"The Co-Op Group", a UK consumer co-operative, advertises in the Daily Mail, which is notorious for its anti-migrant and anti-gay rhetoric.
Lots of angry responses over on birdsite about this. Their social media manager just keeps pointing to a blog post from last year that characterizes it as a "proactive relationship". Very disappointing; conventional for-profits have been far quicker at severing ties with Daily Mail and other hate rags.
$250,000 "worth" of the previous iteration which was called Grantcoin was already given out (to 3,000 individuals in over 100 countries). They've undergone many updates lately, including the name change.
Weekly automated distributions due to start again March 1.
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Disappointing how much center-left media discourse of big tech focuses on antitrust / "break them up" fantasies and how little is about promoting alternatives like co-operative ownership and open source. Neoliberal "thought leaders" cannot seem to conceive of approaches other than "greed is good but let's add a layer of government regulation".
When #debt prevents you from talking with your elected representatives.
@Gin reminded me of this practice by the Ju/’hoansi people:
“When a young man kills much meat, he comes to think of himself as a chief or a big man – and thinks of the rest of us as his servants or inferiors. We can’t accept this ... so we always speak of his meat as worthless. This way, we cool his heart and make him gentle.”
Similar insults were meted out to anyone who assumed airs and graces or got too big for their leather sandals.
Yeah looking to other languages may be the way to go. Not sure I like any of these:
conductor, counsellor, dean, doyen, forerunner, guide, harbinger, herald, lead, luminary, notable, pacesetter, pilot, pioneer, precursor, principal, rector, ringleader, shepherd, skipper, front runner, innovator, trailblazer, pathfinder, groundbreaker, trendsetter, guiding light, torch-bearer, pacemaker
There needs to be a word like "leader" without implying hierarchy. A word for someone who is proactively collaborative.