“Revolutionary common sense”

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There’s been a lot of conversation in organizing spaces recently about distributed & decentralized organizing. Check out my conversation with Nijmie Dzurinko of Put People First! PA on how that organization develops leaders using very limited staff support.

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What’s Going on in the Workforce

Uber thinks it will be able to roll out driverless cars without a backup human driver sometime in the next year—but only in places that don’t get snow, at first.

The Perils of Trumpism

Yes, you too can now become a real estate speculator, with an investment as low as $500!

Events

Becker Digital Strategies announces the East Coast version of their Social Media Deep Dive Training—in DC, from May 14-17.

The Aspen Institute hosts a book talk with CIW organizers in DC on Friday, February 9th (but it will also live-stream, if you’re not in DC that day).

From Partners

The Labor Research and Action Network has issued a call for proposals for its conference (May 31-June 1 in Nashville).

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

Municipally-owned broadband is cheaper than privately-provided internet. Duh, but now there’s evidence.

20 cities enter…but only one will leave. Welcome to Amazon HQ2 Thunderdome!

European campaigners are lobbying to have all code developed by governments become open source.

“…a factory for the production of activists.” Great piece about Minnesota’s CTUL, an amazing worker center.

DoorDash now helps restaurants get productively rid of leftover food—by dropping it off at food banks.

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