I just got back from work and wanted to read the weekly top submissions from Hackernews and have a coffee when I was surprised by this email. I had completely forgotten that I had signed up for Empty Day at all - and that seems to indicate the need for it. What are you going to do on Empty Day? Is there any action in #Berlin?
Weitere Festnahmen im Fall #Lübcke. Der Tag fängt gut an.
When I ask my acquaintances why they are still at fb, the answer is that they mostly use it to plan their free time - concerts, demos, birthdays, etc. I can completely agree with that, since I am no longer with fb, many things pass completely by me. @framasoft would like to build a federated alterantive and needs a few more donations. If you still have some money left for the rest of the month, please consider donating a small part of it.
France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:
Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.
It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.
You can also follow its Mastodon account here:
If you haven´t seen it yet: Vice did a small documentary about the Syndikat in Berlin Neukölln. The building in which the Kiez pub is located was bought by the Pears brothers and should have been vacated on January 1st, but the syndicate didn't give out the keys. Unfortunately I have not found the documentation with English subtitles yet...
+++ Heute 19 Uhr Kundgebung #Lübcke +++
Ort: Unter den Linden 21 (AfD-Stiftung)
"Rechten Terror gibt es auch in Berlin: Seit Jahren wird insbesondere #Neukölln von einer Anschlagserie erschüttert, mit der alle eingeschüchtert werden sollen, die sich gegen Rechts engagieren."
Halb 11 in #Bamberg: Horden von Männern und Frauen prügeln sich die ersten Biere rein, präsentieren die neuste Trachtenmode (das Motto bleibt Stillstand) und pumpen Volksmusik aus ihren portablen Aldiboxen. Hier wird die Leitkultur gelebt
After I went to bed yesterday with a relatively good feeling after seeing the German election results, this morning helplessness was the prevailing feeling when I saw the election results from France, Italy and the voting behaviour in Saxony. I hope that Fridays for Future will continue to gain momentum and that other alliances can benefit from it.
Oh Snap "Cooking with Palms Trax" is back. Perfect sunday sound. I loved the show on the Berlin Community Radio back then - RIP.
In Germany, Vloggern and Influencerin are currently mobilizing against CDU (conservatives), SPD ("social democrats") and AFD (far right) in connection with the Fridays For Future protests. I never expected that the German Youtube scene would use its reach to actually spread political content. Chapeau. I am curious how this will be reflected in the European elections.
The new App for little printer from Nord Projects looks great! But the question remains: Where can I get a used little printer! ebay is no help at all.