Reminder: Climate Change Was No Accident by Jill Richardson — YES! Magazine
Capitalism is now visibly a #deathcult its basic stuff.
This anarchists pissing on #XR sadly, G&B were outa money and energy before #XR came along. Thought would be VERY nice to see a sizable donation to G&B from XR as a respect for diversity of stratagys. But liberals of XR not likely to see the need for this, being covered in piss will not help them to respect "diversity of stratagys" as well.
From London to the Black Sea
Living in London for 4 years on a refurbished lifeboat we set-off across the English Channel and arrived at the Black Sea over 5000km and 3 years later. Now we turn around and head home, circumnavigating European inland waterways.
This is a video of the DIY Boater Gathering at the filterbeds, a slide talk, outlining the voyage, with Q&A with Hamish and Ana the crew.
The one thing that is a road to failure is rigid thinking, there is little room for hard rules in this social media world.
On the political side the is arrogance and ignorance, the geek side naivety and over complexity.
In the westen world I would say almost all the war that matters is fought in the media. YES the disadvantaged are the casualties and the 3ed world will be disseminated. BUT they do not matter to the power plays that fight the war, collateral damage. The war that makes a difference is fought in the media and we have ZERO media distribution of our own, its a problem that undercurrents mediated for a time.
It is a media war and we have no media #OMN
https://wp.me/p9Vw7k-dS A Q&A on altmedia
The #deathcult of capitalism is based on greed and selfishness as good things, so we should not be surprised that the people who push their way to the top of this heap are the most selfish and greedy amunct us. The liberals amunct us appealing to these "leaders" for change is simply a losing strategy, simple #XR
I have little idea what most people are doing with online activism, to me it all looks like gassing on failbook and twitter. Gas has little im[pact on real world campininging, I ask them to do small basic things that are needed and will have an affect and they ignore them then get sherty before disappearing into a cloud of gas. #dotcons the lot of um sadly.
Capitalism is a #deathcult
Hippys are useless at social change, they embody #stupidindividualism in just about everything they say. But push comes to shove the poor ones live the social dream. Gota respect that #rainbowgathering is a real wooden utopia that's been going on for 40 years in hundreds of countrys https://youtu.be/BR3qQkcCXY0
"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.