Wir sind vom Geldsystem in eine Logik gepresst in der wir konstant von unserer Umgebung billige Arbeitskraft oder die Ausbeutung der Erde saugen müssen, um uns selbst zu erhalten.
Geld, was Gier eingebaut hat, ist und wird niemals gleichmäßig verteilt werden; und Menschen, die versuchen wohlwollende Projekte zu schaffen, enden meist als "nützliche Idioten", die achtlosen Gewinnern Rückendeckung geben, damit diese sich auf ihre Gier konzentrieren können.
After a discussion with @msaunders we agreed that
a true alternative currency should not be linked in any way to our current one.
proposed alternative currency now is also on the Thrive solutions hub:
The root-cause of our system and how to tackle it:
There is a lot of frustration about faults in the system, but the focus on individual issues is a distraction which sucks out our life energy for a deeper analysis of the cause of it all.
A solution lies not immanent within the system, but by analyzing its flaws, determining its root-error
and then providing an alternative to it ... (more here:)
After deliberating for decades it slowly dawns to me what the root of our economical & ecological problems are.
Let's develop solutions together live here.
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.