By and For Activists
Welcome to Liquid Solidarity, an online Commons by and for Activists
...developers, thinkers, talkers, collaborators, artists, writers, researchers, badasses...
If you are new to this site, be informed that we are in a development process. And, if you haven’t done so yet, you should start by reading the Vision and Participate statements to decide if this is something that peaks or speaks to your interest.
We seek the participation of all individuals and groups that loosely resonate with the Vision statement. Those words are not set in stone, but if you can find your work and beliefs of a better world somewhere within, that is all that is required.
However, this site is Powered by Participation! Simply put, it will be as useful as you and we make it.
In that, we are largely seeking those that want to contribute directly to the process of development. And, we are also seeking those that are simply seeking an alternative to default social networks, such as Facebook, for online organizing.
Facebook is widely used for sharing of information by activists and creation of activist groups and events. Some may object to the corporate ownership and advertising model, but it has still proven useful, as it is essentially free and so many people are already connected. This site cannot immediately replace those uses, but it may offer other uses, while at the same time move toward increased functionality, and at some point achieve critical mass.
Ultimately, we want a social network that can be responsive to the needs of activists by turning collective input into improved features. That comes from use, feedback and direct contribution. What tools do you need as an activist? What tools do we need to build a more connected movement?
If you wish to contribute to development, read the Participate document and post in the forums. Or, you may also use the Contact Form if you have questions first you do not wish to post.
As a general user, feel free to just test the site's features or use them for your organizing purposes. This site differs from the social streaming style of Facebook (though features may be added in the future), aiming more for in-depth discussion, resource-building and long-term solidarity strategy. We welcome some pioneers to use it in this raw format, and encourage feedback in the forums.