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I swear to Gawd, some of the toots on here. I might seriously open a store that sells mugs and shirt with my faves. Starting with this one. @jacethechicken a month later and I am STILL laughing at this one.

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Land reform is my Exhibit B -- coops being Exhibit A -- of what happens when you attempt to introduce radical economic changes without the commensurate radical political transformation.

(BBC) South Africa risks 'Zimbabwe-style land chaos' - bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45

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@wu_lee
Unfortunately cooperativism is an economic project without any associated political project, so history has already borne out that the answer to this question is clearly NO.

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I have been involved in coops for 20 years and have mentors who've been involved in coops since the 70s. I struggle to point to examples of coops being forces for broader radical sociopolitical *systemic* change. I'm all ears/eyes if you know of any. But effecting sociopolitical change is not some thing that is "baked" into the cooperative structure and that is why I call for an accompanying explicitly political project.
@Antanicus @vfrmedia @alanz

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My point is that the lion's share of cooperatives in the world would not describe themselves this way. I believe the majority of the world's cooperatives are, indeed, capitalist and pro-capitalist. I don't have data at hand, but I welcome it and am enjoying this debate immensely.
@wu_lee @vfrmedia @alanz

DevOpsDays Chicago 2019 - Jessie Frazelle - Why Open Source Firmware is Important

This talk will dive into some of the problems of running servers at scale

youtu.be/oHK0lhBbJ3g

Hey look, it's @jessfraz ! 🎉

I remember reading David Graeber writing that the Joker in The Dark Knight is a neocon's idea of an anarchist, and that style of villainy really does not translate well when applied to supposedly hypercalculating billionaire and charismatic businessman Lex Luthor

I was on Stuart Sierra's podcast No Manifestos talking about tech, activism, and other random stuff! I think it was a good conversation tbh nomanifestos.com/episodes/7

ISE 2019 Gathering - Global Resistance

Presenters: Saladdin Ahmed Graciela Manteagudo Vera Eccarius-Kelly 20190824

youtu.be/oGi8-yNV0j8

ISE Gathering 2019 - State Of Social Ecology & Our Movements Today

Open Discussion with Introduction by Blair Taylor

youtu.be/Myrf9-29BMo

why don't dogs symbolise good luck in any of our cultures. I feel like they should 🐕

What do you call a werewolf youtuber? 

I just call it Microsoft GitHub these days. Does half the job of communicating the risks of it being a hard dependency for FOSS projects in particular.

my friends: noemi you can't just say everything is graph theory
me, pointing at a seagull: graph theory

the government apparatchik responsible for drug-testing me as a condition of receiving my monthly portion of flavorless gruel: this doesn't make sense; we tested your hair for cannabis and it came back negative for hair

The sheer amount of human hours put into creating artwork, commentary, and criticism for the sole purpose of helping white people understand things.

Super encouraging seeing how many people came through to . The die-in had me shook . With 45,000 in attendance, it clearly resonated with A LOT of people. So much so that I shudder to think what the backlash to that backlash will be...and whether I'll wanna be down with that new backlash instead

Happy Pride, y'all..like @nonlinear just said, "Remember not all queer is visible." Onwards to liberation ✊🏾

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