“The oppressed are in a position to build a counterhegemonic practice that mirrors the embryonic values and institutions of the future socialist society, while living within the existing capitalist, patriarchal and racist social order.”

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Who remembers bookmooch? (bookmooch.com/)

You basically just swapped second-hand books with people by post. I used it loads like 10/15 years ago. Got some great books off there back in the day, from all around the world.

It even had it’s own alternative currency, in a way. You got points for book you gave away, to then request books you wanted.

Looks like it’s still going.

Does inventaire.io do a similar thing?

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Part of why Cooperation Jackson was able to get going was Mississippi was bypassed by traditional capitalism. Preston is economically depressed. Rojavan revolution grew in the vacuum of conflict. Puerto Rico is reorganising as a community after natural disaster.

There is ‘the shock doctrine’ and ‘disaster capitalism’. We should have ‘the cooperation doctrine’, ‘disaster anarchism’. Or, more poetically, as per Rebecca Solnit, paradises made in hell.

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There’s a ton of ride sharing groups for activists on Facebook.

We got any in the fediverse?

(Say I wanted to hitch a ride from the UK to Calais, I’d post in the group or find someone who already posted that they’re going that way.)

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Remakery Brixton Restart Party

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018, 6:00 PM

The Remakery
51 Lilford Road, SE5 9HY London, GB

18 Restarters Attending

**This Restart Party is hosted by the Remakery** Remakery is excited to take the lead and host its first Restart Party! Bring along your broken appliances and take away new knowledge! This event runs from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Whatever needs fixing, be it a toaster or a mobile phone or a DVD player, bring it with you; members of the Restart Project tea...

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Accidental Anarchist is a gripping documentary charting a British diplomat’s unexpected journey from Whitehall’s corridors of power to northern Syria, where in a frontline in the war against ISIS a new model of democracy is being pioneered.

My #socialcoop story

Joined social.coop about 7 months ago (214 days ago to be precise).

I’d heard about Mastodon before & had a profile on mastodon.social that I wasn’t really using.

Think I most probably heard about social.coop from the CoTech (a forum of UK tech coops.)

Since joining I’ve learned a lot more about co-ops, got more political, got involved in our reading group, and got a little involved in how our instance works through our Loomio.

It’s been great!

#Anniversary

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Just saying, nomadic identity and cloning, these are smart ideas:

“Nomadic identity means true ownership of online identity. With Hubzilla, you don’t have an account on a server, you own an identity that you can take with you across the grid. You can clone a channel across multiple hubs for resilience against network failures or censorship, or you can completely move a channel from one hub to another, taking your data and connections with you.”

Kudos to #Hubzilla on that.

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by DazinismDazinism(social.coop)
Piece about tech #coops leading an upswing of workers coops in the UK and the causes of the previous decades of decline in number of worker coops. The sixth coop principle - cooperation between cooperatives is stronger in counties that have not seen the same kind of decline of worker coops. bob cannell: Some Reasons why the 1970s Wave of UK Worker Coops Faded Away and Why there is an Upsurge in the 2010s - https://bobcannell.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/some-reasons-why-1970s-wave-of-uk.html