I keep trying think of something low-spoon to contribute to , which is on 8th to 14th March. The problem is, all I can think of is giving away some plants/cuttings. Which I do anyway, so doing it during wouldn't be special.

If there is something people have seen me talk about on here that you think, I could do with more info about that and it would fit in with the theme, let me know!

For now, I'll keep musing over this.

"The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting President Macron’s proposed neoliberal β€œreform” of France’s retirement system, established at the end of World War II and considered one of the best in the world. At bottom, what is at stake is a whole vision of what kind of society people want to live in β€” one based on cold market calculation or one based on human solidarity β€” and neither side shows any sign of willingness to compromise."


The Association of #Cooperative Educators is seeking workshop proposals for their 2020 conference in Vancouver, BC this June. The theme is "#Sustainability and the Cooperative Difference"


Hello members! I have been offered admin/moderator access. Would you all be ok with me as an admin?

You know we are told the press is the fourth estate, but when it is also controlled by right-wing billionaires isn't it pretty clear it's more a tool than an ally?


2 people are currently working on an federated alternative, called .
They need some open source to help them enable the federating function..

BOOST to help development...


@zxv Hometown is up to date with Mastodon 3.0.1 (assuming you have the latest Hometown, v1.0.3+3.0.1) so if Mastodon 3+ has it, so does Hometown

Actual admin announcement

Due to a recent events and overall security, we will be turning on authorized fetch soon so if your instance isnt running version 3.0 of Mastodon you'll essentially be defederated. So ask your admins to update, or make an alt or something, by Saturday 1/18!

SBC meta, pls don't delete me, subtoot(?) 

SBC meta – datamining 

I don't know when this happened, but Digital Ocean has a pre-built Mastodon droplet now.

Just a quick reminder that "An Essay on the Principle of Population" was widely derided by intellectual contemporaries of Malthus as being full of contradictions and poorly argued and the only reason it gained the prominence that it did is because it served the rulers of the British Empires with an excuse to refuse food aid to help the famines they caused in, uh well, everywhere they went

A couple of things about "overpopulation" 

In a situation doing national work for prisoner organizing horizontally a system of buses and nodes is powerful and at the end of the year we see progress from the Prison Abolition Machine (PAM) that's been built. There's a big country thats actually 10 or 11 regions (24 mega_slums according to Hard Crackers) in the US. The cities in our PAM are a series of nodes and buses that utilize transparency to power the system from human capital. Example is a mini conference where members inside a nodes and buses in the Great Lakes, Mountain States or South East US are able to plan a day to meet and discuss the status of projects and prepare an agenda for a national conference. All this is on google docs, minutes are taken so all information is availble for other cities in network to parricipate. Social media can't do everything. And then theres letter writing, the industrial feedstock of prison abolition. The bulk of the mail requires hand written letters and to corrispond with prisoners

Our DSA chapter is writing a statement on how we can resist US imperialism from right here at home. Some actions we were going to recommend for people:
πŸ›‘identify local war profiteers and members of the military industrial complex
πŸ›‘Connect with local antiwar groups
πŸ›‘Interfere with military recruitment efforts, particularly at local high school and on campus
πŸ›‘Reach out to the local Iranian and Iraqi population for advice and mutual aid
πŸ›‘Pressure public officials to cut the military budget
πŸ›‘Recommend reading so we understand how American interventions in Iran and around the world has made all of us less safe

Let me know if you have any other suggestions

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