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Robin Pearson @rmjpearson

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 upholds human dignity.

"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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@grainloom @risabee *interesting I mean. Wonder if there could be a deal where every time a company eliminated jobs, they would grant shares of their company to an industry-wide fund that is designated for worker retraining and severance pay. Or, better yet, give ownership shares as part of the severance packages for jobs closed. The real question is what would motivate companies to do anything but cut people loose without regard as usual.

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 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 County? How do you like it?

I just discovered this "Bank of the Commons" thing and I have to say it definitely picked my interest... Anyone here knows more about them? Are they reliable? Where are they located? Under which law do they operate?

@clayton as a TPM and former tech writer, I wholeheartedly agree.

@clayton wow that was more than a good read - bookmarked it as a valuable resource for further study (to follow all those interesting links). Thanks!

Here's a great read that starts to dig into the relationship between user experience and platform cooperatives.

@Canvasian @rmjpearson There are currently 4 clubs up and running (Minneapolis, Vermont, Boston, and Detroit), but a bunch in formation. We have a conference call the first Friday of each month for both info sharing between existing clubs, as well as for mentoring new clubs...

@mattcropp @Canvasian yeah it was disappointing to see them included - glad to see a good alternative

@mayel @dixongexpat @mattcropp Thank you! Totally appreciate what you're doing to provide this space. It's amazing:)

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