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"Our reporters will look into:

- How disasters disproportionately impact the most vulnerable and what can be done to respond and rebuild in a just and equitable way

- How communities can prevent "disaster capitalists" (those who seek to profit through rebuilding/recovery efforts) from preying on various populations in the aftermath of a crisis"

Slightly hesitant about the name. It's important to avoid inadvertently framing disaster as an 'opportunity' for anything. I feel like referencing disaster capitalism has that negative association. But I also see why you'd want to directly present counter examples to something so unpleasant.

Cool, Shareable is working on a podcast called Disaster Collectivism. (As contrasted with disaster capitalism.)

Definitely an interesting topic. I was posting about this a bit ago, in reference to Rebecca Solnit's book A Paradise Made In Hell.

I'm looking forward to seeing how the podcast covers the topic.

@ti I might be wrong but I think there's an intention not to make posts searchable, as a means to avoid harassment/trolling. I remember reading this somewhere but unfortunately can't remember where!

So if you tagged all posts, they'd then become searchable. You might not wish your posts tagged e.g. to be easily discoverable. There might be other mechanisms to prevent that though.

Really enjoyed this interview with Esteban Kelly of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives.

Hits some great points like common misconceptions of worker coops (e.g. totally flat structure); the question of 'get big' vs 'replicate'; how coops avoid boom bust cycles.

Interesting distinction of anti-capitalist and acapitalist, that's a new one on me.

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"Happily, the Web is so huge that there's no way any one company can dominate it." - @timberners_lee, _Weaving the Web_ (1999)

@awe Welcome to!

The Broken Spoke bike coop in Oxford is fundraising to move to a new home - send some solidarity their way if you can spare anything!

They do DIY workshops, mechanics courses, cycle training, events for underrepresented groups, and lots more great stuff.

@noemi You can also see the big stream of everything coming from all Mastodon users (AKA the federated timeline), by going to

I don't look at that that much these days, but you might see a toot of interest as it all flies by...

@noemi Hmm, it depends on what you're interested in, but here's a couple of ways of browsing that might help:

- Unless the user has disabled it, you can see who other people follow, e.g. here's mine: You might be able to click through and find people that way.

- You can also search tags in the Search box by using a hash, that might help you find some peeps posting on a topic of interest, e.g.

- Check out the local timeline for coop-related toots.

Another great episode of Upstream. It discusses the coops of Mondragon, and the challenges they faced as they got bigger and brushed up against the global capitalist system. And discusses Cooperation Jackson and their learnings from Mondragon. Emphasises the need for strong political direction in addition to forming coops.

I like the metaphor of islands of coops forming in the sea of capitalism, and eventually they all join up.

My parents met in a library, working as librarians.

I find that really nice.

Save some small piece of grassland for a red kite on a windy day.

As abstracts go, this is a pretty good one.

"The text proposes questions for an information culture like ours facing technological and informational calamity. [...]This article examines the external world that makes living in an internal virtual world necessary, then explores the issue of whether the Librarian is a harmful or beneficial creation, and finally considers the Librarian as a force for civility."

Hmm, the Mastodon interface doesn't show you what time you boosted something at. Just the time it was posted at.

Still not found a happy medium between indieweb and Mastodon. I've been neglecting my own website for a while and mostly just posting on Mastodon.

Think I'll go through and do some retroactive backporting/PESOS (

I like having my posts on my site, kind of as a backup, and also it's a lot easier to search through old posts.