The are valid arguments against it as there are about modernism in general. BUT the current is driven and not at all helpful to spread.

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@msaunders AFAIK it's kinda needed for stuff like medicine

I think a more realistic and also broader solution is to place restrictions on packaging in general

get people to bring their own containers to stores

it's probably even cheaper

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Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.

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Any ideas on how to instigate a genuine ban on plastics ?

Recycling is totally useless

Reduction is not enough - not anymore

We must simply stop it.
But how, realistically?

And by realistic, I do not mean "while still allowing companies to make money" - stop fearing economical backlashes - this problem is bigger than that

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Here's Paul Baran's RAND-published September 1962 justification for distributed communications networks summed up in a single chart. It's also the same paper where the famous "centralized vs decentralized vs distributed" triptych of graphs comes from. You still see this exact diagram, uncited, in modern presentations on the decentralized/distributed web.

Full paper:

Trying out some standard tech tools, we could probably fix the issues but these initial issues mean the tools are not ready for outreach. This is normal that is rearly resolved so outreach all to often fails. We need tools that work outa the box.

Phww... what matters in the era of were is the power to affect the in a banquet with trump and the queen or in the streets.

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@xj9 You can do that anyway, because pleroma works with Mastodon clients, and the Mastodon web UI is installed by default so you have both available.
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This does appear rather US-centric!? I am concerned if the policy & practice may differ greatly from the UKs ? Any Queens Counsel out there ?? ;-)

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In Extinction Rebellion am seeing fragmentation on the group am an admin of. has achieved a big step, what's next.

The EU or naked UK Capitalism, we need a diffrent path. The EU is a lesser of two evils but a evil non the less, if we are to flourish through climate chaos we need to have changed 10 yes ago, if we are to survive we need to change now. Its simple the "free market economics" - the neo-liberal religion has to go. Its a war time economy of the right or the left for the next 50 years. Or/and its death to billions as i keep saying it is simple. Ideas for a path out of this mess?

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@adinfinitum @ceilotierra an example of a grassroots DIY seedbox would be a home computer running a torrent client seeding lost of videos p2p in this servers are optional as its more a use of distributed no profesional hosting of redundant data. OUTSIDE the #geekproblem though of course it needs some geeks and designers to script it to make it easy for DIY so kinda chicken and egg, I have a little #openweb funding if anyone can make this happen.

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London to the blacksea - Constanta

We are putting the boat back in the water for the next stage to the Ukraine

To support the production of #boatingeurope videos:

For me the EU is a neoliberal disaster in and a bigger disaster out, its all the as has made visible recently. The turn left of the labour party is a step away from this all pervasive simple "debate" is a right wing baite and switch as our world dies from climate chaos.

We are all pointing and shouting in the wrong direction. This is both sad and bad.

Half my friends are commenting strident suicide over its boring and depressing. Can we ascape the in time the rest is just noise and bubbles. Please stop feeding the neo-liberal monsters NOW!!!

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Founded on #4opens, motivated by the #PGA hallmarks and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its an unfettered space for Activists and groups to communicate via #openweb projects.

"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.

How are OMN projects run?