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Signalise is a platform co-op that enables users to request and book interpreting services. Its democratically owned by deaf people, health staff and interpreters. This year they raised £330,000 pounds of investment in a crowdfunding campaign, exceeding their target by 10%.

It has now won the bid to become the main service provider for sign language interpreter services for the National Health Service in Liverpool, the fifth largest city in the country.

medium.com/signalisecoop/signa

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I'm kinda sad/annoyed that all the little free libraries are just for books. Don't get me wrong, they are super cute. But, they also aren't as exciting as they could be. I already live in a world where i can read books for free thanks to the library! So, the little free libraries don't feel that expansive.
I get far more excited about little tool libraries, free pantries and fridges, little free fiber and seed libraries... than ones just for books.

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"men and women can't be friends" and "nobody would do anything without a profit motive" have the same energy
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paintings are just trading cards for rich people

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Just A gorilla's gentle reminder that he could easily kill you

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Apple Privacy Letter: An Open Letter Against Apple's Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology

Read and sign the open letter protesting against Apple's roll-out of new content-scanning technology that threatens to overturn individual privacy on a global scale, and to reverse progress achieved with end-to-end encryption for all.

appleprivacyletter.com/

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This petition to the UK Parliament looks interesting: “Make Asexuality a Protected Characteristic under the Equality Act 2010” petition.parliament.uk/petitio

I have no stakes in this as I’m not in the UK, but it would be nice to have some legal precedent, somewhere in the world, that explicitly mentions #asexuality as a protected category. Hopefully it would inspire similar acts in other countries.

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both things can be true:

-China does a lot to reduce poverty and emissions
-China does a lot of fucked up things too like arresting kids for pushing for *checks notes* workers rights or the annexation of Tibet and interference with Tibetan culture

hope this helps

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@kawaiipunk

"The broad promise of the idea of Co-op Cloud is the idea of growing the “Co-op stack”, in which more and more layers of the digital infrastructure we rely on are owned by the ones who rely on it. In order to achieve this beyond the application automation layer where Co-op Cloud is operating, we need to build capacity to own, manage, maintain our own server infrastructure."

#coopstack #coopserver

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I can't wait until Karens start being told "there is no manager, we are a cooperatively managed workplace and you need to calm down."

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The blackberries are out in full force
Here are some Himalayan blackberries in an english ivy basket I've woven

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In case you ever wanted to go straight to Pound Town, I think I should let you know about it.

It seems like a nice place. They abolished their police department.

wymt.com/2021/07/29/commonweal

(h/t @mcmoots )

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I havent seen too many gliders (basically small planes without engines) in solarpunk stuff (although its very possible i just missed it)
On good days when the conditions are right you can travel 100km+. You just need to get into the air to start either by tow or winch. And the rest of the journey is riding thermals and mountain winds, all of which is ultimately solar powered.
I just think theyre cool

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Cuba has probably been the target of more international terrorism than the rest of the world combined and, therefore, in the American ideological system it is regarded as the source of international terrorism, exactly as Orwell would have predicted.
-- Noam Chomsky

#anarchism #quote #bot

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i have recently come to realize that the inability of sites to use their own data that they collect on you is a sign of the fact that they collect the data solely for the purpose of selling it

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politics, Biden, covid, etc. 

so after crying that they don't have the authority, the White House suddenly finds they do have the authority to extend the eviction moratorium.

hey remember how they said they also didn't have the authority to cancel student loans?

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