#BlackLivesMatter

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.

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.)

Read Mondragón and the System Problem by Gar Alperovitz (Truthout)

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Interesting read about some of the issues faced at the system level as cooperatives get large and embedded in global markets. As experienced by Mondragon.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/19704-mondragon-and-the-system-problem

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