Gail Bradbrook, "Rising Up! How Things Change: The Duty to Disobey"
Paraphrasing: researching causes of our climate crisis, she concluded it's not that there aren't solutions (economic, technical), just they're not being tried.
The real problem is upstream, in our social-political system. Denial, complacency, and/or active resistance has prevented effective changes (here & elsewhere).
So the question is how to induce change in the system. She has some proposals!
Crap. Pete Shelley died :(
Can't resist sharing this stunning 13m animation: "In-Shadow" by Lubomir Arsov
#P2PScotland #Edinburgh Show more
Next meetup upcoming! Monday, 26th, 6pm @ Shrub Coop's Guthrie St branch.
Current plan is to try the game "Coopoly"
#Edinburgh music Show more
Must be some Conflict fans here, what with all the anarchists floating around.
Friday, 23 Nov 2018
FB, with more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2030126993696958/
Totally oversubscribed: 100s, standing room only downstairs in the St Augustine Church, and 50+ outside who couldn't get in.
But last-minute. Two organisers currently, need ideas, more people, funds.
Matt Slater responds to the rise of the #PlatformCooperativism movement by issuing a call for #ProtocolCooperativism:
I'm Ron. I work in a public library in Iowa and a MLIS student at Valdosta State (online). I would describe myself as a generalist. I bake bread, tinker with Linux, and watch TV in my free time.
Right now I'm interested in the idea of creating a Digital Community Archive at my public library. Kind of like a history archive, but also current stuff. I would really like to help rebuild my community which has been hollowing out my whole life.
This is what Dad Rock sounds like these days.
Scotland, LGBTQIA+ stuff (+++) Show more
When I was at school, it was literally straight up illegal for them to offer any kind of LGBTQIA+ support whatsoever, which.... let's just say that was a Very Bad Thing for obvious general and personal reasons.
Now we've got LGBTI (their acronym) education on the actual goddamn national curriculum. Fuck yeah!
Have you heard about http://globalinnovationgathering.org ? Its a network of hackers from Africa, Middle East, South America and Southeast Asia. They do things some solarpunk writers only imagine, but there is little interest in that in the West.
Why not start #SolarpunkReporting ?
#SocialCoop admin Show more
@mayel just passed on admin privileges to me on our open matrix chat channel, so I've taken the liberty of promoting some of the more active members of #SocialCoop to this level too - so at least I'm not the only one on there!
Somewhat ad-hoc, I know.
Should we add this role to the CWG's remit?
social.coop Show more
Where can I find a list of blocked and silenced instances, and a log of the decision-making processes that resulted in that status?
I stumbled across an impediment to interacting with somebody I legitimately wanted to, and I'd like to know how the process worked.
What's the difference between a pelican? One leg is both the same.
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]