The #Strike against #uber and #Lyft on the 8th of May will hit cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles, among others. There are also reports from London groups organizing for action on the day of Uber's IPO (Initial Public Offering: when a Company first sells shares on the stock market), and more cities from around the world are joining.
The demands (as listed by the organizers at Gig Workers Rising include:
+ Living wage: Uber and Lyft must pay drivers a livable hourly rate (after expenses).
+ Transparency: Clear policies on wages, tips, fare breakdowns and deactivations.
+ Benefits: Such as disability, workers comp, retirement, health care, death benefits, and paid time off.
+ Voice at work: A recognized independent worker organization, the freedom to stand together without fear of retaliation and a fair and transparent process for deactivations.
My library doesn't have a light table, and they cost like $200 so I built one today! #diy
Check out RED’s latest piece: A Critical Response to “For an Anti-Sectarian Revolutionary Left” https://itsgoingdown.org/a-critical-response-to-anti-sectarian-left/ via @IGD_NEWS #anarchism #communism #socialism #revolution
A golf course is to become a #FoodForest. More of this, please!
I'm at the point where I'm seeing decentralization and community control of production as less of a means to slowly move away from capitalism, and more of a crucial effort to ensure our communities' survival when capitalism inevitably and imminently collapses
Once you pay attention, you start to notice that once the 18-wheelers stop coming, most of us are fucked. Especially now, when most of our possessions are designed to be ephemeral to force us to regularly replenish them
You can't rely on the internet to always give you that information once you need it. You need not only the knowledge, but the experience to keep things running after our lifelines are cut. We need DIY culture and local infrastructure now
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The Institute for the Future has talked in the past about how UBI isn't really a solution for anything and we should be going for UBA (universal basic assets) instead: https://medium.com/institute-for-the-future/universal-basic-assets-abb08ca2f0fc .
Rushkoff has talked about syndacalism before, but my impression is they don't want to scare off people from the "center."
they/them - 20 - anarcho communist - transfemme
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Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.