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Micky to Lead Free Software Trainings in Mexico

Micky is setting out for San Miguel de Allende to meet with and help fellow activists and cooperators move to privacy-respecting free software tools.

A Private Equity Firm Bought the Nonprofit that Manages the .org Top Level Domain

.org, once managed by a nonprofit, is now owned by the private equity firm Ethos Capital. This is another example of the internet being privatized and the importance of moving our technology under community ownership.

People sharing a pizza.

Show and Tell with Agaric - Sharing Work with Other Coops

Agaric hosts a weekly Show and Tell to share tips and tricks, but this week we had a presentation on how cooperative developers can share work on projects.

Man's staring face besides the words "Big Brother is watching YOU"

Resources for Preventing the Digital World of Nineteen Eighty-Four

For those inspired by Micky's keynote at NERD Summit or LibrePlanet 2019, or who think they'd have been inspired if they'd been there, here are resources for working for a world, digital and non-digital, with freedom and personal power.

"Remaking worker representation" slide in front of full small auditorium

Putting Powerful Platforms under Cooperative Control

Several hundred people gathered to talk about the problems of an online economy reliant on monopoly, extraction, and surveillance—and discuss how to build a "cooperative Internet, built of platforms owned and governed by the people who rely on them."