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@Hamishcampbell writes:

Rainbow gatherings happen far away from Babylon – the problem of #failbook

‘…Yet for the last 10 years they have been increasingly/largely organized on Facebook, this is having an affect on the gatherings. Facebook being a #dotcon is strong Babylon energy and this energy is overflowing into the Rainbow Gatherings.

For #rainbow to have most of its organizing and communication in/on #failbook is a clear bringing Babylon into Rainbow disaster. You can see this in the illness/eco disaster’s at European gatherings over the last 5 years. The regional one I was at for 3 weeks in Serbia this summer was such, though worked hard on the ground in circles to heal this…’

hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2

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Chrome team thinks URLs suck. You suck Google, the problem is you...

Google Wants to Kill the URL
wired.com/story/google-wants-t

“But it’s important we do something, because everyone is unsatisfied by URLs. They kind of suck."

#fuckoffgoogle

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Dissent is not a crime.  A group of six women campaigners are defending their right to protest against a fossil fuel company which sought a wide-ranging injunction to restrict direct action at drilling sites.

desmog.co.uk/2018/09/03/people

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Welcome to all the new people who have joined the Campaign fediverse. Welcome to this corner of the ! Here's an article that might be helpful if you are new to Mastodon: theoutline.com/post/2689/masto

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@steckerhalter also, few of the active instances actually have any sort of focus on their nominal topic. I joined ACP partly because I’m aligned with the topic and partly because the users really toot anticapitalist toots a lot of the time. Other instances had topics I would have loved, but the feed was mostly full of toots that were way off topic. I’d love to see a directory that guided new users based on the actual feed of the instance.

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tomatoes, blackberies, apples and figs in abundance. in the garden

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youtube.com/watch?v=-RrphEZxmU The famous mashup of early environmental nonviolent direct action produced by Richard Hering and George Marshall in 1993. The video collates actions from the beginnings of UK environmental NVDA 1991-93, along with other actions from around the world. Its extensive and humorous use of montage techniques made it inspirational to many actual campaigners as well as future ones. The video even appears in a novel.

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no flamable panels on concrete tower blocks in serbia as far as i can see

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book on greenham banners and art work to be published soon

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bad news. "Fracking given the go ahead in Marsh Lane." from to
Misson Springs Protection Camp group on fb

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This wired article ( wired.com/story/join-mastodon- ) about Mastodon is mostly good. It covers the basic features and talks about a shift from Twitter to Mastodon.

It confuses one key issue though, and that’s the “culture” of Mastodon.

What we’re seeing now across the Fediverse are the first adopters. The fringe. The queer. The hackers. The staunch individualists. The communal care takers.

As Mastodon becomes more mainstream, the “culture” will shift.

If you’re here for the culture, be wary... 1/2

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Campaign

Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members 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.

https://campaign.openworlds.info
https://activism.openworlds.info


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?