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OceanEditors.com is an English language editing service for ESL (English as a Second Language) scholars.

OceanEditors is an #e2c enterprise (Exit 2 Community) which was founded as a democratic workplace and will exit as a full #workercoop

If you are an ESL academic struggling with your English manuscripts, we can help!

Want to help grow the #e2c #coop community? Help us connect with clients and partnering universities.

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If you don't want cops or military using your open / sharealike software and you actually mean it, then consider Ethical Open Source (EOS) licensing options which are analogous to your project's current licensing scheme. Lip service means nothing when your facial recognition tech is being used for state surveillance and oppression and you could throw a legal wrench in the cogs of the machine.

ethicalsource.dev/definition/

(check their related licenses page for a more complete list)

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is a website and member portal for unions and other movement groups.

I tried installing it locally and it only took me a couple of minutes to get up and running. Really impressed with this project so far.

Here's a video I made showing the install process.

youtube.com/watch?v=ldHhUBlVji

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Consumerism has done this weird trick of pushing "convenience" as a kind of moral sentiment. It does not apply to "work" (or "labor" to those on the left) which is supposed to be non-fun but required.

The central idea seem to be that anything that is not one's "job" should involve as little effort as possible. Laziness is a virtue and anything that requires effort is dismissed as foolish, old-fashioned drudgery. But don't most rewarding things require effort?

If we want people to move away from corporate hegemony, we will also need to convince people that convenience is often not a virtue and that doing things the hard way can be fun, interesting and convivial (not to mention more sustainable, local and humane).

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Are you using Zoom? I have found some pretty disturbing info on the platform and wonder why activists are still using it... I posted some links to news items that you should see...
freescholar.net/

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I AM SO GLAD THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT SAID THEY CARE ABOUT US CITIZENS... BECAUSE THEY DO NOT.

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A few weeks ago, I got a call from the police union asking for donation. I asked if they were not paid enough? they started to say "officers are scared..." I interrupted and said , "wait, wait.. dont they have the guns? they hung up the phone.
How gullible is the public? Why would someone give $ to an org that is funded with billions while communities starve?

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Look at the HUGE change ONE person can make by sending an email... tinyurl.com/yctmm6x5
My love goes out to Kennedy Mitchum

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Zoom shuts down activists' accounts: source China in Focus - NTD and theguardian.com/world/2020/jun
A perfect example of why we need free software like BigBlueButton.org

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Join us! Even if you're not literally in/from SF (I'm not).

RT @DSA_SF@twitter.com

We're kicking off an 8-week online reading group on The End of Policing and other works on police abolition. Thursday evenings starting June 25. Sign up here: airtable.com/shrywohQC3FhbpELy

🐦🔗: twitter.com/DSA_SF/status/1271

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Why many people don't and won't use open source federated sites 

People will continue to use big centralized sites like Discord until the alternatives drop the literal paragraphs of technobabble to explain what they are.

Most users do not know tech well. If they see pages of words they don't understand it's clear the software 'isn't for people like me'
so they go back to centralized sites.

If people don't understand what any of those acronyms and words mean it won't matter that the site is easier or better to use.

There's nothing wrong with technical explanations.
But they can be deeply alienating as a first impression and explanation to someone with no tech or coding skills who's after 'a site I can talk to my friends on'.

Folks know the sites they use are bad. But the alternative isn't accessible to the vast majority of people.

Non tech users need to be included and respected as potential users if open source is to appeal to all the communities it could benefit.

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As far as I can tell, #mastodon is a haven for some minority communities (queer, leftist, etc) but I don't know of any instances primarily for people of color.

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Does anyone have any audio (podcast) or video of a slick presentation that 'sells' the concept of real estate development co-operative?

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Why politicians cannot help us...

Once you are elected, appointed or placed in a political position in a Capitalist society, your interests now must align with the owners of Capital.

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This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests.

It will remove identifying metadata (Exif data) from photographs, and also allow you to selectively blur parts of the image to cover faces and other identifiable information.

everestpipkin.github.io/image-

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It's pride month. I want to honor it, more this year than in past. "Happy pride!" doesn't sound right at the moment.

A strong, fierce, passionate antiracist, revolutionary pride is more what I'm feeling and wishing. So yeah, that to all of you. xoxo

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