This crisis is going to reveal what *essential* work actually consists of. We must make sure that these occupations become the cornerstone of our economy rather than the afterthought they have been reduced to under neoliberalism.
If you know your history, all of greater Los Angeles was once an agricultural area. In this time of limited mobility and food availability, that food you have growing in your backyards and community gardens is more important than ever.
These are the emergency steps we are taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 & protect people across LA, effective at midnight tonight. This isn’t easy & I don't make this decision lightly. We will do everything we can to help businesses & workers impacted during this time.
Now more than ever! Remote participation welcome (or mandatory, depending where we're at in a few days)
Workshopping Work Beyond Capitalism, a Q3 Assembly March-June thru http://Navel.la. An opportunity to work on organizing strategy, communication and practice specific to the needs of our unique spaces. Info + signup thru 3/15 at https://navel.la/news/assembliesQ3signup/
We are about to attempt an interesting experiment.
What is the minimum viable economy?
Not the one that maximizes GDP, just the one that keeps everyone alive and supplied with basic essentials.
This can be used to estimate the proportion of bullshit jobs in the economy.
5 reasons why elementary school classes shouldn't be meeting on private minecraft servers? https://twitter.com/karenraycosta/status/1237470925035094017
Apple is a one-company environmental apocalypse, with the industry's worst practices for old/broken electronics. Others fix systems, re-use parts, and keep parts available. Apple literally orders its partners to shred it all and turn it into landfill.
Welcome to my full sun, hot, dry inland SoCal garden that receives ZERO supplemental irrigation.
I live in LA County where 70% of water consumed by the average single family home is used outside.
We can do better and it’s not hard.
feelin' the byrds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSr4pIq_taE&t=47m39s
can relate to this answer... "If you want to find your mission, look to your desired future and ask what's missing in the present."
To me the most obvious "missing" is not a transformation of consciousness, decentralised tech tools, or political revolution, but a reliable methodology that supports small groups in many different contexts to reliably settle into a pattern of deep collaboration.
"The most effective way to enable the new economy is to empower people to set up and develop decentralised groups via a centralised, cooperative platform” says @DefactoDesign@twitter.com - thanks to @firstname.lastname@example.org for links - nod to @email@example.com & @RichDecibels@twitter.com https://open.coop/2020/02/20/making-groups-work/
This new impact report on @Enspiral@twitter.com is heckuva interesting, because it doesn't try to fight the complexity of an emergent, self-organising "ecosystem of purposes", and yet it still manages to tell a simple and useful story.
everyone in my house now sings the platform co-op theme song (at 12:15) https://livestream.com/internetsociety/platformcoop2019/videos/198756065
Emma Kinema from Game Workers Unite on creative/tech worker organizing at XOXO https://youtu.be/dHp_DwVm2EA
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