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seeking for an (app, system, document-format, whatever!) for doing local power mapping; i have a few different use cases in mind (political/solidarity-economy) and i'm hoping to find a reusable tool that is amenable to collaboration. open-source and privacy-minded are nice-to-haves but ease of use (both data entry and reading/consuming) is important.

Any or based co-operators or activists working in the solidarity economy still lurking on the fediverse? :)

Retoot for reach please. :)

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My goal is to read 30 non-fiction books this year.

Any recommendations?

Anyone has similar goals, should we revitalise the Social Coop reading group?

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The protests in Chile and France are both about retirement benefits more than any single other issue.

Is this the beginning of the pension crisis we have all been warned about for a long time?

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For the past few years, a (very minor) conflict in my relationship with my partner has been their use of all available bathroom surfaces. I'd repeatedly tried to asset ownership of 1/2 of 1 shelf in the vanity, but would find it overrun with in the month.

I'm 6'3", and she's 5'4", so it recently occurred to me that I could simply install a new shelf that she'd need a step stool to access.

Mischief managed... ๐Ÿ˜‚

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@samtoland It seems like USAmerican credit unions have a pretty good national network for ATMs and such. The one very convenient thing that the National Megabank offers is that deposits become available more quickly.

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Message from Rojava to the International Co-operative Alliance conference in Rwanda and all co-operators around the world

Statements in support and calls for solidarity with Rojava are appearing across the internet

International Organisation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives

Ripress / Eurpoe

What you can do -

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The Associated Press Retweeted:

Spanish authorities say that 80 people were injured and 33 arrested in Barcelona in overnight rioting over the imprisonment of Catalan separatist leaders.

Original Tweet:

12:28 AM - 17 Oct 2019
#News #AP

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Hi Fediverse ๐Ÿ‘‹

let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial

Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon ๐Ÿค”

This info reached me (@tobias ) the next day via my German version @swisode .

As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

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board game companies that don't let you buy replacement pieces are evil.

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Blood money is fine with us, says GitLab: Vetting non-evil customers is โ€˜time consuming, potentially distractingโ€™

Via @danslerush

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Request for Solidarity 

"For the last year, employees at Kickstarter have been organizing with OPEIU Local 153, under the banner of Kickstarter United. On October 2, 2019, after garnering a majority of support within the company, Kickstarter United formally asked CEO Aziz Hasan to recognize the union. He has failed to do so."

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A little late... but results from our second status check poll!

"What kinds of co-op enthusiasts/practitioners/scholars reside among us?"

Looks like most of us are co-op members and general co-op fans! Wahoo! Goooooo co-ops!

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What is Who are we (it's members)? How do we contribute?

We've started a thread on loomio, where we will post one question every couple of weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of

Third question: "I would be a bigger fan if..." (in 500 characters or less)

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fact of the day!

If you want your money to work for you instead of the bank CEO, use a credit union!

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Calling all PhD-students doing research on platform coops -- check-out this workshop in Utrecht, the Netherlands, 9 December 2019. Contact for details.

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I went to a credit union and opened an account today. I'll be Moving my Money over the course of the next month or so. I'm feeling good about getting away from the National Megabank. Benefit off the bat: a meaningful interest rate for the savings account.

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