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
@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.
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