If you're looking for alternatives to Amazon Books, or Amazon's book-related properties (Kindle, Goodreads, Audible), here are some suggestions:

#Amazon #DeleteAmazon #Books #eBooks #Audiobooks

More #Alternatives:

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The Smithsonian Design Museum Digitizes 200,000 Objects, Giving You Access to 3,000 Years of Design Innovation & History

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Beyond Participant Observation: Collaborative Ethnography as Theoretical Innovation

hey all, looking for links to groups in working materially on issues, could be , could be maker-hackers, e.g. energy, community technology, water scarcity, urban agriculture

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We are looking for a hands-on Senior Systems & Network Administrator to become part of our growing team of passionate people. If you are as excited as we are about creating positive change, then have a look at our vacancy below. ⬇️

etymology of the word 'punk':
as an adjective
"inferior, bad," 1896, also as a noun, "something worthless," earlier "rotten wood used as tinder" (1680s)...

as a noun
"worthless person" (especially a young hoodlum), 1917, probably from _punk kid_ "criminal's apprentice," underworld slang first attested 1904... "prostitute, harlot, strumpet," first recorded 1590s, of unknown origin.

'punk rock' first attested 1971

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