Reading this article from Transformation about the tension in the left between economic versus identity issues, it seems clear to me that the real struggle is for human dignity and worth in all dimensions of being. We need to replace oppressive structures of all kinds with more equitable systems, attitudes, and practices. Pitting economic justice against racial justice is a false dichotomy. All #justice upholds human dignity. http://bit.ly/2sikppi
"Lefter than thou" may mimic the interactions characteristic of them folks over there on the right. No one will benefit from the proliferation of such communications, IMHO. ♥
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@Canvasian similar experience myself. Wanted to focus on non-partisan solution-finding.
Not that political activism isn't important / valuable. But #coop stuff is rooted in 'real' life, outside Politics with a capital P.
#coops movement is a real spectrum politically, but rooted in co-operation amongst these different strains of thought. Not always easy of course... haha
Employee Ownership Can Broaden Wealth for the Young Middle Class (Huffpo, but seems ok) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/employee-ownership-can-broaden-wealth-for-the-young_us_593aff7ae4b0b65670e56a34
New weed-zapping laser bots for sustainable agriculture would make organic produce more affordable; would also eliminate a lot of (low-paying) jobs. We need a #solidarityeconomy more & more urgently. https://www.photonicsonline.com/doc/combatting-weeds-with-lasers-0001?vm_tId=2003843&user=A2ADE71C-84B2-4A1C-A655-2A9A9EF2920D&utm_source=et_6214181&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PHOTO_06-12-2017&utm_term=A2ADE71C-84B2-4A1C-A655-2A9A9EF2920D&utm_content=Robots+Combat+Weeds+With+Lasers
Happy Monday! Took the past few days off most of my online activities to enjoy a weekend trip with my hubby. :) Hadn't spent much time in #Olympia WA before - such a wonderful place! Reminds me of Austin back in the early 90s, crossed with a dash of Half Moon Bay and several Hiyao Miyazaki settings. Anyone here live or work in #Thurston County? How do you like it?
Ten sites that give free access to quality ebooks librarians and publishers should know about [readers, too] #ebooks
Savvy Cooperative is a health research cooperative that aims to connect members with health researchers to help improve healthcare. The more of us that sign up, the more attractive our cooperative will be to researchers who are looking for health consumers and patients for research purposes! Spread the word :) #coops #healthcare
About half of us, of concern to all of us. https://www.peacenews.info/node/8655/women-workers%E2%80%99-co-ops
no posts in fediverse timeline from outside our instance in last 8 hours? That can't be right...
"Why ride-hailing app Juno's acquisition points to a need for platform co-ops"
Perhaps a light trolling of their #founder is in order for his #OwnershipWashing: https://twitter.com/coopwatercooler/status/869922491707379712
I'm always baffled by the strong reactions of people to #Universal #Basic #Income: the most popular argument goes like "we don't want to subsidize the lazy". Which is a terrible and revealing assumption: not only it show how much people are enslaved by the #productivity myth, but it also sheds a light on how we, as a society, have lost the ability to shape our own lives without the alienating routine of work.
We generally assume the sentece "I live in a democracy" is mostly true in western countries. But if people took a hard look at the number of waking hours they spend at work, they may come to the realization that actually they're spending half (or more) of their lives under a dictatorship, where all they are allowed to do is obeying the rules and doing menial tasks.
Tesla could have handled this better if it were a #coop (it wouldn't have gotten this far without changes I think), but I think this is the best response I have ever seen from a CEO to claims like this, and it's leaps and bounds better than his initial reaction, which was to dismiss that it was even happening
Hi fellow social coop enthusiasts! So excited to be here with you all. Looking forward to finding connections here, specifically for #platformcoop and protecting the #commons. I'm zealously seeking ways to promote shared ownership and distributed governance. I believe in the power of human-oriented technology to help us find ways to live better together and heal the Earth. #introduction #PracticalIdealist