Great strategy session yesterday! Love the energy :)

Meeting notes can be found here:


Hey Will! A while back you mentioned something about Loomio- Mastodon integration. I was wondering if you would be open to exploring that a bit more? What would that look like and how would it work?

Would you be up for coming to the next CWG Ops team meeting (usually the first week of the month... next one will take place in May)?


A good quote for your monster trilogy :)

“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” — Primo Levi

Seen posted by @aral

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New publication from, which "shows how #cooperatives can promote economic, social, and environmental sustainability in their communities in an inclusive, democratic and collaborative way."

Lasting Impact. Measuring the social impact of worker and social cooperatives in Europe: focus on Italy and Spain:

What do you do when you're snowed in and can't go anywhere? Some stay inside a cozy cabin and do work, I chose to dig myself a little quinzee.

Didn't get to sleep in it though, since the plows came a few hours later and we decided to get back the city while we still had the chance!

Heck yeah!

"One of the greatest distinctions between the coopyouth movement and much of the broader Cooperative Movement is its explicit and actionable commitment to social transformation."

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What's the best coop/open source alternative to Mail Chimp for sending newsletters?

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Adventuring in the snow on Mt. Asama in Nagano, Japan. I *think* I have less than 7 weekends left before I leave this country that I've spent the last 8 years! So much more I want to see and experience before I go!

My three favourite photos from this weekend. Toasty toes and full of smiles.

(three photos of snowy mountainous landscapes)

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Hey all! I'll be joining this discussion on moderation in decentralized communities at 3pm ET. Come join.

#fediverse #moderation #fediblock

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If you have a choice in your retirement account, you can choose not to invest your savings in fossil fuel companies.

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Co-op and DAO people alike, gather round and read this by @austinrobey_:

What Co-ops and DAOs Can Learn From Each Other

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What does it mean to be a ? It means we answer to our community of immersers and creators; not investors. And this isn't just a platitude, members have rights in our bylaws. Let's make the democratic. Join the @immersspace co-op today:

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At Freedom of the Press Foundation, we're now hiring our first full-time UX Designer. I'm the hiring manager for this role, so HMU if you have questions.

This person will work closely with the SecureDrop team (open source whistleblower submission system) & other teams at FPF.

It's a fully remote gig. We're a US-based org; international applicants are very welcome, but we do ask for some time zone overlap for real-time collaboration -- see the posting for more details.

I'm not smart enough to grasp the arguments intellectually, but they resonate emotionally in this piece on technodiversity

"For me...I don’t think we can come to a global agreement as to what is good and what is bad. Even if we have common problems we are trying to solve, that doesn’t mean there is a universal solution. There is no single way to respond to the collapse of ecosystems. We must understand that variation is a consequence of local adaptation."

Some excellent reporting on fisheries in Asia. Not sure how to get more attention to these types of stories.

Community Working Group Minutes are up! We'll be holding elections soon in case anyone wants to join this magical group of people:

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