Ed Mahood on Infinite Conversations is organizing a reading and discussion group dedicated to exploring some recent consciousness-based theories of reality. Anyone interested in philosophical alternatives to scientific materialism (aka physicalism) may want to check it out.
Specifically, the group will be reading Bernardo Kastrup’s (2019, Iff Books) The Idea of the World: A multi-disciplinary argument for the mental nature of reality.
Does #SocialCoop have a user count bot? I feel like that would be quite useful for the instance
"Even if relatively few people actually #DeleteFacebook, as more people start spending more of their time elsewhere, three powerful and synergistic feedback loops will start to kick in. Too bad for Facebook. Good news for everybody else!"
We’re hosting a talk about the Democracy.earth white paper in our 2/13 Cosmos Café:
#socialcoop peeps are welcome to join us live or comment in the forum.
(Note: this event is not affiliated with the Democracy Earth Foundation—but we’re interested in discussing the ideas and their practical implications. @care_save will be leading the discussion.)
New topic on #InfiniteConversations:
“On Sexual Harassment: A Queer Perspective” by John Davis
@cstanhope Oregon is nice, though! I do love all the green, and being not far from the shore.
To accompany @care_save’s essay series “Transmuting the Trumpocalypse,” we are hosting live conversations on 10/26, 11/2, and 11/9 to foster learning, co-operation, and praxis.
Here, we will not be focusing on the essays, nor even really talking about Trump...so much as about power's multidimensionality.
This event is being produced by our start-up, Cosmos.coop. So come support us and bring your most brilliant selves and...LET’S TRANSMUTE!
Caroline Savery (@care_save here on social.coop) has written a major series of essays on consciousness and collective action titled *Transmuting the Trumpocalypse: Reclaiming Power in a Memetic Warzone*, which we’ve just published on Metapsychosis.com
We'd love to have sensitive, critical, and co-operative readers —who could also add some thoughtful commentary in our forum.
Please check out the page and if you feel so moved, join the conversation...and toot widely!
@risabee Comcast did the same thing in Longmont, CO, where I live. They won the first time; then city leaders banded in support and the public got educated. The next time the ballot came up, it passed overwhelmingly. (We already own our own electric utility, as well.)
Back in July, I had my NextLight (city-owed gigabit fiber) installed. $50/mo for 1 Gbps—price for life, which stays with the house or carries with us if we move.
They will fight it. But it can be done by activist cities.
"If nationalization of industry was based on actual popular control of industry [not state bureaucratic control] - worker and community control, with the groups federated together, that would be a very different story. It would be extending the democratic system to economic power, and unless that happens, political power is always going to remain a very limited phenomenon."
What is the connection between systemic violence and our agricultural & food systems?
Here is something of a prologue:
"Roots of violence, Seeds of Peace"
@care_save Welcome to social.coop, comrade! This toot's for you. 🌟 🌈 🤗
"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!
@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?
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