ESF horizontal and vertical process and how they fail to balance from 27 01 2004 and 23 02 2004

Published Date 10/17/12 3:50 AM In relation to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Social_Forum DRAFT – this is a e-mail dialogue that illustrates the issues of horizontal and vertical process and how they fail to balance. Firstly the has been a lot of talk of me as some kind of egotistical anarchist… this is far from the truth, and by long … Continue reading ESF horizontal and vertical process and how they fail to balance from 27 01 2004 and 23 02 2004

Am going to start blogging more about process in activist groups am involved in

A river that needs crossing political and tech blogs – On the political side, there is arrogance and ignorance, on the geek side there is naivety and over- complexity My videos are on these two youtube channels visionontv 3,832,876 views and undercurrents 22,689,976 views

The fedivers – We need to now not fight like we always do

Let’s look at tech politics for a moment, all technology is based on political and economic assumptions. The fedivers is born outa “stupid” anarchism There are a crew pushing for cooperative socialism The is the #mainstreaming of common-sense capitalism We have our athoratern side but it has little focus All of human history has been … Continue reading The fedivers – We need to now not fight like we always do

#indymediaback is a #openweb project of consensus based radical grassroots journalism

The #IMC project is an affinity group – so we are planing to work through consensus and diversity of strategy to move the project past where it was ripped apart by internal stresses after 10 years of running as a successfully worldwide radical grassroots media project. To do this we have a #nothingnew policy beyond … Continue reading #indymediaback is a #openweb project of consensus based radical grassroots journalism

Bluesky thinking of a “governance” body of the fedivers

“A resource arrangement that works in practice can work in theory” What exists already? The is a pretty sorted #activitypub crew, then some organizing sites/forums, the yearly conference. MOST importantly some “kings”, “princes” a bit of a tech/influencer aristocracy who currently hold much of the “power”. Where do we go from here? On online “governing … Continue reading Bluesky thinking of a “governance” body of the fedivers

As with most metaphors (and real life) the definition is not exact

* Fluffy – asking/pressuring for change though the syteam * Spiky – fucking shit up to enact change and directly and sometime ethically using “violence” to property – not to people. * Beyond spiky the is WAR were direct harm to people happens – that’s outside the metaphor. It’s interesting to take a few moments … Continue reading As with most metaphors (and real life) the definition is not exact

hashtag storys #4opens

Q. While I agree with everything you wrote in that post, I don’t get how that illustrates the geekproblem. Is the #geekproblem the same as the #encryptionists? A. The #geekproblem is illustrated here http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2021/03/06/over-the-last-10-years-we-have-been-told-a-lie/ Q. In one post you wrote that the geek problem is replacing trust with control. That immediately communicated clearly to me. … Continue reading hashtag storys #4opens

The #hashtags tell a storie

Dot for profit for few con for the rest – took over the #openweb during the #dotcom era. #stupidindividualism is our internal poison that we breed from the #deathcult #failbook will/has failed us as individuals and as a society. #openweb is a good view of what we had and what we won’t. #4opens is a … Continue reading The #hashtags tell a storie