covid, more opinionating (-) 

study on mh effects of quarantine for SARS (covid) 

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I did six loads of laundry this week and now, for a brief moment, I have no dirty laundry and I don't think this has ever happened before

It’s tempting to gather a few like-minded friends together & call it a union, but experience has shown that doing it that way harms campaigns because you’ve created a self-selecting group of, say, white men, people who are into knitting, furries, people who are already leftists, or people who like punk rock, and this makes it easy for the boss to poison your coworkers against the campaign. Listing all your coworkers ensures that your campaign will reach everyone regardless of demographics.

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pdx, information request, rent strike 

thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later"

Y'know what's cool? Getting to go "Hey buddy, the job you're doing right now is criminally unsafe, and I just want you to know the local anarchists have your back. If you have any questions about how to talk to your coworkers about talking to your boss about masks and gloves and anything else you need - like a fucking pay increase - you let me know. Here's a packed lunch we put together for y'all."

to like, trash collectors and stuff.

If anyone tries to tell you rent forgiveness or rent strike is extreme or radical in these times just show them this:

U.S. Retailers Plan to Stop Paying Rent to Offset Virus Closures

@mlncn @LeoSammallahti @clayton @ntnsndr

Here's the "big ask" from the Feds: a debt jubilee. It's in the bible, it was widely practiced in the past, and it's been proven effective in modern times (in post WWII Germany):

@inkscape @doctormo

And Keegan Rankin covers online networks and which network-building approaches serve justice, at 3:15 ET today:

Along with all the other stuff going on at NERD Summit, and certainly many more meetups, camps, and conferences coming to an Internet near you!

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There's been a whole lot of great technical and other sessions happening completely online due to COVID-19. I forgot to tell you about mine (oops) but all recordings are going up, and Stephanie Luz is presenting on @inkscape at 2:15 ET

cc @doctormo you can attend if you promise not to heckle ;-)

@LeoSammallahti @ntnsndr @GuerillaOntologist @mlncn @clayton Platform 6 sort of exists for this purpose. We are all about communing together for mutual development and support. The explicit focus might be about support for start-ups, and particularly about resilience in a time of crisis, but that is easily addressed. At its heart its the same mission, no?

@ntnsndr @GuerillaOntologist @mlncn @clayton

I'll ask @Graham_Mitchell right now.

Here is a study that you might find interesting:

"Disasters and Community Resilience: Spanish Flu and the Formation of Retail Cooperatives in Norway"

Gonna go through it and share some thoughts and key insights in a blog post soon.

@LeoSammallahti @mlncn @clayton @ntnsndr

"Help us make sure that the worker-owners on the frontlines of building a democratic economy have the resources they need to weather this storm. The workers of the Seed Commons cooperative network need your help building a mutual aid fund to endure the COVID-19 crisis."

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