“Game Boys: The ‘gamer’ identity undermines the radical potential of play.”
Nothing really new or startling, but I’m interested in the idea of “gaming” as reproductive labour: channeling the energy of play into forms that mimic the culture of work, and providing a space to perform toxic masculinity.
Rights for people, rules for corporations. Add your name to the European Initiative: https://stopisds.org/?fbclid=IwAR3khu1rvWyWF4tc5KplOi0mqihT13NuWJSJkDLGPq1PoQOGTZXEFakp88M
ISDS is effectively a corporate court system, which forces national governments to protect corporate interests, and protects corporations from prosecution when they inflict human rights violations.
A European treaty to hold corporations to account is being blocked by rich governments and corporate interests. This petition will be used by unions and social organisations to lobby governments to ratify the treaty.
Sharks are older than trees. 🦈
The first plant species which can be considered a real tree is known as Archaeopteris, and it evolved about 350 million years ago.
The first sharks evolved 50 million years before that!
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Breaking: Theresa May says nothing of value
Universal Basic Income (UBI): A History Show more
Basic income is a concept that has existed in various forms, under various names, since the days of the Enlightenment. Political economist Philipe Van Parijs defined basic income as “an income paid by a government, at a uniform level and at regular intervals, to each adult member of society. The grant is paid, and its level is fixed, irrespective of whether the person is rich or poor, lives alone or with others, is willing to work or not.”
So, I just published "Building software together with Git" on my #blog: https://eliotberriot.com/blog/2019/03/05/building-sotfware-together-with-git/ 🎉
It assumes little prior knowlegde from the reader, and attempts to explain the technical concepts in accessible ways.
Own The Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time
A short, practical guide for those considering worker owned cooperatives, made by GRITtv & TESA, the Toolbox for Education and Social Action. Featuring conve...
bird fancier, music listener, tree hugger, dinosaur appreciator, computer whisperer, food consumer.
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