Is the anarcho vision individualistic, like Margaret Thatcher, ‘there is no society’? Do FOSS folk fantasise that the only significant actions are the intentional ones, the connections we *mean* to make, with discrete materials we individually own and kontrol?
@mako @oli @bhaugen @richdecibels @Graham_Mitchell @dajbelshaw @mayel
Surely feds in the ‘verse need a mirror of their own *collective* acting/federating/publishing/sharing. Like birdsite shows ‘trending’ but more catholic. Like FarceBook sells profiles and target zones to marketers & alt-right ideologues. Don’t we need APIs that show ‘us’ to ourselves in the large? reveal emergent patterns in our tacit collective motion? help us see the movement in the movements?
In the meanwhile, I am very much a fan of Kicks' page on hypertexting:
I found a book from 1997 on my brother's bookshelf in the house where we grew up, called Hypertext 2.0: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology.
The first section is called Hypertextual Derrida, Poststructuralist Nelson?
It looks pretty amazing. Beautifully, it has loads of pencil annotations from my brother.
I would love to read it. But I'll be honest with myself, I haven't started and finished a non-fiction book for a long time. I'm genuinely better in hypertext.
I uninstalled Tusky. It’s a great libre app for Mastodon. But after a morning spent losing about an hour (or more!) of time scrolling through the timelines, before even getting out of bed, I figured it’s something I don’t need on my phone. Keep the firehose at arms length. If I want to for some reason just scroll through everything on Mastodon, I’ll go to a website and login.
(Counterpoint: I did find some really interesting things while surfing the timelines...)
'Contact trade unions that represent the people that work for these companies, urge them to follow in the footsteps of the Scottish Rolls Royce workers that defied Pinochet, and sabotage the manufacturing and selling of weapons to the fascist Turkish state'
"Waiting around for the government to do something will bring us nothing... We need immediate action" Agitate. Educate. Organise. A piece on how to aid the Kurds from the UK.
The Istanbul Industrial Workers of the World have released the following statement:
English translation follows in response to this post.
I've been thinking the past few days and do y'all think it's more feasible to build an ecotopia in the shell of the industrial world, or in places that are as yet "undeveloped"?
Like, is having extant infrastructure an advantage in the sort of massive restructuring we need to do, or nah?
What do you think?
I've started collecting a list on my website of contemporary autonomous collectives. I plan on adding their rough population, so I can ultimately have a count of there are X people living in anarchy today.
@ me with more, please. (I literally just started it so it doesn't have the Zapatistas or the International Commune of Rojava, even though I've talked about like, both of those today.) But @ me with any, please!
Good discussion in general of what's currently happening in Rojava with the US pullout.
David Graeber here mentions that the aircraft and tanks supplied to Turkey need regular maintenance and repair, and that it's not happening in Turkey, it's happening in other Nato countries. Who's doing it? Could we push for a down tools like the Rolls-Royce workers did when refusing to service the planes used in Pinochet's Chile?
This news makes me really sad.
Follow @debbiebookchin on twitter for updates on the situation...
Go slow and fix things.
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