"“Many street beggars are addicts, yes,” Broomfield added. “Do addicts not deserve food?” (...) Don’t you feel… disgust? A city where luxury flats stand empty and desperate people shiver under railway arches."
of course it doesn't. Humans are like engines not computers.
was reminded of this #2012torymanifesto today > https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/aug/22/britannia-unchained-rise-of-new-tory-right
#QUESTION: Is there a way to #build a system or interface or to integrate within an already existing social media (like mastodon for instance) which would allow people to click and create a group with similar interests and options to create events via informations posting (as on #facebook )?
I mostly use the #dotcon for group support and going to/#organising/#promoting #events and if one does many others do (#local, #artist, fans, #geeks, topic lead, etc #communities).
"(...) It’s phenomenal all over the world that those who we call ‘primitive’ are trying to save those of us who we call ‘enlightened’ from total disaster,”
#Chomsky’s comments come as many Indigenous groups across Latin America are becoming more involved in the continent’s politics while also pushing back against global corporations who for decades have exploited their lands and resources for profit due to Western and U.S. influence in the region."
"Our heads are round so that our thoughts can fly in any direction." Francis Picabia.
"Looking for people with skills in political/digital campaign work>
firstname.lastname@example.org, please share with anyone who might be interested"
"complete lack of legal protection for these trees"
"a significant number of yews in England & Wales that are *two to five thousand years old* and amongst the oldest living organisms in Europe. Despite this age and importance, most of these yews have zero legal protection. "
"Codependency, Trauma and the Fawn Response"
"The [US] defense department is advocating breath and yoga for veterans" [Breathe to Heal | Max Strom|#TedTalk]
indeed. (we live in a PR world)
media monopoly choke.
pass it on widely
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.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.