Through partnership with like-minded individuals & organizations, DisCO is trying to build an African Network to provide support in education programs for women & girls, to build on already existing cooperative practices and co-design with the community.

If you know of any projects or organizations that could be interested in joining the network or collaborating with us, please let us know! πŸ’œ

The Trans Dimension Guide to Inclusive Events is a zine and an act of care πŸ’œ. All we can do is approach this with transparency and care for our communities. An amazing resource by Geeks for Social Change and Sarah Joynt-Bowe from Prosocial Strat, among others. πŸ‘‡

@guerrillamediacollective And here's the original article, by the ever amazing Tech Learning Collective πŸ’œ:

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Spanish-speaking folks! New translation from our friends at @guerrillamediacollective! Imagining an optimistic cyber-future is the first step towards improving our relationship with digital technology. πŸ’œβœ¨πŸ‘‡

The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change will highlight the connections between individual, organizational & societal levels, showing how a deeply embedded culture of wellbeing can alter our approach to driving positive systemic change. πŸ’™πŸ‘‡

Much of DisCO's approach to Community Rhythms, Conflict Resolution, Decision-Making and Mutual Support was inspired and adapted from this wonderful course by our friends at The Hum (and our folks at @guerrillamediacollective can confirm!). We sincerely recommend it! πŸ’œβœ¨

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Powerful reflections on @mckenziewark 's new article "This Shit is Fucked Up and Bullshit". Highly recommended! πŸ’œ

Read it here:

"The involvement of the state is inextricable from the fact that the family is essential for class reproduction within the capitalist system because it enables the transmission of social and cultural capital, class customs and attitudes that are passed down via caregivers." ⛽️

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Our friends from @guerrillamediacollective did it again! This time they've translated an article by Nuria Alabao that explores how legislation, taxation & public policy have allowed the State to sculpt the institution of the nuclear family in its own image. πŸ’›

Cloudmoney tells us about the fusion of big finance & tech, the replacement of physical cash by digital money. Brett Scott uncovers a long-established lobbying infrastructure waging a covert war on cash led by banking & tech companies. Just brilliant! πŸ‘‡

πŸ’œ Moral Imaginations is a movement that centres around the liberation of connecting with our deepest moral sense of what is important β€” and building a life, society, economy and future around that.

Find out more here:

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@platypus @web3isgreat ironic seeing a dao claiming to implement feminist economics. One of the big lessons on feminist economics that I've learned from adopting the @disco_coop model for Immers Space is to value Care Work, the invisibilized labor that keeps an organization alive and can't be codified into a transactional software contract

[June-July 2022] Climate and the Social Question:

How do we pivot to climate in housing, labour and energy organizing? Common Ecologies offers a strategic workshop to build alliances and forge new proposals and debates. πŸ’œ

Programme & registration:

This week we're reading the 6th issue of our fav zine: "Algorithms of Late Capitalism", which "sits uncomfortably at the intersection of digital technology, a global free-market economy & popular culture". This time the theme is AI Myths! πŸ’œ

Here's the zine archive: algorithmsoflatecapitalism.tum

How is grassroots organizing changing? From mutual aid within our neighborhoods to public goods on the blockchain, we’ll hear from local and online organizers on different tools and practices we can use to create impact in our communities. Talks start at 6:30pm EDT, followed by Q&A and discussion. 🧑

Topics & Speakers:

- Mutual Aid and Organizing - Dean Spade
- Blockchain and the Left - The Blockchain Socialist
- Politics and Mutual Aid - Paperboy Prince

Last year we participated in Pakhuis de Zwijger's series "Rights to the Blockchain City" that explored whether blockchains could be designed to support an alternative economic model, one that puts ecological concerns and solidarity central. ✨

You can watch the livecast here πŸ’š:

[Extracts from the DisCO Elements, which you can download from here:] πŸ’œβœ¨

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[Distributed Ledger/Blockchain technologies are only put to use when these values and their resulting human relationships have become strongly rooted.]

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[DisCOs harness the utility of tech without being completely tech-centric, emphasising mutual trust and the need to have not only reliable but also enjoyable collaborative relationships.]

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