Can #Cooperatives Defeat Digital Coloniality? https://platform.coop/blog/can-cooperatives-defeat-digital-coloniality/
Can Cooperatives Defeat Digital Coloniality?
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Nonprofit drugmaker Civica Rx is taking aim at the high insulin prices harming people with diabetes
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[The] most vulnerable to online privacy encroachment and to the... abuse of their data have traditionally been those society deems less worthy of protection: people without means, power or social standing. Surveillance directed at marginalized people reflects not only a lack of interest in protecting them, but also a presumption that, by virtue of their social identity, they are more likely to commit crimes or to transgress in ways that might justify preemptive policing.
#OtD 16 May 1920 workers at Knocklong creamery in County Limerick declared a soviet and established workers' control of production. They hoisted a red flag and a tricolour and for 5 days ran it with the slogan "We make butter not profits" https://libcom.org/library/limerick-soviet-april-1919
I just got lost reading a very long discussion about the #fediverse and that it's not supposed to be about people interacting...
but about curating a feed of content you're interested in and reacting to that content.
So the people coming from #Twitter are said to have the wrong expectations and don't know how to use the fediverse properly.
That was somewhat alienating.
Hannah Arendt: The Political Animal in the 21st Century
"Citizens, according to Arendt, should go beyond private interests to act together in favour of the common good. They express their citizenship by being part of vita activa (active life) and through involvement in deliberations about what is best for their society. "
#OtD 16 May 1966, seamen across the UK walked out on a nationwide strike for the first time in half a century. Holding solid for seven weeks, they won a reduction in working hours from 56 to 48 per week http://libcom.org/library/seamen-strike-1966-foulser
#OtD 16 May 1967 the All Circles Struggle Committee was set up in Hong Kong after police repressed a plastic flower factory strike. Riots, strikes and eventually bombings spread across the British colony for months. Learn more in our podcast: https://workingclasshistory.com/2019/07/15/e26-27-the-hong-kong-riots-1967/