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P2P Foundation is on a roll, deleting critical commentary like this.
it's not censorship when THEY do it, I guess.

read or join the discussion yourself here, it's all public

yup, who ever tries to counter the transphobia gets kicked out of the community and all their posts deleted. it keeps happening. it will keep happening. the P2P Foundation is an organization on feet of clay. it has no reputation left to salvage. this was really the last straw. I have never seen such a disgusting post and disgusting comments about other human beings.

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Frontiers of Commoning.
A monthly conversation with creative activists pioneering new forms of commoning.
This month Peter Linebaugh: What the History of Commoning Reveals.
Histories of English commoners caught up in their struggles with state power and early capitalists.

CW transphobia 

the transphobes in the P2P Foundation and followers just announce themselves nowadays as transphobes

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Do you want to know more about DisCO/ build your own/ meet the DisCOnauts/collaborate with us/discuss cross-pollination possibilities?

Subscribe here to get an email announcing when and how to connect with us through Ask Us Anything sessions! 👇 💜 ✨

I love that our central public library has a livestream of its book return machine ❤️

for scholar-activists involved in this amazing new book is
Citizen Activities in Energy Transition: User Innovation, New Communities, and the Shaping of a Sustainable Future
Sampsa Hyysalo, Taylor & Francis 2021

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If you are curious about exploring templates for building an economy based on equality, inclusive technology, mutual support and care, give it a try! Written and designed by the DisCONAUTS themselves, consider the DisCO Elements an invitation extended with love.

Get your free copy of the Elements here💚 !

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i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))

article in Progress in Human Geography: Beyond capitalist enclosure, commodification and alienation: Postcapitalist praxis as commons, social production and useful doing (2019)

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Register now for next Wednesday with 🌿


Join us on April 14th for this event with Juliet Schor by the Berggruen Institute and the Platform Cooperativism Consortium.


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New DisCO story on our blog!

"DisCOs look to dance to the beat of this planet we inhabit, considering the myriad of relationships and their different components, creating the possibility of a self-sustaining and well-functioning ecosystem."

Read it here ✨ 👇 :

saw another notification in my DMs and thought it was gonna be another troll with idle threats, but no,
it was my local bookshop thanking me for renewing my membership for another year ❤️
meanwhile, still waiting for all that grassroots-organizing-commoning-is-a-process expertise to be employed. the rank stench of its conspicuous absence is all very informative of how power operates to intimidate and silence despite (empty) rhetoric

"Although this category of leaders can develop a lot of activity, its success does not last. People attend their call, but there are very few results because the leader is concerned with his own promotion, forgetting the collective welfare. ... It is not easy for a community to get rid of this type of leader. When confronted, they give many excuses, trying if possible to blame whatever it is they are accused of on other participants."

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A negative narcissistic-seductive leader cannot ensure a lasting project.
Community Leaders: Beyond Duty and Above Self-Contentedness, Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community
"This denomination refers to a leader also very much attached to the community, very nice and agreeable, with explicit participatory interests, who loves and admires leading roles and leaders playing them, and who wants to be one of them and be admired and congratulated."

Silencing tactics, Derailment:
'When women in geek communities call out a man in the community for bad behavior towards women, the responses often focus on the claimed intrinsic negative qualities of shaming, "call-out culture", or social ostracism, rather than on the behavior that elicited the shaming. The implication is that whatever harm the man did, the purported harm his critics did to him by talking about his behavior in public is worse.'

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