Might've just found an opening for getting $500k+ in grant $ to capitalize a non-extractive revolving worker owner equity fund in . Don't want to jinx it, but feeling pretty excited...

:D :TwinPines:

Democracy, you’re on mute: A co-op alternative to Zoom

The Online Meeting Cooperative use open source software, with hardware powered by renewable energy

thenews.coop/154366/topic/tech

A co-op board I'm on decided tonight to move from monthly to quarterly board meetings now that we're firmly established and things are going well.

I think this is the first time I've had a board commitment lighten without leaving it... 😍 :TwinPines:

drug use, loss, - 

Just found out my freshman college roommate just passed away after years of SUD struggles and spirals.

Opiates and childhood trauma are a hell of a fucking cocktail. πŸ˜‘

I recently discovered that there's a new doing visual special effects for film and television: Nexodus. I talked with two of their worker-owners about their kick-ass :TwinPines:

youtube.com/watch?v=oYTL_tGb-K

Since closing on the deal at the end of March, I've had a food co-op and a reach out about possible projects that could use the model.

This is feeling promising... :D

Hello y'all. I'm Alex (aka Marty). I joined social.coop to connect with other people interested in promoting and to learn how an online works. I'm currently a prospective member of a . I am also starting a small doing and growing . I also want to start a co-op with my 5 roommates.

Successful social democratic movements were built on cooperatives, unions and the party forming an intertwined ecosystem of mass membership organisations that provided tangible benefits in the everyday life of the ordinary people who participated in them.

My new article "Cooperatives can help explain the rise and fall of social democracy. They can also help revitalise it." on Mutual Interest, a free-to-read media owned by the readers and the writers.

mutualinterest.coop/2021/04/ho

Here's one of my absolute favorite shots, "Momentary", where one had been sailing over the other, before being kicked out of the way mid-air, leaving them with a perfectly hapless expression.

flickr.com/photos/porsupah/949

Now available to buy!

redbubble.com/shop/ap/64436639

#RabbitsOfMastodon #wildlife #bunnies

Hey, this is cool! On April 22nd @ntnsndr and Jessica Gordon-Nembhard will be reading from the new translation of Arizmendiarrieta's Reflections.

eventbrite.com/e/book-launchre

Don't want to jinx it, but it's looking like our second deal will close tomorrow. 🀞

If it goes through, we'll have brought over $1 million worth of real estate under ownership in our town in the last year... :TwinPines:

The Drivers Cooperative (drivers.coop/) is at the top of Hacker News (news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2) -- I've never seen a platform coop at the top.

personal, -/+, update 

Just heard from the hospital, and it's not life threatening and they didn't have to operate, which is a relief. Feeling like I can go back down to Defcon 2... πŸ₯΄

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Just learned my dad is in the hospital for a heart attack, a few days short of the 1 year anniversary of my stepmom's passing.

Even without the the whole "civilization-shaking pandemic" layered on top of everything, the last year has probably been one of the most challenging I've experienced. There've also been some good wins, too, but overall it's been a lot. πŸ˜‘

@mattcropp there's a very funny post i can't find, i assume it's fake, in which Ursula Le Guin says that there are public pickle barrels all over on Anarres, and she just couldn't work mentioning them into the novel.

@mattcropp i love imagining that Real Pickles isn't a business name, just a literal descriptor

Had the 5th annual meeting of the Solidarity Investing Club tonight. 5 years in, we have $57k investing in the economy!

Pie chart of the club's portfolio breakdown:

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