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Hello and a big welcome

to everyone new to diaspora\*


We're so pleased that you've decided to give diaspora\* a try. It's fantastic that you've joined us!

We hope that you quickly find your way here, and enjoy getting connected with people and content.

Here's a few tips for getting started:
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  • You can search for people by name or by diaspora* ID (which looks like an email address), if you know it, from the search field in the header bar. You can invite people to join you in diaspora* by sending them a link to our project website, from where they can choose their own pod to register with. Your friends don't need to be on the same pod as you in order to connect and communicate with you.
  • One good way to start getting connected with people is to start following some #tags of subjects that interest you (maybe #music, #photography, #linux, or #activism ... whatever interests you) so that you will see content on those topics in your stream. You can then start following people whose posts you find interesting, by placing them into one of your aspects.
  • If you have any questions, post something with the #question or #help tag, and people will try to help you. Make sure to make your post public so anyone who can help is able to see it!
diaspora\* has some very simple community guidelines, which we hope everyone will feel able to follow so that all members can have the best possible experience here.

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Survival Manifesto: Principles for Change


@Peter Oram wrote a draft manifesto, inviting comments, for ...
balancing my concerns about the world/society with my well-being? Perhaps you have some suggestions. Basically, I want to work towards co-creating a fairer society that pays attention to climate, inequality, and justice, but I don’t want to get so caught up that I feel unhelpful anger or helplessness.
I suggested some reordering and edits, whilst trying to preserve the spirit. This ties as well with @Phil Landmeier (ᚠ)'s letter-writing proposal, my feet to the fire and pull where you want to go posts.

Activism Survival Manifesto

  • My ability to be a force for good and change in the world begins with my own existence and health. I will tend to and be mindful of my own health, and be aware of and respect my strengths, weaknesses, and limits.
  • The world and its problems are larger than me. Working together with others, finding those to work with, ensuring their own health and wellness, and working effectively with them, maximises my own contribution. Doing more on fewer issues focuses my efforts and results.
  • Problem resolution is a process beginning with awareness and concluding with assessment and learning. Contributions throughout this cycle are useful.
  • Knowledge of leverage points and community activism tactics is useful. Generally, maximising effect through actions toward goals at minimum effort should be my operational standard.
  • Often communications is activism. Even a minimal contribution, yes, even a “like” or reshare, is a contribution, though substantial contributions may be far more useful. Do what I can.
  • Keeping interactions polite to the extent possible is helpful, but so are firmly establishing boundaries and protecting that which I, or those working with me, require.

2021 Suggested Areas of Focus (US)


I'd suggested these ten topics on Phil's discussion, and it still seems a good start.
  • Covid-19, public health, CDC, and healthcare for all.
  • Economic health and justice, including housing, wages, taxes, corporations, offshore wealth, and securities reform.
  • Long-term threats and risks: global warming, energy, resources, pandemics, natural disasters.
  • Political corruption and dysfunction, including restoring agencies and services and functions such as the, elections CDC, UPS, FEMA, VOA, and others attacked by Trumpism.
  • Justice reforms: police, prosecutors at all levels, courts at all levels, prisons, bail, addiction, violence, white collar crime, institutional discrimination.
  • Media reform: online, cable, broadcast, print.
  • Monopoly and antitrust / privacy, censorship, propaganda, manipulation.
  • Foreign policy and relations.
  • Military policy: preparedness & alignment, ongoing conflicts, Guantanamo.
  • Science, technology, education.

On Methods


I'll admit that this is where I feel I'm weakest. Political change is about deploying tactics, actions, toward goals. There's a fairly standard playbook of community activism methods, a key and underutilised one being working within your community.

I'd written a long bit on Phil's thread but the upshot is: Letter-writing to politicians is about signalling, not persuading.

Persuasion and planning should, mostly, occur within your own community, or in public communications and think-pieces.

Repetition is more effective than argument.. Though to very occasional good argument may help refine taking points.

Looking at past campaigns, corporate, oligarchic, or popular, and seeing what contributes to success or failure, is useful. Note that corporate campaigns largely don't rely on mass-movement techniques, though they may attempt to emulate them.. Fascist and nationalist campaigns are a notable exception, though the rely strongly on fear, anger, and intimidation.

Companies and institutions are notoriously risk-averse, and often respond to shifts in risks faced.

Organised movements are vastly more effective than unorganised ones. Build community.

#activism #politics #SurvivalManifesto #BigProblems #CommunityOrganising #EconomicJustice #MedicareForAll #BLM #ClimateChange #ZeroCarbon #NoJusticeNoPeace #Antitrust #DecriminalizeDrugs #EconomicJustice #MediaReform #democracy
 
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Happy 18th Birthday, Greta!


~ January 03, 2003 ~

"Thank you so much for all the well-wishes on my 18th birthday! Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate and school strike conspiracy and my evil handlers who can no longer control me! I am free at last!!"
#quote #gretathunberg #greta #birthday #03jan2003 #activism #climatechange #environment #protest #sweden
 
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Happy 18th Birthday, Greta!


~ January 03, 2003 ~

"Thank you so much for all the well-wishes on my 18th birthday! Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate and school strike conspiracy and my evil handlers who can no longer control me! I am free at last!!"
#quote #gretathunberg #greta #birthday #03jan2003 #activism #climatechange #environment #protest #sweden
 
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Happy 18th Birthday, Greta!


~ January 03, 2003 ~

"Thank you so much for all the well-wishes on my 18th birthday! Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate and school strike conspiracy and my evil handlers who can no longer control me! I am free at last!!"
#quote #gretathunberg #greta #birthday #03jan2003 #activism #climatechange #environment #protest #sweden
 
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Happy 18th Birthday, Greta!


~ January 03, 2003 ~

"Thank you so much for all the well-wishes on my 18th birthday! Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate and school strike conspiracy and my evil handlers who can no longer control me! I am free at last!!"
#quote #gretathunberg #greta #birthday #03jan2003 #activism #climatechange #environment #protest #sweden
 
Welcome aboard! help make this a spiffy place :) :)

I recommend cross referencing your #activism, with things perhaps like #environment or #socialjustice ect :) to branch out more :)

Take care!!
 
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Greetings. I am #newhere, and a gplusrefugee.

Here's a few things about me. There's a chance I'll like you because we share a similarity, there's a chance I'll like you because we have differences, so we start with:Your turn. Tell me about you.
 
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