re-posting an older thread on loomio about potential future directions of from @nicksellen

"I have a feeling there is a possible fork in the approach here:

1) work with the small seed that I hope is still growing in our tech team, we can work to build up a bit more communication between people, and find out how to motivate people more... step by step

2) re-imagine as a cloudron/yunohost/sandstorm/collective-tools/fairapps instance"

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Does anyone have any audio (podcast) or video of a slick presentation that 'sells' the concept of real estate development co-operative?

I particularly love the concept of 'centerwoman' vs. 'spokesman' with regards to organizing/leading.

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"Yuri Kochiyama’s life is so important because, with extraordinary consistency, she practiced the kinds of skills that empower ordinary people, nurture activists, and ultimately sustain social movements. While we re-member the magnificent marches, fiery speeches, and provocative images, we often forget the undramatic, everyday work involved in creating social change."

From Grassroots Leadership and Afro-Asian Solidarities, Diane Fujino


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On Fri May 22 there will be an online training that uplifts "harm reduction and safety, care without cops, psychological first aid, de-escalation and stabilization, needs assessments, maximizing autonomy, and setting boundaries. The... resources presented during this training have been developed by folks who have lived experience of mental illness/madness, trauma, neurodivergence, and psychiatric hospitalization/incarceration."
#CareNotCops #Abolition #MentalHealth

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I contribute to and the existing social media accounts are twitter/facebook, which I neither like or use, so I'm looking for a mastodon instance to bring it to the fediverse. I'm a bit stuck.

it's most popular with hitchhikers, dumpster divers, nomads, vegans/vegeterians, etc. ... and for the platform itself it's 100% open source and volunteer built/managed/run.

any suggestions very welcome!

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Would it make sense for Social.Coop to join The Online Meeting Co-operative?

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So I currently do some work for the Solidarity Economy Association. Sharing this crowdfunder on their behalf:

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Agaric is offering free half-hour consultations for any cooperative seeking a new or improved website, more participatory internal or external communication, or online learning opportunities. Just ask:

To continue our best work, we are looking for referrals or partners for setting up community resource locators based on our open source free software program and event finder: and health -

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I just found a nice #wheelOfTheYear calculator for different timezones. It's the easiest way to find out the times of the solstices, equinoxes and cross-quarter days that I've come across so far!

Nice work @zlax

#imbolc #ostara #beltane #litha #midsummer #lugnasadh #mabon #samhuin #yule #midwinter #equinox #solstice #solar

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Want to get an education while being stuck at home? Take your interest in the cooperative digital economy to the next level and start incubating your platform co-op project assisted by partners in your country.
An 8-week ad hoc online course.

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This is amazing, the back story and the story itself. Another example of 's argument ('s too). I was assigned Lord of the Flies in High School - what if we had been given this story, or both? So much to work with here: religion, law, slavery, cooperation, media, abuse...

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I'm thrilled to announce that we have now officially transferred our fiscal host on Open Collective to is now legally part of a cooperative!

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The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

A reader comment worth noting:

"‘Lord of flies’ has direct link w Garret Hardin’s ’Tragedy of Commons’, Ayn Rand individualism. 6 Tongan boys demonstrated Elinor Ostrom‘s ‘Management of the Commons’ in which she debunked Hardin’s malign rhetoric. Too bad Ostrom (Nobel ‘09) is not basis of Economics courses"

#liberalism #society

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We are heading into the final stretch for Give Big WA. Support co-op development!

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Have you heard about our new member drive and virtual raffle? Refer your friends to join the FSF and win fabulous prizes that were donated for the raffle! A laptop, routers, gift certificates, T-shirts, stickers, and more:

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