"One question that I was interested in unpacking [in Carceral Capitalism] is what it means to cage people. What does it mean to have a world where if there’s some kind of social rupture that needs to be repaired, prisons are offered as the social solution? If we agree that people have certain basic needs—the need for meaningful activity, time in nature, the ability to socialize with people, the ability to work towards something in their lives—to me then, prisons seem anti-life." -- Jackie Wang

So, who are some good people to follow on mastodon?

Hi fellows, is this the of the month for the reading group?

Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi

It will be interesting to see if we see many new members here and on other mastodon instances due to the Cambridge analytica scandal. The fact is for a small fee you can get full control over your data!

“‘Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have the same business model,’ says Balkan. ‘If Cambridge Analytica can sway elections and referenda with a relatively small subset of Facebook’s data, imagine what Facebook can and does do with the full set.’”


Job opening at Fairphone:

# Business Application Analyst #

As our new Business Application Analyst you will be working together with Fairphone’s IT team, Product Owner and external partners to deliver applications, integrations and solutions to make the operations of Fairphone more efficient. You will report to our IT manager, but will work closely with our Customer Support and After Sales team.

Apply here: frphn.co/baa_mstdn

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Got the Mad Max Fury Road soundtrack on loop. Brothers in Arms is an amazing track that gets me every time.


How do You track Your reading? Is there any good alternative to ?

Idea: a Friday of the best mastodon interactions you've had during the week. Summarize and link to the conversation, and add you might have forgotten at the time.

is a very manual process on Mastodon, for better or worse, so let's develop some habits to make easier.

" and are already ; their shareholders just haven't realized it yet."
--Overheard on the Riseup listserve.

Related on Medium and platform cooperativism: medium.com/@rmharrison/medium-

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