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
#introduction Hello y'all. I'm Alex (aka Marty). I joined social.coop to connect with other people interested in promoting #coops and to learn how an online #cooperative works. I'm currently a prospective member of a #workerowned #construction #coop. I am also starting a small #farm doing #beekeeping and growing #strawberries. I also want to start a #housing co-op with my 5 roommates.
I'm enjoying the new Sarah Horowitz #Mutualism book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/621946/mutualism-by-sara-horowitz/
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 #coop owned by the readers and the writers.
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.
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Hey, this is cool! On April 22nd @ntnsndr and Jessica Gordon-Nembhard will be reading from the new translation of Arizmendiarrieta's Reflections.
Update: the deal is done! 🍾
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... 🥴
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. 😑
@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.