Bandcamp will have another waiver of commission day this Friday! Last time, "we" - the online community - purchased for $4.3 million that went direct to artists and labels, in just 24 hours.
"This Friday, May 1, we’re once again waiving our revenue share for all sales on Bandcamp, from midnight to midnight PDT.
If you’re fortunate enough to be in a position to spare some funds, please join us."
We failed to fix a broken system after the 2008 financial crisis. Let’s not make the same mistake now
The corono crisis illustrates the malfunction of one of the human species’ most reliable built-in shields from danger: anxiety.
“I wear a mask to protect you. You wear a mask to protect me.”
A useful thread?
"The Czech Republic went from zero mask usage to 100% in 10 days, and in the process they halted the growth of new covid-19 cases.
How? They made their own! They didn't need government help; they did it themselves.
Keep on it, new music from knxwledge !
If there was ever a time to give people a basic income – no strings attached – this is it. After the financial crash of 2008 we had a bail out for the banks. Now we need a bail out for the people.
Read (and share) the basic income chapter from the book UTOPIA FOR REALISTS for free here:
The one thing you need to do well as an organization is summed up in policy that looks like this: "We trust you."
Safari 13.1 has now shipped with "full third party cookie blocking... cookies for cross-site resources are now blocked by default across the board" https://webkit.org/blog/10218/full-third-party-cookie-blocking-and-more/
"The initial $8.3 billion coronavirus spending bill passed in early March to provide financial support for research into vaccines and other drug treatments contained a provision that prevents the government from delaying the introduction of any new pharmaceutical to address the crisis over affordability concerns. The legislative text was shaped, according to reports, by industry lobbyists."
"In this time of crisis, we face two particularly important choices. The first is between totalitarian surveillance and citizen empowerment. The second is between nationalist isolation and global solidarity. "
Dear US citizen, don't forget to vote!
Essential extensions for online reading:
Bypass Paywalls (removes paywalls from news sites)
Medium Unlimited (removes paywalls from Medium)
Make Medium Readable Again (removes nagware from Medium)
View on Sci-Hub (redirects paywalled journal articles to the same paper on Sci-Hub)
I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool https://gath.io
The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.
Check out more at my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/organizing-on-32729070
So the cool part about Mastodon, right? You don't need to be on the same domain as other people to talk to them. You can sign-up on or invite your friends to:
And many others, and still be able to talk to the world / follow your friends on mastodon.social and vice versa.
Please help those servers grow by spreading the word about them! (And if you are interested in starting a new server, you can do that too!)
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!