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The Community Working Group Ops Team members will be receiving our stipends for December and January, which is the first time #SocialCoop has formally provided and form of compensation. You can track payments the co-op makes via this page on O.C.
Now that that skeleton framework in the place, a goal for the month is to get a similar arrangement in place for the tech team...
Spending my cut on a 🌞 panel: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Newpowa-100W-Watts-12V-Monocrystalline-Solar-Panel-Off-Grid-Kit-for-RV-Marine/401288169023
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How British Feminism Became Anti-Trans: A surprisingly mainstream movement of feminists known as TERFs oppose transgender rights as a symptom of “female erasure.” | Sophie Lewis
Here's an idea: a #NoJS challenge.
Even if it seems impossible, look it up. It just might be possible.
There's so much stuff in there now, even a seasoned webmaster could be surprised.
Also me when I'm cuddle you :3 #cuteAnimals
(my cat would kill me so much if I did this to him :c) https://social.wxcafe.net/media/fCcwxkKTfvNqMK831Mw
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For once, it was me the interviewee. The outcome: https://centerforiraniandiasporastudies.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/iranian-diaspora-spotlight-dr-sonja-moghaddari/?fbclid=IwAR0sPM4mLzll6pheVW3YA1_1dlu9qbOW8hLMCDl_0sqvJe1UdbiZxlSvWmc
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Serbs should especially read this.
Unless they find it triggering, everyone should read this.
Syrian Photographers now in France reflect on the #GiletsJaunes protests, compare to Syria 8 years ago
A beautiful piece on Kaltrina Krasniqi's film "Sarabande." On the incredibly talented classical guitarist Petrit Çeku, on traveling clandestinely as a Kosovar in Spain.
Good piece with important stuff at the end -
Everything you ever wanted to know about tankies, but were afraid to ask
Saying he was collecting material for an art project, the 31-year-old visual artist sneaked into a vault at a notorious private, run-for-profit university and quietly removed tuition contracts. Fried Potatoes – whose real name is Francisco Tapia – then burned the documents, rendering it nearly impossible for the Universidad del Mar to call in its debt – which he claimed was worth as much as $500m (£297m). “It’s over. You are all free of debt.”
What is the most profitable business in the world? You might think oil, or maybe banking. You would be wrong. The answer is academic publishing. Its profit margins are vast, reportedly in the region of 40 per cent.
Publicly funded researchers do the work, write it up and judge its merits. And yet the resulting intellectual property ends up in the hands of the publishers. They then sell it via exorbitant subscriptions and paywalls, often paid for by taxpayers too.
history, urban studies, floss
social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]