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.
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.
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.
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
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
Reinventing the Small Wind Turbine
"...the machines are produced locally, meaning that the purchase of a wind turbine supports the local economy. The wood for the blades comes from a nearby province and is processed by companies in the region."
When Does a Person of Color Get to Be an Expat?
Around the world, the term is often synonymous with White people from affluent countries.
I remember struggling with both this term and "immigrant" when I lived in Slovenia. I ended up embracing "foreigner" above all.
Hey, if you're in school and are having trouble paying for your textbooks, search them up on libgen.io to find them for free.
I'm realizing that a lot of people at my college don't know this and are skipping meals to afford overpriced textbooks, so it may help someone on here too. #sharingiscaring
A man in the #UnitedStates is facing felony charges for spray painting ‘Yemen’ on the Palo Alto offices of arms manufacturers #LockheedMartin. https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/US-Felony-Charges-Against-Activist-Protesting-Arms-Dealers-20190504-0021.html
Freedom of the Press Foundation is hiring again :)
This role has more of an administrative bent -- managing relationships with news orgs who use our services, e.g., SecureDrop support & digital security trainings -- but it also includes tier 1 support for SecureDrop, and room for technical advancement.
A great "starter" role if you want to get into tech nonprofit work, are super-organized, & are into digital security in particular. Remote -friendly (US time zones):
Mom, wife/žena, sister, comrade, Christian(!),techie.Making radical interventions in tech & tech interventions in radical spaces at CoLET (http://colet.space).
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