And a little family of bullfinches.
Reminded of some ideas I really liked from Alison Powell’s book [[Undoing Optimization: Civic Action in Smart Cities]]:
"In contrast to the smooth optimization that constrains citizenship, friction slows down the process and requires negotiation, balance, and acceptance of similarity within difference."
#Friction is not always bad. #Optimization is not always good.
But even more pleasing is that ~10 people shared their time and knowledge to help fix things. ~20 people cared enough to bring something along to make it last longer. Conversations were had, skills were shared, the community centre was buzzing. #BuenVivir.
– fair wages
– Amazon to pay its taxes
– Amazon to not destroy the planet
Solidarity to those workers. Next step: dissolution of Amazon altogether…
Presents ‘#DigitalTechDeal’ with values of anti-imperialism, sustainability, social justice, worker empowerment, democratic control, class abolition. 10 principles: ditch IP, socialise and decentralise all the things (infrastructure, platforms, data), etc
Stronger on the socialist than the eco? More depth on the nod to staying within planetary boundaries would be nice.
– IMF control of Argentina via debt and structural adjustment
– Scooby do mystery incorporated
Neither makes sense.
My favourite dabblers so far are the Shovellers. Because:
a) they have comically large bills
b) they sound like a 17th century politcal movement