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The Open Structures website is back online after a large overhaul! It's looking great :)

Open Structures is an open source modular system that allows you to build anything from shelving to a recumbent bike to a table lamp to stool, using modular, replaceable parts and standard hardware. This means you can repair and redesign any item that fits the standard, and build new parts using designs freely available online.

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📢 Calling all Sunbeams! 📢

If you have a federating account on and you've been here a month or more, this is relevant to you.

We, the co-operative, have just passed a proposal (2019-07-22) to allow our Mastodon users to join the co-op free of charge. Previously, we required a small monthly donation before allowing participation.

This means you may now create an account on if you wish, so as to be able to join in with discussions, have your say in how the co-op operates, and contribute to deciding what we do and what services we provide. You may do all of this without donating any money, if you so choose.

It would be great to see some fresh faces, as more recently we've become stretched a little thin and discussions on Loomio are fairly infrequent. There are also plenty of small tasks that a newcomer could take on if they feel able to support the co-op.

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I'm Puffinux, my interests are , , spaces, , , , , , (cycling), , , and novels, and . I'm a very practical, hands-on sort of person who's happiest halfway through a project, soldering late into the night with the radio on.

More recently I've been learning about cooperatives, communal living, intentional communities, tech / energy and alternative, self-sufficient lifestyles.

I seek to learn as much as I can so as to contribute back to communities and help create a future that we can be proud to leave for the next generation and beyond, rather than the slow-motion train crash we're currently victims of.

I'm very open to both teaching and being educated.

I'm also the current admin of , so hit me up if you have questions related to our wiki, or want a wiki account with which to contribute.

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Most people: "would you like to pet my cat / puppy / lizard?"

Sunbeam City comrades: "would you like to water my plants?"

Here's an amazing wee excerpt from a book about the Ilinden–Preobrazhenie Uprising, a libertarian communist revolution against the forces of the Ottoman Empire, that led to the establishment of short-lived socialist and anarchist republics throughout the southern Balkans.

It makes a very good point in its analysis towards the end on the intersections between national liberation and social revolution, and how to support popular liberation movements while also working against a slide into reaction, statism and nationalism.



If you're new to this idea and don't believe @jacethechicken , here's a primer for people of all political persuasions:

information the cop hears that helps you is inadmissible in court -- it's hearsay. but negative testimony by cops is absolutely admissible! and if you have a conversation with a cop, and later they lie / misremember what you said, then it's your word against theirs in court. people have been convicted on little-to-nothing but the testimony of a cop claiming you told them something incriminating.

@ranjit 🐰 head cover
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doing a be gay do crimes fight fascists

If a goose wore socks would it wear them like this or like this

mrw the salvation army guys try and get me to donate when I go into walmart

Anarchist News: **The revolt in Iran… and Iraq and Lebanon**

"from After the uprisings in Lebanon and Iraq, unrest has spread to Iran. The unrest was sparked by rises in the price of petrol. Demonstrations took place in a hundred cities and towns and roadblocks were thrown up. This began on 19th November and increased in streng…"

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please cw all white ppl adjacent stuff

it makes me feel bad and its kind of a bummer

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universally applicable legal advice: delete facebook, don't post pictures of your serious crimes, lawyer up, never talk to the police

meme essay (you're on the internet, what do you expect?) 

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