Any recommendations for free and open source software that is especially useful for #mutualaid groups to reduce dependence on big corporate platforms? A colleague at Sustainable Economies Law Center (www.theselc.org) is helping mutual aid groups and looking for suggestions. Thank you in advance!
Colleague, mentor, and friend, Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard has been sued by a former member of the cooperative community. She is the author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. Even a baseless lawsuit inflicts great harm. Please donate to defray her substantial legal expenses.
And please pass the link.
Let's see if this works (posted on FB):
I am turning 60 on Monday, so I'd like to use the occasion to raise some money to help out a few of the grassroots movements for social transformation that I support and encourage people to try out a cooperative alternative to GAFAM. So,
Option A: make a donation to Labor Notes (https://labornotes.org/donate), GEO (https://geo.coop/donate), or OFN (https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/ODY2MDM=).
Option B: join Social.Coop and sign up for a free Meet.Coop acct.
Option C: Both!"
Food Co-Ops Team Up to Feed More Families in Need https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/04/28/food-co-ops-team-up-to-feed-more-families-in-need-on-south-west-sides-well-be-stronger-together/
To improve my mental state, I printed out some photos of places I've been over the years.
I then picked the best 8 that gave me the sense of deep peace/warmth/joy.
This feeling is my memory of the state I was in when I took the photo, not the photo itself, so you get to have your own unique experience when looking at them, but maybe they bring you a something also nice.
Here there are! 1/2
History is unfolding right now in Alabama.
A Black women-led group of Amazon warehouse workers is on the verge of organizing the company's first U.S. union.
If they win, it could reshape the lives of hundreds of thousands of Amazon workers.
today's #blackhistorymonth spotlight is on comrade Fred Moten, one of the foremost theorists of blackness of our time and a dazzling poet
This wk in cooperation
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Cooperation and Chocolate
A New Landscape for Skill-Sharing
Meet the Boston Ujima Project
The gig is up
Do worker cooperatives pay a price for equality?
Debunking the Myth of Homo economicus
Game Workers Unite!
Movie Night on CommunityBridge.com - Tuesday January
26th at 7pm ET - Please pass it on!
Title: "When white supremacists overthrew a government" - The hidden
history of an American coup in 1898. (12 mins.)
Airbnb has just announced that it is setting up:
* an advisory board of host-users to the execs
* an endowment of company stock for host-user advised distribution
There are some things to say about this. Small but significant.
Full thread on birdsite: https://twitter.com/ntnsndr/status/1335392632348897281
Trump didn't start new wars directly. But he invited Turkey to invade and destroy the fledgling feminist cooperative economy development among the US's military allies against ISIS. This is heartbreaking. https://rojavainformationcenter.com/2020/11/explainer-cooperatives-in-north-and-east-syria-developing-a-new-economy/
I found a Danish TV show that doesn’t have English #subtitles. I really want to share it with English-speaking friends. Is there any way to put my own subtitles over the existing video? Would be grateful for any suggestions. https://www.dr.dk/drtv/serie/sommeren-der-aendrede-mit-liv_202021
Winter cycling workshop will be live on youtube Sat Nov 14th 1pm EST!
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