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Simon Brooke @simon_brooke@social.yyy.scot

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I've never done an on here, I probably should.

I live alone with two cats in a home-made in remote rural ; I'm a very small-scale farmer/crofter. I write software both for a living and as a contribution to society.

I'm interested in and . Politically I'm in the anarcho-syndicalist-communist corner, and pro .

Pronouns he/him, but I don't see gender as binary.

I'm .

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There are three things social organisation needs to do at continent scale:

to manage conflict without violence;

to manage production without environmental degradation;

to manage distribution without gross inequity.

If we can achieve that, I don't care what you call it.

"Brexit remains what it has always been: a long and expensive method of teaching Britain that it already enjoyed the best model: EU membership"

Why a Brexit deal could be impossible for Theresa May to reach

newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2

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Mastodon has seen some amazing growth in the last 2 years. Here's hoping for much more in the next 2!

blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/10/

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The Little Tractor That Can has been the biggest improvement to my life I've made this year.

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PeerTube, federated video streaming platform, reached first stable release. It’s in the final testing stage, the official announcement is due Monday.

fediverse.party/en/post/peertu

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@simon_brooke I suppose any honest assessment has us running neck and neck.

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@valerauko @simon_brooke It's a lovely place to live in terms of its nature and folk culture, but a hideous place to live in terms of its industry and governance.

So, nothing's changed in 200 years

"The DUP are having none of it. Britain remaining for an indefinite period in the Customs Union is a non-starter for Tory Brexiteers. The SNP must oppose NI exceptionalism and Chequers2 doesn't meet Labour’s six tests" - Iain Macwhirter

heraldscotland.com/news/169817

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"There is some sympathy in the European Parliament for Scotland’s plight: being forced out of the EU against its will. According to David Martin, there's now a real willingness to help Scotland rejoin the EU"

Iain Macwhirter: Why Theresa May's Brexit plan will never work

heraldscotland.com/news/169817

Here's a thought. One in every 320 Germans took part in this march, and the BBC are right - that's impressive. One in every 50 Scots took part in . Isn't that more impressive?

Mass German rally against far right More than 100,000 people join a march in Berlin in protest at the recent rise in xenophobia. bbc.com/news/world-europe-4585

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Gary Younge and Nesrine Malik withdraw from Comment Award

We have withdrawn our names from the Society and Diversity category of the Comment Awards on account of the nomination of Melanie Phillips on the same shortlist. In doing so we would like to draw a clear distinction between those viewpoints with which we disagree and those which we fundamentally object to on account of their bigotry and divisiveness. We believe that Phillips's body of work falls among the latter.

garyyounge.com/article/1539298

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After the announcement of Google+' death, I'm inviting all the cool FOSS people I follow over there to join us here. There might be a bunch of new people incoming soon :)