Sinuses giving me gip again. Honestly who’s idea was it to have empty spaces in your skull, that are prone to getting clogged up and giving pain during pressure change? I’d happily do without, can’t I just fill them up with Sugru or something?
RSVPed Interested in Attending https://anarchistfestival.wordpress.com/events/
Members of the London Anarchist Federation will discuss anarchism as a political philosophy, its history, key thinkers and modern currents as well as an anarchist FAQ. This talk is aimed at those interested in learning more about anarchism and will also include an overview of the many anarchist groups you can get involved with. The talk will be followed by a Q&A in case we miss anything in the FAQ and then a social in a nearby pub.
Looking at the question of how radical municipalism can go beyond the local.
Addresses the criticisms that: 1. with looming global catastrophe, another other than global response is not useful. 2. Local activism doesn’t address global capitalism. 3. Capture of the state is the only way to effect change.
Doing the article a bit of an injustice but my sum: confederations of radical municipalities can act nationally and globally to counter climate change and capitalism.
How radical municipalism can go beyond the local
‘Municipal politics’ may raise new types of demands crucial in organising powerful social movements and improving material conditions, while orienting us towards new understandings of what is possible.
Some good musings on the relationship between post-nationalism and post-capitalism.
Hypothesis: “that the ‘municipal’ – whether we’re talking about towns, cities or city-regions – might be a fundamentally important scale at which, and through which, to generate progressive movements towards post-capitalism”
Some good thorny issues that need examining in the ‘Our questions’ section.
I don’t really know how FB works as a corp, but somehow the celebrity-style focus on Zuckerberg feels like a misdirection. Not to absolve him in any way, but there’s a board, shareholders, hierarchy of managers, not to mention a rotten socio-political system behind every crappy thing that Facebook does. Every article about FB is accompanied by a goofy Zuck photo, look what this dufus did now. But I feel like, no, look what our society did.
I haven’t read the whole paper, but can’t deny it has a catchy opening:
"The purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide readers with an opportunity to reassess their work and life in the face of an inevitable near term social collapse due to climate change."
There’s a surprising amount of crappy ads on boingboing.
Sheeeittt. org-trello is pretty rad. I basically thought, wouldn’t it be nice if I could sync work Trello boards with my org files at work, and lo and behold .. some badass has already written a package for it. Vive la FLOSS! Vive la APIs!
It’s pretty remarkably full featured two-way sync. Doesn’t do everything exactly as I want, but still will be really helpful for me at work I think.
Now I’m making much more active use of likes and bookmarks (thanks to Omnibear!) on my site, I feel I should probably filter them out of my homepage.
leafletjs is lovely. Find it very powerful but also very easy to use.
Never thought I’d find myself wishing I had access to Crystal Reports…
Amazon training videos coach Whole Foods staff on how to discourage unions.
“One training video segment includes teaching managers how to find “warning signs” of unionization efforts, which included any employees who stick around after their shift has ended. Warning signs also included looking out for “union words” such as a “living wage”.
“you might need to talk about how having a union could hurt innovation which could hurt customer obsession”
“could hurt customer obsession”
An interview with Nathan Schneider by Michel Bauwens, on this very interesting book about the past, present and future of the cooperative movement and how it intersects with the revival of the commons.
“I regard cooperatives as a kind of commons, a mode of commoning that has made itself legible to the industrial-era state and market. […] But I wouldn’t claim cooperatives are sufficient. They’re a starting point, a gateway to more diverse and widespread commoning.”
Nathan Schneider interview by Michel Bauwens.
Everything for everyone: Michel Bauwens interviews Nathan Schneider