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@wxl @h @fabianhjr As far as I am concerned, "anarcho"-capitalism and capitalist "libertarianism" is nothing but plutocratism.

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@fabianhjr @risabee Anarcho-syndicalism is a bottom-up, horizontally scalable way of practical organization of/for anarchists (as in libertarian socialists).

Hey, so my husband got his lay-off notice today. He was the brewer at Mendocino Brewing Company.

Do any of you socialists know how to put together a worker's coop? Because it is absolutely ridiculous that the brewery is standing on one side of a locked door, and everyone who knows how to brew and bottle beer is on the other.

There is something inherently broken and deeply dangerous for society in the way #Facebook and #Google work.

But I don't share the author's notion that this could be reliably changed. We need to come back to #decentralized tools. They are what made Internet succesful and they would protect us. On so many levels.

How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us

"The way our digital lives have been structured to depend on third party intermediaries that simply pass our communications on to our friends and families while all the time spying on us to make money isn’t fate. It is the result of many decisions made because it was easier this way or because it would make money for those in the middle. They were never made because they were in the best interest of the people actually using the product. It’s not too late to design and implement a different system."
Surprise, surprise, Apple has done it again: controlling iPhones, fundamentally changing the way they work, and further eroding user control:

Couldn't be here, but I think that some folks will be presenting our last 3 years works with:
* (32 alternative services to Google and co)
* (a collective of 50 organizations providing ethical alternative services to GAFAM)
* (alternative to youtube based on peertube)

But we will be at FOSDEM to present all this projects (that will be translated at this time).

You know books, movies, research papers, images or articles critical of Google, investigating their functioning and practices?

Please contribute them to our wiki!


Does anyone know of a FLOSS 2D CAD application that features (dimensioned) rulers?

LibreCAD, SolveSpace, and PythonCAD all seem to be lacking in that regard.

Oh man, I love it when EFF gets philosophical: "DRM gets made over the course of years, by skilled engineers, at a cost of millions of dollars. It gets broken in days, by teenagers, with hobbyist equipment. That's not because the DRM-makers are stupid, it's because they're doing something stupid.”

(Also this is a terrifyingly good article:

Don't Teach Students To Use Proprietary Software!!

You Are Only Teaching Them To Be Dependent On Their Oppression!

UBI is a corrective measure for (redistribution of wealth) for a problem that shouldn't exist in the first place (horrendous inequality). Saying this , I would still support UBI for the time being.

WikiLeaks, the Twitter DM messages & the #Trump campaign: Neither journalism, nor support of a campaign
@maltimore @jz Users of Signal need to have absolute faith in Moxie's server.

The publicness of the server code is of questionable value, since independent implementations tend to be actively resisted.

To #Capitalism, every disaster is an opportunity to kill the public sector (and stiff #cooperatives) that is not to be missed.