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The First Things First manifesto from 1964. Graphic designers advocating for a use of their trade that has more benefit to the social good.

"In common with an increasing number of the general public, we have reached a saturation point at which the high pitched scream of consumer selling is no more than sheer noise."

Just to repeat, that's *over 50 years ago*. It sure as hell hasn't gotten any better.

"Last year the five largest co-ops paid over 50% more tax to the government than some of the largest and most high profile businesses operating in the UK."
(from 2016)


* Statue of Engels CHECK
* Farmbot growing cabbage CHECK
* Exhibition of trade union banners CHECK
* Some history of co-operatives CHECK
* Reading some Bookchin in the Central Library CHECK

Day out in Manchester, innit.

Do without Facebook :)

From @risabee's great collection:

I’ve been doing without Facebook for a while now. I honestly don’t miss it in the slightest.

Popped into the local electronics shop for a battery, caught a successful fix in action. Old radio with a very simple fix, and a very happy punter. If I heard right, he said the radio was 20 years old. Good vibes!

Liking how my sticker game is currently making my laptop look like a cute robot.

Great Homebrew Website Club London ( this eve, with a great turnout and lots of interesting discussion.

This weekend we hosted the first international gathering of community repair - . It was absolutely brilliant, so enthused after speaking to repair activists from around the world.