What is #ZincCoop? It’s a software decelerator.
We build things we care about, for people we care about, in a way that prioritizes care for everyone’s needs.
I’ve had enough crunch time in my life.
Let’s build sustainable, digital-enabled worker-owned organizations that prioritize the health and happiness of their workers and customers over their investors.
Singing at Chile Protests in December Show more
I loved Inti Illimani in college, and I love them even more now. So great that musicians are involved so openly in the struggle in #Chile!
We want to help as many people as possible upgrade from #Drupal 7 to 8 this year, which is why we have five upcoming trainings (with more to be scheduled!) and a list of free resources to help people get started.
global pol, thoughts on media pt. 3 Show more
I've found the fediverse to be easier to get movement stories than twitter (a firehose of the chaos stories), with thoughtful use of hashtags and understanding who is writing about our rebellions and what their intent is and amplifying frontline perspectives we can deepen and widen the rebellious spirit that is sweeping the globe.
global pol, thoughts on media pt. 2 Show more
the overall intent of establishment media is to discourage us from revolutionary activity.
we see alternatives portrayed as "chaos" in which we all should hope "order" is restored, in other words the violent status quo that existed before rebellion.
independent media instead shares victories to inspire, lessons to learn from, others' needs to inform our solidarity.
global pol, thoughts on media pt. 1 Show more
As global uprisings grow, the importance of independent media is crucial.
mainstream media largely ignore the mutual aid and solidarity across groups typically pitted against one another. we need to highlight and share these stories of inspiration.
the violence of the state and right wing forces also gets downplayed, depoliticized as "chaos", or written to intimidate (no word of how we are defending ourselves).
#Lebanon Uprising Reaches 100 Days, state violence, torture Show more
Now in its hundredth day, the police and military have ramped up their use of violence. Protesters are responding with coordinated legal support and prisoner solidarity.
The Nasir-ol-molk Mosque is a stunning place in Shiraz, Iran. Built in the late 19th century with a traditional five concaved design, it's decorated with lots of stained glass. The huge number of pink tiles in its interior design sometimes earn it the nickname of The Pink Mosque.
A blend of arabic and western aesthetics, the mosque has a design distinct from the traditional Persian style, with many colourful floral patterns rather than the turquoise geometric shapes seen elsewhere.
Essential extensions for online reading:
Bypass Paywalls (removes paywalls from news sites)
Medium Unlimited (removes paywalls from Medium)
Make Medium Readable Again (removes nagware from Medium)
View on Sci-Hub (redirects paywalled journal articles to the same paper on Sci-Hub)
swastika, indigenous-jewish solidarity, + Show more
I think a lot about this moment. In 1940, in the middle of the Second World War, several Native American peoples gathered to make this statement that they would no longer use the Swastika because its meaning had been polluted to a hate symbol. It had been in use for centuries among their peoples as a positive symbol, but they laid it aside in a gesture of support for the victims of fascism abroad.
it's such a powerful symbolic gesture, in the most literal sense, of solidarity. As a Jew, this is the level of solidarity I aim to return to indigenous folks around the world who have been crushed by imperialism every bit as much as the Jews were crushed by the Nazis.
San Francisco Pride bans Google, YouTube, and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office:
Are you in the process of unionizing? Do you work in tech?
Check this out:
PSA: duckduckgo has !-keywords that redirect searches to other sites
!w - wikipedia
!g - if you want to be a heretic
!aur - the AUR lol
!gh - github
!wa - wolfram alpha
so to search wikipedia for the article on crabs you type
if you set ddg as yr default search you can jump to literally all of the webbed site searches with minimal keystrokes
Then when a break starts, notifications of messages to you appear.
Has anyone seen this before?
building free and open things with email@example.com
and being a goofy dad
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