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Politics is not just for the mid-terms! If you have been energised/radicalised and are looking for some way to continue helping, ProgCode (join.progco.de) are a group of progressive coders and non-coders, working on tech for political change.

You don't need to be a coder to join, there's lots of ways for people of any background to help out, just fill out the registration form and get involved!

My own project, Wobbly (21st century worker's power), has been massively helped by ProgCode

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Once you know how to listen it's pretty easy from there

If you want to see one of the medium options for the climate war, look at Syria-Iraq. US, Russia, Iran, Turkey, ISIS, Rojava. Even where there's "good guys" (which for me is Rojava, your mileage may vary), it's still pretty bad. A lot of good people have died. Avoiding this outcome for the entire world is a pretty big task but that's the one for our era so we need to do it.

My first suggestion would be: do a facilitation workshop. Learn how to listen and to enable listening. Listening is key.

For this best case scenario to occur, we need much more robust communication systems, pretty much everywhere.

States aren't going to disappear in 20 years, but they may be rivaled more by non-states, or non-territorial states. Regardless, the bandwidth internal to all organisations needs to be increased and used more effectively, and the bandwidth between organisations likewise needs to improve.

And not all organisations should survive. It's going to get messy but it's more exciting than 2005

If you think the UK negotiating with the EU over import duties is bad, wait until you have every nation on earth negotiating over how much farmland they can have.

As soon as geo-engineering comes into the mix, you are going to have an armed struggle between states and non-states. The best case scenario is that this struggle is relatively limited in scale and mainly takes place through economic sanctions and strong words over negotiating tables.

Are you building infrastructure for the upcoming climate war? And what side are you building infrastructure for?

Fact* 1: The amount of carbon that has already been emitted is enough to cause a mass extinction event.

Fact 2: To avoid mass extinction requires global coordination on carbon removal

Fact 3: Atmospheric carbon isn't a one dimensional value. Choices will be made that determine the value of land

Fact 4: Land value causes war

*I haven't researched this, so, it's more like "Fact"

@vgr

Have you seen this? An actual public appeal from a magician to get others to join in his magic to influence world events. This rebrand is extremely timely
theguardian.com/politics/2019/

Phantasms of Decentralisation
Time: Mar 23, 2019 7:00 PM UTC

Join zoom meeting
zoom.us/j/266779951

Free to join for refactor camp people (normally $100)

Topic list here:

docs.google.com/document/d/1pc

"The Green Anti-Capitalist Front is an alliance of groups and individuals united by a belief that capitalism is one of the core causes of the environmental crisis threatening us all, and that if we do not act soon the costs of that crisis will fall on the poor and powerless."

"We are calling for a broad anti-capitalist environmental movement based around the following points of unity:

1. An existential threat
2. Capitalism is the crisis
3. International class solidarity
4. Building collective power
5. Diversity of tactics
6. Horizontal, bottom-up structures
7. We need a new system"

"We do not have faith that capitalists – or their parliamentarian representatives – will act in time to limit climate change in a meaningful way."

greenanticapitalist.org/

Open Letter to Extinction Rebellion: greenanticapitalist.org/2019/0

Phantasms of Decentralisation

Time: Mar 23, 2019 7:00 PM Universal Time UTC

Join Zoom Meeting
zoom.us/j/266779951

Is cursed.technology your own mastodon instance?

I'm starting a monthly video call, discussing tech, politics, the commons, enclosure, progress, regress, etc.

It's called Phantasms of Decentralisation, after a panel I was on in Berlin earlier this month.

The first one will be Saturday the 23rd March at 7pm UK time, 2pm EST for an hour.

Let me know if you'd like to attend, either to talk or just listen

When the climate wars kick off in 2025, there's no way I'm fighting for the UK. Maybe the Netherlands, or Denmark, but hopefully the Co-operative Republic of Malta will exist by then

David Bowie's Station to Station, but Business to Business

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Politics is not just for the mid-terms! If you have been energised/radicalised and are looking for some way to continue helping, ProgCode (join.progco.de) are a group of progressive coders and non-coders, working on tech for political change.

You don't need to be a coder to join, there's lots of ways for people of any background to help out, just fill out the registration form and get involved!

My own project, Wobbly (21st century worker's power), has been massively helped by ProgCode

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Refactor Camp

Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.

Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe.

If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.