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Guardians coverage of Venezuela Show more

Guardians coverage of Venezuela Show more

Guardians coverage of Venezuela Show more

#Cotech listening to a super presentation on a network of tech coops in Argentina
They have build a fantastic network where worker coops participate together to share and work without competing. They train each other for free in technologies to be able to grow and expand too.

I thought I might try using PixelFed to share some of my photos, I am a bit hesitant as pictures out of context easily present a false picture of reality, but lets try it --->

Waa, three things I'd love to take part in this summer, but they don't quite fit together as neatly as I'd like:
- ecotopia bike tour UK
- BarnCamp
- Stir to Action festival

We made it to Can Decreix (pronounced close to "Candy Crush") in the end. Just one night to nose around and get a feel for it. Nice and peaceful. Could stay longer. Cooked a dinner and had a nice evening chat with the tired people.

I'm trying to make a short visit to Can Decreix ( - but not having much success contacting anyone there (tried email, phone, sms), does anyone have a good contact? (or, is it a place where turning up is OK, would prefer not to though!)

It's now official, we're buying land to start our #forest #community! We're settling in Silverto, Paredes de Coura in #portugal. #rural #cohousing

Google, Microsoft, Amazon, actively ramping up the use of fossil fuels with AI and machine learning.


on advicing freesoftware, but basicly also anything else Show more

Hey, I'm in Barcelona, wondering if there is a cool/nice/free/cheap space to work with my laptop (of course only on nice co-op/open source/community related projects).

Any tips? (Staying in Pobel-Sec, can travel of course...)

Optimize What? • Commune

Silicon Valley is full of the stupidest geniuses you'll ever meet. The problem begins in the classrooms where computer science is taught.

I'm looking for literature (articles, blog posts, books) that covers "succession planning" for IT/sysadmin in activist groups. Like, for a volunteer group, what happens if your IT person just leaves? What are best practices so that the group isn't locked out of their web hosting etc (simply through lack of information rather than malice on the previous IT person's fault) addresses some of those points, showing an increase in "deaths of despair" and the details hidden inside national averages.

...also makes the point of ideologically motivated selective fact sharing... a few facts are rarely the whole story.

Still though, this is all a very narrow view. Would also like to factor in the environmental impact too (China is the country that had biggest poverty change, but probably also biggest environmental change too?).

Also, getting out of poverty isn't the end of the story - plenty of empty despairing lives await. Has that gone up or down?

What about freedom from coercion? When I see "normal" society it seems highly coercive to me. Has that gone up or down?

I doubt much of this data is available.

Also interesting is this article explaining that in the period of the poverty reduction that both capitalism and state socialism grew

Hard to disentangle the two from that data.

(That site is part funded by Bill Gates Foundation, also part of y-combinator 2019 - so on the capitalist side of things)

I'm often wondering what to make of the claim that global poverty has dramatically reduced and the reason is capitalism. It's a heated area and I thought this article did a good job of exploring some of the viewpoints

I bought Hickel's book as I appreciate his perspective to widen the discussion into colonialism. I am a little wary of him being one sided though.

I made a list of non-Guardian media sources I can hopefully casually browse (although sometimes too long/intense for that use case).

Have started to read/watch to some extent:

Also to look at a bit more, but not so much yet:

Also, maybe some more things from this nice media co-op

@kawaiipunk I was browsing some EU stuff and saw and both from a few years ago, but maybe interesting re: your ideas about air quality monitoring stuff

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