Looking forward to this -- what will @ntnsndr and Jessica Gordon-Nembhard choose to read?
"A global celebration of the the Reflections of Fr. José María Arizmendiarrieta, founder of the Mondragon Cooperatives, in a new translation"
The lead translator is @Steve
Thursday, April 22
Striking spectrum workers launch #WorkerCoop ISP in NYC
US pol, US media
Alan MacLeod of FAIR shows how popular proposals like universal healthcare, a $15/hr minimum wage, and taxing the rich are presented as "divisive," "contentious," and "polarizing" despite the fact that polls from the same polsters they rely on for elections shows these things are popular, even among Republicans. https://fair.org/home/divisive-how-corporate-media-dismiss-ideas-unpopular-with-elites/
Only with Catholic Women Preach do you get a Sunday sermon about a South African dance craze. https://anchor.fm/cwp/episodes/April-18--2021-Dancing-with-the-Risen-Christ-with-Christy-M--Hicks-Aydt-ev1m4k
Blessed Sunday, yall.
@ZaneSelvans I have had good experiences with them (as conversation partners, not work deals). But it is def more crypto culture than solidarity economy culture.
@ZaneSelvans Shhh whatever it takes to get people to make co-ops:)
But seriously, I can imagine potential scaling advantages, as well as governance possibilities. We could certainly ask them if you like on birdsite. I remember when it was just a crypto project, not yet a co-op. That's progress!
"We’re coming out of this era where platforms own people, and moving into this era where people own platforms" says @hamishmckensie of @substack. Great, let's talk about how to make your platform user owned with @exittocommunity! https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/11/business/media/substack-newsletter-competition.html
@theblockchainsocialist the only problem is once you take that VC money you're also under their control.
This has been the plan of so many actual startups, and look where it has gotten them.
Today is Apostolic Cooperativism Day in the global Catholic church. Let us rejoice and be glad for all those who ensure that the needs of everyone are met. https://bible.usccb.org/daily-bible-reading
That article was inspired by @ntnsndr "Populism of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power". It caused one of the biggest AHA! moments of my life.
Had been a member of the social democratic party since I was 16, and was obsessed with explaining its decline.
That piece made me realise that it wasn't about leaders or the election manifesto policies - it was about how we do organising.
Working on a longer, better written article that delves into this in more detail.
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