What is the connection between systemic violence and our agricultural & food systems?
Here is something of a prologue:
"Roots of violence, Seeds of Peace"
"I know now that that the overblown doom-and-gloom Wizard of Oz is just a little man trying to look big—the ego within me. And this practice is how I have become resilient.”
— from #co-op organizer Caroline Savery’s essay series on u-know-hoo, which I’m up late working on editing for Metapsychosis.com. Coming soon!
Of potential interest to social.coop members - the new Quaker booklet on "ownership in the new economy". A bit of bed time reading:
@Gargron @taiz Maybe the issue needs to be thought of under the heading of link previews in general? It is good for discovery to see the title at least of quoted content, if not also a preview image. Toots would just be a special case of quoted content in general. A preview--of a webpage, or of a toot--can provide important context for what I have to say about it.
"Corporations Have Rights. Why Not Rivers?”
Yes, why not? Why do only ‘people’ have rights?
This is the inaugural toot for our casual/informal Mastodon anarchist book club! Welcome!
We will be sharing toots of book recommendations complete with links to find/purchase/download these books, so pay close attention to this account and our updates.
We're open to hearing your fiction AND non-fiction recommendations - special emphasis on anarchist, anti-authoritarian literature encouraged. Toot toot! Here we go. 📚
"Once we understand that our relationship to technology is not one of master/butler but cyborg/organ; once we understand that we extend our selves with technology and that our technology and data lie within the boundaries of the self, then we must insist that the constitutional protections of the self that we have enshrined within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and implemented within our myriad of national laws are extended to protect the cyborg self."
"They have perfected technologies that take over intellectual processes, that render the brain redundant. Or, as the former Google and Yahoo executive Marissa Mayer once argued, “You have to make words less human and more a piece of the machine.”
I did it. Quit Facebook. I had many personal reasons, but philosophically, what moved me was Aral Balkan’s critique based on cyborg ontology and theory of surveillance capitalism. This, combined with a vision for decentralized planetary democracy, combined also w/ @Rushkoff's point about it just not being nice to your friends to link them there (like poor hygiene, or knowingly spreading a disease) finally broke my inertia.
This article sums up the argument well: https://ar.al/notes/encouraging-individual-sovereignty-and-a-healthy-commons/ ~ @aral
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare https://www.technologyreview.com/s/538866/the-social-network-illusion-that-tricks-your-mind/
Signal’s Moxie Marlinspike calls out Pavel Durov’s ‘Trump logic’ https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/18/signal-moxie-marlinspike-techcrunch-disrupt-sf-2017-telegram/
Finally finished "The New Jim Crow" (it was published in 2010); if you have not read it yet, I highly recommend it. Under the Trump/Sessions regime, all the core components of the racial caste system Michelle Alexander wrote about are being reinforced and extended.
If you've not read it yet, you may find my review/observations helpful:
A #commons transition plan for the city of Ghent (Belgium)
By Michel Bauwens (P2P Foundation, research) and Yurek Onzia (project coordination)