ILP website relaunched

Today, at an event in Sheffield, Independent Labour Publications relaunched their redeveloped WordPress website. The new WordPress templates have been painstakingly developed by a long standing partner member of Webarchitects Co-operative, Mina Neilson. The old site was also running WordPress but it hadn’t been updated for many years. Webarchitects sysadmins migrated the site from the […]

Third Annual CoTech Hack

In contrast to the first and second gatherings of the Co-operative Technologists network, which were held over three days at the splendid Wortley Hall, the 2018 CoTech Hack was held at Space4 in London, the co-working space setup by Outlandish, on 29th and 30th November 2018. The two workers from Webarchitects who attended, Chris and Nick, […]

libreho.st international gathering

A friend from a project started over 15 years ago, pointed me at the Libre Hosters gathering in Amsterdam so, I thought, hey! that sounds interesting. I joined the irc chat room, and before long booked tickets to Amsterdam. Travelling by Eurostar would have been fun, but sadly it was twice the price, and would […]

Civil conversation

The Government’s new Civil Society Strategy consultation includes co-operatives – because they’re part of ‘civil society’ in the Westminster mindset. With half-hearted approval, Co-ops UK notes that “where co-ops are going in terms of platforms, social action and worker control is too radical for DCMS [Department of Culture, Media & Sport] just now. “The Strategy […]

Her Majesty’s Government snooping update

Challenges continue against the UK government’s mass interception programme, originally revealed by Edward Snowden. The European Court of Human Rights has found it contrary to rights to privacy, and freedom of expression. The new Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) allows the Secretary of State alone to issue ‘warrants’ for deep data-mining (even by other nations’ […]