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Doug Belshaw πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜ οΈβœŠ @dajbelshaw@social.coop

I'm in central London with some time to kill this afternoon if anyone's around?

I'm doing a workshop for college presidents this morning on leading institutions into the future. Slides are at downes.ca/presentation/471

52.

As soon as society discovers that it depends on the economy, the economy, in
fact, depends on society. This subterranean force, which grew until it appeared
sovereign, has lost its power. That which was the economic it must become the
I. The subject can emerge only from society, namely from the struggle within
society. The subject’s possible existence depends on the outcome of the class
struggle which shows itself to be the product and the producer of the economic
foundation of history.

Some #FF gratitude

First up, whoever made the sun finally shine in England.

And @lauraritchie for her beautiful welcome to her home by the sea.

Deep gratitude to @Damage and @ginnungagap for writing about struggle (and chickens).

@dajbelshaw, @risabee and @mattcropp continue to make me think harder about cooperative life.

@Tdorey for #thinkingsmall

@wion for big picture thinking

@paralithode for such appreciated ritual.

Thanks to all.

12.

The spectacle presents itself as something enormously positive, indisputable
and inaccessible. It says nothing more than β€œthat which appears is good, that
which is good appears. The attitude which it demands in principle is passive
acceptance which in fact it already obtained by its manner of appearing without
reply, by its monopoly of appearance.

Co-tech, the co-op of tech co-ops I helped to get off the ground last year made it into Co-operatives UK's annual report... reports.uk.coop/economy2017/ ...so there's that.