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This instance is a place to plan and talk about direct action in a practical ways, yes we can wax philosophical at times which is fine but in the end it comes back to real people doing real things on real ground to affect real power relationships. To work towards a more "horazontal" world for everyone and everything.

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Who would recomend good #XMPP chat apps unite.openworlds.info/Open-Med feel free to add them to the wiky we can then review them for #4opens and good UI

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If your response to is then you are failing at being a sensible human.

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is on the way to become part of the problem rather than a part of the sulotion. This is a a treditonal path to a NGO and if you look at there funding callouts this is what they are becoming. This is definitely not “just a banner” - Kevin Blowe 🏴 - Medium
medium.com/@copwatcher_uk/this as with meany "liberal" grassroots movements its fun while it lasts, but its not the world we wont to see.

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OMN - Projects are based on a core/periphery mission. The path to being involved is to work in the periphery for a time before being excepted into the core of the project. All the projects are based on the so the organizing process is public and everyone can have a say, though core decision making can be reserved for the core group if/as needed. How to move from the periphery to the core is a slippery thing.

Mission is “social change”, the peripheral mission is “social work”

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This may be an ignorant thing to say, but it feels like every GNU web project has fallen into severe disrepair, to the point of abandonment.

What's up with that?
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For wipersnapers who won't to understand how powerful alt/grassroots media can be here is an artical from 18 years ago theguardian.com/media/2001/aug its well past time for a reboot

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The mess is deeply embed in the current internet boingboing.net/2020/01/08/rip- only by #rebooting the use of the #openweb do we have any hope of moveing away from this mess. its simpale stuff and VERY sad and bad when people ignore these issues as they do.

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Intresting post about soft and hard organising and the unspoken devide between them cjslep.com/c/blog/an-activityp

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Aggrorithm (n): an algorithm written to incite aggression. Aggrorithms are a dark pattern employed by businesses with bottom lines tied to confrontation and conflict (“engagement”). Profiling data is used to nudge users into conflict and increase revenue.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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Capitalism's impoverishment of the individual's spirit is hardly surprising. As Godwin argued, "[t]he spirit of oppression, the spirit of servility, and the spirit of fraud, these are the immediate growth of the established administration of property. They are alike hostile to intellectual and moral improvement."In other words, any system based in wage labour or hierarchical relationships in the workplace will result in a deadening of the individual and the creation of a "servile" character.#omn

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"Their obedience training at work carries over into the families they start, thus reproducing the system in more ways than one, and into politics, culture and everything else. Once you drain the vitality from people at work, they'll likely submit to hierarchy and expertise in everything. They're used to it." [The Abolition of Work]"
spunk.org/texts/intro/faq/sp00
#anarchism #anarchy #omn #history #indymedia #reboot #openmedianetwork #openweb #work #independant #journalism #education #alternative

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"the man whose life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects too are, perhaps, always the same, or nearly the same, has no occasion to extend his understanding... and generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to be... But in every improved and civilised society this is the state into which the labouring poor, that is the great body of the people, must necessarily fall, unless government takes pains to prevent it." [Adam Smith]#omn

Intresting post about soft and hard organising and the unspoken devide between them cjslep.com/c/blog/an-activityp

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